You can't always take these tech companies at their word, what does whisper quiet actually mean? Elephant whisper? So T3 decided to put it to the test in their ultra-scientific, super-controlled-environment video test.
Play Alan Wake and it sounds like a damn hedghog is caught inside, but an overall improvement from it's older brother.
MS had stated the fan was whisper quiet. NOT the drive.
They said the xbox 360 was whisper quiet
also, i have a jasper model and even it's whisper quiet playing all games including Alan Wake. there's no room for the sony wannabe attitudes here please and thanks.
I recall major nelson's major minute saying "it's whisper quiet" and i would assume that meant the fan. Drive vibration noise will still be apparent but over all...quieter is better.
@darthv72 did they even mention it was ON ?
Anyone notice that the mods banned a bunch of PS3 fanboys lately but still keep the Xbox fanboys loose? I smell more bias bullshit from mods on N4G, give me a warning I don't give a shit.
@Seijoru- Wow, I didn't realize that happened. Anyways, of all the times I've gamed on the 360, the noise hasn't really bothered me much. Even my PS3 after a couple hours or so starts to make noise and its not a problem for me. "PS3 fanboys are the ones that are such babies. They complain more then anyone, Plus there's more of them here then 360 fanboys. You say one good thing about a 360 it gets mass disagrees" One time in the old N4G, I said that Heavy Rain wasn't my cup of tea and as a rebuttle, some kid started talking about Gears of War's flaws. I was like, "Waaaa???" I don't like any fanboys, but PS3 fanboys are the most persistent, vocal, and nasty I have ever witnessed.
PS3 fanboys are the ones that are such babies. They complain more then anyone, Plus there's more of them here then 360 fanboys. You say one good thing about a 360 it gets mass disagrees...Even if someone shares an opinion about a 360 game mass disagrees and flames.
It's because they are the most annoying. There are usually not that many Xbox 360 fanboys that I have seen in here and the few that there are are banned. So good riddance N4G comments have become trash ever since the new site update and since they removed the open zone. So this is a good thing. You cant say anything that is true or have a decent conversation in here anymore because someone will always get offended in here and rate you down and if you notice it's usually the PS3 fanboys. Say something bad about the PS3 you will get over 20 plus disagrees and go down a bubble say something bad about the Xbox 360 you will get over 20 plus Agrees and have no bubbles taken away. Post a story that is negative towards the PS3 and be prepared to get over 20 lame reports do the same for an Xbox 360 negative story and it gets approved with no Lame reports.
I was suspended and threatened with longer suspensions by one of the mods just a couple of weeks ago for legitimate comments that were critical of Kinect's price point, as well as losing all my bubbles. I complained to the mod: "Rationally stating that I was not happy about Kinect's price point and expressing my disappointment in what I saw is a gamer discussing intelligently gamer issues. It is far from trolling, and as evidenced by the ratio of agrees to disagrees for the majority of my posts it's clear to me that the general N4G community feels the same as I do." He responded: "You spend 90% of your comments in the Xbox section saying how much you hate the system, how many times your system has died, and your forecast for their sales, instead of actually talking about games you enjoy and like to play on the systems you enjoy. Next trolling comments will carry a longer restriction." Read my comment history. I'm a 360 owner and fan. I've never, not once claimed I hate the system. Yes, I follow sales and yes, I'm vocal whenever console hardware issues are brought up because I've gone through multiple 360's, and yes I'm often critical of the way Microsoft does certain things - but the idea that I don't add anything to the conversation and do nothing but troll 360 news is shows simple ignorance of my posting history. I've been using this site for 3 years and have never been hassled by the mods like this. As for the above complaining about PS3 fans. "If you say anything positive about 360 games you get mass disagrees." That's BS. I talk about 360 games I like and am looking forward to all the time and I don't get massive disagrees on those comments. On Topic: It's good the Microsoft has addressed the noise issue with the new 360's. My wife often complained about the noise of the system while we'd play through co-op on Gears and Halo. It got to the point when I'd suggest a 360 game and she'd say "Got anything that we can play on the quiet system?" Doesn't help me with my old, noisy 360 system, but it is nice to see that Microsoft listened to the feedback and addressed the problem.
There are FAR many more PS3 fanboys on this site than Xbox360 fanboys. Regardless...both are annoying as f*** and wether it's 1 or 1000 for either side, it's bad enough.
Times have changed on N4G Early in this Gen it was all about 360 Fanboys running this site. Now its a flip since the PS3 started to take off. funny because i remember way back people complaining about to many 360 fanboys, now its PS3 Fanboys. It would be nice if there can be decent conversation They should really bring back the open Zone and why is it that both side of the fanboy go into in each article and post something very dumb. I don't have the issue with the opposite being there and commenting, but when they comment on something like "This game sux because its on this console) i just don't know @ s8anicslayer you sure you aren't speaking about the old 360? My friend has a slim and seems to run just fine with Alan Wake
Looks like the idiots are joining in again, PS3 fanboys are just as bad as all fanboys are period but at least with a reason; ALL through 2005-2008 they have had to deal with all the trash talking ps3 saying it has no games and blu-ray will fail. They probably just need a feeling of vindication. And saying there are a lot more ps3 fanboys is just showing how far the PS3 has gone and how much it is still growing, those fanboys are probably just new 11 year old kids who jumped on the PS3 bandwagon with the Slim.
I worry for n4g when comments like darkride's are taken as trolling. An opinion backed up with logic and reason should be respected regardless whether or not you agree. I would consider this community to be almost as bad as youtube's. We shouldn't single out fanboys of systems, we should group them as one and unite as gamers. We must also recognise the difference between a fan and fanboy.
The only thing i find funny is that ps3 fanboys say that the ps3 has more mature people on it then the 360 But when i'm reading xbox360 articles they sure don't look mature to me, just by reading there comments Just Calling it hows i see it
You're obviously talking BS. I've played Alan Wake on my new Xbox360 elite and dint get any heavy noise. My xboxelite is 1month old. So how have you been experiencing any Noise on a New Slim Xbox? Unless you play Alan Wake with the SOUND OFF and concetrate on the noise the xbox is making i dont even see how u noticed the noise.
maybe he's playing it without installing first, not installing a game when you have a large drive is crazy as installing both reduces noise levels to 'whisper quiet' and extends the life of your drive.
Major Fail. You have not played Alan Wake. Stop spreading complete lies. I played Alan Wake over a 2 day period on my MW2 250gb 360 with NO Noise issues. You are such a freaking Bullshitter. Its unbelievable.
Alan Wake on the new 360, s8anicslayer? I highly doubt it. I've played the game on my 360 "Slim" and didn't notice any noise at all.
Don't be such a troll, I am on ep 4 of alan wake and the 360S is pretty quite. You people with your Bullsh!t adjectives. Sounds like a jet engine...Really? "Sounds like a hedghog is caught inside....Utter BULLSHIT!"
You must have a bad unit. In my experience the Xbox 360 Slim is the quietest device of the major three consoles. It's almost disconcerting how quiet the device is in comparison to the original. Installing titles makes the device completely quiet. I purchased my unit 2 days ago and couldn't be happier. My 40 GB PS3(upgraded to 80 GB) was undoubtedly quieter until recently although the Slim could present a challenge if I decide to upgrade. Gamestop has a $200 PS3 trade in deal for original and slim PS3's currently fyi. :-) My Wii is by far the loudest of the three. Its noise is compounded by the fact that the drive is broken. The drive spins even when I'm not currently playing a disc based game and is so loud its almost unbearable...I should probably send it in to Nintendo... :-P Off topic: Anyone else have an older Wii with a faulty (worn down) disc drive? Also does Nintendo fix broken Wii's at a reasonable price?
I`m more interested in if it`s fire proof.
Lol apparently the PS3 is fireproof. Or at least the fat model is. I had a regular customer who always shopped at my store. And his house caught on fire on day along will most of his stuff. They did manage to put out the fire before everything was completely ruined. Anyways he brings in the PS3 which is a melted mess and to my complete amazement it still worked. It still turned on, read games, and worked fine. I was completely baffled.
And I cannot f***in wait to have a quiet console!
Count hear anything from both of them, it makes more sound when it is in use. Kind of the reason why they added install.
As long as it doesn't get the RROD/E74 error or doesn't decide to crap all over you on one nice evening, It should be fine.
install a game to the hdd and even the older models run much cooler and quieter than a ps3 slim. i'm sure this is the same.
I had a launch model 360 with the Intercooler dual fan thing attached to it. Upon start up, it sounded like a mini jet fighter about to launch. I couldn't wait for the "S". When I booted that thing up for the 1st time, I was really taken back by how quiet it was. It's equally quiet as my PS3 phatty. This is kinda the console they should've released to begin with. But, better late than never.
... interesting. I wanna try that experiment with mine. Maybe a fluke? ... Huh... I don't have MW2. Not a fan. But, my friend is. I'm gonna try this. MS has been know to release shoddy products. Maybe now with the drives. Ugh... If that's the case though, these people really need to get their shit together.
did they switch it on?
It is just that quiet.
cuz thats true. lol!
Ive had my 360S almost a week now, and it is alot quieter than my late 07' model. Not just the fan but the disc drive is quieter too.
so I've heard. Certainly does a better job but I don't like that kind of 2-sided statement.
I have one and it is very quiet while running a disc. It is more quiet running a disk than the old one idling. Edit: Man I wish these guys would get banned below me with their spam.
I've just heard from certain posters (don't worry they're actually honest :P). I'm not saying it's a jet engine but they've mentioned it's certainly not "whisper quiet". Quiet in comparison though.
Both sides whine and moan equally. All you have to do is follow a hot story, then an argument about who whines and moans more will start. What a vicious cycle N4G is. lol
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