Archive for May, 2005

E3 HD Coverage

Microsoft is making available some HD videos of their Xbox 360 games.

Some of the trailers include clips of Call of Duty 2, Final Fantasy XI, Test Drive Unlimited, and The Darkness. If you can pump these HD videos into your HDTV, all the better! You’ll need at least 384MB of RAM with a 2.4GHz processor.

Link: MicrosoftXbox High-Definition Videos

As well, Hit Start announced that they will produce 100 HD videos of the E3 2005 show. This series of videos will be available at FileShack and will be called “E3 in HD” (original, no?).

Link: Games DomainE3 Goes High Def

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How PS3 can Win for Sony

It can’t be denied that Sony made a very impressive showing with their PS3. Compared to Microsoft’s uber-hyper-media claims of a billion users, Sony decided just to wow people with technology. Jaws dropped, bladders were emptied, Sony was declared the king of the hill. But after the dust settled, Microsoft people compared some hardware specs. They came out with some claims that the Xbox 360 is more powerful than the PS3. Read the rest of this entry »


PS3 Won’t Launch First in Japan?

PS3Traditionally, Sony introduces a new video game system in Japan first, then half a year or more later they introduce it to other markets and so on. It happened with the PS1, PS2, and PSP. Now with the HDTV-capable PS3, it seems that they are considering other options. Read the rest of this entry »

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Xbox 360 Price Conjecture

Xbox 360 Goldman Sachs is postulating that the Xbox 360 may have a “higher initial price”. Higher than what, though, they don’t say.

There is also speculation out there that the PS3 may not come in at the traditional $300US price point. Personally, I think not introducing the PS3 or Xbox 360 at $300US is a mistake. I’m a price-conscious consumer, just like most others out there, and I may be forced to wait for prices to come down before buying my next-gen console, and I think others feel the same. I was one of the first people I know to get a PS2, but I don’t think the same will be true the this time around if prices aren’t affordable.

They also estimate that Microsoft will move about 3 million Xbox 360’s in the December quarter.

Link: The RegisterXbox 360 retail price could be higher than expected

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