Microsoft's Biggest Mistake With The 360 (excluding Rrod Issues)?
Posted 01 August 2007 - 03:46 AM
Forgoing that, what *could* have some of our best games have been like if they were designed with the knowledge that everyone *would* have HDD's? Would Oblivion have been a smoother experience? perhaps without having to load to go in and out of cities?
The only real upshot to having a removable hard drive is the fact that you can 'upgrade" the hard drive, with highly overly expensive Microsoft products.
A high definition disc would have been nice, but that might have pushed back the release fo the 360, as well as given developers more room to fill out games, etc. But the fact of the matter is that the high definition media tends to load more slowly, and, in general, all that extra stuff they *would* have put in, is usually given as add-ons (with the sorrowful addition of a price tacked on - but hey, at least it gives the developer's incentive to continuing to support a product LONG after its initial release, as well as give you extras that you might never have gotten with the disc, such as large numbers of extra levels, or tracks, as well as entirely new campaigns, etc. These do happen already, even without the XBL Marketplace, but they would be far less frequent, IMO, without it).
Posted 01 August 2007 - 05:53 AM
And a really stupid one when you remember we're talking about Xbox here.
Edited by Andrew_Roy, 01 August 2007 - 05:58 AM.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:15 AM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 12:23 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 02:30 PM
Disc scratching. Of course, some people do that for a living. *chuckle*
Posted 01 August 2007 - 04:37 PM
Edited by TrevCoy, 01 August 2007 - 04:38 PM.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 08:00 PM
Yeah but they said excluding 3ROD issues, which to me would include overheating and not lasting a year (resulting in 3ROD).
It has been proven that the 360 does not scratch discs if it is handled properly!!! Get over the fact that you don't know how to take care of your console and games.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 09:43 PM
I dont see paying for xbox live as a problem, im a happy customer. Its a great service, heaps of free exclusive downloads, so much fun with friends. Other services may be free, but how good are they? You get what you pay for...
Limited filetype support doesnt matter too much to me, cos my 360 is on the same 40" lcd that my comp is, so thats no problem.
Though lately i've been wondering about the lack of hi def. Would have been good, but then the system would have cost more and taken longer to come out. Also, it would have been forcing the format on consumers, and they didnt want that, thats one of the upsides (to them) for having it external.
Edited by flashfreak, 01 August 2007 - 09:44 PM.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:35 PM
Of course all items listed in the list are downfalls of the console, with some huge ones being pay to play online, and shipping drastically variant systems (seems to be resurrected with the elite, big hard drive, HDMI, improved cooling/heatsinks). Can't wait for the Xbox 360 two, thats what? 2 years away now? original xbox lasted for 4 years, 360s been out for nearly 2.
Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:47 PM
Posted 01 August 2007 - 10:57 PM
Posted 02 August 2007 - 01:24 AM
Seriously, I feel like i'm the only person to experience this in a huge way.
Posted 02 August 2007 - 02:14 AM
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