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Ask Joystiq: On region-free downloading, Xbox streaming and Karnov

This week on Ask Joystiq, we look at downloading foreign content to a foreign system, streaming content to an Xbox 360, and identifying one --or possibly two? -- obscure Argentinian NES games. If you have any burning questions, unsolved gaming mysteries, or just a desire for musings from our...

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Xbox 360 sales up 40% in UK after price cut

Over the weekend the Xbox 360 saw an impressive 40% sales spike in the UK following a European price cut. The spike comes just as Sony prepares for another PS3 retail offering with the GT5: Prologue Bundle. According to Chart-Track, despite the Xbox 360 hardware boost, the software sales did not...

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Microsoft unloading remaining HD DVD add-ons for $50

Attention, people who collect obsolete technology -- here's the perfect chance to, um, add some obsolete technology to your collection! While Microsoft recently announced they're no longer producing HD DVD add-on drives for the Xbox 360, they are unloading their remaining supply at a...

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Financial analysis looks at PC vs. console costs

Even the most diehard PC gamer has to admit that their console gaming brethren get the better end of the deal as far as costs are concerned. But exactly how much does a console gamer save over the system'ss lifespan? A poster over at TechConsumer crunched the numbers and found that, when everything...

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GDC08: Microsoft announces "community arcade"

Update: The official press release has more details on the program and a few of the first available games. It also mentions that community-created games "will quickly double the size of the Xbox 360 game library." At Microsoft's GDC 2008 keynote address, the company announced a "community arcade"...

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Rumor: Canadian Xbox 360 price drops $50 Friday

Update 8:15 PM EST: Toys R Us Canada has apparently lowered their prices already. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have early word on what might be an upcoming price drop for the Canadian Xbox 360. The above phonecam photo comes from a FutureShop Canada employee, who says he was "quite surprised"...

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Microsoft launches family timer for Xbox 360

Microsoft has finally released its 'Family Timer' for the Xbox 360, a long rumored update which was only recently confirmed by MS exec Robbie Bach last month. Once applied, the timer can be used to adjust and set the amount of available console playtime "on a daily or weekly basis...and the...

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Microsoft trumpets strong October sales

Despite dropping back to third place in overall hardware sales for October, Microsoft isn't crying too much over the latest NPD sales report. Why not? Well, a press release issued by the company lists plenty of reasons, including: Higher overall sales ($354 million in hardware and software...

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'Jasper' is the next Xbox 360 chipset

Jasper is both the name of the of the next Xbox 360 chipset, and an old prospector heading to the rocky hills of Utah, planning to strike it rich on "The durned richest haul you've jest about evar seen! Yeehaw!" Which one comes to mind first when you hear that name? Basically the hurricane-like...

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Xbox 360 gets left on stove, melts, still works

Though you'd probably expect the – ahem –ring in the side of this console to have been caused by an overheating Xbox, in a surprising turn of events, it was actually caused by, well ... idiocy. In his own words, "Well the ethernet cord we had to connect the 360s was too short, so we...

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