Just because I have been wanting these in an easy to access place, I thought I would post this on my own site! Thanks to Major Nelson’s various blog posts and the Mobile compatible joy that is Xbox.mobi, there are a few ring tones and sound effects you can completely customize your cell phone with. Or maybe just your Windows sound scheme. Why not have the Achievement Unlock sound play every time you boot up?
Because of the difficulty that can be had tracking some of these files down as the internet changes, I thought I would bring these glorious sounds all to one place. Customize your devices to your hearts content with several well known Xbox 360 related sounds (in as many already-available formats as I could find).
Sounds from the Xbox 360:
Sounds from Crackdown:
Sounds from Fable 2:
I have finally received this picture. Prince of Persia will be bundled with Xbox 360 throughout EMEA very soon (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Unfortunately, I was not able to discern when this bundle will launch, probably as soon as the Holiday Bundles are off of shelves.
Word of this comes from directly inside Microsoft, so at least it is confirmed, but I have no article I can link to at this time, other than a few older “rumor” type blog posts.
Of all places, Slashdot has put together a pretty good round up of the still-far-off Halo Wars. The Independent.co.uk also date a brief write up, while IGN had some additional hands-on time. GiantBomb’s time with the game is linked to from the Slashdot article. Enjoy!
The holiday marketing season is almost upon us. As soon as the vampires go away, the trees and fake snow will come out. Along with a few new marketing gimmicks from Microsoft. “Jellies,” “Arcs,” “Circle Connection Swirls,” and “Less Tech, More Fun” – if you don’t know these terms, it’s something to look out for in an Xbox 360 aisle near you.
On September 23rd, Microsoft released a little bit of information to the partners about new advertising techniques and methods, trying to show the lighter and more family oriented ideas behind the Xbox 360. As seen above, these new “Jellies” logos will provide an attractive candy-like image to your “Rated E For Everyone” displays.
You can now download the entire 58 page document (31.0 MB) in all its straight-from-Microsoft PDF glory. If you’re looking for a reduced file size one (may not open with some older versions of Adobe Acrobat), you can download this 23.3 MB that I trimmed down (file compression, not content removal!).