Microsoft to sell Xbox Bundle for $99 with Xbox Live Service Agreement

Microsoft wil soon be releasing a price drop for its Xbox 360 console, but not in a way you’d expect. Yes, you will be able to get the console and Kinect with 2 games for $99, but that’s only if you agree to sign a two year Xbox live gold membership at $15 a month. The total package will cost $459 over the course of ownership. This kind of financing will be critical as console sales took a dive over the 1st quarter of 2012. Are we headed toward the future depicted in Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, where hapless mall employees dressed in Master Chief armor give consoles away for free in vain hopes of software sales only to have them over-written with a brand of Linux by fresh faced teen freedom fighters? The comments await your response.

Source: Ars Technica

Official Halo Live Action Web Series To Air This Fall

Although the Halo movie may be forever interred in development hell, but a new live action web series is going to be released as part of the lead up to Halo 4 on November 6. The production will feature many of the names attached to the Halo movie project like Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9. Series will consists of 5 fifteen minute episodes released on a weekly basis, and maybe, just maybe it will lead to more live action productions in the Halo Universe.

Source:Reviews on the Run

ReBoot Reunion at Fan Expo Vancouver

Reviews on the Run has posted an interview with the creators and voice actors of the first computer generated tv show, Reboot. The creators talk about the elements that made the TV show so appealing as well as the IT nightmare of getting a show to air using 1990’s technology. The full interview can be seen here.

Source:Reviews on the Run