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E3 '06 Unveiled: Xbox 360 Accessories, PC Compatible
Microsoft unveiled some new, cross-platform accessories that will enable gamers to take wireless gaming one step further on the Xbox 360 console and Windows-based PC. Also, additional details on other new accessories coming to the Xbox 360 system this holiday shopping season.
Posted May 09, 2006
By NEWSROOM, EVERGEEK MEDIA
 
Microsoft unveiled some new, cross-platform accessories that will enable gamers to take wireless gaming one step further on the Xbox 360 console and Windows-based PC. Also, additional details on other new accessories coming to the Xbox 360 system this holiday shopping season.

Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel
Uses the latest wireless and force feedback technology to bring new realism to racing games such as Project Gotham Racing 3 and Forza Motorsport 2.

Xbox 360 Wireless Headset
Integrates with the Xbox 360 console to provide better-late-than-never wireless voice chat, stylish ergonomic design and apparently superior voice quality to chat over the Xbox Live network.

Xbox 360 HD DVD Player
Delivers a high def digital audio and visual experience to consumers, enabling them to enjoy blockbuster movies in stunning high definition through their Xbox 360 system. It includes the Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote.

Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
Connects existing and future Xbox 360 wireless accessories to the PC, allowing gamers to enjoy the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Xbox 360 Wireless Headset and Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel on a second platform.

Xbox Live Vision
Video camera will allow gamers with Xbox Live Gold to customize their gamer picture, send photo messages, and video chat with friends and family over Xbox Live. Also features interoperability with featured titles such as Pinball FX (Zen), Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Ubisoft), TotemBall (Freeverse) and World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions (Activision). Xbox Live Vision launches in North America on Sept. 19, 2006.

Xbox 360 Memory Unit (256MB)
With four times more capacity than the original, gamers can easily store and transfer even more Xbox 360 saved games, Xbox Live profiles, full Xbox Live Arcade titles and other entertainment content downloaded from Xbox Live Marketplace.

Though Xbox 360 is Microsoft's flagship, its devices, multi-functionality and games the wind by which it sails through E3 2006, there's also that other little pet project called Windows, specifically, Windows Vista, which is being further pushed as "the other" games platform (among other things) with the "Games for Windows" brand. Read More...
 
 
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