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DFC: 360 Likely ‘Biggest Loser’ in Europe

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

From next-gen.biz (http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=10235&Itemid=2 ):[QUOTE]David Cole with DFC Intelligence is betting that PlayStation-loving Europe will soon be switching its loyalty to Nintendo platforms, with the Xbox 360 being left in the wakes of both rivals.What will Nintendo’s success mean for the other platforms? It is important to note that DFC Intelligence is also forecasting strong sales […]

Microsoft Lowers Price on Xbox 360 in 4 Asia Markets *Update*

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

From hardwarezone.com (http://www.hardwarezone.com/news/view.php?id=10551&cid=5 ):[QUOTE]Microsoft today announced it is lowering the estimated retail price (ERP) for its Xbox 360 consoles in Singapore. At the new ERP of S$499 for the Pro version with 20GB hard drive (previously priced at $620), the Xbox 360 will give consumers more accessibility and opportunity to join the high octane world […]

Take-2: GTA IV Sales Estimates Too Low - Play.com: 80sales/min

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

From gamesindustry.biz (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/feder-gta-iv-sales-estimates-are-too-low ):[QUOTE]Take-Two CEO Ben Feder has said that he believes analysts estimates for sales of Grand Theft Auto IV are too low.A number of analysts and research firms have taken a shot at predicting the success of the game, with Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter estimating the game will sell over 9 million units […]

MS CSR Changes Your Identity, Preventing You From Getting Your Xbox

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

From consumerist.com (http://consumerist.com/384354/microsoft-csr-changes-your-identity-preventing-you-from-getting-your-xbox ):[QUOTE]Bryan Carroll can’t pick up his repaired Xbox because Microsoft printed his name on the address label as “Brian Dyranerool.” After he scheduled a repair with a CSR in India, Bryan was assured that he would receive a shipping box within 3-5 days. After 6 days had passed, he contacted an apologetic […]

Microsoft Lowers Price on Xbox 360 in Singapore

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

From hardwarezone.com (http://www.hardwarezone.com/news/view.php?id=10551&cid=5 ):[QUOTE]Microsoft today announced it is lowering the estimated retail price (ERP) for its Xbox 360 consoles in Singapore. At the new ERP of S$499 for the Pro version with 20GB hard drive (previously priced at $620), the Xbox 360 will give consumers more accessibility and opportunity to join the high octane world […]

GTA IV Released

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Well it’s past midnight in europe now so GTA IV is officially released! Here are some pictures of the retail copy I just got. For those who will buy the game … njoy and let’s hope LIVE will be able to handle the load this time and not too many Xbox360s will die (http://pictures.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/gtaiv/box_front.jpg […]

11 signs you’re no longer a hard-core gamer

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From techradar.com (http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/xbox/11-signs-youre-no-longer-a-hard-core-gamer-329291 ):[QUOTE]You used to play videogames all night. Your Quake prowess was unmatched; your skills at Command & Conquer unparalleled. You have a gaming history that stretches back beyond the PlayStation generation to the SNES, Megadrive, Amiga and ZX Spectrum. You were there at the dawn of gaming.Tick-tock… Time passes. You’ve quietly come […]

Which Version Of GTA IV Should You Buy?

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From kotaku.com.au (http://www.kotaku.com.au/games/2008/04/which_version_of_gta_iv_should_you_buy_we_compare_the_ps3_and_360_versions-2.html ):[QUOTE] The good news for Grand Theft Auto fans is that whatever platform you have chosen as your own, GTA IV excels on both. They are almost evenly matched, feature for feature. Gamers will have to decide which is more important to them, a slightly more technically sound experience on the PlayStation […]

Xbox Live Preps for GTA IV Server Riot

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

From kotaku.com (http://kotaku.com/383885/xbox-live-preps-for-gta-iv-server-riot ):[QUOTE]Jump ahead to next week, we have GTA IV–a game that’s so big that–we’ll let Microsoft’s General Manager of LIVE Services Operations, Derek Ingalls explain that metric:”…we are preparing for a spike that could be much larger than what we saw with the launches of Halo 3 and Activision’s “Call of Duty […]

HD DVD Fallout: Nukes 95pct of Toshiba’s Profits

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

From ap.org (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EARNS_ASIA_ELECTRONICS?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT ):[QUOTE]Japanese electronics maker Toshiba Corp. said its profit plummeted 95 percent in the January-March quarter due to costs of its exit from next-generation video HD DVD business.In Japan, Toshiba said its profit fell to 1.25 billion yen ($12 million) in the January-March quarter from 26.17 billion yen a year earlier. Revenue fell […]