Feeds

NXE fans tempted with refurb Xbox HDD offer

Old drives, new uses

Intelligent flash storage arrays

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.

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
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
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...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
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 cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.