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    Default Sony: XBL HDTV" a diservice"

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6161261.html

    Last night, Microsoft unveiled an ambitious plan to make available a sizeable offering of high-definition movies and television shows on Xbox Live on demand. As is becoming common in the increasingly acrimonious next-gen console war, one side was quick to respond with a scathing criticism of the other's latest move.

    "I think they are doing a disservice to their consumer base because they are ignoring all those people who bought the Core system," said Sony Computer Entertainment America PR chief Dave Karraker, referring to the lower-end $299 Xbox 360 system. Said system does not come with the attachable hard drive necessary to store content downloaded off of Xbox Live.

    Naturally, SCEA's head spokesman pointed out that both the $499 and $599 models of the PlayStation 3 have hard drives built in. "We would never segregate or shut out any of our consumers from our entertainment experience because they didn't buy the top of the line system," said Karraker. The HDD-equipped premium Xbox 360 costs $399, and the hard drive itself costs $99.99 when bought separately.

    The executive also pointed out the fact that 7 gigabytes of the Xbox 360's 20-gigabyte hard drive are taken up by preloaded content, such as the game Hexic, and its operating system. He did not point out the fact that nearly 4GB of said content is deletable. Since only test units have been made available to the press, it is unknown how much of the final retail PS3s' hard drives, which weigh in at 20GB or 60GB, will be taken up by their operating systems and preloaded content.

    Microsoft plans on launching its video and movie service on November 22. Sony executives said at its 2006 Gamers Day that the company will eventually tap its vast library of music, video, and movie content to distribute online to PS3s, but they won't say when. "We haven't announced when other entertainment content, beyond games, will be available from the PlayStation Store," said Karraker.

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    "We would never segregate or shut out any of our consumers from our entertainment experience because they didn't buy the top of the line system"
    Watch out sony, Ill be holding you to that.
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    I'm almost positive they'll be upgrading the 360's HD soon.

    Why wouldn't they? With all the stuff about to flood the market place, I sure as hell would... It's a no-brainer they're gonna have to, sooner or later.

    Suck there won't be any 1080i/p content....

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    Yeah I think MS should put out that 100 GB HDD soon. Even small HD clips take up alot of space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker T
    Yeah I think MS should put out that 100 GB HDD soon. Even small HD clips take up alot of space.
    I agree fully

    I wish we could get bigger hard drive for the 360 soon


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    Default hmmm...

    Yeah, this announcement is meaningless without a alarger hard-drive; mine has been full for a year now...I just hate deleting the demos...

    100GB isn't going to cut it either if movies are 5GB. Might be able to stream them to and from PC if I could get the 360 to detect my PC...

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    I'm excited about this but I agree with you all.....it will be pointless without larger drives.

    You gotta love Sony slinging "hate" though. Let's hear Karraker talk about how he and his company keep slinging products that we don't need trying to force the market to a place it's not NEARLY ready to go yet.

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    Sony didn't say that you can use hard drives with core 360s! They mentioned that the stand alone hard drive was $99, But the way they said it was like the only way to store content on cores was to use memory cards! (?)

    And yes, There Is a new hard drive coming out this year, Or early next. Hey! Perhaps The Pro 360s this year will include the bigger hard drives and core systems will have the 20 gig hard drive! It's possible!

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    OK Sony lets have a chat about your harddrive that was released for the PS2

    Also Microsoft are giving people a choice. Some people like to play games only and dont give a shit about live or the downloads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickdrummer420

    Also Microsoft are giving people a choice. Some people like to play games only and dont give a shit about live or the downloads.
    So true, I work with a person that is like that. He has a memory card instead and it works fine for him.

    Seriously though Sony enough. Its about 2 weeks away now how about just STFU and let your system do the talking from now on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sickdrummer420
    OK Sony lets have a chat about your harddrive that was released for the PS2
    Quoted for truth.

    At least with a core xbox360, you can always buy the hard drive later if you think you'll want to take advantage of the download based content.

    The ps2 hard drive was supported like the Virtual Boy or 32X. Sony should NOT be throwing stones here.

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    How much is MS going to charge for a bigger HDD for all of us early adopters? They charge $100 for just 20 gigs of storage, a 100 gig drive is going to be crazy.
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    I'll buy a larger HD ONLY if they provide an easy MAC COMPATIBLE way to copy my old stuff over. No Windows only bullshit.

    Then I'll buy it. Seeing as most of my fun is had with XBLA games.

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