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bigloser
09-23-2003, 01:31 PM
Xbox Goes Turbo

By Dennis Day, News Editor
Published September 22, 2003 -- 05:20 pm CDT

Japanese retailer OverTop, known for their wide selection of import games and unique gaming peripherals, has announced plans to offer an upgraded version of Microsoft's Xbox console. Modified by FriendTech, the upgraded Xbox will boast a 1.4 ghz processor and 80GB harddisk. Although scheduled for release in November, pricing for the new model remains undisclosed. The finished version of the upgraded Xbox will reportedly include a "turbo switch" which will allow players to run the console using default settings. When operated in turbo mode the prototype loaded data at nearly twice the speed of a retail Xbox. Below are several pictures of the prototype.

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RudedogX
09-23-2003, 01:33 PM
For some reason, I can't see this staying open very long since it does discuss a mod, that I am almost certain will probably be stopped before it can be released by MS themselves.

LynxFX
09-23-2003, 01:49 PM
Yes I will have to close this. It isn't any different than modchip companies selling premodded xbox's. Can't talk about those either.

It did look interesting though.