General Discussion: The XBOX Thread


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T.o.m
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1193 posts since 4/7/03

13 Jun 2007 17:38
yeah talking from the 2 player POV though. forza 1 was like that and it just feels like the designers couldn't be arsed to make a nice, user friendly 2 player interface when setting up the race.

i'm pretty much convinced my mate to buy an xb360 with forza2 so we can play each other over live/ethernet cable…. between the rooms.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

15 Aug 2007 09:36
Anybody played the Bioshock demo? Looks superb. Ordered this.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

16 Aug 2007 11:39
This is going to be superb.

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=81479&page;=1
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

16 Aug 2007 11:48
looks awesome, think ign had it on their #1 game over halo for 2007

on another note, maybe i'm late but pes 2008, theyve finally got john champion and lawro to do the commentary Cool
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

16 Aug 2007 12:10
when does pes 08 come out?

think i'm gonna have to get a ps3 just for it.. 360 just doesnt play as well imo.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

16 Aug 2007 12:12
darko_pancev wrote: when does pes 08 come out?

think i'm gonna have to get a ps3 just for it.. 360 just doesnt play as well imo.

How can you make that conclusion? Laughing out loud
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

16 Aug 2007 12:32
Guido wrote:
darko_pancev wrote: when does pes 08 come out?

think i'm gonna have to get a ps3 just for it.. 360 just doesnt play as well imo.

How can you make that conclusion? Laughing out loud


i've played pro since long time.. and bought an xbox and the pads just didnt feel right, even the s controller, plus its a little slower.. the 360 version is not half as smooth as winning eleven on the ps2 or even the english version. live was the only reason i got the 360 version, but its just not as good as on the playstation. the ps versions are smoother and alot more responsive and the pads are just suited to pro.. none of this trigger bullshit buttons.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

16 Aug 2007 12:35
right so you've not played 2008 then. fact is Pro Evo for the Xbox and the 360 has been a re-hash of the PS version. Pro Evo 6 for the 360 was a rush job. 2008 has been written with the 360 and PS3 in mind. The controller is a personal preference which is fair enough. Only time will tell how 2008 compares on the two consoles. Doesn't the Ps3 controller have triggers now as well?
Charles Winthorpe III
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5484 posts since 29/7/05

16 Aug 2007 12:41
not gun trigger style like the 360.. just buttons.. the playstation pad is built for japanese hands , small and dainty like mine.. not no big goliath, jock burger boy with foot hands which i always feel when i play with an xbox pad. i even bought a converter for the og xbox so i can play with a ps2 pad.. but you couldnt configure the buttons properly.

i've had 3 versions on the xbox.. 2 on the og xbox and one on the 360.. all were shite, i hope this one is better, but i'll go with the ps3 simply cos i know what to expect and the controller is better (imo)
so pes 2008 is out then?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

16 Aug 2007 12:46
No it's not out yet. you must have kids hands Laughing out loud the new 360 controller is superb. Everybody has thier preference though Cool As I've said they were shite because they were ports from the PS version so rush jobs. Fair enough if you want a PS3 but to buy one for one game when you have a 360 seems strange to me.
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

16 Aug 2007 12:48
Guido, you seem the knowlege on 360's, I've given in and want one now, what's the difference between the core package on game, and the regular package?
Vazza
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4312 posts since 30/9/06

16 Aug 2007 12:52
You mean Core and Premium? Main differences are that the Core doesn't have a hard disk so you can't save games without a memory card (which you can buy separately) and you can't download extra content from Xbox Live, and it also comes with a wired controller. The Premium comes with a 20GB hard disk and a wireless controller.

If I were you I'd wait a little longer till the Elite version comes out, Jack, because the price of the Premium will come down.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

16 Aug 2007 12:55
Don't buy the core version Jack. You have 3 versions now. the core which is the basic one ideal for the odd game but not suited to playing on xbox Live. The premium which has the wireless controller, hard drive etc. Then the new Elite (black one) is due out in a week or so. It is like the premium but with a larger hard drive 120Gb v's 20gb, has a HDMI port which the premium doesn't have (it uses component for hi-def) and the console is black not white.

However… The premium and core are going to be shipped very soon with the HDMI port so the only reason to pay more for the Elite would be for the bigger hard drive (Not needed if just using it for games) and the colour.

If it were me I'd either wait until I could get a premium with the HDMI port or look out for a premium now at a great price. ie £199.

If you know what you want after that let me know I'll check deals for you.
Jack
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7300 posts since 12/9/06

16 Aug 2007 13:02
Cheers Guido, only want it for playing games on, just wondered if it was worth spending the extra for the premium instead of the core.

Was looking at this:

http://www.game.co.uk/ViewProduct.aspx?cat=11341∣=332022

or

http://www.game.co.uk/ViewProduct.aspx?cat=11341∣=331699
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

16 Aug 2007 13:04
Get the premium.

Deals are Ok but better out there. will post later.
haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

16 Aug 2007 13:30
darko_pancev wrote: not gun trigger style like the 360.. just buttons.. the playstation pad is built for japanese hands , small and dainty like mine.. not no big goliath, jock burger boy with foot hands which i always feel when i play with an xbox pad. i even bought a converter for the og xbox so i can play with a ps2 pad.. but you couldnt configure the buttons properly.

i've had 3 versions on the xbox.. 2 on the og xbox and one on the 360.. all were shite, i hope this one is better, but i'll go with the ps3 simply cos i know what to expect and the controller is better (imo)
so pes 2008 is out then?

IT does have trigger styley ones - R2 and L2 are now triggery
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

20 Aug 2007 12:38
Jack, price drop on the 360 coming this Friday so hold off a week or two. New deals will be around then with games at a lower price I'd expect.
Murakami
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13344 posts since 9/5/05

20 Aug 2007 12:46
3 SKU's, 3 prices.

Xbox 360 Elite @ £299.99
Xbox 360 Premium @ £249.99
Xbox 360 Core @ £179.99
phelen
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6752 posts since 16/8/06

20 Aug 2007 13:19
I go for the Elite if you have the spare cash to flush only because I be worried about the Premium or Core failing.
JimmyC
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1820 posts since 14/8/04

20 Aug 2007 13:20
No point getting an elite unless you really want a black one (and you could just get a black faceplate for a premium…)

The big HD will be out on its own.