The Xbox "Xenon" news thread...

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by NetRyder, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. NetRyder

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    "Keep in mind that all of this information is based off of alpha development kits and current projections for the final hardware. Everything is subject to change."

    Source: GameSpy

    Holy crap, that's powerful! :eek:
     
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    Dayum... awesome! :eek:
     
  3. the_music_man

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    dank
     
  4. Grandmaster

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    *drools*

    Wow, what a freaking powerful machine. I think the old argument of PCs being more powerful than consoles shall be a moot point very soon. Especially considering many people think the PS3 will be more powerful than Xbox 2!

    The inclusion of the camera is an interesting move, should be fun to use that. As expected by many, this will not ship with a HD as a standard, which is a damn shame I think. Hopefully people like me won't have to pay too much more for a hard drive.

    There some other interesting tidbits mentioned in the article:

    I don't know what that could possibly mean, but hopefully it'll be something very cool.

    Time to invest in a HD TV then :D Please release this Christmas :p
     
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    Isn't PS3 supposed to be 5.0GHz?
     
  6. Kush

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    lets wait to see the specs on the ps3
     
  7. zeke_mo

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    So MS can make money off of live.....
     
  8. NetRyder

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    I was just talking to Grandmaster a few minutes ago, and I think most of us can agree that LIVE is definitely one of the most fun parts of the Xbox. Whether or not MS makes more money (and I'm sure they will), I think it's great that they're making it a necessary part of the system.
     
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    I think Sony has the right idea with free online play(after modem). I just cant come to pay for a game then pay for it more just to play it online.

    Xbox live is fun tho :p
     
  10. ~bk

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    Xbox LIVE is very fun, but I don't like certain things about it. One of them being that you have to 'pay' for some downloads. :s I remember when I went to Downloadable Contents for Project Gotham Racing 2, I was getting charged about $8.99CAD for one download.

    I mean, they're being greedy now. :p I just hope they don't do this with Halo 2.
     
  11. Grandmaster

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    Because you know, that's what a business does? Make a profit? :p

    Anyway, paying for LIVE is definitely worth it. You are not paying just for a single game. A single $50 fee for a whole year, or $4.99 per month. For any game that plays online.

    You get what you pay for. Sony's online system is no where near as awesome as Xbox LIVE. Not even close. Do a bit of research :D

    edit: In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if Sony came up with their own version of a centralized gaming service like LIVE. It's the only way they can compete with MS in terms of online gaming.
     
  12. Xie

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    Sounds interesting and powerful, but it also sounds a bit pricey. I will be amazed if MS releases this monster for under $300. I think Sony is going to be in the same boat as console gaming is all about numbers these days.

    /me pets his Intellivision [still best console to date]
     
  13. ElementalDragon

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    still won't buy a MS console. Why spend $300 or so on a console when i have a beefy PC that can do everything the X-Box can do and more? Basically all X-Boxes are is a featureless PC. or.... should i say Featureless MAC, since it's using PowerPC cores? Either way it's pointless. Rather wait to see what Nintendo's gonna be cooking up. Everyone always says they hate Microsoft and/or their products, yet everyone seems to LOVE X-Box. never seen a game lag on my GameCube at all, let alone as bad as some X-Box games do. Typical Microsoft. they make a product that can't handle the crap that get's run on it.
     
  14. vivid_vibe

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    Sound like some nice specs. Personally I can't wait for the specs to be released for the PS3. I'm sure it will be comparable to the Xenon. Not only that, but it will use Blue-Ray discs as the primary media.
     
  15. NetRyder

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    0.o what's that supposed to mean, NetRyder?
     
  17. NetRyder

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  18. Henyman

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    Great specs it looks like :D

    i dont see why the xbox 2 doesn't ship with like a 5GB drive.....with an upgrade availible.


    also i play Live all the time, though it is mainly due to halo2 :D
     
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    I think they should beef up the RAM just for the ooh factor.
     
  20. Dublex

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    Well I would have gone for a "Danger! potholes ahead" sign as a sight gag instead of the troll sign :D

    If consoles are going to start being at current PC specs or above current PC specs it might actually be worth getting one. the XB2 looks like a nice rig.