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Microsoft announces subscription-based Xbox 360

Microsoft has announced the world's first game console with subscription-based pricing, making the Xbox 360 more accessible to those interested in gaming on a budget. The new package will cost US$99 up front, with a two-year contract of $15 a month, much like your average cell phone contract. This is an entirely untested price model for videogame consoles, and may prove to be a stroke of genius for Microsoft, whose Xbox 360 is closing in on its seventh anniversary. A new price model could breathe life into the system for years to come.Read More

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GAEMS G155 case keeps your console protected and ready to play

Home video game consoles can provide endless entertainment, but sadly aren't the most portable of devices and can be fairly fragile to boot. Traveling gamers know what a pain it can be to try and haul gaming equipment around for long trips, and that's without trying to find a TV to use wherever they go. GAEMS, Inc. may have a solution, though, with its rugged G155 case that can secure an Xbox 360 or PS3 along with the provided HD LED screen in one tidy, portable package.Read More

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Turbo Fire EVO Wireless Xbox Controller with cheat-friendly LCD display

Online gamers not wanting to rely purely on skill to outplay opponents now have a cheat-friendly Xbox 360 controller to add to their arsenal. The Turbo Fire EVO Wireless Controller from U.K.-based video game accessory maker Datel packs a 1.7-inch LCD display - sorry, “Combat Command LCD interface” - that makes it easy to fine-tune settings during gameplay.Read More

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Speedlink launches PC/PS3/Xbox 360-friendly XANTHOS Gaming Headset

After investing in a powerful gaming computer for yourself and a console for the family, you may not have enough cash left to grab yourself a set of Tiamat 7.1 or Psyko 5.1 gaming headphones to allow the game to continue while others are gathered around the TV. Speedlink has just announced a possible solution to your cashflow woes - the new XANTHOS Stereo Console Gaming Headset is not only compatible with three gaming platforms, there's a handy fold-away microphone boom for in-game chat.Read More

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Microsoft unveils Xbox 360 Wireless Speed Wheel

Perhaps Microsoft's employees responsible for product naming don't drive very often, given that they call this cordless gaming accessory a "wheel". For racing fans who own an Xbox 360, however, the arrival of the Wireless Speed Wheel is good news, as there aren't many driving controllers for the Microsoft console on the market. This one's price tag is pretty decent, too.Read More

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Xbox 360 to get voice search, YouTube and more live TV

Voice interface has been on the market for some time, but probably never on such a large scale as announced by Microsoft on Monday during its E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference in Los Angeles. Improvements soon to be brought to Xbox Live include much more live TV and full YouTube access, all easily voice searched via Kinect and the Bing search engine. There's also something for mixed martial arts fans.Read More

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Ubisoft's Rocksmith wants to teach you to play a real guitar

One of the big criticisms leveled at rhythm-based guitar games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band was that they don’t actually teach you to play guitar. Ignoring the fact that this was never the intention of the games and not necessarily a bad thing ... it’s true. With the curtain recently brought down on the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, Ubisoft has stepped onto the stage with Rocksmith – the first videogame that lets players use any real guitar and is designed to teach them how to actually play it.Read More

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Pimp your controller and smite your foes with the N-Control Avenger

Those that think video game controllers are already complicated enough with their array of joysticks, direction pads, face buttons and triggers might balk at the sight of the N-Control Avenger but, despite its imposing appearance, the device is actually designed to make accessing a controller’s various buttons easier and faster. Not only that, the device allows users to customize hair triggers and reach all a controllers face buttons with the exception of the A button without taking their thumbs off the analogue sticks.Read More

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