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    X360 Reviews start appear.

    With the US release a week away we are now seeing the reviews hitting the gaming sites.

    PDZ IGN
    PGR 3 IGN. With video review.
    Kameo IGN. With video review
    PGR 3 1Up.
    NBA2K6 IGN
    Maddem NFL06 IGN With video review.
    PDZ Gamespot
    Quake 4 IGN
    Tiger woods PGA Tour 06 IGN
    Ridge racer 6 IGN
    Condemned IGN
    NFS: Most wanted IGN
    Amped 3 IGN

    If you intend on streaming music from your PC then you are going to need to install Windows media connect for this to work. The readme on the page only shows XP based OS.
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    I thought Microsoft were claiming the console to be released at the same time everywhere?

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    This is only reviews, press always get things earlier for review purposes only.

    Mainly interested in NBA 2K6 and PGR right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by unreal
    Mainly interested in NBA 2K6 and PGR right now
    I loathe basketball.

    I want an Oblivion review

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    That line in the PGR3 review, that if you are not playing on a HDTV it looks just like an Xbox game... thats not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart
    That line in the PGR3 review, that if you are not playing on a HDTV it looks just like an Xbox game... thats not good.
    I agree. Time to order a new TV I think

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    £280 for a console with one pad and no games, £40 for a years Xbox Live so you can get the most out of your games, £40 a pop for the games and a new tv needed to make them look any better than current gen titles?

    Eek.

    This is expensive on a very big scale.

    The sort of scale you'd find on a fat dragons arse.
    Last edited by Stewart; 16-11-2005 at 01:16 AM.

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    Does anyone know if youll be able to output hd content to a standard dvi monitor? or does it need to be hdcp compliant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smtkr
    I loathe basketball.

    I want an Oblivion review
    I want Oblivion too

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    Quote Originally Posted by herulach
    Does anyone know if youll be able to output hd content to a standard dvi monitor? or does it need to be hdcp compliant?
    You'll be able to connect the XBox 360 to any computer monitor via a VGA cable that you will have to buy separately.

    Read this for a bit more info:

    http://www.gamespot.com/features/6139672/p-2.html

    I'll qoute the important bit:

    The system allows you to set your display resolution and aspect ratio depending on the type of video cables you use. VGA cables will give you six different resolution options: 640x480, 848x480, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x768, and 1360x768. Component cables will give you 480p, 720p, and 1080i resolution choices. Games are actually rendered internally at 720p, and the ATI video engine scales the video up or down to the desired resolution.
    If your monitor can support the HD resolution of 1280x720 ( and lets face it, if you have a CRT monitor or a 1280x1024 native resolution TFT you'll be fine) then your in luck.

    Those with a 1280x1024 TFT will simplly have two black bars along the top and bottom of the picture.

    Those with a Dell 24" Widescreen will be wanting to use the component lead and 1920x1080 interlaced.

    I'll be personally using my Dell 2005FPW (native resolution of 1680x1050) and 1280x720 progressive scan.

    The panel can stretch the picture to fill the whole screen or keep the resolution the same but with borders around the screen.

    I'll probably have it stretched as games at 1024x768 look fine on it in my eyes. Ok, it won't be as sharp as its native resolution but it'll be miles better than playing on a poo TV screen! At least I'll also be able to hook up the sound to my Hi fi amp and speakers

    Roll on December 2nd!!
    Last edited by GuruJockStrap; 16-11-2005 at 01:31 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caged
    I thought Microsoft were claiming the console to be released at the same time everywhere?
    Nope. MS are only releasing in 3 markets for now. US 22nd Nov. Europe 2nd Dec & Japan 12 Dec. All other markets are still TBA which means sometime 2006 when MS can get enough stock put aside for the rest of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewart
    £280 for a console with one pad and no games, £40 for a years Xbox Live so you can get the most out of your games, £40 a pop for the games and a new tv needed to make them look any better than current gen titles?

    Eek.

    This is expensive on a very big scale.

    The sort of scale you'd find on a fat dragons arse.

    But still a lot cheaper than a top end gaming PC. And also about the same price as every other console launched in the last 10 years, this is the price they always start at.

    Sadly I cant read gamespot at work coz "games" sites are blocked

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    Anyone know how the connectivity for video file streaming goes? I know you can link it with a media center... But none of my media is on my media center... Its all on my fileserver running Win XP Pro.

    Eveything's being a bit vague on that front.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuruJockStrap
    ......

    Those with a Dell 24" Widescreen will be wanting to use the component lead and 1920x1080 interlaced.

    I'll be personally using my Dell 2005FPW (native resolution of 1680x1050) and 1280x720 progressive scan.

    Personally I'll be hooking it up to my home cinema projector. 78" wide screen gaming will suit me just fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackDwarf
    Anyone know how the connectivity for video file streaming goes? I know you can link it with a media center... But none of my media is on my media center... Its all on my fileserver running Win XP Pro.

    Eveything's being a bit vague on that front.
    If you dont have MCE you can only stream audio.
    this guy has a nice little review from a Halo fanboy perspective.
    http://www.halomovienews.com/xbox360.php


    also a nice shot of a comparison of Halo 2 running on Xbox/360

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    Well i do have MCE... my MCE PC has MCE... but it doesnt hold any of the data.

    Thats lame. I'm sure someone'll figure out how to do it.
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