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Post Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:32 am   
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im in awe of the 360

it may not be (sarcasim) "as good as a gamers pc" (/sarcasm) whatever.

im a linux fan so using an xbox makes my skin crawl there is no best of both worlds here, i cant do more with it without taking away the sole reason the 360 was manufactured, and at a great risk of destroying it permanently.


i am hooked, my addiction is this white box, a camera attached it plays games, but whats so different from the retro consoles we all have under tv or stored in a closet?

for me its the possibilities, the innovations employed by the current generation of inventors. the interesting interaction between user and machine, im not really fussed about the graphics im not really bothered about specs or resolution, although it helps to immerse you, into a getaway world. the things that have impressed me the most have been the voice recognition and facial identification, and gesture based control, all of these things have been way out of the general reach of the public, unless watching the summer blockbuster starred tom cruise or bruce willis. now its in my lounge invading my privacy and profiling my every doing, and i couldnt be smiling harder.

i look forward to the homebrew, especially if it opensource to see the redesign and decompile of the current software/dash, the real innovation begins when the xbox is hacked, id love to see unleashx controlled by a kinect, rethunked, redesigned, made like a tablet/touch interface. voice recognition to play xbmc or access the terabytes of retro games emulated from atari to playstation 2. its an exciting thought that may even inspire me to learn how to join in and create something useful and beautiful. it may take another 5 years, but the wait will be worth it.

the games are epic, vast and more psychological than ever before just as hollywood has become, rethink, redesign, even rehash, its all new and familiar at the same time. my first 360 game was rage, and i spent 90 minutes staring at every can on the ground, every word written on the wall, it was amazing to me all the time taken to model and skin and texture every corner even if it was not accessible and only viewable if you go out of your way.


cant wait to see whats next.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:56 am   
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I can't wait for the next gen consoles to hit. I really hope they blow us all away with amazing graphics, gameplay and online multiplayer features, I really do! Let's just hope they are smart this time and decide not to go with backwards compatibility for games.

It's amazing to think that when I started playing and writing games it was on a 8-bit Commodore 64 computer back in 1987, just amazing. To look at where we have come from (5 1/4 inch diskettes) to CDROM/DVD/BLU-RAY and now digital downloads (which is the future) my head is in a spin.

I chose to support the Xbox Consoles because I knew it would be the winner. How could they not be. The Xbox LIVE service is what makes the Xbox 360, without it the PS3 would shit all over it. But hey, I guess we are lucky! Smile

oh, and I love the xk3y! can't live without it. lol

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:49 pm   
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cant wait to get an xk3y.

they are $180 in nz i wish someone would flood trademe (aussies can use trademe too) with xk3ys cos there is only one on there second hand for $160 and in Aus they are $85-$120 and converted thats about $106-$150 at the mod-chip sites i found. im sure they are cheaper in usa and canada.


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Post Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:00 am   
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The official reseller in Australia is ozmodchips. They are good guys, I got a bad xk3y chip and they changed it out no cost.. But yes, they are expensive, but worth every penny.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:49 pm   
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i think i must wait, the xkey doesnt run homebrew, its basically for preserving the optical drive and your games, or pirating.

i think a jtag or rgh would be what i need.

the honey moon is over, the kids are bored with the 360 and now back on their xbox originals playing legends of wrestling and halo again. too funny.

i think if i get another broken xbox360 ill try mod it as both these machines get a decent amount of use still.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:24 am   
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seriouslycgi1 wrote:
i think i must wait, the xkey doesnt run homebrew, its basically for preserving the optical drive and your games, or pirating.

i think a jtag or rgh would be what i need.

the honey moon is over, the kids are bored with the 360 and now back on their xbox originals playing legends of wrestling and halo again. too funny.

i think if i get another broken xbox360 ill try mod it as both these machines get a decent amount of use still.


nice.. yeh only problem with JTAGs is you can't access anything on Xbox LIVE like multiplayer or anything. The Xbox 1 is better if you ask me for emulators but it's been a few years since i've toyed with homebrew on the 360 now so it might have improved but i doubt it.. lol

Maybe once the next Xbox comes out the 360 homebrew will pick up.

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It should get good when MS no longer cares about the 360 and stops security updates.
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I can bet you money that my pc already has better specs then what the next gen consoles will have.

My point is that it's 2013 and they could of at least upped the gpu. They'll all probably ship out iwth apus though.


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TURD IN THE PUNCHBOWL HERE! Embarassed Razz Embarassed
i for one CAN wait til the next generation hits...i mean it's just NOT right how they lock up their gear! (f*ck that for a game of soldiers...i PISS in the face of the EULA, i paid for it so it's MINE and so does MANY on this place "HQ" or it wouldn't be a SUPPORT site for "mods/HACKS" of various kinds) all the "groundbreaking" graphics and audio was already done by the movie-likes of "babylon 5" and "toy story"...seriously, i'm NOT feeling it, it's been done before except REHASHED to "look" better and as for that INVASIVE sh*t known as KINECT/EYE-TOY..PASS!
not because of what it does in VIEW but what is PLANNED for it! a f*cking electronic SPY in the household (mobile/cellular telephones anybody?) that FORCES a live internet connection for it's use plus it live feeds pictures in the background to "where ever" so "they can build an ADVERTISING barrage for YOU! (or just plain under the GUISE of the patriot act/terrorism counter initiative) maybe just to put you on a LIST? (i'm on one and i haven't facebooked or blew up a corporate/MILITARY facility)
the tech is BRILLIANT (kinect) as a concept but in todays climate, it's OPEN to abuse and IS as such! i don't have a kinect (won't do unless i can USE it for what I want) but i have the ps3 eye-toy and if i didn't create a BS echo address for it, i couldn't use it to make vids for upload...(tutorials and the like) as it FORCED a ping at the "$ony" server AND my ps3 is nand/cfw flashed! yeah, just what i want...THEM knowing i run a hacked system then i get my doors blown off the hinges and i'm staring down the barrels of heckler & koch mp5's...balls to that!
sorry if this is a paranoid rant but the OP is right, it's NOT just about "games" but a human catalogue of our spending/daily habits, i won't touch the next gen until...
1, as i'm forced to get "second hand" it already was paid for by the previous owner therefore negating ME (as a user) from the EULA, the object was catalogued to another upon retail purchase and then loses it's placement the moment it's passed on...the last known location was at the RETAIL level making ME safe! second hand rocks for juicing! redo the EULA and i MAY just buy brand new?
2, as another post on here lays in hope, i'm NOT that optimistic..i DON'T rate the "x factor" chances ONE bit...quite the opposite really! i lost that wonderment back in the amiga3000 days with the "video-toast" GFX cards..they was the machine responsible for a LOT of CG effects in movies and many TV series including being a fully capable audio studio...sound like a computer of today! SOMETHING NEW PLEASE! Mad
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nah, unless we break the light barrier or discover cold-fusion..not impressed..it's all the same, just DROSS with an OVERPRICED ticket on it!
i'm done...sorry folks but it's how i feel about this, i don't have money to spunk away on STYLE/fads (function first) and i'm not partial to being watched and TOLD what to like by my government/society! Wink

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