XBox 360 News

Plenty of news has been coming out recently about the XBox 360.  Here's a brief summary:

  • The XBox 360 Elite has been officially announced:
    • "Xbox 360 Elite is the newest addition to the Xbox family that includes a huge 120GB hard drive (the largest available for any gaming console), a high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cable, and a premium black finish. The Xbox 360 Elite also includes a black wireless controller and black Xbox Live® headset."
  • Halo 3 News:
    • The Halo 3 Beta period has been announced as May 16th - June 6th.
    • A few weeks old, but Halo 3 packaging was unveiled as well - Standard, Limited, and Legendary.  Paul Thurrott has some good pictures.
  • Major Nelson (IRL Larry Hryb) posted word of:
    • The next dashboard update (with Windows Live chat integration) and...
    • A QWERTY keyboard input device coming this summer.  The best part is that it will plug directly into the bottom of existing XBox 360 controllers.
    • [Full details of both]

Personally, I'm counting down to my coming birthday when I hope (nudge, nudge) that somebody drops a copy of Guitar Hero II into my greedy mitts...