OT:Has anyone seen XBox 360 in real life?

OT:Has anyone seen XBox 360 in real life?

Post by Wafton Perc » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 07:55:47


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

 
 
 

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Post by Jennifer Lee Boy » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 14:51:04


Quote:
> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

How much stock did you say you owned in the company?

 
 
 

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Post by Bugbear.197 » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 16:01:46

Any you somehow managed to drag yourself away from this incredible game
because...?

 
 
 

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Post by Astrama » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 16:32:41


Quote:
> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

Oh no, not Project Gotham racing...................
Personally I am waiting for the ps3 as like the ps2 it will kick the arse of
the xbox and xbox360. Plus project gotham, have you ever played gran
turismo, far, far better game!
 
 
 

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Post by Laz » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 17:13:20


Quote:
> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

games, kiddo. real life is outside the box.

Laz

 
 
 

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Post by Phil Newnha » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 18:12:32

Quote:



>>http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

>>I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
>>awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
>>others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

> Oh no, not Project Gotham racing...................
> Personally I am waiting for the ps3 as like the ps2 it will kick the arse of
> the xbox and xbox360. Plus project gotham, have you ever played gran
> turismo, far, far better game!

Consoles and racing games don't mix, IME. Gran Turismo vs. Grand Prix
Legends... no question, GPL wins, especially with the latest round of
patches and new cars (with rev counters you can read the numbers off,
fantastic). Halo, on the other hand - now that was a great game.

--
Phil

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/31307.html

 
 
 

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Post by Wafton Perc » Fri, 25 Nov 2005 23:09:46

Microsoft is dead money as a stock anymore.  It is stuck around $25. No
more growth - they own the world already. They are worried about Google
and the paradigm shift in technology.  The bonus is they are wasting
billions to bring out some neat games.

Astraman is right in saying the PS3 has an even hotter graphics CPU.
This MSFT & Sony battle is advancing the games which is good for
gamers.  Laz is right that they are only games.  I generally avoid them
because they are ***ive and a waste of time.  Still, the graphincs
are amazing and it is exciting watching how good them games look now.

The whole thing is a bit like F1, the end result or product is not that
great but the technology is impressive.

 
 
 

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Post by Ruddel » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 06:46:13

On Thu, 24 Nov 2005 02:13:20 -0600, Laz wrote

Quote:



>> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

>> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
>> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
>> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

> games, kiddo. real life is outside the box.

You're not using a Mac?

--
Cheers!

Dennis

Remove 'Elle-Kabong' to reply

 
 
 

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Post by CatharticF » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 15:43:37

Quote:



>> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

>> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
>> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
>> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

> Oh no, not Project Gotham racing...................
> Personally I am waiting for the ps3 as like the ps2 it will kick the arse of
> the xbox and xbox360. Plus project gotham, have you ever played gran
> turismo, far, far better game!

Oh here we go. The Xbox was (is) better than the PS2. More grunt, memory
and better graphics. I ran a development company and can promise you
that we had to downgrade our game for the Xbox so that we could develop
just the one game for those two platforms. This notwithstanding a French
Lead Graphics and PS2 programmer (and worshipper) who hated to admit it.

Worse for Sony - MS have beaten Sony to the next generation and if
history is to be repeated, Sony will promise more and again deliver late
- and *then* only in Japan with 3 games. Worse still the development API
will be non existent, the hardware cryptic to work with and all the
while DirectX is _right there_  from day one on the new Xbox.

--
CatharticF1

"What you thought was freedom is just greed."

 
 
 

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Post by CatharticF » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 15:44:15

Quote:



>> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

>> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
>> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
>> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

> games, kiddo. real life is outside the box.

Which box - the one you're reading this on, or the Xbox...?

--
CatharticF1

"What you thought was freedom is just greed."

 
 
 

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Post by Paul- » Sat, 26 Nov 2005 22:29:55

Quote:




> > > http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

> > > I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it
> > > was awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren
> > > F1 and others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers
> > > just raved.

> > Oh no, not Project Gotham racing...................
> > Personally I am waiting for the ps3 as like the ps2 it will kick
> > the arse of  the xbox and xbox360. Plus project gotham, have you
> > ever played gran  turismo, far, far better game!

> Oh here we go. The Xbox was (is) better than the PS2. More grunt,
> memory and better graphics. I ran a development company and can
> promise you that we had to downgrade our game for the Xbox so that we
> could develop just the one game for those two platforms. This
> notwithstanding a French Lead Graphics and PS2 programmer (and
> worshipper) who hated to admit it.

> Worse for Sony - MS have beaten Sony to the next generation and if
> history is to be repeated, Sony will promise more and again deliver
> late - and then only in Japan with 3 games. Worse still the
> development API will be non existent, the hardware cryptic to work
> with and all the while DirectX is _right there_  from day one on the
> new Xbox.

I blame the tyres...

--

 
 
 

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Post by Wafton Perc » Sun, 27 Nov 2005 00:45:48

Good post.  I am no fan of MSFT but Sony has really made a lot of
gaffes over the past few years.  The Sony music CDs loaded with spyware
recently is another example.

People may hate Bill Gates but he is throwing money at the Xbox and
making it a real priority.

 
 
 

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Post by ric zit » Tue, 29 Nov 2005 00:35:40

Quote:



>>> http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/p/projectgothamracing3/default.htm

>>> I played Project Gotham on the old Xbox on a big screen TV and it was
>>> awesome.  the new one with supercars like the Diablo, McLaren F1 and
>>> others looks incredible.  I read a few reviews and gamers just raved.

>> Oh no, not Project Gotham racing...................
>> Personally I am waiting for the ps3 as like the ps2 it will kick the arse
>> of the xbox and xbox360. Plus project gotham, have you ever played gran
>> turismo, far, far better game!

> Oh here we go. The Xbox was (is) better than the PS2. More grunt, memory and
> better graphics. I ran a development company and can promise you that we had
> to downgrade our game for the Xbox so that we could develop just the one game
> for those two platforms. This notwithstanding a French Lead Graphics and PS2
> programmer (and worshipper) who hated to admit it.

> Worse for Sony - MS have beaten Sony to the next generation and if history is
> to be repeated, Sony will promise more and again deliver late - and *then*
> only in Japan with 3 games. Worse still the development API will be non
> existent, the hardware cryptic to work with and all the while DirectX is
> _right there_  from day one on the new Xbox.

Interesting. I just read a tech head-to-head which ran the two consoles
pretty close :

http://hardware.gamespot.com/Story-ST-x-1985-x-x-x

Nonetheless, the Sony looks stronger to me, and the
backwards-compatibility with the PS2 has got to be the clincher,
surely? Sony "made" this console space with the Playstation range, and
they still have huge public mindshare compared to MS, don't you think?

If I were to buy one, it'd be the PS3, not least in order for my son to
still exploit the vast library of PS2 games he and his friends have
accumulated. The X-Box is nowhere to be seen around here. None of the
kids I know have one.

Also, I read a fascinating article some time ago about the Cell chip
concept, and the future directions it might take. It looked pretty
awesome actually. I think it was on arstechnica.com.

Oh, and the X-box is UGLIER :-)

--
ric at pixelligence dot com

 
 
 

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Post by Phil Newnha » Tue, 29 Nov 2005 00:51:16

Quote:

> If I were to buy one, it'd be the PS3, not least in order for my son to
> still exploit the vast library of PS2 games he and his friends have
> accumulated. The X-Box is nowhere to be seen around here. None of the
> kids I know have one.

My housemate has a PS2 and an XBox and I think the XBox has the better
controller (sadly though, only one of them, which IMO seriously limits
its usefulness, but since he's broke, no chance of a change their).
Graphics-wise there's not a whole lot to choose, especially since they
both have to put up with our TV, which is crap. I would probably choose
between the new ones on the basis of what games are available rather
than the spec of the consoles, if I were a console buying type person.

--
Phil

http://www.usefilm.com/photographer/31307.html

 
 
 

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Post by Wafton Perc » Tue, 29 Nov 2005 02:44:49

The Sony chip is supposedly more powerful but it will be released 6
months later than the 360?   I think Nvida did the graphics chip.  The
advance in speed for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 is incredible.  The
X-Box 360 is out there pn sale and when will the Sony be released?  I
am no shill for Bill Gates but MSFt did beat the PS3 to market.  The
Xbox 360 comes in a basic model and more expensive advanced model that
I think has another chip to run the old games.

The Xbox 360 basic and advanced "ain't" cheap.  Supposedly, MSFT is
losing about $160 on each one they sell.  My guess is this is a battle
to the death between Sony & MSFT for the video game business.

I am not sure what internet and other integration features both boxes
have.  I thought the XBox has wireless technology.