Halo 4‘s official limited edition console bundle has been unveiled by Microsoft.
The Halo 4 console bundle features a 320GB custom-designed Xbox 360, along with two custom controllers and a black headset. As well as the sleek Halo design, the console makes custom sounds when the power is turned on and when discs are ejected. The controllers, meanwhile, feature blue LED lights.
Purchasing the bundle will also get you a copy of the game, as well as a downloadable armor skin, weapon, emblem, matching avatar armor and a unique avatar prop. It was briefly available to purchase over at the Microsoft online store for $399, which is approximately £256. However it was later removed off of the site, but you can rest easy knowing that there is an actual console out there for you to get your hands on.
A Halo 4-themed Xbox 360 was snapped by a Flickr user at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, reports CVG. The image on the console is the same as the one that will adorn the game’s cover. The style is notably different to previous Halo Xbox 360 consoles, however, which has led to speculation that the leaked image could be of a promotional console, or a skin. But either way it looks great and we cant wait to find out more information on this.
Since Nintendo’s lack of hardware details at the company’s press conference at E3 this past weekend, they have released a list of specs for the WiiU. Even though some people claim it to be the complete list, it doesn’t contain CPU and GPU specifics of the console. Here is the full list as it stands currently:
- Weight: 3.41 pounds (1.5 kg)
– CPU: IBM Power-based multi-core processor
– GPU: AMD Radeon-based HD GPU
– Storage: Internal flash drive, SD cards and external USB storage devices are supported
– Media: Optical discs (both Wii and Wii U format)
– Connectivity: EEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, four USB 2.0 ports supporting Wii LAN adaptors
– Video output resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p or 480i
– Video output connectivity: HDMI, Wii D-Terminal, Wii Component Video, Wii RGB, Wii S-Video Stereo AV and Wii AV
All Wii games will also be compatible with the WiiU when it is released.
There is now a supposed release date for the new Nintendo’s Wii U console. A rumour has been circulating the internet after a leaked memo was claimed to be obtained by the News site Wii U Daily as they claim they received an email from a Japanese retailer.
The site also, states that the email was circulated among staff at a game store in Japan, the Akihabara- based Media Land employees which is one of the most popular video game shops in Tokoyo.
Nintendo previously confirmed that the new Nintendo Wii U launch would happen in 2012, but no official specifics have been revealed.
The first Wii was originally launched on Sunday November 19 2006 which was also, on a Sunday and there is now a rumour that the Wii U launch date is set to be released on Sunday, November 18, 2012 for North America, and one week later for Japan. However, there is no word on the European Wii U launch date but Xperience Gaming will keep you updated.
Considering that the original Wii was launched almost exactly the same date six years ago, we wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo releases the new console on Sunday November 18 2012.
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Recently theres be a lot of rumors being spread about Valve, the creators of the massive gaming service Steam. It has been said that Valve has been thinking of creating a proper set-top console which could potentially pose a threat to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Valve co-founder Gabe Newell even recently told Penny Arcade: “Well, if we have to sell hardware we will.”
As well as this we’ve uncovered information that suggests that not only has Valve been secretly working on gaming hardware for the living room, but that the company is actively pursuing a strategy which would place Steam at the center of an open gaming universe that mirrors what Google has done with Android. Game also said that “We’d rather hardware people that are good at manufacturing and distributing hardware do [hardware]. We think it’s important enough that if that’s what we end up having to do, then that’s what we end up having to do.” which makes you wonder what they have actually got in store.
As wellas hardware obviously playing a huge part for the so called “Steam Box” but they have been hard at work trying to make the software the key backbone for this. However steam has said ” The actual devices may be made by a variety of partners, and the software would be readily available to any company that wants to get in the game.
And if that wasnt enough to be exicited about, it has been said that Alienware X51 may have been designed with an early spec of the system in mind, and will be retroactively upgradable to the software.
Apparently meetings were held during CES to demo a hand-built version of the device to potential partners. We’re told that the basic specs of the Steam Box include a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GPU. The devices will be able to run any standard PC titles, and will also allow for rival gaming services (like EA’s Origin) to be loaded up.
We’re hearing that a wide variety of USB peripherals will be compatible with the boxes, though it will likely ship with a proprietary controller. It’s possible that the controller will even allow for swappable components, meaning that it can be reconfigured depending on the type of game you’re playing.
The new Xbox 360 Limited Edition Kinect Star Wars bundle, with the first ever white Kinect Sensor and custom-designed console and controller based on popular Star Wars characters R2-D2 and C-3PO has just been put up to pre order right this very minute. So treat yourself head on over to Amazon or other gaming retailers and pre order your console now.