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Osiris
12-02-2001, 11:55 AM
Just saw a couple of tralier movies for X-Box games... and damn don't the graphics look sweet.

A platform that actually has proper 3D explosions! :D

SileNceR
12-02-2001, 02:58 PM
you mean they dont use sprites any more??? completely un-microsoft :P

Synthetic
12-02-2001, 03:02 PM
lol.

do you know when it is due to be released?

Cyrix
12-02-2001, 07:59 PM
I wonder how those game would look on a real comptuer.

Osiris
12-03-2001, 04:36 AM
you mean they dont use sprites any more??? completely un-microsoft :P

I know, but I'm not complaining :)

aznx
12-03-2001, 12:39 PM
cyrix, it would look like crap

the g3 on the computer wouldn't handle it as fast because of the OS running in the background hogging memory and bios cache...

Nick
12-03-2001, 02:06 PM
do you know when it is due to be released?

March 14 2002 :smokin:

Synthetic
12-03-2001, 02:10 PM
cheers:beer:

Anonymous
12-03-2001, 03:05 PM
lol.

do you know when it is due to be released?

Mid next year in Australia - However I've also heard some companies are fully importing them in with mods to be suitable with our power.

MySTiCuSS
12-04-2001, 04:29 AM
The Xbox rocks! Next year they are in the netherlands and I will buy one!

Darthtanion
12-04-2001, 04:41 AM
cyrix, it would look like crap

the g3 on the computer wouldn't handle it as fast because of the OS running in the background hogging memory and bios cache...


OS in the background or not... I will be happy to put my system up against an X-Box machine. Gimme a game that has been ported over and we'll see. :cool:

aznx
12-04-2001, 07:30 AM
hmmm...maybe, dunno, but you have to consider that xbox runs @ 480p....not some 1600x1200....

MySTiCuSS
12-05-2001, 03:38 AM
MMM What sort of vidcard is in the XBOX?

Dlab
12-05-2001, 04:10 AM
March 14 2002 :smokin:

If ya want a look inside hop over to www.hardops.com . Their spreadeagle review is very revealing......

It's based on a 733 celly intel

a geforce 2 gpu, specs read very similar to mine.

os is a stripped drown w2k. and people said ya couldn't play effective gaming on 2k.

Darth ya'd kill'm @ idea. Tell ya what I'd like to see is what the w2k version on a dual boot, and a crack'd copy of a couple of the games on my big screen tv via my computer, just to prove a point to my stepson. I'm just finish'n him a new rig based on my old 850 Duron & a g/f 3. It's just BG's X-computer-X rip off, so he can make a point at our expense, again.

:hmph: :hmph: :shoot: :snip: m$.

Nick East
12-05-2001, 10:01 PM
What! They were saying a PIII 733 was suppose to be inside the X-Box. Although I did hear a tiny rumor that they downgraded before release here in the U.S.

I dont know what difference the celeron would make instead of the PIII...anyone willing to enlighten me?

I've played a lil of the ps2..its ok i guess. I havent had the chance for the GameCube. I got to hold the X-Box controller at K-Mart but the console wasnt on for a try-out. Controller felt nice,I expected a big bulky one. The clerk up there said he has seen the X-Box freeze on a bunch of ppl....dont know what game. Halo looks nice on the commercials and tv.

Dlab
12-05-2001, 11:46 PM
The L2 indicates a mobile celly. Not a P3. In fact alot of the hardware is older. It part of what showes this to be......rip off.

Synthetic
12-06-2001, 10:21 AM
and this is supposed to be better than a pc?:?: :?:

Dlab
12-06-2001, 11:48 PM
:devil: (BG-$$$$$grab'n as ever)........he's got the $$$$ to buy what ever...... Got an Xbrother outlaw that worked on it.......according to the fam......months of bugs on the hardware....hehehe got to be a couple of :laugh: :laugh: in there...

Onyx
12-07-2001, 01:23 PM
I still think PS2 is more impressive. The Grand Tourismo games especially. But then, I might have a bias against Microsoft.

Beefy
12-07-2001, 04:44 PM
The Xbox is a mean little machine.. sure, it's only got a p3 and a gf2.. but this thing is built for games........ not applications, not heaps of programs that run at once.. games... They are damn good at what they do.. I'm not gonna get one myself, but I believe that they still are a nice little machine..

Problem is, games for consoles are are good as they can be.. Games for PC are always, ALWAYS dumbed down a little bit so there is more of a market for them... which is sad in a way for all those people with big beasty PC's.... a good example of this is Halo. Most gamers out there have heard about this. With the release of the Xbox in Japan / US, Halo was THE game to have.. It looks and plays unbelievably well on the system, and is slated for a PC release sometime next year.. Unfortunately, they are cutting out a lot of cool features from the Xbox version so a larger audience of PC users can play it.

Sorry for the mini rant here.. i could go on, but I won't.. all i'm saying is don't put consoles down because of their specs. It's like comparing athlons to pentium 4s only based on clock speeds... :) (that'll start a nice little argument... hehehe)

Synthetic
12-08-2001, 07:39 AM
dont be sorry man... u have some good points there..Cheers!:thumb: :beer:

Dlab
12-08-2001, 07:48 AM
Didn't mean hit a affection spot........I wonder if one of the mirc sites will have the non dumb version converted to a non dumb pc formatt. I'm gett'm close to be able to play'm on mt tv......

Anybody seen anything like that.............love Halo, tired of MP.

:beer: :beer: :beer: :crazy: :D

Beefy
12-08-2001, 12:13 PM
nah, it's ok.. just something that I have a lot of interest in...

Dlab
12-08-2001, 07:46 PM
I'm that way 'bout fans and cooling and noices.......

You may remember my last frenzy couple months back.....

:snip: