260w ago - According to Famitsu (linked above), PlayStation 3 titles Soul Calibur and Tekken are set to receive their very own lounges in the Japanese build of Home.
They don't specify an exact date, although they do indicate Namco Bandai are also planning to sell clothing and furniture in their space.
To quote, roughly translated: Open on December 11th was the start of the test of the online service PlayStation 3 "PlayStation Home". The PlayStation 3's new "playground" in 2008 in December and from 18 vendors to participate in the collaborative content.
I will be adding new, exclusive lounge provides Namco Bandai Games. The Soul Calibur, Tekken, and the image of Ridge Racer is a new lounge, watch movies or enjoy communication. In addition, during the implementation of the current "Namco Museum BETA" arcade games available in the lounge extension.
PlayStation Home sells an item in the "marketplace", but the handling of software makers start of the item. Namco Bandai Games and software from Japan, for avatars, such as clothing and furniture to be sold.
284w ago - Per Master X of HighDefDigest, according to an ad circular from retailer K-Mart for the week beginning July 6 the Xbox 360 Premium will carry a price point of $299.99, a $50 reduction compared to the current MSRP of $349.99.
Sounds like a smart move, especially since this would go into effect the week before E3. It's unknown at this point if the Core and Elite models will receive a similar price cut as well, but I don't see why not.
If Microsoft cuts off only $20 from the Core model, it'll effectively match the price point of the Wii.
Obviously, Microsoft has yet to officially announce any price cuts, so we're filing this under rumor for now, but expect official word soon.
285w ago - The latest rumor in the soon to be released issue of EGM (August, 2008) speculates that Microsoft is set to announce a huge price cut on Xbox 360 SKU's this fall.
This rumor comes courtesy of Clinton514 @ GAF.
No other details were given, but it's a well-known fact that Microsoft is aiming to appeal to a more casual gamer market... and by dropping the 360's price by a considerable margin it seems like the most logical step.