Adios, Zune: Friendly reminder that, as of Aug. 22, the Zune Marketplace will shut down on Xbox Live, as part of the conversion from Microsoft points to local currency. If you've got Microsoft points, they won't be usable there anymore, in other words. More information is in this FAQ.
The Microsoft Store is like a Bizarro World version of an Apple Store.
Kinect may be touted as the Xbox 360's answer to motion gaming, but it's not just about making you the controller. Kinect can also let you interact with television, movies, music and the Xbox 360 like Tom Cruise in Minority Report, just without the fancy gloves.
On Monday we kicked off a short contest to give away this slick lime green, laser-etched 32GB Zune HD.
The man with one of the most impressive houses in the gaming industry now has a title to match, as Microsoft officially makes Don Mattrick the president of its Interactive Entertainment Business.
Xbox Live Gold members have been able to use Last.fm to turn their game console into a stereo. Come November, those with a Zune pass can also do the Xbox stereo thing through the Zune library.
Microsoft is looking for a few thousand folks to test out its next big Xbox Live Update. Who wants an early look at the new Xbox Live dashboard?
For £9/€10 a month, Xbox 360 owners in the UK, Spain, France and Italy will later this year get access to the Zune Marketplace.
Kinect engineer Ron Forbes demonstrated how users will navigate Xbox Live using Microsoft's motion-control system today, using a combination of movement and voice controls.
Say. It. Ain't. So. Reports indicate that J Allard, a driving force behind the design of the Xbox (and the Zune) is leaving Microsoft, after his latest dream project was binned by the company.
A large number of console hardware devices failing all at once. This sounds familiar.
Fans not opting to purchase the Limited Edition of BioShock 2 can still get their hands on music from the game, when 2K Games releases soundtrack digitally, packed with the greatest hits from the 30's, 40's and 50's.
Instant streaming in 1080p? Microsoft did warn that its new Zune video marketplace might not allow for streaming for people with slower (slow-ish?) connections. This is my low-point in my three-part preview of the 360's new November dashboard.
As with previous major updates to Xbox Live, Microsoft is offering you a chance to try out new features like Zune integration, Facebook, and Twitter before everyone else gets their grubby paws on them.
GameStop is taking preorders for the Xbox 360 Wireless N adapter, whose existence was recently confirmed, but for which no launch date was given. It ships Nov. 3, says GameStop.
The 802.11n adapter whose development Microsoft recently confirmed will cost you one benjamin. The existing 802.11g adapter will get a haircut and cost $79.99. That's according to Ars Technica's trusty, and unnamed, "Mole."
This is agonising. I mean, on the one hand, my favourite racing series of all time - Project Gotham - has a new game coming. But on the other...it's not for the Xbox 360. It's for the Zune.