Nintendo's putting out the new Wii U console next year and Sony is busy preparing its PS Vita. Microsoft? Well, there's a lot of peripherals on the way, if you're into that.
OK, deep breath, people. This here is the official Star Wars Xbox 360, and it's something you'll actually be able to buy in November.
When Nintendo unveiled the Wii Wheel for Mario Kart Wii, we all laughed at how silly it looked to be holding a floating wheel in the air. Microsoft's Wireless Speed Wheel for the Xbox 360 is a motion-controlled steering wheel as well, only it's way more sensitive and works with hardcore racing sim Forza 4.
How do you extend the life of the Xbox 360, a console that's nearly six-years-old and basically runs on PC architecture? If you're Microsoft, you might let hundreds of millions of Windows 8 users play Xbox 360 games right on their PCs.
After a triumphant announcement at E3 that the Xbox 360 would get the ability to store game save data directly in the cloud and recover the data from any 360 console, Microsoft's finally begun activating the feature for select games.
Microsoft's banking on Kinect to maintain it's Xbox 360 growth until the next Xbox arrives, but you know what? The sensor is limited, despite all of its wonderful hacks and planned Halo Anniversary support, it's a half-baked add-on for core...
True gamers won't let anything stop them from racking up points, taking out final bosses and scoring achievements, which is why the QuadControl game controller for quadriplegics is not so much amazing device as predictably practical geek tool.
The technology is there to make a portable Xbox 360 (Sony's PS Vita is practically a portable PS3 and the Nintendo 3DS a portable Wii), so why has Microsoft still not challenged Nintendo and Sony in the portable arena? Microsoft's answer: the portable market is hard to crack.
As great as Microsoft's Kinect is, the thing is pretty demanding. I remember watching my dad set his up; the Kinect was a ton of fun, but only after we'd pushed all of the furniture in the living room up against the walls. This is exactly the common scenario that the Nyko Zoom for Kinect is looking to address.
Microsoft unveiled a whole slew of stuff pertaining to its Xbox 360 at E3 in Los Angeles today, not the least of which was the upcoming ability to watch live TV through your console. Hey, neat!