Discussion in 'Games' started by The2ndQuest, May 12, 2005.
Discussion for all things Next-Gen.
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.
Finally! An official thread about the next-gen
[link=http://home.btconnect.com/hgi/xbox2/]next gen site[/link] there ya go for all 3 systems...
Backwards compatibility for 360:
Good Xbox 1 & 360 info site
Specs (live and hardware)
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.).
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
Actually, just go to teamxbox.com, they have all the info on the 360 b/c of the MTV special
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.
Which one lets you download and play Oregon Trail?
Revolution for me.(but more info needed)
Im downloading the MTV xbox reveal thing I cant wait to see what they show BETTER be good
Unless the Revolution has a better, more mature library than the GC, I'll take the 360 (or maybe even PS3).
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.
Thanks for the links irsh. Great info to get me up to speed.
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.
Can you play older XBOX titles on the 360? If so I may pick it up.
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.
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
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4543819.stm <-- link to slide show of X-Box360 images
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.
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=5753&type=mov]Gears Of War[/link]
[link=http://gametrailers.com/player.php?id=5752&type=mov]Ghost Recon 3[/link]
[link=http://www.gamespot.com/x360/action/framecitykiller/media.html]Frame City Killers[/link]
And some screens.
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.
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.
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.
Does anyone know when the DreamCast 2 will be coming out?