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#1 Bishop

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 04:30 PM

I recently saw on some articles more credible evidence that the next xbox will be called Xbox 360. Even though this was not confirmed I was very dissapointed. I allways had my favorite be xenon because it sounded more interesting and new age than xbox360. Many people thought xbox360 meant it was going to be a sphere. But that is wrong. The 360 was like angles. Meaing it was well rounded, jack of all trades ect. whatever you wanna call it. I voted xenon because of the reason stated above. Just wanted to know what you thought. (I know xbox 2 was allready ruled out because it would be copying playstation and it is less then 3 therefore hurting there sales because people are like that.)
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#2 boltsniper

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:31 PM

It will be Xbox 360
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 05:33 PM

I voted 360. I'm pissed off about it though as I am about every other next gen line. I never want to spring for the 300$ and usually don't but I long for Halo 3, Unreal Tournament 2007, and Perfect Dark Zero sooo freakin badly.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:29 PM

I long for Halo 3... sooo freakin badly.

Ahh yes I agree. Halo 3 is (for now and other then the specs of the machine itself) sole reason I want the new xbox.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:37 PM

I just thought I'd share these screens from UT 2007 which is coming for both PC and XBOX360. Those are in game pics ladies. All I can say is hot digiddy-damn.



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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:47 PM

I think it should be called Microsoft sucks ass, but since there is no option for that I voted xenon.

Edited by i h8 hippies, 11 May 2005 - 06:47 PM.

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Posted 11 May 2005 - 06:54 PM

Yeah, it's X-box 360 and I can almost guerentee you the things going to be a big cylinder with a x on it, disc deck coming from the top center.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:09 PM

You get those from Game informer? I'd prefer neXtboX over all.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 08:29 PM

I can almost guerentee you the things going to be a big cylinder with a x on it, disc deck coming from the top center


Here here is what the xbox360 looks like. Pretty sleek and modern looking.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 10:42 PM

I've seen pics of it and it only looks like it has one controller port.
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 11:15 PM

Just FYI and discussion

Xbox 360 likely specs:

CPU : 3 IBM multithreading 3.2 GHz cores operating in parallel with 1Mb cache
MCPX: ATI operating at 500 MHz with 10Mb DRAM dedicated
System Memory: 512 Mb DDR3 RAM running at 700 MHz
Pixel Fill rate 16 billion/s
HDD: 20Gb Removable
Probable WiFI compatibility
4 wireless controller ports
Dual layer DVD-ROM


For comparison here are the specs od the current Xbox:
CPU: Intel 733 MHz
MCPX: nVidia operating at 250 MHz
System Memory: 64 Mb running at 200 MHz
Pixel Fill rate 4 billion/s
HDD: 8 Gb


Those are some damn impressive specs!!!

Edited by boltsniper, 13 May 2005 - 04:52 AM.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:52 AM

HDD: 20Gb Removable

Since we're spectulating, I'll point out that most of the rumors make this a 40GB optional accessory. I think it's bullshit if the xbox 360 doesn't ship with a HDD in its base configuration.

Too bad this is (probably) not going to include HD-DVD. I'd buy it just for that.

I'm about to slap a Shuttle system with an Athlon 3.0+, 1GB of RAM, 200GB HDD, and RF keyboard and mouse in my entertainment center. I'll be able to play (generally superior) PC games at 1280x720/720p, web surf, play mp3z, do timeshifting, plus have the ability to play Windows Media High Def Video right now. Total cost ~$450.
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#13 boltsniper

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 12:02 PM

Since we're spectulating, I'll point out that most of the rumors make this a 40GB optional accessory. I think it's bullshit if the xbox 360 doesn't ship with a HDD in its base configuration.

Too bad this is (probably) not going to include HD-DVD. I'd buy it just for that.

the latest talk I`ve heard about it suggests a 20GB HDD. When you think about the intended purpose of the HDD....store savegames, downloadable content, and system files....it really doesn`t need a massive drive.

Apparently the "standard" package will include the HDD stock, but there may be a "lite" version that doesn`t come with it. It can be purchased later and easily installed.

Since the PS3 is expected to use the Blu-Ray DVD format I was hoping/figuring that the Xbox360 would use HD-DVD. I guess they must assume that no game will exceed 9 gigs in size. Typical Xbox games are around 2-3 gigs with some in the high 4 range. The current Xbox has a DVD-9 drive capable of reading dual layer discs so they must have anticipated Xbox games on supassing 5 gigs in size. As far as I know, no current Xbox game is on a dual layer disc.
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Posted 12 May 2005 - 01:48 PM

Those ingame pics are pretty nice. Ive seen those console pics but not the controler ones. Those controlers look pretty horrible.

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Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:46 PM

xbox 360

sigh...

Those screenshots are pretty nice, looks like PS3 calibur stuff.

Here's the official specs btw:

2 types of Xbox Live:
Xbox Live Silver (no subscription required)
Xbox Live Gold (subscription benefits)

Features for Gold service
(S) Also for Silver
(O) Also for Offline

- Seamless transition to Xbox Live account from Xbox to Xbox 360
- Access to MMOs (additional fees may apply) (S)
- Free Xbox Live weekends (S)
- Multiplayer online gameplay
- Avatar for gamer profile(S)(O)
- Motto for gamer profile (S)(O)
- Personalized look for Xbox System Guide (S)(O)
- Offline achievments (S)(O)
- Online achievements (S)
- Access to other players' Gamer cards via Live (S)
- Cumulative gamer score (S)(O)
- Location/language profile (S)(O)
- Reputation (S)
- Enahnced matchmaking using above
- Skill level matchmaking
- Gameplay style profile (casual, competitive, etc.)
- Recent players list (S)
- Free and premium download game content(S)
- Free and premium downloadable movies, music, tv (S)
- Downloadable demos/trailers (S)
- Microtransactions (S)
- Custom playlist in every game (S)(O)
- Play music from portable devices (S)(O)
- View images from digital camera (S)(O)
- Strem media from Windows XP (S)(O)
- Interactive screen savers (S)(O)
- Track info for CDs (S) (O)
- Communication with voice, video or text (S)

The Hardware:
1. Support for DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 cd, JPEG photo CD
2. All games supported at 16:9, 720p and 1080i, anti-aliasing
3. Customizable face plates to change appearance
4. 3 USB 2.0 ports
5. Support for 4 wireless controllers
6. Detachable 20GB drive
7. Wi-Fi ready

Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
- 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each
- 2 hardware threads per core
- 1 VMX-128 vector unit per core
- 1 MB L2 cache

CPU Game Math Performance
- 9 billion dots per second

Custom ATI Graphics Processor
- 500 MNz
- 10 MB embedded DRAM
- 48-way parallel floating-point shader pipelines
- unified shader architecture

Memory
-512 MB GDDR3 RAM
- 700 MNz DDR

Memory Bandwidth
- 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
- 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
- 21.6 GB/s frontside bus

Audio
- Mulitchannel surround sond output
- Supports 48khz 16-bit audio
- 320 independent decompression channels
- 32 bit processing
- 256+ audio channels


To sum up the important stuff regarding XBL:

There will be two versions of Xbox Live. Silver is free (everyone gets it), and Gold is a paid subscription, like the current XBL. It looks like Xbox Live will be free on the weekends for everyone; Gold members will get it all the time, obviously. Current Xbox Live accounts will carry over to the 360 and become Gold Xbox Live accounts. Both Gold and Silver members will be able to download demos, trailers, and other content through XBL.

This info seems pretty legit, and some insiders have confirmed that this is indeed a real leak. At this rate, you have to wonder if Microsoft will have anything left to reveal at the MTV unveiling on May 12.


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Posted 14 May 2005 - 08:29 AM

Argh. I am very dissapointed in that promo. But I should have expected that in todays world. It was quite lame. They spent too much time jazzing it up rather than talking about the xbox itself. Though there was one funny part where some geek was asking engeneers about one of the games it went kinda like this.

Geek: How many polygons are in the characters?
Engeneers: They have (place number here) polygons.
Geek: How many polygons are in the environments?
Engeneers: They have (place number here) polygons
Geek: Are the backgrounds fully destructable?
Engeneer: Yes fully.
Geek: Whats it like to kiss a girl?
Engeneers just staired blankly.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 11:00 AM

The controllers are all wireless. I saw the MTV release.
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 12:21 PM

www.xbox360.com
www.joystiq.com

Check 'em. Read 'em. Love 'em.
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:21 PM

Free Xbox Live on weekends. I'm SO for this, seeing as how that's the only time I'd use it.
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 04:53 PM

Just wondering, has anybody heard what ballpark the price will be? It best not go over 400$ but probably will. :blink:
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Posted 14 May 2005 - 08:52 PM

I live in seattle so my local paper already covered it: here's an article and some pics: http://seattlepi.nws...=1&searchdiff=2 , Search Xbox on the same sight for more interesting articles. I'm really looking forward to the next Perfect Dark as that was one of my fav N64 games but Halo 2 of course and others. I gotta say I think this thing realy takes away from Xbox's feel, It has great features, but even I could design a better console. Whatever I'm sure I'll drop the $300-$500 bucks for it anyway just because I feel I must. Yeah also after the PSP this thing looks like crap.
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:02 AM

I'd say it'll be atleast 400, this thing is basically a computer. But I think that 400+ dollars would be a rip if it couldn't play the old xbox games.
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:15 AM

I'm going to wait until 2008 and then I'm going to buy it for a lot less when it's outdated. Or maybe I'll just buy the original Xbox like 6 months after the 360 comes out.

I can't believe they made the case so Apple-esque. White is so plain, so square...

I liked black and green better.
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Posted 15 May 2005 - 01:26 AM

I heard on an Xbox forum I go to that the standard package will be $300, and the package that includes the 40GB HDD will be ~$350. Sounds a little too good to be true, but we'll see.
I'm pretty excited about this. Gears of War and Perfect Dark look sweet, and if UT2007 comes out for it, I'd kill 1,000 innocent lemurs to get it. I guess Halo 3 will be kinda cool, if it doesn't suck like Halo 2 did. :blink:
But, yeah, that MTV thing sorta sucked. Bad. I mean, The Killers? The only way their performace would've been good is if they spontaneously combusted as they were playing. That would rock.

Geek: How many polygons are in the characters?
Engeneers: They have (place number here) polygons.
Geek: How many polygons are in the environments?
Engeneers: They have (place number here) polygons
Geek: Are the backgrounds fully destructable?
Engeneer: Yes fully.
Geek: Whats it like to kiss a girl?
Engeneers just staired blankly.

:huh: ROFL. Nice.
But anyway, this November is going to be pretty sweet if PD0 and GoW come out as planned..
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