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Xbox 360 gets a fireplace

Tuesday, 23rd December 2008 09:24 GMT By Mike

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XNA user SniperED007 has created a fireplace for Xbox 360 costing 400 Microsoft Points.

It features “realistic smoldering embers and flickering flames,” and apparently creates “the perfect backdrop for a relaxing evening.” Quite.

You can download a demo if you want to try before you buy. Shacknews even has a video of it in action.

This is the future, right here.

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  1. morriss

    Next Gen has finally arrived.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Rather over-priced, that.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Whizzo

    The NXE snow storm is a) free and b) a bazillion times better than this.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    I think I’d be quite alarmed to see my TV apparently on fire.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. morriss

    I remember when settop boxes first arrived and they had a fireplace channel. I don’t know why anyone expects any money for something like this but there you go.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Don’t 360s catch fire on their own anyway? For free?

    #6 5 years ago
  7. G1GAHURTZ

    Depends how long you leave the towel on for.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Vahn16

    Don’t you get it? The Xbox 360 was built for this thing. The heat emanating from the console is meant to simulate the warmth of a fire. This is, for all intents and purposes, the Xbox 360′s killer app.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Bagpuss-RoXx

    That reminds me of those HD screens sold in Japan as virtual Aquariums when Plasma TV’s first appeared about 10 yrs ago.

    42′ virtual aquarium, yours for a snip under £12,000.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. airdom

    5$ for this? hah! nothankyou ;)

    happy holidays to everyone by the way :D

    #10 5 years ago
  11. 599USD

    I feel sorry for anyone that bought this.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Retroid

    Why? They were stupid enough to buy it even though there’s a demo.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Whizzo

    I’d love to see the sales figures for this, it’d have to be the lowest demo to full “game” conversion in Xbox Marketplace history.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    I’d wager that “In the Pit” has a lower conversion ratio.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. theevilaires

    599USD said: I feel sorry for anyone that bought this.

    see giganuts someone does have sympathy for you :P

    #15 5 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    this beats ps3′s outer space music visualizer by miles man. the graphics are so real looking they’re better than killzone2. MS has won 2009 before it even started damn!

    #16 5 years ago