We’ve been tipped off that Xbox 360s shown at the Digital Life show this past weekend at the Jacob Javitz were sportin’ 40GB and 80GB hard drives. We can’t confirm it with photos or anything, but according to our observant tipster one Xbox 360 was shown to have 38 GB of space remaining when a Microsoft representative navigated a “memory” section for a few brief moments.
We wouldn’t post this if it didn’t make a lot of intuitive sense. It also jives with our theory that the Xbox 360 is a trojan horse for direct-to-consumer broadband delivery of triple-A titles. 40GB drives are just the beginning. Before the Xbox 360 generation is over, there will be multi-terabyte add-on storage options.
Update: This is not to say that the Xbox 360 will ship with anything other than the 20GB drive that has been announced. We confirmed with Microsoft that the console will launch with only the 20GB hard drive initially. This is more about evolution of the console post-launch.
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IGN Live was already set to be huge, but now we have even more exciting news to announce. IGN's first live event October 22-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center will feature playable XBox 360 titles on the show floor. Yes, that's right: all those who come will be able to play XBox 360 before everyone else--one month before the XBox 360 hits store shelves!
Confirmed XBox 360 games at IGN Live include THQ's The Outfit and EA's Need for Speed Most Wanted, though rumor has it there may be even more titles to be announced.
At IGN Live, fans will be able to preview these and more of the latest and upcoming games from a variety of the industry’s biggest publishers, challenge other gamers for cash prizes, and meet game developer heroes to learn tips about getting into the game industry.
Halo: CE and Halo 2 playable on Xbox 360 from day one. Halo 3 44% complete and set for a Spring 2006 release. These are some of the latest rumors reported on several large game sites today.
That Halo: CE and Halo 2 will be the first backward compatible games for the Xbox 360 is hardly a surprise. I for one though this fact was settled long ago when MS stated that they would first concentrate on the best selling Xbox games, and then work their way down the list.
That Halo 3 is set for a Spring 2006 release is an old rumor that started after Bill Gates said they would try and sabotage Sony’s PS3 launch by releasing Halo 3 the very same day. Though Sony has not officially confirmed a Spring 2006 launch, many are expecting Sony to launch around that time, at least in Japan. Several top Xbox people have later said that Bill’s comment wasn’t meant to be taken literally.
' At the Digital Life consumer technology showcase in New York, Microsoft will reveal the launch window portfolio for Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. '
Peter Moore, corporate vice president of worldwide marketing and publishing for Xbox at Microsoft, will announce in his Digital Life keynote speech the highly-anticipated Xbox Live Arcade launch titles, as well as Xbox Live Arcade support by the world’s leading publishers including Midway Home Entertainment, Capcom, Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal Games, Konami, SEGA, Namco and Hudson Soft.