TGS "We love our 360's and think that with a few simple changes Microsoft's console could make 2009 its best year yet." TGS illustrates several easily implemented changes that could make the Xbox 360 better than ever in 2009.
i agree with the reducing hardware accessories. thts about it.
I think it would be pretty awesome to browse the internet without having to leave my 360. I wouldn't mind a little more info on 360's upcoming releases either. I hate watching all of Sony's title for months and then being left in suspense of 360's gaming response.
All are valid points, but I Microsoft will announce some great exclusives this year, I expect maybe even on this week at GDC, but most likely E3 is where Microsoft will shine.
MS should start to build up their 1st/2nd party studio relations even if its a new foundation for their next console. These things take time and the honest 360 guys are now witnessing the correlation between studios and exclusives. The article is well put though, nothing to really argue with. Hope they do a ps3 and wii version as they too need a couple of things that need to be addressed before anybody cries foul
At this point, MS needs to announce an insane kick-butt looking IP with the likes of Gears of War. Something that will make PS3 owners jealous. We'll have to wait for E3 I guess.
If they can nail what thatgamingsite.com listed then the 360 will be back in the spotlight.
It needs a change for the achievement system. Like a level or something. The PSN has levels to how much trophies you get, an rpg like level. I wouldn't mind that on the 360
I like how they are now. You can easily scroll through your games and browse over you achivements. Im very happy with it.
I was a hypocrite. Trophy's/Achievements are the sh!t. Thank you MS, not for the invention but for making it mainstream and making it 'the standard'. Trophy's did up it a little though with the tier/level up elements
Just say it. If the new Jasper boards have fixed the problem or at least brought it to a managable state, why not say it? I know a few people that are interested in picking up the 360 now that it's so cheap but are still wary due to hardware concerns, even with the warranty. And if the Jasper is the fix everyone was waiting for...for the love of god, replace people's broken consoles with them! My 4th console they sent me was older than the console it replaced! Replacing faulty consoles with refurbed faulty consoles should not have been the solution. I have a friend who received his first RROD and rather than get trapped in the faulty console cycle like I did he just sold his console online, kept the harddrive and bought a new 360. Hopefully it works out for him, because I know I've just given up buying anything on my 360 but the odd exclusive for fear of another rrod outside the warranty now.
Good points, although the internet browsing at least to me isn't too useful. The MS points system where 800 points = $10.00 just seems like an underhanded way to make something look cheaper then it really is. MS had some BS explanation that it needed a point system to commonize across regions, but sounds fishy to me. Just advertise the price in whatever currency they are using in the nation of choice. It converts it anyway when you purchase something.
in part it is the way you say. In larger part it has to do with making it so you can barely ever spend exactly the amount you want (if you notice, rarely will something cost even close to what you have in your account. you almost always have 200 points left). The largest part though to justify points over dollars is that they don't need to worry about repricing things for every currency. All they have to do is figure out how much 500 points costs in each currency, and then they can just have prices stay the same. I'm much more upset about the second reason, but can definitely see a plus from the third reason. I think they just need a better way to purchase points in non-set intervals.
If i were able to play games without having the fear of needing to send in my console for 1 month. That would be the greatest thing microsoft could do for the customer. When I get a console sent back to me, and out of the box it has the RROD, you know you have problems.
e-74 is very old. gaming websites are saying its appearing now because of the nxe. im just trying to understand how it came back :/
1 month for console repair? Where the hell do you live?
Of the four times I have had to send it in, the average wait time is usually between three and four weeks.
Where are you keeping your xbox, in a furnace? I have had mine for 3 years and I time it acted a little funny and it was replaced within 5 business days. You know you should lay it down, not stand it up and make sure there is plenty of room around it so nothing blocks the vents? I don't know anyone of all the people I know who own 360's that had to send it in more then once.
I'm on my 4th 360. My console has always been flat, nothing even close to the vents, sitting on it's own giant shelf in my entertainment unit, up off the floor in a nice, cool basement. No doors on the entertainment unit. I wasn't playing for 8 hours straight or anything even close to that. And yet I've had 2 rrod and one disk gouging replacement console and I'm now on console 4. The problem isn't with the owners. The problem is Microsoft replaces faulty consoles with refurbed faulty consoles. And if the problem's fixed by the Jasper boards, MS needs to tell us that. On a side note, I went to my local Purolater courier in Edmonton last year to send my latest dead console back to them. It was just a little depot on the side of a drug store and the guy said "Ah. 360, eh?" I said, "Yeah. How'd you know?" He gestured to the back of the small office and there was a stack of about 7 coffins waiting to go out. He said usually there was about 5 a day coming or going. If this is fixed, people need to know.
I know exactly what you mean. For me it's gotten to the point where I hardly ever play anything on my 360 for fear of it dying. It takes about 1-2 months for me to get mine back when i send it in which is retarded but there isn't really much I can do about it except buy a new one which I cannot really afford to do every year or so.
RRoD, e74... what's next? BREAKING NEWS: this just in Microsoft said they finally found the solution to these problems; they said "Buy a PLAYSTATION 3"
its about 5-6 days for getting and xbox back if something happens to it. this is by my own experiences.
Wow thats really good. Everybody's experiences are different. So if someone does state it took this long to get their system back does not mean they are necessasarily lying. Each Country is different.
Exclusives worth playing maybe?
The problem is, people over play the games on 360 because they are good. Luckily, Sony doesn't have to worry about that problem.
It's not really overplaying when there isn't anything else to play. The Wii has more exclusive games for 09 worth playing than the 360. And that is funny as hell.
I can take a crap, put it in a box, label it as an exclusive, and it doesn't make it a GREAT GAME. Sony had KZ2 and God of War 3 which is now looking like its definately 2010. My point is, just because it's an exclusive, doesn't make it a good game. Look at Call of Duty 4. Best FPS this gen, and it's multiplatform. I would rather play that then 90% of the exclusives for any system this year.
So you've grown accustomed to multiplatform games. Makes sense, you ARE a 360 owner.
Worst come back yet. So, you're telling me you would rather play Little Big Planet over Call of Duty 4? You know how many people will stop playing Killzone 2 and Gears of War 2 when Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 2 comes out? I played Halo 3 and Gears 1 and 2 ALL the time, but to say Gears 2 is better then Call of Duty 4 is insane, it's the best game this gen. It has nothing to do with "getting use to multiplatform", it's about spending my money and the few amounts of spare time I have to play and enjoy the best games available. Enough of the fanboy attitude, you look pathetic with your weak comebacks. CoD4 is OUTSTANDING and better then every exclusive Sony has to offer, even what Microsoft has to offer.
This article brings up great points. You guys should also check out the Ps3 version article. This is what journalism should be like, not that happy biased horse sh*t. And one more thing that can be great for all consoles, developers should try & put the map packs on the dang disk instead having to pay for costumes, songs, ect., its crazy now lol. Dalibor out.
Reliability is the big issue, and the accessory price the second biggest issue. The MS points is a mild annoyance, and I don't feel web browsing is necessary. As far as releasing info on upcoming titles sooner, I don't really care.
I only agree with the Accessory part, that is bullshit how much they charge. I never had a problem with the point system and *KNOCK ON WOOD* i have a first generation 360, bought on release and i have not had a RRoD or E74. *KNOCK ON WOOD* *KNOCK ON WOOD* *KNOCK ON WOOD* *KNOCK ON WOOD*
Put a surgeon generals warning on the 360 package that the radiation from the power supply will give you testicular cancer and if you are female then you will turn into a male and THEN get testicular cancer.
Congrats on the worst joke I have seen in a long time. Proud moment for you.
thats everyone 5-6 days .
Not with my Ps3, it took me about 2 weeks until I got it back. I only had to send in my Ps3 once so I can't post how long it took me the second time for my console to arrive. I live in Ohio by the way. Medina to be exact. 407 N.Elmwood to pinpoint haha.
Fixing the reliability is still a big issue. Every time MS comes out with a new chip set they say "This will solve the Red Ring of Death Issue, We Promise" and then a month or 2 later we get reports of people with this new chip set getting RROD. While it is true that the problem is slowly getting better that's not good enough. The E74 error as well NEEDS to be addressed as I know personally 4 friends who have come across the issue prompting one of them to give up on 360 and purchase a PS3 Microsoft can not afford to wait as long as they did with the Red Ring issue they need to address the problem now.
Still to this day I cannot stand people saying the following: My Xbox broke its my 3rd one Response: Did you take care of it, is it well ventilated, standing up or laying down Are you freaking serious? At this point we all know their Hardware is crap, end of story, quit blaming the people. Their software OS etc rock, their hardware not so much, let it go MS screwed the pooch on hardware. My 2 biggest issues are: Fix your hardware, get your accessories and prices under control, I would say about a 50% price cut on all of them is needed.
ok you saidps3..ok different story . ps3 is obviously more reliable. i didnt think it was going to be that long to get a ps3 back.
Well at least for me it was. I am sure that if you live closer to where the factories are that repair 360's or Ps3's you prob will get them back sooner & it depends what the problem is for your system. I got that ylod so I don't know. What was wrong with your 360?
The thing I agree with the most from this article is announcing exclusives as well as the system itself. Though I'd gladly get a 360 if it got flooded with quite a few exclusives. The thing that is holding me back the most is that fear of getting the RRoD. After getting the system itself and maybe two or three games, I won't have any money left to ship it off if something were to happen in a few days. Overall I wouldn't care to much or rather worry to much about disc scratching. Primarily because I don't move a console when a disc is in place of it, and I'd probably take the disc out after I'm done with the console itself anyway. Only thing that I wish microsoft would have done was taken care of the problem from the get go..
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