New Advanced Warfighter content out

Yesterday, Ubisoft released the new Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter content pack called “Chapter 2” on Xbox live.

The new pack is about 725MB big and includes 4 new maps for co-op, 8 new dynamic (map changes based on time of day) maps for multiplayer, 5 new weapons, 2 new patterns, 2 new game modes plus 4 new faces for soldiers.

Chapter 2 costs 1200 Marketplace points (relevant to about $15).

Here is a screenshot of one of the new levels:

new ghost

Bill Gates Steps Down

Bill Gates is fading out of his full-time role at Microsoft, the software giant that’s been under pressure due to a sagging stock price, competition from Google, and nagging delays in the Vista operating system.

He will officially quit on June 2008 and Microsoft’s chief technical officer Ray Ozzie will immediately assume the title of chief software architect. In addition, chief technical officer Craig Mundie will immediately take the new title of chief research and strategy officer and will assume Gates’ responsibilities for the company’s research and incubation efforts.

Xbox 360 watches you

The Xbox 360 is supposed to support webcams because of it’s new update to the live dashboard. But….where is the web cam? According to Microsoft, the webcam will release on September 19. The camera (called Live Vision) is a USB 2.0 peripheral which will be compatible with PCs as well as Xbox360s. No drivers will be required for the webcam to run on either machine. Other Web cams won’t work with the Xbox 360 only the Live Vision cam will. Using the cam you can set the desktop of the 360 dashboard, as well as add effects to pictures. Waving hands in front of the camera when it’s on its “watery” setting will cause the background to “undulate” and ripple as if underwater. Other options include an “edgy” setting and a “dotty” setting.

You can also use the cam to create a personalized visualizer for the music player mode of the 360.

The camera will also be used in several games, like: Activision’s World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions, Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas, and several Xbox Live Arcade games.

Instant Messages will be able to be sent with photos taken from the camera.

Xbox 360 live vision cam

XBOX 360 is coming……!



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[Updated] The Xbox 360 is already out and has sold about 22 million systems

Xbox 360 has 9 new launch titles

9 new games have been unofficially added to the xBox360 launch titles when the system releases (on november 22). The titles are as follows: Project Gotham Racing 3, Kameo: Elements of Power, Perfect Dark Zero, Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06, FIFA 06, and Need for Speed Most Wanted. This would mean in total 17 games that would come out on launch day.