Monday, May 21. 2007
If any one character could represent all that is the world of Xbox, it would have to be Halo's Masterchief. If you want to sell a product to a bunch of Xbox fanboys (or fangirls) the easiest way is to drop an image of Masterchief onto it. Team Xtender has done just that, or as close as they can get without needing a license from Bungie. This appears to be an artists reproduction of the character, changed just enough to avoid the phone call from the lawyers. Of course they don't call him the Masterchief either (for the same reasons) but we all know who he is anyway.
As far as I can tell, this product has not been officially announced yet but is in a pre-order status at the wholesale level. I guess it pays to be observant, huh? There is no sign of it on the official Team Xtender website yet, but I found a photo on this site marked "XCM custom case (Sample)", as well as a product description on their wholesale website:
Continue reading "Masterchief meets Team Xtender's XCM Line"
Thursday, May 10. 2007
Well it seems that Microsoft is the only company that decided not to use motion controls in their console this round. Was that a mistake? It's hard to say, but everyone else seems to think thats the right direction to go. The PS3 has tilt sensitivity in the Six-axis controller, and the Wii-mote takes motion control to new extremes... should the 360 controllers support tilt control too?
Spare a couple clicks for me here, and lets see how many 360 gamers want to tilt:
Well, we'll see how the poll goes, but right now there are plenty of people betting you want tilt control so badly that you'd hack your beloved 360 controller apart to get it. Apparently this is a popular thought, because now there are three different aftermarket hacks coming to stores soon.
Let's have a look at the choices, should you want to tilt:
Continue reading "User Poll: Does your 360 need tilt control?"
Wednesday, May 2. 2007
After many hours of effort to install and configure, I am finally ready to open the new public mod gallery! You can get to it here and of course from the Navigation on the left side.
The gallery is running on on the Gallery2 software and it allows comments, photo ratings, and user uploads. Yep, you got that right... user uploads. Anyone can register in the gallery, make an album, and upload all your mod photos. I've wanted this for a while now, its about time I got it up and running here.
While I would prefer to see Xbox and Xbox360 mods, you can upload anything that you've modded and want to show off. No nudity please, as there are plenty of minors that visit here. If you modded your girlfriend, feel free to email those photos to me but don't post them.
My only regret is that you won't be able to login to the gallery with your forum account. While that integration is possible, it would take me an extra week and I'm just not going to do it. Sorry bout that, but at least you can use the same username if you want. Ok, theres nothing else to say about it, so check it out then register and start uploading your mod pics!
Sunday, April 29. 2007
I just found a professional painting shop called Colorware that does scratch-proof paintjobs on consoles. These look awesome, and you can either send in your 360 or buy a brand new Premium in any color you want.
They offer 28 color choices, and a paintjob on your 360 starts at $99! They had their paints and scratchproof coating created for them specifically to look the best on plastic. They claim that their special stratchproof coating also blocks 99.8% of the sun's UV rays, preventing the color on your console from ever fading due to sitting in the sunlight.
They have several options for painting a 360...
Continue reading "Colorware - Professional Console Painting"
Saturday, April 28. 2007
I ran across this item, it's supposed to be a replacement case for the 360:
Ok I'm not sure what kind of interesting mind-bending drugs someone was taking, but this couldn't have been designed straight and sober. I think it looks alot more like a UFO than a console, and I'm not sure how many kids are going to want one.
Continue reading "OVO 360 = UFO WTF?"