Hey, great news everyone, Microsoft's Xbox 360 dashboard update is ready to download. But wait, it gets better! Not only does the dashboard update overhaul the entire Xbox 360 experience and usher in an era of voice controlled navigation, but Microsoft went the extra mile by adding a clause to the Terms of Service (ToS) stripping you of the hassle of being able to file a class action lawsuit, should you ever feel compelled! No siree, if you have an issue, you can sidestep legal action by "filling out a simple Notice of Dispute form" and mailing it in, and Microsoft will then work to resolve the dispute to your "satisfaction within 60 days." Isn't that swell?
Shigeru Miyamoto is the big man on campus in the gaming community. He's the guy who imagined Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong, three of the most popular gaming characters and franchises in the history of gaming. Star Fox? Pikmin? Those are his creations, too. So it was big news when an interview seemingly revealed Miyamoto was planning to step down as head of Nintendo to focus on smaller games, but is he really?
Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel might be the LeBron James of videogames. Think about it -- the kid has endorsement deals coming out of his eyeballs, he's the guy most fans love to hate, and like LeBron, he's never won an NBA championship. LeBron's been in commercials for McDonalds and Gatorade, and not to be outdone (well, maybe a little), Fatal1ty is lending his name to snack foods.
You can go back to playing Skyrim on your PC, or Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Batman: Arkham City, or whatever you're rocking on your home brewed system There's nothing new to see on the Xbox 360, not yet anyway, because the big dashboard update that was supposed to be rolled out this morning hit a snag and is being delayed.
Out of the three major consoles (Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Sony PlayStation 3), it's the Wii that's in most need of a hardware refresh. Appropriately enough, Nintendo is the only one of the bunch to announce a next generation console, and other than alternate color options, has mostly refrained from launching a bunch of different SKUs with features added on (like increased storage)" to extend its lifespan. The Wii U is Nintendo's next big console, but can it compete?.
Get ready for a big update to your Xbox 360 console, one that Microsoft claims will transform how you enjoy TV entertainment. This is the biggest update yet for the Xbox 360. It will begin being rolled out tomorrow and among its biggest feature additions is voice control, which will integrate with an all-new Xbox 360 experience, including custom applications from content providers.
Zynga, the social gaming company that's made a fortune on casual titles like FarmVille and Mafia Wars, is looking to raise $1 billion or more with its stock price between $8.50 and $10 a share. The plan is to sell 100 million shares, with another 15 million earmarked just in case demand goes over the top, which it probably will considering the past success of social Web-based IPOs.
We love getting free things, especially when those free things are videogames. And because we think you probably like getting free things too, we thought we'd share some details about Steam's Daily Wishlist Giveaway that begins today. In short, Steam is awarding 10 randomly selected gamers 10 top games on their wishlist, and will pick a new winner every day.
Fancy yourself an adventurous gamer? We're not talking about would-be Zak McKrackens or former knights of Daventry (King's Quest fans will get the latter reference), but those gamers who aren't afraid to install beta drivers and potentially buggy code, all in the pursuit of better framerates and improved performance all around. If that sounds like you, and you own an Nvidia graphics card, you should check this out.
You're already ahead of the game by the very fact you chose to sleep in this morning rather than rush the local stores and go elbow-to-elbow with ruthless shoppers who wouldn't think twice about trampling over you if the opportunity arose. It's much easier to slum it at home and shop online in your PJs, and sometimes, the Black Friday deals are just as sweet, like the ones in EA's Origin store.