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« on: September 09, 2008, 12:45:56 AM »

http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=39802

Crazy rumor if true!  I hope that's when the new update comes!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 01:17:37 AM »

Outside of decision to launch with shitty hardware (regardless of how smart of a business decision it was) I continue to be completely impressed and pleased with what they've done with the 360.  If this indeed turns out to be true expect me to propose marriage to my 360.  If nothing else it will keep me warm during the winter months.

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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 01:47:03 AM »

Umm...OK....if that's a relaunch then call me unimpressed. And how can anything short of Microsoft recalling all 20 million existing units be called a relaunch?  icon_twisted
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 03:29:49 AM »

those are some mighty fine useless changes. wtf?

pay for streaming radio, no thanks
pay for music on my precious little space? no thanks
mad libs probably also sucks.

how about ditching the stupid space points and letting 1=1 with no stupid points sitting there while MS collects the interest.
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 03:49:31 AM »

I thought the fall update was already confirmed for November?
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« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 04:22:06 AM »

OK, they mentioned Mass Effect 2... they'd better not be wrong or I'll have to bust some heads
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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2008, 04:34:00 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on September 09, 2008, 04:22:06 AM

OK, they mentioned Mass Effect 2... they'd better not be wrong or I'll have to bust some heads

What, you think they're really not working on it? 

Quote from: Kevin Grey on September 09, 2008, 03:49:31 AM

I thought the fall update was already confirmed for November?

Yeah, that's what I thought as well. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2008, 04:35:15 AM »

Eh, it's just fancy marketing to try and cover up the massive glut of the break, refurb, and resend cycle of older 360s.  Still, Microsoft has really good marketing people, so such a thing could work.

I do like the new dashboard and avatars, screw anyone who says they're just Miis, because they are, and that's a damn good thing that features are being copied.

But this rumor?  Nope.  Not going to happen.

The most likely thing to happen is just a big media blitz, not some newfangled relaunch, that highlights the new price.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2008, 04:35:58 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2008, 04:34:00 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 09, 2008, 04:22:06 AM

OK, they mentioned Mass Effect 2... they'd better not be wrong or I'll have to bust some heads

What, you think they're really not working on it? 

Oh, I have no doubt about that.  I just want something solid to torture myself over with for the next couple of years.
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« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2008, 06:15:13 AM »

doesnt look like it may not be happening after all

http://kotaku.com/5047059/g4-says-no-to-xbox-360-relaunch-rumor


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While we're waiting to hear back from Microsoft on the VGChartz forum-sourced Xbox 360 "relaunch" rumor and speculation, one allegedly involved party has given us denial. G4 reps told us that the 5-hour special’ rumored to air on the cable network is "fake."
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« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2008, 12:52:51 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 09, 2008, 06:15:13 AM

doesnt look like it may not be happening after all

http://kotaku.com/5047059/g4-says-no-to-xbox-360-relaunch-rumor


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While we're waiting to hear back from Microsoft on the VGChartz forum-sourced Xbox 360 "relaunch" rumor and speculation, one allegedly involved party has given us denial. G4 reps told us that the 5-hour specialí rumored to air on the cable network is "fake."

Honestly, the G4 aspect was the one thing that screams FAKE to me the loudest.  Does anyone honestly think any network would give up 5 hours of TV time and not be hyping the shit out of it a mere two weeks before the event?  Especially G4, who run ads for nothing multiple times each commercial break.
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2008, 02:31:32 PM »

no ME2 info then?  crybaby

the person who started this rumor needs to die horribly and painfully, mauled to death by 300 sloths  mad
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2008, 02:50:16 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 09, 2008, 12:52:51 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 09, 2008, 06:15:13 AM

doesnt look like it may not be happening after all

http://kotaku.com/5047059/g4-says-no-to-xbox-360-relaunch-rumor


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While we're waiting to hear back from Microsoft on the VGChartz forum-sourced Xbox 360 "relaunch" rumor and speculation, one allegedly involved party has given us denial. G4 reps told us that the 5-hour special’ rumored to air on the cable network is "fake."

Honestly, the G4 aspect was the one thing that screams FAKE to me the loudest.  Does anyone honestly think any network would give up 5 hours of TV time and not be hyping the shit out of it a mere two weeks before the event?  Especially G4, who run ads for nothing multiple times each commercial break.

Yeah, G4 is not one to sit on hype.  They really need to get viewers for their 2 hours of new programming a week.  I would guess that if any of this is true it would come before the big dashboard update in November, not now. 
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 02:52:32 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 09, 2008, 02:50:16 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 09, 2008, 12:52:51 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 09, 2008, 06:15:13 AM

doesnt look like it may not be happening after all

http://kotaku.com/5047059/g4-says-no-to-xbox-360-relaunch-rumor


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While we're waiting to hear back from Microsoft on the VGChartz forum-sourced Xbox 360 "relaunch" rumor and speculation, one allegedly involved party has given us denial. G4 reps told us that the 5-hour specialí rumored to air on the cable network is "fake."


Honestly, the G4 aspect was the one thing that screams FAKE to me the loudest.  Does anyone honestly think any network would give up 5 hours of TV time and not be hyping the shit out of it a mere two weeks before the event?  Especially G4, who run ads for nothing multiple times each commercial break.

Yeah, G4 is not one to sit on hype.  They really need to get viewers for their 2 hours of new programming a week.  I would guess that if any of this is true it would come before the big dashboard update in November, not now. 

The rumor was saying the big dashboard update was part of this.
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2008, 05:26:57 PM »

After reading the rumour, I don't know if it's real or not.

They said 5 hours of updates, not 5 hour special. That could be just like how Patrick Warburton's Tick was introduced onto FOX (or something similar).

We shall see what is for true.
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2008, 05:29:45 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 09, 2008, 06:15:13 AM

doesnt look like it may not be happening after all

http://kotaku.com/5047059/g4-says-no-to-xbox-360-relaunch-rumor


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While we're waiting to hear back from Microsoft on the VGChartz forum-sourced Xbox 360 "relaunch" rumor and speculation, one allegedly involved party has given us denial. G4 reps told us that the 5-hour specialí rumored to air on the cable network is "fake."

Your statement had my head running in circles...

doesn't look like it may not be happening after all

I thought you were being sly about it being true until I saw your link
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2008, 05:57:19 PM »

yeah i know i saw it about an hour ago....couldnt really be bothered to alter it,i wrote the post when i had just got up at 7am this morn
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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2008, 07:20:07 PM »

Assuming that this is all unsubstantiated rumor (you know, BS) is not hard to do. However, lol, I would love it if they could make the Mad Lib thing work, though I can't imagine how they'd make it happen, what with cable boxes and receivers in the mix.

What I do when there is a Red Sox game on, but I haven't had any game play time yet, is to compromise.  We don't get good radio coverage here, so I put another TV on loud that I can hear while I'm on the 360 in another room.  That involves lots of running down the hall to catch a particular good-sounding replay, not easy to do when you're playing a game that can't be paused everywhere (like Infinite Undiscovery).

And I agree that it's not properly correct to call it a re-launch, unless we were all going to own brand new 360's on that day, with either a Falcon or Jasper chipset inside.  The people who start these rumors really should have a knowledgeable person proof-read them before they let them go in the wild.

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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2008, 07:22:56 PM »

Baseball is designed for those with short attention spans. slywink
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2008, 07:40:07 PM »

Quote from: Purge on September 09, 2008, 07:22:56 PM

Baseball is designed for those with short attention spans. slywink

LOL, actually, I think it is just the opposite - even some enthusiasts agree the game can be quite boring at times.  It was made for DS/ PSP play while watching. 

And you know what my problem is with that setup I use sometimes?  Of course, when I come back from the Red Sox re-play to whatever console game I was playing - I have no effin' clue what I was doing 2 minutes ago!   disgust

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2008, 08:38:41 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on September 09, 2008, 07:20:07 PM

not easy to do when you're playing a game that can't be paused everywhere (like Infinite Undiscovery).

You should be able to hit Start to pause at any time in IU, except perhaps during cutscenes.
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« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2008, 08:50:58 PM »

Mmm... I know there are times you can pause, but also times you can't - well, you can, but you can be attacked, so that's not a true pause.  Maybe it's only battle times, but I thought it was anywhere where you might be near an enemy.  I've paused the game and gone to the kitchen, only to hear the sounds of battle after a bit.  And you can pause in at least some cutscenes, something I really was surprised by - you can actually watch the scene without fear of the doorbell or the phone ringing.

Now, what can I say to make it look like I didn't completely de-rail the thread?  icon_confused

I hope the re-launch rumor is true, though I know it isn't, lol!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2008, 01:54:22 PM »

Quote from: mytocles on September 09, 2008, 08:50:58 PM

Mmm... I know there are times you can pause, but also times you can't - well, you can, but you can be attacked, so that's not a true pause.  Maybe it's only battle times, but I thought it was anywhere where you might be near an enemy.  I've paused the game and gone to the kitchen, only to hear the sounds of battle after a bit.  And you can pause in at least some cutscenes, something I really was surprised by - you can actually watch the scene without fear of the doorbell or the phone ringing.

Now, what can I say to make it look like I didn't completely de-rail the thread?  icon_confused

I hope the re-launch rumor is true, though I know it isn't, lol!  icon_biggrin

AFAIK (in about 5 hours played)  you can always pause using the Start button (even in cutscenes).  It's the menu system (via Select button) that is always real time. 
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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2008, 06:04:42 PM »

Ah, well there you are, lol - don't trust anything I say, without confirmation!  I guess I could've answered the phone after all...  Tongue
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