The regular Xbox 360 controller is nice and all, but I wonder if it couldn't be made more... extreme. Ah, here we go. The Avenger is what I'm looking for.
Cue the applause. Microsoft's Xbox 360 Kinect motion detecting camera is going to be huge. Why does it deserve credit? Microsoft's managed to optimize Kinect down to the core right up to tomorrow's launch.
The Xbox 360 is great and all, but it's not exactly portable. It's designed to be plugged in under your TV and never, ever moved. Well geez, what if you want to play Halo: Reach on the bus?
A leaked instruction manual for Microsoft's new motion-controlled camera, Kinect, hit the Web last night and is already spurring a lot of controversy. The graphic shows a requirement of six to eight feet of space needed to set up the system for it to track your body gestures properly. That's a lot of real estate, but there is a rationale, believe it or not.
There's often thought to be a line between console and PC gamers. After all, you're going to different places for each: say, you're Xbox 360 or gaming computer. Well, no longer, as a company named Origin has crammed both into one epic case.
Microsoft has finally unveiled the pricing details for its Kinect motion controller add-on for the Xbox 360, and, well, it's pretty pricey.
The new Xbox 360 has a whopping 250GB HDD and is priced the same as the old standard Xbox 360. But what of the cheaper, hard-drive-free Xbox 360 Arcade? It looks like it may be getting an upgrade as well.
Frustrated left-handed callers and skeptics are still butting heads over whether or not the newest iPhone is hampered by how you hold it. "Hold it differently" sums up Apple's company line, and recently it's been found that employees are told to downplay this left-handed calling business and to not hand out free bumper cases (normally $30).
Keep in mind these figures are subject to change, but the sources are a leaked internal memo from Microsoft and retail listing blunders, so chances are you can take this to the bank: The Kinect will find its way into a bundle with the Xbox, be sold on its own, and the new Xbox should land sometime in the fall.
The new, slimmed-down Xbox 360 may be prone to scratching a disc here and there, but there are two key areas where it improves over its predecessor: its noise level and how much power it requires. My current Xbox sounds like a jet taking off. So what can you do for me, New Xbox?