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#1 Deftech

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:28 PM

Hates tekkens, LCD, I like this man more and more every day beerchug.gif

I bolded/colored the good shit.

http://xbox360.ign.c...4/654965p1.html

Itagaki Speaks
The lead ninja speaks about X360 pricing, hard disks, wide screen support and LCD hate.



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September 30, 2005 - With its November issue, Famitsu Xbox has officially changed its name to Famitsu Xbox 360. While the cover has a different logo, the magazine remains unchanged inside, right down to the monthly Team Ninja Freaks column, which features a lengthy, always-illuminating chat with Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden developer Team Ninja. This month's interview session with lead ninja Tomonobu Itagaki took place the day before the Tokyo Game Show.

Itagaki is first asked to comment on the Xbox 360's Japanese price, which, with tax, just manages to squeeze in under the 400 dollar mark. Itagaki states that he wishes the price were a little lower, but this is his stance as a game maker and not a gamer. For the gamers, who play games as a hobby, any price would be okay if the system's capabilities and software lineup are good. Given a lineup that appeals to gamers, the overseas price of the system and the price of past systems don't matter.

On the topic of system specs, Itagaki states that, because he wants gamers to play in a high definition environment, he was particularly impressed that MS decided to include high definition cables with the system (the Japanese version includes a single cable that outputs both to composite and D-cable). However, he does admit that the number of owners of high definition televisions is low. He seems to be basing this comment on the survey postcard that Team Ninja includes with its games, where purchasers are asked to describe their play environment.

With the inclusion of HD cables as standard, Itagaki hopes that people will end up making the move to HDTV. He suggests standard CRT over other types, devoting a lengthy rant to his displeasure with LCD televisions. Itagaki states that Team Ninja has "flagship class" LCD televisions throughout its offices, and he's not impressed with any of them. The problem, he states, isn't so much with response time, but with inaccurate color. Combine that with the high prices, and he comes to the conclusion: "buying a CRT is, as a gamer, a wise choice."

Itagaki is also sure to give some talk to sound, offering the hope that players will invest in a 5.1 system. Dead or Alive 4 is fully 5.1 compliant, and Team Ninja has even mixed separate surround and stereo tracks for some parts, including the ending movie. Itagaki was a bit surprised when the interviewer revealed that surround sound systems are down to about 200 bucks.


On the note of high definition televisions, Famitsu Xbox 360 poses a question that we've all been wondering: what happens when you play DOA4 on a standard 4x3 television rather than a wide screen 16x9 screen? Itagaki feels that black borders are horrible and not good looking, which is why current generation Xbox games support both 4x3 and 16x9. "I could not take pride in using black areas on both sides of a wide television," he states, "and I have no desire to have my fans play something in which I do no take pride." While he'd like people to purchase a wide-screen television, he realizes that this is not an option everyone, and so DOA4 is being made to display in full screen on a standard 4x3 television. In other words, he jokes, the game is fully SD compliant (the joke is that current generation Xbox games were listed as being fully HD compliant).

The interview turns to a discussion of the Xbox 360 hard disk. Responding to the question of what kind of effect the lack of a standard hard drive in America and Europe will have on his games, Itagakis states that he's known for quite some time that MS was looking into releasing a version of the system without the hard disk. "Without a hard disk," he explains, "it's difficult to do things like the Ninja Gaiden Hurricane Pack. There are also problems with caching." He suggests that smooth startup sequences for games would be difficult. Also regrettable, he states, is that, minus a hard disk, he won't be able to manage sound in the way Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball does now, where music is copied over from the game disk.

However, those who plan on buying the fully equipped hard disk needn't worry, as Itagaki adds "The Xbox 360 I buy will have a hard disk equipped. I believe 80% will buy the hard disk model. And so, take solace that we will make games that fully utilize the hard disk, just as we have until now." Those without the hard disk are being taken care of, though, with Itagaki planning on tuning the game for the core system as well.


In closing, Itagaki asks that users make a couple of additional purchases for their Xbox 360. First up is a USB keyboard. DOA4 allows for keyboard chat. The game uses a lobby system that Itagaki refers to as "House," where players can create their own avatars, which Itagaki refers to as a "Doll." Itagaki also suggests purchasing a joystick. Team Ninja is overseeing the development of an official joystick with peripheral maker Hori, just as it did for the DOA3 stick.


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Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:38 PM

we'll see what he has to say when SED tvs hit the market

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:43 PM

its supposed to look better than all current tech, so I'll definitely check them out.

Im sure it'll be expensive for many years so its not a priority, but still curious.

if it has a Cell chip in it, I wont buy one, I'll stick with old ass DLP laugh.gif

Edited by Deftech, 30 September 2005 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:46 PM

Sed? What's that? All I know is he is right. Nothing beats a crt, it's the hands down champ of the display ring.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE(EverestX @ Sep 30 2005, 01:57 PM)
Sed?  What's that?  All I know is he is right.  Nothing beats a crt, it's the hands down champ of the display ring.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:23 PM

Flirking Schnit!

1080p HD
1ms Response
8600:1 Contrast
1/3 Power Consumption

That's all the best parts of current tech crammed into one. Now, I can't wait to see what cons they find with it. Will it buzz, fade, fart, weigh a ton... cost $100K. I'll pick one up in 2 or 3 years when 1080p is actually standardized and I'm making $100K a year. tongue.gif

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE(Deftech @ Sep 30 2005, 02:00 PM)


Dam i was getting all excited and we wont get it till 2007 correct me if im wrong..

now i dont know what to do buy a hdtv set now or wait...because if i drop $2500$
and something else comes out for the same or less with better quality Ill be pissed.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE(LowProfileWurm @ Sep 30 2005, 02:34 PM)
Flirking Schnit! 

1080p HD
1ms Response
8600:1 Contrast
1/3 Power Consumption

That's all the best parts of current tech crammed into one.  Now, I can't wait to see what cons they find with it.  Will it buzz, fade, fart, weigh a ton... cost $100K.  I'll pick one up in 2 or 3 years when 1080p is actually standardized and I'm making $100K a year.  tongue.gif

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That fugger better cost no more than 3k...

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE(hugoboss1 @ Sep 30 2005, 03:39 PM)
That fugger better cost no more than 3k...

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42" plasmas were 15K when they first launched. What makes you think Toshiba won't pull the same stunt? They'll come down to 3K bye 2008.


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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:37 PM

I hope the price keeps dropping .....What ever happen to samsung teaming with

the x360 i was expecting deals and hdtv's that advertise for looking good with 360 games...

I expect that to happen soon with launch around the corner...maybe they want you to buy a 360 first and then push the hd-tv thing with samsung.

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:48 PM

I still think that Samsung and Mircosoft will spring some "Buy both get half off" deal or something when you get a 360 on the same ticket as a Sammy HDTV. Maybe you can save up and get both if this happens?

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 09:08 PM

Ive got both a LCD 52" and a 30" CRT and the CRT kills the lcd. Also, the LCD was 2,000, while the crt was 359$ from www.outlet.philips.com No contest. I know what I'll be playing my 360 on. beerchug.gif

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE(Heet @ Sep 30 2005, 04:19 PM)
Ive got both a LCD 52" and a 30" CRT and the CRT kills the lcd.  Also, the LCD was 2,000, while the crt was 359$ from www.outlet.philips.com  No contest.  I know what I'll be playing my 360 on.  beerchug.gif

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damn skippy

people fall for the lcd stuff so easily. If they want a better pic, they can get a crt for a lot cheaper. And no offense intended to LCD owners, If thats what your eyes like and you want/wanted it, great. always recommend going with your gut, regardless of what tech it is. I personally cant stand anything LCD.

If I still used tv sets for gaming, it would be CRT. Although a good DLP set wou;d give me tingles. But seeing as Im a projector man now, DLP all the way, LCD projectors are horrid looking in comparison.

if you want to buy me a $20,000.00 300lb crt projector, feel free beerchug.gif

I dont even think they manufacture them anymore. Twisted has a behemoth of a crt projector..only 200 lbs tongue.gif I wouldnt want to sit under one of those.



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Posted 30 September 2005 - 10:26 PM

I have a 4x3 crt, noooo!

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 11:23 PM

I don't care what anyone says, LCDs rock biggrin.gif I got a Samsung 930b and I can't see any ghosting or any other artifacts. Plus it's much easier on the eyes, much clearer, less glare, smaller, and uses less power than CRTs. love.gif




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