GameZone wirtes: "With a brand new system, you probably wouldn’t expect to find a disc already in the tray…correct? "
Would've been so badass if it was Halo: Reach left inside the tray instead.
"A new Xbox 360 S owner was surprised today to find that after setting up his shiny new Xbox 360, he was greeted with the option to play Perfect Dark Zero. Puzzled by the option, he opened the disc tray to find a Microsoft Confidential disc inside his disc tray marked from 2005. " so a disk got lefft in the tray at QA they got a pic of the manufactures disk 2 but thats pretty much it save ya the click freaking ads took a min to get thru sigh... talk bout a slow news day eh besides im pretty sure its an old story...
old story? it happened to the poster I do believe.
pretty sure i saw this story already or at least one just like it... not really worth stressing over tho im surprised ta see this heat up. We're talking a perfect dark tester disk if it was reach or something cooler...
its christmas in august!
perfect dark zero? pffft that game was garbage
Because you were garbage at it. Get some taste.
how can you be garbage at a game like this this is among one of the easiest games around it pretty much does everything for you taste? well you must have horrible taste if you consider this game good taste worthy i say this game is garbage because it is just that a garbage game with no redeeming qualities whatsoever
this game actually was terrible only reason people even got it was because there really wasn't much to get at the time
The singleplayer was ok but the multiplayer was really fun, 32 players, large maps, bots, different AI's, etc. There was some great post release support for the game from Rare as well.
i agree. Garbage and ruined the name of the franchise.
People would have got it anyway, for being called "Perfect Dark" Zero and I think the multiplayer portion surpassed its predecessor. qface acts like its modern warfare 2, that's what a FPS is like when it does everything for you. Actually play the game your commenting on next time.
Is not basses it's assbad
it will be from the retailer, ive bought a console from one retailer and all the safety seals on the box had been opened, always make sure the seals on the packaging are intact, if not ask for one that is.
I've had Kameo, PGR3 and PGR4 given to me by the customer service for slow returns.
not bad at all. always better than the stupid 1 month free live cards they add.
Well the workers of the place I bought my 360 from told me if I buy a 3 Month Xbox Live Membership I would get Kameo, PGR3 and the Arcade Disc with it. This was a real awesome deal, bad thing about it, the Games were in some sloppy box with no cover at all. Maybe they tried to get rid of the copies they used to test play? I dont know, lol.
cool story bro
It appears that they're at least testing the things before they ship them out. That's good I guess.
Let's be honest, if they were giving you a game, they wouldnt leave the disc in the tray during shipping, for risk of damage. Just QA forgetting to remove the disc.
What if you didn't know the game was in there, turned it on, and decided to move it to a better position. If they were going to include games in the disc tray, they would first need to fix the tray. I would say that this would result in tons of angry users boycotting Microsoft it if happened, but major faults in hardware do not hinder their sales.
i want free game!
it will have a bigger effect than the RROD!
If Microsoft had enough b*lls to do that then I would have a new gangster respect for them. It would be cool if every time you sent your console in to get repaired they would sent it back in a new shell. Bad^ss!
to reuse parts from the 360 phat and put them in the 360 SLIM? How? the CPU and GPU are combined and requires a different heat sink, the slim has a new fan so they cant use the 360 Phat fan, DVD drive is different so they cant reuse that. Hmm? any suggestions I cant think of any parts they can use for the Slim that was from the 360 Phat.. Microsoft didnt use any parts from the phat to the Slim.
lol it is Fat not PHat...Phat is a character in the Marvel Universe The slang definition of phat is sexy. Which, the old 360s were in no way even close to being sexy. On topic, crappy game or not, I wonder if a collector would be interested in that sort of game disc.
Lol this is great. I think I wouldn't mind finding ANY game in my xbox for free.
finally the evil empire gives a little
you get a free copy of Windows 3.1 yay!
if you're going old school you should drop the 1 off ... 3 was the first major shell that Microsoft released... in fact Microsoft didn't release a home OS outside of MS-DOS until XP...
Damn - where is the QC checking - guess they missed that part - hence the RROD. Nice for him to get something free from MS. MS should give something free for us that pay the online service year after year - maybe a free 400-800 MS points to get a free XBLA game would be nice.
This is an old article but it does seem to be a pilot program: http://news.teamxbox.com/xb... I'm not really sure what they're still doing with this but they do have an update coming around November I think so maybe we'll see something more refined.
They are already making GIFT, remember!! 500MS points for 5 non-stop years of XBOX LIVE subscription! Generosity at its best!! /s
They had nothing newer to run the test with than PDZ? Kind of sad...kind of feel sorry for the guy that had to run the test.
What difference does it make?
It doesn't matter if its Perfect Dark or Halo 3 or COD4, if its going to read it, its going to read it, if it doesn't.....it doesn't. Doesn't matter what game they use to test. Why dont they use Killzone 2 as a test disc? cause no Xbox 360s will be ever shipped cause it cant read the disc :)
...if this is true, then Microsoft is possibly recycling old 360s as new models. No assembling plant that I know of tests all of the new models off the line; the time between putting together the cords and power, if not autmoated and on a mass scale, would be so time consuming that it wouldn't be worth it. Perhaps to test a one out of a batch, I don't know but again, I don't think I've heard of that being done with electronics.
How would they "recycle" old 360s as new models? First, I'm sure that you didn't read the article, or didn't realize that the Xbox purchased was the new 360 S model. The new S model has a new CPU/GPU combined unit. This requires a new heat sink. The fan for the S model is also different than the older versions. The DVD drive is different for the S model. This is pretty much impossible to accomplish (putting an old 360 into a new 360 and claiming it's new). So, no one is missing the "point" (which you claim...) other than the unit was tested, and the disk was left in the unit. Whether all units are tested, or one/few in a batch, no one knows for sure, but I can guarantee, it's not from an old model of the 360.
"you probably wouldn’t expect to find a disc already in the tray…correct?" No, simply because there are Quality Controls and people who conceive the 360, like any others people that are conceiving electronic stuff in the world, need to check and test for a given number of productions. So, in the same time, it is a mistake, but it is a good sign at the end. That proves that the console has been tested and is fully operational.
Urgh, Perfect Dark Zero, a game even Rare wants to forget, not even worth mentioning in the same sentence as the original.
To be honest, I'd be stoked to find pretty much any game disc in the tray upon firing up the system, especially if I'd not played it before. Plus, Perfect Dark Zero wasn't nearly as bad as people make it out to be.
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