Xbox 360 Vault Mods Protect Consoles From Nuclear Disaster

Xbox 360 Vault Mods Protect Consoles From Nuclear Disaster

Building a bomb shelter to survive the nuclear apocalypse works fine for humans, but what about your Xbox 360?

A new series of cases seen at CES 2011 are possibly the most protection money can buy for an Xbox 360. Calibur11's Vault case mods snap on to the outside of the console, allowing it to breathe toxic fumes, survive nuclear blasts, and even give it a few armaments for defense.

Engadget got some good snaps of the case mods on display at CES, which include everything from a gas mask to a buzz saw blade.

Calibur11 says the mods are for more than show. Each piece you see is interchangeable and designed to help protect the Xbox 360 from damage, add stability, or increase airflow. Even that chain.

The parts consist of various body panels, plaques that go over the DVD drive, a chassis, case spacers, plugs, and even a holster to sit a game controller right on the Xbox 360. Calibur11 has also included LED lighting in certain pieces to pimp them out even further.

It's safe to say that if you can't get your hands on a 24k gold Xbox, you might as well go for one that can help you kill raiders after the world ends. Calibur11's Vault accessories and case mod combos will be available at major retailers in March 2011.

Source: Engadget

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The price of survival is never too high......

[Insert Fallout Joke Here]

Want.

Want.

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I think I've summed up my thoughts on the matter.

Ephraim J. Witchwood:
Want.

Want.

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I think I've summed up my thoughts on the matter.

And mine as well, and I don't even have a 360.

Take a console already notorious for its overheating problems, and stick it in a bomb-proof box... what could possibly go wrong!

I hope it comes with an improved fan

Yes but...
Will it blend?

VincentX3:
Yes but...
Will it blend?

That is the question.

OT: That's very cool! If looks could kill, that thing is a nuclear bomb and I am a Japanese city.

Those things are ugly as fuck.

...I WANT ONE NOW!

"survive nuclear blasts"

not very clear in what it means, surviving a direct blast is very unlikely and it would most probably mean the secondary effects such as the EMP discharge.

In any case, all you need to do is drop the damn thing and it will break (the HDD).

Still doesn't protect against the RRoD. *ZING* Can't believe that I wasn't ninja'd for this one. It's ok, fanboys, I own a 360 too.

Giest4life:
Still doesn't protect against the RRoD. *ZING* Can't believe that I wasn't ninja'd for this one. It's ok, fanboys, I own a 360 too.

Well, you don't have to worry about that with the new slim Xboxs What? *gets pulled aside as someone whispers in ear* So, they didn't fix the problem? They just got rid of the warning?...Oh, well nevermind.

dannymc18:
Take a console already notorious for its overheating problems, and stick it in a bomb-proof box... what could possibly go wrong!

What overheating problems? My old 360 runs cooler than my PS3 Slim.

swolf:

Giest4life:
Still doesn't protect against the RRoD. *ZING* Can't believe that I wasn't ninja'd for this one. It's ok, fanboys, I own a 360 too.

Well, you don't have to worry about that with the new slim Xboxs What? *gets pulled aside as someone whispers in ear* So, they didn't fix the problem? They just got rid of the warning?...Oh, well nevermind.

They didn't fix the problem because it was already fixed in the old 360. You can't fix something that isn't broken anymore because it no longer can be fixed.

mjc0961:

dannymc18:
Take a console already notorious for its overheating problems, and stick it in a bomb-proof box... what could possibly go wrong!

What overheating problems? My old 360 runs cooler than my PS3 Slim.

swolf:

Giest4life:
Still doesn't protect against the RRoD. *ZING* Can't believe that I wasn't ninja'd for this one. It's ok, fanboys, I own a 360 too.

Well, you don't have to worry about that with the new slim Xboxs What? *gets pulled aside as someone whispers in ear* So, they didn't fix the problem? They just got rid of the warning?...Oh, well nevermind.

They didn't fix the problem because it was already fixed in the old 360. You can't fix something that isn't broken anymore because it no longer can be fixed.

Really? Then I must have been mistaken...that's a first...*adds to list of mistakes (ex. first marriage)* hmm...I'll be quiet now. *stashes list of mistakes*

Thats the perfect way to make sure my brother doesnt play my xbox when im not at home if the walls are painted red and the xbox is on i'll know he didnt listen

Goddamn they look like shit... What on earth makes someone design this crap?

VincentX3:
Yes but...
Will it blend?

Your priorities friend. They are straight.

Honestly... In my personal estimation this is an example of when people have more money than sense.

Looking at the rough blueprint of it, the shell has to allow for exposed areas in order to allow airflow, connections, drive access, etc.

So the only part of a nuclear event that it needs to survive, an EMP it likely wont be any better protected than anything else. Honestly 2 points come up here, If its talking about the physical heat blast then A: chances are your going to be within 20 miles of your 360 and while your 360 might survive the heat blast, you likely wont, and B: even if by some miracle you survive the impact, as does the 360, I trust there are going to be a hell of a lot more important things to worry about than playing a 360, when you know things like TV screens werent protected, Or how likely it is for you to find a working power outlet, or say, I dunno, being more concerned about not starving to death, or being killed living in a post apacalyptic world and such. Welcome to Fallout, the home game.

Honestly... it seems like an almost catastrophic waste of money to basically ugly your xbox up for some assumed sense of protection, and yes, these mods are downright ugly.

Its said that one can only have protection or fashion, honestly this looks a little to good to be true. Show me an Xbox dropped on its head with one of those casings and if it still works just as well then consider me sold.

See, when I saw the words "Protect", "Mods", and "Nuclear Disaster" in the same context, I naively assumed that it was some back-door program that saved the most recent state of your 360 so that if/when it red rings, you can un-brick it by simply reverting to a previous state, somewhat like a computer.
But it's just cases, something I feel that are about as ridiculous and functionless as hats in Team Fortress 2, so... I am disappoint. Or at least miffed. At myself more than anything, expecting shit to be good. What am I, a fucking optimist? Bah.

Pandaman1911:
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But it's just cases, something I feel that are about as ridiculous and functionless as hats in Team Fortress 2, so... I am disappoint. Or at least miffed. At myself more than anything, expecting shit to be good. What am I, a fucking optimist? Bah.

Who needs the Ghastly Gibus when your invisible or rocket jumping?

Tomo Stryker:

Pandaman1911:
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Who needs the Ghastly Gibus when your invisible or rocket jumping?

EX-FUCKING-ACTLY! Can we take your brain and clone it, and then place it in the heads of EVERYONE WHO PLAYS TF2 AND DISAGREES WITH YOU, and perhaps 80 percent of the TF2 development team? PLEASE?! It's borderline retarded! I want non-hat focused updates again!

Giest4life:
Still doesn't protect against the RRoD. *ZING* Can't believe that I wasn't ninja'd for this one. It's ok, fanboys, I own a 360 too.

Well, a nuclear holocause is easy. Fixing the Xbox's architecture? Now that's a challenge.

Pandaman1911:

Tomo Stryker:

Pandaman1911:
-snip-

Who needs the Ghastly Gibus when your invisible or rocket jumping?

EX-FUCKING-ACTLY! Can we take your brain and clone it, and then place it in the heads of EVERYONE WHO PLAYS TF2 AND DISAGREES WITH YOU, and perhaps 80 percent of the TF2 development team? PLEASE?! It's borderline retarded! I want non-hat focused updates again!

Totally off topic I know, but its a marketing program from Valve. I don't even wear hats even though I got a drop last week.

OT: If you want your Xbox to be truly protected give this guy a call, http://www.reghardware.com/2006/09/15/man_makes_xbox360_laptop/. He will set you up for 1.5 grand and its well worth it.

I actually think that's pretty ugly, though the controller holster is very appealing.

Tom Goldman:
Xbox 360 Vault Mods Protect Consoles From Nuclear Disaster

Building a bomb shelter to survive the nuclear apocalypse works fine for humans, but what about your Xbox 360?

A new series of cases seen at CES 2011 are possibly the most protection money can buy for an Xbox 360. Calibur11's Vault case mods snap on to the outside of the console, allowing it to breathe toxic fumes, survive nuclear blasts, and even give it a few armaments for defense.

Engadget got some good snaps of the case mods on display at CES, which include everything from a gas mask to a buzz saw blade.

Calibur11 says the mods are for more than show. Each piece you see is interchangeable and designed to help protect the Xbox 360 from damage, add stability, or increase airflow. Even that chain.

The parts consist of various body panels, plaques that go over the DVD drive, a chassis, case spacers, plugs, and even a holster to sit a game controller right on the Xbox 360. Calibur11 has also included LED lighting in certain pieces to pimp them out even further.

It's safe to say that if you can't get your hands on a 24k gold Xbox, you might as well go for one that can help you kill raiders after the world ends. Calibur11's Vault accessories and case mod combos will be available at major retailers in March 2011.

Source: Engadget

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What a stupid fucking idea and waste of money. I mean really.

Also I fucking want one lol.

Bu- What?

viranimus:
Honestly... In my personal estimation this is an example of when people have more money than sense.

Maybe, and this is just a guess, but maybe it just looks different and the style might actually appeal to some peoples tastes. It looks horrible but its fitting.

OT: My concerns are is that the console is stood up and looks like it has to be. The problem with this is that when I brought my xbox they told me not to do that, because the disk wobbles and could be scratched.

Might just be me though.

Can it protect from red rings?

I got to buy the middle (white) one!

Damn that is cool. I want one.

Charli:

VincentX3:
Yes but...
Will it blend?

Your priorities friend. They are straight.

I know.. I know
I'll take that as a compliment ^-^

That looks so cheap and lazy. If you wanna "add stability" lay it down.

 

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