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We had X06 last year, so one would naturally think the European Microsoft event, which has existed since 2001 (let's not talk about 2004, k?), would give us the next digit and we'd be up to X07 -- alas, it is not to be. Aaron Greenberg says there will not be an X07 this year and that they've got so...

July 19th 2007 at 11:50am 0 Comments
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In a crushing blow to people who believe everything they see on the internet, German-language blog Xbox-Archiv.de reports (crappy English web translation here) that Microsoft Senior Product Manager Boris Schneider-Johne confirmed the 100GB 360 hard drive supposedly pictured at X06 Korea is a photo-s...

October 22nd 2006 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Ok, so we did mention that the oh-so-thrilling "100GB" overlay supposedly seen in the mysterious PowerPoint slide at Korea's X06 seemed a bit out of place, and now we're hearing from Microsoft itself that it's probably too good to be true. Correspondence with the console's creator has elicited comm...

October 20th 2006 at 8:22pm 0 Comments
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Tony and Ryan from VGMDaily have a pretty solid podcast covering the happenings at X06 Cananda, including an illuminating interview with Marc "Misinterpreted" Rein of Epic fame. Here's the synopsis:0:00 – Intro0:30 – Outside the Brant House for X'061:39 – Steve says some kind words...

October 19th 2006 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Apparently, Microsoft couldn't squeeze all the announcements they had into TGS and X06 in Barcelona, so they saved one for the X06 event going down in Korea. Trailing slides of 360 peripherals we've already seen -- like the Vision camera, wireless headset, wireless gaming receiver, and the 256MB Mem...

October 19th 2006 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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If you've been hankerin' for a bit more room to stash pr0n Xbox Live downloads and other various medias on your 360, and you're not so keen on squeezing in a backup solution or dealing with a frumpy external drive, it looks like you're in luck. Microsoft just announced a 100GB hard drive for the...

October 19th 2006 at 10:41am 0 Comments
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After poring through over 50 entries for our X06 swag giveaway, we finally narrowed it down to a winner. The winning entry (above) combines our love for Legos, Star Wars, and dismembering Totem Ball players into one excellent graphic. Congratulations to our winner -- we'll be in touch shortly to arr...

October 3rd 2006 at 11:55am 0 Comments
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Marvel Universe Online caught the attention of many true believers at X06, and now the MMO's trailer is available on the web. Microsoft and Cryptic Studios haven't included any gameplay sequences, but the extended CGI clip teases us with the usual suspects from the House of Ideas. Everyone seems to...

September 29th 2006 at 3:05pm 0 Comments
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Remember when Halo came out, and everyone around the planet collectively dropped their jaws in awe and drooled at the incredible gameplay, and it helped sell bazillions of original Xbox consoles?Then everything was touted as being, 'the next Halo.' Besides Halo 2, nothing was called this more often...

September 29th 2006 at 8:55am 0 Comments
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Quick impressions and thoughts on some other noteworthy games shown on the X06 show floor. Guitar Hero II (360): Not playable, but demo'ed continuously by two rock gods with the stamina of heavyweight boxers (see picture). They confirmed that the final Xbox 360 guitar controller would look lik...

September 28th 2006 at 10:15pm 0 Comments
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Some of the most anticipated upcoming games for the Xbox 360 and PC weren't playable on the X06 show floor but were shown off by the developers in behind-closed-doors demos. Here's some quickie descriptions of the demos and some thoughts on what was shown: Alan Wake: Developer Remedy shared lot...

September 28th 2006 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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While demos for major retail games dominated the show floor at X06, there was a small neglected corner devoted to current and upcoming games for Xbox Live Arcade. Some of the more interesting upcoming releases: Assault Heroes -- Yet another overhead shooter with dual-stick controls for movement...

September 28th 2006 at 8:45pm 0 Comments