You need HDD for 360 Burnout Paradise online

burnout paradiseBurnout Paradise has been getting a lot of praise from gamers as the best Burnout yet, with great graphics and entertaining online play. But for the Xbox 360 version, you’ll be needing a hard drive in order to race your friends online.

Reports from gamers are starting to come in saying that in order to go online with Burnout Paradise for the Xbox 360 version, you will need a HDD, which means Xbox Core and Arcade owners are out of luck. looked into this some more and noticed some fine print on the back of the box that says "Online multiplayer 2-8/hard drive required."

A user on contacted EA support and received the following reply via email:

"The hard drive is needed to store temporary data when playing online as the data transferred from one console to another requires storage space greater than what the memory card can contain."

Could this be a way for Microsoft to push Arcade and Core gamers to upgrade and get a HDD? I wouldn’t be surprised if they are going down that road, and future games might have the same excuse for having a hard drive in the future.

Besides, these are "next-gen" consoles–what are you doing with an Xbox and no hard drive? If you don’t plan on downloading demos, shows, or arcade games, then a Nintendo Wii might be better for your needs.



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