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____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 12 Jan 2010 16:16 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Tuesday 12 Jan 2010 08:21 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> ____/ Phil Da Lick! on Monday 11 Jan 2010 09:52 : \____
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>>>>>> Microsoft has no current plans for the 'next' Xbox
>>>>> Unsurprising really. Sony got burned with the release of the PS3 with
>>>>> heads rolling left and right. It's not likely the PS4 will be along any
>>>>> time soon, and nintendo seem happy to not even bother with HD, so what's
>>>>> the point of rushing the next XBox?
>>>> Natal is almost a year away and PS3 will also get input enhancements. Given
>>>> the shifts in the economy (trillions in debt taken from China to fund
>>>> wars), maybe there will be some Chinese companies (not just production
>>>> lines) releasing a console too in the "generation".
>>> Natal is going to be one big fad. Let's face it the core XBox crowd
>>> aren't the same as the Wii crowd. The XBoxers are hardcore FPS gamers.
>> I never thought of that. Also, games like the Wii's don't require much power.
>> The power advantage of PS3/Xbox 360 ceases to matter as much. It's about
> Yeah, and Natal will certainly appeal to casual gamers in things like
> the fitness games but if MS thinks its gonna make a difference to the
> hardcore games they're living in la-la land. Nobody wants to play games
> like GTA, Final Fantasy or the many FPS's by jumping around/running on
> the spot and mimicking gun movements.
It just won't work. It needs /precision/.
> Wonder what cost/benefit analysis was performed on Natal (if any). It'll
> certainly be interesting to see where the XBox goes next and how
> Nintendo responds.
It's almost a year away. I was told by a former Wal-Mart manager that they
de-emphasise Xbox 360 now.
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