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Guru
09-08-2008, 09:57 PM
http://www.joystiq.com/2008/09/08/rumor-the-five-hour-xbox-360-relaunch-sept-25/

VGChartz (http://www.vgchartz.com/forum/thread.php?id=39802) is running a megaton rumor about the launch of the new Xbox 360 dashboard. It has our curiosity piqued because of its creativity and sheer audacity. The story goes that Microsoft will have a five-hour televised countdown beginning September 25 at 7PM Eastern leading to the New Xbox Experience (http://www.joystiq.com/tag/New-Xbox-Experience/) and the software-based relaunch of the console at midnight.

Allegedly, G4 will cover the event exclusively and Live members will be able to stream it. The rumor gets even bigger by saying that three new components of the NXE will be unveiled when the update happens at midnight. First is a partnership with Sirius Radio, allowing users to access the satellite radio station for a "modest monthly fee." Then there's the music store page -- think iTunes, except on your Xbox. Finally, there's the "mad lib" page, though nobody seems to know what the _______ it is.

Sending this whole thing into overdrive, the source claims Microsoft will announce 12 new titles "exclusive or first" on the 360, including Assassin's Creed 2, Mass Effect 2, a new Conker game and two new Halo titles. Also, six free original Xbox games will be available to download, with Halo being one of them.

The whole thing sounds like madness (and fanboy conjecture), but given the Xbox 360's slipping sales (http://joystiq.com/tag/npd), a mega-event relaunch might just be the reset button the company needs for the console best-known to general consumers for the RRoD (http://joystiq.com/tag/rrod). The whole rumor isn't even that insane when we recall how Microsoft went all-out for the first Xbox 360 launch (http://www.joystiq.com/2005/11/10/burning-man-meets-e3-for-xbox-360-launch/) and, if Microsoft execs are to be believed, this is "an entirely new Xbox (http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/14/engadget-and-joystiq-live-from-microsofts-e3-2008-keynote/)" made possible by "the magic of software."

Basileus777
09-08-2008, 10:43 PM
Its a rumor started on a message board...

Kotaku says its BS.

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

Guru
09-08-2008, 10:44 PM
Most likely is but figured I would post it as a heads up just in case. The fact they are stating the update may happen this month is a nice surprise if true.

Mr Luzcious
09-08-2008, 10:48 PM
Don't tempt me Guru.

QuikSsurfer
09-09-2008, 12:18 AM
If they plan on giving away 6 xbox original games, people will have to go out and buy the larger hard drive.

Guru
09-09-2008, 12:20 AM
If they plan on giving away 6 xbox original games, people will have to go out and buy the larger hard drive.

Thats what they would be after. With this new update, that HDD is going to become very popular.

I bet, if there is any shred of truth to the free game rumor, it will probably be something along the lines of select on of the six options. Not, you get all 6.

QuikSsurfer
09-09-2008, 12:27 AM
Edit: A new Conker game would be AWESOME!

The Great Mighty Poo scene :)
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Valiant
09-09-2008, 03:58 PM
Thats what they would be after. With this new update, that HDD is going to become very popular.

I bet, if there is any shred of truth to the free game rumor, it will probably be something along the lines of select on of the six options. Not, you get all 6.

I could be both.. They do random xbl games free every now and then, that is actually how I have gotten all of my xbl games, free downloads..

Lzen
09-09-2008, 09:50 PM
Edit: A new Conker game would be AWESOME!

The Great Mighty Poo scene :)
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:spock:
W....T.....F !!!!????

Very strange.

QuikSsurfer
09-09-2008, 09:59 PM
:spock:
W....T.....F !!!!????

Very strange.

I believe this was the last n64 game made... I remember getting carded before I could purchase :-/

Guru
09-10-2008, 12:42 AM
I could be both.. They do random xbl games free every now and then, that is actually how I have gotten all of my xbl games, free downloads..
Yeah, I have only purchased one of my 5 XBLA games.