Buying a home video game console may soon become a lot more like buying a cell phone, according to a new report suggesting Microsoft is planning to offer a subsidized, $99 bundle including a 4GB Xbox 360 and Kinect sensor to anyone who commits to two years of a new, $15 monthly online service package.
Whenever anything involves the "Star Wars" franchise, there are certain expectations that need to be met to satisfy die-hard, and even casual, fans. So when a new video game wants to bring "Star Wars" to life like never before, that's setting the bar really high.
"Mass Effect 3," the final installment in the tale of Commander Shepard and his fight to save the universe, brings the series to a resounding and satisfying crescendo with tight combat, excellent storytelling and majestic visual effects.
Most people know international recording artist Will.i.am (born William James Adams Jr.) as the producer and front man for The Black Eyed Peas, the Grammy-winning group that has performed at the Super Bowl and sold more than 18 million albums worldwide.
While the picture quality on your TV has evolved over the years, the way you interact with your TV is still stuck in the Stone Age. That is, the remote control and channel guide still need some serious innovation.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer channeled Apple's Steve Jobs at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday, when the software giant revealed a jaw-dropping "one more thing" at the tail end of an otherwise yawn-inducing Windows Phone 7 presentation.
Prices on consumer electronics products can be pretty recession-blind. The iPad -- a hot tablet computer on the wish lists of 6- to 12-year-olds -- starts at $500 and climbs to $830. Microsoft's no-controller gaming system, Kinect, another hot item, runs $300 to $400 when you include the Xbox 360.
A couple of years ago Oliver Kreylos was looking for a cheap 3-D camera when he heard about a company developing a device that would retail at around $200 -- perfect for his project looking at ways of enhancing video communications.
With Kinect, the new controller-free system for its Xbox 360 gaming console, Microsoft isn't just trying to revolutionize video gaming. The company wants to change how people interact with all their entertainment choices.