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Xbox 360 turns five in Europe

Thursday, 2 December 2010 09:22 GMT By Johnny Cullen

360 wave

Party hats on again, chaps.

Today marks the fifth anniversary of Xbox 360 going on sale in Europe and the UK: the console went on sale on December 2, 2005.

It only celebrated its US launch last week, with Japan celebrating – or maybe not – its release next Friday, December 10.

The console, which was unveiled in an MTV special before E3 in 2005, launched in 20Gb and a HD-less Arcade SKU forms. It was Microsoft’s second home console following the launch of the original Xbox in March 2002 in Europe.

Launch titles for 360 in Europe included two Rare titles in Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo as well as Call of Duty 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Ridge Racer 6, to name a few.

In the subsequent years, it’s seen three Halo titles including Halo 3 itself. The latest release, Reach, launched in September.

360′s biggest new IP, however, has been Gears of War. Following launches in 2006 and 2008 of Gears 1 and 2 repsectively, the final game in the main series will release next fall.

In November, Microsoft launched motion camera Kinect, something that the company hopes will significantly extend the life-cycle of the console.

Red-rings? What red-rings? We bow to you, 360. Happy birthday.

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83 Comments

  1. Johnny Cullen

    *golf clap*

    Four 360s later and I still wuv you. Never change. *hugs 360*

    #1 4 years ago
  2. StolenGlory

    Brilliant – Can they put on a discount hat too? :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Zarckan

    Wait, it’s been 5 years for that hunk of shite already?! :O

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gadzooks!

    My 360 has become such a significant part of my life I dont know what I’d do without one!

    It’s a fantastic console, and for me very easily the best thing to ever hit the gaming scene.

    It has lead the HD charge, changed the way we game, changed our social interactions and driven the downloadable and indie game scenes on consoles.

    Here’s to a few more years at least. There’s still plenty to come from the 360 but I’m very excited about what MS will bring to market next.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Ge0force

    @4 I’d rather say the x360 is the worst thing to ever hit the gaming scene:

    - Highest failrate ever
    - Paying subscription needed for p2p-gaming, demo’s, free online services (Facebook) and even 3rd party discounts
    - Lack of new ip’s and innovation in exclusives
    - Introduction of platform-exclusive content for multiplatform games
    - You need to pay for free DLC
    - Ridiculous prices for Wifi-kit, HDD etc…
    - 1200 points map packs
    - …

    All good things on the x360 (HD-resolution, DLC, voice chat, indies…) were already available on the pc. Only thing added on the x360 is the extra cost.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. AHA-Lambda

    back then the 360 did some good, what happened? =(

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Half of the things you list there are products of this generation rather than the 360 itself, Ge0force.

    Anyway, initially I wasn’t sure about buying Microsoft after the failure reports and my history being with Sony machines, but now… I love it and don’t regret buying it for a second. So there. Screw you guys! :-D

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    *high five*

    #8 4 years ago
  9. StolenGlory

    I don’t give a fuck what flag you fly, i’ll go *wherever* the good games are.

    And for the record, the 360 has had more than it’s fair share of those since it launched.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    XBLA has pretty much singlehandedly made this gen awesome for me. Exactly what I want from gaming these days. \o/

    #10 4 years ago
  11. JonFE

    @Ge0force:

    I don’t get why the x360 is “the worst thing to ever hit the gaming scene“:

    - “Highest failrate ever
    Agreed, the fail rate was ridiculous, but MS paid their dues with the 3 year warranty scheme and has fixed things through hardware revisions.

    - “Paying subscription needed for p2p-gaming, demo’s, free online services (Facebook) and even 3rd party discounts
    All users get access to demos eventually and, frankly, no one is forcing you to pay up, if you don’t want to. There’s always a thing called choice.

    - “Lack of new ip’s and innovation in exclusives
    There could (and should) be a huge amount of improvement in that area, that’s for sure. On the other hand, x360 architecture has helped 3rd party developers (through familiarity) to build things easier/quicker/better in the early stages.

    - “Introduction of platform-exclusive content for multiplatform games
    Platform exclusiveness is not something the x360 introduced in the gaming world.

    - “You need to pay for free DLC
    That can be a publisher’s decision, as well… and before someone mentions Valve content (which is free on the PC but, shamefully, costs money on the x360), there have, also, been examples of free contents across all platforms (Burnout Paradise, anyone?).

    - “Ridiculous prices for Wifi-kit, HDD etc…
    Like I already said, you can always vote with your wallets…

    - “1200 points map packs
    So the x360 is to blame for publisher’s greed?

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @10, “XBLA has pretty much singlehandedly made this gen awesome for me. Exactly what I want from gaming these days. \o/”

    That statement is full of BS. No wonder some guys saying that Halo is a great game and shooter that did something new.

    Steam was before that and did the same… Even better and still is better.
    XBLA did nothing new this generation. There is absolutely nothing new, except that you are paying for what is supposed to be free.

    Well, if someone is a tool then it’s his choice.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. back_up

    @12 : XBL was started in 2002 and Steam in 2003

    You are one posting BS

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    Xbox 360 did nothing good this generation. Absolutely nothing.
    The only thing that it did right is by entering this competition with full force made Sony work their ass harder, but at the same time Microsoft completely forgot about PC market.

    Highest failure rates
    Ridiculous subscription models (sony started this later) for demos and everything else that supposed to be free like in Steam. Fratboys that pays Call Of duty every night still paying for it. Well, tools choice.
    Old and shitty 7 year old hardware that stopped a revolution in physics, graphics.
    In most cases MS 1st party lacks a lot with their childish Halos, casual RPG games like Fable. The only game that is fucking awesome from 3rd party is Gears Of War 2-3 that were supposed to be on PC. But they are not, because money is money and Cliffy is a douchebag as always.

    For me 360 did everything wrong this generation and it’s not only for me.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Erthazus

    @back_up,
    “XBL was started in 2002 and Steam in 2003

    You are one posting BS”

    DUMB ASS. There was no need in this service when everybody had the best lan and internet support on the PC

    XBL that started in Xbox had basic Microsoft Windows 2000 internet functions.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Xbox 360 makes you very cross doesn’t it, Erthazus. :-D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. back_up

    Stop crying i just proved your statement “”Steam was before that and did the same…”" wrong DUMB ASS

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Saying Steam did it all first and better it a moot point, anyway. Steam didn’t do it all first and better on console after all, regardless of how good it is.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    “Stop crying i just proved your statement “”Steam was before that and did the same…”” wrong DUMB ASS”

    If you really don’t know. STEAM actually started before and was an upgrade system for Counter-Strike/Half-Life at that time.

    Initially as a service it started in 2003. XBL started in 2002 with the same basic options that STEAM and other companies did before idiot.

    Get the fuck out and enjoy your Playstation 3 for god sake.

    @Blerk,
    “Xbox 360 makes you very cross doesn’t it, Erthazus.”

    It’s making me sick sometimes when little fratboys pray for this brand when it done everything wrong in reality.

    The only thing that it did right is to make Sony look like shit (at least for one time) and they started work their asses + competition.
    + without MS Sony could use Toshiba shitty videocard.

    but i can’t remember something that MS did right for it’s consumers for gaming. Just can’t.

    Oh… Next generation of gaming is Kinect. I think Next-Next generation will be movies with this EVOLUTION of gaming.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Blerk

    You do realise that Psycho was talking about Xbox Live Arcade and not Xbox Live itself, don’t you?

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Erthazus

    @20, Gee, lol :D i can’t follow that xbl and xblA word. So confusing sometimes.
    I need to apologise to Psycho.
    Xbox Live Arcade is a good thing.
    Thanks Blerk.

    @Psychotext, i’m sorry :D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Gadzooks!

    @Erthazus

    “Oh boo hoo hoo, oh boo hoo hoo hoooo! People dont think that the thing I like is the bestest ever, and that makes me so angry and frustrated that I popped a blood vessel. I now have pinkeye and can no longer get an erection. Boo hoooo!”

    Grow up, dry your eyes and learn to accept that people have differing tastes.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. OlderGamer

    I agree w/PT.

    In my mind the best thing that came out of this gen thus far is XBLA. Plan and simple. So many hours of gaming with Arcade games. Not to mention RockBand and its stream of DLC.

    Sure the xb360 struggled early. Then again I could have bought two xb360s for what I paid for my launch PS3. Point being I haven’t seen a flawless strategy from anyone this gen. ‘Cept maybe the DS.

    Game on MS, I will be preordering whatever system you do next.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. daytripper

    congrats to the 360, one of the best consoles i’ve ever owned with some classic gaming moments. as og says, i’ll be pre-ordering their next system.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. StolenGlory

    OG – If only more folks were as level headed as that.

    As usual, another console thread goes to shit.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. JonFE

    “…but i can’t remember something that MS did right for it’s consumers for gaming. Just can’t…”

    “…Xbox Live Arcade is a good thing…”

    Thank goodness for that memory refreshment… At least, that apology is a step in the right direction; hopefully, it won’t be the last.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Whizzo

    I think we should all celebrate the Xbox 360′s birthday because it obviously upsets some idiots so much.

    When does the jelly and ice cream turn up?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Blerk

    I’ll be buying their next system if it’s any good. And once OG and daytripper have had theirs for a while and they haven’t spontaneously combusted. :-D

    #28 4 years ago
  29. back_up

    @19:
    Wrong I have played Half-Life years ago and there is no such thing. Please stop i have proved you wrong accept it otherwise
    please provide proof that you are right

    #29 4 years ago
  30. daytripper

    “spontaneously combusted” – only if star wars battlefront 3 is announced i’ll do that mate.

    wonder what type of quality real time graphics will be when next gen arrives. i doubt it will be pure cgi quality.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    @JonFE, “Thank goodness for that memory refreshment… At least, that apology is a step in the right direction; hopefully, it won’t be the last.”

    It’s not the service that is good. It’s GAMES that are good.

    but Sony, Ninty, MS and STEAM on PC all have it.

    @Gadzooks, just shut up, for sake. I’m not speaking with fanboys.

    @back_up
    “Wrong I have played Half-Life years ago and there is no such thing.”
    You have never played it online stupid.
    download Counter-Strike 1.6 or Half-Life multiplayer and you will see interesting icon when you will download a map or MOD.

    Here you go Dumb ass: http://img.jeuxvideopc.com/images/downloads/23441/grandformat/1.jpg
    That is a Steam pre launch system in VALVE games.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. OlderGamer

    I wonder about Graphics too. Maybe it is silly to think about, but where do we go from here? These games look pretty nice. I guess the next step could fix framerates, ripping, AA, or a few other things. But most of those things are, in my mind, results of poor programing and not so much a fault of the hardware.

    I am just worried that bigger, beefier systems will result in longer dev cycles and higher priced games :/

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Blerk

    Graphics should be simple to predict, they’ll just be closer to what the PC is doing already.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. JonFE

    @back_up:
    According to Wikipedia Steam did start as an optional beta platform for distributing patches in 2002.

    @Erthazus:
    Apparently, I was wrong about that apology…

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    “I am just worried that bigger, beefier systems will result in longer dev cycles and higher priced games :/”

    It won’t result in longer dev cycles.

    Just teams will be bigger and more money publishers will spend and thats it. It was always like that.

    @JonFE, it was REVEALED to the public.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. daytripper

    @32 i think 1080p/60fps must be the standard requirement next gen. the basic performance template. i know RAGE is meant to have this but i’d like to play the finished product to see if its true, on consoles.

    launch games will probably be £49.99 – £54.99 imo. if some of them are of a real high quality across the board then i’ll probably wont complain too much ;-)

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    I don’t think 60fps will ever be mandated. Whoever does it will lose the screenshot wars in a big way. They’ll always want 30fps for max shiny.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. back_up

    @31:
    Then am Sorry for that
    i am not a PC gamer

    #38 4 years ago
  39. daytripper

    @37 why cant technology improve to achieve it then?

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Michael O’Connor

    ITT: Lots of fanboys.

    Viva la gaming! Doesn’t matter what format it’s on.

    If you think any single format is better than another, you’re a fanboy. End of. There’s no argument to be made about that point. It’s simple fact.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. StolenGlory

    @40

    +1.

    #41 4 years ago
  42. pukem0n

    its all going to be multiplatform in the future eventually, so who fucking cares -.-
    i just got a 360 over a ps3 because it was cheaper ^^
    fuck bluray :>

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Michael O’Connor

    @41 +10 for having some common sense. People like you and O.G. and the other level headed users here are always refreshing faces to see when threads start getting bombarded by fanboys.

    #43 4 years ago
  44. OlderGamer

    Eventualy it is all going to be streamed via cloudlike someday. But that is a long ways off. I figure we one solid generation yet to go. We might see something mainstream cloudlike toward the end of next gen, maybe.

    Till then we have Onlive/Giaka(sp?).

    The Onlive Microconsole for the living room is shipping this month. But I doubt something like that will start some sort of wildfire. Just not enough folks out there with enough ISP speed to make it worth it for them. Then again last gen the samething was said about Broadband online gaming. Remember Sony laughing at Segas Dreamcast for pushing online games? Then along comes Xboxone and it was on.

    So who knows.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. daytripper

    i think everyone has a console/gaming machine preference. things like controllers, how the interface works and what games are on the system plus online now plays a factor too.

    i understand what you are saying but when i think of a fanboy i think of someone without logic who is unwilling to accept any fault in the machine or franchise or whatever they arse lick – thats a fanboy to me. i prefer the xbox 360 to the others like i enjoyed gaming on the snes more than the megadrive/the ps1 to n64/the ps2 to xbox/gc/dc having owned them all but its not without its flaws, as the others do also.

    i just dont see the justifaction in being a prick to someone (not you btw) if they have a different preference, there is no need at all, its just video games.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Sleazy Bastard

    Xbox 360 turned 5? Sounds like a reasonable excuse to celebrate and get wasted!

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Hunam

    I honestly think Party Chat has added more to gaming this gen than most of the other advances.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Ge0force

    @Michael O’Connor: you are very right. But I don’t feel like supporting a platform where you need to pay for services that are free on any other platform. I also hate the fact that Microsoft only buys existing popular stuff instead of investing in new game franchises. The PS3 launched a lot of great new ip’s this generation (LBP, Heavy Rain, Demon’s Souls, Valkyria Chronicles, Infamous…), I don’t see that on the 360.

    @47 Team chat was already popular on pc since the 90′s. Chatting with people playing other games is useless and totally ruins the gaming experience. It’s like talking on the phone while watching a show on tv. Party chat is only usefull for achievement hunters for boosting or when they are bored collecting 500 feathers, which has nothing to do with gaming anymore.

    #48 4 years ago
  49. JonFE

    @daytripper:

    +1 on all accounts…

    #49 4 years ago
  50. Blerk

    Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect? Wikipedia has a great big list, that’s just a few.

    I don’t think they’ve done enough on that front btw, they could’ve done much more. Sony’s put much more time, effort and money into its own stuff whereas Microsoft appear to have been busy shutting theirs down. It’d be nice to get a bit more of it and a bit more variety into the mix next gen.

    #50 4 years ago
  51. G1GAHURTZ

    I’m back on XBL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    “I honestly think Party Chat has added more to gaming this gen than most of the other advances.”

    and Halo 1 was the first FPS ever.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Blerk

    Your keyboard appears to be broken. :-)

    #53 4 years ago
  54. Hunam

    @52

    Doesn’t matter who did what first, it’s who does it best and how it’s picked up. Most nights a week my group of friends will just end up in party chat, either playing together or playing different games and just chatting socially. It’s the new sitting on a couch and chatting except everyone can play their games. As the xbox gives everyone a headset, it’s no problem getting people into chats.

    Also, was that some sort of anti-console sarcasm, because you keep forgetting I’m a dyed in the wool pc fanboy.

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Kuwabara

    what a low class console. I wouldn’t buy it for a $1

    #55 4 years ago
  56. daytripper

    i never join party chat if i’m playing a single player game like a rpg or something like enslaved/castlevainia, i just want to play and not talk to people.

    its a great choice to have for online games tho and joining matches with your mates, it also comes into its own for amusement when someone joins the party looking for a “heated debate”.

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Blerk

    You’re an idiot if you wouldn’t buy it for $1. You’d get at least $150 for it on eBay.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @Hunam, voice chat existed long time ago and was did right first with systems like Skype, Yahoo! Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger, inSpeak Communicator or Windows Live Messenger.

    and still Skype beats the crap out of Steam or XBL Party chat and you know what?

    “with people playing other games is useless and totally ruins the gaming experience. It’s like talking on the phone while watching a show on tv.” (с) Ge0force

    #58 4 years ago
  59. G1GAHURTZ

    I finally managed to get hold of a Slim.

    I had to buy the Kinect bundle to get it, though. I still haven’t taken the sensor bar out of the box, and I’m not sure if I’ll ever even bother…

    XBL has changed gaming for me since I first got my 360. Playing offline is old hat.

    I’ve had my 360 for about 4 and a half of those 5 years, and until recently, I’d been on XBL almost every day.

    I remember E3 2005 and Sony’s Killzone 2 trailer and the NVIDIA demo, which made me desperate to get my hands on a PS3.

    I remember the pathetic looking Frame City Killer 360 demo and thinking that the 360 would crash and burn into a bajillion sad little pieces as soon as the PS3 came out.

    I only got my 360 as an impulse buy, not expecting too much.

    Things have changed a lot since then.

    I wonder how the next 5 years will turn out…

    #59 4 years ago
  60. Erthazus

    “Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect? Wikipedia has a great big list, that’s just a few.”

    Oh thanks Blerk. Great list. I should buy an Xbox 360 just now (pff, i’m going to buy it when Gears Of war 3 will be released anyway XD)
    Gears Of war is the best thing there (and one of the best games this generation)
    while Mass Effect and Alan Wake are worth playing for a few nights.
    Everything else is made of crap.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. spiderLAW

    Congrats microsoft. Although i agree with those complaining of the disasters that xbox360 brought, i still enjoy the machine. It has good games and feels good while playing it. It was my first next gen console and it brought me lots of fun gameplay while i waited for PS3 to pick up the pace. Now, i dont play xbox ( will in a week or so once my new one comes in :) ) very often because of the leaps PS3 has finally taken BUT i cannot deny its influence on my gaming life. I <3 u Xbox360 and may your child (720?) bring as much joy to my life as you have.

    PS3 FTW though muahahaha i had to throw that in.

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Hunam

    @58

    Who the fuck is Ge0force and why should I care about their opinion?

    Yes, those thing did it first and it worked, I never said they didn’t, they are good for chatting. But seeing as most of my friends spend their evenings on XBL playing online, party chat adds so much more for us as we know we’ll all be on it. None of my friends have skype or skype enabled hardware, no one uses yahoo messenger or even MSN anymore, let alone AOL. We don’t have to buy extra things as everything we need comes with the xbox. And we can invite each other as a group easily into games and get started with no fuss, skype can’t do that.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. daytripper

    “PS3 FTW though muahahaha i had to throw that in”

    people are going to be furious, now off to n4g you go please before more people get major furious….

    ;-)

    #63 4 years ago
  64. spiderLAW

    @ DT
    Thats the whole fun of it aint it?

    PS3 rules all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Erthazus

    @62, “Who the fuck is Ge0force and why should I care about their opinion?”

    He have a point.

    “other as a group easily into games and get started with no fuss, skype can’t do that.”

    “Skype can’t do that”

    Skype can’t do that? WHAT?
    Have you ever played Steam and used it’s voice chat? I mean seriously.
    There is so much “wrong” stuff in your post.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Hunam

    How so, can skype magically pull everyone into my CoD party?

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Ge0force

    “Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Crackdown, Gears of War, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect? Wikipedia has a great big list, that’s just a few.”

    Most games on that list are also available for pc (yes, that’s a gaming platform too :)) or are avarage at best. Alan Wake is one of the only x360 exclusives with a Metacritic score >80% that isn’t a sequel. And it was meant for pc in the first place until MS cancelled it, how sad is that.

    @62 Be nice to me m8. :p Now look me straight in the eyes, and tell me you enjoy Alan Wake while talking to your friends about cats and dogs…

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Erthazus

    “How so, can skype magically pull everyone into my CoD party?”

    Steam is doing it without any magic. But if you want a better sound quality with your buddies without Skype it’s inevitable.
    When i play on PC with my buddies with co-op i never use Steam Voice chat and it’s best on the market (much better than XBL considering how great headsets with microphones from Logitech). I always connect with my friends via Steam and call them via Skype and i don’t even wear something on my head. I have a microphone that is attached to my PC Monitor or something else if i want and they hear everything by 100% better than if i wear a headset with big microphone and using Steam voice chat.

    Sound quality on XBL Voice chat is horrible for me and you are saying that it changed something dramatically this gen? Halt!

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Hunam

    Of course it did, me and all my friends speak a lot more now because we can easily do it. No fuss.

    #69 4 years ago
  70. Blerk

    @67, actually only two of those games are available for the PC, if we’re nitpicking. :-)

    I’m not saying that Sony hasn’t created a bigger, more-varied line-up of first-party stuff, because it has. But the whole “Xbox has no exclusives and everything it does have is a shooter” argument is a nonsense, just like the “PS3 has no games” one was.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. daytripper

    at the end of the day who cares, as long as you yourself enjoy what you play or what game console its on it shouldnt matter what anybody else thinks.

    #71 4 years ago
  72. spiderLAW

    @71
    Exactly!!!

    PS3 >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Xbox360 *to me*
    I wuvoo Xbox360 but my mistress PS3 has the better body and smile.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. Crysis

    I only use one game on my 360, Halo Reach, XBL has a much better interface, but the subscription is the very thing preventing me from purchasing multiplat games on it, as soon as my Gold runs out i’m going to leave it alone for a while.
    PS3 all the way now, countless exclusives are on the way, my 320gb hdd makes it an awesome media player, and the most important factor, i don’t have to pay to play online :D
    I truley despise how MS charges for Gold, yes it’s interface is better than PSN (you would be a fool to argue), but that’s definately not worth paying for, & any other of XBL advantages over PSN all cost yet another subscription, we already pay for the internet, the conole & the games, isn’t that enough? :(
    Was playing Red Dead & was trying to invite my mate, but it wouldn’t allow me to do it through the XMB, to invite him i had to press select, go to player & press triangle to send invites, i admit that it took me 5mins to work that out.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. StolenGlory

    @72

    You shouldn’t worry about that when you’re with your 360; after all you don’t look at the mantlepiece when you’re poking the fire.

    #74 4 years ago
  75. theevilaires

    Hi :)

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Quiiick

    Hi TEA! :)

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Crysis

    @75, KILL IT!

    #77 4 years ago
  78. StolenGlory

    @77

    In Soviet Russia, the troll feeds you.

    #78 4 years ago
  79. Patrick Garratt

    @78 – Jesus. Don’t mention Russia.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. StolenGlory

    @79

    I just heard.

    What a fucking fail that was -_-

    #80 4 years ago
  81. Erthazus

    I think Russian Spam bots stopped bombing VG247 :D

    #81 4 years ago
  82. spiderLAW

    @74
    Nice ;)

    #82 4 years ago
  83. Johnny Cullen

    While you’re at, don’t mention Qatar either.

    OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

    #83 4 years ago

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    Microsoft has clarified that while you’ll need a new GPU to get the full potential of DirectX 12, existing hardware will support it just fine. Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra said in a press meeting following the Windows 10 event that you will need a new graphics card to get “the full benefits” of DirectX 12. “There […]

  • Assassin’s Creed Victory: fans speculate over characters and locations

    Ubisoft has not yet started talking about Assassin’s Creed: Victory, so some eager fans are speculating about everything they can just from those leaked screens. A very popular thread right now on the Ubisoft forums attempts to gather fans’ specualtion about characters, events and story of Assassin’s Creed: Victory. What followed was quite a lot […]

  • This is what co-op looks like in Dying Light

    Dying Light’s cop-op mode has been given a short demo by developer Techland. Dying Light supports drop-in/ drop-out co-op for up to four players. The entire campaign is playable in co-op, and there are special co-op challenges. Watch as four members of developer Techland take on the game’s zombie apocalypse. Dying Light is out January […]

  • Get Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third and all DLC for $5

    Bundle Stars’ latest bundle packs Saints Row 2 and the complete Saints Row: The Third for $5. The Saints Row bundle is priced $5. It is live now and for another 14 days. It comes with Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package, which is basically the game plus all the […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for January 23, 24

    Xur: Agent of the Nine has made the trek to Destiny’s Tower for another week of business. Destiny’s Exotics vendor, Xur: Agent of the Nine has arrived at the Tower as per the weekly schedule. Xur will sell you Exotic weapons and armour pieces if you have the Strange Coins to afford it. He also […]

  • Bloodborne is getting two special edition PS4s in Japan

    Sony will launch two limited-edition, Bloodborne-themed PlayStation 4 bundles in Japan. Two bundles are available, one in black and another in white, complete with a controller and a headset. The hard disk cover is engraved with the title and the cover shot. Both bundles come with the collector’s edition release of the game, which was […]

  • Best Destiny videos of the week – Xur vs Cryptarch rap battle

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  • The Sims 4 free for 48 hours with Origin Game Time

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  • Check out Destiny’s new PvP mode, Doubles

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