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The New Xbox 360 Slim is a Big Step Backward

As a tech journalist I have a good record with firsts. I’m pretty sure I was the first journalist to see the iPhone. Ditto the Wii. Also the Xbox 360: in the months before it came out I spent a lot of time in Redmond with J Allard and the other guys who were building it.

So I remember well my first look at it. It was different. It …

E3 2010: What We’re Looking Forward To

One of our Techland colleagues who shall not be named asked, “Is it bad that I don’t know what E3 is?”


Well, not really. But, it does make Peter and I a bit sad. So, if there’s anyone else out there who needs a quick primer, then you should know that E3 stands for the Electronic Entertainment Expo. For about 15 years, …

Microsoft Creates Autonomous Party Photographer Robot

Sorry, party photographers, you’ve been replaced—by a robot. Microsoft’s new EDDIE (short for Expandable Development Discs for Innovation and Experimentation) can now roam a crowded room, focus on people’s faces and snap photos with a fancy DSLR camera.

Okay, so right now it’s more of an advanced, camera-equipped Roomba than …

EA Games CEO: PS3 Can Beat Out Xbox

The majority of Americans may own an Xbox 360, but EA Games CEO John Riccitiello believes that the PS3 is so much more popular overseas that it will eventually overtake Microsoft in this battle of game consoles. He told Industry Gamers:

I don’t think it’s either of those things. Honestly, I think that Microsoft has done great work