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News 60GB Xbox 360 unveiled

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 14 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. p3n

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    All the reasons to buy an elite just vanished, did they really just 'undercut' themselves?

    Ah well *strokes elite* .. 120gb might be useful if/when they allow game installs... /pray
     
  3. cjoyce1980

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    hopefully the elite will get an upgrade to 250GB then next.....

    ....and game installs to hdd, i cant really see the point, do the loading time well bother you? its a necessary feature for the PS3, but not the 360
     
  4. PQuiff

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    Id would be happy if they fixed teh RROD and teh worn out DVD drives. /pray
     
  5. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Why can't they just do what Sony did with the PS3 and let you change the drive yourself?
    I'm not a big fan of Sony but that is one thing they got just right.

    It would not be that hard to have an adapter that lets you drop in a new drive.
     
  6. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    That's a better size, 20Gb was too small, 120Gb is a bit OTT

    Shame they're not replacing the arcade with the 20Gb and making the 60Gb the new premium/pro. The 360 needs a hard drive IMO. If you haven't got a hard drive on there then you're not making the most of the console and might as well have stuck with a PS2/Xbox/GC.

    In other news, my gf will probably be a bit pissed if she hears this, she's just bought a premium off the bay for 130ish.
     
  7. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    they are probably trying to keep the integraty of the gamerscore/gamerid. im sure if it was put onto a normal HDD it could be transfered to a computer and tampered with, and this wasnt an issue as the PS3 id's didnt have the same points system.

    but yeh being able to use a normal HDD would have been alot better
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Because they make an obscene profit on the add-on drives, which they're not keen to lose. Sony, on the other hand, took the hit in order to make the PS3 more appealing.
     
  9. johnnyboy700

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    Hmm, still wary about the RROD issue but if they have solved it them I might just be tempted and I think this is a more sensible disc size.
     
  10. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    You'd think they would have quietly sorted the RROD out, but then again, this is MS...
     
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    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    So.. will these 60GB SKUs have the 65nm Xenos Die shrink?
     
  12. Mother-Goose

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    What else is coming with new SKU, die shrink? better cooling?
     
  13. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    At least she didn't buy it brand new for £200. You can always buy a new HDD.. I intend to buy the 120GB soon.. or the 60GB if it is released separately.
     
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    It's a shame theres no games coming out for it now.. Gears of Wars 2, Fable 2,....err....Halo Wars
     
  15. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    They really should make an xbox 360 with a built in wireless adapter.
     
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    What is RROD?
     
  17. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Red Ring of Death.

    Pray you never get to see one.
     
  18. rollo

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    arcade should be removed doesnt really follow there total expereance as it lacks a hard drive

    20gb was useless space wise
    60gb is still too small for hd movie content
    120gb is about as small as id use for the content if they did eventually offer hd movie downloads.

    Prices for hard drives for 360 are obscene.

    Microsoft needs to release its next big game or its gonna get drowned.

    GOW 2 needs to be exeptional, Fable 2 not expecting alot from. And im done with Halo. Spore and little big planat are what i think will be big hits this year ( sales wise)

    both "next gen" consoles are now outta games for a while. GT 5 is some way away . Same with gears of war 2.

    Roll on new consoles already please
     
  19. Veles

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    I'm not 100% agreed, 20Gb is fine for someone who doesn't have loads of games and stuff. For my gf, 20Gb is more than enough, she likes playing Halo 3 matchmaking so she really needs more than a memory stick, but she's not going to go and download HD movies and stuff.

    60Gb is fine for 99% of xbox users, you only need 120Gb if you're downloading LOADS of HD movies and content.

    Also, what the hell? This generation has barely gotten started. So GoW2 and GT5 are a ways off? A new console generation going to cure that? No way, there's plenty more to gaming than AAA titles, and a console takes around 6 months before there's actually some worthwhile games for it.
     
  20. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    The xbox360 has a nice feature, its called Red Ring Of Death, a nice red ring lights up once you get it, so you know its time to rma (yet again), the main cause is the crappy cooling ms used to make sure the 360 console makes less noise than the competition.

    you didnt really believe consoles are cheaper than pc's? they give you a heavy discount on the console and then get the money needed to make a profit from the accessoires and games.
     
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