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Microsoft announce Kinect-less Xbox One

Since the Xbox One was first announced there have been suggestions from consumers that Microsoft should also sell the console without Kinect, much like the Xbox 360. Partly due to many users not being particular interested in the additional device, while others were hoping for a Kinect-less version to drive the price down. Today Microsoft have announced that they will begin selling the Xbox One console without Kinect.

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The Xbox One console without Kinect is due to go on sale from June 9th. If you are wanting to add Kinect at a later date, Microsoft will begin selling the Kinect unit on it’s own from the Autumn.

Toy Box DLC Announced for Xbox 360 with Keys to the City

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Microsoft Game Studios and Ruffian Games have announced that there will be both free and premium downloadable content available on the Xbox Live Marketplace soon for Xbox exclusive title Crackdown 2.

Entitled “Toy Box”, the DLC contains the following free downloadable content, which includes the Keys to the City mode which was featured as an expansion for the first Crackdown game:

Keys to the City: Made notorious in the first “Crackdown” expansion as the ultimate cheat mode, Keys to the City returns to “Crackdown 2” and puts an even bigger set of tools at your disposal, including God Mode, Infinite Ammo, Fly Cam, spawning of weapons, gadgets and more, the ability to freeze the time of day, and pushing all skills to the maximum to become faster, stronger and more lethal.

UK Offers on the new Xbox 360 S 4GB

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The guys at CVG have scoured the internet and found a handful of top deals for UK buyers of the 4GB Xbox 360. They found the cheapest of the deals at The Hut which offers the 4GB Arcade System for £139.93.  Argos and Amazon are  both offering the 360 S for £139.99. Play, Game, Gamestation are selling their 4GB Xbox 360’s for £149.99 which is a little disappointing considering the cheaper deals on offer.

For less than £140 an Xbox 360 S could be yours. If you can manage with 4GB of hard drive space that is. The full run down on prices around the web can be found on CVG.

The annoyances of being a ‘Girl Gamer’

 

Since joining up here and interacting with several other girl gamers, I have learnt that I’m not the only female who can sit and play a game for hours on end and enjoy that feeling of accomplishment when you finally finish a game.  It’s common knowledge that the gaming industry and all things game related is a mans world.  But what I’m writing about today is how being a girl gamer can sometimes cause problems when playing online.  I’ll also be sharing afew of my experiences of being a girl gamer. 

Halo 3

Okay, so last weekend I FINALLY got up to major grade 2.

Moments later

I jumped with joy and humped the air like some horny teenaged loser. I called my husband and told him I finally did it, and then played for 5 hours straight after that.

Two days later

I downloaded the new patch with the new achievements and was totally excited. I then got online and noticed that my rank was gone, I looked at my service record and saw that it was still there before I started pulling my hair out.

Achievement Unlocked?

I’m an avid 360 gamer and have owned all consoles. Next Gen console wise only have the 360 left after selling the PS3 and Wii. And I’m a little obsessed with Achievement Points. One thing that, annoys me as a Gamer, is the varying difficulty of achievements. I recently wrote an article on 360Crazy.com explaining my thoughts on this. And now, I’m not one to show off – ok I am – but, QueenB submitted it to N4G also. Which to those who don’t know, is one of the biggest, if not biggest, gaming news site (News 4 Gamers see :P). Forget going to the 360 section, or recent stories, it’s been moved from 3rd hottest story to 2nd 😀