New Xbox controller snubs the nub with transforming DPAD

It's an answer to a lot of small problems, that Microsoft hopes will keep their controller in the market, for years to come. While they go about phasing out old model XBOXs for the new (new) 'slim' model, the new controller was also revealed this week, in a design decision that was apparently rooted in 'covert operations', the military and all round functionality for core players.

Kinect power supply available from Microsoft

If you bought the Kinect as a standalone accessory to your already owned Xbox 360 then you know that you also received a power adapter for the Kinect, since it can’t run on old 360s without it. But if you were to buy the new Xbox 360 Slim Console that came bundled with the Kinect then you will not be getting a power supply, instead it will run directly off of the console itself. But what happens i...

Call Of Duty Black Ops PrecisionAim Xbox 360 MadCatz Controller Video Review

Call Of Duty Black Ops PrecisionAim Xbox 360 Controller Designed by : MadCatz Designed for : Xbox 360 Price tag : $79.95 AUD MasterAbbott runs you through the new Highly Anticipated MadCatz Call Of Duty Black Ops PrecisionAim Xbox 360 Controller. Picked up approx 2 hours before the launch of Black Ops here in Australia. This controller is pefect for any first person shooter game currently out at t...

EA and the Windows Phone 7

EA is fully commited to the Windows Phone 7.  As a result, they are releasing four games to support the system.  All these games include 200 gamerscore and you can use your existing Live gamertag to earn them.  All multi-player will currently only be turn based. The Sims 3 As with all supported Windows Phone 7 games, the Sims 3 will include achievements.  Just imagine,  if you will, standing in li...

Rocket Riot Lands on Windows Phone 7

Rocket Riot, a hit from the XBLA, has made its way to Windows Phone 7 devices like the Samsung Focus.  This game looks very cool and is described as “explosive arcade shooter, which combines the eight-bit era style from the eighties with a modern twist.”  If you are up to the challenge, grab your bazooka and jet pack and jet on over to the Windows Phone 7 marketplace.  Destructible env...

Windows Phone 7 is Bejeweled

Bejeweled LIVE has been released to the new Marketplace on the block: Windows Phone 7.  It is an all new game for the phone, and it includes 20 achievements plus leader board support.  The game has been specifically tailored to fit the Windows Phone with portrait & landscape mode.  Another feature is the optimized touch screen and on demand hints.  Endless and Classic mode are playable, as wel...

Windows Phone 7 Release Detailed!

Microsoft has finally brought us its version of a portable Xbox.  Whats more, they have given us screenshots and release details for their smartphone and video game powerhouse!  Lets take a look. USA -AT&T HTC Surround – Also available in Canada Samsung Focus LG Quantum -Also available in Canada and Mexico under the name LG Optimus and under each countries respective carriers. USA -Tmobi...

Xbox Live Update Preview- Now Live!

The Xbox Live Update will be publicly available some time this fall.  However, many lucky 360 owners are enjoying a preview of whats to come.  This preview started this afternoon, so if you haven’t turned on your Xbox today, maybe you should.  Although I have not personally got an invitation to check out the new hawtness, I can tell you about some of the awesome features that will soon be av...

Grip it! Analog Stick Cover Review

Overview I recently got my hands on (quite literally) the newest product from CompuExpert, Grip it!. Grip it! is an analog stick cover for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The promise of the product is to get better control providing comfort and slip prevention. When I play a game, I play for hours at a time usually, so I know all about the problem of comfort and grip with the Xbox 360’s curv...

Kinect is officialy priced!

It’s official! Kinect and the new Kinect games have been set a definite and final price by Microsoft. So without further ado, here’s what you will be spending in the following months: Kinect will be sold along with a free game, Kinect Adventures, for the retail price of $149.99 All first party games for Kinect  – $49.99. Microsoft expects this price to be standard for third party...

TRON 2 license streams ahead but stays light years out of reach!

Gaming controllers get redesigns and facelifts all the time, whether due to a new license, official remodeling or just some third party tinkering, but this one is something very special indeed and I need it NOW – more than oxygen even! To celebrate the forthcoming sequel to Disney’s ’80s-tastic TRON movie (and it’s video game) images of officially licensed TRON 2 (aka TRON ...

Kinect Goes Purple

It appears purple may be this years green… Amidst the E3 mayhem gaming giant Microsoft have released cover art for upcoming Xbox 360 Kinect titles displaying what could be considered a more family oriented approach – certainly more violet than violent! Microsoft are hoping that the unique look of the Kinect software casing will provide retailers with some great point of sale opportunit...

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