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Project Natal Officially KINECT, Updated Xbox 360

Microsoft has announced that Project Natal will officially be named Kinect. This motion control system will be launching sometime this Fall for the Xbox 360, and will likely come with a price tag in the $100 range. It will be available on November 4 for

Microsoft’s Natal Requires 13 Feet of Space

Microsoft’s Project Natal will supposedly require 13 feet of space between Natal and yourself in order to be recognized by the sensors. This may put a damper on Xbox 360 owners who inhabit tiny spaces. The comments regarding this “13 feet rule” were made by

Happy Holiday Gaming Deals

In the true spirit of Christmas many of our favorite gaming haunts are offering stupendous deals! If you’re in the Midwest area like we are you might need a cheap game to keep you occupied while this massive snowstorm keeps you indoors. Steam Weekly and

Xbox Adds Parental Control to Facebook, Twitter, Last.FM Access

Hey, all you kiddies. You’re going to need mom and dad’s approval to access Facebook, Twitter, and Last.FM through Xbox now.  An update to Xbox Live temporarily locked out minor accounts from accessing these applications. An upcoming update will make it necessary that parents approve

Banned Xbox 360’s Flooding Craigslist, Ebay

Buyer beware. With the announcement that Microsoft had banned potentially one million modded Xbox 360 users, Craigslist and eBay are seeing a flood of consoles. The consoles are quite a steal packaged with games, controllers, listing “custom firmware” and some prices are a steal. Microsoft’s

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Microsoft Swings Hammer, Banning 1 Million Xbox Live Players

Microsoft cracked down on users believed to be using modded consoles, timed along the release of the year’s hottest game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. One million Xbox Live players were banned in a move to prevent game piracy. According to Microsoft “All consumers

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Microsoft May Embrace Blu-ray

Sony won the format war with its Blu-ray technology, and it seems Microsoft may grudgingly jump on the Blu-ray bandwagon. In an interview, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that the Xbox 360 will eventually be receiving external Blu-ray drives. When asked if Xbox 360 would

Microsoft Permabanning Borderlands, Forza 3 Pirates

Bad news if you’ve been rocking Borderlands or Forza 3 on Xbox Live. These games haven’t been released yet, and Microsoft is going to permanently ban anyone caught pirating these games. “You know, when you play a pre-release title on LIVE when I know you

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Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Will Enter Beta Soon

Xbox 360 owners wishing for Facebook, Twitter, and Last.fm on their Dashboard might get the chance to see what’s in store for them with a beta of the new Dashboard update available sometime this month. Microsoft announced the update at E3 09, promising a 2009

Win an Xbox 360 in McDonalds Monopoly

You could be one large fry or Angus burger away from being an Xbox 360 owner. McDonald’s Monopoly starts today, kicking off a month of Monopoly piece collecting. Besides cash prizes and gift cards (and a free small fry) instant win tickets from the new