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Soul Calibur IV on 360 Requires Hard Drive

The Xbox 360 Version of Soul Calibur IV will require the Hard Drive for Xbox 360. This along with the huge install on the PS3 version really makes you wonder about how much optimization Namco Bandai is putting into the game. Its unfortunate for Core/Arcade owners and for 20GB PS3 owners or those reaching the limit of their HD space on both consoles.

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Alexander Roy3737d ago

Not making a HDD standard when they had it in the first XBox one of the most stupid moves ever in gaming. Why go backwards?

Condoleezza Rice3737d ago

Can't stress enough how Microsoft should make the Hard Drive Standard.

ip-student3737d ago

Then at allow all the hard-core games to require a HDD so you can reduce the need to decompress data being streamed off the HDD - use the processor power for physics or AI or something.

I love the idea that a HDD is required and couldn't agree more that a HDD should have been made standard. That was MS's second biggest mistake (the first being the failure to properly handle the heat).

NegativeCreep4273737d ago

"Not making a HDD standard when they had it in the first XBox one of the most stupid moves ever in gaming. Why go backwards?"

Hey, its Microsoft, did you really expect anything less. They went backwards in two aspects: First in the omission of a standard HDD and second in the quality reduction of the 360 hardware. But then again that's what happens when you try to gain as much market penetration as you can before your competitors come on the scene; no regard for reliable hardware, just get it out the gate as quickly as possible.

GRRiMREEAPeR3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

i couldent believe they didnt make the hard drive standard... one of the dumbest moves in a long time... ( sony has made a few also... lol) but listen that was the best feature of xbox 1, its beyond me why they made that choice... its part of the reason that the 360 isnt and probably will never reach the heights it could have, because microsoft has been flawless in every other aspect so far just about (ok dvd 9 is questionable too lol)

The_Firestarter3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

You took the words right out of my mouth!

IzKyD13313737d ago

"microsoft has been flawless in every other aspect so far just about (ok dvd 9 is questionable too lol)"

i hope your joking

Megaton3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

Not making the HDD standard really is one of their worst fumbles, but they wanted that really low price point to advertise to the uninformed consumer. Sucks for anyone who foolishly bought one instead of a premium/elite.

I thought installs were not allowed to be mandatory on 360 games for this exact reason?

Time_Is_On_My_Side3737d ago

They wanted a cheaper console to compete with the PlayStation 3, just look at the Elite. The big thing about the Elite was the HDMI port and now that's on every console. So the only reason it's that high is the hard drive (HD). Microsoft makes their own HDs, in result makes the console's total price much higher.

That's my guess on the whole ordeal because I can't think of anything else.

iamtehpwn3737d ago

and More to do with TERRIBLE optimization.

power of Green 3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

1.10, lol....

This news is fake you can't post random game specs as news in the first place lol and you can not take what is on Xbox.com to the BANK it is sometimes an poorly updated/edited site when it comes to game info(PS3 fans have lost arguments before based on Xbox.com info.

I think MSFT got a universal stat list, that list was probably sent to both MSFT and Sony and xbox.com did not check as they have done many times before(NBA street was listed as 720p/1080i when it is 1080p native a while back, Xbox.com simply gets things wrong sometimes)

Sony fans are the most rabid I'v ever seen E3 must have them nervous.

I find all this Jibba Jabba from PS3 fans in here very comical. Kind of an over the top reaction.

Darrius Cole3737d ago

"Not making a HDD standard when they had it in the first XBox one of the most stupid moves ever in gaming. Why go backwards?"

Second only to the Xbox 1 not being able to play a DVD right out of the box. That was amazingly stupid.

gaffyh3737d ago

This is surely going to be for online only right on the 360? I'm sure I read that somewhere a while ago.

Willio3737d ago

The laughing man laughs at the people without harddrives.

N4Gisbiased3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

EDIT: Looks like that was overblown...

Bloodwar3737d ago

And then OFFLINE only on the PS3. I'm sure I read that somewhere a while ago, too. Please. lol

kevnb3736d ago

I just think we should acknowledge any company can make a lemon. Just look at early ps1s and nes (blowing in cartridges anyone).

LeSouteneur3736d ago

Hopefully they announce discontinuation of the Core at E3.

themyk3736d ago

i love my 20 gig ps3. best looking ps3 out of the bunch. IMHO. all black baby.

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heyheyhey3737d ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA pwned

Alexander Roy3737d ago

Can't wait for the REALLY hardcore fanboys/fangirls to spin this into something positive.
It's sad for those without an HDD, though.

Homicide3737d ago

How much does a hard drive cost for the 360?

Condoleezza Rice3737d ago

It's about $100 after taxes for the 20GB.

Homicide3737d ago

Really? That's terrible. For $100-180, you can buy a 200GB+ hard drive for the PS3 and be set. So arcade owners who want to play this game are forced to buy a HDD for just one game.

butterfinger3737d ago

a 2.5" Western Digital Scorpio 250GB HDD for my PS3 for $81.05. lol. 120GB XBOX HDD is $180. Go figure..

r2kcipher3737d ago

i just cant understand why a 20gb HDD would cost so much. if anyone knows why please explain.

Condoleezza Rice3737d ago

The price of the HDD is the very same reason why I opted for a Premium Console in the first place,can't understand why Microsoft didn't make it Standard.

Peow3737d ago

IT's expensive because it's Microsoft. Also the hard drive is somewhat different than normal ones(the shape, etc) so that could be a possible factor.

CaptainHowdy3737d ago

Laughing Octopus: "Isn't it FUNNY???!!!!"

Time_Is_On_My_Side3737d ago

My guess is because Microsoft makes them and the Sony PlayStation 3 uses laptop (2.5 SATA) hard drives (HD). In the end the PlayStation 3 was always the cheaper console out of the three but most people don't see it until later.

r2kcipher3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

i wonder if anyone is stupid enough to buy it then. no wonder why people who already had 360 bought an elite. i think the 120gb was $200 when it came out. better to get the elite i guess.

MEGANE3737d ago

It cost that much because other companies make HDD for many other devices but this one fits only the xbox 360 plus M$ is trying to make profit out desperate people..lol (i just made out the last part...but who knows maybe is true!)

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Homicide3737d ago

Ouch for those arcade owners. Microsoft screws their customers by not setting HDD standard.

Bladestar3737d ago

Ouch for those PS3 owners that got a 20GB hard drive and have to be dealing with these huge installs... now they have to buy another hard drive... that even after paying lots of money for the 20GB... how much was it... $500?

forks_last_account3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

i agree man ps3 iz the sh1tt

dont u forgt our great mexicn father mario invntd gaming

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rucky3737d ago

Oh do you mean that same 20GB that's worth more now than it was then? Oh the one where I installed a $80 250GB HD on where 360 pays the same price but gets 230GB less?

Homicide3737d ago

The funny thing about it: If you buy an arcade, and then a 20GB HDD ($90) for the 360, it costs more than a premium. For $90, you can buy a 200GB+ HDD for the PS3. $90 only gets you 20GB for 360.

Bill Gates3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

..

All a person with a 20G has to do is make room for the game in their HDD, where as you BABOONS can't even ENJOY the game if you don't have a HDD...AHAHAHHAHAHHAHAH

You BABOON!!! My you're so stupid.

butterfinger3737d ago

You look like such an a$$.

hotshot1273737d ago

i thought you guys were all about "choice"?

at least those what.....500,000 thousand(lol) ps3 owners have a "choice" to delete what they need to delete in order to keep space.

GiantEnemyCrab3737d ago

Actually if a Core/Arcade owner wants to play this game bad enough they can just attach an HDD to their console. It's not like that version won't take an HDD.

I say this is great! I don't want my gaming being held back by the Arcade/Core SKU so if MS is giving dev's the option to require the hard drive to make a better/optimised game then rock on!

Homicide3737d ago

^^Then you should be upset that MS didn't allow the use of HDD for GTAIV. lol

JUMP OUT!

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JasonPC360PS3Wii3737d ago

Bladestar just owned everyone in this droid conga line...:) Denial

Erotic Sheep3737d ago

LFMAO! Oh Bladestar you have been owned so bad. It just shows how stupid you actually can be and how messed up your brain has become because of Microsoft..

juuken3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

Bladestar...are you a f*ckin' idiot? If you have a 20, 40, 80, or a 60gb PS3 console, you can upgrade the system with a harddrive with a good price attached to it or you can delete games off your system AND then play the games that you want. I usually delete games I don't want to play anymore to make room for new ones.

Nice try but no.

karlostomy3737d ago

1. I paid $500 for a ps3
2. I paid another $100 for a bigger HDD
3. MGS takes up 10 GB and 20 minutes install
4. Uncharted takes up 10 GB and 20 minutes install
5. EVERY GAME takes up 10 gb and 20 minutes install
6. It's taking sooo long to install everything
7. Damn ... i am still installing
8. I paid $100 for anotehr bigger HDD which I need to install more games and DD content
9. Still installing..
10. Still waiting
11. Damn I have been waiting a long time for these installs to finish
12. It sure is depressing having a state of the art BR player, but still need all these Installs.
13. Is it time for the ps4 yet?

juuken3737d ago

1. I paid $500 for a ps3

(No you didn't dumbsh*t. The price is now around $399.99)

2. I paid another $100 for a bigger HDD

(And yet you can get 200gb for that $100.00. Plus, you can buy any harddrive that's available instead of being "forced" to buy from Microshaft)

3. MGS takes up 10 GB and 20 minutes install

(If you have a slow ass connection, that's not anyone's problem. My install took less than ten minutes.)

4. Uncharted takes up 10 GB and 20 minutes install

(And you would know this...how? Have you played the game? No, then shut the hell up. You haven't even played MGS4 for that matter!)

5. EVERY GAME takes up 10 gb and 20 minutes install

(Once again, you're failing at life. Damage control killz dude, it killz!)

6. It's taking sooo long to install everything

(Um...not really. Once again, depends on your speed connection. If it's slow, then you need a new connection!)

7. Damn ... i am still installing

(Failure at it's best!)

8. I paid $100 for anotehr bigger HDD which I need to install more games and DD content
(Damage control!)

9. Still installing..

(My 360 bricked on me.)

10. Still waiting

(My 360 bricked on me again.)

11. Damn I have been waiting a long time for these installs to finish

(And yet you don't have a PS3. Sad.)

12. It sure is depressing having a state of the art BR player, but still need all these Installs.

(So, so, so so very sad.)

13. Is it time for the ps4 yet?

(Nice try at an insult but you failed as usual.)

Solid_Snake6663737d ago

F A G xbox sucks and ps3 rules

syanara3736d ago

*standing ovation* that was great but hes talking about install time and that isnt about internet speed but his times are messed seriously in mgs4 it takes abot 6-8 mins each act which for a 360 is like changing disc it takes the same amount of time only installs require less work. lol a 360 fanboy wrote the best way to describe mgs4 installs If only i could find it now lol

Not the Face3736d ago

do you spent more time on this website than playing your ps3?(if you own one?)?
really just think about it, then think about what right you have posting meaningless dribblw to make you imaginary n4g friends like you. give up. go sniff glue........

juuken3736d ago

Face, I would have to ask you the same thing. You have a 360 so why aren't you playing *your* games?

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spandexxking3737d ago

take cover guys and flame suits on!

hay3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

Ouch! That's... Not very reassuring for X360 owners...
But hey, may be false.
*putting flame suit on*

NO_PUDding3737d ago

You got a rip in that flame suit.

Mines totally flame retardant.