Feeds

NXE fans tempted with refurb Xbox HDD offer

Old drives, new uses

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

The impending New Xbox Experience will require 128MB of storage when you download it. So Microsoft’s launched a storage upgrade offer to ensure gamers without HDD-equipped consoles can still join in.

Xbox_offer2

Hurrah! Reg Hardware's dusty Arcade is eligible

If you’re an Arcade owner, then 128MB is a fair chunk of your memory card. So, for £20/$30, Microsoft will sell you a "refurbished" 20GB Xbox 360 HDD that’ll give you plenty of storage space for the NXE.

And allow MS to monetise all the drives that have been returned to base with broken consoles.

“But my Xbox isn’t connected to the web,” we hear you cry. Microsoft’s thought of that too, and so will also throw in a three-month membership to Xbox Live, which normally costs £15.

It’s still unclear if similar offers will be made available to Premium or Elite Xbox 360 owners.

NXE is a free Xbox 360 system update that’ll let you “connect with your favourite people and enjoy more games and entertainment online than with any other device connected to your TV”, Microsoft said.

It features, for example, an HD movie downloads section and an area for playing classic games, including Pac-Man and Uno. NXE also lets you create animated avatars.

Microsoft’s Xbox Storage Upgrade offer is available online and for a limited period. NXE will be available to download through the console tomorrow.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
'Missy' Cummings on UAVs, smartcars and dying from boredom
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.