Review Category : Xbox

It’s very difficult to track number of Black Friday deals on different websites which is cluttered with various other product deal which I’m not interested. Being in a Microsoft ecosystem, I decided to write a post about the deals which I find across the web. You can send us the deals you find through the comments section and contact us section. 1) Windows 8: Office Depot: Windows 8 Pro pack will be available for $29.99 on their terms. Actually, it will cost $49, $10 down from its regular price and a free MaxPerks Bonus Rewards which gives you an $30 credit you can shop at Office Max stores. Tiger Direct: Tiger Direct will sell Windows 8 Pro for $49. Xbox: Xbox 360 4GB bundle with Skylanders and one wireless controller for $199. Xbox 360 wireless controllers on sale for $39.96. Xbox 360 wireless headset for $25. All the above are from Walmart. Xbox 360 250GB ...

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 Spike TV today announced the nominees of “VGA TEN” (#VGA) – the network’s tenth annual live televised event to celebrate the best in video games.  “VGA TEN,” hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE,Spike.com and GameTrailers.com. The U.S. Xbox LIVE stream of the VGAs will showcase groundbreaking interactivity that lets users “play” the show as it happens live in Los Angeles.  Responses to poll questions will be tabulated in real time on screen for the Xbox LIVE audience and users with Xbox Smartglass will get a unique second-screen experience that updates in real time alongside the show content. Xbox Smartglass is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. “This unprecedented partnership with Xbox will make ‘VGA TEN’ the biggest worldwide gaming event ever; we’re thrilled to be the first awards show presented on Xbox where our fans play every day,” said Casey Patterson, ...

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CVG reports that XBox World Magazine may be about to leak all the details of the next Xbox console in their next issue. In their £4.99 issue they claim the Xbox code named Durango dev kit boast a CPU with "four hardware cores, each divided into four logical cores" and an impressive 8GB of RAM; will feature 4 player, finger-tracking Kinect, Directional Sound, Blu-ray support, TV input and output (like Google TV), an ‘innovative controller’ and at a later stage of the console’s life – Augmented Reality glasses. Editor in chief Dan Dawkins told CVG: "Xbox World has been at the cutting edge of Durango coverage for over 12 months. Unless something really dramatic changes, everything we reveal in our penultimate issue will be revealed long before E3 in June." To read the full 8-page feature, buy the latest issue of Xbox World online or on Apple Newsstand here (UK) ...

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Major Nelson has revealed the official list of Black Friday deals for the Xbox 360. Next week Friday the 23rd the following deals and bundles will be available at great discounts: Select Xbox 360 consoles and bundles*: Walmart will offer an exclusive special edition glossy white Xbox 360 4GB console and controller with “Skylanders” and exclusive “Skylanders” figurine, for $149.99 USD (ERP). Best Buy, Fred Meyer, Fry’s and Newegg will carry the Xbox 360 250GB console with “Skyrim” and “Forza 4: Essentials Edition” for $199.99 USD (ERP). Target, Amazon, Sam’s Club, Meijer, Kmart and Microsoft Stores will offer the Xbox 360 4GB console with Kinect and “Kinect Disneyland Adventures” for $199.99 USD (ERP). Additional retailers will offer a variety of exclusive deals including: GameStop: Xbox 360 250GB console with “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” for $249.99 USD (ERP) RadioShack: Xbox 360 4GB console with a wired headset for $169.99 ...

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The trial between Microsoft and Google/Motorola has kicked off today, and as an opening gambit Motorola has filed a brief demanding 2.25% of Microsoft’s Surface revenue. In a brief filed in advance of the trial, Motorola contends that 802.11 WiFi technologies are critical to Surface, because it doesn’t have an Ethernet port or cellular broadband, saying “Microsoft’s new Surface tablet will use only 802.11, instead of cellular or wired connections, to connect to the internet. Without 802.11 capability, the Surface tablet would be unable to compete in the market, because consumers can readily select tablet devices other than the Surface that have 802.11 capability.” Getting their claim in early, Motorola’s lawyers also noted that Microsoft “apparently is working on its own smartphone, which undoubtedly will have Wi-Fi capabilities,” citing a Wall Street Journal story as evidence. On the stand Windows executive Jon DeVaan acknowledged that Surface incorporates H.264 video technologies ...

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Microsoft is sending, completely unprompted, special Xbox 360 consoles and controllers to Xbox Live members who have spent more than 10 years with the service. Kotaku has some pictures from a reader who has already received the box, which is emblazoned with a decade of entertainment" logo on the side of the console, as well as a cool little touch on the disc tray door, with a special "XBL10" plate. The gift is to celebrate to years of Xbox Live, which only debuted in October 2002, making those who are receiving the gift now the earliest of early adopters. Read more about the offer at Kotaku here. ...

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Microsoft today announced the record sales of its Halo 4 game which was exclusively released on Xbox 360 last week. Halo 4 sales across the world was over $220 million in first 24 hours. It is on track to reach $300 million in first week. This is a record sales for a Halo franchise release. Here is the more stats and comparison on the same, In a year when Hollywood is rolling out its biggest blockbusters, one video game has eclipsed them all. “Halo 4” is on track to reach $300 million in global sales in the first week, making it the biggest “Halo” launch in history and the biggest entertainment launch of the year to date. In the first 24 hours of its release, “Halo 4” garnered more than $220 million worldwide, eclipsing the record for the biggest day-one opening in U.S. box office history, “Harry Potter and the ...

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In Activision’s recent earnings call  CEO Bobby Kotick let slip an interesting titbit regarding next generation consoles in 2013. “We can’t really talk too much about next generation console plans, but I think it’s safe to say you have a Wii U coming out and there will be another new console coming and we expect that they’ll be very successful,” Kotick said. The Wii U will be coming out in 2012, and is at present not expected to set the world on fire, due disappointing performance and limited features, which only come close to current gen consoles released more than 7 years ago. There are already strong rumours that the next Xbox will be released in Q4 2013, which may mean Microsoft will have the next crucial holiday season mostly to itself. Of course there are also rumours of Sony introducing their next gen console at E3 next year. Given ...

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More than two years ago Microsoft started allowing users to expand their device storage using a USB Flash drive. This was limited to 16 GB per drive however, irrespective of the size of the drive. Now in the latest Fall Dashboard update Microsoft has quietly enabled support for up to 32 GB of flash drive storage, with Microsoft saying: "Yes. The more our customers use their profile and download digital content, the larger the file size necessary to store that content and move it between consoles gets. Therefore we increased the size of the memory to enable our customers to take more of their Xbox profile with them on the go." Other features brought by the update was Internet Explorer, Smartglass support and enhanced search functionality. Via JoyStiq.com ...

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Microsoft has announced the new Xbox 360 2012 console bundle. The options include games bundled, as well as XBox 360′s in various hard drive sizes.  First the Xbox 360 4GB with Kinect Holiday Bundle includes Kinect Adventures and Kinect Disneyland Adventures.  The Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Console bundle comes with Forza Motorsports 4, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim games.  Finally the Xbox 360 250GB with Kinect Holiday Console bundle includes Kinect Sports and Dance Central 2. In addition, each of these holiday bundles are available with their ‘bonus’ bundle for $20 more…  For that additional $20 you get $80 in items including: $10 Amazon Instant Video Credit – great to use on the Xbox 360 Amazon App… 3 Month Xbox LIVE Card – can be used to extend existing memberships or establish new 5 Digital Arcade Games Save $50 on select Xbox 360 Consoles, including the newly announced 2012 ...

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Video game analyst site VGChartz have estimated that 3.1 million copies of Microsoft’s new edition of Halo have been sold in the first 24 hours, beating all previous versions. It is estimate than more than 4 million copies will be sold in the first week. The number is 15% up on Halo 3 and Halo 3:Reach, with 1.9 million copies believed to have been sold in the US alone. The game, 343 Industries’ first, has been very well received by critics, with some even calling it the best game of 2012, and was launched in part by having 10,000 stores open at midnight on the 8th November around the world. Via BGR.com ...

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Microsoft today announced that Xbox 360 leads the US console market for 22nd consecutive month. It held 56% of the total console sales. Following are the highlights, · Xbox 360 sold 270,000 units in October, more units than any other console, and held 56 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 20th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. · Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform in October (hardware, software and accessories) reached $315 million. Consumers spent more on Xbox 360 products in October than they spent on the other two current-generation consoles combined. · During the month of October, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 U.S. console game titles including: “NBA 2K13,” “Medal of Honor Warfighter,” “Resident Evil 6,” Dishonored,” “Madden NFL 13” and “Borderlands 2” Xbox ...

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Only a few weeks after the release of the Android app the iOS version of Xbox SmartGlass is now in the App Store. Xbox SmartGlass app lets iOS users navigate their Xbox 360 with swipe and tap, use your phone’s keyboard to type to your Xbox 360 and browse the Internet on your Xbox 360 with full keyboard. The app also lets you connect with your Xbox friends, track and compare your achievements, and change up your 3D avatar. iOS users can find the app in the App Store here. The arrival of the app means all the major smartphone operating systems are now covered, making the Xbox 360 capable of remote control from virtually any smartphone. ...

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Microsoft is making big moves in media space in the recent days. First they announced number of TV content on Xbox through Xbox LIVE TV and then rebranded Zune service into Xbox Music and Xbox Videos. Now, according to a job post from Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, they are working on a new service called Cloud TV. While Xbox TV is around enjoying live TV content on Xbox with enhanced experiences, I guess Cloud TV is a service that spans across platforms just like Xbox Music. Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business is revolutionizing entertainment. IEB has a rich set of entertainment offerings from Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE to Zune Marketplace and Mediaroom. Our customer base is growing fast and our pace of innovation has been incredible with our latest product Kinect selling over 10 million units since its launch in November of 2010. We’re looking for a Software Engineering Manager who is ...

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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Microsoft has announced that, when "Halo 4" officially launches Tuesday, more than 10,000 stores in more than 40 countries will open their doors at 12:01 a.m. The company said it will aim to make the "Halo 4" launch the biggest entertainment premier of the year — rivalling that of not only any other game but of any Hollywood movie. In addition to the 10,000 stores opening at midnight,  Microsoft will have big launch events in cities such as Seattle, Paris, Berlin and Hong Kong. In London, the launch will be celebrated with an unrevealed Halo-themed stunt on the Thames. (Update: the stunts seems to have been flying the “Halo 4” Glyph symbol, one of the largest and brightest man-made structures to ever fly over over the city, over London Bridge) The Halo franchise has sold more than 46 ...

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Xbox Live is pretty well known for their misogynistic teens but it seems this is a reputation Microsoft is less than proud of and intends to actively combat. According to GameStop UK Microsoft is implementing a zero-tolerance policy against users who make sexist or derogatory comments on Xbox Live. "It can be dangerous to give adolescents a broadcast mechanism," said Kiki Wolfkill, the executive producer of Halo 4. "There are always going to be jerks out there, and if you give them a way to express that side of their personality without being seen, you’re going to see this type of behaviour manifest itself." Offenders  face a lifetime ban on the gaming network if they cross the line. Do our readers think this punitive approach is right, with what is after all paying customers or should there be a bigger focus on education? Let us know below. Via Neowin.net ...

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