HOW DARE YOU INSULT A FINAL FANTASY GAME YOU FOUL LITTLE WORMsam fisher posted on Aug 18 2005 at 02:56 PM said:That version is not backwards compatibleskysnapper posted on Aug 17 2005 at 02:13 PM said:Today at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Microsoft unveiled the price of their upcoming next-generation system.
The Xbox 360 core system -- priced at 299.99 USD in the United States, 299.99 EUR in Europe and 209.99 GBP in the U.K. -- will come with the console, a wired controller, faceplate, standard audio-visual cable and an Xbox Live Silver membership. An Xbox Live Silver membership allows you to create a user id, download game content, access the Xbox 360 marketplace and gives Live users the ability to chat with friends. It does not, however, allow users to play games online. To do this, Silver members must upgrade to a Gold membership.
The Xbox 360 fully-loaded system -- priced at 399.99 USD in the United States, 399.99 EUR in Europe and 279.99 GBP in the U.K. -- will come complete with the console, a wireless controller, a 20GB detachable hard drive, a faceplate, headset, component HD audio-visual cables, an Ethernet cable, Xbox Live Silver membership and, for a limited time, an Xbox 360 media remote.
The Xbox 360 will launch in North America, Europe and Japan this holiday season. Expect to hear more about the Japanese launch and pricing at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show, which takes place in mid-September.
Now if it this price im sorely tempted to get them. If only to use it as multimedia box for the my TV with HDTV support (oh and it can play some rather nice looking game too ). If they are releasing at this price point with all that power early on i reckon they could be on to a bit of winner..
Its got me thinking as prevously had no interest in xbox 360 when it was first shown at E3 but now.... especially as it was going to move the contents of my current pc into an nice HTPC box ( box was £110+ alone) and some of the games coming out do look particularily outstanding
J ALLARD broke his wrist! it was a conspiracy. get rid of him to add a crap model 360!bast525 posted on Aug 17 2005 at 03:42 PM said:Then M$ are SUCH goddamn f'ing liars!
I seem to remember them going out of their way at E3 in May, to dispell all 'rumors' of their being two different versions of the 360, and also stating that ALL 360's would include the hard drive. This crap about the HD and the wireless controller too... that really sucks that you have to shell out extra $100 for that.
They are also shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to their game developers.
With the Xbox 1, the hard drive was built in with EVERY Xbox, so developers knew that was a tool they could use for every game, no exceptions, and many games make great use of the HD as virtual memory and to speed up load times.
Now if the HD will be optional with the 360, developers are going to be put in between a rock and a hard place. They can either a) create games that use, and require, the HD, but then exclude anyone who does NOT have the HD from playing/buying, B) create games that have optional content that can use the HD, but allow non HD owners to still be able to play (this tends to piss consumers off, because the guys who DIDN"T pop the extra $100 get pissed that they are missing key features, this is always bad marketing as has been shown time and again), or c) don't make use of the HD for their games at all.... which will suck for them and us as this means they will not be using the FULL capabilities of the system.
All three options suck, IMO.
One other thing, pure speculation on my part, but seems to make sense to me. If M$ WERE originally planning on making the HD standard on all 360's, but have suddenly changed their mind, this is probably because they have found out that Sony will also be making the PS3 HD optional instead of standard. We all know how these companies tend to 'copy' each other like that. I was really hoping PS3 would have the HD built in this time...........
Twimfy, I agree with you 100%. Everything I've seen/heard about the new systems, how they are being marketted/talked about, what they are being touted as being able to do... all that... really just getting on my nerves. For the first time I find I'm really unsure about buying any of these systems when they first launch... I have ALWAYS bought EVERY new system (major players, not counting stuff like Neo Geo) right when they launched. But this time around I'm most likely just going to hold onto my money until something comes out that just blows me away or that I simply must have.
its a port of pc port. Which coincidently is a port of the game on the steaming pile of dog turd and puke. how silly of me. you probably call it by its real name the piss station fuck knows why the fuck i own it woot emotion processor 2.EvilDragon posted on Aug 17 2005 at 11:13 PM said:I played some Final Fantasy XI on XBox360 today.. it wasn't THAT stunning...
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