Microsoft unveils blue 360 development kit

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  1. InsaneNutter

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    As expected, developer related news seems to be the flavour of the week in San Francisco. Following Sony's announcement yesterday, Microsoft has just shown off some new developer tools, as well as an improved Xbox 360 development kit.

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    Sporting a cool blue finish, the new model has also had it's memory bumped to 1GB - double that of the standard Xbox 360. The famous four rings associated with the 360 are also said to glow blue, but there is currently no imagery to confirm this.

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    In addition to the new model, Microsoft also announced the upcoming release of XNA Game Studio 3.1. The update, which will be available 'in the next few months', will allow upcoming developers to utilise Avatars, video playback and Xbox Live parties in their creations.

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    nice news m8! :) dun really see the diff apart from colour and ram. wht special features has this got? :/
     
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    I've been thinking, this is very nice, smart looking, you think maybe they'll also add on a 1 specific feauture (BLU RAY), that will be nice also!! When is Microsoft going to little bit create a portable, like and x box portable, handheld, that would be nice!?! i think they should really look into that 1....
     
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    No special features apart from what you mentioned it just looks nice, it’s a development kit developers use to create 360 games on so you will never be able to buy one.
     
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    Nicer looking than the old grey ones, though it's only a render. Have to see how good it looks in real life.

    @InsaneNutter, these are only used for XBLA game development.
     
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    Too bad we can't get one :(
     
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    Could they not be used to develop retail games? With the extra 512mb of ram I thought they would be aimed more at higher end game development.
     

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