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The Xbox 360 Thread

11-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
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Originally Posted by Slapshot View Post
Well no more jTAGs and the sleek new look make this the best update yet.
Yeah i downloaded it and got a look at it at lunch. It does look pretty nice. Like the new intro when you turn the xbox on too. Havn't gotten to fuss with it much but I will later with my NEW TV (Yussssss!!!)

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Liberals hate conservatives because they think that they're stupid.
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11-01-2010, 04:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Man I can't wait to discuss this one. I'm sure I'll be accused of fanboyism but damn it just looks so ridiculous, I don't care who created it.
A few days ago Microsoft was touring the area and me and a few friends got some pretty extensive play time on some Kinects, and they are actually fantastic.
Don't make assumptions.

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten

11-01-2010, 04:47 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: United States
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Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
A few days ago Microsoft was touring the area and me and a few friends got some pretty extensive play time on some Kinects, and they are actually fantastic.
Don't make assumptions.
Are you kidding me. I was at The Mall of America when they had a big booth. The stuff sucked. The thing had a huge lag between the motion and the game reacting. The games also horribly suck. Sadly.

I'm what you could call a "casual" mobile gamer.
11-01-2010, 04:58 PM
I was wondering whats the deal with ESPN. I read before its only available for some people and Im wondering can I access on it in Ireland cos I would really love it.

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11-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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Originally Posted by Hmar9333 View Post
A few days ago Microsoft was touring the area and me and a few friends got some pretty extensive play time on some Kinects, and they are actually fantastic.
Don't make assumptions.
I've seen enough to make assumptions. I've seen the retarded dance/exercise games, the decline into casual and cheaply-made software for children, the hideous lag when Turn 10 tried to apply the hardware to Forza 3. Obviously I've read previews too, with quotes such as:

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Originally Posted by PC World
After putting Microsoft's Kinect motion-sensing camera for the Xbox 360 through its paces, I've come away a true believer--that it isn't for me, it's for my wife.

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Kinect Sports bowling (it's a lot like Wii bowling, albeit slightly less precise)

...

In fact a sophisticated Kinect game was nowhere in sight, and if I'm reading Microsoft's intentions correctly, that's just fine, because we already know how to play sophisticated games: With controllers. Microsoft's obviously aiming this thing at party gamers, kids, casual players, families, and getting back to consumers like my wife: Anyone looking for a full-body, peripheral-free home fitness coach.
So yeah, if that description fits you, go for it. I'm speaking with regards to the rest of us.

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11-01-2010, 05:16 PM
ya but at the same time how many great games did the wii have when it was first released?? and no look at the quality it has. Things like this take time. No superstar game comes out on day 1.

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11-01-2010, 05:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
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I was wondering whats the deal with ESPN. I read before its only available for some people and Im wondering can I access on it in Ireland cos I would really love it.
ESPN on the 360 is the equivalent to a pair of nuts since it doesn't have NFL.

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Conservatives hate liberals because they think that liberals think they're stupid.

Liberals hate conservatives because they think that they're stupid.
Win.
11-01-2010, 05:18 PM
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Location: United States
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Originally Posted by Booch138 View Post
ESPN on the 360 is the equivalent to a pair of nuts since it doesn't have NFL.
+1

I'm what you could call a "casual" mobile gamer.
11-01-2010, 05:19 PM
good to know but I actually dont care about nfl as it is the one american sport I can watch here. There is a channel for the nhl, mlb, ncaa but I dont get it. And I do love NCAA sports.

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11-01-2010, 07:00 PM
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It's completely obvious as to who Kinect is geared toward just from the Dashboard update. When you first open up the new Dashboard, it guides you through this frigging tutorial on how to navigate the interface. And, of course, the TV in the side picture is always outfitted with a Kinect. Only soccer moms, grandmas, and five-year-olds would need to learn how to navigate the already-simplistic Dashboard.

I think I will be skipping this one.

Excuse me, sir, but you are interrupting my boredom.

Last edited by CaptainAwesome; 11-01-2010 at 09:17 PM.