E3 2006: Accessories galore

Kirjoittanut: Livegamers


It looks like your 360 may be increasing its appendages later this year, the following accessories were announced by Microsoft earlier today:

The Xbox 360 Wireless Headset, an ergonomic headset designed to seamlessly integrate with your console. Boasting improved sound and voice quality.

The Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows, a handy USB device that enables you to use your Xbox 360 wireless gamepads and headsets over your PC.

Xbox 360 Memory Unit (256MB), the beefier big brother of your traditional memory unit, able to house up to quadruple the amount of game saves, downloads and Live Arcade games.

The Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, an eagerly anticipated must-have for racing fans, finally a wheel featuring Force Feedback technology.

The Xbox Live Vision video camera, basically an EyeToy 360 – and more. Use it to personalize your gamerpictuce, send picture messages to your friends and video chat with your online nemesis. Gamers will also be utilizing the camera in games, such as ”Pinball FX” (by Zen), ”Totemball” (by Freeverse), Ubisoft´s “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas” and don´t forget to practice your pokerface for Activision´s upcoming “World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions”. Gamers in North America and Europe will be seeing each other over the Live Vision on Sept. 19th. The rest of the world, however, will have to wait ´till early 07´.

The Xbox 360 HD DVD Player, take full advantage of your HDTV and enjoy high-res movies on your Xbox 360. Hitting shelves this holiday season, pricing was not announced.

Source: Press Release

Update: GI.biz reports that Microsoft has allegedly been telling UK retailers that Microsoft´s Xbox 360 HD DVD player bundled with a Xbox 360 console will be priced lower than a Playstation 3. As we all know, PS3 pricing was announced last week at E3, so that puts the pricetag for HD DVD player anywhere from 130 GBP and below. (£130 = $245.5 = €191)