Microsoft made the long awaited move of dropping the price on the Xbox 360. Starting tomorrow, August 8, the Xbox 360 will retail for $399.99 in Canada – a drop of $100. American buyers will see a price break of $50, bringing the cost down south of the border to $349.
This has been a very busy week for Microsoft and their Xbox 360. So busy in fact that I couldn’t keep up with all the news, so in an effort to tackle it all at once, I decided to summarize what’s been going on. To put it simply, the Halo 3 multiplayer beta arrives on May 16, Gears of War has a new multiplayer mode, and you’ll soon be able to chat with your Windows Live Messenger friends from the Xbox 360.
The media are calling it Microsoft’s worst kept secret, but you can call it the Xbox 360 Elite – an updated model of the console that originally came out almost a year and a half ago. Set to retail for $549.99 in Canada, the Elite tears a page out of Sony’s PlayStation 3 gameplan and includes an HDMI port, a larger 120 GB hard drive, cables, a controller, and of course, a shiny new black finish.
Halo 3 is looking at lot closer this week after Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios announced their plans for three editions of the game, due to hit shelves sometime this fall. Featuring Legendary, Limited, and Standard editions, the game will be exclusively available for the Xbox 360 when it launches.
One of the biggest, and best, roleplaying games around is about to get even bigger. With over 3 million copies sold in 2006, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has been a…