"New"-ish Xbox 360 Motherboard shipping…


This is an old floppy drive – could it be the basis of the new 360?
No. No it couldn’t.

According to unconfirmed sources, the SeattlePI is reporting that the “Opus” motherboards are shipping on replacement 360’s from the Xbox service department.

These boards are the ones designed to replace RRoD’d consoles that do not have HDMI. Rather than being nice and giving us free upgrades, Microsoft decided to spend their R&D money on a mid-range solution to the RRoD replacement issue. Sorry folks!

Rumor: Gears of War GOTY-esque package next month

eCanadaNow is reporting that a new Gears of War package for the Xbox 360 will be hitting store shelves on June 24. The new package, purportedly showing up in retailer’s computer systems as “Gears of War with Maps,” will retail for $39.99, and include all of the previously released DLC (maps and playmodes), as well as the additional content from the PC version. This is the first peep I’ve heard about this, and while I am a little surprised, I don’t disbelieve the rumor.

Konami to enter familiar territory with Rock Revolution


NOW WITH GUITARS!

Punch Jump reported, yesterday, that Konami intended to join Rock Band and Guitar Hero with their own music and rhythm game: Rock Revolution. Plans to offer a guitar, bass, and drum kit are all reported by Punch Jump.

Though it’s a little late for them to try and nudge their way in to the arena, it’s not going to be difficult or costly for them to develop new technologies. For those not keeping score, Konami developed the ever popular Dance Dance Revolution titles, as well as Beatmania, and Guitar Freaks. They essentially birthed rhythm games, so now let’s see if it’s too late for them to try and reclaim their throne!

The Protector: drama-shooter coming to Xbox 360


Videogamer.com boasts an article touting a new game from a Polish developer. Gingerbread Studios is planning to bring a new first/third person shooter title, The Protector, to the PC and Xbox 360 – though no release date has been set.

Here is an excerpt of the plot summary: “[Terrorist organization] Scarlet Vengeance’s attention soon turns to Jennifer, the only person who knows the location of a powerful Aztec which can be used for a devastating terrorist attack. With Jennifer’s life under threat Kane must track her down and protect her from Scarlet Vengeance.” This game already sounds like it’s suffering from, you guessed it, Indigo Prophecy Syndrome. A gallery of six hard to see images can be found here.