Category Archives: Xbox 360

Price change for Xbox LIVE Gold subscription

 

As of November 1, 2010 there will be a price increase for Xbox LIVE Gold subscription in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom or the United States.

Amazon.com have a promotion now which let you get 1 year Live Subscription Gold Card for US$39.94 instead of the new price $59.99 from November 1.

Under is a table with the prices that are effected.

 Source: MajorNelson.com

E3 2010: Microsoft Press Conference

Microsoft held their press conference on Monday June 14, the day before E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) started.

It was not what I hoped for. They startet with showing trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops, Gears of War 3, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Halo: Reach and Fable III. And the rest of the show was for their Project Natal, no renamed Kinect.

Kinect is a new pherepial for Xbox 360 which will let you use your body as a controller. It have multiple sensors registrating your movements. It can be described as a cross between Wii and the EyeToy. What they showed, Nintendo did years ago. To me it’s almost the samething, but in a new wrapping. You don’t use a controller, but your body. Under you can se some of the demoes showed at the press conference.

Kinect Sports gives you bowling, ping-pong, track & field, boxing, volleyball and soccer. Very much like Wii Sport.

Kinectimals is a pet simulator ala Nintendogs. 40 types of wild cats are available among lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, black panther and bobcat cubs.

 With Your Shape Kinetc you can exercise.

They also introduced the new Xbox 360 “Slim”. A smaller Xbox with 250GB harddrive and built-in WiFi. The price is $299 and it’s available now.

Xbox 360 will support USB storage

The Xbox 360 will get a small firmware update on April 6th. The new feature will be to use a USB flash drive as a memory card for the Xbox 360 to storing profiles, game saves and demos. How ever, there are some limitations. Only up to 16GB of the flash drive will be allocated for the 360 and you can only two USB devices assosiated with one Xbox 360.

The original Memory Unit will probably be faced out. They where expencive compared to the cost/space of a flash drive.

A quote from MajorNelson.com:

We’ve also enhanced the memory management functions, so you’ll be able to have better control on what you want to copy or move between storage devices.

A couple of points:

  • You can have 2 devices connected to the console at a time, enabling up to 32GB of simultaneous storage.
  • The system won’t just configure the device once it is connected to the console. You’ll need to head to the memory area in system settings, select your USB Device, and choose from Configure Now (Format and Configure the Full Device), or Customize (you can choose how much memory you want configured for Xbox360 from the free space on the device.)

 

Microsoft have also partnered with SanDisk to release a Xbox 360 branded flash drive, but I guess that it will cost much more than a regular flash drive that work just fine.

Pictures bellow is taken from Major Nelson’s Flickr.

 

Norwegian Game Award – Gullstikka 2009

The Norwegian Game Award – Gullstikka 2009 – was held in Oslo tonight. Under you will see all the nomenies, winners are marked in bold text.

The big winner was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with five awards.

Best Racing game:

  • Colin McRae Dirt 2
  • Forza Motorsport 3
  • Need For Speed Shift
  • Need For Speed Nitro

Best Sports game:

  • FIFA 10
  • Football Manager 2010
  • NHL 10
  • Wii Sports Resort

Best Action game:

  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Adventure/RPG:

  • Borderlands
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Sherlock Holmes vs Jack The Ripper

Open Class:

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica
  • The Sims 3
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Tekken 6

Best Platformer:

  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
  • Little Big Planet
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

Best Childrens game:

  • Knerten Spillet
  • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues
  • Mini Ninjas
  • New Super Mario Bros Wii

Best game with Norwegian language:

  • Buzz Norgesmester
  • Little Big Planet PSP
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
  • The Sims 3

Critics Award:

  • Batman Arkham Asylum
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best PC game:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Sims 3

Best Console game:

  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • New Super Mario Bros Wii
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Handheld game:

  • Gran Turismo PSP
  • GTA: Chinatown Wars
  • Little Big Planet PSP
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Game of the Year:

  • Assassins Creed 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Dragon Age Origins
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Online site:

  • Gamer.no
  • Gamereactor.no
  • Spill.no
  • Spillmagasinet.no

Årets Ildsjel:

  • Bernt Erik Sandnes
  • Kim «Iterium» Uri (MW2.no)
  • Petter Røisland (FM Norge)
  • Vegard Skjefstad (The Gathering)

Best Retailer:

  • Gamestop Karl Johan
  • Gamezone Kristiansand
  • Spaceworld Megastore Oslo
  • Spaceworld Strømmen

Best Downloable game:

  • Battlefield 1943
  • Shadow Complex
  • Tales of Monkey Island
  • Trials HD

Best Strategy:

  • Anno 1404
  • Empire Total War
  • Halo Wars
  • Warhammer 40 000: Dawn of War II

Best Multiplayer game:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • FIFA 10
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • New Super Mario Bros wii

Best Cellphone game:

  • Beneath A Steel Sky (iPhone)
  • Flight Control (IPhone)
  • Modern Combat: Sandstorm (iPhone)
  • Secret of Monkey Island SE (iPhone)

Gullstikka translates to something like The Golden Stick.