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XBOX 360 Wireless Headset - $59.99

XBOX 360 Wireless Racing Wheel - $149.99

XBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver - $19.99
Still no word on the XBOX 360 HD DVD drive

Although many were expecting for Microsoft to announce pricing on its highly anticipated external HD DVD drive for the XBOX 360 at the 2007 Games Convention in Leipzig, it was not to be. As a consolation prize, however, Microsoft has announced pricing and package details for a number of other peripherals for the XBOX 360 gaming platforms -- many of which were first announced at E3.

First up is Microsoft’s $19.99 XBOX 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows. This unit plugs into a USB 2.0 port on your PC and allows you to use your XBOX 360's wireless peripherals in Windows-based games. It will be available in late December.

Next is the XBOX Live Vision camera which will be available in two separate packages. The first package, which will be available for $39.99, will include the Live Vision camera, one month of XBOX Live Gold and full versions of UNO and TotemBall. The $79.99 XBOX Live Video Chat Gold Kit will include a Live Vision camera, one year of XBOX Live Gold, 200 Microsoft Points, an XBOX 360 headset, and full versions of UNO, TotemBall and Robotron. That is quite a deal considering that one year of XBOX Live Gold is $50 by itself.

Also on tap is the $149.99 XBOX 360 Wireless Racing Wheel which comes with a limited edition force feedback version of Project Gotham Racing 3 and the $59.99 XBOX 360 Wireless Headset. Both will be available in November.

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Worried about performance...
By therealnickdanger on 8/23/2006 2:57:17 PM , Rating: 2
Wireless is cool, but when I played Ninja Gaiden on my Xbox360, the wireless controller couldn't keep up with the combos as well as the wired one. The wireless Xbox360 controller is by far the best wireless controller I've ever used - and is fine for most games - but games that require split-second timing (like Ninja Gaiden) simply can't be enjoyed without the cable. With a game like Forza2 (which is the only reason I'll buy the wheel), where physics and control are so vitally important, I want the wire option...

RE: Worried about performance...
By Trisped on 8/23/2006 3:14:01 PM , Rating: 2
You really like the 360 controller that much? I thought the N64 controller had better accuracy, even if it was a bit limited.

RE: Worried about performance...
By camcheline on 8/23/2006 3:18:36 PM , Rating: 2
Is it just me or is the wireless headset outrageously priced. That's 3 times the price of the wired headset. That's a huge difference. Even the expensive wireless controllers are $50 and then difference between the wired and wireless is 10 bucks. Wish it was the same case with the wireless headset. That would put it at half the price that it is!!!!!!!!

RE: Worried about performance...
By glennpratt on 8/23/2006 3:36:46 PM , Rating: 2
He said it was the best wireless. I don't see how the N64 is better anyway since rumble was an add on and using the single analog stick was akward at best. 2 triggers + two analog is the way of the future IMO. I can't play racing games without triggers or a wheel.

By therealnickdanger on 8/23/2006 5:19:47 PM , Rating: 2
As someone stated below, I was referring only to wireless controllers.

The perfect controller would combine the original Xbox (Duke, Fatty) thumbsticks and triggers, Xbox Controller S button layout, and the SEGA Genesis D-Pad.

By Burning Bridges on 8/23/2006 3:17:22 PM , Rating: 2
the wireless controller couldn't keep up with the combos as well as the wired one.

I also found this to be true with my wavebird for the GC, and I know of people complaining of similar issues with Logitech (among other brands) wireless mice on PCs

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