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Firebreath
17-08-2005, 18:04
Dunno if anybody has seen this yet, but...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4160076.stm

Sgt John Keel
17-08-2005, 18:07
Isn't that pretty cheap? Although I wonder if a controller is included in the 'Core System'.

Now there's hoping that the PS3 is in the same level... and gets a FFVII remake.:)

/Adrian

Wintermute
17-08-2005, 18:13
Isn't that pretty cheap? Although I wonder if a controller is included in the 'Core System'.

Now there's hoping that the PS3 is in the same level... and gets a FFVII remake.:)

/Adrian

Yes I think there would be a controller included with the Core system - it would be usless without one especially as the system uses a new design.

BTW IIRC the next FF game will be for the X-Box 360 not the PS.

Sgt John Keel
17-08-2005, 18:19
BTW IIRC the next FF game will be for the X-Box 360 not the PS.

Yes, but that's the Xbox version of FFXI. Then there is the PS2 FFXII, and then there are the FFVII spinoff games (Dirge of Cerberus?), and then Square Enix have apparently voiced some interest to producing a remake of FFVII for the PS3 due to the positive reactions on the FFVII technical demo for the PS3.

As for my concerns considering the Xbox 360's controller:


A more expensive version costing $399 (279) will include a 20GB hard drive, wireless controller, headset and remote control.

It doesn't say additional controller, so one could see this both ways.

/Adrian

McBain
17-08-2005, 20:02
WoW is all i can say at the moment.......

Arnizipal
17-08-2005, 21:37
Maybe the core set will include a 'wired' controller?

athamas
17-08-2005, 21:43
oh.. yippe.. another consol.. made by .... microsoft... joy....

warlordgrubnatz
17-08-2005, 21:44
the core set includes an xbox 360, detachable hard drive, wired controller and x-box live silver. the other icludes all that pluss
pre loaded hard drive content (rumoured to be halo 2- the complete game), ethernet cables, wireless controller and some other stuff, look on www.gamespy.com

Sgt John Keel
17-08-2005, 22:02
the core set includes an xbox 360, detachable hard drive, wired controller and x-box live silver. the other icludes all that pluss
pre loaded hard drive content (rumoured to be halo 2- the complete game), ethernet cables, wireless controller and some other stuff, look on www.gamespy.com (http://www.gamespy.com)

Nope, no HDD in the core box. And I notice that they yet again refuse to pay the DVD licensing costs.

/Adrian

Rykion
18-08-2005, 00:33
The $299 version is being released so that they could say that there is a version of Xbox 360 that cost the same as the original Xbox at release. It lacks the ability to save a game, and the hard drive is $99 by itself so there is no real reason to buy the cheaper version. Unfortunately, the $399 US version may only include a high definition AV cable, so I'll still have to pay $30 more to hook it up to my TV.

Samoth
18-08-2005, 01:59
I'd say the word "control" is due to the usual lack of industry-speak amongst reporters. I'm sure they mean controller, and not anything like a dvd control.

I read an article a little while ago about how these next gen machines claim to be "home entertainment" machines, and yet they lack the fuctionality of a stereo or dvd player. Things like an LCD screen, speakers, a remote included in the basic package would be more "home entertainment". There has been hardly any movement in this field since the ps1 playced cd's. Really misleading, I think.

Catterjee
18-08-2005, 07:07
Wow, what a dumb move, not making the HDD standard. Developers will be less inclined to make software to support it.

Firebreath
18-08-2005, 15:41
I agree the HDD should come as standard. Saving games on cartridges is a pain in the behind.

Sgt John Keel
18-08-2005, 16:40
I agree the HDD should come as standard. Saving games on cartridges is a pain in the behind.

Doesn't the Xbox support flash memory cards like Secure Digital, MMC?

/Adrian

Rykion
18-08-2005, 18:01
I think Microsoft anticipates that most people will buy the more expensive version of the system. I suspect most software produced for the Xbox 360 will make use of the hard drive, forcing people that bought the cheaper system to go out and buy one. I really believe the $299 system exists just so that Microsoft can say they have a "cheap" entry point for the new system.

Ravening Wh0re
18-08-2005, 19:47
209? Gosh, I was banking on 199.
I agree that Xbox strength lay with it's HD and to not include it as standard is pure folly. We once again have a "have and have nots" situation, much like the PS2 network adaptor.
I don't even know anyone with net-ready PS2.
If MS are hoping to profiteer from extra sales of HDs they will get stung.
They already know their memory cards/carts didn't sell very well (hell, I bought 3 in a Toys R Us in NY for 2 pounds a pop), and mine are only used to transfer my gamertag to other machines.


I wonder if the wireless controller has rumble? And if it does, how long will the batteries last?

Brother Valnrys
19-08-2005, 23:32
I remember when Xbox the original came out....it cost huge amounts of money and dropped rapidly in the first 3 months

Sgt John Keel
20-08-2005, 00:20
I remember when Xbox the original came out....it cost huge amounts of money and dropped rapidly in the first 3 months

Yes, it dropped something like 100 or so, because it didn't sell due to it's price (Or may it have been something else?). :p

The PS3 better be good to be worth the price I'm suspecting.

Anyway, I wonder how many who would have bought it if it didn't have the Microsoft brand and a massive ad campaign.

/Adrian

Snoozer
20-08-2005, 08:49
Here's a article about the Xbox 360 pricing:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/08/17/news_6131245.html

The "core system" (the cheaper one) is not even backwards compatible, and the only way you can save a game is by buying a Memory card ($39.99, 34.99 Euros, 22.99 GBP).

:D

Nazguire
21-08-2005, 05:28
Here's a article about the Xbox 360 pricing:

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/08/17/news_6131245.html

The "core system" (the cheaper one) is not even backwards compatible, and the only way you can save a game is by buying a Memory card ($39.99, 34.99 Euros, 22.99 GBP).

:D


Does anyone have a gist on the Aussie prices for the X-Box 360??


Me iz interested...

Samoth
21-08-2005, 12:44
You'd be looking at around 550 for the full version. Not half bad, considering what the older consolds came out as here (one was 699, if I remember).

Wiseman
21-08-2005, 14:05
im willing to wait til just after new year wth the price drop and sales and the like, 550 is a tad expensive