The Xbox 360 may very well be a decent all-round party machine. Take a standard visualization engine, add in the capability to stream MP3s from any household computer running a fully-patched version of Windows XP (we’re doing it right now, by golly), and DJs can weave a playlist using the Xbox 360 remote or the controller itself, all without cluttering the decor with an ugly PC and without hunching over a laptop.
We’ll test streaming additional content over the remainder of our 48-hour weekend play-a-thon, but for now, know that setting up MP3 sharing was relatively straightforward for fairly technical people. Less technical folks would never get it right, and that may ultimately inhibit popular uptake this feature. That’s unfortunate, because features like this could (if implemented better) boost the Xbox 360 importance in the mess of devices sitting in the living room media cabinet.
According to Business Week calculations, Microsoft could be losing up to $126 per Xbox 360 unit sold, considering component discounts. An up-close look found that the system selling for $399 was valued at $525 before assembly, including accessories. No word on how much the core system is valued at.
Granted, that’s a small price to pay for the intended high market share, but you gotta believe the software giant doesn’t want another $4 billion in losses this go around.
Xbox 360 stand-off adThe untelevised Zero Hour ad for the 360 has been spread on the web, and you can now check it out via mirror and torrent thanks to our good friends at AdJab. (Dedicated Microsoft/IE users used to be able to view the original video on MSN here, but it’s gone now.)
Since our Xbox360fanboy buddies covered the ad, we figured that we should cover it, too. (Okay, that’s not the best reason, but it’s a good excuse.) Now that server/torrent issues have been remedied, everyone can get their game on and jump in, whether at the train station or out on the streets.
' Some retard bought a Xbox 360 this morning, just to destroy it. People who actually wanted to OWN one of these launch units can look on in horror.. '
November 22nd 2005 - 10am - Well, after 55 hours of pain, cold, and suffering, we have got our Xbox 360 and successfully smashed it outside Best Buy minutes later, with a large sledgehammer in front of a few Xbox Fanboys who just bought brand new 360s. Short video clip will be posted tomorrow (23rd) and the longer documentary style one will be posted with the next few days. For now, enjoy these pictures!
Ever since the insanity of the 2000 PlayStation 2 launch and reports of online auctions for the desired system reaching into the thousands of dollars, new system launches have become a big event for entrepreneurial capitalists as much as gamers.
A look at the soon-ending auctions this morning showed premium Xbox 360s generally closing at $600-$700, with core systems going for about $500. There were some aberrations; one auction for an Xbox 360 premium system on its own reached $1,750, while a core system auction reached as high as $790.
However, as great as the demand is, the supply of systems on eBay is almost as staggering. There are thousands of listings for the unit on the auction site, many of which are going without bids due to high reserves or starting prices.
Metamorphosis Xbox Digital Pre-order Available Now Metamorphosis is now available for digital pre-order and pre-download on Xbox One.Metamorphosis is a first person adventure set in a surrealist world where your newfound abilities are your last and on..