How to Stream Media without Buying Any More Gear

So, you'd love to get the movies, music, and photos from your laptop to your living room, but you don't want to buy another box, right? Well, If you have a game console, you're in luck. ZOMG IT'S SOOOO EASY. » 10/18/10 1:00pm 10/18/10 1:00pm

Kinect Priced at $150 On Microsoft's Online Store

Been wondering how much Microsoft Kinect for the Xbox 360 will cost? Wonder no more, as they've slapped a $150 sign on their very own online store—though haven't exactly confirmed it publicly. » 6/22/10 4:43am 6/22/10 4:43am

Rumor: Black Xbox 360s on the Way

It's not the first time we've heard rumblings of a new Xbox 360, but apparently this time around it's pretty close to official. A store in Australia has confirmed that Microsoft reps have been showing a new line of black 360s with 120GB hard drives. Rumor has it the new 360s will also have HDMI. The black 360s will… » 2/08/07 9:15am 2/08/07 9:15am

Xbox 360 Gets a New, Quieter Drive

Good news if you're in the market for a new 360. Microsoft is putting an end to all those "my 360 is too loud" complaints. They've stopped using the Toshiba-Samsung and Hitachi-LG drives (found inside current 360s) and have started replacing them with BenQ's quieter VAD6038, which is based on a Philips design. The… » 2/06/07 9:30am 2/06/07 9:30am

PS3 a Better DVD Player Than Xbox 360?

The folks at Ars Technica have made an interesting discovery. Apparently, Sony's PS3 does a better job of playing scratched up DVDs than the Xbox 360, which spits them out the minute it notices any imperfections. I rarely use my console as my DVD player, but I have experienced the "OMG the disc won't play"… » 12/12/06 10:14am 12/12/06 10:14am

XCM Brings PC-style Gaming to Your 360

Miss using your keyboard and mouse to play first-person shooters? XCM is bringing old school PC gaming to your living room with the XFPS 360. The tiny adapter plugs into your Xbox 360's USB port and lets you connect either a USB or PS/2 keyboard and mouse directly to your system. I could never get into the keyboard… » 11/27/06 11:55am 11/27/06 11:55am

Xbox NY Party Recap


Microsoft brought its bigs guns to New York last night (including Peter Moore himself) as they taunted a crowd of energetic gamers, overweight journos, and greasy hipsters with visions of sweet HD downloads. The show had a few celebrities in the mix and our agile videographer Richard Blakeley caught some of the… » 11/07/06 6:28pm 11/07/06 6:28pm