Microsoft Announces a Limited Edition XBox 360 NXE Bundle

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229w ago - Today Microsoft has announced news of a new Limited Edition XBox 360 NXE Bundle, which gives you everything you need to connect to XBox LIVE.

It will be available for around €79,99 and offer access to Facebook, Twitter and Zune video with instant streaming HD movies on Xbox LIVE.

The NXE bundle includes the following four accessories:

• 3 Months Gold Membership - Experience three months of pure gold! Your Xbox LIVE® Gold membership lets you connect and play with friends around the world and watch Blockbuster HD movies. Plus, with your Gold membership you get early access to some of the best new games and content

• Wireless Network Adapter - Getting caught up in messy wires? Cut the cord by connecting quick and easily to Xbox LIVE from anywhere in the home

• 800 MS Points - Play more, save money! Update your avatar with an unique accessory or download your favourite movie or one of the many fun arcade games with free MS points

• Universal Media Remote - More remote controls than people in your living room? Manage all your home entertainment needs - including your TV, DVD player and Xbox 360 - from one handy remote control all without leaving the comfort of your sofa.
 

Sony Comments on PS3 Firmware Updates, NXE and Hulu

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249w ago - PCWorld had the opportunity to interview Sony's Director of Network Operations Eric Lempel to get answers to several topics including PS3 Firmware Updates, NXE and Hulu.

For the complete interview see the link above, but below are some excepts from it, as follows:

When asked why Sony doesn't provide more PS3 Firmware Update details on the PlayStation Blog, Lempel stated:

"Well basically in the updates that we do on the blog, it's really to tell consumers this is what you can do today with your PS3, or in the next few days when we release a firmware update.

It isn't about diving into the tech and letting them know six months from now you're going to see a game that may have better effects in a certain area because we've put this in such and such update. That's not as digestible for the majority of consumers. It just won't work."

When asked if Microsoft's NXE debut mimicked the PS3 XMB, he stated:

"You know, I didn't really think about it that way. I mean, I saw some comparisons when it came out, but that's very interesting that you say that. You know, hey, it's great, if they like our interface and want to copy it, as long as that's legal, sure. I don't really know...
 

iNXES XBox Live Friends Application: NXE in My iPhone!

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278w ago - It's a constant problem, really. You want to love your snazzy iPhone, but you just can't live without the also snazzy NXE navigation on your Xbox.

Never fear iPhone-loving Xbox 360 fanboys, because (ahem) 1337pwn.com has you covered with their new iNXES Xbox Live Friends app.

The application allows iPhone users to browse their Xbox Live friends lists just like they do on the Xbox 360. The app mimics the look of the new NXE interface and even supports Avatars.

The app also lets you check out the top Xbox Live games too. Best of all, it's free.

iPhone users should definitely check it out (link goes directly to App Store).
 

NXE Increases Active Downloads Queue From Six to Fourty

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280w ago - It has been confirmed that the New Xbox Experience increases the active downloads queue from six entries to a massive fourty.

To quote: Just a quick tidbit for you NXE-loving guys and gals out there. In my eternal thirst to find out more technical information about the NXE, I stumbled across a piece of info you might be interested in. This comes from one of the "Voices" Xbox.com pages:

"Speaking of downloads, the Active Downloads queue has been expanded from six entries to a whopping 40, making it much easier to fill your hard drive with lots of great stuff."

Most of the article rehashes the normally touted features, but I thought y'all might be interested in something a little more fresh.
 

NXE Highlights Serious XBox 360 HDD Problem

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281w ago - We love hard drives. When your home console is strapping a big arsed HDD you don't have to leave Alex Kidd on overnight, you don't have to remember sixty-two digit save passwords, and you no longer have to mourn the death of an 8 MB memory card as if it was a family member.

Make no mistake fellow gamers, hard drives rock. Even still, if you had have told us in 2005 that three years later we'd be complaining about 'only having' 20 gigs of space for our Xbox 360, we would have built a time machine to travel forwards in time to knee ourselves in the groin.

But times they do a-change, especially when you're talking storage. HDD sizes always increase at a frantic rate, and their prices can change just as quick. Just ask one of your PC gaming buddies - you know, the bloke you stay friends with because he has sixteen terabytes of porn - he'll set you straight on the virtues of having HDD space to spare.

Now that the DLC era is fully upon us, it's becoming increasingly obvious that console gamers need not only 'the Gs' to buy content, we also need to have 'the GBs' to store all of it. This is especially true with the New Xbox Experience; you know, that fancy pants dashboard update that had some mixed surprises for all of us.

On the plus side it can now reduce load times by...
 







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