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HD vs SD comparison - Madden NFL 2k6

Madden in HD

Wondering whether to splash out on a new TV to go with your upgraded gaming rig? The folks over at HDBeat.com have compared the SD and HD versions Madden NFL 2006, and it's a pretty convincing sell. The graphics using standard cabling look very similar to original Xbox style visuals, but the high-def adds an extra level of detail and realism.

With HDTV prices currently higher than the cost of a 360, it's not quite convincing enough for us to upgrade just yet, but it's definitely tempting.

Madden NFL '06 demo for Xbox 360 available via Xbox Live

Madden

You can now download your favorite only option for officially licensed NFL goodness, Madden NFL '06, via Xbox Live.

Be warned however: the demo logs in at a relatively hefty 699.95 MBs. The servers are quite busy at the time of this posting, so you might need to be a bit persistent to make it to the download screen.

Happy downloading.

What's your gamertag?

360 liveIt's time for the fanboys to unite. As we've been hearing over the past 24 hours, many of our usual online friends were not able to secure Xbox 360s yesterday. So, it's time to make some new friends (besides, the guys over at Joystiq won't accept our friend requests).

Continuing its long history (3 days now) of bringing gamers together, Xbox 360 Fanboy is providing some bandwidth for you to add your Xbox live gamertag, your zone and your list of 360 games to the comments below.

We'll go first:

Gamertag: Master Rogue (yes, it's lame. So, no need to waste valuable gaming time commenting on the obvious).

Zone: Underground

X360 Games: Quake 4, PGR 3, King Kong, Tiger Woods 2006, PDZ, Call of Duty 2, Condemed, Kameo

Xbox 360 FAQ

xbox 360 faqEverything you've ever wanted to know about the Xbox 360. Ever. All in one handy place for your perusal. Found a frequently asked question that you want answered? Add your questions in comments and we'll continually update this list of FAQs.

[Update - part 2 now available, delving into Xbox Live!]

We'll start off with the absolute basics, as inspired by the BBC's Xbox 360 Q&A.

Continue reading Xbox 360 FAQ

GameFly's most popular 360 rentals

gameflyGameFly's top 10 most requested Xbox 360 titles as of Nov. 15 are:
  1. Call of Duty 2
  2. Perfect Dark Zero
  3. Quake 4
  4. GUN
  5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  6. Dead or Alive 4
  7. Condemned: Criminal Origins
  8. Project Gotham Racing 3
  9. Madden NFL 06
  10. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Does this seem like an accurate representation of what 360 buyers are looking for?  If so, it's heavy on the FPS and light on the Kameo.  Is Rare's title already forgotten?

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