X-Box getting a facelift.......

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  1. Jeff Ashforth

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    From Computer and videogames.com

    PS2-SIZED XBOX FOR E3?

    A reduction in size for Microsoft's hefty console highly likely as industry chatter escalates

    Microsoft is set to unveil a cut-down version of its Xbox console at this year's E3 event in the US, according to numerous well placed industry sources. The new version of the hardware is thought to be more akin to Sony's PlayStation 2 console in size, boasting flatter casing, ideal for stacking.
    The specifications for the new Xbox will remain largely identical to the current model, it is believed, though it's expected Xbox Live software will come installed as standard.
     
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    I like my chunky XBOX [​IMG]
     
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    Not suprising, smaller case size helps them cut down the number of required fans
     
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    While I wouldn't mind a smaller XBox, I've got no big worries over the size of my current one. It fits perfectly in its place.
     
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    in a nice sized entertainment center one can put the xbox in its own cabinet away from ur other equipment. who cares bout stacking.

    other than that not sure what the motivation is here. too many ps2-junkies that cant stand the change of the guard.
     
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    I like my Xbox just the way it is.
     
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    Well, I wonder how this will impact the cost if they bundle Xbox Live into it.

    Unless they go straight to the subscription model at that point.

    Who knows?

    Glen
     
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    Glen, I took that statement in the story to mean that the Live software would already be installed on the HD, and not that it would actually include a subscribtion to Live. Perhaps they do mean it the way you speak of though.
     
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    They'll probably include the Live software installed on the HD but make it so you have to sign up and connect before you get a GamerTag and just give you the first year free (by adding $50 to the unit's price).
     
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    I think the later Xboxes already have the Live software installed, it just needs the Live disk to create and activate an account.
     
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    I wouldn't mind a smaller Xbox, but what I'd like even more is a quieter Xbox. It's really quite a loud box, quite a bit louder than my projector.
     
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    I wonder if that means they are going to include the Xbox headset too?
     
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    I would assume that they wouldn't have the headset either....unless they were going to do the following.

    Drop the Xbox price to $149 for the Sega bundle.

    Charge $199 for the slimmer Xbox Live bundle.

    I can't see them including the Headset and an activation code and still dropping the price.

    Glen
     
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    The Sega Bundle is over.
     
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    Smaller X-box = cheaper price??

    hmmm... Maybe, it's time to get one.

    When do we expect MS to drop it to $99. I guess, when XBox2 is release.
     
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    XBox won't be $99 for QUITE some time
     

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