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$1.85 Billion Spent On Video Game Content In First Quarter 2011 According to NPD

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NPD reports that $1.85 billion has been spent in the first quarter of 2011 by consumers on game content. This content includes: downloadable content, game rentals, subscriptions, digital full-game downloads, social network games, and mobile games.

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Xbox 360 is Proven Best Online Console Experience

According to sites like ubergizmo and the NPD Group’s research data, the Xbox 360 is selling twice as many online-enabled games than on the PS3 and 7x more than the Wii in 2010.

There is no hiding the fact that people love the Xbox 360 and the Xbox Live experience. Another point was that digital downloads of titles sold more than 4 times that of PS3.

I have always said that the $60 a year price tag for the Xbox Live service was well worth it and I haven’t been the only one that has thought so.

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Kinect Windows SDK to be announced tomorrow

We knew that Microsoft had a Kinect SDK on the way and now it may finally launch. Microsoft is hosting a live presentation at Channel9 tomorrow at 9am pacific supposedly to announce the Kinect SDK.

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Microsoft may bring 3D to the Xbox 360

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Rumors are flying around that Microsoft may actually be working on 3D for the current Xbox 360. With the immense growth of 3D in the movie industry and new 3D televisions being released it was only inevitable that a full blown console would jump onto the bandwagon.

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Microsoft denies hiring 14 year old hacker

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Remember when we reported on the 14 year old hacker that was supposedly hired or working with Microsoft? Microsoft has made a statement about the article’s original source, an Irish news site which may have completely lied about the entire ordeal. It did sound too good to be true, but it also could have actually happened nowadays. Originally it was said that Paul Rellis was collaborating with the Call of Duty hacker:

Paul Rellis delivered his key note address during Bank of Ireland Business Week. Rellis revealed that Microsoft planned to work with the Dublin teenager to develop his talent for legitimate purposes.

The comments attributed to Microsoft Ireland’s Managing Director Mr. Paul Rellis, when speaking at a business event last week, are inaccurate. He never said anything close to what is being reported in some Irish media. Mr. Rellis was commenting on various developers and hobbyists using drivers that allow other devices to display the raw data output from Kinect for Xbox 360 sensors. Microsoft can also confirm that the company has not offered to mentor a 14-year-old from Tallaght who purportedly was related to a phishing scheme.

Well the Irish site probably came out pretty good with the hoax just sad that it wasn’t true.

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