Posts Tagged ‘Xbox 360’

Release Dates Aplenty

September 19, 2008

This past week, due to school, I was unable to frequently post, causing me to miss out on some big release date announcements. While I have been shifting from class to class, most people have been finding out when SackBoy will be running, jumping, and sacking into our hearts. The complete mini-rundown is below.

Mirror’s Edge: EA’s parkour-esque, free-running spectacular will be available on the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 11th. It is rumored that the PC release date has been delayed, considering that it was conveniently left out. A demo for the game will be out before launch, and PS3 owners can expect exclusive DLC, which is a relief compared to the next announcement.

Grand Theft Auto IV (360 DLC): Microsoft confirmed that the “exclusive episodes for Grand Theft Auto IV will be available on Xbox 360 starting fall 2008.” Fall has already started, so we might be continuing Niko Bellic’s epic adventure soon.

LittleBigPlanet: Anxious gamers will finally be able to make their own SackBoys and levels on October 21st. The game that might convince me to buy a PS3 is out in almost a month; I better start scraping some cash together.

Prince of Persia: On December 2nd, the cel-shaded, AI-redefining chapter in the Prince of Persia series will be in stores. The game will be out on 360, PS3, and PC, alongside a DS counterpart, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King.

Wii Music: The game that brought us all ear aches at E3 2008 will be flying onto shelves and into the homes of North American five-year-olds, on October 20th. If you want your games to be more like toys, Wii Music might be for you!

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360 Price Cuts Official, HDD Too

September 5, 2008

As if we didn’t know already, Microsoft has officially announced price cuts for all Xbox 360 SKUs. Multiple retailer fliers were photographed and posted on the web before they were supposed to be shown. All rumors were true, and the Xbox 360 is now the cheapest gaming console available. The Arcade unit is now $199.99, the Pro (60 GB) is $299.99, and the Elite is $399.99. Another important piece of information, the stand-alone 360 Hard Drive will also have a slashed price. You can buy a 120 GB Hard Drive for $149.99, a $30 decrease. If you want, buy an Arcade and a 120 GB HDD for approximately $50 less than the cost of the Elite.

Via Major Nelson Blog / Kotaku

Update 2: Rumored Price Cuts Coming For 360

August 21, 2008

This rumor started when a mole repoted to Ars Technica that price cuts would soon be coming to all three 360 SKUs. Then, a member of VG Chartz posted a retailer database photo further confirming a price drop. Now, Radio Shack is basically announcing the price cut with a print adverstisement, showing the Elite model at $399.99 and the Arcade model at $199.99. If you are still skeptical, considering that this still is a rumor, expect an announcement straight from Microsoft soon.

Via Engadget 

New Xbox 360 Case From Lian Li

August 14, 2008

The PC-XB01 made its debut at CES 2008, and now it’s about to come out. Starting at the end of this month, you’ll be able to purchase a case of your own. The product’s purpose is to improve the quality of the original system. The PC-XB01 will be quiter, cooler, and sleeker, using a silent fan, silencing foam, and brushed aluminum. If you choose to move your 360’s guts into a new home, your warranty will be voided, so please proceed with caution. You can buy your specialized case from Lian Li soon for around $135 plus shipping.

via Engadget

Bungie Teases At New Halo Game

August 13, 2008

After winning EDGE’s Interactive Innovation award, Bungie made a thank you video, which might have been a little more than an acceptance speech. Prepare to be teased as this video is dripping with hints. Whenever their new game is announced, it will be a bombshell. Just remember, “even though in Halo 3 you finished the fight, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the ride is over.”

via Xbox 360 Fanboy

Xbox 360, Disc To Hard Drive

August 10, 2008

One of the various features in the upcoming Xbox 360 Fall update is installing games to your hard drive. Hackers have an early version of the update unlocked on their 360s, and one of them has uploaded a video showing the install process. If you want to make use of this feature you still need the game disc and quite a bit of memory. Games like Grand Theft Auto IV make for a pretty hefty file, at a whopping 6.8 GB. Once installed, you will experience faster load times. Whoopie!

via Kotaku

Fable 2 Has A Release Date

August 7, 2008

At E3, Peter Molyneux said Fable 2 “is finished,” and now I’m starting to believe him. He said it would be out this October and today we’ll know the exact date. Lionhead Studios announced that Fable 2 will be coming to the U.S. on October 21 and to our European neighbors on the 24. As for the XBLA Fable 2 Pub Games, those will be available August 13. Be sure to rack up a lot of gold before this October!

via Kotaku

Update: Left 4 Dead Heading To PS3

August 5, 2008

Remember that article about Offical PlayStation Magazine saying that Left 4 Dead would be coming to PS3? Apparently, that was incorrect. Valve’s Doug Lombardi denied the rumor by saying, “There is no PS3 version of Left 4 Dead currently in production.” The key word there is currently. Are they working on it now? No. Could it be done in the future? Yes. As for now, 360 owners can continue to rub it in PS3 owner’s faces.

via IGN

Update: Rumored Price Cuts Coming For 360

August 3, 2008

It was recently posted on Ars Technica that all three Xbox 360 SKUs (Arcade, Pro, and Elite) would be receiving a price cut this September. I was skeptical at first, because this means the 60 GB Pro unit would have its price dropped only one month after release. Fortunately, there is some evidence that supports this rumor.

A member of VG Chartz revealed a photo from a retailer’s computer database, which possibly confirms a cut. The picture says “X360 ARCADE SYSTEM” at the top, and shows the current price of $279.99 being decreased to $199.99 on September 7, 2008. If you haven’t bought an Xbox yet, you might want to hold out for less of a blow to your wallet.

Rumored Price Cuts Coming For 360

August 1, 2008

A mole from the site Ars Technica, who also revealed the upcoming 60 GB 360 announcement, says a price cut will be coming for all three 360 SKUs. The price of the Arcade (No HDD) is supposed to be reduced to $199.99, the Pro (60 GB) to $299.99, and the Elite (120 GB) to $399.99. If this does take place, expect it to happen around early September.