We've been hearing a lot about the rumored price drop of the Xbox 360 Pro to $299. Naturally when we're this close to E3, a price drop like this can mean only one thing: new hardware. A recently leaked memo from Microsoft (unconfirmed) shows that they are indeed releasing new hardware. Hit the jump for the memo in its entirety.
The internet is a strange creature. With vast amounts of information readily available at our fingertips, we can find out nearly anything with a few keywords and clicks. Usually it turns out to be good for us, and bad for large companies that wish to keep some information private. For instance, I'm pretty sure that LucasArts didn't want us to know about Star Wars Battlefront III just yet.
I spent several years working as a PC repair technician, and can't even count the number of issues people had that were attributed to their power supply. Most of the time what had happened was that they'd done some major upgrades to their hardware, and left their old puny PSU to power it all. These days if you're running a high-end gaming rig, you need some major power, which is where this new NZXT Performance Power 800 comes in.
I've discovered that one job I could never do is be any sort of spokesperson for one of the big three console makers. For one, I totally understand that each of the major consoles has its strengths and weaknesses, and thus could never commit myself to one completely. I also couldn't be as much of an ass as some of these guys are. Recently Gamasutra sat down with Microsoft's director of product management for Xbox 360 and Live Aaron Greenberg, and he has quite a few great things to say in there.
I haven't read Nintendo Power since sometime in the 90's, before I discovered the internet. Now I rarely find myself reading magazines, as I can find most of the info I crave right here on my PC. If you happened to pick up the latest issue, you might have noticed an ad with a widescreen DS. You don't see that everyday.