Wednesday 7 June 2006
Microsoft is today delivering its free Xbox 360 upgrade to all Silver and Gold Xbox Live members, which includes 125 new features designed to enhance the 360 experience.
The update takes up no extra hard drive space, will take less than a minute to download and will include such features as:
• A new background download manager for Marketplace, which gives gamers the ability to queue up and download six high definition items while still playing games or browsing the
• Halo 3 trailer documentary (WMV, 58.3MB)
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Bungie, the developer responsible for the almighty Halo series, has released a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the Halo 3 trailer, which was first shown at this year's E3.
The footage has Master Chief looking into a huge abyss where the city of New Mombasa used to be and raised more questions about the FPS sequel than it answered. But as various members of the Bungie development team reveal this was the
Wednesday 7 June 2006
Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc, is more than happy to follow Microsoft's lead with online gaming and actually expressed gratitude saying "thank you, Microsoft, for helping us in taking consumers online."
Hirai believes that, with the launch of PlayStation 3 looming, Sony is in the perfect position to capitalise on all the work Microsoft has done with Xbox Live in developing online gaming.
Sony understands the importance of online gaming as
Last week, we reported on the new upgrade hitting Xbox 360 Dashboards this week. It's live now, and as promised, only takes about a minute to download. Among the highlighted additions are background downloading, more functionality for the DVD and CD players and support for the upcoming Xbox Live Vision digital camera (slated for a September release). We sifted through the complete list and discovered a few other notables that weren't previously mentioned by Microsoft.
Some of our favorite
It started last week, when Xbox guru Peter Moore's statements to website Kikizo made the rounds. When asked about the Xbox 360's ability to play original Xbox games, Moore responded, "Nobody is concerned anymore about backwards compatibility. We under promised and over delivered on that. It's a very complicated thing... very complex work. I'm just stunned that we have hundreds of games that are backwards compatible. More are coming, but at some point, you just go, there's enough, let's move on,
Microsoft is attempting to reassure gamers that it does indeed care about backwards compatibility after its vice president of gaming Peter Moore declared last week that "nobody is concerned anymore" about it.
A post on the blog of a member of Microsoft's marketing team has reaffirmed the company's commitment to allowing Xbox 360 owners to play their old Xbox games on the new console.
Written by team member John Porcaro, the post reads: "Rest assured, we're not done yet. We know for a fact
We got a delightful dozen new screens of the upcoming GTA-gone-native Just Cause, and while the developers may resent the comparison a little, we assure you we mean it as a compliment. Featured in this batch of shots are just a handful of the 180 vehicles available for use on the island of San Esperito, as well as a couple of Rico's crazier weapons. If you need more information on Just Cause, be sure to check out our pre-E3 coverage
Chromehounds simply will not stop assaulting us with new glimpses of what is rapidly becoming the most anticipated game of July. This batch of content focuses predominantly on the frigid wastes of the Morskoj region of Neroimus (the fictional European setting of the game), featuring a bit of rocket-launching, explosive-shell-lobbing
Good news has arrived for gamers that like a little animal husbandry mixed in with their battle against the forces of evil. The popular cross-platform massively multiplayer Final Fantasy XI is due for an upgrade, and the focal point will be the rearing of the giant, rideable chicken-beasts known as Chocobos. In the upcoming patch, players will be able to acquire the eggs of Chocobos and work to raise them into adulthood, at which point they'll be capable of breeding with other
Halo 3, the most anticipated game for Xbox 360, could have been shown in a playable, multiplayer form at last month's E3 games show, according to developer Bungie. The only glimpse of next-gen Halo available at the show was the first ever trailer, despite the game being solid enough for gamers to go