The Xbox 360 is Microsoft's newest video game console, the successor to their original Xbox. It was released on November 22, 2005 in North America, December 2 in Europe, and December 10 in Japan. It will be released on February 2, 2006 in Mexico, February 24 in South Korea, and March 2, 2006 in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The Xbox 360 will compete against the upcoming generation of consoles, including the Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Revolution, and was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, a week before the E3 trade show. Except in Japan the console is sold in two different configurations: the "Xbox 360" and the "Xbox 360 Core System". The Xbox 360 configuration, often referred to as the "Premium Edition", includes a hard drive (required for backwards compatibility with original Xbox games), a wireless controller, a headset, an Ethernet cable, an Xbox Live silver subscription, and a component HD AV cable (which can also be used on non-HD TVs).
This tutorial helps you learn about the process of game construction, while guiding you through writing a relatively complete game. The code in this tutorial illustrates the technique described in the text. A complete code sample for this tutorial is available for you to download, including full source code and any additional supporting files required by the sample.
Metrics 2.0: Video Game Addiction: 81% of American Youth Play; 8.5% are Addicted Reports from around the world suggest that gaming addiction is real and on the rise. With nearly 8 in 10 American youth (81%) playing video games at least one time per month, including 94% of all boys playing, this certainly raises concerns about video game addiction. In US, 8.5% of youth gamers (ages 8 to 18) can be classified as pathological or clinically “addicted” to playing video games.
BARRIE–It was a heartbreaking end to a remarkable three-week search for a teen who had run away over an Xbox. On the ground, hundreds of police and volunteers trudged through muddy fields outside Barrie, while in cyberspace police officers probed the virtual world of online gaming. But yesterday morning, all hope of finding 15-year-old Brandon Crisp alive was lost when deer hunters found the body of a teen in a heavily wooded area. Police said the body, which appears to be Brandon, was found about two kilometres from where the boy's abandoned bicycle was found two weeks earlier. "We're definitely all moved by this ... (it's) obviously a very tragic day. Ontario News: Brandon Crisp found dead
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