Items tagged with Xbox

Harcoreware.net has an interesting article on-line today that details the power consumption characteristics of today's top three new consoles while playing back video and playing games. And for the sake of comparison they also built a mid-range gaming PC to see how it stacked up. "Today's... Read more...
With the millions of people arguing over the XBOX 360 vs the Playstation 3, it's always interesting to get a game developers take on the issue. One of the major points of argument, is that even though the PS3 has better hardware specs on paper, its lack of programming flexibility will hamper its performance. While the anonymous interviewee... Read more...
Microsoft has just publicly stated that the company will be offering a software upgrade later this year that will "unlock" the ability to output game and movie content at 1080p. The whole topic of 1080p and how necessary it would be for this generation of consoles has been an interesting topic the last year or two. As many will remember,... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that sources are indicating Microsoft is planning to launch a new version of the popular XBox 360 game console with an internal HD-DVD drive. This is surely in response to the pending launch of Sony's Playstation 3 console which will feature its own internal Blu-Ray drive. At this time, the only HD-DVD solution... Read more...
In their latest interview, Ars Technica chats with XBox 360 developer Matt Lee, covering a range of issues from his job duties, to XBox 360 hardware and market expectations. Matt is also the developer of the old "DopeWars" game for the PalmPilot. "Now... Read more...
In an attempt to cut down on the Xbox 360's power issues, MS will switch to a version of the Xenon CPU fabbed on a 65nm die process, beginning in 2007. The CPUs will be made by Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore, under license from IBM and Microsoft. The launch of the Xbox 360 was not without its problems. From low inventory to repeated... Read more...
Additional accessories for the XBox 360 are starting to appear, and today Krunker has a review of Logitech's Harmony Advanced Universal Remote. It's is stylish, comfortable, and packed with just about every feature you could want in a remote."Once you have the configuration down pat, this will be the only remote control that you'll ever need... Read more...
If you're able to shell out enough money to purchase an XBox 360, you probably have enough money for a decent Headset. Tweaknews.net takes a look at the sub $80 Turtle Beach Ear Force AXT Xbox/Xbox 360 Live Headset, which is certainly worth the price if you're looking for a great audio experience.... Read more...
Well, none other than Bill Gates himself has put the rumors to rest and formally announced an external HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, no pricing information was made available and beyond the obvious HD DVD movie playback we have no idea whether any games will adopt this new technology. Hopefully, more information will make its... Read more...
Those over heating X-box 360s can sure be annoying, eh? HardOCP seems to think so. As you know, HardOCP is mainly a computer hardware site, so how do people like that deal with overheating problems? Some water, a few tubes... you know the drill. Click here to check out HardOCP's Water Cooled X-box 360!... Read more...
While many of you probably haven't been able to get your hands on an X-box 360, that doesn't mean you can't get your hands on one of their controllers. The crew over at Techgage report on using the X-box 360's controller with windows."Have you ever wished that you could use your consoles controller on your PC? Usually, they are designed much... Read more...
Brother Marco ought to get a kick out of this one.  Commodor, VIC 20 and PET poised for a comeback? As LL would say, don't call it a come-back, I've been here for years..."A Dutch consumer media company is hoping it can tap the power of the VIC 20, the PET and the Commodore 64 to launch a new wave of products, including a home media center... Read more...
Datafuse.net is reporting another blip on the radar for troubled XBox 360.  This time around it appears Microsoft is advertising 20GB of storage for saved games, but in reality, it adds up to 13GB.  In actuallity, this isn't a bad thing as the drive reserves the remaining space for backward support of older gaming titles.  ... Read more...
It's already been over two weeks since the Xbox 360 was launched, and we've seen the good, the bad, and everything in between. Techgage writes about their experience with the new system, which covers game reviews and a few unfortunate problems. "It's been a little over two weeks since I've... Read more...
Once the reports of faulty XBox 360's started hitting the net, lawsuit stories couldn't be far behind. Microsoft is now being sued for the defects in the console, which includes overheating that causes the system to crash. Microsoft claims the reports of overheating stem from only a small fraction of units that were sold, but they declined... Read more...
OK, so we're dropping this week's Old School update from Sully in here and then we're gonna duck.... If the title doesn't get ya, Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunctions and pre-dipped chips ought to! Sully sounds off again, with "The Old School Perspective": Xbox 360, I think NOT  ... Read more...
The folks at ArsTechnica have posted a pretty thorough analysis of the new XBox 360 that outlines several aspects of the newly launched console. If you've been wrestling with the idea of getting an XBox 360 now, or waiting to see what PS3 or Nintendo's Revolution look like this is certainly worth taking a look at.Overall the 360 does just... Read more...
This article was published last week, but with more XBox 360's shipping soon(hopefully), you might want to weigh the pros against the cons on buying the $400 bundle, rather than the $300 core package. "You'll be surprised about the differences between the two bundled systems so consider these... Read more...
To my surprise, HardOCP has posted an extremely positive review of the XBox360. With all the recent negative press of sorts regarding the system, the last place I expected to see such a glowing review was at [H]. Regardless, the review is certainly worth a look as there is a great layout of what you get for your hard earned cash and what to... Read more...
Over at CNN Money, opinions of the new XBox 360 are shared. While the technology behind the system is amazing, and the hype has been intense, the starting game lineup might not dazzle you like the original XBox. "The Xbox 360 goes on sale Tuesday, Nov. 22 and will cost either $299 for a bare... Read more...
Those looking for some initial pics of XBox360 up and running at HD resolutions will be thrilled to see this collection of images showing the console connected to a 24" Dell LCD. Despite seeing some initial gameplay previews over at Kotaku such as this preview of King Kong, none have been seen on an HD-capable TV or monitor. Fortunately,... Read more...
Well it looks as though Christmas has come early as Anand has somehow managed to get his hands on an XBox 360. With roughly 20 games at launch and some bonus perks like enhanced Halo2 gameplay, and it appears as though this is the ideal solution for curing the post-Turkey Thanksgiving boredom. Like any reputable hardware junky, Anand wastes... Read more...
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