" So they're going with "Natal" now? They didn't think of a proper name? "I don't think you can name it anything else now and still evoke the huge hype it caused when it was first announced.
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Its sad though, that the first leaked Natal game is probably a Wii Fit equivalent. Its also the No-Brainer. And the sad part is... I'll probably be buying it. Fuck me.
According to a pulled Amazon page and a GAME 360 release document obtained by VG247, a “Yoga Natal” title is set for release in October, adding credence to previous talk of the motion camera shipping that month.
The internal GAME release list, passed over by a source under conditions of anonymity, lists the fitness title at the very bottom at an “October” release. It’s apparently developed by Tradewest.
Amazon’s listing, which has since been deleted but cached, has it dated for October 29, 2010, for £17.99. That would be the final Friday of the month.
This is the second time October has been mentioned in relation to Natal’s release, with Brit celebrity Jonathan Ross already dropping the date after seeing the system in action in London. Microsoft remained tight-lippedover over Ross’s slip.
Either way, it looks very likely the exact date will be announced at a specific event for Natal at E3 on Sunday, June 13 in LA.
We’ve contacted Tradewest for comment, but have had no reply at the time of publishing.
"Shit, didn't catch that part.
This part worries me:
used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more
Notice, no mention of XBLA games, games on demand, etc.... As someone with a 20 gb drive, who doesn't want to spend the money for an overpriced 120gb HD, I'm really hoping I can store full games
Well, there are work arounds though. I would then use the console itself for XBLA and Game installs and my USB device for Demos, etc.
It does say 'more' though so it might imply other stuff.
Good catch. About to tweet to Major Nelson that.
" April 6th eh? Nice, that's a lot sooner than I expected. "Same here. I was expecting a small E3 announcement.
From here, yo.
USB Memory Support for the Xbox 360 coming April 6th
On April 6th, we will be releasing a system update over Xbox LIVE for your Xbox 360 that will allow USB flash drives to be used for storing profiles, game saves, demos and more. I’ve been testing this feature out for a few weeks, and I have to say it’s really great. Once you take the system update on April 6th, you’ll be able to connect your USB flash drives to your console and head over to the memory section to configure your new storage device. Once you do that, the system will conduct a one time performance and integrity check to confirm the drive is working properly. You will then be able to configure how much storage to use on the device, up to 16 GB. The remaining space on the flash drive will be accessible by your PC or Mac. USB Hard drives may work, but like flash memory, you’ll only be able to use up to 16GB of space. Since performance on flash based USB storage is usually better, I highly recommend using flash based instead of spinning media like a hard drive…it’s just going to give you a MUCH better experience.
We’ve also enhanced the memory management functions, so you’ll be able to have better control on what you want to copy or move between storage devices.
A couple of geeky points:
* You can have 2 devices connected to the console at a time, enabling up to 32GB of simultaneous storage.
* The system won’t just configure the device once it is connected to the console. You’ll need to head to the memory area in system settings, select your USB Device, and choose from Configure Now (Format and Configure the Full Device), or Customize (you can choose how much memory you want configured for Xbox360 from the free space on the device.)
While any flash drive can be used, we are partnering with SanDisk to release an Xbox 360 branded USB flash drive in May that comes pre-configured out of the box and ready to go. I’ll provide links to those drives once they’re available. Until then, starting April 6th (when we release the system update) you can pop any flash drive over 1GB into your Xbox 360 and configure it as storage.
I’ve posted a bunch of screen shots that show you what the experience is like with a USB flash drive, as well as a look at the new memory management screens.
I for one, am really, really excited for this. I have the stock, small-ass HDD from the launch 360s and its been working for a while now but I want to install my games and play them, something I don't get the chance to do.
The 16gb MAX limit is a bummer (Though you can use 2 USB devices at once for a total of 32gb storage) but it makes sense since this is not supposed to be a replacement for the HDD.
Psyched for some odd reason. Its a nice, subtle touch.
Just to clarify, I did not post a summary because there's really a lot of info here, some of which complex and a bit tough to understand. Decided it would be better to just give raw links. Sorry guys!