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Weapon 117
02-14-2007, 12:42 PM
From GWN.com -- "Various web (http://www.playfuls.com/news_9379_Black_Xbox_360_Photoed_At_TGS_Coming_In_ April.html)sites (http://www.playfuls.com/news_9379_Black_Xbox_360_Photoed_At_TGS_Coming_In_ April.html) are continuing to proclaim that a black Xbox 360 is in the works. And while there is no question that Microsoft will eventually release new colors for the console, the recent photos that were alleged to be evidence of an impending black version are in fact just photos of an old reviewer's kit, produced on September 14, 2005 according to the sticker on the back!

Most people know that reviewer's kits of the Xbox 360 are black in color, yet these web sites are still fooling people into believing that photos of said reviewer kit at various trade shows are somehow evidence of a new product to be release very soon, despite the fact that the black reviewer kits (and photos of them) have been floating around since the Xbox 360 launched in 2005!

If any of these sites bothered to take a closer look at the photos they would have realised this. Instead, they proceeded to publish stories claiming the photos were "proof" of the rumored black version. And then they wondered why the photos were missing an HDMI port and larger hard drive. How stupid can people be?

We are not denying that a black 360 could be on the way very soon. But using these old photos and trying to pass them off as evidence is just wrong."

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Source: GWN.com (http://www.gwn.com/news/story.php/id/11247/title/Black_Xbox_360_Rumors_Are_(Mostly)_False.html)

Basackward
02-16-2007, 04:13 PM
Nice Catch on the pic! I've heard rumors about the black box making its' debut in the UK.

Deaths Tool
02-16-2007, 06:18 PM
What's the big deal about having a different color anyway? If there is no upgrade/if the upgrades can be bought for the white one, why do people want a black one so bad?

Tron
02-16-2007, 06:30 PM
the black one supposedly has 120gb hd and and hdmi slot on the back for full 1080p.

Skillet
02-16-2007, 07:02 PM
At least you didn't say that they were beta versions...those are also black yet they have a large case extension on the side with a bigger HDD and other daughterboards for taking screenshots and crap.

Oh well, if I want a black 360, I'll paint it black. I do hope that they get around to releasing those bigger HDDs though, I only have 3 GB left on mine.

slowpantz
02-17-2007, 10:14 AM
ALl i want is the 120 gig hard drive :drunk