1. Coreldan's Avatar
    And believe the hype: the new Xbox is almost inaudibly quiet when running.
    http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/...-in-action-and

    It's not much and it was mentioned mostly as a sidenote.

    I believe all games will be required to install to HDD, so you can't play from a disc anymore? That alone will make the noise levels much lower, as it's often the disc drive that makes half of the noise :D
    08-10-2013 06:06 AM
  2. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    Well, they said that they were going to use the same game-checking system as on the 360. That means you'd install to the HDD, but it'd still spin up the disc, no?
    08-10-2013 01:59 PM
  3. Coreldan's Avatar
    Well, they said that they were going to use the same game-checking system as on the 360. That means you'd install to the HDD, but it'd still spin up the disc, no?
    Perhaps it would, but not at same RPMs as actually playing the game from the disc.
    08-10-2013 02:02 PM
  4. mase123987's Avatar
    Serious question: Is anyone really bothered by sound made by any console? A lot of people have said the Dreamcast was the worst at loud noises and it never was an issue for me. It seems like just a reason for some to complain.
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    08-10-2013 02:50 PM
  5. Coreldan's Avatar
    Well, to an extent I am.

    Sure, the console is quite a bit further away than my PC, but my PC makes a terrible amount of noise when playing (even idle, but that its bearable), let alone if I actually put in a disc into the drive. It's easily on very disturbing levels for me and I don't want that with the Xbox One as well.

    I didnt have a 360 or PS3, but some people also say that depending on batch/variation, those could also be very loud at times, to the point where it started to be annoying.
    08-10-2013 02:56 PM
  6. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    I think age was the biggest factor. When my non-slim 360 got old, it started getting loud--REALLY loud. I agree though that it never really bothers me, because I'm never turning my console on to sit in silence. Game noise always drowns out the fan noise of the console, unless you sit with your ear to the Xbox or something.
    08-11-2013 01:54 AM
  7. lancepr's Avatar
    I think after all the problems with RROD on 360, they went over board with making the system quite and cool
    08-11-2013 12:49 PM
  8. MerlotC's Avatar
    I will be buying digital so should be very quiet (no disk spinning) for me.
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    08-11-2013 09:03 PM
  9. smoledman's Avatar
    Sounds fantastic!
    08-13-2013 12:15 AM
  10. jhguth's Avatar
    Serious question: Is anyone really bothered by sound made by any console? A lot of people have said the Dreamcast was the worst at loud noises and it never was an issue for me. It seems like just a reason for some to complain.
    noise while gaming- no
    noise while watching movies or videos- yes
    08-16-2013 01:03 PM
  11. smoledman's Avatar
    If the following things are as real as hyped:

    * instant switching between game & media environments
    * super accurate Kinect(voice and gesture)
    * super quiet console

    Then the XBONE will have a good chance at surpassing the PS4 in sales after the initial 6 month "damage control" period.
    08-17-2013 01:34 AM
  12. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I will say that my PS3 and XBOX 360 are about on par in their 'noise level.' Not bad, but noticeable. I downloaded the digital copy of The Last of Us and that game is LOUD on my PS3... especially if the game is trying to be moody and taking out the music to raise the tension you feel. Killed because of my loud PS3.

    My 360 is loud too, but I was surprised how loud the PS3 could get without a disc playing...
    08-22-2013 02:47 PM

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