Most video games these days let the player pause the story-driven cinemas, or even offer an option to skip the cinematic interlude of they choose when a button is pressed. Some instantly skip when you press start, others just bowl them over for the next action scene.
Just in case your humble abode wasn't showcasing enough of your geek pride, Microsoft has come to your rescue with an Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle. This glorious package retails for $449, containing an R2-D2 inspired Xbox 360 slim unit,...
While in some ways their passing of the torch is a little gloomy, Bungie grew with the industry and Halo. You could track two generations of gaming through their efforts alone, beginning with 2001's Halo: Combat Evolved.
So, in Mass Effect 3 you can activate the franchise's familiar dialogue trees via Kinect. You'll actually say the lines out loud, the Kinect sensor picking up on your voice and responding almost immediately. This, according to Microsoft at their E3 press conference, is some type of spectacular advancement... except it's not. At all.
The Xbox 360 launched in late 2005, meaning this year is its sixth year of existence, and with E3 this week, Microsoft is showing no signs of revealing a successor. Why should they? The company touted a colorful graph chart showing that 360 sales have actually increased with age, something this industry has never seen.
Microsoft's corporate communications Vice President Frank Shaw, writing for the Microsoft Blog, claims the Xbox 360 is used as an entertainment device 40% of the time, the rest spent playing online games over Xbox Live.