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« on: December 22, 2000, 01:58:12 PM »
Microsoft will offer DVD playback as an option with the Xbox, McCann said. Buyers who want to use the console to play movies will buy an expansion pack that will include a remote control and the CineMaster software, which has special effects and audio/video processing quality comparable to that of a high-end set-top DVD player.

"We\'ve studied the PlayStation 2 from a couple of perspectives to understand what consumers liked about it and what they didn\'t," McCann said. "One of the things we saw was that people using it to play DVDs were underwhelmed with both the quality and the user interface.

"Microsoft decided to make DVD an option and to really make it work for people who want that functionality."

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so looks like the mighty xbox won\'t even play movies out of the box......by the time xbox comes PS2 will be atleast either 250 or 200 and so will xbox but PS2 will have BUILT-IN dvd playback which will get more people to but it.....

does\'nt look good for MS does it guys?:D




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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2000, 02:05:43 PM »
http://cgi.gaming-age.com/gaming/news/news.pl?y=2000&m=12&nid=22-129.db

this has got to be THE stupidest mistake MS makes(but i like it:D) EVERY SINGLE BIG NAME DEVELOPER ON PS2 said that one if not the only reson why they supported PS2 so much was because the DVD playback(built-in on PS2) was going to get it sold way more to casual people....now that MS does not have this...well we might as well say xbox is DOA.
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2000, 02:37:25 PM »
If this is true, I\'m glad it happened. This\'ll lower the price of the Xbox. And by the time it comes out, I\'m sure plenty of people will already have a regular DVD player or a PS2 by then. The Xbox will have to rely heavily on its games, if this is true.
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2000, 02:40:08 PM »
if it comes down to only games then NINTENDO will win that war...NOTHING good can come of this.
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2000, 02:40:15 PM »
sweeet!!!!! x box isnt as good as expected!!!! cant wait to tell the flamers... hehe..
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2000, 02:49:22 PM »
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if it comes down to only games then NINTENDO will win that war...NOTHING good can come of this.

We\'ll see about the games.

Like I said, the DVD player is kind of unnecessary since a lot of people will already have a normal DVD player or Playstation 2.

And I dont see how this would make or break the Xbox. You\'re jumping to conclusions, Nplayer. :)
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« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2000, 02:55:36 PM »
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And I dont see how this would make or break the Xbox. You\'re jumping to conclusions, Nplayer.

I agree.

I think this is a smart move by MS in my opinion. It will lower the price down dramatically(maybe even down to 200-250)and people will most likely have a DVD player by then,so whats your point N-Player?I don\'t see how this could hurt the ****-box at all.It might be some what beneficial.

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« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2000, 03:24:36 PM »
Why don\'t they just give the software too people.. If the hardware is there. It won\'t make any difference.
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2000, 03:27:46 PM »
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Why don\'t they just give the software too people.. If the hardware is there. It won\'t make any difference.


Yeah, then how will it lower the price?

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« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2000, 03:27:54 PM »
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Why don\'t they just give the software too people.. If the hardware is there. It won\'t make any difference.

Good point..
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« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2000, 03:33:01 PM »
by the time xbox comes PS2 will:

1)have built-in dvd playback
2)HUGE HUGE library of games
3)cost 200$
4)2nd gen graphics(MGS2)

don\'t forget about mario either....

xbox will be IMO DOA in japan and europe...

also, it\'s VERY funny to see the xboxfans say "dvd does\'nt matter to me" after the months of saying "dvd will be better on xbox":laughing:

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« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2000, 03:35:11 PM »
"also, it\'s VERY funny to see the xboxfans say "dvd does\'nt matter to me" after the months of saying "dvd will be better on xbox"

LOL, another good point :)
Wow, there are ALOT of good points in this thread

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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2000, 03:42:08 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2000, 03:42:27 PM »
X-box will have it\'s moment, and shortly die, come on, it won\'t have enough EXCLUSIVE developers to back it up, that is why the PS2 and dreamcast will survive, and most likely NGC.
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2000, 03:43:09 PM »
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"also, it\'s VERY funny to see the xboxfans say "dvd does\'nt matter to me" after the months of saying "dvd will be better on xbox"

LOL, another good point :)
Wow, there are ALOT of good points in this thread


     Nice use of sarcasm.
It seems as if the people [casual gamers] that we consider to know absolutely nothing are the ones that actually know the most important thing: Name brands don\'t make the console, games do.

 

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