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MacBytes
Jan 29, 2004, 01:32 PM
Category: Microsoft
Link: Xbox for $99? Xbox 2 in 2005? (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040129143228)

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Mudbug
Jan 29, 2004, 01:46 PM
since they'd be at an equal price point, I wonder if the Nintendo Gamecube price will come down before the introduction of thier new handheld with the dual screens/processors. Looks like the game console war might get a little more interesting.

Both platforms are good (xbox & gamecube) but I prefer to NOT support "the man" and stick with Nintendo. ;)

FlamDrag
Jan 29, 2004, 03:43 PM
Hell, I'd spend $50 on a GameCube just to be able to play Mario Cart. Good times.

isus
Jan 29, 2004, 03:45 PM
i wouldn't buy an xbox at all... they are too big and don't have as many games as ps2... halo is alright, but it's just not enough for me.

mrsebastian
Jan 29, 2004, 04:06 PM
yeah i'm with you on xbox, i like ps2 better as well. can't wait to see ps3!

Bunzi2k4
Jan 29, 2004, 04:17 PM
now that halo is for the mac, there is no point to get xbox... i too can't wait for ps3
!

lind0834
Jan 29, 2004, 04:28 PM
It should get to $99 by Labor Day?
That is a rumor way in the future. No way that anybody could be to accurate about something like that.

I would definetly purchase a Xbox for $99 though. Then I'd install Linux so I could have a MPG4 player for my TV.

A@ron
Jan 29, 2004, 04:41 PM
of course since the xbox is essentially a computer there is more you can do to it then a PS2... the internal HDD is also nice for some things.

A@ron

Bear
Jan 29, 2004, 04:50 PM
Originally posted by A@ron
of course since the xbox is essentially a computer there is more you can do to it then a PS2... the internal HDD is also nice for some things.

A@ron PS2 can run linux.

Capt Underpants
Jan 29, 2004, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Bear
PS2 can run linux.

If I'm not mistaken, so can an xbox.

Bear
Jan 29, 2004, 05:04 PM
Originally posted by A@ron
of course since the xbox is essentially a computer there is more you can do to it then a PS2... the internal HDD is also nice for some things.

A@ron The PS2 is a computer also, you can get various things for it, including, leyboard, network interface and harddrive

Bear
Jan 29, 2004, 05:05 PM
Will xbox 2 run xbox 1 games? I guess this is why microsoft bought virtualpc

The PS2 runs PSX/PS1 games.

The PS3 will run PS2 and PS1 games.

Nermal
Jan 29, 2004, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by Capt Underpants
If I'm not mistaken, so can an xbox.

Not officially, I think you need to mod it and void the warranty :eek:

Mr. Anderson
Jan 29, 2004, 05:15 PM
Well, with the IBM chip in the XBox 2 - I'm wondering what it will have to offer aside from playing games. Anyone have any ideas on this?

I can't see myself buying a game console, though. I don't have enough time as it is and getting sucked into games would be deadly :D

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ITR 81
Jan 29, 2004, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by A@ron
of course since the xbox is essentially a computer there is more you can do to it then a PS2... the internal HDD is also nice for some things.

A@ron

So is the PS2.
It has access panel for a HD.
My friend actually runs Sony Linux 1.0 on his and surfs the net with his.
Sony came out with keyboard and mouse.

All consoles coming have HD's and built in ethernet cards.
http://playstation2-linux.com/

This 40GB HD is for folks that want more storage then what the orig internal HD gave:


http://www.jp.playstation.com/php/jacket/disp.php?num=scph20400

http://www.jp.playstation.com/php/jacket/disp.php?num=scph10400

Sony Keyboard
http://www.jp.playstation.com/php/jacket/disp.php?num=scph10240

Broad Station for PS2 for network Wifi:
http://www.jp.playstation.com/php/jacket/disp.php?num=blrtx4m

ITR 81
Jan 29, 2004, 05:28 PM
Originally posted by Nermal
Not officially, I think you need to mod it and void the warranty :eek:

MS doesn't support Linux for it's console, but Sony does.

Capt Underpants
Jan 29, 2004, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by Nermal
Not officially, I think you need to mod it and void the warranty :eek:

True, but it still is possible:D

0 and A ai
Jan 29, 2004, 11:41 PM
This articles facts are wrong.

PS3 comes out 05