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#1 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -
@The_A_Drain:   You are correct, sir.  This "new" Xbox 360 is most likely a redesigned 360 in a new case with some small improvements.  Really, this is no different than the rumored PS3-Slim or any other console redesign.  Microsoft has been making small changes to the console from the start by adding HDMI (mine doesn't have it cause it was launch), a better DVD drive and all the upgrades in chipsets; Xenon to Zephyr to Falcon...yadda-yadda-yadda, Valhalla.  The new Xbox will be packaged with Natal and marketing wants players who've had their system to trade up.  It won't be necessary, just as it isn't necessary to go out an buy a PSP-Go if you have any of the previous models. But, they will want to encourage that urge to buy a new one in gamers and making it look "cooler" is one way.  Hell, Nintendo changes colors and people flock to the stores.

This isn't a new console as in the mythical Xbox 720, but just an Xbox 360.20 (point two-oh).
#2 Edited by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -
Medal of Honor: Frontline and Metal Arms: A Glitch in the System
both available on all 3 systems. 

#3 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -
@Ginormis said:
" Internets? "
That.  I don't know how I lived for so long without instant gratification for every topic, question, complaint...fetish. 
#4 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -

I preferred Ratchet & Clank.  I am looking forward to the sequel due out this fall.  But, I admit I haven't purchased the downloadable game which bridges the two console releases.  I am hoping that as we near the release date, Sony will knock the game down to $10 from $15.  I just don't feel comfortable paying more than that for a short gaming experience like Quest for Booty.

#5 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -

From the article:

But the reality is that nowadays, one can choose between a game costing £40 that will last weeks, or a £10 CD with two great tracks and eight dud ones. I think a lot of people are choosing the game - and downloading the two tracks. That's real discretion in spending.
These are the key sentences for the article in my opinion.  Before the mass acceptance of downloading music as a delivery method, people paid full price for full albums to get the songs they liked.  But, with Itunes and all the other options online, a consumer could legally acquire the specific songs they wanted and then redirect the left over cash towards other entertainment media.  You can't buy 10 minutes from a DVD or 2 hours of gameplay off a video game, but you can buy tracks 1, 3, and 9.  So, because consumers demanded it, the music industry had to restructure their business model to one that invites more people to enjoy their product but at a much lower profitablity scale.

#6 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -

I think the one you are referring to is Fighting Vipers.  That's my best guess at least.


#7 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -

I used to read a lot of comics.  Marvel, DC, Image, and the independents but I stopped about 6 or 7 years ago.  I was juggling a lot of different geek hobbies and after I moved from one house to another, comics were dropped from my list.  I don't regret it because I redirected that expense into gaming, which is my main hobby today. 

Anyway, I was watching G4 and the Twitter scroll along the bottom asked "How do you feel about Dick Greyson as the new Batman?"  This was followed by various replies which left me completely confused.  So I ask any Giant Bomber who may know what is going on to answer a few questions. Yes, I know I could go to ComicVine, but I'm not registered there and this is easier. 

  1. What happened to Bruce Wayne that there has to be a new Batman?
  2. What is a "Red Robin" and how is it different than the old Robin?
  3. Who is Damian?
  4. When I quit even paging through books at the corner store, Batgirl was mute...she's a lesbian? Can she talk now?
  5. Did anything else happen to any of the other standard characters from the Batman universe like Barbara Gordon (Oracle), Catwoman and Commissioner Gordon?
I don't know what's going on, so I was wondering if this is something I should be concerned about since Batman was my favorite franchise, or if this is just a stunt like Death of Superman and Knightfall (Bane breaking Batman's back) and this time next year, all will be returned to relative normality.


#8 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -

I heard "lolcats" was missing from the vocabulary.  The reporter seemed to think it was because "LOLcat" is a trademarked phrase.  Either way, I can't wait to get my hands on this game.  It looks and sounds just so cool.

#9 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -

I think they should be 2D with 3D cameras.  In other words, 2D character but in a 3D world where I can move the camera around to that I can see what I need to see.


#10 Posted by PenguinDust (12758 posts) -
@AgentJ:   Yeah, this generation is still being written, so I am unsure which system I've had more fun playing games on.  On the other hand, last generation and all those before hand, I have a good idea of what the whole life cycle was and how much I enjoyed it.  My favorite game of all time is KOTOR and I played that on the original Xbox, I had hours of late night fun playing Rainbow 6 and MechAssault on the early XBL, the first game to encapsule what I remember from table-top RPGs was Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, and - best of all - my original Xbox never broke. Not once.  It weighed as much as a small pony but it was a solid machine.