Re: XBOX 360
These guy sums alot of my thinking on the subject up:
Xcited About That Xbox
God of War looks plenty good to me on my antique PS2.
Is it already time for the next round of consoles to launch? It seems like just yesterday I sat in the freezing rain all night in order to secure a PlayStation 2 on launch day. But that's hyperbole for another day. Perhaps this is just a sign of my old age, but I'm still almost completely satisfied by the graphical capacities of the current generation of consoles. So when it comes to the new cutting-edge graphics of the Xbox 360...whatever. Games like Burnout 3: Takedown and God of War still blow my hair back. Microsoft could wait another year and I'd still be plenty happy this Christmas.
I can't help but be reminded of the Dreamcast scenario here, where Sega saw its console sales eradicated by the mere rumor that the PlayStation 2 would be coming anytime soon. But Microsoft is in infinitely better shape than Sega was when it launched its swan-song console. Nonetheless, I question the wisdom of launching the console so far ahead of the competition. Arguably, the Xbox's biggest strength was its technical superiority over the PlayStation 2, which is something Microsoft throws into jeopardy by giving Sony a whole year to further develop its next-generation platform. Just food for thought.
Last edited by stegen; 05-14-2005 at 2:44 AM.