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Has the XBox 360 Console Accepted its Defeat in 2009?

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283w ago - Xbox 360 has been more successful than PlayStation 3 in the last 2 years, dominating in both hardware and software sales... but 2009 has been dry for Xbox 360.

According to a series of recent reports by the research group DFC Intelligence, the game industry is poised to see enormous overall growth in 2009.

DFC estimates that the videogame market will swell to $47 billion, a 42 percent increase over the $33 billion generated by the industry in 2006. That forecast includes revenue from videogame hardware and software sales.

PlayStation 3's exclusive line-up this year is great, and is already helping Sony with some decent sales, but Microsoft seems to be doing nothing in order to get their share from that $47 billion as there is no 360 exclusive sure to make a splash this year.

I think Microsoft is already too late, even if they unveil some exclusives or yet another batch of paid-for exclusive DLC's they won't be able to release them this year.

I am sure Microsoft has some aces up their sleeves, but shouldn't they be rolled out by now? Share your thoughts below.
 

ABGX360 v1.0.1 is Now Available for XBox 360 Console Users

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286w ago - Seacrest recently released an updated version of his excellent ABGX360 app wich will be "THE Ultimate Tool" for Xbox 360 ISOs and Stealth files.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] [Mirror]

Changes affecting all platforms:

• Added PFI/Video exceptions for "Disney Sing It: High School Musical 3 - Senior Year" and "Monsters vs. Aliens"

• Added support for new PFI/Video exceptions to be quickly added (and existing ones removed if necessary) via updates to abgx360.dat

• Fixed a bug which caused a blank or incomplete .dvd file to be considered valid

• GUI font size is now adjusted at runtime to prevent cut off text on some systems

Changes affecting Linux/BSD:

• Fixed a bug on 64 bit systems which made it impossible to add SplitVid

• GUI "Maximize it" option now works with latest xterm

• Numerous small changes to eliminate errors and warnings on latest gcc/g++
 

Rumor: Is Microsoft Scrapping the XBox 360 Elite Console?

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289w ago - Several sites are reporting that Microsoft is planning to get rid of the Xbox 360 Elite, with only Limited Edition game-themed models coming with 120GB of storage.

The recession and lowered prices of the other SKU's have allegedly been contributing factors towards this change.

To quote: Necessity dictates that if you're an Xbox lover and fan of HD downloads, then the Xbox 360 Elite is the only way forward. But it seems that all is not well with the most expensive of Microsoft's hub, with reports emerging that the console is about to get a dose of the Red Rings of Death.

According to [Register or Login to view links], the top end console is going to be killed off in its everyday incarnation, with only limited edition, game themed models coming with 120GB of on board storage.

Word is that the recession, coupled with knockdown prices for the Arcade and Pro versions, is causing the £230 console to pile up in stores the world over.

Microsoft is planning an Official announcement in the next fortnight, with those after more storage for XBLA and movie extras being offered bigger upgrade drives instead.
 

Resident Evil 5 for Microsoft's XBox 360 Console is Leaked Online

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289w ago - Just like Halo Wars, the highly anticipated Resident Evil 5 has now been leaked online for the Microsoft XBox 360 console.

The game is set to release at retail on Friday the 13th March, so the leak is 10 days early, bad news for Capcom indeed.

The US release (which is region free) was leaked by the group "KFC", and again weighs in at about 7gb.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Developers/Publishers and Reviewers need to have tighter security when it comes to these games gettting leaked.

Feel free to share your comments below, or thoughts on it if you have gave it a try and don't mind admitting it.
 

Microsoft Announces Red Resident Evil 5 XBox 360 LE Console

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290w ago - Looks like that red Resident Evil 5 Xbox 360 bundle wasn't just some tripped out figment of your imagination.

Just moments ago, the package popped up for Xbox Live subscribers, detailing a handsome red Xbox 360 Elite with a 120GB hard drive, Resident Evil 5, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and a few other odds and ends (like a handful of cables).

According to the German press release, the limited edition bundle will hit Europe on March 13th for €299. Those interested can pre-order the kit from [Register or Login to view links] for $399 US.

Press Release: Microsoft Announces Exclusive Red Xbox 360® Resident Evil Limited Edition Console

In celebration of the landmark "Resident Evil" franchise coming to Xbox 360 for the first time, Microsoft unveiled today an Xbox 360® Resident Evil Limited Edition Console Bundle.

Available the same day "Resident Evil 5" ships to store shelves, Friday, 13th March, Xbox 360 fans will be able to pick up the bundle featuring an exclusive red Xbox 360 from select retailers.

Fans will enjoy the same premium Xbox 360 Elite experience at an even greater value with a copy of "Resident Evil 5," matching Limited Edition red Wireless Controller,...
 
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