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Xbox 360 to get Live TV Streaming?

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It just might be, according to Endgadget, internal documents at AT&T plans to add support their U-Verse cable service bringing it to the Xbox 360 next month. The whole update is said to allow Xbox 360 users to view and record shows threw the service. The report saids while the service will be officailly announced for the Xbox 360 on October 17th, the actual service will not be usable until November 7th. Which is not to far off right? Though in order to use your Xbox 360 as a reciever, users will have to utilize an Xbox Connection Kit, which comes with a couple acessories to get you set up.  Subcribers will also be required to at least one standalone set up box in their home already to access the service. Sounds like a nice addition to the Xbox 360, though I hope it isn’t to pricey.

 

Price for Thought 3DS 300$? Cut the crap!

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Ok so this entery is going to be a little more self focused on my thoughts, on the recent 3DS price that is assuming to be 300$ here in the U.S Ever since the Japan related Press Conference which took place on September 29th in Tokyo Japan, U.S, and Europe gamers have been a little worried, and upset about the converted Japan to USD 3DS price. Well I’m here to tlak about that today. Ok so we know that Iwata stated the 3Ds set price was partly due to E3 2010 reactions. Thanks a lot fanboys..No I’m kidding, some say we have ourselves to thank for maybe getting a possibly high price for this sharp looking handheld, but really 300$? Well I’mhere to break it down. First and foremost, cut the over exaggerated “OMGZ THE 3DS‘Z PRICE IS GOING TO BE 300$ I CAN’T PAY FOR THAT!!!!” Calm down, the officail 3DS price for U.S, and Europe hasn’t even been announced yet. Secondly as far as I know along with many other gamers out there, Nintendo doesn’t convert prices from one region to another regions dollars. It just doesn’t work like that, I’m 99.99% sure (and probably correct) that Nintendo sets an individual price, for each regions based off on that regions market. Japan, and Europes market differ from the U.S’s so do not expect a straight up convert of the Japanese 3DS price to any other regions. Secondly, the 3DS is going March 2011 here in the U.S and Europe, which means one thing! Empty Wallets! The Holidays have ended, we have spent a fortune of gifts, traveling tickets, food, cleaning solutions to have our house prepared for ThanksGiving Dinner, and probably more based on your Holiday rush. So honestly if Nintendo wants sales they need to keep a reasonable price in mind since they plan to release it pretty much right after the Holiday rush. Third, guess what else in the gaming market has a price tag of 300$? That’s right! the mighty Xbox 360 Slim with 250GB, and the amazing PS3 Slim 120GB. Both of these consoles I’d say internal wise are probably 10x as powerful as the 3DS, most likely more. Why would Nintendo release a puny handheld the same price as of one these? Well…I don’t know why? Not to make money that’s for sure, if I had not already have owned an Xbox 360 I for sure would be buying the 360 slim for 300$ over a handheld with probably not as much power. It just wouldn’t make sense for Nintendo to put out a handheld the same price as a next generation console. I could go on all day, but lastly Nintendo has always been a “cheap selling” company. Ever since the console wars had begun Nintendo always had the cheapest handhelds, and consoles out on the market, and that has always satisfied their fans, and if they just now, right before they release this history channging, mouth dropping, eye candy handheld, decided to sell it for 300$ It would pretty much ruin that favored tradtion they kept going. So please everyone out their on the web, keep your panic to a minimum! Though at the same time let Nintendo know your not buying a handheld for 300$. I myself expect the handheld to range from 250-270$ no more than, and maybe a little less than that. Remember! Sony’s hidden PSP2 is soon to come on the rise as well, and Nintendo will have that to compete with. First impressions are important so it’d be best to put that handheld on the market for cheap to compete with Sony. Well this was my Price for thought, until next time Peace!

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