Xbox 360: Full Final Hardware Shown Right Here!

Click for all you?re worth ? Leaked images stun Xbox community

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So what does the Xbox 360 look like? It looks like this! Yes, SPOnG can confirm with 100% certainty that this is the final design for the new Microsoft machine, with the console?s name now confirmed.

The images have been spewing forth over the past few hours from various European online outlets, all of which were fed by the specialist press. In what has to be seen as a complete European PR disaster, the MTV showing penned for mid next month has had its trump card flipped over for all to see.

The images hosted here show the final artwork and a single photograph showing what appears to be a removable 40GB hard disc drive, confirming speculation that mass storage will be an option as the 360 emerges.

All of which leaves us, and everyone else, wondering what the Xbox 360, well, what it does. SPOnG believes it a fair assumption that the unit will feature wireless controllers, given there?s no ports pictured. The small circle also looks like a wireless activity indicator light too. All good. Then we have what appears to be an IR port on the machine?s fascia, hinting at the unit?s multimedia future controlling the world?s music and movies.

To reiterate, SPOnG has had these images verified by an Xbox 360 publishing partner privy to Microsoft?s planning and we can confirm that they do show the final console design slated for unveiling next month.

We expect to bring you further details on the machine?s functionality in the coming weeks, so keep it locked and of course, don?t forget to tell us what you think in the forum below.


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shediesinred 25 Apr 2005 19:41
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Uhhh.. No actually.. what I mean is that this news was posted on IGN a good 2 days ago, almost every single new article spong posts is a rehash of something that was posted on IGN first days before. Even the E3 list was acknowledged as being directly taken from IGN?s site, admittedly by the staff at spong. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy both sites, but its true
LUPOS 25 Apr 2005 19:57
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shediesinred wrote:
Uhhh.. No actually.. what I mean is that this news was posted on IGN a good 2 days ago,


uhhhh, no actually what you are doing is called back peddling, which is rather sad. fact is you got all pissed off and shot your mouth off without thinkign it through (which i have certainly been guilty of) and now that you are being called on it you are changing your story rather than admiting fault (ill gladly admit to being wrong about something, it means i just learned somethign new, learning is good). you coudl atleast throw the word "Sorry" in there somewhere.

shediesinred wrote:
almost every single new article spong posts is a rehash of something that was posted on IGN first days before.


as was discussed before, the difference is usually due to the time chnage and the fact that ign operates at the same time as the game publishers so its more likely they would be in the office when it occurs. Plus spong isnt taking any kick backs or handing out good reviews for exclusives.

shediesinred wrote:
Even the E3 list was acknowledged as being directly taken from IGN?s site, admittedly by the staff at spong. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy both sites, but its true


so, they admit when they blatantly copy something, and you harp on them for it, and then acuse them of being deceptive, even though you sight an ocurence of them admiting to copying somethign when they do it.

did config steal your girl friend or something? stop picking your little bone and say somethign worth while, or at the very least on topic.
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kid_77 25 Apr 2005 20:12
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shediesinred wrote:
Uhhh.. No actually.. what I mean is that this news was posted on IGN a good 2 days ago


But SPOnG's news piece was posted 2 days ago too. There could be a few hours between them, but not the gap you're insinuating.
DaPistolPat 25 Apr 2005 21:07
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shediesinred wrote:
Uhhh.. No actually.. what I mean is that this news was posted on IGN a good 2 days ago, almost every single new article spong posts is a rehash......

HAHAHHAAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA what a pick, and its to early to determine if the 360 is gonna look good compared too its competition.
wanderingsoul 25 Apr 2005 21:36
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Honestly, to me it just looks like Alienware. Nothing special, nothing new. If you ask me they could've cut down on the size of that green power light and maybe the system wouldn't look like its just a PC rehash.
fluffstardx 25 Apr 2005 21:57
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There's not much Mac about it. For a start, it isn't see through, nor in garish pastel colours. It's also not chunky enough, ironically. It's also not like an Alienware machine, as it's not gloss nor base colours. It also lacks the massive vents. It looks more like Chieftec's cases, really. Or a Sky+ box, in the case of the front-on pic.

The whole point of this design is simple: to do what Sony have been trying all along and make it blend in with the rest of your setup.

Oh, and many sites had those pics up before IGN. Hell, I got handed a pretty similar image a week ago. It's just some people wait for confirmation before embarrassing themselves, Daily Mirror style, over fakes. Though I had been handed the pic and told "this is real!", I didn't just stick it on my scanner and put it up- I awaited confirmation from another source. Now I have it. It's good.
shediesinred 25 Apr 2005 22:25
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Lupos, it seems as though you?re the one running your mouth off. Do you know what peddling means??? Please explain to me how I was peddling? If your definition of peddling is sticking with what I said and cementing my opinion in the ground then yea.. but that?s not what it means, I NEVER rescinded my statement. I think the vast majority of what Spong reports as exclusive is in fact, not exclusive, I certainly don?t believe that?s always the case, I do see a few, such as the rumored rare launch game duo, and as I clearly stated, I like both websites, otherwise I obviously wouldn?t be reading spong. Its not a big deal, unless people like you blow it out of proportion, I was simply clarifying that I had read it first elsewhere for people like smelly who stated it was a spong exclusive, and then one of the writers for spong clarified that it wasn?t.. just like I thought, I never said it was an IGN exclusive either.. just saying I read it there first. You said I got all pissed off and shot my mouth off?? Pissed off at whom? Where did you get this impression?. Re-read that post.. there isn?t even the slightest tone of anger in that post, I said it casually.. ?oh by the way?? blah blah blah?
HawaiinYeti 25 Apr 2005 22:56
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This article is in no way an exclusive. The other user who replied to your message was right about the origiinal image coming from somethingawful.com. Unfortunately, you won't find the thread it is in because the board it is on is a members only board (well, you can see the thread if you feel like paying 10 dollars for an account). The picture was posted with a watermark that said "SA GAMES FORUM LOL" and the original poster decided to post an un-watermarked version so people could edit the picture and stuff. Needless to say, people jumped all over it, and now there are websites EVERYWHERE saying that they have the exclusive.
BustyKrusty 26 Apr 2005 00:40
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Anyone getting the feelin that green power light is somewhat hypnotizin'?I sure do.(That) and xbox360 video feature would be a great start for M$ don't you think?Brace yourself!
Stryfe01 26 Apr 2005 02:50
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He\She's right. Spong again claims an exclusive that is not. It was on ourcolony first, then on Kotaku. Then Gametab picked it up. I know this because all the other sites claim correct credit, yet Spong never does give credit to other sites.
iamthelionwarrior 26 Apr 2005 05:10
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I have heard of three versions. 1) Made for the casual gamer and only uses memory cards. 2) Made for a more avid gamer and contains the 64 megabite hard drive 3) A fully functional computer for online users. Rumors have it that the third will be quite more expensive but will combine the console and computer together as a way to make it the centerpiece of your entertainment system. Everything right now is nothing but speculation though. We won't know till they show!
vault 13 26 Apr 2005 06:22
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Oh oh hey! Haven't posted in a long time. Seems you guys are on fire more than the Chelsea district of NYC. Can't we all just agree that all this hype is good for no one and we shouldn't be speculating so wildly. I'm glad at least the fanboyism isn't kicking in. We all know the 360 is going to be severely underpowered against the Revolution and more importantly the PS3. If 360 doesn't have a killer, and I mean Soul Calibur 3, a new DOA, a killer RPG, and some fantastic wacky new japanese game, I'm gonna laugh so hard no matter what Microsoft makes Rare throw at us. I'll make my judgement when I hear the offical line up. With all this tight lippedness, I bet it will be the day before the launch of 360. Oooh boy I can't contain myself! Oh what's that, you say I've been waiting for over a year now? Oh and I've been hearing all these great news exposes on the new systems all confirming me that the next round is going to be more powerful, utilize the most advanced technology, and that Nintendo is going to force me to wear a Doc inspired Back To The Future styled head piece and I'm going to gladly do so? Oh and your saying that everyone should shut up until some real news gets slapped on the table? Agreed, I guess I can wait. I could wait forever and it wouldn't matter. My personal tank has anti-hype mark VII style armor. I..., AM..., IMPERVIOUS!
tyrion 26 Apr 2005 08:17
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Stryfe01 wrote:
He\She's right. Spong again claims an exclusive that is not. It was on ourcolony first, then on Kotaku. Then Gametab picked it up. I know this because all the other sites claim correct credit, yet Spong never does give credit to other sites.

Please point to the quote, with a link and everything where SPOnG claims this picture was our exclusive. Go on, I double dare you!

This image was not on ourcolony first either. The close-up of what appears to be the drive enclosure was on ourcolony, sure, but our story about that image mentioned that too.

The first mention of SPOnG and exclusive in this thread is from Smelly, who was most certainly using irony to imply that this wasn't a SPOnG exclusive (the slow hand clap points this out for the irony-impaired).

At no point has SPOnG claimed these pictures are an exclusive. We did mention in the Report: Microsoft Struggles to Regain Control After Leak Shock story that;
SPOnG wrote:
Frustratingly for SPOnG, we had been expecting to run images of the new Xbox 360 console as something of a scoop, with sources on the continent poised to release assets as soon as it was safe to do so.

Obviously, we were scooped by SomethingAwful's forum poster, this happens.

When claim we have an exclusive, we put it in the headline of the news story. Check for that before trying to refute our claims.
Ditto 26 Apr 2005 08:22
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Hey Vault, nice to see you back :)!

vault 13 wrote:
We all know the 360 is going to be severely underpowered against the Revolution and more importantly the PS3


I'd have gone for the other way around, personally. The 360 with it's several G5 processors (I think) and then the PS3 with it's PowerPC cell and the Revolution (probably) with it's single G5. After all Ninty aren't competing on power...
config 26 Apr 2005 08:33
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Stryfe01 wrote:
He\She's right. Spong again claims an exclusive that is not.


WHERE THE FSCK DOES SPOnG CLAIM IT'S AN ***E X C L U S I V E*** ?


Just show me the line, the paragraph - anything.

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Um. You mean, it doesn't? You fscking T**T!
LUPOS 26 Apr 2005 11:49
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[quote = shediesinred]I think spong gets all its ?exclusives? off of IGN?s site. Cut and paste guys, cut and paste.


that my friend is a harsh acusation, especialy for someone whose livly hood is to be a reporter. Acusing them of ripping off a s**te hole like ign is rude, unfounded, and compleltly uncalled for.

shediesinred wrote:
Uhhh.. No actually.. what I mean is that this news was posted on IGN a good 2 days ago, almost every single new article spong posts is a rehash of something that was posted on IGN first days before. Even the E3 list was acknowledged as being directly taken from IGN?s site, admittedly by the staff at spong. Dont get me wrong, I enjoy both sites, but its true


ok, so it doesnt sound angry, my bad, but it does sound like you are acusing them of blatantly copying news from ign (liek ign is the source of all worth whiel info), i have an insider acount on ign (comes with a free year subsciption to EGM) so i can assure you i always check ign, just as often as i check spong, and anyone who is payign attention, knows i am here waaaaay to freakin much. Spong has stories before ign just as often as ign has them first. (maybe even more) you are acusign them of copying them. I enjoy Ign, but most of what they do is s**t, i just like beign able to get all the highres vids, especially with E3 comming. Anyway, IGN sucks, they are slow to update with new info, they post liek 2 freaking articles per day per system, and if somebody wants to talk s**t about them thats fine and dandy, in my time here spong has been amazingly acurate and often times informed me of things i would not have known about otherwise. I dont know how many times i have gone and talked to some of my friends and mentione dthings i that i had rea dhere and my friends had no idea.

long story short forgive me if i get defensive, but i think your acusation is completly unfounded. infact, both ign and spong have dates ont here articles, why dont you go and make a list of all the time ign has beaten spong to the punch by "days".


oh and sayign someone "copy and paste"s all of the articles and then geting called on it and saying "what I mean is that this news was posted on IGN a good 2 days ago" is back peddling. You went from saying they copy to just sayign they are slow. that to me is a back peddle... unless of course you do believe spong actually copy's their info. do you?

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vault 13 27 Apr 2005 16:16
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Are you kidding me?! Still with no hardware specs, your gonna claim that the PS3 and Revolution are going to be UNDERPOWERED by a year old system. Even if the 360 is amazing, Sony and Nintendo are just going to go back and make their's more powerful. It's like all the fanboys who claim PS2's graphics are better than X-Box. Sorry, not possible.
Ditto 27 Apr 2005 17:23
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The thing is that Sony and Nintendo will be designing their console now... with the same technology available that M$ has.

Prehaps the exception here is Sony, who can continue to develop their Cell processor, however Nintendo will def have access to the same tech as M$ have at the moment. Plus Nintendo want to sell consoles at a profit and keep talking about how power isn't defining.

This leads me to think that the Xbox 360 will have the best power, possibly on par with PS3, and Nintendo will have the least powerful console.

Finally, I expect a six month gap in-between the releases. Even if it was a year, the technology won't change radically during that time.
LUPOS 27 Apr 2005 17:46
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vault 13 wrote:
Are you kidding me?! Still with no hardware specs, your gonna claim that the PS3 and Revolution are going to be UNDERPOWERED by a year old system.


but my firend, was the 3d0 not a superior system to the porly designe jaguar? was the super famicon not more powerfull than the megadrive? (famicon came out in japan first and not in the us till after then genesis i believe)

also food for thought... i believe in raw processign powe the ps2 is capable of throwing around more triangles than a game cube can, the difference being that the game cube has buitl in textutre compression and shadders that alow aof of fancy texturing and things to go on without hitting the proccesor, allowing its games to look better.

not that i think the 360 will be stronger though, most rumors certainly point to the ps3 being on the level of charlse manson when it comes to rationalness (real word?). I do however think the 360 will be comparable or stronger than the revolution, as nintenod doesnt liek to loose moeny on systems and lieks to start at the lower price point, plus they have made several comments about how the next gen wont be about just graphical improvments, which leads me to believe they arent going to be out-doing anyone when it launches.

of course i woudl love for the 360 to be stronger and come out first, which woudl just make sony really look liek a bunch of chumps, but i dont think they are going to let that happen. DAMN i cant wait for E3!

hey spong! if you guys get me a press pass i will pay for the air faire and write on all the extra bits of info you dont have time to cover, never hurts to have another pair of hands (or eyes or whatever) around... i promise the spelling and grammar would be better than normal!

never hurts to ask ;)


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PreciousRoi 28 Apr 2005 06:05
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vault 13 wrote:
Are you kidding me?! Still with no hardware specs, your gonna claim that the PS3 and Revolution are going to be UNDERPOWERED by a year old system.


And yet in an earlier post you said...(I won't even bother to point out that S and N will not have a year to do this, if any major changes are made they better be working on them tomorrow.)

vault13 wrote:
I'm glad at least the fanboyism isn't kicking in. We all know the 360 is going to be severely underpowered against the Revolution and more importantly the PS3.


You know what we all know?

Dude, could you be more of a Sony fanboy?

vault13 wrote:
Sorry, not possible.


We all know that now.

Which is it? Do we wait and see whats really going to happen? Or must we all acknowledge the clearly undenable facts you so eloquently present? (psst, I'm being sarcastic)

On a much more important and factual level, I understand (through x-s, wether its an x-s exclusive...dunno, dun care, didn't even look)

Xbox 360 controller will be Longhorn compatible!!!

Hooray! (From someone who enjoys using console controller for FPS) Oh wait, this is across the pond, innit...

Huzzah!

EDIT:If anyone cares this comes from TXB via X-S

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