Friday, April 14


From The Hug Him And Squeeze Him And Call Him George Dept.

Xbox 360. Mine mine mine mine mine! Oblivion and DOA 4.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 06:08 AM | Comments (11) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 But Pixy, I thought you poo pooed the Xbox 360 ?

Sure Oblivion is good but its available on the PC as well ?

Ah how quickly the worm turns. :)

So I guess we won't hear from you for quite awhile. I've heard that Oblivion has been swallowing even the hardcore WoW players.

Shouldn't that be call him "Bill" ?

Posted by: Andrew at Friday, April 14 2006 07:22 AM (0585Z)

2 Well, DOA 4 only came out today, and Oblivion seems to be getting universally favourable reviews.  My problem wasn't with the 360 hardware (which is pretty nice), but with the games available for the Australian launch.  They're getting some more titles out now, so I decided to snaffle one.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 14 2006 07:59 AM (oyvZL)

3 Oh, and my PC only has a 6600GT in it.  The 360 has a lot more graphics power than that, and it sounds like Oblivion needs it.

And since my motherboard is Socket 478/AGP/DDR, there's no good upgrade path; I have to replace everything at once.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 14 2006 08:04 AM (oyvZL)

4 We're in the exact same boat on that front, but based on the test I ran here (may have to install a browser plugin or two), I'm squeeking in just under the "recommended" line. It still looks ok. I've only run into real trouble once in the high grass east of Anvil. My frame rate dropped to near 1, but I think that's more to do with a bug than a genuinne slowdown.

Posted by: Will at Friday, April 14 2006 09:50 AM (Yx471)

5 The 360 looks a darn sight better. Certainly.

Except for the ginormous mega huge power supply !

I'm tempted to get Oblivion but I only just gave up a massive timesink. Not sure I want to replace it with another. But then its a one off cost as opposed to a monthly fee.

An upgrade would cost about as much as a 360, wouldn't it ?  But then you wouldn't be able to play polygon enhanced action figures. :)

Ah. I remember the good old days when a 6600GT was a decent video card. Sigh.

Posted by: Andrew at Friday, April 14 2006 11:16 AM (0585Z)

6 The power supply really is a brick, isn't it?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 14 2006 08:09 PM (nimvq)

7 Consider the XB360's power supply in comparison to the one that's in your computer.   Not QUITE as big anymore, eh? 

Posted by: Wonderduck at Friday, April 14 2006 11:44 PM (7+BNY)

8 It's nearly as big, and my PC's power supply is rated at 480W vs. just 203W for the 360.  (The 360 doesn't have do run ten disk drives, after all.)

Actually, I suspect that the real difference is that my PC's power supply has two fans in it, and the 360 unit just has a great big heatsink.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, April 14 2006 11:57 PM (nimvq)

9 I have to keep my husband very busy to keep his mind off of 360.  In my opinion, we haven't used our regular xbox often enough to warrant the purchase of 360.  We've been busy with our other obsessions.

Posted by: Linda at Saturday, April 15 2006 10:15 AM (4gch1)

10 I'm holding out for PS3 and the Cell. Some people are claiming it'll have near movie-CGI-quality graphics -- during play.   Really though, I tend to like everything better on PC.   Andrew: WOW? Everquest? Realms of Despair (lol)?  Or did a kid leave for college?

Posted by: TallDave at Sunday, April 16 2006 03:51 AM (H8Wgl)

11 Dave: The timesink was WoW. I'd taken a three month break but went back to it on a two month game card as I enticed a friend into giving it a go.

Altho I was happy to see it expire so I could attend to the real life grind instead.

Unfortunately my kids are nowhere near leaving for college yet. :)

Posted by: Andrew at Sunday, April 16 2006 09:52 AM (0585Z)

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