Xbox 360 Elite http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite/news en-GB First Impressions – Halo: Reach http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/first-impressions-%E2%80%93-halo-reach/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd">   Normal 0 0 1 179 1025 8 2 1258 11.773 0 0 0 Halo: Reach - out today - is to be the las </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.welcometonobleteam.com/" target="_blank"><em>Halo: Reach</em></a> - out today - is to be the last <em>Halo</em> game made by Bungie, the game studio that created the series.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And what a way to go out. After last year's introverted <a href="http://stuff.tv/blogs/gaming/archive/2009/09/28/halo-3-odst-x360-first-impressions.aspx" target="_blank"><em>Halo 3: ODST</em></a>, <em>Halo: Reach</em> is an extroverted and bombastic end to the Bungie years.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/apps-and-games/stuff/first-impressions-halo-reach </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/first-impressions-%E2%80%93-halo-reach/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/first-impressions-%E2%80%93-halo-reach/news#comments Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Fri, 17 Sep 2010 09:21:00 +0000 admin 158919 at http://www.stuff.tv Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-360-elite/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evolution not revolution is the name of the Xbox Elite’s game with an HDMI-out and bigger hard-drive the bait for anyone who managed to resist the original’s charms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="256" height="358" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/microsoft-xbox-360-elite_0_0.jpg?1364300389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's reached that stage again in the console war. Everyone's made their big opening salvo – now it's down to all sides taking pops at each other from the trenches by releasing add-ons and special editions. </p> <p>But even knowing all of that the Xbox 360 Elite is a peculiar beast. Sure, it's nice to have a bigger 120GB hard drive and an HDMI 1.2 connection, but is it really enough to justify a stealthy new paint job? </p> <p><strong>Something's missing...</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're buying a new 360, get an Elite – simple as that. If you've already got one, this is pretty much a cosmetic upgrade</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/microsoft-xbox-360-elite </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-360-elite/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/microsoft-xbox-360-elite/review#comments Games consoles Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Mon, 01 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 7752 at http://www.stuff.tv Gadget of the Day – Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/gadget-day-%E2%80%93-microsoft-xbox-360-elite/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> So it&#039;s finally here. A black boxed, 120GB, HDMId-up Xbox 360 that can really give the 60GB PS3 a run for its money. And, along with the rest of the 3 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/740100103mn.jpg?1364476539" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So it's finally here. A black boxed, 120GB, HDMId-up <a href="http://stuff.tv/review/microsoft-xbox-360-elite/default.aspx">Xbox 360</a> that can really give the 60GB PS3 a run for its money. And, along with the rest of the 360 line-up, it’s had a price cut – now £300, down from the original £330 we were told to save for.</p> <p>Sure it won't have an HD DVD player built-in to compete with the PS3's Blu-ray and it won't have Wi-Fi out of the box, but what's a LAN cable and HD DVD add-on between friends?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/gadget-of-the-day-%E2%80%93-microsoft-xbox-360-elite </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/gadget-day-%E2%80%93-microsoft-xbox-360-elite/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/gadget-day-%E2%80%93-microsoft-xbox-360-elite/news#comments Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Fri, 24 Aug 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 7053 at http://www.stuff.tv Price tag for Xbox Elite http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/price-tag-xbox-elite/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We can’t imagine Microsoft will be too happy about it but HMV, Play.com and GAME have all announced how much dosh they’ll be demanding for </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/703200b5amn.jpg?1364473070" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We can’t imagine Microsoft will be too happy about it but HMV, Play.com and GAME have all announced how much dosh they’ll be demanding for Bill Gates’ new PS3 baiting Xbox 360 Elite.</p> <p>The good news is it’s almost a full £100 cheaper than a PS3 at £330. We’re still in the dark as to whether any games will come bundled, but whichever way you look at it, it’s bad news for Sony just days after it announced the new PlayStation 3 starter kit.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/price-tag-for-xbox-elite </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/price-tag-xbox-elite/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/price-tag-xbox-elite/news#comments Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Wed, 18 Jul 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 6595 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox 360 Elite UK bound? http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite-uk-bound/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The word coming out of Spain is that the elusive Xbox 360 Elite with its black case could be with us by August.The Spanish site, La Trifuerza, has it </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/68460076dmn.jpg?1364473121" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The word coming out of Spain is that the elusive Xbox 360 Elite with its black case could be with us by August.</p> <p>The Spanish site, La Trifuerza, has it as arriving in stores for 24th August at a hefty 450 Euros - around £300. That's £20 more than the current UK full system price, though expect the usual pounds price hike when it gets converted to Sterling.</p> <p>For that you'll get HDMI output and a beefed up 120GB hard drive but still no Wi-Fi or built-in HD DVD, making it difficult to compare with the wirelessly endowed, Blu-Rayed up PS3 on value points.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/computers-and-consoles/stuff/xbox-360-elite-uk-bound </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite-uk-bound/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite-uk-bound/news#comments Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Tue, 26 Jun 2007 05:00:00 +0000 admin 6383 at http://www.stuff.tv Xbox 360 Elite - hands on http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite-hands/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> [intro]I&#039;ve seen the new 120GB, HDMI version of the Xbox 360 go head-to-head with the PS3. With intriguing results[/intro] Microsoft is desperate to </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="227" height="166" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/stuffnewsthumb_1994.jpg?1364403348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft is desperate to stop the PS3 stealing all the gaming headlines, which explains why its releasing a new version of the Xbox with a 120GB hard drive, HDMI output and a black paintjob. And a cool name.</p> <p> </p> <p>It's not out in the US until the end of April, and it'll cost $80 more than the current Xbox Premium package.</p> <p> </p> <p>So is it worth waiting for? And how does it stand up to the PS3? That's what I was asking when I visited Microsoft today for a (rather biased) head-to-head comparison between the Elite and the PS3. Here's what I learned:</p> <p> </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/stuff/xbox-360-elite-hands-on </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite-hands/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/xbox-360-elite-hands/news#comments Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Tue, 10 Apr 2007 17:27:22 +0000 admin 102535 at http://www.stuff.tv