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Report – No hard drive for Project Cafe, has 8GB of Flash Memory

The latest in Project Cafe rumors have the console hitting the market minus a hard drive, and instead supporting 8GB of onboard flash-based memory.

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Hard Drive headlines

  • 360 update to ditch non-MS memory units

    Nelson’s confirmed that unMicrosoft 360 storage devices won’t work with the machine when its November software update goes live. “One of the changes is that unauthorized Memory Units will no longer work with the Xbox 360,” said the exec. “If you’ve moved your profile or saved games onto one to ‘back it up,’ you’d better […]

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  • New Xbox update shrinks hard drive installs big-time

    According to a post on Digital Foundry, testers of the upcoming Xbox 360 update are finding that their installed games have lost a few MBs. “The new King of Fighters XII game from SNK drops from 3.4GB to a sub-demo sized 703MB (!), while Raiden Fighters Aces drops from 3.4GB to 484MB (!!). Left 4 […]

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  • Yoshida: Why Sony decided against Microsoft's no-hard drive policy

    Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida has told VG247 that Sony looked at Microsoft’s choice to make Xbox 360′s hard drive optional and decided against it in an effort to be able to provide “seamless gameplay” and solid digital distribution. “It’s one of the things we really supported when the hardware specification was decided for […]

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  • Tretton: Sony considering PSP with HDD

    SCEA boss Jack Tretton said this morning that the company is still mulling over whether to implement an internal storage device to PSP. “I think we definitely thought about it,” he said. “I think that’s the trend moving forward.” He went on to say that as the cost of memory continues to diminish, the chance […]

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  • Fischer: Nintendo "working on solution" to Wii storage issue, but hard drive ruled out

    According to this GI story, Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer has confirmed that a Wii storage solution is on the way – but it’s not going to be a hard drive. “We definitely detect that they [gamers] are serious and we know there is an issue in this, so it’s something that we’re […]

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  • Jaffe slams Fischer over Wii storage comments

    David Jaffe loves Nintendo. But he doesn’t love Laurent Fischer, especially after the Nintendo marketeer claimed the only people that cared about Wii storage were “geeks and otaku”. The God of War creator tells us so on his blog. “This statement, especially coming from a marketing person, reeks of one of two things: “A – […]

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  • Laurent Fischer: Only geeks want hard drives

    Nintendo of Europe marketing boss Laurent Fischer has said that only “geeks and otaku” would want a hard drive for their Wii, writes cubed3. So there you have it. Want more hard drive space for your Wii? Then you’re a geek: from the man himself. Thanks, Nintendo. By Mike Bowden

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  • Analyst reveals giant mark-up on 360 hard drive

    Sorry, we’re a bit late on this, but MTV got an analyst to break the cost of a 120Gb Xbox 360 hard drive down, and found that it actually costs Microsoft around $100. There’s a bit of a difference between that figure and the retail price of $180. And if you think that’s funny, Americans, […]

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  • No other PS3 hard drive configurations planned for Europe, says SCEE president

    Speaking to videogaming247 at the SCEE PlayStation Day in London yesterday, SCEE president David Reeves said that PS3′s hard drive is staying at 40Gb in Europe for the foreseeable future. “I don’t know that any other hard drive configuration is even planned,” he said when asked when an 80Gb SKU – so popular in the […]

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  • GDC: It's "really important" to back low-priced consoles, says Molyneux

    Speaking here, Peter “The Dog” Molyneux has said he believes that Microsoft’s decision to bring out an Xbox 360 with no hard drive was the right one, and that he’s supporting with Fable 2. “Given the choice, I’d obviously choose a hard drive every day of the week,” he said, “but the balance to that […]

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  • Burnout Paradise doesn't work without a hard drive

    The Xbox 360 version of Burnout Paradise can’t be played without a hard drive, according to this. Which is a bit of a shame if you have an Xbox 360, Burnout Paradise and no hard drive. There’s an email from EA’s tech support on the matter here.

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