Microsoft: No Internal HD-DVD Planned

Cesar Menedez says that rumors of an internal HD-DVD for the Xbox 360 are not true.

"Saw a few stories online about an Xbox 360 with a built-in HD DVD drive: not true. We have no plans to release an Xbox 360 with an internal HD DVD. What we showcased at E3 was an external HD DVD drive, and we're sticking with that. We've always had a games-first emphasis with the Xbox, but some consumers can build on the platform - like by adding a Windows Media Center Edition PC. By keeping the drive external, we're offering consumers a choice in creating their own hi-def experiences. So: no plans for an internal HD DVD."

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OutLaw6301d ago (Edited 6301d ago )

I felt giving us the choice to add-on the external HD DVD drive would be the best thing for the 360. That way it doesn't look like Sony was correct and MS was following in their footsteps.

Marriot VP6301d ago

good news, I'd have to strangle peter moore and rip off his tatoos if they were gonna cheat us 360 owners. Also to note most people don't want High Def movies, and not for years.

That's why it's OPTIONAL, that's the beauty of it. Making an internal one would soil their vision, lol.

shotty6301d ago

By the time HD movies catch on we will be going into the next xbox. That would obviously include the HD drive.

The Real Deal6298d ago

Will it be 1080 p output for movies
WIll it have hdmi as an option
And what is the release date. I want one.

p.s. i don't want everyone guessing what Microsoft will do or not due. lol...I just stated what I want to know from Microsoft.

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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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HealthGard54m ago

Abby deserves to be number 1.

He was created to appease the poison colored haired employees at Naughty Dog and their fantasy of hating all of their fathers for lack thereof. This was the worst case of a company that was in charge of a media hating their own fans.

Streamers would straight up be reported or even banned for letting Abby die in the boss fight while playing as a fake female that has a man's motion capture.

Abby as a human wouldn't exist in a ruined world with that musculature because there wouldn't be enough available protein in the world to maintain all that manly muscle mass unless cannibalism was Introduced.

Abby wasn't just terrible for the games narrative but in totality with the media reputation included. If that wasn't so tarnished the fans would have already gotten a 3rd game in the once loved series.

And with that flat chest having Abby as the main character would title the Game The Last of Us Tranz 3 Parts removed


CS:GO fans now frantically dusting off their Xbox 360s as servers are still online

One of the only ways to play CS:GO on official servers is via the Xbox 360 version of the game.

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mandf1d 6h ago

4 or 5 players in a game is not players frantically dusting it off

Jin_Sakai1d 6h ago

We all know that went to each and every Xbox 360 owners house to watch them frantically dust off their 360s.

Vits1d 6h ago

I mean it is a 1000% growth in the player-base. /s

mandf1d 6h ago

Enough to write an article though. N4g new owners are insulting us for click revenue

Vits1d 5h ago


Nothing to do with new owners. N4G has always been the trashcan for game news and discussion.

northpaws1d 6h ago

I love video games so much that I never have the time to replay the old one that I have finished, my backlog has only gotten bigger and bigger. I don't get how some people can play one game for years (except for mmorpg)

mandf1d 6h ago

It's an exaggeration to the extreme. A way making an exclusive seen grander than it is.

Profchaos1d 5h ago

Some people do I know someone who only ever plays dune 2000 which is rarely but still

RedDevils18h ago

Those Fifa or COD players do that every years.

Inverno1d 5h ago

Wonder why they've never ported this game over to last Gen and now current Gen. This game would be pretty popular right now, I think.


Hands-On Preview: Alan Wake II \\ GameCrate

Alan Wake II looks to be another scary trip to the country.

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