Announcement: New Xbox 360 Elite $50 rebate for U.S. customers ’til October 5, 2009

Even with the recent price drops on the Xbox 360 Elite to $299, a new announcement today on an additional $50 rebate for customers in the U.S. from now (September 22) and October 5, 2009. More information on the rebate can be found here. Fine print: Mail-in rebate offer valid in the 50 United States,…

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Microsoft partners with Netflix on Xbox Live (msnbc.com)

It’s a long time coming, but good to see that after a few hints here and there, we finally have word from Kristin Kalning, Games editor on MSNBC in this article that beginning this fall in the States, the catalogue of streaming video titles available from Netflix will be available directly from your Xbox 360……

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SETI@home, new iPhones and other bits for a quick post-vacation reading list

Back from vacation and waiting for a meeting to start (whilst hungry attendees grab lunch 😉 I find that I have a couple of minutes to post – normally I wait until after work’s done for the day, but here’s an exception to the rule.  Last night I made a quick spin by Engadget to…

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New Xbox 360 license transfer tool now available

I have seen a couple of customer instances (including one at home 😉 where I wanted to move downloaded games and other content from an old Xbox 360 to a new system (as we did when we moved to an . Well, now there’s a way to do it. Click here for more on Xbox…

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Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack Now Available on Xbox Live for Free

Just as I (finally!) near the point of completing Halo 3 on Heroic, I learn that the add-on Heroic map set is available for free.  (Full disclosure: my nine-year-old has already whooped me by completing the last level in Halo 3 at the highest level… and he was able to master the nuances of the…

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It’s real: the Netflix survey to gauge interest in streaming movies via Xbox Live

With all the talk this weekend of HD-DVD (as Reuters noted this weekend) and that main supported Toshiba “will cease manufacturing HD-DVD equipment” (as reported on Japan’s NHK public broadcasting network), interesting to see the increased interest in watching movies on game consoles.  (I’ve written about this opportunity previously, most recently as December when I…

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