CRAVE, C|Net’s gadget blog, posted an incredible story about a college student who had his Xbox 360 stolen, but was able to locate it using one of his wireless controllers that the thief had left behind. Ryan Ketsenburg intends to prosecute. Freakin’ awesome.
Just came across this in an email from Microsoft. Official Halo 3 and Fable 2 ringtones for your Windows Mobile Phone! Or… really, any phone that supports WMA ring tones. They can be previewed and downloaded. That is what I was linked to, but why not also provide you Windows Mobile users (or, again, any phone that supports .JPG files!!) with some new Fable 2 and Halo 3 background images for use on your cell phone.
That’s all for now, I’m sure there will be more news to come this week, I’m just having a great time at my new job, and even though I’m extremely busy, I’m loving every minute of it all. Look forward to hearing from me throughout the week! A few quick polls may also appear in the near future, as I determine what else to bring to WinBreak in 2009!
Other sites have already picked up the news, I’m sure, but never the less it’s an interesting one to cover: the Xbox 360 outsold the Playstation 3 on Black Friday. This according to an article on InformationWeek. After all three companies have resolved all supply chain issues, the console market is expected to boom this holiday season. The Saturday after Thanksgiving, I found several stores with the Nintendo Wii in stock. eBay said that the Wii was it’s number one seller on Black Friday, though I hope people were getting deals instead of getting robbed, as these things seem to be available everywhere right now.
TechFlash wrote quite an interesting article about how the video game industry (particularly “casual games”) is not yet feeling the pinch of our current economic recession. Mainly slamming teens and young adults for not putting away savings and preparing for their future, the article suggests that this coming holiday season, when parents are forced to shell out $60 a copy for games, that might be the first time that the industry feels the effects of the closed wallets of the populous.
Still, the article received some positive feedback from developers in the casual games market. The people who make free web-browser based games or those inexpensive games you find on Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, like Popcap Games and Big Fish Games, are reporting that business is booming!