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Looking Back: How Xbox 360 Launched

Still remember how the Xbox 360 launched in the US? Here are some details.

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Xbox Live Marketplace Doing Fine

Xbox Live Marketplace is doing insanely well! 50% of Xbox 360 owners are connecting to Live, and 85% of those are downloading the content off the marketplace, be that demos, trailers, music videos and tonnes more.

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Rainbow Six: Vegas Announced for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

The newest sequel for Rainbow Six franchise, Vegas has been confirmed by Ubisoft. The game will be aiming new generation console platforms – Xbox 360 and PS3. Shipping is scheduled for Fall ’06.

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Xbox 360 Hacked To Play DVD±R Discs

A video has been posted on the web that appears to confirm claims that the Xbox 360′s anti-hack security system has been hacked. The video shows a console with its lid off playing a copy of a game.

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Xbox Live To Feature Artists Of Epic Records

Microsoft and Epic Records forged a deal to highlight up-and-coming artists on the Epic label on Xbox Live, the online component of the software company’s gaming platform. One artist will be showcased each month for one year.

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Stream Media From WinXP To Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 has Windows Media Extender technology built-in, which means it can read music, pictures, video and even television from your Windows Media Center 2005 PC, or music and pictures from a regular XP (Professional Edition or Home Edition) Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later machine.

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Microsoft’s 5000th Patent: Allowing Users To Spectate Other Players Through Live

Microsoft has been granted the patent that gives Xbox 360 users access to watch other gamers compete against each other over Xbox Live. The 5000th patent logged by Microsoft will allow people to spectate a live Xbox 360 game just like they would a sporting event broadcast on TV.

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