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Reportedly Microsoft marketing images showing the new bundles  (Source: Kotaku)
Xbox 360 to come with Forza 2 and Marvel for free this holiday season

Although manufacturing costs of the Xbox 360 will be cheaper than ever after the switch to the 65nm CPU platform codenamed Falcon, Microsoft will likely stick with its current pricing throughout the rest of the year. But that’s not to say that there won’t be some value added to help entice those on the fence to choose Microsoft’s console.

Briefly spotted on Best Buy’s online store, but now removed, were two pages that listed new bundles that added Forza Motorsport 2 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance to both the Xbox 360 Elite and Xbox 360 Premium SKUs. Both consoles were listed at their current prices, indicating that the two games were an added value package.

Gaming blog Kotaku uncovered marketing images for both the aforementioned bundles mid-August, and the appearance of such bundles in Best Buy nearly confirms their pending existence on the market.

The packaging shown in the images also matches up with previous information provided by Microsoft’s marketing, which added taglines “Go Pro” to the Xbox 360 Premium system while the Xbox 360 Elite displays “Go Big.”

Bundling games with the Xbox 360 is already standard practice in Canada. Best Buy  in Canada is selling Xbox 360 Premium with Forza Motorsport 2 and Amped 3, while Wal-Mart substitutes one winter sport with another by adding in NHL 2K8 with Forza Motorsport 2.

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RE: Maybe if theyd release a 65nm one...
By Locutus465 on 9/30/2007 2:17:18 AM , Rating: 2
My HDMI premium never over heats... In fact just last night it was playing host to several hours of constant Halo 3 slayer matches (we're talking 4+ hours of constant operation)... Get over it, RROD is already getting to be a thing of the past... Most consoles I hear of having heat issues are older models already known to be flawed, not the newer (i.e. elite MB layout) versions.

RE: Maybe if theyd release a 65nm one...
By gus6464 on 9/30/2007 8:37:23 PM , Rating: 2
My wife's little brother has an elite and has yet to give him any problems. Only thing is that its so damn loud, like a little lawnmower.

By Locutus465 on 10/1/2007 12:59:02 PM , Rating: 2
No, it's not quite as quiet as a Wii, or even (I'm sure) a PS3... But honestly, I don't think it's overly annoyingly loud (at least not for me). Then again perhaps they choose quieter fans for the newer HDMI premiums? Who knows... Probably I'm just not as bothered by it as the average person...

"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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