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You know, I wasn't going to buy an XBox360...
...now I think I have to.

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solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: August 3rd, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)

Yeaaaah. That's why I'm going to wait until they get cheap and then buy one. 8)
donnerjack From: donnerjack Date: August 4th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeeeeeeeah, I feel so terribly, terribly dirty, but I think I may get one as well. I'm trying to talk my friend who has the badass home theater into getting one for his house so I don't have to, and so I can go watch Yak's VLM on his 60" TV in THX. ;)
ninjarat From: ninjarat Date: August 4th, 2005 01:03 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Remember when I said I figured it'd hit retail at $300? Wal-Mart has leaked the street price: $299.

Anyway, don't rush out: the early block 360s won't have the HD-DVD drives.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 4th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
MS so far is only committed to DVD. The HD-DVD thing is a rumor, that future units *may* switch to HD-DVD. But they may well switch to Blu-ray for that matter, if BD is taking the market share. MS is going to do what the market demands.

I know MS is working with Toshiba on firmware for HD-DVD players, but that doesn't necessarily imply anything about the Xbox 360 since MS keeps their fingers in everything.
ninjarat From: ninjarat Date: August 4th, 2005 01:32 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Point taken. Regardless, the early block units won't have any of the next generation optical drives and that is close to a deal breaker for me. Non-consistent stock hardware across the line looks like a lot of problems in the future, with games not being able to use hardware that doesn't exist in the early block units or those units not being able to play 2007's games that require the high capacity drives.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: August 4th, 2005 02:13 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Awriiiiiight! Microsoft's console gets the VLM Kiss of Death!

Enjoy your last hardware product, Xbox team!
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 4th, 2005 02:28 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Heh, yeah, I had similar thoughts - JagCD, Nuon, Unity... Maybe XBox 360s will start spontaneously exploding.
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: August 4th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Didn't the early-model PlayStation 2s already use that trick?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: August 4th, 2005 04:52 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Could be - the XBox had a problem with shorting power cords catching fire.
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