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Xbox 360
No, I don't own one. No, I do not intend to own one. But, sadly, I do believe the reports of people waiting 16 hours in the rain for so they could buy one at 12:01 this morning. For $399.99 plus tax. Eek! And the games are selling for $59.99. Double Eek!

Ok, I did go to our internal launch thing in the Hall. I wandered down there a few minutes late, got a keychain, watched some people play the new Madden 2006, Project Gotham 3, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods, and Tony Hawk. Looking at the games (all shown on brand new HD Widescreen LCD TVs), I noticed the same thing I noticed with my xbox - Where is the f'ing gamma control? If tony hawk were one notch darker, it would be freaking dark greyscale. The racing games looked good, but neither had realistic damage models. Madden was fine; the people playing were reliving last night's Monday Night Football by playing Vikings v. Packers. Looks like every other Madden I have ever seen, albeit with better graphics. Which brings me to my point. It is pretty. Well, not the unit itself or the OMG huge power brick, but the graphics. They are good. BUT, nothing I have not seen on a high-end PC. If I upgraded to the next flavour of video card (something newer than 2+ years old), I could get those graphics on my box. I am sure that jschmidt already has comparable graphics on his PC.

It is just launch, but I think the PSP had more games out for it at launch. I am underwhelmed by the number of titles, and the price for the games is really up there. For the console and two games you have passed the $500 mark and then some and then taxes or s/h.

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*shakes head*

Sometimes, I'm glad I'm a girly girl.

I don't plan on buying a new console for, ah, maybe never. I got the PS2 because I wanted to play GTA and DOA2. FFX and FFX-2 were entertaining. I've been underwhelmed by my other PS2 experiences.

I'm not sure why I got the Xbox. I can't stand FPS games with thumbsticks, so Halo was kinda a waste for me. Burnout 2 and Project Gotham 2 are both fun racers. I can't for the life of me understand sports games like golf, football, and baseball on a console... the games in the flesh are goddawful boring in the first place, why the hell would you want to play them on a console? Ah well, to each their own I guess.

I'd much rather sink money into a good gaming Windows box than a console any day of the week.

Seems the Xbox 360 is very unstable as well.

Something else I don't need but will feel pressured to buy.

We still have an N64. Sometimes, we pretend it's Medieval times and we play "old" video games.

These effen systems get "improved" too often.

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