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Xbox 360

Launch day packages announced in Hong Kong for long awaited Halo 4 game

Launch day packages announced in Hong Kong for long awaited Halo 4 game

This year, the Xbox celebrates its 10th anniversary; and what better way to mark the occasion than with a new Halo game? Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 returns to the battlefield after a five-year absence to kick some more alien butt.

Sunday, 23 September, 2012, 10:17am

Let's play

For decades, cynics have argued that video games have no real artistic value. They're mindless escapism, they say: gaming is nothing more than a button-mashing, meaningless medium which can't compete with the subtleties and subtext of films, television or books.

19 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Developers hope to take on big players

Ever since the descending lines of marching Space Invaders inspired a new kind of recreation in the early 1980s, the worldwide computer games industry has experienced enormous growth.

1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Graphics put Xbox 360 in a class of its own

In November last year, Microsoft launched its next generation console the Xbox 360 with much fanfare and an overwhelming demand in North America. Four months later, the 360 has finally made its official Hong Kong debut.

So, how does the next generation console stack up against its older brother?

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Revolutionary gaming

Sony and Microsoft are coming out with updated game consoles - the PS3 and the Xbox 360 respectively - within the next six months.

They'll offer a big boost in processor performance and support dazzling, life-like graphics, but won't drastically change the way you play games.

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Global link a boost for online gamers

A new feature offers online gamers a chance to link up with people from around the world.

The video-game platform Xbox will launch Live Video Chat, which connects people from different cultural backgrounds and who speak different languages, in Japan later this month. But no date has been scheduled for its Hong Kong debut.

12 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Games console strips away the covers

Microsoft's Xbox games console is nearly two years old now. When the system was first launched, its makers were heavily criticised for its complete lack of games.

13 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Challenge the world's best players online

Bored of playing Xbox against your friends and family?

Thanks to the internet, you can now pitch your skills against 750,000 other players around the world using Microsoft's Xbox Live.

4 May 2004 - 12:00am

X-Box goes live

A GAMING revolution is upon Hong Kong with the impending introduction of Microsoft's innovative X-Box Live.

Imagine switching on your X-Box console at any time of the day at home, loading up your favourite game, and testing your abilities online against friends across town, or even on the other side of the world.

17 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Future gadget?

USING A ROCKET LAUNCHER to blow up aliens on some distant planet may be fun, but how about playing against other people in other cities via the internet? That's exactly what Xbox Live will allow players to do, and the service will be available in the United States next month for US$50, coming with a headset that allows the user to taunt victims in a digital voice.

6 Oct 2002 - 12:00am