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Bethseda dev: Natal “wasted on games”

Posted in Bethesda, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags on May 20, 2010 by James Love

Bethseda developer Ashley Cheng has written on his blog that he believes Project Natal “seems wasted on games.”

Cheng went on to say that “Microsoft should open the Natal API up like Apple does with the iPhone/iPad” and by letting anyone make an app for Natal he can see “a killer app that has nothing to do with gaming” coming from it.

Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq earlier announced that Natal would see an October release.

[Thanks, GI]

Microsoft confirm Natal for October launch

Posted in Project Natal, Xbox 360 on May 11, 2010 by James Love

Microsoft’s Project Natal will be released “somewhere in October” worldwide, according to Microsoft Saudi marketing manager Syed Bilal Tariq.

Speaking to GamerTagRadio, he said “…is going to be somewhere in October and we will be in a position to confirm the date at E3, which is in June, but definitely it is going to be October 2010.”

An official name for Natal will be announced at E3 to replace the current development name, along with a possible price cut for the 360 and a Natal bundle as rumoured earlier.

[Thanks Engadget]

Microsoft to rock E3

Posted in E3 2010, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags on March 26, 2010 by James Love

Microsoft have been talking up their E3 this year which will showcase “the universal appeal of Xbox 360.”

Speaking to VG247, Aaron Greenberg said “We’re gearing up for a really exciting E3 – unlike any E3 we’ve ever had before.”

“As you may have heard, our traditional news briefing is on the morning of Monday, June 14. Additionally, as a kick off to the week, we will be hosting a can’t-miss exclusive “Project Natal” World Premiere experience designed for all ages and demonstrating the universal appeal of Xbox 360 on Sunday evening.

We’ll have more details on both events and additional media opportunities for Xbox 360 at E3 in the coming months, but wanted to get the word out now as you make your plans.”

At E3 this year we’ll also see the Nintendo 3DS being revealed in the flesh, along with Sony continuing to show Move and probably ram more 3D down our throats.

Aliens vs Predator tops UK chart

Posted in PlayStation 3, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags on February 22, 2010 by James Love

Aliens vs Predator has stormed to the top of the UK chart displacing BioShock 2 from it’s number one spot last week, with 2K’s shooter falling down to third position.

Rebellion will also be pleased to note that AvP has become the fastest selling game of 2010 to date too, beating the likes of Mass Effect 2 and BioShock 2.

Check out the full chart after the jump.

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Microsoft looking to bring a “large franchise” to Natal

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags on February 15, 2010 by James Love

According to a job advert by Microsoft, they’re planning to bring a “large franchise” over to Natal, with the job in question relating to level design, quite possibly looking for someone to help the transition from controller input to using Natal.

You can find more info on the job after the jump.

[Thanks to CVG]

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Xbox 360 Passes 10 Million Units in EMEA

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Project Natal, Xbox 360, Xbox Live with tags , , on November 12, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

xbox-360Microsoft Ireland has revealed to GOONL!NE that over ten million Xbox 360s have been sold in the EMEA regions, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

The company told us that it was the only console this year to see a YoY growth increase across the three territories.

The news comes as the company also announced tonight that the new dashboard featuring Twitter, and Facebook will be publically released as of next Tuesday. A slight hardware push might have occurred this week also, with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

“Reinventing entertainment through, play, watch, connect and share. This is the vision that we have for Xbox 360 and today that vision is the reality for 10 million Xbox owners. European consumers are very discerning and demand a connected entertainment experience. That’s why we focused on providing content that is right and relevant for them and entertainment beyond just gaming to movies, music and social networking,” said Microsoft’s vice president of interactive entertainment business in Europe.

We have delivered on this promise and next week will bring real innovation into the living room through instant streaming high-definition movies, connecting with friends on Facebook and Twitter and a personalised music channel. Together, this represents a real shift in the way people are entertained every day.”

The press release is after the break.

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Lionhead Releases New Fable III Concept Art

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Project Natal, Xbox 360 with tags , , on November 4, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Fable IIILionhead’s released some new concept art of Fable III.

In it, it shows Bowerstone as it will probably look in the game when it releases next Christmas.

Find the full thing after the jump. The game was announced at GamesCom in August.

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