Xbox 360 Halo 3 kick-ass console priced
Bundle not too spartan
Amid the increasing interest in the Xbox 360 Elite UK launch tomorrow, pricing details and technical specifications for the Halo 3 special edition console - first seen back in July - have finally been released.
MS' Halo 3 Xbox 360: feast your eyes...
Carrying a price tag of £280, the special edition console sports an appropriately themed wireless controller - Spartan Green is the official colour designation - a 20GB hard drive, wired headset, component-video AV cable, Ethernet cable, HDMI cable, Halo 3 gamer pics and theme exclusive downloads via Xbox Live, Xbox Live Silver membership and one-month Xbox Live Gold membership.
Based specifically on Halo 3, which isn't due to arrive in UK shops until 25 September, the war-torn, post-apocalyptic green machine also features classic Halo orange shades around the top and on the machine's disc-loading tray front.
Across the topside and around the power-on button of the console, Microsoft has also sketched in Halo-equse designs and added a Halo emblem, which is also included on the front flap that conceals the console's USB ports.
Sadly however, you have to spend yet more of your hard-earned if you want the game itself, 'cause that isn't included.
You never thought you'd say this..
Yes, I have to agree with you there too.. The 360 breaking down isn't the problem, it's the pain with the arcade downloaded software that really is a pain. You lose the ability for individuals on your own console to run it under their own signon etc., I think it's a con. Sure, MS are prepared to bin 1bn for the warranty, but what about addressing the issue with the downloaded games?
I think you are all being a bit hard
I think the previous comments are a little hard.
It looks great to a Halo fan (I am one).
I have been waiting for Halo 3 to come out so I can justify purchasing a xBox 360. After all it's the only console game I play. I have a nice and expensive PC for proper games.
Now that this is coming out I will probably purchase the special edition along with a copy of the game purely as a talking point with my mates.
Microsoft are just making a few pennies more with the special edition and after all why wouldn't they want to. All the other console manufacturers have done the same thing. Look at the white playstations and silver consoles that came out a while ago.
You know I never thought id say this...
but im beginning to think I should have bought a PS3 even though that would have meant missing out on halo... Ive never felt so cheated by a company, the original XBOX i have is still going strong but after having the red lights problem on the 360, getting it repaired and then having it fail again my enthusiasm for microsoft and the xbox are really waning, i was all ready to have a shouting session down the phone line but i was lost for words, all i could say was "im very very very very disappointed". Instead of coming out with yet more variations of the 360 perhaps they should replace all the faulty ones theyve sold in the past, surely theres a law against this kind of thing to protect consumers????
Will it Blend?!?!
Actually, I think that's a stunning color scheme. Very "Space Marine", which is far more/older than just a Halo thing.
Maybe I should paint my GameCube to look like that...