Hey, you there! Did you buy the new Xbox 360 4GB system so you could play your awesomely new cool game Halo: Reach? You did? That's so great! You didn't want to play the co-op mode though, the feature that drew so many new and old players alike to the latest Bungie title, right? Oh, you did? You won't be able to play. I'm so sorry.
What am I talking about? Follow the break for more!
It appears that Halo: Reach, although claiming not to have the hard drive required to play the game, may need the hard drive to access some of the multiplayer features. We found a part of the FAQ that can explain it.
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.
That's no good! Co-op mode was something they added into this game to attract the old players who hated the direction the series was going, and to also gain new players interested in teaming up with their friends. Those same people probably purchased the new 4GB console, too.
So here's the fix. Microsoft and the gamer nation, the hard drive is NOT an option anymore, it is a necessity. Stop pretending it's not. To Microsoft: no more hard driveless console options. Instead, buy the new Xbox 360 Special Edition Halo: Reach console from our awesome sponsors, The Microsoft Store! It comes with an extra controller, the game, a 250GB hard drive AND a neat little design, specially for you Halo fans.
Microsoft is working on a fix, however, and we'll let you know if they are successful in offering co-op mode with no hard drive required.