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Parents given Xbox 360 time limit tool

Microsoft builds time-restriction into console

Microsoft's Xbox 360 will soon be able to limit the total number of hours played by younger gamers.

Not unlike a similar feature found in Microsoft's Windows Vista operation system, the new Xbox 360 timer will grant care-takers the ability to restrict total hours played on either a daily or weekly basis. Once the time limit is reached, the console will automatically turn off.

"As the customer base broadens, the demand for these kinds of capabilities does increase," said Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's entertainment and devices division.

According to Bach, a restriction timer was the number-one most desired feature by parents in a recent study conducted by Microsoft.

See also:

Xbox 360 review

Xbox 360 Elite review


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