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Wireless headset for $45

Here's a reason for genuine holiday cheer: Amazon is letting Xbox 360 Wireless Headsets go for $44.99 with free shipping. Stuff one in your own stocking if nobody else will. [Thanks Ryan]...

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The XBLA glitch that stole Christmas?

Reader Mark says an Xbox Live Arcade glitch stole some of his bought and paid for XBLA games?: Has anyone else had this issue?: Yesterday i turned on my 360 and and had some issues logging into live. After receiving an error message about live being temporarily down, I waited a little bit and was...

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Noise dampening mod sounds pretty good

If you think a 4 or 5 decibel reduction in Xbox 360 noise pollution is worth voiding your precious warranty, this relatively easy mod (which involves the installation of sound dampening material around the optical drive) might be music to your tender ear drums. [Via Xboxic]...

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Experience deja GRAW

OnTheXbox posted some Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 screenshots scanned from the latest issue of GameInformer. Surprise! They look a heck of alot like the original (admittedly awesome) GRAW. What are you expecting from this sequel beyond the usual graphical upgrades? [Thanks un1qu3 n3wy0rk]...

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Xbox 360 crime wave hits home

Xbox 360-related crime doesn't really hit home until it happens in your neighborhood. This armed robbery happened just a few miles from my house: Three black men wearing masks and carrying handguns walked into Funcoland on Concord Pike Saturday night. They held two clerks and a customer at bay and...

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Sing, sing a song for GoW

If you walk around singing that Mad World song because you can't get it out of your head, this "Gears of War Idol" contest, sponsored by Unscripted 360, is for you. [Thanks DeaconBlade 360]...

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PS3 not all that upscale after all

I hated to have to break this disappointing news to the shivering PS3 fanboys camped out in the cold and wet at my local Best Buy, but somebody had to do it: As it turns out, gamers who own older HD sets that feature only 480i, 480p, and 1080i resolution input capabilities will have to settle for...

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XNA Game Studio Express Beta 2 released [update 1]

Microsoft XNA Game Studio Express Beta 2 is now available to the wannabe-developer masses. Download it if you have the talent and the will to create the next homebrew masterpiece. Just make sure to include Vision cam support and 10,000 available GamerScore points. Xboxic has a screen shot. Update:...

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Big bucks for 360 power brick

The bulky Xbox 360 power brick (aka El Jefe Grande) is big by any definition. Big enough to make your puny DVD player power supply run and hide. Big enough to club a baby seal to death in a pinch. All that's missing to secure its status as the king of gargantuan AC adaptors is a big stand-alone...

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Fall update curbs GamerScore cheating

GamerScore whore awfullygood, from the appropriately named blog, "Confessions of a GamerScore Whore," describes how the Fall update made life more difficult for achievement cheaters: With the Fall Update, Microsoft has introduced a hybrid locking mechanism that effectively harms the first method [...

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