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The Microsoft XBox 360 is Microsoft's all-conquering video games console. Featuring some of the latest Microsoft graphics technology, HD1080 graphics, addictive games, high quality accessories for the Xbox, and the online multiplayer feature, the Xbox 360 has thrilled gamers the world over

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★★★☆☆

“I agree with all the good points about the Microsoft...”

Written on: 07/09/2006 by ramtin (22 reviews written)

I agree with all the good points about the Microsoft Xbox made by others, and some of the bad points. My main gripe is that existing Xbox games aren't automatically playable, which is really bad of Microsoft. I work in technology, and I know this is not a big thing to offer in this day and age… Read Full Review

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“Iv had my xbox360 for a while now on first impressions...”

Written on: 08/08/2006 by jlofty (7 reviews written)

Iv had my xbox360 for a while now on first impressions i loved it even thought it was better than my cube for a small amount of time. i was surprised at how good the controller was it works like a dream. Graphics were pretty good too. After this the long list of down points kicks in.
first thing i noticed was the huge power pack. Another one of 360s problems is it has hardly any good games which aren't fps (first person shooters) yeah dead rising, forza 2 and saints row are coming out and… Read Full Review

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“The xbox 360 is a great games system with some decent...”

Written on: 23/07/2006 by speedfight2 (12 reviews written)

The xbox 360 is a great games system with some decent games, although not many on the launch line up. Also if you have the wireless controller the batteries need to be changed a lot.
If you dont have a HD tv then you may be dissapointed but if you do the graphics are amazing and so are the games.
I would reccomend this console to anybody looking for a games console with amazing features and great graphics… Read Full Review

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“I have had my XBOX 360 about 3 months now and I am...”

Written on: 31/05/2006 by MHatton (5 reviews written)

I have had my XBOX 360 about 3 months now and I am extremely impressed, the difference however in playing through the standard AV set up and HD set up is immense.
If I had to rate this console through a standard AV configuration then I would say it's far too expensive for what would be a glorified Xbox, however for me with the inclusion of the HD option this bridges the gap between console and high end PC graphics wise, playing certain games like FIFA Road to World Cup in HD is breathtaking and… Read Full Review

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“I bought a Xbox 360 just before Christmas, and overall...”

Written on: 02/04/2006 by Jonno (31 reviews written)

I bought a Xbox 360 just before Christmas, and overall it is a fantastic piece of kit. The Xbox Live online system is implemented brilliantly, and the Xbox Live Marketplace allows you to download demos, trailers and themes for your 360.

From the games I have tried so far, they have been OK, although I was expecting a better launch line-up. I am currently renting games because I cannot afford to spend £50 every time I wish to buy a game. The graphics are definitely a step up from the last… Read Full Review

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“I just bought an Xbox 360 at the weekend, so this...”

Written on: 13/03/2006 by geclinke (14 reviews written)

I just bought an Xbox 360 at the weekend, so this review is pretty much based on first impressions.

Firstly the box weighs a ton. I got the premium edition of the console, and the combination of wireless controller and power supply really isn't light.
I only bought one game, which was Project Gotham Racing, which I was playing 5 minutes after getting home. First thing I noticed was that the graphics don't look that much better than GT4 on my PS2 (with a component video connection), which… Read Full Review

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Geclinke's Response to geclinke's Review

Written on: 10/01/2007

The recent Xbox Live update to the console sorted out the DVD playback. I've also now moved to a VGA connection as that upscales DVD's and seems to give a crisper picture on games than the component video connection - despite my tv having a resolution of 1280x720 which is pretty much 720p anyway.

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Supersaiyan4's Response to geclinke's Review

Written on: 20/03/2007

I am sorry to hear that, early days yet still my friend look what is on the horizon for the 360 and you will see games will start using more of the 360's power ;-)

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Geclinke's Response to geclinke's Review

Written on: 20/03/2007

I do agree to a certain extent, comparing Oblivion to Resident Evil (or something like that) the 360 looks way better.
<br/>My initial comment was really about Project Gotham Racing, that doesn&#039;t seem to be graphically much better than Gran Tourismo on a PS2 - also Crash Burnout doesn&#039;t seem to make a fantastic use of the graphics capabilities.

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Supersaiyan4's Response to geclinke's Review

Written on: 13/03/2007

The 360 does way a lot in the box but alone it does not weigh that much at all - you should see how heavy the PS3 is to pass judgment ;-)
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<br/>If you seriously are unable to tell the graphical difference between any PS2 game against an Xbox 360 game in HD then I am sorry but that seriously sounds like you have faulty equipment since even in standard definition all 360 games look outstanding against any older platform.

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★★★☆☆

“Well I got my Microsoft Xbox 360 1 week ago and it's a...”

Written on: 11/02/2006 by themaninthevan2001 (121 reviews written)

Well I got my Microsoft Xbox 360 1 week ago and it's a great thing to play on - I remember 15 years ago playing Mario and sonic, WOW since then games have come a long way - they where 8 bit systems with little graphics, if you look back to the old school days and look at today's advanced games machines you will say wow. Now we are all playing life like games but some times it isn't worth the cash to play - I still think Mario brothers is better LOL!… Read Full Review

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“I got my Microsoft Xbox 360 at launch and I was happy...”

Written on: 09/02/2006 by johnnyflav (5 reviews written)

I got my Microsoft Xbox 360 at launch and I was happy with the performance from my new toy. It's not the a huge leap forward from the original xbox, graphically and otherwise, but it is still considerably better.

I've only bought one game (Perfect Dark Zero), and while it is an accomplished game, I've finished it a couple of times already. It is reputed to be the best game on the console to date, and I find this hard to believe as I would only rate the game as an 8.5.

I do have a few gripes… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I suspect that I am one of the few lucky Xbox 360...”

Written on: 19/01/2006 by Parris1972 (9 reviews written)

I suspect that I am one of the few lucky Xbox 360 owners who didn't fight through throbbing crowds of nerdy, spotty, middle aged, teenage, dweebs on December 2nd, only to be informed that my pre-ordered machine was unavailable until April 2006!

In fact, I only decided to purchase a 360 once the Microsoft 360 demonstration booths began to appear in local stores, and I could see first hand what all the hype had been about. Impressed, I sold a rare guitar I owned, and sat in the comfort of my… Read Full Review

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Bertie's Response to Parris1972's Review

Written on: 20/01/2006

A fascinating and lucid review Parris, and any comment I could make would have as much relevance as a vegetarian discussing mad-cow disease as I know nothing of these devices.
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<br>I once read an article wherein the writer opined that most of the games had beautiful graphics, but the playability and intellectual content of a bingo card.
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<br>Was that a little 'over the top'?

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Parris1972's Response to Parris1972's Review

Written on: 19/02/2008

Well, it's now February 2008 and things have moved on somewhat since my review. The most immediate difference being that the MS 360 now has competition in the shape of the Playstation 3 and to a certain extent the Nintendo Wii.
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<br/>The main comment that jumps out at me in my original review is "you could cook an egg on this thing". How incredible then that a few months later I discovered the importance of that statement! Xbox 360 units started to overheat, dying a miserable death and frying up the GPU (Graphics) and CPU (Processor) chips due to poor heat induction & venting!
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<br/>Microsoft later apologised and poured $millions into solving the issue. To date the solution is mixed at best.
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<br/>So, after all the excitement has died down, does the 360 still inspire gaming enthusiasm or has it been surpassed?
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<br/>Leaving aside technical issues, how does the games unit fair now that is has been around for a while?
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<br/>Firstly, Microsoft took heed of my complaint about the meagre 20Gb hard drive and a 120Gb drive is now available at around £120. Still expensie in my opinion as you can purchase standard PC HDD for less. However, it is a marked improvement.
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<br/>You can also obtain a number of 3rd party accessories such steering wheels to enhance the experience.
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<br/>Secondly, the support from developers has been amazing! The number of games titles for the 360 has gone through the roof, plus many of the titles are excellent.
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<br/>One final thing to mention on the development side is that Microsoft finally decided to allow the general public to have access to software allowing you to produce games titles. This is something that Sony previously did with the Playstation 1 (Net Yaroze) and the Playstation 2 (Linux kit).
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<br/>This software is free to download from Microsoft and runs on the WindowsXP & Vista platforms. It's called XNA. It's not a full development kit and has limitations, but it does shift the persepective of the 360 simply being a games console into an educational tool and serious piece of hardware.
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<br/>To date there have also been a number of additions to the 360 family, such as the Halo 3 Limited edition 360 (a green console with gold trimmings and green controller) which marked the release of the Halo 3 games title (exclusive to the 360). It also sports an HMDI port allowing far superior graphics output.
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<br/>Not all 360 units have an HDMI port built into the motherboard, so prior to purchasing make sure it does! You'll not regret it!
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<br/>There was also a very nice black 360 model, called the Elite. Again, details will be available elsewhere on the unit, but other than the HDMI port and the new improved, cooler motherboards and quieter DVD drives, the 360 remains the same under the lid.
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<br/>Some have claimed that the various 360 units differ, but other than those minor details they don't.
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<br/>Any downsides?
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<br/>Well, when the 360 was released it came with the ability to read standard DVD media. Unlike the Playstation 3, which reads Blu-ray media (Hi Definition), the 360 requires an add on DVD drive called the HD DVD drive, which incidentally doesn't accept Blu-ray, just HD DVD.
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<br/>It's not terribly complex. You have 3 formats currently. DVD, which is the format most of us are familiar with and have been using since VHS died off. Then there is Blu-ray (Sony's baby) and HD DVD (Toshiba). These last two formats provide a massive additional amount of space for better picture & audio quality as well as extras.
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<br/>This week Toshiba announced that they were no longer going to produce any more HD DVD hardware and all of the major production companies have pretty much pulled out of HD DVD production, which means that Microsoft have been left backing the wrong horse!
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<br/>The HD DVD add on for the 360 will be coming to a bargain bin near you very shortly folks! So, if you want to continue to enjoy Hi Definition films rather than standard DVD, you'll either have to contend with the back catalogue of films produced upto now, buy a stand alone unit, or go without it!
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<br/>Which brings me to my last point. Has Microsoft maintained the edge, or is the console losing ground?
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<br/>In the United States the 360 has made some incredible in-roads, but in Japan the sales figures to date have been rather poor. There are a number of reasons for this, but the main two being that the Japanese market has rarely supported the Xbox. They disliked the original and have been more pro Nintendo & Sony for a long time. Secondly. the types of software that appeals to the American market is very different from what excites the Japanese. More role playing games such as "Blue Dragon" are required if Microsoft are to gain more foothold.
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<br/>In Europe Microsoft appear to have done rather well, but the fears of failing hardware have rocked consumer confidence.
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<br/>The Nintendo Wii surprisingly gained a huge amount of support and clearly affected sales, despite being nothing more than a glorified and rehoused Gamecube! It is certainly not capable of the same graphics power or audio quality as the PS3 or 360. It is a "fun" machine.
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<br/>The Sony Playstation 3 however is a different kettle of fish! It came out late, it came out over priced, it came out over budget and Sony made a complete mess of their PR, sales, marketing and development and these things have all created a climate of fanboy criticism and sneering by those who prefer the 360.
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<br/>The PS3 is more expensive, comes in too many guises, confuses customers and is hardly blessed with the best line up of games titles, but ultimately it does represent a significant challenge to the 360, just not to date.
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<br/>Why do I suggest this?
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<br/>At present the Playstation 3 is still the cheapest Blu-ray player on the market, so even if you were not interested in gaming, many people are being drawn in by this. Despite it's cost it is also a very good Blu-ray machine and Microsoft have just lost a vital piece of ground.
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<br/>One last thought. The PS3 has been on the market for a shorter period of time, but construction & reliability wise it is superb! If you have an issue with a Sony console it is replaced on your doorstep within 24 hours. Sadly, Microsoft is currently sitting at 30 days turn around!
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<br/>We shall see what happens next, but by far the Xbox 360 remains the best games machine on the market, but Microsoft may have won the battle, but not the War.

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Bertie's reply to Parris1972's Comment

Written on: 12/01/2013



"Well, it's now February 2008 and things have moved on somewhat since my review".

Well, it's now nearly February 2013 and I'd be very surprised if Parris will read this after almost five years, but I thought I'd display my sense of continuity, at least!

A quick shufti on C\NET reveals the XBox vs. Playstation 'debate' is alive and well but what I find a little disturbing is that ther is apparently certain security issues

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Parris1972's reply to Bertie's Comment

Written on: 14/01/2013

Au contraire Bertie, I read your comment with a smile as frankly I never expected anyone to ever read / reply to this review.

I am still a 360 user, but in my 3rd year of self imposed exile as I returned to university and was determined to avoid such a huge distraction. I graduate in April and one of the first things I'll be doing is unpacking a brand-new replacement 360, which for 3 years has lurked in my garage.

Thanks Bertie!

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Bertie's reply to Parris1972's Comment

Written on: 28/01/2013

Well, well, well !! I honestly NEVER expected to hear from you again, Parris and I am really delighted to renew your acquaintance :-D.

Congratulations on your forthcoming graduation and I wish you every success and happiness for the future.

Thank YOU, Parris and please accept this letter 'e' which I omitted from my last comment. Don't know what came ovr me I'm sure!

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Giantelectric's Response to Parris1972's Review

Written on: 25/03/2006

What an excellent, excellent review! Why can't more people write up informed reviews like this instead of standing on soapboxes ' telling everyone what ' their friend down the road said '. Based on this review and a couple others - I'll certainly consider one in future but right now I'm having too much fun snapping up original xbox titles for next to nothing.

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Daneee69's Response to Parris1972's Review

Written on: 23/01/2006

Cracking review - cheers!

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Parris1972's Response to Parris1972's Review

Written on: 23/01/2006

Thanks for your comment! I appreciate the feedback. Incidentally, the only feedback I've ever had for any of my reviews on this site, so many thanks indeed.
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<br>If my review actually assisted, then that's the main intention. I dislike reading reviews from 'fans' of particular bands, books, films or products as they tend not to be very unbaised. They read more like fanzines rather than product reviews. I am clearly biased, but at the same time I don't stand to gain anything from these reviews (or the sale of products / no shares - I should look into that!) so I tend not to gloss over the problems I encounter.
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<br>If it's useful, then all is well and good - intellectual or not.
<br>Parris.

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★★★★☆

“Xbox Live on the Microsoft Xbox 360 is excellent....”

Written on: 17/01/2006 by optimism753 (2 reviews written)

Xbox Live on the Microsoft Xbox 360 is excellent. Multiplayer means there is always a geek or another kid wanting to play.

Graphics are impressive, and I can't wait until games are more fully developed to take advantage of the hardware, and to push it to its limits… Read Full Review

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“I like the graphic interface on the Microsoft Xbox...”

Written on: 12/01/2006 by smithkm1 (2 reviews written)

I like the graphic interface on the Microsoft Xbox 360. It is nice not to have to wait for the game to load for every new scene. The price is a little high, even for what you get, but as always that will come down in a matter of time… Read Full Review

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“The XBox 360 is a nice gaming system. It has removable...”

Written on: 09/01/2006 by SamusAran551 (38 reviews written)

The XBox 360 is a nice gaming system. It has removable face-plates, sleek name-brand wireless controllers, and the jump on Sony and Nintendo.

The graphics on the 360 were noticeably better than the original XBox, but not THAT much better. Think of the best graphics on XBox and add a couple of points to that, and that would be the XBox 360's graphics. Definitely a disappointment because Microsoft talked up the graphics.

There aren't too many games for the 360 either. I have played many of the… Read Full Review

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Tomleecee's Response to SamusAran551's Review

Written on: 25/01/2006

Hey, long time. Nice review, for once I totally agree with your points. I havnt been that impressed with what I've seen and played so far. Project Gotham 3 playes pretty well but is it that much of an improvement over PGR2? Certainly not enough to warrant paying £209 for the Core System. Also, I nearly choked on my own vomit when I saw that GAME were selling the Premium System with 6 games for £800. EIGHT HUNDRED POUNDS?!?! I could buy a new car for that. Hmmm 360 or car? Tough decision.

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★★★★☆

“Having read other peoples reviews on the Microsoft...”

Written on: 05/01/2006 by MCFACE (1 review written)

Having read other peoples reviews on the Microsoft Xbox 360, I felt the need to give my two cents.

The Xbox 360 is without a doubt the next generation of console gaming! It enables more people to enjoy gaming in high definition with anti-aliasing, pixel shading, and vertex lighting etc., without shelling out thousands of pounds for a super PC.

It also connects the world of gamers together with Xbox Live, which in my opinion is the most innovative gaming service to date; it beats the hell out… Read Full Review

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“I am not pleased with the Xbox 360 games console,...”

Written on: 18/12/2005 by Mats786 (5 reviews written)

I am not pleased with the Xbox 360 games console, especially with its graphics capabilities, and my home computer which has a Nvidia 7800GTX can out run this ATi Zenos graphics card to bits… Read Full Review

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“Microsoft promised the Xbox 360 before Christmas and...”

Written on: 13/12/2005 by Takahiro (36 reviews written)

Microsoft promised the Xbox 360 before Christmas and succeeded. However, although you'll be really excited if you are lucky enough to find one left in stock before Xmas, once you get home it'll be mixed feelings.

Firstly, if you don't have a HDTV you're out of luck. You'll power it up giggling like a kid, and it'll be like running face first into a brick wall. Without HDTV support the graphics are barely any better than the likes of Far Cry, Doom 3 and Half-Life 2. You'll wonder what's the… Read Full Review

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Tomleecee's Response to Takahiro's Review

Written on: 14/12/2005

Its obvious that you've not played any of these games and have lifted your opinions out of some idiotic games rag. Before you write a review of anything, I'd recommend playing it first. I don't own a 360, but I've played on one for 20 minutes or so. I wasn't overly impressed, but I wouldn't write a review based on my short time with it - which is what you have clearly done.

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Taylor9991's Response to Takahiro's Review

Written on: 28/01/2007

My Microsoft Xbox 360 controller seems to destroy batteries almost as soon as I put them in.

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Takahiro's Response to Takahiro's Review

Written on: 01/02/2006

Thanks a lot kittykatf! And I agree with you on the fan now, I still don't know why it's so loud but I've gotten used to it.
<br>But thanks so much for the comment!

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223195_Kittykatf's Response to Takahiro's Review

Written on: 01/01/2006

Completely agree with all of what is said here, although the noise of the fan isn't so much of an issue yet for me. But yes, pgr3 and perfect dark are good, condemned a little dissapointing. But mainly just wanted to add a comment to say this really is a brilliant review.

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Tomleecee's Response to Takahiro's Review

Written on: 16/12/2005

Fair enough. Apologies.

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Takahiro's Response to Takahiro's Review

Written on: 15/12/2005

Firstly, you've clearly got the wrong impression, I only briefly went over the games in the review because this is a console review, and I simply stated the current quality of the games, this is not the place for me to review them.
<br>And I haven't read a single magazine about the 360, and only briefly looked on websites. My opinions were based entirely on MY 360, if you did own one you might have seen where I was coming from. My opinion on games like Call of Duty came from the demo pods but I actually own Project Gotham and Perfect Dark 0.
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<br>If I had based my review on some idiotic games rag like you suggested then this would have been a 10/10 OMG it rokz or something stupid, please make sure you know the facts before accusing people of things.

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“I don't know what the other guy was saying about the...”

Written on: 08/12/2005 by masterchief (5 reviews written)

I don't know what the other guy was saying about the XBox 360 being a bad product, but he probably works for Sony and is trying to make the XBox 360 look bad. Trust me, it's pretty awesome. If you already have an XBox and a PS2 like me, then you will know that Microsoft will always have the upper-hand because of their experience through making PC's, and their knowledge of online gaming. XBox live is the best gaming experience you can get now, and I don't see the PS3 ever having online gaming as… Read Full Review

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Eruditeguy's Response to masterchief's Review

Written on: 08/01/2006

First of all, I don't work for Sony, nor would I, considering I am a true-blue American and they are a Japanese national corporation. However, that does not mean that their product lines are not top-notch and that I do not respect them as a manufacturer of great products.
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Secondly, Microsoft has never...will never make PCs (Personal Computer...just in case you couldn't wrap your fanboy brain around that one.) Sony, however, has been in the computer market for years...check out the VAIO series...they are among the best. Microsoft is but a software company...a damn big and good one, but nonetheless...that is all that they do. I do not recall ever seeing a Microsoft brand computer system on the market...um...ever. Steve Jobs ran away with the hardware department when he split to form Apple. Bill just makes it go.
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<br>Please, in the future, do some BASIC RESEARCH before posting reviews on this site. People come on here to find out if a product is really worth buying from experts (I notice that I have an expert review rating and..um...oh, you don't), so please keep your fan-boy, Halo playing, immature, ridiculous ideas hidden for all NOT to see.
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<br>Love and Kisses....
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<br>Erudite Guy (It means book-smart...before you run to your dictionary)
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<br>P.S. You can waste your time and energy trying to depict me as a fan boy of Sony's to ruin my case...but this is futile (hopeless) as you will just end up making yourself look like an imbecile.

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“Once again we find ourselves faced with the daunting...”

Written on: 29/11/2005 by EruditeGuy (1 review written)

Once again we find ourselves faced with the daunting task of selecting the perfect gaming console for our own personal preferences. We hear the hype, watch the commercials, hang on every word of the E3 and Tokyo conferences, and try to filter out the truth from the tripe. With the internet and television in full spin mode nearly a year before any system launch, it is a dismal fact that, in general, the tripe well outweighs the truth. I am a true "seeing-is-believing" type, so I buy into very… Read Full Review

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Tomleecee's Response to EruditeGuy's Review

Written on: 30/11/2005

Now that's the kind of review this site was intended for. Top marks - it's really made me reconsider buying a 360 (which I was, but now probably wont...at least for a few months). A really great review, thanks for the advice.

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Elricardo's Response to EruditeGuy's Review

Written on: 02/06/2006

I totally agree with Tom's comment. I was starting to think very seriously about getting a 360, even though common sense suggested waiting to see what the PS3 could offer. Having read this review I will definitely be waiting. Thanks for such a useful review.

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Goonerz4Eva's Response to EruditeGuy's Review

Written on: 10/12/2005

Thank you for being so frank with your review. You have highlighted many of my own personal fears about the xbox360, and some I hadn't yet considered.
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<br>I think I'll wait to see how Microsoft react to the problems facing their new machine before shelling out. I guess it may also be sensible to see what PS3 brings to the table as well.
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<br>Cheers.

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176891_Bombom101's Response to EruditeGuy's Review

Written on: 01/12/2005

well from what i heard a lot of xbox 360s processors were all melting the motherboard.... and stopping it from working similar problems occured with ps2s aswell

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“I purchase each new system at launch and once again I...”

Written on: 25/11/2005 by dtrdwngs (1 review written)

I purchase each new system at launch and once again I am pleasantly surprised with X Box 360. I waited in line the US to get one at Best Buy. I got the core system as the premium units had all sold out. The launch lineup consisted of 18 games. Not bad considering the N64 only had 2 games Pilot Wings and Mario64.) Hooking the system up is easy enough and loads up fairly quickly. I purchased Call of Duty 2 as the reviews and trailers had me intrigued. I could not believe the level of detail. The… Read Full Review

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“I'm going to be a bit controversial now so bear with...”

Written on: 09/11/2005 by Gamesmaster (4 reviews written)

I'm going to be a bit controversial now so bear with me people - before I start though I'll answer a few of the possible comments that I might receive.

1. I am not a fan boy of any type - I own an XBox, a PS2 and a Gamecube. I also own a PC and a GBA for when I'm out of the house - I am an equal opportunity game player and will always give credit where credit is due.

2. I know I didn't play for long but the idea of a demo is all about first impressions and this review details mine - I'm not… Read Full Review

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Tomleecee's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 16/11/2005

Gamesmaster, I agree with your observations for the most part. I played a demo of King Kong in the Gamestation section of my local Blockbuster and it just didnt impress. The graphics could easily have been supported by a PS2 or Cube, let alone a normal Xbox. To add insult to injury, it crashed to a black screen about 4 times and one of the staff had to keep coming and resetting it! In an industry where first impressions meant everything, I wasn't impressed.

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Giantelectric's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 16/12/2005

Thanks, it makes me feel a whole lot better. Actually, when I stated design - I meant how durable you thought the casing was & quality of production. Are there any noticable design errors like port spacing, vents or problems with the power adapter/ are discs too hot when removed etc etc.. Of course, you wouldn't know any of these things because you spent 20 minutes in a gameshop on a half covered up unit while your girlfriend shopped at walmart. (unless maybe you could could elaberate about the later game sessions which followed). Second thoughts, please dont.

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Gamesmaster's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 14/12/2005

I will say it again - what is the point of having the console in the store if you are not going to try it, form an opinion and then decide if you want to buy it or not.
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<br>Apologies for not shelling out the £300 to buy the console - taking it home - setting it up - packing it up again and returning it the store for a 360 that actually works - setting up the new console... and then finding out I wasn't impressed and writing my review on the site.
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<br>And if it makes you feel better - I think the design of the console is very pretty - with the lovely curvy detail and cute green lights - what the heck has the design got to do with the review - I told you my opinion about the only accessory I got to try - the game pad could be too small for my hands.
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<br>If my review was the only review in the world then you could have a point about it not being chock-full of detail - but it isn't, take my review for what it is - a recap of a 20 minute play in HMV - if you want more detail read a review from a user who states he owns the machine.

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Giantelectric's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 13/12/2005

I'd have to totally agree with goonerz4eva on this. I read this thinking what the heck? Where's the insight on the consoles design, how it felt, its performance / ease of use etc...? It's almost as though you anticipated this review would generate interest so decided to be one of the first to write up on the thing.- Its not a fair or balanced review and there’s hardly any useful information here. Sorry but I didn’t want to read about yourself and girlfriends day at the mall.

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Gamesmaster's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 12/12/2005

Gooner, a couple of things - the whole point of having a demo of the console in the shops is so that people can form an opinion. Review Centre is the place for people to share their opinions and views with others so I would say my Review is perfectly acceptable.
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<br>I also clearly stated in the review the length of time the console has been played so I don't think people who read the review could be misled by the score.
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<br>On a side note I would also like to say that I have played with the console a few more times and I stand by what I previously wrote - Xbox 360 = Disappointing!
<br>p.s. I'd also like to add that I played Perfect Dark Zero for half an hour at a friends and thought it was terrible!

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Goonerz4Eva's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 10/12/2005

The original reviewer Gamemaster:
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<br>Although I firmly believe everyone is entitled to their opinion I don't think it is fair to review something that you have played with for 20 minutes in a shop, be it a good or bad review.
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<br>I personally have yet to see an Xbox360 in the flesh and can therefore neither confirm nor deny your observations... but as a prospective buyer a quick glance through the review scores on this website now gives a distorted impression of actual owner's opinions.
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<br>All I can say is that perhaps next time you should only review something when you have used it long enough to form a proper unbiased opinion.
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<br>Thanks.

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Tomleecee's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 06/12/2005

First of all, Call of Duty: Big Red 1 ISNT THE SAME AS Call of Duty 2 - THEY ARE TOTALLY DIFFERENT GAMES. Secondly, how many times do I have to say this?! I said that it couldnt be done WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF VISUALS. DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY READ WHAT IS WRITTEN?!?!?!

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176891_Bombom101's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 01/12/2005

Call of Duty 2 is on a PS2. I've got it. I don't know what your on Tommy

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Hardcoreskater15's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 28/11/2005

I agree with Gamesmaster, if you're going to make a new system then at least wow us with some great graphics and gameplay. Oh yeah, I thought this review was helpfull too. P.S. Even with the HD LCD screen I wasn't impressed with the xbox360.

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Tomleecee's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 25/11/2005

No, what I actually said (if you read my comment properly) was that I had played Peter Jackson's King Kong - not Call of Duty 2. I have no doubts that Call of Duty 2 could not be reproduced on a PS2 without major downgrades on the visual front. KING KONG however, probably could. See? Call of Duty 2 is not the same as King Kong.

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Dtrdwngs's Response to Gamesmaster's Review

Written on: 25/11/2005

Call of Duty 2 didn't look that good? Could be supported by PS2? How come all of the major magazines and websites do not agree with you? I have it and it is amazing. I do have HDTV with LCD and it is incredible. Maybe the monitor was poor quality. I suggest you give it another look on a better monitor. A standard tv will only show 480 as opposed to 720p which is what I see it at. But your opinion is yours so I won't knock you for what you believe.

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