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Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by DunAzrael, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. DunAzrael

    DunAzrael Peasant

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    Here we go again, one more generation of console wars.
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    In an announcement at the Tokyo Game Show, the company said the new Xbox--Microsoft's entrant in the next-generation console wars--would hit store shelves in North America on Nov. 22, in Europe on Dec. 2 and in Japan on Dec. 10. The company clearly wanted to take advantage of the holiday shopping rush just before and after Thanksgiving in the United States.
    "That's what you want to do to launch a console," said International Development Group market analyst Mike Sabine. "You definitely want to have it on shelves to enjoy the Thanksgiving shopping period."
    Last month, Microsoft said the Xbox 360 would come in two flavors: a base model for $299 and a souped-up version with a 20GB hard drive and wireless controllers for $399.

    For months, Microsoft has said it would have the Xbox 360 out in time for the holidays, and Wednesday's announcement confirms the company will get several months of first-mover advantage over Sony's forthcoming PlayStation 3 and Nintendo's Revolution, both of which are expected to be released next spring.
     
  2. Kaeric

    Kaeric Peasant

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    What is the thing in the bottom left hand corner of that picture?
     
  3. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    The harddrive
     
  4. cowofwar

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    Why is there an ESRB rating on the system?
     
  5. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    MS is probably just protecting themselves from litigation. As part of what seems to be a new trend, responsibility for morally and legally questionable content has been moving uphill. It is easier to sue one big guy than it is to sue a bunch of little guys.

    Recent litigation against P2P software makers is a good example of this. I seem to remember a recent ruling that would hold software makers responsible for the illegal actions of their users. The idea is to make sure P2P software makers are making an honest effort to prevent their software from being used for piracy. Of course this is spawning numerous "slippery slope" arguments from the opposition.
     
  6. SpocKirk

    SpocKirk Forum Moderator and Donator

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    perhaps it comes with a demo disc or software loaded on the HD.
     
  7. Wulf

    Wulf MSC Knight and Donator

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    Preloaded demos and videos on the HDD.
     
  8. ckmonster

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    becuase they pwn everyone lol...

    why do people waste money on the console systems... they are like really crappy computers that are overpriced.
     
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    Calendryll MSC Commander and Donator

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    Yea but not everyone can afford a $1000+ gaming machine. There are also many more games made for consoles as there are for pc. I prefer pc to, you just have to look at it from all sides. Consoles are catching up to pc very quickly. I am amazed at the specs on the upcoming ones.
     
  10. cowofwar

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    They're good for the social aspect. Great for parties when you can load in tetris or ssb or something.
     
  11. DunAzrael

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    true that, my modded xbox has provided hours and hours of social time. jump on into super mario war and the fun never stops.
     
  12. Kaeric

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    well consoles are jumping towards that. Look how much these new systems are going to be plus the $50+ a game. Consoles are too pricey to draw me in.
     

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