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[GG] Hacker reveals new Xbox 360 disc format

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Sorry if this is a repost, and also this is my first news/rumor post

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Major Nelson has recently announced to Xbox 360 owners that Microsoft is currently looking for beta testers to test out their new system update which will include a new disc format. Microsoft dismissed the claims of the new format to be blu-ray, but a hacker is claiming that Microsoft will be releasing a new DVD model known as XGD3.
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XGD3 rofl... Don't believe this.
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Originally Posted by Adversity View Post
XGD3 rofl... Don't believe this.
With you there, I just find it interesting to see other people's opinions

Also, Why would they release a dashboard update so quickly after the last?

Original Xbox Dashboard = 3 Years = NXE = 2 years = Kinect Dashboard = 6 months?!? = Next Dashboard

Don't get it :/

*edit* take that back, it's not a completely new dashboard

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Seriously if the xbox 360 was an old dog id of taken it out to the barn and blown the mother away years ago. It's an insult that they think konnect will extend it till 2016. This latest attempt at drm is just another laughable money waster that will be cracked within hours and posted online for all to circumvent..... yawn
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XGD3 rofl... Don't believe this.
It stands for Xbox Game Disc 3. It's a fairly standard name, with the lastest one being called XGD2.5.
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Every day that this console isn't updated is a day more users come to pc gaming. Win for us.
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From what I've read the main reason for this is to allow more storage space for games. Supposedly the current format only allows 6.4GB for games, the new format will allow 7.4GB. Of course none of this is confirmed yet, but it seems logical. Since MS didn't really expect HD-DVD to flop, now they don't have enough storage for games on DVD-9.
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Why doesn't MS just release a new xbox rather than try to make the xbox 360 better than PS3 besides it's about time for the next gen consoles to be released. Nintendo have already released the 3DS
   
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I thought the 360 already could handle 8.5GB dual layer discs... or is there a data limit on the disc size? With the above comments, I'm kind of confused...
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I thought the 360 already could handle 8.5GB dual layer discs
I thought it was up to 20 GB
   
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