>>> 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 :
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 :-)
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