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Xbox 360 Slim 250GB on sale for $389 [Bargain Hunter]

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Planning to get an Xbox 360, or giving it to someone else (you kind person), then you would be happy to know that the Xbox 360 250GB Slim (the one above that is not the Kinect camera) is being sold at a cheaper price – though, you should hurry as stocks will be limited! Mwave.com.au is selling the Xbox 360 250GB Slim for only $389.00, obviously lower than its recommended […]

Ballmer denies Microsoft breakup rumours

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Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates, CEO and Chairman of Microsoft respectively, have denied any possibility that Microsoft could potentially break up its business into smaller components in order to be profitable, after one shareholder asked the two men in the company’s annual shareholders meeting. “I obviously don’t think it is time,” Ballmer told the investors.

Kinect sells one million units in 10 days

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Think the Kinect is a passing fad, with the fact that it just happens to be a camera that manages to track almost every move you make and could have potential gaming applications to it? Well, it might not be as Microsoft has announced that the Kinect has sold one million units just in the past ten days. While Japan and Asia haven’t experienced the Kinect just yet, Europe and […]

My Xbox Kinect experience

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Today I was very lucky to have an preview and play with the Xbox Kinect – A unique, controller free, full body gaming revolution.  Released this coming Thursday the 18th of November, along with 15 game titles, this truly was such a great experience.

TECHGEEK Podcast 18: Put that in your phone

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John Brumby goes Oprah and starts giving doctors iPads, Facebook tries to kill Gmail with their own email project and your phone will be able to determine if you have a STD instantly. What a freaky little world. Oh, and turns out the Kinect is starting to be a bit creepy (and its not because of Project Milo) when advertising companies are getting images of you performing acts in front […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 17: Let’s squint for Amazon

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It feels like the longest episode so far, but it’s apparently not. Yes, the whole team is back… before they left again. However, not before we go through all the week’s Apple stories that managed to take up 15 minutes of the episode. Yes. You heard that. You might as well skip the 15 minutes. We talk about Skyfire, iBookstores and introduce a new segment called Gadgets. We are resting […]

Kinect to sell 5 million before end of year?

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Microsoft is upping its sales expectations of the Kinect, which had its official press launch yesterday, to five million units sold before the end of Fall, in part of the strong response of pre-order sales just before the upcoming Holiday Shopping Season. “Presales have exceeded expectations. People are coming to us and saying this is the must-have holiday item”, Head of Microsoft’s Entertainment and Devices group Don Mattrick said, talking […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 15: TERENCE IS GONNNEEEE LETS PARTY!!!

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Yes, that’s right.. Terence is on holidays in Rome! So everyone at techgeek.com.au is partying like crazy. We talk about the new Windows Phone 7, The Android ‘dude’ problem, #newtwitter, the iPhone app that allows you to spy and much much more. Behold, Episode 15 – the first extremely unorganised podcast to come from techgeek.com.au, oh and we have made the clean tag! Programming note: Terence & James are not […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 14: OMG! There’s another body!

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Yes, apparently Google is into shooting photos of dead people as photos of the dead appeared on Google Street View. Ouch. As well, Motorola gets sued by Microsoft, Facebook lets you download everything you ever uploaded or wrote on Facebook, and MySpace brings out a craptastic new logo. As well, we bring out a new TECHGEEK Tips episode hosted by Terence and Chris, and the individual episode gets released on […]

$199 for Kinect

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Microsoft today revealed that their new Kinect motion gaming system will go on sale for $199 and it will be released in Australia before Christmas. Microsoft also announced today that they will bundle a four gigabyte XBOX 360 with the Kinect system and will sell for $449. As we have previously mentioned Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports, Joyride and Dance Central will come out as launch titles. Your Shape: Fitness […]

Leak reveals Xbox 360 new dashbord, Kinect-compatible?

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Who loves sketchy leaks? According to a French blog with a weird name (Yes, “Logic Sunrise”), Xbox 360’s Dashboard will be soon getting an upgrade in order to make it more compatible with Project Natal Kinect. However, you can obviously tell that nothing has really changed, except for a change of the background, change in how the squares are presented, a bit of circle action on the bottom-right and an […]

Kinect gets launch date – November 4

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E3 2010: At Microsoft’s E3 Media Briefing, we got more information of the new Kinect accessory. It will launch worldwide, starting in North America on November 4. However, it seems that November will be the month that all worldwide launches will happen – as it is will just be the start of the Holiday Shopping Season. As mentioned before, Kinect Adventures, Kinectimals, Kinect Sports, Joyride and Dance Central will come […]

Project Natal now called ‘Kinect’, more games revealed

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E3 2010: So say goodbye to Project Natal. Don’t worry, the project isn’t getting scrapped like Courier, but it the name will no longer be used. Microsoft has now officially called the project Kinect – yes, Kinect. “For lots of people, that controller is a barrier,” Creative director Kudo Tsunoda told USA Today. “We set out to make a new control paradigm where anybody can get in and play, without […]