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Title: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 22, 2005, 09:33:43 AM
Ok so I put a slightly misleading topic heading... actually I didn't I did say Behind the scene. In case you are confused and living under a rock. The Xenon or Xbox 2 or X box 360 or whatever is going to be run on a PowerPC (aka IBM aka apple CPU) derivative and on an ATI gpu. So when u think about it... what u really have is a suped up G5 in a smaller case perhaps? The pics show the Xbox development kits that were sent out to game deveopers notice its a (glares in SHOCK... bah) G5 with MS stickers all over it... go figure. Take a look:
(http://www.macned.nl/images/upload/xbox/xenon4macned.jpg)
(http://www.macned.nl/images/upload/xbox/xenon2macned.jpg)
(http://www.macned.nl/images/upload/xbox/xenon3macned.jpg)

If u understand german (I think its german) the site is here:
http://www.macned.nl/news.php?id=1835
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zwitch on April 22, 2005, 12:42:42 PM
isn't Mac also allies with Nintendo?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jdcrys_Shinkuu on April 22, 2005, 12:59:39 PM
i found that system here
http://www.apple.com/powermac/

hoax or not??
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 23, 2005, 02:00:06 AM
i think its officially X360
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Exar_Kun on April 23, 2005, 10:40:26 AM
The Cell processor in the PS3,that will make the Xenon look like a 286SX, is also a derivative of IBM's G5 chipset.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on April 23, 2005, 11:22:35 AM
lol @ 286sx
doesn't microsoft own shares in apple?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on April 23, 2005, 06:39:06 PM
hmm. is this the real thing?

http://www.betanews.com/article/Official_Xbox_360_Image_Leaked/1114223015
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TinyGrasshopper on April 25, 2005, 03:34:03 PM
this thing looks sexy enough to be designed by apple. looks genuine, considering apparently it was "leaked" from ourcolony.net
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: mrmodem on April 26, 2005, 10:48:24 AM
actually the ps3 and xbox will have similar processor(s) ... multiprocessors to be exact.. last i checked the two systems will have  THREE 4.5 ghz PROCESSORS....  daz power for u..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 26, 2005, 11:28:38 AM
You can have how much cell chip and processors you WANT.  And the PS2 is living proof of this, power doesnt make a system successful
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zwitch on April 26, 2005, 04:35:22 PM
looks photoshopped
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 26, 2005, 05:23:17 PM
If it looks like it could have been designed by apple then maybe it was :p rem the development kits were G5's... maybe MS realized that apple has what it needs to make sexy looking products that sell...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jdcrys_Shinkuu on April 26, 2005, 07:36:03 PM
waste of good Processor power if u ask me. i mean d pc still pwns!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jdcrys_Shinkuu on April 26, 2005, 07:38:01 PM
in that case the design looks stolen iwmc ... lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 28, 2005, 02:43:25 PM
LOL @ Shinkuus last post. Well I agree with the PC having all the power and enough titles to keep me here for a lil while longer... however with the onset of the Next gen consoles.... it'll become INCREASINGLY difficult to port these games to the PC... so for all we know the PC market may start to suffer... (just thought that up as I was posting...). To back the point I just made, look at how long it takes a game to be ported to a MAC. Consider now that the Xbox2 and Next Nintentdo system are basically G5 tech and the Cell well thats even more of a stretch games on the whole for consoles will be greatly different than a PC. So it may take a whole year or MORE (i'd count on more) to port games now, IF they even bother to pay to overhead to make the port... ah well.. time to get a console it would seem.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 13, 2005, 07:06:34 AM
Of course i know many of you guys watched the unveiling of the X360 last night. My 2 cents. I have to see more to be very certain. I am impressed with the glitzy intro, no doubt MTV is reknowned for that. THats why i dont watch the d#mn station anymore :P

I think the system has nice features. The most noticeable thing i saw was wireless controlers. Something very cool.  I dont think the power and a/v system is wireless, doubt it. But the controls have been redesigned, for the better. The black and white buttons are now like the L2 and R3 buttons on the PS2 controler. There is a main menu button on the controler as well

Yes its got power, its got ability and all that. All that stuff is very nice. i like it. But to be honest look at this gens systems. p!ssing and moaning over resolution and capability is now pretty pointless. Its just done for the sake of argument. But to put something on the table www.gametrailers.com has quite a few vids of the XBOX games to be released. I tell you this much, the graphics mimic that of the TOP OF THE LINE PC games today. You are seing details on weapons, details ont he characters, lighting and effects like PC games today. The SOUND is amazing, AI looks fantastic in a couple of the launch games.


And mind you, this is LAUNCH games. This is BASELINE graphical capability of the system. Very interesting to see what happens next. Yes I belive i am going to have to dedicate an entire day to waiting in line at E3 to play the Perfect Dark demo (if there is one) and the Half Life 2 demo for the regular XBOX. Very psyched for this E3. Think its gonna be a great rival fest.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on May 13, 2005, 04:11:51 PM
Impressed with the intro? Its a game release, not a concert! But yea the 360 has potential, but, so far, it nothing special to me. I hope that it turns out better, but in the mean while, I still have my fingers crossed for the ps3.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 14, 2005, 08:28:21 AM
are the details official now? rest some on meh chest!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 14, 2005, 10:16:18 AM
THis doh mean nuttin to me, but...

Xbox 360 System Performance Specifications
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU    

    * Three symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each
    * Two hardware threads per core; six hardware threads total
    * VMX-128 vector unit per core; three total
    * 128 VMX-128 registers per hardware thread
    * 1 MB L2 cache

CPU Game Math Performance    

    * 9 billion dot product operations per second

Custom ATI Graphics Processor    

    * 10 MB of embedded DRAM
    * 48-way parallel floating-point dynamically scheduled shader pipelines
    * Unified shader architecture

Polygon Performance    

    * 500 million triangles per second

Pixel Fill Rate    

    * 16 gigasamples per second fill rate using 4x MSAA

Shader Performance    

    * 48 billion shader operations per second

Memory    

    * 512 MB of 700 MHz GDDR3 RAM
    * Unified memory architecture

Memory Bandwidth    

    * 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
    * 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
    * 21.6 GB/s front-side bus

Overall System Floating-Point Performance    

    * 1 teraflop

Storage    

    * Detachable and upgradeable 20GB hard drive
    * 12x dual-layer DVD-ROM
    * Memory Unit support starting at 64 MB

I/O    

    * Support for up to four wireless game controllers
    * Three USB 2.0 ports
    * Two memory unit slots

Optimized for Online    

    * Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
    * Built-in Ethernet port
    * Wi-Fi ready: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g
    * Video camera ready

Digital Media Support    

    * Support for DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
    * Ability to stream media from portable music devices, digital cameras and Windows XP-based PCs
    * Ability to rip music to the Xbox 360 hard drive
    * Custom playlists in every game
    * Built-in Media Center Extender for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    * Interactive, full-screen 3-D visualizers

High-Definition Game Support    

    * All games supported at 16:9, 720p, and 1080i, anti-aliasing
    * Standard-definition and high-definition video output supported

Audio    

    * Multi-channel surround sound output
    * Supports 48KHz 16-bit audio
    * 320 independent decompression channels
    * 32-bit audio processing
    * Over 256 audio channels

System Orientation    

    * Stands vertically or horizontally

Customizable Face Plates    

    * Interchangeable to personalize the console
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 14, 2005, 12:06:02 PM
OMFG!! Those specs are the pwnage.

Only wish it had 1gb of RAM. That would have been complete and utter uber-ism.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on May 14, 2005, 02:35:33 PM
  It will use virtual RAM on the hard drive when it has to, caching things that aren't needed to be accessed at high speeds like voiceovers  etc .
     The video processor is more advanced than anything the PC will have for a while, it fits microsoft's Direct X 10 specifications,  instead of  dedicated pixel and vetrex pipelines , they use all purpose ALU units that can do anything , supposedly even compile code .
     Sweet.... but hopes of the Xbox 360 running windows are shattered, Power PC's are incompatible with X86 and windows , so microsoft can still make money selling Pcs and windows, and the Xbox 360 for gamers.
   But i'm sure someone can hack it to run Linux or Mac OS... and  people who run server / render farms could gain a significant and cheap boost of computing power by adding a few dozen Xbox 360's .   
   no doubt this new batch of consoles will push gaming into a new era , with less limits on the creativity of skilled programers and artists .
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 14, 2005, 10:53:35 PM
W1ntry?? Where is your tech analysis? I guess I beat you to this thread...LOL ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: SPK on May 15, 2005, 03:05:37 AM

 no doubt this new batch of consoles will push gaming into a new era , with less limits on the creativity of skilled programers and artists .

less limits, but would it encourage more sloppy coding?

It's always a byproduct of better processing power, developers use the available resources inefficiently.....better power doesn't mean better games...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 15, 2005, 07:58:50 AM
that is where competition comes in.

if programmer A decides to slouch and throw up some bad code, programmer B will wtfpwn him with some efficient wizardy and make his game become the pwnage.

Programmer A will probably get fired and end up working on Duke Nukem Forever.

lol

steups @ cachin from HD. That will never be as fast as RAM! Never been a fan of any shared memory anything, nor HD caching. Gimme 1GB Uber DDR mcs!

lol @ waiting with bated breath for W1ntry's tech analysis. Like you have a fan base developin here boy!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: QZA on May 15, 2005, 10:03:16 AM
let's be honest.
how many among us when the original xbox was announced seceretly loathed the idea of monopolistic microsoft presuming to enter the console market.
i will be honest, i never bought an xbox and one of the reasons was that it was a microsoft product. however what i read above is simply too sweet to resist, if they set a pricepoint  anywhere below 500 USD i am buying. this machine is looking like a ps3 killer. its a good thing the big N relies more on innovation than tech advances.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 16, 2005, 08:32:10 AM
LOL @ developing fanbase. As for my tech comments, yeah I got beat to it :) cudos to specs by shivadee. I'll just add a few words that I can recall based on what i've read. Software wise the Xbox 360 will be backwards compatible and will offer a base offering of Xbox live aka. the Silver package. However unlike previously, owners of the new Xbox will have access to Live FREE. You'll be able to create online profiles, view stats, etc. Also developers have geared the service towards gamers in a slightly different way in that they will be able to spectate events they are not competing in, such as say the Halo World championships or Unreal Championship finals, etc. Browsing, music ripping (provided u have the detachable HD) for custom sound tracks and the ability to stream media are also said to be included. As for the use of shared memory, I am not sure as to the specifics or inner workings, however I am sure its similar to the PS3's use of shared memory as opposed to cache, which means it will be very fast so I don't forsee it being a problem. Daz meh 2c for now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 16, 2005, 10:25:29 AM
People could "loathe" MS taking over as much as they want. I really couldnt care less, if their product is good i am gettin it. We shal wait and see
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 16, 2005, 12:01:55 PM
I don't think its so much that ppl loathe MS "taking over" per say, as much as it is that if u monopolize a market and completely eradicate competition eventually its us the consumer that will suffer. If u have 1 supplier, 1 developer, 1 person controllering the development process things could slow down, become stagnant, over priced and you'd have no choice in the matter. Thats no good even if the current product is good. What makes the product better is innovation and competition. I think the Xbox 360 sounds good, so does the PS3 so does the Nintendo Revolution. WHen the time comes i'll buy one that I want regardless of the branding. I do however care that MS could take over the market, I think thats bad for business and ppl in general.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 16, 2005, 04:22:56 PM
True. The small businesses have to either fall in with them or ship out. They cant compete. But you know MS..well hell MS, SONY and any other huge company. Money Talks, and with the level of competition with the new consoles you could immagine how money talking.

I have a feeling SONY have an Ace up their sleeve. Standing in line in the cafeteria at E3 i hearing the CGI and Progie guys talking. One is working with Square Enix, other with Namco, another with EA. You know how everyone is a critic. Each one bashing the others. But when you hear the Square guy bashing himself, well. Man eyebrow raise.

Well, no Morgan Webb yet. Although i pass the place where they had their logo up last year and where they film themselves infront of it, again for those that care. Laruto you go know what i talking about, check the RW i send yuh
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on May 16, 2005, 05:04:09 PM
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It will use virtual RAM on the hard drive when it has to, caching things that aren't needed to be accessed at high speeds like voiceovers  etc .
Care to share a link on that info? Cos it sounds like bs to me...remember, the HDD is detachable! That sounds like a very bad idea and not something that they would implement.

The 512 is more than sufficient imo...it's GDDR3 clocked at 700MHz...that's quite a ways beyond your conventional DDR/DDR2 system RAM...

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Software wise the Xbox 360 will be backwards compatible
Did they confirm that? I know that it will be more than powerful enough to emulate the original XBox, but I don't recall them confirming the backwards compatability...tho it's hard to believe that they would leave it out if they can easily accommodate it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 16, 2005, 07:29:02 PM
no backward compatability would be a real bane to the system.

That proved to be a winning factor for the PS2!

Good points on the monopoly. I was one of those people that welcomed Microsoft's entry into the console arena. Hoping, more than anything else, that it would bring the awesome console only titles, one step closer to PC ports. Instead, they took away the PCs holy grail (halo at the time) and made it a console exclusive.

That made me uber MAD! Been drooling over HALO PC since inception. Stayed away from the system as a result. The cludgy controllers didn't help either. lol

That bitterness is behind me now and man, the XBOX system is so much the pwnage that it ain't funny.

The most powerful console of 'em all. The 360 looks to continue the tradition.

As for choosing between the platforms, don't. Get 'em all!!

/me plays lotto

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on May 16, 2005, 08:16:10 PM
  its just my inference the xbox  360 will probably use the hard drive for cache in some more demanding games , there are already a few games that use more than 1GB of RAM , for some titles with alot of content the developer will probably require the hard drive to be in place for the game to run .
   The hard drive is supposed come with the xbox by default ,it is detachable , so you can share save games etc. between xboxs .
    512mb may seem to be adequate right now but in a few years it won't be enough for the titles that game developers unleash on the PC ...   so games developed for both PC and console platforms will face either caching to the hard drive , or skimping on content  . 
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 16, 2005, 08:21:13 PM
That is complete nonsense. Right now the current XBOX only have how much? 32MB of RAM or 64? Whatever it is, that RAM you cyah run nuttin on a PC with that. You comparing PC RAM to Console RAM. Doh do that. Its used in different ways. When you watch DOOM 3 or SPLINTER CELL 3 there is no way in hell, no way a 32 or 64 MB RAM ANYTHING could run that on a PC. But it doin it on XBOX, and DAMN GOOD too. I mean to top that on a PC you go need the top of the time gfx card.

No doubt PC graphics better, but to be extremely honest, what i see up here, PC games goin the way of the dinosaur, except for those RTS and MMORPG. THis E3 is about 90% console gaming.

Watch the graphics for CONDEMNED for the 360. That detail you seeing on HL2 on PC. And this is a LAUNCH title. They eh start to bend and break the boundaries of the system yet. Right now the graphics on the XBOX is amazing. PPL cyah believe that is a console. not to worry. The consoles this round look like they could hold they own
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 16, 2005, 10:34:50 PM
lol, so it has always been Shivadee and history is set to repeat itself.

remember, that console spec is gonna remain frozen for the next couple of years.

Sure, when the xbox first came out, it sported graphics that matched the best pc at the time.

a year later, nvidia had surpassed it on the PC platform.

Same will happen in time with the xbox 360. De Ja Vu.

The PC market will surpass it in graphical splendour and horse power in due course. Unfortunately, it will be at a premium. Expensive iwmc!

Sorry to hear that PC games aren't making as much of a dent in the E3 armor. Any thoughts on why that is? Anybody commenting on that openly? PC game vendors perhaps at the show?

spill the beans!


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Exar_Kun on May 16, 2005, 11:17:11 PM
Good grief.
XB360 specs are yesterday's news now.

PS3 specs making that look like lil children thing.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on May 17, 2005, 09:06:19 AM
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That is complete nonsense. Right now the current XBOX only have how much? 32MB of RAM or 64? Whatever it is, that RAM you cyah run nuttin on a PC with that. You comparing PC RAM to Console RAM. Doh do that. Its used in different ways. When you watch DOOM 3 or SPLINTER CELL 3 there is no way in hell, no way a 32 or 64 MB RAM ANYTHING could run that on a PC. But it doin it on XBOX, and DAMN GOOD too. I mean to top that on a PC you go need the top of the time gfx card.
Thank you for saving me the effort of explaining it!

And just to confirm...the 360 WILL be backwards compatible...
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/05/16/news_6124746.html
I'll quote the article for the lazy bastids who won't click on the link...
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the other big question surrounding the 360 was backward compatibility. However, Microsoft would only say that the console will be "backward-compatible with top-selling Xbox games." This ambiguous wording could mean that Microsoft will select which titles will run on the next-gen console. However, it could also simply mean that Microsoft is merely being prudent in case some original Xbox titles don't work on the 360, as was the case with some older PlayStation 1 games and the PlayStation 2.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on May 17, 2005, 09:41:45 AM
 
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That is complete nonsense. Right now the current XBOX only have how much? 32MB of RAM or 64? Whatever it is, that RAM you cyah run nuttin on a PC with that. You comparing PC RAM to Console RAM. Doh do that. Its used in different ways. When you watch DOOM 3 or SPLINTER CELL 3 there is no way in hell, no way a 32 or 64 MB RAM ANYTHING could run that on a PC. But it doin it on XBOX, and DAMN GOOD too. I mean to top that on a PC you go need the top of the time gfx card.

  The xbox doesn't have to run Windows to play its games, and it doens't have  spyware ,  Norton auto protect , MSN messenger etc. running in the backround , under those conditions a PC  with 256 mb of RAM usually has only 80-60 mbs left free .   So the 64mbs of RAM on the xbox are more than enough for most games  since it doesn't run  a crappy  OS in the backround .
    For a game like Doom III that had 500mbs of video data , and 200mbs or so of game engine data/ sounds , the developer compressed  the textures , like doom III automatically did for PC's without a 512mb graphics card,  Doom III on the PC could easily fit all of its data onto a 64mb graphics card , the developer for the Xbox went a few steps further to fit all of this data onto the Xbox's 64mbs of memory , they probably had to use hard drive cache right through to store stuff that is low priority .  .
   Don't forget the Xbox runs all its games at 640x480 resolution on a television screen that is too blurry to see how low resolution everything in the game is . For a PC to look as good , it needs textures several times larger , and a 1024x768 resolution , so the XBox doesn't need 128ms of video memory  , 16 or 32mbs will do .
  The difference is that the Xbox 360 and the Ps3 are supposed to be running all their games on displays with resolutions like 1960x1720   and they will need ton of RAM for the graphics chip , with only 512mb of RAM for video AND system   it won't be enough in a few years unless they start caching to the hard drive , the games that will need the extra cache usually don't need a high frame rate , like RPG's , so no one will really notice it .
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 17, 2005, 09:45:01 AM
I wonder how HDTV is gonna affect the native resolution for consoles?

with old school tv, they could get away with insanely low res and still look great.

I'm thinking the high res of HDTV is gonna call for more horse power for things to look as great as we are accustomed.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 17, 2005, 09:59:48 AM
Umm Czar aren't most of the stats of the PS3 out already? it'll sport 3 Cell processors, a next gen Nvidia video card prolly a derivative of the NV85 (I think thats the notation). It will once again use RDRAM memory technology, etc? At least thats what i've read from more than one site.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 17, 2005, 10:29:49 AM
Ok I just had to post these articles, its kinda funny when u read them and once u do you'll see why:
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GRAPHICS CHIP firm Nvidia has showed off its contribution to the up-and-coming Sony Playstation III, dubbed RSX.

The RSX chip connects directly to the Cell microprocessor crafted by a Sony, Toshiba and IBM partnership.

Nvidia claims the RSX chip, which will be made at a Sony fabrication plant in Nagasaki, represents 1500 person years of investment - whatever that means. It will deliver two teraflops of floating point power when it's coupled to the cell.

And Nvidia said it will contain 300 million transistors which it claimed is more than the number of trannies in CPUs and GPUs of the three leading current generation systems put together.

Meanwhile, Elpida said it will make XDR memory modules for the Playstation III - it has licensed that technology from Rambus.

So I add to what I said Above, the PARTICULAR RAMBUS technology that the PS3 will use is XDR RAM, if you've never heard about that, its FAST, FAST, FAST, trust me on this GDDR wants nothing with XDR right now. Now for the second part :p

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SO IBM hypersters are claiming their cell chip can do two teraflops per second. what about the lastest power5??? Go to IBM.com and find out here.

There you can see the latest and fastest power5 dual core processors can do 56.78 Gigaflop/sec in an eight way configuration. That's 16 Power5 cores combined, and the total is only 56.78 gigaflops for 16 lowly Power5 cores, or, about three gigaflops/per core. which makes sense, a float point operation takes more than one clock to finish, and each power5 core has probably two or more FP units...

So, there is no magic, you can't possibly do more than one instruction in one clock in one unit. You can do multiple if you have multiple units. To have 1000gigaflops, you will need 500 units each operate at two gigaflops.

A teraflop means 1000 gigaflops, so IBM is claiming that one PS3 is 2000% faster than an eight way power5 server selling at half a million bucks??

This is stupid.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on May 17, 2005, 08:20:20 PM
Sony and Microsoft have a habit of counting the processing power of the graphics chips in their consoles ,  a high end graphics chip normally put out more than a teraflop of math.... but its useless for anything but graphics ....  So the PS3's processor isn't 2000% faster than 8 processor servers out there , its about the same speed . 
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: orginalvexman on May 17, 2005, 08:23:58 PM
graphics important but what it al comes down to is the end is which system got the better game's
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on May 18, 2005, 08:55:46 AM
Umm Czar aren't most of the stats of the PS3 out already? it'll sport 3 Cell processors, a next gen Nvidia video card prolly a derivative of the NV85 (I think thats the notation). It will once again use RDRAM memory technology, etc? At least thats what i've read from more than one site.
Errr...any particular reason that's pointed at me? o_O

I don't remember saying anything about the PS3...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jdcrys_Shinkuu on May 21, 2005, 07:50:16 PM
me heard the ps3 was g@@t t@@!! lol
but the specs on this baby is sweet.... wish my pc was that fast !
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 27, 2005, 07:52:49 AM
Heres a lil article about the Xbox 360 that to me suggests more power than ppl give it credit. I hear alot of ppl saying the PS3 is more powerful, capable of better graphics etc... however given the specs of the Video card in the 360 I am really wondering how the PS3 gonna come in price cause well... as it stands a 16 pipeline graphics card has a price point of about 300USD on avg. So what does a 48 pipeline card cost you??? heres a look at the article:
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XBox 360 to sport 48 unified graphics pipelines

Stick that in your pipeline and smoke it

By Fuad Abazovic: Thursday 26 May 2005, 22:46
XBOX 360 REMAINS the centre of everyone's attention and we have some more juicy things to say about its graphics. We even have a diagram!

As most of you know by now, ATI developed the XBox chip and the it's codenamed R500. It took ATI two years to finalize this design and this chip is unlike any other graphics chip yet seen. It will be even more advanced than the soon-to-be-announced R520, aka "Fudo".

If we remember correctly, the R500 is an advanced version of a chip once codenamed R400 - the one that ATI was working on after R350, Radeon 9800PRO. You can see here that ATI cancelled it but I am sure that we wrote about it on the INQ before.

R400 was supposed to have unified Shaders and to be heavily programmable and that’s exactly what the R500 is. It has three blocks each having 16 pipelines that can do pixels or vertices at the same time. This gives you a total number of forty eight pipelines that can process either pixels or vertices.

Each block of 16 pipelines has its own vertex cache to store some data while processing vertices and they all together communicate with 10MB of EDRAM memory connected with ultra fast bus of 256 GB/s. This memory allows ATI to have "Free" FSAA and it sounds like Xbox might end up with amazing graphics anti aliased at the same time.

ATI built this chip with 90 nanometre marchitecture but we don’t yet know how many transistors you actually need to make such a chip.

Compared with desktop parts this chip will be more advanced than the R520 and it should be comparable with the R600 generation of cards - the one scheduled for autumn of 2006. This one will have WGF 2.0 compliance and will be able to deal with Shader model 4.0 at the same time.

Hmm and its easier to program for this platform... I think everyone is jumping the gun by saying the PS3 will blow it away, but thats just me.  Here's alook at the the tech behind this beast of a card.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on May 27, 2005, 09:21:08 AM
I had a read of this article from Ars Technica yesterday... http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/cpu/xbox360-1.ars

Extremely interesting imo...any CPU/GPU buffs should have a read.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 01, 2005, 11:37:15 AM
Tell you what. I dont know the details as some ppl do of graphics processing power etc etc. To me its what they do with that power. I can tell you GEARS OF WAR look MUCH better than KILLZONE 2. To me in graphics, thats the bottom line
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on June 21, 2005, 07:32:31 PM
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The next-gen boasting, bashing, and boosting continued today in London; hometown boy Peter Moore says Xbox 360 will sell 10M in year one on advantage from early release date.

The fiery-mouthed Moore from Microsoft tossed another taunt toward the competition today. Using the visibility of the opening keynote address at this week's ELSPA Games Summit, Moore predicted that Xbox 360 sales would reach 10 million units before the end of the console's first 16 months at retail.

The BBC Online today is reporting that Moore, Xbox corporate VP of worldwide marketing and publishing, expects "first-mover advantage" to be one of the console's key ingredients for success.

That number seems not to have been concocted out of thin air. Corroborating that figure is a report published today from analysts at Kagan Research. Kagan sees the 360 selling 11 million units by 2007--a figure consistent with Moore's statement.

"The target of 10 million units gives tremendous momentum to a platform," Moore testified to the audience this morning. According to Microsoft, the 360 will be available to US gamers before the end of the year.

However, Kagan sees any first-mover advantage eventually succumbing to the PS3.

Further on a statement released today promoting the report, a Kagan analyst says: "We believe Sony PS3 will be the strongest seller of next-generation video game consoles. However, Microsoft's Xbox 360 will narrow the gap with Sony to come within 28 percent of the PS3 installed base--selling almost twice as many next-gen consoles as Nintendo Revolution by 2010."

Moore himself knows a little about how first-mover advantage can turn into a story with a very unhappy ending. The once-marketing boss (and then COO) of Sega of America saw firsthand the lead held by the Dreamcast--released some 13 months before the PlayStation 2--evaporate in the heat of PS2 sales.

Do ya'll think that we gonna have another dreamcast vs ps situation here? Personally, 360 is gonna sell ALOT, but by that time, gamers would have had saved up enough to have gotten a ps3....think about it....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 22, 2005, 07:02:40 AM
No doubt there is heavy support on both sides. Both consoles going and sell VERY well on launch. I guess its overall appeal really, that and what the system is offering. Again, ppl rely heavily on reviews for games for the system

If the 360 games are not up to expectations then its sales will fall short over the months and this is DEFFINITELY vice versa. If PS3 come out with the strongest games that were out on the 360 launch well, people are going to be pretty p!ssed. And that would be a blow for SONY. But i mean really, i think this argument is really geared to the teenage community. Off all kicks they can only afford one console, they can only afford so much games. Personally i getting both. I dont want to have a problem with exclusivity.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on June 22, 2005, 08:08:49 AM
so far some of the 360 games lookin like xbox games
and as far as i see 400 - 500 HELL i waitin for ps3 yes
or if it launch at the desiresd 350 maybe the big advantage of 360 ps3 not comin out till next year as it stated lol but dreamcast situation it was a good system but ps2 came out and gamecube etc slaughter its poor soul
dreamcast R.I.P <to me one of the best consoles of all time>
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 13, 2005, 08:20:14 AM
finalizing:
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Xbox 360 GPU to be manufactured by TSMC

Confirmed

By Fuad Abazovic: Wednesday 13 July 2005, 10:37
OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE friends confirmed that only the CPU for next generation Xbox 360 console will be developed by IBM in its Fishkill factory. This facility will not play with a GPU design as it's not ready for good yields on a 90 nanometre process.

But now we have confirmation that Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), will take care of R500 production for the Vole. This decision was easy as TSMC is in a much better position with its 90 nanometre yields and production and as we said many times before Microsoft needs millions of those chips as soon as possible.

Imagine that all ATI and Nvidia graphic chips are now manufactured at TSMC and at the same time Microsoft will manufacture its chips at the same factory as well. Only Playstation 3 GPUs will be produced at a different Japanese factory.

Microsoft will keep TSMC busy and will definitely drive its business as those consoles are high volume jobs, at least for those kinds of chips, but it cannot be compared with low-end product orders, as TSMC will pump out millions or MX4000, Geforce 5200, 6200 or Radeon 9250 or X300 based cards. This is where the money is, not with the SLI and Crossfire chaps.

If the Vole wants to get enough chips to market in October and November, it should be going into final production as we write.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 22, 2005, 08:31:15 AM
Interesting:
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Microsoft still losing money on Xbox

Gaming 360 not likely to make much either

By Aaron McKenna: Friday 22 July 2005, 12:04
DESPITE posting a 22% increase in revenue for its Home & Entertainment division Microsoft continues to make an operating loss on the arm amounting to $179 million, bringing the yearly loss to $391 million. This is down from a loss of $1.2 billion last year, so not too bad, but the Xbox remains a big money loser for Microsoft. When I asked Stephen McGill, head of UK marketing for the console, if Microsoft was expecting to make money on the Xbox 360 he shrugged and told me: “We’re thinking long term.” Microsoft figures that the console market is a highly lucrative one, especially when mixed in with its larger home entertainment designs, and is willing to pocket a loss in the short to medium term for a long-term money spinner.

If it pays off, then Microsoft could stand to make back losses on the Xbox inside a few years, though it is still surprising that it is willing to bankroll the console at a loss through more than one generation.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 25, 2005, 11:00:18 AM
Here's a list of the games set to launch with the upcoming Xbox 360... some have no names yet, however they will undoubtledly become known closer to the Dec launch date:

· Idea Factory: untitled
· Eidos: untitled
· Arc System Works: a 'battle melee action' game
· Activision: Call of Duty 2, Tony Hawk American Waste, Quake 4, Gun
· Atari Japan: Test Drive Unlimited
· Artdink: Take the A Train X
· SNK: KOF Max. Impact 2
· EA: FIFA, Need For Speed Most Wanted, NBA Live
· Capcom, Resi 5, Dead Rising
· Kids Station, untitled
· Cavia: untitled
· Glef: untitled
· Genki
· Koei: Shin Sangoku Musou Special
· Konami: Winning 11, Rumble Rose XX, Pro Yakyuu Spirits
· Success: Operation Darkness, ZOOKEEPER
· Jaleco: untitled
· Square Enix: FFXI
· Spike: untitled
· Sega: Chrome Hounds (?)
· Taito: World Air Force
· THQ Japan, Saints Row, The Outfit
· D3: X, Oneechanbara X
· Tecmo: DOA4, DOA XVB 2, Project Progressive (action game) DOA Code Cronus
· Tomy: Zoids
· Treasure: untitled game
· Namco: Ridge Racer 6, Frame City, untitled RPG, LOVE FOOTBALL
· Hudson: Tengai Makyou ZIRIA
· Hamster: untitled
· Bandai: Z Gundam
· Banpresto: Super Robot Taisen
· Vivendi: untitled
· From software: EM Enchant Arm
· Frontier Groove: untitled game
· Microsoft Game Studios: Everyparty (from Game Republic), Ninety Nine Nights, PGR3
· Marvelous: untitled game
· Yukes: Wrestle Kingdom
· Ubisoft: Ghost Recon 3
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: suzieboy on July 25, 2005, 03:24:53 PM
The spec on both systems are good an all but wat it will come down to is the games because both system would generally be up to par in terms of Graphics and processing power......but the spec iam hearing are insane like sh!t from NASA and Star Trek..........
"A lifetime supply of chakra for the first person makes a complex missle guidence system using an Xbox360 or a PS3!!!!!"
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 02, 2005, 09:36:42 AM
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Microsoft to side with HD DVD for Xbox 360

Fighting Sony on another front

By Aaron McKenna: Saturday 30 July 2005, 15:56
WITH MICROSOFT and Toshiba having jumped into bed together it has come as no great surprise that Bill Gates announced that the Xbox 360 is to incorporate HD-DVD, one of two formats vying for the position of the successor to DVD. This will heat up the war for the succession of the throne as Sony have sided with the other contender, Blu-ray, and so if one format loses the war in no doubt magnanimous fashion then it could spell trouble for the console that has sided with it. Of course the same is true vice versa, and so both companies are taking calculated risks in making their decisions.

Microsoft’s choice to go with HD-DVD has come a little late in the game for the Xbox 360 though, and so they plan to include "old fashioned" DVD drives on the first batches of 360’s when the console launches for Christmas.

How Microsoft plans on handling upgrading everyone to HD-DVD afterwards we can’t wait to hear about.

Interesting indeed wouldn't you say?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on August 18, 2005, 02:33:30 AM
Supprised no on posted this up as yet....

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As the Big Three (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) planned their business tactics for the next-generation console wars, none have been willing to divulge their strategies, lest competitors get the scoop. All that was left was for industry media, fans, and analysts to speculate on what would be of the new consoles. In its quest to get the console out in time for the holiday season, Microsoft hasn't exactly kept the shutters drawn on its secrets of its next-gen contribution, the Xbox 360. Pictures of the console surfaced before its debut on MTV, its name was exposed before the company could spin it itself, and the prospect of standard wireless controllers came with no strings attached.

Today, Microsoft laid down new facts about its upcoming console at the Games Convention in Leipzig, and they sounded awfully familiar to analyst predictions and forum posters' speculations. Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 will be released in two SKUs, the "Xbox 360 Core System" and the "Xbox 360." The two products will be sold at $299 and $399, respectively. The two systems break down as follows:

Xbox 360 Core System - $299 (299 Euros, 209 GPB)
-Xbox 360 console
-Wired controller
-Detachable faceplate
-Xbox Live Silver membership
-Standard AV cables

Xbox 360 - $399 (399 Euros, 279 GPB)
-Xbox 360 console
-20GB detachable hard drive
-Wireless controller
-Wireless Xbox Live headset
-High-definition AV cables
-Ethernet cable
-Xbox 360 Media Remote Control (limited time)
-Detachable faceplate
-Xbox Live Silver membership


Peter Moore, Xbox corporate vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing, reiterated that the Xbox 360 is still on schedule to launch simultaneously in North America, Europe, and Japan this holiday season. Details on the specifics of the Japanese release will be disclosed at this year's Tokyo Game Show, which begins September 16.

Michael Pachter, of Wedbush Morgan Securities, sees the $299 model as a "publicity stunt." "They're doing it to say they are launching at $299. The hardcore guys will absolutely not buy the $299 model...Only a complete idiot would buy the $299 model." Pachter references Sony Computer Entertainment president Ken Kutaragi's statement saying the PlayStation 3 would "be expensive" as an attempt to "psych Microsoft into charging $399." But, he sees the $399 price point as providing Microsoft with breathing room to lower the price once the PS3 is released, which is projected to be in 2006, or even 2007.

Regarding the release date, Moore said there have been no announcements made primarily for competitive reasons, but also because Microsoft was still monitoring the production flow of the console's components and localization of launch titles. "One thing we won't do is underserve the market and leave retailers high and dry. That never works, that just leaves more people who are P.O.'d at us than happy with us."

There are also still no games that are definitely launch titles. But Moore does outline the strategy Microsoft is approaching. "So much is going to happen in the next couple of months...My view is simple, you need to make sure that you have the key genres covered at launch. Take care of sports, racing, action-adventure, fantasy, first-person shooters. I think there are check marks that need to go in boxes to make sure that gamers have games they are looking for in a particular genre. We're still tracking 24 to 40 Xbox 360 games for release before the end of the calendar year. I think you'll see that all the titles we got excited about at E3 are still firmly in that launch window [90 days from the release of the Xbox 360]."

But what about gamers who aren't ready to jump into the next generation? Moore seems pleased with the current success of the original Xbox, and doesn't see any price drop with the console. "We’re selling all we can get [made]. Our biggest challenge is to meet demand and what is typically a very quiet time of year. So no, I don't see any plans to change any pricing as we currently stand on the Xbox."

Gamspot (http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/08/17/news_6131245.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 18, 2005, 08:11:49 AM
This was expected. MS always have a catch. Good thing is though that whatever version you buy LIVE is still free.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on August 27, 2005, 11:32:02 AM
Ppl im wondering if you can do a normal system link connection with an xbox 360 and a normal xbox because if so its halo 2 for the holidays can someone please try and find out
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on August 27, 2005, 11:35:47 AM
xbox 360 and your normal xbox system link halo 2 with 8 of your friends.........................perfect
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 09, 2005, 11:25:09 PM
trailer here......well more like interview with John Carmack and co.
http://www.gametrailers.com/gamepage.php?id=2214

hear what Carmack say? XBOX360 is probably the first console that he knows that actually has BETTER tools for game design than a PC.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 10, 2005, 09:29:22 AM
source: gamasutra

According to the German newspaper Der Spiegel, ten Xbox 360 development kits have been confirmed as being stolen from a warehouse in Düren in north-west Germany.

The kits apparently arrived for storage at the warehouse in late August, where they were to be stored in unmarked packages prior to being sent to developers. As soon as the kits were reported missing, both the Austrian federal police and the German public prosecutor’s office began investigations into the theft.

Images of what may be up to four of the stolen kits have subsequently appeared online, one on the website of a noted 'mod chip' creator SmartXX. An awkwardly worded statement from the company appears to indicate that these were some of the stolen kits, but that they were returned to Microsoft as a goodwill gesture. However, the company has also claimed knowledge that an additional fourteen development kits have also been stolen in Germany in recent months.

Raids of homes and businesses in both nearby Austria and in Germany have recovered three of the development kits, although it is not clear whether authorities have leads on the other seven. Certainly, if development kits have been in the hands of hackers and mod chip creators since as early as August, then Microsoft could be faced with an unexpectedly early problem with piracy and unauthorized hardware and software.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 19, 2005, 03:48:10 PM
W0000000t  a sci fi game again that lookin very mad.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TinyGrasshopper on November 02, 2005, 05:40:14 PM
i was at the digital life expo last month and they had the first xbox360 demos to the public. My camera sucks but you can check them if you like.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/17577025@N00/tags/xbox360/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 15, 2005, 11:13:37 AM
Game get an 8.5 at gamespot. Daz damn good, yuh dun know them men does mark hard

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/kameoelementsofpower/review.html
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TinyGrasshopper on November 15, 2005, 04:46:22 PM
this looks promising for the 360
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 15, 2005, 08:52:30 PM
i watched the vid review at Gamespot and they say the system deffinitely deliver the graphics. And this is not the game that wow-ing people with graphics.....lookin good XBOX ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 16, 2005, 08:08:05 AM
DOh worry i eh posting EVERY review. Just the ones till launch...den the good ones after that :P

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox360/action/callofduty2/review.html

same rating as the PC, better frame rate than the PC. HD support of course.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on November 25, 2005, 11:51:17 AM
Well, the X-Box 360 is out.
And, unfortunately, you seriously get a whole lot more than you bargained for. (http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/23/138200&tid=128&tid=211&tid=10)

Seriously, a console that crashes?
Pfft. Good thing I was never a Microsoft fan.
Let's hope the PS3 comes out a lot better than this...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: suzieboy on November 25, 2005, 12:47:06 PM
It's wat i expected,not that i dont like the system...heck...gimme $500 buck and i'll buy one first chance.
I think the system is built mainly with computer sofware and harware components  so i guess we must expect some STickage and also i think they are makin a big deal out of this than it should be. My xbox used to crash....my computer still crashes.....and ive experiencd crashes for PS2(WITH LIGET GAMES)...not sure for gamecube.....

SERIOUSLY for all consoles....in this day and age a console SHOULD NOT crash ..one exception is when electricity go...lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 25, 2005, 01:14:11 PM
im reading allot about these things. They have not confirmed that it was the games or the console

just FYI

the ENTIRE first generation of Gamecubes have a laser problem, if you have one of those that dont have one you in the 10 percent with good consoles. How i know? I was in that 90 percent.......TWICE.....good thing i was under waranty.

PS2 and PSP had this same "problem" when launched. X button sticking, pixels missing on the screen. I never see this problem with any of JK's PSP's and the man have launch machines. This looking like plenty propoganda

I went by 4 different people over the past few days checking out their XBOX 360's not one have that problem. So from PERSONALLY seeing the console and playing it and watching them men peung PD0 for hours on end, the system is fine.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on November 25, 2005, 03:36:18 PM
To be honest, I blame the fact that manufacturers oftentimes bring out next-gen consoles to satisfy time constraints, and, as a result, the first batch always has some problem with it.

That's why, to me, it's always better to wait until the next batch comes out.
I'll probably never get a system the day it comes out, because there could be something wrong with it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 25, 2005, 03:55:05 PM
THat is a good point though. There are always rumours. There are 10 generations of PS2 (regular) and 2 gens of slimlines out already. Actually the gen 10 has a faulty lens, SONY outsourced to a taiwanese company for that model and they did a terrible job, plenty v10 systems giving trouble.

Doh blame nobody ifyou want to wait. I guess in this case it may not make a difference, because I go hadda wait anyway. damn short stock :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on November 25, 2005, 07:07:00 PM
hmm indeed indeed...

but on a serious note SHIV IS THAT A PIC OF AYUMI AS YUR AVATAR???? *DROOLS*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 25, 2005, 08:30:41 PM
100% ayu dread ;)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TinyGrasshopper on November 26, 2005, 02:26:04 AM
Looks like people will think of anything to fix their consoles

http://www.joystiq.com/entry/1234000560069617
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 26, 2005, 10:52:28 AM
yea actually the instruction manual telling you that the power supply must have 4 ft of free space all around it. lol, now everyone house have a piece of string and a power supply hangling from the roof. ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 26, 2005, 07:56:36 PM
Ok here what going on.

Apparently what happening to the XBOX 360 crashing is not the system itself or the games, its the power supply. The power supply is now external as in part of the power cord. The thing apparently giving off one sh!tload of heat and causing the system to overheat and shut down, and i mean this is every 10 minutes.....so that friggin irritating....and i not buying a system after fretting to get one for so long for it not to work.

NOW wAIT. this not happening with every console. Somehow, doh ask mih HOW, my cousin in trini have an XBOX 360 with FIFA and COD2 and he having no problems atall with the ting and he playing night an day.

My advice is to holdup and wait till MS fix this problem. More than likely the next shipment of XBOX systems gonna be cool....no pun intended.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on November 27, 2005, 08:50:09 PM
well ill be joinin the 360 crew on the 19th ^_^ BWAHAHAHA
ill se what this psu thing is
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on November 27, 2005, 09:02:01 PM
Things are looking rather grim for the 360..... (http://www.trmk.org/)

See the November 20th, 2005 article.


EDIT: Da-haaaaym. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=263738250326156973)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 28, 2005, 12:53:20 AM
Actually since my last post you not seeing a single person making a comment about the 360 overheating again.......that means 2 things, everyone in the entire United States stop talking or it was propoganda. This does always happen.

the 360 i can guarantee you is not seeing anything "grim". You should see XBOX LIVE, it CRAZZZZYYY. Them ting selling like crazy on EBAY and men paying 2wice the price. I checking for the past 3 days. 1800 systems sell on EBAY alone launch day. They restocking stores Wednesday.......i goin to camp out :ph34r:

I feel that is fake video dere, That could very well be a PC emulation. Everyone who use their XBOX games on their 360 that backwards compatible say they having no probs, including deceptiojn, HALO and FIFA. Deez is the fellas i know up here
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on November 28, 2005, 12:56:39 AM
Things are looking rather grim for the 360..... (http://www.trmk.org/)

See the November 20th, 2005 article.


EDIT: Da-haaaaym. (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=263738250326156973)

GOOD LORD!!!  This is what the 'almighty', 'next gen', 'state of the art' Xbox 360 capable of?
Ah go give Sony and Nintendo mih money.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on November 28, 2005, 01:15:47 AM
Nope, shiv...that was the real deal.
These people take Mortal Kombat titles out for a spin on whatever platform it's on, and with the announcement of Deception on the list of X-Box 360 compatible games, they had to test it out.

Besides which, what exactly would a Mortal Kombat site gain from slandering the X-Box 360?
If you read the report more thoroughly, you would see that they noted some good points about it, such as the improved rendering and whatnot.

But, partner, I'll be honest with you.
A whole lot of people are complaining about the system doing that nonsense, and this definitely is NO heating problem, because those problems you saw on video TOOK PLACE AS SOON AS THE GAME SYSTEM WAS BOOTED UP. That's barely enough time for a system to overheat to the point where the game screws up.

And, news flash....sales figures means absolutely NOTHING about a system's product performance. As I recall, a record number of people bought out PSPs in the mere weeks it came out in Japan, only to have the majority returned because of the sticking square button and dead pixels. How do you know this isn't that all over again.


And damn...stop making excuses for the system.
'Oh...that video must be a fake emulation' and 'Oh, guys...the system is overheating' just sounds like you're being defensive of the system. I haven't seen you pony up any proof that it's overheating problems other than by word of mouth, man. I know you're anxious to get your hands on the system, but don't let that cloud your judgement.


Honestly, you should take that as a buyer's beware and wait until Microsoft deals with this problem.
Otherwise, you'd risk buying some defective piece of merchandise that could screw you up the same way it did so many people right now. True, there are some people who are not complaining, but, then again, there are many who are. It's the same story with the PS2 and the ever-conking out lens, and the PSP with the dead pixels. Don't risk losing your money when it's so much better invested in an X-Box 360 that has been tested and proofed against such errors. Letting the hype rule plain consumer common sense will end up hurting you in the long run. True, you might get a system that works all right, but right now, that's like shooting at a target blindfolded.


Don't say I didn't warn you. (http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1892779,00.asp)

EDIT: Well, at least Microsoft's willing to  do something about it. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4466688.stm)
Good news, at least.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 28, 2005, 09:13:49 AM


I have played 5 separate XBOX 360 consoles. I have played at least 5 different games on these 5 consoles. I have played HALO 2,MKD, and FIFA 2004 for the system. I did this because i dont want to buy a system and see it playing like crap. I didnt see ANY PROBLEMS whatsoever.

I didnt see any fail boot, no crash, no disc scratch when it vertical , no nothing. If i DID i woulda tell you. AND i woulda say MS do sh!t and i not buying that system until they fix them problems. I well check for all these things.

If i play 5 differnt systems that padnaz own AS WELL AS the how many that sit down in EBGames WHOLE DAY turned on playing games and they never say they had a crash. I would assume as much. I asked 2 Gamestop stores and 1 EB Games stores in my area, Tower shops, Sawgrass Mills and Pembroke Pines if they got any calls of damaged or systems not booting.......NOT ONE......NONE.......ZE-RO

Now i know the only info alyuh get is what alyuh read. But i prefer to hear it and SEE it myself. And since i CAN, i am doing that. Mih cuz in trini bought one in NY and he have it home there with about 8 games. He doh have any problems yet either. and he killing COD 2 night and day.

I know i am defending the console. EVERYONE knows im MS biased. I wouldnt LIE however when i tell you, even though i want MS to run tings in the Video Game business, i not stupid. If they do SH!T with the system, i not buying it

If you didnt realise, despite the press, this is the BIGGEST LAUNCH of games with a console. EVER.  Of course they have a shortage, i have no idea why. Some say its a business strategy. I HOPING it is rather than a rush launch and they understocked.

But enough speculation and back to the facts. I was hearing and reading the same thing in Japan about the PSP's. But JK get nuff PSP's from Japan from launch. You couldnt find one in US or Canada for almost 2-3 months. I went i look, couldnt find none. Anyway, JK had no problems with button sticking or pixel error. I not saying it didnt happen, but i AM saying, the media does LOVE to exaggerate a story. we all know this.

Doh take any offense NEO i not vex or anything. I love a healthy argument. And I just providing info for everyone although i am biased. And of course the info you have you didnt write or anything. You just letting us know. But i never hear bout that site in my life, nor do i care to. And after PLAYING MKD i eh see no problems with the game, i dunno where they get their info OR video from. So from playing the thing i eh see nuttin wrong.

Take a look at Metacritic site. "the UNDERWHELMING (assortment) of games".....hmmm!! And this is the biggest value of launch titles for a console. But i not taking them on. They does just post what they see, they arent reviewers themselves like IGN or Gamespot, they just post info.....wtf them know?

of course i prolly lucky and play 5 perfect working systems as well as the ones in EB games, well i mean OF COURSE EB an dem not gonna put out a buss system on display. They want sales.

Anyway. If somehow i manage to get one i go bring it up to GATT. Alyuh men decide what alyuh think for alyuh self. No scene if yuh doh like it, i like it. Im saying what you read and what really going on does always be different. Up here men busy busy lookin for XBOX 360, everyone want one, people cyah find one. I spend whole day saturday in Sawgrass and a goin thru KMARt and Best Buy an ting lookin for a system ....nothing
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on November 28, 2005, 09:20:31 AM
yuh try a pawn shop yet ? ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on November 28, 2005, 10:32:10 AM
Well shiv, just because your system works okay doesn't mean others are automatically fine.
I never said ALL were defective, but there are a lot of reports about malfunctioning X-Box 360 systems.
You never gauge the performance of the entire production line just by one to four systems. That's like taking a plastic glass out of a box of glass ones, dropping it and declaring all unbreakable because that one didn't break. Go on Google and run a search on 'X Box 360 crash' and you'd see a lot of articles, one from BBC, which describe user complaints with the system. So 'my friends systems working fine therefore no problem with the X-Box 360!' does not hold water.

And TMRK videotaped the video themselves and put it up on Google Video. Weren't you paying attention to the article?

Just do yourself the favour, shiv.
Wait until Microsoft addresses the problem or the situation boils over and then buy your X-Box 360.
If even they are acknowledging the problem, why keep denying it? Would you, as a Trini, spend $399 up there only to chance coming down here with a defective model, and then have to go through all the tra-la-la with Microsoft and their refund policy? I wouldn't. That's why most people WAIT. Not only will future production runs address the problems of the first, but the price may eventually drop.


And, on a side note, yes, the titles for the launch of the system are pretty underwhelming.
The only reason people are picking up the system right now is to play improved versions of existing X-Box games like Halo 2 and FIFA.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 28, 2005, 11:00:17 AM
I understand yuh point eh NEO. I go kick brass if i buy a system an it not working. I go be upset if i cant get a 360 before XMAS, but MORE upset if i have one that NOT WORKING. We go see. I waiting for MS to issue a statement an see what goin on. Im hopin the next shipment that comes to stores addresses the problem.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: justinkoo on November 28, 2005, 04:09:04 PM
yeah NEO for real just because their is a problem with some of the systems means all are affected but yeah i hearing about the system not booting properly. When they getting the next set of 360's anyone knows?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 28, 2005, 04:27:06 PM
nothing official on release date.

MS say they goin and release a new set of systems every week. But Best Buy saying they hear Febuary.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 28, 2005, 05:40:25 PM
Its just like PS2, the DS, even movies like Matrix. People expect sooooooooooo much. Nothing wrong with expecting allot. But if you ask WHAT they expect. They cannot say. the hype was BIG because of these games, and these games DELIVERED.....so i dont see the problem.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: CONVICT on November 29, 2005, 10:26:32 PM
All Hyped Up


While most gamers are eagerly awaiting the arrival of next-gen gaming, as promised by the big console manufacturers, some voices of discontent are beginning to make themselves heard. The recent MegaGames feature on the next-generation PC has pushed readers to contact us with some, little-known details, regarding the hardware of the so-called, next-generation consoles and the performance we can expect from them. The recent MG story suggested that a lot of money would have to be spent on a PC in order to match next-generation console performance but the information coming from developers and at times the manufacturers themselves, is that …the Xenon and Cell CPUs are not even in the same realm of performance as the Pentium 4 or Athlon 64.

It appears that, in Microsoft’s case, the need to keep costs low has sacrificed true next-gen performance while, in Sony’s case, the need to use proprietary methods in order to maintain exclusivity has also resulted in the sacrifice of any next-gen prospects. What we are guaranteed to see however, are true next-generation prices and unique subscription technologies that will, wirelessly, empty your wallets. It seems that the entire gaming community will help see Mr. Gates, Mr. Allard, Kutaragi-san and other CEOs feature their respective Cribbs and rides on some MTV show.

So read on to find out exactly what the console manufacturers don’t want you to know, as we reveal the real next-generation console war…
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: CONVICT on November 29, 2005, 10:28:54 PM
and for the PS3-haters...

Description
Sony has reacted to recent rumors that claimed that Playstation 3 games would only be playable on the console they were first used on. The Japanese consumer electronics giant claims that this is not the case and that PS3 titles will be playable on any PS3 console.

The stories, which begun surfacing a week ago, suggested that a new technology would be introduced by Sony that would include an authentication code carried by each game. Once that code had been read by one PS3 machine it would be unreadable by others. This technology would mean the end of the second hand games market as well as the end of rentals. It was immediately suggested that the recent rants by Epic's Mark Rein regarding the evils of rentals and second-hand sales was a sign that developers were on-board.

Sony has now gone on record regarding these stories to the Guardian in the U.K. and Jennie Kong, UK PR Manager at SCEE said: I would like to clarify that this is false speculation and that PlayStation 3 software will not be copy protected to a single machine but will be playable on any PlayStation 3 console.

This pretty much puts an end to the rumors, although the detailed accounts of how the authentication system will work suggest that Sony had, at some point, considered such a route. It is still not clear if the authentication technology will be used with Blu-ray at all or if it was simply a research project that will not be utilized in the market place.

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 30, 2005, 12:02:12 AM
Just to make a point. I doh hate PS2 because of the games. The 2 best games i play this year on PS2. Shadow of the COlossus and Resi 4. I doh like how SONY does like to cut corners and make cheap consoles that cyah take lix. Other than that though, i like PS2 too bad, especially since all the anime games on it

But what i worried about the PS3 is this Blu Ray. Sure its cool but what is the biggest selling factor ofthe PS2 and PSOne? It isnt just the games its the fact that the games are easy as hell to burn and play. I mean you dont even need a modchip to play games in the PS2 and One you just need a boot disc. So this Blu Ray scene have me thinking.......okay cool more capacity for games an ting, but then, how man goin and copy he games? All the games using Blue Ray? or is it something they goin to use later down the line? And how much them blanks gonna cost?

The biggest reason the GCN didnt sell isnt because of the games alone, but that the games were hard as f*ck to copy. System had a 128bit encription code and a constant spining ROM drive that spins in the OPPOSITE direction, if you burn a game it wont play because its read backwards. Thats why when you download a GCN iso file its actually backwards so when its burnt it plays forwards. But the point is the modchip that everyone wanted on the GCN only come out at the end of the console era

The PS2 was the first system of the past get to be hacked and cracked. It take man a lil while to burn XBOX games, certain XBOX games have a different file, i think the .xbe file. In other words the same thing eh go work all the time on each XBOX game, well unless yuh just get the ISO file. Now i see MS gorn an make their own HDD. So is not like a regular PC HDD go work right away. Makes you wonder if the PS3 gonna do that too.

Also alyuh notice SONY doh make a scene like MS when you burn and go online with thier stuff. MS bans your XBOX and your credit card you used for LIVE, so you eh really wanna f*ck with them. SONY does just say f*ck off and come back when you have an original game.....

Actually that speculation on the games being tagged to a console was really for the Japanese market. You see its illegal to rent games in Japan, it lowers the sale of games. So what they do is buy used games and re-sell them, and even that have the Japanese VG industry kinda upset. In other words they wanted to force gamers there to buy games themselves. Guess it didnt work.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: CONVICT on November 30, 2005, 12:35:50 AM
Well i guess is like when people first heard of CDR's and DVDR's....well for DVDR especially, people were wondering how much a dvd burner gonna cost...how much a blank gonna cost...prices were high when it first came out...then dropped. I think it would take a matter of time to see how it goes. It could as easy end up like the CDR and DVDR market...and then again...it could not.

But what i glad to hear is about the not being able to play games on other ps3 systems...glad that myth was dispelled.

Time is the key.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 04, 2005, 05:52:05 PM
Anyone see this yet?

You can download it at gametrailers.com or just google it. It real funny. Set of big people playing HALO with their fingers as guns, jokey like hell
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 06, 2005, 08:58:33 PM
Who on gatt was lucky enough to get an xbox 360 show of hands lol seriously who either have one or gettin one before d holidays

NO THATS NOT ME IN D PIC.....................OR IS IT LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 06, 2005, 11:04:56 PM
yea dis is a fake pic. The guy had this pic up about 2 months after E3 saying he win the XBOX from the Mountain Dew competition. Its impossible anyway, there werent any games to play and all they had at the time were Dev kits. bogus
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Shogun on December 07, 2005, 08:05:30 PM
xbox sux
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: choxlate_saltfish on December 07, 2005, 09:44:07 PM
lol @ xbox sux.

jus so dred!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on December 07, 2005, 09:46:26 PM
JK supposed to have one.

Haven't seen it myself yet though.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Shogun on December 08, 2005, 04:24:04 PM
lol @ xbox sux.

jus so dred!

haha i know, i real biased towards xbox
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on December 08, 2005, 05:04:59 PM
(http://jkentertainment.net/3ne2nr/360/360_1.JPG)

now you've seen it baego :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on December 08, 2005, 06:00:38 PM
sweet

Junior has it on demo?

What games looking/running the best on it?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Red Paradox on December 09, 2005, 04:08:33 PM
I know someone who has one...and I actually saw COD 2 ran on it...
the truth is even though I serverly hate X-Box and I always will...COD 2 looked sweet!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on December 09, 2005, 04:59:26 PM
to all the xbox haters u can smoke on this BFG lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Shogun on December 09, 2005, 05:18:55 PM
to all the xbox haters u can smoke on this BFG lol

lol

WAR AGAINST XBOX! PS3 RULES!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on December 09, 2005, 05:25:37 PM
BFG TIME ROARRRRRRRRRR
berserker fury
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 09, 2005, 05:56:27 PM
to all the xbox haters u can smoke on this BFG lol

lol

WAR AGAINST XBOX! PS3 RULES!!

when PS3 have a WORKING system and a CONTROLER then talk na. PS3 so far is a figment of your IMAGINATION.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Red Paradox on December 09, 2005, 06:11:38 PM
to all the xbox haters u can smoke on this BFG lol

lol
 PS3 RULES!!
not arguing with that...sony all the way
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 09, 2005, 06:20:11 PM
Such a detailed argument with so much to back it up with dey boy Flip :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 11, 2005, 07:51:31 PM
Steupsssssssssss WHAM TO ALLU SONY MEN HORS GO AN SWEAT UH PS2 AND WAIT ON D PS3 WHICH COMMIN OUT IN 2007 we havin ah logical discussion on how much ppl hav or will soon get a Microsoft Xbox 360 sony men go to d ps3 page.........................................uh never c halo or halo 2 run on ah sony system Microsoft all the way and if any nintendo men wana come an phall y allu doe practise swinging allu arms at allu tv for allu new soon tuh be controllers steupsssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: justinkoo on December 11, 2005, 09:45:43 PM
2007? What?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 11, 2005, 10:25:27 PM
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticleSearch.aspx?storyID=37181+09-Dec-2005+RTRS&srch=ps3+spring
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on December 11, 2005, 10:57:51 PM
Don't have one. Probably never will own one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on December 11, 2005, 11:49:07 PM
I've started a donate-to-buy-Czar-an-XBox360-fund...anyone willing to help out? :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: specialK on December 12, 2005, 12:28:57 AM
there is no spoon
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on December 12, 2005, 01:16:12 PM
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WAIT ON D PS3 WHICH COMMIN OUT IN 2007

Dude....lay off the crack....seriously

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uh never c halo or halo 2 run on ah sony system

Did you SERIOUSLY just make that comment?......wow

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when PS3 have a WORKING system and a CONTROLER then talk na. PS3 so far is a figment of your IMAGINATION.

Hey, for the reccord we are allowed to be given more time because on paper, PS3 is better (even most xbox lovers would admit to that) now before you get into a hissy-fit, reason why i say "on paper" is because as far as we know, there isnt any ps3 systems in actual production, but from one or two statments gathered here and there it seems that there might be one or two improvments on the ps3 from the specs that were given sometime after E3. eg: Faster Blu-ray drive Im crossing my fingers for a 4x, but chances are it would be a 3X or so....

But anyway, I originally wanted to point out the level of spam in this forum *cough cough* when some really stupid and interesting comments cought my eye....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: suzieboy on December 12, 2005, 01:59:36 PM
Hey, for the reccord we are allowed to be given more time because on paper, PS3 is better

...and u sayin this based on wat? bec of statements?an i doubt u hav PS3?.....

"I have one  tho.... an every nite ,i does play MGS6- solid vs. liquid (3d style fighting game).....doh ask me, I doh know wat Konami was thinkin !" then i woke up...

Like Shivadee was sayin...."PS3 so far is a figment of your IMAGINATION."...unfortunately....

Doh get me wrong fella, u prob callin me a big Fanny boy but iam not.....i luv meh Sony's consoles, if Sony dilevers wat they say they would deliver(more than likely they will) i think i jus might sell one of meh Kidneys and proberbly throwin a free testicle to own one..lol, but rite now
XBOX360 in order!....

The Xbox360 commercial for NBA 2006 thief meh head boy wheyyyyy!!! at first glance ,tought that was real......Shaq sweatin in real time...lol...

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on December 12, 2005, 03:14:27 PM
Really, learn how to read, seriously...
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Hey, for the reccord we are allowed to be given more time because on paper, PS3 is better

On paper, that is what is proposed. And what do you mean its part of my imagination? Its alot more real than nintendo's nextgen proposition.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 12, 2005, 03:17:37 PM
Proto i go put it to you so. Everything you post on the PS3 on all the site etc etc is just that.....TALK. We ALL know about the VG industry and how they does TALK the talk and not WALK the WALK. They claim something comming out a certain time and it doesnt.

I not beating down the PS3, I wouldnt want to buy it if i didnt like it. But you cant say nothing on paper and blah blah blah that PS3 better. I could just as well say "aye i have a XBOX ten million with a quantum processor.......etc etc" is juss talk. Too much....TOOOOOOOOO much times we see companies bring out a system or CLAIM they brining out some system OR game and it never shows up. What happened to Infinium Labs system....a fart in the wind now is it?

And  i dont CARE if the PS3 better on paper. Because if THAT is all you hadda say about the system and no talk about games (all we have seen are tech demo's mind you) then it simply not worth talking about. What use is all that if it have nothing to show for it as yet. HOWEVER when it DOES have something to show....then i go shut up, AND agree with it if it up to specs. Until den, i couldnt care less.
"PS3 betta, PS3 Betta....because I say so, because it have blah blah blah" noooooooooo nooooo....it doesnt work sooooooo.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 12, 2005, 03:20:42 PM
and for the record. Weather or not the Rev have a working console....dread at least they have a CONTROLER...

And to put things straight up to the test VISUALLY. I watch the HD version of MGS4 and dread the clothes still stuck to the chracters, and although the shading is great, it eh all dat hot. I watching the NBA for the 360. Clothes moving as the character moving, sweat on the forehead....the WORKS

as in Stills, the pictures for Splinter Cell and Sam Fisher in the 360 version of SC BLOW OUT the MGS 4, and dont even TALK about what i see for the demo of Gears of War, Killzone 2 eh want NUTTIN with that.

people came out of E3 saying the gfx for the 360 not looking all that. Them SAME people shut up REAL REAL fast. Even die hard PC gamers are VERY impressed with the 360 graphics. COD2 looking BETTER on the 360, so does NFSMW.

you talking about power of the PS3, i talking about taking that talk and putting it in writing. and dread, the PROOF in the pudding.

Although it lookin like it, i not out to blast you eh Proto, This is just how i does argue...no hard feelings etc etc. But dont come saying the PS3 better because they SAY it better. When it IS better, i will DEFFINITELY agree with you

and again. It dont have one f*ck on the 360 that want me to buy it yet, I loving PD0 though, but i not sure if to buy a system for one game. I go hol on a bit an see.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: justinkoo on December 12, 2005, 04:13:56 PM
no at least we have an idea what the revolution will be like. ANd on this forum there are alot of fanboys, i know im NINTENDO but i  don't blurt out what is unknown or nonsensical
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 12, 2005, 04:22:26 PM
Now i really didnt want this foroum to turn into this a big clash between the 3 console supporters proto joe not lookin to oppose u or anything but the xbox 360 is released and the ps3 isnt so right now it is better i am how ever a microsoft fanboy and i love xbox and halo and halo 2
what i wud like to c is the blu ray disc's price trust me games for the system will be expansive and the 360 games look better than ps3's demo's
Another thing is that sony looks like they make up their demo's and dont show actual gameplay but the 360 did i more go for actual gameplay soo thats just my views.........................i wont even start on nintendo ill end up writing an essay
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 12, 2005, 04:26:58 PM
And one more thing please dont post spam here im asking nicely its a discussion for xbox 360 if you dont like the 360 why come here and degrade it if you want make your own thread about how u dislike it its easy just add a new topic in d specific menu........i personally dont go on ps3 threads and degrade it or ps2 threads or nintendo cuz i kno its annoying to the loyal fans soo once again have respect for the console and the fans and dont spam up the thread

LOL @ SHAQ SWEATING IN REAL TIME.......BOR
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 12, 2005, 04:28:15 PM
actually i love how this thread progressing. I eh really had a good argument like this since......where Genesys Avatar.....:D

all you see was shaq boyo? I play a whole friggin game....the visuals off the chart. On the HDTV's in Circuit City it lookin REAL from first glance. If you notice, although i am also an XBoX fanboy i will defend any console that gettin bash by a fan of another. Is juss people FEEL they have something on the XBoX than anything else.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 12, 2005, 04:34:37 PM
well i dont mind arguments as long as its organised not chaotic and stuffed with spam soo cut d spam and we have a gud friendly argument
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on December 12, 2005, 07:08:12 PM
If you guys turn this into a PS3 vs. X-Box 360 thread, I'll lock it. Everybody has their differences in opinions as to which system is better, so please. Can the fanboyism and make some posts that make SENSE. Thank you....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on December 12, 2005, 08:34:28 PM
Ok, well I wasnt fighting down nothing....just wen a man bawl how come you doh see halo in a ps3 or ps2....i think its about time to raise a flag....

And honestly shivadee I understand and support your point, but its just that....they way your explaining it, your making it sound as though the ps3 is a silly rumor started up by some hard core fan boys....

Lastly...I nah fighting down nothing, I not calling my self a fan boy...all the tech specs dont really matter to me, I wanna get a ps3 mostly cause of the choice of games.....and IMHO Blu-ray is gonna rock my sox...

I have nothing at all against the 360, matter a fact im putting up almost 1/4 of the cost for one of my friend's 360 (he puts up another 1/4 and he parents pay the remainder....that his b-day present) So yea....

But one thing that I know for a fact about the 360, and I dont like.....its really loud though, I mean, I wasnt expecting for it to be like quiet or anything, like to atleast hear the disc spinning...but shit! Its almost like a jet taking off (and for the fan boys who want to get literal....that was an hyperbole) But yea....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 12, 2005, 09:12:05 PM
Well that will suck if its really loud cuz when men sneakin game durin school time they mus get ketch :angry:   but i myself will most likely buy a ps3 when it gets cheap just to have the experience or if i decide just to have microsoft systems which looks like the best option imho then ill just play it from one of my sony friends i have alot of those
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 12, 2005, 09:18:38 PM
That had me laughin my head off but i dont c why it had to be banned but ofcourse im a little more leanient than other ppl
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 12, 2005, 10:54:55 PM
it wasnt really banned MS pulled it because they were advised it was too violent. And the whole scene with the Arabic guy with a pretend shotgun would have generated too much ratial tension. I think the latter is a pile, but they didnt want to risk any kinda lawsuit.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 13, 2005, 10:11:34 AM
Laertes u right dem spec's wernt announced yet lol@ jesus resurected let d priest hear uh .........
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 13, 2005, 10:15:04 AM
It had an arab guy wit a shot gun lol dem men does move swift......i eh even c he or it cud be my internet connection*sighs and waits on dsl
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on December 14, 2005, 12:23:24 PM
lol "still holding his bfg"
360 haters a gwan shivadee really like to buss men open lo3l
hahahah @ odion avatar
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Shogun on December 14, 2005, 07:31:11 PM
all i saying is that right now all th games that out on xbox 360 don't look oh so much different from the games on ps2 or game cube for that matter


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 15, 2005, 03:46:14 AM
:P

you playing too much PS2. there isnt a single game on the PS2 that looks better than the XBOX version of it, much less the 360, if that is what you talking about. and talk about framerate issues on the PS2.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on December 15, 2005, 01:04:54 PM
NOOOOOO dont go ther nothing on ps2 looks like what on d 360 especially condemed pc might contest it but not ps2
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on December 15, 2005, 01:42:47 PM
Yea, im sorry as much as I would hate to admit it, graphics wise, the PS2 cant touch the xbox, much less the 360. But I'll admit though, 360's next gen graphics arent all that spectacular, I suppose its only because its the first generation of games...but still... At anyrate, I'll keep my fingers crossed for a better Fable 2 and Halo 3
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 15, 2005, 04:18:00 PM
so proto you get a chance to play a 360 yet?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Battalion on December 15, 2005, 09:13:15 PM
LOL
That ad is kicks, but yeah I seriously think people to damn sensitive about these things. I could definately see people wigging out over this. Cries of  "HOW COULD THEY BE SO INSENSEITIVE!" heard around the world. Followed by every 360 being pulled off the shelves for fear that its mere presence will corrupt young impresciable minds.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Shogun on December 16, 2005, 06:18:25 AM
care for a quick read?

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/668/668446p1.html
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 16, 2005, 09:07:17 AM
opinions do not equal profit. This entire article is controvertial and anyone can argue that these points are wrong. When PS2 came out it was called PS 1.5
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: justinkoo on December 16, 2005, 10:38:32 AM
for real these some of these ps3 men noteven talking any sense we don't even know anything about the ps3 , we even know a little about the revolution but nobody harping on that. Bythe way which is the best 360 game right noW?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on December 16, 2005, 03:25:55 PM
to me perferct dark zero and cod 2

i not sure if saints row out yet
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 18, 2005, 10:08:24 AM
Although i want a 360. I not standing in no line with cold breez blowing in mih tail. But apparently pleny other ppl were. With the so called 2nd launch of XBOX 360's all the stores have sold out. From Best Buy to Wallmart they are all gone.

Personally I go wait till i can get one off the shelf regular just like the PSP and its availability. But every single one sell out before 10 am.......some sell out since 6am.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Drl Ahye // dRL RaGe on December 18, 2005, 02:31:55 PM
I've played the Xbox 360 a couple time...COD2, Kameo and that KingKong game. Its just like a regular Xbox but the graphics have way better resolution. I haven't seem any realistic character models, no special lighting effects, no extra interactivity..etc  The games are in no way any different from the ones we playing now. It will be up to the game developers to make something out of this system. Right now I not liking it. And thats because of the games...not the system. The controllers are fine, the system itself is a little too big. If I had one now I would sell it, but as for now they all sold out.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Drl Ahye // dRL RaGe on December 18, 2005, 02:41:23 PM
yeah...real kicks. That was well done
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: greyfox on December 18, 2005, 03:44:20 PM
man where all yuh going to see this commerical on the site, i can't find it
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 18, 2005, 04:19:04 PM
gametrailers.com have it
do a search for XBOX360 commercials
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 18, 2005, 04:20:59 PM
wrong wrong and wrong again

the COD2 on the XBOX is on par with the COD2 on the PC. So is Kong. a HUGE improvement.

But dont give me that "its the same thing with better graphics" because since SNES, that is all that has been happening.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on December 18, 2005, 06:41:20 PM
so proto you get a chance to play a 360 yet?

Yes, I had the pleasure over the weekend (funny that I had to go quite in the bush too...long story) Yea, all I got to play was some NBA game (I dunno which one, they were already playing when I got there) and we played Fifa after...

To be honest, I dont see whats the big deal, Just better graphics really....

"But dont give me that "its the same thing with better graphics" because since SNES, that is all that has been happening."

I dont FULLY agree with that statment, I mean, maybe from about ps1 or so, but there have been VAST advances.... In games such as Metal Gear 3 and even GTA:SA, that sort of gameplay was hardly fathomable(sp?) by most means, and even up to now the ps2's life span is comming to an end, there still are advances being made in the quality of games (IE:Graphics, gamplay...the games in general!)

However, comparing the xbox to the xbo360 directly, it just seems like improved graphics thus far, I dont wanna say anyhting, cause the first generation of games that are released almost always suck ass....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 18, 2005, 08:43:04 PM
and how often do you see these "vast" advances.

Contra 3 was a VAST advance

FF6 was a VAST advance

Super Mario World was a VAST advance

Zelda 3 was a VAST advance


they are few and in between. One is always an advancement over another

GTA is the vast advance (not anymore)

Half Life 2 is a VAST advance

HALO is a VAST advance (for consoles)

Spinter Cell is a VAST advance



when do we see these "vast" advances. MOST (not some) of the time we notice them in the middle of the console life cycle. And again, we rarely see games that really REDIFINE its genre. WHat I am saying. Games today have kinda hit a wall. Its getting pretty stagnat and anyone who has played games for a long time notices. Good games are far and few and in between.

However, when they DO so, its well done. But yes, the 360 has yet to prove itself. But then every system when it comes out kinda does this. PS2 was the same thing.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 19, 2005, 12:19:40 AM
Resi 5, the other zombie game, Ninety Nine Nights looks good too, THE outfit lookin like a next Mercenaries. One thing i can say for CERTAIN. Plenty companies and MS themselves brining out new titles rather than sequals, which i hadda say is a DAMN good thing.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on December 19, 2005, 10:04:30 AM
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However, when they DO so, its well done. But yes, the 360 has yet to prove itself. But then every system when it comes out kinda does this. PS2 was the same thing.

Thants kinda what Ive been saying  ^_^ :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 19, 2005, 11:27:49 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4530702.stm

was wondering what take them so long. LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on December 19, 2005, 12:52:30 PM
  what i want to see is a modchip that will flash the xbox 360 bios to allow peopel to install Linux,   360 would make a great workstation  for cheap with its 3 cpus ,  or a good game server , running 3 or 4 different  games at the same time..
   Or buy 10 Xbox's 360's for 5000us ,   linux them all , and put them on a high speed network to share resources like a render farm , Thats 30 CPUs and 5 gigs of RAM for the price of ONE  workstation ...  CAD , Maya , 3dmax and photoshop is nothing with that kinda power .
   
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TinyGrasshopper on December 19, 2005, 03:20:14 PM
The actual list of workarounds that are required is insane. More power to them.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on December 20, 2005, 03:23:22 PM
Just to throw a lil $0.0002 cents in,

Prince of Persia 2 to Prince of Persia Sands of Time was a Vast Advance on the PC / console scene.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 10, 2006, 09:07:57 AM
I really hope yuh cyah drive and play at the same time.. that would be problematic... take a read:
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Nissan builds Xbox 360 into car

Uses steering wheel and pedals to play

By INQUIRER staff: Monday 09 January 2006, 23:35
NISSAN SAID it has made a car which has an Xbox 360 inside.

The Urge has standard driving features but when you park the thing you can play games using the car’s steering wheel, accelerator and brake pedals.

You watch the games with a flip down seven inch LCD screen and games include Project Gotham Racing 3.

The firm showed off the car at a Detroit car show today. So if you see somebody in a parking lot apparently pretending to drive and cursing and swearing, don't assume she or he is mad. Although he or she may be, of course.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 19, 2006, 10:20:05 AM
I do... :rolleyes:
Got mine yesterday....
Premium System (w/20 Gig HD)
Extra Wireless Controller - both come with Energizer batteries
Charge and Play Kit
Extra Battery for Extra Controller
Remote Control for DVD playback and Console control
Extra Face Plate
Call of Duty 2
Perfect Dark Zero
Project Gotham Racing 3
Quake 4
Tony Hawk American Wasteland
Ridge Racer 6
Kameo
Gun

Sweating some 360....  :ph34r:
http://gamercard.xbox.com/redlum08.card
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 25, 2006, 09:29:27 AM
This is really an interesting add.. I am not sure why it was pulled from TV for the Xbox 360... you HAVE to see it:
Best Xbox 360 Ad to date (http://microsoft.blognewschannel.com/index.php/archives/2005/11/22/banned-xbox-360-ad-best-ad-ever/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 25, 2006, 11:05:33 AM
Shiv posted this AD awhile back...
http://gatt.carigamers.com/index.php?topic=7103.0
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on January 25, 2006, 06:14:32 PM
Merged ;)

And yeah...it is a really cool ad...too bad the legal team advised against it...would have been fun to see people walkin around downtown imitating it after seein it on tv :D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 27, 2006, 02:21:06 PM
Just thought I would share my views on a little game called "Hexic" on the Xbox 360.

I booted up my Brand new XBox 360, and lo and behold, Hexic was already installed on the 20 Gig Hard Drive.
I thought, why not try it, before I play some Call of Duty 2 and Some Perfect Dark Zero. So I started playing this little puzzle game and till now, have not been able to stop playing. It is so addictive it's not even funny. I mean I still manage to squeeze in some Call of Duty 2 and some Halo 2 inbetween, but I have to feed my addiction for some Hexic. Who would have thought that all this Processing and graphic power and I am sweating a puzzle game of all things.... :rolleyes:

The thing that makes it interesting is that with the Xbox live feature of the 360, you can earn points by achieving goals within the game, which makes it even more addictive, because the more goals you unlock the more points you earn. It's an addictive Bejeweled type game, but better. Check it out when you guys get your Xbox 360's.

(http://img.hexus.net/v2/gaming/hexic/hexic.jpg)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on February 07, 2006, 07:17:21 AM
Quote
Rumor 4: There will be over 50 Sega Dreamcast games on the Xbox Live Arcade
within 2 years, launched a handfull at a time. Every Dreamcast game released on 360 will be priced at around 10 dollar

http://www.xbox360news.com/Blogs/News/hqs/blr_1790.aspx
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on February 17, 2006, 12:12:51 PM
Well, last night I downloaded the demo of Fight Night Round 3 for the Xbox 360 from the demo section of the Live menu. It gives you 3 rounds of full contact boxing with the most realistic graphics I have ever seen on a console. The sweat and muscle definition and face details are  so real I felt like I was watching a boxing match on HBO. The Xbox 360 really shines with this title around it's belt. The sweat and blood and sound of bones cracking and the visuals are amazing. I can't wait to pick this up when it comes out. This is a must have title for the 360.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 28, 2006, 11:02:43 AM
For any of you out there that have a 360 and love those old NES games, have a read:
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NES games for the XBox 360

Emulators are us


By Nick Farrell: Tuesday 28 March 2006, 14:14

A BLOKE has come up with an emulator for the XBox360 which will play the old Nintendo games.
Called NESCafe, the emulator works through Media Center on the Xbox 360 and it does have limitations. The inventor who goes by the handle ‘X-S Enthusiast’ has not found a way to add a menu for the roms list so you will have to edit the nes.htm and change to whatever Nes rom you want to play.

X-S Enthusiast has included a Public Domain rom for testing but claims to have got Zelda1-2, Excitebike, and TecmoBowl working. He says you can find the Roms for these online.

The emulator can be downloaded here (http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/xbox360/mce/emulator/Nes_Emulator.rar), and there is a video showing it all working here (http://youtube.com/watch?v=MKNzmU4G1sE) and instructions here (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=500366).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 28, 2006, 04:25:40 PM
Excitebike is a bess game
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Netizen1 on March 28, 2006, 11:56:52 PM
LOL @ NESCafe.... Nestle getting a cut from that or what ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on March 31, 2006, 03:53:02 PM
Anyone ??
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 31, 2006, 03:57:17 PM
Kaizen juuuuuus get he own
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on April 01, 2006, 02:04:57 AM
^_^..
and after 6 hours of pd0 straight i just have to say one phrase
"omfgwtfpwnedbarbqsauce!"
zoinks! this system is the ish man love it love it

so far i got these games
pd0
dead or alive 4
call of duty 2

thats it for now i plan on gettin some more soon but
WEEEEEEEEEEEE
perfect dark nearly completed !!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on April 01, 2006, 07:53:16 AM
way to go kaizen

mortician has one too.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 02, 2006, 08:55:43 PM
Nice Kaizen, right now I have

Fight Night Round 3 - (Sweet game!) Graphics are amazing!
Ridge Racer 6
Call of Duty 2
Dead or alive 4
Tony Hawk American Wasteland
Gun
Perfect Dark Zero
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Kameo
Quake 4
Project Gotham Racing 3

But if you could believe it, man still sweating Halo 2 on live.... :rolleyes:
Welcome to the 360 club Kaizen, get Live and DSL and we go play!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on April 03, 2006, 02:51:37 AM
i already tell shiv waitin on mc tstt to hook me up for a month now bah!
soon soon :)
halo is de sweetness
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: suzieboy on April 03, 2006, 05:51:55 PM
Correct me if iam wrong but MasterChief08 for a man i hear goin and get married have plenty Xbox360 games and plenty of time to play them.....lol...."way to go man"....i hope it cud be like that when my time comes....lol

Wat is de fee for xbox live?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 03, 2006, 06:54:55 PM
you know why he can do that

"Because im da Juggernaut B*TCH!!!!!!!"
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Netizen1 on April 03, 2006, 09:07:24 PM
you know why he can do that

"Because im da Juggernaut B*TCH!!!!!!!"


 ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
I am still carckin up at that webclip....
/me falls off chair at work...

well yes...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on April 04, 2006, 01:24:50 AM
Bahahhahaha....dat Juggernaut remake is classic :D

For those not in the know... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8mXPtCZDd0&search=juggernaut
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 04, 2006, 10:44:48 AM
Well the key is to make sure and keep your woman happy so that there are no complaints when you want to play your games. She will more than accomodate you as long as you keep her happy, trust me.  -_-
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 04, 2006, 01:54:29 PM
like a 72" plasma tv to watch worldcup on :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 04, 2006, 04:35:29 PM
Nah, is only 50" shiv  :rolleyes:, and I still working on that.... ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 04, 2006, 04:55:07 PM
dred that still better than most of we :S
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on April 04, 2006, 05:23:06 PM
=O
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on April 06, 2006, 11:05:03 PM
lord laertes my mind mus be in de gutter but first time i read your post LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 07, 2006, 09:44:25 AM
Aight, well W1ntry will soon be a member of the 360 club, I just ordered his, he shold have it by month's end.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 07, 2006, 03:28:25 PM
WOI!!!!!! @ ME!!!! lol, thanx cous btw we gotta talk.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on April 07, 2006, 04:07:51 PM
lol @ kaizen mind in the gutter.

but on a side note, masterchief's avatar is one of the maddest itachi's I've seen.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 10, 2006, 12:19:03 AM
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/news.php?aid=15964

Ubisoft is working on Naruto game titles for the Xbox 360, let's hope they are good ones!  ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on April 10, 2006, 12:06:15 PM
naruto?
finally a good reason to by the nex box
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ProtoJoe on April 14, 2006, 04:46:02 AM
So wait, this means taht the game is going to be released in english first in america? As in this is a game thats not going to be Japanese made first? ???
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on April 14, 2006, 01:44:31 PM
I seriously hope they evolve beyond that whole 'one button' special move bullsh*t with the Naruto games for the X-Box 360.
Popular or not, it doesn't say squat for actual skill when you can execute flashy super moves just by pressing Triangle. Then again, I couldn't really care less about Naruto, so there's still yet to be a reason for me to buy the 360. Yes, folks. I went there.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on April 14, 2006, 01:49:30 PM
Not me. Not only do I not have the funds right now, but I don't plan on ever getting one.
Yes, the graphics are awesome. Then again, we've yet to experience the competition, so I'd rather bide my time and see which is worth it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on April 14, 2006, 07:55:20 PM
Then again, I couldn't really care less about Naruto, so there's still yet to be a reason for me to buy the 360. Yes, folks. I went there.
wey, that can't be...you don't like naruto?
but, how? why? it's the orange isn't it?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on April 14, 2006, 11:19:57 PM
Trust me. You don't want to know. There are like, SO many reasons why I just don't like it, and probably a few things I will give it credit for. Let's just say I'm not a fan and leave it at that.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on April 19, 2006, 01:51:49 PM
i sure if i pelt my 13 inch black
im sorry thats as far as i can make hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahah
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on April 25, 2006, 09:49:59 PM
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like a 72" plasma tv to watch worldcup on

ting like dat does make man jealous.......42 is my limit.......


Hopefully I mite get an XBOX 360 on Saturday...if not that a PSP....yayyyyyyyyyyy
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Trinitus on April 27, 2006, 07:56:22 PM
lord laertes my mind mus be in de gutter but first time i read your post LOL

Sorry, mines was there 2 for a minute LOL
But Kaizen, what is de total price for the system and gemes u get?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on April 28, 2006, 03:27:05 AM
:S i din get it down here
but down here they go for 3000 with no game and no hdd
:S and the hdd version i dunno abt
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 28, 2006, 11:29:54 AM
WHO HAS ONE??? ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME and did I mention ME!!!!
Thank cous, I owe you about 1500Doubles when yuh come home.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 30, 2006, 12:20:17 AM
Your welcome! and is 2000 doubles!! not 1500!! LOL, hope you having fun with it... ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 30, 2006, 02:10:56 PM
i have a GOOD feeling after E3 i goin to buy one
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on May 01, 2006, 05:14:30 AM
why after boy?
/me yuh stickin!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 01, 2006, 11:20:16 AM
Dread doubles gone up in price dread... I talking $2.50 a doubles, hence the 1500 LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on May 02, 2006, 11:02:12 AM
Im soon to be here as well my money almost reachin enough to order one on d net...............jus hada sell my ps2 and get a allowance
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: birchamasprime on May 28, 2006, 07:49:40 PM
hey, well i want to buy a 360 but i dont have the money to pay 4 original games. Has any mod chips been released yet cause i know that the 360 was hacked a while back.  If mods has been released does any place in trinidad do it, like JK or something
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on May 28, 2006, 09:53:35 PM
There is no 360 mod chip regardless of what anyone says. However there is a firmware hack for the 360's that use the samsung drives and allows for playing of copied 360 games on dual layer discs. Only way to find out if you have a drive that can be flashed is to buy the 360 and eject the disc tray (which will suck if it doesnt have). Our core system @ the chag branch of JK has been "modded" using the firmware hack. Dunno if we'll be doing that for people as yet though. If you just want to play games then I guess using the hack is fine, but going anywhere near XBOX Live is out of question seeing as how MS hasnt responded to this hack as yet. You could be online one day and the next you're back to being able to play original games only if/when MS updates the xbox.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 29, 2006, 07:47:05 AM
You go on LIVE and get caught with a modded XBOX your Credit Card is flagged and banned and so is your console, Permanantly. Modders are on LIVE with a regular XBOX with software hacks, but they are usually reported by LIVE players.
Its spoils the experience. THey drop you in a game of Halo 2 with one round in your gun and no shield, they have unlimited ammo and invincibility, and are at level 50. Pisses everyone off, spoils the entire competition too. Couple friends and I actually beat some modders @ss a few times, just beat they mc down, gun butt in they tail.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: birchamasprime on May 29, 2006, 12:01:55 PM
well if i doh have d money to buy original games i sure dont have d cash 4 live
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on May 29, 2006, 01:46:55 PM
well i would suggest stickin with current consoles for now
e.g ps2 , xbox , gamecube
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 29, 2006, 03:57:17 PM
well if i doh have d money to buy original games i sure dont have d cash 4 live
for real. you should...
"Listen to your friend Billy Zane..he's a cool dude"
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: birchamasprime on May 29, 2006, 10:13:17 PM
damn im stuck with my xbox. looks like im gonna have to get a job :-(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on June 16, 2006, 06:40:06 PM
Going away next week and getting it, will try to update you guys from there if i get it
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on June 27, 2006, 02:29:42 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAH THIS DESERVES A NEW POST, I GOT IT, MY XBOX 360 WITH AN EXTRA CONTROLLER(WIRELESS) NO CORE SYSTEM STUPIDNESSSSSS AND GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER HAHAHHAHAHAAH POSTIN PICTURES WHEN I GET BACK TO TRINI
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Ronnie on June 27, 2006, 04:01:45 PM
I got my XBOX 360 a week after it was launched...PREMIUM SYSTEM of course !!
I also have:
4 wireless controllers
2 Play and Charge Kits including Rechargable Battery Packs
Wireless Network Adapter

And the following games:
Project Gotham Racing 3
Perfect Dark Zero
Dead or Aive 4
Call of Duty 2
Fifa World Cup 2006

BTW...360 OWNZ

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 27, 2006, 04:43:08 PM
Feh, I already posted here but lemme see what I got:
Xbox premium
2 controller w/ rechargeable packs
VGA adapter (to connect to meh monitor), HD multimedia pack (to connecto to HDTV), (5.1 optical audio pack) ala fibre converter for HD pack + Fibre cable to connect either the HD pack OR VGA pack to my Z5500 logitechs

Games:
Perfect Dark Zero
Quake 4
COD2
PGR3
OBLIVION
Camio

Yuh really need a HDTV or hook it up to a monitor @ 1280x1024 res to appreciate the BEAUTY of those games though... at standard TV res it looks like $hit compared.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on June 27, 2006, 05:16:16 PM
you spelt kameo wrong xD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on June 27, 2006, 10:19:42 PM
is the fifa world cup 2006 any good?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on June 27, 2006, 10:25:36 PM
yea it is ive played it only a few times though
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 28, 2006, 09:18:53 AM
Well since W1nTry get half meh games and Meh extra Controller  :rolleyes:, I am down to:

360 premium
1 Wireless Controller
Ridge Racer 6
Fight Night Round 3
Dead or Alive 4
Gun
Oblivion
Table Tennis

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 28, 2006, 09:22:31 AM
I got my XBOX 360 a week after it was launched...PREMIUM SYSTEM of course !!
I also have:
4 wireless controllers
2 Play and Charge Kits including Rechargable Battery Packs
Wireless Network Adapter

And the following games:
Project Gotham Racing 3
Perfect Dark Zero
Dead or Aive 4
Call of Duty 2
Fifa World Cup 2006

BTW...360 OWNZ


Ronnie, do you have Live? If so, what is your Gamertag?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 28, 2006, 11:56:47 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAH THIS DESERVES A NEW POST, I GOT IT, MY XBOX 360 WITH AN EXTRA CONTROLLER(WIRELESS) NO CORE SYSTEM STUPIDNESSSSSS AND GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER HAHAHHAHAHAAH POSTIN PICTURES WHEN I GET BACK TO TRINI

Congrats on the 360 Odion, looking forward to playing Halo 2 again once you fly back to trinidad.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Ronnie on June 28, 2006, 12:39:49 PM
Yes...I'm on live...TRINI RONNIE 2 is my gamertag. I had TRINI RONNIE before but just decided to get a new account. I dont use live when i'm in Trinidad because of my slow dsl conection here....I''m online alot when i'm in florida. Whats your gamertag ?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 28, 2006, 12:55:24 PM
Yes...I'm on live...TRINI RONNIE 2 is my gamertag. I had TRINI RONNIE before but just decided to get a new account. I dont use live when i'm in Trinidad because of my slow dsl conection here....I''m online alot when i'm in florida. Whats your gamertag ?


Redlum08, I will add you to my friends list
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on June 28, 2006, 02:54:33 PM
Yea thats true DSL really is faster up here
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 28, 2006, 04:13:27 PM
No $HIT showoffs
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 28, 2006, 04:48:48 PM
Yea thats true DSL really is faster up here
well then my comcast cable must be smoking alyuh den?:D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on June 28, 2006, 05:13:06 PM
well then my comcast cable must be smoking alyuh den?.........................well
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Ronnie on June 28, 2006, 07:34:13 PM
is the fifa world cup 2006 any good?

Yea....its one of the best soccer games to come to a console in a while ! And featuring our country with our national anthem and the soca warriors song as well as some other stupid song from KES makes it a little bit better !
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on June 28, 2006, 08:36:15 PM
Yea....its one of the best soccer games to come to a console in a while

Lets all laugh at this guy he said soccer  ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^ ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 28, 2006, 09:08:43 PM
FIFA 06 is better....but World Cup still real nice.
Yea boy....Soccer? Doh say that word dread...i living in Florida and i does say football...i does call their sport HANDBALL. the US is a sad friggin country. One of the BIGGEST countries in the world and they have the SMALLEST support and respect for the BIGGEST game in the world. Pathetic.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Ronnie on June 28, 2006, 10:04:28 PM
alright alright ! I oficially apologize for my use of he word 'soccer' !
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on June 28, 2006, 10:11:58 PM
I really like world cup...My bro got it about 3 months ago(dont know how an doh care) ...In MY OPINION ITS BETTER THAN FIFA06
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 29, 2006, 12:57:05 AM
yea but your opinion doh qualify. So that post is moot.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 29, 2006, 09:54:24 AM
The man get Americanized...it happens, as long as he doh call roti an "Indian Burrito" like that jackass on MTV
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on June 30, 2006, 06:59:33 PM
alright alright ! I oficially apologize for my use of he word 'soccer' !
To me it doesnt matter what you call it, we ALL know what he is talking about, i call it both actually
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on June 30, 2006, 07:24:37 PM
if the word soccer comes outta my mouth infront of meh brodda I know i will colllect a few cuff
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 14, 2006, 08:47:33 AM
First there's Prey (http://xbox.gamespy.com/xbox-360/prey/718302p1.html) which alot of you must know about by now and second is the much anticipated (or at least it will be) COD3 (http://xbox.gamespy.com/xbox-360/call-of-duty-next/718088p1.html). COD3 will be on all platforms save the PC????? (WDF???) and it will have minigame type elements.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: New Era Outlaw on July 14, 2006, 10:15:40 AM
COD3 will be on all platforms save the PC????? (WDF???)

...what? But....it's COD. It's supposed to be on the PC.
How can COD3 be released on every console BUT one of the most popular media?
It just doesn't make sense......

Prey should be a killer game for the 360.
I'm hearing a lot of praise for it as of late.
Let's just hope it lives up to the hype.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 14, 2006, 10:51:09 AM
W1nTry, daiz why you need DSL, you coulda be playing the Prey Demo long time.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on July 14, 2006, 01:07:10 PM
You coulda have the game a week before it was released too ;)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on July 15, 2006, 12:36:04 PM
As of now i have Ghost recon Advanced Warfighter, Rockstar Table Tennis and Fifa 2006 Worldcup for my 360 i also got another wireless controller. i see grand theft auto 4 comming out for 360 also saints row, gears of war and Elder scrolls Oblivion are all games i am intrested in
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on July 15, 2006, 12:43:01 PM
May i add to the list 1)Gears of war
                                2)Grand Theft Auto 4
                                3)Saints Row
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 16, 2006, 02:18:37 AM
Don't forget Halo 3 peeps..... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on July 16, 2006, 02:37:40 AM
HALO 3 HALO 3 HALO 3 HALO3
/me activates fanboy aura

DOH SAY NONE MCS!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on July 16, 2006, 08:01:58 PM
steups @ halo fanboism


cod 3 not on pc is surely laffable
ea have to be mad not to release it on pc
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on July 16, 2006, 08:21:19 PM
NYAH NYAH!!!:P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 14, 2006, 09:31:46 AM
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Microsoft flogs consumer Xbox tools

Design kids, design


By Nick Farrell: Monday 14 August 2006, 06:51

 SOFTWARE GIANT Microsoft is to release a consumer version of its software design tools used to create video games for its Xbox 360 console.
The XNA Game Studio Express program is a cut down version of the XNA Framework and will hit the shops at the end of the month.

You need to pen the code on a Windows PC but the goal is for hobbyists to sit down and create their own code.

Peter Moore, a Microsoft vice president said that it was Vole’s the first step in creating a "YouTube".

He said that the program would be a first for consoles, which traditionally have been the exclusive domain of skilled programmers, artists and designers.

The software is designed to eliminate much of the tedious hand-coding involved in making a game from scratch. However the hobbyists who use the consumer versions are still going to be needed for the consumer version.

Of course they will also have to be serious geeks with an ability to do multi-media, mathematics, programming and games development skills.

More here (http://www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/Microsoft-selling-consumer-version-of-professional-software-toolsused-to-create-video-games/2006/08/14/1155407719490.html).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 14, 2006, 12:06:23 PM
Shiv go be designing and programming games soon afer he graduate....LOL, time to hook up and form a company Shiv.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 14, 2006, 12:51:20 PM
I still waiting for Shiv to post that he Have his 360.....What taking so long? LOL
Right now I sweating FIFA World Cup Germany playing with the Soca Warriors of course, and bussing up the division, Scoring 10 goals on Jamaica, 8 on Mexico etc. etc. Stern John have bout 34 goals now, Dwight Yorke have bout 26..LOL pretty fun game, I was never into FIFA games before, but this one is pretty fun.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 15, 2006, 12:27:00 PM
yes yes.....i bought my 360 on Sunday gorn......Fifa World Cup, Dead Rising and Burnout Revenge and Elder Scrolls for my bro to play. Sat down......play it for 30 mins.....back on WoW......okay i gorn

LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 15, 2006, 12:31:59 PM
a game from SCRATCH? in 2months? daz a joke awa? My final project is actually to make a beta version of a game with a group. They would have to be hella good boy.
Oh FYI, that game that is okay.....Flat Out and FLat out 2 is actually the final project from Devry University game design students. That not bad atall for a first try of newcomers in game design.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 15, 2006, 12:53:09 PM
a game from SCRATCH? in 2months? daz a joke awa? My final project is actually to make a beta version of a game with a group. They would have to be hella good boy.
Oh FYI, that game that is okay.....Flat Out and FLat out 2 is actually the final project from Devry University game design students. That not bad atall for a first try of newcomers in game design.

Wha you talkin bout shiv, yuh should have more confidence in yuh talents. Wha yuh mean yuh cyah put together a All 4's for the 360? LMAO. With Live support? playing 4s online on meh 360, dat I sure yuh could handle in a 2 weeks (and I SURE it'll be a hit).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on August 15, 2006, 01:20:48 PM
I think I will wait until the premium go down to $200 US or lower. By then, there will be enough AAA titles to justify a purchase. Plus, by then I should be done playing most of the current gen Xbox, PS2 and Cube games that I want to play (emphasis on the word "should"). A Wii is a must-buy, though.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 16, 2006, 10:51:30 AM
3 years again.....more.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on September 28, 2006, 08:41:42 AM
Xbox Live Arcade is welcoming a new member to the family: id Software's classic shooter Doom. The game has all 4 levels of the first Doom (Ultimate Doom) with the standard single player difficulty levels. Multiplayer offers 4 players in split screen or over Xbox Live. There is co-op through the campaign and deathmatch with regular or ranked matches. The game is basically the same as it was way back when without any enhancements to the graphics or music. Finally, I can try out Doom deathmatch. I never got it working with my modem when it first came out. Hmm ... I might have to get a 360 first, though.

http://www.gamespot.com/events/x06/story.html?sid=6158839&pid=935829
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 28, 2006, 01:24:18 PM
Yea, I played it last night on Live, pretty smooth, once the other people have good connections. Brings back memories of playing with W1nTry back in 1997 on LAN, that was fun back then. If you have a 360 you should definitely check it out.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 29, 2006, 08:36:11 AM
This might as well be here since it relates to Xbox 360 owners:
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Microsoft announces HD-DVD pricing

And other Xbox 360 news


By Dean Pullen: Thursday 28 September 2006, 20:42

 AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS of negative press for Sony, Microsoft has announced a slew of products that will ensure Sony remain left in the doldrums.
Coming from the Tokyo game show, Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 will be able to support 1080p resolutions via a dashboard update later this year - a feature of the PS3 Sony has touted as being a major competitive advantage of its new console over the 360.

Obviously this feature will only be supported via component or VGA connections, as the 360 currently doesn't have official HDMI support.

It must be noted that this resolution will primarily be used to upscale current content and DVDs. Unlike Sony, no 'native' 1080p is currently planned.

Further news came from the Microsoft X06 Barcelona conference, where the HD-DVD drive's price and availability were announced. The add-on drive will retail for $199.00 in the US, €199.99 in Europe and Ł129.99 in the UK from mid November - the Japanese launch has already been confirmed for November 22nd at Ą19,800. Various new games for the Microsoft console were announced, but the most interesting was news of a partnership between Microsoft and a new Peter Jackson backed game studio, Wingnut Interactive - which may explain the bundling of King Kong with each HD-DVD drive.

Jackson will embark on a new "collaborative effort with Bungie Studios toco-create the next great chapter in the Halo universe", along with at least one other game based on newly created IP.

Further special mention goes to the promise of the much loved Sensible Soccer and Doom for future download via the Xbox 360's live arcade.

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Trinitus on September 29, 2006, 07:45:14 PM
The man get Americanized...it happens, as long as he doh call roti an "Indian Burrito" like that jackass on MTV

Who de hell was that bom ?? He need to clout in he head!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on September 29, 2006, 08:21:45 PM
LOL @ indian burrito
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 02, 2006, 03:17:12 PM
It was that guy on MTV's Road Rules/Real World Gauntlet II they had in Tobago last year.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on October 02, 2006, 03:47:37 PM
ALLYUH AH HAV GREAT NEWS........................XBOX360 FOR CHRISTMAS....YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY


got the gd news yesterday......any suggestions on games
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 02, 2006, 04:18:44 PM
Are you planning on getting Live? Do you have DSL? The 360 is built around Xbox Live and you will be impressed with the Set-up Microsoft has. As with Games;

Gears of War is due out November
COD 2 is good
COD 3 is coming out November as well
Kameo is good if you are into adventure games
Fight Night Round 3 for Boxing
Halo 3 of course is out early 2007 which every Xbox owner is anxiously awaiting
Sports games: NBA 2K7; NCAA Football 2007; Madden 07

etc... the list goes on....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on October 02, 2006, 05:48:16 PM
Yeah I hav DSL an XBOX LIVE will be coming wit the bundle(i think)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 02, 2006, 06:17:07 PM
Burnout cheap....and it real mad. Dead Rising very fun. Friggin Elder Scrolls 4 Oblivion.
I suggest you get (if you dont already have) an HD tv...its worth it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on October 02, 2006, 06:42:14 PM
My family cant afford an HD rite now but i hav a 36inch SDTV ...IS that gud enuff
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 02, 2006, 11:03:22 PM
yea, that's fine, but when you can afford it, get an HDTV with at least 1080i like Odion.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 03, 2006, 11:56:13 AM
yea, that's fine, but when you can afford it, get an HDTV with at least 1080i like Odion.

And ME :) I hear they updating the 360 soon to include support for 1080p I really not sure what the difference in standard is, but I assume its prettier on p than on i... anyone care to clarify, I feeling too lazy to google.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on October 04, 2006, 11:43:58 AM
Well i know u hada get fifa 07 i kno u is a football man
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on October 04, 2006, 03:39:36 PM
actually FIFA 07 is #1 on the list......
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on October 17, 2006, 07:52:22 PM
Ok with all this talk of hdtv and 1080 I need to know will the xbox 360 work with my standard 27" tv? It just has composite connections. Will  i need to get a new hdtv? If so I'll just stick with my p2 for now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on October 17, 2006, 08:28:48 PM
most likely it will work..............if not then the 360 wud b targeting higher class ppl
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on October 17, 2006, 08:38:18 PM
Yes it will...I've got friends who have theirs hooked up to standard tv sets. Not everyone has made the jump to HD...and not everyone can afford to anyway.

It simply looks much better on an HDTV...that's all.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on October 17, 2006, 10:02:55 PM
Thanks for the info
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 20, 2006, 12:30:26 PM
I wanted to put this in teh PS3 thread, but I decided against it:
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Xbox 360 sells out in Japan, PS3 cables cost extra

Console news roundup


By Dean Pullen: Friday 20 October 2006, 10:09

SURPRISING NEWS from Japan comes from stores selling the new Xbox 360 'Blue Dragon' bundle.
100,000 of the special edition consoles that come with a Blue Dragon faceplate, five miniature figures and the game Blue Dragon, have already sold out with another 90,000 on their way.

According to 1up.com, one major online retailer managed to sell out of their allotment in five minutes, with others managing to last most of the day.

This comes just weeks before the release of the PS3 in Japan, and it's a much-needed boost for Microsoft where most weeks it has been struggling to shift even 1,000 units of the 360 in the land of the rising sun.

In related console news, Sony have said that the first 500,000 PS3 systems shipped in North America will include "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," the Sony Pictures Entertainment comedy starring Will Ferrell.

This will come of some surprise to prospective PS3 owners considering that Sony have also announced that the console will not ship with a component cable, let alone any HDMI hook-up, meaning buyers wanting to view their PS3 in full-high-def glory must fork out even more cash for the privilege.

U.S. games will be released at previous-generation prices of $59.99 (expect that to translate to Ł49.99 in the UK, if Sony ever ships anything to Europe), but the bluetooth enabled controllers (with unremovable batteries) will sell for a sizeable $49.99, provoking more murmurs of discontent in the gaming community.

The PS3-branded HDMI cable will also retail at $49.99. Just for your information you can pick these up on ebay for less than 10 bucks.

At least you get a nice Blue-ray film bundled-in with your $599 PS3...which you can't actually watch at full resolution unless you spend more money on 'optional' accessories. Even Microsoft bothered to bundle a component output within the 360 premium pack. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 28, 2006, 06:38:31 PM
http://xbox360.vggen.com/news/news.php?id=2822

have a read
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on October 28, 2006, 07:57:25 PM
don't believe it, MGS 4 is a big part of the PS3's sell factor , sony not gonna give it up just like dat!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: spinner on October 28, 2006, 08:14:14 PM
what?!!? if thats the case, i want ah 360!! then again, MGS4 not coming out till nxt year so time will tell
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 28, 2006, 08:54:36 PM
If EGM says that, theere is soemthing going on there. However if it IS true......PS3? What alyuh want on your gravestone?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 28, 2006, 09:25:11 PM
Wow, for real.  MGS4 is the primary reason I'm buying a PS3 to start with, then I saw a game highlighted by X-Play (during their TGS coverage) called 'Lost Planet' for the 360.

My jaw FELL OFF AND RAN AWAY!!!! 

More and more the 360 lookin REAL viable, and now THIS!!?

DAMN!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 31, 2006, 10:46:10 PM
Well it's official, the Update is out today, Xbox 360 supports 1080p via the latest Dashboard update, so there goes Sony's claim to have superior HD output, also apparently anyone with a modded 360 will find themselves with a paperweight, since the new update detects modded systems and shuts them down completely. Modding does not pay.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 01, 2006, 09:35:18 AM
I tried to pull this update yesterday, but when it reached about 3/4 it timed out or something. I will try again later. Now can anyone answer me, what is the BIG difference between 1080p and 1080i OTHER than having to buy a new HDTV? I mean is the difference SO noticeable? and what defines the difference? pixel pitch? refresh rate? what exactly is the difference? (technical responses please)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 01, 2006, 10:05:56 AM
have a read W1n, it'll explain...Basically p is real HD per pixel, where as i is interlaced, so theoretically there is a difference...

http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6449_7-6361600-1.html
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 01, 2006, 10:36:48 AM
So in other words, its looks a bit better, but is gonna cost ya... I REAL good with 1080i thank you very much. That aside, here is an article I wasn't sure if to put in this thread or the PS3 thread. However I figure if I put it in the PS3 thread, the fangirls/boys would cry foul, so I will put it here:
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MICROSOFT'S Xbox 360 and Sony's soon to be seen PS3 are much of a muchness according to games developer, Denis Dyack.

In an interview with Game Daily,Dyack, who is president of Silicon Knights, said the 360 and the PS3 were are equal in power.

While the PS3 had more processing power, the 360 had more available memory, he said. There is potentially more power in the PS3 but it was harder for developers to tap and might as well not be there.

The public might think that the PS3 was better, but to developers, they both looked the same, Dyack said.

Of course the PS3 will end up costing punters a lot more so really his comments are a bit of win for Microsoft.

He said that Microsoft was looking really good. "In the beginning, everyone thought Sony would walk away with it, now we will not know sure for two years," he said. As far as the Wii is concerned, Dyack said that a lot would depend on whether its controller does not break over time.

Get the full interview here (http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2006/10/developer_profi.html#more)

So basically, ftw, the PS3 shouldn't really be all that better graphically than the 360... and even then both platforms have much to go as seen with their predecessors, the development teams really SQUEEZE more out of them as time goes along.... interesting... Wii for it :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Berzerk on November 18, 2006, 05:22:20 PM
i aint that much of a console man, but this has gotta help the 360's P.R

http://www.gwn.com/news/story.php/id/10737/  (for pics)


A user over on the Xbox forums is reporting an amazing story of survival. On Monday, 'Zikronix' was involved in a serious accident. His truck rolled three or four times. When the accident occurred, his Xbox 360, which had been sitting on one of the seats along with all his games and accessories, was thrown from the vehicle. Upon crawling from the wreck relatively unharmed, 'Zikronix' saw his beloved 360 and all his gear strewn along the road.





    "I walked over and picked up the 360. Face plate not to be found. 360 had a tire mark on it. It had been run over. Saints Row and Prey might be salvageable. One of the metal supports on the side was bent. And when I picked it up the case fell off. I straightened the metal side and put the case back together and turned it on. It fired up and went to the dash. I popped in a game and it read. Played for a little bit then watched a dvd.

    This is really a testament to the 360. Granted it won't hold face plates any more and it's got a tire mark on it. It also has a chip missing from the chrome bezel. But it works.

    On a side note I walked away with a bruised elbow."


wonder if ps3 is this tough... ^_^






Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TrinireturnofGamez on November 18, 2006, 06:32:36 PM
far fetched , doesn't looklike a tire mark to me .
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 18, 2006, 09:03:27 PM
And yet a SOFTWARE DASHBOARD UPDATE turned mine into a BRICK... wow wonders never cease...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on November 19, 2006, 09:15:11 AM
I wud like to see a picture of that 360 on the dashboard
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on November 20, 2006, 10:15:41 AM
this story is very believable

remember the story about the original xbox being bullet proof?


some guy used to sweat his xbox at all kinda hours and keep his roommate up and then finallly one night the room mate got vex, got a hand gun, walked into the room, and shot the xbox i think 3 times

xbox had minor damage and was still very playable.
i know a ps2 cant do that, wonder what the ps3 can take
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on November 22, 2006, 01:16:40 PM
So I am getting a XBOX 360 finally (aunt is buying it for Christmas). However, I will not be getting XBOX Live cause I don't have (and cannot get) DSL. TSTT just not offering it in my area. So, what are my best game options? Gears of War and other shooters will not have legs without Live. I was thinking something like Oblivion would be good.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on November 22, 2006, 01:20:55 PM
fable 2
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 22, 2006, 01:22:51 PM
Gears of War is GREAT regardless of whether you have Live right now or not. You can play Co-op with a friend at home....GREAT GAME, don't neglect!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Red Paradox on November 22, 2006, 02:59:03 PM
Reaper told me COD 3 was supurb on the 360...I saw the screenshots and it looks good as well...
Also Need for Speed Most Wanted and Carbon
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on November 22, 2006, 04:14:09 PM
here are some guaranteed top sellers coming @ years end
Lost Planet by capcom and Mass Effect by Bioware (this one is under alot of people's radar, but it's by the developers of KOTOR and Jade Empire, how could itn ot be good?)

yeah fuh real NWN 1&2 and baldura's gate by them too
mass effect is a scifi RPG if i'm correct
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on November 22, 2006, 04:30:46 PM
yuh mean published by Obsidian?

and mass effect eh out either dude :angry:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on November 22, 2006, 07:11:03 PM
it eh comming at the end of the year, feb 2007.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on November 22, 2006, 08:55:07 PM
Alright guys, thanks for the input so far. I would like to get a game or two this year, though, (this week, if possible) and I am on somewhat of a budget. I would more likely get one game alone if it is at full price or maybe two if I can get them at a lower price.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 23, 2006, 01:20:37 AM
Rejoice you PC FPS gamers, salvation may be at hand for pwnage on the Xbox 360.

 :rolleyes:

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12316/Connect-a-Mouse-and-Keyboard-to-Your-Xbox-360/

W1nTry will be thinking he can own me in COD 2 now with him on a Keyboard and Mouse. LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 23, 2006, 07:53:13 AM
Rejoice you PC FPS gamers, salvation may be at hand for pwnage on the Xbox 360.

 :rolleyes:

http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12316/Connect-a-Mouse-and-Keyboard-to-Your-Xbox-360/

Correction, I WILL WTFPWN you with a keyboard and mouse :p
W1nTry will be thinking he can own me in COD 2 now with him on a Keyboard and Mouse. LOL

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 23, 2006, 08:14:22 AM
I was a witness and I saw Vin Deisel in a Black Honda Civic with Green neons do it!!!!
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Crooks thieve Ł750,000 worth of Xbox 360s

Look out for dodgy dealers

By INQUIRER newsdesk: Thursday 23 November 2006, 10:48
CRIMINALS HAVE NICKED a shipment of Xbox 360s worth about Ł750,000 during a lorry hijacking soon after it left a depot near Lichfield in Staffordshire, reports The Times.

No doubt the consoles will be popping up at dodgy market stalls across the country as Christmas time approaches. Police in Staffordshire are looking for witnesses to the hijacking which supposedly happened on Monday at about 5am, on the A38 motorway.

It's thought that there were at least three men involved in the hijacking, believed to be driving a Range Rover and Rover saloon. Apparently, they signalled for the driver of the lorry to slow down, at which point the driver assumed the gang was letting him know there was something trapped under the wheels of his lorry. This was not the case, though, and once pulled over, the gang attacked the driver and made off with the lorry, which was later found devoid of someone's Christmas presents on the A38 at Minworth in Warwickshire.

The driver was taken to hospital for his injuries but was deemed okay and discharged. Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK, the distributor, has apparently ordered an internal investigation about the attack.

Staffordshire copper Peter Stevens told The TImes: "We are appealing for information from anyone who is offered these games in suspicious circumstances, such as in a pub, at a car boot sale or off the back of a lorry." Or from Nintendo employees. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on November 23, 2006, 06:09:04 PM
i would say as im looking to get a xbox 360 as well..
this is my list of games to get NOT ALL AT ONCE EH
fps
COD 3
F.E.A.R
RAINBOW SIX VEGAS
GEARS OF WAR
LOST PLANET....
now i can say for 29.99 in ebgames each you can get
Prey , Quake 4 , Perfect Dark Zero , Call Of Duty 2

RPGS
Elder scrolls
Oblivon
Enchanted arms..
i have no knowledge of future rpg releases sorry

Fighting
doa 4
<update if i find anything else>


i dont really care about racing etc >_> so i jus gave you my advice on shooters since i looove shooters
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 23, 2006, 10:39:17 PM
http://gamesnews.virgin.net/Virgin/Lifestyle/Games/virginGamesNewsDetail/0,13470,1708317_technology,00.html

BIG UP T&T and WI Cricket - Brian lara have a Video Game coming to Xbox 360 and PC...LOL

Maybe now they will do better in virtual cricket than REAL LIFE.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rassmatic on November 23, 2006, 10:51:11 PM
yeah. he's had his own game since 1999. i was looking forward for brian lara international cricket 2005 for the original xbox, but never got it. the 2007 version looks alot better thought. here's a link to the preview....

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sports/internationalcricket2007/index.html?q=brian%20lara%20cricket

i hope it's better than ea sport's cricket 07. the batting in that game was fun, but bowling SUCKED!!!!! here's the review....

http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/sports/cricket07/index.html?q=cricket%2007
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on November 24, 2006, 01:28:46 PM
Thanks again guys. I got Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing 3. I have always been a fan of the Gotham series since Metropolis Street Racer on Dreamcast. Also, the low end car in this game is an Acura NSX so we talking strictly exotics. Perfect Dark was one of my favorites back in the N64 days so that was an easy choice. 2 games for 60 bucks is not bad at all.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 02, 2006, 09:05:37 PM
Well W1nTry, your replacement Xbox 360 has been ordered, you should have it on the 12th, with Gears of War, COD 3 and a copy of Halo 2. Get those Gears turning!! LOL  ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on December 03, 2006, 12:40:13 AM
bwtmc

now that is service

hook me up too, gratis
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 03, 2006, 01:04:56 AM
Baego, are you the long lost cousin that I never knew about?? LOL  ^_^ Family privaleges, what can i say....  :ph34r:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on December 03, 2006, 10:54:17 AM
Well, I got my 360 (the good one) on Friday and had a little scare at first. When I plugged it in, it would not turn on. I kept plugging and unplugging it and could not figure out what was wrong. I later headed over to JK and they tried one of their adapters and it worked fine. Then, they tried my adapter and it worked as well. So, I went back home and tried it and it worked. I later found out, by experimenting, that if I plug the power cable into the 360 first and then into the wall, it does not work. If I plug it into the wall first, then the 360, it works. Strange stuff. So, anyway, the first place I tried it was at my ex-gf's house. I got her hooked on games and her brother has a 40-something inch HDTV so I figured that was the best place to try it out. Needless to say, the picture was stunning. Gaming in widescreen is amazing. It is so easy to get used to. I got 2 games from the new Platinum Hits line, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Perfect Dark Zero. So far I have been rocking Gotham. This game takes me back to the glory days of Need For Speed 2. Anyone remember that? That was a game where each and every car was a work of art, an exotic masterpiece if you will. This game is very similar. I mean, in a couple days I have a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Maserati, Jaguar and so many other amazing cars that you don't see every day. The manual states, "If it's slower than 170, why bother?" My kind of game, indeed. The inside car view is one of the best I have ever seen. Viewing mirrors with the right analog stick is a stroke of genius. I only touched Perfect Dark Zero a little on the HDTV and it seemed ok. I will have to try it out some more later.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: EmpireKing on December 03, 2006, 11:35:23 AM
sounds like fun
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 03, 2006, 01:13:28 PM
Viv, I sent you a friend Request... Redlum08.. accept it. If you're into FPS games and the sort, Get Gears of War, if you were impressed with the graphics in PGR, then you will be blown away by Gears of War.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Trinitus on December 17, 2006, 01:12:23 PM
I played the 360 at a friends house, the first game....Gears of war.....dat game REALLLLL BADDD...better yet it only cost $475....sweet....i will be buying COD 3 for his system for christmas going to be breat,( contemplates buying a 360)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 18, 2006, 12:23:10 PM
Quote
Xbox 360
As reported last week in the games round-up, Blue Dragon has caused quite a stir in Japan.

80,348 copies were sold upon release, boosting the title into 4th place within the Japanese games charts - unprecedented for a Microsoft console in Japan.

Other records were smashed by Microsoft this week. Microsoft has announced that more than 2 million copies of Xbox 360 title Gears of War have now been sold around the globe, making it the fastest-selling next-gen console game so far.

It's also the most played game on Xbox Live, with more than 1 million GoW players taking part in 10 million online gaming sessions.

Good news for GoW fans comes from Epic Games President, Mike Capps, discussing charging for downloadable content: "We started long before the game ever came out; we started on the next stuff. We always take care of our customers, we always give them stuff for free and we're going to keep doing that forever."

Epic have a history of releasing free additional content (e.g. Unreal), and it would be incredibly pleasing if they continued this trend with GoW.

Microsoft have also updated the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility list with a new update. Head over to 1up.com for the full list of updates and additions. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 18, 2006, 01:28:01 PM
Gears of War is da Shiznit!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on December 18, 2006, 06:50:53 PM
I am not sure how many know or have tried this with the 360 but I did. I connected my 360 to my PC via ethernet. Then, I downloaded the Zune software and installed it on my PC. I downloaded the first episode of Heroes via bittorrent. It was in avi format and I converted it to wmv with a program called VideoLAN. I then put it in the "My Videos" folder in "My Documents". I ran the Zune program and turned on my 360. Under the media tab I chose my PC and voila ... there was the episode of Heroes. So, I can watch Heroes on my TV streamed from my PC to my 360. That is some cool stuff. Yes, it loses some quality in the conversion to wmv but it is still as good as standard TV. So far, only wmv is supported for video streaming so the conversion is a necessity. I am in the process of downloading all the Heroes episodes so I can have a marathon whenever I feel like it. Of course, when the DVD set comes out I will buy it but this is an extremely nice substitute in the meantime.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on December 19, 2006, 07:34:35 AM
viv,

why not just go from your PC to your TV direct via one of the other inputs? SVIDEO or composite?

I'm all for squeezing all the goodness from your console but I think going direct with the PC will save you the conversion steps and quality loss etc...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on December 19, 2006, 10:27:05 AM
Hmm ... I never really thought of that. I checked my video card, a GeForce 5500, and it has a s-video output. My tv, though, does not have s-video inputs. Actually, the only reason I tried all that was because the 360 could do it. I don't usually download videos and prefer to buy DVD's. On another note, anyone else think the idea of Xbox 360 Achievements was nothing short of brilliant? I actually got hooked on Hexic because of those. I guess it calls out to my inner collector.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 19, 2006, 11:47:39 AM
Yea Viv, the Achievement system is brilliant, Hopefully MS starts letting people use the GamerScore points to buy stuff, it'll be even more worth the time invested in playing through games. But there are people with Ridiculous Gamerscores, I believe the highest I've seen is a man with 109,000+ now that is a man with NO LIFE!...... ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Trinitus on December 19, 2006, 01:03:54 PM
ok ppl Its oficial by the end of Next year i buying one of these systems....yes i will, then ill worry bout the PC upgrading. Got this advice from my mom actually cause my initial goal is to get house and land, but nonetheless that system will be mine, but what i want to know what are the monthly rates like down here in Trinidad, and how does Live run down here for those of you forunate enough to experience it?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 19, 2006, 11:36:42 PM
http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/xcm-xfps-xbox-360-keyboardmouse-adapter-available-now-223087.php (http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/xcm-xfps-xbox-360-keyboardmouse-adapter-available-now-223087.php)

Look W1nTry, no need for a 360 controller anymore, You can pwn in COD 2 and COD 3!! LOL ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Trinitus on December 20, 2006, 08:56:00 PM
I seeing some serious pwnge with this adapter but i do belive ppl will see this as cheating as you can get more pinpoint shots, just imagine the amout of headshot kills in Halo 3 with this at your side.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rassmatic on December 21, 2006, 02:37:43 PM
 ^_^ ^_^ ha ha ha  ^_^ ^_^ poor sony. they're losing exclusives by the dozen. GTA4, assassin's creed, fatal inertia, bladestorm, now this? if MGS4 comes to the 360, they're through :wacko: click the link to read....

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/752/752074p1.html
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on December 21, 2006, 02:44:02 PM
could swore i posted this earlier..wait no wrong message board. But yeah if sony loses mgs4 i got some fanboys to point and laugh at...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Synchronomyst on December 21, 2006, 03:07:36 PM
OH S**T! PWNT! IN THE FACE, SONY! IN THE FAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCEEEEEE!


Damn, Sega. That's cold. Coooooold-Blooooooded!



Wii60 for teh wizzin.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on December 21, 2006, 08:02:41 PM
lol as long as they have tekken+SC i'll buy ps(#) consoles, i didn't even know people play VF (j/k)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on December 30, 2006, 01:10:54 AM
Does anyone know anywhere in T&T where you can buy Xbox 360 Points? I am talking about the cards that you can buy in stores that have a code and are worth a certain number of points.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 31, 2006, 11:44:44 AM
CHeck JK Entertainment. 671-9327. Its cheaper to use your credit card btw.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 05, 2007, 08:35:18 PM
How do games like Gears of War , DOA4 and Table Tennis perform on xbox live with tstt dsl?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 05, 2007, 10:04:55 PM
W1nTry runs GOW and COD 3 with multiple people on his console on Live and it's fine. Once you not downloading anything on your PC at the same time you safe. I don't have that problem cause I am in NY and I have Digital Cable with a Cable Modem, so DSL is slow compared to my connection.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 06, 2007, 09:13:26 AM
same........8MB cable line in Florida
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 07, 2007, 03:09:23 AM
AH FINALLY GET THE DAMN 360!!!   YAAAAY!!!!!

Gamertag: Arcmanov     (yeah "Arcman" was taken.  Can you believe that $#!t!!?)

Oh LLAAAWWDD!!!   Gears Of War is the MUTHAF--KIN OWNAGE!!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 08, 2007, 08:44:12 AM
INteresting:
Quote
Xbox 360 gets IPTV

CES 007 Who needs Blu-ray or HD DVD when you have an IP addy?

By Theo Valich in Las Vegas: Monday 08 January 2007, 11:03
Click here to find out more!
MICROSOFT JUST HASN'T stopped with cracking the holes in PlayStation 3 armour. First it knocked the 1080p discussion, and now, an IPTV service is being prepared in order to make the Xbox the TiVo device for the late first decade of the 21st century.

Unlike the thing Steve Jobs will allegedly be unveiling at his MacWorld keynote - opening exactly the same day as CES this year - IPTV content isn't provided by Microsoft. However, it is working with existing content providers that run their services.

Robbie Bach used the CES Keynote to launch the service with an intelligent name: IPTV for the Xbox 360. Since companies are only talking about social networking blah blah, it's no wonder that this service will feature a sort of joint commenting on content, all with the aim of having as deep a social impact as possible. Just imagine heated arguments over a "scientific error" in one of the sci-fi series [Sheesh, let's hope not. Ed.]. All that, courtesy of IPTV on Xbox 360.

We have seen the demo and we have to say that Microsoft has added a lot of headroom with the console, because software just keeps on being developed. The amount of official modding has just been incredible.

You're still thinking that a larger hard drive isn't on the way? Think of 120GB local storage and hundreds of gigabytes at your local media server. Or a terabyte or two? µ

* THE service is planned to start working by Yule 007. The exact details are unavailable.

Shiv some input here. So we're seeing Sony sell the PS3 as a BR player + gaming console, whilst MS seems to be selling its 360 as a gaming console but constantly adding functionality through software. Whats your take on this and how it looks for the future of both consoles?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 08, 2007, 09:20:45 AM
MS is adding functionality because of many reasons. Most being these two

1. They have ALOT more money than SONY to spend on the system.
2. MS has a deadline to "take over" the game market...its 8 years after the XBOX was launched. They can trump SONY with anything they bring out.

the PS3 is a Blu Ray disc player that plays games, not the other way around. However the 360 is the opposite. It funtions primarily as an online gaming console with bells and whistles for multimedia support.

SONY is hoping people "realize" that Blu Ray is a better quality version of picture than HD. However I did think it was a night and day difference.....not so much now. Wednesday I went to Best Buy looking for a Wii (didnt find one of course) and checked out Blu Ray and HD again. Blu Ray is more vibrant than HD, its brighter and more colorful. However you are only noticing these differences when placed side by side.

Now SONY boasts Blu Ray for their games to add extra content. Game reviewers are once again seeing the wrong thing in Blu Ray. Its designed to allow uncompressed (higher res so to speak) data to be placed on the disc. You can have all the space but if you dont have the power to do it obviously it wont work well.

Now SONY themselves are saying "more content", but its just talk. Companies are right now catching their @ss to make a functioning game on a regular Dual Layer DVD, much less add MORE content to the game. Its a human flaw, not a technical one if you want to call it that.

Future of the consoles, the PS3 is going to sell and do well but not as well as the PS2 did atall, especially at that price. People are still viewing it as a gaming system, and 600 US for a console is kinda ridiculous. I dont know if SONY is trying to change the face of their fanbase from "hardcore consoler" to "average consoler that watches movies and plays games".....i cant say.

For the 360 the future depends on if they keep their pace now. If 360 turns out an exclusive console (only console not PC) title every few months that is stellar SONY isnt catching that system, not even with Metal Gear. If Lost Planet sells well, followed by Bioshock, Age of Conan, Forza Motorsport 2 then the juggernaut of Halo 3 and the immense Crackdown sales (because it comes with HALO 3 online demo)  well, the 360's fate is sealed for most sales.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 08, 2007, 09:47:12 AM
Arcman, I sent you a friend request on Live (Redlum08), accept the request.

I agree with Shiv's statements W1nTry.

W1nTry, stop with the Oblivion already, let's play some COD 3 and Gears of War.....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 08, 2007, 09:50:53 AM
Hey I was sweating GOW steady on saturday for a good few hours well, what you talking about? If I recall YOU LEFT :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Beomagi on January 08, 2007, 11:31:07 AM
Kinda hard to put down oblivion - up to level 11 (massive super tweaking! i.e. 5-5-5 each level, with minimum number of skills for maximum level, endurance first for max hp). kinda hate the level system. i.e. if all my main skills were major, i'd never get a full 5-5-5 on levelling. Magic is the sh!t compared to morrowind. Jumping sucks though. Love seeing things flying back from a magical touch.

btw - as far as the difference between bluray and hddvd for video - vibrance and color is a matter of the system, tv settings, and the encoding. if both are made from the same original film, then the only difference should be near unnoticable extra details from bluray's extra capacity, though noticing it will be near impossible. 30GB max for hddvd?

720x480 for dvd at 4.5GB
1920x1080 for hd - [1920*1080/(720*480)]*4.5GB = 27GB.
that accounts not only for video *increase, but also sound.

does not take into account, the suppossed better compression today, in which case the capacity, can be smaller.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 08, 2007, 11:47:26 AM
Well you see Beo, as Shiv mentioned, one of the selling points of the BR is the fact that capacity wise, it can afford to have compression-less formats. Now we all know there are great compresion techniques that require minimal overhead in terms of processing (ala HD-Divx and Xvid). However its still an overhead. Now if you combine the available capacity with compression then you can really run wild with the amt of storage capacity available. Of course I say we opt for option 3. THe Chinese HD content disc (cyah rem the name atm) + Linux. That way we avoid all the DRM infections and having to pay intel or whomever else royalties to play HDCP discs. Its all just a way to squeeze the consumer more whilst their pockets get fatter and fatter for no good reason.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Beomagi on January 08, 2007, 03:05:57 PM
ditto - been asking for open disc (no it doesn't exist - YET!) over the current fare on techreport. Rather something good for consumers than the lesser of 2 evils. I REALLY dont like the idea that a bluray player can be disabled, or updated by inserting a movie disc.

And I know about the artifacting and all that - I play with video compression a lot (started because of my tv card). It's just that it's impossible to see a difference with the naked eye. Hate that HDCP protection has to be in my gpu, monitor and optical drive, because it means constant interrupts to the os.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 14, 2007, 01:00:01 PM
I beat GoW on Insane and unlocked a new gamerpic with Marcus and a red omen. I was wondering if anyone has come across a website that lists games with gamerpics like this along with the criteria to unlock them.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on January 14, 2007, 01:39:38 PM
mind you vf has a very large fanbase
and vf4 happens to be one of the best most balanced fighters to ever have been made.

tekken could himc
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on January 14, 2007, 01:48:17 PM
i did say i was joking smarty, i know vf games are supposed to be good, they said that tekken 4 was much weaker than the vf game that was out at the time and i know people argue the series to be better than tekken but the point is that
tekken is better in my opinion and SC is right up there with it so why the hell would i buy a 360 for vf when i could get a ps3 for sc and tekken?

so imo vf could himc

we should also note that the game just isn't an exclusive anymore and will still be out on the ps3 so this means that if i cared for vf i could buy all 3 for my ps3
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on January 14, 2007, 02:08:31 PM
i never said that i expected all to remain, if you read my first post over u'll see that i said that as long as they have those two games <---meaning that if they don't well then thats another story

and even if you want to say sc2 was better than 3, 2 was also on the ps2 just on the xbox ans gc as well, it just means that you didn't like what they did with the game and even if it was a multi platform game it would still be lower than sc2
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on January 14, 2007, 02:32:12 PM
thats what i said didn't i....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 15, 2007, 09:05:13 AM
Hmm viv like we hadda sweat some GOW. Redlum stick this weekend add meh and I go add yuh, we go run a few rounds. I eh usually dat good, now and then I get in the zone, but its a kinda unpredictable kinda thing. We go organise a sweat soon. Redlum, cowsquad, shiv, myself and arcman hopefully.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 15, 2007, 09:26:52 AM
I didn't stick, I came on remember, and then you decided you had enough of GOW and went to play Oblivion.  :angry: Leaving me there to play GOW with Arcman, who I started helping with his campaign. I tried hooking up with Vivman before, but he say his connection too slow, so I dunno what going on there, he may not be able to sweat with us. As for Shiv, he not around on Live much anymore, once Burning Crusade drop tomorrow, Shiv will be lost to the real world and back on WoW. CowSquad and Rumbaby are occassionally on, and Arcman also only plays on weekends I think, so it'll have to be well organized and planned in advance. Perhaps post a time and date on this forum about the GOW Sweat and see how many people we can get to commit.  :ph34r:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 15, 2007, 09:42:35 AM
Yeah @ post time and date. However yuh stick yesterday too, I was on GOW WHOLE evening, from like 5-8. Then I went back to Oblivion. Gimme a time you will 'usually' be around to sweat each day.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 15, 2007, 12:36:16 PM
Yeh, sorry about that. Unfortunately, I have Green Dot cause TSTT DSL not available in my area. So, no Xbox Live for me. I can connect to Live but when I try to play a game, it does not work. I was thinking about the EVDO but I am not sure if that is fast enough for Live.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rassmatic on January 15, 2007, 03:53:30 PM
yuh kno laertes is right. sony only had soul calibur 3 exclusive and that game kinda sucked. as for tekken, well maybe u should just read on......

http://www.joystiq.com/2007/01/02/rumor-tekken-6-on-xbox-360/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 15, 2007, 05:01:19 PM
Very nice.  Now that I have a 360, BRING TING nah man.
Sony will have to 'suck it' this rounds.

'it' = big 'n' veiny
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 15, 2007, 05:28:33 PM
vf >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
>>>tekken
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on January 15, 2007, 06:39:50 PM
preach eeet
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 15, 2007, 07:27:49 PM
Seriously virtua fighter 4 evolution was really really good. The training mode was the bomb and is everything a training mode in every fighting game should be. The only downside to VF is the steep learning curve ie NO NOOBS CAH BUTTON MASH AND WIN ala Tekken and feel they hot. All in all I'm glad it's coming to 360 cause i ain't wanna get no "POS" ps3 atm (although I must admit Gran Turismo HD Demo is STUNNING).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on January 15, 2007, 09:06:07 PM
i still laugh at people that think that people can button mash there way in tekken....sigh

so lets see, if sc4 goes multiplatform then it's just for all consoles (or at least 360+ps3) which means that it's the same as vf

the tekken news is just a rumor for now but if it goes multi as well then it's the same. so that means that other titles will determine which system i rather have, and i haven't heard any ff13 rumors so i guess i'll still tend towards ps3

lets also not forget the rumors that tekken 5 was going to be multi as well so i kinda doubt the tekken 6 rumor (for now anyway)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 15, 2007, 09:46:50 PM
i button mash and win and i'm not afraid to say it...yes it can be done, infact alot of "hot" men does button mash and don't even know it :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on January 15, 2007, 10:53:02 PM
LIES!!!!!!!!! button mash a victory over bryanmaster nah lol
botton mashing and combos doh work on the leet men so
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 15, 2007, 11:03:19 PM
course not but versus the average person it can. average people outnumber 1337 people 10000 to 1
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Xenos on January 16, 2007, 12:41:47 PM
bleh well i started playing tekken3 against neon, baego, bellaz and my bro, it was pretty pointless to even try button mashing against them, i had to take licks like a man and like it until i became good enough, the other non-related people i play are usually people that neon would've sweat with at the time when he won the tourney and stuff so i've pretty much only played good players and on the few ocasions i played noobs i owned them like there was no tomorrow and found myself having to ease them up to make fights more enjoyable.

even at the arcades (which i hadly play since i'm not used to the joystick :( ) it's pretty much impossible to "wild up" and win IMO. the noobs still get owned though.....maybe i'm looking at the average as noobs or something.....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 16, 2007, 10:19:48 PM
Latency wise, EV-DO is not good for Live. You need a land line unfortunately.. so that kinda sucks...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 17, 2007, 01:55:54 AM
Yeah boy, level tings to do immc during the week, so tryin to get in a decent game is a scene.
Saturday and Sunday evenings is usually the best time for me.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 17, 2007, 04:42:43 PM
W1nTry, organize a date and time please, so that I can calendar it in on my Blackberry..LOL

Arcman, last night was real weak on my part, I was not playing my best and I kept on getting distracted by my fiance, so I need a rematch with you and woodyear99...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on January 17, 2007, 05:45:58 PM
lies
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 19, 2007, 10:37:58 PM
W1nTry, organize a date and time please, so that I can calendar it in on my Blackberry..LOL

Arcman, last night was real weak on my part, I was not playing my best and I kept on getting distracted by my fiance, so I need a rematch with you and woodyear99...LOL

Hehe yeah it would be cool to have another session of GOW, the unranked does be unreliable, alot of times you does be getting ppl just running around and getting snipe off.

Arcman and I getting COD 3 next week too if you wanna sweat... :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 23, 2007, 02:26:32 PM
Yea, Fix up, we have a good side for COD 3 also, W1nTry and Guest, CowSquad, RumBaby, Shiv, you and Arcman and myself. Nuff men to go Multiplayer.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 23, 2007, 03:39:19 PM
Redlum08 and W1nTry vs. ARcman and woodyear99 gewwe a time to work with and we'll return the favour from dat 1 on 2 you 2 priding victory from :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 23, 2007, 05:12:19 PM
Ay, we not 'priding victory' by any means eh.
I not playin biggish.  I know FULL well what Redlum08 is capable of.  Seen it with me own eyes.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 23, 2007, 05:18:47 PM
Ay, we not 'priding victory' by any means eh.
I not playin biggish.  I know FULL well what Redlum08 is capable of.  Seen it with me own eyes.
Running scared now I see.... (doh study me is jes guntalk LMAO) but yeah, date and time?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 24, 2007, 03:27:10 PM
Viv real BEASTING dem acheivements... see what lacking Live! does do lol (no offense)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 25, 2007, 11:49:43 AM
I try. ;-)  Gears of War on Insane is a real challenge on your own. My nightly routine since Christmas is at least 2-4 hours of Oblivion. So far I clocking 80+ hours with no end in sight. Currently I am Grand Champion of the Arena, Arch-Mage of the Mages Guild and Master of the Fighters Guild. I now working on the Thieves Guild which seems a bit easier when you can cast Invisibility, Chameleon and Open Lock spells. This game really is one of the greatest of all time, IMHO. It is like a single player MMO and reminds me a lot of when I first played EverQuest. That game was so huge and open-ended with so much stuff to do and Oblivion is the same way. I can easily see myself putting in over 200 hours in this game.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 25, 2007, 11:55:16 AM
Ways... again see what lack of Live does cause... I am Grand Champion of the Arena, Defender of the fighters Guild, Cat burglar of the theives guild, cyah rem what of the mages (but I reach the university though), White knight, and a few other things cyah rem right now. Outta curiousity what is the race and stats of your char? I am a dark elf, who major atts are strengh, light armour, security, destruction magic and something else... either way I am a master of the blade and journeyman of most attributes save mercantile, and those at the bottom of the list XD i've also closed at least 9 oblivion gates, maybe more now, cyah rem.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 25, 2007, 12:22:24 PM
I always had a thing for casters but when I first laid eyes on Firiona Vie, the high elf mage on the box of EverQuest, I decided that most of my characters would be female, high elf mages (plus they are very easy on the eyes). So, here is some info on my Oblivion character:

Name - Kaelin
Race - High Elf
Birthsign - The Mage
Class - Mage
Level - 29
Health - 320
Magicka - 350

Attributes
Strength - 50
Intelligence - 100
Willpower - 100
Agility - 59 (modified)
Speed - 70
Endurance - 82 (modified)
Personality - 61
Luck - 50

Major Skills
Alchemy - 100
Alteration - 77
Conjuration - 89
Destruction - 97
Illusion - 80
Mysticism - 43
Restoration - 56

Notable Minor Skills
Armorer - 41
Athletics - 46 (running from enemies a lot)
Blade - 39
Light Armor - 71 (lots of glass armor)
Mercantile - 39
Security - 37
Sneak - 44 (rising more recently with Thieves Guild quests)
Speechcraft - 54 (lots of persuasion)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 25, 2007, 12:46:08 PM
I'll fill in my stats properly when I get home, that aside, since fable i've been inclined towards melee or rather chars with physical attacks vs. Magical. Same applies to most FF and other such RPG style games. Off the top of my head though... these are the ROUGH meaning most likely +/- 5-9 points

Name - W1nTry (duh)
Race - Dark Elf
Birthsign - The Serpent (in retrospec I should take the one with invisibility)
Class - Custom (Hitokiri XD)
Level - 19 (last I checked)
Health - >250
Magicka - 109

Attributes
Strength - 80s (normal, 91 with accessory and vampire attributes)
Intelligence - 50s
Willpower - 50s
Agility - 50s
Speed - 40s
Endurance - 100 (100+ with enchanted armour)
Personality - 40s
Luck - 50

Major Skills
Alteration - 50s
Athletics - 50s
Blade - 100
Destruction - 60s
Light Armor - 50s
Restoration - 60s
Security - 50s

Minor Skills
Alchemy - 20s
Armorer - 50s
Conjuration - <20
Hand to hand - 40s
Illusion - <20
Mercantile - <30
Mysticism - <30
Sneak - 50s
Speechcraft - 30s

I've also got a house in the Imperial city (more like a shack) and a mansion in Anvil (I keep ALL my loot there... gots TONNES of armour of all kinds save ebony). I'll fill in accurate stuff later when it in front of meh.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 25, 2007, 01:11:24 PM
Yeh, I got the shack too in Imperial City. I am planning to buy the other houses later on after I finish the guild quests. That is when I will probably dive headfirst into the meat of the game. My plan was to go through the guild quests (for achievements) then go into the main quest. I might allow myself to get sidetracked with some sidequests on the way, though. Extra money/loot is always welcome. I tell you, this game puts games like Diablo to shame with the amount of content in it and even compares favorably to some MMO's (without charging a monthly fee).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 25, 2007, 01:43:42 PM
So wait... you haven't been playing the main quest? closing oblivion gates etc? cause let me give yuh a heads up, the higher ur level, the higher the level of enemies you encounter in oblivion and eventually they spill out into the noraml Syrodil... where have you reached on the MAIN storyline?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 25, 2007, 06:05:06 PM
Hmm ... interesting. Well, I still have to find the emperor's son. Yes, I have a hell of a lot to do on the main quest. I just figured that I would do the guild quests first to get the achievements. I thought that if I went on with the main quest I might not be able to do the guild quests later on. Well, I will just have to deal with harder enemies and they will have to deal with my increased level of @$$ kicking.



Update ... I just finished the Thieves Guild questline and I am now Master of the guild. Next up, the Dark Brotherhood.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 29, 2007, 09:16:58 AM
Dread masterchief08 stick this weekend... I eh know what happen. As for Oblivion, I am progressing in the theives guild and did some other side quests. That aside, for all those wondering how hard it would be to make a motion sensitive Xbox 360 controller... well considering a guy added 2-axis capabilities to his in 2 weeks... I am POSITIVE MS wouldn't have much problems doing it properly. Have a look here: http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/22/xbox-360-controller-gets-motion-sensitive/ (http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/22/xbox-360-controller-gets-motion-sensitive/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 29, 2007, 05:07:34 PM
A lil tip for Oblivion folks. I blasted through the Thieves Guild and Dark Brotherhood quests with a bit of help. You see, I finished the Mages Guild quests beforehand and had access to the Altar of Enchanting. I had a couple pieces of equipment with Chameleon - 25% and 30% before. Now I just enchanted a few more with Chameleon so that I could have more than 100%. After that, all stealth missions were a breeze. It helps with other missions too because most enemies cannot detect you with 100% Chameleon. You can attack multiple times and they just stand there begging for more. I am thinking of doing something similar with Willpower so my Magicka will regenerate at blinding speeds.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 29, 2007, 07:20:32 PM
 :rolleyes: Sorry W1nTry, I couldn't get past the woman this weekend gone, I had no time to play, she was watching me like a Hawk  :angry: Everytime I think she going to rest, I was wrong and couldn't boot the 360 up. We will have to arrange for another night, this time, Arcman and Woodyear99 need to set the date. Look at Vivman Gamerscore, sh%t he catching up to my humble 6402, shucks, gotta play more....You and Odion get left in the dust, and Vivman just playing more and more, so it looks like my 6402 won't stand up much longer.  :huh:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 29, 2007, 11:08:35 PM
I might get close but you have a $hitload of Live Arcade games to boost your score a bit. If I could find somewhere locally that sells Live Points, I would be in business (no credit card). Also, you have Xbox Live so you can get the online achievements.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: CONVICT on January 29, 2007, 11:41:40 PM
MS points boy...like everybody want them
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 30, 2007, 08:55:38 AM
I will re-iterate for the umpteenth time, Viv doh have Live. De man internet connection salting (unfortunately) so he could afford to mine acheivement points cause he cyah do anything else atm. When he hit live, yuh go see how progress will slow LOL (no offense eh viv but yuh know its the truth).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 30, 2007, 10:07:37 AM
Hey Convict, I sent you a friend request, Add W1nTry, we need more Trinis to play GOW
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 30, 2007, 10:48:37 AM
Actually, it should be the opposite. The achievements that I could not do before, I could finally do. Examples: Get 100 kills with the chainsaw, Play Co-op levels.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 30, 2007, 10:55:03 AM
Actually, it should be the opposite. The achievements that I could not do before, I could finally do. Examples: Get 100 kills with the chainsaw, Play Co-op levels.
LMAO... hear dis man, he thinks is a seta NPC or n00bs on Live. Granted there are, but usually you're NEVER that lucky. Live will SLOW your acheivement rate ask ANYONE who's on it (save those that only sweat dem arcade games). Dread the minute I got Live, meh achievement rate went down. Granted I started with COD2 which has NO acheivements on LIVE, then Halo 2 (also NO acheivements on Live) then came GOW (which does have achievements, but to say yuh gonna easily get 100 chainsaw kills in RANKED Matches... LMAO). Dude yuh eh see masterchief play yet and he eh have 100 of those, so TRUST ME it WILL slow yuh down. On an aside though, if yuh real GOSU it could happen. Get a working DSL connection to run Live on and we go sweat. After we see how good yuh are we go talk again.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 30, 2007, 11:01:49 AM
Hey Viv, the game treats Co-op like single player, you get the same achievements. So if you were to start the game from fresh without the achievements, and you played co-op on Insane throughout the entire game, you would unlock all the Hardcore achievements, cause you would have had to beat it on Casual first to unlock Insane. Plus you can collect the COG tags during Co-op, same achievements. The only ones you wouldn't get is the Ranked match achievements for 100 kills etc using chainsaw, stomp, pistol etc...You need to upgrade your connection. What I don't get it how can you connect to live and still not play online, have you tried a direct connection to your modem without using your PC at the same time? Seems strange that it lets you connect but you can't play on Live. Oh well....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 30, 2007, 11:05:43 AM
The only reason Masterchief08 doh have those Ranked achievements is cause I don't play Ranked Matches. I need a good team to play with so that we don't get raped by those men that play 24/7, then you really don't get achievements. Once we set and ready to play ranked then we can get those achievements. I play with guys that have all the achievements, but they play as clans etc...so. It's a shame Vivman can't play on Live, he would see for himself how those guys beast that game on Live. No scope sniping and men dancing around you as you bleeding out pretending to f&*K you in yuh ass as you there dying. W1nTry knows that all too well. LOL.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 30, 2007, 11:12:47 AM
No scope sniping and men dancing around you as you bleeding out pretending to f&*K you in yuh ass as you there dying. W1nTry knows that all too well. LOL.
HYMC LOL!!! but that is the point, they have REAL BEAST on Live and if yuh doh have a good team is LEVEL rape iymc. SO those 'ranked' achievements not that easy to come by. I am sure there are other games with LIVE that could be a better way to get those acheivement points. But as MSCHF pointed out a while ago, apart from some small measure of bragging rights, achievements are pretty useless save for showing if yuh have a life or not (more poinnts showing you don't) as yuh cyah do nothing with them. IF they would only allow you to use it as credits or somethign, that would be sweet!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 30, 2007, 11:20:08 AM
I think that's Microsoft's plan for the future W1n, to let you use the gamerscore points later on to buy stuff, but they haven't implemented it yet. It'll be madness with people trying to score more points. I think the man with the highest Gamerscore on Live is a man with 110,000+ points. He have NO LIFE!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 30, 2007, 11:25:07 AM
Yeh, I guess it depends which games you have. Each game varies with their Live achievements. These are the ones I have that I need Live to complete the achievements:

Gears of War - Sounds more difficult based on your descriptions although some are a bit easy (play in one ranked match).

Call of Duty 3 - Quite a bit for Live. Not sure how difficult.

Madden 07 - One just for entering a Live game.

Table Tennis - A few for entering and winning a game. Also quite a few more for winning streaks, etc.

Perfect Dark Zero - Probably need Live to do Co-op.

Project Gotham Racing 3 - Online racing needed for some achievements. There is one just for watching Gotham TV.

I read that the guys at the top of the Gamerscore list use cheats to boost their scores. I think they download saves or something and load them on the 360 hard drive. I can't see how someone can get that many points unless they own virtually every game available.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 30, 2007, 11:46:34 AM
Well some men just rent games from Gamefly, Blockbuster etc, that way they don't have to buy but still get achievements. Never heard about that cheating with the downloads though, I'll look into that.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on January 30, 2007, 12:02:00 PM
was this achievement thing ? (feigning interest until i can go home and sweat wow, lineage and watch season 2 battle star and heroes from last nite...)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 30, 2007, 12:26:18 PM
Crixx, every Xbox 360 game has Achievement points to unlock. Each game has 1000 points to unlock, for various accomplichments within the game, like getting 100 kills, reaching a certain level, etc. Each Live Arcade game has a maximum of 200 points to unlock, so basically the more you play each game the more achievements you unlock. It's a form of ranking, or bragging rights as such but I believe Microsoft has mentioned turning the Gamerscore achievement points into points that can be used to purchase stuff. They have not implemented it yet, but it's sort of a reward system for gaming so much. Right now in order to buy stuff you pay for Microsoft points on Live that are used like Xbox Cash to buy Arcade games, download movies, etc. Hopefully that answers your question.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on January 30, 2007, 01:37:54 PM
Here is one article on Gamerscore cheating:

http://xboxzone.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7712 (http://xboxzone.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7712)

To Crixx: Achievements are basically for those people who would do things like beat Halo on Legendary or collect all the Platinum bolts in Ratchet and Clank. Now, there is proof that you actually did it so you can show it to anyone who wants to see. It also gives you a reason to go further in a game than you would normally or even play a game that you would not generally play. Finally, a lot of the games have achievements for online play and this can entice you to get Xbox Live and jump in. I played through Gears of War twice just to get the extra points for beating it on Insane mode. That is proof enough that it is a great idea and it works.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on January 30, 2007, 03:51:47 PM
ahhhh (again feigning interest because i really couldnt care less)

sounds like they took some great hints from pc gaming, thats cute an all

and iam guessing the content u can purchase with these points are like add ons or upgrades or some such trivialities?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on February 01, 2007, 02:28:34 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0129-xbox360andwindowsvista.htm?WText.camp=TS1-Xbox360WindowsVista&WText.campSrc=Home (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0129-xbox360andwindowsvista.htm?WText.camp=TS1-Xbox360WindowsVista&WText.campSrc=Home)

PC and Xbox 360 gamers UNITE!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 01, 2007, 10:39:57 PM
GG... MS has finally realized the potential of Live! they're out to kill the competition... well we always knew that but great to see this finally becoming a reality... now to see how well they  pull it off... not to mention we finally get a wtfpwn you controller adicts with a keyboard and mouse lmao...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 02, 2007, 12:10:21 AM
not really

remember control pads vs joystick ?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on February 02, 2007, 11:07:17 AM
Bring on the official M$ wireless Xbox 360 keyboard and mouse. Now ya talking competition.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on February 03, 2007, 06:52:42 AM
Three things I really really love about Microsoft direction.

1) Establishing the XBOX 360 controller on the PC platform.

It is no argument that console controllers are superior to the PC offerings. While we can buy adapters to get N64/PS2/XBOX/Dreamcast/etc... controllers to work on the PC, they are not native. That is, games are not designed for the PC with those particular controllers in mind. Microsoft's effort will give PC games a defacto controller. Something that has been sorely lacking over the years.

2) Merging console and PC gamers. A brilliant idea! Blurring the lines between the two factions and opening up the multiplayer potential of both camps. No longer shall we stand divided.

3) Integrating the console and home entertainment center with the home PC. This has always been a challenge. Now it will be all the easier to get media from your PC across to your TV/Home Entertainment center via your console. Personally, I use a second computer just to do that and it is grossly under utilized. A console is a much smarter choice.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on February 05, 2007, 11:34:56 PM
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12709/Epic-Considering-PC-Xbox-360-Interplay-for-UT3/ (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/12709/Epic-Considering-PC-Xbox-360-Interplay-for-UT3/)

Unreal Tournament 3 cross platform as well? Boy that makes for an interesting matchup. GOW runs absolutely smooth on the 360 with the Unreal Engine, why not Unreal 3?

To use some words from Martin Luther King:
"I have a dream, that one day, PC and console gamers will play together"

Looks like this is becoming more and more a reality.....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 07:53:28 AM
GG... MS has finally realized the potential of Live! they're out to kill the competition... well we always knew that but great to see this finally becoming a reality... now to see how well they  pull it off... not to mention we finally get a wtfpwn you controller adicts with a keyboard and mouse lmao...


MS has finally realized the potential of Live!  <-- lol, you're kidding right? Live has always been MS trump card, they base everything around it. WHat you mean finally realized the potential. lol.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 07:57:43 AM
No online mode = teh sux0rz

It's 2007 and Sega is pulling this type of nonsense. Unbelievable. I was considering this game, but now that I know there's no online mode I certainly won't be purchasing it now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2007, 09:13:04 AM
Wait nah, Camre on LIVE? aye we hadda sweat some man add Redlum08 and W1nTry, arcman too for that matter... men sticking dread...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on February 06, 2007, 10:11:33 AM
Yea, I thought that was what the "Who on GATT have an Xbox 360" post was for.....
I guess men have been in hiding. Now we have lots of Trinis to sweat Gears of War. Let's really arrange a day and time to meet up on Live. Make a post nah W1nTry....

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 01:17:48 PM
Wait nah, Camre on LIVE? aye we hadda sweat some man add Redlum08 and W1nTry, arcman too for that matter... men sticking dread...

Ummm. I been on Live since 2001, even did beta live for a couple weeks. What are you talking about? lol, wintry, you'll always be a noob.

Wait, maybe you don't recognize who I am, camrE = cammiE = caM = camrachI =  heihachI. I'll give you the shadow of the doubt before I call youa  noob, cause I NICE!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2007, 01:19:49 PM
Well considering until we spotted your sig noone could tell you on Live, and yuh eh even post on gatt in a while kinda hard to be that psychic. That aside since i'm a n00b, bring it in some gears man. Zone Pro and all :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 02:34:56 PM
I don't do GoW MP. If you wanna get your ass kicked in some DOA4 I'll be happy to oblige. I got NFSc, DOA4, and ... some other game right now, I can't remember, came in the mail on Saturday, when I get GoW again I'll holla at ya anyways. Better hope it's before Crackdown drops, cause between the Halo 3 beta and crackdown, you probably ain't gonna catch me on to play anything after the 20th.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2007, 02:38:48 PM
*sighs* strike camrE dere  masterchief08 he sticking. I am hoping in the least Crysis will be a cross-platform PC-Xbox360 game... that would absolutely kick @$$.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 02:50:05 PM
dont' hodl your breath. the xbox can't do DX10. Crysis is being driven so hard because of the engine and the publicity for it. It's all about the middleware kids, I don't expect them to port it if it can't look as it should. Do I wanna see a port? HELLZ YES!

And about all this "why camrE didn't state his name and being on live" stuff. I did it a million times back before we all migrated and no one gave a rat's cause no one had an xbox. So I didn't bother anymore.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2007, 03:58:54 PM
THe port for the 360 was in the works... but I hear progress stalled. Thing is the 360's gpu is the closest to a DX10 GPU prior to the 88xx series Nvidia cards. It sports unified shaders etc. So technically it should be workable... time will tell. As for the Live part, well you were ahead of T&T since being away you have that luxury... we won't get into that. However for the NOW, lewwe get a sweat going, post in the announcement thread what/when we could sweat see how we can make this happen.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 04:34:49 PM
The head at crysis said that the 360's hardware cannot do DX10 in an interview with IGN a few months ago, there was a massive whoop over on the IGN insider boards over it as well, another reason why it most likely will not make an appearance. Someone recently told me he's not too amped over it as well because it reminds him of Farcry alot, which I completely agree with. Farcry was certainly all about graphics and the gameplay was boring as hell. In any case, I hope to see it. You see my tag, add me and I'll add you. We'll talk about whatever, later.  Oh, the other game I have is Marvel Ultimate alliance. I didn't even know I rented it till it came on Saturday. If you want we can play any of those :-S
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 06, 2007, 04:38:27 PM
my tag is rewris1, whoever wants to add me, feel free.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 06, 2007, 07:46:46 PM
is ramp still on live ?? he's been noticably absent from the usual places.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 06, 2007, 08:19:50 PM
nah he ain't playing wow...although he aint sent my burning crusade key for me yet..hmmmm
i offer to let him use my wow account and he cuss me yes. started ranting about the bible and the devil and all kinda thing.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2007, 09:46:03 PM
nah he ain't playing wow...although he aint sent my burning crusade key for me yet..hmmmm
i offer to let him use my wow account and he cuss me yes. started ranting about the bible and the devil and all kinda thing.
LMAO... the same ramp we talking bout here right? if it is then I figure is cause WOW would cause him to lose sight of his goals to finish his degree and he'd flunk out seeing as WOW was created by the devil to lead us all away from our real lives, so I sayeth onto thee, thou....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on February 07, 2007, 10:31:05 AM
Xbox rewards program just announced and will begin later this month. Basically, they will have different challenges during the year with various sponsors and prizes for people who complete the challenges. Gamers are broken down into three levels by Gamerscore:

Level 1: 0 - 4,999
Level 2: 5,000 - 9,999
Level 3: 10,000 and up

Each level carries bigger prizes for the challenges. The current challenge is to raise your Gamerscore by 1,500 points within a time frame. Of course, this program is only open for US residents.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0205-xboxrewards.htm (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/news/2007/0205-xboxrewards.htm)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 07, 2007, 10:32:57 AM
Interesting... thing about that is, to play on Live you have to have a US address or UK/Japan. So technically Trinis will seem to be in the US.. I wonder how this affects the prize... or rather suppose you win a prize... what then? As far as they concerned you living in the US...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on February 07, 2007, 10:37:26 AM
Well, most of the prizes for the first challenge are virtual: gamerpic, theme, Microsoft points, Live Arcade game Contra. If you happen to be in level 3, you will also get a Fuzion Frenzy 2 game. I guess you may have to use a skybox address for that. I am going to try to make it to 5,000 by the time the program starts. One of the prizes in the Level 1 and Level 2 brackets is a level upgrade for the rest of the year. So, if I start at Level 2 and complete the challenge, I will be at Level 3 for the rest of the year (even without having 10,000 Gamerscore).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 07, 2007, 12:29:04 PM
well i paying to play wow and havent in 2 weeks. The devil hasn't gotten to me yet :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 07, 2007, 12:29:48 PM
well cam, looksl ike you stuck playing more DOA4
Unfortunately :(

My hate for DOA4 has grown strong, a fighting game based on an extremely weak countering system = bad plan. What a mess.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 07, 2007, 12:31:57 PM
This is idiotic. Gamerscore is too easily scammed; GRAW, NBA Live 07, madden 06. need i say more!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 07, 2007, 12:42:14 PM
I don't see what it is about wow that draws people in like that. Rampy ain't been on live for the last 3 days. I think he's busy with the school work or something, been kinda quiet with me too. But back to  wow, what is it about that game that makes people give up thier lives and education? The graphics suck, you have to pay a monthly fee, that alone is enough to ward me off, well not the gfx, but the monthly fee. LOL. Now that i bring up these questions I feel like trying it out. hahaha.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on February 07, 2007, 11:06:33 PM
True, but this is just the first challenge. Also, this first challenge requires you to get 1,500 new points added to your Gamerscore. Chances are that most people who would scam certain games already have done so. They could have later challenges that reward people who get certain achievements like beating Gears of War on Insane. This is just the first step and I think it is a good one for people who spend a lot of time getting those hard to get achievements.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on February 08, 2007, 12:30:21 AM
Just played the GRAW 2 demo. (free download on the Marketplace)
Its KICKASS!!!!

Get that shiznit NOW!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: CONVICT on February 08, 2007, 10:28:54 PM
I say let's organise a time & date so we could run some games online

Carnival weekend looks good, dunno bout allyuh but i could care less bout carnival, is level game them days

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 09, 2007, 08:37:46 AM
Have fun gaming, i'll have fun for you partying and playing mas
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 09, 2007, 03:05:55 PM
Sales weak for VF5 thus far in Japan  :rolleyes:
http://kotaku.com/gaming/virtual-fighter-5/japan-mehs-virtua-fighter-5-235276.php (http://kotaku.com/gaming/virtual-fighter-5/japan-mehs-virtua-fighter-5-235276.php)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 09, 2007, 06:29:14 PM
not even gonna click that lol, I also remember hearing that the ps3 version is based on version B of the game while the xbox360 version will be based on version C. Those japs love to be up to date, thats why vf4 had a million updates.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Trinitus on February 09, 2007, 08:02:26 PM
If a Xbox 360 Keyboard and Mouse coming out, I not building a gaming pc unless its for really exclusive titles, and seeing how i waiting for years now to acquire a decent gaming console and pc i can wait for something like that.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 09, 2007, 10:20:59 PM
If a Xbox 360 Keyboard and Mouse coming out, I not building a gaming pc unless its for really exclusive titles, and seeing how i waiting for years now to acquire a decent gaming console and pc i can wait for something like that.
1 word for you: Crysis
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 12, 2007, 09:40:34 AM
If a Xbox 360 Keyboard and Mouse coming out, I not building a gaming pc unless its for really exclusive titles, and seeing how i waiting for years now to acquire a decent gaming console and pc i can wait for something like that.
1 word for you: Crysis

Blah, building a pc to play crysis si stupid. It's an absolute waste of money.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 12, 2007, 09:44:44 AM
yuh loss points dere camrE
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 12, 2007, 11:25:17 AM
how so ? because the game graphics amazing doesnt mean the gameplay will be excellent. Cam is right, why waste all that money when we don't have a definite idea of what the game's requirements will be. Don't even think about saying that it'll need a DX10 card...that doesn't say anything.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 12, 2007, 11:38:53 AM
You guys haven't watched the google video that we linked on gatt a WHILE back? it showcases the in game physics and AI? the physics surpassed ANY game to date, and the AI is quite adaptive so you never play the same level twice. Not only that, but the weapons, the interactive environments and the interaction with the NPCs? you men talking it down and yet based on what was showcased its the most interactive not to mention gorgeous game to date. WDMC!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 12, 2007, 11:55:18 AM
go play shenmue :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 12, 2007, 12:14:53 PM
go play shenmue :P
n1gga PLEASE, not even the same genre
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 12, 2007, 12:16:39 PM
Son. Lets draw farcry for an example. Look at the big whoop over the graphics at the time, it looked great, but it was the blandest most boring FPS evaRRRRRRRR! Aside from that, building a PC to run crysis comfortably is expensive, first off vista/DX10 cards run minimum of $400 IF you know where to look, average retail is $600. That alone makes it NOT worthwhile.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 12, 2007, 12:48:56 PM
Son. Lets draw farcry for an example. Look at the big whoop over the graphics at the time, it looked great, but it was the blandest most boring FPS evaRRRRRRRR! Aside from that, building a PC to run crysis comfortably is expensive, first off vista/DX10 cards run minimum of $400 IF you know where to look, average retail is $600. That alone makes it NOT worthwhile.
camrE I find your statements harsh at best. First off, crysis isn't out till later this year and by april-may there will be the full range of mainstream (read 200 and less) video cards supporting DX10. So 400 is off, granted you'll need vista but by that time most/all PCs being shipped from the main distros (dell, HP, etc) will be Vista shops. Also with MS intending for cross platform gaming (which is the point of this thread, thus we're digressing) the lure of a PC or 360 for that mater will be more plausible. Anys, back to the point, I guess its different stroke for different folks as I personally preferred farcry to MANY FPS that have come lately (eg quake 4 which was quite drab at best). If crysis does everything the producers say it will, that game will be the game to beat this year at least on the PC. That aside Unreal 3 is due out this year as well, so if not crysis then UT3 amoungst some other good titles will be enough reason.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 12, 2007, 01:55:44 PM
Son. Lets draw farcry for an example. Look at the big whoop over the graphics at the time, it looked great, but it was the blandest most boring FPS evaRRRRRRRR! Aside from that, building a PC to run crysis comfortably is expensive, first off vista/DX10 cards run minimum of $400 IF you know where to look, average retail is $600. That alone makes it NOT worthwhile.
camrE I find your statements harsh at best. First off, crysis isn't out till later this year and by april-may there will be the full range of mainstream (read 200 and less) video cards supporting DX10. So 400 is off, granted you'll need vista but by that time most/all PCs being shipped from the main distros (dell, HP, etc) will be Vista shops. Also with MS intending for cross platform gaming (which is the point of this thread, thus we're digressing) the lure of a PC or 360 for that mater will be more plausible. Anys, back to the point, I guess its different stroke for different folks as I personally preferred farcry to MANY FPS that have come lately (eg quake 4 which was quite drab at best). If crysis does everything the producers say it will, that game will be the game to beat this year at least on the PC. That aside Unreal 3 is due out this year as well, so if not crysis then UT3 amoungst some other good titles will be enough reason.

1. When has a new graphics card EVER debut @ a msrp of less than $350? Especially one with new technology standards such as DX10? GFX card prices ain't going down baby. The more new tech they put out, the higher the can jack the prices, and people continue to buy. See SLI/crossfire. Those nVid 8800 cards came out @ $680.

 b. Yes you WILL need vista to run DX10.
   b, ii. cut the crap about dell and all that nonsense, while those "gaming" rigs do sell, not one of us who call ourselves "gamers" go out and purchase those extremely overprices dell/alienware premade machines for gaming, we make the crap ourselves. Which leads me to a new point that you brought of for me (thanks  :mellow:) the added cost of Vista to run these games the way they were meant to be run. OEM Vista goes for $200-$150. That also goes into the cost factor.

But like you said back to the main topic; I don't expect LIVE anywhere to take off like that. I really don't see it happening. It may sound great, but the console gamers really couldn't give a damn. We don't gain anything substantial. Blah :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 12, 2007, 04:28:47 PM
1. When has a new graphics card EVER debut @ a msrp of less than $350? Especially one with new technology standards such as DX10? GFX card prices ain't going down baby. The more new tech they put out, the higher the can jack the prices, and people continue to buy. See SLI/crossfire. Those nVid 8800 cards came out @ $680.
You don't read properly, I said mainstream cards are out in May and they ALL fall under 200USD hence the 'mainstream' tag. If you wanna bet money on this we can. I ain't saying they'll play with all the bells and whistles, but if a man could run farcry on a 5500FX and think that was good, then R610 and R630 should be more than fine to run the DX10 lineup.

b. Yes you WILL need vista to run DX10.
   b, ii. cut the crap about dell and all that nonsense, while those "gaming" rigs do sell, not one of us who call ourselves "gamers" go out and purchase those extremely overprices dell/alienware premade machines for gaming, we make the crap ourselves. Which leads me to a new point that you brought of for me (thanks  :mellow:) the added cost of Vista to run these games the way they were meant to be run. OEM Vista goes for $200-$150. That also goes into the cost factor.
Let me say something about this:
A PC enthusiast will build his own machine
A GAMING enthusiast won't necessarily build it when he can afford to buy it, don't try to push that idealogy onto 'the masses', that's BS.

As for OEM Vista costing 150-200: $140USD Vista Home Premium (http://www.viosoftware.com/Windows+Vista+Basic+PG/Windows+Vista+Home+Premium+OEM+DVD.html?osCsid=540d99d7b22c51754807d22257fc7cd4)
And that's IF you want Premium, the Basic is 113USD and the upgrade package is cheaper still. But hey who'd go searching for the best deal, I mean if yuh tech savy enough to build yuh own rig, why on earth would you look for the best price on the software too right?

Lastly, dread you sound like the harbinger of death for gaming on the PC, we know you're a console man, but geez the negativity is astounding. Can we not at least hope it brings gaming to both platforms closer and make gaming as a whole better?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on February 12, 2007, 05:16:50 PM
A man say Far Cry was BORING!!?       O_O         FIYAH fuh DAT!!!

Far Cry made me upgrade graphics TWICE!!!  (FX5700, then 6600GT)
Crytek could say what they want about Vista/DX10, there will be no great rush
by gamers to upgrade anyway.  For one game? Nah.

I personally applauad MS's efforts to introduce cross platform gaming.  Now there will be no end
of online matches from then on.  The more cross-platform games there are, the better.
It worked quite well on Dreamcast with Quake 3.  Console players had to upgrade their skills BIG TIME
to compete with PC gamers though.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 13, 2007, 10:31:47 AM
1. When has a new graphics card EVER debut @ a msrp of less than $350? Especially one with new technology standards such as DX10? GFX card prices ain't going down baby. The more new tech they put out, the higher the can jack the prices, and people continue to buy. See SLI/crossfire. Those nVid 8800 cards came out @ $680.

You don't read properly, I said mainstream cards are out in May and they ALL fall under 200USD hence the 'mainstream' tag. If you wanna bet money on this we can. I ain't saying they'll play with all the bells and whistles, but if a man could run farcry on a 5500FX and think that was good, then R610 and R630 should be more than fine to run the DX10 lineup.





 b. Yes you WILL need vista to run DX10.
   b, ii. cut the crap about dell and all that nonsense, while those "gaming" rigs do sell, not one of us who call ourselves "gamers" go out and purchase those extremely overprices dell/alienware premade machines for gaming, we make the crap ourselves. Which leads me to a new point that you brought of for me (thanks  :mellow:) the added cost of Vista to run these games the way they were meant to be run. OEM Vista goes for $200-$150. That also goes into the cost factor.
Let me say something about this:
A PC enthusiast will build his own machine
A GAMING enthusiast won't necessarily build it when he can afford to buy it, don't try to push that idealogy onto 'the masses', that's BS.

As for OEM Vista costing 150-200: $140USD Vista Home Premium (http://www.viosoftware.com/Windows+Vista+Basic+PG/Windows+Vista+Home+Premium+OEM+DVD.html?osCsid=540d99d7b22c51754807d22257fc7cd4)
And that's IF you want Premium, the Basic is 113USD and the upgrade package is cheaper still. But hey who'd go searching for the best deal, I mean if yuh tech savy enough to build yuh own rig, why on earth would you look for the best price on the software too right?

Lastly, dread you sound like the harbinger of death for gaming on the PC, we know you're a console man, but geez the negativity is astounding. Can we not at least hope it brings gaming to both platforms closer and make gaming as a whole better?

1. No young'n, YOU don't read properly. Ain't nobody tryna buy a 6600GT now cause it's under $200 to try to even play warcraft. That makes NO sense. It's not even about future-proofing. Cause you can't do that for PS, not even for six months at the rate ATI and nVidia keeps pushing out those cards with those outrageous prices so "you can play the latest games".

Lemme break this down for you again. You know what all the hype about crysis is? It's the engine, it's about the middleware for them. Just like Doom 3 was all about that whack-ass Doom engine. Crysis is being pushed hard so they can get as much attention to that engine as possible. Make everyone say "oooh ahhhh", hence crysis isn't meant, nor does anyone suggest trying to play it on a 7900GTX. There is no such thing as "mainstream" cards in the industry, because like every component that falls into a computer, it's always about having the latest most powerful to run the latest games. If you're trying to justify buying a "$200" card to play crysis, alan wake, shadow run, whatever, then I don't know what the hell to tell you anymore cause logic evades you, or rather you evade it.

2. PC enthusiast/gaming enthusiast? What? You think fatal1ty buys dell/alienware/voodoo/falcon northwest systems to play on? Who doy ou know as a gaming enthusiast that opted for a premade system over a custom system? It goes back to my other point, when it comes to PC gaming it always goes back to having the lastest to run the latest, ain't nobody tryna pump out all that extra cash to buy a dell system to open it up to slap a newer card in it.

$140USD Vista Home Premium (http://www.viosoftware.com/Windows+Vista+Basic+PG/Windows+Vista+Home+Premium+OEM+DVD.html?osCsid=540d99d7b22c51754807d22257fc7cd4)
And that's IF you want Premium, the Basic is 113USD and the upgrade package is cheaper still. But hey who'd go searching for the best deal, I mean if yuh tech savy enough to build yuh own rig, why on earth would you look for the best price on the software too right? <-- [extreme_sarcasm] wow. you cut me down by a whopping $10. You really showed me. What will I do now? I have been wtfpwntbbqsawsebyw1ntry! :O Oh knowezzzz[/extreme_sarcasm]

Lastly, dread you sound like the harbinger of death for gaming on the PC, we know you're a console man, but geez the negativity is astounding. Can we not at least hope it brings gaming to both platforms closer and make gaming as a whole better? <-- Son, LOL. You're such a knowlegable gamer. So much so, it seems that you missed all the articles in so many magazines last year with leaders of the industry acknowledging the massive slump in the industry. It's a FACT. I'm not making this up. Look for your own damn self. Bill Gates himself says things have not been going remotely well for a long time. What you talking about "we know you're a console man, but geez the negativity is astounding."? You think I'm here to spit on pc gaming for the fun of it? LOL.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on February 13, 2007, 01:49:17 PM
I have to agree with camrE to a certain extent. PC gaming is a cycle of constant upgrading at least if you want a decent experience with the latest games. I have a PC right now that does not play Battle for Middle Earth except as a slideshow. On the other hand, I have a new Xbox 360. Which way would my gaming lean? On the one hand, I can go out and buy a game with oustanding graphics and Dolby Digital sound for the 360. The other hand, I need to spend a couple thousand plus (TT) on my PC (graphics card, CPU, RAM) before I can think about getting some new games. Console gaming just makes better financial sense to most people.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on February 13, 2007, 06:17:10 PM
Console gaming just makes better financial sense to most people.

All the more reason why MORE cross-platform games should be made.
Those that can afford a 'bess' PC will buy/build one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on February 13, 2007, 10:54:01 PM
I don't agree.

As w1ntry says, mainstream cards get the job done and done pretty good too.

a 7600 GT goes for $140.00 and it runs every game that is currently out decently.

You don't need the 7900 GT and it's heavy price tag.

Same will be true for the next generation of cards.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 14, 2007, 09:02:06 AM
I made a long reply yesterday but the net went down so it was seemingly all for naught. Either way lemme highlight.

First off, alot of 'FACTS' about PC gaming disregard the sales of Online games such as WOW or those distributed by STEAM amoungst others. The fact that WOW Burning crusades is the 2nd highest selling game (in its launch) or all time, second to Halo 2 I think, speaks for itself. The fact that there are 7+ million active gamers that play just WOW speaks for itself (and thats not counting the MANY other online MMORPGs out there). So to say PC gaming is dying is BS, decline my @$$. We had that discussion on GATT already, WHERE SHIV when yuh need his input dread... oh wait... right lost in WOW...

Onto price etc. First off camrE I eh yuh son, yuh boy or anything to that effect so i'd rather NOT be reffered to in that manner. That aside use more up to date tech when yuh talk (man quoting 6 Series business and bawling sub 200) dude that is a sub 100USD card. Ppl don't buy PCs JUST to game (the majority), hence an upgrade will encorporate the ability to play a best game decently but doesn't have to be no damn toppa top as Baego rightfully said. Most ppl will go out, buy a Dell/HP/Alienware/etc and be fine. Then they will buy something like WOW (which btw will run well on EVEN a 6600GT) and be fine. This nonsense about needing the best of the best and always needing to upgrade is crap. Ask nyone on gatt who's bought a pre-built system and they'll tell you they pay for the WARRANTY. Joe average doesn't WANT to dig in his case and is willing to pay for the warranty. Plus when its done like man like crixxx, yuh change the video card, maybe add ram and yuh good for at least another year. My last rig lasted 2yrs in the same config and even now still will play all the current games at above 60FPS nicely.

Anyways we can agree to disagree so I laeve it at that. What we can all hope for is the convergence of PC-console gaming (which there alraedy have, I will post the game name when I remember, a padna in england told me about it... a football game I think) and hope to better gaming for ALL!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on February 15, 2007, 11:41:19 AM
WHERE DID MY POST GO? WHY DID WINTRY EDIT HIS?  :angry:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on February 16, 2007, 12:25:19 AM
Console gaming just makes better financial sense to most people.

All the more reason why MORE cross-platform games should be made.
Those that can afford a 'bess' PC will buy/build one.

Poor choice of words, being able to 'afford a bess PC' and being willing to spend money constantly on the upgrading of a gaming PC as opposed to picking up a console are not the same thing. Like Vivman said, 'financial sense' makes the difference, I've been able to pay for the construction of a gaming PC for quite some time now, but i really don't think it's smart to make such an investment in a gaming PC at this point. I have a PC for browsing and word processing here at home already, so for me it makes more sense to invest in a console as opposed to a PC.

PS. just so everyone knows, I'm not insinuating in any way that PC gamers lack sense for investing in their machines, but rather that they will have a better understanding as to the value they place on their investments.

You misread my statement.  Nowhere did I state that having/upgrading a gaming PC and having a console was the same.  They are QUITE different.

Also, 'financial sense' means different things to different people.
There are those (like myself) who have absolutely no problem upgrading a gaming PC
every few months.  My version of a 'bess PC' will differ from everyone else.

What I alluded to in my statement is that if MORE cross-platform games are made, there are those that will stick with a PC because they know they will get the PC version, and there are those that may not be able with all the gaming-PC headache and stick with a console version.
In short, more players for more online matches, and a bigger online community for said game.

Is that clearer for you?   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Berzerk on February 16, 2007, 11:49:01 AM
I believe this year the pc will surpass the standards set by the next generation consoles, although the potential of the 360 and ps3 is quite impressive, the technology available via the upgrade path for pc gamers simply will not be there for consoles.


This argurment for pc vs console is becoming something of a subjective arguement, according to preference, nobody should be tellin the other what they should prefer, and as far as pc gaming being dead, jus remember the pc went up against the launch of 3 consoles within the last year from the 360 to the wii to the ps3.

with the kind if gaming coverage expected for all the systems in the coming months it will be nice to see what 'preference' will come out victorious.

as for the death of pc gaming, check out this article

http://www.mobygames.com/featured_article/feature,11/section,45/


also a list of games slated for PC  release this year...

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=24525221

i love consoles, but somewhere along the line i think the notion of pc gaming dying got out of hand.
 
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on February 16, 2007, 01:27:27 PM
selective persepting seems to have been the reason the neanderthalls died out.

1) i never implied in anyway that "having/upgrading a gaming PC and having a console was the same" if you think i did please show me where, because i cannot see it, maybe i could clear it up directly if you point it out.

2) i have the term 'financial sense' in inverted commas for a reason, but seems like you neglected that part. My fault for the ambiguity, it's in inverted commas because i belive 'financial sense' differs from person to person.

if you read the Post Scriptum i had in my post you would have realised that there was no reason to counter my response, as we have both clearly said the same thing with one exception. i do not believe that being able to afford/build a gaming level PC equates to being willing to go about getting one. Ability and Willingness have never been one and the same.

Ha.
No need to TRY to be insulting now.  Thats the reason for these forums, sir, for us to discuss.
Lets agree to disagree then, and leave it at that.   -_-
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on February 16, 2007, 07:33:32 PM
OK, point taken, but don't play that 'assumption' game with me, sir.  We BOTH know what you meant.
We all like to play the 'assumption' card when its convenient.

Moving right along......... :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on February 17, 2007, 11:26:55 AM
Ok, back on topic now with some news for PC fans. IGN has reported from an interview with Epic's VP that Gears of War is coming to PC "eventually."

Quote
Gears of War a Lock for PC
Epic's VP calls it "inevitable."
by Hilary Goldstein

February 15, 2007 - In a recent interview with IGN sister site TeamXbox, Epic's Vice President, Mark Rein, gave thumbs up to rumors that Gears of War was headed to PC. Just don't expect it anytime soon.

Rein told TeamXbox that Epic would "eventually" bring Gears to PC. "I just don't know when," he said. "The big challenge is to make a game that was designed solely for the console…to take advantage of every last little corner of that console, to fill every little crack and run as many threads as we could and do as much to exploit the power of that machine, and make it run well on enough PCs to be worth releasing."

"It's inevitable," Rein said, "but it's just not there today."



More news today: Vista will be hooking up Xbox Live on May 8. If you have a Live account for 360, it will work on Vista as well. A little game called Halo 2 will be released on the same day with full cross-platform compatibility. More details:

http://news.com.com/2100-1043_3-6167097.html?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-5&subj=news (http://news.com.com/2100-1043_3-6167097.html?part=rss&tag=2547-1_3-0-5&subj=news)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 04, 2007, 08:34:51 PM
A 'bess' hack for the Xbox 360 in case your power-brick fails.....
http://www.hackaday.com/2006/01/05/xbox-360-atx-power-supply/

(http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/5784/xboxhackhg1.jpg)

I think this one can be filed under 'DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME' variety..... ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 05, 2007, 08:47:17 AM
LMAO.. well it sure beats the wrap your 360 in a towel 'mod' to get it working again!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 11, 2007, 05:47:31 PM
My Xbox 360 Wireless controller has a left thumb stick that stopped working. It still moves but when you have to press it in (to use binoculars in Call of Duty 3 for example) it does not work. This would be ok if I had the controller for 4 years but I only had it for 4 months. I really hope this is an exception and not a normal thing. First party controllers should be better than this. Now, I am stuck in CoD 3 at the next to last level called The Mace. I have to use binoculars to signal air strikes and with this controller I cannot do it. Of course, I can change the controller configuration so that binoculars can be used with the B button but that moves crouch to the left thumb stick. So, I am stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on March 12, 2007, 01:14:52 AM
You've been pounding away at that controller everyday since Viv, daiz how you manage to pass my gamerscore..LOL...Wear and tear as usual. I just bought a second controller, not because the first one stopped working, but because the rubber on the left thumb stick was getting smooth. I've had my 360 for more than a year now and the controller has seen it's share of wear and tear. But I don't think it's a widespread problem. Mine works just fine. But then again, I doh play everyday like you! LOL. Now I can catch up to your 8000+ score. I am playing Crackdown and getting achievements little by little. Then I'll beat away at MLB 2K7 and try to finish up the online achievements in NBA Homecourt. 8000 here I come! LOL  ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 12, 2007, 08:38:24 AM
Yeh, the 360 is probably the console I spent the most time with in the first few months than any other I have ever owned (being unemployed helped). I guess I am just disappointed that the controller would give up so early. I thought these things were supposed to last years (first party especially). I still have my PS2 controllers from 5 years back and they work fine; same with my Xbox and Gamecube. I guess I am just spoiled from good quality stuff. I just hope this doesn't happen when I buy another 360 controller (which I will probably do soon).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 14, 2007, 11:49:42 AM
deffective controllr i thinks :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 14, 2007, 12:53:38 PM
I've been sweating my 360 for some time, the controllers have suffered a few falls (onto solid floor) and still holding strong. I did suffer an Xbox 360 malfunction altogether, but as far as the remotes go, nope... prolly a defective remote as shiv said.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 15, 2007, 01:43:18 AM
Viv, Shiv, W1n and Master C, I have seen the PROMISED land,  and it is THIS :
(props to Shivadee for showing me this one).

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/217/xfpsdz3.jpg)

http://cgi.ebay.com/XFPS-360-Keyboard-Mouse-adapter-for-XBOX-360_W0QQitemZ190092931748QQcategoryZ122517QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Can you say: 'HELLLLL YEAH'!!?

Now TELL me allyuh didnt just wet yourselves when you saw this.....

I need one like CRACK!!!!   lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on March 15, 2007, 02:01:49 AM
Viv, Shiv, W1n and Master C, I have seen the PROMISED land,  and it is THIS :
(props to Shivadee for showing me this one).

(http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/217/xfpsdz3.jpg)

http://cgi.ebay.com/XFPS-360-Keyboard-Mouse-adapter-for-XBOX-360_W0QQitemZ190092931748QQcategoryZ122517QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Can you say: 'HELLLLL YEAH'!!?

Now TELL me allyuh didnt just wet yourselves when you saw this.....

I need one like CRACK!!!!   lol

Yea man Arc, I had posted about this a couple months ago, (see post on Keyboard and Mouse for 360)
http://gatt.carigamers.com/index.php/topic,9754.0.html (http://gatt.carigamers.com/index.php/topic,9754.0.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 15, 2007, 10:09:27 AM
That is more intriguing if you had a steering wheel and pedals for PS2 (like I did until the wires shorted out).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 15, 2007, 11:20:04 AM
Can anyone verify that its fully functional? if so Iman ordering one brisk!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 15, 2007, 11:38:49 AM
Its fully funtional. However there is an issue with using a LIVE headset with it.  There was a review article i found giving it a must buy for hardcore PC FPS fans. In all honesty that is what its designed for - and possibly RTS although there are few on consoles. Console controls are fine for everything else.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 15, 2007, 01:08:34 PM
It have wireless headsets to overcome dat man.
As soon as I'm able, I'm ordering this shiznit.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 18, 2007, 12:34:11 PM
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night will be released on Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesday, March 21 for 800 MS Points. You can play it in original mode or an enhanced mode with improved graphics and audio. It has native high definition and widescreen support as well. We all know how amazing the soundtracks for Castlevania games are. It should be mind blowing to hear what is probably the best of them all in Dolby Digital 5.1. I know what I will be doing on Wednesday.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 19, 2007, 09:28:30 AM
A side scroller with 5.1??? LMAO
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on March 20, 2007, 07:13:13 PM
(http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2007/03/blackxbox1_gameinformer.jpg)

Looks like Game Informer's black Xbox 360 rumor wasn't so much a rumor as it was a pending exclusive in their shiny mag. Of course, GI weren't the first outlet to whisper secrets about an elusive revision of the Xbox 360 -- actually, Engadget got pics of the console's (dubbed Zephyr) HDMI port, proving its existence. Now, GI's April issue has the deets.

This news has been floating around for a couple days -- first hitting NeoGAF and subsequently our tips line -- but, Kotaku has managed to get some pics of the page and even confirmation from GI that this isn't an April Fool's hoax.

So, without further delay, the specs:
Uh, it's black
HDMI port and HDMI cable (oh, you bullies!)
120GB hard drive (but you told us 20GB was more than enough!)
A $479 price tag (ouch!)
No HD-DVD integration (yup), the "format's not proven" (pssst, and it's being outsold)
The 120GB hard drive will be available for under $200 (uh, we certainly hope so!)
It's coming in "late April"


Engadget adds:
Dubbed the Xbox 360 Elite
Limited-edition; probably a couple hundred thousand units
Case, controller, and headset will be black; new packaging
Confirmed: 3rd SKU; sold alongside Premium and Core bundles
Elite runs cooler than other models
Eventually Elite hardware (in white) will replace Premium; estimated to be in late summer or fall


Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2007/03/20/hdmi-enabled-black-xbox-360-in-late-april-for-479/

The 360 looks like a worthy purchase for me after all...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 20, 2007, 09:08:14 PM
Damn the torpedoes. Ah well, I guess the only thing I would be missing with my current 360 is the HDMI port and larger hard drive. Just keep in mind that M$ has not officially confirmed this yet.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 21, 2007, 09:32:45 PM
Most likely the HDD will be sold separately.  Eventually.
I'll be copping one as soon as they're available.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 21, 2007, 10:27:35 PM
Actually at Cebit there were a whole HOST of Xbox systems with HDMI amoungst other connectors... they were however SDK type setups for game developers.... so THEY DO EXIST... whether a CONSUMER available version will come out is to be confirmed...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 23, 2007, 12:40:55 AM
70GB HDD's were seen at E3 last year on the developers systems
I have a Game Informer subscription......i think (as G4 Says) its a April Fools joke. Last year they announced World Of Starcraft in secret production for xmas launch :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 24, 2007, 01:25:10 AM
For those who don't have a 360 yet, this is a great deal. Dell has the 360 Premium with Gears of War for $399 US.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A1118814 (http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&sku=A1118814)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on March 24, 2007, 05:35:36 PM
sounds like a good deal indeed
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 25, 2007, 04:50:08 PM
I decided to check out the Xbox Rewards site to see if they added any new challenges. I noticed that my rewards for the Old Spice Challenge were posted. I got:

A level upgrade to Level 3
Token code for Contra on Xbox Live Arcade
Token code for Level 2 gamerpic
Token code for 100 MS points

Needless to say, I am very impressed with the prompt service from this challenge and I hope this continues for future challenges. This is definitely a nice incentive to get a 360 if you have not gotten one yet. Free stuff is always welcome.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 25, 2007, 06:47:51 PM
What I would like to know is HOW TO GET BLOODY MS POINTS!!?

Tryin to get em via Xbox Live and xbox.com is not working.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 25, 2007, 10:55:53 PM
It could be that they do not take international credit cards like most online retailers. I just bought some points from Amazon. Here is a link to 1600 points for $20 US. If you happen to be ordering other stuff, you can just add a card (or however many) to the order.

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Live-1600-Points/dp/B000B9RI14/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-4437728-9078809?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1174877648&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Live-1600-Points/dp/B000B9RI14/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-4437728-9078809?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1174877648&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on March 26, 2007, 08:41:01 AM
It really looking like a April's Fool joke now... cuz the Elite supposedly launching in April ..  yet Microsoft hasn't said a word..  :huh:

Edit:
This appear on the net...
Xbox 360 Elite Manufacturing Photos

Check the following link:
http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/13097/Xbox-360-Elite-Manufacturing-Photos/

(http://media.teamxbox.com/games/ss/1141/1174942016.jpg)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 26, 2007, 10:48:10 PM
Well I finally got my XFPS 360 adapter and attempted to test it out, but alas, it does not work with the wireless controllers.
I did some research and found out that a WIRED controller needs to be plugged into the device for the 360 to 'recognise' it. 
Only then can keyboards, mice and PSX controllers be plugged in and used.  I wished they said this BEFORE I purchased it!!!  So be warned.

I guess I'll have to get a wired controller then.
I'll update when I've tested it some more.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on March 28, 2007, 12:44:32 AM
It's been confirmed peeps...well according to this article on DailyTech anyways...

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=6671

120GB HDD, HDMI connector, and $479.99 price tag.
And the 120GB HDD will be available as an upgrade for existing 360s at $179.99
Availability expected April 29.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 28, 2007, 01:15:22 AM
UPDATE:  Tested the XFPS 360 with a PS2 controller, and it worked FLAWLESSLY.

Over the weekend, I shall test it with PS2 keyboard/mouse, USB keyboard/mouse and
wireless keyboard/mouse.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on March 28, 2007, 01:51:23 AM
Time to get a black controller, I think.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 28, 2007, 08:37:36 AM
Yup confirmed:
Quote
Xbox 360 Elite goes official

120GB HDD, gets HDMI plus cable included

By Dean Pullen: Wednesday 28 March 2007, 08:56
MICROSOFT HAS officially announced the availability of the Xbox 360 Elite console.

This sleek black console, complete with black joypad and accessories, will feature as a third SKU along side the Core and Premium bundles, and will not be a limited edition unlike previous speculation suggested.

The console, packaging, peripherals, and specifications can already be seen on the Xbox.com US site here.

As rumoured for sometime, the unit will come complete with HDMI out - and will also feature an HDMI cable included within the box. Presumably this is a thumbing of the nose at Sony - the PS3 was criticised for not including the cable within the box, and charging a substantial amount for the additional accessory.

The package will also come complete with both component and composite cables. Nintendo and Sony take note.

Below you can observe the newly coloured 360, along with the Elite packaging and its respective paraphernalia.

(http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/3520/xboxelitelt5.jpg)

The Xbox 360 Elite will have an estimated retail price of $479.99 and is expected to begin arriving in U.S. stores on April 29.

For existing Xbox 360 owners who wish upgrade their hard drives to the 120GB HDD, it will be sold separately for an estimated retail price of $179.99, including a data exchange cable, allowing existing 360 owners to transfer their data from existing hard-drives to the new 120GB.

Microsoft refuses to state when the 360 is expected to utilise the 65nm CPU/GPU parts that are known to be in development for the eventual cost reduction of the console. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 28, 2007, 08:38:19 AM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on March 28, 2007, 09:14:54 AM
*Redlum08 runs off to buy shiny new BLACK Xbox 360  :mellow:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Czar on March 28, 2007, 09:54:28 AM
But why read about it, and watch mere pictures of it, when you can see a video? :)

At least that's the angle this site is comin from...
http://on10.net/Blogs/tina/exclusive-video-first-look-at-the-xbox-elite/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 28, 2007, 10:29:14 AM
STEUPS @ Redlum... I will hit yuh some hard slap when yuh come home go AHEAD... done have a tobeRMAed 360 to send back and yuh eh send it YET! and yuh wha buy NEW HDMI BS??? LOOK BOY!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on March 28, 2007, 11:48:08 AM
let him enjoy heself ^_^ lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on March 28, 2007, 05:36:09 PM
(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/107528-1.jpg)

Following the announcement of the Xbox Elite, potential Xbox 360 owners across the world have been disappointed that the news announced so far only applies to the North American market. However, a recent press release from Microsoft Japan indicates that the Elite's 120 GB hard drive will be available in Japan for the price of 18,900 yen ($161.64 USD) starting June 7th.

But, Wired's gaming blog Game|Life recently examined the Japanese press release a little more closely and noticed some eyebrow-raising conditions that will most likely affect 360 gamers from all regions. In particular, the blog post points towards the process of transferring data from the old 20 GB hard drives to the new 120 GB models.

According to the press release, partial transfer looks to be impossible, since the entire contents of your 20 GB drive will automatically be transferred to the larger 120 GB drive. Once that transfer takes place, everything on your original drive will be permanently deleted. Furthermore, the transfer process has been made into a one-way street as it is impossible to move any transferred data back to an original 20 GB drive.

It is also impossible to transfer the data on two or more 20 GB drives to one single 120 GB drive. If there is existing data on the 120 GB hard drive at the time of transfer, the whole of that data is deleted.

The blog is also quick to point out the words of Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg, who suggested that gamers buy a second 20 GB hard drive upon the launch of the Xbox Video Marketplace. For those who have unfortunately followed his tragic advice, it seems that you're plum out of luck.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 29, 2007, 08:55:49 AM
Geez.... why does MS take 2 steps forward and 5 steps backwards ALL the time? shooting oneself in the foot is NOT a healthy passtime...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on March 29, 2007, 10:10:53 PM
lol, seem like there are "gotcha's" in everything in life.

premium elite gosu hard core 120gb xbox 360 drives included.

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rassmatic on March 30, 2007, 11:41:53 AM
the 360 elite isn't a limited edition product anymore. guess anyone who wants one can get it now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on March 30, 2007, 11:57:23 AM
So I heard yesterday...

*goes to editiing title*

and *considers 360 in near future to experience the best of both worlds*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on March 31, 2007, 12:34:20 AM
(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/107708-1.jpg)

While the official unveiling of the Xbox 360 Elite may have made a huge splash earlier in the week, some marketing entities have pointed out that reception for the upgraded system has been less than positive. A message sent to us by BrandIntel, a research company focused on "online market intelligence solutions", has reported that "the Elite is landing with more questions and frustration than excitement."

Their findings are printed below:

Overall sentiment for the Elite is negative, and is currently below the positive sentiment garnered by the Wii and the Playstation 3. Although perception of the system is negative, the intent to purchase an Elite is still positive, with 48 percent of gamers who made statements regarding purchasing, suggesting that they would purchase a system.

Many gamers do not perceive value in purchasing an Elite, and do not feel the addition of HD capabilities and a 120 GB hard drive is worth the new price tag. This lack of value generated 18 percent of Elite-based discussion.

There is a good deal of frustration from current 360 owners regarding the timing of the product.

The Elite's HD features and additional hard drive capacity only generated 7 percent of the discussion each, with that discussion being very evenly split in favor or against the features.

BrandIntel claims that much of their analysis has been derived from online, consumer-published content found in the "online gaming world". This includes the myriad of gaming-related bloggers, forums, and web sites that speckle the internet landscape.


Source: http://www.gametrailers.com/viewnews.php?id=4343
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on April 02, 2007, 11:04:07 AM
It's a trap!

Here's why;

1. 20GB is sufficient for xbox as is. Demos are meant to be played and delted.
  b. All movies on the market place, can be stored for 2 weeks, and only 24 hours after first played then the user license expires. Which means they are meant to be delted as well and not archived.
   c. Everything purchased and downloaded can be redownloaded free of charge @ anytime.

2. The HDMI in the elite is 1.2 which gives a picture equivalent to what VGA and component already deliver. HDMI 1.3 can do Dolby Digital + and TrueHD, which is just uncompressed PCM over all channels. As it is right now, the highest standard of audio cable is Toslink, which is fully digital, but can only do two channels uncompressed.
  a. This means HDMI 1.2 = 1 pro of having less cables as it does both audio and digital one the same cable.

The black color is nice and all, but when you think of it, it's not worth it at all. The 120GB HDD is selling @ MSRP of $179.99, which is ridiculous. You can get a 500GB Sata 3.0GB for $150 now  :angry:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 02, 2007, 01:26:07 PM
The black color is nice and all, but when you think of it, it's not worth it at all. The 120GB HDD is selling @ MSRP of $179.99, which is ridiculous. You can get a 500GB Sata 3.0GB for $150 now  :angry:
That's teh truth... I wonder bout that mod to get a normal SATA drive to work in the 360... hmm 400GB perhaps?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 02, 2007, 02:59:43 PM
Very helpful Info there CAMRE, Chakra for that! BTW, start playing GOW on Live and we could hook up for a sweat, W1nTry, Arcman, Odion and I usually play.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 03, 2007, 08:44:40 AM
New potential buyers will probably buy this.  I dont think many existing 360 owners will flock in droves to this.
The upgrade is just not that advanced for me to want to shell out so much additional money.

I do want one a them black controllers though.  :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: camrE on April 03, 2007, 09:09:22 AM
The black color is nice and all, but when you think of it, it's not worth it at all. The 120GB HDD is selling @ MSRP of $179.99, which is ridiculous. You can get a 500GB Sata 3.0GB for $150 now  :angry:
That's teh truth... I wonder bout that mod to get a normal SATA drive to work in the 360... hmm 400GB perhaps?

The trick to that is the File System. Apparently it's locked in several ways from the kernel up. That's why no one has been able to abuse it yet. When someone does, tho, it's gonna be a wrap.

I don't have an X360 for the last month or so W1ntry. It died, and I'm right now in the middle of dealing with the situation with MS on a higher level than the regular customer service or even the new "special service repair team".  The 3rd and 4th consoles I got both died with in half hour of powering them up.  I'm not going to deal with this nonsense anymore as long as I can do something about it. ;) I got a new console waiting for me @ the service repair center, but I can't send in the broken one just yet. Gotta wait them out.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 06, 2007, 04:33:55 PM
OMFGGGGGGG!!!! THIS DEVICE IS THA SHIZNIT!!!

Tested it today with Call Of Duty 3 on Xbox Live, and I was quickly running, jumping and gunning with the best of them.
Whoever invented this device, hats off to you for a truly wonderful product.

I used a Logitech MX 3000 wireless set (keyboard/mouse) for my initial testing.  While the keyboard worked flawlessly,
the mouse movement (which is mapped to the right analog stick) was spotty at times.  My advice when using this is to use
a corded mouse at least.  It supports PS2 and USB.

The only drawback so far?  You cannot use your corded Xbox Live headset.  You will have to use a cordless headset in
conjunction with this device if you want to talk on Xbox Live at the same time.

Fellas, get dis s#!t!!!

NOW!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on April 06, 2007, 04:39:41 PM
/me makes note to self.

sold
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 07, 2007, 01:32:46 PM
*Redlum08 starts to sweat profusely as the thought of W1nTry playing on a K&M in GOW kicking a$$....

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on April 08, 2007, 11:00:35 PM
This is a Q&A with Dave Templin, Program Manager for the Windows Gaming Experience team about something called Tray & Play. It allows you to put a game CD/DVD in your PC and almost immediately (within 2 minutes) start playing without having to install. The game installs in the background while you are playing. This is very interesting stuff and will very likely bring more console gamers to PC's.

http://blogs.ign.com/MGS_HiredGun/2007/04/05/51370/ (http://blogs.ign.com/MGS_HiredGun/2007/04/05/51370/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on April 09, 2007, 08:06:35 AM
sounds good, no great!

A brilliant read. got a few chuckles well. comical writing style.

To be honest, PC games have become more and more trivial to install and play over the years.

I mean, it's not as slick as the console process but hardly a show stopper.

It's a bit funny because a few years ago, games would install in seconds and run off the CD. After that first run, it was simply pop in the disc and play.

For whatever good reason, the industry went the way of HD installs. Throwing gigs of data on to the PC and doing away with the CD at run time altogether, save for cd key authentication.

This new method looks like a "best of both worlds" arrangement.

bring it come.

And I feel their pain at the "version wars"

That used to kill us in BYOC sweats of old. Everybody would come with a diff ver of the game. Half the time would be spent patching somebody's rig to the latest version.

Not quite sure how this new technology is going to fix that problem though. Sure you can install your game and be up and running in minutes but that says nothing about getting it patched to Ver 1.045a. lol

suhuweat!!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 10, 2007, 08:40:58 AM
Hey once its not the patch nightmare that is WOW... yuh safe...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 10, 2007, 10:26:10 AM
*Redlum08 starts to sweat profusely as the thought of W1nTry playing on a K&M in GOW kicking a$$....


DAMN RIGHT!!! but i'd only use it for FPS, not TPS... i've come to like GOW on the controller... you get that thingly feeling as the controller vibrates in your hand when that Bayonet cuts your enemy down!!!!

That aside, when we getting another sweat like last friday???? GATT 360 owners ALLYUH STICKING!!!! lewwe organise another sweat for this weekend.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 11, 2007, 02:18:08 PM
Date SET, Halo3 beta out on May 16th
Quote
Halo freaks get weeks of squeaks

Multiplayer beta for part three launches soon

By INQUIRER newsdesk: Wednesday 11 April 2007, 09:17
Click here to find out more!
THE DATE FOR the launch of the Halo 3 multiplayer beta has been set at May 16. This will be to the delight of raving Xbox 360 fanboys everywhere.

However, if you're hoping to get involved, forget about it. All the places for the beta have been assigned to those who registered last year, or bought special retail packages of futuristic Cop-'em-up Crackdown.

Three maps will be on offer to gamers - Snowbound, High Ground and Valhalla, and new vehicles will include the Mongoose ATV. Weapons in the rack will be a new Brute Spiker, Spike Grenades, a Spartan Laser and a beefed up Assault Rifle.

In a public statement, Bungie suggested that the beta "will contain quirks, a couple of rough edges and all that jazz," managing expectations that this will be a near-final experience.

However, given that the game isn't due to hit the shelves until later this year, we suspect that gamers could come out disappointed. Watch for the backlash on May 17. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ravenite on April 16, 2007, 07:35:04 PM
good news folks,

Electronic Arts today announced that the Xbox 360 version of EA LA's long-awaited Command & Conquer 3 will be in North American retail stores on May 10. A demo is set to appear on the Xbox Live Marketplace in the coming weeks. Command & Conquer 3 was recently released for the PC to positive reviews.

Along with the announcement, EA sent along new batch of screenshots of the Xbox 360 version of the game.

http://www.shacknews.com/screens.x/cnc3/Command+&+Conquer+3/1/360_070413/
 (http://www.shacknews.com/screens.x/cnc3/Command+&+Conquer+3/1/360_070413/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 18, 2007, 09:01:42 AM
The guy who did this is a genious and apparently well know for his PWNAGE fabricating skillz... take a look:

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/6927/xbox360laptopmk2topwg7.jpg)

Here's the site: http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/17/xbox-360-laptop-mk2/ (http://www.engadget.com/2007/04/17/xbox-360-laptop-mk2/)

He's also done teh PS2, Xbox and intends to do the PS3.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 19, 2007, 05:29:42 PM
Well hey the Keyboard/mouse adapter unit works, so why not this too: http://www.xbox360hdd.com/xsata.htm (http://www.xbox360hdd.com/xsata.htm) anyone care to give it a go?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ravenite on April 20, 2007, 11:17:36 PM
The demo  is now available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers through the Xbox Live Marketplace. Weighing in at 1 GB, the free download includes a training mode, two missions of the GDI campaign, and 1v1 multiplayer over Xbox Live. Following the PC version's late March release by little over a month, Command & Conquer 3 hits the Xbox 360 on May 10th.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 25, 2007, 09:34:23 AM
*Sighs* I was trying to conglomerate the 360 threads... since there are soooooo many of them.. but unlike the PS3 thread, which was easy to merge... there are just TOO many now... would some mod/admin take up to mantle to continue the work i've started? Basically merge all the Xbox360 related topics (save the brand new ones and the sweat related or news related). Basically all the threads that old and quite up in the 5th page go back on the merge list... that aside, have some new news on the 360 which will gets its own topic ftw.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 25, 2007, 09:42:23 AM
ATM, there aren't any updates that should brick the system. I can't put my head on a block but I haven't heard of any recent updates bricking the 360 (since my own that is) usually once there is a dodgy update out there and they confirm it, they fix it pretty fast. Also there are gerenal Xbox 360 updates and game updates. If you connect, it will download general updates. When you put a game in, it will then (depending on if there is one) update for the game. I don't think it should be a problem and some of those updates are a necessity. So I would suggest going ahead.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on April 26, 2007, 10:50:56 AM
I checked out the old threads and merged any related 360 info with this one. I hope everything went ok as it was my first attempt at merging. It was interesting seeing some of the comments made back then.
Title: Eight Reasons Why the Xbox 360 Elite Isn't Elite
Post by: TheApprentice on April 26, 2007, 05:28:39 PM
(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/features/images/109355-1.jpg)

On April 29, Microsoft will release their third flavor of 360 ice cream -- the black Xbox 360 Elite. Let's not be coy; the reason in adding a third, more expensive 360 is solely due to the existence of the $600 PS3. Since the inception of game consoles, prices have traditionally dropped with age, not increased. But If Sony can sell 3 million "supercomputers" in five months, why can't Microsoft?

The Elite was largely criticized when it was announced last month and still is today. So at the dawning of its release, GamePro presents eight reasons why the Xbox 360 version 2.0 is anything but elite.

1. Three 360s is one too many. Currently there are two Xbox 360 models available, and that's already a stretch. Yeah, it's about choice, but it's also about reducing confusion when presenting a prospective buyer with a product. Having three SKUs available to consumers makes it seem like Microsoft doesn't know what it wants to be. Hardcore gamers (like many of you reading this) are sure to do their due diligence when deciding on a game system, but keep in mind that hardcore gamers are the minority. Most gamers purchase a platform with very little research other than selecting which system supports the game(s) they want play.

2. It's still cheaper than the PS3. Cheap is a good thing. But for something to be considered "Elite," in theory it should probably also be the most expensive product on the market. Try as Microsoft may, when looking at price alone, PS3 still has the "elite" advantage when viewed by the affluent upper-class, the same class the $479 Elite is aimed at. Sure, the $499 PS3 just died and $299-399 Xbox 360 models will still prevail, but Microsoft's price advantage over the PS3 just got a whole lot smaller.

3. No wireless networking. C'mon. This is just inexcusable. Even the DS with its 12 year-old computing technology supports wifi. There's no excuse for what's being dubbed as "elite" not to include this inexpensive, widely used networking standard. Microsoft can pimp "choice" all they want on this one, but who doesn't want wi-fi? Sample: "No, I don't ever want wireless networking, so don't make me pay the $10 wholesale price of adding it." Preposterous.

4. The current 10 million 360 owners are getting the shaft. Microsoft says the Elite isn't aimed at existing customers but for niche HD enthusiasts who still don't own an Xbox 360. Fair enough, but didn't Microsoft just get done telling existing 360 owners that bigger hard drives and HDMI video were unnecessary? Why the sudden shift in philosophy? Even new Elite owners may be getting the shaft as Microsoft will continue to optimize all Xbox Live Marketplace content for the 20GB hard drives, possibly making the Elite's 120GB drive a moot point. And by further segmenting the Xbox 360 platform, no one version benefits as game developers must consider each when developing games and testing hardware. The largest common denominator typically wins.

5. It will still be really loud. By not including a more efficient, cooler-running 65 nanometer processor, we assume the Elite will continue to pump out an irritating racket when turned on, primarily due to its noisy cooling fan. Usually, loud-running consumer electronics are more akin to discount products, not the high-class "elite" as the name implies. This will totally ruin our experience while we drink Cristal and listen to Vivaldi (yes, we're audio snobs).

6. No HD-DVD bundle. Is the Elite trying to be a multimedia device or not? Not including an HD-DVD drive just feels underdeveloped, and something Microsoft could have used to juice up excitement for the Elite. Of course, we can't help but suspect that the increasing popularity of Blu-ray had something to do with the decision to exclude HD-DVD this time around. Furthermore, the add-on drive will not be released in black for Elite owners still wanting HD-DVD support. That'll look real classy on your entertainment center; the black-and-white cookie look is so in this year.

7. Someone tell Microsoft that white is the "new black." Sure, Microsoft needs to differentiate from ghostly white Wiis and pastel-colored Apple products, but white -- not black -- is where the good stuff is right now in consumer electronics. Microsoft wisely went with white the first time around, so why the change without letting Elite owners decide on a color? And don't even try to sell a monochrome variation at a premium. Since when did I have to pay more for a black car?

8. The machine isn't intended for gamers. Ultimately, the Elite has nothing to do with enhancing the gameplay experience; it's for multimedia whores. HDMI, a larger hard drive, new movies and TV content? Great. Remind me why the gamer in me cares? How will the Elite improve my games? From a game saving and demo download standpoint, a 20 GB hard drive is more than enough (hint: you were right the first time, Microsoft). After all, despite whom Elite is being pitched to, gamers are the ones really buying the product.

The only thing "elite" about Microsoft's new Xbox 360 is its price. At $480, it's just $20 shy of the once-available, now-defunct 20GB PS3. Shedding the contrarian in me, the extra hard drive space and bundled HDMI support (including cable) is nice from a non-gamer standpoint. DVD upscaling is appreciated too. But as a gamer, it's hard to get excited about the Elite. And this isn't to say it won't sell; we just wish it was selling "more" to gamers.

Source: http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/features/109355.shtml
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 02, 2007, 01:29:08 AM
Here are some screenies of a theme that was to be released on the Marketplace, but Microsoft changed their
minds it seems. 

I can kinda understand why, but it sure would have made for a nice download.  :happy0203:

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/5813/queenz1nk3.jpg)

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6439/queenz2wy3.jpg)

(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/443/queenz3xj0.jpg)


DAMN YOU MICROSOFT!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 02, 2007, 09:13:38 AM
Duyamn... LOL I woulda so download that theme :lol:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 02, 2007, 10:58:29 AM
Why not just make your Own? You can upload pics from your PC via Windows Media Connection. If you already have pics of HOT women and you want them just make your own theme....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 02, 2007, 12:02:34 PM
Hmm never investiquired that... will look into it!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 02, 2007, 12:44:10 PM
I've done it with mine, I have a pic of Jen as my Background. That's why they give you the option to customize your theme. You can put anything you want as long as it's in JPG format I believe.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 02, 2007, 12:47:20 PM
Funny that... I figured you'd have Olivia Munn as your wallpaper :lol:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 02, 2007, 12:55:42 PM
Yuh Mad, Jen sits there while I play 360, she would strangle me if I had Olivia on there. LOL  :banana:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 02, 2007, 01:03:49 PM
LOL well I guess I could put Olivia Munn then :lol: *W1nTry runs off to find exposing pics of Olivia Munn for Xbox wallpaper*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 02, 2007, 02:25:35 PM
You can use jpegs, but its the same background for each blade, not like the one above, which has a different pic for each blade.
There was supposed to be a picture pack to go along with that theme as well.

I guess MS thought it was too racy.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 02, 2007, 03:51:48 PM
Hmm....I thought you could edit each blade, I will have to look into that tonight. HMmmmmmm, you have me thinking now Arc....LOL :shakehead:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 02, 2007, 09:31:51 PM
Some articles of interest.

Rockstar says that the Xbox 360 is 'limiting' GTA IV development. (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/articledetails/show/1827)

New maps for Gears Of War on Thursday (03/05/07). (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/articledetails/show/1827)


About the Rockstar article, I think they should just assume everyone has a HDD on their 360 and just proceed full speed ahead.
People without it should stop their bloody whining and just get a frakking drive already.  How can you have a 360 and not have
the drive?  In this day and age.....

Steups.

They should make the very best game possible and FORCE people who don't have a drive, to get one if they want to play it.
Final Fantasy XI came with a HDD included (for PS2), and you couldnt even launch the game without it.
If GTA IV is good enough, the stores may not have ENOUGH HDDs for those who don't have em yet.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 03, 2007, 09:11:58 AM
YUh know now that there is a 120GB drive, its prolly worth it to buy the basic system (aka without the HD) and buy the 120GB drive instead... cause honestly... 20GB just won't cut it for long.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 03, 2007, 10:47:09 AM
You refering to the HMDI connector? cause composite comes standard with the normal 360 and thats your HD in right there... i've been wondering though... the Elite version... what kind of rear conenctor does it use? Is it a HMDI out only? or does it use the standard propreitary connector with an HDMI cable for HDMI? but it will work as normal with the original cables? Enlighten me.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 03, 2007, 12:01:14 PM
You refering to the HMDI connector? cause composite comes standard with the normal 360 and thats your HD in right there... i've been wondering though... the Elite version... what kind of rear conenctor does it use? Is it a HMDI out only? or does it use the standard propreitary connector with an HDMI cable for HDMI? but it will work as normal with the original cables? Enlighten me.

Well in the case of the PS3 there is an HDMI output + standard/composite output.....
So I imagine it to be no different...
Title: Rockstar: GTA IV for 360 held back by lack of hard drive
Post by: TheApprentice on May 03, 2007, 05:39:18 PM
According to a recent interview on Official PlayStation Magazine (care of CVG), Rockstar revealed that its development efforts for the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto IV have been stifled by the console's lack of a guaranteed hard drive on every system.

(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/111775-1.jpg)

"On PS3, you've got a guarantee that every machine is going to have a hard-drive and, with Blu-ray, you've got plenty of storage," said Rockstar creative VP Dan Houser. "[W]hereas on Xbox 360 there's no guarantee of a hard-drive and you're working with the DVD format."

"Does that create limitations?" he asked himself. "Yep."

Of course, House also admits that both consoles present their fair share of challenges, and "both have their own particular pleasures and pains". The team is reportedly still working hard on solving as many of the development riddles presented by the next-generation of consoles as they can.

At the moment, Rockstar is working primarily on the Xbox 360 version of the game, so it's been rumored that a PS3 release may be out in stores at a later date. However, at this early stage of development, it may be far too soon to tell.

http://www.gametrailers.com/viewnews.php?id=4554
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 03, 2007, 08:01:47 PM
^^^  Do you read?

Look at reply #561.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 03, 2007, 11:13:22 PM
Arc, Apprentice too busy kissing Sony's butt to notice your Post # 521. I noticed that there is a hint of Fanboyism going on there...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 04, 2007, 01:01:04 AM
hmmm... I guess i miss that one...lol

But it came up on my source so I post the whole article..

and for redlum, everybody on here knows i like sony...
But if i find good things for microsoft and all.. I post it... look back a few pages and you'll see...

i universally post articles of interest...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 05, 2007, 04:06:33 PM
want to make an announcement....where people actually GO to read information...ie not the announcement threads but here

i have a new LIVE account....ill explain why if you decide to add me again
name is ic3cr3amcon3
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 06, 2007, 02:56:21 AM
ALready added... now fess up shiv... wha went on?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 06, 2007, 10:11:08 AM
well.......

My account since i gave it a Canadian addy was set to XBL Canada. Essentially only XBL in the US gives you all the cool stuff you want. You know like the downloadable movies, the special events and so on. No Canada has it too, but not as much and the events are different


I called up LIVE support, although they were VERY nice and it was free (and they play boss trance music when you on hold) they tell me some sh!t abotu how they cannot transfer my accoutn to the US. I cant even put in a US addy, its not an option.

I was real mad....so i say know what.....f*ck it......just cancel it and give me a new one, end of story. So i do it and lose all the stuff i download.....knights of the nine for Oblivion, and a few XBL games....no seen no seen. i go download it again.....is aite is aite i go live.

At the time i was bussin up a Snickers ice cream cone and it was lashing...so i use that as mih name.....plo TOY!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 06, 2007, 12:54:44 PM
LMAO @ eating sinickers and got idea for name.. cool scene well get ur act together and let's game damnit!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 07, 2007, 12:33:26 AM
Check out this kick a$$ trailer for TimeShift, Xbox 360 exclusive that looks like it'll be alot of fun playing with TIME and kicking a$$ in the process;

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/-Xbox-360-s-Timeshift-An-Army-Of-One-Trailer-4100.html (http://www.cinemablend.com/games/-Xbox-360-s-Timeshift-An-Army-Of-One-Trailer-4100.html)

It'll be interesting to see what the gameplay looks like and plays like.

"The hands on the clock go round and round" LOL  :banana:

Here are the screenshots: http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/58289/TimeShift/ (http://screenshots.teamxbox.com/screen/58289/TimeShift/)
Here is a Gameplay video, not too clear but you can get the idea where it's heading, pretty cool that you can freeze time and shoot the enemy and then step back and watch him bust into pieces..LOL: http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/CDFE668F-CF1F-4902-90E1-FF79A3FE9AD9/0/vidtimeshift006Hi.asx (http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/CDFE668F-CF1F-4902-90E1-FF79A3FE9AD9/0/vidtimeshift006Hi.asx)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 07, 2007, 10:39:20 AM
From the screenshots, the backgrounds are great. High level of details, nice lighting... but the shots of the actual characters in the game need ALOT of work. No shadows, very little lighting effects and poor design imho. I guess its still in development so I shouldn't be too harsh on them. I guess once yuh see GOW in FULL 1080i/p or say 1280x1024 its HARD to see any game on the 360 platform (FPS that is) look shabbier... It does look like the Q4 engine though... The concept is cool so we'll see how this pans out.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 07, 2007, 11:03:32 AM
Yea, look at the video, looks a bit better than the screenshots.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 10, 2007, 08:50:03 AM
In light of that rather funny post on the 360 killer PS3, I find this relevant and i'll explain after the article:
Quote
Xbox dashboard update tips up

Turn on, tune in, download

By Wily Ferret: Thursday 10 May 2007, 10:19
Click here to find out more!
MICROSOFT has finally released its much-vaunted 'Spring Dashboard Update' for the Xbox 360.

The update adds a dedicated 'blade' for Xbox Live Marketplace, cross-platform integration with Windows Live Messenger, improved VGA performance, and support for H.264 and MPEG-4 codecs.

If you're using your Xbox online, you'll have to download it or be booted off.

Interestingly, Microsoft has used the update to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon. If you're downloading a large game or demo from the Marketplace, the console will effectively switch itself into 'low-power' mode, where almost everything besides the net connection and the hard disk are inactive, enabling you to download overnight with the minimal power requirement. The console will even switch itself off when it's done.

Saving the world one Xbox at a time. µ

Well aside from the (what every Xbox 360 on Live owner should know which is the dashboard update) what i'd like to outline is the power savings features added to the 360. Now taking in context with an nuclear reactor (read ridiculous power usage) PS3, its nice that MS has done a good thing and decreased power usage on the 360, goog job.

Now for something else which I was wondering about myself:
Quote
Xbox 360 could beat PS3 in Folding

Microsoft has to think outside the box

By Theo Valich: Thursday 10 May 2007, 09:24
Click here to find out more!
IN AN INTERVIEW with the San Jose Mercury News Peter Moore, corporate VP of Microsoft's entertainment business unit admitted that Microsoft was somewhat caught out by Sony's PS3 Folding@Home client. He said even Bill Gates had a conversation about "applying philanthropic processing power to big problems".

But he souldn't resist a jab at Sony's endeavour. "I’m not quite sure yet whether we’re seeing real tangible results from the PlayStation 3 Folding@Home initiative," he suggested.

Microsoft knows all the deficiencies of IBM's sluggish in-order triple-core PowerPC that is built inside its own console, and does not want to get soundly beaten by IBM's Cell. However, it is unclear whether the Vole of Redmond is aware that it has something far more powerful inside its own boxes.

The Geforce 7900 inside the PS3 is no match for Xenos in the Xbox. Even the Sony Cell would probably end beaten by 48 vec4+scalar units hidden inside Xbox's 360 graphics chip. Folding@Home is Stream Computing at its finest, and six/seven/eight SPE units can flourish in the CPU. But when compared to the GPU, the Xbox 360 GPU would probably run in circles around Cell CPU.

And then Microsoft's marketing machine might get interested in touting Folding@Home for the Xbox 360 console, since it would no longer be a race between a snail and a rabbit, as far as protein folding performance is concerned.

The next question would then be, could Brook get set up running on a Xbox 360 GPU with all the limitations that Microsoft environment is using? µ

I've been wondering how is it possible to use a X1900XTX to do folding @ home yet the Xenos GPU in the 360 hasn't been thought of yet. Well this article at least gives me some hope, as it rightfully points out, the GPU (which is akin to the STREAM processors or the newer 2xxx serries Radeons) should in effect kick the teeth in of the PS3... Now console preference aside, if the 360 GPU is indeed capable to significantly increasing the F@H progression then I say THEY STICKING and NEED to get this running ASAP!!! You know how many Live users they have? I am sure alot would contribute to the cause, I know I and Redlum would.
Title: Peter Moore responds to hardware defects and other 360 issues
Post by: TheApprentice on May 10, 2007, 04:54:47 PM
(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/111968-3-1.jpg)

As with any console in the early stages of its lifespan, owners and prospective buyers most assuredly have a lot of questions that they want answered. In the case of the Xbox 360, Microsoft's Peter Moore took the time to answer some of these fan inquiries directly in a recent segment on the San Jose Mercury News.

While some of the reader questions were questionably relevant, there were a number of noteworthy points that Moore addressed during the course of the interview. Most notably, one reader asked about the reliability of Xbox 360 hardware after claiming that he had personally gone through two defective console units within a 7 month span. He then called into question the validity of Microsoft's 3% failure rate, to which Moore responded:

Quote
"I can't comment on failure rates, because it's just not something -- it's a moving target. What this consumer should worry about is the way that we've treated him. Y'know, things break, and if we've treated him well and fixed his problem, that's something that we're focused on right now. I'm not going to comment on individual failure rates because I'm shipping in 36 countries and it's a complex business."

The same reader then asked what Microsoft is doing to make their machines run quieter. While Moore claimed that he
 doesn't notice the noise nearly as much as some gamers have, he does acknowledge that it is a valid complaint, albeit one supported only by a minority of Xbox 360 owners. He then claimed that Microsoft will continue to look at the problem, but it's not "something that's going to be fixed overnight."

In another question asked by the interviewer himself, Moore responded to suggestions requesting that Microsoft engineer software to allow the Xbox 360 to be used in Folding@home similarly to the way the PlayStation 3 is currently involved with the project. Although Moore expresses doubt that the PS3 is producing "real tangible results" with Folding@home, he states that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is looking to apply "philanthropic processing power to big problems". Furthermore, he believes that, should Microsoft enter into such a project, the results from the Xbox 360 will exceed those of the PS3:

Quote
"f we truly believe that we can in some way marshall the resources of a much larger installed base of Xbox 360 owners, with a processor that's of equal power to the PS3, then you have my commitment that we'll look at that. And if we believe we can add value to solving a gnarly problem such as the medical problems and the health problems that Folding@home seems to be doing, then we'll certainly look at that very strongly."

And lastly, Moore was asked whether Microsoft's plans included the acquisition of a Japanese software publisher, to which Moore responded, "we'll never comment on our acquisition plans at all." But addressing the broader topic of expanding their influence in the Japanese market, Moore commented that the acquisition of a third-party publisher would force that company into the role of a first-party developer, which he believes is actually a counter-productive act. In his opinion, his established method of building relationships with Japanese publishers has borne much more fruit.

Quote
"One thing I've seen -- and I've been going to Tokyo now for eight years, probably 50 times in the last eight years -- is there's a more global outlook now from Japanese publishers than there has ever been. Capcom (is) the best example of that with Dead Rising and Lost Planet, with which they've done incredibly well. They realize the Japanese domestic market is insufficient to sustain them without globalizing, and, quite frankly Westernizing the way that they go to market. Konami, Sega, Capcom, Namco -- all doing that same thing. And that bodes well for us, because obviously they see our strength in the Western world and they're becoming great partners of ours."
Title: Microsoft confirms support for HD DVD
Post by: TheApprentice on May 17, 2007, 02:37:11 PM
(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/112411-1.jpg)

Recent reports of the success of Blu-ray over HD DVD, have led several online news sites to claim that the Xbox 360 plans to support Sony's hi-def media format as a "back-up plan". In fact, these stories have gained so much momentum that FightinSunDevil of Microsoft's official Gamerscoreblog has taken the time to dismiss them entirely:

"Some online media outlets have picked up this story and are citing Internet speculation of an alleged Associated Press story that does not exist, along with comments taken out of context from a story in ITmedia that appeared back in January," he writes on his recent blog entry. "This information is being reported as news and as a result of a recent interview, neither of which are true."

The blogger adds that the comments in question were from a January interview with ITmedia, in which Peter Moore stated that "Xbox 360 has the flexibility to adapt to consumers' needs, allowing Microsoft to add features as consumers demand them -- as evidenced by the offering of the HD DVD Player as an accessory." A number of news sites had since assumed that the comments would also lead to the possibility of developing a Blu-ray player for the machine, should consumer demand be strong enough, although FightinSunDevil emphasizes that the speculation is 100% untrue.

"We're fully committed to HD DVD and have absolutely no plans to support other optical formats," he writes in conclusion.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on May 17, 2007, 02:56:07 PM
well we know Perter Moore and his "lines".....the pressure of being lead marketer/PR for MS.....you have to take all the flack in the end


Not a bad move on MS. I mean they steal everything anyway....so why not Blu Ray....:S
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 30, 2007, 04:15:15 PM
CAN IT BE TRUE!!? (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/articledetails/show/1988) :happy0203:

If it turns out to be so, its truly bye bye Sony.  I mean, this is THE exclusive of exclusives.
My my, what tangled webs this gaming industry weaves...

*crosses fingers, and offers blood-sacrifice to Konami/Mr. Kojima*


EDIT - The comments that follow the original article that spawned this news item are truly hilarious,
          such as this gem:

"I felt a disturbance in the force...

...It's as if a million Sony fanboys all cried out BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, and then were suddenly silenced."

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 30, 2007, 10:29:11 PM
"I felt a disturbance in the force...

...It's as if a million Sony fanboys all cried out BAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW, and then were suddenly silenced."

HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....
Wait... Sony was able to make that many PS3's yet? LOL
Title: Xbox 360 Prices May Be Cut by Christmas
Post by: TheApprentice on June 08, 2007, 01:02:57 PM
Xbox 360 Prices May Be Cut by Christmas

Microsoft is starting to realize that it's going to take a lot more than a couple of pinatas to expand their Xbox audience. Worried that the 360 will get "pigeonholed as a hard-core machine", Microsoft is looking at this holiday season to see what can be done. Though he declined to say for sure whether or not Microsoft will reduce the cost of the Xbox 360, David Hufford (a director of Xbox product management), sees the potential for making it more affordable for the consumer:

"We are well aware that the sweet spot of the market is really 199 bucks... (The Wii, at $250, makes a)strong value proposition. When mom walks into the store and sees she can get a console with a game for $250, she sees it as a $300 value. They've done a good job."

Sony sold 75 million PlayStation 2s at or below that price, but it's unclear if Microsoft can price the Xbox 360 that low when they already lose money on each console that is sold. An analyst predicts that this Christmas, they'll need to have as many consoles out there so that fans can help them cash in by buying games. I don't mind helping them out this year, as long as I don't see another red ring of death from now until Christmas.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/you-just-may-be-able-to-make-rent-for-a-change/xbox-360-prices-may-be-cut-by-christmas-267097.php
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 13, 2007, 02:28:41 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/795/795486p1.html (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/795/795486p1.html)

Classic Prince of Persia available NOW on Xbox Live Arcade. Released today on Xbox Live Arcade.  :violent5:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 14, 2007, 05:00:35 PM
(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/116968-1.jpg)

Certainly, most savvy 360 owners already know that three red lights on the front of their console means certain unwanted death. A number of users have already undergone the painful ordeal of seeing their 360 units die, but some of them have also witnessed their machines come back to life due to the efforts of Microsoft's customer service department. The more curious lot of these Xbox 360 owners have opened up their repaired consoles to see what exactly has been fixed, and have discovered a new heatsink in their machine.

Reports indicate that this extra heatsink is installed by Microsoft to provide additional cooling for the Xenos GPU, leading some to ponder what exactly is wrong with consoles that are affected by the "red ring of death". Some believe X-shaped clamps are at fault, while others blame an abundance of thermal paste (although others, curiously enough, believe that there is not enough thermal paste).

Either way, the problem of overheating GPUs is still a problem that looms over the head of Microsoft's hardware division. Both the company, as well as serviced 360 owners hope that this additional heatsink will make the red ring of death a thing of the past. However, it is unknown at this time whether newly manufactured Xbox 360's contain this second heatsink or if it is simply something that Microsoft installs only if the console has died.

(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/116968-2.jpg)

Source - http://www.gametrailers.com/viewnews.php?id=4759
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 14, 2007, 09:01:19 PM
It's installed in the elite versions and if you're lucky and you RMA yours, they'll add it in as well. The real solution will come with 65nm process. Or perhaps they could figure out what IBM put in the PS3 to cool the cell since that box hits nuclear fusion temperatures and survives.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 15, 2007, 01:08:20 AM
it still dont change the fact PS3 dont have sh!t for games.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 15, 2007, 03:13:43 PM
it still dont change the fact PS3 dont have sh!t for games.
Is that to say they don't have SH1T games? or they don't have Sh1t aka any games?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 15, 2007, 03:38:41 PM
I think he means the latter (as in not many good games).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 15, 2007, 10:52:05 PM
Aye, I think Apprentice BLIGHT CowSquad by posting that pic of the 3 lights.....CowSquad seeing those lights tonight.... :shakehead:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 18, 2007, 08:39:10 AM
Hmm
Quote
GTA4 episodes only available for Xbox

But at what cost?

By Wily Ferret: Monday 18 June 2007, 09:18
TAKE TWO games, publisher of the Grand Theft Auto series, has shocked gamers by announcing that additional downloadable content for GTA part 4 will only be available on the Xbox 360, shunning the PlayStation platform that made the series a hit.

Additional game levels and missions will be available to download over Xbox Live. Given the cross-platform nature of the game, it was also assumed that the same would be true for downloads on the PlayStation Network, but now it seems that this isn't going to be the case. There are all sorts of suggestions about how much Microsoft paid for this exclusivity, but no confirmed numbers.

GTA4 is out on October 19, and the episodic content is undated, but don't expect it to hit until the new year.

Microsoft scored a coup obtaining a simultaneous release for the game across the Xbox and PlayStation, and further securing exclusivity for downloadable content has got to be one in the eye for Sony. However, the firm could yet have the last laugh, as livid PS3 gamers cause a very public stink that could be embarrassing to Take Two. We'll just have to wait and see. µ

PS Redlum, viv gamerscore pass urs btw :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 18, 2007, 08:46:36 AM
Wow.  Sony gets trumped yet again.  M$ pockets REAL deep, so this is no surprise.

GTA IV fo shizzle.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 18, 2007, 11:36:06 AM
Aye man arc we eh see yuh in a GOW sweat in a while wha gwon on?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 21, 2007, 08:37:52 PM
Hey just curious, anyone know a place in trinidad that rents xbox 360 games?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on June 21, 2007, 08:46:01 PM
jk rents em
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Spazosaurus on June 27, 2007, 08:32:28 AM
Tale ol 11 broken Xbox 360's

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160603 (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3160603)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 27, 2007, 09:59:21 PM
Ace Combat 6 is looking better and better.
Download the trailer from here (http://media.xbox360.gamespy.com/media/894/894201/vids_1.html).

Looks amazing.  Getting this one for sure.

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7509/screen27062007213004sa8.jpg) (http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4673/screen27062007213109kh4.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/7272/screen27062007213155fe6.jpg) (http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4840/screen27062007213255hc5.jpg) (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/8283/screen27062007213414or7.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/4486/screen27062007213737jp0.jpg)


I took those screens from the trailer itself.  Do the in-game graphics look this good?  Oh GOD I hope so.
Make sure and download the HD (80 MB) version of the trailer.  Its the only one that does the game justice.

Oh yeah, and the game will support online play.  Oh how I have WAITED for this in the Ace Combat franchise.
All my Namco prayers have been answered.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 27, 2007, 10:50:07 PM
^it looks damn amazing!!

Ace Combat is basically my fave console game franchise...

I have 4,5,0 on PS2 and X on PSP

And well I bought meh PS3 hoping for 6...When i read that it may be 360 exclusive..i nearly dead  :crybaby2:

(*insert allyuh ps3 bashing here*)


Seriously which gaming company that builds its entire franchise on another system suddenly switches to another console? (that breaks alot :P...k sorry xbots)

Well hopefully 6 will see the light of day on ps3...as for 360 having it... +1 more reason for me to buy a 360 eventually...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 04, 2007, 09:09:35 AM
Well apprentice as if we didn't know, here's your answer:
Quote
Microsoft rejigs gaming team

As Sony criticises Volish 'bribing' of developers

By Wily Ferret: Wednesday 04 July 2007, 10:16
THE VOLE HAS SHIFTED around chaps at the top of its gaming division, leaving newbie Chris Early as head of the games for Windows Live.

Early was previous a Volista in the Casual Games division. The half-time substitution seems to indicate that things aren't exactly going as well for the GFWL team as it might have hoped. A Vista-exclusive gaming platform that replicates the features of the successful Xbox Live, launch titles that support GFWL are Shadowrun and Halo 2. Halo 2, of course, is a release of a game that's been out for three years on the Xbox and which any FPS gamer has already done to death; Shadowrun is a multiplayer-only deathmatch game that has been generally criticised for lacking depth and being too expensive for the amount of gameplay included. All in all, then, an inauspicious start for the platform.

The Vole must be hoping that Early can woo some bigger developers to take part in the Games For Windows Live platform - a tough sell when most developers don't want to go Vista-only and want to maintain a degree of control over their multiplayer servers.

However, it's not all bad for Microsoft's gaming division, as the Xbox 360 is continuing to sell well and attract some good games - such as the exclusive downloadable content for Grand Theft Auto. This has clearly left a rather bitter taste in Sony's mouth, as top bod Jack Tretton has accused Microsoft of 'bribing' developers to bring exclusives to the table.

"We don't buy exclusivity. We don't fund development," Tretton said in an interview, single-handedly revealing why Rockstar chose to go with Microsoft and not Sony for the exclusive GTA4 deal - money talks, this is the videogame business, folks.

He went on to, we might suggest, grossly overstate the success of Sony's position in the game development marketplace. "Microsoft is too dependent upon the third-party community, and Nintendo is too dependent upon first-party," Tretton proposed, managing to name two consoles that are selling faster than the PS3 around the world. If both have the wrong approach, the game-buying public sure doesn't seem to care. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 04, 2007, 12:14:27 PM
Well 'Mr Tretton', its a BUSINESS.  If Sony don't want to spend the kinda money that M$ is willing to, then
they will REMAIN at #3 for this current generation of consoles.

Oh yeah, and they NEED to drop tha PS3 price too in order to remain competitive.  Can one, or two killer apps negate
the need for a price drop?  Possibly, but it depends on the apps (games).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 04, 2007, 11:54:48 PM
Well look at that...
>>>

Retailer Confirms $100 PS3 Price Cut (http://gatt.carigamers.com/index.php/topic,9130.msg163867.html#msg163867)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on July 05, 2007, 11:04:37 PM
Quote
Microsoft has said that it is facing a bill of more than $1bn to cover the cost of offering extended warranties, after failings with its Xbox 360.

The company admitted it had been forced to make "an unacceptable number of repairs" to the consoles after key hardware failed.

Customers who suffer the problems will now be given a free three-year warranty, the company said.

The failures are indicated by three red flashing lights on the console.

Microsoft, has not revealed how many of its machines have suffered the problem, but said the number was "bigger than we are comfortable with."

It added that the move - which will also see some people reimbursed for postage and repairs on consoles which were out of warranty - was aimed at keeping the loyalty of its customers.

"The majority of Xbox 360 owners are having a great experience with their console and have from day one," said Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's Entertainment & Devices Division.

"But this problem has caused frustration for some of our customers and for that, we sincerely apologise."

It added its Xbox division was still expected to make a profit during the financial year beginning 1 July 2007.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6275728.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6275728.stm)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 05, 2007, 11:19:34 PM
Well look at that...
>>>

Retailer Confirms $100 PS3 Price Cut (http://gatt.carigamers.com/index.php/topic,9130.msg163867.html#msg163867)

Ah boy.  Now that is a step in the right direction, but I hopin they could do $400 by Christmas.  Only THEN I will
buy it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 05, 2007, 11:37:54 PM
Right on the heels of Microsoft announcing that all 360's have a 3 year warranty on the 3 red lights. Any console that fails within 3 years of purchase will be repaired for free by Microsoft. Not bad at all....

The PS3 deal is kinda good, lots of nice hardware for the price tho Sony will incur huge losses....

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/petermooreletter.htm
Title: Microsoft misses 12 million Xbox 360 shipment target
Post by: TheApprentice on July 06, 2007, 01:03:04 PM
Summary:
Microsoft said it won't be hitting its worldwide Xbox 360 shipment target of 12 million for the fiscal year that ended June 30. This is the second time the company has dropped its target this year originally reducing it from 13-15 million.

(http://www.gamepro.com/microsoft/xbox360/games/news/images/120568-1-1.jpg)

In a statement immediately following the Xbox 360 warranty extention, Microsoft CFO Chris Liddell said the company would slightly miss its already reduced 12 million target by 400,000 units.

"That is slightly shy, but in the overall context of the marketplace... we're happy with that number," Liddell said.

Despite the shortcoming, the CFO remained upbeat saying the overall Xbox business was in a strong position and that the company's gaming division expects to turn a profit in 2008.

Since first launching its Xbox business to rival Sony and Nintendo in 2001, Microsoft has lost an estimated 5 billion dollars in its attempt to secure a place in the lucrative video game industry.

http://www.gametrailers.com/viewnews.php?id=4845
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 08, 2007, 07:56:49 PM
Hey have you guys noticed the amount of product placement the xbox 360 has be getting in recent films. I noticed it in Disturbia, Die Hard 4 and now transformers....check out this clip with the xbox turning into a decepticon lol. Hope it doh breakdown with red lights :p


http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/07/08/video-transformers-transforming-xbox-360/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 08, 2007, 08:09:40 PM
Oh and by the way looks like Gears Of War is makin its way to the PC with updated content :p

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/07/06/gears-of-war-pc-montage-video-leaked/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 09, 2007, 08:21:30 PM
New Call Of Duty 4 trailer here (http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/13025).

OH MY STARS AND GARTERS!!!  O_O  This game just keeps lookin BETTER AND BETTER!!!

Don't even bother letting it load.  Just download the wmv version and revel in its ubernessss......
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 10, 2007, 08:55:44 AM
I have some good news and some DAFT news....
first the good:
Quote
Vole seen readying 65 nanometre Xbox ramp

DAAMIT gets shrunk

By Wily Ferret: Tuesday 10 July 2007, 10:25
ALL INDICATIONS that Microsoft is readying a 65 nanometre platform shrink of the Xbox 360, in a move that will reduce costs and likely improve the console's reliability.

Codenamed Project 'Falcon', the project is to push IBM's triple-cored PowerPC processor and DAAMIT's Xenos GPU down to 65nm, from the 90nm they're made at currently. As any fule no, iterating process technologies results in smaller chips, cheaper costs and less power consumption.

The roll-out of the new chips has been credited with driving the Vole's confidence that it's warranty problems are over.

Sony recently reduced the price of its PS3 by $100, a move thought to be simply adding $100 of pure cost to Sony's business plan, since no hardware revisions have been made and the company already sells the console at a healthy loss. The move to 65nm will enable Microsoft to cut the price of its Xbox 360 console and possibly still make a profit.

Indeed, rumours around LA this week are that Microsoft will use its E3 press conference to announce a price cut for the console, sparking a price war with Sony that the Japanese company has little hopes of winning. µ


Now the daft:
Quote
Xbox 360 dies because of electricity protection

It is sensitive egg

By Nick Farrell: Tuesday 10 July 2007, 08:55
MICROSOFT IS claiming that the reason its Xbox360 consoles are dying in droves so much is because punters have poor electrical surge protection.

Although Microsoft is refusing to say what is causing the large number of red ring of deaths in its boxes, its technical support teams are apparently claiming it is caused by poor surge protectors.

According to Law of the Game, technical support are reading from a card saying that the Xbox 360 is highly sensitive to reductions in power, and even the slightest cut in power can cause things like the fans and even the DVD laser to malfunction.

Apparently ninety percent of the failed consoles have been plugged into a surge protector, so Vole thinks they are responsible. Using a similar logic 100 percent of them were also switched on so maybe the power switch is to blame.

Vole is saying that you should let your Xbox run free a surge protector and experience lightning strikes, power surges and brown outs.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on July 10, 2007, 12:50:31 PM
Microsoft in a price war. I never thought I would see the day.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on July 10, 2007, 11:17:03 PM
Hey i was just wondering im not a halo fan but i just saw some multiplayer demos of halo 3 cant xbox have halo look alot better than that? i didnt find it graphically impressive at all. The developers did state that the multiplayer grafx is not as good as the single player but, doesnt that kill the fun? i mean u beat the game and then start multiplayer and its like a graphical downgrade. Im just wondering what u guys think bout this.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 11, 2007, 01:35:28 AM
^considering the MASSIVE hype surrounding halo 3...

I expected the footage to be somewhat like Gears of War of better...

Guess they still haven't shown the guns yet... Or just an old build to lower expectations and wow people at a later date..which probably might not be a great idea since its E3...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on July 11, 2007, 02:37:05 AM
Ok just seen a vid of it Single player looks a great deal better although adam sessler didnt agree. I really dont like the halo suits though they way to shiny. I did see some footage of halo movie looks decent the suits look more normal id defenitly go see it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 11, 2007, 02:49:35 AM
Dunno who else is but I am definitely buying Halo 3. I was satisfied with the Beta.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 11, 2007, 08:54:41 AM
The thing about the beta for THOSE THAT ACTUALLY PLAYED AND SAW IT, is that its exactly that a beta. That aside I too was taken aback the first time I saw the graphics... I was like Halo 2 on steroids? I mean after playing GOW... its hard to look at any other game and be impressed with graphics, satisfied even is difficult now. However I can see from the beta that once Halo 3 is polished properly it will look quite good. It has an altogether different feel and look from GOW but will still be quite eye catching I am sure. From playing the beta in 1080i glory, I can honestly say that the water effects were near complete, the textures were there but the polish was missing. Even the folliage was decent. I expect it to be impressive enough and as for NOT showing all your cards even at E3. Honestly Halo 3 is the biggest game on the console so its a done deal in terms of sales to most/all that own a 360. So I think holding the best for last is a good idea.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 11, 2007, 09:13:25 AM
The thing about the beta for THOSE THAT ACTUALLY PLAYED AND SAW IT, is that its exactly that a beta. That aside I too was taken aback the first time I saw the graphics... I was like Halo 2 on steroids? I mean after playing GOW... its hard to look at any other game and be impressed with graphics, satisfied even is difficult now. However I can see from the beta that once Halo 3 is polished properly it will look quite good. It has an altogether different feel and look from GOW but will still be quite eye catching I am sure. From playing the beta in 1080i glory, I can honestly say that the water effects were near complete, the textures were there but the polish was missing. Even the folliage was decent. I expect it to be impressive enough and as for NOT showing all your cards even at E3. Honestly Halo 3 is the biggest game on the console so its a done deal in terms of sales to most/all that own a 360. So I think holding the best for last is a good idea.

Ditto!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 11, 2007, 09:56:02 AM
From what I saw of Halo 3 during Microsoft's press conference, I can safely say (Adam Sessler or not) that Halo 3's graphics
will be quite stunning.  That beta was an opportunity for MS to test and 'fine-tune' their netcode for the game, so that when it launches,
the multiplayer experience will be ROCK SOLID.  They didn't have to release it, but they did, and 360 owners were VERY glad.
Good graphics or not.

Certain people seem to have this fetish for bashing Halo 3 and MS in general (in true fanboi fashion).  Passing judgement on a BETA
is asinine at best.  Just you wait.  When its released, then we can resume that debate.
The bar has been raised (most notably by Gears Of War).  I sincerely doubt that MS' premier franchise will be released in any way
inferior.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on July 11, 2007, 11:07:38 AM
I agree i expect halo to be a big hit and every xbox360 owner will enjoy but, i really dont like the fact that peter moore said the 1 player mode had more grafx, id prefer both have the same so i dont feel like i downgraded when playing multiplayer, because i wont be playing endless hours on single player. Its multiplayer that makes FPS good
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on July 11, 2007, 04:55:39 PM
Halo 3 is the only thing i was impressed with in the microsoft presentation on e3, now that unreal 3 has gone exclusive to ps3
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 11, 2007, 06:24:35 PM
Exclusive for this year only @ cowsquad.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 11, 2007, 09:05:26 PM
New Call Of Duty 4 trailer here (http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/13025).

OH MY STARS AND GARTERS!!!  O_O  This game just keeps lookin BETTER AND BETTER!!!

Don't even bother letting it load.  Just download the wmv version and revel in its ubernessss......

COD 4 Multiplayer Beta coming for the 360 via Xbox Live Download....http://news.filefront.com/call-of-duty-4-multiplayer-beta-announced-for-xbox-live-along-with-resident-evil-5-trailer/ (http://news.filefront.com/call-of-duty-4-multiplayer-beta-announced-for-xbox-live-along-with-resident-evil-5-trailer/)


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 11, 2007, 10:44:34 PM
Price cut coming for SURE now.

from Planet Xbox 360:  (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/)
Quote
Xbox 360 Price Drop Coming
by Matt Gibbs

Microsoft has said they will be lowering the price of the Xbox 360, however it won't be a E3, as rumors suggested.

As reported by Bloomberg, Shame Kim, who is VP of Microsoft Game Studios, has said that they will be lowering the Xbox 360's prices to increase sales and lure customers who otherwise normally wouldn't be interested in traditional video games.

"We need to compete effectively for that customer and part of that is getting to the mass market price point for the console," said Kim. "We definitely are working on that area."

If the Playstation 3 is struggling to keep up now, let's see how they do with a Xbox 360 price cut. Especially since we are so early into the lifecycle of the former.


Thank god for COMPETITION...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 11, 2007, 11:57:00 PM
Sorry for the double post but THE ACE COMBAT 6 DEMO IS UP!!!

OH YES!!! THE GAME LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE TRAILER!!!

BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*tries to calm down*


FCUK DAT!!!!   BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

OMFG!!! THIS GAME IS TEH PWNAGE!!!  (lawd, I sound like such a fanboi, but FCUK DAT!!!!)

oh yeah, and BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

*realises that I just wet myself*    (OK, not really, but you get the picture)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 12, 2007, 12:57:11 AM
Sorry for the double post but THE ACE COMBAT 6 DEMO IS UP!!!

OH YES!!! THE GAME LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE TRAILER!!!

BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*tries to calm down*


FCUK DAT!!!!   BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

OMFG!!! THIS GAME IS TEH PWNAGE!!!  (lawd, I sound like such a fanboi, but FCUK DAT!!!!)

oh yeah, and BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

*realises that I just wet myself*    (OK, not really, but you get the picture)

HMMmmm...and you on a normal TV, Imagine on the 55" Plasma, I will definitely download the demo tomorrow and have some flying fun. LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 12, 2007, 07:46:38 AM
I am sure PS3 fanboys will surely rejoice at this one:
Quote
All 11.6 million Xbox 360s are faulty

Volish confessions

By Nick Farrell: Thursday 12 July 2007, 07:38
MICROSOFT HAS admitted that all the 11.6 million faulty Xbox 360s sold in the last 19 months are faulty.

In a statement, Volish spinsters said that all of the consoles suffer from a design flaw which could cause the machine to fail.

However, the outfit said that while it is extending the warranty coverage from one to three years to compensate consumers, it had no plans to recall or exchange the boxes.

Volish gaming supremo Robbie Bach refused to say what the problem is, but said that units currently in stock will be upgraded.

More here (http://www.crn.com.au/story.aspx?CIID=85600&src=site-marq)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on July 12, 2007, 09:17:09 AM
i want it toooooo
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 12, 2007, 12:14:05 PM
Sorry for the double post but THE ACE COMBAT 6 DEMO IS UP!!!

OH YES!!! THE GAME LOOKS AS GOOD AS THE TRAILER!!!

BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*tries to calm down*


FCUK DAT!!!!   BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!

OMFG!!! THIS GAME IS TEH PWNAGE!!!  (lawd, I sound like such a fanboi, but FCUK DAT!!!!)

oh yeah, and BAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

*realises that I just wet myself*    (OK, not really, but you get the picture)

dude...
no :(

AWWW FRICK COME ON!!!

ALL ACE COMBAT GAMES WERE ON PLAYSTATION CONSOLES!

MOTHER #$%#%@$#^!

:(

ACE COMBAT 6.... come to ps3 :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on July 12, 2007, 09:23:15 PM
Man, I want price cuts in game prices.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 14, 2007, 07:19:19 PM
Ace Combat 6 Flight Stick Bundle!
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/06/19/ace-combat-6-flight-stick-bundle/ (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/06/19/ace-combat-6-flight-stick-bundle/)

This game rocks in the Demo, can't wait for the controller
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 14, 2007, 08:20:50 PM
That controller is sweet indeed, but I'm still not sure if its worth buying JUST for that game.
I would have preferred a flightstick/throttle combo that will work with the Xbox 360 console AND the PC.

I know it can be done.  The big question is IF it will be...



On another note:

After seeing trailers/gameplay for Mercenaries 2, and Star Wars: Force Unleashed, I'll have too happily add
those titles to my 'games I MUST have list'.  Oh yeah, and Resident Evil 5.

Whew...owning a 360 just got a WHOLE lot better.  All Microsoft needs now to 'sweeten the pot' is to drop
the MSRP on all new games from $60 US to $50 US.  Now THAT would make more sense than a console price drop.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 15, 2007, 03:35:28 AM
 :sunny:
That controller is sweet indeed, but I'm still not sure if its worth buying JUST for that game.
I would have preferred a flightstick/throttle combo that will work with the Xbox 360 console AND the PC.

I know it can be done.  The big question is IF it will be...
On another note:

After seeing trailers/gameplay for Mercenaries 2, and Star Wars: Force Unleashed, I'll have too happily add
those titles to my 'games I MUST have list'.  Oh yeah, and Resident Evil 5.

Whew...owning a 360 just got a WHOLE lot better.  All Microsoft needs now to 'sweeten the pot' is to drop
the MSRP on all new games from $60 US to $50 US.  Now THAT would make more sense than a console price drop.

Well.....If the current WIRED Xbox 360 Controller is usable on a PC, then why not this Flight Stick and Throttle? It is a USB Connection, so I doh see why not.. :sunny:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on July 15, 2007, 08:27:36 PM
I cannot believe it ... I am now a statistic. My 360 has been the victim of 3 flashing red lights. I just got off the phone with customer support and they will be sending me a shipping box. Un-#@#$@@-believable. I hope I get back a working system. All I wanted was to play some Guitar Hero II ...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 15, 2007, 09:22:43 PM
Sorry to hear that Viv, CowSquad has fixed his twice already, really sucks....Microsoft really has to get their sh#t together.... :protest:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 16, 2007, 07:39:56 AM
Oh btw Red... viv pass yuh gamer score again :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 16, 2007, 12:18:03 PM
EBgames Australia issues 360 recall.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/two-weeks/eb-games-australia-issues-total-360-recall-278562.php

"EB Games Australia have issued a recall on their Xbox 360s. Not just their own personal display or demo units. Every single Premium Xbox 360 they had in-stock. Sources within the company have confirmed that two weeks ago (approx June 29) store managers were first asked by Head Office to test every unit in-stock for errors, but were then ordered last week to return their entire inventories of the console, as well as remove all 360 promotional material and dummy boxes from their stores. The recall is believed to be due to a faulty batch of HDDs, as it did not include Core units.

EB Games' local online store currently lists all Premium 360 bundles at all stores as "sold out". New, quality-assured shipments of consoles should have reached the company's Queensland HQ by Monday, and will have turned up in most stores across Australia by Wednesday. Like my mum always says, better safe than sorry!"
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 22, 2007, 02:31:01 PM
Check out Halo 3 downloadable content (http://halo.msn.com/downloads/na/default.htm), and a real-life Warthog (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/14044/Peter-Jacksons-WETA-Creates-Fully-Functioning-Warthog/).


Oh, and check out the new chatpad and headset (http://www.gamespot.com/features/6175451/index.html?om_act=convert&om_clk=multimodule&tag=multimodule;picks;title;2).  (I know it was posted before, but there's some new info here.)


(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4747/screen22072007142646lg1.jpg)


Who say it?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Cowsquad on July 22, 2007, 07:51:40 PM
well that chat pad will go sweet with msn when they update the child accounts shit with the msn on live
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 26, 2007, 10:53:11 PM
New extended Resident Evil 5 trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/game/2036.html).  Has a lot of gameplay footage in it.

One word:  god-DAMNNNNN!!!   (OK that might be two words :lol: )

Can you say 'FO SHIZZLE!!?'
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on July 27, 2007, 08:05:17 AM
Update: Microsoft has just received my 360. Let's hope I get a replacement soon (and a good one too).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 27, 2007, 12:36:07 PM
New extended Resident Evil 5 trailer (http://www.gametrailers.com/game/2036.html).  Has a lot of gameplay footage in it.

One word:  god-DAMNNNNN!!!   (OK that might be two words :lol: )

Can you say 'FO SHIZZLE!!?'

lol agreed :P
It came out on the Playstation network...
It fricking awesome!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 29, 2007, 01:03:37 AM
Very interesting article here (http://www.1up.com/do/feature?cId=3160703) on what makes the whole PMC (Private Military Contractor) machinery tick.
I posted this here because the rise of the PMCs serves as a backdrop to the upcoming Army Of Two (http://www.ea.com/armyoftwo/home.jsp) game from EA.

Very eye-opening interview with a former Navy-SEAL.  I certainly learned a thing or two from this.

Oh yeah, and I'm getting this game too.  Launches on November 15th 2007 for Xbox 360 (and PS3, so don't fret Apprentice :lol:).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 29, 2007, 11:08:39 AM
^lol thanks for the additional info... :P

But I not too interested in this title strangely....Is just that the shooter genre gonna be so saturated then...
i.e. Haze, UT3, Medal of Honor Airborne, Call of Duty 4...

Might appeal to me more later on though...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 29, 2007, 05:15:38 PM
360 price drop?

http://www.cheapassgamer.com/archives/walmart-toys-r-us-ads-confirm-50-xbox-360-price-cut.php
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 30, 2007, 12:09:32 AM
^yea

don;t blame microsoft though...

Since PS3's price drop its been selling like crazy...

+ people lose alot of faith in microsoft over failing 360's....
A small price cut might entice them to buy the 360 along with the extended warranty....

(but neither of those could cater for the suffering u have to go through when sending in ur 360 for repair)

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 30, 2007, 12:15:04 AM
Yeah I know d pain :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on August 03, 2007, 12:49:52 PM
CHIPMAKER NOW MAKING 65nm 360 CPUs, PLANNING 45nm CPU?
Singaporean manufacturer began pumping out cooler chipset last quarter, hints that a smaller version could be en route.



Last month, Microsoft announced one of the costliest console problems in game-industry history. Following rising numbers of reports of Xbox 360 hardware failures, the company announced it would take a $1.08 billion charge to replace or fix any 360 that suffered the "red ring of death" for up to three years after its purchase. The extension was retroactive, meaning it applies to all consoles sold since the 360's November 2005 launch.

Microsoft wouldn't identify the exact cause of the red-ring failure, which is widely believed to be caused by the 360's CPU overheating. The console uses a customized chip based on three IBM 3.2GHz PowerPC cores made with a 90-nanometer manufacturing process. The chip's high processing power causes it to run at a high temperature, which requires the console's notoriously noisy fan to cool. Modders have also discovered additional heat sinks in refurbished 360s, bolstering the overheating theory.

The 360's cook off days are numbered, though. Last year, Singapore-based Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing announced a deal with Microsoft to make CPUs for the 360 by using a 65-nanometer process. The smaller size means more chips per production batch, which cuts manufacturing costs. It also makes for a smaller, more energy-efficient CPU--one that generates less heat and is less likely to burn out.

Microsoft promised the first batch of 65nm CPU-equipped 360s would arrive sometime this year, with recent reports pegging them as coming in the fall. As part of a recent earnings conference call, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing confirmed that it began manufacturing the chips last quarter--raising the possibility they could arrive even sooner.

More interestingly, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing president and CEO Chia Song Hwee strongly hinted that 360s would be getting even smaller, cooler CPUs next year. During the conference call, he was asked by an analyst about the level of interest from electronics manufacturers in 45-nanometer process chips, which will begin arriving in the second half of 2008.

"On the 45[nm] engagement, we have a pretty wide spread of products and customers relative to where we were at the similar stage at 65[nm]," said Hwee. "So from video-game-device type of products to baseband to wireless communication type of devices, we have customers engaged in those areas." When asked again about the 45nm chips, Hwee said that, "We have customer interest in products in CPUs...that go into video game devices."

Source: gamespot.com

Title: Is Your 360 A Winner? Check
Post by: TheApprentice on August 03, 2007, 12:52:17 PM
Is Your 360 A Winner? Check

(http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/08/heatsinkcheck.jpg)

So there are two kinds of 360 on the market. There are the ones without the new heatsink. These have a tendency to...die horribly. And there are those with the new heatsink, which seem to work a lot better. Which one have you got? Ben Heck can help you, with his highly scientific methodology. First, get a camera. Then put your camera on top of an overturned 360. Then take a picture. If you can see your DVD drive, you're fresh outta luck. If you can't see it, you've got a new heatsink in there and your luck reserves are in good shape.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/highly-scientific/is-your-360-a-winner-check-285576.php

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 04, 2007, 09:18:43 AM
Hehe I didn't have to do that check :p My system let me know with 3 red lights on the front :)
Hmmmm......must......play........halo......3.......
Title: Why Xbox 360s Heat Up and Crap Out
Post by: TheApprentice on August 06, 2007, 06:34:12 PM
(http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2007/08/xboxheatsinknikkei.jpg)

Face it: the Xbox 360 isn't quite up to snuff. The design is flawed, leading to an abnormal number of machines konking out. Since Microsoft won't reveal the details of what exactly is causing the problems, Japanese news source Nikkei had a thermal design expert analyze the 360's heat radiation system. Two Xbox 360's were used for the investigation: one purchased in 2005, and the other that was repaired in May 2007. Their findings?


• The temperature gap with room temp was 22 degrees C. "When designing consumer products, it is common to seek a temperature gap of around 10 degrees C between exhaust and room temperatures," the thermal design expert said. "The 22 degrees C is quite a large gap..."
• The cooling fan was half of desktop PCs — apparently to reduce noise.
• The expert pointed out, "The heat sink on the graphics LSI is so small, I wonder if it can really cool down the board." The reason for this? Apparently, Microsoft had to downsized graphics LSI heat sink so that the DVD drive could be placed above it.
• In five minutes after booting up a game, the graphic LSI heat sink temp rose to 70 degrees C. In 15 minutes, the temperature for the microprocessor heat sink stabilized at 58 degrees, but the graphics LSI heat sink reached 80 degrees C. If the room temperature was high (like 35 degrees C), the heat sink could possibly hit 100 degrees C. What's more, if the vents were clogged with dust, the temperature could also increase.
• The console repaired in May 2007 did not have a new heat sink placed in it.
This is bad design. Really, really bad.
Fragile Part of Xbox 360?

http://kotaku.com/gaming/japan-explains/why-xbox-360s-heat-up-and-crap-out-286202.php
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 06, 2007, 06:43:43 PM
you really think...after pre testing it in Japan before US release....with the time and knowhow to remove bugs and fix issues like this ....they LEFT those flaws there without knowing about it? C'mon ppl.
Advertising....FREE advertising.
Title: Microsoft Drops Xbox 360 Price
Post by: TheApprentice on August 07, 2007, 01:54:03 AM
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/9/2007/08/thumb300x_360elite.jpg)

The rampant speculation, the endless images of circulars, the bogs of "insider emails" are all correct: The Xbox 360 is getting a $50 price drop starting this Wednesday, Microsoft announced tonight.

As of Wednesday the Elite will be $449, the Halo Limited Edition Xbox 360 (when it hits) will be $399, the standard will be $349 and the core will be $279.

The price drop is meant to be timed to the upcoming release of Madden 08, said Aaron Greenberg, group product manager for Xbox 360, as a way to grab up all of those Playstation 2 Madden fans who haven't yet upgraded to the Playstation 3.

"Madden is the number one selling game, and we felt like that was the right title to lead with," he said. "We know Madden will bring a lot of PS2 owners into the store and that's a specific reason for this timing. We feel we have the showcase platform for Madden this year and with this drop we hope to be the home for those gamers this season."

Greenberg said that the decision to time the price drop with the release of Madden has been in the works for a very long time and that the 360 price drop has nothing to do with the recent PS3 pricing flux.

"We've had this on our plans for a long time, an extremely long time," he said. "We did not make this decision even heading into E3, this is all based on before hand. We had the first media briefing (at E3) so we could have been the first to announce it, but it was never on our calendar. The benefit of pre-planning, of having this time, outweighed being one-upped, perhaps, at E3."

Greenberg pointed out that the 360 has been the same price for 21 months, the longest any console has maintained their launch price.

Too bad Microsoft didn't drop the core down a bit more and make it competitive with the Wii. I think $249 would have made things very interesting for Nintendo.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/it.s-official/microsoft-drops-xbox-360-price-286600.php
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 07, 2007, 01:56:26 AM
Hmm maybe now I can take another chance with the rings of death :p hopefully get one with that new heatsink everyone raving about....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 07, 2007, 12:46:16 PM
Hmm maybe now I can take another chance with the rings of death :p hopefully get one with that new heatsink everyone raving about....

That's one of the reasons I am sure they can afford too, since the 65nm chip is less expensive. CowSquad's new Core runs cool, so we speculate it is running on the new 65nm chip, plus apparently he says there are more holes in the heatsink.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 07, 2007, 11:13:35 PM
Now check THIS out.

Wii-mote on the 360 (http://obsiv.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!948789BF56FAF394!177.entry)......nuff said.

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7679/screen07082007230931pz8.jpg)

Playing Halo 2 no less.  Allow the video to load completely, and then prepare to be amazed.  :awesome:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on August 08, 2007, 10:59:06 AM
Yo ghost recon 2 demo out on xbox live yet? i suppose it would be out before on psn, i think its been out a week on psn. I never played the first one but after playing demo DaMn! ok have fun cya xD.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 08, 2007, 12:18:00 PM
Yo ghost recon 2 demo out on xbox live yet? i suppose it would be out before on psn, i think its been out a week on psn. I never played the first one but after playing demo DaMn! ok have fun cya xD.

Umm.....apparently you've been under a rock or something, GRAW 2 (FULL GAME) has been out on Xbox 360 for MONTHS!! and people have been playing it on Live for MONTHS! PS3 just getting is late, what a shame...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on August 08, 2007, 12:54:08 PM
oh well so what im definitly getting this one it owns so how is the full game is story good? i havent played first part so i dont know much about it. Oh and btw extra multiplayer maps exclusive for ps3 yay! :D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 08, 2007, 02:42:04 PM
Price drop: Those price drops will certainly make thing interesting over the course of the next couple months, especially with Mass Effect, Halo 3 and Madden on the way. I am still undecided as to which console to buy first (clearly i ent limitiing myself to just 1) but i would feel alot better about the 360 if they would get those new chips installed pronto!

GRAW2: exclusive maps only stay exclusive for a few months then everyone can get em, it sucks imo. Story in GRAW2 kinda not important since basically you looking at a war.. i mean, the story will be the war more than anything else. I seriously doubt you gonna miss anything by not playing the first one, in fact, i think as a new player you might be better off playing only the second one and totally ignoring the first. I say this because from what i have read, not many significant improvements were made (not many were needed) so just grab a copy of the second one.. of course the fact that you gettign PS3 versio nmeans yo uhave to wait soo, hard luck.

Wiimote video: call me impressed... simply impressed.

I agree, fact is Xbox 360 has the upper hand with multi platform games due to the 1 year jump they have on the PS3. Graphics wise they are the same, Exclusive these days means a month or two later those same maps if not more will be out on Xbox Live for download. Honestly, I think they are already installing the 65nm chips as there are rumors of a 45nm chip that they are working on. So wait another month, I would say go with the Xbox 360 Laertes, besides we need another Trini to play Gears of War with. LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 08, 2007, 08:14:15 PM
Looks like HDMI connectivity may become standard on all new 360s.

Details..... (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/08/08/hdmi-confirmed-in-new-360-premiums/)

(http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/7691/screen08082007201150ja0.jpg)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on August 08, 2007, 09:38:57 PM
So, I just got my new (refurb?) 360 last night. So far it seems good and maybe even better than my first one. For starters, I can actually plug my power cable into the 360 first and then into the wall outlet/surge protector. Before, if I did that, the system would not work and the power supply light would be red. I had to plug the cable into the outlet and then into the 360 for it to work. Strange stuff. Now, it just works. The system I received looks new without any signs of wear. A nice touch by Microsoft was including a free month of Xbox Live Gold with the system. All in all, I have to give them high marks for the entire process (aside from the fact that it should not be necessary to repair a system in the first year of ownership).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 09, 2007, 08:45:02 AM
Quote
Xbox 360 to get HDMI port

Premium bond

By Wily Ferret: Thursday 09 August 2007, 08:55
MICROSOFT HAS confirmed that it is including HDMI outputs on its Xbox 360 Premium consoles, in a move designed to win back hardcore gamers and video enthusiasts.

HDMI, the prevailing consumer standard for digital video and audio in HD, was already included on the Xbox 360 Elite console, a minor upgrade to the 360 which, aside from being a sleek black, also includes a larger hard drive.

Now the port will also appear on Premium consoles, thus allowing gamers to avoid having to tackle the awkward 360 video cable - and providing direct competition to the PS3.

HDMI is a proprietary standard, and Microsoft is having to pay a buck or so to the HDMI conglomerate which, ironically, includes Sony. Microsoft, along with Intel and other PC component makers, has been working on a copycat port dubbed Universal Display Port, which is basically exactly the same thing but made as a royalty-free standard.

It might be too late for consumer electronics, but PC players are still hoping to avoid paying too much to the CE companies on the back of HDMI's success.

In the meantime, gamers picking up Xbox 360 consoles made after July should find a funky little port waiting for them on the back of their console. Isn't life exciting? µ

Now if I could get a refund off the price for my Elite unit not having a HDMI port, i'd be happy.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 09, 2007, 09:21:30 PM
The 'Stranglehold' demo is up on the Marketplace.

(http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/3899/screen09082007210910kn4.jpg)

I will admit though that this demo KICKS ALL KINDA AZZ, and its way too short,
but its just a demo, so I aint complaining.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 09, 2007, 10:21:48 PM
Chow Yun Fat kicks ass. LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Netizen1 on August 10, 2007, 10:13:10 AM
I eh go lie though, the black one lookin REAL sexy!!!
Title: Spot the HDMI-enabled Xbox 360 Premium at retail
Post by: TheApprentice on August 10, 2007, 03:51:16 PM
(http://www.filehive.com/files/0810/hdmi-xbox-comparison.jpg)
      
After discovering that some newly price-dropped Xbox 360 Premium units were packing HDMI ports – a feature previously reserved for the more expensive Elite model – we immediately wanted to know how savvy shoppers could track down these beasts at retail. Thanks to some pics snapped by anonymous Photobucketer "wonderkins" you can clearly see that the HDMI models are labeled as such. See, right there: "HDMI port."

The packaging has more details, however, on what exactly is inside the case. A label clearly refers to the model as "Zephyr" – the codename for the Elite motherboard. It would appear that the purported 65nm "Falcon" motherboard has yet to make it into stores so, for know, HDMI and an improved heatsink is all you're getting.

(http://www.filehive.com/files/0810/hdmi-xbox-xephyr.jpg)
      
http://www.joystiq.com/2007/08/10/spot-the-hdmi-enabled-xbox-360-premium-at-retail/


Quote
It would appear that the purported 65nm "Falcon" motherboard has yet to make it into stores
Slowly I may get a 360.... Microsoft seems to be fixing the problems now...
So when taht new Falcon one comes out...and God Forbid it isn't plagued with failures...

Then i'd join the 360 GATT Clan...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 13, 2007, 04:03:23 PM
Get ready to Roast some Marshmellows while PWNing the Covenant fellas!

http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=h3flamethrower (http://www.bungie.net/projects/halo3/content.aspx?link=h3flamethrower)

Halo 3 has a FLAMETHROWER!! BOO YAAHH!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 13, 2007, 05:04:09 PM
See notes on Durandal aka Marathon 2 :p I am telling you Halo == Marathon updated...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on August 22, 2007, 12:11:56 PM
Boy Fries Himself with Hot Hot Xbox 360

Dumb, dumb, dumb. Apparently, a 14 year-old North Carolina boy was almost killed trying to keep his Xbox 360 from overheating. According to local news, the boy's mother found her son unconscious after he attempted to submerge the console in a pan of water. "When I left to go next door he was playing a game but when I got back he was laying on his back on the floor and unconscious," she said. The console, wrapped in plastic and tape, was still plugged in. The kid has read online that he could keep his 360 from over heating by cooling its power supply. By the time the ambulance showed up, the boy had regained consciousness. Thankfully, when the ambulance arrived, the boy had regained his senses. He was rushed to a nearby hospital and suffered small burns on his hand and foot. Kids remember: No matter what the internet says, electricity and water are NOT friends. They're not even on speaking terms.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/just-add-water/boy-fries-himself-with-hot-hot-xbox-360-291988.php
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on August 22, 2007, 12:51:42 PM
That needs its own thread lmao.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 22, 2007, 03:16:26 PM
Nah, noone died so Disciple didn't post it XD that aside you can submerge electronics in water... de-ionized water or 'pure' water (distilled) otherwise what the hell is your car battery doing?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 23, 2007, 01:33:54 AM
THis is the level of intelligence we are dealing with wrt people that play consoles :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2007, 11:05:18 PM
Oh LAWD!!!  MORE overheating headache again. :shakehead:

Details... (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/articledetails/show/2484)

More details... (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/08/23/wireless-racing-wheel-is-hot-really-hot/)

At least they no longer sticking with acknowledging that there is a problem, but DAMN, this sort of thing
erodes consumer confidence.  MS cannot afford this right now.  Not with Christmas 'right dey'.




On a MUCH lighter note, check out the PLETHORA of online options (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/14327/Ace-Combat-6-Update/)  for Ace Combat 6!!!

*drools at the mental image of performing a 'low-G yo-yo' (look it up), and bringing the aircraft's nose on the target, and hearing the satisying lock-on tone*

"FOX ONE!!!"  *drools*

I am SO READY for this game...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on August 25, 2007, 12:50:05 AM
^dude u have me so jealous over ace combat 6....

mother#%$#%$#@$

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on August 29, 2007, 01:00:59 PM
(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/9/2007/08/medium_360elitedead.jpg)

Just a reminder not to leave your Xbox 360 on all day in a plastic case. Not good for the machine! Rumors of better Elite performance aside, this must be the first conked Xbox 360 Elite I've seen. Bummer, because I quite like that sexy paint job. The platform's good fun, too. Shame about the quality.

http://kotaku.com/gaming/wolf-in-sheep.s-clothes/hey-elites-crap-out-too-294451.php
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on August 29, 2007, 08:59:06 PM
Well heres the original poster, calling it CC...

http://www.thesportsfix.com/index.php?page=2&t=3398&phpbb_script=viewtopic

thus circuit city..?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 29, 2007, 10:10:20 PM
Check out the official COD4 box art.

(http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/3586/screen29082007220145au7.th.jpg) (http://img292.imageshack.us/my.php?image=screen29082007220145au7.jpg)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 29, 2007, 11:20:24 PM
Anyone got onto the cod 4 beta?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 29, 2007, 11:28:34 PM
Well, you needed to join up on COD4's website to get a download 'token' in your email, and its for US
Xbox Live users, so do THAT maths.....

I'll just wait for the official game.  Nov 16th right dey.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on August 30, 2007, 06:57:59 AM
Family guy goes on Xbox live!!! the first 2 seasons of Family guy will be available Xbox live from september 3rd

Quote
UK,  August 30, 2007 - Peter Griffin and the rest of his dysfunctional family are set to make their debut on the Xbox Live Marketplace, thanks to a deal between Microsoft and 20th Century Fox. Initially, that means the first two seasons will be available for download from September 3.

Full story here
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/816/816898p1.html?RSSwhen2007-08-30_001700&RSSid=816898

thats awesome lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 12, 2007, 06:38:02 AM
AH GET EEN DE BETA!!!  BIAAAAAATCH!!!  :banana:   (COD4:MW)

Thanks to foz4ric, I was able to sting a beta download token
from Gamespot.  Of course it helped that I was already a Gamespot subscriber.

They are handing out beta tokens in waves, so just keep stalking the site and you may get one.




EDIT:  LLLLAAAWWD HAVE MERCY THAT GAME BADDDD!!!

           
Talk about ACTION.  The gameplay is silky smooth, the weapons are nicely balanced (I think), and the sound is INCREDIBLE!!!
Just imagine being pinned down by enemy machine-gun fire, and you lob a grenade from cover, and destroy THREE NIGGAS.
Then somebody calls in an air-strike, and all you can do is watch in horror as three MiG-29 Fulcrums scream overhead, and
literally OBLITERATE your position, killing about FIVE NIGGAS on your team, including you

This multiplayer is totally immersive, and the GRAPHICS!!!  Oh LAWD the graphics.  From the tracers to the environments to the grass
(yes GRASS) to the smoke, explosions, character animations.....

WHEW!!!

This game actually BEGS to be played on a hi-def TV/monitor with truly EPIC surround sound.
I'm sorry, you guys can HAVE your Halo 3 (which I'll get eventually), but Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare IS DA BIZNESSSSS!!!!!

Gears?.....Meet your replacement (at least in my online playtime).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on September 12, 2007, 08:35:37 AM
LOL i jealous i know i gettin this game what u doin postin though? go kill them B*tches lol!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 12, 2007, 08:36:20 AM
Yea Arc, played that monster last night, gameplay is silky smooth in 1080i on the 55", although I thought the graphics need a little fine tuning but it is still the Beta, so I think they can improve it a little more, but overall the scenary is stunning (although didn't have much time to admire with all the gunfire going on, bullets coming through walls and killing men trying to take cover. I love the new weapon class configurations that you can save. I think i had a 5 kill spree in a game last night, almost made the 7 needed for the Helicopter unlock, next time though. I must say the game feels great, took a little while to get used to, but after a couple games I was totally immersed in all it's glory. Only 3 maps in the Beta, but they are great strategic maps with lots of ins and outs to flank with. I am definitely getting this game come November, and I hope to see all you 360 men on Live playing this, we can have a full Trini Squad to sweat. With this and Halo 3, I will be pretty busy... :yay:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 12, 2007, 12:23:08 PM
DAMN ALL OF YOU!!! DAMN YOU MS, DAMN YOU RROD, DAMN YOU Partial RROD, DAMN YOU FAULT @$$ Chinese Manus of the 360, DAMN IT ALL!!!! *W1nTry walks out room with axe to find closest MS employee*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 12, 2007, 02:24:09 PM
LOL i jealous i know i gettin this game what u doin postin though? go kill them B*tches lol!
jealousy x 2  :angry:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on September 13, 2007, 10:21:37 AM
halo 3 >>>>>>>>>>>>> COD 4
kthxbai. every control scheme for FPS for the XBOX follows the Halo control scheme. That is when you set the standard. 2 set the standard, 3 will as well. Despite what people say, despite all the qq and bullkaka talk...the game was #1 on XBOX live for almost 3 years STRAIGHT for a reason.

When 3 is out....EVERY MAN jumping the f*ck off COD for HALO 3....when COD 4 come out it will be BIG....yea they will be online playin.....but it eh countering the big boy fellah. Its like when Rainbow Six came out after GoW....it was REAL SWEET....but it eh countering GoW.

Redlum...if you go on HALO 2 when it was #1 how long you had to wait for a match room to fill? 10 seconds? 5? instant game fada.. And this is all kinda 3 in the morning.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 13, 2007, 11:00:36 AM
I don't think anyone will disagree with you there.  Halo is truly a juggernaut of a game.  Especially the multiplayer,
however, I find myself looking forward a little more to COD4.  Don't know why.  I guess its because I was always more of
a Battlefield fan than a Halo one.  I'm still getting it though, but AFTER COD4 (and Ace Combat 6).  :happy0203:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 13, 2007, 11:04:00 AM
halo 3 >>>>>>>>>>>>> COD 4
kthxbai. every control scheme for FPS for the XBOX follows the Halo control scheme. That is when you set the standard. 2 set the standard, 3 will as well. Despite what people say, despite all the qq and bullkaka talk...the game was #1 on XBOX live for almost 3 years STRAIGHT for a reason.

When 3 is out....EVERY MAN jumping the f*ck off COD for HALO 3....when COD 4 come out it will be BIG....yea they will be online playin.....but it eh countering the big boy fellah. Its like when Rainbow Six came out after GoW....it was REAL SWEET....but it eh countering GoW.

Redlum...if you go on HALO 2 when it was #1 how long you had to wait for a match room to fill? 10 seconds? 5? instant game fada.. And this is all kinda 3 in the morning.

5 seconds sounds about right, Halo 3 will be the biggest Xbox Live game of the next couple years to come, until Gears of War 2 drops, then it will balance again, but the countdown is on, 12 more days....
I mean the cool factor is there, with the ability to save your games as films to send to friends on Live to show off your ubber sniping skills, I mean what more can you ask for...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 13, 2007, 11:09:21 AM
And there are already IDIOTS standing in LINE to get the game... geez... I think MS knows HOW LARGE this launch is for them and they will have more than ample supplies of the game to feed the hordes... but to stand in line 2 weeks before launch... that's FREAKING RIDICULOUS... sadly, most PC FPS players would just scoff at Halo on a whole as though it 'seemed' revolutionary to the console, it wasn't much more than an overhyped drop in the bucket to a PC fragger. It was slow, dull looking and not innovative in the least compared to what PC gamers have enjoyed for YEARS now. Even so Halo 3 is an epic game for the Xbox 360 platform and it will be a welcomed addition to my library of games. That is of course when I get BACK A DAMN 360!!! MS MCS!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on September 13, 2007, 01:02:33 PM
lemme put it so. Bungie payed 35 million in royalties to MS to fund, produce and market the game for them. THey already have over ONE MEEEELLIIIIIEEEON  pre orders of HALO 3....they done make back that money twice over.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on September 13, 2007, 01:26:03 PM
ANother thing
NINJA GAIDEN DOS!!!!! officially announced after the leaked screenies

http://www.gamespot.com/video/943273/6178624/videoplayerpop?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 15, 2007, 12:10:25 AM
COD4 beta keys available as of this post from Gamespot (http://www.gamespot.com/event/codes/call-of-duty-4/).

Hurry up though, as it wont last long.  It goes without saying that this is for Xbox Live Gold members only.
Title: Halo 3 Ending...
Post by: TheApprentice on September 17, 2007, 10:50:53 PM
Halo 3 ending cutscene anyone???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_vW6RHy8FM
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 17, 2007, 11:36:39 PM
Halo 3 ending cutscene anyone???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_vW6RHy8FM

Hmmm, I knew about this already but I was not going to post, since people tend to want to play through the game to get to the ending, so as I keep saying PS3 fanboys really know how to keep trying to ruin things for others. How about we find the ending to Warhawk, Heavenly Sword or such and post it on here so that there is no need to play those games??!!?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 17, 2007, 11:41:55 PM
Its optional dude...
You don't have to watch if you don't want to....
+ this is Xbox 360 thread worthy....

Don't get your panties in a bunch...

o and by all means...post up the Heavenly Sword ending...!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on September 18, 2007, 09:10:22 PM
i eh want to see that HALO 3 ending.......shhhhhhhh when i ready i go reach it
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on September 20, 2007, 04:53:39 PM
Theapprentice .. teh heretic
WE MUST ATTACK TEH HERETIC WITH FULL FORCE!!!!!!!!!/me equips bfg (big forkin stick) and whaps some cents on apprentice :D

 :violent5: :protest: :ph34r: :lol: :mellow:

/me gives apprentices panties a wedgie :D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on September 20, 2007, 05:46:00 PM
People with modded systems been playing halo 3 some days now. Whats the verdict if anyone has it.

(Yes I know it can't go on live..which kills eeet)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 20, 2007, 06:32:05 PM
Theapprentice .. teh heretic
WE MUST ATTACK TEH HERETIC WITH FULL FORCE!!!!!!!!!/me equips bfg (big forkin stick) and whaps some cents on apprentice :D

 :violent5: :protest: :ph34r: :lol: :mellow:

/me gives apprentices panties a wedgie :D

 :angel5: :angel4: :angel9:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 21, 2007, 01:02:00 AM
I tried the Sega Rally Revo demo.....LEVEL BALLZ compared to DiRT.
I took that bullet to spare ye 360 brethren from that mess.

Don't even bother.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on September 21, 2007, 01:51:52 AM
OK sorry i dont have any info on this but i saw it on G4 earlier and i just had to say there are many good games on xbox360 but only this one makes me jelous i dont have one yet lol. What is it? the new pacman now dont go thinkin oh damn another 3d pacman remake of pacman. No its a brand new pacman with 2d graphics that somehow manages to look amazing, its amazing how good it looks while keeping the classic pacman style. Its available on Xbox arcade and i would be happy to pay for it if it were to ever come to ps3.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 21, 2007, 08:35:33 AM
OK sorry i dont have any info on this but i saw it on G4 earlier and i just had to say there are many good games on xbox360 but only this one makes me jelous i dont have one yet lol. What is it? the new pacman now dont go thinkin oh damn another 3d pacman remake of pacman. No its a brand new pacman with 2d graphics that somehow manages to look amazing, its amazing how good it looks while keeping the classic pacman style. Its available on Xbox arcade and i would be happy to pay for it if it were to ever come to ps3.

You are talking about Pacman CE (Championship Edition). Yes it is a great remake of Pacman, I have it along with 66 other Live Arcade titles. It's very challenging as you try to survive as long as possible. The graphics are very easy on the eyes and the game is uber fun.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: daniboy79 on September 21, 2007, 09:00:44 AM
This TV advert for Halo 3 is just... beautiful

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OYkbr4Qi0o0 (http://youtube.com/watch?v=OYkbr4Qi0o0)

i've been seeing it on cable for a few days now :mellow:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: BloodWar on September 21, 2007, 09:32:39 AM
Yeah pacman CE i want bah :( screw resistance and all the other crap gimme pacman lol.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 26, 2007, 11:42:56 AM
Seems like you Halo 3 people damn near 'broke' Xbox Live (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/09/26/master-chief-breaks-xbox-live/).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 26, 2007, 11:55:45 AM
Seems like you Halo 3 people damn near 'broke' Xbox Live (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/09/26/master-chief-breaks-xbox-live/).

LOL well if you check Bungie's website the stats from 1 day of halo 3 traffic is amazing, over 1.2 million gamers were playing Halo 3 online yesterday with over 4 Million games played, and over 470 Million kills in Campaign alone. AMAZING what one game can do. See for yourself: http://www.bungie.net/ (http://www.bungie.net/)

P.S. how come we haven't heard a peep from the PS3 fanboys recently?? Hmmmm....Awfully quiet on the PS3 side of the fence... :mellow:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 26, 2007, 12:16:53 PM
Just saw this (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/articledetails/show/2718) piece of info.  More good stuff to look forward to in 2008.   :awesome:
I wonder if the Ace Edge flightstick will work with this.....?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on September 26, 2007, 12:23:11 PM
Quote
P.S. how come we haven't heard a peep from the PS3 fanboys recently?? Hmmmm....Awfully quiet on the PS3 side of the fence... :mellow:

probably watching their metal gear trailers over and over
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 26, 2007, 12:39:02 PM
Quote
P.S. how come we haven't heard a peep from the PS3 fanboys recently?? Hmmmm....Awfully quiet on the PS3 side of the fence... :mellow:

probably watching their metal gear trailers over and over

LOL, that's a good one...or they must be playing Resistance Fall of Man....as usual by themselves.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 26, 2007, 01:54:20 PM
allyuh rel sad eh.....

*sigh*

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 26, 2007, 01:58:31 PM
allyuh rel sad eh.....

*sigh*



Speak for yourself, we are happy with the huge trini turnouts on Live for Halo 3 and GOW sweats.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 26, 2007, 02:10:14 PM
You're a mean one :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 26, 2007, 05:28:22 PM
Microsoft's wall of games at TGS

(http://www.filehive.com/files/0926/xboxwall.jpg)
      
(http://www.filehive.com/files/0926/xboxwall2.jpg)
      
Pretty neat indeed...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 28, 2007, 07:03:57 PM
It seems that the 65 nm 'Xenon' CPU (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/14674/New-Xbox-360-Innards-Spotted-Have-65nm-CPUs-Arrived/) boxes have arrived.  Great, so all of you who were 'brakesing' from buying a 360, can now take along hard look at it. 
I wonder if there's a way to tell on the box if you've got one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 28, 2007, 07:16:52 PM
Really great news  :mellow:
Might then decide on getting a 360 for christmas...  :awesome:
 
Hopefully by then we'll know whether the RROD problem is still widespread with these new systems...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 01, 2007, 03:41:43 PM
It seems that the 65 nm 'Xenon' CPU (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/14674/New-Xbox-360-Innards-Spotted-Have-65nm-CPUs-Arrived/) boxes have arrived.  Great, so all of you who were 'brakesing' from buying a 360, can now take along hard look at it. 
I wonder if there's a way to tell on the box if you've got one.


Wow this is really good news, question though, for systems that have RROD'd and are under warranty, will they replace the Processor with one of the new ones?

Well I will soon find out Laertes, as I am expecting Microsoft to send back W1nTry's two Xbox 360's that RROD'd, hopefully there is some indication that they swapped the board and chip out with Falcon. Keep you posted.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on October 03, 2007, 03:11:44 AM
TSTT finally upgrading their DSL, u culd get speeds up to 10+mbs! Starting this week and continuing into next week. It's Dspartan in case u didn't know.
Also if anyone for whateva reason decides that they wanna lose to me in halo 3 be my guest.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on October 03, 2007, 03:23:12 AM
Gimme sum chakra ppl allyuh stingy or sumtin   :lol: why my gamertag not displayin?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 03, 2007, 08:12:35 AM
Gimme sum chakra ppl allyuh stingy or sumtin   :lol: why my gamertag not displayin?

LOL, aight I give you a chakra, what's up Spartan? Finally got Halo 3 I see...I haven't had much time to spend with the game, so I am rusty, but CowSquad and RumBaby have been playing very often, I think this Friday we may sweat some, so we'll play then. Take it easy on me though, cause I am still getting used to the Multiplayer and controls...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 03, 2007, 08:52:34 AM
Wouldn't this be interesting....
Quote
Bungie, Microsoft part company

The Halo slips, according to leaked email

By Jesse Denzin-Weber: Tuesday, 02 October 2007, 10:49 PM

Falk AdSolution

THE RUMOUR MILL is spinning again after a Seattle Post-Intelligence reader posted an email received from a friend of a higher-up, stating that the creator of the massively popular Xbox series Halo, Bungie, has separated from Microsoft.

The email states Microsoft gets to keep all rights to the ‘Halo’ franchise and says the official announcement won’t be released until October 6th, so as to not impact the quarterly results.

Bungie was acquired by Microsoft in 2000, where it gained exclusive publishing and distribution rights to select Bungie-developed titles, including Halo. Microsoft has denied the split saying, “There’s been no such announcement. We continue to celebrate the tremendous success of the global phenomenon that is ‘Halo 3.’”

According to the email Microsoft was interfering with various aspects of Bungie’s business. It claims Voles were fiddling in everything Bungie did, from marketing to public relations. According to the email, Microsoft was also “stingy” with profits.

Whether the email is genuine or not remains to be seen.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 03, 2007, 08:57:03 AM
Wouldn't this be interesting....
Quote
Bungie, Microsoft part company

The Halo slips, according to leaked email

By Jesse Denzin-Weber: Tuesday, 02 October 2007, 10:49 PM

Falk AdSolution

THE RUMOUR MILL is spinning again after a Seattle Post-Intelligence reader posted an email received from a friend of a higher-up, stating that the creator of the massively popular Xbox series Halo, Bungie, has separated from Microsoft.

The email states Microsoft gets to keep all rights to the ‘Halo’ franchise and says the official announcement won’t be released until October 6th, so as to not impact the quarterly results.

Bungie was acquired by Microsoft in 2000, where it gained exclusive publishing and distribution rights to select Bungie-developed titles, including Halo. Microsoft has denied the split saying, “There’s been no such announcement. We continue to celebrate the tremendous success of the global phenomenon that is ‘Halo 3.’”

According to the email Microsoft was interfering with various aspects of Bungie’s business. It claims Voles were fiddling in everything Bungie did, from marketing to public relations. According to the email, Microsoft was also “stingy” with profits.

Whether the email is genuine or not remains to be seen.

Hmmmm, yes it would be interesting to see Bungie develop a game for the PS3, "Say ello to my lil fren CELL"..LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 03, 2007, 11:41:02 AM
New Xbox 360 Arcade Console being released this month

http://www.gamingbits.com/content/view/2795/2/ (http://www.gamingbits.com/content/view/2795/2/)

looks like Microsoft is really trying to push the 360 giving away 5 Arcade titles with the Core.
Also HDMI and a wireless controller instead of wired. I hope this one includes FALCON! Hmmph
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on October 03, 2007, 04:16:12 PM
 :crybaby2: a certain someone didn't let me beat HALO 3 co-op first instead of his idiot brother (SOMEONE WHO USES THIS VERY FORUM!!!)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on October 04, 2007, 04:50:05 AM
Why i have -4 chakra?  :protest:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 04, 2007, 08:31:36 AM
WooHoo! finally got me a 360..... i added all u 360 peeps that had it in yuh sig... just need to get me some games.... so where in trini can i get games 4 reasonable prices??? ppl sell used games in trini?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 04, 2007, 08:38:23 AM
There is a thread here with someone selling original Xbox 360 games... check the trading grounds
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on October 04, 2007, 12:38:45 PM
U could chek Antonio in Movie Towne, I not sure if i culd give u his no. over the forums though. He's upstairs Movie Towne i think the name is gamesplus, he sells 360 game s from $425 - $475.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on October 04, 2007, 01:31:31 PM
^yup...I buy games there now as it basically costing the same or even less that importing...
The highest a game goes for is said $475... (unless is some special edition...but that different...)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 04, 2007, 01:56:18 PM
ok cool i heading dey now
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on October 04, 2007, 02:00:04 PM
aight cool...

But whats your Xbox Live Gamer Tag?

You can post it in this thread, our official list >
http://gatt.carigamers.com/index.php/topic,11521.0.html
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 05, 2007, 08:30:21 AM
jed this sucks... whole week i playing on live just when i ready to jump on d GOW train d flipp'n trial month done :(((

is there anyway to get on live without a US credit card?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 05, 2007, 09:12:50 AM
Oh hell yes.  I've been using my Republic Bank credit card to pay for Xbox Live since January.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 05, 2007, 09:17:48 AM
Oh hell yes.  I've been using my Republic Bank credit card to pay for Xbox Live since January.

I knew that you guys were resourceful! LOL...I think you just need a US address and Zip code and you good to go?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 05, 2007, 09:49:59 AM
Oh hell yes.  I've been using my Republic Bank credit card to pay for Xbox Live since January.

really??? do u have a US address attached to your credit card??? cuz it does not accept my FCB card
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 05, 2007, 10:01:04 AM
Yes, you MUST have a US address as an alternate.  In my case, I use my E-zone Miami address.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 05, 2007, 12:34:26 PM
u can buy a ONE YEAR XBOX LIVE card too.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 05, 2007, 12:47:56 PM
u can buy a ONE YEAR XBOX LIVE card too.

Yea, but doesn't it still ask for a credit card and address?? I think it does.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 05, 2007, 12:49:13 PM
And so it came to pass
Quote
Microsoft confirms Bungie jump

Natural selection

By Paul Hales: Friday, 05 October 2007, 4:41 PM

MICROSOFT confessed today that Bungie had done a bunk.

We reported that Bungie and the Vole had fallen out. Now, Microsoft has spun the line that the relationship is to "evolve".

It spun: "Bungie Studios, developer of the Halo franchise, is to "embark on a path to become an independent company."

The Vole says it will retain an equity interest in Bungie and no doubt expect more from what it calls the “Halo intellectual property" which it claims it owns, "as well as other future properties developed by Bungie".

"While we are supporting Bungie’s desire to return to its independent roots, we will continue to invest in our ‘Halo’ entertainment property with Bungie and other partners, such as Peter Jackson, on a new interactive series set in the ‘Halo’ universe" said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios

A spokesBungie said the firm will continue to develop, "with our primary focus on Microsoft’s platforms."

"We greatly value our mutually prosperous relationship with our publisher, Microsoft Game Studios, and we look forward to continuing that affiliation through 'Halo' and beyond," he said. µ
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 05, 2007, 12:52:52 PM
And so it came to pass
Quote
Microsoft confirms Bungie jump

Natural selection

By Paul Hales: Friday, 05 October 2007, 4:41 PM

MICROSOFT confessed today that Bungie had done a bunk.

We reported that Bungie and the Vole had fallen out. Now, Microsoft has spun the line that the relationship is to "evolve".

It spun: "Bungie Studios, developer of the Halo franchise, is to "embark on a path to become an independent company."

The Vole says it will retain an equity interest in Bungie and no doubt expect more from what it calls the “Halo intellectual property" which it claims it owns, "as well as other future properties developed by Bungie".

"While we are supporting Bungie’s desire to return to its independent roots, we will continue to invest in our ‘Halo’ entertainment property with Bungie and other partners, such as Peter Jackson, on a new interactive series set in the ‘Halo’ universe" said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios

A spokesBungie said the firm will continue to develop, "with our primary focus on Microsoft’s platforms."

"We greatly value our mutually prosperous relationship with our publisher, Microsoft Game Studios, and we look forward to continuing that affiliation through 'Halo' and beyond," he said. µ

Hey W1n I think at least one of the two 360's will be delivered today, no one was home yesterday apparently and UPS tried to deliver, so I will soon find out.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 05, 2007, 12:57:01 PM
Hey W1n I think at least one of the two 360's will be delivered today, none was home yesterday apparently and UPS tried to deliver, so I will soon find out.
GG... lemme know

Oh and on another note:
Quote
Halo 3 earned $300 million in a week
More punters than you can poke a stick at
By Nick Farrell: Friday, 05 October 2007, 7:44 AM

MICROSOFT has managed to flog $300 million worth of Halo 3 copies in its first week of sales.
The Xbox360 game is now officially the fastest-selling video game ever and managed to raise enough cash to knock spots of other forms of entertainment.
Vole must be patting itself on its furry back, because despite having a year of Xbox360s dying fairly often, the outfit has managed to flog some of the years top games including BioShock, Mass Effect and Project Gotham Racing 4.
According to xbox360achievements.org, more than 2.7 million gamers have played Halo 3 on Xbox Live in the first week which is about a third of the seven million Xbox Live members worldwide.
So far they have played 40 million hours of the game. The outside world has become a distant memory along with any dreams of a date with the opposite sex. µ

My my my.... even the box office would be proud of that figure
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 05, 2007, 09:06:50 PM
Conan (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/10/05/conan-demo-chops-head-off-xblm-next-week/) you say.....?  Interesting.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: AR!Ř on October 09, 2007, 02:45:58 PM
Theapprentice .. teh heretic
WE MUST ATTACK TEH HERETIC WITH FULL FORCE!!!!!!!!!

Kaizen equips bfg (big forkin s tick) and whaps some cents on apprentice :D

 :violent5: :protest: :ph34r: :lol: :mellow:

/me gives apprentices panties a wedgie :D

Just skippin through and I don't know why I picked up on that sorry
Err...thinkin of gettin a 360 after I see the orange box
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 09, 2007, 03:01:02 PM
Theapprentice .. teh heretic
WE MUST ATTACK TEH HERETIC WITH FULL FORCE!!!!!!!!!

Kaizen equips bfg (big forkin s tick) and whaps some cents on apprentice :D

 :violent5: :protest: :ph34r: :lol: :mellow:

/me gives apprentices panties a wedgie :D

Just skippin through and I don't know why I picked up on that sorry
Err...thinkin of gettin a 360 after I see the orange box


By all means, join our already HUGE Xbox Live Trini group...If you plan on getting Live, just post your Gamertag whenever you do decide.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 11, 2007, 07:46:30 PM
What the FRAK!!? (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/826/826261p1.html)

Is this cool or what!?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 12, 2007, 12:39:47 AM
What the FRAK!!? (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/826/826261p1.html)

Is this cool or what!?

I'll be downloading that tomorrow night! LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on October 13, 2007, 12:21:39 PM
Err...thinkin of gettin a 360 after I see the orange box

FYI ... you can get the orange box for PC as well.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on October 13, 2007, 03:12:27 PM
Err...thinkin of gettin a 360 after I see the orange box

FYI ... you can get the orange box for PC as well.

Also on PS3 as well :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 16, 2007, 05:12:24 PM
Looks like Halo 3 actually 'tiefing' customers away from the movie theatres this fall season.

Details (http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=25983621).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: AR!Ř on October 17, 2007, 01:35:32 PM
Err...thinkin of gettin a 360 after I see the orange box

FYI ... you can get the orange box for PC as well.

Also on PS3 as well :P

Yeah I know, did the research on it.  Just cuz of the fact that DMC4 and RE5 is going to be on X360 and the lower price as opposed to ps3 kinda pushing that direction
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on October 18, 2007, 10:51:41 PM
u can buy a ONE YEAR XBOX LIVE card too.


Easiest way I think. :banana:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vivman1107 on October 23, 2007, 08:42:59 AM
For those in the US ... Best Buy has a deal on the HD-DVD player for 360. You get the following:

HD-DVD player
Media remote
King Kong HD-DVD
5 free HD-DVD (mail-in offer, choose from a list)
2 free HD-DVD (choose any from store, must be less than $34.99 each)

AND

Heroes Season 1 HD-DVD

This deal is only good this week. Did I mention that you get all this for $179? I'll be heading over there at lunch today.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: AvatarTT on October 25, 2007, 02:00:13 PM
Microsoft, Toshiba Reject Xbox 360 with HD DVD Development Claims.

Quote
Microsoft Corp. and Toshiba Corp. this week denied working on a version of Microsoft Xbox 360 game console with built-in HD DVD drive. Nonetheless, the fact that such rumours have been surfacing regularly for about two years now, it may eventually turn out that there is no smoke without fire.

“An Xbox with a built in HD DVD drive is critical. They and we are working on it. It also has to be more than a gaming machine. Microsoft recognizes this. A version of the device may also be sold under the Toshiba brand name,” an anonymous representative for Toshiba is reported to have said by Smarthouse web-site.

For the first time a rumour in regards HD DVD-equipped Microsoft Xbox 360 game console emerged in mid-December, 2005; the second time that the device emerged on horizon was in July, 2006, when Mark Whittard of Toshiba said that it was possible for Microsoft to develop a flavour of Xbox 360 with HD DVD drive inside; the third time when rumours about the product surfaced on a Taiwan-based web-site in September, 2006, with claims that Microsoft started development work on the device. Finally, Microsoft tipped a “new” HD DVD drive for the Xbox 360 in September, 2007, but then retracted the claim.

The rumours today include possibilities to release a version of Xbox 360 game console that would rival an anticipated media center flavour of Sony PlayStation 3 and would feature a TV-tuner and new multimedia software besides HD DVD drive incorporated inside.

“Toshiba has no comment to make on this matter. The Xbox 360 is not a Toshiba product,” a spokesman for Toshiba UK is reported to have said by Stuff.tv web-site. Microsoft reportedly also denied the possibility.

While Microsoft can enable future customers with capability to view HD DVD, the game machine itself is unlikely to benefit from that, as games for the console are expected to be oriented on typical Xbox 360 devices that only support typical DVDs. On the other hand, if Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s PlayStation 3 with built-in Blu-ray drive starts to outsell the Xbox 360 in the USA and Europe, Microsoft will have to seriously consider adding HD DVD drive or cutting the cost of its Xbox 360.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20071025082818.html (http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/multimedia/display/20071025082818.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on October 25, 2007, 04:54:31 PM
For those in the US ... Best Buy has a deal on the HD-DVD player for 360. You get the following:

HD-DVD player
Media remote
King Kong HD-DVD
5 free HD-DVD (mail-in offer, choose from a list)
2 free HD-DVD (choose any from store, must be less than $34.99 each)

AND

Heroes Season 1 HD-DVD

This deal is only good this week. Did I mention that you get all this for $179? I'll be heading over there at lunch today.

I wish I was up there...I wud've invested in a 360 along with the hd-dvd player one time....

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 25, 2007, 11:48:23 PM
One-handed gaming!!?

I $H!t you not.  Da link... (http://www.planetxbox360.com/index.php/articledetails/show/2914)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: AvatarTT on October 26, 2007, 12:04:51 AM
^ Can't imagine using that, lol.

Although it might be useful for, ahem, certain kinds of games *wink* *wink*

*leaves*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 27, 2007, 01:27:53 PM
Let me say this right here and now (ahem):

ACE COMBAT 6 IS A BOSSSS GAME!!!

All Xbox owners need to have this game running in their system (even if is a borrow) at some point.
Yes its that good, and I haven't even touched the online multiplayer yet.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on October 27, 2007, 05:15:07 PM
Let me say this right here and now (ahem):

ACE COMBAT 6 IS A BOSSSS GAME!!!

All Xbox owners need to have this game running in their system (even if is a borrow) at some point.
Yes its that good, and I haven't even touched the online multiplayer yet.

You played the previous installments?
4,5,0 on PS2 and X on PSP?

Awesome titles... The series in my personal top five games...
I want to play 6 SO SO SO BADD!!!!!


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 27, 2007, 06:00:42 PM
I have owned/played Air Combat (PS1), Ace Combat 2 (PS1), 3, 4, 5 (PS2), and I seem to have 'misplaced' 0.
One of the few series that improves noticably with each installment.  Of course it helps if the
jump is made to another console generation, but hey, no matter what, I can always expect
Ace Combat to be good.

The game looks and sounds better than any trailer can convey.  The developers used the game engine for
all the cutscenes, nothing was prerendered.  This actually allows you to look around with the camera
during replays.  On 'hard' difficulty, its actually quite a challenge.  Enemy pilots actively pursue you,
and your HUD is almost always blaring a 'MISSLE LAUNCH' warning at you, so using the camera with the
radar displays are VERY important, as they will not HESITATE to try a gun pass at you if you're in range.
I actually found myself hurrying to destroy the mission-critical targets so as not to get shot down.

Another fine piece of work from Namco.  It gets the Arcman 'BAWWWWWWW' of approval.  :happy0203:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on October 27, 2007, 07:04:47 PM
nice :D

Now to wait til i get a 360 or just wait til they port it to ps3...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 29, 2007, 12:37:49 PM
Now this one really 'tief mih head' so to speak, but its actually worth downloading,
as its rather funny.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Vladimir Putin Review (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/14941/Call-of-Duty-4-Modern-Warfare-Vladimir-Putin-Review/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on October 29, 2007, 06:50:20 PM
COD 4 eh? Dam, i wished they would make a COD for wii with some tight controls....omg no revolution for COD on wii, de 360 rel bad
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 30, 2007, 10:20:58 AM
Hey for those of u like me who not on xbox live and would like to but dont have a credit card tied to a US address or what ever the case that prevent you from getting on live, you can buy the prepaid card online and have the code email to you i've tried it about 4 times and it works, u get up and running in about 10min after u buy the code.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 08, 2007, 08:55:08 AM
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Microsoft censors Xbox 360

For the good of the children

By Nick Farrell: Thursday, 08 November 2007, 10:03 AM

SOFTWARE titan, Microsoft has decided that parents need to take more control over their kid's use of its games console.

A new feature is being added to the Xbox 360 includes a limit to the amount of time children can play.

The big idea is to make the console more attractive to parents who love torturing their children with autocratic and dictatorial controls under the guise of preservation. This is a big market across the pond.

Volish researchers found that 90 percent of parents had some restrictions on video gaming, with half of those being limits on playing time.

Robbie Bach, president of Microsoft's entertainment and devices division said that as the Xbox 360's customer base broadens, more punters demand to be censored.

The new function is similar to one installed in Windows Vista which is designed to stop adults wasting all their day searching for porn. The new timer can be set to limit playing time on a daily or weekly basis.

It is optional and any child who doesn't want the parental controls used would be adviced not to tell their parent or guardian they are there or should hide the instruction manual.

useful, I already use the password feature for games... though that doesn't stop my bros from playing the arcade games...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 09, 2007, 06:00:11 PM
lol, kids are too smart for that, now that i think about it, really, who uses things like parental controls anyway? No way my parents can stop me ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on November 10, 2007, 11:51:07 AM
Very disheartening news....
You'd think after 2 years Microsoft would have perfected their hardware and solved the unusually high failure rate...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEsNuuvCU8

Thats the new rumoured RRoD on the falcon chip 360's :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 10, 2007, 01:32:58 PM
Very disheartening news....
You'd think after 2 years Microsoft would have perfected their hardware and solved the unusually high failure rate...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEsNuuvCU8

Thats the new rumoured RRoD on the falcon chip 360's :(


whoa, why were the lights half green and half red? something's 'F' up there...
weren't there always 3 reds and 1 with no light?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on November 10, 2007, 01:56:35 PM
Thats the new rumoured RRoD on the falcon chip 360's :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 10, 2007, 03:14:09 PM
ohhh i 4got wat RRoD meant at de time, so now it givin' trouble with de falcon? that's...inefficient...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 10, 2007, 10:41:41 PM
if alyuh goin to piss an moan bout technicalities when game are being played.....i ent know wtf to call alyuh, but you is not true games. Talkt o me when u buy these consoles man. And START A MC RAPPOR with PS3 plz W T F!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 10, 2007, 11:44:42 PM
we're true gamers shivadee ^_^
just that the hardware failures would affect our everyday gaming, of course, i speak for myself on that account
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on November 11, 2007, 12:44:22 AM
the only reason i wanna get a 360 is because of the 360's exclusives...

The known fact of a possibilty that my investment would "spoil" very quickly is what is keeping me back from spending the cash...
Yes it can be repaired...but the dramaz of sending it to repair is just toooo much...

So i will continue to moan about technicalities...

Cuz when you think of it this way.... a 360 is the equivalent of 5-7 (yes if i buying i going elite) ps3 titles for a system that has a slim chance of failing...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 11, 2007, 02:19:09 AM
people that own a Wii and PS3 only and have never been online until you have bought these consoles.....fellas you REALLy eh know what online is. seriously......PC doh even qualify wrt to online matchmaking and such. I was on Warhawk the other day and i HATE the PC style setup

in LIVE you go on......it setsup a match based on your skill and ability. None of this "drop me into a game juss so" scenario....Although dont mind that i HATE the "log in and then you get kicked" because of some FAT ASS who feel he worth more than SPIT hosting a game decide to kick you from that game.

stop looking at this bogus garbage you read on forums and on gamenews sites. Full of S H I T. get a 360 and feel online the way its supposed to be.....end of mc story.

on another note. PS3 is starting to do it well....and i like that. The update is a step in the right direction.

Wii.....fellas....i have the 3 consoles and that system just collecting DUST.....Redlum go agree with me too, he have one....same thing. When they build a better interface to accomodate age and certain restrictions ill deal Wii. Somethign CAN be done, a password system (like in cable channels) or SOMEthing...but this friend code shit just NOT working hoss.

yuh know what. IIIIIIIII go design a MC interface and pitch it to Nintendo..watch......*grumbles under his breath* mc nintendo sticking man...they could rule the world!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on November 11, 2007, 11:48:20 AM
people that own a Wii and PS3 only and have never been online until you have bought these consoles.....fellas you REALLy eh know what online is. seriously......PC doh even qualify wrt to online matchmaking and such. I was on Warhawk the other day and i HATE the PC style setup

in LIVE you go on......it setsup a match based on your skill and ability. None of this "drop me into a game juss so" scenario....Although dont mind that i HATE the "log in and then you get kicked" because of some FAT ASS who feel he worth more than SPIT hosting a game decide to kick you from that game.

stop looking at this bogus garbage you read on forums and on gamenews sites. Full of S H I T. get a 360 and feel online the way its supposed to be.....end of mc story.

on another note. PS3 is starting to do it well....and i like that. The update is a step in the right direction.

Wii.....fellas....i have the 3 consoles and that system just collecting DUST.....Redlum go agree with me too, he have one....same thing. When they build a better interface to accomodate age and certain restrictions ill deal Wii. Somethign CAN be done, a password system (like in cable channels) or SOMEthing...but this friend code shit just NOT working hoss.

yuh know what. IIIIIIIII go design a MC interface and pitch it to Nintendo..watch......*grumbles under his breath* mc nintendo sticking man...they could rule the world!

I totally get ya on the superior live service...
I for sure getting a 360 sometime down the line...
It would just be better if Microsoft gave me some piece of mind with a working product... yuh know? lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 11, 2007, 01:16:41 PM
Wii.....fellas....i have the 3 consoles and that system just collecting DUST.....Redlum go agree with me too, he have one....same thing. When they build a better interface to accomodate age and certain restrictions ill deal Wii. Somethign CAN be done, a password system (like in cable channels) or SOMEthing...but this friend code shit just NOT working hoss.

watch meh nah, that maybe allyuh point of view, but to ppl who actually play it and give it a chance, enjoy it, no less than the other 2 nex-gen consoles, aiight? wii and it's games worth a lot more than its price, be happy with its cheap price and what it is, but i suppose everyone isn't the same, i'm just stating some facts, if yuh doht think it worth it then, what can i tell you...

>anyway, dam, i need a ps3, believe it or not, i want a ps3 more than a 360 for some weird reasons, one of them is the fact that RRoD is hell.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 11, 2007, 01:28:06 PM
Get a PS3 or 360 and watch what happens. Online play alone will change the way you play consoles. Guaranteed.
RRoD is hell for a Trini, sending it all the way to the US to fix and then sending it all the way back. As for anyone in the US and Canada, its a no brainer....get the damn thing.
We dont play consoles ppl, we play games. You cant play HALO 3 and bawl at fellow trinis on anything but a 360, you cant play Resistance and Warhawk and bawl at anyone unless you have a PS3 and you cant Brawl with Trinis who feel they know they head from their @ss bout Smash and cut they @ss on anything else except a Wii.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 11, 2007, 02:03:45 PM
i know online play er...'revoltionizes' games, but dat all allyuh could talk bout, online, online, online, a true gamer looks at all the aspects of a game, including STORY mode, not just online, yuh do realise that ppl love to talk bout online play wedder it good or not, think about that for a moment ^_^
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 11, 2007, 02:43:56 PM
i know online play er...'revoltionizes' games, but dat all allyuh could talk bout, online, online, online, a true gamer looks at all the aspects of a game, including STORY mode, not just online, yuh do realise that ppl love to talk bout online play wedder it good or not, think about that for a moment ^_^

Quick question, what happens when you finish the game and the story ends? Then what? The point of ONLINE is so that you can keep playing the game that you like against other people who also like the game which makes it that much better. It's so easy for someone who has no experience with Xbox 360 and Xbox Live to say that it's not a big deal. Well I feel sorry for you, since you obviously are one of the unfortunate ones. Don't knock something until you've tried it. Yes, there are RROD problems, but the PS2 had it's problems when it first launched but people have short term memory or have not been gaming long enough to remember. Whatever it is, each console has it's Pros and Cons, as gamers you shouldn't care either way, the point is to GAME, not moan and complain about failure rates and sound like a Sony commercial. Be Gamers, not suckers for PR and Forum Rants. Lets all game and stop complaining. Peace.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 11, 2007, 02:59:37 PM
lemme make something clear. Right now
1. Gameplay
2. Graphics
3. Storyline
4. Multiplayer

the 4th has only now been added to games. When creating a game you look at these features and decide the use of them and the viability of them. Why people buy the game and why some games focus on storyline more than gameplay and graphics.

When i mean gameplay i dont mean tight controls i mean innovative controls. MOST games have ONE of these features where they HIT a target and get a gimmick or style that THEY believe personifies their game.

Few games hit all the marks and those games are sometimes regarded as the juggernauts. These games take a MINIMUM of 5 years to make and a HUGE budget.

Multiplayer is absolutely necessary for FPS games thesedays. Its the FIRST question that is brought up in a focus group when the build of an IP is created. The questions are
1. Hows the multiplayer
2. where are the guns

Its stupid, but THAT is how it is.

Personally i dont ALWAYS feel to play a single player game if it doesnt have a good storyline, the gameplay may be great but if the story is retarded or just realy poor I dont feel to play it.

I got fedup halfway through God of War 2 not because the gameplay was much better than the first game but because i hated the story. Power Trip Kratos who feel he is the bomb running around wanted to qq and kill everyone because "he vex". wta, i dont want to play a bottom like that.

On the OTHER hand Gears of War didnt have any HUGE story, but the gameplay and graphics MADE you want to keep playing. EVERYONE play through the campaign and fought Berserker and REALLLLLL bawl for the fight. REAL men had a hella time using the upgraded duck and cover feature we ALL SHOULD KNOW was used in kill.switch years ago.

Another thing to keep in mind. These game designers are pretty....how to say it.....DUMB at times. You tell me you can make a game Timeshift or Conan and RELASE THE MC GAME in the wake of Halo 3 and Heavenly Sword. I mean fellas.....Timeshift just up and went like a fart in the wind......timeWHO? you drop this game when Crysis, HALO 3, COD4 come out.....who d ASS care b out mc Timeshift.
A game is created by Clive Barker, Jericho. Great idea, fantastic even....and then wtf. I was amazed by the demo and disheartened by the review.
What about LAIR? omg wtf! You could belive that Factor 5 had the outdasity to say "we not playing the game right"......well MMMMMCCCC.....if we pickup a game, and then you need SONY to send INSTRUCTIONS to the reviewers TEACHING them how the game "supposed" to be played what does that mean?
It means your implementation of gameplay mechanics was @SSSSSS and you didnt focus on the control configuration in comparison to the viability of the mc game. JEEEEZUS wtf alyuh does keep your brains in your @ss? The textures are great and the lighting is the worst i have EVER seen. Its like each group of animators, lighters, sound testers, control designers, level designers etc were NEVER talking to each other and their excuse at the end is "well i do MY part". Fellas....nobody notice....the game is still SHHHHIIIT. :P

wrt online play. I eh hear a man talk bout online play for Darkness yet....because the online play is L A M E. :P

I not here to imps nobody up. If i was men would know, and ppl on GATT know I do this. Were having a discussion about this. If you want to go pissing contest with me though...have a mic and MSN and we go talk.

I do agree with Rten argument though. I mean story for me is a TOP priority in a game, but it DOES go hand in hand with gameplay as a colleague of mine rightly argued a day. These are the factors that keep someone wanting to play the game. Personally though when i finish a game i dont go back to it. I dont go "well i wonder if i did xyz instead of abc..." i couldnt care less, the game done, i done.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 11, 2007, 05:10:04 PM
aiight shivadee, u prove ur point, but to redlum now: you could never say i have no experience with xbox live, i played it on multiple occasions, i  know what online gaming feels like, u telling me ting with no kinda evidence to back it up, trust me ppl, but shivadee, the key factors u stated " gameplay, graphics, storyline, multiplayer", yeah basically u just put in a nutshell, but as to consider graphics, if u were a game reviewer, would u rate the game poorly if the story gameplay and everything else was top notch, but the graphics weren't, comparing to the other consoles? i know i wouldn't, lemme put it this way, if the graphics were good or acceptable for the console it was released on, but wasn't great compared to incredible graphics of the xbox 360, would u say, "this game is S_H_I_T, i doh want it", would u say dat? seriously yuh had tuh be rel mad to say dat.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 11, 2007, 06:55:26 PM
first of....as a former game reviewer......generally speaking a game reviewer doesnt know their head from their ass bout a game and why a game is "good" or "not good"
Its a matter of opinion as a game reviewer. MANY times have we played games reviewers thought we terrible and we thought were great.
I remember one reviewer from Gamepro once said he didnt like Jet Set Radio because he is Brittish and didnt like the music.....wtf.

Another thing to note and to get back to my point. You dont rate graphics separately from everything else. You dont say....okay graphics, check....gameplay, check.....storyline, check. These are not independent of each other. A game is created with EVERYTHING in mind. and a GOOD game has the factors to QUANTIFY why they have those implimentations.

a simple game like Brain Age for the DS does not have stellar graphics, and no doubt you could have implemented features that USE stellar graphics. This was not the POINT of the game, the point was GAMEPLAY. It has NO story, its just progress per se and it develops as you do. Using simple dependency features you progress.

To answer your question, NO i would not say a game is crap because graphics are "ordinairy" but then it DEPENDS ON THE GAME.
again.....FPS games MUST have top of the line graphics MOST of the time to be good. This is one of the FOCAL features of a FPS game, its VISUAL presentation.
However playing a game like say.....Wii Sports the graphics are very simplistic but that is not the INTENTION of the game. It focuses on gameplay more than graphics.

I remember a person once said he didnt like Resident Evil 4 (in a preview article i read on Gamasutra.com) because RE is about zombies and these people were not. So they didnt like it. However the story was good, the graphics were great the gameplay was great...so why that? its because he was thinking INDEPENDENTLY of the features of the game.
Sure it SHOULD have zombies because its called RE...but then if you want to nitpick like some of these reviewers do you can say well its Umbrella, they deal in bioweapon warfare and this is another exerpt of that bioweapon warfare, or WHATEVER you can MAKE something up. the POINT is that no one CARES if its zombies or not.......shit trying to kill you, its intense, its fun, it has a compelling storyline and alot of people liked it .....sales and the multiple iterations of it speak for itself.

Bottom line.....you judge graphics, gameplay, storyline, multiplayer and such wrt the genre of game and its presentation. not just by themselves.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on November 11, 2007, 07:40:28 PM
Well, I finally gave the online portion of Ace Combat 6 a whirl yesterday and
OH MY STARS AND GARTERS  O_O..... it is WICKEEEEEED!!!

Its a bit troublesome to find a low-ping game sometimes (more so now that COD4 and Halo 3 is out)
but WHEN YOU DO.....WHEW!!!  The action moves at a BLISTERING pace!!!  DEFINITELY not for n00bs.
You need to be an Ace Combat veteran to play this game online.

My flying skills were pushed to the absolute limit and beyond.  Imagine trying to dodge 8 long-range
missles at once fired from two different directions by two enemy jets.  Even at 3-to-1 odds, I STILL
managed to shoot down ALL enemy jets at least once. :happy0203:  No mean feat when you consider who you're
playing against.

Xbox 360 owners...GET THIS GAME!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on November 11, 2007, 08:49:57 PM
first of....as a former game reviewer......generally speaking a game reviewer doesnt know their head from their ass bout a game and why a game is "good" or "not good"
Its a matter of opinion as a game reviewer. MANY times have we played games reviewers thought we terrible and we thought were great.
I remember one reviewer from Gamepro once said he didnt like Jet Set Radio because he is Brittish and didnt like the music.....wtf.

Another thing to note and to get back to my point. You dont rate graphics separately from everything else. You dont say....okay graphics, check....gameplay, check.....storyline, check. These are not independent of each other. A game is created with EVERYTHING in mind. and a GOOD game has the factors to QUANTIFY why they have those implimentations.

a simple game like Brain Age for the DS does not have stellar graphics, and no doubt you could have implemented features that USE stellar graphics. This was not the POINT of the game, the point was GAMEPLAY. It has NO story, its just progress per se and it develops as you do. Using simple dependency features you progress.

To answer your question, NO i would not say a game is crap because graphics are "ordinairy" but then it DEPENDS ON THE GAME.
again.....FPS games MUST have top of the line graphics MOST of the time to be good. This is one of the FOCAL features of a FPS game, its VISUAL presentation.
However playing a game like say.....Wii Sports the graphics are very simplistic but that is not the INTENTION of the game. It focuses on gameplay more than graphics.

I remember a person once said he didnt like Resident Evil 4 (in a preview article i read on Gamasutra.com) because RE is about zombies and these people were not. So they didnt like it. However the story was good, the graphics were great the gameplay was great...so why that? its because he was thinking INDEPENDENTLY of the features of the game.
Sure it SHOULD have zombies because its called RE...but then if you want to nitpick like some of these reviewers do you can say well its Umbrella, they deal in bioweapon warfare and this is another exerpt of that bioweapon warfare, or WHATEVER you can MAKE something up. the POINT is that no one CARES if its zombies or not.......shit trying to kill you, its intense, its fun, it has a compelling storyline and alot of people liked it .....sales and the multiple iterations of it speak for itself.

Bottom line.....you judge graphics, gameplay, storyline, multiplayer and such wrt the genre of game and its presentation. not just by themselves.

shivadee ah give yuh a chakra point for that, well said!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 12, 2007, 08:41:54 AM
 :awesome:
Quote
Xbox 360 outsells PS3 in Japan

Gaming round-up 65nm PS3s seen in wild

By Dean Pullen: Monday, 12 November 2007, 10:48 AM

INCREDIBLY, THE Xbox 360 outsold the Playstation 3 in Japan last week.

The Xbox 360 sold 17,673 fueled by Namco Bandai's Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, which debuted at the number two spot behind Super Mario Galaxy on the Nintendo Wii.

The PS3 sold only 17,434 units a slight 200 unit separation, but a significant increase over previous sales.

At least the PS3 is catching up in the development stakes - Call of Duty 4 is reported to be strikingly similar on both platforms, with Joystiq providing videos to prove the similarities.

Now when an 'american' console outselling the Japanese on HOME soil... that's quite a feat!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on November 12, 2007, 10:36:03 AM
Microsoft should take the hint: MAKE MORE GAMES ABOUT JETS!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 16, 2007, 03:12:58 PM
An excellent article that will help you identify if you're Xbox is 65nm tech or 90nm
http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3152&p=1 (http://www.anandtech.com/gadgets/showdoc.aspx?i=3152&p=1)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: AvatarTT on December 01, 2007, 12:24:42 AM
Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update detailed: DivX, XBLA Hits, and more

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Things were a little different this year. For their second Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard Update, Microsoft decided to trickle the features out instead of dropping them on us all at once. Around Halloween, we realized things were awful quiet, so we asked you what you wanted to see in the Fall Update. On November 7, Microsoft kicked things off by announcing the Parental Timer, a feature we're certain you're all eager to try out. They followed that up on November 13 by confirming Xbox Originals, downloadable Xbox 1 games for your 360. On the 26th, they spilled the beans on the social-networky "Friends of Friends" feature, ostensibly to give paranoid folks some time to disable the functionality (which they can do here). Capping it all off a day later, MS Japan dropped some info, notably the ability to set your real name (your real name is xXsmokezmadbluntz420Xx?), your location, and a brief bio – more of that social networking stuff the kids are crazy about.

Finally, after what seemed an interminable wait, Microsoft was ready to let us in on the big picture. We spoke with Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg about next Tuesday's update and what was still in store. "There are three different categories that speak to a majority of the updates," Greenberg told us.

READ MORE... (http://www.joystiq.com/2007/11/30/xbox-360-fall-dashboard-update-detailed-divx-xbla-hits-and-mo/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on December 01, 2007, 11:04:25 PM
I do not have a supporting link for this but i just saw on G4 that the Naruto game for the Wii has Xbox Live support that anime fans have alwaysb een craving. Ubisoft is allowing players to play the entire game with all the voices in Japanese by the anime's original cast!

Now if only they could add some morep layable characters for the MP.


Naruto game for wii with xbox live? don't you mean the naruto 4 360? Anyway, so dey have de original voice actors? how great, naruto's voice was starting to get on my nerves ESPECIALLY in the games.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on December 02, 2007, 04:05:53 PM
yeah that what i also don't like "Believe it! Believe it! Believe it!" jeez-us, but anyway, i'd like to play that naruto for 360 and the one for wii, apparently they got the same score on ign, i have a thirst to play them
Title: Amazon Xbox 360 Games Sale
Post by: TheApprentice on December 05, 2007, 11:29:07 PM
Amazon Xbox 360 Games Sale

Beautiful Katamari - $29.99
Halo 3 Limited Edition - $49.99
Viva Pinata Party Animals - $29.99
Virtua Fighter 5 - $39.99
Sega Rally Revo - $34.99
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 07, 2007, 02:43:57 AM
Rented a couple games for 360 recently

Jericho

Okay......it got so so reviews and i can see why. The AI isnt the best, they are okay. The gameplay is cool but the thing is it is chopped up with cut scenes that constantly keep pulling out out of the moment of action. The action is heavy and intense. Good fun. The squad based gameplay is simple at first, but you can make it technical since you can swap out to any of the 6 members of your team (or 3 if you split up).

the thing that i love bout the game though is the characters. Each character in Jericho is COMPLETELY unique. I mean you have Church, the ninjitsu assasin, Black who is the lesbian (yea i know) sniper, a latino heavy gunner Delgado, A priest who has hella power in them pistols, Jones who is your standard weapons guy and my FAVORITE Simone Cole, who is the so called geek but has one of DREADEST abilites.

Girl can hack REAL TIME, and slow time down. Not just that, she can use that time hack to replenish your weapons by litterally hacking your weapon in realtime to put BACK bullets into it.....now that is a cool idea. A reason for everything.....sweet.

The development over the game is so great. You learn more about each one, their personal lives, you learn that Cole HATES being touched, is an aethiest, you learn one of your team members was abused when young and went into Ward 1.....all sorts of wierd stuff.

Point is the character development can really keep you wanting to play the game. Not just that its the freakiest sh!t i have played in a game in a while. Good fun. A rental if you can rent it.


Earth Defence Force.

Now....straight up no brainer kill everything with no point. unlimited ammo....just go shoot.....die.

Thing is it starts off shooting......giant ants....yea........and escalates into you fighting giant walking fortresses and robots. you can jump into helicopters, tanks, hoverbikes and even Mechs....and blow crap up.

Its not a hard game really on Normal level.....its fun for an afternoon and thats it. But lots and LOTS of fun. When you see you start fighting off about 50 or 60 HUGE robots that are 100 times your size its really something. You get weapon upgrades and stuff from rocketlaunchers to shotguns to surface to air missiles....all kinda fun stuff. Again another rental if you can. Can finish this game in an evening.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zenmaster on December 07, 2007, 11:49:03 PM
Earth Defense Force was good fun on SNES
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 18, 2007, 09:50:59 AM
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7893550 (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7893550)

Great bundle at Walmart, 3 games inlcuding Halo 3, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Forza 2, plus Messenger Bag, and extra wireless controller all for $ 397.00 US...NOT BAD AT ALL!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on January 02, 2008, 09:00:31 PM
I got the full halo 3 package as in everything H3 for the 360 including shipping to TnT for about $ 1000. us
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 04, 2008, 08:27:52 AM
I remember talking to Redlum across the continents this Christmas about the problems with LIVE. My speculations were correct....increased 360 sales for christmas meaning stress on servers. MS has aknowledged and fixed the issue....AND are giving ALL of us a FREE XBL download of OUR CHOICE!!!

plotoye

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=16822
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on January 04, 2008, 08:29:36 AM
carefull

almost sounds like yu saying good things about MS
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 04, 2008, 08:50:46 AM
quick.......teef the sh!t while they "fixing the bug"
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on January 04, 2008, 09:10:07 AM
So just go on arcade and dl it......how exactly does it work out?
Title: XBOX LIVE SETUP IN TRINIDAD
Post by: magnum on January 05, 2008, 02:22:16 AM
can someone plz help me setup my xbox 360 to play on xbox live? i know that live is not in trinidad......how come u ppl play online den?
Title: Re: XBOX LIVE SETUP IN TRINIDAD
Post by: shivadee on January 05, 2008, 05:04:23 AM
US address and information....and you online....everything else automatic. Move this post to everything xbox 360....this is the 100'th time someone has asked this.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: magnum on January 06, 2008, 06:52:21 AM
But if u read d xbox live terms of agreements or rules dey say if u do so u cud get banned.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on January 06, 2008, 12:39:15 PM
^well there is no other way is there...

i've done the same on the playstation network (ps3) and i cud get banned also...
The thing is Microsoft and Sony don't really care bout the caribbean market and didn't cater for us initially...

So go ahead with a US account...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on January 06, 2008, 01:28:18 PM
Don't know if this is d right subject area to post this, but i ned help. I keep getting a moderate NAT setting with live. I'm on blink with one of those tstt Paradyne modems. Does anyone know how to set this modem up to give me an open NAT?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 07, 2008, 08:58:39 AM
But if u read d xbox live terms of agreements or rules dey say if u do so u cud get banned.
well you can read it and believe that. You will not get banned. Put in your auntie US addy or something....anyone you know that would allow you to use their US addy. I used my OLD university addy in Canada that I left ages ago...and NOTHING happened. Its fine :)
Apprentice is right....Caribbean market is considered Latin America..the Caribbean market itself isnt even in their demographic.
Title: Gates: 360 To Be the Most Reliable Console Available
Post by: TheApprentice on January 10, 2008, 01:30:05 PM
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The BBC News had a sit down with Bill Gates at CES recently and instead of asking him their own questions, they asked him their viewers.

We've had a lot of questions from people who weren't really happy with the kind of service they've been getting from Xbox in the last few years... What are you going to do to ensure that new consoles are more reliable than previous versions?

Well we certainly had to apologize to our uses about a number of box that had to be replaced. We did that for free for all of those people, we've gotten a lot of positive feedback about the way we handled it. We've got incredible reliability on the new work we've done. Our commitment is that it will be the most reliable video game box out there. People really love the Xbox because of the content, but we've got to make sure that the hardware never stands in the way of that.

Later in the interview he was asked about Vista and the possibility of releasing a version that would be no-frills, but still support game playing.

http://kotaku.com/343235/gates-360-to-be-the-most-reliable-console-available
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 13, 2008, 12:46:13 PM
http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/B0A8CEDF-48EE-4F88-906D-898AE4D573DE/0/vidcesreactrixHi.asx (http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/B0A8CEDF-48EE-4F88-906D-898AE4D573DE/0/vidcesreactrixHi.asx)

Neat motion sensing tech which looks like playing Wii, without a Wiimote and on an Xbox 360 sometime in the future??
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on January 13, 2008, 02:49:15 PM
awesome! combine it with 360 and u got one hell of a console on ur  hands, well er... not really ON your hands... this is going to do well i expect
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Enishi on January 14, 2008, 02:26:39 PM
Don't know if this is d right subject area to post this, but i ned help. I keep getting a moderate NAT setting with live. I'm on blink with one of those tstt Paradyne modems. Does anyone know how to set this modem up to give me an open NAT?

Setup a DMZ to your Xbox360 IP, or forward these ports to your console.

• UDP 88
• UDP 3074
• TCP 3074

http://www.portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Paradyne/6211-I2/Xbox_Live_360.htm
Title: The Truth Behind The Red Ring Of Death
Post by: TheApprentice on January 22, 2008, 03:58:27 PM
(http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/01/rrodtruth.jpg)

Jake Metcalf over at 8Bit Joystick.com has recently posted an interview with an "individual who has worked on the Xbox 360 project for many years", who goes into explicit detail about the extremely high failure rate of Xbox 360 consoles since the console's launch in 2005. While normally we take such anonymous interviews with a grain of salt, you may remember Metcalf as the man who broke the story on Bungie leaving Microsoft a week before any official word was released. His source details everything from the various reasons for failure, and how much Microsoft knew about the system's instability before the product was shipped. If there's truth behind this, it's downright disturbing.

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The manufacturing test equipment had major gaps in test coverage and wasn't reliable or repeatable. Manufacturing processes at all levels of suppliers were immature and not in control. Initial end to end yields were in the mid 30%. Low yields always indicate serious design and manufacturing defects. Management chose to continue to ship anyways, and keep the lines running while trying to solve problems and bring the yields up. Whenever something failed and there was a question about whether the test result was false, they would remove that test, retest and ship, or see if the unit would boot a game and run briefly and then ship. 360 is too complex of a machine to get away with that.
Metcalf's source also cites the lack of a sufficiently staffed and skilled engineering team causing problems that could have been easily avoided had proper funding been given to the project.


Reasons for the failures vary, but the anonymous interviewee narrows it down to one main source - the GPU.

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The main design flaw was the excessive heat on the GPU warping the mother board around it. This would stress the solder joints on the GPU and any bad joints would then fail in early life.
Hit the link below to read the whole story on what could possibly be one of the most ridiculous instances of big-business ineptitude in the history of the gaming industry.

http://www.8bitjoystick.com/archives/jake_inside_source_reveal_the_truth_about_xbox_360_red_ring_of_death_failures.php

http://kotaku.com/347519/the-truth-behind-the-red-ring-of-death
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on January 23, 2008, 03:50:33 PM
This is 1 outta 3 of the reasons why im having second thoughts about buying a 360... 1 outta 3 of the reasons why im planning on buying a PS3...

I was talking on another forum about this same thing, most ppl tracked it down to that same GPU thing... I was one... I also told them when me and meh friend put in de Halo 3, the display was f*cked up by these dotted lines running across the screen... when we tried restarting... the RRoD was messing with us... he said it was the graphics card or w/e... I took this same topic to another gaming forum (cant remember)... but all dat gone now... he geh a new 360 and no problems so far :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 23, 2008, 07:42:07 PM
Trini too hot for the 360 :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on January 23, 2008, 09:24:08 PM
lol xD how yuh mean! Fellas like we who luv tuh freak, we must burn out de sh1t :P (ugh i don't like how that sounded lol no wrong ideas please ppl)
Sorry if i didnt catch what you were trying to say :mellow: :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Spazosaurus on February 04, 2008, 09:04:57 PM
The Xbox 360 Elite laptop

I was pretty impressed by this even though I don't own an xbox. Sweet mod!!

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/04/the-xbox-360-elite-laptop-ben-heck-strikes-again/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on February 05, 2008, 08:18:20 AM
I want one..................
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on February 05, 2008, 12:22:35 PM

How De Bluud He Doooo Daaa
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on February 05, 2008, 08:11:00 PM
O I forgot to say......he bought a case ah Jew Juice (tm) from me.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on February 05, 2008, 10:25:34 PM
The Xbox 360 Elite laptop

I was pretty impressed by this even though I don't own an xbox. Sweet mod!!

http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/04/the-xbox-360-elite-laptop-ben-heck-strikes-again/

isn't it possible that he used the cable that u use hook up the 360 to ur PC monitor in that picture? it works on laptops too
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on February 06, 2008, 01:58:57 AM
If ur talkin bout d VGA cable,  it wont work on laptops as laptops are input only (or is it output?). Either way it wont work tried it already
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2008, 12:01:29 PM
Laptops are usually output only, unless you use a usb based TV-tuner in which case it will take at least the normal RCA inputs... so no high res per say unless they come HDTV ready, in which case you can get 1080i in... but even so, that won't need the Xbox VGA cable... just use a monitor dude.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on February 06, 2008, 01:19:09 PM
If ur talkin bout d VGA cable,  it wont work on laptops as laptops are input only (or is it output?). Either way it wont work tried it already

Tried it already? On who's laptop? What about the Gender Changer you using to hook it up 2 my monitor?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on February 06, 2008, 03:02:29 PM
it wont work like that Rten
I used to use the cable from my 360 to the montior but the way this guy has it is different
it isnt just a 360 running off a laptop but a 360 housed in a laptop case.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on February 06, 2008, 03:23:11 PM
it wont work like that Rten
I used to use the cable from my 360 to the montior but the way this guy has it is different
it isnt just a 360 running off a laptop but a 360 housed in a laptop case.

Duuuuuuuuuuude

So he like take all the internal 360 components and actually fit in a laptop casing? (so to speak) (of course removing the original laptop processors, motherboard, GPU, etc)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 06, 2008, 04:41:50 PM
OHHH like that, I posted about this MONTHS AGO... geez
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on February 09, 2008, 12:40:45 PM
OHHH like that, I posted about this MONTHS AGO... geez

Really? Must've missed it :s  I guess this whole thing qualifies as late news -_-
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 11, 2008, 03:00:26 PM
I KNOW I am late here but... WDMC: http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/b/brianlarainternationalcricket2007/ (http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/b/brianlarainternationalcricket2007/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on February 11, 2008, 03:05:18 PM
yuh know
if that was on the Wii.....i feel it go be fun.
imagine man bowlin in he livin room knockin down light and juice from he padna hand an ting.
madness.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 11, 2008, 03:15:31 PM
yuh know
if that was on the Wii.....i feel it go be fun.
imagine man bowlin in he livin room knockin down light and juice from he padna hand an ting.
madness.
LMAO fuh real!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on February 11, 2008, 09:50:52 PM
To the gifted of us that play H3 here I saw this and I was like WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.
Thought some of you might me like that to.
http://www.redlace.us/halomedaldef.html
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on February 17, 2008, 09:02:34 PM
RROD prone consoles.
I feel sad tonight as I found out that my console missed the manufactory date for consoles that are least likely to get RROD buy only  9 days.
I have my warranty still but damn. I'll be away from me system for a while if I get RROD.
The date was 24/08/07. Man this pisses me off. And mine is 19/08/07. :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2:.
Well there is still hope for our consoles.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on February 17, 2008, 09:49:01 PM
So today I ketch a vaps and bought Lost Odyssey despite the mixed reviews. Fan reviews love this game, as in RPG gamers. I read it was reminiscent of the old FF games we used to play on PS1 so I decided to give it a try.
I am VERY happy with this purchase. This is the old school RPG style FF games we grew up and loved. I have only been playing for a few hours and games like this can be as much as 80 hours long. However I HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone looking for someone to quell their need for a "decent" RPG till something else comes out, maybee FF13 or Versus, who knows.

LO has the music of Nuobu Uematsu and created by Mr. Hironobu Sakaguchi ....sweet game for RPG fans.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on February 19, 2008, 04:53:18 AM
So 8 hours into Lost Odyssey and i hadda say WOW

Hella game, this title brings back the Final Fantasy 7.8 and 10 memories of them days boy. If you love your old school RPG (yes nice story line too!!) be sure to get your hands on this.
8 hours and im still on the first disc!! :P there 4 discs.
Supposedly a 60 hour game.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on February 19, 2008, 07:05:48 PM
RROD prone consoles.
I feel sad tonight as I found out that my console missed the manufactory date for consoles that are least likely to get RROD buy only  9 days.
I have my warranty still but damn. I'll be away from me system for a while if I get RROD.
The date was 24/08/07. Man this pisses me off. And mine is 19/08/07. :crybaby2: :crybaby2: :crybaby2:.
Well there is still hope for our consoles.

Well if it make you feel better mine was made 28 of july




2006



But dont worry alot of RROD is about improper placing of your xbox...PS dont chooke it up in d corner keep the back ventilated
I fed up beast game hole day and never get RROD   ***KNOCK REELLLLL HARD ON WOOD**
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on February 19, 2008, 09:09:45 PM
ceen ceen u did make me feel better
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TaC_uP on February 20, 2008, 02:18:13 PM
I get two RROD already and my thing ventilated and have modded fans. Anyway http://www.n4g.com/events_gdc2008/News-113561.aspx

Gears 2 ftw! I might repair it again for this and NG2 .. maybe..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on February 20, 2008, 02:56:05 PM
I get two RROD already and my thing ventilated and have modded fans. Anyway http://www.n4g.com/events_gdc2008/News-113561.aspx

Gears 2 ftw! I might repair it again for this and NG2 .. maybe..

PLOTOI!!! GOW 2 FTW!!!

Spartan, W1nTry, Foz, Woodyear, Arcman, CowSquad, RumBaby, Countdown starting!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on February 21, 2008, 07:03:47 PM
*chokes on saliva
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: JewishMonk on February 21, 2008, 08:51:57 PM
*blinks twice and says "OK THEN"*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on February 21, 2008, 09:35:29 PM
U cyahnot be disrespectin gow - otherwise u disrespectin me
Title: 18 Million 360s Sold Worldwide
Post by: TheApprentice on February 22, 2008, 01:57:24 PM
The 360's been out since 2005. Plenty of time to sell plenty of consoles. But just how many have Microsoft actually sold? John Schappert's got the answer: 18 million. And that's worldwide. Well...North America and Britain, mostly. Most other places, including Japan and, more importantly, Sony's European heartland, couldn't give a rat's arse. Which is something Microsoft are both aware of and are trying to turn around:

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We look, and we are hitting the ball out of the park in North America, and I think that there's regions of Europe where we're not doing as well as we'd like to do, and we have room for improvement. Those are renewed areas and key areas of focus for us.

Might want to focus a little harder. If the single biggest gaming market in the world isn't digging your product on the scale Europe ain't digging it, you got problems!

http://kotaku.com/359527/18-million-360s-sold-worldwide

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on February 29, 2008, 05:23:28 PM
So this guy had all sorts of signatures on his 360 (And artwork too!) And microsoft CLEANED IT ALL OFF. It was in permanent marker too, And believe me, that stuff does not come off easily.

I think he was asking for it by sending it in, If I was in his place I'd have had it repaired by a small 360 repair service.

http://hawtymcbloggy.com/2008/02/28/another-gamer-screwed-by-microsoft/

:( They should give him a new one and track down all the people to resign it and do back the work. STupid ppl.
Title: Re: 18 Million 360s Sold Worldwide
Post by: zenmaster on February 29, 2008, 06:23:55 PM
The 360's been out since 2005. Plenty of time to sell plenty of consoles. But just how many have Microsoft actually sold? John Schappert's got the answer: 18 million. And that's worldwide. Well...North America and Britain, mostly. Most other places, including Japan and, more importantly, Sony's European heartland, couldn't give a rat's arse. Which is something Microsoft are both aware of and are trying to turn around:

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We look, and we are hitting the ball out of the park in North America, and I think that there's regions of Europe where we're not doing as well as we'd like to do, and we have room for improvement. Those are renewed areas and key areas of focus for us.

Might want to focus a little harder. If the single biggest gaming market in the world isn't digging your product on the scale Europe ain't digging it, you got problems!

http://kotaku.com/359527/18-million-360s-sold-worldwide



what you need to ask is how much has mocrosoft repaired?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Qloxx on March 10, 2008, 02:24:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/v/fM4TEIZqOso
so anybody try this out yet if so does it really work
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 01, 2008, 03:08:50 PM
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Lite-On builds Blu-ray drives for new Xbox - report

Lite on details

By INQUIRER Newsdesk: Tuesday, 01 April 2008, 9:25 AM

MAKER OF DISC-SPINNERS Lite-On is building Blu-ray Disc-(BD) ROM drives for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console, according to Taiwan-based Digitimes' sources.

Lite-On currently builds DVD drives for the Volish box, but it looks like Microsoft will bite Sony's bullet and move up to Blu-ray, since it can't persuade anyone to make HD-DVD drives any more.

Lite-On will begin shipping drives to Microsoft in the latter half of this year, Digitimes' unverified sources said. They also said the firm has begun shipping the drives already so unless a poisson d'avril has swam under the drawbridge, someone's a bit confused.

The drives headed for Microsoft are for the next-generation Xbox, the 361.

Hmm why would anyone buy a PS3 after this?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on April 01, 2008, 04:05:12 PM
^because they want one?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on April 02, 2008, 02:27:36 PM
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Lite-On builds Blu-ray drives for new Xbox - report

Lite on details

By INQUIRER Newsdesk: Tuesday, 01 April 2008, 9:25 AM

MAKER OF DISC-SPINNERS Lite-On is building Blu-ray Disc-(BD) ROM drives for the Microsoft Xbox 360 console, according to Taiwan-based Digitimes' sources.

Lite-On currently builds DVD drives for the Volish box, but it looks like Microsoft will bite Sony's bullet and move up to Blu-ray, since it can't persuade anyone to make HD-DVD drives any more.

Lite-On will begin shipping drives to Microsoft in the latter half of this year, Digitimes' unverified sources said. They also said the firm has begun shipping the drives already so unless a poisson d'avril has swam under the drawbridge, someone's a bit confused.

The drives headed for Microsoft are for the next-generation Xbox, the 361.

Hmm why would anyone buy a PS3 after this?


That rumour is Bogus. Microsoft has openly denied that Lite On is not making Blu Ray drives for the Xbox 360

Check this article from Gamespot Rumour Control (http://www.gamespot.com/news/show_blog_entry.php?topic_id=26319287&sid=6188620&om_act=convert&om_clk=newstop&tag=newstop;title;8)


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on April 07, 2008, 07:16:22 PM
GTA IV coming out soon and i wont be able to play because of exam YAY!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on April 08, 2008, 03:31:45 PM
GTA IV coming out soon and i wont be able to play because of  exam  YAY!

Yes, we heard you the first few times, exams are disgusting aren't they...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on April 08, 2008, 03:39:36 PM
....... ok then
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 30, 2008, 12:26:55 AM
Question:

Can the same credit card be used to sign up for more than one Xbox Live account...on the same physical console?

The reason I ask this, is because I can't seem to get Xbox Live to accept my card for the 2nd account.
I keep getting the message 'invalid card', and yet it is happily accepted by my 'Arcmanov' account.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on April 30, 2008, 08:40:51 AM
Hmm well my Foz4ric account wont accept the saved card I first used to buy xbox live 1 year or any new credit card I enter. They give the same invalid card crap. I think you now have to have a card attached to a US address. So you might have to call your credit card company and tell them to add your skybox address (or whatever) as an alternative address on your credit for the billing address.
Title: Xbox 360 with Blu-Ray drives!!? O_O
Post by: Arcmanov on May 04, 2008, 12:52:49 PM
BD-ROM drives in the Xbox 360!!? (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/14670)  Who woulda thought?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 04, 2008, 08:47:40 PM
Usual MS backpeddling BS... geez. Serves them right though, they could have helped toshiba and co with the HD-DVD now instead they will be paying their competition royalties. BAKAS.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on May 05, 2008, 10:26:57 AM
hmm wonder if they will sell one separately, like hd dvd drive.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 06, 2008, 09:33:56 AM
Quote
XBox 360 overhaul come August

BD player, new graphics chip

By Paul Taylor: Monday, 05 May 2008, 10:47 AM

ACCORDING TO KNOW-IT-ALL EDN newspaper in China, Pegatron Technology (bastard offspring of Asustek, in case you’re wondering), has managed to grab the highly-denied “Blu-Ray for Xbox360” deal of the year.

We imagine Microsoft denied the existence of such unit, not to shield its upcoming launch from the competition’s prying marketeers, but rather because its staff were responding in default “mirror” mode whereby hacks that asked the Vole if they had plans for a BD add-on, they received a 100% flat/honest “No”. True. All things considered, it won’t be an add-on.

The newspaper adds that Pegatron will assemble Microsoft’s console with the in-built BD player, with units hitting the market in Q3/2008 – Mid-summer, as it were.

This goes head-on with Dean Takahashi’s info on the Xbox 360 “Jasper” platform that is scheduled for August of this year. We'd already mentioned this platform over here, btw. The Jasper will feature a shrunken 65nm ATI graphics core and “smaller memory chips”. This does make more sense if you’re using the new GPU core to aid you in decoding HD on Blu-ray, too.

So that’s about it, major Xbox 360 platform overhaul coming this summer, with some time to spare for Christmas - Blu-ray, faster graphics and what is likely to be an all-round cooler console – and the thing is assembled by Pegatron Technology.

This Xbox 360 "Ultra" (our word, not the Vole's) should be able to do a bit more than trail the PS3. Should make for an interesting holiday season this year.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/10/xbox_360_secrets_after_falcon_comes_jasper.html (http://blogs.mercurynews.com/aei/2007/10/xbox_360_secrets_after_falcon_comes_jasper.html)

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/02/18/xbox-360-opus-valhalla-revealed (http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/02/18/xbox-360-opus-valhalla-revealed)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Spazosaurus on May 06, 2008, 09:44:23 AM
And Microsoft once AGAIN denies it. WTF is going on?

Quote
Blu-ray not coming. Officially. Until it does.

By Wily Ferret: Tuesday, 06 May 2008, 10:06 AM


IT'S THE RUMOUR that just won't die - Vole is planning to introduce a Blu-ray drive for its Xbox 360 games console in the wake of the death of HD-DVD.

Indeed, we reported news from Taiwan that Asus had even secured order to supply drives, which would ship as part of the 'Jasper' update for the 360 platform later this year.

But, proving that their line is nothing if not persistant, Microsoft has categorically denied that it has any plans to introduce Blu-ray.

Responding to a query from Gamepro, a Microsoft official said that "As we have stated, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360." That's pretty categorical, although the obvious caveat is that there are 'no plans that this particular PR chump knows about'. What J Allard and co get up to in their own time is between consenting adults.

It does seem unlikely that Microsoft can continue to ship honking quantities of 360s in the face of a very obvious one-up from Sony on the features front. Even if the Blu-ray drive does arrive, don't expect it to be standard, and don't expect any games in the format either - Microsoft has far too many standard DVD consoles out their to even think about cheesing off existing owners. µ

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 06, 2008, 10:52:45 AM
Ah the world of PR...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 09, 2008, 10:29:40 AM
First off, new parts coming:
Xbox Jasper 65nm chips all lined up

Between IBM and the Taiwanese

By INQUIRER Newsdesk: Friday, 09 May 2008, 9:26 AM

MICROSOFT has lined up all the chips it needs to build its upcoming Xbox revision named Jasper.

Jasper is due this summer and features chippery shrunk from 90nm to 65.

IBM is supplying 65nm Xenon microprocessors for the box. Now, according to CENS, TSMC is to build 65nm graphics chips and north-bridge chips for its latest version of XBox360 game consoles Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) will do the packaging and Nanya PCB Corp. has a hand in the deal too.

The Chinese wire says Microsoft has booked foundry capacity for some 10,000 300mm wafers at TSMC.

It also says a further Xbox, with integrated GP and CPU and named Valhalla, is set for autumn 2009. (http://Xbox Jasper 65nm chips all lined up

Between IBM and the Taiwanese

By INQUIRER Newsdesk: Friday, 09 May 2008, 9:26 AM

MICROSOFT has lined up all the chips it needs to build its upcoming Xbox revision named Jasper.

Jasper is due this summer and features chippery shrunk from 90nm to 65.

IBM is supplying 65nm Xenon microprocessors for the box. Now, according to CENS, TSMC is to build 65nm graphics chips and north-bridge chips for its latest version of XBox360 game consoles Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) will do the packaging and Nanya PCB Corp. has a hand in the deal too.

The Chinese wire says Microsoft has booked foundry capacity for some 10,000 300mm wafers at TSMC.

It also says a further Xbox, with integrated GP and CPU and named Valhalla, is set for autumn 2009.)
http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_23301.html (http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_23301.html)
So if you were still somewhat concerned about buying the Red Ring box, after this summer ur fears should completely be laid to rest.

And now GTA
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GTA4 causes mass manslaughter

Online hotbed of car crime

By Wily Ferret: Friday, 09 May 2008, 11:00 AM

GTA4 INSPIRED more than 2.3 million people to get online with their Xbox 360s over launch weekend, according to stats compiled by Volish Guru Larry Hyrb.

The online console service saw 1m concurrent players at its peak, thanks to GTA's seamless built-in multiplayer experience that allows gamers to set up their matches via the game's mobile phone.

The game has now overtaken perennial favourites such as Halo 3 and Gears of War to become by far the most popular game currently being played online by Xbox users. Indeed, the average gamer spent more than four hours playing the game online in just the first week - not including time spent in the epic single player campaign.

Microsoft staff also revealed that Xbox 360 console sales rose by 54 per cent in the launch week for GTA, as gamers finally persuaded themselves of the need to ditch the old PS2. Some preliminary information (corroborated by Wired here) suggests that GTA was selling in roughly 60/40 quantities favouring the Microsoft console.

Have a look at the numbers for yourself, here (http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2008/05/07/559006.aspx).

Where are the PS3 fanboys comparative numbers?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 09, 2008, 10:57:21 AM
First off, new parts coming:
Xbox Jasper 65nm chips all lined up

Between IBM and the Taiwanese

By INQUIRER Newsdesk: Friday, 09 May 2008, 9:26 AM

MICROSOFT has lined up all the chips it needs to build its upcoming Xbox revision named Jasper.

Jasper is due this summer and features chippery shrunk from 90nm to 65.

IBM is supplying 65nm Xenon microprocessors for the box. Now, according to CENS, TSMC is to build 65nm graphics chips and north-bridge chips for its latest version of XBox360 game consoles Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) will do the packaging and Nanya PCB Corp. has a hand in the deal too.

The Chinese wire says Microsoft has booked foundry capacity for some 10,000 300mm wafers at TSMC.

It also says a further Xbox, with integrated GP and CPU and named Valhalla, is set for autumn 2009. (http://Xbox Jasper 65nm chips all lined up

Between IBM and the Taiwanese

By INQUIRER Newsdesk: Friday, 09 May 2008, 9:26 AM

MICROSOFT has lined up all the chips it needs to build its upcoming Xbox revision named Jasper.

Jasper is due this summer and features chippery shrunk from 90nm to 65.

IBM is supplying 65nm Xenon microprocessors for the box. Now, according to CENS, TSMC is to build 65nm graphics chips and north-bridge chips for its latest version of XBox360 game consoles Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc. (ASE) will do the packaging and Nanya PCB Corp. has a hand in the deal too.

The Chinese wire says Microsoft has booked foundry capacity for some 10,000 300mm wafers at TSMC.

It also says a further Xbox, with integrated GP and CPU and named Valhalla, is set for autumn 2009.)
http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_23301.html (http://cens.com/cens/html/en/news/news_inner_23301.html)
So if you were still somewhat concerned about buying the Red Ring box, after this summer ur fears should completely be laid to rest.

And now GTA
Quote
GTA4 causes mass manslaughter

Online hotbed of car crime

By Wily Ferret: Friday, 09 May 2008, 11:00 AM

GTA4 INSPIRED more than 2.3 million people to get online with their Xbox 360s over launch weekend, according to stats compiled by Volish Guru Larry Hyrb.

The online console service saw 1m concurrent players at its peak, thanks to GTA's seamless built-in multiplayer experience that allows gamers to set up their matches via the game's mobile phone.

The game has now overtaken perennial favourites such as Halo 3 and Gears of War to become by far the most popular game currently being played online by Xbox users. Indeed, the average gamer spent more than four hours playing the game online in just the first week - not including time spent in the epic single player campaign.

Microsoft staff also revealed that Xbox 360 console sales rose by 54 per cent in the launch week for GTA, as gamers finally persuaded themselves of the need to ditch the old PS2. Some preliminary information (corroborated by Wired here) suggests that GTA was selling in roughly 60/40 quantities favouring the Microsoft console.

Have a look at the numbers for yourself, here (http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2008/05/07/559006.aspx).

Where are the PS3 fanboys comparative numbers?

Chook them W1n Chook Them!! LOL
Well PS3 Online has always been iffy, they really need to improve on that, hopefully Home will do that for them, but until then, Live is King of the Hill!! :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zenmaster on May 09, 2008, 11:01:39 AM
well considering there are 18.72M 360s out there and 12.37M PS3 I'd say 60/40 just shows that sales are proportionly equal. I also hope Jasper is the one to stop RROD becaue they just might be running out of names.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 09, 2008, 12:44:13 PM
When they launch a bluray drive it is safe to assume that there will be an external drive just like they did with the HDDVD addon. I don't see how they can lose money on BD sales.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 12, 2008, 10:25:36 AM
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Microsoft rants at Sony's broken promises

Console round-up GTA IV compared

By Dean Pullen: Monday, 12 May 2008, 9:05 AM

BRIGHTON BASED gaming site, Eurogamer, has an in-depth look at the difference between GTA IV on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Though both consoles do a good job, it seems the 360 just pips the PS3 for image quality.

This isn't the only area in which the Xbox has the slight edge - Microsoft has released data claiming the 360 has sold over 60 per cent of the launch week copies of GTA IV.

Xbox 360 Not only has Microsoft won more sales of GTA IV, it also ensured Microsoft sold a bucket load of consoles.

Gamedaily.com reports that 360 sales jumped 125 per cent.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 group product manager Aaron Greenberg has attacked Sony for what he sees as a failure to deliver on promises made by the firm.

"Where are all the other products using and networking with their Cell chip? How come Blu-ray did not result in better games? What happened with Sixaxis and rumble? Where is the complete 1080p game library we were promised? If Blu-ray, as they said, would be such a catalyst to PS3 console sales, then why have PS3 sales over the past couple months not seen any lift since the format victory?" he said, among a longer rant viewable here.

Gears of War 2 gameplay footage has finally been released, and it's looking as good as we'd hoped.
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=137829 (http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=137829)
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/xbox-claims-over-60-per-cent-of-us-gta-iv-sales (http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/xbox-claims-over-60-per-cent-of-us-gta-iv-sales)
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/microsoft-claims-gta-iv-victory-in-uk-as-360-hardware-sales-jump-125/?biz=1 (http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/microsoft-claims-gta-iv-victory-in-uk-as-360-hardware-sales-jump-125/?biz=1)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 12, 2008, 02:10:54 PM
I still think the PS3 has more reliable hardware and in the coming months there will be a stronger selection of titles.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 12, 2008, 02:14:35 PM
*W1nTry eyes woodyear* BLASPHEMY!!! lol well the PS3 is a more reliable piece of hardware, not 2 ways about that. But time alone will tell if it will have all the vaunted titles it claimed it would have.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 12, 2008, 04:15:53 PM
Yeah the number of exclusives have fallen but remember it still isn't that far into the PS3 development cycle, Didn't Sony say that they plan on having this console around for a 10+ year period?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 12, 2008, 04:19:35 PM
10years max.....


With the pace of technology development... i doubt it that a single console could last that long...

Microsoft has already publicly spoken taht they are building their next system...
And Kaz Hirai of Sony hinted it in an interview...

Sony has proven they could do the many years judging by the success of PS1 and PS2...
But I not so sure.... probably a 8yrs for PS3...

At 360 performing better than PS3... I believe that one year headstart is what Microsoft needed and they continue to reap those benefits...
Playstation for at least another year or 2 will be that 1 year behind microsoft.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 12, 2008, 04:28:28 PM
But Apprentice, 2 NOT = 1, how you figure 2, when is only 1 year difference?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 12, 2008, 04:37:25 PM
You have to admit though Sony has caught up alot since the PS3 launch. And in terms of value for money I would say the PS3 has more to offer, weren't there a few articles posted last week saying that GTA 4 is pretty much the same experience on either system
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 12, 2008, 04:41:40 PM
@ redlum
 i expressed uncertainty in how long sony will be behind microsoft....for maybe another year or 2.

meaning by an estiamte that sony *might* within a year or 2 break the 1 yr advantage Microsoft has...

of course thats a pretty farfetch'd statement as a year is really really long time...

btw redlum....what games u have on ps3 to date?
that we cud possibly play online etc...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 12, 2008, 04:48:57 PM
You have to admit though Sony has caught up alot since the PS3 launch. And in terms of value for money I would say the PS3 has more to offer, weren't there a few articles posted last week saying that GTA 4 is pretty much the same experience on either system

it is pretty much the same on both systems..

Because more copies sold on Xbox 360 (due to more 360's out in gamers' hands) Microsoft took the opportunity to take some jabs at Sony's performance...
Its the usual..
Sony does it to Microsoft every now and again also...
And Nintendo does it all the time to sony and microsoft :P

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 12, 2008, 04:51:41 PM
Yeah I noticed they were selling 360's at a discount at certain retailers with the purchase of GTA4
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 12, 2008, 06:15:25 PM
@ redlum
 i expressed uncertainty in how long sony will be behind microsoft....for maybe another year or 2.

meaning by an estiamte that sony *might* within a year or 2 break the 1 yr advantage Microsoft has...

of course thats a pretty farfetch'd statement as a year is really really long time...

btw redlum....what games u have on ps3 to date?
that we cud possibly play online etc...

I have UT3, COD 4, Resistance, Motorstorm, haven't gotten any other PS3 games lately due to Gears 2 announcement and spending most of my time sweating Gears on Live with the tons of Trinis on there, especially the GATT folks that are on there. You really should get a 360 Apprentice you will see more online gaming on Live than you do on PS3 anyday...W1nTry, Agokillya, Woodyear, Chinarakinda, Spartan, Shivadee and many more can attest to that. As for a PS3 sweat, when you get a group of 6 or more together then we can organize something, until then is Xbox Live FTW!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on May 12, 2008, 06:23:12 PM
@ redlum
 i expressed uncertainty in how long sony will be behind microsoft....for maybe another year or 2.

meaning by an estiamte that sony *might* within a year or 2 break the 1 yr advantage Microsoft has...

of course thats a pretty farfetch'd statement as a year is really really long time...

btw redlum....what games u have on ps3 to date?
that we cud possibly play online etc...

I have UT3, COD 4, Resistance, Motorstorm, haven't gotten any other PS3 games lately due to Gears 2 announcement and spending most of my time sweating Gears on Live with the tons of Trinis on there, especially the GATT folks that are on there. You really should get a 360 Apprentice you will see more online gaming on Live than you do on PS3 anyday...W1nTry, Agokillya, Woodyear, Chinarakinda, Spartan, Shivadee and many more can attest to that. As for a PS3 sweat, when you get a group of 6 or more together then we can organize something, until then is Xbox Live FTW!!!

Hallelujah!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 12, 2008, 06:27:32 PM
@ redlum
 i expressed uncertainty in how long sony will be behind microsoft....for maybe another year or 2.

meaning by an estiamte that sony *might* within a year or 2 break the 1 yr advantage Microsoft has...

of course thats a pretty farfetch'd statement as a year is really really long time...

btw redlum....what games u have on ps3 to date?
that we cud possibly play online etc...

I have UT3, COD 4, Resistance, Motorstorm, haven't gotten any other PS3 games lately due to Gears 2 announcement and spending most of my time sweating Gears on Live with the tons of Trinis on there, especially the GATT folks that are on there. You really should get a 360 Apprentice you will see more online gaming on Live than you do on PS3 anyday...W1nTry, Agokillya, Woodyear, Chinarakinda, Spartan, Shivadee and many more can attest to that. As for a PS3 sweat, when you get a group of 6 or more together then we can organize something, until then is Xbox Live FTW!!!

I know...i know :(
Unfortunately as money comes it goes and I can't justify to my parents in buying another console just yet...(more games to buy etc..etc..)
Eventually but not anytime soon...

As for PS3 sweat...remember the time when no one was online?
Online is packed now, everytime I sign in, is like 10 of my friends on..

Will try to arrange for a Trini showing of 6 or more for COD4.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 13, 2008, 02:47:06 PM
We keep adding more and more trinis on XBL I have 50+ Trinis on my XBL friend list and almost ALL have Gears of War. So the sweat is regular and always good. You really ought to give it a go sometime, i'm sure you know SOMEONE who has an Xbox 360 and XBL!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 13, 2008, 03:22:43 PM
in reality i don't XD

Well I do...one person nearby...but then he don't got the broadband hookup so not online :}
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 13, 2008, 03:28:24 PM
in reality i don't XD

Well I do...one person nearby...but then he don't got the broadband hookup so not online :}

So tell him to bring his Xbox 360 over to your place and hook it up, get a 1 month Xbox Live card and you will be HOOKED!

and I have 80 + people on my list that are Trinis!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 13, 2008, 03:43:52 PM
and I have 80 + people on my list that are Trinis!
crap we reach that high??? damn
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on May 13, 2008, 07:19:40 PM
Yes, I have Trini's on both my accounts. It also have d TCG and TSA clan and their friends. Then KilleNNN and Carnage friends. The list goes on forever. I hope GoW 2 have more space cuz we running out with 8 ppl alone.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: LimitGTX on May 14, 2008, 09:58:57 AM
wow dam, i've been missing out, i have gears here just collecting dust, i didn't realize that when u all where playing it was a "Trini" group, otherwise i would have joined, i guess now i hadda look out for when u peeps on
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on May 14, 2008, 10:31:58 AM
wow dam, i've been missing out, i have gears here just collecting dust, i didn't realize that when u all where playing it was a "Trini" group, otherwise i would have joined, i guess now i hadda look out for when u peeps on

Yea Limit, we sweat practically everyday, MOST of us on Friday evenings and Saturdays. If there is no room we have two games going same time, check my Firend's list when you log into Live, my list is full of Trinis. The xTGLx crew is always on, Agokillya, Foz4ric, Woodyear, W1nTry, RedlumTT, CowSquad, Rumbaby, Adrikiller, TriniRonnie2, and the list goes on, feel free to message me if you online and want an invite we always play with Trinis on Gears. I barely log onto my PS3, in fact it sits there collecting dust
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 15, 2008, 08:48:25 PM
Ok one thing tho, can we all play a lil something other than GoW sometime? lol there are other great games on the system too :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on May 23, 2008, 02:52:51 PM
I agree with woodyear. You know how much invites for Gears I does ignore. Geez through a little cod 4, halo 3, rainbow six vegas 2 in the mix nah. Hell even GTA 4.

Also we were suppose to have a boss BOMBERMAN LIVE SWEAT!!!! Whatever happened to that?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 23, 2008, 05:54:44 PM
Lol I think I bought that game when it came out, last time I played it was with u lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 24, 2008, 01:01:58 PM
I would LOVE to sweat a COD... unfortunately my TSMCTT connection SUCKS ELEPHANT COHONES...so I LAG WORST in COD. SO I sweat gears cause I doh lag as much and its fun. Even HALO lagging recently which is PISSING ME OFF to no ends!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 26, 2008, 04:38:47 PM
Had to share this one (http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/05/13/grid-vs-gran-turismo-5-prologue/). :laughing7:

PS3 fanboys need not apply.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on May 26, 2008, 04:41:39 PM
LMAO GOOD ONE!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 26, 2008, 04:51:37 PM
Errr well...

Played the demo for Grid and have GT5:Prologue...

It does suck GT:5 Prologue has no car damage...Agree with the vid there...
But if you played previous Gran Turismo titles, not a big deal...
Plus its promised that the final GT:5 or an upcoming update to prolgue will add the feature.

@ Cars are cool, and cars are fast...
The guy chose the slower cars to further thrash GT5:P.... it really ain't that bad...lol

But yes... Grid is a superior racer...
I loved the demo...
And happy its multiplatform.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 26, 2008, 04:55:19 PM
OH F@#K!!!!   I COMPLETELY missed this one.

Console flyboys REJOICE!!!  :banana:  (well, PS3 ones too :lol:)

H.A.W.X. (http://planetxbox360.com/article_3710/Ubisoft_Announces_Tom_Clancys_HAWX) is coming.....  :awesome:

more details here (http://news.teamxbox.com/xbox/16605/Tom-Clancys-HAWX-Screenshots/) and here (http://www.hawxgame.com).

Hands-on impressions here (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/876/876532p1.html).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 26, 2008, 04:57:58 PM
^^^^!!!

Definitely looking forward to this....
Since Microsoft robbed me of my Ace Combat 6, I;ve been dying for a furistic air combat game.

I heard that it may have co-op play?
Is that true?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 26, 2008, 05:04:09 PM
Are those clips of Grid actual gameplay? That was funny hehe

Not too sure bout HAWX looks a lil too similar to Ace Combat but I am always up for more flying :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 26, 2008, 05:14:55 PM
^^^  Not according to this preview (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/876/876532p1.html).

FINALLY, proper ACM is a factor.  Now I can put all those tricks I learned in Aero Elite Combat Academy to proper use. :happy0203:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 26, 2008, 05:39:17 PM
yup...that wasn't gameplay for grid..
that was out of the CG trailer, whilst GT5 footage was real time...

But GRID does come pretty close to that cg trailer...
What i dislike bout Grid is the bloom/blur effects though...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 26, 2008, 05:46:05 PM
You can turn off motion blur effects in the 'Advanced' section of the graphics options.
I find it an annoyance myself, so it gets turned off first.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on May 26, 2008, 05:51:26 PM
o well..i played the demo on ps3...
So i doubt that option is "disableabul"...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 26, 2008, 07:58:33 PM
The preview meh, I'll wait for the demo at least before I get hyped for this one
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 09, 2008, 09:06:19 PM
Ah boy...more flight goodness (http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox-360/1998/IL2-Sturmovik-Birds-of-Prey/p1/) fuh dee eckx bockx....:happy0203:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 11, 2008, 11:27:56 PM
So Metal Gear Solid 4 is out...

Which of you 360 people buying PS3 now? :D

You still jumping in Arc?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 11, 2008, 11:31:30 PM
I said this when the PS3 first came out: "If the remade FF7 for the PS3 i'd buy it". There is NO CHANCE IN HELL of them doing that, in short not many converters :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on June 12, 2008, 10:55:25 AM
The PS3 is still too pricey.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 12, 2008, 10:58:53 AM
The PS3 is still too pricey.

Not to mention it uses ALOT of power... O_o Light bill HIGH when Folding...Geez...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 12, 2008, 12:18:29 PM
Folding is Charity work...
+ its optional ;)

@ Chinarakinda...
If you know a relative in the US..
You can get a 40gb PS3 for $300 @ walmart... i.e. You're getting a $100 Walmart gift card...

Or the metal gear 80gb for $399 :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 12, 2008, 01:02:34 PM
Does MGS have an online multiplayer?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 12, 2008, 01:04:17 PM
Does MGS have an online multiplayer?

Yes it does, but with the PS3's online, PFFFFTTTTTTTTTTTT, GOOD LUCK!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 12, 2008, 01:11:17 PM
Hmmm back to Xbox 360 goodness, so it's only video content available with the release of UT3 on teh 360? or will we get beta goodness like what they did for the Halo 3 beta?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 12, 2008, 01:22:14 PM
So Metal Gear Solid 4 is out...

Which of you 360 people buying PS3 now? :D

You still jumping in Arc?

HELL yes, once I could find that 500 US. :lol:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on June 12, 2008, 04:13:21 PM
Hmmm back to Xbox 360 goodness, so it's only video content available with the release of UT3 on teh 360? or will we get beta goodness like what they did for the Halo 3 beta?

Don't forget CoD4 beta :D

I think they will make a beta for UT3, if they don't you'll just have to starve off of gameplay videos for now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 12, 2008, 10:27:06 PM
Actually, what I was reffering to is a beta of GEARS OF WAR 2 with with the full release of UT3 for the 360. Similar to what they did with Crackdown. You bought Crackdown and got to play the Halo3 beta before the final game was released. So we are hoping for a similar deal for GOW2 with UT3.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 17, 2008, 01:51:33 PM
Hmm lol so like it was with "Halo 3 beta includes copy of Crackdown" it will now be "GOW 2 Beta free copy of UT3 included" hehe
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 17, 2008, 01:54:23 PM
So Metal Gear Solid 4 is out...

Which of you 360 people buying PS3 now? :D

You still jumping in Arc?

I will buy a PS3 eventually, it's kind of funny how they are marketing the system now. Saw an ad the other day it included small clips of their exclusives such as MGS, Little Big Planet etc. and then "Only on PS3" hehe
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 17, 2008, 03:08:58 PM
So Metal Gear Solid 4 is out...

Which of you 360 people buying PS3 now? :D

You still jumping in Arc?

I will buy a PS3 eventually, it's kind of funny how they are marketing the system now. Saw an ad the other day it included small clips of their exclusives such as MGS, Little Big Planet etc. and then "Only on PS3" hehe

That's because they don't have any more EXCLUSIVES lately worth playing! LOL! Let's not talk about the PS3 on the Everything Xbox 360 thread...Apprentice should know better.....Apprentice, you are infecting the Xbox 360 thread with PS3 propaganda...please keep the PS3 news to the PS3 thread. Thanks!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on June 17, 2008, 03:24:11 PM
you tell him boy lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 17, 2008, 03:26:10 PM
But everybody with 360 wants metal gears no?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 17, 2008, 03:58:22 PM
Lol fuh real yes hijacker!

360 still have the bess online tho
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 17, 2008, 04:08:28 PM
^no argument against that...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on June 17, 2008, 04:12:05 PM
i dont want metal gear
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 17, 2008, 05:39:15 PM
Yeah never really got into the series
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on June 18, 2008, 07:43:24 PM
Actually, what I was reffering to is a beta of GEARS OF WAR 2 with with the full release of UT3 for the 360. Similar to what they did with Crackdown. You bought Crackdown and got to play the Halo3 beta before the final game was released. So we are hoping for a similar deal for GOW2 with UT3.

Ok, thanks for clearing that up, I understand now :)


News article: Xbox 720 in 2011? Count me in

Via N4G and "thegamergene.com - http://www.thegamergene.com/xbox-720/xbox-720-in-2011-count-me-in/


   
Quote from: thegamergene
 You’d think, by now, that Microsoft would have learned their lesson about being “first” and “quickest” to the market. Their haste to get to the starting line first resulted in a loss of over a billion dollars and a loss of unquantifiable consumer confidence, no matter what the PR spin on the Red Ring of Death fiasco is this week.

It is naive to assume that a 2011 release means Microsoft will make another RRoD-sized blunder with the design. Corporations learn from billion dollar mistakes.

      I don’t want another new console to shell out $600 bucks for. Sony has repeatedly said that they plan on having a 10 year life cycle for the PS3 and I applaud them for that. Will Sony ever realize the potential of the PS3? Who knows, but at least one company is sticking to its guns and isn’t out searching for the next big thing.

By 2011, the Xbox 360 will be long in the tooth. Gamers want bigger environments, more detail, shorter loading times and the holy grail - 60 frames per second at 1080p. A PlayStation 3 with 256MB RAM will be hard pressed to stand up to an Xbox 720 with 2GB or more RAM and a GPU with several generations of improvements. Throw in a Forza/Gears of War launch title (and backwards-compatibility with my 360 controllers/steering wheel) and it’s a total must-buy for me and I’m willing to bet it’s the same for many more.

And you’re unlikely to pay $600 for it - the Xbox 360 launched at $299 and $399.

      Sure, if the next, next-gen Xbox is launched in 2011 it will be six years from the 360’s launch, but what about people that aren’t early adopters? There’s a lot of us out there that didn’t buy an Xbox 360 until 2006, or 2007, or even more of us out there that still haven’t purchased the console yet. What about us, Microsoft?

That’s consumer electronics in a nutshell - and gamers have it pretty good. Millions of people are spending hundreds of dollars on iPods and mobile phones that are obsolete in less than a year. Your Xbox 360 has some serious legs in comparison.

Do you think the Wii will last longer than 2010? I highly doubt it. (WTF?! Of course it will negative b!tches...)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vinion2000 on June 20, 2008, 06:25:05 AM
But everybody with 360 wants metal gears no?

well thats like saying ppl with a ps3 want to play gears. fact is everyone wants to play a good game but choosing a console is a pretty much 5yr decision ( unless you a big shot who can afford more than one ) which means you resign yourself to not having certain games in exchange for others. to me a 360 mean no Final Fantasy XIII but it also meant Infinate discovery and lost odyssey as well as gears of war. you win some and you lose some and hope they come out on pc O_o

(wow havent posted in years)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on June 20, 2008, 01:06:01 PM
Does anyone know if a ! yr Live Subscription card expires. That is the code. I have one but don't need to use it until next year.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 20, 2008, 01:17:50 PM
I believe it does, there should be an expiration date on the card itself.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on June 20, 2008, 02:31:40 PM
oh shucks man, well i'll check the date and see. So ppls a 1 yr subscription card might be up for sale.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 20, 2008, 03:10:15 PM
So on behalf of ALL XBOX 360 RROD owners i call Microsoft and CUSS THEY ASS OUT.
Serious.
Instead of sending me a Box to put the 360 in. they send an email with a LABEL to print out. I hadda get my OWN box and......what d @SS is dis.
I called them and said i dont want no email sh!t send me a box and label and everything to send back. They said that they cant do that right now and if I would follow the instructions to print the label and use my own box.

I told them
"I Dont want a f*cking email! I want a coffin for this defective POS you sold me, and I want YOU to fix it in the time you said you would"

They sending a box now :P Geez.....the things you hadda do to get your stuff :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on June 20, 2008, 03:43:02 PM
Take that Microsoft  :violent5: lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on June 20, 2008, 03:52:59 PM
So on behalf of ALL XBOX 360 RROD owners i call Microsoft and CUSS THEY ASS OUT.
Serious.
Instead of sending me a Box to put the 360 in. they send an email with a LABEL to print out. I hadda get my OWN box and......what d @SS is dis.
I called them and said i dont want no email sh!t send me a box and label and everything to send back. They said that they cant do that right now and if I would follow the instructions to print the label and use my own box.

I told them
"I Dont want a f*cking email! I want a coffin for this defective POS you sold me, and I want YOU to fix it in the time you said you would"

They sending a box now :P Geez.....the things you hadda do to get your stuff :(

Epic mc win...now all we need is someone to cuss Nintendo...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 20, 2008, 04:18:43 PM
So on behalf of ALL XBOX 360 RROD owners i call Microsoft and CUSS THEY ASS OUT.
Serious.
Instead of sending me a Box to put the 360 in. they send an email with a LABEL to print out. I hadda get my OWN box and......what d @SS is dis.
I called them and said i dont want no email sh!t send me a box and label and everything to send back. They said that they cant do that right now and if I would follow the instructions to print the label and use my own box.

I told them
"I Dont want a f*cking email! I want a coffin for this defective POS you sold me, and I want YOU to fix it in the time you said you would"

They sending a box now :P Geez.....the things you hadda do to get your stuff :(

The crappy part is that it is very likely they will ship back a refurbished unit that will fail again
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 20, 2008, 04:48:23 PM
boy doh say dat na.
Either way im buying a Elite (found some info to check on the box if its a Falcon Chip) at the end of the month. And will sell the refurbished 360 back to Gamestop or some nub place.
Although im hearing now on the old 360's like mine without HDMI they just giving you a new system.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 20, 2008, 04:58:57 PM
Ah ok so the latest 360s you buy in stores now don't get RROD after a while?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on June 20, 2008, 11:38:05 PM
Any XBOX with a date on the box after August 2007, 175W power and Team: FDOU stamped on the box is a Falcon processor. It has a 10 percent failure rate which is the failure rate of ALL consoles. The previous failure rate was somewhere in the 30-40 percent range.
This is the FIRST console I have purchased in TWENTY FOUR YEARS that failed on me. GG :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vinion2000 on June 21, 2008, 05:08:44 AM
im one of those who thinks the 360 hardware is a bit clunky when you consider the failure rate but its one of my better buys this year. like said before the GOW sweat is to die for, once your not lagging or dying cause someone stuck a shotgun up your backside (insert a random tgl clan member ). as for grid, well grid is gods gift to drivers. its not too sim and not too arcade and has the best downhill drift since i watched initial d series. its a racing persons game and although it lacks all the fancy customizations and large car libraries of other games, it makes it up with it variety of racing styles. a true 5 out of 5 game. it more than makes up for the very poor pro street from EA and my disappointment in burnout paradise. 
im also not really sad about missing MGS4 and while im talkin about that, the rumour mill is a buzz about a big huge e3 m$ announcement featuring a so called MSG4 killer that they purchased a company to acquire. now i hate rumours and even more so "game killers" cause they never live up to the hype and are often bland copies of the game they are trying to replace. either that or it takes so long to release that youve lost interest ( too human ). so ill wait an see for myself.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on June 27, 2008, 10:01:26 AM
Transferring your licenses is now easy.

For those of you, who had to replace you xbox 360s due to rrod of whatever, you would have noticed that you DLC is only available online. Which means you can't play you arcade games offline or access videos etc because the content is tied to the xbox 360 it was downloaded on.

No More... check the link http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/licensemigration/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 28, 2008, 03:58:38 AM
^thats nice...

I hear there are same problems wit PS3's and DLC tied to it...hope Sony follow's suit... (I hear they do it on request though)

Aye...I wanted to ask you 360 guys...
Regarding Voice chat.
Every game on 360 supports voice chat?

And I was thinking that voice chat is handled by the 360 rather than the game?
That is, communication over the 360 interface at all times to friends in game and out of game?

Or is tied to the game?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 28, 2008, 08:51:08 AM
It's not tied to the game. It's tied to XBL or player to player if you will. Basically if someone is online you can have a direct private chat with them. If you're in a game you can either have a private chat with a single player on ur list OR you will be able to chat in the game's channel. Meaning if you join a game and there are X # of players you can talk to all of them at the same time once ur in that session.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 28, 2008, 01:16:53 PM
Yeah also some games only allow you to speak to your squad in larger games such as Battlefield Bad Company. I read an unconfirmed rumor that the next dashboard update will support private voice chat for more than two people both in and out of a game.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on June 28, 2008, 01:48:34 PM
I read an unconfirmed rumor that the next dashboard update will support private voice chat for more than two people both in and out of a game.

I was hoping that one day microsoft would do that.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on June 28, 2008, 02:24:10 PM
Aight....sounds nice...
So something like this I would expect Sony to implement in the future on PS3...
As you guys know its only whats coded in the game that you can voice chat on PS3 :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 28, 2008, 03:45:46 PM
Yeah that will come eventually
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 01, 2008, 11:13:09 PM
Yeah looks like we going to see another Xbox 360 price drop in the very near future.....

http://www.informationweek.com/news/hardware/desktop/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=208801954

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs.ars/2008/06/30/mole-microsoft-to-drop-price-on-20gb-360-makes-room-for-60gb
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 10, 2008, 09:25:48 AM
Well, I guess this (http://techreport.com/discussions.x/15086) makes that news^^^ official.  Well...kinda.

Come on Sony...I want your PS3, but I still can't justify spending $500 US on it.
...and no, I'm not even considering the $400 40GB one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 10, 2008, 12:16:53 PM
my word... now to decide which platform to get SF4 on for console..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zenmaster on July 10, 2008, 12:32:29 PM
my word... now to decide which platform to get SF4 on for console..

ps3 of course. d-pad is better
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 10, 2008, 12:32:50 PM
ps3 because the xbox pad will hurt the hell out of your thumbs trying to play street fighter unless there is a third party joy pad out there.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 10, 2008, 12:37:08 PM
I am no fan of SF so this doesn't bother me one bit.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 10, 2008, 12:37:23 PM
i have arcade sticks for both consoles :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 10, 2008, 12:43:22 PM
well go with what you can afford.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 10, 2008, 12:46:34 PM
my word... now to decide which platform to get SF4 on for console..

ps3 of course. d-pad is better

Man forgot to mention Ps3 of course, it's MORE EXPENSIVE XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 10, 2008, 12:58:45 PM
its got the better fighters coming though which is a big part of the decision. ATM PS3 wins in that department. Only thing that would tilt me towards the 360 version is LIVE, but that depends purely on how well the netcode is i.e if they use the GGPO framework that they seem to be using in SFHD.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 10, 2008, 03:08:43 PM
its got the better fighters coming though which is a big part of the decision. ATM PS3 wins in that department. Only thing that would tilt me towards the 360 version is LIVE, but that depends purely on how well the netcode is i.e if they use the GGPO framework that they seem to be using in SFHD.

well lets see, there is FREE and then there is Live, FREE = poor usually, Live = support....choose..
You get what you pay for...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 10, 2008, 03:20:36 PM
Paying isn't the issue, netcode is and from what i've read both will be using the same netcode framework which is based on GGPO, but whoever implements it better will probably get my vote. As it stands there isn't a single game on the 360 right now that I want to play.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 10, 2008, 03:28:39 PM
Paying isn't the issue, netcode is and from what i've read both will be using the same netcode framework which is based on GGPO, but whoever implements it better will probably get my vote. As it stands there isn't a single game on the 360 right now that I want to play.

To each his own...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 10, 2008, 03:32:30 PM
wow not a single game. What does ps3 have again haven't tracked them in a while.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 10, 2008, 03:32:36 PM
Paying isn't the issue, netcode is and from what i've read both will be using the same netcode framework which is based on GGPO, but whoever implements it better will probably get my vote. As it stands there isn't a single game on the 360 right now that I want to play.
That's like me, there isn't a single game on the PS3 that I want to play >_<
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 10, 2008, 04:16:06 PM
^you sure about that?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 10, 2008, 04:17:52 PM
Yup, i'm honetly not even interested in MGS4. I've not seen a single game that I would buy a PS3 for. The ONLY title I ever claimed that I would purchase a PS3 for was a remake into HD glory of FF7... which AIN'T HAPPENING. So ah well. Maybe if/when I need a Blu-ray player i'll consider it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on July 10, 2008, 04:26:14 PM
for real @ to each his own XD

ah,..what you gonna do...there's always gonna be personal preference...
If the day comes where there's a universal console...
that would be happy times...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 10, 2008, 04:42:56 PM
One console to rule them all XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on July 10, 2008, 07:37:29 PM
ok whatever........news time

TOO HUMAN Demo is gonna be out on XBOX LIVE on MONDAY JULY 14th.

that is all!

buying Battlefield Bad company friday....we go make a lime!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on July 14, 2008, 03:23:25 PM
Microsft E3 press conference

announced to release this year

1. Fable 2 - October
2. GoW 2 - November
3. The last Remnant (closes you go get to a FF game for now) - December
4. NEW XBOX LIVE dashboard with avatars - Fall
5. Netflix - FREE with GOLD LIVE subscription - Free streaming videos (Redlum go bawl)
6. Portal: Still Alive - Fall this year
7. Fallout 3 - Fall this year with downloadable content.

other stuff mentioning

1. Geometry Wars 2
2. Galaga Legions (YES! a sequel)

Other things to note

Resident Evil 5 announced for March 2009 (black friday)


LAST but not least

Final Fantasy 13: Fabula Nova Crystallis is announced for the 360!....well BOOM!!!!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on July 14, 2008, 03:25:21 PM
Yay! I want Portal 2, the 1st one was hilarious

New dashboard and miis avatars
http://xboxfocus.com/news/535-microsoft-casual-gamer-new-dashboard-new-avatars-new-xbox-live/index.html

Xbox is officially owning this year (How am I going to afford these games + wii *sigh*)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 14, 2008, 03:57:05 PM
AAHHHHHHH!!! Netflix FTW!!!  :yay:  :banana: Great News!! Thanks Shiv!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 14, 2008, 04:06:51 PM
Hmmm...I guess there's nothing for me to buy till 2009 then. :(
Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of any of those titles (well except GoW 2 maybe).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 14, 2008, 04:20:41 PM
Hmmm...I guess there's nothing for me to buy till 2009 then. :(
Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of any of those titles (well except GoW 2 maybe).

How yuh mean?? All we need is GOW 2!! ROFL!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 14, 2008, 04:34:59 PM
Well keep in mind red, Arc doh sweat online much :p

He's alergic to cut @r$3 LMAO!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 14, 2008, 04:39:27 PM
Well keep in mind red, Arc doh sweat online much :p

He's alergic to cut @r$3 LMAO!

True! lol, anyways, I expect that Fable 2 interests you W1n! Looks damn good though...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 14, 2008, 04:52:17 PM
I will prolly get it, whether it be for Xbox or PC remains to be seen though...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on July 14, 2008, 05:01:40 PM
played the Too Human demo.
It was .......good....but not OMG good

The story seems decent and theres lots of it. The demo is pretty long.

I DO NOT like the thumbstick melee combat atall...but when you start to level up to 4 or 5 you start to do some sick combos, and link melee and guns together....which is cool

Its a nice game when you get the hang of it, but you shouldnt have to get the hang of it. :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on July 15, 2008, 01:08:54 PM
Microsft E3 press conference

announced to release this year

1. Fable 2 - October
2. GoW 2 - November
3. The last Remnant (closes you go get to a FF game for now) - December
4. NEW XBOX LIVE dashboard with avatars - Fall
5. Netflix - FREE with GOLD LIVE subscription - Free streaming videos (Redlum go bawl)
6. Portal: Still Alive - Fall this year
7. Fallout 3 - Fall this year with downloadable content.

other stuff mentioning

1. Geometry Wars 2
2. Galaga Legions (YES! a sequel)

Other things to note

Resident Evil 5 announced for March 2009 (black friday)


LAST but not least

Final Fantasy 13: Fabula Nova Crystallis is announced for the 360!....well BOOM!!!!!!

Saw the G4 coverage in the night and I was totally blown away. The new interface rocks! For the first time ever it looks like I am going to be a multiplatormer.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 15, 2008, 01:19:06 PM
I have been a Multiplatformer and have only so far been impressed with Live and the online abilities of Xbox live over PS network. There was obviously more planning and development involved on Microsoft's behalf to implement such a rock solid infrastructure. That's why most of my time is invested in playing Xbox 360 instead of PS3. Hopefully Home comes good and brings up the PS name, but they have ALOT of work ahead of them to stay neck and neck with Live...The new features that are coming on live are great. 8 person chat room ? to be able to bring them all with you to watch MOVIES and play games, is an AWESOME thing. Great Job Microsoft!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 15, 2008, 03:04:56 PM
Does everybody have to download the movie, or one person has it and invites people to watch?

8 person chat is great. no more stupid annoying americans.
The new interface looks nice too.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 15, 2008, 03:28:53 PM
Does everybody have to download the movie, or one person has it and invites people to watch?

8 person chat is great. no more stupid annoying americans.
The new interface looks nice too.

I would hope that since its Group oriented that only the group leader with the NetFlix account (Redlum) can host the movie and everyone will be able to watch it together. Download is inevitable, I doubt you can stream the movie without some kind of lag...I would assume that it allows you to enter a room where you can view the movie, like a small theatre, at least that's how I imagine it....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on July 15, 2008, 04:18:37 PM
a cool idea though. Meaning we could "go to the movies' from home!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Rten-Kakashi on July 21, 2008, 10:46:13 PM
Motion Sensing skateboard coming to xbox 360 and PS3 this fall.

Quote from: N4G
The Q-motions wireless skateboard features an Ollie button for kick flips, jumps, air maneuvers as well as its 8 touch sensors that let you perform all sorts of tricks and maneuvers. The board will retail for $99 at RadioShack come Fall. This is totally a must-have accessory for hard-core fans of the Skate-boarding / surf-boarding genre.

De javu anyone?
Title: $199 Xbox 360???
Post by: TheApprentice on August 03, 2008, 03:20:13 PM
Kotaku is repoting a sort of comnfirmation that the Xbox 360 Arcade will frop to $199 in September

http://kotaku.com/5032449/proof-of-the-199-xbox-360-rumor

Quote
The scheduling of the drop is telling as well. It takes place 1 week after Square Enix's 'Infinite Undiscovery' and 2 weeks before Harmonix/EA's 'Rock Band 2' - both exclusive to the Xbox 360 platform at the time of release and pricedrop (obviously, Rock Band 2 will ship in November for the other platforms).

If this is true I'll for sure jump into getting a 360..
The arcade + 120gb HDD...

Won't that make it an elite? :P

$289 not bad...

Edit - $89USD for a 20gb HDD?
WTF?

Its $180 for the 120gb HDD..
Still pretty frickin expensive....


O well... $299 60gb 360 ftw...
                $350

burr??? Then it makes sense to go $199 + $180

....
sigh I give up..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 04, 2008, 03:52:40 PM
Another price cut coming, the Arcade dropping to 199, Pro to 250 and Elite to 350 or something so.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on August 04, 2008, 04:05:35 PM
coooooooool
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on August 04, 2008, 04:07:49 PM
The pro is the one with the 60gb HDD?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on August 04, 2008, 04:09:51 PM
yup. Now all they hadda do is drop the prices on their accessories like the HDD and controllers and wheels. Although I was able to get some rather discounted ones on amazon.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 04, 2008, 06:47:54 PM
Price drop on ps3, price drop on 360, where is the wii price drop? lol oh yeah the demand is too great :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 05, 2008, 10:09:11 AM
Price drop on ps3, price drop on 360, where is the wii price drop? lol oh yeah the demand is too great :p
Pretty much, milk it while it's good I guess. They just BETTER use all that DOSH to make their next gen console blow mind! and not just innovative in gameplay.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 25, 2008, 10:37:25 AM
Rumor Rumor Rumor

http://kotaku.com/5041042/rumor-199-xbox-with-motion-controller-on-the-way

Xbox 360 Fanboy, citing "a tip from a source close to Microsoft's marketing department," says the price cut to $199 for the Arcade system is meant to position that bundle against the Wii. So it'll get a huge family-friendly marketing push and title support. And in the fall, it gets a motion controller with some motion-controlled mini-games developed by Rare.

Again, according to this rumor (by the time I'm repeating it to you, it's fourth-hand) the controller will be sold separately and will be compatible with all versions of the 360 console. Reading the story, it sounds like you would get the controller plus an even larger list of mini-games if you buy it separately.

The new products are set to drop Holiday 2008, says Xbox 360 Fanboy. We shall see.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 27, 2008, 01:17:49 PM
Quote
Vote XBox 360

Ultimate election gimmick

By Paul Taylor: Wednesday, 27 August 2008, 8:51 AM

STARTING THIS PAST MONDAY, Americans can use their Xbox Live service to register to vote in the upcoming presidentials. The initiative, jointly developed by Microsoft and Rock the Vote is supposed to tap into the 12-million large Xbox Live community and draw the couch potato crowd to participate in the so-called “democratic process”, or something like that.

Rock the Vote is a youth-oriented organisation that mixes pop culture with politics to attract people to politics. RtV had previously premiered on-line and phone voter registration, but doing it on the Xbox 360 sounds so much more avant-garde and cool.

"The Xbox Live community is active, vocal and passionate," gushed Marc Whitten at Xbox Live HQ. It is, especially if they can gather in teams and blow stuff up. Let’s just hope people register with their real names and not their handles. It’d be a bit strange if the odd 20,000 or so players with “MasterChief” in their names were to do that…

The Xbox Live community was compared to being the “seventh largest state in the country”, equivalent to owning about 20 electoral votes – which, of course, it isn’t. 12 million is the total number of Live users worldwide.

La Vole’s console will also be present at both GOP and Democrat conventions where attendees will be able to watch the voter registration system in action. We guess it’ll also let people work off some of that frustration for not coming first in the primaries.

Maybe Hillary will get some satisfaction after all…

http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/08/27/vote-xbox-360 (http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/08/27/vote-xbox-360)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: C Ronaldo 7 on September 01, 2008, 02:49:58 AM
Jus sayin waz d scene ppl
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on September 01, 2008, 07:03:35 PM
Wah! bigger Ronaldo fan than me!!!! ploi!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on September 25, 2008, 03:43:54 PM
Xbox live will be offline September 29th for an Update of the new xbox experience features. Can anyone say new dashboard?!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 25, 2008, 08:27:52 PM
^that update is not the new dashboard....
Just maintenance at least thats what gamespot said.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 25, 2008, 10:38:05 PM
I got another RROD, so can anyone say... NO DASHBOARD XD mudda %^&*ers!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on September 26, 2008, 03:57:58 AM
Dude what the hell?

How many thus far? 2 or 3?

And err.. Wanna give Playstation 3 a chance? :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zenmaster on September 26, 2008, 07:56:21 AM
I got another RROD, so can anyone say... Microsoft wants me to buy another!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 26, 2008, 09:32:02 AM
Dude what the hell?

How many thus far? 2 or 3?

And err.. Wanna give Playstation 3 a chance? :P
You giving me the money to buy it? :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on September 26, 2008, 09:35:02 AM
so wait

when these things rrod you have to buy ah next one? they dont replace it?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 26, 2008, 09:37:28 AM
so wait

when these things rrod you have to buy ah next one? they dont replace it?
No, MS will replace them for free. You apply for the RMA online and MS will ship you a box with everything required to send it back to them (postage paid). Then in about 2wks to a month you get back a new Xbox with 1 month free Xbox Live Gold. Of course, we're in T&T so I do have the cost of shipping it back to my cousin in NYC first and then getting it back.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on September 26, 2008, 09:40:06 AM
oh ok
and that towel haxx thing doesnt work?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 26, 2008, 09:43:07 AM
oh ok
and that towel haxx thing doesnt work?
Sometimes, but that only prolongs it's use. It WILL inevitably die, the towel just gives you a few more days/weeks at best. So fiah, i'll just send the damn thing back. Gotta get it back before GOW2 is out... O_o
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 26, 2008, 01:05:17 PM
oh ok
and that towel haxx thing doesnt work?
Sometimes, but that only prolongs it's use. It WILL inevitably die, the towel just gives you a few more days/weeks at best. So fiah, i'll just send the damn thing back. Gotta get it back before GOW2 is out... O_o

Well you got exactly a month and a few days till GOW 2 Day! Hurry up and send it back to me..Although it's probably better to buy a new one for $199...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 26, 2008, 01:19:38 PM
It's only 200USD in the US... I live in T&T, locally it'd be ALOT more. So even if I bought a new one, I still have to ship it. So looking at it this way:

Replacement = price to ship both ways + Time
New =  Price to ship 1 way + 200USD + Less Time

Considering I doh have 200USD sitting around atm, the replacement seems more feasible.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 26, 2008, 02:03:37 PM
It's only 200USD in the US... I live in T&T, locally it'd be ALOT more. So even if I bought a new one, I still have to ship it. So looking at it this way:

Replacement = price to ship both ways + Time
New =  Price to ship 1 way + 200USD + Less Time

Considering I doh have 200USD sitting around atm, the replacement seems more feasible.

:P Yea, but my time is expensive, I charge $ 200US an hr...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on September 26, 2008, 02:06:58 PM
These RROD ongoing probs really turning me away from xbox as my first console...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on October 30, 2008, 01:29:14 PM
Video Tour: New Xbox Experienced Exposed

http://www.joystiq.com/2008/10/29/video-tour-new-xbox-experience-exposed/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on November 04, 2008, 02:39:04 PM
Can't wait for the NXE.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on November 05, 2008, 07:19:12 PM
 ok console noobs
iam becoming highly interested in an xbox since netflix come on board and prices dropping thanx to economy (go depression yay ^_^)

but i needs some pokedex info on a few things.

iam hardly going to be buying games, i wanna watch real movies off of it but, if i buy a movie from xbl
are the movies in 1080p, whats download rate like and whats teh drm infection like for the files
oh and wat file type are teh movie downloads
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 05, 2008, 08:49:31 PM
ok console noobs
iam becoming highly interested in an xbox since netflix come on board and prices dropping thanx to economy (go depression yay ^_^)

but i needs some pokedex info on a few things.

iam hardly going to be buying games, i wanna watch real movies off of it but, if i buy a movie from xbl
are the movies in 1080p, whats download rate like and whats teh drm infection like for the files
oh and wat file type are teh movie downloads

Well there is some bad news there Crixx, unfortunately, due to restrictions being enforced by both Sony and Microsoft, to date, Netflix is only available in the US. Hopefully they change things and allow the world to share in the Xbox live goodness, but that will be kind of difficult I assume since Netflix is limited to the US territories. Only time will tell if they decide to change things...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on November 05, 2008, 09:53:04 PM
Oh, I assure you, that WILL NOT CHANGE.  The movie companies are very vicious when it comes to licensing in 'outside'
(aka non-US) territories.  The main reason cited is usually 'loss of revenue due to piracy'.  Also, there are no licensing agreements with other countries to show the content, so is NaCl for everybody.

Hence the reason all the American TV/movie/music content on Xbox Live was blocked from non-residents.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on November 06, 2008, 03:25:39 AM
the odd thing though is that people actually willing to pay for the content outside of first world territories.

The smart move would be to offer the content, at least with DRM.
What have they got to lose?

THey end up losing more money by keeping their market restricted.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on November 06, 2008, 05:46:49 AM
Exactly.  I never undestood the decision, but I guess I'm not seeing the so-called 'big picture'.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 06, 2008, 06:12:55 AM
the odd thing though is that people actually willing to pay for the content outside of first world territories.

The smart move would be to offer the content, at least with DRM.
What have they got to lose?

THey end up losing more money by keeping their market restricted.
There are laws and liabilities that a US Company must go under when opening the market outside of the US. They 'prefer' to stick to a stable market such as the European or Japanese market. These markets can maintain stability with numbers, even in the face of a crisis (eg the recent debt the US country went into and game still selling like crazy, mind you EA Los Angeles is pretty much a hole in the earth now *junkies (not all of them)*).

A simple example can be the stores you buy your games from. I wont say all, but a VAST majority of them in the Caribbean carry how much? 3? 5? a maximum of about 10 of any SINGLE title at a time (eg 10 copies of Halo 3). Compare this to the number you see when you walk into a Best buy, Fry's, Circuit City, Gamestop etc. I mean you cannot even compare. And the reason for that is the market demand due to the market supply (everyone know their basic economics) These are the statistics that are used right now when even determining the viability of a market. I know...they dunno wtf to do with economics yet. They still learning *cough* videogamesfrommovies *cough*

Granted this scheme is not accurate, but the truth is the ENTIRE game industry is basically hanging on an @sshair of a business model, that changes EVERY WEEK...im not kidding. In a nutshell, they will get to it, but they still sorting their sh!t out in their primary markets still.

Straying from the topic. You are starting to see some changes....such as everyone adopting the model companies like Valve and Blizzard use....which is BETA TEST THE GAME INTO THE FRIGGIN GROUND...and then some!. geez...i mean......DUH! You would hear me fanboy ranting about Blizzard (or think you do). The point is them or Valve arent anything special......they just MAKE SURE THEIR SH!T WORKS (least better than everyone else). Their next step is to actually LIKE what you doing.....which i think some of these ppl still need to learn :P
Least SONY starting to do it. :P About damn time.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on November 06, 2008, 06:49:55 AM
us proxies to get xbl content outside of america?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 06, 2008, 01:06:06 PM
US Commonwealth countries like Puerto Rico get it. And all US Bases, wherever they are. They fall under the US jurisdiction.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 06, 2008, 01:08:26 PM
So simple solution, have a US base in Trinidad and tap into their connection....LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on November 06, 2008, 02:48:56 PM
So simple solution, have a US base in Trinidad and tap into their connection....LOL

...and then have 'shock and awe' rain down on my house...?

aw HELL naw!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on November 14, 2008, 12:23:20 PM
Quote
Microsoft cracks down on modified Xbox 360s

All your consoles still belong to Vole

By Nick Farrell: Friday, 14 November 2008, 9:10 AM

USERS WHO have modified their Xbox 360s might be finding that the machines they paid for suddenly don’t work.

Microsoft seems to have been searching its Xbox Live subscribers to find those who have dared to improve their Xbox 360 consoles and is pulling the plug on them.

OK the 'improvements' do allow users to play pirated games, but Vole seems to be trying to stop software pirates by clamping down on the hardware that they have actually paid for.

The bans enforced are reported to be permanent, with no method available to contest the decision through Microsoft.

It is the second time that Vole has had a go at purging the mods from its life. The first Night of the Long Knives took place around the Halo 3 launch. This purge appears to be connected to the release of Gears of War 2.

What has freaked the modders is how Vole actually knows their consoles have been modified. On various modder forums, users have claimed that they had made numerous efforts to avoid detection through the use of hardware and software based 'stealth patches'.

A few users claim that they had disconnected their network cables while playing 'backed-up' copies of retail games, but were still switched off.

http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/11/11/xbox-360-console-banning.aspx (http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/11/11/xbox-360-console-banning.aspx)
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=666197 (http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=666197)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on November 14, 2008, 03:52:04 PM
ic
so microsoft thinks its legal for me to buy their hardware
then they intentionally brick it

right..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 14, 2008, 04:20:08 PM
ic
so microsoft thinks its legal for me to buy their hardware
then they intentionally brick it

right..

if you Alter it, sure...because you are altering the Patented design, which is illegal in itself. Modding is changing the intended design from playing just Original games to playing illegal copies...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on November 14, 2008, 04:24:01 PM
yu can do what ever you like to something you purchase
if yu try to sell or resell it, thats different, then your infringing on their copyright and patent

but copy right and patent do not govern usage of purchased goods.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 14, 2008, 04:59:37 PM
yu can do what ever you like to something you purchase
if yu try to sell or resell it, thats different, then your infringing on their copyright and patent

but copy right and patent do not govern usage of purchased goods.

But the purchase also has an agreement not so? Not to in any way modify the product?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 28, 2008, 03:57:26 PM
http://venturebeat.com/2008/11/28/microsoft-finally-addresses-red-ring-of-death-with-jasper-based-xbox-360-consoles/ (http://venturebeat.com/2008/11/28/microsoft-finally-addresses-red-ring-of-death-with-jasper-based-xbox-360-consoles/)

Good news for the people waiting to get an Xbox 360...Jasper arrives...no more RROD!!

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on November 28, 2008, 05:39:56 PM
yu can do what ever you like to something you purchase
if yu try to sell or resell it, thats different, then your infringing on their copyright and patent

but copy right and patent do not govern usage of purchased goods.
By buying a current console you do not purchase it for yourself...only the RIGHTS to use it. This means .....read your license agreement. Microsoft, SOny AND Nintendo can f*ck you over for "vandalism" of their property (ie modifying it)..which you have the license to use but do NOT own. They ALL also reserve the right to BAN your account, and even repossess your system for NO GIVEN REASON. Thats how it is.....dont like it? dont buy it.
Just fyi...just about ANY pay to play game (MMO and such) follows this routine....its their first line of "cover my @ss" protocol. And BELIEVE me fellas....MS is already in Trinidad hunting pirateers down....10 grand US fine and/or 6 months imprisonment.......right off the bat..and this is worldwide. SONY not really cracking down as much...Nintendo too busy rolling in money to care.
i TOLD certain people about this 3 years ago...this was going to happen, those that doin the 'nahman it eh go happen, they cyah do that'....yea fella....they can.

There are people that are getting their LIVE account hacked because they are careless with their username and signins.....People call LIVE support pretending to be you....access your secret question bs and get into your account....Microsoft IMMEDIATELY suspends the account for investigation until they find out what YOU are saying is legit...which takes about 3-5 days. Was speaking with Dan Hsu this week about that....if you dont know who that is.....former Editor and chief of EGM....who got his account hacked. Know your recovery info.....be careful.
This sh!t is happening on PSN network too...so be careful.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on November 30, 2008, 09:56:20 PM
Ok Folks, after 3 years running strong, my Xbox 360 has finally given up the fight, it's little heart finally gave out at the hands of an update..RROD on 11/30/08... R.I.P. buddy!

Make room for the new Jasper Elite!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on November 30, 2008, 10:00:28 PM
Yeah man it is inevitable, hope the new one lasts :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 01, 2008, 09:30:49 AM
Ok Folks, after 3 years running strong, my Xbox 360 has finally given up the fight, it's little heart finally gave out at the hands of an update..RROD on 11/30/08... R.I.P. buddy!

Make room for the new Jasper Elite!!

You're luckier than MOST Xbox owners XD. Speaking of which, you now have at least 2 RROD's to return. So you'll have backup XD.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 01, 2008, 09:48:49 AM
Ok Folks, after 3 years running strong, my Xbox 360 has finally given up the fight, it's little heart finally gave out at the hands of an update..RROD on 11/30/08... R.I.P. buddy!

Make room for the new Jasper Elite!!

You're luckier than MOST Xbox owners XD. Speaking of which, you now have at least 2 RROD's to return. So you'll have backup XD.

Make that 4!!! Mine, Yours, Foz4ric's and My Sis's.... ROFL!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 01, 2008, 10:24:31 AM
http://hothardware.com/News/JasperBased-Xbox-360-Consoles-Hit-The-Scene/


New Jasper.....RROD proof?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 01, 2008, 10:08:50 PM
Yeah man it is inevitable, hope the new one lasts :p
DONT SAY THAT PLEASE.... :(...Please.
I will survive through the struggles and avoid the unavoidable. Through God ANYTHING is possible :D
MY xbox was born 2006 and i only get red rings once when i forget my AV cable unplugged.
*KnocKs on NoAH's ArK.**
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 01, 2008, 10:32:11 PM
Shug Shugg Shugg Shugg....Choo Chooo.. do you hear it? the RROD train is a chugging LOL. :yay:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on December 01, 2008, 10:41:53 PM
* Opens throttle on Lasko to all *

I aint playin dat nah...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 02, 2008, 04:02:15 PM
* Opens throttle on Lasko to all *

I aint playin dat nah...
Tell them nah..allyuh noobs who get RROD.....you must pray harder to God.
When I prayed i gota lasko fan and 2 computer fans. The two computer fans suck air out the Xbox (they have LED's btw) and the Lasko right behind to blow my troubles away.
Easy and it works. Anyone wishing to get the same setup up as me can get it at the easy and affordable price of $1500 TT.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 02, 2008, 04:04:32 PM
LMAO!!! I actually using a Laptop cooler for my Xbox now XD alot easier to set up than what you proposing Silva
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on December 08, 2008, 04:03:58 PM
Don't ask me how/where my brother got it, but I played the Resident Evil 5 demo he downloaded and burned to a DVD, and let me tell you...it BOSSSSSS!!!

Only two levels to play, but man, the action really fast and furious in this one.  If you think the villagers in RE4 were quick, the natives in this one even quicker, and meaner.  they seem to be infected by the same 'las plagas' as the villagers in RE4, as you see some pretty hideous things sprout from their necks when you liberate their heads from their bodies.  For the speed the enemies move, the turning speed is WAY too slow.  I hope they fix dat shiznit...and the inventory management is clumsy, but everything else is VERY familiar.

I am buying this one for sure.  I hope its multiplatform though (is it?), because I would much prefer the PS3 version (superior controller).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 08, 2008, 05:46:56 PM
Japanese marketplace.....make an account in that region. d/l install and win.

360 controler > PS3 controler for everything except fighters. end of story. I regret buying Dead Space on PS3 esp when you have to do the "FPS" style shooting in parts.

BTW arcman.......bonus missions for Farcry 2 available through patch upgrades....free
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on December 08, 2008, 07:29:37 PM
Hmmm...OK.  To each his own I guess.  I give the slight edge to the PS3 controller because of its symmetrical shape,
weight, analog stick placement, and that wonderful D-Pad we all know and love.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 08, 2008, 07:51:31 PM
i LOVE the d pad for the PS3....its a GREAT thing. i WISH the damn 360 controls had the same thing. Which is why i bought SF HD Remix for PS3 instead of 360.
However the off-axis thumbsticks for the 360 is ABSOLUTELY necessary for me in any kinda FPS game. The symmetry is my problem with the PS3...the off axis aspect of the 360 control feels so right, kinda like in the days of Goldeneye on the N64...even then the control was off axis based.

I can manage okay in any game EXCEPT a FPS game on the PS3 control. The weight of the PS3 Dual Shock 3 (i have 3, including the japanese model since i couldnt wait) and the regular sixaxis (also have that) is nearly the same in weight (however i use the MS Recharge packs instead of AA batteries (that is phail) ).

But it is preference. What we should take away from this is the RE5 gonna be on both consoles.....so whichever you more comfortable with.....GET DAT. end of story. plus it have nuff men on either to beast some multiplayer if it has (or co op).
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 12, 2008, 11:20:04 AM
Shug Shugg Shugg Shugg....Choo Chooo.. do you hear it? the RROD train is a chugging LOL. :yay:
O M G...You fri&&inn blight....LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWD
Well the train finnaly come crashing in to me...like a chainsaw from behind  :crybaby2:
HOWEVER!!!@!
As you know..prayers are the answer lol...And I have Hancock powers. so the train only hurt my power supply  :awesome:
Middle of  aGears match (the one i leave spartan) the power supply conk out and the light doh even want to come on. Try letting it cool down over night....different outlets OMG the works....And fixes or suggestions please...you welcome to jeer on in your glee if you want too..I doh bisnessssssss just help :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 12, 2008, 11:23:19 AM
Oh lawd I sorry but the RROD train was made by Microsoft and tends to come a crashing through in the middle of heated battles....

Power supply you say? then you may be in luck as they sell them online/locally I believe?

Perhaps you can borrow someone's power brick to see if the system runs properly.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 12, 2008, 11:28:51 AM
Yeh I trying to get in contact with Monk and a couple of friends but no luck so far...I wanna make sure my 360 can turn on cuz my Gears 2 inside...I might get anew one with the jasper this christmas...the one that comes with 4 games or something so i will sell this one once it works and buy a new one :D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 12, 2008, 12:30:51 PM
Which version of the 360 did you have? I have 2 power supplies sitting in a cupboard. I'll PM you my contact info.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Nephilim on December 12, 2008, 01:45:54 PM
Which version of the 360 did you have? I have 2 power supplies sitting in a cupboard. I'll PM you my contact info.

man stock up on pwr supplies like is ah tin ah crix in hurricane.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 12, 2008, 02:00:24 PM
Which version of the 360 did you have? I have 2 power supplies sitting in a cupboard. I'll PM you my contact info.
BESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TEll you Prayers=The Answer
I going across by jewish to make sure is nothiong with my console and to get my gears 2 disc out!!
It made in july 06 will post  apic of the power supply label in a while
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 12, 2008, 09:23:36 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 12, 2008, 11:37:25 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?
Aye Silva, just an idea, you mentioned before that your cousin or relative in the states or Canada has access to Live, perhaps have them log in as you and download the maps, then you can log in at home and go to Download History and you should be able to download them again onto your own Xbox..I know it worked for W1nTry, because he did download the maps before his Xbox died and then he was able to download again AFTER the region lock went into place...give it a try if you can..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 13, 2008, 05:07:43 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?
Aye Silva, just an idea, you mentioned before that your cousin or relative in the states or Canada has access to Live, perhaps have them log in as you and download the maps, then you can log in at home and go to Download History and you should be able to download them again onto your own Xbox..I know it worked for W1nTry, because he did download the maps before his Xbox died and then he was able to download again AFTER the region lock went into place...give it a try if you can..
Yeh i will try it out weith gears one first...but did he do it with Gears 2 or gears 1?
BTW thanks again for the adapter wintry.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 13, 2008, 07:39:43 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?
Aye Silva, just an idea, you mentioned before that your cousin or relative in the states or Canada has access to Live, perhaps have them log in as you and download the maps, then you can log in at home and go to Download History and you should be able to download them again onto your own Xbox..I know it worked for W1nTry, because he did download the maps before his Xbox died and then he was able to download again AFTER the region lock went into place...give it a try if you can..
Yeh i will try it out weith gears one first...but did he do it with Gears 2 or gears 1?
BTW thanks again for the adapter wintry.

Gears 2!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on December 15, 2008, 10:20:06 AM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?
Aye Silva, just an idea, you mentioned before that your cousin or relative in the states or Canada has access to Live, perhaps have them log in as you and download the maps, then you can log in at home and go to Download History and you should be able to download them again onto your own Xbox..I know it worked for W1nTry, because he did download the maps before his Xbox died and then he was able to download again AFTER the region lock went into place...give it a try if you can..


Dont work anymore I tried it and no luck...tried it with gears 1....today some new maps 4 gears 2 came out so trying to get it before it get locked
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on December 16, 2008, 11:06:32 AM
I need M$ points BAD for the new gow2 maps!!! Anybody willing to lend me some till i cud buy and give you back?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Crixx_Creww on December 16, 2008, 01:56:51 PM
setting up a us proxy is a decent idea
i would like to try it for netflixx subscription as well to get past the most annoying region lock evaaa
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on December 16, 2008, 08:50:21 PM
I need M$ points BAD for the new gow2 maps!!! Anybody willing to lend me some till i cud buy and give you back?
the new maps are quite good.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 16, 2008, 08:56:54 PM
I need M$ points BAD for the new gow2 maps!!! Anybody willing to lend me some till i cud buy and give you back?

How do you LEND points?? O_o
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on December 16, 2008, 09:35:49 PM
IDK if u have points u cud give me the code or somethin...
I'll see if i cud get someone away to get points for me
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 17, 2008, 12:33:58 PM
IDK if u have points u cud give me the code or somethin...
I'll see if i cud get someone away to get points for me
you cant get points like that....when its on your account its there. You're gonna need a gamer card. SHould ask me, i bought some for a couple friends when i came down.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 17, 2008, 02:16:11 PM
The
IDK if u have points u cud give me the code or somethin...
I'll see if i cud get someone away to get points for me
The only thing i could suggest is that you call JK Entertainment and see if they have any 1600 pnt cards for $175.
The in central and shoppes of maraval i think so fix up. yeh btw if u getting it form away make sure is the same region as your account eg Canada codes need canadian accounts
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 23, 2008, 12:28:53 AM
Well it happened again, my second Elite 360 died...got it november last year :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 23, 2008, 11:06:57 AM
Well it happened again, my second 360 died...got it november last year :(
At least it made a year XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 23, 2008, 11:14:09 AM
Lol yeah gotta look on the bright side for real.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on December 23, 2008, 11:32:25 AM
hey guys do u know where i can get da jasper 360 lookin 2 buy 1 sometime nex year nah since i already hav my PS3 , no arcarde an no elite 1 crappy an 1 doh hav d funds for, so if y'all cud give me a link to a site like amazon that sell da new jasper models dat wud b gr8 since i wanna order from away tru my skybox nah it cheaper.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 23, 2008, 11:49:45 AM
Most of the time to spot a certain console type you gonna have to look at the details written on the box

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2008/12/12/how-to-find-a-jasper-xbox-360.aspx

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on December 23, 2008, 12:44:39 PM
Well it happened again, my second 360 died...got it november last year :(

* holds 360 and handles it nice *  :laughing7:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on December 23, 2008, 12:47:33 PM
Well it happened again, my second 360 died...got it november last year :(

* holds 360 and handles it nice *  :laughing7:

Knock on that Amazon Rainforest Arc!! QUICK!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 25, 2008, 03:30:08 AM
Well it happened again, my second Elite 360 died...got it november last year :(
Hi Club RRoD.
I'm Silvaback and ummmm I just wanted to say hi and ummmmm say......
WHO D EFF I SHYTTIN..I get RROD fellas scene..
Woody "Choo Choo"
Merry Xmas. :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 25, 2008, 08:07:46 AM


................................
Hi Club RRoD.
I'm Silvaback and ummmm I just wanted to say hi and ummmmm say......
WHO D EFF I SHYTTIN..I get RROD fellas scene..
Woody "Choo Choo"
Merry Xmas. :(
................................

You just got it for christmas? Wow good old train has some christmas cheer. I wonder where the train next stop is? Choo choo ................................
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 25, 2008, 08:37:22 PM
Same.....came home and my bro 360 RROD...its 2nd gen 360...about 2007
still under warranty.....carrying it back to fix when i head back to Cali
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on December 26, 2008, 02:16:36 AM
Same.....came home and my bro 360 RROD...its 2nd gen 360...about 2007
still under warranty.....carrying it back to fix when i head back to Cali
Well mine is 1st gen woohoooo. I got the last in the store that day so im guessing i got the last 1st gen they had... my luck :D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on December 26, 2008, 02:51:35 PM
It seems that everyone else on this thread has been affected. While its true that my Xbox hasn't gotten NEARLY as much 'mileage' as those affected its uncanny just how bad the statistics are among GATTers in particular.

Would it help to know that I got mine from Canada in Jan 2007?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 26, 2008, 03:00:49 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1nbdqwnhk

Now i know of these methods actually working. From friends away who do that. However, once you are under the MS waranty and can send it to fix its really the best way without voiding the waranty

as far as Trini's go, where that is not really and option, you can try this one mentioned above. Please find someone you can trust with this stuff :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 27, 2008, 12:50:01 PM
This time I didn't get a red ring, I started getting corrupt graphics and then it stopped outputting to the TV no matter what cables I use. I assume that means a gpu problem?

I dunno if MS covers that...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 27, 2008, 12:53:20 PM
Most of the time to spot a certain console type you gonna have to look at the details written on the box

http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/paul/archive/2008/12/12/how-to-find-a-jasper-xbox-360.aspx



Don't you have to open the packaging to see this? Is there a way to identify this on the actual box so that you can find one in a retail store?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 27, 2008, 01:31:05 PM
Yes there is, the bar code and s/n are usually visible through the box. Based on the serial you can tell the revision of the hardware.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: zenmaster on December 27, 2008, 03:10:24 PM
send it to fix. that's all. if you live in trini, buy a new one! :happy0203:

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on December 27, 2008, 04:55:26 PM
This time I didn't get a red ring, I started getting corrupt graphics and then it stopped outputting to the TV no matter what cables I use. I assume that means a gpu problem?

I dunno if MS covers that...
They do not (at least not for free)
the free repair is RROD only.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 27, 2008, 09:11:47 PM
guess I won't be playing xbox anytime soon
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 29, 2008, 01:00:14 AM
Just get redlum to RMA anyone of the FOUR (4) Xbox 360's in his apt that died of RROD and pay the shipping XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 29, 2008, 07:12:04 AM
I would but lawd customs on that go be a pain. Do I need to sabotage it into rrod ing?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 29, 2008, 07:54:22 AM
Nah man, shipping will be about 400TT (my latest Xbox I got via skybox). As for the sabotage part, I suggest trying the *wrap in a towel 'fix'* it should RROD eventually!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 29, 2008, 10:25:41 AM
That $400 included both shipping and duties? Hmm perhaps he can take mine to add back to his stock when he is here lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 29, 2008, 04:42:24 PM
At most 100USD but still, 100USD for a new 360 cyah go wrong XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on December 29, 2008, 06:22:00 PM
how much duties customs charged u wen u brought yours in via skybox cuz i brining in one nex year
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 29, 2008, 07:20:43 PM
I paid like 40% duty
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on December 29, 2008, 09:09:47 PM
I paid like 40% duty
Thats what happens when you tell them you have something to declare... tsk tsk woody you should know better! XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on December 29, 2008, 09:56:05 PM
No I did not pay duty on the first one I brought down when I travelled. The second one came through my skybox, customs checked the box unfortunately.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on January 12, 2009, 08:06:32 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?

dunno if u guys figured out a way yet but i stumbled across this on the net
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 12, 2009, 09:04:26 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?

dunno if u guys figured out a way yet but i stumbled across this on the net
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions


Interesting, W1nTry, you should give it a try and see if it works, nice find there Blu_ViCe..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 12, 2009, 09:24:26 PM
Where a good place to get a xbox 360 20gb drive locally cheap?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on January 12, 2009, 11:07:21 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?

dunno if u guys figured out a way yet but i stumbled across this on the net
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions


Wouldn't this also be a solution to the US Playstation Store Video Service?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on January 13, 2009, 06:42:18 PM
hmmmm never thought of dat apprentice check it out an see if it work an tell meh nah, but to b honest do we REALLY NEED the video store???

there are other ways of obtaining movies its called torrents lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on January 13, 2009, 09:09:46 PM
Yea I know know lol...
I would try it but I have a canadian psn account...

Anyone else?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 22, 2009, 08:16:02 AM
Anyone getting problems with slow downloads from Xbox Live marketplace in the past 2 days?

I checked the cable but its not that. I read about opening some ports , did it but still slow. All the network connection tests on the 360 pass with no errors. I downloaded Soul Calibur 4 demo from the 360 and then on the PS3 to compare download times. The 360 demo which is smaller took close to 6 hours. The PS3 demo downloaded in about an hour.

I thought maybe the issues were with the 360 not being compatible with this blink zhone modem. However before I leave for work which is about 4:45am I tried the Live marketplace and the speed was as fast as my connection. I've therefore come to 2 conclusions

1. The Live marketplace servers are swamped and slow during 6-11 pm  or
2. TSTT is throtthling xbox live marketplace dowloads during 6-11pm.

Anyone can confirm this?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 22, 2009, 01:22:30 PM
Interesting.
I am having zero problems in the US with download times- less than 10 mins and I have a demo downloaded. I know alot of people have been complaining about connecting their 360 from Trinidad.
When I was in trini we used to have blink before we switched to Flow. Blink used to be a nightmare for me to setup a connection.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 22, 2009, 01:32:26 PM
hmmmm never thought of dat apprentice check it out an see if it work an tell meh nah, but to b honest do we REALLY NEED the video store???

there are other ways of obtaining movies its called torrents lol
This is true. But you are talking about legalities in two different countries.  You know this is catering to the US....no one else really. And renting movies here is so damn easy AND faster than downloading a torrent (unless you have a paid rapidshare account). For the latter being caught doing that could mean either:
1. a ban from your network provider
2. a CAP download from your provider
3. a NICE US 200k fine
4. JAIL iymc. And they dont play in some of these states with that, like here in Cali.

There is a RIDICULOUS number of people that buy/rent original movies in the US, more than enough to warrant a online store to rent or buy movies. It is constantly being lauded by designers, reviewers and game sites (Kotaku, Giant Bomb, David Jaffe's web blog) that ask the "what are you doing this weekend" on forums and on their home pages.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 22, 2009, 02:11:05 PM
should be on live by month end (or feb 17th by the latest)

whose jumping in the SF4 ?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 22, 2009, 02:42:59 PM
When I was in trini we used to have blink before we switched to Flow. Blink used to be a nightmare for me to setup a connection.

:( Sucks considering its blink I have.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on January 22, 2009, 03:17:49 PM
SF4!!!! I in dat!!
i want them mc fightpads too :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 22, 2009, 04:56:44 PM
When I was in trini we used to have blink before we switched to Flow. Blink used to be a nightmare for me to setup a connection.

:( Sucks considering its blink I have.

Are you using a wireless or hardwire connection? Also W1nTry has Blink and he might want to chime in here about any problems he may be having, but he hasn't really complained about download speeds...W1nTry?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on January 22, 2009, 06:25:51 PM
SF4!!!! I in dat!!
i want them mc fightpads too :P

i actually buyin 2 later down in d year :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 23, 2009, 10:46:54 AM
Anyone here got experience repairing Xbox 360s themselves? Been looking around the net for repair guides. Decided to give it a shot....can't get it to MS to fix anyhow.

Last new unit I had after MS fixed it lasted less than a month lol.

Been lookin at this video....

http://www.thinktechno.com/2008/05/12/tutorial-to-fix-your-xbox-360-rrod-using-soldering-kit/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 23, 2009, 11:19:33 AM
Yo woody, out of curiousity... what power protection do you use for your Xbox? I connect mine to a UPS. I would suggest in the LEAST connecting it to a Voltage regulator as low voltage is a much less noticeable killer of hardware than high voltage.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 23, 2009, 11:20:50 AM
I've always had my xbox connected to a 1000 watt UPS. 
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 23, 2009, 11:34:06 AM
Well that rules THAT out...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 23, 2009, 11:35:07 AM
Yeah lol and I always had the AC goin whenever I played.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 23, 2009, 11:54:57 AM
Regardless of what MS says the failure rate for 360 systems is 100%. There isn't really a permanent fix for this outside of Jasper (or so we hope) and I've seen a Jasper system RROD right out of the box with the error code indicating mainboard as the fault.

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 23, 2009, 11:56:51 AM
Really Jasper RROD too? Proof?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 23, 2009, 12:00:28 PM
Proof ? Bought one it RROD on day 2, carried it back got another one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Archer on January 23, 2009, 12:42:49 PM
Proof ? Bought one it RROD on day 2, carried it back got another one.
Holy sh!t. I was planning on buying one this year. Now i gotta think 2wice.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 23, 2009, 12:49:21 PM
Hmm so I was trying to figure out the correct screws etc. however that seems like too much hassle, will probably just order a cheapo kit off amazon and use their screws and my arctic silver/cleaner....

http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&tag=mozilla-20&index=blended&link_code=qs&field-keywords=xbox%20repair%20kit&sourceid=Mozilla-search

Actually after reviewing this guy's feedback I would say this fix is legit and would work in most cases.....could this be an easy way for us outside the US to at least have some comfort if things go RED hehe.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/seller/feedback.html?ie=UTF8&marketplaceSeller=1&seller=A3DMEOGRJOXSM3

It is funny how many people making money off xbox 360 instructions and repair stuff......
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 23, 2009, 12:56:53 PM
Proof ? Bought one it RROD on day 2, carried it back got another one.
Holy sh!t. I was planning on buying one this year. Now i gotta think 2wice.

I still think its a relatively safe investment otherwise, I've waited for quite a while before deciding which route I wanted to take and after using all 3 consoles daily for almost a year I took the plunge with the 360.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Archer on January 23, 2009, 02:42:38 PM
Hmmmmm. Well most likely i'll still buy it, since i really want an xbox 360. Thanks for ur advice
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 23, 2009, 03:16:36 PM
Proof ? Bought one it RROD on day 2, carried it back got another one.

Wait rb you on live? how come yuh eh hit we yuh handle?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on January 23, 2009, 03:22:39 PM
nah not as yet within the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on January 25, 2009, 04:30:36 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?

dunno if u guys figured out a way yet but i stumbled across this on the net
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions (http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions)



THIS METHOD NO LONGER WORKS FOR THIS TOOL. I CREATED A NEW THREAD WITH A PERMANENT FREE SOLUTION
HERE:http://www.carigamers.com/cms/forums/index.php/topic,17718.msg215101.html#msg215101 (http://www.carigamers.com/cms/forums/index.php/topic,17718.msg215101.html#msg215101)

The instructions are pretty much the same the VPN tool is different.

I have done it and it WORKS!!! I downloaded UMK3 which was blocked. I did not use Hamachi however, i used another service.  :yay:

Ok Here are the details.

I followed the article submitted by Blu Vice. If you can't find it see attachment. The one recommended in the tutorial you had to pay for so i scoured the net for free alternatives.

The instructions are pretty straightforward but I did even less work because i found a trial vpn service which automatically configured and created the vpn connection. http://anonymitynetwork.com/ (http://anonymitynetwork.com/) (Download a trail version here, the file should be vpn_tool.exe) Unfortunately the trial only last 3 hours but I wanted to test the method so this was ok.

Other resources to look into to find Free Vpn service or tool ( I haven't checked these out as yet so if they worked please post back results)
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Steganos-Secure-VPN-Download-73840.html (http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Steganos-Secure-VPN-Download-73840.html)
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/SimonTools_CyberGhost_VPN_53514_p/ (http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/SimonTools_CyberGhost_VPN_53514_p/)


Note: I used my laptop which is using wireless to connect to my router. Other pc's were connected to my router via ethernet. This would not affect them and you would not have to disconnect them or do anything otherwise.

Before starting go to whatismyip.com and take note of you IP address.


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 25, 2009, 08:34:23 PM
Nice one chinara!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on January 26, 2009, 03:39:04 AM
Nice!
Looking forward to your update as this solution can work for psn as well as pc, websites etc..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 26, 2009, 07:51:44 AM
I havent loaded on any points as yet so I cant yet buy any items from the marketplace but I was wondering are all items from the xbox live marketplace ip blocked or only a few select items which would require some sort of vpn to go through.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on January 26, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
Nope Eroo only a few game related items are blocked but the entire Video Marketplace with movies and tv shows are blocked. So now we can access HD movies and tv shows :D.

SEE MY PREVIOUS POST WHICH WAS EDITED TO PROVIDE THE DETAILS TO GET AROUND REGION BLOCKING.
It is very simple and only took me 1 minute. I was so shocked asked Arcman he was the first i told. hehehe

http://www.carigamers.com/cms/forums/index.php/topic,5618.msg203482.html#msg203482
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 26, 2009, 11:54:17 AM
Waitaminute...if you connect your Xbox 360 to the Ethernet port, then how do you connect your laptop to the network?  Via wireless?  If so, then this means you need a PC with more than one network adapter.

If you dont have a laptop, then how can you do this?

...or correct me if I'm wrong here.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on January 26, 2009, 11:57:12 AM
Uh like i noted Arc, I used my laptop with a wireless connection. So yeah if you don't have wireless you would need a PC with more than on ethernet port. :( Hope ppl have a wireless adapter for their PC or for their Xbox 360.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 26, 2009, 12:48:21 PM
...and therein lies the rub.

Folks, if your PC does not have another ethernet port, then you will have to install
another ethernet card(NIC) to do this.

Its an important point because the tutorial assumes that your PC has a plethora of
network adapters to choose from.


I will definitely be trying this when I get home.


...oh yeah, and TVersity is da absolutest bombest. :happy0203:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 26, 2009, 01:01:35 PM
Not true arc, you CAN use a switch. Most ppl will have a wireless router or switch if they have multiple PCs connected to the net. The ONLY catch is to NOT have the Xbox pull a dynamic IP. The trick is to put the GATEWAY of the 360 as the PC that has the VPN connection.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on January 26, 2009, 01:08:24 PM
ulyah making a simple thing complicated boy. LOL. I don't use TVersity anymore was giving problems. Is there a new one that is better. Please share info Arc.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 26, 2009, 01:38:33 PM
W1ntry makin it complicated.  I would like to know exactly how you will get that to work with a switch.
The point of using a PC is so that the Xbox can 'hide' behind the IP that the PC will get when you use
the app.  Remember, the Xbox network settings need to be to automatic, so you can't set your gateway
address without having to specify IP address AND subnet mask.

W1ntry, please explain how you can do this the way you suggested.


...and I'm actually using TVersity flawlessly with my PS3.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 26, 2009, 01:55:16 PM
Alright, you see the PC has in effect 2 IP addresses when using the VPN. 1 IP is the IP address of the physical connection aka your ethernet port 192.168.x.x. Then there is the VPN IP address which is a function of the software. If it's a windows VPN connection then your PC will obtain an IP address for the Virtual connection.

Keep in mind the physical connection and the Virtual connection are TWO SEPARATE IPs. Thus, even IF you only had ONE PHYSICAL connection, it still has 2 IP addresses and for all intents and purposes it's 2 different connections.

Thus, you would share your normal PHYSICAL connection ala windows internet sharing, but all traffic is funneled through the VPN connection.

Your PCs PHYSICAL connection IP would be the gateway IP of the 360 (the DNS shouldn't matter, but should one be pulled via the VPN connection I would advise to hardset the 360 DNS entries the same).

Now what happens is most times than not, split tunneling is NOT enabled by default (meaning USUALLY VPNs are used to secure your connection over the internet to a LAN and as such surfing whilst remotely browsing your company lan is disabled), in windows there is a setting for it. I am unaware what is required for what yall are doing. If it uses a 3rd party software client.

If I have confused you, doh worry, I do VPNs, firewalls, etc for a living.. so I may have gotten ahead of myself XD.

So to recap in simple:
Setup internet connection sharing on the PC e.g. My PC ip: 192.168.1.2
Setup the Xbox IP settings manually: e.g. 192.168.1.3, subnet: 255.255.255.0,  gateway:192.168.1.2
DNS could be TSTT/Flow default: e.g 196.3.132.153

Even with 1 connection it SHOULD work.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 26, 2009, 02:00:21 PM
Bottom Line here is W1nTry hurry up and set it up so you can download the MAPS for GOW 2! :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 26, 2009, 02:05:52 PM
We need to setup a more permanent solution for Trinis in general. Perhaps Redlum with your beast of a rig would be willing to act as a US VPN server XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on January 26, 2009, 02:14:39 PM
Setup internet connection sharing on the PC e.g. My PC ip: 192.168.1.2

Wintry just to clarify something, the ICS is to be on the VPN connection not the Home Lan so how does setting up ICS using your lan IP going to work. Or did I misunderstand what you were saying?

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 26, 2009, 02:32:46 PM
Setup internet connection sharing on the PC e.g. My PC ip: 192.168.1.2

Wintry just to clarify something, the ICS is to be on the VPN connection not the Home Lan so how does setting up ICS using your lan IP going to work. Or did I misunderstand what you were saying?



Yup I second that. My understanding was you sharing the VPN connection not the home network. I must admit I've never setup a VPN so by just changing the gateway to the PC running the VPN it will pull from it? If thats the case then kewl because I was now here looking to get a second network card.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 26, 2009, 02:58:47 PM
Setup internet connection sharing on the PC e.g. My PC ip: 192.168.1.2

Wintry just to clarify something, the ICS is to be on the VPN connection not the Home Lan so how does setting up ICS using your lan IP going to work. Or did I misunderstand what you were saying?



You understand now why I had to ask?  Not using a 2nd network card in your PC makes things that
much more complicated.  You now have to have a pretty decent understanding of TCP/IP, VPNs, routing,
DNS, etc if you're going to set this up using your existing physical setup.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 26, 2009, 03:52:19 PM
Setup internet connection sharing on the PC e.g. My PC ip: 192.168.1.2

Wintry just to clarify something, the ICS is to be on the VPN connection not the Home Lan so how does setting up ICS using your lan IP going to work. Or did I misunderstand what you were saying?



You understand now why I had to ask?  Not using a 2nd network card in your PC makes things that
much more complicated.  You now have to have a pretty decent understanding of TCP/IP, VPNs, routing,
DNS, etc if you're going to set this up using your existing physical setup.

Lol well he wanted to show that it can be done. Although the scope of such an exercise may be out of reach for many users :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 26, 2009, 04:24:29 PM
I'm going to try something with Red later see if we can't get a more permanent solution to this dilema... other than using the Vsat in my office XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on January 26, 2009, 06:19:42 PM
Can't u just use the USB cable for the modem on the PC and the ethernet on the xbox?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on January 26, 2009, 06:54:17 PM
If your pc has wireless you have no problems. Just have your pc on wireless and connect the xbox via ethernet to the pc.

So yeah spartan if you have a usb wireless adapter you good to go
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 26, 2009, 08:39:49 PM
Yes you can.  Way before online console gaming became the norm, I believe I was one of the very first
people to get my PS2 online with SOCOM (http://www.carigamers.com/cms/forums/index.php/topic,2398.0.html), and that setup is exactly what I used.  There was no other way
really, as all the modems at that time were USB only.

Once you 'bridge' the modem and ethernet connections it should work.



EDIT!!!

OK, I can now confirm that chinarakinda's instructions worked perfectly, and I am now
downloading the free map pack.  I think I'll go ahead and buy the new map pack as well.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on January 26, 2009, 08:58:11 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?

dunno if u guys figured out a way yet but i stumbled across this on the net
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions


I have done it and it WORKS!!! I downloaded UMK3 which was blocked. I did not use Hamachi however, i used another service.  :yay:

Ok Here are the details.

I followed the article submitted by Blu Vice. If you can't find it see attachment. The one recommended in the tutorial you had to pay for so i scoured the net for free alternatives.

The instructions are pretty straightforward but I did even less work because i found a trial vpn service which automatically configured and created the vpn connection. http://anonymitynetwork.com/ (Download a trail version here, the file should be vpn_tool.exe) Unfortunately the trial only last 3 hours but I wanted to test the method so this was ok.

Other resources to look into to find Free Vpn service or tool ( I haven't checked these out as yet so if they worked please post back results)
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Steganos-Secure-VPN-Download-73840.html
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/SimonTools_CyberGhost_VPN_53514_p/


Note: I used my laptop which is using wireless to connect to my router. Other pc's were connected to my router via ethernet. This would not affect them and you would not have to disconnect them or do anything otherwise.

Before starting go to whatismyip.com and take note of you IP address.

  • Click to start free trial and register at the site, it gave me a password which i retrieved from the email account.
  • I entered it back at the site and followed instructions to download the vpn tool.
  • I installed it(make sure to choose an ip address of a region you xbox 360 locale is registered to) and the vpn connection was made automatically and appeared in taskbar. Check whatismyip.com to see if you IP address changed
  • I then went to Network Connections, right clicked the VPN connection and clicked properties.
  • Go to the "Advanced Tab" and enable Internet Connection Sharing. Refer to X-sploit document for screenshots.
  • Connect xbox 360 to laptop/desktop via ethernet cable ofcourse (wireless adapter if you have it)
  • Check whatismyip.com to make sure you IP has changed
  • Put on xbox360 and you're good to go. ( MAKE SURE THAT YOU XBOX 360 NETWORK SETTINGS IN ON AUTOMATIC NOT MANUAL)


Hmm see the sad part is I doh have an xbox again lol. It on vaaction in Canada lol. hopingto get it back this year:S
but GJ though...I think i asked about using a vpn awhile back but ppl said "it complicated".but good work anyway.
BTW if my RROD xbox was 1st gen you think they would just give me  a new one?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 26, 2009, 09:08:53 PM
They will, if a) the warranty hasn't expired, and b) you send it in, and they determine thats its not repairable.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on January 26, 2009, 09:40:29 PM
Aye peeps..just came ot me as an idea. Im not all that tech inclined so forgive any stupid mistakes or assumptions of mine. Is it possible ot use a program such as hamachi to set up a VPN to give yourself a US ip address to download the gears 2 maps?

dunno if u guys figured out a way yet but i stumbled across this on the net
http://www.lazygamer.co.za/xbox-360/get-around-xbox-lives-ip-restrictions


I have done it and it WORKS!!! I downloaded UMK3 which was blocked. I did not use Hamachi however, i used another service.  :yay:

Ok Here are the details.

I followed the article submitted by Blu Vice. If you can't find it see attachment. The one recommended in the tutorial you had to pay for so i scoured the net for free alternatives.

The instructions are pretty straightforward but I did even less work because i found a trial vpn service which automatically configured and created the vpn connection. http://anonymitynetwork.com/ (Download a trail version here, the file should be vpn_tool.exe) Unfortunately the trial only last 3 hours but I wanted to test the method so this was ok.

Other resources to look into to find Free Vpn service or tool ( I haven't checked these out as yet so if they worked please post back results)
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Steganos-Secure-VPN-Download-73840.html
http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/SimonTools_CyberGhost_VPN_53514_p/


Note: I used my laptop which is using wireless to connect to my router. Other pc's were connected to my router via ethernet. This would not affect them and you would not have to disconnect them or do anything otherwise.

Before starting go to whatismyip.com and take note of you IP address.

  • Click to start free trial and register at the site, it gave me a password which i retrieved from the email account.
  • I entered it back at the site and followed instructions to download the vpn tool.
  • I installed it(make sure to choose an ip address of a region you xbox 360 locale is registered to) and the vpn connection was made automatically and appeared in taskbar. Check whatismyip.com to see if you IP address changed
  • I then went to Network Connections, right clicked the VPN connection and clicked properties.
  • Go to the "Advanced Tab" and enable Internet Connection Sharing. Refer to X-sploit document for screenshots.
  • Connect xbox 360 to laptop/desktop via ethernet cable ofcourse (wireless adapter if you have it)
  • Check whatismyip.com to make sure you IP has changed
  • Put on xbox360 and you're good to go. ( MAKE SURE THAT YOU XBOX 360 NETWORK SETTINGS IN ON AUTOMATIC NOT MANUAL)



glad to see dat it works
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 28, 2009, 09:17:39 AM
Well I tried it last night and it worked. What is really curious is I have been having a lot of trouble with slow downloads from the live marketplace but when I used the VPN the downloads were very fast.


Thanks to chinakara and Blu_Vice
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on January 28, 2009, 02:07:18 PM
Well my investigations into another more permanent free option was unsucessful ftw. Will update if there are any breakthroughs.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on January 28, 2009, 04:27:58 PM
Well I got the RROD so i'll be offline 4 awhile. I might try the towel trick, but i might not...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 28, 2009, 04:37:45 PM
* Yet again, Arcman feels compelled to hold his Xbox 360, and 'handle it nice' *
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 28, 2009, 05:32:41 PM
* Yet again, Arcman feels compelled to hold his Xbox 360, and 'handle it nice' *

ROFL!! Arc, you know I was like you once, until the faithful day I had a GOW 2 update and BAM!! Dead...So...since you doh play NEARLY as often as the rest of us, since we NEVER see you online for sweats, we will assume that your time will come, your time will come my friend...

*Redlum walks off into the sunset tipping his hat at Arcman*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on January 29, 2009, 10:25:08 AM
Well I got the RROD so i'll be offline 4 awhile. I might try the towel trick, but i might not...

The towel trick will not give you much game time and will only damage the hardware more. If you gonna send it to MS to fix though you probably safe lol.

Standby for my extensive report/review of an xbox 360 repair kit :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 29, 2009, 10:28:32 AM
As yuh talk online sweat dey Red.  I now have ALL the GOW2 maps.
So when is de next sweat?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on January 29, 2009, 11:26:41 AM
Arcman do you have blink? and if you do are you experiencing slow downloads from the live marketplace?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on January 29, 2009, 11:46:51 AM
Yes, and yes.  It took the better part of FOUR HOURS just to download those maps, which in total didn't even exceed 300 MB.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on January 29, 2009, 11:49:22 AM
As yuh talk online sweat dey Red.  I now have ALL the GOW2 maps.
So when is de next sweat?

This Saturday night should be good, although W1nTry is always busy on weekends, so he won't be available, perhaps

Foz4ric
Arcman
RedlumTT
Agokillya
DarkTipper - if he's not working
and the TGL crew
and Jarrox and Seraph - if they not playing COD WaW

shame you doh have COD WaW, we could sweat that instead...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on February 04, 2009, 11:32:27 PM
http://venturebeat.com/2008/09/05/xbox-360-defects-an-inside-history-of-microsofts-video-game-console-woes/

Xbox 360 defects: an inside history of Microsoft’s video game console woes


When his fourth Xbox 360 video game console died in April, Chris Szarek wasn’t surprised.

The Chicopee, Mass. gamer was accustomed to the hardware failures that became known throughout the Internet as RROD, or the “red rings of death” which flash when the console becomes inoperable.

A 40-year-old photographer, Szarek was a hardcore Microsoft fan who spent more than $1,000 on his games. But each time one of his Xbox 360 consoles failed, he had to spend time convincing Microsoft’s tech support that they should send him a new console. Each time he got a refurbished console as a replacement (a machine that had been returned to a repair center in Texas, fixed as much as possible, and then shipped back out). When he complained on the Internet and to the media about the shoddy product and poor customer service, people branded him a cry baby and wrote him off as a statistical anomaly. But by the spring of 2008, Szarek was vindicated. There were at least a million or two other people like him.

Szarek’s fourth machine lasted almost two years, experiencing the same short life that many other Xbox 360s suffered. Microsoft replaced these machines for free under the warranty that it announced on July 5, 2007, for defective Xbox 360s exhibiting what it more politely called the “three flashing red lights.” That warranty program cost Microsoft up to $1.15 billion, but the loss of face and loyalty among gamers in the fierce console war with Nintendo and Sony has been immeasurable. Szarek, who became a spokesman for dispossessed defective Xbox 360 owners, played a part in making Microsoft acknowledge its console quality problem.

This is the unauthorized tale of how Microsoft lost its chance to become the leader in the biggest market it has attacked beyond its twin monopolies in Office and Windows software. Rival game console maker Nintendo out-thought the larger players Microsoft and Sony by designing the Wii game console with a clever, intuitive game controller. Even so, Microsoft could have captured more gamers during this product generation, yet the RROD problem held it back. The Xbox 360’s defect problem will go down as one of the worst snafus in consumer electronics history.

Its own worst enemy

Microsoft knew it had flawed machines, but it did not delay its launch because it believed the quality problems would subside over time. With each new machine, the company figured it would ride the “learning curve,” or continuously improve its production. Even though Microsoft’s leaders knew their quality wasn’t top notch, they did not ensure that resources were in place to handle returns and quickly debug bad consoles. There were plenty of warning signs, but the company chose to ignore them. The different parts of the business weren’t aligned.

It reminds me of the German war machine just before World War I, as chronicled by Barbara Tuchman in the classic history book, “The Guns of August.” The German generals were intent on keeping their trains on time; but the leaders overlooked their chances for stopping the war altogether. The Schlieffen plan called for them to strike first. Once the Russians and French mobilized, the Germans had to move into action. They marched off blindly into tragedy.

Likewise, Microsoft’s strategy depended on beating its rivals to market. It couldn’t afford to stop and delay the launch in order to solve its quality problems, or so upper management believed. What Microsoft’s leaders didn’t realize was that getting to market first with a flawed machine would only win them a battle; and it risked the loss of the war.

“They got enamored with the idea of the Microsoft army rolling everything out at the same time,” said one knowledgeable source who asked not to be identified.

The quality problem negated much of the advantage of going first, and it has delayed the company’s plan to aggressively market the console and slash its prices. (Microsoft disputes this point; it cut the price of all three versions of its Xbox consoles by $50 to $79 on Wednesday. And the company believes it will sell more boxes than Sony will. But prices ought to be lower still during this stage of the console life cycle). That has stopped the company from reaching the broader market of consumers that Nintendo has won over. It has lowered its ambitions, hoping instead just to get a clear edge on third-placed Sony. The future profits that the company once hoped for are now likely to wind up in Nintendo’s pockets.

Microsoft’s top game executive, Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices group, said at a dinner in July that Microsoft’s own research shows that gamers have largely forgiven the company for defective Xbox 360s. Microsoft has still sold more Xbox 360 consoles than Sony to date. But there is no doubt that the company has lost considerable good will among gamers. Before Microsoft offered free replacements, connsumers grumbled that they had to turn to forums, such as those on Ars Technica, to vent and to find solutions to problems that the company didn’t openly discuss. And for a couple of months now, Sony’s PlayStation 3 has been outselling the Xbox 360 in the U.S. for the first time.

“Fundamentally, their thinking shows that they are a software company at heart,” said one veteran manufacturing executive. “They put something out and figure they can fix it with the next patch or come up with a bug fix.”

The terrifying part of the story is that this kind of problem — where technology fails and no one knows what to do about it — can happen to any company.

About this story

I asked Microsoft to confirm or deny 35 different facts contained in this story. Instead, I received a formal statement from a Microsoft spokesperson, saying the company had already acknowledged an “unacceptable number of repairs” to Xbox 360 consoles and responded to the hardware failures with a free replacement program. The statement also said, “This topic has already been covered extensively in the media. This new story repeats old information, and contains rumors and innuendo from anonymous sources, attempting to create a new sensational angle, and is highly irresponsible.”

I don’t think this story is sensational. I have tried to verify the facts over several years. I view this story as the last chapter for my book on the making of the Xbox 360, “The Xbox 360 Uncloaked: The Real Story Behind Microsoft’s Next-Generation Video Game Console.”

The facts revealed themselves slowly, emerging from the day-to-day stories that I wrote about the game business. Some people might consider this post mortem to be ancient history. But the reverberations are still playing out today. They help explain why Microsoft isn’t being aggressive with its price cuts and why gamers aren’t getting bargains on hardware as they did the last generation. While I talked to many people for this story, few were willing to let me use their names. As you will see, not every source is anonymous, and we have included the viewpoint of Microsoft executives from past interviews.

The details are interesting because they offer a deeper look into how the console business runs than is otherwise available. Microsoft, for instance, still hasn’t perfected its Xbox 360 manufacturing process. In the absence of a precise chronology from Microsoft, some anonymous sources have tried to describe what happened. But the history of the decision making and inside story of what happened on the RROD has never been told, until now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on February 07, 2009, 11:25:48 AM
http://gamerdeals.net/blogs/cheap-video-game-deals-news/archive/2009/02/06/will-xbox-live-be-free.aspx

i hope so, but truth is they wont do anything with d price until PSN catches up to it which cud b soon or by years end
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on February 08, 2009, 01:27:12 AM
Well folks, Xbox by my cousin and he called.
They said a box will arrive within 4-5 days.
It's day 11.
No box. Go Figure.
He gonna call and complain get free shtufff and hopefully i get a brand new xbox for my ole piece a beatout walmart business.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on February 08, 2009, 11:07:21 AM
Hope you get a newer model the refurbished ones not so good.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on February 10, 2009, 09:51:18 PM
Bought my live subscription today, only got Super Turbo HD if anyone wants a beating :D

spoonztt
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on February 11, 2009, 07:09:23 AM
aye WaW getting a new map pack
3 new multiplayer maps: nightfire, station, knee deep
1 nazi zombie level:verruckt(zombie asylum)
march 9th
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on February 12, 2009, 11:52:54 AM
I wonder if anyone go be selling WaW used anytime soon, maybe I can get in on the action lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on February 12, 2009, 12:51:49 PM
I wonder if anyone go be selling WaW used anytime soon, maybe I can get in on the action lol

Don't... if you value the wifey XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on February 12, 2009, 12:53:44 PM
Haha for true might be in for some turbulence :s
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on February 12, 2009, 05:29:51 PM
Microsoft has launched a new web tool which you can take your avatar, backdrops, props, text and more to make interesting pictures which can be use in a wide variety of places.

Plus you can import your own backgrounds to add yourself in front of a scene like a mountain, or your favorite porn star.


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/avatars/freeyouravatar/default.htm
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on February 12, 2009, 05:52:39 PM
Microsoft has launched a new web tool which you can take your avatar, backdrops, props, text and more to make interesting pictures which can be use in a wide variety of places.

Plus you can import your own backgrounds to add yourself in front of a scene like a mountain, or your favorite porn star.


http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/avatars/freeyouravatar/default.htm

Thats cool
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on February 12, 2009, 08:16:44 PM
I cant get through to it. It must be swamped with users right now.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on February 15, 2009, 01:56:22 PM
http://www.thegameraccess.com/2009/02/should-360-go-blu/

wat u guys tink?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on February 15, 2009, 06:02:44 PM
For microsoft's next system definitely. For the 360 no because they'd have to rollout a blu ray add on to all existing customers whic is impossible. I only see it making sense as an addon for blu ray movies/
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on February 16, 2009, 02:23:06 PM
Got some live points from maximuscards. Will put on Castle Crashers, are there any other arcade games yall playin online?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on February 16, 2009, 11:08:30 PM
http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/954/954405p1.html

i must say impressive for DLC, 12 hour campaign etc impressive
anyone buying?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on February 20, 2009, 10:01:23 PM
It is worth it!!!.....if you like GTA 4...i never really gave it a chance...yet.

Anyone try the Halo Wars demo? That RTS is amateur at BEST. Probably the most "hold your hand" noobspecial RTS ive played in more than a decade.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on February 23, 2009, 09:08:16 AM
well shivadee to be fair , its on the console which mean controls aren't that intuitive and I guess they wanted it to be open to a wider audience. It's ok but will get boring fast I think. Just can't go to that after playing games like starcraft.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on February 23, 2009, 01:46:14 PM
Correct. It is catered to the "oh em gee i play RTS on a console and it works fine" audience. Its effective in its own right, simplistic for a controlers design. But definitely not something im caring much about.....as soon as i get this MC DoW 2 patch from THQ and their friggin broken game :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 04, 2009, 11:42:48 PM
Just an FYI for all ''acquired'' 360 game....gamers. Starting with games like HAWX....the titles will be coming with a MANDATORY NXE update to play. Meaning....you gonna have to do your "thing" again otherwise your system is locked down.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on March 06, 2009, 07:15:10 AM
^ dam dat sucks wonder if zero media hav a way around this gotta let m cuz know cuz
he not even on XBL & stilll hasnt upgraded to the new dashboard yet
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on March 08, 2009, 03:44:02 PM
Nice...Found out I getting a new XboX HAH!  I still hate microsoft though............and CAPE.
scene. So how XBL going since u peeps could dl ignoring region block.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 08, 2009, 10:09:05 PM
Be thankful some of you little boys' parents can even afford Xboxes and PS3s and Blink/Flow internets while you're STILL IN SCHOOL.

Some of us actually had to 'work' for those things.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on March 10, 2009, 09:57:31 AM
Be thankful some of you little boys' parents can even afford Xboxes and PS3s and Blink/Flow internets while you're STILL IN SCHOOL.

Some of us actually had to 'work' for those things.

Agree x 1,000,000 :icon_thumright:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 10, 2009, 06:28:09 PM
ninja blade demo is on live
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on March 10, 2009, 07:38:11 PM
Played it a long while ago as the demo was out in Japan. Didn't like it at all, seems to copy Ninja Gaiden and GOW shamelessly.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 11, 2009, 12:34:31 PM
Played it a long while ago as the demo was out in Japan. Didn't like it at all, seems to copy Ninja Gaiden and GOW shamelessly.
I liked it so far. Dont care if its a copy, just care if its fun.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on March 11, 2009, 01:12:45 PM
Be thankful some of you little boys' parents can even afford Xboxes and PS3s and Blink/Flow internets while you're STILL IN SCHOOL.

Some of us actually had to 'work' for those things.

You daaaaaaaaamn right.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 11, 2009, 01:38:48 PM
I couldn't even own a PC, or a console until I was a big, workin man, so it really irks me to see some lil boys on these forums b!#ching about how they 'hate [--insert brand name here---]' and the like.

Just study your BOOKS, and when YOU actually have to pay hard earned money (that YOU worked for)
for something, THEN complain all you want. :)

Until then...don't make us have to read that drivel.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 11, 2009, 02:02:08 PM
Be thankful some of you little boys' parents can even afford Xboxes and PS3s and Blink/Flow internets while you're STILL IN SCHOOL.

Some of us actually had to 'work' for those things.



You daaaaaaaaamn right.

seconded!

Boy we used to have to trade corncurls and ting for a Nintendo Power magazine from a padna to get the Zelda 2 walkthrough an ting. Now men "somehow" getting mommy to buy a game a week for them .....juss so!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on March 11, 2009, 02:07:24 PM
CAPE is like the stepping stone...what you gonna say afterwards LOL.
and aye xbawx and microsawft ish cool!.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 11, 2009, 02:20:42 PM
HAHAHAHHAHAHHAHA. O god..ogod...ogod i cyah stop laughing

But it worth it!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Kaizen on March 11, 2009, 02:23:02 PM
LAWL take win larry take winn
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 11, 2009, 02:30:42 PM
LoLz...split channa in those days was like cigarettes in prison...better than money.
A whole ten boy?  ...but then is Super C, so it was totally worth it. :laughing7:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on March 11, 2009, 09:54:00 PM
i remember having to give a guy 10 packs of split channa to borrow a copy of super C for the weekend

Boy, back then i woulda trade my sister if i had too..
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on March 12, 2009, 05:27:44 PM
Well arc all i can say is things change...and if u think about it you will NEVER have to stop studying in life. There will always be important things in life to be preoccuppied with..so "lil boys" talking bout what they like or dislike shouldnt be an issue. They look for leisure in games the same way you do to. but seriously i rofl @ the channa biz. I never had to trade nothing lol...juss teef from my big bro muhwhah
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on March 12, 2009, 05:35:04 PM
I couldn't even own a PC, or a console until I was a big, workin man, so it really irks me to see some lil boys on these forums b!#ching about how they 'hate [--insert brand name here---]' and the like.

Just study your BOOKS, and when YOU actually have to pay hard earned money (that YOU worked for)
for something, THEN complain all you want. :)

Until then...don't make us have to read that drivel.
Sorry for double post but just caught my eye is it just me or u making reference to me?
If it is I hope i know I WORKED for my money to buy my first console. Grocery...Optometrist etc
So if it still 'irking' you daz ur business but for now please dont assume cuz being the "grown-up" you are you should know the a$$ of u n me saying by now.
If it wasnt well w/e scene l8r
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on March 12, 2009, 06:41:55 PM
I couldn't even own a PC, or a console until I was a big, workin man, so it really irks me to see some lil boys on these forums b!#ching about how they 'hate [--insert brand name here---]' and the like.

Just study your BOOKS, and when YOU actually have to pay hard earned money (that YOU worked for)
for something, THEN complain all you want. :)

Until then...don't make us have to read that drivel.
Sorry for double post but just caught my eye is it just me or u making reference to me?
If it is I hope i know I WORKED for my money to buy my first console. Grocery...Optometrist etc
So if it still 'irking' you daz ur business but for now please dont assume cuz being the "grown-up" you are you should know the a$$ of u n me saying by now.
If it wasnt well w/e scene l8r

Ohh doh take it sooo lol.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Silvaback on March 12, 2009, 07:06:59 PM
@ spartan
Same way he made his judgements i just giving my opinion....tbh I eh taking on that ingorance again

BTW u get ur xbox fix as yet or replaced? might get mine back within the month
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 12, 2009, 07:15:14 PM
^^^ The word is 'ignorance' by the way. :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on March 12, 2009, 08:42:25 PM
^
yuh jus stirring d pot arcman jus drop it nah
u made an assumption of d man an it was wrong
dun da talk now nah
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on March 12, 2009, 09:05:04 PM
blu_vice, you must not believe everything you read on the internet. lol

because I type "I am really obama" doesn't mean it is true.

For all we know silvaback is a 13 year old unemployed russian kid with a penchant for causing trouble in cyberspace.

back to more important matters, looking for a count of street fighter men. Who has it on their xbox 360?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on March 12, 2009, 09:14:50 PM
blu_vice, you must not believe everything you read on the internet. lol

because I type "I am really obama" doesn't mean it is true.

For all we know silvaback is a 13 year old unemployed russian kid with a penchant for causing trouble in cyberspace.

back to more important matters, looking for a count of street fighter men. Who has it on their xbox 360?

GATT
RedlumTT
Agokillya
Shivadee
rb
Chinarakinda
Froggo aka Jarrox and his Brother Seraph both play on Live
Camre
Other Trinis on Live
Trini Killah
TriniRonnie2
There are lots more, can't remember who at this moment, I'll check later and let you know...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on March 13, 2009, 11:52:59 AM
come na man Noob :D! get some BUSY Viper in yuh head!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on March 13, 2009, 05:04:20 PM
blu_vice, you must not believe everything you read on the internet. lol

because I type "I am really obama" doesn't mean it is true.

For all we know silvaback is a 13 year old unemployed russian kid with a penchant for causing trouble in cyberspace.

back to more important matters, looking for a count of street fighter men. Who has it on their xbox 360?

1st off who d hell does believe evrything they read on d net
2nd soo u sayin it better to assume he is 1 of dem "lil boys"
 some "lil boys" actually work for wat dey want mommy & daddy doh  buy ting 4 dem
3rd ppl like to assume things too much in dis country

anyway das my opinion on d matter
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on March 13, 2009, 09:09:28 PM
Alright...
We've heard alot of sides to this little problem.
Lets just call it quits right.
Any further comments on the matter will be thrashed.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on March 13, 2009, 09:51:27 PM
apprentice lay down the law.

the xbox 360 list looking decent, now to compare with the PS3 list of street fighters.

Shiv, you have it on PS3 as well? I've only got it for PS3 @ the moment. Wouldn't mind running against that c.viper. She's formidable from the sounds of it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on March 13, 2009, 09:52:54 PM
I thought we moved on from that.

Careful Blu_ViCe.....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: iKoods on March 14, 2009, 05:01:42 PM
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/429714511.png) (http://www.speedtest.net)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on March 14, 2009, 05:53:47 PM
so i just got my hands on gears 2 so now I can actually play for more than the half an hour increments i used to at work :D
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Seraph on March 17, 2009, 08:54:25 PM
sigh.... Gears 2 eh?? .... best used for killin mosquitoes and flies.. i don't see much use beyond tht :(.... a pile ah toots.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 17, 2009, 09:53:33 PM
sigh.... Gears 2 eh?? .... best used for killin mosquitoes and flies.. i don't see much use beyond tht :(.... a pile ah toots.
Hey seraph, to be fair, the single player campaign is much better than the 1st installment... now if they'd just merge the 1st game's multiplayer with the 2nd game's additional gameplay, we'd have a winner XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Seraph on March 18, 2009, 07:37:29 PM
yea i've been wishing for a merger since it came out... yea the campaign is better i agree.. but i'm just judging it based on what i play, which is strict multiplayer...  To be fair, the does have alot a +'s over gears 1 but is alotta small things tht just turn me off.. but then that's just me so...... and ronnie i believe
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on March 19, 2009, 05:01:59 PM
Yes its true.... Thats so sad... Gow 2 is not nearly as fun as gow 1, stupid smokes. Hence da reason i still have RROD xbox packed in my bag. Dey killing meh in school anyway. Anyone want a gamertag with bout 6-9 months of live on it?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on March 20, 2009, 01:13:49 PM
A very unscientific survey about increased E74 errors on Xbox 360
(There is no way to verify if this means anything to the average user...very small sample here)

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/03/19/joystiq-survey-xbox-360-e74-errors-on-the-rise-since-nxe/

"...When we recently posted about the Xbox 360's E74 error and asked for your input, we weren't prepared for the staggering response we'd receive. Within a few hours, we had dozens of emails from readers like you who had experienced this particular hardware failure (typically caused, according to unofficial web reports, by a loose scaling chip). It was surprising to touch such a nerve, but what really knocked us for a loop was what we found when we started compiling the data sent to us.

We asked respondents for three bits of information: when they bought their systems, what models the systems are, and when the E74 error occurred. Before we drop the data on you, we should say up front that we're not statisticians. Our little study isn't perfect -- it wasn't controlled using scientific procedures. But in the absence of data from Microsoft (more on that in a bit), it's the basis for what we hope to be an important first report:......."
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on March 23, 2009, 02:57:17 PM
Look the Terminator tv series and all have 360 hardware lol....

http://i.gizmodo.com/5179190/tough-economic-times-hit-the-set-of-terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles (http://i.gizmodo.com/5179190/tough-economic-times-hit-the-set-of-terminator-the-sarah-connor-chronicles)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on March 23, 2009, 09:58:36 PM
Hey if transformers had it, who is terminator XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on April 01, 2009, 04:33:14 PM
Halo the future of Gaming LOL
my friend showed me this vid on youtube i thought i'd share

Halo: The Future of Gaming (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA4tG4OGI8k#hq)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on April 01, 2009, 06:12:49 PM
LOL that vid is pretty funny.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 01, 2009, 09:09:10 PM
Long but I got a laugh or two
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 02, 2009, 01:44:07 AM
however......this is funny (NSFW btw)
Are Violent Video Games Preparing Kids For The Apocalypse? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTbYUd1jUc4#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on April 02, 2009, 08:23:46 AM
LOL nice one dey Shiv.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on April 08, 2009, 09:26:43 PM
http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=979417011 (http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=979417011)
Amazon apparently has opened a XboxLive store, selling codes for points ,games etc
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on April 08, 2009, 10:41:36 PM
Anythin like this for PSN?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on April 08, 2009, 11:05:46 PM
http://www.maximuscards.com/psn.php (http://www.maximuscards.com/psn.php)

if is cards yuh want check here got this site from chinarakinda dunno if u know about it
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on April 08, 2009, 11:07:21 PM
Yeah I used it to buy PSN points, was just wondering about Amazon because they are full of win.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 08, 2009, 11:10:50 PM
Don't buy MS/PSN points cards on Amazon.  You end up spending much more than what they're worth to buy and ship.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 08, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
Don't buy MS/PSN points cards on Amazon.  You end up spending much more than what they're worth to buy and ship.

But Arc, it says DIGITAL Code....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 08, 2009, 11:21:22 PM
OK, I stand corrected.  I checked it myself...Amazon actually shows you the code when you purchase it.
This is great, because I actually purchased a physical point card and shipped it myself, and had to pay
a setta extra money in VAT/duty...but that was in late 2007.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TheApprentice on April 08, 2009, 11:25:48 PM
^no amazon is selling you the code from the site...probably by email...so a very viable option now.
And tried maximuscards the other day for an itunes card... worked flawlessly.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on April 08, 2009, 11:26:44 PM
Hmm so they don't have that processing fee that Maximus cards has?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on April 08, 2009, 11:51:36 PM
here's some more info on it

http://www.amazon.com/gp/swvgdtt/help/online-codes-help.html/ref=dsvrt_hiwocxl_help_learn (http://www.amazon.com/gp/swvgdtt/help/online-codes-help.html/ref=dsvrt_hiwocxl_help_learn)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on April 09, 2009, 10:34:12 AM
here's some more info on it

http://www.amazon.com/gp/swvgdtt/help/online-codes-help.html/ref=dsvrt_hiwocxl_help_learn (http://www.amazon.com/gp/swvgdtt/help/online-codes-help.html/ref=dsvrt_hiwocxl_help_learn)

This is good. looks like i'll be switching from maximus.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on April 09, 2009, 02:32:10 PM
Guys I should be back sumtime early May, so all ah allyuh could stop crying now k? LOL!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on April 14, 2009, 02:18:00 PM

You may have seen stories going around lately about a supposed "E74" error that seemed to be on the rise among Xbox 360 owners. Apparently this sort of error has been going on for awhile now, but since it wasn't the famed "red ring" error, it was subject to the standard, shorter warranty, and not the three-year extension offered to red rings.

Apparently Microsoft did a bit of research into the situation--or saw that there was mounting pressure online about the frequency of these new E74 errors--and decided to do something about it. Today, the company announced that E74 is now covered by the same extended warranty that covers the old red ring hardware failures. Why? Because the E74 error can supposedly be triggered by the same general hardware failure that causes the rings. Whoops.

The good news is that anyone who has previously paid for repairs on an Xbox 360 that had gone E74 will be reimbursed. More details are available directly from Microsoft.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on April 14, 2009, 04:26:36 PM
Guys I should be back sumtime early May, so all ah allyuh could stop crying now k? LOL!

Nice.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on April 14, 2009, 05:12:35 PM

You may have seen stories going around lately about a supposed "E74" error that seemed to be on the rise among Xbox 360 owners. Apparently this sort of error has been going on for awhile now, but since it wasn't the famed "red ring" error, it was subject to the standard, shorter warranty, and not the three-year extension offered to red rings.

Apparently Microsoft did a bit of research into the situation--or saw that there was mounting pressure online about the frequency of these new E74 errors--and decided to do something about it. Today, the company announced that E74 is now covered by the same extended warranty that covers the old red ring hardware failures. Why? Because the E74 error can supposedly be triggered by the same general hardware failure that causes the rings. Whoops.

The good news is that anyone who has previously paid for repairs on an Xbox 360 that had gone E74 will be reimbursed. More details are available directly from Microsoft.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/04/microsoft-owns-up-to-e74-360-errors-expands-warranty.ars (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/04/microsoft-owns-up-to-e74-360-errors-expands-warranty.ars)

Why can't they just fix the issues so that it will not happen on new units.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on April 14, 2009, 07:34:28 PM
Hmm... there is no money in cure only treatment... wait no... that's pharmaceutical... oh wait... it's prolly the same here XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on April 16, 2009, 12:28:39 PM
Hmm... there is no money in cure only treatment... wait no... that's pharmaceutical... oh wait... it's prolly the same here XD

Lol, easy now wintry
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 21, 2009, 05:29:11 AM
New Elite bundle (http://www.tomsguide.com/us/xbox-360-elite-halo-fable,news-3807.html) iymc...

(http://media.bestofmicro.com/9/I/206406/original/3457048759_59ecce3823.jpg)

So now you have no excuse not to get a 360. :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 21, 2009, 11:25:23 AM
so I am going to buy an arcade edition 360 @ $199USD.
I'm getting a HD for free from a friend of mine who has 2 (his first 360 got RROD and he just ended up buying another).

AS for games, I'm thinking i have high speed net now so i might as well invest in Live capable games.

Gears of War 2, Street Fighter 4.... and maybe a racing title, both Forza 2 and Burnout Paradise are on sale for around $20usd on amazon, any suggestions as to which of the 2 i should grab?

I believe Burnout Paradise might be more worthwhile as a couple people on here have it..Foz, Agokillya?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on April 21, 2009, 11:31:47 AM
Forza 2 is stellar, almost sim-like in its driving physics.  The damage modeling is bettered only by Grid.

Burnout's driving physics are a lot more 'forgiving'.  You might actually have more fun with that one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on April 21, 2009, 11:32:29 AM
so I am going to buy an arcade edition 360 @ $199USD.
I'm getting a HD for free from a friend of mine who has 2 (his first 360 got RROD and he just ended up buying another).

AS for games, I'm thinking i have high speed net now so i might as well invest in Live capable games.

Gears of War 2, Street Fighter 4.... and maybe a racing title, both Forza 2 and Burnout Paradise are on sale for around $20usd on amazon, any suggestions as to which of the 2 i should grab?

I believe Burnout Paradise might be more worthwhile as a couple people on here have it..Foz, Agokillya?

It would be. At 20$ us and some free DLC, you cyah go wrong.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on April 21, 2009, 02:21:11 PM
yeah shivadee had mentioned the DLC to me a while back, i hear it includes some cool vehicles. I was a fan of the first Forza btw.

I actually played a bit of Midnight Club LA recently and i thought it was pretty cool, i like the open environments.

Next question is, what about headsets... should i stick with the microsoft one or by like a plantronics or something?

From experience, I find that the headset that comes with the 360 is a bit flimsy, don't get me wrong, it works perfectly, but I bought the 360 wireless headset which works great for me. Its up to the individual on preference. If you plan on using a fight pad for SF IV perhaps the wireless headset is the way to go..just my $.02
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on April 21, 2009, 05:19:59 PM
agree with the wireless headset and use the microsoft one no thrid parties of any kind, it also only has about a 10ft range, eh no biggie. But the regular wired one is fine and you dont have to charge it, runs off the 360 controlers power. Good idea to buy rechargables for the 360...better to have 8 rechargables (if you have 2 controlers) or 4 if you have 1 so you always have a charged set of batteries when you  need. Reg batteries run down realllllllllly fast on the 360 esp. with rumble on.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vapotrini on May 31, 2009, 04:18:37 AM
Hey guys, can anyone tell me where I can purchase an Xbox in T&T for a "reasonable" price?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on May 31, 2009, 11:38:37 AM
probably zero media....already modded etc
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 31, 2009, 12:22:39 PM
Trinidad and 'reasonable price' is an oxymoron.  You wont find a new Xbox 360 for anything close to resonable
in this place.  Better to import it yourself.  Even with all freight/Customs charges, it will still be less than what
most stores would charge for it here.  If you can get someone coming in to bring it for you, even better.

I refuse to buy a console in Trinidad because of the ridiculous pricing.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 31, 2009, 12:26:21 PM
Trinidad and 'reasonable price' is an oxymoron.  You wont find a new Xbox 360 for anything close to resonable
in this place.  Better to import it yourself.  Even with all freight/Customs charges, it will still be less than what
most stores would charge for it here.  If you can get someone coming in to bring it for you, even better.

I refuse to buy a console in Trinidad because of the ridiculous pricing.

Was now about to post the same thing. I guess everyone's definition of "reasonable" is dfferent tho, hence the markup from the local sellers :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on May 31, 2009, 12:54:31 PM
Trinidad and 'reasonable price' is an oxymoron.  You wont find a new Xbox 360 for anything close to resonable
in this place.  Better to import it yourself.  Even with all freight/Customs charges, it will still be less than what
most stores would charge for it here.  If you can get someone coming in to bring it for you, even better.

I refuse to buy a console in Trinidad because of the ridiculous pricing.

how much customs duties an vat customs does charge arc?
i wanna bring in an arcarde model for christmas nah
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 31, 2009, 01:21:36 PM
40% of the value so a $200 US 360 should have $80 US or so in duties.

I paid 40% when I brought in my old Elite...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on May 31, 2009, 01:43:54 PM
it cost me about 800 TT shipping and duties  to bring in mine, with 5 games and a peripheral



saw an elite bundle ( resident evil ) for 4000 yesterday, btw.

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on May 31, 2009, 02:15:22 PM
40% of the value so a $200 US 360 should have $80 US or so in duties.

I paid 40% when I brought in my old Elite...
280US aint bad at all na 360 immc lol
christmas go b nice this year man  :banana:

saw an elite bundle ( resident evil ) for 4000 yesterday, btw.

why wud any1 buy an elite???
better to take d arcarde or Pro models
me i takin d arcarde since i gettin gettin a 60GB HDD, Headset, and 3 months XBL for 93US still 7US cheaper dan d Pro plus some XBL time as well

now games gimme sum good MP games (preferably competitive altho coop wont hurt either)
takin Halo 3, Gears 2 & L4D das a muss.
wat else rel bad on d MP side of things........doh say cod cuz cod is lal imo
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vapotrini on May 31, 2009, 02:23:20 PM
Trinidad and 'reasonable price' is an oxymoron.  You wont find a new Xbox 360 for anything close to resonable
in this place.  Better to import it yourself.  Even with all freight/Customs charges, it will still be less than what
most stores would charge for it here.  If you can get someone coming in to bring it for you, even better.

I refuse to buy a console in Trinidad because of the ridiculous pricing.

About the pricing... Too true fellas, too true. I was feeling just like you, then I did the math and asked myself if it's really worth all the hassle. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if I want to bring in a pro shouldn't it cost:

$299 = $1884 TT
+ 20% = $376 TT
+ 15% = $339 TT

Total: $2599 TT + what ever freight is.

I've been told that there's a place in town that has the pro for around $2650 (without the 2 bonus games, surprise surprise). Now granted they probably aren't paying duties to bring it in, but that doesn't help me as I'm going to have to pay the duties. So, would you guys say $2650 is still too much?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on May 31, 2009, 02:41:03 PM
http://www.sheltechelectronics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 (http://www.sheltechelectronics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2)

note d orginal price eh cuz it hav 15% OFF sale (dunno if da still goin on hadda check wen i pass monday)
d normal price is around 3100, if d discount still on better act now
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 31, 2009, 02:57:34 PM
http://www.sheltechelectronics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 (http://www.sheltechelectronics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2)

note d orginal price eh cuz it hav 15% OFF sale (dunno if da still goin on hadda check wen i pass monday)
d normal price is around 3100, if d discount still on better act now

U giving urself an early Christmas gift or what lol.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 31, 2009, 03:08:33 PM
I wouldn't say you can't get a console locally @ a good price. I bought all of my consoles from JK, granted I know the owner personally but still, the pricing wasn't that bad and I liked the peace of mind knowing if anything went wrong, could send it back to him for warranty/repair.

Agreed, I could have saved a few dollars doing the import but not enough to offset the peace of mind of local support.

Even bought my recent ps3/sf4 from them.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on May 31, 2009, 03:15:57 PM

U giving urself an early Christmas gift or what lol.

LOL ah wish eh hadda wait till christmas for d earliest dred, if ah fall behind it go b after carnival.....CYAH mess up meh wine an grind money LOL

if ANYTIME during E3 da price drop further ah takin for sure this year. November is ah tricky month since sony tryin to broken meh again this year wit all dem good games coming out
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on May 31, 2009, 03:47:07 PM
I wouldn't say you can't get a console locally @ a good price. I bought all of my consoles from JK, granted I know the owner personally but still, the pricing wasn't that bad and I liked the peace of mind knowing if anything went wrong, could send it back to him for warranty/repair.

Agreed, I could have saved a few dollars doing the import but not enough to offset the peace of mind of local support.

Even bought my recent ps3/sf4 from them.

...and that my good chap is the key part of your statement there.
'Fyah bun' as they say, ALL local merchants when it comes to purchasing a console.

I want to think they feel there's no other way to buy a console.  Well f@#k em.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: vapotrini on May 31, 2009, 04:04:11 PM
http://www.sheltechelectronics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 (http://www.sheltechelectronics.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2)

note d orginal price eh cuz it hav 15% OFF sale (dunno if da still goin on hadda check wen i pass monday)
d normal price is around 3100, if d discount still on better act now

Thank you. That is the exact place I'm talking about. Will call them tomorrow as the price is better then everywhere else I've checked.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on May 31, 2009, 04:11:16 PM
I wouldn't say you can't get a console locally @ a good price. I bought all of my consoles from JK, granted I know the owner personally but still, the pricing wasn't that bad and I liked the peace of mind knowing if anything went wrong, could send it back to him for warranty/repair.

Agreed, I could have saved a few dollars doing the import but not enough to offset the peace of mind of local support.

Even bought my recent ps3/sf4 from them.

...and that my good chap is the key part of your statement there.
'Fyah bun' as they say, ALL local merchants when it comes to purchasing a console.

I want to think they feel there's no other way to buy a console.  Well f@#k em.

Lol Arc.

Oh and E3 price drops unlikely....

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090529-716492.html (http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090529-716492.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on May 31, 2009, 04:15:44 PM
lol, arc, that simply means I don't expect a price gouge from the man.

Remember, he is running a business.

Like every other business out there. It is cheaper to buy a car, tv, designer clothes, *insert commodity here*, etc... from the internet.

The reason we don't buy 95% of everything online is because of convenience, confidence in the vendor and warranty/support.

Again, I'm not saying you won't get it 10% cheaper if you go online but don't write off local game shops completely out of consideration.

They're not all trying to ream us a knew one with some overridiculous outlandish pricing schema.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on June 25, 2009, 01:06:20 AM
http://www.gamezine.co.uk/news/formats/xbox360/xbox-secrets-the-truth-about-xbox-360-relaunch--$1305320.htm (http://www.gamezine.co.uk/news/formats/xbox360/xbox-secrets-the-truth-about-xbox-360-relaunch--$1305320.htm)

interesting






fixed URL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on June 28, 2009, 08:22:00 AM
New 360 hack allows u to edit ur gamertag

http://www.nextgn.com/2009/06/28/new-xbox-360-hack-allow-players-to-edit-their-gamertag/ (http://www.nextgn.com/2009/06/28/new-xbox-360-hack-allow-players-to-edit-their-gamertag/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on June 30, 2009, 09:45:40 AM
Laertes, will you be getting a HD to go with that Arcade and joining the Trini Crew on Live? What games were you looking to get and play online may I ask?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 30, 2009, 11:16:54 AM
Halo: Reach May Be Natal-Enabled
Bungie expresses excitement for new peripheral, "absolutely think" Reach could be Natal-enabled.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3174992 (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3174992)

It appears that Microsoft is launching their new motion sensing peripheral Project Natal next year. To give the new peripheral a boost, it only makes sense to have it work with the Xbox 360's biggest franchise -- Halo. And that appears to be what Bungie is aiming for with Halo: Reach.

Speaking with the Seattle Times, Bungie president Harold Ryan expressed excitement for the new peripheral, saying, "I absolutely think Reach could be enabled with it."

At the moment though, Bungie is intent on promoting its upcoming title Halo 3: ODST, which they have billed as an open-world title. Heading to different sites in the city triggers "flashbacks," which drops the players into various missions and helps players put together the mystery.

"We're doing a lot of pretty neat things in terms of mixing it up, introducing some non-linearity, some free exploration," said writer and creative director Joseph Staten.

"This is also a mystery story so there's a lot more clue-finding and mystery-solving than you would normally find in a game of this kind - nothing that strays too far from the fun Halo experience, but we definitely decided to take a little bit of risk and have some fun with this one."

Halo 3: ODST is due September 22, while Reach is scheduled for fall of next year -- most likely just in time for Natal.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 30, 2009, 01:45:02 PM
Fireball gears 2 unless you're buying it strictly for single player. Gear 1 is still best for multiplayer.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 30, 2009, 04:26:50 PM
Ah W1nTry...

Gears 1 STILL cannot hold a candle to the awesome juggernauts that are SOCOM: Confrontation and Killzone 2.  Not to mention, the upcoming MAG.

I think GOW's collective bases have already been pwnt, but if all you have is an Xbox 360, I guess it'll have to do.

Wait...did I just sound condescending there?  Maybe it was my intention. :happy0203:


*waits*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on June 30, 2009, 05:30:00 PM
Gears musb real shit if u sayin d beta that is SOCOM: Confrontation dat slant 6 sell us better dan it

MAG ok but like i said many times too big
no clan battles = casual micless fragfest

from ign e3 hands on
"there's the promise of maps that cater to 'smaller' scale battles of 128 and 64 player too"

64 players seem to b the smallest games. no way u gonna hav 31 other clan members online at the same time to do any battles this is PS3 after all
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on June 30, 2009, 06:47:09 PM
Well I think Socom finally fixed. When last I put it on it spent about an hour downloading and installing patches.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 30, 2009, 10:36:06 PM
Well Arc I didn't even need to respond Blu did that adequately albeit a little heavily 'slanged'

I've never played socom but COD4 is good enough for I and I doubt you'd have anything bad to say about a game of the year, that aside gears still is a unique experience hence why I like it.

Last I checked killzone is what the american call palestine when the israelis bombing the crap out of innocent ppl AND their allies and if you have to resort to an 'upcoming' title things on the PS3 front must REALLY be bad, but then ask Redlum his EXPENSIVE PAPER weigh.. I mean PS3 has offered him tonnes of... well it's a VERY pretty paper weight.

You get what you pay for and PSN is??? cost what??? right....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 30, 2009, 10:57:48 PM
My PS3 is a bess media center that can play games too :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on June 30, 2009, 11:00:36 PM
My PS3 is a bess media center that can play games too :)
My Xbox is a bess console that is also a media center XD.

Either console honestly comes down to preference Woody yuh gone against, but with the RROD issues its understandable. That's really the ONLY issue MS really had with this console (which is a SIGNIFICANT ONE). Other than it being faulty, I think its the more mature gaming platform.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on June 30, 2009, 11:04:29 PM
Lol I not against anything, will most likely be on meh 4th 360 by christmas :s

The online for PS3 not so hot man. But yeah I wondering if I can put my RROD concerns at ease...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on June 30, 2009, 11:27:10 PM
LOL...I was joking W1nny (well, kinda).

GOW is a juggernaut.  Hands down.  There's a reason its total online playtime has eclipsed
even the almighty Halo trilogy.  Epic gonna stay paid, no matter what.

Honestly, each game is uber in its own way.  I think a lot of the initial problems that
plagued SOCOM have now been fixed, so the online experience is a lot smoother.
So far, I have experienced very little lag, whch is a mighty good thing indeed.

As for MAG, well, we will have to wait and see how the online really turns out.
I for one will be jumping in feet first.

My only problem is free time to play em all.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on July 01, 2009, 12:32:34 AM
Lol I not against anything, will most likely be on meh 4th 360 by christmas :s

The online for PS3 not so hot man. But yeah I wondering if I can put my RROD concerns at ease...
ice cold if u ask me
i dun make up my mind to make d jump

I think its the more mature gaming platform.

really? more mature? XBL? lol
not wit d kids/jackasses who does b on there

You get what you pay for and PSN is??? cost what??? right....

umm both are p2p servers.
yall really jus payin for 3 features imo
cross game chat, invites & d party system
invites ah cud do without, chat not all da hot up cuz tbh i doh wa nobodby breakin my concentration wen i in a clan battle in kz to tell me outta timin shit, in a single player game sure, party yes we cud do wit dat.

Sony wah yuh do it tru home but until home loads way faster an gives u d option to boot str8 into it it too tedious.

but hey at least ppl does play online cyah say d same for the ghost town dat is d trini side of things on PSN
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 01, 2009, 02:16:24 AM
I think its the more mature gaming platform.

really? more mature? XBL? lol
not wit d kids/jackasses who does b on there
Yuh miss de message there, more mature as in XBL has been around longer than PSN and as such MS has developed a stable, powerful platform for multiplayer.

You get what you pay for and PSN is??? cost what??? right....

umm both are p2p servers.
yall really jus payin for 3 features imo
cross game chat, invites & d party system
invites ah cud do without, chat not all da hot up cuz tbh i doh wa nobodby breakin my concentration wen i in a clan battle in kz to tell me outta timin shit, in a single player game sure, party yes we cud do wit dat.

Sony wah yuh do it tru home but until home loads way faster an gives u d option to boot str8 into it it too tedious.

but hey at least ppl does play online cyah say d same for the ghost town dat is d trini side of things on PSN
Again this references the previous point, you're not paying simply for the features, you're paying for the maintainance of solid servers and supporting hardware that make the XBL experience better than PSN atm.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 01, 2009, 10:31:18 AM
If anyone was gonna buy Garou Mark of the Wolves or King of Fighters 98 Ultimate Match for netplay

DON'T

The netcode is atrocious and lags with anything over 70ms. Its probably a good thing I'm getting KOF12 free or else I would've cancelled a preorder one time.

BOOOOO SNK
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 08, 2009, 10:48:28 AM
http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14281102/call-of-duty-6/videos/mw2_vdp_063009.html (http://xbox360.ign.com/dor/objects/14281102/call-of-duty-6/videos/mw2_vdp_063009.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 22, 2009, 09:53:05 AM
New 360 Dashboard coming August 11

Link: http://tinyurl.com/l9rxdj (http://tinyurl.com/l9rxdj)

"The Games on Demand service that lets you purchase digital versions of Xbox 360 games will be part of the update, and Mass Effect is expected to be among the first releases, along with BioShock, Assassin's Creed, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Over 30 games will be available on the 11th."
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 22, 2009, 09:54:18 AM
Hmm a bigger hard drive now looks like a good investment yes...

Though remember eh you will not be able to sell ur games used this way
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Eroo on July 22, 2009, 10:02:09 AM
How can I copy a video file from my usb drive to the 360 hdd. I can't seem to find the option anywhere.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 22, 2009, 10:33:43 AM
have you tried going to the Media section/blade. Going to Video and selecting the removable media device from the list?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 22, 2009, 12:59:35 PM
http://www.gearlog.com/2009/07/microsoft_exec_portable_xbox_d.php (http://www.gearlog.com/2009/07/microsoft_exec_portable_xbox_d.php)

The portable Xbox is coming: That much, it seems, is no longer up for debate. The question is when such a device will arrive. In an interview posted today by gaming site Kikizo, Shane Kim, a Microsoft corporate VP, confirmed perpetual rumors that the company's popular console will finally be getting a handheld counterpart.

"For us, it's a matter of focusing on 'when'," Kim told the site, "because if we chased after a mobile or handheld opportunity, we would not have the resources and ability to do things like instant-on 1080p HD, Facebook, Twitter, Project Natal ... And so we've chosen to focus on the living room experience from a hardware standpoint, if you will, but we're building a service in Live that will... extend to other platforms. No question about it."

Kim added that, for a portable system, Xbox Live would be the "connective tissue." Plenty of questions remain, the VP added, including whether such a device would also function as a phone (via Windows Mobile) a la the iPhone.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on July 22, 2009, 05:30:56 PM
New 360 Dashboard coming August 11

Link: http://tinyurl.com/l9rxdj (http://tinyurl.com/l9rxdj)

"The Games on Demand service that lets you purchase digital versions of Xbox 360 games will be part of the update, and Mass Effect is expected to be among the first releases, along with BioShock, Assassin's Creed, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Over 30 games will be available on the 11th."

honestly i dont see the point of this games on demand service if M$ wont let u upgrade past 120GB. i already used up 243GB on my 500GB ps3.
hopefully M$ release a new hdd for d 360 and dont overprice it

http://www.gearlog.com/2009/07/microsoft_exec_portable_xbox_d.php (http://www.gearlog.com/2009/07/microsoft_exec_portable_xbox_d.php)

The portable Xbox is coming: That much, it seems, is no longer up for debate. The question is when such a device will arrive. In an interview posted today by gaming site Kikizo, Shane Kim, a Microsoft corporate VP, confirmed perpetual rumors that the company's popular console will finally be getting a handheld counterpart.

"For us, it's a matter of focusing on 'when'," Kim told the site, "because if we chased after a mobile or handheld opportunity, we would not have the resources and ability to do things like instant-on 1080p HD, Facebook, Twitter, Project Natal ... And so we've chosen to focus on the living room experience from a hardware standpoint, if you will, but we're building a service in Live that will... extend to other platforms. No question about it."

Kim added that, for a portable system, Xbox Live would be the "connective tissue." Plenty of questions remain, the VP added, including whether such a device would also function as a phone (via Windows Mobile) a la the iPhone.

now RRoD coming in portable packages lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 29, 2009, 03:48:17 PM
Forza 3 Screens

http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=4542&a=2 (http://news.vgchartz.com/news.php?id=4542&a=2)

Forza Motorsport 3 Limited Collector’s Edition Details Revealed and Community Design Champion Crowned

October 27 will mark the launch of “Forza Motorsport 3” in North America, exclusively on Xbox 360. With more than 400 cars on over 100 tracks, the next game in the heralded series will be the biggest and most vividly realistic console racing title launching this holiday. And while all “Forza Motorsport 3” players will get to experience the bone-jarring physics, unparalleled levels of customization, and epic car and track list, fans who purchase the Limited Collector’s Edition will find even more goodies under the hood.

Available for purchase exclusively at Gamestop in the U.S., the Forza Motorsport 3 Limited Collector’s Edition (LCE) gives aspiring drivers, tuners and painters instant VIP Membership status within the Forza community including special recognition in the new Storefront feature as well as the online Auction House, scoreboards, ForzaMotorsport.net and more. As a VIP member, consumers gain exclusive access to five of the world’s hottest cars:

* 2009 Aston Martin DBS
* 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
* 2007 Ferrari 430 Scuderia
* 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
* 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997)

And if you crave cars, you won’t want to miss another perk of the “Forza Motorsport 3” LCE – an Exclusive Collector’s Car Pack, personally hand-picked, tuned and painted by the team at Turn 10:

* Audi R8 5.2 FSI Quattro (
* Acura NSX (Forza Motorsport Cover Car)
* Nissan Fairlady (Forza Motorsport 2 Cover Car)
* Aston Martin DB9 (Forza Motorsport 2 European Cover Car)
* 2008 Dodge Charger Stock Car (with Xbox 360 livery)

In addition to the exclusive cars, Turn 10 also plans to create a series of new and exclusive designs and tuning kits exclusively for VIPs. And to show off your true “Forza Motorsport” pride and prowess, consumers also receive a Forza Motorsport 3 collector’s keychain and a 2GB USB thumbdrive in which you can store your favorite “Forza” videos, photos and designs to easily share them with friends.

Pre-Order Offer Update: Last but not least, the Forza Community has spoken, dubbing Midland, Michigan USA Forza fan Justin Van Dusen II’s custom painted Audi R8 V10 the official pre-order car for “Forza Motorsport 3.” After nearly 300,000 votes were tallied on Xbox LIVE, Justin’s unique design took the checkered flag and will be available as an exclusive download to those who pre-order “Forza Motorsport 3.” To see the winning design visit http://forza.xbox.com (http://forza.xbox.com).


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 29, 2009, 10:10:30 PM
LOL...man tryin to start something wit he FIRST post yes.

Most of us don't really care.  BOTH games are just a little too 'realistic' to be any fun.
Which is why there's Grid 2.  :)   The REST of us will be playing that.

Carry on smartly...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on July 29, 2009, 10:37:51 PM
Hmm first post... trying to start something... nope, it's gone, spam. Moving along.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 29, 2009, 10:49:17 PM
Wow it went up in smoke hehe magic!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 30, 2009, 12:22:17 AM
so who got dat mvc2 ?

its mahvel baybee!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 30, 2009, 12:31:32 AM
so who got dat mvc2 ?

its mahvel baybee!

I did...still trying to get used to it though...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 30, 2009, 09:53:33 AM
I'm gonna be using tversity to stream media on the 360, anyone has any tips before i do this?

Not sure but you can try ---> http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/stream_video_xbox_360_tversity.cfm (http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/stream_video_xbox_360_tversity.cfm)

whats your GAMERTAG Laertes?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on July 30, 2009, 05:12:47 PM
Hmm first post... trying to start something... nope, it's gone, spam. Moving along.

?
waaa?
i miss sumting?
wat happened?
Title: 360 Twitter/Facebook "before Xmas"
Post by: woodyear99 on July 31, 2009, 11:45:07 AM
360 Twitter/Facebook "before Xmas"

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/xbox-live-to-get-twitter-before-xmas (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/xbox-live-to-get-twitter-before-xmas)

Microsoft has said that the Twitter and Facebook applications planned for Xbox 360 will be separate applications rather than part of another broad dashboard update.

Microsoft marketing type James Halton, speaking at an event earlier today, told Eurogamer the company is targeting an "autumn" date for integration of the social networking / tedious showing off sites, but wouldn't narrow it down.

However Halton did go on to say, "It will be before Christmas." He added, "A lot of the background work's been done for a lot of applications that are coming."

We already know they're not in the August dashboard update, which has been extensively detailed and goes live on the 11th.

So there you go. Isn't the future brilliant?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 31, 2009, 11:47:43 AM
steups...

Totally not necessary in my book.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 31, 2009, 11:51:54 AM
Yuh know there are some serious Twitter/FB addicts out there :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 31, 2009, 02:26:26 PM
arcman you doh even use yuh xbox no more. steups
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 31, 2009, 02:29:58 PM
arcman you doh even use yuh xbox no more. steups

Lol I could take it off ur hands hehe
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 31, 2009, 02:33:48 PM
arcman you doh even use yuh xbox no more. steups

Who say dat?  I'm just not online when I do...unless I beating up you and Redlum in Street Fighter 4. :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on July 31, 2009, 02:37:02 PM
Lol and ah sure yall go be playin MW2
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 31, 2009, 03:06:47 PM
arcman you doh even use yuh xbox no more. steups

Who say dat?  I'm just not online when I do...unless I beating up you and Redlum in Street Fighter 4. :)

WAIT Wha??? Last Time I recall beating you up 10 times in a row with my Sagat Arc....and you swore that you would take revenge...I still waiting....ROFL!! :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on July 31, 2009, 03:25:58 PM
beat me, this man delusional.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on July 31, 2009, 03:48:28 PM
I think I played arcman once in sf4 and he quit after like 4 games. Don't think I've seen him online since.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 31, 2009, 04:25:33 PM
I didn't 'quit'. :(  That implies that I just left the session just like that.
After about 5 or 6 fights I realised you, rb, were in a totally different skill bracket to mine...and I told you that.

I am online every other day.  Its just that my gaming focus has shifted nowadays.
I need to complete all those games that I bought last year that have been collecting dust.

Chi seems to have forgotten how I how I stamp up all over tha weak Abel chest. :laughing7:
As for Redlum (cheap bastard), I have something for that Sagat.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on July 31, 2009, 04:29:38 PM
As for Redlum (cheap bastard), I have something for that Sagat.

I hope its not that "WEAK" Dhalsim of yours Arc..LOL BRING IT!!

And combos are not cheap, its part of the game...LOL :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on July 31, 2009, 04:38:44 PM
So says 'Mr. Spam Throw'. :)

They shoulda NEVER allow 'throw' to be mapped to a single button.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on August 01, 2009, 06:14:33 PM
yes you beat my Abel cause i not good with him. I buss yuh up with sagat's tiger spam though. :P

Oh and throw is not mapped to one button, its two buttons. lol

NXE update quick look video.

http://www.carigamers.com/cms/forums/index.php/topic,17718.0.html (http://www.carigamers.com/cms/forums/index.php/topic,17718.0.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 01, 2009, 06:44:49 PM
^ throw can be mapped to 1 button same with focus.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 01, 2009, 06:56:50 PM
yes you beat my Abel cause i not good with him. I buss yuh up with sagat's tiger spam though. :P

Oh and throw is not mapped to one button, its two buttons. lol


Ah have something for that Sagat too...doh study it. :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: LimitGTX on August 04, 2009, 08:47:56 PM
anyone had a problem with the xbox360 optical audio out for 5.1?  cuz my xbox has this weird problem of randomly going silent while playing games for only like 1second and then it comes backs and it might be fine for another 5-10mins before it happens again, and its not my speakers since it they work fine with my pc and ps3 when doing optical out.. anyone know what i can try?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 04, 2009, 10:04:04 PM
I haven't used mine in a LONG time since the 5.1s are outside. Even so, when I did, never had a problem
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 05, 2009, 08:06:32 PM
Possible price cut on the Elite...Pro SKU seems to have been discontinued.

http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/08/xbox-360-pro-being-phased-out-pretty-soon/ (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/08/xbox-360-pro-being-phased-out-pretty-soon/)
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The staple Xbox 360 - the Xbox 360 Pro - looks set to march straight off retail shelves and into the history books, if new console packaging is anything to go by.

First hinted at by Ars Technica’s ever-reliable mole in June, then further hinted at by new 360 packshot renders later that month, photos sent to us by GameStop employees earlier this week seem to offer proof that Microsoft will soon go from offering three Xbox 360 consoles to just two.

Look at the spine of these new, actual 360 Arcade boxes (pictured above, on the right) arriving at retailers across the US. Unlike previous models of the Arcade (on the left), which showed the relative inclusions offered in the Arcade, Pro and Elite models of the 360, this new box only shows the Arcade and Elite. No Pro.

Wonder if this means the Elite is in line for a price cut (to the price the Pro is currently), as it assumes the mantle of “standard” 360 console? It’d make sense, especially as a spoiler for Sony’s surely-impending launch of the PS3 Slim.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on August 06, 2009, 07:40:32 AM
anyone had a problem with the xbox360 optical audio out for 5.1?  cuz my xbox has this weird problem of randomly going silent while playing games for only like 1second and then it comes backs and it might be fine for another 5-10mins before it happens again, and its not my speakers since it they work fine with my pc and ps3 when doing optical out.. anyone know what i can try?

Try a different optical cable.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 07, 2009, 01:00:46 PM
nice send a request to mine
shivad33
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on August 07, 2009, 02:51:55 PM
Anyone getting this XBLA game.

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-shadow-complex/17-1156/ (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-shadow-complex/17-1156/)

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 08, 2009, 02:50:13 AM
Anyone getting this XBLA game.

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-shadow-complex/17-1156/ (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-shadow-complex/17-1156/)



That man jumping real high....damn, he's spiderman or wha? LOL, most likely I shall be getting it. Its only single player though.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on August 08, 2009, 06:17:57 PM
Anyone getting this XBLA game.

http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-shadow-complex/17-1156/ (http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-shadow-complex/17-1156/)

Looks good. Reviews first then i'll see.


Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 11, 2009, 12:24:14 PM
Sturmovik on Live!!?  Aw HELL yeah!!!  *gets up and does a Hammertime*

On another note though...Paypal can now be used (http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/08/06/pay-pal-now-available-for-us-xbox-live-accounts.aspx?PageIndex=2), but only on Xbox.com,
and only to buy points, and only for US residents.

Ah boy...good ol M$ eh... :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 11, 2009, 05:37:33 PM
Xbox 360 Dashboard Update Live Now

http://www.pcworld.com/article/169986/xbox_360_dashboard_update_live_now.html (http://www.pcworld.com/article/169986/xbox_360_dashboard_update_live_now.html)

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Flip on your Xbox 360, sign into Xbox LIVE, and you'll discover Microsoft's new dashboard update ready to deliver its freshly feature-laden payload. That payload amounts to over a dozen new attributes (see my review for the complete list) including user interface improvements, new avatar props, expanded Netflix viewing features, and full versions of Xbox 360 games downloadable to your hard drive.

Here's the list of Games on Demand titles available out of the gate. I've had a look this morning and confirmed the sizes and pricing personally, so the following information should be accurate as of 8/11. Bad Company wasn't in Microsoft's official release list, while Test Drive: Unlimited was, but isn't up yet.

$30 - American Idol (3.70GB)
$30 - Assassin's Creed (6.56GB)
$20 - Battlefield: Bad Company (4.92GB)
$30 - BioShock (4.66GB)
$20 - Burnout Paradise (2.81GB)
$30 - Call of Duty 2 (5.27GB)
$30 - Dance Dance Revolution Universe (3.01GB)
$20 - Fight Night Round 3 (3.19GB)
$20 - Kameo: Elements of Power (5.42GB)
$30 - LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (5.71GB)
$20 - Mass Effect (6.83GB)
$30 - Meet The Robinsons (5.72GB)
$30 - MX vs. ATV Untamed (2.77GB)
$20 - Need for Speed Carbon (5.38GB)
$20 - Need for Speed: Most Wanted (6.67GB)
$20 - Perfect Dark Zero (5.22GB)
$20 - Prey (4.27GB)
$30 - Rainbow Six Vegas (6.60GB)
$20 - Ridge Racer 6 (6.08GB)
$30 - Rockstar Table Tennis (3.28GB)
$20 - Sonic the Hedgehog (5.17GB)
$30 - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (5.87GB)
$20 - Viva Pińata (4.89GB)
$30 - Viva Pińata: Trouble in Paradise (4.94GB)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 12, 2009, 11:30:33 AM
Sadly, the 360 STILL doesn't have a browser, but it 'might' be possible using TVersity, but that will have to be researched.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 18, 2009, 11:40:23 PM
Ah know more and more people already have HDMI cables but I still find they coulda leave it with the Elite bundle ah well...


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http://kotaku.com/5339432/elite-360-no-longer-ships-with-hd-cables (http://kotaku.com/5339432/elite-360-no-longer-ships-with-hd-cables)

One of the things I appreciated most about my Xbox 360 Elite was that it shipped with an HDMI cable in the box, letting me get the most out of my system's visuals without the need for further expense.

Thing is, I got my Elite years ago. If you plan on picking one up in the future, you won't be so lucky, as several GameStop employees have told us new models of the hardware hitting stores across the US (new box pictured) no longer ship with a HDMI cable. In fact, they don't even ship with component cables either, just some SD composite cables, meaning anyone with an HDTV is going to have to pay a little extra. An HD tax, if you will.

Disappointing, Microsoft. How are you going to help kick the HD generation along shipping composite cables? This was a bum move when Sony pulled it in 2006. Pulling it in 2009 is just...yeah, disappointing.

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on August 23, 2009, 01:14:43 AM
I have finally fallen victim to the RROD :( after 3yrs damm u MS!!! :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 23, 2009, 01:17:32 AM
I have finally fallen victim to the RROD :( after 3yrs damm u MS!!! :(

3 years, that not bad if I could get one that lasted that long I would be happy :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 23, 2009, 01:43:07 AM
Jah boy...from Jan 2007 mine still going strong, although my pardner own failed a few weeks ago,
and he bought his and mine same time.  I have mine on all the time, now that I have a contact in Canada
I can ship it to if/when it fails.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on August 23, 2009, 04:25:52 PM
Tell me more about this canada link? that might come in handy when I finally get an xbox 360 to add to the console stable.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 24, 2009, 12:36:20 AM
Yeah I may be jumping back into the 360 arena sometime this year...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2009, 07:29:03 AM
Tell me more about this canada link? that might come in handy when I finally get an xbox 360 to add to the console stable.

Well, my pardner who bought mine is moving to Canada later this year, and he already has an aunt
who lives in Canada, and guess what, works for Microsoft.  If mine fails, I can ship it to him, and he
can forward it onto M$.  His brand new (not repaired/refurbished) warranty replacement 360 is already en-route to
TnT.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on August 24, 2009, 07:48:10 AM
well look how your friend gonna be my friend (well whenever I get the 360 that is) Try not to fall out with the man till then. lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Spazosaurus on August 24, 2009, 08:04:48 AM
Alltime lowest (http://sellout.woot.com/Default.aspx?WootSaleId=9549&ts=1251115995&sig=3ea37a5e1aa2d29b) price of the 360 ever? Still dont like the hit and miss rrod thing. I'll wait till thats all sorted.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 24, 2009, 08:55:02 AM
I have finally fallen victim to the RROD :( after 3yrs damm u MS!!! :(

Our condolences Jarrox, but you know it was coming...lol We all have been victim to M$ and the dreaded RROD, but somehow we keep coming back for more... :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2009, 09:00:47 AM
The sales pitch from that site is the greatest...:laughing7:

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I’m like, look: I’m chill. You want to hang out, watch some movies, play some games, connect with friends, that’s cool; let’s kick it. You know I straight up bring the entertainment in hi-def, with every single Xbox 360 title supporting 720p minimum, and up to 1080p. I got the smooth anti-aliasing, awesome sound, everything. We’ll have a awesome time, f’rill.

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And I stick by my friends, you know? The important thing is trust. I’m gonna open myself up to you 100 per cent, brand new out of a retail box, OK? This is where I’m coming from. And if we have problems, hey, we’ll get through them. I know I have my hangups just like you probably got yours. But I’m bringing a one-year Microsoft Warranty into this relationship, plus the Red Ring of Death Warranty, so you know that whatever it is, I’ll try to work it out with you.

Just hear this, though. If you betray me? If you take me to freakin’ court? That’s it, man, I am through with you forever.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on August 24, 2009, 01:16:57 PM
I have finally fallen victim to the RROD :( after 3yrs damm u MS!!! :(

You, foz4ric and TriniHandofGod. All RROD within 24hrs. WDMA!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 24, 2009, 01:35:06 PM
I have finally fallen victim to the RROD :( after 3yrs damm u MS!!! :(

You, foz4ric and TriniHandofGod. All RROD within 24hrs. WDMA!

well they always say death comes in 3's...HAHAHAHAHA sorry, don't mean to laugh, but that just so coincidental, just had to...but very strange indeed, must have been a major heatwave over the weekend that cause that havoc...lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 24, 2009, 01:49:21 PM
Lucky thing I wasn't on my Xbox...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2009, 01:53:15 PM
Wait...Chi SECOND Xbox RROD too?  WTF!!?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 24, 2009, 01:54:26 PM
Wait...Chi SECOND Xbox RROD too?  WTF!!?

*W1nTry kicks his 3 RROD XBoxes in a cupboard so arc doesn't notice*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 24, 2009, 01:56:33 PM
Wait...Chi SECOND Xbox RROD too?  WTF!!?

*W1nTry kicks his 3 RROD XBoxes in a cupboard so arc doesn't notice*


How is that possible when they sitting in plain sight on my Living room floor? LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2009, 01:57:52 PM
Lawd have mercy...is there ANYONE else that still owns a working Xbox 360, that's more than 2 yrs old?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 24, 2009, 02:00:03 PM
How is that possible when they sitting in plain sight on my Living room floor? LOL

*W1nTry kicks 2 RROD XBoxes into Redlum cupboard away from arc*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 24, 2009, 02:02:52 PM
Lawd have mercy...is there ANYONE else that still owns a working Xbox 360, that's more than 2 yrs old?

Jarrox was the last of the few Mohicans...We all know how that Movie ended...The Old man Arcman is the LAST of the Mohicans now...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 24, 2009, 02:30:39 PM
I have finally fallen victim to the RROD :( after 3yrs damm u MS!!! :(

You, foz4ric and TriniHandofGod. All RROD within 24hrs. WDMA!

360 mass suicide?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on August 24, 2009, 02:55:54 PM
*peeps into thread..........crosses out xbox 360 from list of future purchases*

Arcman I hope you have like 22 rabbit foot and a plenty bush in stock lol

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2009, 03:31:12 PM
Ok...that shiznit made me howl with LuLz. 

+1 ma nugga.

Its true that my Xbox aint get NEARLY as much runtime as these other guys' own, but
still, my bro sweat it a LOT in my absence.  I'm really surprised it stayed working this long
when everyone I know with one has had them fail...and some more than one.

Its really appalling how high the failure rate is. :(
Its really hard for me to recommend to a parent (who may already not know enough)
to get a Xbox for their kids, when this is still happening to the latest 'Jasper' units as well.

...but confirm this for me peeps...did Chinara's SECOND Xbox RROD also?  Wasn't that a Jasper, or Falcon?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 24, 2009, 03:34:25 PM
Ok...that shiznit made me howl with LuLz. 

+1 ma nugga.

Its true that my Xbox aint get NEARLY as much runtime as these other guys' own, but
still, my bro sweat it a LOT in my absence.  I'm really surprised it stayed working this long
when everyone I know with one has had them fail...and some more than one.

Its really appalling how high the failure rate is. :(
Its really hard for me to recommend to a parent (who may already not know enough)
to get a Xbox for their kids, when this is still happening to the latest 'Jasper' units as well.

...but confirm this for me peeps...did Chinara's SECOND Xbox RROD also?  Wasn't that a Jasper, or Falcon?

yes her SECOND Xbox did RROD and it was a Falcon I believe...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on August 24, 2009, 03:46:30 PM
Hmmm China must be pissed off  :shakehead:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 24, 2009, 03:52:05 PM
I'm on a Jasper, got one with the 512mb memory, let's hope they are as reliable as is claimed

Bush Bath and Coceyea Broom for you too! :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 24, 2009, 03:54:55 PM
I don't think there is any way to prevent rrod, seems to be luck yes.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on August 24, 2009, 03:56:37 PM
I don't think there is any way to prevent rrod, seems to be luck yes.
If it were mere luck then there would be a cure, level coceyea broom iwmc.. sadly it's not the case. It's just poor QA.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 24, 2009, 04:02:27 PM
I don't think there is any way to prevent rrod, seems to be luck yes.

Nah boy wood...that aint good atall.

* organises Orisha bush-bath *
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 24, 2009, 04:05:45 PM
I don't think there is any way to prevent rrod, seems to be luck yes.

Nah boy wood...that aint good atall.

* organises Orisha bush-bath *

ROFL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 24, 2009, 04:59:06 PM
I'm on a Jasper, got one with the 512mb memory, let's hope they are as reliable as is claimed

Bush Bath and Coceyea Broom for you too! :P

LOL

but waay 3 in 24hrs if i had see this a few months ago i wudda say eff it an forget bout buying 1, sadly things on PSN not too hot up at all so eff that too
make sure meh bush bath and coceyea broom rdy wen ah get mines :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 24, 2009, 05:36:23 PM
Anyone have stats on Jasper failure rates?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on August 24, 2009, 06:48:26 PM
dunno if stats out yet on it..

i think there probably were falcons on shelves up till earlier this year ( some pros and elites mostly)

it makes me think though, when i go onto nexgenwars, and see the projected stats on sales, how many of those 360s are repeat buyers cuz a console got fried...

( tho they say that the 3rd party software attach rate is pretty high.. 8.1 , higher than the other consoles combined   )
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/16300.cfm (http://www.afterdawn.com/news/archive/16300.cfm)
wunder what 1st party rates are, tho
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 25, 2009, 09:08:48 AM
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Microsoft responds to Xbox 360 54.2 percent failure rate report, doesn't dispute the data

http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/24/microsoft-responds-to-xbox-360-54-2-percent-failure-rate-report/ (http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/24/microsoft-responds-to-xbox-360-54-2-percent-failure-rate-report/)

Admittedly, when we saw Game Informer's survey that pegged Xbox 360's failure rate at 54.2 percent, we were thinking that was a bit steep of a number, possibly bumped up a few digits from some possible sampling errors. So when we were gearing up to read Microsoft's statement responding to the data, we fully expected some harsh rebuttal of the number. Turns out we got disappointed. A spokesperson for Redmond pointed to its superior entertainment value, its "best warranty in the industry" and its "constantly improving design, manufacture, and performance." At no point is there a dispute or even direct reference to the findings, which is really something that could've helped public perception on a nagging issue. How about taking a page from Fujifilm, eh Microsoft?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 25, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
Lol @ Peugeot statement
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on August 25, 2009, 09:52:40 PM
man makes a fantastic point.

microsoft figures are probably incredibly buffed by repeat buys.

For every 1 wii owner, there is a 360 owner who bought a console 3 times. lol

Talk about stacking the numbers in your favour. You get the stats and you get the $$. 3 times over.

Kudos Microsoft. I don't know how you do it.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on August 27, 2009, 07:36:14 AM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/ (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/calendar/)

Live Calender lineup.

This weekend : Game with Megan Fox on Transformers 2 online (for the megan fox *OMGSHEHOT* fans out there)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on August 27, 2009, 05:14:54 PM
seems the elite price drop is finally official
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/101/1019111p1.html (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/101/1019111p1.html)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on August 27, 2009, 06:36:04 PM
WOW...ain't competition great? :)

I was reading through the comments...and this guy illustrates what I've been saying all along with regard to the whole Xbox 360 experience...

To the guy a little earlier and anyone that claims 360 isn't worth it due to the RROD problem: my 360 just RROD'd for the 2nd time this year... MS makes it super easy to send in and they cover the repair even though it's "out of warranty." Luckily, I do have a PS3 to play for the next couple weeks 'til the 360's back. But then I'll be right back to the 360. Because the 360 provides a hands down better overall gaming and entertainment experience. Better GUI, Netflix and any game that appears on both consoles runs better on the 360. The only thing PS3 does better on 360 on are the exclusives, which I'm totally stoked for. But that's like 4 games to date, and about 5 in the next 3 years. The whole rest of video gaming goes better on the 360. Even if my 360 were to RROD again and for some reason MS didn't cover repair, I'd use it as an excuse to get the recently marked down 360 Elite.

...and that, my friends, is why M$ will continue to sell 360s...regardless of RROD.

Now, he may not be all correct in some of his statements, but the point has been made.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 27, 2009, 07:12:18 PM
LOL @ 4 games to date and 5 in the next 3 years.......some SERIOUS xbotism dey dread waaaay, but he hav a point if by gaming experience he means online.

netflix.....meh dont need it, d movie party thingy boss tho
torrent immc
only concerned wit 360 for online nothing else
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 27, 2009, 07:46:15 PM
It's true. If I had warranty support in trinidad for my 360, I woulda probably get 2. One to use while the other went for repair hehe.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 27, 2009, 08:39:31 PM
^ dat jus not smart lol
yuh already hav a ps3 to use wen/if d 360 hadda go for repairs
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 27, 2009, 09:48:35 PM
^ dat jus not smart lol
yuh already hav a ps3 to use wen/if d 360 hadda go for repairs

Nah if we had proper support in trinidad for the 360 I might not have bought a ps3 in the first place, reliability was one of the factors I took into consideration when I got the ps3 this year.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 27, 2009, 11:13:18 PM
^ oohhhhhh i see
but still 2?
i hav no regrets wit my ps3, jus hav a major problem wit d local community, and by d looks of things it not gonna change at all.
oh well back to gaming by mehself and randoms till ah get meh 360.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on August 28, 2009, 12:56:42 AM
^ oohhhhhh i see
but still 2?
i hav no regrets wit my ps3, jus hav a major problem wit d local community, and by d looks of things it not gonna change at all.
oh well back to gaming by mehself and randoms till ah get meh 360.


d way thing going with 360 d ps3 community may very well increase, i for one switching so ps3 community here i come and F#$& MS
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 28, 2009, 02:50:06 AM
^ lol wam, thought agokilla did his voodoo an got ur system back online?

http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/698748/Microsoft-Claims-Xbox-Price-Drop-Timing-Coincidental-PS3s-Cuts-Welcomed.html (http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/698748/Microsoft-Claims-Xbox-Price-Drop-Timing-Coincidental-PS3s-Cuts-Welcomed.html)

ahhh aaron greenberg wen wud he jus shut up

here is a little piece of the article

"Greenberg hasn't seen the redesigned PlayStation 3 in person yet, but after asking him what he thought about the machine, he pounced on the chance to zing the console.

"I guess as a gamer," he said, "I am glad I got an earlier PS3 console before they pulled a lot of the functionality like backwards compatibility out."

I would have asked Greenberg about the dropped support for Xbox Originals, but he was off to dinner."

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 28, 2009, 07:02:42 AM
^ oohhhhhh i see
but still 2?
i hav no regrets wit my ps3, jus hav a major problem wit d local community, and by d looks of things it not gonna change at all.
oh well back to gaming by mehself and randoms till ah get meh 360.


I doh have any regrets over the PS3, RROD is what motivated me to switch :p

The way I see it while all electronics have a certain failure rate, the PS3 hardware is more reliable.

Nothing wrong with buying a 360 is just a pain to deal with the higher failure rate I find. When I was fighting up with my 360s after a while I realized that I was spending more time trying to fix the issue than just playin games.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on August 28, 2009, 10:11:42 AM
^ lol wam, thought agokilla did his voodoo an got ur system back online?

yeh it work for a day then died again.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on August 28, 2009, 11:38:05 AM
Once you get rrod it tends to get worse
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 28, 2009, 12:38:07 PM
^ lol wam, thought agokilla did his voodoo an got ur system back online?
yeh it work for a day then died again.

It was a good run though Jarrox, 3 years without problems and tons of online sweats was worth it don't you think? lol
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: ViCe on August 28, 2009, 12:42:48 PM
^ oohhhhhh i see
but still 2?
i hav no regrets wit my ps3, jus hav a major problem wit d local community, and by d looks of things it not gonna change at all.
oh well back to gaming by mehself and randoms till ah get meh 360.


d way thing going with 360 d ps3 community may very well increase, i for one switching so ps3 community here i come and F#$& MS

1st woody, then cowsquad now u making d jump
still gonna get mines tho, was always my intention to hav all 3.....then i realised the is garbage so it went to 2 lol :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on August 28, 2009, 02:39:56 PM


It was a good run though Jarrox, 3 years without problems and tons of online sweats was worth it don't you think? lol
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yeh it was great while it lasted, i had a blast Microsoft take loads of my money 30+ games!!! now time to give sony some :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on August 28, 2009, 02:43:13 PM


It was a good run though Jarrox, 3 years without problems and tons of online sweats was worth it don't you think? lol

yeh it was great while it lasted, i had a blast Microsoft take loads of my money 30+ games!!! now time to give sony some :P
[/quote]

Yea well, your Browning skills in Zombies will surely be missed, I can hear Boombooki all now..."Jarrox, yuh good?" lol

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on August 28, 2009, 09:37:28 PM
play games with celebs online? microsoft really sparing no expense in promoting live boy. got damn.

How Sony supposed to compete with going 1v1 on Megan Fox? lol

Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: NeoSpartan117 on September 02, 2009, 08:34:14 AM
o.O O.o
Will be getting this game.......and will be needing my 360 back by then..... :(

http://www.gamersdigest.net/3359/mw2-flag-runner-video-analysed/ (http://www.gamersdigest.net/3359/mw2-flag-runner-video-analysed/)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: disciple on September 02, 2009, 10:23:03 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1021096p1.html (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1021096p1.html)

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- A new independent study shows Microsoft's lingering 'Red Ring of Death' (RROD) hardware issue that results in the console breaking appears to be on the decline.

SquareTrade, the largest independent warranty provider, has analyzed the failure rates of over 16,000 new consoles at random covered by the company for the last two years. The company provided additional information, saying the breakdown was: 2,500 PS3s, 2,500 Xbox 360s and 11,000 Wiis. The study highlights the many prevalent hardware issues and errors found in today's consoles.

One major point the study revealed is that since the inclusion of the smaller, cooler chipsets, often referred to as 'Jasper' chips, the Xbox 360 console has seen less and less 'Red Ring' errors.


(http://xbox360media.ign.com/xbox360/image/article/102/1021096/percent_1251933324.jpg)

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SquareTrade does note that many costumers are reporting the RROD error straight to Microsoft, which would bypass the company's statistical data, and says the failure rate of the Xbox 360 could be as high as 35%.

This data comes only weeks after Game Informer published its own survey results, indicating the Xbox 360 failure rate was as high as 54%

The study is quite thorough and is definitely worth checking out on SquareTrade's website.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 14, 2009, 01:44:14 PM
Not quite folding @ home, but promising (not that any sane Xbox 360 owner would want to leave thier RROD timebomb killing itself whilst they not even gaming or watching a movie).... but still... promising:

Quote
XBox performs parallel tasks
Profs put away Halo 3 for five minutes
By David Neal
Monday, 14 September 2009, 17:00

BRITISH SCIENTISTS have worked out that the XBox 360 can be used to power something other than teenage adrenaline rushes.

White coat wearers at the University of Warwick have taken the game console's GPU and made it perform parallel processing functions. Of course the fact that the Xbox 360 is a consumer games console means that the academics were able to perform some impressive number crunching on a very cheap system indeed - especially compared with the cost of using a dedicated clustering system.

According to a BBC report gleaned from a rather niche sounding periodical, the professors built a system that would let them model how electrical signals in the heart deal with damaged cells. That's much better than the usual 'scream at people while playing multi-player games' use that the XBox 360 usually endures.

When it comes to performance the GPU is not quite the full ticket, but the team said it's not all that far off either. Dr Simon Scarle, a researcher on the team, told the Beeb, "You don't quite get the full whammy of a cluster, but its close."

Now he just needs to kill the third zombie, steal its amulet, and blow up a dozen Covenant warships - that should do the trick. µ

Oh they forgot chainsaw a grunt XD

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1533467/xbox-performs-parallel-tasks (http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1533467/xbox-performs-parallel-tasks)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on September 16, 2009, 01:19:17 AM
Things just got a little bit more interesting for me and wanting to get an Xbox 360......damn you Microsoft... :happy0203:

Special Edition 250GBHDD MW2 console (http://www.giantbomb.com/news/250gb-xbox-360-hard-drive-confirmed-part-of-modern-warfare-2-bundle/1684/)

In addition to the 250gig HDD it looks like you're getting a fancy MW2 shell, two wireless controllers and a copy of MW2 for 400us

The Price on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Console-XXX/dp/B001FRMI34/ref=amb_link_83863551_3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=top-2&pf_rd_r=0VA49GHZYZVWTAKKY1RF&pf_rd_t=301&pf_rd_p=489511731&pf_rd_i=xbox%20360)


Talk about pulling a fast one  :ko:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 16, 2009, 01:45:35 AM
Helluva lot better than when it first came out! but still... they REALLY ought to put a 500GB HD in that thing...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 16, 2009, 02:23:24 AM
Great deal.  Arcman approves.
I would so get this if I didn't already have one.

Reddos...yuh officially still stickin if yuh aint preorder this yet.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 16, 2009, 09:58:57 AM
Great deal.  Arcman approves.
I would so get this if I didn't already have one.

Reddos...yuh officially still stickin if yuh aint preorder this yet.

I agree and give my stamp of approval! Red, fix up and join the Xbox Live community, you know you want to! LOL MW 2 FTW!!! HOORAH!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 16, 2009, 10:53:47 AM
AYE RMA RMA RMA!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on September 16, 2009, 02:23:38 PM
Man I'd really get it if I didn't have to think about getting the damn thing online in the first place.

Tv is not near to the blink modem(as in other freaking room in the house with a room inbetween) and well we all know about wireless gaming....


But yes I know there is the option of getting a HDMI monitor to use but once again more cash.....but have no fear RedFish will be lurking Xbox live sometime in the near future

Y'all saw what happened with the PC upgrade  :sassy:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 16, 2009, 04:40:16 PM
You don't need a LCD with an HDMI input, you could just as easily use ANY normal CRT Monitor OR LCD with a normal VGA input. The xbox has a VGA adapter which I have alraedy.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on September 16, 2009, 04:41:09 PM
I hear you but why would I want to go and do that now haha
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Philosophical45 on September 16, 2009, 04:47:41 PM
*obscene language --- H-hold on I'm happy y'all mods are working and all and Imma let you finish but my sig was one of the funniest cartoons of all time!! of alll time man!! ---  in sig*

HAHAHAH EPIC WIN!!!
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redfish on September 16, 2009, 04:55:36 PM
Haha I see you notice it in my sig
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on September 16, 2009, 05:19:39 PM
lol, hahhahaha, oh lord, alyuh will kill me yes
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 16, 2009, 06:07:31 PM
A man INTERRUPT a mod warning in sig yes.  :laughing7:

That meme has now reached critical mass.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on September 16, 2009, 06:17:40 PM
ent!

but as for w1ntry's vga adapter idea, we too lazy to be unplugging devices day in and day out. Adapter could himc.

let de man buy a new sexified lcd with hdmi, component and more. (like my soon to arrive asus, God willing)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on September 17, 2009, 09:34:54 AM
Well I was just trying to save a man some money.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 24, 2009, 11:22:46 AM
Just 'handle up' the IL2 Sturmovik demo. :)
That game just got added to the 'must buy' list.

KICKA$$!!! :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 24, 2009, 12:20:50 PM
It is VERY BADD!!! 

However, I find the 'realistic' and 'simulator' control schemes a little TOO unforgiving with the physics.
I spent more time recovering from stalss than actually shooting stuff up.  Not cool.

If Namco don't make an Ace Combat game, it looks like nobody have the 'balls' to make another flight
combat game on console.

If I only buy 3 more games for the year, this has to be one.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 24, 2009, 01:06:43 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/events/tgs/projectnatal.htm (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/events/tgs/projectnatal.htm)

Project Natal gains support...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on September 24, 2009, 05:11:13 PM
Horror of horrors...while playng the DiRT 2 demo my system shut down and the two left quadrants began flashing RED.

I left the system off for a while, and then restarted it...and, well, so far so good.

Research indicates that it overheated.  It rebooted on me before, but I never saw those red lights.
Could it be that a RROD failure is imminent?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on September 24, 2009, 05:51:16 PM
Horror of horrors...while playng the DiRT 2 demo my system shut down and the two left quadrants began flashing RED.

I left the system off for a while, and then restarted it...and, well, so far so good.

Research indicates that it overheated.  It rebooted on me before, but I never saw those red lights.
Could it be that a RROD failure is imminent?

O_o well I never heard of the left two alone turning red, usually RROD is three quadrants...weird. Perhaps it was just a warning to play it more often and stop neglecting it...LOL

Coceyea Broom FTW!! :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on September 24, 2009, 09:09:27 PM
Horror of horrors...while playng the DiRT 2 demo my system shut down and the two left quadrants began flashing RED.

I left the system off for a while, and then restarted it...and, well, so far so good.

Research indicates that it overheated.  It rebooted on me before, but I never saw those red lights.
Could it be that a RROD failure is imminent?

Unfortunately those were the symptoms I got before full blown RROD :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 08, 2009, 03:21:56 PM
TO think Halo 3 is still that popular... interesting. The others are a given COD4, WAW, GOW2, etc.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 08, 2009, 03:24:22 PM
TO think Halo 3 is still that popular... interesting. The others are a given COD4, WAW, GOW2, etc.

I'm sure its picked up due to the new maps that come with ODST as well. People always pick up a game to play again when new content is out...but its always FPS games on top anyway regardless.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 08, 2009, 03:36:44 PM
I guess... we all know that MW2 will PWNZ all when it's released XD
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 08, 2009, 03:41:36 PM
I guess... we all know that MW2 will PWNZ all when it's released XD

Well yea, no brainer, on both Live and PSN... :P
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 08, 2009, 04:53:55 PM
I guess... we all know that MW2 will PWNZ all when it's released XD

Well yea, no brainer, on both Live and PSN... :P

and PC
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on October 08, 2009, 11:18:45 PM
Bayonetta demo = full of motherfraggingwin

that is all.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 11, 2009, 11:24:07 AM
Picked up some points from Maximuscards.  They were real nice to deal with, seeing as my redeem code had a wrong
character in it, rendering it 'invalid'.  A quick email cleared that right up.

I'll try for PSN as well, so no more VPN shenanigans (at least for this...downloads are another matter).
Title: Microsoft bans unofficial Xbox 360 memory units: Update shuts them out
Post by: woodyear99 on October 19, 2009, 02:52:16 PM
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/microsoft-bans-unofficial-xbox-360-memory-units-643296 (http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/microsoft-bans-unofficial-xbox-360-memory-units-643296)

Microsoft bans unofficial Xbox 360 memory units
Latest 360 update shuts out third-party carts


If you are using an unofficial memory unit with your Xbox 360 then you had better back up your data onto an authorised Microsoft 360 storage device quick sharp, as the next 360 update will shut-out third party devices from working with your console.

The new update is set to add a range of new features to your Microsoft console, including Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Major Nelson advises

Xbox Live's Major Nelson blogs: "When Preview Program members start receiving the Xbox 360 system update next week, one of the changes is that unauthorized Memory Units will no longer work with the Xbox 360. If you've moved your profile or saved games onto one to "back it up," you'd better move it back onto an authorized Xbox 360 storage device prior to taking the update.

"If you continue to use an unauthorised Memory Unit after the update, you will not be able to access your stored profile or saved games."

If you want to know more about officially licensed Xbox 360 storage devices or accessories you can read more about the licensed accessories program on Xbox.com

So there you go. Consider yourself 'advised'...
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Netizen1 on October 19, 2009, 04:28:06 PM
/me walks in thread, reads post above

What rubbish...

yet another reason for me not to get an Xbox360...

PS3 ftw~!!!

/me storms off topic
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 19, 2009, 04:32:11 PM
/me walks in thread, reads post above

What rubbish...

yet another reason for me not to get an Xbox360...

PS3 ftw~!!!

/me storms off topic
I know nothing of the PS3, but what alternative memory cards did the PS3 support? (and by the way) with the exception of modded 360s (whom in many cases don't go on live in the first place) noone I know uses illegitimate storage, so how is this a problem and reason NOT to get a 360 exactly?

Sounds like a PS3 plug more than anything else.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Arcmanov on October 19, 2009, 04:46:02 PM
Because the PS3 has USB ports, and a card reader, which accepts more than one kind of
flash memory, which you can use to transfer any file that can be accessed on the HDD.

Sometimes, I really don't understand why these companies do what they do.  I would like
to know what was the driving force behind this one.  Why shouldn't I be able to back up
stuff on the HDD to any USB-flash media that I choose?  I don't really see the need right now,
but what if...?

*sigh*  whateva.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Philosophical45 on October 19, 2009, 04:53:49 PM
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/microsoft-bans-unofficial-xbox-360-memory-units-643296 (http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/microsoft-bans-unofficial-xbox-360-memory-units-643296)

Microsoft bans unofficial Xbox 360 memory units
Latest 360 update shuts out third-party carts


If you are using an unofficial memory unit with your Xbox 360 then you had better back up your data onto an authorised Microsoft 360 storage device quick sharp, as the next 360 update will shut-out third party devices from working with your console.

The new update is set to add a range of new features to your Microsoft console, including Last.fm, Facebook, Twitter and more.

Major Nelson advises

Xbox Live's Major Nelson blogs: "When Preview Program members start receiving the Xbox 360 system update next week, one of the changes is that unauthorized Memory Units will no longer work with the Xbox 360. If you've moved your profile or saved games onto one to "back it up," you'd better move it back onto an authorized Xbox 360 storage device prior to taking the update.

"If you continue to use an unauthorised Memory Unit after the update, you will not be able to access your stored profile or saved games."

If you want to know more about officially licensed Xbox 360 storage devices or accessories you can read more about the licensed accessories program on Xbox.com

So there you go. Consider yourself 'advised'...


wdmc....
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 19, 2009, 05:49:30 PM
The 360 was never marketed like the PS3 in that imho the 360 is a Gaming console that can play media, the PS3 is a media player that can play games. reason being, if you look at just the standard dashboard for the 2, the 360 doesn't have a facility for even browsing the internet. It was centered and IS centered around online gaming. The PS3 has those media slots for you to upload pictures etc. The 360 can dsiplay pics and stream but not much else. So yall are missing the point, this new 'law' MS is about to enforce affects a small handfull of ppl on the 360, if you have doubts ask the GATT 360 community how many of them CARE about whether they can save to USB or flash, i'm almost 100% sure noone will care. And seeing ARC is the ONLY man complaining and ACTUALLY HAS A 360, Arc answer me this:

Have you ever stored ANYTHING on USB to use on the 360? or FLASH? heck you can't even back up the XBox HD to a PC under normal conditions so why is this SUCH a big deal?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: shivadee on October 19, 2009, 06:35:13 PM
the 360 is a gaming platform that plays media

The PS3 is a media platform that plays games

Its marketed this way, its aesthetically appealing this way. It was the design of both consoles.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 19, 2009, 09:58:58 PM
the 360 is a gaming platform that plays media

The PS3 is a media platform that plays games

Its marketed this way, its aesthetically appealing this way. It was the design of both consoles.

QFMF TRUTH!

So again I ask, WHO OWNS a Xbox 360 and CARES A DAMN about not being able to save to 'alternative' media? Raise of hands?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on October 19, 2009, 11:07:15 PM
The 360 serves the purpose it was bought for on my end ie playing games. 360 memory cards are useless imo unless you have an old core unit. Everything is on the HD and the HD is detachable.

That being said I'm getting a PS3 for the parents to watch movies on for christmas. If it wasn't for the media capability of the PS3 I wouldn't really consider getting one cause there are 2 exclusives I want to play and they are all rentals as far as I am concerned.

Also the PS3 HAD a card reader and as far as I know the some of the older and all newer PS3s do not have them, however USB card readers do work.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 11:29:56 AM
More features coming in the fall Dashboard update:

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Hands on: Xbox 1080p streaming, social networking impress

The upcoming Xbox Live fall update brings with it Twitter integration, Last.fm, Facebook, and instant streaming of video content at 1080p. So how does it all work? Very well. Our preview of the upcoming features shows a very mature set of updates for the venerable Xbox Live.
By Ben Kuchera | Last updated October 21, 2009 9:56 AM CT

At this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, Microsoft laid out its plan for Xbox Live. By adding Twitter, Facebook, Last.fm, and streaming high definition video, it was going to create a home entertainment product that would fulfill most of the needs of those buying home theater PCs, or at least add value to the Xbox Live Gold subscription.

Do the company succeed? We have a sneak peek at these features, and we have to say, the implementation is pretty impressive. Read on to see what you have to look forward to with the next big Xbox Live update.

Keep in mind that each of these updates is actually an application that you'll download from Xbox Live, meaning the integration into the dashboard isn't perfect; each one will need to be launched before use. Let's take a look at how well each application works.
Last.fm

Last.fm is a streaming music service that allows you to create custom stations based on your own likes and dislikes. On Xbox Live you're given a selection of premade stations, as well as the ability to create your own.

I began a station by putting in the band name "Wilco," and was treated to a song by one of my favorite bands. Next it played Uncle Tupelo, the band Jeff Tweedy began with Jay Farrar before their split into respective bands. In fact, the next track was by Son Volt, and when I said I liked that, it brought up "Avenues" by Whiskeytown. My Morning Jacket? No thanks. The next selection was from The Jayhawks, and I gave that one a heart. Very quickly it had an idea of what I was looking for, and served up some great music.

You'll also be treated to images of the band you're listening to on the screen, and you can pull up information about each band, as well as similar artists and tags describing the band. This all makes it simple to find other music you might be interested in, or to look through genres.

My next project was creating a station with rock from the 90s, so I started with Alice in Chains. That gave me a Mad Season track, which I said I didn't like. Then it gave me Pearl Jam, and then Stone Temple Pilots, and then Screaming Trees.

None of this is news if you've used Last.fm in the past—and your account will carry over to your Xbox 360 if you have—but if you're new to the service the interface is intuitive, and you'll be able to set up a perfect station in very short order. It's a good fit for the Xbox 360, and anything that can take me from Alice in Chains and get me to Faith No More in four steps is a very good thing.

A minor annoyance, however, is the fact you can't listen to music while doing other things. Since the Last.fm application has to be launched from the dashboard, you can't play music while looking at downloads or doing anything else.
Twitter and Facebook

Is this the time for another "welcome to the social" joke? The Twitter client allows you to update your status, read the latest tweets in your feed, search for topics, and take a look at what the current trending topics are. If you're going to Tweet, you're going to need to pick up a chat pad, as typing even 140 characters with the on-screen keyboard is painful. The interface is nice, bright, and easy to read.

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/3155/xboxupdatetwitter.jpg) (http://img41.imageshack.us/i/xboxupdatetwitter.jpg/)

The best thing? There is no way to automate Tweets. That means people won't flood their feed with information about what they're playing or what achievements they've unlocked; this is purely a straight-up Twitter client. Very nice.

Facebook is about what you'd expect. It's set up to look like the Xbox 360 dashboard, and you can check the status updates of friends, take a look at pictures, update your status, and in an odd twist it pointed out two other gaming writers who I was friends with on Facebook, but not on Xbox Live, and then offered me the ability to send them friend invitations.

The linking of all your social media networks may be getting somewhat out of hand.
Zune Video Store

Here's the supposed magic trick: the ability to stream high definition content instantly. We were given a code to download one of the Harry Potter films to try this feature, and the results speak for themselves.

http://vimeo.com/7165433 (http://vimeo.com/7165433)

A note on the video: my camera was set to record a teeny-tiny video, and I wanted to record the first time the video loaded. I re-recorded the video, but it said "resume" on the menu, and I didn't want things to look shady. This is the first time the video loaded, and it does so at a good speed. I want to show that off rather than get a slightly clearer video that would make people skeptical.

The video loads nearly instantly, you can skip chapters, and while it does take a moment or two for the video to snap into full high definition, once it does the image looks beautiful. The video marketplace has been rebranded with the Zune name, but the real star here is the streaming technology. You can still download the content if you'd like, but why wait?

Keep in mind the video quality is determined by your connection speed, but I'm not running anything special over here—a speed test showed my connection at 6.8Mbps download and 1.41Mbps upload. The service does what it advertises: streams high definition content instantly.

We'll see how things change when this update goes live and the servers get hit a little harder, but our limited testing is pretty impressive.
In conclusion

This is a solid set of updates, especially since everything will be free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. The Facebook and Twitter applications were neat, but may not appeal to everyone. The Last.fm feature and streaming video, however, will both add some significant value to the service.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/10/hands-on-xbox-1080p-streaming-social-networking-impress.ars (http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/10/hands-on-xbox-1080p-streaming-social-networking-impress.ars)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on October 21, 2009, 11:31:53 AM
Damn you xbox 360 I want to trust you again but you betrayed me so many times in the past.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 21, 2009, 11:52:29 AM
Damn you xbox 360 I want to trust you again but you betrayed me so many times in the past.

 i know the feeling... i feel yuh pain but i'm a gamer and 360 is it in console gaming, after using the ps3 for a few days I finally made up my mind and i'm sticking with 360. sony cant come close to what microsoft has done.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 21, 2009, 12:11:29 PM
Damn you xbox 360 I want to trust you again but you betrayed me so many times in the past.

 i know the feeling... i feel yuh pain but i'm a gamer and 360 is it in console gaming, after using the ps3 for a few days I finally made up my mind and i'm sticking with 360. sony cant come close to what microsoft has done.

Spoken like the true Xbox 360 gamer that you are Jarrox. Welcome back dude! :)
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: chinarakinda on October 21, 2009, 12:18:07 PM
Oh hush GREG!!! When you RMA'ing mine eh eh eh
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 21, 2009, 12:49:43 PM
Oh hush GREG!!! When you RMA'ing mine eh eh eh

Tonight Chi, tonight... :P *awaits W1nTry's blazing*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 12:50:47 PM
FOR REAL EH!!! REDLUM RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA

Also both Red and Jarrox have had pretty decent experiences with their Xbox with both lasting well over 2 years. Whereas Woody, myself and foz have had 2 die within 2 years :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on October 21, 2009, 12:54:05 PM
Yeah I just want to get some more evidence from various blogs etc. that the hardware issues have been significantly improved. Perhaps then I will be able to try my luck again with that russian roulette :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 02:23:09 PM
when is the next Halo 3 sweat?
Buh laertes we does be on regular during the week, though i'm on late usually. We sweating tonight, not sure it'll be H3, might be BTA IV, but check we round 11 nah
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 21, 2009, 02:59:40 PM
Yea, check us later tonight, did you go Gold or are you using the 48 Hour card I gave you?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 03:02:03 PM
Aye Red RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA and also I posted in the 360 Sweatage thread.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 03:10:40 PM
i ent christen the 48 hours yet, was thinking about doing so tonight though. i have a Marketing Management final at the beginning of December that i NEED an 'A' in, so i contemplating not coming on live till that exam over and done with.

....... that sucks
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 21, 2009, 03:11:25 PM
i ent christen the 48 hours yet, was thinking about doing so tonight though. i have a Marketing Management final at the beginning of December that i NEED an 'A' in, so i contemplating not coming on live till that exam over and done with.

Wayzzz, December....hmm, men will already be Level 70's in MW2 two times over by the time you join the fray...LOL But is no scene, we not going anyway, Live is here to stay! :P Try out the 48 Hr code and you might change your mind about December...LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on October 21, 2009, 07:17:02 PM
Anyone getting DJ Hero ?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 09:40:32 PM
Anyone getting DJ Hero ?
*Tumebleweeds roll by*
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Redlum08 on October 21, 2009, 10:01:28 PM
Aye Red RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA and also I posted in the 360 Sweatage thread.

Ok, good news, I was able to RMA Chinara's Xbox, bad news, all the other ones no good, they want $99 for the repair F@#$!!!! LOL
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 21, 2009, 10:44:15 PM
This is my advice when using those 2 day codes, use them as EARLY in the morning as you can as last I tried one it only lasts 2 days by date, not 48hours. So if you use it late at night you will only have until 12am of the following day or just barely more than 1 day then.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: TriniXaeno on October 22, 2009, 08:39:19 AM
lol @ rma nag & tumbleweed comment
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 22, 2009, 09:08:41 AM
Ok, good news, I was able to RMA Chinara's Xbox, bad news, all the other ones no good, they want $99 for the repair F@#$!!!! LOL
Hmm... cheaper than 200USD for a new one :p
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Jarrox on October 22, 2009, 09:13:38 AM
Aye Red RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA RMA and also I posted in the 360 Sweatage thread.

Ok, good news, I was able to RMA Chinara's Xbox, bad news, all the other ones no good, they want $99 for the repair F@#$!!!! LOL


ah wonder who fault is that???  :bother: u know how long i hearing about ah certain person sticking to rma  :bother:
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on October 22, 2009, 11:14:28 AM
I've had three XBOX 360's fail on me over the last two years and to be honest, i don't regret not RMA any of them because of the fear of what i might have gotten back from MS.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on October 22, 2009, 11:20:12 AM
Well yeah those RMA ones tend to fail since the fixes they do aren't perfect and the hardware itself is flawed. If you are lucky you might get a new replacement unit at times.

Wait nah you had 3 new 360's fail on you at different times?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: Agokillya on October 22, 2009, 11:47:16 AM
Yes....unfortunately. :(
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: woodyear99 on October 22, 2009, 11:49:31 AM
Hmm I am contemplating getting a third one, any new hardware revisions supposed to come out next year?
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rb on October 22, 2009, 01:50:37 PM
Played Tekken 6 earlier, seems like a very good port on Namco's part.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: W1nTry on October 22, 2009, 02:13:35 PM
Hmm I am contemplating getting a third one, any new hardware revisions supposed to come out next year?
Yes, they recently did a shrink of the components again, so smaller cooler CPU and GPUs and smaller mainboard. Can't rem the new codename. But the answer is yes.
Title: Blu-ray add-on coming to the Xbox 360?
Post by: woodyear99 on October 22, 2009, 02:15:43 PM
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10381058-17.html (http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10381058-17.html)

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told Gizmodo in a recent interview that a Blu-ray accessory could be coming to the Xbox 360.

"Well I don't know if we need to put Blu-ray in there," Ballmer told Gizmodo, responding to a question about Blu-ray in the Xbox 360. "You'll be able to get Blu-ray drives as accessories."

Ballmer then quickly hedged his bets a little, saying that he believes that "the future of movies is on-demand, actually, as opposed to via distribution on physical media." He then said that his company is focused on trying to create the "best overall entertainment experience" that it can.

Ballmer's comments about on-demand video echoes what we've heard from the Microsoft camp all year. The company has consistently said that it's tying its future to Netflix and streaming HD content.

But what about Blu-ray? Rumors have been swirling for over a year that a Blu-ray add-on is coming to the Xbox 360. In fact, last October, it was reported that Microsoft had Blu-ray add-ons from Samsung and Toshiba ready for store shelves. Those products (if they existed) were never released.

But are Ballmer's comments confirmation that a Blu-ray add-on is finally coming to the Xbox 360? It's tough to say. Ballmer might have misspoken. Or he could have spoken out of turn. When Gizmodo followed up with Microsoft press relations, they weren't so forthcoming.

"Our immediate solution for Blu-ray-quality video on an Xbox 360 is coming this fall with Zune Video and 1080p instant-on HD streaming," Microsoft told Gizmodo following the interview. "As far as our future plans are concerned, we're not ready to comment."

Microsoft did not immediately respond to my request for comment.

So what is Microsoft's vision going forward? Is the company focusing its efforts on streaming HD content or will it really deliver a Blu-ray add-on for the Xbox 360? At this point, Microsoft hasn't confirmed that such an add-on exists, so Ballmer's comments are open for interpretation.

So we leave it up to you. Will the Xbox 360 feature a Blu-ray add-on? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Title: Re: EVERYTHING Xbox 360
Post by: rassmatic on October 22, 2009, 02:19:13 PM
If you can't beat em, join em.
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