Will you buy the Kinect?

yes, at launch or during the holiday season
maybe later
no

 





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Week of June 17, 2007
Another HD disc format: HD Versatile Multilayer Disc
>> From variety.com:
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As if high-def DVDs weren't already a consfusing enough sell to consumers.
Starting in September, home media buffs in the U.S. and Europe -- Denmark, Finland, France, Poland and Sweden, specifically -- will have a third HD disc format to choose from, the HD Versatile Multilayer Disc (VMD).
Debuting a full year and a half behind HD DVD, the fledgling HD VMD -- being championed by U.K. technology company New Medium Enterprises -- is starting almost from scratch in the U.S. in terms of both distribution and content.

No major U.S. studio has aligned itself with HD VMD yet (although one indie has). And so far, just one U.S. retailer, Web site PCrush.com, has formally agreed to sell the HD VMD player.
Overall, NME has partnered with international distributors for about 5,000 slated HD VMD releases, including Bac Films (titles include "Pulp Fiction") in France, Scanbox ("Saw II") in Scandinavia and Germany's VCL Communications ("Hostage").

Based on "red-laser" technology, HD VMD utilizes conventional DVD manufacturing and authoring processes, so production costs are lower than those of HD DVD and Blu-ray.

"In the first six months we are giving free authoring tools to studio partners to make our content popular in the format," he says. "Many production houses can't make the investment with (Blu-ray or HD DVD). We want to make the industry feel comfortable with high-def."

Of course, consumers have to feel comfortable, too -- New Medium plans to debut its HD VMD players at under $200, with European retailers, including Tesco in Poland and Boulanger in France, selling the device from $150 to $199.
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(Saturday 23 June 2007 00:31 EST) - (Category: OffTopic) - (Posted by:: )

IBM pushes 32-nanometer chips with BASF deal
>> From news.yahoo.com:
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IBM will work with the German chemical company BASF Group to produce a new generation of chips with feature sizes of 32 nanometers, the companies said Friday.

The partnership will produce chips scheduled to reach the market in 2010, IBM said. Chips with circuits and other features of 32nm use less electricity and have smaller dimensions than chips built with 45nm or 60nm, allowing vendors of smartphones, notebook PCs, and other electronics to pack more processing power in their products.

The two companies hope to create an improved approach to using chemicals in lithography, a method of manufacturing chips by stacking layers of different materials like a cake, then etching away part of each layer to create the tiny components of a microprocessor. Work will begin immediately at IBM's facility in Yorktown Heights, New York, and at BASF's headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany, said Ronald Goldblatt, a distinguished engineer and senior manager at IBM Research.

IBM plans to use the new chemicals across its entire range of products, which include its Power6 high-end server chip announced on May 21, a variety of ASICs for telephony backbone platforms, and its Cell Broadband Engine chip used to process high-end graphics data in gaming consoles, including Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation 3, Microsoft's Xbox 360, and Nintendo's Wii.
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(Friday 22 June 2007 21:11 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Talismoon tiltBoard 360 Video
>> From adamthole.com:
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Here is a video of the Talismoon tiltBoard 360 in action. It starts out with a demo of the tiltTune technology, and ends with some Crimson Skies gameplay. Enjoy!
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Official Site: www.talismoon.com | www.adamthole.com
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(Friday 22 June 2007 18:25 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Analyst: Games Industry To Reach 49 Billion USD By 2011
>> From gamasutra.com:
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According to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report, the video game industry is set to see above-average growth, reaching $48.9 billion by 2011, with Asia leading all other regions, as in-game advertising spikes, and despite a decline in PC game sales.

The new "Global Entertainment and Media Outlook" report, as summarized by entertainment publication The Hollywood Reporter, says the games market will see compound annual growth of 9.1 percent over the next five years, ahead of the 6.4 percent expected for the overall entertainment market.

By region, the report says Asia will see the highest overall spending to reach $18.8 billion in five years, followed by the combined regions of Europe, Middle East, and Africa, with the U.S. trailing to a respective $12.5 billion by 2011.
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(Friday 22 June 2007 15:08 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Microsoft Releasing Charity Tie-In Lumines Live Content
>> From gamasutra.com:
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Representatives from Microsoft have announced new content packs for Q Entertainment's Xbox Live Arcade puzzler Lumines Live will be available June 27th, with proceeds from one pack going to climate protection charities to "combat our climate crisis."

Also available will by the 'Tokyo Club Mix Pack' for 350 points ($5), which Microsoft says will bring four skins from the Tokyo club scene, including "Heavenly Star - SOS Remix" by Genki Rockets, "House66" by Sugiurumn, "4x4 Bricks" by Techriders and "Cosmic Humming" by Muku.

A portion of sales of that latter pack, otherwise known as the "SOS Charity Campaign Pack," will be donated by Q Entertainment to unspecified "climate protection NGOs and causes," as part of a tie-in with the Microsoft sponsored Live Earth music event.
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(Friday 22 June 2007 15:04 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Rumor: ANA/HANA Chip is no Hardware Scaler Chip - Upscaling by Xenos?
>> I already reported about this article yesterday, but something interesting was pointed out to me today ... the EuroGamer article reviewing the Xbox360 Elite contains this blurb on page2:
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The only other major change under the bonnet is the new HANA video display chip, replacing the old ANA version in the classic 360. This chip has erroneously been described as the silicon that deals with the 360's inbuilt hardware scaling. In truth, Microsoft has now confirmed to us that it's merely a video output chip - a means of transferring the framebuffer into all of the different signals: composite, s-video, RGB SCART, component, VGA and - the key addition with HANA - HDMI. Scaling itself is actually performed by the Xenos GPU (most likely using a variation of Lanczos resizing) so in that respect the Elite performs identically to the original Xbox 360. The presence of HANA confirms that there will be no aftermarket HDMI solution for the current model.
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This is contradicting what Microsoft told Arstechnica in a January article about the ANA chip:
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"We call it Ana. This is the scaling chip that's in the 360," he tells me.
"It was a critical design decision; we wanted the 360 to be high-definition, not just 1080p or some other standard. That's why we included component cables in the box; there is no HDTV that doesn't have a component in," said Greenburg.
They assume that Sony didn't include a hardware scaler to keep costs down, but get a little cagey when I ask how much it costs to put Ana into the 360. "This isn't a $1,000 scaler," Henson says, "but it's a good one."
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Now both Arstechnica and Eurogamer are pretty 'trusted' sources, they wouldn't just report MS told them something without this being true ... so I guess either one MS spokespersons was ignorant or they are pulling a 'Sony' on us.
If the Eurogamer article is correct, I guess the ANA/HANA chip is just a video encoder (to vga, component, hdmi etc). If scaling is done by the ATI Xenos GFX chip, I wonder if it has any kind of performance impact (probably not, at least I hope so for MS PR ;)) or if it can upscale at 'no cost' like it does with anti-aliasing.

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(Friday 22 June 2007 00:37 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Universal and MS About Blockbuster Blu-ray Move
>> From trustedreviews.com:
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Only a few days ago Blockbuster made the announcement that it was dropping HD DVD rentals from its stores, which was widely reported as a major blow to the Toshiba led camp.

Ken Graffeo, Executive Vice President of High Definition Strategic Marketing for Universal and co-president HD DVD Promotional Group, shrugged off the Blockbuster move, stating that rental counted for less the one per cent of its revenue. He also pointed out that Blockbuster still offered HD DVD on its online stores.

Interestingly, Microsoft's Xavier Bringué revealed that it was only when the Blu-ray camp decided it was going with Java that it decided to stop being format agnostic and go with HD DVD - a tacit admission that the move was purely political, based on Microsoft's poor relationship with Sun. Bringué also scotched rumours that Microsoft had any plans for a Blu-ray drive for the Xbox in the future.
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(Thursday 21 June 2007 20:18 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Proposed Amendment Would Ban All DVD Copying
>> From pcmag.com:
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A proposed amendment to the current copy protection license governing DVDs would completely ban all DVD backups, and prevent DVD playback without the DVD disk being present inside the drive.

The amendment is currently being considered by the Content Protection Advisory Council (CPAC) of the DVD CCA. If enacted, it would become binding in 18 months from the date on which the CCA notified its licensees, which include DVD hardware and software manufacturers.

The amendment reads:
"6.4. Certain Requirements for DVD Products. DVD Products, alone or in combination with other DVD Products, shall not be designed to descramble scrambled CSS Data when the DVD Disc containing such CSS Data and associated CSS Keys is not physically present in the DVD Player or DVD Drive (as applicable), and a DVD Product shall not be designed to make or direct the making of a persistent copy of CSS Data that has been descrambled from such DVD Disc by such DVD Product."
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(Thursday 21 June 2007 19:29 EST) - (Category: OffTopic) - (Posted by:: )

Japanese Software Charts: Xbox 360's Trusty Bell is 2nd
>> From gamasutra.com:
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Although Nintendo's DS Observation Training is once again at number one in the Japanese sales charts, the most notable activity of the week is the appearance of both an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title in the top ten.

Bandai Namco's Trusty Bell: Chopin's Dream (to be known as Eternal Sonata in the West) once again illustrates the importance of role-playing games to any future success for the Xbox 360 in Japan, with the second best performance ever for an Xbox 360 game after Mistwalker's Blue Dragon (which registered 80,348 units in its debut week).

However, with only 49,334 unit sales for Trusty Bell, compared to 64,439 for DS Observation Training, the Xbox 360's success has come during the slowest week of sales so far this year in Japan - with the lowest ranking titles in the top ten barely managing more than 15,000 unit sales.
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(Thursday 21 June 2007 15:20 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

PS3, 360 offer 'much the same' opportunities, says Sega Rally dev
>> From gamesindustry.biz:
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PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 afford developers "pretty much the same" opportunities at the moment, according to Sega Racing Studio boss Guy Wilday.

"Sony always create very technically innovative hardware and always have. PlayStation 3 is no different in that respect," Wilday told GamesIndustry.biz in an exclusive interview published today.
But Xbox 360 development is "simpler", according to the veteran developer, whose previous experience includes stints on Codemasters' Colin McRae Rally series.

"The flipside of very innovative hardware is that it takes you a while to get up to speed with it. The learning curve is steeper in that you have to get into it and understand exactly what the benefits are, and understand exactly how to do certain things to get the most out of the platform," Wilday says of PlayStation 3.
"With Xbox 360 obviously development is simpler. The development tools and support you have are obviously excellent. So that really is the trade-off."
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(Thursday 21 June 2007 15:03 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XNA GSE and Xbox 360's added to Assembly 07 - Demo Scene
>> From XNA Blog (FYI: MS owned blog):
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XNA Game Studio Express and the Demo Scene?
That's right. We've partnered with the Assembly 07 conference organizers who are including Xbox 360s and XNA Game Studio Express for the first time in their demos and game development competition! A number of top Demo teams are hard at work developing their first Xbox 360 demos ever and we look forward to them being shared later this year at the Assembly Summer 07 conference. To find out more on the Demo Scene, Assembly and even the links to a few blogs from the participating Demo teams, head on over to Assembly's site and check it out.
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(Thursday 21 June 2007 00:12 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

How soon will sales of Wii pass the Xbox 360?
>> From guardian.co.uk:
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Within a few months, and certainly before Christmas, judging by two separate sources which have been keeping tabs on sales (as opposed to distribution) of the latest generation of consoles since the Xbox 360 came on the scene around Christmas 2005. So far, according to nexgenwars.com, the Xbox 360 has sold around 11m units, while the Wii has sold 7.7m and the Sony PlayStation 3 (launched at about the same time as the Wii) just 3.3m.

A separate tab is being kept at VGChartz.com, which has a different set of numbers - 10m for the Xbox 360, 8.17m for the Wii and 3.42m for the PS3. But the variations in figures are within the sorts of tolerance limits that makes it clear that while the Xbox 360 is performing modestly, the Wii is still flying off the shelves while the PS3 sits rather lumpenly upon them. That too comes while Nintendo is still struggling to meet demand: supplies go as soon as they reach shops, suggesting that the line on the graph above will take off even more quickly once Nintendo's suppliers can ramp up their output.
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(Wednesday 20 June 2007 23:21 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Microsoft: Soon to Be Your TV Manufacturer?
>> From ehomeupgrade.com:
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This tidbit went largely unnoticed yesterday, which I found strange. I saw the headline in today's remainders of press-wire stuff and immediately it made me wonder what Microsoft could be up to. The article itself talks about the two companies working together to develop connected entertainment applications, and it seemed to hint that these may be focused on the Chinese market. Either way, I found the investment in a hardware company interesting and if I may, I'll take a few stabs and potential larger meaning (if there is indeed one).
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(Wednesday 20 June 2007 23:06 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Blue Dragon Campaign Wins Cannes Ad Award
>> From gamerscoreblog.com:
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We don't get into the nuts and bolts of marketing, especially when it comes to things like awards, but this one is pretty cool. We just learned that the Xbox team in Japan won a Gold Lion for the Blue Dragon 'Big Shadow' outdoor advertising at the Cannes Advertising Awards. This is one of the most prestigious award shows in advertising, so we're pretty proud of the team's creativity.
Blue Dragon Gold Lion
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(Wednesday 20 June 2007 21:05 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

EuroGamer Hardware Test: Xbox 360 Elite
>> The Xbox360 Elite has been out for a while now in the North-America, but Eurogamer.net posted a detailed review of the new hardware today:
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On the one hand, the core issue that most gamers had with the machine has barely been addressed. Yes, the machine is tangibly quieter than the current unit, but it's still loud when running a game from the DVD-ROM. It's also still a lottery as to which drive you'll end up getting, with the BenQ unit being a little less noisy than the Hitachi. However, the notion that there should be any disparity at all between any given system is crazy in the first place. Why not one use one supplier with a quiet drive? The stupidly large power block is unchanged too - another aesthetically hideous aspect of the 360 that I really wanted Microsoft to do something about.

The jury's also out on reliability. The Elite is a little quieter and hopefully the tweaked cooling solution will help the machines last longer. But the bottom line is that the same components are still pumping out the same amount of heat and historically that has not been good news for reliability. That being the case, we're inclined to ask where the 65nm revision of the PowerPC CPU has got to? It's not in the Elite, that's for sure.

However, on the plus side, I can't help but really like the new console. A lot. I've always admired Microsoft's philosophy of bringing HD gaming to as wide an audience as possible. Every HD-ready plasma and LCD has a component port, but with the 360 launch they went one better and provided VGA support - opening up a whole new range of potential new HD gaming screens for their system, or just freeing up an extra port on well-specified displays.

With the Elite, they've done it again with a brilliant quality digital output that works beautifully on any screen you plug it into, be it a low budget GBP 100 Chinese LCD monitor or a GBP 3,000 Panasonic 1080p plasma. Microsoft has stripped away the copy protection nonsense that plagues PS3's digital output and made exceptional picture quality available to gamers no matter what kind of equipment they use.

In many ways, the HDMI port and the bigger hard disk makes this the machine that the launch unit really should have been. However, I find it hard to recommend the Elite as an upgrade to a current model as all the evidence suggests that pumping the cash into an improved display gets you all the picture quality you could ever want from the current system.
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(Wednesday 20 June 2007 13:48 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Penny-Arcade's Take on the new Halo 3 ARG
>> Microsoft/Bungie launched a new alternate reality game (ARG), or viral marketing campaign if you perfer, for Halo 3 earlier this week. Here's what penny-arcade (Tycho and Gabe) think about it ;)
Halo 3 ARG

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(Wednesday 20 June 2007 10:32 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

(USA) 150k Xbox360 HD DVD Addons Sold - Blu-Ray 5 to 1 Edge
>> From tvpredictions.com:
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Blu-ray players are in roughly 1.5 million homes -- five times more than its high-def DVD rival, HD-DVD.
That's according to the research firm Digital Entertainment Group, as reported by Video Business.

DEG says the 1.5 million Blu-ray homes include about 100,000 standalone Blu-ray players with the rest PlayStation 3 game consoles, which include Blu-ray players inside.

The research firm says there 300,000 HD DVD homes in the United States -- evenly split between standalone players and HD DVD XBox 360 attachment drives.
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(Wednesday 20 June 2007 10:18 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

MAME Team Makes CPSIII Emulation Fantasy A Reality
>> Not directly Xbox or Xbox360 related, but who knows maybe it'll get ported some day. From kotaku.com:
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What a difference a week makes. Within seven days of cracking the hardware encryption in Capcom's CPS III arcade platform [Street Fighter III etc], the emulation scene is making rapid progress. New screens of the emulator looking to have progressed far beyond the boot stage.

SPEKSNK.org has tons of shots of how the emulator has progressed, with noticeable improvements coming out by the hour.
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(Tuesday 19 June 2007 23:41 EST) - (Category: GamingGeneral) - (Posted by:: )

Xbox 360 Summer 2007 Blockbuster Tv-Spot
>> Here's the new Xbox 360 commercial for the summer of 2007 showing clay being formed into blockbuster movie characters of Shrek the Third, Spiderman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.

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(Tuesday 19 June 2007 23:29 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Blockbuster's Blu-ray Endorsement Having Major Impact on HD DVD Sales
>> From gizmodo.com:
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Blockbuster's decision to support Blu-ray in all of its 1,450 stores is having a bigger impact than it seems. A tipster at an unnamed retailer tells us they've had more HD DVD player orders canceled over the last few days than they've seen over the entire life cycle. The kicker? All of them were canceled because of the Blockbuster announcement.

Not only that, new sales of HD DVD players are nonexistent, with Blu-ray being the only things moving now.
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(Tuesday 19 June 2007 18:14 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Screen Digest Investigates Long-Term Console Performance
>> From gamasutra.com:
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In a newly published report, Nick Parker of UK-based analyst group Screen Digest takes an in-depth look at the long term prospects of all three major consoles, wondering if the Xbox 360 has hit a wall, stronger investments in the Wii might "reduce the pot to invest in the other two platforms," and when hardware-driving exclusives might hit the PS3.

For Xbox 360, European hardware sales seem to have hit a wall. The target market is still too focused on adult males and the brand does not enjoy the same cachet in non-Anglo Saxon markets as it does in the US and, to a lesser extent, the UK. The FPS / shooter genre is well served on the Xbox 360 with numerous high quality titles, so satisfying the adult male demographic is not a concern, but failing to break out of a small number of genres and thereby appealing to groups outside of hardcore gamers is.

A scratching of heads has started over questions concerning the long term viability of the platform in some territories. With the UK underpinning European performance and without year on year sales improving across the rest of the region, the platform could be in jeopardy on a global basis. Despite this, some of the most eagerly awaited titles for Q4 cited by consumers are on the 360 (eg, Halo 3, Bioshock).
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(Tuesday 19 June 2007 15:44 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Team Fortress 2 Won't Feature PC-Xbox 360 Interplay
>> From teamxbox.com:
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A couple of months ago, we reported that cross-platform multiplayer interaction for Team Fortress 2 was achieved at Valve's offices and the developer confirmed that interplay between the PC and Xbox 360 version of the game was "technically done."

In Valve's offices, team members regularly play cross-platform multiplayer games, but the studio's Doug Lombardi noted emphatically that such functionality will not appear in the final versions. He explained that it introduces more problems than it is worth, and if Valve ever decides to go that route it would be in a game designed for it from the start.
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(Tuesday 19 June 2007 13:05 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Doritos to Sponsor Game Creation Contest
>> From filefront.com:
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Starting June 21st, Doritos will be taking submissions of Doritos-inspired video game ideas. If you think you have an idea for THE game, here's what you need to do. Just head over to the contest site on June 21st and register. Once that's done, you need to finalize your game entry. You'll need a written game description and up to five media files submitted on the site before midnight CST on July 29, 2007. Once the finalists are chosen, the winner will be chosen by the site users, who will be able to play all 5 games (in beta), on October 29th, with the winner announced on November 19th.

If you come up with the winning idea, you'll be rewarded with a top-of-the-line surround sound system, a 42" plasma TV, a pro gaming chair, a limited edition XBox 360 Elite console, and a copy of every XBox 360 title published by Microsoft in 2007?
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(Monday 18 June 2007 20:49 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Xecuter X79: One more Hitachi 079 Firmware Dump Required
>> Team Xecuter is looking for a dump of one more type of Hitachi-LG v79 drive to finish their X79 DVD drive modchip that will allow to flash a v79 drive on PC:
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Thank you to all those who sent us your Hitachi 079 firmware dumps (and a big ??? to the peeps who sent 078 dumps). We now have the 4B00, 4C30 and 4E10.

We require just one more - the 4D20
If you have it could you please send it to admin -AT- team-xecuter.com
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(Monday 18 June 2007 19:03 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Microsoft sues Immersion for contract breach
>> From gamespot.com:
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Microsoft said on Monday that it has filed suit against Immersion, a company whose technology adds tactile feedback to joysticks and other controllers.

Immersion had originally sued Microsoft, along with Sony, back in 2002, but the two companies reached a settlement in 2003. Under that deal Microsoft agreed to pay Immersion $26 million for licensing rights and for a stake in the company. However, Microsoft said Monday that Immersion has not lived up to other terms of that deal, including a provision that requires Immersion to pay Microsoft "based on certain business and IP licensing arrangements."
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(Monday 18 June 2007 18:07 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Microsoft launches viral marketing campaign for Halo 3
>> From gamesindustry.biz:
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Microsoft has begun promoting Halo 3 with a viral marketing campaign that promises to reveal more about the game's universe and backstory.

The campaign kicked off this weekend when groups from an organisation called The Society of the Ancients took to the streets of cities such as New York and London to hand out flyers with the message, "We are not alone."
The logo on their flyers and t-shirts matched the one used by a mysterious poster on the Halo forums. It also appeared on a cryptic email sent out by Microsoft.
A Society of the Ancients website has been set up, complete with countdown clock.
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(Monday 18 June 2007 10:28 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Sing along to the Ring of Fire Song Parody
>> From xbox360fanboy.com:
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The Sarcastic Gamer Jeromy "Doc" Adams knows the pain some have had to go through with their 360's red ring of death experiences and, like any creative genius, decided to use the pain as inspiration for his latest song parody. Jeromy recorded "The Ring of Fire" which is quite an entertaining version of Johnny Cash's "Ring of Fire" with lyrics inspired by such 360 failures.
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(Sunday 17 June 2007 22:44 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

XboxMediaCenter (XBMC) 2007-06-17 SVN rev9336 build - T3CH
>> T3CH released a new SVN compile (rev9336) of XboxMediaCenter(info) for Xbox1.
This T3CH-compile is a complete snapshot of what is in SVN at the time the build was compiled, with just a few small additions.

Special Notes and Noteworthy/XML/Script changes:
* I'm including the XBMC Win32 PC environment.exe that is meant for skinners & python developers, read more about the concept here. It was built using Microsoft DirectX Summer 2004 SDK.
* I've tweaked the win32 run_me_first.bat so it runs and then unmounts the virtual drives when you exit.

For the full changelog (all added/fixed/changed/updated stuff) since the 2007-06-11 SVN Rev9273 build click here.

Keep in mind this is a SVN snapshot of the current development tree. It's not an official (stable) point release. Use only if you know what you are doing.

Official XBMC Site: www.xboxmediacenter.com (manual and FAQ)
Official T3CH Site: http://t3ch.yi.se (release RSS feed)
Download Binaries: n/a (built with XDK) | Download SourceCode: here
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(Sunday 17 June 2007 18:43 EST) - (Category: Xbox) - (Posted by:: )


 

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