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Two different rumored Rock Band 2 setlists appear

Two different rumored Rock Band 2 setlists appear

Every year around this time, we are bombarded with rumors. Does the summer heat give everyone an excuse to stay inside and pass rumors? Maybe, but it also nearly E3 time, which is when the rumor mill is in full swing. The latest we have is not one, but two different “leaked” Rock Band setlists. These come from “trusted sources”, which must mean that they are both completely accurate, despite being different. Read on for both versions.

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GameStop quits offering product replacement plan for the Xbox 360

GameStop quits offering product replacement plan for the Xbox 360

I would sound very much like a broken record if I mentioned the fact that the Xbox 360 has a reputation of dying on people (surely not!). Unfortunately, it's a very real fact, one which keeps fellow 360 owners up at night. At least when you go to purchase a new console you have the option of getting a replacement plan which will net you a new console if it should ever die right? Not at GameStop.

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65nm Xbox 360 discovered in the wild

65nm Xbox 360 discovered in the wild

If you have an Xbox 360, you likely live your day-to-day life in fear. Fear that one day you will be having a good time playing your favorite game, only to see the dreaded Red Ring of Death. I'm a 360 owner, and I breathe a sigh of relief every time I power it off. There has been much talk about a newer, more efficient 65nm chip to be used on future editions of the console that will be less prone to overheating. Apparently these have already hit stores.

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One Console to Rule Them All

One Console to Rule Them All

Competition is usually great for consumers, especially in the gadget world. Competition among phone makers is the most obvious example, but even digital cameras, laptops and netbooks, and HDTVs are all part of a highly competitive electronics landscape. Buyers can now find these products at lower prices with more features than ever before. It's tough, perhaps even un-American, to argue against competition, but in the video games industry, a little less competition would do gamers a lot of good.

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Microsoft warranty extension for Xbox 360 includes E74 error

Microsoft warranty extension for Xbox 360 includes E74 error

The Xbox 360 has seemingly been plagued with problems since it's release, and though Microsoft has worked to resolve these issues over time, it's been a bit slow going at points. However, the company posted a warranty extension today that now covers the E74 error message.

E74 is now considered the same thing as the 3-red-light issue, or as most people call it, the red ring of death. So, you can have this problem fixed by sending in your console to be repaired or replaced just as you would have with the 3-red-light problem.

The warranty has been extended to three years to accommodate for the problem. Also, if you have had the problem fixed before and paid for it, you'll now get a refund. Even though Microsoft has called the E74 error a small issue, it actually could affect all Xbox 360 models shipped prior to the end of 2008....

Lian Li XB01: quieter DVD playback but gaming still loud

Lian Li XB01: quieter DVD playback but gaming still loud

With the ink on an extended warranty to cover Red Ring of Death incidents only just dry, it might seem crazy to take apart your XBox 360 - voiding the guarantee in the process - and decant the contents into a new casing.  That's what Lian Li are suggesting, however, with their XB01 Cooling Chassis; bit-tech have just had theirs in the mail, and set about getting their donor 360 naked to post some first impressions.

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SlashGear Week in Review – June 15th

SlashGear Week in Review – June 15th

Unsurprisingly the iPhone 3G has overshadowed just about all other news this week, with Steve Jobs taking to the Keynote stage at WWDC 2008 on Monday and announcing Apple's updated cellphone.  Packing 3G, GPS, improved software and more into an only slightly thicker (and curvier) chassis, the iPhone 3G is destined to make waves when it launches on July 11th, especially given the lower price of $199 (for the 8GB model).  We live-blogged the Keynote and many of you were good enough to join us; check out our coverage here, and click over to iPhone Buzz for more up-to-the-minute iPhone news.

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