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Quake 4 would rock.

I think there is a good chance Xbox 2 will have an unprecidented amount of software support at launch. There's such a hole in our knowledge about new releases after summer that it leads me to believe a large number of titles are being prepped for Xbox 2.

Surprisingly, the same can be said about Nintendo. Aside from the new Zelda game there is very little known about their second half lineup. Not even speculation. Could that indicate Revolution might ship in '05? I'd certainly be surprised, but who knows?

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Surprisingly, the same can be said about Nintendo. Aside from the new Zelda game there is very little known about their second half lineup. Not even speculation. Could that indicate Revolution might ship in '05? I'd certainly be surprised, but who knows?

 

I would be surprised if Nintendo launched Revolution at the same time they released a brand new Zelda game for the GameCube. Talk about sending mixed signals! I'm still putting my money on it coming out in 2006 with the Playstation 3.

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Can't wait. Bring it on..... *must resist smilie

 

I'd pay $60 for a good game. We paid $50 for H2.

 

Any word yet on if XB2 will play XB1 games? That's my main concern... I have so many games I have problems with but I've resisted the urge to buy another xbox or a new drive.....

 

Quake 4 would be my first purchase. Halo 2.5... that'd be sweet. Then gimme a golf game & I'd be set.

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Except that I'm heading rapidly in the other direction.

 

The recent glut of good titles means that there's no way in hell I'm going to pay ?45 (the relevant price point they would be going up to in the UK, which is actually a good $80) for any game, when I can pay a less than half of that for 6-month old games that I'd still like to try.

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Except that I'm heading rapidly in the other direction.

 

The recent glut of good titles means that there's no way in hell I'm going to pay ?45 (the relevant price point they would be going up to in the UK' date=' which is actually a good $80) for any game, when I can pay a less than half of that for 6-month old games that I'd still like to try.[/quote']

 

Exactly. I'm so far behind that it's stupid to think I need a game when it comes out. I still don't have KOTOR2, MGS3, or Stranger's Wrath, all games I swore I would pick up upon launch.

 

The only reason I would do so is if it's an online game that I know everyone's playing and I can't keep myself out of it.

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Ha ha, too funny.

 

Consumers can be as dumb as they want. This consumer ain't paying $80 Canadian for any game. I'll just do what I do now and pick off sales and price reductions. The last game I came even close to buying for that price was Tales of Symphonia and that was a 40+ hour game.

 

It's nice to be a PC gamer, as everything hits the bargain bin if you wait long enough.

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Scratch me up as one of the guys wanting backward compatibility. I'm outta rack space. Don't need yet another piece of hardware laying around. Imho, it would be a hell of alot easier if the new box can "do" the old box.

 

It's not the most important thing to me but, it's important.

 

Quake IV...FANTABULOUS!!!!! :tu :rock

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I agree wholeheatedly on the backwards compatibility issue. It's hard to justify the cost of another piece of hardware if I have another box the size of the X-Box sitting there in order to use all my software.

 

I also think that pricing on new release titles is starting to move to the point of unreasonable. I understand they need to make a profit, but the publishers have got to get to a point where they realize that a lower per-unit margin will get them better profits because they can get more sell through.

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publishers have got to get to a point where they realize that a lower per-unit margin will get them better profits because they can get more sell through.

It's not like this is a new concept. The publishers understand it well. You can bet they will monitor closely for price acceptance. If they find their revenues drop based on the new margin/sell-through ratio, they will drop their prices very quickly.

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You have to figure the higher prices come at a time when the installed base of the Xbox 2 is virtually zero. Even if Microsoft manages to sell a million units in 2005 the revenue earned by a publisher like Activision is nothing compared to what it could potentially do on a platform like PS2 with 30 million units sold.

 

These prices will scale back once the next generation begins to peak and competition for your gaming dollar gets fierce.

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Quake 4 sounds like a great launch title for the next Xbox. I'm kind of curious as to the fate of Half-Life 2 on the Microsoft's console. We've heard very little of it on the Xbox besides some passing statements. Could it happen on the next iteration of the Xbox? Half-Life 2 would be one hell of a killer launch title. ;) (not that it's going to happen but it's fun to speculate and I don't see the game being released on the current console.)

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