Xbox Evolved follows up on some rumors about a certain Rareware FPS, gets info about the fate of the Xbox 360 HD DVD player, price drops for the Xbox 360, and more.
Right now, I'm torn: Do I go ahead and buy a Blu-Ray player when my tax return comes, or do I wait and hope MS puts out a 360 peripheral that will likely be less expensive? And their reasoning behind the Elite shortages makes sense: What if it's due to a new Elite with some great new features like built-in Wifi and a massive hard-drive?
your better off waiting man prices might be lower by then too.
If there is a drop on a new Xbox, I would get it. If it had built-in Wifi that would be perfect. An Xbox 360 would be a great addition to my PS3, I really want to play Mass Effect...In these cases everyone wins =o)
Time to wait. Good things are coming. Lower prices and more features are the best. Larger HHD, WiFi , Arcade with HDD those are worth waiting for. Man this exciting MS allowing Blu-Ray to work with Vista also. And getting some of sony's back catalog for the market place. WOW!!!!
I'm not so sure about an Xbox blu-ray add-on. It's no secret Sony has tried Trojan Horsing the blu-ray into homes with it's PS3 (which I love :D) but now that it has all but won the HD war I believe they would try and keep that feature exclusive to Playstations in order to booster sales. It just doesn't really make sense to market to their biggest competitor and remove one of their console's major (and exclusive)selling features.
Totally agree with the fact that from a company standpoint it would smart on sony's behalf if they limited bluray only to the PS3, but Microsoft has an ace up their sleeve with Windows. Bluray add on released for the 360 and Sony gets Bluray Windows support, meaning even more money for Sony.
MS has negotiating room. The biggest issue MS had with Blu-ray was Java and not having managed copy. I think the later was resolved, and if they can get HD-i out there (which is generally less problemmatic than Java), it changes things up for MS. Also, Blu-ray is in a bit of flux with the differnet profiles, so the possibility of introductiong something like HD-i isn't as big an issue. The only 2.0 capable profile system is the PS3, and that is easy as hell to update to include HD-i. Then, with putting native support in Windows and having a drive in/attached to the 360, plus download movies on marketplace and you a pssible a win-win for everyone (money flowing back and forth nicely). I would guess part of the negotiating would include how royalties are handled. I just want format war to be 100% over. Honestly, the best of all worlds would have been feature spec of HD DVD and physical media spec of Blu-ray ... just maybe, that is in essence going to happen.
sell my elite on ebay, and get the "NEW" SKU, i suppose Micro$oft is going to combat the new PS3 SKU with this???? wait! i can't sell! DMC4 is coming out this week! boooooooosh!
There are so many different sku's coming out for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360, I am just wondering when will it be the perfect moment to upgrade. I guess I will just have to wait a while longer and see what Microsoft comes out with, sell my 360 in hopes that they finally come out with an sku that is as great an overhaul as the slim PS2.
Would love to get a thinner/small 360. Part of the problem is the HD attachment however. They can't make it thinner without some extreme engineering/clever problem solving. They could make it less deep and long though.
Both have japanese components. c32 has a jap turbo. And. Bmw owns Mini, but Toyota makes the supercharger for the mini cooper S. Bt Toyota owns Lexas,whch is bmw's competitor. Now. sony wnt give MS blu ray?
They have no screens lol. Nice excuse for not posting them... lol :p
Debating whether to get another HD add-on for 360, a standalone, and Sony movies... why not simply buy a PS3? If you were gamers, you'd do that.
Now stop trying to cram your damn console down my throat, I made my choice and it's the 360, PC, and Wii. I would imagine you think I'm not a "true gamer" now that I only own 3 of the 4 gaming platforms. I own over 200 games across 10 gaming platforms but I'm not a true "gamer" so those must be drink coasters.
I love the irony that YOU call THEM freaking fanboys.
A new SKU is very possible especially with the rumors of a new PS3 SKU coming soon, I think the smart move if the PS3 or Xbox lowered their price and bundled GTA4 with it, that bundle would fly off the roof. A low budget Rare game is a smart move especially if it had the things that made Golden Eye so special. HD-DVD or Blu-Ray for Xbox? Who cares I have a PS3.
...is the best course right now, at least through GDC and maybe even up until E3. Between the price cuts, upgrades, and new SKUs there will be plenty of goodies for us gamers to decide on in the upcoming months ahead. I'm particularly excited about bigger hard drives (HDD STANDARD for Arcade? Brilliant!) for Xbox 360/PS3 and possibly Slim models for both consoles as well. Lord_Ash, love the idea of GTAIV console bundles--- for BOTH Xbox 360 and PS3? See what competition does for us gamers? Win win win....
Then game data could be saved to the HDD and one of the cpus could be freed up from needing to decompress the data coming off the DVD (plus it would make that whole bluray gives more space thing completely irrelevant). But I will wait to see if MS is crafty enough to do this - it would allow a nice performance boost but then you have to include the HDD that makes it more difficult to drop the price of the Arcade. Maybe just give the Arcade 2 or 4 gigs of flash memory to store game data and still make the HDD optional (but if you have the HDD then you can save game data on that instead).
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