The last few days have been really busy in what regards to the Xbox 360, with the official announcement of the price of the Xbox 360, the peripherals last week at the Leipzig Game Convention. Then, to close a wonderful week comes this mysterious site called Origen Xbox 360.
Today, we bring you a picture of the current Xbox 360 development kit. A close-up reveals that the name of the Xbox 360 SDK is "XBOX360 XeDK". We guess the "Xe" stands for Xenon, the Xbox 360 codename.
In the picture, you'll see the Xbox 360 in a black enclosure and a little adenum on the far right that is part of the XeDK for debuggin purposes but won't be present in the retail Xbox 360.
The 'live' chat with J Allard (General Manager - Xbox Platform Microsoft) is over. The server could not handle the traffic and amount of users at all and the chatsoftware had several 'issues' for many, anyway ... here's the full transscript of the Q&A:
Q: My question: Can MS guarantee that the HDD will be fully uitilised when present or are we going to see long load times with a slow DVD unit as standard from most developers.
A: just like last generation utilization of things like xbox live and the hard drive will be up to the game designers and just like last time we expect game developers to be excited by this. we have been in clear communication for more than a year that some scenarios will include a disconnected hard drive and it has not slowed them down
Q: Mr. Expert, will the Xbox 360 games use the hard drive for game saves and caching like the original Xbox did?
A: absolutely. we think game designers have all kinds of innovative ideas that the hard drive will be used for. use of the hard drive is not limited to game scenarios. like xbox 1 you will be able to do things like rip and store music and don't forget about live scenarios and all the downloadable content
Baffled... Published by: hq_hacker_girl on Monday, August 22, 2005
The guys over at PlanetXbox360 found that a new 'strange' site, www.origenxbox360.com, has been launched. It shows a tree (bonsai?) and something that looks like a green rabbit with a counter in the background (counting down from 37 days and a few hours). It uses the time from your local PC and counts down to September 27th 1200pm (midday) for everyone.
Microsoft has taken the cake- it just released prices for the accessory's that will be helping out your Xbox360.
This comes as a second wave of info after Microsoft released the price for the Xbox360 Core ($299) and the Xbox360 Premiuim ($399) which gives you hundrerds of Dollors in accessorys for $100.
Now as for the accessorys themselfs-
* Faceplates - GBP 14.99 / 19.99 Euro
* Controller (wired) - GBP 24.99 / 37.99 Euro
* Component HD-AV Cable - GBP 19.99 / 29.99 Euro
* Hard Drive (20GB) - GBP 69.99 / 99.99 Euro
* Memory Unit (64MB) - GBP 22.99 / 34.99 Euro
* Wireless Controller - GBP 32.99 / 44.99 Euro
* Play & Charge Kit (recharges Wireless Controller during play) - GBP 14.99 / 19.99 Euro
* Rechargeable battery pack - GBP 9.99 / 14.99 Euro
* Wireless Networking Adapter - GBP 59.99 / 79.99 Euro
* Headset - GBP 14.99 / 19.99 Euro
* Universal Media Remote - GBP 19.99 / 29.99Euro
* SCART AV Cable - GBP 17.99 / 24.99 Euro
* VGA HD-AV Cable - GBP 19.99 / 29.99 Euro