The Xbox 360's parental controls
could be getting a boost next month with a "parental timer" feature that would let parents limit the amount of time children can play. The information comes from a TeamXbox forum poster
who says he found the feature listed on a pamphlet
included with a Guitar Hero III
keychain, of all things. Not exactly iron-clad sourcing, but given that Microsoft's Vista operating system
already has a similar feature, it doesn't seem too far-fetched. Still, consider it a rumor until we can confirm this for ourselves.