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Start saving for the possible Xbox 360 Final Fantasy XIII bundle

by Jenni Lada on Feb 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM

Final Fantasy fans heartbroken over the fact that they don’t have the necessary PS3 or Xbox 360 needed to play the game may not have it so bad anymore, as a retail listing on a retailer training website showed a Final Fantasy XIII Xbox 360 bundle is going to be… Continue Reading »

Rumor Analysis: Xbox Live going mobile seems like a great idea

by Jonathan Gronli on Feb 2, 2010 at 09:30 AM

It was reported that Microsoft has already hinted that it might try to link Xbox Live experience to the Windows Mobile platform. It seems like a pretty wise choice to do so since smartphones have their own game apps that help flesh out their capabilities and makes them even more… Continue Reading »

Airport security dismantles Xbox 360

by Jeremy Hill on Jan 21, 2010 at 09:06 AM

Adam was horrified after retrieving his checked bag once he landed. Inside his luggage was a ziploc bag filled with metal components from his Xbox 360. His Xbox 360 had been disassembled and is now totally useless. US Airways tells Adam he is out of luck and won’t accept responsibility… Continue Reading »

Rumor: Xbox might get cable programs

by Christian Morlotte on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:01 PM

Microsoft has been in talks with Disney about incorporating some kind of subscription-based channel offering programming from ESPN into the Xbox Live service. This is far from a done deal but the partnership could allow Microsoft to broadcast ESPN shows and also include some kind of interactive games. This would… Continue Reading »

EB Games posts, then pulls, Halo: Reach screenshots

by Jenni Lada on Jan 20, 2010 at 11:40 AM

If you happened to be browsing through EB Games’ online store today, and stumbled upon the Halo: Reach product listing, you likely found a pleasant surprise in the form of multiple screenshots from the forthcoming game. They aren’t anything new, mind you. As XCast Online pointed out, they’re from Game… Continue Reading »

Bungie asks fans to “Be a Hero” for Haiti

by Jeremy Hill on Jan 15, 2010 at 09:30 PM

You can also help out by playing either Halo 3 or Halo 3: ODST on Wednesday (January 20, 2010) or Thursday (January 21, 2010). All you have to do is wear a special emblem while in the game to contribute. For every 1,000 players that wear this symbol Bungie will… Continue Reading »

CES 2010: Halo Reach to be a prequel to existing Halo games

by Brian Allen on Jan 8, 2010 at 04:28 PM

You didn’t really think Microsoft was serious about that “finish the fight” nonsense, did you? Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer leaked precious little this week about the upcoming installment in one of gaming’s biggest franchises, but did mention it takes place before the days of Master Chief. That’s similar territory to… Continue Reading »

CES 2010: Recap of Microsoft’s game-related announcements

by PJ Hruschak on Jan 7, 2010 at 04:40 PM

Microsoft held its keynote address yesterday (January 6, 2010) during CES 2010, during which there were several notable game-related announcements. The keynote starred Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s CEO, and included a power problem and a few handoffs to other execs (esp. Robbie Bach). It featured a tree-pronged approach TV, “cloud” and… Continue Reading »

CES 2010: Press conference, keynote schedule

by PJ Hruschak on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:43 PM

Here’s a big, fat bullet-point list of announced (and some unannounced) company press conferences and keynotes taking place at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (aka CES 2010). We’ll be Live Blogging some of these conferences and covering the crud out of everything we can, so watch the site for… Continue Reading »

Increase in casual gamers, game sales decrease in 2009

by Brian Allen on Dec 28, 2009 at 02:58 PM

NPD Group reports that two-thirds of Americans now game through social networks, cellphones, and oh yeah, video game consoles. And six out of ten households have at least one game console. In spite of those numbers, the bad economy slowed down overall game sales. Game and system sales are expected… Continue Reading »

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