Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Xbox 360 Elite

Microsoft on Wednesday took the wraps off its Xbox 360 Elite, a new version of its video game console expected to hit stores at the end of April. The new version of the Xbox 360 will cost $479.99, still cheaper than Sony’s PlayStation 3.

The Xbox 360 Elite, widely rumored over the past several days on gaming sites, is an upgraded version of the original Xbox 360, featuring a black exterior, 120GB hard disk drive, High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port and high definition video cable. It also includes a matching wireless controller and Xbox Live headset.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Halo 3

Halo 3 uses Rayleigh and Mie Scattering as the basis of its sky? Did you know that the mountains in the distance are real? Did you know you could shoot the birds flapping around, take out ships fighting in the distance, or watch wind blowing across the tops of waves? Well, it does, they are, you can, you can, you can

Friday, March 16, 2007

Halo 3 Indian gamers

Mohit Anand states that Halo 3 will launch at the same time in India along with every one else. Therefore, it will be a worldwide release. Nevertheless, Indian gamers should be happy as they were left out of the Halo 3 Beta Testing. Yeah, but the thing is Halo 3 should release in time as first it was scheduled to release in November 2006 and now the date has been shifted back to summer 2007.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Halo 3

Halo 3 bets would be run along two tracks. Bungie’s Frank O’Connor told Next-Gen, “Like, we have time to be working on two separate betas? No, people have confused the issue. Bungie’s going to have a friends and family program which is basically a tiny alternative to the Crackdown BETA program. We’re going to get a bunch of beta invites sent to people in the Bungie community as well s those people who have bought Crackdown. Some people have decided that it was this whole separate beta but it’s the same beta, we’re just giving out our own tokens.”

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Xbox Live

Microsoft has announced that Xbox Live is growing faster than it had anticipated with the service now topping six million members worldwide. Microsoft pledged at E3 last year that it would double the Xbox Live subscribers base from three million to six by the end of June 2007, a target which it has reached four months ahead of schedule.
Details about Xbox sales
More than 10 million Xbox 360’s have hit stores across 37 countries since its launch in November 2005. The Xbox 360 software attach rate (games sold per console) is 4.6 in the US, while the accessory attach rate is 2.9 units per console.
Details about Xbox Live
More than six million people subscribing to Xbox Live have contributed to gamers spending over 2.3 billion hours on the network playing games online worldwide. This is equal to 95 million days of gaming or over 260 000 years since the launch of Xbox Live in November 2002. Halo 2 leads the way with 710 million hours of online game play, followed by Gears of War and Xbox Live Arcade title Hexic HD.
More than two million voice and text messages are sent between members on Xbox Live every day. The average Xbox Live Gold subscriber has 22 friends on their Xbox Live friends list. Xbox 360 owners have unlocked nearly 300 million achievements for a total Gamerscore of nearly 7.5 billion.