Topic / Xbox 360

REVIEW: Zune Pass

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A few weeks ago the Zune Music store finally arrived in Australia. But while we have enough online music stores, the big part of the announcement was Zune Pass. For $120 a year you get unlimited on-demand streaming music. But are there some hidden problems? Chris Southcott reviews the Zune Pass, after the jump.

Xbox Dashboard Update now rolling out to all following short delay

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Update: The update is rolling out now and should be available to all 35 million members of Xbox Live either now or very soon. Original Story: Uh oh. The Xbox Dashboard update, which was scheduled for release at 2AM AEDT has been delayed according to Microsoft’s Larry Hyrb (known online as Major Nelson). This post will update as the update status changes and as usual TECHGEEK.com.au will have the latest on the [...]

RUMOUR MILL: Kinect 2 can lip read, to be built in future Xbox consoles

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A new version of the popular Kinect device from Microsoft is in the works. A report, citing anonymous sources, is claiming that it will be bundled in future Xbox consoles and is said to be so accurate that it can lip read. According to EuroGamer, the Kinect 2 will also feature improved motion sensors and voice recognition; and could detect the player’s emotional state by facial expressions and tone of [...]

Review: Dance Central 2

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After the release of Dance Central, and being critiqued as not only the best Dance game but the best Kinect game of 2010, Harmonix has released Dance Central 2 with amazing new tracks and features. With new Crew Challenges and refined Break it down mode will Dance Central 2 be as good and successful as the first game?

Zune Music and Zune Pass finally come to Australia

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Well isn’t that nice. Right on schedule Microsoft has launched Zune Music for Australia. While this may sound like just another music store, a major key to the Zune puzzle is Zune Music Pass, which allows unlimited music downloads for $10 a month. There is a 1 month subscription for $11.99, 12 month subscription for $119.99 and a 14 day free trial available which all give unlimited access to the [...]

Review: Forza Motorsport 4

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Forza 3, released in 2009, was Microsoft’s second shot on the Xbox 360 at the major car simulation market dominated by Sony’s juggernaut Gran Turismo franchise. It was an extraordinary attempt from Take 10 Studios and was received well. Sales still didn’t match the, in my opinion, inferior Gran Turismo 5, but it was a brilliant game which was unfortunately up against a bigger brand. Now, in 2011, a new [...]

Rumour Mill: Is Steam coming to Xbox 360?

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Image: Techspot Wait, what? Yes, apparently a recent rumour appearing all over the internet is that Steam is coming to the Xbox 360 – all based on an addition to its support page options that state quite clearly “XBOX Support”. Right… It would definitely see a shift in Microsoft’s stance as it refused to support its Steamworks API in favour of its Xbox Live service. The only console that currently [...]

Rumour: Call of Duty 9: Project Iron Wolf

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New images have been leaked by a member of the Se7ensins forums, revealing the next Call of Duty game, named Project Iron Wolf. Modern Warefare 3 hasn’t even been released, nor has there been any new updates on the game, and Treyarch are already developing another CoD game. It was reported that a pair of hackers had accessed an Xbox account, braindx0, which happened to be the gamertag of one of [...]

Mortal Kombat 9 – Klassic Costumes

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After the release of the fourth and final DLC character, Freddy Krueger, all four DLC characters as well as four Klassic Costume packs are now available. It is unknown whether there will be more DLC characters in the future. These Costume packs are available after Downloading any DLC character: Skarlet: MK3 Cyrax and MK3 Sektor Kenshi: UMK3 Noob and UMK3 Smoke Rain: MKII Kitana and MKII Jade Freddy Krueger: MK3 [...]

La Noire – “The Consul’s Car” Traffic Case (Playstation 3 Exclusive … for now)

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“The Consul’s Car” Traffic case for La Noire is now available worldwide for download on the PS3. Following the discovery of an abandoned luxury car, without number plates or an owner, players uncover a mysterious link to the Argentinean consulate of Los Angeles. Although this case has already been made available to North American Playstation 3 owners, playstation owners worldwide can now purchase the DLC pack for $4.00. However there [...]

Free Red Dead Redemption DLC pack – Myths and Mavericks

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Get ready to unholster those revolvers and saddle up this September with the release of the Myths and Mavericks DLC Bonus pack.The DLC seeks to add more characters and more multiplayer environments for such game types like Deathmatch, Grab the bag and Gang matches and “other popular online modes” and the best part of all is that its free. One confirmed character is Landon Ricketts as seen above, the old [...]

Mortal Kombat DLC: Freddy Krueger is the 4th DLC character

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Hinted in Skarlet’s Video Biography Skarlet, Kenshi and Rain were announced as DLC as well as a mysterious character. Freddy Krueger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series, is the fourth DLC character to be released by NetherRealm Studios, joining the cast of fighters with his razor gloves and his plain creepiness. Modelled after the ‘new’ version of Freddy, his signature striped shirt, hat, gloves and creepy laugh bring a [...]

Mortal Kombat DLC: Rain

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Despite the fact that Aussies still can’t get their hands on this amazing game, NetherRealm now presents their third DLC character, Rain. Being a purple ninja (a reference to Prince) NetherRealm Studios have done a great job in designing Rain and adding him into Mortal Kombat 9 as DLC, which they should’ve put him in the original cast of fighters. Rain has the ability to control water, and is seen [...]

Minecraft coming to Xbox Live this Summer

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Source: Fileplanet Microsoft’s E3 conference brought big news for indie developer Mojang, the creators of Minecraft. The game will be coming to Xbox 360 this Summer (probably December – February). And all that Microsoft announced was Kinect support and possible exclusivity. We’re light on facts because Microsoft didn’t drop any!