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just found a video on Game about it, it can be downloaded HERE
the video shows us the motherboard etc and also tells us that the CPU is going to be water cooled.
May 13th, 2005, 11:51 AM
thats unreal- its faster than anyones pc today
any idea how much its gonna cost? this might be my first console i pre-order
May 13th, 2005, 12:14 PM
ive not got a clue about cost but i would think about the £250-£300 mark, thats $460USD - $550 (thats over here in the UK anyway, but we get ripped off)
i downloaded the MTV release from BitTorrent, and it has some in game videos, and it looks great. good to see that this one has much more FSAA so the "jaggy edges" that the PS2 and Xbox are very bad for due to the low screen res of TV's is pretty much fixed. thats the one thing i dont like about consoles. Also all games are in HD so it should look pretty amazing.
May 13th, 2005, 12:39 PM
Actually, pricewise I believe it is going to list at $400. Pretty unreasonable if you ask me, but I guess I will wait and see some demos before I snap to judgement.
May 13th, 2005, 01:26 PM
release is said to be November (2005) in the US and then Europe 10 days after that.
May 13th, 2005, 04:11 PM
i wouldnt even think of paying over $400, but considering the specs they claim, and knowking this is gonna be the console to have over the next 5+ years, i might actually pay the $400, even if in one year itll drop to $250
May 17th, 2005, 10:41 PM
It sounds neat. Yet, I stick with computers. I dont like the controllers. And what I would do is spend 400 dollars on a new video card :D
May 18th, 2005, 04:32 PM
Yeh only to have it be obsolete in 6 months. Consoles are the way now, you can invest thousands of dollars and wouldn't come close to the performance of these consoles. Besides I'm sure you can hook up a mouse and keyboard to them.
May 18th, 2005, 06:08 PM
well pc wont be replaced because ms and sony will keep their consoles proprietary, they wont just let you install anything on them like you can a pc.
i did hear though that a ms in the future wants a game console that plays pc games, plus its own exclusives... that would be interesting eh?