Category Archives: Microsoft

The new Xbox Live update in video (Joystiq.com)

The Xbox 360 Dashboard will get a new update on August 11, and will have some new features. You could apply for an early preview and some at Joystiq.com got one and made a video of the new update. I wasn’t able to apply this time since I’m on holiday, but August is not that far away.

Play-Asia.com: Best selling games – Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Here is the best selling games on Play-Asia.com as of Tuesday July 7th, 2009.

Top 5 – Xbox 360

  1. Prototype
  2. Fight Night Round 4
  3. F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
  4. Prince of Persia
  5. Red Faction: Guerrilla

Top 5 – Wii

  1. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii MotionPlus)
  2. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes
  3. Wii Sports Resort (with Wii MotionPlus)
  4. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (w/ Motion Plus Bundle)
  5. Resident Evil Archives: Resident Evil

Top 5 – DS

  1. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  2. Phantasy Star Zero
  3. Pokemon Heart Gold
  4. Pokemon Soul Silver
  5. Super Robot Taisen K

Top 5 – Playstation 3

  1. Demon’s Souls
  2. inFAMOUS
  3. Prototype
  4. Hakuna Matata (English / Korean Version)
  5. Fight Night Round 4

Top 5 – PSP

  1. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
  2. Pump It Up EXCEED Portable
  3. Bleach: Heat the Soul 6
  4. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  5. Fate/Unlimited Codes Portable

Amazon.com: Best selling games – Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Here is the best selling games on Amazon.com as of Tuesday July 7th, 2009.

Top 5 – Wii

  1. Wii MotionPlus
  2. Wii Fit
  3. Wii Sports Resort
  4. Mario Super Sluggers
  5. EA Sports Active

Top 5 – DS

  1. Mario Kart
  2. The Legendary Starfy
  3. New Super Mario Bros.
  4. Pokemon Platinum
  5. Professor Layton and the Curious Village

Top 5 – Xbox 360

  1. Gears of War 2
  2. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Limited Edition
  3. NCAA Football 10
  4. Fight Night: Round 4
  5. Halo 3: ODST

Top 5 – Playstation 3

  1. Infamous
  2. Fight Night: Round 4
  3. Grand Theft Auto IV
  4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  5. NCAA Football 10

Top 5 – PSP

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  2. God of War Chains of Olympus
  3. Dissidia Final Fantasy
  4. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
  5. Rock Band Unplugged

Amazon.co.uk: Best selling games – Tuesday July 7th, 2009

Here is the best selling games on Amazon.co.uk as of Tuesday July 7th, 2009.

Top 10 – Wii

  1. EA Sports Active: Personal Trainer
  2. Wii Fit
  3. Mario Kart with Wii Wheel
  4. My Fitness Coach
  5. Wii Sports Resort (w/Wii MotionPlus)
  6. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  7. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
  8. EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis
  9. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
  10. MySims: Kingdom

Top 10 – DS

  1. Professor Layton and The Curious Village
  2. Pokemon Platinum
  3. Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
  4. Classic Word Games
  5. Mystery Case Files: Millionheir
  6. Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force
  7. Mario Kart DS
  8. New Super Mario Bros.
  9. Lego Battles
  10. Bratz Girls Really Rock

Top 10 – Xbox 360

  1. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  2. Halo 3: ODST
  3. Prototype
  4. Gears of War 2
  5. FIFA 09
  6. Call of Duty: World at War
  7. UFC 2009: Undisputed
  8. Fable II
  9. Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
  10. Grand Theft Auto IV

Top 10 – Playstation 3

  1. inFamous
  2. Call Of Juarez: Bound In Blood
  3. Red Faction: Guerrilla
  4. LittleBigPlanet
  5. Killzone 2
  6. Prototype
  7. UFC 2009: Undisputed
  8. Virtua Tennis 2009
  9. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Game
  10. Dead Space

Top 10 – PSP

  1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
  2. FIFA 09
  3. Virtua Tennis 3
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009
  5. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories – Platinum Edition
  6. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen – The Game
  7. LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
  9. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
  10. Daxter – Platinum Edition

The History of Microsoft – 1993

This time, The History of Microsoft have come to 1993. Quote taken from the Channel9.net, where you also can find all the other episodes:

For Microsoft, 1993 is a stellar year as we introduce Microsoft Encarta, the first multimedia encyclopedia designed for a computer. The Microsoft BallPoint Mouse is launched into Space and Microsoft reports that the number of licensed users of Microsoft Windows now totals more than 25 million, making it the most popular graphical operating system in the world.

Tetris – The 25th Anniversary

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Alexey Pajitnov is the great inventor of Tetris, one of the most played game. The game have made a great sucess across many gameplatform. You can play it on almost every gamingdevice ever made. One of the reason for the great sucess is that the game came packed in with Nintendo’s GameBoy when that handheld was launched 20 years ago. The game sold 35 million copies for GameBoy.

So this is Tetris 25th Anniversary, the game was made on June 6, 1984.

Gametrailers.com: Tetris – The 25th Anniversary

E3 ’09 – Microsoft Press Conference live blogging

I will try to do a live blogging of the Microsoft Press Conference in Los Angeles. Watching it live online, and will try to write what I manage.

They start off with showing The Beatles Rock Band.

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Star enter the stage.

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John Sheapard, vise president of Microsoft enters.

Tony Hawk comes in showing an talking about a new skateboard controller for the new Tony Hawk Ride.

They playing Modern Warfare 2.

 They showing Final Fantasy XIII which will come to Xbox 360 sping 2010.

Epic showing Shadow Complex fow Xbox Live Arcade. It will launch this summer.

Joyride is a free game, you can share track with each other.

Splinter Cell: Conviction trailer, also demoing the game.

 Forza Motosport 3 trailer showing. It will have over 400 cars. The game also comes with an video-editor. Ships in October.

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 Joe Staten enters showing Halo 3 ODST. September 22 worldwide. Bungie also announced Halo Reach for Fall 2010.

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Remedy enters: Alan Wake. Demoing Alan Wake. Looks cool. Will be released in Spring 2010.

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Music is coming to Xbox Live thourgh Last.FM. It will be free later this year worldwide for Gold Members.

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They will update the Netflix on Xbox. Zune Video store: 1080p, viewed instantly, doubling available countries for the service.

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Partnership withFacebook on 360. Nice, Facebook on Xbox 360. You will also be able to use Twitter on Xbox. It wil come this Fall.

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Metal Gear Solid is coming to Xbox 360. They show the trailer for MGS – Rising.

 A new way to controll games – No Controller. Recognice 3d-movements, face recognition, voice recognition. It’s called Natal

Steven Spielberg enters.

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Kudo Tsunoda, creative director of Project Natal, is showing demo on stage. Facerecognition logs you in. Full body motion detection. Use your hand to navigate the Dashboard. You can movie in 3D-space and the device will detect your movement. Full body tracking. Will also work with multiplayer.

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Paint Party demo – You can paint just using you hands and say the colour you want to use.

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Peter Molyneux from Lionhead shows a new demo using Natal. Interacting with a virtual character.

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That’s it!