Tag Archive: Microsoft


The Xbox Dashboard update came out yesterday as many of you will be aware. Already there are many problems like the inability to connect to Xbox Live.  The most serious of these problems are broken consoles. If you have a complant about the new update head to the Xbox status page.

In my opinion the new update looks sleek, it offers a new tonne of stuff and it really separates it form the Sony’s PSN system. I really like it and I really thought i wouldn’t. What do you think? And have you had any problems? Leave your answer in the comments:

Xbox sells over Thanksgiving!

Over the Thanksgiving week in America the Xbox 360 had it’s largest sales spike in the consoles 6 year history. Consumers bought some 960,000 consoles throughout the week in the US alone. 800,000 of that was in a 24 hour period. With all the new updates and releases coming out soon Microsoft have it sorted. If Xbox 360s sell the most in December this year too then the have the prestigious title of the United States most loved console 2011.

Kinect in TVs?

Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect technology looks set to appear in next generation TVs. Microsoft are keen to push the Kinect into as many living rooms as possible, even those without and Xbox 360 gaming system. Will we be seeing TVs where you swing you arm to turn on/off a TV? Or will it involve the newer voice command that the Kinect has? Microsoft is already in the stage of licensing the technology to major manufacturers like Sony. We might see the PS3 with the Kinects’ technology.

Modern Warfare 3:My Top Class (so far)

I’ve been playing MW3 for a while now and have racked up a decent play time. I’ve seen a few people’s classes and have adapted them to my liking and I now have an ultimate class (so far):

Primary: PP90M1-silencer-kick/range

Secondary: MP9-silencer

Lethal: Semtex

Tactical: Flash

Strike Package: Specialist- Slight of Hand, Quick Draw, Assasin

Perk 1: Extreme Conditioning

Perk 2: Hardline

Perk 3: Dead Silence

The idea of this class is that with your first kill of flag capture you get Slight of Hand to reload with speed. Then with your third kill of flag capture you get Quick Draw to aim down sight quicker and, or throw grenades quicker (pro-versoin required). At your fifth kill or flag capture you get Assasin to be invisable to UAVs and stay alive. Then on you seventh kill or flag capture you get all the perks in the game! You become a super soldier!

Forza 4: IGN pack

In December a Forza 4 car extension pack will be released. IGN’s and Microsoft’s team have joined forces to create a 10 car pack. The new rides include the classic 1957 Maserati 300 S. It will be released on December 6 and will cost 560 Microsoft points ($7) but if you have purchased the Forza Motorsport 4 Season Pass the pack is free! A Season Pass will cost you 2400 Microsoft points ($29.99) at Xbox live Market place. It guarantees you access to the six planned addition packs and more!

I wouldn't mind one of these beauties!

The planned cars are:

  • 2011 Monster Sport Suzuki SX4
  • 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
  • 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
  • 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-369
  • 1977 Ford Escort RS1800
  • 1981 Volkswagon Scirocco S
  • 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde
  • 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT
  • 2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4
  • 1957 Maserati 300 S

Xbox: Dashboard Update

The New Design - Looking good!

The next annual November Xbox Dashboard update is said to be more than routine. For starters your interface will change, getting a ‘new’ look. Most of us will hate it at first, as you do, but I hope it will be worth while. What may prove most interesting is what the new Dashboard will bring to the table. You may have seen the vast amount of TV broadcasters Microsoft have signed to bring your TV fix. The likes of YouTube and Bing have been accommodated in the new Dash. The new Dash is thought to have a ‘App’ tab to bring a third-party to the Marketplace – reminds me of the Apple ‘App Store’, surely Microsoft aren’t copying Apple? Will these ‘Apps’ be played on though, I mean with the vast amount of Games out there do we really need ‘Apps’?

The Kinect will be integrated within the Dash aswell – Bing will have complete voice control and gestures will be used to cycle through the Dash menu. Finally Microsoft are using their inventions. The update is dated on November 15th 2011 but looks more November 25th 2011.

Xbox 720?

Xbox 720, future advertising?

We all know another Microsoft console is coming. We don’t know when or what it will be called. However in ‘Real Steel’s trailer you can clearly see the Xbox 720 advertising high in the stands. The latest rumours suggest that it will be unveiled at E3 2012 but newer reports make it look more 2013! Some say EA already has next-generation console technology, EA denies these claims. Microsoft also pass no-comment on all these rumours. If the release of the Xbox 720 is in late 2013 then it will coincide with the predicted 2014 release of the ‘Unreal Engine 4’.