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« on: May 16, 2005, 04:30:46 PM »

Out of the three new systems this is the only one that we for sure know the final name and specs of.  What we don't know are how good the games are, what the full launch lineup will be, what the price and date will be and if the system is backwards compatible (along with many others I am sure).

What are you guys looking forward to out of the Xbox 360?  Chances are they will announce whether it has backwards compatibility or not, but supposedly they will not announce the price or date (although that could change if Sony comes out with the information for their system).  Is this truly Microsoft's E3 to lose or are people overhyping it a bit too much on that point?

Microsoft's pre-E3 conference is tonight at 7:30pm PT
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2005, 04:46:09 PM »

I'm most curious to see Perfect Dark Zero.  There has been so much different media released on it the last few days, with different graphical styles, and different Joanna Dark models its rather hard to figure out what to think.  An excellent PD0 probably has the best chance of selling me a 360 at launch and I'm really hoping they have something at E3 much more impressive than we saw last week.  

Also, hoping that Bioware announces their RPG using the Unreal 3 engine which I would presume to be 360 bound.
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2005, 06:34:32 PM »

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What are you guys looking forward to out of the Xbox 360?


Oddly enough, I'm interested in what it can do outside of games.  There's a lot of talk about it communicating well with Media Center, or possibly other capabilities along those lines.  Supposedly you can watch TV through it as well, so I'm wondering if it's just a straight pass through or whether there might actually be a tuner it, and if there's a tuner, we could also be talking PVR. So any specifics about what it can do in non-gaming functionality will be very interesting to me.

Also, any news about the peripherals or what's bundled and what's not (WiFi, hard drive, bigger hard drive, etc.). smile
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005, 06:40:40 PM »

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What are you guys looking forward to out of the Xbox 360?



Also, any news about the peripherals or what's bundled and what's not (WiFi, hard drive, bigger hard drive, etc.). smile


That's what I'm most interested in, apart from things like release dates and price points.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005, 07:07:41 PM »

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What are you guys looking forward to out of the Xbox 360?


Oddly enough, I'm interested in what it can do outside of games.  There's a lot of talk about it communicating well with Media Center, or possibly other capabilities along those lines.  Supposedly you can watch TV through it as well, so I'm wondering if it's just a straight pass through or whether there might actually be a tuner it, and if there's a tuner, we could also be talking PVR. So any specifics about what it can do in non-gaming functionality will be very interesting to me.

Also, any news about the peripherals or what's bundled and what's not (WiFi, hard drive, bigger hard drive, etc.). smile



I would like to hear more about this as well.

I use my current Xbox (modded) to play video off my PC as well as play games.  Will the 360 let me do that as well?
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2005, 07:53:37 PM »

I want to know if Oblivion is going to be a launch title or not! smile

I would also like to know a final price point for the system and date.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 02:31:02 AM »

Should be starting in about 10 minutes...5 minutes ago the lady said 15 minutes.  Video likes to jump a lot on Microsoft's site...sheesh, richest software company in the world and they can't open up the pipes a bit? slywink
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005, 02:36:23 AM »

From ign

"Xbox 360 officially will be backward compatible with the prior system's top-selling games, said Microsoft's Vice President Peter Moore. Microsoft will pick and choose only the most popular Xbox titles from its huge backlist of games and will most likely use emulator software for those limited titles."
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2005, 02:37:18 AM »

OK...10 minutes now...I guess they're getting a bit later.

That sucks on the "selected" titles...wonder what they will be.  Like I said in the Console forum, maybe only ones with Live.
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2005, 02:44:24 AM »

Program is about to begin...
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« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2005, 02:47:41 AM »

Looks that way, but it's got to be them teasing us.
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« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2005, 02:51:21 AM »

Showing a video right now...video and audio can be jumpy from time to time.
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2005, 02:52:08 AM »

Is there anyplace to stream this for free besides the xbox.com feed?  The download is so choppy, it's like watching it at 1 frame per 5-10 seconds.
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2005, 02:52:48 AM »

Time to time?  I'm lucky if I get a quarter second of anything.  I'm giving up and waiting for someone to put up the Cliff's Notes.
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2005, 02:52:54 AM »

WTF  is the deal with carry the system in a duffle bag. They did it with the MTV special. And again with a rock video with people doing things other than playing games.

my connection is smooth btw. (and I'm probably cursing it by bragging)
/edit: ha, it just locked up.
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« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2005, 02:56:05 AM »

I shut it down and tried it again, and now I've got a good feed.
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« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2005, 03:00:11 AM »

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"Xbox 360 officially will be backward compatible with the prior system's top-selling games, said Microsoft's Vice President Peter Moore. Microsoft will pick and choose only the most popular Xbox titles from its huge backlist of games and will most likely use emulator software for those limited titles."


Interesting...I thought they might do something like that.

How are they going to pick the titles though. I can see a bunch of pissed off people if their favorite games are left off the list...
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« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2005, 03:00:51 AM »

Lots of Xbox 1 games shown...I'll get the list after the show is over.
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« Reply #18 on: May 17, 2005, 03:01:42 AM »

guess i'll be downloading this from gamespot. why, oh why did they think this would be a good idea?
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2005, 03:03:25 AM »

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why, oh why did they think this would be a good idea?


Probably so they could say "X number of people watched it live."  They will have a much more accurate number.
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2005, 03:03:38 AM »

Now showing Dead or Alive 4 as an exclusive. With the feed, iits too blocky to see if it cool or not.
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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2005, 03:03:58 AM »

Dead or Alive 4 is being shown right now...HOLY SHIT!
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« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2005, 03:06:05 AM »

My connection is just terrible...  man.

MS needs to learn how to do this from Apple.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2005, 03:06:19 AM »

There are a lot of background sings in DoA4 saying "Xenon launch" for some reason smile
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2005, 03:06:40 AM »

Why am I trying to watch what should be beautiful next-gen game demos on a two inch screen pulling choppy, artifact-ridden, 5 FPS video anyway?

Looking forward to reading your report, AgtFox!
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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2005, 03:07:34 AM »

Oh my God...you can fight in a street with cars going by...AND YOU CAN GET RUN OVER!  DoA4
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2005, 03:08:58 AM »

yeah, I'm getting some crap reception...I do see cool stuff here and there though.  I have not heard if it is a launch title or not.
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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2005, 03:09:28 AM »

25-40 titles ready by the end of the year for Xbox 360...I believe he just said 160 titles in development.
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2005, 03:10:00 AM »

Allard is about to talk about the High definition basis of Xbox 360...he's going through 2D and 3D and he'll go into HD...he's done this before.
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2005, 03:10:49 AM »

So far, only game shown is DoA 4
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« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2005, 03:11:30 AM »

18 to 34

I feel so old...

I like geeky games too. Tongue
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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2005, 03:13:15 AM »

Allard is sounding very hippie cruchy at the moment, going on about "Unlocking the power of people energy."  I'm half expecting him to bring out that treadmill controller next.
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2005, 03:13:57 AM »

Crapola...I'm getting buffering message now...dammit!
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« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2005, 03:14:03 AM »

Controller is "lighter, smaller, and more comfortable than the current Xbox controller."  No mention of battery life.
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« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2005, 03:14:50 AM »

OK...I'm back...and it looks smooth again  :shock:
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« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2005, 03:16:05 AM »

Talking about Xbox Live Silver (free with box) and Gold (subscription)
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« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2005, 03:16:07 AM »

Getting really choppy. Now they are talking about  keeping in contact with your buddy like on xbox 36. We. My TV will be paging me.
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« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2005, 03:16:45 AM »

Try restarting the stream...I think they bumped it down to 100k instead of 300k.
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« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2005, 03:17:08 AM »

Confirmed free online with Silver, didn't cover what gets added with Gold.
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« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2005, 03:19:14 AM »

I think I have the changes somewhere...oh yeah...Right here on our site.  You can also reach it via the feature graphic on the front page.  I forgot we did that last Thursday night...things have been hectic.
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