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The (Current) Generation Trilogy: Wii, PS3 & XBox 360 (Console Comparison & Discussion)

Discussion in 'Games' started by The2ndQuest , May 12, 2005.

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  1. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Discussion for all things Next-Gen.
     
  2. TIEIntercepter

    TIEIntercepter Jedi Youngling star 2

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  3. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    X-Box Fanboy: The 360 will be have the most powerful graphics.
    PS2 Fanboy: The PS3 will have the best graphics.
    Nintendo Fanboy: The Revolution will have the most awesome graphics.
     
  4. irishd2

    irishd2 Jedi Master star 2

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    Finally! An official thread about the next-gen
    Anyways
    [link=http://home.btconnect.com/hgi/xbox2/]next gen site[/link] there ya go for all 3 systems...

    Backwards compatibility for 360:
    [link=http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=22839]BC[/link]

    Good Xbox 1 & 360 info site
    [link=http://www.teamxbox.com]info site[/link]

    Specs (live and hardware)
    [link=http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000267042765/]specs[/link]
     
  5. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I'm kinda disappointed that both the 360 and the PS3 will be absurdly expensive; Nintendo's still-codenamed console will probably be the only one with a semi-reasonable pricetag at launch($200-$250 U.S.).
     
  6. Uncle_Owen_Kenobi

    Uncle_Owen_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Absurdly expensive? Huh? The NEO GEO was what I would consider "absurdly expensive". The price point for the 360 and PS3 probably won't be much different from the price of a launch PSX, PS2 or Xbox. They will both end up in the predictable 300-350 price tag. OMG! Time to mortgage the house!!11!!!1 :p
     
  7. irishd2

    irishd2 Jedi Master star 2

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    Actually, just go to teamxbox.com, they have all the info on the 360 b/c of the MTV special
     
  8. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I read that the 360 is set to launch at $400, which is expensive considering that it's only a game console. I don't want my Playstation or XBox to be a ******* media center if it's going to up the price. Nintendo has the right idea with keeping an emphasis on games and reasonable price.
     
  9. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    Which one lets you download and play Oregon Trail?
     
  10. Addiction

    Addiction Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Revolution for me.(but more info needed)
     
  11. MovieTrailerMusic

    MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Im downloading the MTV xbox reveal thing I cant wait to see what they show BETTER be good
     
  12. Jedi_Insurance_Guy

    Jedi_Insurance_Guy Jedi Master star 5

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    Unless the Revolution has a better, more mature library than the GC, I'll take the 360 (or maybe even PS3).
     
  13. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    What do you need USB ports on a console for, other than for periphrials that you really don't need?

    And three of them? I have four on my computar and only ever used one at a time.
     
  14. pat-fett

    pat-fett Jedi Knight star 5

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    Thanks for the links irsh. :D Great info to get me up to speed.
     
  15. irishd2

    irishd2 Jedi Master star 2

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    No problem pat, but i advise everyone interested in the 360 to go teamxbox.com for official specs. I got this info before I posted the links above.
     
  16. hitmbig

    hitmbig Jedi Master star 5

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    Can you play older XBOX titles on the 360? If so I may pick it up.
     
  17. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    More Revolution details: it'll be able to be oriented horizontally or vertically, is no thicker than 3 DVD cases stacked on top on one another & will be using a DVD drive (with likely DVD-9 dual layer support). Hi-def playback capability is also expected.
     
  18. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4541961.stm# <-- link to news article on X-Box360 (BBC News) - click link at top right of page for 2 minute new video of X-Box360 unvieling

    <img src="http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41141000/jpg/_41141349_360_01.jpg">

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4543819.stm <-- link to slide show of X-Box360 images
     
  19. Shadow_of_Durron

    Shadow_of_Durron Jedi Knight star 6

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    Why do people still consider $400 to be "expensive" for a new game system? That's pretty much the standard price for just about any newly-launched system. Hell, didn't the old NES, SNES and Genesis go for similar prices way back when? This is the standard deal, so I don't see how anyone can still be surprised by this.
     
  20. Uncle_Owen_Kenobi

    Uncle_Owen_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    A few movies for Xbox 360 games.

    [link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5756&type=mov]Project Gotham 3[/link]

    [link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5754&type=mov]Kameo[/link]

    [link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5753&type=mov]Gears Of War[/link]

    [link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5766&type=mov]Full Auto[/link]

    [link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5752&type=mov]Ghost Recon 3[/link]

    [link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5771&type=mov]Condemned[/link]

    [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5658&type=mov]Demonik[/link]

    [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5657&type=mov]Dark Sector[/link]

    [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5625&type=mov]Alan Wake[/link]

    [link=http://www.gametrailers.com/player.php?id=464&type=mov]Battelfield II[/link]

    [link=http://www.gamespot.com/x360/action/framecitykiller/media.html]Frame City Killers[/link]


    And some screens.

    [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/006/924363_20050107_screen003.jpg] [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/131/reviews/928116_20050513_screen002.jpg]
    [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/132/reviews/926309_20050513_screen002.jpg] [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images//2005/news/05/12/farm_screen001.jpg]
    [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/news/05/04/wake_screen001.jpg] [image=http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2005/118/927943_20050429_screen008.jpg]
     
  21. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Um- It *is* expensive for a system- only Saturn cost near that much at launch (and is one of several factors that basicly killed that system).

    SNES was $130-$150 for the two controllers & Super Mario World package, $99 for the one-controller, no-game "control set", ditto for Genesis.

    N64 was between $150-200. Ditto on GCN.

    It was PS2 & X-Box that raised the average launch price another $50-$100.

    At $400, once you factor in periphrial costs and such, you might as well buy a PC with a DVD drive.

    Or, alterntatively, remember alot of people bought a PS2 or XB as a cheap DVD player that just happened to be able to play games. If the systems strat costing so much, people will just buy a seperate DVD player and use the lleft over to get a simple surround sound system.
     
  22. rogue_wookiee

    rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling star 6

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    I heard developers are drooling over the PS3 and aren't so excited about the hardware on the other 2 after seeing how powerful the PS3 is.

    No. I'm not a PS fanboy. I just heard that in the EGM rumor mill.
     
  23. Uncle_Owen_Kenobi

    Uncle_Owen_Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The PSX at launch was $299. The N64 was $250. The Saturn was $399. The Xbox 360 will be $299 for the silver and 360-99 $for the gold. The PS3 will probably end up at $299 aswell.
     
  24. FlareStorm

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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    What do you need USB ports on a console for, other than for periphrials that you really don't need?

    And three of them? I have four on my computar and only ever used one at a time.
     
  25. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Does anyone know when the DreamCast 2 will be coming out?
     
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