The Gamestop website has posted a listing for the Limited Edition of the upcoming Xbox 360 title Gears of War 2.
For $69.99 the Limited Edition will include the game itself plus:
- Collectible SteelBook™ DVD case
- “Beneath the Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2,” a 48-page hardbound book including character profiles, exclusive concept art, and foreword by Design Director Cliff Bleszinski
- Bonus DVD including exclusive making-of-the-game video footage, design galleries with audio commentary by Epic Games, and promotional videos including the E3 2008 trailer,
- An exclusive gold-plated Lancer Assault Rifle available during online play
Look for both the limited edition and the regular version of the game to both be released on November 7th.
According to a leaked email allegedly being sent out to GameStop and Blockbuster buyers from a distributer, the current Xbox 360 Pro console that comes with a 20GB hard drive will be replaced with a new SKU that will feature a 60GB hard drive.
Also in the email is mention of a new stand alone 60GB hard drive for the Xbox 360 that will retail for $99.99 and be released sometime in October or November of this year.
The new 60GB stand alone package is tentatively called “Xbox 360 60GB LIVE Starter Pack” and will include:
- 60GB hard drive
- 3 months of Xbox LIVE
- Xbox 360 wired headset
- Xbox 360 Ethernet Cable
One more thing mentioned in the email: the 120GB hard drive will drop to $149.99 in September.
Is any of this true? If it is we’ll hear at least some of this info officially announced when E3 opens.
To read more of the email check out this post at Xbox Family.
According to some leaked promotional material from video games retailer GameStop, the Xbox 360 Pro will indeed be receiving a price drop to $299.99 on July 13th, a couple of days before E3 kicks off.
The title page on the leaked packet of material says “DO NOT DISPLAY UNTIL SUNDAY 7/13”. Oops.
There seems to be enough evidence now to stop considering this a rumor, even though Microsoft hasn’t officially announced anything yet.
That rumor from yesterday has panned out after all–GameStop officially no longer takes HD DVD movies as trade-in.
Some GameStop locations have even stopped taking the Xbox 360 HD DVD drive as well, and that could be chain wide come tomorrow.
Poor HD DVD. Even GameStop is turning them away.
According to more than one tipsters/GameStop employee, beginning tomorrow GameStop will no longer be accepting HD DVD discs for trade-in.
So much for turning in a few HD DVD discs so you can buy an overpriced used video game (oops, did I say that?).
UPDATE: Its official–GameStop will no longer take HD DVD movies for trade-in. Check out the story here.