XBLA Becoming a Little Less . . . Human

Thanks to the beatdown Silicon Knights took in the courtroom versus Epic Games, Silicon Knights had to destroy all copies of Too Human. That might explain why it is no longer available on Xbox Live’s Games on Demand service.

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Free Xbox 360 for Everybody! Sort of…

Perhaps sensing the oncoming tide of the “new” console generation, Microsoft has decided to give out free Xbox 360s… to people who already have them. Xbox 360 users have been reporting of receiving a new Xbox 360 (seen above) for being one of their “most valued members.”

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The Force is Not Strong With This One

Microsoft and LucasArts have confirmed the postponement of Kinect Star Wars. The game was announced and displayed at E3 during Microsoft’s heavily Kinect focused media briefing. Kinect Star Wars was schedule to be released during the holiday season.

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Internet Rumor Mill: Microsoft Merging with Sony for Next Gen Console?

Yes its true, or at least it would be if both companies had completely lost their minds and/or their desire to make money.

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Microsoft Announces Special Skull for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Preorders

It has been ten years since Master Chief first crash landed on the Halo ring, and now ten years later…he is again crashing into that same ring? That’s right, as I am sure every Halo fan out there already knows, Halo: Combat Evolved is being given the HD treatment and will be re-released this November as Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary.

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Internet Rumor Mill: Windows 8 to Play 360 Games?

The Internet is buzzing today about a rumor that Microsoft is developing Windows 8 to be able to run Xbox 360 games. While there is little information on the specifics of this rumor, it is claimed that an insider source at Microsoft has confirmed that for a subscription fee, just as with Xbox Live, consumers will be able to play their 360 games through their PC’s.

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European Board Game Preventing Double Fine’s Trenched From Being Published In Europe

Let me guess. You’re in Europe, and you’re wondering why Double Fine Studio’s latest downloadable title, Trenched still hasn’t come out yet. As it turns out, the title Trenched conflicts with an existing IP going by the name “Trench,” a board game designed by Rui Alípio Monteiro who intends to make a video game version of his board game.

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OnLive Talking With Microsoft And Sony About Possible Collaboration

Out of all the gaming services out there, OnLive probably has the most unique service of the bunch. Utilizing Cloud computing technology, a low end pc could conceivably play games that would require a much higher end pc as long as it has a solid internet connection. Normally their service is available through a downloadable application for PCs and Macs, but they do sell the MicroConsole which is nothing but a small box that processes the controller inputs to send to the cloud and outputs whatever image it receives from the cloud. Although OnLive has been practically giving away these MicroConsoles, they are currently in talks with Sony and Microsoft to possibly use their respective consoles as gateways for OnLive’s service.

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New Firmware Update Causing Troubles For Certain Xbox 360s

A recent firmware upgrade has been causing a big problem with some 360 consoles. It’s rendering them unable to read retail discs. Microsoft is offering what is actually a very awesome fix for this problem.

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Kinect Sells Over 10M Units

It would seem that the Kinect is really connecting with gamers. Guinness World Records has named the Kinect the fastest selling consumer electronic device in a 60-day period. The Kinect was said to have sold about 8 million units, or 133,333 units per day during the span of November 4, 2010 and January 3, 2010.

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