I believe Live is an absolutely horribly cynical move by MS to re-invent online gaming, and I sincerely hope it dies a slow, painful, and expensive death to as to prevent any other company trying anything like it in the future.MKE wrote:hey Dr Wily, apperently you dont like your xbox, do you want to sell it? or is it just the xbox live service you dont like.
There is *absolutely* nothing wrong with the current online business models of; 'Pay for media, online is free' or 'free game, subscription costs'.
I cannot believe anybody would fork out ?40 for a game AND then pay subscription costs on top of that without even getting a SINGLE high speed game server in return.
I'm not particularly enamoured with my Xbox, but I'm keeping it on the offchance Fable is as good as it looks like it might be.
Or Sega decide to release some games for it in the future that aren't Sega GT.
Or some actual legal homebrew dev happens that isnt a Linux build. (sigh).
I don't think an Athlon 850 with 128MB RAM and a TNT2Pro graphics card is *particularly* decent when it comes to PC gaming, yet it ran UT2K3 at 640x480 res just fine - thats the same res as your television displays so fairly comparable to the Xbox version...MKE wrote: yes, ut2k3 was better than us if you spent 100-1500 on a decent computer to run it on.
UC was probably a particularly bad example to pick, as it is frankly a rubbish conversion which had major framerate issues on release - they had to *patch* it FFS! That's something MS swore would never happen thanks to their stringent quality control!