NXE fans tempted with refurb Xbox HDD offer
Old drives, new uses
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.
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.
HOME HOME HOME
ITS GREAT GREAT GREAT.
I'll be able to create a thin version of myself that can attract all of the boys who play their PS3's but don't want to see me in real life
My console's better than your console…
Blah Blah Blah
The 360 is cheaper, but you have to pay for online gaming, wireless internet & a blu-ray player. The PS3 has these included but if you don't want them, they're just things that could have been omitted to save money.
The 360 has this game and that game that the PS3 doesn't; and vice versa.
My 360 with GTA IV sounds like someone's left the vacuum cleaner on; the PS3 is silent.
When you 12-years have got a job - you'll stop bickering because you'll just go and buy both (and a Wii).
And a projector with a 92" screen and a 600w surround-sound system...
Whine whine whine....
I don't know...kids these days...Mumble mumble mumble....
Paris, becasue she likes to see things from multiple positions.
What a bunch of twatdanglers!
All of you are acting like idiot fanboi's! XBox vs PS3? Fuck em both I say. Get a PC and become a real gamer. Consoles suck arse juice!
@AC number 3...
How is Home, by the way? What, you've not played it? Well, in that case you're perfectly positioned to tell all the 360 owners why it's utterly marvellous, just as your fellow fanboys did with Lair and Heavenly Sword, until facts made that slightly embarrassing.
Home is Second Life without the building (or, to be generous, the furries). Pretty blimmin' pointless. Which is also something I'd say about a lot of NXE, but there are enough useful features to make it worth the free download; I mainly want the faster Live Arcade menus.
re: Oh give over...
"Home is derided as a last minute add on that Sony "forgot" when first developing the PS3."
You realise of course, that Home has been in development for 5 years, not the 3month skin update that NXE is. Prepare to be underwhelmed by NXE, I certainly was...