Bibin: I'd say a fair chunk of microsoft haters don't understand why themselves. The reason was originally to do with their nasty business practices, and sometimes their software design paradigm (user-friendliness over functionality and security). But none of that really applies to the console division, so any kiddies nowadays that are particularly vocal about it are just following the trend.
As far as I am aware though, that part of Microsoft has nothing to do with the Xbox?
I always thought that a different side/team of Microsoft worked on the Xbox - not the guys who created IE and Windows and stuff? I dunno..
Either way I'm bored of consoles now - I don't really see any point in buying either of them. I don't find playing video games that entertaining anymore. I'd rather watch movies, listen to music, chat to friends AND play video games on my PC
Microsoft have stated over and over that games will not be released on HD-DVD, but I think it's pretty obvious a HD-DVD drive will be built in eventually. Like Sony's strategy with BluRay; MS help get a cheap next gen video player into a lot of homes. Knowing MS they'd probably stick in the redesigned CPU and a HD-DVD and charge the same Premium price.
Oh, a bigger capacity HDD would be nice too. 60 quid for a 20gb (13gb for the user) HDD is just pathetic.
someone double posted, but I'm not pointing fingures at anyone ^^
I like the xox360 but the choices of games are not very good. sports, 3rd person shooter, bad-adventure games, ect. They are good for what they are, but what they are isn't what you really want in the first place.