Official X-Box Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Games' started by DUM4, Dec 6, 2001.

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  1. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    I'll have to check IGN for that article. I'm surprised that Microsoft hasn't released more information to quell some of the rumors that are spreading about Xbox Live. Don't know about the rest of you, but I feel much more confident reading a piece of information on the xbox.com site than others.
  2. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    I signed up for the beta.

    Also I got the s controller when I bought my Box. I find it a lot more comfortable. My only gripe is where they moved the start button.
  3. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    Discovered that the video store my wife works at has Morrowind for the Xbox. Is it worth a rent? I played Daggerfall on the PC back in the day and it was alright. I had fun, but the game world was just too huge. Any idea what the size of the game world is in this one?
  4. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    Blockbuster had one copy of morrowind. I didn't rent figuring that I plan to get it and 5 days isn't enough time. I did get NBA 2k2. I planed to buy it and wanted to test it out. So far so good.
  5. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    That's interesting. I really hadn't heard anything good about any of the hoops games out. I have NBA Live that I borrowed from one of my friends and it's okay at best. Hopefully EA gets their stuff together for Live 2003. I've been really impressed with the Madden series, just can't understand why they can't get someone as good as Tiburon to do Live.
  6. Dan Force Ghost

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    Did you guys hear that DOA Volleyball will have a topless mode?

    Not kidding, either.
  7. DUM-4 Jedi Knight

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    Yup, I heard that it's a possibility. Not quite as bad as Dave Mirra BMX XXX though.
  8. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    LOL are you joking? Also DMXXX sounds hilarious.
  9. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    Hmmm, think that one will get a Mature rating?
  10. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    That's interesting. I really hadn't heard anything good about any of the hoops games out.

    In terms of basketball franchises, Sega/Visual Concepts' NBA2k series is by far the best. The gameplay, strategy, and A.I. is the best in their game. However, the Xbox version didn't play right. I have a Dreamcast, and have bought the NBA2k games since the first incarnation. I thought the game played smooth and responsive, while I felt the Xbox version did not. Perhaps I was hallucinating, but NBA Inside Drive played more responsive.
  11. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    I got the feeling that 2K2 wasn't that good of a game when it's price quickly dropped to $30 with the rest of the old/unsuccessful games. I never tried Inside Drive, but I didn't really like the PC version that Microsoft released a few years back. I'm sure it's gotten better, I just need to find somewhere that has it for rent so I can try it out.
  12. Jirin_Raman Jedi Master

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    Since the Xbox came to the scene a bit later than the Dreamcast and PS2, most of their 2k2 Sega Sports games are being released when most everyone else already has them. I have all the 2k2 titles on my Dreamcast already. When the 2k3 titles hit later this year, it will be right on time, simultaneous for all the systems. We will truly see each system's power at work when the games are developed SPECIFICALLY for them. If NFL2k2 looked as good as it did on Xbox with some slight animation and graphical improvements over the Dreamcast version, I can only imagine what an NFL2k3 programmed with the Xbox hardware in mind will be like. [face_devil]
  13. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    Good point. I hope that EA will release much improved versions of Live and Madden this year as well since they've had whole year to develop it with actual Xbox technology and not prototypes that they probably used to do the 2002 versions.
  14. DUM-4 Jedi Knight

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    Anyone here have thier X-Box hooked up through Gamespy Tunnel?
  15. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    Mine is, I think. Well at least it was until I reformatted my computer and I had to replace my router. I've played Halo on it a couple of times.
  16. DUM-4 Jedi Knight

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    I haven't installed it yet on my new PC, but I'll do it sometime. If anyone wants to play some Halo, THPS2X or THPS3 sometime, let me know.

    Edit: Just installed it. :)
  17. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    I would but I only have one ethernet slot. I'd buy a hub but with Live just around the corner I see no point in wasting the money.
  18. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    If I'm correct, you'll need a router with Live. Unless you're going to unplug your computer to play Xbox Live and vice versa. I just picked up a Linksys Cable/DSL router for $70 at Amazon and it works great.
  19. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    That's what I was thinking. Just unplug the ethernet cable from PC and plug into the Box. I don't mind really I do this all the time with my consoles. Switching cables ect.
  20. DUM-4 Jedi Knight

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    Of course then you won't be able to use ICQ or the boards when setting up games.

    Edit: Then again, there's gonna be something similar to ICQ you can use. But still, the other people will have to be on thier X-Boxes already.
  21. Tobey-Wan FanForce CR Northwest Ohio

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    Just installed Gamespy Arcade and Tunnel myself. Maybe we can try to set up a game of Halo sometime.

    Don't know if I could handle the plugging and unpluggin thing all the time. Plus I have a laptop I can hook up so the Cable/DSL router w/ 4 port switch works very nice. No worries about if my Xbox is plugged in or not either since it always is.

  22. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    I hadn't thought of that DUM-4. I'll see once I get live,
  23. Pancrase Jedi Knight

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    I just got my XBOX magazine in the mail, and it had a good length article on Xbox Live.

    If you want to find out about Xbox Live, there is some stuff on the internet, and the July and August (the newest) issues have articles on Xbox Live.
  24. pat-fett Jedi Grand Master

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    What's on the demo disk on the latest issue?
  25. DUM-4 Jedi Knight

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    Playable Demos:
    Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
    Hunter: The Reckoning
    Outlaw Golf
    Street Hoops
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