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Xbox 360 Family Timer Launches Worldwide Through Xbox LIVE

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Microsoft Corp. today launched the Xbox 360 Family Timer worldwide, available for download via Xbox LIVE in 26 countries. This is great news for parents because Microsoft research reveals that children’s media consumption and time spent playing video games are universal concerns for families.


A Microsoft survey conducted throughout Europe found that parents embrace the idea of support from the gaming industry, with 75 percent of them welcoming built-in technology or software to monitor the time their children spend playing video games. A similar Microsoft survey conducted in the United States last month found that 62 percent of parents say they would use a timer if it were available to help them manage their children’s interactive entertainment use. Both surveys were the product of the company’s ongoing commitment to responsible gaming and the start of year two of Microsoft’s “Safety is no game. Is your family set?” campaign.

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Also in the 360 news..

360 now has divx and xvid support.

Being a ps3 owner, i am sad...damn you sony ;)
 

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Also in the 360 news..

360 now has divx and xvid support.

Being a ps3 owner, i am sad...damn you sony ;)
Meh, I have a computer for those.
 

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Pathetic.

This is just another way for lazy parents to let technology take over the raising of their children so they can shirk their own responsibility.

Why can't they just look at the clock and boot little Johnny of the Xbox when his time is up?
 
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Because if Johnny sneaks up at 3AM to play BioShock, it's a lot nicer to be woken up at 7AM like normal than at 3AM by "MISTER BUBBLES!!! NO!!! NO!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!" :roll:.
 

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I to have a computer for those, but i would prefer a big hdtv and a comfortable recliner to watch those vids.
Yes, like I said I have a computer for that. HTPC FTW!