Well, microsoft finally got the 2nd shipment out to the 'lil gamestop by my house, and I got my 360,and it’s unf^cking beleivable. blow all that sh^t that critics, and those heavily involved in the industry said out the window. I love it. the marketplace (so far, I haven’t bought anything yet. Ihave howeve downloaded stuff) is executed cleanely, the dasborad alone kept me occupied for half an hour.(editing your gamercard/profile is basically a half-assed rpg ) perfect dark zero is great, the minor-so-far lag issues in quake 4 are barely noticeable, the graphics blew me away ( keep in mind that none of the games on store shelves actually use all 3 processors. go take a look at ghost recon advanced whatever. I beleive it is the first to use all three, and damn its pretty!) in both games.
Remember, the people telling us about the 360 have access to the best of the best, and have come to expect nothing less. Also, becausse some of the games graphics weren’t the unreal awesomeness of what some initially expected, these reveiws are kind of harsh. (this is vice versa of the past generation, because of how absolutely horrid the playstation’s graphics were, and that the hardware was never pushed as hard neaar the end of it’s lifecycle, as the past systems were.)
the only thing i have to bitch about so far is that my so-called 20 gig hard drive appears as only 12 gig on the 360. maybe it needs to be formatted? :-?
I did a quick google, and found a couple of articles mentioning it, though i’m not sure of any specifics because i just skimmed them. Never the less, microsoft is getting a stern call tomarrow (maybe the next day cause i’m gonna be too busy with my 360, shoveling snow, and watching the ringer and fun with dick and jane)
still, the average game save is 5 mb, so if i make ten profiles per game, then:
50 mb per game, 50 goes into 1000 20 times, so i’m gonna need a hell of a lot of games to fill up tht hard drive. I will be putting some media on it, though I doubt i’ll have more than 2 gigs (let alone 11 gigs) of it to put on there. I do have a monitor on my pc to watch videos on, so…
transferring my live account took me no more than 5 minutes.
(I’ll be updating this in a week or two after I have a little more experience with the thing. i did just get it today)
p.s. the second trailer is the one you should watch of ghost reacon. it gives some nice close-ups of the charachter models, not just the gameplay-back of the player’s head veiw. afaik the whole thing is in-game graphics. It seems unreal at first, but if you think about it for a while, 3 3.8 ghz processors, 512 ram, and a bunch of other custom parts (the 360 isnt made of the off the shelf parts as the original xbox) all of it specialized ofr playing games those graphics seem about right. Plus, if it were pre’ rendered, it wouldn’t have nearly as many errors as i saw (edges were visible on the models, although very hard to find)
pss. very sorry if my englis and punctuation in here are poor, but it is getting late, so i’m kinda tired. i’ll fix some of it tomarrow if I get the chance.