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gamers http://www.themoneytimes.com/taxonomy/term/46861/all/feed en Microsoft announces tempting Xbox 360 offers for the holiday season http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20121017/microsoft-announces-tempting-xbox-360-offers-holiday-season-id-1701712231.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're game for console games, this should be music to your ears. Microsoft has unveiled steep price cuts for Xbox 360 consoles and attractive bundles in the US, just in time for the festive season up ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/xbox3604gbkinectbundle.jpg" alt="Would-be console gamers will find it hard to resist Microsoft&#039;s new offer" title="Would-be console gamers will find it hard to resist Microsoft&#039;s new offer" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="110" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the Christmas season about to kick in the world over, Microsoft has announced up to $50 discounts for its 2012 line of Xbox 360 game consoles, along with attractive offers on bundles in the US.</p> <p>Gamers and enthusiasts can choose from a variety of bundles on offer, with games ranging from Forza 4 and Halo: Reach to Fable 3. In other words, there's something here for everyone.</p> <p><strong>Something for everyone</strong><br /> According to the report by Major Nelson, each bundle consists of the Xbox 360 console, with a free game or two and a month-long gold membership to Xbox Live. Paired with every bundle is a free one month subscription to Hulu Plus and Epix streaming services.</p> <p>You can grab a 250GB Xbox 360 bundled with Kinect, Dance Central 2, Kinect Sports, and Kinect Adventures for $399.99. If you're not really too inclined towards sports or have less space requirements, you can have the 4Gb Xbox 360 with Kinect, Kinect Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Adventures for $299.99.</p> <p>There is also a 250GB Xbox 360 bundled with Skyrim and Forza 4 Essentials Edition retailing at $299.99.</p> <p><strong>Same prices anywhere you go</strong><br /> Your options to avail of these bundles are not simply limited to one store or retailer. You can pick up any of these bundles from several retailers including Best Buy, GameStop, Amazon, or Target.</p> <p>Apart from bundled offers, Microsoft has announced a deep discount of $50 on non-bundled or standalone Xbox 360 consoles. The $50 price cut is valid for 250GB Xbox 360, 4GB Xbox 360 with Kinect, 250GB Xbox 360 with Kinect, and XBox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 console bundle.</p> <p>These non-bundled consoles can be had from "select national retailers".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Would-be console gamers will find it hard to resist Microsoft's new offer.</p> </div> </div> </div> game consoles gamers games Gaming holidays Microsoft Top Story United States US Xbox 360 Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:48:43 +0000 Yasser Ali 1701712231 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Football video games more harmful than shooting ones--study http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110505/football-video-games-more-harmful-shooting-onesstudy-id-101701710114.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Playing football video games invokes stronger physical and emotional reactions than violent ones, a new study claims.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/video-game-violence-3.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="127" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Over the years, a lot of concern has been raised over violent video games and their contribution to general aggression. </p> <p>There has been a lot of discussion whether playing such video games desensitizes people and makes them more aggressive.</p> <p>But the research findings presented at the British Psychological Society's Annual Conference in Glasgow, states that football video games do more harm, thus making gamers more aggressive in real life.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Unlike violent video games, those that reflect real life have a greater impact on gamers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110505/football-video-games-more-harmful-shooting-onesstudy-id-101701710114.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110505/football-video-games-more-harmful-shooting-onesstudy-id-101701710114.html#comments football video games gamers gamers more aggressive gamers violent Gaming Top Story United States University of Huddersfield violent video games Xbox 360 Thu, 05 May 2011 10:53:29 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 1701710114 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Microsoft's Kinect sets Guinness World Record for sales http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110311/microsoft039s-kinect-sets-guinness-world-record-sales-id-101701709617.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The news is sure to please Xbox 360 fans. Microsoft has set a Guinness World Record by selling more than 10 million Kinect systems for the Xbox 360 to retailers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/microsoft-kinect.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="112" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Kinect is something that people with an Xbox 360 can use to play games on their consoles without touching any controller. </p> <p>As Microsoft puts it, Kinect is a controller-free gaming and entertainment device for owners of the Xbox 360. With body movements and voice, gamers can control the games they are playing.</p> <p>Kinect was first announced back in 2009 when it was simply codenamed as Project Natal. It was rumored at that time that Microsoft would launch a new version of the Xbox 360 with the Kinect system. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kinect is a controller-free gaming and entertainment device for owners of the Xbox 360. With body movements and voice, gamers can control the games they are playing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20110311/microsoft039s-kinect-sets-guinness-world-record-sales-id-101701709617.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> console gamers Gaming Guinness World Records kinect Microsoft Nintendo play games Top Story United States Fri, 11 Mar 2011 10:52:26 +0000 Yasser Ali 1701709617 at http://www.themoneytimes.com OnLive comes up with $9.99 flat rate subscription plan http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101203/onlive-comes-999-flat-rate-subscription-plan-id-10143806.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>OnLive has announced that it will unveil ‘Play Pack’ subscription at a flat rate of $9.99. The service will start from 14th of January and will provide console quality games via broadband. </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/onlive.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="108" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This is viewed as the next step after company started revolutionary video gaming services with an option to play online, live, and on the screen of your choice, without requiring any download, console or a disc.</p> <p>‘OnLive PlayPack’ will offer 14 games at present including ‘Prince of Persia’, ‘World of Goo’, Lego Batman, and Fear 2. These games can be played for free. The plan is separate from the existing ones.</p> <p>Other games including Borderlands, Assasin’s Creed II, Batman: Arkham Asylum and Unreal Tournament will be available on rent for 3 to 5 days or outright purchase.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Onlive is all set to offer a subscription at a flat rate of $9.99. The company will be offering high quality games through the internet </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101203/onlive-comes-999-flat-rate-subscription-plan-id-10143806.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20101203/onlive-comes-999-flat-rate-subscription-plan-id-10143806.html#comments broadband CEO console. controller gamers games Gaming internet Onlive Playpack processor subscription Top Story United States Fri, 03 Dec 2010 05:54:58 +0000 Anter Prakash Singh 143806 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Holiday Season Delight for Gamers: $150 Microsoft Kinect available from November http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100720/holiday-season-delight-gamers-150-microsoft-kinect-available-november-id-10121222. <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft’s motion sensing controller for the Xbox 360 is all set to hit the markets this November. The company announced Tuesday that the device would be available for $149.99.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/natal1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="176" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>And the good news for gamers is that together the Kinect motion sensing controller and the Xbox 360 would come at a price of $299.99 this holiday season. </p> <p>The Xbox alone costs around $199.99 and if bought with a motion controller, both cost the consumer around $350.</p> <blockquote><p>The market analysts predict that the pricing of the Microsoft Kinect motion sensing controller is a little above the reach of the average consumer and it expected the computer giant will lower the price to $100 in the holiday season.</p></blockquote> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Josh Hutto, Xbox marketing head says, "Kinect truly is a revolutionary product. With one purchase, families get Kinect and the most complete and affordable way to have fun."</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100720/holiday-season-delight-gamers-150-microsoft-kinect-available-november-id-10121222." target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100720/holiday-season-delight-gamers-150-microsoft-kinect-available-november-id-10121222.#comments device gadget gamers gaming holiday season Microsoft Kinect motion sensing controller move November peripherals sony technology Technology Top Story United States United States US X box Tue, 20 Jul 2010 20:58:22 +0000 Yashika kapoor 121222 at http://www.themoneytimes.com EA unveils ‘Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit’ at E3 http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100615/ea-unveils-%E2%80%98need-speed-hot-pursuit%E2%80%99-e3-id-10117640.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The game publisher Electronic Arts kick started its E3 press conference on Monday by unveiling details about its popular racing game franchise “Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.” </p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/electronicarts.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="135" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As per game publisher, the new game will be online, cops versus racers gaming experience; developed by Burnout creators Criterion Games.</p> <p>Gamers will have the option to either don the role of a cop or racer for a full career and can have their pick of any number of exotic cars in Hot Pursuit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So far sixteen different games have been released in the hit Need For Speed series; out of which six were developed by EA Canada, and two were developed by European-based video game developer Eden Games.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100615/ea-unveils-%E2%80%98need-speed-hot-pursuit%E2%80%99-e3-id-10117640.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100615/ea-unveils-%E2%80%98need-speed-hot-pursuit%E2%80%99-e3-id-10117640.html#comments Car cops cars developer Electronic Arts (EA) game publisher gameplay gamers Need For Speed—Hot Pursuit NFS series players race racers Tue, 15 Jun 2010 05:59:49 +0000 Priyanka 117640 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Microsoft, Sony's motion control systems to hot up competition in video game market http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100612/microsoft-sony039s-motion-control-systems-hot-competition-video-game-market-id-101 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The video game war is all set to get hotter than ever. With the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo kicking off coming week in Los Angeles, the video games giants will be unveiling their latest creations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/project_natal_milo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="102" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft will be taking the wraps off its much anticipated Project Natal. </p> <p>While Sony has already introduced its motion controller device 'PlayStation Move' at the Developers Conference 2010 event held in March, the Japan based tech giant will be focusing on release data, pricing and availability, the games associated with its upcoming motion control system.</p> <p>The new motion control systems will surely set the ground for a major motion control battle this year.</p> <p><strong>Refurbishing product lineup</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft's project Natal boast of offering users a controller-free gaming and entertainment experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100612/microsoft-sony039s-motion-control-systems-hot-competition-video-game-market-id-101" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100612/microsoft-sony039s-motion-control-systems-hot-competition-video-game-market-id-101#comments Electronic Entertainment Expo Gadgets game console Game console publishers gamers Gaming Microsoft motion control Nintendo playstation product lineup Project Natal reavmp sony Top Story United States Video game video games giants Wii Xbox 360 Sat, 12 Jun 2010 08:02:01 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 117226 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Activision signs 10-year deal with 'Halo' creator Bungie http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100430/activision-signs-10year-deal-039halo039-creator-bungie-id-10110505.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Activision Blizzard on Thursday announced via a statement that it has signed a 10-year gaming publishing and distributing deal with “Halo” creator Bungie Studio.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/actblizzlogo.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="107" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>However, neither Activision nor Bungie provided any information regarding the terms and conditions of their deal. </p> <p>But according to a source familiar with the matter, even after this deal Bungie will remain an independent unit and will retain the ownership of its intellectual property. </p> <p>Bungie’s President Harold Ryan said in a statement, "We're committed to this alliance with Activision on the new IP universe we're building, and that portion is exclusive. We're partnering with everything in this universe. We get access to many more millions of players across the world.”</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>"I think our strategy of focusing on the proven and best talent in the industry is working, and the Infinity Ward situation is not going to change our strategy," said chief operating officer of Activision Blizzard, Thomas Tippl. </p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100430/activision-signs-10year-deal-039halo039-creator-bungie-id-10110505.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100430/activision-signs-10year-deal-039halo039-creator-bungie-id-10110505.html#comments Activisoin Blizzard analysts benefit Bungie Call of Duty deal game gamers Gaming Halo partnership sony source studio Technology Top Story United States Fri, 30 Apr 2010 04:52:13 +0000 Priyanka 110505 at http://www.themoneytimes.com Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package fails to impress gamers http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100331/modern-warfare-2-stimulus-package-fails-impress-gamers-id-10106054.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has finally released Stimulus Package eagerly awaited on the Xbox Live. But this was not really the kind of launch that video game enthusiast had been anticipating.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img src="http://www.themoneytimes.com/files/imagecache/picturethumb/call-of-duty-4-modern-warfare-2_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-picturethumb imagecache-default imagecache-picturethumb_default" width="180" height="134" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As the gamers downloaded $15 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package, aimed at delivering “additional action-packed multiplayer maps, including brand-new battlegrounds and legendary fan-favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,” they got a nasty shock.</p> <p>The update rendered some of the features of Xbox Live unusable or unstable. The gamers were not able to load the maps, and even matchmaking was inaccessible.</p> <p>In fact, a lot of gamers took to the blogs and online forums to vent their ire for the inconvenience they had to face while downloading the stimulus package.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-imagecaption"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The update rendered some of the features of Xbox Live unusable or unstable. The gamers were not able to load the maps, and even matchmaking was inaccessible.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.themoneytimes.com/featured/20100331/modern-warfare-2-stimulus-package-fails-impress-gamers-id-10106054.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 disappointed gamers Gaming Stimulus Package Technology Top Story Twitter United States xbox live Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:21:16 +0000 Jaspreet Virk 106054 at http://www.themoneytimes.com
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