I would be pretty pissed if I had one of the new 4GB Xbox 360’s. The game requires you to have a hard drive for certain aspects of the multiplayer setup. Apparently in all the product testing they never figured out that Reach doesn’t recognize the 4GB internal flash drive as an approved MS hard drive.

So the story goes that starting shortly after the midnight release of Halo: Reach many people went diving straight into the multiplayer battles only to receive an error message that states “An Xbox 360 Hard Drive is required to play co-op on Xbox LIVE or system link”. The official Halo: Reach faq doesn’t give any clue as to why.

Q1: The error “One or more players do not have an Xbox 360 Hard Drive. An Xbox 360 Hard Drive is required to play co-op on Xbox LIVE or system link” occurs when I try to play. Why?

A1: One or more players do not have a certified Xbox 360 hard drive attached to their Xbox 360 console. Some multiplayer aspects of Halo: Reach require an Xbox 360 certified hard drive.

While MS and Bingie say this is a new issue, the Halo:ODST forum has several folks who get the same issue with that game.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer: “We are aware of the issue and are quickly working to resolve it.” Better crack the whip on them. Multiplayer is 90% of the reason folks like to play Halo.

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