Xbox 360 games are currently shipping to stores. This is no surprise as for months now we've been seeing the release dates of MS developed games to be this week. This always struck us as odd, but it really does make sense. Why not let people get their hands on Perfect Dark Zero, Kameo: Elements of Power, and Project Gotham Racing 3 a few weeks in advance? It will only help to spur demand, will help to shorten lines on launch day, and will give MS a stream of revenue two weeks before launch. A call to our local EB Games and Gamespot revealed that they have yet to receive any Xbox 360 games, but do expect to have Kameo, PGR3 and PD0 sometime today or tomorrow. They also said that all of their copies are already spoken for.
Finally, there is some iPod and Xbox 360 compatibility news. We've known for sometime that MS built in iPod compatibility so that you could play your iPod tunes on your Xbox 360. Late last week, as described in this article, MS confirmed that the iPod and Xbox 360 will get along, just not that well. The Xbox 360 will not be able to play songs that you have purchased from iTunes due to the Digital Rights Management (DRM) considerations. However, you will be able to play songs that you've ripped to your iPod from CD. The ball is now in Apple's court. They could easily update the iPod software to end this compatibility or just let it slide. Hopefully, they'll let it slide.