Just another reason for my boyfriend to hurry up and get that Xbox 360 — as if Rock Band wasn’t enough.
Microsoft has just announced a deal that will allow Xbox 360 Live Gold users to play streaming video from their Netflix queues for no extra charge. They will also be able to share and watch the movies with the rest of their friends in their Live party.
I think this is rather big news — and a big partnership. Just another step towards what I envision to be the future, one device for all media and uses — a combo game player/computer/TV/phone/media center.
I comb far and wide to find the most bizarre videos for you…
Not a big Quake III fan, but just the first-person sensation of rifling (literally) through a 3-dimensional mock-up of the Simpsons house gave me chills.
In what is becoming a trend in “self-help” video game (see Wii Fit), the Nintendo DS handheld will come out with Allan Carr’s Easyway To Stop Smoking.
The game will coach “players” to stop smoking and to keep track of their progress. Easyway To Stop Smoking is based on a successful book that has been read by over 10 million people.
The game is set to be released this September.
Not happy about this new game:
(via The Escapist)
You will soon be able to add that crucial touch of realism to your Rock Band sessions with the Rock Band Stage Kit, due out in August. Sing that Coheed and Cambria song — you know the one — with strobe lights and “smoke” bouncing off your bad self.
The Rock Band Stage Kit will set you back $99.
Is Xbox live cracking down on specifically “gay” gamertags?
When the user ‘theGAYERgamer’ had his name banned, he cried foul and wondered if it had to do with the sexual orientation implied in the gamertag.
A spokesperson for Xbox insisted, however, that at issue was the sexual nature of the name, not homosexuality itself:
(via Computer and Video Games)