What's next for xbox?

  belfman 11 Jun 08

Now 3 and a bit years into the 360's life what will the "xbox 720" have? I'm sure it's in development....

I am hedgng my bets on more power under the hood built in wifi and blu-ray. And a team for the sole purpose of improving reliabilty over the 360's - though the motherboard revisions and such in the 360 makes it very solid now.

I can't see them doing anything else except maybe 'motion sensing' in the controllers but I am NOT interested in that. Nintendo cornered that market and Sony made a pigs ear of it.

Part from the above the xbox has way more going for it than it's competitors.

  Si_L 12 Jun 08

An x-box that doesn't constantly break.

Google red-ring of death!

  crosstrainer 12 Jun 08

Have toyed with the idea of buying a console for a while now.

It would take full advantage of my HD 42" TV and Pioneer cinema sound.

I know next to nothing about them, and the drawbacks seem to be:

I would have to get to grips with a controller (something I have struggled with in the past)

I would be buying console versions of games that I might prefer to play on my high end gaming rigs.

What do you think would be my best option?

  belfman 12 Jun 08

I did say improve reliabilty.

  belfman 12 Jun 08


I based my console selection on what most of my friends have. Both the 360 and PS3 can do 1080p so would take advantange of the screen.

The 360 starts at £149 for arcade (though I'd suggest at least a premium £189) so it's not too bad for dipping your feet in the console waters.

Buying games for both PC and console... you have a real tough choice. I'd stick to buying console only games and get your cross platform games for PC.

  belfman 12 Jun 08


You'd need to check the back of the 360 for an HDMI port older versions don't have it but ones with new motherboards do.

  crosstrainer 12 Jun 08

Thanks for that, may have a look soon...Cross platform games? Do you mean that some DVD based PC games will also run on a console without having to buy a different copy?

Now that would be of use!

  belfman 12 Jun 08

no, no

I mean games available for both, like COD4.

  crosstrainer 12 Jun 08

Yep, thought it was too good to be true! two game collections then :) Thing is I have shelves full of PC games already :)

  Armchair 15 Jun 08

crosstrainer. I can't stand using the 360's gamepad for FPS games, so I don't bother with them. It's best at driving and 3rd person games, imo.

  belfman 15 Jun 08

It's not that hard to get used to - I find the 360's controller the easiest & most confortable to use. I heard a rumour that ps3 is meant to be getting a better designed controller soon.


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