Topic / Xbox 360

Xbox 360, Windows 7 banned in Germany in patent dispute

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This is banned in Germany – with Windows 7 A patent dispute between Motorola and Microsoft has now escalated with a German court ruling that the Xbox 360 cannot be sold within the country. Also included in the banned list include Windows 7, Internet Explorer and the Windows Media Player. The dispute between the two companies is over video compression technologies over the H.264 video codec – a widely used [...]

Motorola gets victory in Xbox 360 lawsuit – ITC finds Microsoft infringed patents

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This could be banned in the US by Motorola Motorola appears to have an early win with the US’ International Trade Commission against Microsoft and its Xbox 360 console. The ITC has issued a preliminary report that has said that the Xbox 360 did infringe five of Motorola’s patents. The patents revolve around the H.264 video encoding patents owned by Motorola. Of course, it’s a preliminary report (via The Verge), [...]

Halo 4 GameInformer Scans Leaked [GALLERY]

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It’s crunch time for 343 Industries, and with about seven or so months left until its Holiday 2012 release, there is an increase of Halo 4 information surfacing the web recently. GameInformer Magazine’s May issue not only has a Halo 4 cover but also includes 14 pages of Halo 4 epicness which digs into Halo 4′s Campaign and Multiplayer experience (now named ‘Infinity’). (Screenshots included in Gallery) From all this [...]

Minecraft officially comes to Xbox 360 on May 10

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This should probably be marked in your calendar. After some wait, Microsoft has finally announced a release date for the Xbox 360 edition of Minecraft. It will hit the Xbox Live Arcade Store on May 10, as part of its “Arcade NEXT” series of games that will begin on April 19. Other games include Trials Evolution, Bloodforge and Fable Heroes. Trials and Bloodforge will set you back 1200 Microsoft Points, [...]

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 [...]