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MS punts gaming guide for parents

In an effort to stem the ongoing debate about the effect of violent videogames on children, Microsoft has launched a US website designed to bring parents up to date with consoles. Get Game Smart offers game-classification descriptions and guides for setting up parental controls on consoles the Xbox 360. The site’s ultimate …
James Sherwood, 15 Jan 2009

Halo 3 murderer convicted

A US teen has been convicted of murdering his parents. He did so not because they made him go to bed early or cut off his pocket money, but because they stopped him from playing an Xbox 360 game. Daniel Petric, 17, now faces lifelong imprisonment without parole for killing his mother using his father’s 9mm handgun. The teen …
James Sherwood, 14 Jan 2009

Retailers predict price-led Xbox 360 sales surge

Microsoft’s recent decision to cut the price of the Xbox 360 range will fuel UK sales, according to execs at some of Blighty’s biggest electronics retailers. Tricia Brennan, MD of Game UK, said in an interview with that the console’s new price points mean that all three models now appeal to a wider variety of …
James Sherwood, 19 Sep 2008

Guinness launches videogame record book

If you think eight hours a day sat in front of a computer screen is tough, try staring at a game of Space Invaders for over 38 hours. That’s just one of the historical gaming nuggets revealed in an edition of the Guinness World Records that’s devoted entirely to videogames. GWR_gamers_edition Guinness World Records Gamer's …
James Sherwood, 14 Feb 2008

Covenant energy sword added to Halo 3 replica arsenal

CES If you've already got the Xbox 360 special edition console and Lego-like Master Chief figures, but you still feel like you hadn't quite satisfied your Halo habit, you need a Covenant plasma pistol, rifle... or energy sword. Halo 3 energy sword from Jasman Toys Covenant energy sword: slice through your enemies with ease The …
Scott Snowden, 9 Jan 2008

MS 'disappointed' with Xbox Live connectivity woes

Microsoft is to offer gamers a free game download to compensate them for all the connectivity problems many of them experience accessing its Xbox Live service during the past few weeks. The software giant blamed the problems on the sheer number of Xbox gamers trying to get online at the same time, including what the company …
Tony Smith, 4 Jan 2008

Gamer takes Microsoft to court over Halo 3 'errors'

A Californian gamer has filed a class action lawsuit demanding damages in excess of $5m against Microsoft and software developer Bungie, all because his copy of Halo 3 allegedly doesn’t work properly. Halo3_disc_unreadable2 UK gamers have complained of an unreadable error, when playing Halo 3 Whereas most gamers would …
James Sherwood, 23 Nov 2007

Xbox 360 wrests US sales lead from Wii

Microsoft's Xbox 360 outsold the hugely popular Nintendo Wii in the US last month as consumers caught Halo 3 fever, sales figures from local market watcher NPD reveal. In September, Microsoft shipped 527,800 360s, up 90.8 per cent on the previous month's total, 276,700. That growth pushed 360 shipments past the Wii, which …
Tony Smith, 19 Oct 2007

MS admits Halo 3 'disc unreadable' errors

Microsoft has refused to reveal the cause behind a fresh wave of disc problems affecting Halo 3. The company told Register Hardware that it's aware of a problem which stops the game from loading correctly, but refused to give any further explanation. Exact descriptions of the disc error differ between gamers, but all of them …

MS claims Halo 3 is world's fastest selling game

Halo 3 has proven to be a shrewd investment for Microsoft. The software behemoth claims the game is the world's fastest-selling video game to date, generating sales in excess of $300m (£150m/€190m) during its first week. Bill_Gates_Halo3_launch Halo 3: Every little sale helps The company also claimed that initial reports …

Halo 3 misses 'UK's fastest selling game' slot

Microsoft's Halo 3 is only the UK's second fastest selling game ever. Analysis by sales monitor Chart Track has positioned it behind Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, despite Microsoft's shoot-'em-up being bought by one in three UK Xbox 360 owners during its first week on sale. San_Andreas Do you prefer this type of game... …

Kerching! Halo 3 rakes in 'record' takings

Halo 3 achieved record US sales of $170m (£83.6m/€119.8) within its first 24 hours on sale, Microsoft claimed today, boasting the figure makes its game the "biggest entertainment launch in history", eclipsing records set by the Spider-man 3 and Harry Potter movies. Bill_Gates_Halo3_launch Bill Gates, software sales …
James Sherwood, 28 Sep 2007

Foam hinders Halo 3 disc scratching down under

Not all gamers buying Halo 3 Limited Edition packs received a scratched disc. Copies sent out to Australia apparently contained a cunningly hi-tech device to stop the disc from being damaged. A video on YouTube has revealed that packs distributed down under included a piece of plastic packaging foam in-between the game disc …
James Sherwood, 27 Sep 2007

MS confirms Halo 3 Limited Edn box scratch bug

Halo 3 has only been out for a few hours in the UK, but there's already a problem. The Limited Edition box-set has been added to Microsoft's Disc Replacement Program (DRP) list because of possible scratches to the disc's surface. Halo_3_limited_ed Halo 3 Limited Edition: packaging can scratch the disc The problem first …
James Sherwood, 26 Sep 2007

Halo 3 UK launch fails to fire

Despite the sort of marketing hype usually extended only to film releases and console-style early opening hours, the Halo 3 UK launch was notable for the absence of gamers and large piles of unsold copies. Halo 3 Public Beta gameplay movie at Gametrailers Halo 3: the game everyone's been waiting for? The game officially …
James Sherwood, 26 Sep 2007

LEGO-like Halo 3 figures land in UK

We all thought LEGO's Star Wars figures were the acme of geek-friendly toys, but with Halo 3 about to roll - officially at least - something even better's just arrived in the UK: LEGO-style Master Chief models. Halo 3 Kubrick set Medicom's Halo 3 Kubricks: full metal jacket? The pack of four 2.5in figures - standard …
Tony Smith, 24 Sep 2007

Argos admits selling Halo 3 early

Argos has admitted breaking the official release date for Halo 3. The UK high street retailer coughed to the goof after lucky gamers reported getting their mitts on copies of the game before the scheduled release date next week. Halo 3 Public Beta gameplay movie at Gametrailers Microsoft's Halo 3: tipped to be a Christmas …
James Sherwood, 19 Sep 2007

Halo 3 Legendary Edition stocks blown away

British gamers hoping to get their paws on a special edition of the upcoming Halo 3 are set for a big disappointment. Microsoft has confirmed that all Legendary Edition versions of the game allocated to the UK have already been snapped-up through pre-order, and almost all its Limited Edition version reserves have been reserved …
James Sherwood, 18 Sep 2007

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