New Xbox 360 at $199

Microsoft revealed the price of the new Xbox 360 today at just $200. It’s sleek new design with glossy black finish is quite impressive. The biggest difference in my opinion is how quiet this new console compared to its predecessor. The whisper quiet console won’t drown out the sound when you’re watching Netflix late at night. The device also comes with a 250GB hard drive and a built-in Wi-Fi N adapter.

Microsoft also revealed the price of Kinect today at $150. If you don’t have a Xbox 360 and are looking to get one, you might want to take advantage of the bundle that includes the Xbox 360 that comes with a 4GB internal flash memory,  the Kinect and a game called Kinect adventures. The bundle is priced at $300.

If you are not familiar what Kinect can do, check out the Xbox 360 website. It’s similar to Wii, but without the paddle.

30th Anniversary of Pac-Man

I just launched Google Chrome. I have as my home default. I was greeted to a Pac-Man game on top of the Google Search form. Being a gamer, I played for a little bit. After the game, I was redirected to a search page with results from keywords of PAC-MAN 30th Anniversary. I didn’t know today that is the 30th anniversary of Pac-Man. That was real cool way for Google to remind Google Chrome users of a big event in video game history. Pretty neat.

Tetris Turns 25

Tetris is one of my favorite games way back when. So simple, addicting, easy, but yet, it can be difficult. Russian mathematician Alexey Pajitnov designed the game back in 1984. Tetris is available in every imaginable gaming console, computer, PDA and smartphone. It’s still popular to this day. Pajitnov used shapes made up of four squares, hence Tetris which comes from the Greek word Tetra meaning four. Tetris is just one of those games that seems to be ageless. Tetris is 25 years old. For real. I still can’t believe it.