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  1. Billion Dollar Bash For Games Down Under

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Australian computer games market passed the $1 billion Australian ($878 million) sales mark in 2007. Figures released by the Interactive Entertainment Association of Australia (IEAA) show that games hardware/software sales hit $1.3 billion Aus ...

  2. Xbox, Gamefly Beef Up Music Offerings

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST As record stores stock fewer music CDs, the music industry is turning to videogames as an alternative method of distribution. Both Microsoft, developer of the Xbox 360 game console, and online game rental service GameFly introduced new music initi ...

  3. Xbox To Offer Full Concert Download

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST A full HD concert download from Canadian metal outfit Finger Eleven will be available for free to all Xbox LIVE Marketplace users starting tomorrow (Nov. 6). The set, from the Berkeley Church in Toronto, Ontario, will be placed on the Xbox servers ...

  4. Microsoft Unveils New Zune Devices And Service

    October 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Showing no signs of backing off its effort to be the No. 2 in the digital music wars, Microsoft has a new line of Zune devices and upgrades to the Zune Marketplace service. The new devices, unveiled today (Oct. 3), include two flash-based devices ...

  5. 'Rock Band' Eyes Europe

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The upcoming videogame Rock Band will make it's way to Europe next year, featuring music from the Rolling Stones, Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, among others. The game -- which debuts here in the states this holiday season on the Xbox 360 and ...

  6. My Chemical Romance Join Guitar Hero II

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Three tracks from My Chemical Romance have been added to Activision's Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360. Gamers can purchase the new tracks from the Xbox Live Marketplace and download them to the game. All three tracks -- "Teenagers," ...

  7. Report: Gamers Know Little Of Console Extras

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Today's new-generation videogame consoles like the PlayStation3 and Xbox 360 may have some impressive non-gaming entertainment features, but existing owners seem to know little about them according to a new report from NPD Group. The PS3 for ...

  8. Guitar Hero Expands To New Consoles

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Videogame publisher Activision is readying the next installment of the popular Guitar Hero franchise, for the first time expanding the series to all new-generation consoles -- PlayStation3, Wii and Xbox 360 -- in addition to the PlayStation2. The ...

  9. Videogame Consoles Flood Households

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The number of U.S. households with videogame consoles has jumped 18.5% since 2004, according to research from Nielsen Wireless and Interactive Services. In the fourth quarter of 2006, there were 45.7 million homes with videogame consoles, a penetr ...

  10. Microsoft Calls On Unsigned Bands

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft is inviting unsigned artists to create music inspired by Xbox 360 videogames. Participating artists in the Xbox Soundtracks program will be able to download and score music to a variety of Xbox 360 videogame trailers this coming May. Com ...

  11. Warner/Chappell Inks Microsoft Deal

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell Music landed a worldwide administration deal with Microsoft. A first-of-its-kind deal for the software company, Warner/Chappell will administer several thousands compositions owned and controlled by Microsoft. They include songs us ...

  12. Zune Phone Next?

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Now that Apple has finally unveiled the much-rumored iPhone, the digerati sewing circle banter is moving on to Apple's competitor -- Microsoft. The early rumors are underway that Gates & Co. are developing a Zune phone. Microsoft confirme ...

  13. Gates: 'Digital Decade Is Here'

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates unveiled a slew of new products and content partners Sunday in his keynote address kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show, vowing to deliver access to video and data no matter where the con ...

  14. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at least 3 mil Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distri ...

  15. Film, TV Downloads Available Via Xbox 360

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST First game console to secure programming from majors. Microsoft Corp. will unlock the digital distribution capabilities of its next generation console, Xbox 360, to Hollywood studios beginning Nov. 22. Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S., totaling at leas ...

  16. Zune To Hit Stores In November

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Price at $250. The Microsoft Zune music player will hit retail shelves Nov. 14, priced at $250. That price matches the cost of Apple's comparable 30GB iPod. Unlike the iPod, however, the Zune can share music files directly between devices, re ...

  17. Microsoft Unveils Zune

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company offers glimpse at its iPod rival. Microsoft unveiled its Zune digital music device and service today (Sept. 14), providing a glimpse into exactly how the company intends to take on Apple Computer's iPod. The device—which has no offici ...

  18. Microsoft, MTV India Partner For Xbox 360 Launch

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based MTV Networks India and New Delhi-headquartered Microsoft Corp. India have struck a marketing partnership for the Xbox 360 gaming console, which will be launched here Sept. 23. Mumbai-based MTV Networks India and New Delhi-headquartere ...

  19. Three Charged With Selling Modified Xboxes

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pirated videogames installed in hard drives. Federal prosecutors charged two store owners and a third man with criminal copyright infringement for selling modified Xbox game consoles that allowed the machines to play pirated videogame copied onto ...

  20. Changing The Game: Microsoft Plans A Home Entertainment Revolution With Its New Xbox 360 Console

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST With its new Xbox 360 game console, Microsoft is hoping to change the face of digital entertainment. Introduced Nov. 22 in the United States, the new unit is the first of a series of next-generation With its new Xbox 360 game console, Microsoft is ...

  21. Sony, Microsoft Playing HD Game

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD to be the standard high-definition optical disc is going strong. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The war between Blu-ray and HD-DVD to be the standard high-definition optical disc is going strong. Recently, these bat ...

  22. Cafe Tacuba Teams With Xbox For 'Game With Fame'

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy Award-winning group to clash with fans online. Latin rock act Cafe Tacuba takes on gamers today (May 3) on Xbox Live from 6 - 8 p.m. PT. Xbox Live's “Game With Fame” is an online event that gives their subscribers the opportunity to co ...

  23. UMVD Picks Up Xenon

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMVD Visual Entertainment, the DVD division of Universal Music & Video Distribution, has inked a deal to distribute titles from Spanish-language/urban company Xenon Pictures. UMVD Visual Entertainment, the DVD division of Universal Music & ...

  24. Microsoft Showcases Ambitious Xbox Plans

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be a player in the gaming industry. Today, it wants to be the leader. The company unveiled an agreement with Electronic Arts for online interactive games las Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be ...

  25. Microsoft Showcases Ambitious Xbox Plans

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be a player in the gaming industry. Today, it wants to be the leader. The company unveiled an agreement with Electronic Arts for online interactive games las Four years ago, Microsoft merely wanted to be ...

  26. MuchMusic, Xbox Canada Link For Tour

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian video channel MuchMusic and Xbox Canada are teaming up for the summer Xbox Presents Much Unleashed tour. The interactive road show will hit over 100 sites in Canada from June 8 to Sept. 17. Canadian video channel MuchMusic and Xbox Canada ...

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