[Wolves] XBox 360

David Goodwin dg at clocksoft.com
Mon Dec 5 09:59:13 GMT 2005

Peter Cannon wrote:
> Morning All
> If anyone is interested Argos & Woolworths Stafford had stock of the 360 on 
> Sunday. I got to play on my brother-in-laws Call of duty2.
> Its very nice, if father Christmas is watching this list I've been a very good 
> boy this year :)

Hmm, well from the last generation of 'console wars', I think I'd take 
the view of :

- Wait for the #1 and #2 to have a price war (there's only one in the 
market at the moment, sony are a year away with the ps3?)
- Don't buy the microsoft version (you _will_ regret it in a few years 
time if they dominate the home entertainment market) (Imagine a closed 
PC which you _can't_ modify, do what you like with etc)
- Look seriously at the Nintendo offering (I wish I'd bought a GameCube).

 From what I've read lately, I get the impression that the Gamecube had 
the best graphics/playability, but wasn't marketed particuarly well.

 From what I've read, the xbox 360 suffers from :
- instability
- dodgy power supply which overheats
- a deliberate policy by microsoft to create a short term shortage and 
associated hype.
- requires an expensive HDTV upgrade to get the most from it's graphics
- isn't backwards compatible with the xbox, unless you get the more 
expensive version which comes with hard disk etc.


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