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    Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    The first of three big keynote speeches kicked off last night with Microsoft stepping into the spotlight and what a night it was too!
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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Whether you like Microsoft or not. Gotta admit that they are great showmen and give the consumer exactly what they want.

    They have the flair and style that just grabs attention and doesn't let go.

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    That sounds great but will it be availible in the UK

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    what will?

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    netflix movies i guess

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Quote Originally Posted by colincliff View Post
    netflix movies i guess
    Well Netflix is US based, as far as I know they don't have european subscribers, so I'd guess this won't apply to UK, unless they strike up a deal over here with a similar company.

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    There's quite a lot of interesting info over at Major Nelson too.(*edit*:I see this has already been covered in earlier news item... sorry!)

    Being able to install games and read from the HDD, therefore reducing the roooooar from the CD drive, seems like a good thing. Or is it a cynical thing to get everyone to buy bigger HDD's?

    Also, adding support for some 16:10 resolutions (1440x900, 1680x1050) is pretty handy too, especially for anyone using a PC monitor. I imagine it's simply scaling, but it'll put an end to picture stretching for folk that don't have monitors with an 'aspect' mode or similar.
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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Quote Originally Posted by bigblue View Post
    There's quite a lot of interesting info over at Major Nelson too.

    Being able to install games and read from the HDD, therefore reducing the roooooar from the CD drive, seems like a good thing. Or is it a cynical thing to get everyone to buy bigger HDD's?

    Also, adding support for some 16:10 resolutions (1440x900, 1680x1050) is pretty handy too, especially for anyone using a PC monitor. I imagine it's simply scaling, but it'll put an end to picture stretching for folk that don't have monitors with an 'aspect' mode or similar.
    The feature doesn't really interest me. The drive isn't that noisy, well I don't notice it that much anymore. I only have the 20GB Xbox 360 so I doubt I'll put games on my HDD.

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    tbh the feature of installing games onto the hdd is just a gimmick, even the 60gb hard drive would be full after about 10games, how will this affect piracy? people could just copy the game and then trade the game in/take back, this in someways is good as it will kinda make developers go for the pc again lol.

    Good amount of announcements though.
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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    16:10 support sounds like what i have been waiting for

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    The feature doesn't really interest me. The drive isn't that noisy, well I don't notice it that much anymore. I only have the 20GB Xbox 360 so I doubt I'll put games on my HDD.
    You need to take the earplugs out then

    I really hate the noise the 360 makes, when there are two running in my living room, its so nice on the ear when the machines are shut down

    As for the installing onto hdd, i just wonder when the first forced install happens and everyone starts moaning about it on forums, ala PS3. But i have to agree with Bigblue here, its a cynical move my MS to sell the new 60gb and the reduced price 120gb, both at rip off prices.

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    The feature doesn't really interest me. The drive isn't that noisy, well I don't notice it that much anymore.
    You must have a way quieter drive than me Mine is awful, I thought it might be faulty, but the ones on display when I went back to the shop were just as noisy. I'd trade it in if I thought a new one would be better.
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    how will this affect piracy? people could just copy the game and then trade the game in/take back, this in someways is good as it will kinda make developers go for the pc again lol
    I'm sure it'll be similar to the PS3 and PC, you'll still need the disc in the drive to play the game, it just won't be getting accessed as much.

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    To me the big news so far from E3 is that sony managed to lose another big exclusive with FF13 being released on xbox 360 at the same time as it is on PS3.

    It seems that all the Sony exclusives of the last generations are going cross platform whilst Microsoft are keeping their exclusives and even adding new ones to the mix

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    To me the big news so far from E3 is that sony managed to lose another big exclusive with FF13 being released on xbox 360 at the same time as it is on PS3.

    It seems that all the Sony exclusives of the last generations are going cross platform whilst Microsoft are keeping their exclusives and even adding new ones to the mix
    I've never seen anything from Square-Enix to say that FFXIII was a PS3 exclusive, they are a multi-platform company so it makes sense to release FFXIII on the 360 outside of Japan.

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    FF games are usually single console releases arent they?

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    Re: Headlines - An impressive first day at E3 for Microsoft and its Xbox 360

    Quote Originally Posted by kopite View Post
    FF games are usually single console releases arent they?
    Yes and no. They have content on all platforms, they are not exclusive to any one format. You can't assume anything nowadays. The cost of development is massive and they need to recoup their costs. The 360 version is going to be a port of the PS3 version, they just need to learn how to compress Blu-ray down to a DVD. I wonder if they will implement installing to the Hdd, that will cause an uproar

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