Quantcast

xbox 360

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Konabumm, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

    Rep/Likes:
    13 / 67
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,377
    Location:
    Hollywood, Maryland, United States
    Nov 22 is right around the corner, who is planning on spending the $400 bucks on the new system?

     
    #1 -   Oct 5, 2005

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Messages:
    10,681
    Location:
    Out of my mind, back in a moment.
    Maybe when it comes down to half of that, I'll consider it.

    I don't really play my Xbox enough to even have bought a new game for the last 8 months.
     
    #2 -   Oct 5, 2005
  3. Reactor

    Reactor Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 1
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Messages:
    3,978
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ, USA
    I'll consider it. First I'm getting a PSP and madden 2006.
     
    #3 -   Oct 5, 2005
  4. AR_

    AR_ Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    421
    Location:
    Global Gravity Mecca, aka: Manchester UK

    Yeah, hence why i "modified" mine to play my "Backed up" games :p
     
    #4 -   Oct 5, 2005
  5. Senôr Lopez

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    222
    Location:
    The Island
    As far as next-gen consoles are concerned I think I will hold out for the PS3. I cant justify getting a new system and not being able to play all my old games. Plus the PS3 looks pretty bad ass. Blu-Ray technology, established dominance in the market, crazy 3rd party support etc.
     
    #5 -   Oct 5, 2005
  6. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

    Rep/Likes:
    13 / 67
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,377
    Location:
    Hollywood, Maryland, United States
    You know whats going to happen, as soon as the PS3 comes out Xbox will drop the price $100 bucks. I might think about it then! Then I will mod it and download games like crazy........

    Wait thats what I did with my current xbox.... HAHA
     
    #6 -   Oct 5, 2005
  7. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2004
    Messages:
    1,910
    Location:
    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    I like the Xbox 720 better (twice the rotation :thumb: )
     
    #7 -   Oct 5, 2005
  8. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,478
    Location:
    South Bend
    I think I will wait awhile, see what PS3 is like right now I have both an Xbox & PS2 and so far haven't reached all the games I want to play on them.....
     
    #8 -   Oct 5, 2005
  9. DHS

    DHS Friendly Neighborhood Pool Boy

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,101
    Location:
    Sand, CA
    too bad you also have to spend another $300 on the memory/save drive for the xbox 360. so thats $700. and you get one controller. but not games. and games are $80...
    that sounds freaking great....
    no thanks. i have a PC that runs better then this does anyway.

    i WILL buy a PS3 though. bluray disc hold up too 40gigs. that sure would be a sweet game.
     
    #9 -   Oct 5, 2005
  10. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Messages:
    15,287
    Location:
    Watchin' you. Writing it all down.
    WTF? Does it shoot you in the a$$ when you lose?
     
  11. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    The $400 pricepoint 360 will come with the HDD and Wireless Controllers. The $300 version won't though, so it is definately worth the $100 there.

    But like others, I barely play my PS2 or XBox as is, so if I do get one I am gonna hold out for the price drop.

    The Blueray drive looks nice on paper, but the technology is lousy with DRM. (most of which I am sure will be immediately hacked :devil: )
     
  12. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    447 / 2,888
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,136
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    I'll spend the money and time on bikes instead. I'll just write a score in the upper right hand corner of my sunglasses with a marker so it feels like I'm playing a video game.
     
  13. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    4,109
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I'm torn. I've been a PS guy for years, but my PS2 crapped out recently...so I have several options. Wait for PS3 (eta?), get an XBOX 360, or pussy out and get another PS2, which are now dirt cheap.

    The tricky bit is I have a bunch of PS2 games I like and want to keep playing...I think unless the PS3 is due out soon I'm going to get screwed into buying two systems...sigh.
     
  14. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

    Rep/Likes:
    102 / 942
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Messages:
    13,456
    Location:
    Jimtown, CO
    for $400 you better be able to get porn on it.
     
  15. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

    Rep/Likes:
    257 / 2,158
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    47,368
    Location:
    In a van.... down by the river
    :stupid:

    Except I'll spend the money on college funds and retirement savings. :dead:

    Oh - and the time I'll spend skiing with my boys. :D
     
  16. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,416
    just give me halo 2 and an xbox live connection and ill be happy.
     
  17. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

    Rep/Likes:
    13 / 67
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,377
    Location:
    Hollywood, Maryland, United States
    I'm running XP media center on my PC, the 360 will be fully compatible with XMC so porn will run just fine on it....

    That is very important to me
     
  18. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    447 / 2,888
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,136
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    Nothing wrong with retirement funds. Unless I do something stupid like have kids I'll be comfortably unemployed when I'm 50.
     
  19. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

    Rep/Likes:
    13 / 67
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,377
    Location:
    Hollywood, Maryland, United States
    Well from what I have been reading PS3 isn't due out till April 2006. That seems like a stupid time to release a major system. So if you can go that long without your PS2 then I would wait.

    But winter is right around the corner....
     
  20. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    4,109
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    That's too long. I think I might just get another PS2 to keep me busy until then.
     
  21. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    Just d/l an emulator and use your PC. If you have a DVD-ROM that is.
     
  22. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2001
    Messages:
    13,854
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    wait my current Xbox games are not compatible with the new 360 system??:mumble:
     
  23. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Messages:
    5,407
    Location:
    New England
    Is that right? Ouch, that will sting a bit...

    You --> :nuts: <-- Microsoft
     
  24. steve45

    steve45 Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    483
    Location:
    Dundee, Scotland
    xbox360 will be mine, maybe not as soon as it comes out, i read that MS has signed up to the whole HD-DVD thing and will be upgrading to HD-DVD in later 360 models when the technology is ready, so i may just wait till then, by then it should be cheaper too.

    i will also purchase the PS3 but not until it comes down in price, because i know its set to be really really expensive, sony themselves have admitted this, as the hardware inside is going to cost a fair bit to produce, they have to make their money back.
    they said they are confident that people will be willing to pay extra, which is fair enough, most might, but i'm not.

    until then, i'm sticking with my PC, Xbox and PS2.
     
  25. steve45

    steve45 Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2003
    Messages:
    483
    Location:
    Dundee, Scotland
    well they said themselves in multiple electronics conventions like E3 for example, that most popular(i.e. not all) games will be backwards compatible.
     
  26. Senôr Lopez

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    222
    Location:
    The Island

    My first gen ps2 also was having a lot of trouble reading new games and some dvds. If it is past warranty crack it open and clean the lense with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol. It's easy to find step by step instructions online. After doing this my ps2 is running like it's brand new. Hell it even reads all my burned movies now.....As hard as it will be for me to see the 360 up and running, I'm gonna wait for the ps3.
     
  27. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    4,109
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Really? Maybe I'll give that a try. It's fine for a while, then it starts clicking like crazy and can't read the disk. Such a pain.
     
  28. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey This is not an active account

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2002
    Messages:
    4,109
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I've never really found an emulator that works. They all seem kinda crappy. Besides, I like playing football and hockey with my friends, and you can't really do that on a comp.
     
  29. H8R

    H8R Cranky Pants

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 4
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2004
    Messages:
    13,965
    They should *all* work.


    The 360 video is insane. Like a Pixar movie rendered in real-time.

    And what i've seen is only small vids of the first games. Most console games really come into their own later on as the platform matures.

    (Halo 1 to Halo 2 for example).

    $400 bucks for a fully wireless box that can play DVDs, stream files from your PC to your TV and stereo, and play baddass games.

    I'm there.
     
  30. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    8,933
    Location:
    Montgomery county MD
    I'm gonna get a regular Xbox when the 360 comes out, and then maybe get a PS3, it looks awesome!
     
  31. Your Attorney

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7
    As your attorney, I advise that the Xbox 360 is an excellent use of your presently available funds.

    Signed,
    - Your attorney
     
  32. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

    Rep/Likes:
    13 / 67
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2003
    Messages:
    4,377
    Location:
    Hollywood, Maryland, United States
    from what I have been reading you will need the harddrive to play older games, why? I'm still unsure.

    HD- games will be 1080p that is F-ing awesome for anyone with a HD tv.

    BUT- Games that come out with the 360 will only be slightly better then the current Xbox games. It won't be until 6month - 1year before you really start to see what the 360 can do. (development time)

    PS3 - developers are already complaining about how difficult it is to develop for the PS3. (that has been a major problem in the past for Nintendo) so you might see more games come out for the 360 and not the PS3

    Personally I say F the PS3
     
  33. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

    Rep/Likes:
    257 / 2,158
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    47,368
    Location:
    In a van.... down by the river
    They're preventable, you know.

    I say lower your standards and toss the job at 40. :thumb:
     
  34. golgiaparatus

    golgiaparatus Out of my element

    Rep/Likes:
    16 / 41
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2002
    Messages:
    7,344
    Location:
    Deep in the Jungles of Oklahoma
    wont buy it until halo comes out on it.
     
  35. Westy

    Westy the teste

    Rep/Likes:
    447 / 2,888
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Messages:
    36,136
    Location:
    Sleazattle
    I already have some pretty low standards. Other than some nice bikes I live like a broke college student. I have only paid for two pieces of furniture in my life, a bed and a dresser. My wardrobe consists almost entirely of t-shirts from bike events. Other than a computer I don't own any electronics newer than 13 years old. My only phone is my work cell. My diet consists of the cheap kind of tuna fish, PB&J and assorted fruit. When I buy beer I get Milwaukees Best.

    The lifestyle described above pretty much guarantees that I will never have to worry about the expense of getting married and having children.
     
  36. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    18,045
    Location:
    Towing the party line.
    your gimmick account is getting pretty old, let it die already.
     
  37. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

    Rep/Likes:
    257 / 2,158
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Messages:
    47,368
    Location:
    In a van.... down by the river
    So why aren't you retired now? :think:

    I mean, hell - you could maintain that lifestyle living in Moab being a bike guide and/or shop-rat.

    You're definitely right about the marriage thing. :p
     
  38. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2002
    Messages:
    18,045
    Location:
    Towing the party line.
    You will need the hdd to play older games, as they will have a software emulator allowing it to run on the new processors and graphics cards.

    It is a completely different system, and they need to translate the instruction set for the new hardware - hence the need for the hdd. This is also the reason that not ALL games will work, ther ei sno point wasting money reprogramming bits of a game only a few weirdos played.
     
  39. SprungShoulders

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    173
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    That's almost always the case with 1st gen games for a new system. Dev kits get you only so far, especially if you want your game to pass cert on release consoles. It simply makes good business sense not to go too gonzo with new hardware features that are more-or-less virgin territory, currently have poorly- or under-developed tool support, and otherwise might come back to bite you in the arse. Oh, and "normal" title dev time is usually 12-18 months minumum for anything other than a knock-off sequel. It takes the armies of poly-pushers and code jockies a long time to get your weapons of mass destruction to look and behave properly. :D


    Nah. The PS2 was a b*tch early on, as well. It's no surpise that the PS3 is following suit. The 'Cube was far more dev friendly in many respects, as was the XBox. If nothing else, Microsoft has a vast array of abstraction layer tools available to facilitate accessing and taking advantage of the hardware. A big thing with Sony and early PS2 dev was the LACK of mature tools to help programmers really tap into the machine's capabilities. That's why, if you recall, 1st gen PS2 titles sometimes were hardly more than PS1 ports to the new hardware platform.

    $400 base hardware and $80/pop for games?! Ouch. :nuts: I still like my DreamCast. :devil: