Netflix now works with the Xbox 360 in Canada

California based Netflix today announced that its online subscription video-on-demand service can now be accessed via Microsoft’s Xbox 360.

The service which arrived in Canada on September 22nd is also available on the Nintendo Wii and the Sony PS3 video game console.

Telus TV lets you use your XBOX 360 as a digital set top box

Telus this week unveiled a great new feature for its Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service which allows Telus TV – recently rebranded as Optik TV – subscribers to use an XBOX 360 as a secondary digital set top box.

The company says it’s the first broadcast distributor in North America to offer customers the ability to use an XBOX 360 in place of a television set top box.

Microsoft announces Kinect for Xbox 360

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles (E3), Microsoft announced Kinect for Xbox 360, a controller-free gaming device that is expected to compete with Sony’s upcoming Move controllers.

Formerly know by the code name Project Natal, Microsoft touts the device as superior to the competitionb because Kinect enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without the need to actually touch a game controller.

Sony’s PS3 increases global market share in Q1

Sony’s PlayStation 3 console increased its global market share of current generation consoles to 31% in the first quarter of 2010 according to a report from Strategy Analytics.

The research firm says console sales are typically weak in the first quarter but does provide a useful indicator to the relative performance of competing platforms.

Is Microsoft developing a slimmed down Xbox 360?

Video gaming sites across the internet are abuzz today after photos were posted on Chinese message board A9VG which apparently show the inside of a new model of the Xbox 360.

Call of Duty racks up sales of $310 million in one day

Activision Blizzard Inc. said it sold about 4.7 million copies of “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2” game worth $310 million in the first 24 hours in North America and the United Kingdom.

The first person shooter video game went on sale all over the world on Tuesday in the perhaps the most highly anticipated video game debut of the year.

Blu-ray not coming to Xbox 360

When asked by Wilson Rothman of the Gizmodo blog site last week about adding a Blu-ray player to the Xbox 360 game console, Steve Ballmer CEO replied “Well I don’t know if we need to put Blu-ray in there—you’ll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories.”

This apparently innocuous response then exploded in the blogosphere as a “revelation” that Microsoft would soon be releasing a Blu-ray player with the Xbox 360.

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