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Going Beyond The Enthusiast Market

Charlie Owen, a former Media Center team member wrote a post this week about Media Center expanding its marketplace, specifically going from the current enthusiast market to a more mainstream market . Charlie analysis comes to the pretty simple answer...

Xbox Unveils Entertainment Experiences That Put Everyone Center Stage

Microsoft rewrites the rules on fun with controller-free entertainment, Facebook for your TV, plus instant on 1080p HD streaming video. LOS ANGELES — June 1, 2009 — The future of home entertainment has a new name: Xbox 360. Today, Microsoft...
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Microsoft Connects the Dots with Zune HD, Zune Marketplace, and Xbox

This week Microsoft took the wraps off the next Zune, dubbed Zune HD . It seems to be your basic next-generation touch screen only media player with the common additions of WiFi and an web browser (IE based). There are some other interesting parts such...

Xbox 360 Sees Record Growth in 2009

Year-over-year growth jumps as Xbox 360 console sales hit 30 million globally and Xbox LIVE community reaches 20 million users. REDMOND, Wash. — May 28, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. announced today that sales of Xbox 360 consoles have passed the...
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Microsoft Announces the Expansion of the Zune Entertainment Service to New Platform and Markets; Confirms New Zune HD Portable Media Player

Premium Zune digital entertainment service to be available internationally on Xbox LIVE. REDMOND, Wash. — May 26, 2009 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the evolution of Zune, the company’s end-to-end music and entertainment service...

Xbox LIVE Primetime Channel Brings Interactive Gaming/TV to Xbox 360

Developing…. “new interactive entertainment genre with the premiere of the Xbox LIVE Primetime channel, which brings together the best of TV and gaming. Xbox LIVE Primetime will debut with an online version of the popular TV show “1...
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Xbox 360 Records Its Biggest Year Ever

Driven by record sales at retail along with an 84 percent jump in online consumer spending; global install base lead over PlayStation 3 expands to more than 8 million units. REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 5, 2009 — Despite a tough economy, the gaming...
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‘08 Disappointments: Xbox IPTV

2008 was going to be the year of IPTV, and while AT&T and Verizon (actually QAM) have made great strides in the IPTV marketplace, Microsoft hasn’t done much to push what was promised on their end (Note: Microsoft powers AT&Ts IPTV DVRs)...

Xbox 360 Arcade Officially $200

Microsoft has officially dropped the price of all Xbox 360 SKUs. The Arcade is now officially $200, or rather still the best value for an Extender if you can live without additional file format support and live with the fact that it has a fan. Read more...

My Twelfth Post on Xbox 360 Not Getting Blu-ray

I never thought I would get a dozen posts out of this topic, but what do you know! Some said I was dead wrong when I predicted that Microsoft wasn’t planning on adding Blu-ray to the Xbox 360. After covering the issue from every different angle...

Short Bits: Netflix

Yesterday Microsoft announced that they are partnering with Netflix to bring Netflix’s streaming content to the Xbox 360 Dashboard . What was not announced however is the same in Media Center. The good news is that Microsoft now has the backend...

New Xbox Experiences Reinvent Home Entertainment, and Everyone Is Invited

Xbox 360 promises best and broadest entertainment lineup ever; more fun, social and simple-to-use experience. LOS ANGELES — July 14, 2008 — As Xbox 360 readies for the next wave of audience expansion, Microsoft Corp. today announced a new...
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Microsoft and Netflix Unveil Partnership to Instantly Stream Movies and TV Episodes to the TV via Xbox LIVE

Exclusive agreement creates game-changing home entertainment experience; more than 10,000 movies and TV episodes will be available to watch instantly at no additional cost to paying subscribers. LOS ANGELES — July 14, 2008 — An exciting new...
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Xbox 360 Console Now Offers Triple the Storage for Same Price

60GB storage now included with Xbox 360; 20GB console will drop to $299.99 in U.S. and Canada. REDMOND, Wash. — July 13, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. is giving consumers more gigabytes for their buck. The company today announced an Xbox 360 console...
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Bach Says No to Blu-ray in Xbox 720, First Party ZunePhone

We don’t even have to wait until tomorrow to find out that the Xbox 360 isn’t getting Blu-ray . Why? Because Robbie Bach was asked if Microsoft had plans for Blu-ray to appear in the next generation Xbox (Via Engadget ) and answered “No. There is nothing...

No, Xbox 360 Isn’t Getting Blu-ray on Monday

Another day, another horrible rumor . Microsoft will not announce that the Xbox 360 is getting Blu-ray on Monday. This latest rumor does give me a good chance to cover Shane Kim of Microsoft Game Studios saying the Xbox 360 is set to last seven years...

Xbox 360 First Gaming System to Reach 10 Million in U.S. Console Sales This Generation

Xbox LIVE tops 12 million members globally as Xbox 360 console sales hit more than 19 million worldwide. REDMOND, Wash. — May 14, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system has sold over 10 million units...
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Microsoft: “No Plans to Introduce a Blu-ray Drive for Xbox 360”

I hope you didn’t really think Microsoft was doing an Xbox 360 with Blu-ray , because they are once again denying it . So, what do you think is really going on? These sites are flat out making up the rumors to drive web traffic OEMs think constant reports...

Why I’m I Still Posting About Xbox 360 With Blu-ray?

Previous coverage: Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here. Latest rumor, ASUS subsidiary Pegatron has reportedly won the contract to “ assemble the Xbox 360 with Blu-ray Disc ROM drive” according to Economic Daily News (Chinese). I’ve covered the Xbox...

Xbox 360 Blu-ray Shot Down Again By Microsoft

You didn’t think Lite-On was really manufacturing Blu-ray Disc drives for the Xbox 360, did you? It doesn’t seem that Microsoft put too much stock into it, supposedly being quoted flat out with “No. Lite-On is not manufacturing Blu-ray drives for Xbox...
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