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  • Microsoft: "Oopsie on Xbox Originals!"

    We didn’t see this coming, but Microsoft has admitted it has some “known issues” with the new Xbox Originals. Frame rate drops, static, crashes, and things of this nature for the downloadable content. MS doesn’t admit it messes up often, but the Xbox division is a little different. They’re working on the problem, and we’re taking our hats off to them for… Read More

  • Xbox 360 to get $15 downloadable Xbox games

    I own a Wii. I like it. I wish there were better games for it, though. And I wish it did more "stuff" like the Xbox 360 does. As a matter of fact, I may very well be on the verge of purchasing an Xbox 360, albeit unknowingly. If the right deal comes along — like if I could get it for $100 from Amazon.com — I’m almost positive I’d pull the trigger. An… Read More

  • The random endorsement: modchips

    Let me take you back to 2002/03. I was 16, wise beyond my years for reasons outside of my control, and some type of gamer. An Xbox man. During the week I’d do all my homework, but once Friday afternoon rolled around, all bets were off. Whether it was Final Fantasy 94 or the FPS du jour, I couldn’t be bothered to do anything else. It was a cozy little setup, comfortable in its… Read More

  • Microsoft wants to keep Xbox 360 around for a while

    If Microsoft has its way, you’ll still be happily playing your Xbox 360 into the next decade. Mindy Mount, CFO of Microsoft’s entertainment division, wants to buck the traditional five-year shelf life trend when it comes to her company’s current console, hoping that it’ll perform similarly to the PS2 which has remained popular for the last seven years. Read More

  • Halo 3: Landfall – A collection of shorts

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=27235 Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Halo 3 shorts that stormed both my computer and television, but I can bet that millions of gamers around the globe are. If you’re itching to see all of the live-action shorts direct by Neill Blomkamp in one movie rather than scattered around, then press play above and sit back whilst you… Read More

  • Rumors suck: No HD-DVD Xbox any time soon

    That rumor from not long ago about Xbox getting Toshiba’s HD-DVD players? Not so fast, says Toshiba, even though that was the source of the original rumor. And so says Microsoft. Ah, but we can dream, can’t we? Toshiba says no to new Xbox 360 HD DVD rumour [Stuff.tv] Read More

  • Toshiba + Microsoft = New HD-DVD Xbox to fight Apple TV?

    According to leakers at Toshiba, Microsoft is planning a new Xbox 360 that will include integrated HD-DVD playback at 1080p, and will also include upgraded wireless capabilities and a larger internal hard drive. We’re filing this one under “well no duh”, as those improvements all make total sense. What’s also interesting is that Toshiba’s bigmouth is stating it will… Read More

  • A friend helps out when times are tough, or when Xbox 360s expire

    A real friend is someone who’s there in a time of need. If you have someone close to you that has an Earth-shattering loss, like that of their beloved Xbox 360, it is your job, as a friend, to cheer them up. This greeting card from bsangel can help. After that, you should offer sexual favors and vodka. Those are red crystals representing the dreaded Red Ring of Death many (many, many… Read More

  • Breaking: Bungie spins off from Microsoft! [Update]

    You know that monster video game franchise, Halo? The one that works only on the Xbox series of game consoles? The one made by Microsoft’s Bungie? It still belongs to MS, but all other things Bungie no longer do. As of today, my friends who work for Bungie are no longer Microsoft employees, as Gates and company have allowed the department to spin off as an independent company. Read More

  • Wii Overtakes Xbox 360 For Top Lifetime Sales Honors

    Nuprin. Little…yellow…different. The Wii is just like Nuprin except that it’s white, not yellow. And also it’s a video game console, not an anti-inflammatory drug. Ten days ago, we reported that the Wii was catching up to the Xbox 360’s lifetime sales. It has now surpassed them. Nice work, Nintendo. Nice work.    Nintendo Wii is market leader in… Read More

  • BioShock Review: Worth the Hype?

    I rarely get excited about game titles any more — a Half-Life might get my juices flowing but I’m definitely not going to reserve copies of anything at the local GameStop — which is why I’m really interested in BioShock. It actually seems like a game I could get into, irregardless of the kid, the wife, and the 5 million deadlines looming over me. Read More

  • Wii Sales Nipping At Xbox 360's Heels

    Xbox 360 might be feeling the hot smelly breath of the Nintendo Wii cascading across its hairy American neck. Read More

  • Kid Writes "PS3 Sucks" On Video Game Displays

    Kids are brats sometimes, but this little boy sounds like the Devil incarnate. Toys R Us employees spotted a 13-year old boy writing “PS3 Sucks” on 23 plastic game displays. Yeah, 23 times. When he was arrested, the boy’s parents couldn’t be tracked down so he had to chill with child services. Serves ya right! Here’s the kicker: when the boy was asked why he did… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Xbox 360 Premium, $329.99

    That price drop the Xbox 360 had this week? Amazon thought it wasn’t enough, so it’s dropping it some more. Right now, you can get an Xbox 360 Premium for $329.99, new. That’s about how much they were going for used on Craigslist just a few days ago. I know, because I’m fruitlessly trying to get a good deal on one. This price is good enough I’m very tempted to just… Read More

  • Microsoft is Less Moore

    The video game industry executive shake-up continues. Less than a week after E3 Peter Moore has resigned from Microsoft to return to Northern California. The former Sega head honcho has cited personal reasons and has “secured another opportunity in the video games industry.” Could this be a return to Sega, or possibly a move to Nintendo? Both scenarios seem unlikely, but… Read More

  • Console Failure Rates: Sony And Nintendo For The Win

    Based on the word of some folks at EB Games and Best Buy, about one out of every three Xbox 360’s is returned due to hardware failure or about 33%. Whereas the Wii and PS3 have had little to no problems with an impressive 1% of systems messing up. The results are obviously a little sketchy since the market penetration and availability of both systems is low, but the numbers are going… Read More

  • "Red vs Blue" Last Episode Airs Tomorrow

    The critically acclaimed, Web-only machinima “Red vs. Blue” ends its illustrious run tomorrow with its 100th episode. The series’ creator claims that “The Sopranos” already used the ending he had wanted to use, so they’ve had to come up with another one. Sources tell me President Bush will address the nation tomorrow night to try to reassure the American… Read More

  • Babe + Pie Throwing Machine = Xbox Commercial?

    “Let’s play beautifully, Xbox”? I don’t get it, Microsoft Japan. Maybe, just maybe, you meant to say, “Let’s play nice.” I’m not too sure, but I’m glad my Mom is in town to translate for me. She says it means something to the effect of not playing dirty, which makes sense after watching the video. Beautiful girls don’t really like pies… Read More

  • EA Says Nintendo Wii Is Only As Powerful As The Original Xbox: Does Anyone Care Anymore?

    The “in” thing to do seems to be ragging on the Nintendo Wii because it’s not as powerful as either the Xbox 360 or the PS3. (Sales numbers show that end-users really don’t care, though.) One of EA’s developers said that the Wii is only as powerful as the original Xbox. It’s about as powerful as the original Xbox. The video hardware unfortunately is not… Read More

  • Xbox Skillz Good in Warzones

    Johnny 5 isn’t autonomous yet, so he needs help navigating the battlefield. US troops in Iraq are trained to use SUGVs (Small Unmanned Ground Vehicles) to be their eyes, ears, and even triggerfingers in highly hostile situations. These robots are cheap enough to almost be considered disposable, and allow the ground troops to explore intense areas with little or no risk to life. The… Read More