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maybe later
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Week of August 16, 2009
Xbox 360 Elite showing 299 USD in new Walmart ad too
>> From engadget.com:
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It was all but inevitable that Microsoft was going to hit back at the PS3 Slim with its own $299 120GB console, and while we're still waiting on official confirmation Microsoft, this purported Walmart ad clipping sure seems to know where the Xbox 360 Elite is headed.
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(Friday 21 August 2009 22:43 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

JungleFlasher v0.1.66
>> Team Jungle released a new version of JungleFlasher(info).
What's new/fixed:

* Lite-On 83850c support
- added full LO83info extract, OpenKey to Dummy.bin
- checks added to LO83info.bin.key load, blank data aborts
- 140F0F1011B5223D79587717FFD9EC3A from bad LO83info extract will be rejected
- Many thanks to C4eva for this hack.... We wish you well
**** WARNING ****
BUT beware...
you should always try to use a spare drive to check the key

* Lite-On support General
Dump Dummy.bin from lite-On iXtreme file (in target context menu)
Identify Barcode reversal in Dummy.bin
- to detect and fix and use bad identify Barcode info
- extra step to Manual spoofing to avoid bad barcode data

* Hitachi Support Updated
Stabilty success message is bypassed in Moddermode.

* General items Updated
Foreign Language Support
- German
- Portugueuse
- Italian
- French
- Greek
- Spanish (WIP)

Official Site: http://jungleflasher.net
Download: here
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(Wednesday 19 August 2009 23:11 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Analyst: Xbox 360 Elite Price Drop Coming Next Week
>> From dailygame.net:
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Today the news broke of the PS3 price drop, and immediately following, rumors spread and questions flew about when Microsoft's Xbox 360 price drop would hit. According to an analyst with EEDAR, the Xbox 360 price drop will happen within a week.

That's right, the Xbox 360 price drop will no longer be rumor or speculation seven days from now, says EEDAR's Jesse Divnich. Instead, the Xbox 360 price drop will be reality within one week's time -- and maybe within the current week.

"Additionally, we do expect Microsoft to make an official announcement, in the next week, regarding the elimination of the Xbox 360 Pro SKU (retail MSRP $299) and the reduction in the Elite SKU pricing to $299. However, we just consider this a pseudo price drop. It is no different from Lexus introducing their 2010 models at the 2009 prices and clearing out their 2009 inventories. Sure, there is a better value, in comparison to the 2009 models, but a consumer still needs to be in the market for a luxury car to reap the benefits. A consumer shopping for an entry-level sedan will not suddenly upgrade to a Lexus just because the 2010 models have been released. EEDAR does expect the Xbox 360 to get a small boost in sales in the short-term, but considers any Xbox 360 sales lift to be a positive byproduct from additional marketing and retail circular placements."
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(Wednesday 19 August 2009 11:09 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Xecuter xDrive 360
>> From team-xecuter.com:
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We are pleased to release our latest addon hardware for the Xbox 360. The Xecuter xDrive 360!

Features:
* 2nd 360 Drive for all version of XBOX 360.
* Easy to install, no power adaptor.
* Fully supports Hitachi, Samsung, Benq & Liteon.
* Switch between your internal untouched DVD Drive and your external modified DVD Drive.
* Easy external upgrade of xDrive 360 using the CK3
* Extend the life of your internal DVD Drive.
Xecuter xDrive 360 Xecuter xDrive 360
Xecuter xDrive 360 Xecuter xDrive 360

Prices and shipping dates to follow.
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(Tuesday 18 August 2009 12:59 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Elite 360 No Longer Ships With HD Cables
>> From kotaku.com:
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One of the things I appreciated most about my Xbox 360 Elite was that it shipped with an HDMI cable in the box, letting me get the most out of my system's visuals without the need for further expense.

Thing is, I got my Elite years ago. If you plan on picking one up in the future, you won't be so lucky, as several GameStop employees have told us new models of the hardware hitting stores across the US no longer ship with a HDMI cable. In fact, they don't even ship with component cables either, just some SD composite cables, meaning anyone with an HDTV is going to have to pay a little extra. An HD tax, if you will.
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(Tuesday 18 August 2009 01:09 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Microsoft To Raise Xbox 360 Arcade Price In UK
>> From gamesindustry.biz:
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Retailers have told Eurogamer that Microsoft will increase the price of the Arcade Xbox 360 bundle to GBP 159.99 (from GBP 129.99) starting September 1. The five XBLA games will no longer be included in the bundle, either.

Eurogamer was also told that Microsoft will increase the price of individual Xbox 360 accessories by one or two pounds. An independent retail source said this was being done to counteract the poor pound-to-Euro currency exchange rate.
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(Monday 17 August 2009 13:07 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

liteTool v0.1
>> Klutsh released liteTool v0.1:
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About liteTool:
liteTool is 16-Bit console application designed to copy Key & Serial information from a DosFlash(info) 1.8 generated Dummy.bin for Lite-On 74850C & 83850C Drives.
- Works iXtreme 1.6.
- Cross version Spoofing is not supported.

How to Use:
liteTool is rarther simple to use,
Usage: liteTool [source] [target]
e.g. liteTool dummy.bin lo83cfw.bin

NOTE: Filenames are not fixed but must conform to the 8.3 DOS standard.
THIS PROGRAM IS NOT EXTENSIVLY TESTED.
A CHECK HAS BEEN INPLEMENTED TO PREVENT ERRORS BUT CANNOT GUARANTEE IT.
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Official Site: http://www.klutsh.com
Download: here
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(Monday 17 August 2009 12:56 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )

Video of Snes9x Running on Xbox 360
>> tmbinc posted a video of Snes9x (SNES Emulator) running on the Xbox360 on his blog. It uses libxenon, so it was developed without any of the official xbox development tools:
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Given that there is little existing homebrew code for xbox 360, I've sat down and ported Snes9x. After a day, mostly spent in debugging libxenon itself, I've had this running:

I used Snes9x GX, i.e. the Wii/Gamecube-Port, as a base. I didn't use much of the GC-specific code, but it gave me a good idea of what functions I have to implement. I don't yet have coded a UI, but it uses the GPU for scaling, USB for input (wired controller only so far), and runs on the bare metal (i.e. no linux, no hypervisor). CPU is still running at quarter speed, but there are no dropped frames.
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(Monday 17 August 2009 01:00 EST) - (Category: Xbox360) - (Posted by:: )


 

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