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Old 05-18-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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XBL update makes older 360s not read discs anymore!

Which means the rumor of a new "Disc format" could be real.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/s...omp-owners-wi/

If you are one of those problem 360 users, MS will give you a new Slim 360 with a 250 gig HDD FOR FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Sweet deal if you ask me. I might go buy one from a used store for 50 bucks and see if the update makes it not work anymore.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:13 PM   #2
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I am hoping the update kills my 360 just for that reason.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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If I snap my Xbox in half and take it to Microsoft saying it won't read discs anymore, think I could get myself one of those Slim 360s?

It could work!
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Doesn't hurt to try!
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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Sweet! Is this system-breaking update available now? My 360 is pretty old but still works.
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:56 PM   #6
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I think it is. I couldn't tell you since I don't own a 360 but people are complaining about it.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:48 PM   #7
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I just turned mine on and it didn't request that I update it. However I did update it about 4 weeks or so ago. Was that the update? I haven't turned the thing on for many, many months before that so I have no idea when that update was issued.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:59 PM   #8
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I believe the update is still in beta. I'm in the beta, actually. Most people's 360s will work fine with the new disc format (which adds 1 GB of usable space to discs while strengthening anti-piracy measures), but it's rad that Microsoft will hook up the people who have problems.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:44 PM   #9
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found the update launch date, it's May 19th. So tomorrow.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:45 PM   #10
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What else does the update do?
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #11
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What else does the update do?
Nothing that I've seen.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:45 AM   #12
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Never have I wished for my Xbox 360 to be broken as much as now. Ever since I had it, I've been doing my best to make sure it doesn't break. The most effective method I found was to never use it, ever. That's the only way to be sure it works. I'm going to upgrade tomorrow and if it loads a game I will be pissed!

By the way, have you beta guys tried the new bigger discs or just the update itself?
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Old 05-19-2011, 01:55 AM   #13
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I think they got Halo Reach on the new disc format and had to play it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 03:57 AM   #14
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Yep, a free copy of Halo Reach with no case...
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Old 05-19-2011, 04:16 AM   #15
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So how will I know if my Xbox is broken? Will it not work with ANY discs, or just the newfangled discs?
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