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Uncharted 2 Will NOT Have a Mandatory Install



For those of you who pre-ordered from Best Buy, apparently on the box, it says the game requires at least 1.7GB. Not to worry, though, as Naughty Dog has confirmed that the game will NOT require a HDD install, so those of us who still have the stock hard drive won’t have to worry about another game taking up precious space.

Naughty Dog even posted on their official Twitter account that there is no mandatory installation. According to Arne Meyer (Naughty Dog’s Senior Marketing Manager on NeoGAF), it’s most likely a printing error on SCEA’s part because the required space numbers match that of InFamous.


The new Xbox Experience requires 128MB, Xbox Core and Arcade owners get free 512MB Memory Card


New Xbox Experience Avatar Screenshot
Since the new Xbox Experience launches worldwide on November 19, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 software update requires 128MB’s of free space on your hard drive. But what if you own no memory card or just a memory card for your save games? Well, then you won’t be able to use features like Xbox Live Primetime and video downloads, so Microsoft has thought up a solution for those Xbox 360 Core and Arcade console owners.

Here’s how you can get a free memory card or cheap hard drive from Microsoft:
* Xbox 360 Core console owners are eligible for either a free 512MB Memory Card or a refurbished 20GB HDD for $19.99.
* Xbox 360 Arcade console owners are eligible for a refurbished 20GB Hard Drive plus 3 months of Xbox Live for $29.99.

If you want to find out what you’re eligible for, then you can go to the Memory Update page where you enter your Xbox 360’s serial number to find out how Microsoft will help you out.

Published on October 14th, 2008 under , , , , , , ,

Xbox 360 60GB Pro console release in July 2008. 20GB hard disk will be killed by Microsoft


Xbox 360 120GB Hard DriveA retailer email has been intercepted and leaked containing confirmation of an Xbox 360 Pro console with 60GB hard drive being released in July 2008. Read on for part of an email sent out to GameStop and Blockbuster buyers; the logistical people handling what the store actually stocks. The email has the complete details on a stand-alone 60GB hard drive too and what will happen to the 20GB and 120GB hard drives.

To quote: “With the introduction of the 60GB Pro console in July, we have research that suggests it is very important to have a 60GB stand alone Hard Drive to go along with it to allow the consumer a full range of choices and values. In late October/early November (exact date TBD but most likely last week in October or 1st week in November), we will ship the Xbox 360 60GB Hard Drive, tentatively called the “Xbox 360 60GB LIVE Starter Pack”. This will be an excellent value price at and ERP of $99.99 with an 18% retail margin that contains:
* 60GB Hard Drive
* 3 Months of Xbox Live
* Xbox 360 Wired Headset
* Xbox 360 Ethernet Cable (same one that is included with Pro and Elite)

Positioning: For Xbox 360 Arcade and Core console owners, the Xbox 360 60GB Live Starter Pack offers all of the components to get onto Xbox LIVE and jump in to on line multiplayer gaming and Marketplace content downloads at an incredible value.

With the end of life of the 20GB Hard Drive and the price drop of the 120GB Hard Drive to $149.99 in September, this new 60GB hard drive will fit very well into our “Choice and Value” pillar and will fit nicely into our accessory line up. Exact SKU/UPC/Set up info will come soon and once we nail down the exact MSD, I will let you all know immediately.” — Via Xboxfamily

Burnout Paradise online hard drive requirement explained


Burnout Paradise on Xbox 360Burnout Paradise developer Criterion has spoken out as to why the game requires a hard drive to play online.

The Burnout team explains that it was a priority to have the offline and online modes of the game transition seamlessly into each other, something that wouldn’t be possible using the limited space of a memory card. Criterion states that they had been in talks with Microsoft to work out a solution for Core and Arcade owners, but when none could be found they opted to not limit the robust online gameplay experience in order to facilitate HDD-less 360 owners (who are few and far between).

While this does leave Core and Arcade users in the lurch, Criterion does point out that the online leaderboards for Burnout Paradise are fully accessible without the hard disk drive, meaning players can compete for best times with their friends, just not during the same race.

Published on February 7th, 2008 under , , , , , , , ,

120GB Hard Drive is $139 at Amazon


Xbox 360 120GB Hard Drive

Its not exactly a steal but you are saving 40 bucks. The overpriced but sizable hard drive has been a bit of a hot topic for gamers who continue to fill up and empty the 20 Gigs of the Premium 360. Although if you really need it you can save some money by shopping online.

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[Amazon Store - 120GB Xbox 360 Hard Drive]

-Matthew “Webnet” Moore-

Published on September 20th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

120 GB Hard Drive info released,problems arise



Chris Kohler over @ Wired has translated some infomation regarding the 120 GB HDD from Japanese to English.

Here is what he posted..

You can only move data from the 20GB Hard Disk to the 120 GB Hard Disk. Transferring data in the other direction, or any other combination, is not possible.
Any data stored on the 120 GB hard disk will be automatically deleted.
Any data stored on the 20 GB hard disk will be automatically deleted after it is moved over.
You cannot put the data from two or more 20 GB hard disks onto one 120 GB hard disk. If you attempt to move multiple drives, only the last one you move will be stored.
Once you move the data over, it cannot be placed back on the original hard disk.

Chris also said in the article that Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg’s idea of using two Hard Drives to split up downloadable content has now become a waste of money/content since you can only transfer content from one 20 GB Hard Drive not two.

[Via Wired]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on March 28th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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