Article by: Kevin Go – Microsoft’s Larry Hryb, popularly known as ‘Major Nelson’, has just revealed that the Redmond-based software giant has started shipping the Spring Value Bundles of its highly popular Xbox 360 S gaming console — only for a limited time, until supplies last.
The kit will set you back $299 and comes with the Xbox 360 S (250 gigabyte model), an Xbox 360 wireless gaming controller, a copy of “Darksiders II” and “Batman: Arkham City” which needs to be downloaded from the Xbox Marketplace, there’s also a token and one month free of Xbox LIVE Gold subscription. Speaking of the Xbox LIVE Gold, the Marketplace will now require users to register a credit card account/payment information for them to be able to avail of the one month free subscription, it’s worth mentioning that once your free Gold trial expires, succeeding subscriptions will automatically renewed, hence, the request for payment details.
As for the Xbox 360 S’s successor, new rumors are suggesting that Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox 720 gaming platform might be unveiled sometime in April — just a little over a month after Sony Computer Entertainment’s ‘semi-reveal’ of the PlayStation 4.
Both the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 will pack powerful innards courtesy of Advanced Micro Devices or AMD such as the eight-core processor and custom graphics processing units. There’s also 8 gigabytes of super fast random access memory, a faster 6X Blu-ray drive and HDMI 1.4a that can pump out 3D and 4K Ultra High-Definition resolution to your state-of-the-art 4K AMOLED TV.
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