On April 3rd of this very year, we know exactly where you can find the droids you’re looking for. Microsoft is releasing a special edition Xbox 360 console done up to look like the iconic droids from the Star Wars movies. The system was first teased at last year’s Comic Con. The bundle comes with the system and a few Kinect-related extras for $449.
In recent weeks, the Internet's exploded with rumors of a successor to the Xbox 360. Unfortunately, we've got some bad news for the armchair analysts in the audience. Microsoft, you see, has taken to digging through the charred post-explosion Internet wreckage, and it hasn't uncovered a single scrap of truth.
The Capcom Digital Collection is a marvelous medley of eight digital Capcom titles crammed into a single Xbox 360 disc. If you were to download these titles separately via Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA), it'd set you back a Benjamin (combined). The all encompassing disc will run $40, saving you 60 percent, and potentially some valuable hard disk space if you happen to be running low.
Capcom on Thursday said that Resident Evil 6 is in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation game consoles on November 20, 2012, "with a PC version to follow." The newest installment in the popular zombie franchise takes place ten years since the Raccoon City incident and will see Leon and Chris come together for the first time. They will also be joined by new characters, Capcom says.
For as popular as the Xbox 360 is, Microsoft's been notoriously slow to certify game updates to be rolled out via its Xbox Live service, a constant source of frustration for developers and gamers alike. That's reportedly going to change when Minecraft is ported over to Xbox Live Arcade, which could very well end up being the first game to tout frequent and constant updates.
Microsoft could barely contain its obvious giddiness that comes from owning the best selling current-generation console in the U.S. for all of 2011. Citing figures obtained from The NPD Group, Microsoft says Xbox 360 sales outpaced both Sony's PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Wii consoles (both jockeying for position in second place) by more than 2.7 million units.
Microsoft announced plans to launch the new Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying software for PCs on February 1, 2012 in a dozen countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom. It will run $249 and be available in limited quantities at first, which means you'll have to be on the ball if you're looking to score one in time for Valentine's Day.
Back when Alan Wake first canceled his idyllic PC getaway, Microsoft made a pretty curious comment to justify it. "Some games are more suited for the intimacy of the PC, and others are best played from the couch in front of a larger TV screen. We ultimately realized that the most compelling way to experience Alan Wake was on the Xbox 360 platform.” To which many PC gamers replied: “Sorry, what?” In a way, however, Remedy agrees with Microsoft: PC, the developer believes, isn't just a console with interchangable insides. Both platforms create and provide different experiences, and that requires a very careful approach to the game's (recently revived) development.
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?
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.