Posted in Computers & Tech / Operating Systems / GNU/Linux
Author: twitch Total-Replies: 18
As I understand it, XBOX, being a Microsoft product, will contain en embedded OS, to make it work. Now, this embedded OS will be by Microsoft. As Microsoft are the sole propierters to XBOX, I would think putting Linux onto a Microsoft product would be illegal.
Linux is funded by many organisations and lone donators, therefore, it essentially is a company as the money must be going somewhere. There are millions of dollars in the Linux program, and it will grow.
I personally use Emulators on the PC in order to play games that have been made for the PS2, XBOX or GameCube. Although, I do this in a blue-moon occasion. I finder it a lot cheaper than buying the console.
Posted in Others / Gaming / Game Discussions/Debates
Author: Jeigh Total-Replies: 29
So... in regards to merging and stomping the Wii... the Wii actually has the highest sales and fan base of the current generation lol. So obviously that would not be guaranteed, plus infighting between sony and microsoft would be monumentally damaging lmao.
In regards to the ps3 not being a success, obviously it's release was hampered by various factors not least of which was the price issue. Now that we are a few years in the sales have picked up with new SKU's and units sold is actually getting to a respectable level. It hasn't competed well versus the 360 because it took off so fast and I would not argue it the victor but I am sure I would not call it a failure especially where we are still not at the end of the generation and since the ps3 has been gaining momentum over the past year at a strong rate.
Now, onto my opinion of the consoles themselves. I voted PS3, probably because I own one haha. Personally I think the hardware edge will eventually pay off. The blu-ray player is a great addition without having to buy an addon and it adds a great value to an already strong machine. Further a large portion of the 'great games for 360' are on or coming out for ps3. Sure there are exclusives for microsoft but a few games does not a console make. I enjoy the PSN and have been loving my ps3's media center capabilities. Personally I prefer those over the 360's which I have used long term.
Also I just like the hardware better. The controllers are great in that you can recharge them on the go and not have to stop playing on them. The ability to install linux easily is hours of fun for geeks and can turn your console into emulation heaven, especially with the easy use of external hard drives. I have yet to hear of a single person randomly having their ps3 die (ok, excluding the few during that patch-brick incident, but frankly thats still way better then having a console that dies every few months as I know many 360 users have had happen).
Software wise the 360 DOES have the edge now. Few of the exclusives for ps3 are ground breaking but some great looking ones are on the way and I think in the coming year or two it's going to start leveling the playing field. Frankly I just see the ps3 as a long term solution where the 360 seems like it's strong now but will falter eventually. And personally I buy consoles so I dont need to upgrade every couple years.
So yes, neither console sucks. Neither is perfect by any means. Anyone who says anything along those lines are just insane and shouldn't be allowed to speak in public. But for now I prefer the ps3 personally.
Posted in Computers & Tech / Hardware Workshop
Author: Quatrux Total-Replies: 16
I didn't get a very powerful hardware myself, because I am not a gamer of any kind, I usually like to play retro games through emulators.. So am not even interested into this kind of expensive hardware But, I also would like to have this, but maybe after one year it will all get cheaper.. I am really satisfied with my current setup AMD 1.7ghz, 1 GB of ram and an old cheap second hand Gforce2 64mb.. I needed a big monitor and I got it, so happily am using 1280x1024 and it didn't cost me a lot of money
Posted in Others / Gaming / Game Discussions/Debates
Author: ArmTheMob Total-Replies: 138
I think the one thing I'll really miss is getting together with everyone. That was the one thing that the console was really good at. Multiplayer in the same room with a bunch of controllers. As far as emulators go you can do that with a computer but most new PC games require your friends to have another computer and LAN parties seem so overkill. I don't think me and my friends would ever do that... Maybe one day computer games will have better controller support and multiplayer. Who knows?
I am considering a console but I'm not too sure. If it's good enough I might get it. The only problem is that I'm losing interest in them so I might opt for a modded console. Games cost so much and letís face it, you don't have to pay for anything on a computer these days. The price of your console will skyrocket over a computer soon enough.
Kind of off subject but there is another thing I like about computers. Dual monitors. Itís so crazy to be playing a game on one monitor and watching a show on the other. If you never tried it and you have a good enough video card you gotta do it. And don't worry, this isn't like drugs. You wonít regret it later.