' Moments ago, we brought the very first Xbox 360 onto Xbox Live. Here is a screenshot to prove it '
After a long 26 hours, Xbox Live is now back online after the scheduled upgrade. In addition, the all new Xbox.com is also now open for business. Swing over and have a look around. Kick the tires and see what the teams have been working on.
Llamma's first Xbox 360 mod is completed and we are very pleased. Take a look at the first blue lighted Xbox 360 button controller around; with blue status LED's as well. I was surprised that the actual xbox jewel/360 button was not lit up in any fashion right from the box. Instead four led's surround the jewel to indicate which player/port you are; but they don't really light up the 360 button very well. Also the four led's are only on when you first plug it in, then only one will stay illuminated to show what player you are. This really eliminates any of the light the button may have been picking up when all four were on :(
We'll we can change that ;) Out with the old green..
Xbox confirmed today the true nature of the mysterious online competition that has grabbed the imagination of web surfers and game enthusiasts across the Internet and spawned a flurry of message board activity. "The Sign of the Hex" was created by Microsoft and 42 Entertainment to be a fun, tongue-in-cheek contest to engage the gaming community in the weeks leading up to the launch of Xbox 360.
I just received an email from Microsoft confirming that they have indeed been having issues with their Xbox 360 kiosks because of wireless interference. Apparently the 360’s wireless system can interfere with a store’s network-based inventory managment system.
' Xbox.com has updated their site to reveal new details about the upcoming web-based content of My Xbox. Here is what they had to say.. '
Since the Xbox 360 made its first appearance in an MTV special presentation in May, you've all gotten a pretty good look at the console and what it's capable of doing. You know when it's going to hit store shelves, how much it will cost, and had a taste of the games that are in development. What you don't know is what we've been holding back—the philosopher's stone, the magic dust, the secret sauce of Xbox 360.
My Xbox is a seamless integration between Xbox 360, Xbox Live, and Xbox.com. It reflects the friends you add, achievements you earn, and games you play on Xbox.com in real time. You'll be able to compare your achievements with any other Xbox Live member just by logging in to My Xbox on Xbox.com. (Remember, achievements are new and can only be earned by playing Xbox 360 games.)
Maybe we can finally put that Xbox 360 power supply issue to rest with this photographic evidence captured by Joystiq reader XeqtioneR. That’s a whole heckuva lot smaller than the monstrous brick that we were seeing earlier. Then again, this could just be the power supply for some other kiosk component, like the display. Our man notes that this was bolted to the back of the Xbox 360 kiosk. Lots more photos after the read link.
Gino has just emailed us with the following story:
Sorry to inform you guys that the huge brick is the real power supply. I happened to walk into walmart at the right time yesterday. I found out that the rep lady and a employee of walmart were installing the samsung monitor and the new xbox 360.