Console News For Monday, November 8
Microsoft Bundles Alan Wake – Forza 3 In Holiday Bundle
For those of you who don’t want to be Kinect’d, Microsoft is releasing this year’s holiday bundle with core gamering goodness. The new bundle will come with a copy of Forza Motorsport 3 and a token to download Remedy’s hit thriller, Alan Wake. This bundle will launch at the $299 price point leaving gamers to decide, get Kinect? Or go with a couple of core games?
Source: Major Nelson
Mass Effect 2 For PS3 To Receive Free Extra Content, Missions
PS3 users will finally be receiving Mass Effect 2 on the Sony console with some extra goodies. It will be including all of the DLC missions that Xbox 360 users had to purchase this last year, as well as a new mission worth about six hours of gameplay and an interactive comic to walk them through the events of the first game, making key decisions that affect the outcome of Mass Effect 2.
It will be interesting to find out if Xbox 360 fans will have access to this extra six hour mission as later downloadable content. It would probably be a good idea for EA to release it to appease the 2.12 million fans of the Xbox 360 version may feel a bit left out and disgruntled if it isn’t the case.
Kinect Technology Could Have Gone To Apple First
Apple Inc., a company whose dedication to innovating arguably stands above any other company could have had Project Natal, now known to the world as Microsoft’s holiday hopeful, Kinect, first. But why would Apple, king of new technologies miss out on this huge opportunity to bring something unique to their own line of products?
Because, “Apple is a pain in the ass,” according to PrimeSense CEO Inon Beracha.
In an interview with Cult of Mac Editor, Leander Kahney, Beracha said that when Apple was introduced to the technology, it was the stack of legal agreements and NDAs that turned Beracha off to the partnership.
Source: Cult Of Mac
Microsoft Giving Away Free Xbox 360s With Purchase Of Win7 Phones In Toronto
As you know, Windows Phone 7 launches today. And what better way to celebrate this event than getting a free Xbox 360 with your purchase of an HTC 7 Surround or LG Optimus 7? People shopping at the Toronto Eaton Centre can get just such a deal. But you better be quick, word is that numbers are limited.
Source: Wirelessly Obsessed
Coming This Week
I’ll be taking Microsoft Kinect For Xbox 360 for a test drive and writing down my thoughts, as well as with the new 360 Dashboard. Also, my holiday sales predictions after last week’s numbers are posted. Stay tuned.
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