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announced news of what they call the Extreme Gamer XG 10 Disc Changer for streaming video games on PS3, XBox 360 and the Nintendo Wii consoles.
Below are some additional details, to quote: "Physical media might lend itself well to the used games market (well, usually), but it does have a distinct disadvantage over digital purchases: you still have to get up and change that disc.
It's a minor annoyance, but apparently enough of one to spark the creation of the Exeo Entertainment Extreme Gamer XG 10, an Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 compatible game jukebox with room for ten retail titles. Unlike other Xbox 360 disc changers, however, this one won't void your warranty.
According to Exeo Entertainment, the Extreme Gamer pipes disc data to the console through USB or ethernet ports. The operation sounds a little fishy, but Exeo Entertainment assured us the device is on the up and up - console makers allow it to function because the data is processed on the console itself.
It's a neat trick, but it does seem a little late, considering the stars of this year's E3. The company told us it's aware of this, and is already planning to build a next-gen successor. Timetable? Just as soon as they can get their hands on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4."
Extreme Gamer Features
The Extreme Gamer is a multi-disc device that allows the consumer to load ten video games at a time into our console. The Extreme Gamer uses copyright protected software to relay information between our device and the gamer’s existing gaming console via ethernet or USB connection. Games will function as they always have except when it’s time to change or switch games.
The gamer will no longer have to physically remove the game that is being played, insert a new game. The Extreme Gamer will provide the ability to switch between games via our on-screen menu. Our interactive menu shows the gamer what games are loaded and allows them to easily switch between games without having to physically remove the game, and insert a new game.
- Patent pending technology
- Copyright protected software
- 10 disc slot load model
- Easy to use, integrated on-screen menu
- Versions available for: PlayStation ( future versions X-Box and Nintendo Wii)
- Bluetooth optional connection
- Blu-ray technology
- Increased storage capacity – A developer’s dream!