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Xbox 360 S 4GB Internal Memory PCB Pictures and 4GB vs 250GB
(via Xbox Scene) - We received pictures from an "X-Scene friend" of the 4GB internal memory in the new Xbox 360 'S' 4GB model. Unlike the old 'Arcade' units the memory is no longer located directly on the motherboard, but instead Microsoft uses a small addon-on PCB with a 4GB flash memory unit [3.
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Xbox 360 S 4GB Internal Memory PCB Pictures and 4GB vs 250GB
(via Xbox Scene) - We received pictures from an "X-Scene friend" of the 4GB internal memory in the new Xbox 360 'S' 4GB model. Unlike the old 'Arcade' units the memory is no longer located directly on the motherboard, but instead Microsoft uses a small addon-on PCB with a 4GB flash memory unit [3.
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Kinect beta kits going out, Dashboard update live for participants
(via Xbox Scene) - From joystiq.com (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/26/sources-kinect-beta-kits-going-out-dashboard-update-live-for-p/ ): That email purportedly sent out by Microsoft a couple weeks back inviting its recipients into a Kinect beta program? Yeah -- it was legit. Joystiq has received corroborating evidence confirming the program, including pictures of the promised Kinect-enabled Dashboard update running on a participant's retail console.
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Kinect beta kits going out, Dashboard update live for participants
(via Xbox Scene) - From joystiq.com (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/26/sources-kinect-beta-kits-going-out-dashboard-update-live-for-p/ ): That email purportedly sent out by Microsoft a couple weeks back inviting its recipients into a Kinect beta program? Yeah -- it was legit. Joystiq has received corroborating evidence confirming the program, including pictures of the promised Kinect-enabled Dashboard update running on a participant's retail console.
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Xbox Live Voice Chat Quality to Improve: Better Codec
(via Xbox Scene) - From eurogamer.net (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-26-xbox-headset-sound-quality-to-improve ): The quality of sound that comes through Xbox 360 headsets will be significantly improved when Microsoft updates the Xbox 360 this Fall. The refresh, designed to coincide with the launch of Kinect, will upgrade the codec and audio infrastructure that underpins the quality of voice communication from Xbox 360 to Xbox 360, and should make for clear chat between gamers when they play online, Xbox Live Studios boss Jerry Johnson said at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival this afternoon.
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Xbox Live Voice Chat Quality to Improve: Better Codec
(via Xbox Scene) - From eurogamer.net (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2010-08-26-xbox-headset-sound-quality-to-improve ): The quality of sound that comes through Xbox 360 headsets will be significantly improved when Microsoft updates the Xbox 360 this Fall. The refresh, designed to coincide with the launch of Kinect, will upgrade the codec and audio infrastructure that underpins the quality of voice communication from Xbox 360 to Xbox 360, and should make for clear chat between gamers when they play online, Xbox Live Studios boss Jerry Johnson said at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival this afternoon.
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Microsoft Execs To Deliver Tokyo Game Show Keynote
(via Xbox Scene) - From gamasutra.com (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30102/Microsoft_Execs_To_Deliver_Tokyo_Game_Show_Keynote.php ): Last year it was Sony's CEO who keynoted the Tokyo Game Show; this year it's Microsoft's turn. CESA says Microsoft Japan Home & Entertainment division chief Takashi Sensui and Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer will deliver the first of two keynotes to kick off the event.
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Microsoft Execs To Deliver Tokyo Game Show Keynote
(via Xbox Scene) - From gamasutra.com (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30102/Microsoft_Execs_To_Deliver_Tokyo_Game_Show_Keynote.php ): Last year it was Sony's CEO who keynoted the Tokyo Game Show; this year it's Microsoft's turn. CESA says Microsoft Japan Home & Entertainment division chief Takashi Sensui and Microsoft Game Studios corporate vice president Phil Spencer will deliver the first of two keynotes to kick off the event.
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Microsoft Working on Real-Time 360 vs Windows Phone 7 Multiplayer
(via Xbox Scene) - From 1up.com (http://www.1up.com/news/microsoft-working-real-time-360windows-phone ): We know Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 7 will have access to Xbox Live, but it looks like their connectivity ambitions between the Xbox 360 and Phone 7 are even loftier than that, including not just turn-based gameplay but eventually real-time multiplayer between Phone 7 games and Xbox 360 games as well.
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How to put an old Xbox 360 HDD into Xbox 360 S
(via Xbox Scene) - Here's a video posted on Youtube by SiddGoneWild that shows the old HDDs from the Original Xbox 360 will work just fine on the new Xbox 360 S. You'll have to strip the HDD from the original HDD-case and slid it into the 360 S HDD-slot. Not ideal, as the Xbox 360 S proprietary slot is much larger than the 2.
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Unauthorized Halo Reach Play Will Result in BAN: We have ways of knowing
(via Xbox Scene) - Stephen Toulouse, Director of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE, posted some tweets about the early online Halo Reach leaks: I've been asked about unauthorized pre-release play on Halo: Reach. Let me address that. As with all unauthorized play on Xbox LIVE, anyone playing any unauthorized title runs the risk of account permaban and console.
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Unauthorized Halo Reach Play Will Result in BAN: 'We have ways of knowing'
(via Xbox Scene) - Stephen Toulouse, Director of Policy and Enforcement for Xbox LIVE, posted some tweets about the early online Halo Reach leaks: I've been asked about unauthorized pre-release play on Halo: Reach. Let me address that. As with all unauthorized play on Xbox LIVE, anyone playing any unauthorized title runs the risk of account permaban and console.
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Xbox 360 ISO Extract v0.4
(via Xbox Scene) - Somski released a new version of Xbox 360 ISO Extract (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=706287&view=findpost&p=4728472 ): This program allowes you to extract multiple xbox360 isos based on exiso(info (http://www.xbox-scene.com/tools/tools.php?page=isotools#newsitemEpFuAluyuEbJmdZDef )).
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Xbox 360 ISO Extract v0.4
(via Xbox Scene) - Somski released a new version of Xbox 360 ISO Extract (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?s=&showtopic=706287&view=findpost&p=4728472 ): This program allowes you to extract multiple xbox360 isos based on exiso(info (http://www.xbox-scene.com/tools/tools.
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360 Screenshot Tool 0.9.6.2
(via Xbox Scene) - v3n3 released a new version of 360 Screenshot Tool (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=719827 ): Just added Halo Reach and changed here and there some little things. Dont ask for Injecting / Creating Screenshots. I personally dont support Xbox LIVE modding (excluding GS), so that part of the app will never be released ;-) Official Site: http://v3n3.
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360 Screenshot Tool 0.9.6.2
(via Xbox Scene) - v3n3 released a new version of 360 Screenshot Tool (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=719827 ): Just added Halo Reach and changed here and there some little things. Dont ask for Injecting / Creating Screenshots. I personally dont support Xbox LIVE modding (excluding GS), so that part of the app will never be released ;-) Official Site: http://v3n3.
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Microsoft and Datel settle lawsuit over Xbox controllers
(via Xbox Scene) - From seattletimes.nwsource.com (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2012605419_microsoftanddatelsettlelawsuitoverxboxcontrollers.html ): In April, Microsoft sued the U.K.-based game technology company, which makes controllers that work with Microsoft's Xbox video game system.
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Microsoft and Datel settle lawsuit over Xbox controllers
(via Xbox Scene) - From seattletimes.nwsource.com (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/microsoftpri0/2012605419_microsoftanddatelsettlelawsuitoverxboxcontrollers.html ): In April, Microsoft sued the U.K.-based game technology company, which makes controllers that work with Microsoft's Xbox video game system.
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Amazon Discontinues Sales of Xbox Live Arcade Games
(via Xbox Scene) - From gamasutra.com (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30062/Amazon_Discontinues_Sales_of_Xbox_Live_Arcade_Games.php ): According to a notice on the Amazon.com website (http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Live/b?ie=UTF8&node=979417011 ), Xbox Live Arcade game codes for specific Xbox 360 downloads will no longer be sold through the online retailer.
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Amazon Discontinues Sales of Xbox Live Arcade Games
(via Xbox Scene) - From gamasutra.com (http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/30062/Amazon_Discontinues_Sales_of_Xbox_Live_Arcade_Games.php ): According to a notice on the Amazon.com website (http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Live/b?ie=UTF8&node=979417011 ), Xbox Live Arcade game codes for specific Xbox 360 downloads will no longer be sold through the online retailer.
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Lifting the veil on the hybrid processor-graphics chip in the new Xbox 360 S
(via Xbox Scene) - From venturebeat.com (http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/08/23/lifting-the-veil-on-the-hybrid-processor-graphics-chip-in-the-new-xbox-360/ ): The company's engineers created a chip that combined the machine's microprocessor and its graphics chip on a single piece of silicon.
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Lifting the veil on the hybrid processor-graphics chip in the new Xbox 360 S
(via Xbox Scene) - From venturebeat.com (http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/08/23/lifting-the-veil-on-the-hybrid-processor-graphics-chip-in-the-new-xbox-360/ ): The company's engineers created a chip that combined the machine's microprocessor and its graphics chip on a single piece of silicon.
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x360 Music Organizer v0.14 beta
(via Xbox Scene) - MahoppianGoon released a new version of x360 Music Organizer (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=717422 ) - a custom 'mindex.xmi' file creator. What's new/fixed: * added: Automatically convert 'mp3, ogg, and wav' files to WMA! * added: Automatically rename the 'mindex' folder, if it exists in the same folder as the 'Output Directory", on your computer! * added: Update checker in the 'About' tab! * added: Volume and Now Playing menus to system tray icon! * added: Next, Stop, Pause, Play, Previous buttons to tray icon menu! * added: System tray icon shows the name and time of the song playing! * added: 'Music Player' (wma/mp3/ogg/wav) in the 'mindex.
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x360 Music Organizer v0.14 beta
(via Xbox Scene) - MahoppianGoon released a new version of x360 Music Organizer (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=717422 ) - a custom 'mindex.xmi' file creator. What's new/fixed: * added: Automatically convert 'mp3, ogg, and wav' files to WMA! * added: Automatically rename the 'mindex' folder, if it exists in the same folder as the 'Output Directory", on your computer! * added: Update checker in the 'About' tab! * added: Volume and Now Playing menus to system tray icon! * added: Next, Stop, Pause, Play, Previous buttons to tray icon menu! * added: System tray icon shows the name and time of the song playing! * added: 'Music Player' (wma/mp3/ogg/wav) in the 'mindex.
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Microsoft Releases 250GB Hard Drive For Xbox 360 S Models
(via Xbox Scene) - From nexus404.com (http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/08/21/microsoft-releases-250gb-hard-drive-for-xbox-360-s-models-slim-xbox-360-getting-fat-hard-drive-130-pricing-controversial-as-always/ ): The new 250GB hard drive for the new "Slim" Xbox 360 S units begun appearing this week in some online retailers.
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Microsoft Releases 250GB Hard Drive For Xbox 360 S Models
(via Xbox Scene) - From nexus404.com (http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/08/21/microsoft-releases-250gb-hard-drive-for-xbox-360-s-models-slim-xbox-360-getting-fat-hard-drive-130-pricing-controversial-as-always/ ): The new 250GB hard drive for the new "Slim" Xbox 360 S units begun appearing this week in some online retailers.
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Halo: Reach snagged early from Microsoft's servers
(via Xbox Scene) - From joystiq.com (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/20/halo-reach-snagged-early-from-microsofts-servers/ ): Continuing in the sad tradition of Halo 2 and 3 before it, Halo: Reach has apparently been leaked. Modders at Game-Tut.com found a way to trick Microsoft's servers, which are currently hosting the full game download (http://www.
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Halo: Reach snagged early from Microsoft's servers
(via Xbox Scene) - From joystiq.com (http://www.joystiq.com/2010/08/20/halo-reach-snagged-early-from-microsofts-servers/ ): Continuing in the sad tradition of Halo 2 and 3 before it, Halo: Reach has apparently been leaked. Modders at Game-Tut.com found a way to trick Microsoft's servers, which are currently hosting the full game download (http://www.
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FBAnext Beta 2.1
(via Xbox Scene) - The Logic Sunrise team released a new version of FBAnext for homebrew 360s. What's new/fixed: - Improved performance on Sega X-Board/Y-Board drivers - Misc Skin fixes - Y button in 'Adjust Screen' mode will reset the screen to defaults - Fixed Hide Children issue when CPS3 is selected - Added caching in UI.
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FBAnext Beta 2.1
(via Xbox Scene) - The Logic Sunrise team released a new version of FBAnext for homebrew 360s. What's new/fixed: - Improved performance on Sega X-Board/Y-Board drivers - Misc Skin fixes - Y button in 'Adjust Screen' mode will reset the screen to defaults - Fixed Hide Children issue when CPS3 is selected - Added caching in UI.
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