Xbox, How Much Longer Do You Think You'll Use The Original Console
Posted 15 December 2005 - 10:04 PM
Posted 15 December 2005 - 10:36 PM
Posted 15 December 2005 - 11:42 PM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:01 AM
I don't play games nearly as much as I use XBMC to play content from my PC, and even with the 360 / Media Center Extender action, XBMC still blows it away.
Kudos to the XBMC team and the modding community (especially Xecuter) for putting out such badass products... I'm sure the 360 will show up in my entertainment setup someday, but for now it's old school Xbox modded bliss...
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:58 AM
I'm still looking to buy more Xboxes. I think 6 is my target (currently at 3). Until the Xbox360 modding scene is as developed as Xbox's is, I find much more value in an Xbox than an Xbox 360. And yeah, gotta have some pretty damn good emulation programs out there.
I agree completely. Until the XBOX360 modding scene REALLY gets underway and it can do all of the functions that an original modded XBOX, then I will hold on to the original. I hardly use my XBOX for XBOX games. I use it primarily for XBMC and Emus. The first we saw a decent version of XBMC and a good selection of decent emus for the XBOX wasn't until late '03, early '04. The original XBOX came out in late 2001, so it is reasonable to assume that the 360 will take more than a year before it can reasonably perform those functions like the original XBOX. Also, let's face it, if the original XBOX goes belly up it is a HELL of alot cheaper and easier to replace than the 360.
Posted 16 December 2005 - 10:13 AM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 10:21 AM
Well at least until it gets modded and XBMC is put on it.
Posted 16 December 2005 - 12:09 PM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 05:37 PM
Compare the first crop of Xbox 360 games with their PS2/GameCube/Xbox equivalents and they play exactly the same. The fact that the graphics are not as sharp and detailed as the 360 version becomes unnoticable after about 5 minutes of play, because you're in the zone by then, concentrating on what you have to do to progress.
I think the PS3 is going to be the same. Nice graphics, same old games, and the graphical leap is going to be nowhere near the same as from the original PlayStation to the PS2.
To be honest (and I know this is going to sound like heresy on this forum) the machine I'm most looking forward to at the moment is the Nintendo Revolution. Instead of simply going for the graphical jugular, it looks as if they've put some real thought into producing a machine that people will enjoy. Kids will like it because kids' games are what Nintendo do best, and old gits like me will like it because I can play all the old NES/SNES/N64 classics out of one unit. I think my Xbox will keep me happy until then.
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:38 PM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:51 PM
Posted 16 December 2005 - 09:54 PM
i would have to agree, i havent touch my xbox since i got the 360. all my love goes to my new baby.
I'm still using mine. Mostly as a media player, but my daughter is still playing the barbie horse game on it too Its on a different tv anyhow
Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:21 PM
Even if I fall in and buy the new one, it doesn't mean the old one would completely be unused. There's always good use of hardware!
Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:47 PM
When the 360 can emulate every game on the Xbox I may upgrade to that but until then I will stick to my good old trusty Xbox.
Posted 17 December 2005 - 12:25 AM
I look forward to a modded 360 with XBMC athough no doubt thats far far away at the moment.
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