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  1. Industry News
    Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is officially at its end. After more than ten good years in gamers' hands, the godfather of Gears of War and Halo had it’s last goodbye announced by Microsoft on their website, this Wednesday. States Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox: “Xbox 360 means a lot to everyone in...
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    Microsoft's Xbox One will be available on Nov. 22, the very same day in 2005 that Xbox 360 was launched. "The culmination of many years of listening to you, our fans, developing innovative technology, and partnering with the best game and entertainment partners in the industry has brought us to...
  3. Industry News
    Say goodbye to Zune and hello to Xbox Music. Microsoft is launching a new digital streaming service to compete head on with Apple's iTunes, Amazon's Cloud Player and the slew of other services blanketing the music scene such as Rdio, Pandora and Spotify. Current users of the Xbox in 15 markets...
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    Microsoft this week will roll out a firmware update for the Xbox 360 Video game console which the company is calling the "Future of TV." According to the software giant, the updated firmware will usher in a "new era in entertainment" giving Xbox owners "A single box that ties together all the...
  5. Industry News
    Ten years ago today, November 15, 2011, Microsoft released the Xbox video game console in North America. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market, and competed with Sony's PlayStation 2, Sega's Dreamcast, and Nintendo's GameCube. Since then, Microsoft has sold more than 24...
  6. Industry News
    First day sales of Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" video game topped $400 million in the United States and the United Kingdom. Citing Charttrack and retail customer sell-through information, Activision said more than 6.5 million units were sold in the first 24 hours of its...
  7. Home Theatre Construction
    I'm going to be mounting my 42" Panasonic with a simple configuration in order to make space in my small condo while also keeping my wife happy. The plan is to mount the tv, then below the tv goes a Samsung Speaker Bar (please don't give me any guff on that) then below that on a floating...
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  9. Industry News
    Microsoft and Skype confirmed today an agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion in cash from an investor group which includes the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. led by Silver Lake. Upon approval by the boards both companies, Skype will become a new division of...
  10. Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming
    My Xbox 360 Elite 120 gig fried on me last week and i have a bestbuy warranty and my Microsoft warranty ran out already , so my 360 elite overheated 2 times, the first time the 2 red rings came on i just restarted it then the second time i touched it and she was cooking i could not even touch it...
  11. Industry News
    Microsoft announced this week that it has sold more than ten million Kinect for Xbox 360 units to retailers since its introduction last November. Kinect for Xbox 360 is a peripheral device for the video game console that enables players to control one of seventeen Kinect ready games without...
  12. Telus IPTV (also known as Optik TV)
    Hi all I've been having some issues with the video feed on my Xbox 360 that plays my Optik TV. Randomly, the feed (video and audio) will become extremely choppy and will sometimes freeze completely for several seconds at a time. This appears to be completely random and doesn't appear to happen...
  13. Home Theatre Personal Computer & Media Extenders
    I'll start this post by saying I'm slightly annoyed by this, if my assumption is correct. I use Vista Media Center and XBOX360 extenders (rather than pay my provider (Sasktel) $10 a month for PVR service). The other night, my Media Center recorded an episode of "House". I have a bunch of...
  14. Industry News
    Microsoft announced yesterday that it has sold 1 million Kinect for Xbox 360 units worldwide in 10 days and now expects to sell 5 million units by the end of the year. Kinect, launched in North America on November 4th, followed by Europe on Nov. 10, and will be released in Asia on the 18th and...
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    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. Starting today, Xbox Live...
  16. Industry News
    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...
  17. Industry News
    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...
  18. Industry News
    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...
  19. Video Game Consoles and PC Gaming
    Documentation obtained by Joystiq – and subsequently confirmed with two separate sources – reveals that "USB Mass Storage Device Support on Xbox 360" will soon be a reality. The document, authored by a senior software development engineer at Microsoft, states that due to "increased market...
  20. Industry News
    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. According to Kotaku , the alleged new video game console appears to combine the central processing unit (CPU) with the...
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