Entries in 'Xbox' (907)

Risk to invade XBLA

Risk to invade XBLA

Due for release some time in early 2010, the game includes “outlandish factions, a unique art style, new gameplay twists and off-beat humour”. It is being geared both towards fans ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 2:12PM in News
Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

Bach: Xbox not yet at mid-age

As Xbox 360 enters its fifth year on the market in times past we would typically be bracing ourselves for the arrival of its successor – but Microsoft reckons that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 1:27PM in News
Natal and Wand to reach beyond Wii

Natal and Wand to reach beyond Wii

In an exclusive interview with MCV, EA Europe’s senior VP Jens Uwe Intat has claimed that the upcoming Xbox 360 Natal and PS3 Motion Controller will reach audiences left untouched ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2010 at 12:05PM in News
Serious Sam HD hits XBL this week

Serious Sam HD hits XBL this week

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has announced that this week’s Xbox Live Arcade release will be Croteam’s frivolous first person shooter Serious Sam HD.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 5:09PM in News

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JAPAN: N3II dated

JAPAN: N3II dated

The official Ninety-Nine Nights II website has confirmed that the hack ‘n’ slash sequel, or N3II to use its abbreviation, will be released in Japan on Xbox 360 this spring.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 12:23PM in News
Xbox 360 and PS3 buck ’09 dip

Xbox 360 and PS3 buck ’09 dip

In a year that saw most sectors of the UK video games market suffer year-on-year declines, both the Xbox 360 and PS3 have emerged as the real winners of the ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 12:00PM in News
Natal to sell ‘millions’ this Xmas

Natal to sell ‘millions’ this Xmas

Microsoft’s director of product management Aaron Greenberg has predicted that Xbox 360 Natal will sell “millions” of units upon its launch in the latter stages of this year.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 11:57AM in News
Halo 3 most played XBL title in 2009

Halo 3 most played XBL title in 2009

Microsoft’s Major Nelson has released the 2009 Xbox Live Charts, and they show that Bungie’s Halo 3 has managed to pip Activision’s trio of popular Call of Duty titles to ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 11th 2010 at 10:48AM in News

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Left 4 Dead 2 open to Silver XBL members

Left 4 Dead 2 open to Silver XBL members

Microsoft has confirmed that Silver members of Xbox Live will be granted access to the multiplayer features of EA’s Left 4 Dead 2 next weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 8th 2010 at 3:44PM in News
Xbox Game Room detailed

Xbox Game Room detailed

Further to its CES reveal of Xbox Live Game Room, a virtual and social games hub, Microsoft has outlined its three-pronged payment strategy for the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 5:06PM in News
Xbox 360 sales hit 39m

Xbox 360 sales hit 39m

As part of its many announcements at America’s technology showcase CES, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer has confirmed that Xbox 360 has now sold 39m units worldwide since its arrival in 2005.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 9:44AM in News
Xbox Live Game Room revealed

Xbox Live Game Room revealed

One of the more surprising announcements to emerge from CES 2010 was Microsoft’s reveal of what it is calling Xbox Live Game Room – a virtual meeting place for friends ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2010 at 9:37AM in News

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No surprise as Microsoft leak confirms 2010 Natal

No surprise as Microsoft leak confirms 2010 Natal

A Microsoft slip-up has accidentally released a CES video which confirms Microsoft's Natal controller will launch later this year - as MCV revealed in November.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jan 6th 2010 at 11:44PM in News
360 overtakes Wii in UK software sales

360 overtakes Wii in UK software sales

Sales of Xbox 360 overtook those of Wii in the UK last year, making Microsoft’s console the top grossing format in software terms in the UK in 2009.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 5:11PM in News
Now Capcom questions Wii viability

Now Capcom questions Wii viability

Japanese publisher Capcom believes that future growth in the current generation of consoles will be focused on the Xbox 360 and PS3, stating that it intends to pump fewer resources ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 6th 2010 at 1:04PM in News
JAPAN: Wii pips PS3 in annual sales race

JAPAN: Wii pips PS3 in annual sales race

Having been neck and neck through much of the year in the Japanese video games market, hardware sales figures from Enterbrain suggest that Nintendo’s Wii managed to lurch ahead in ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2010 at 12:20PM in News

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Xbox ultimatum for Zac Efron

Xbox ultimatum for Zac Efron

Gaming is once again at the centre of a high-profile celebrity split story with news that High School Musical star Zac Efron’s gaming addiction has landed him in the dog ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 3:17PM in News
Xbox Live coming to Windows Mobile

Xbox Live coming to Windows Mobile

Microsoft is planning to ramp up its mobile gaming activities, tying Windows Mobile into its Xbox Live community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 4th 2010 at 9:30AM in News
Vagrant Story confirmed for PSN

Vagrant Story confirmed for PSN

Publisher Square Enix has confirmed that fan favourite PSOne RPG Vagrant Story will be released on the PlayStation Network in PAL regions on December 22nd.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 4:55PM in News
Sony: Natal can’t match PS3 wand

Sony: Natal can’t match PS3 wand

Ahead of the year that will see all three platform holders take to the motion-control battleground, Sony America’s head of PlayStation marketing John Koller has boldly predicted that neither Nintendo’s ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2009 at 11:35AM in News
Retailers slash £50 off Xbox 360

Retailers slash £50 off Xbox 360

With the clock ticking on the rapid approach to Christmas retailers are stepping up their efforts to capture as much consumer spend as they can before the festive spend dries ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 16th 2009 at 5:11PM in News
Mamba Games dates H1 2010 titles

Mamba Games dates H1 2010 titles

UK publisher Mamba Games has named its software selection for the first half of 2010, and it’s cult indie PC hit Machinarium – which will be released at retail on ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2009 at 5:34PM in News
2K announces Spec-Ops: the Line

2K announces Spec-Ops: the Line

Take Two label 2K Games has revealed that developer Yager is currently hard at work on third person shooter Spec Ops: The Line for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2009 at 4:34PM in News
UFC 2010 revealed, dated

UFC 2010 revealed, dated

Publisher THQ has officially lifted the lid on the next instalment on its not-WWE fighting franchise, UFC 2010 Undisputed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
PS3 gets Metacritic 2009 gong

PS3 gets Metacritic 2009 gong

Reviews aggregation site Metacritic has revealed its 2009 Game Platform Power Rankings charts, and it’s the PS3 that has emerged as this year’s champion.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 14th 2009 at 10:42AM in News