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    anyone know how different the hardware is, any performance improvements from the integrated CPU/GPU?

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    Since it's a fixed platform, performance would have to remain the same.

    The main benefits for consumers are that it is cooler and quieter, due to the 45nm CPU/GPU, near silent DVD drive and larger fan. For Microsoft, they can probably make a profit on it now.

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    about time it was made public! Say No More!

    I am getting one

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    Certainly looks the part

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    i shall be giving my xbox to my brother and getting one!

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    Want.......now.

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    Hmmm, could have sworn the PS3 had 'touch sensitive' buttons. Come to think of it, the PS3 is only 'whisper' loud as well. Ah, but the new Xbox has a smaller power supply. Oh wait a second, the PS3 has the power supply built into the system. Wifi? PS3 had that from day 1. Hard-drive? Okay, it kinda wins on that but I could put any 2.5" HDD in my PS3 should I feel the need. Oh, we've got a winner - the new Xbox has FIVE USB ports. That's one to charge each of the five phones every charva has. See, PS3 only has two and I've never found a need for more yet. One to charge my second controller and one to connect a USB pen to watch a video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Hmmm, could have sworn the PS3 had 'touch sensitive' buttons. Come to think of it, the PS3 is only 'whisper' loud as well. Ah, but the new Xbox has a smaller power supply. Oh wait a second, the PS3 has the power supply built into the system. Wifi? PS3 had that from day 1. Hard-drive? Okay, it kinda wins on that but I could put any 2.5" HDD in my PS3 should I feel the need. Oh, we've got a winner - the new Xbox has FIVE USB ports. That's one to charge each of the five phones every charva has. See, PS3 only has two and I've never found a need for more yet. One to charge my second controller and one to connect a USB pen to watch a video.
    Fanboi much? You will have your Sony day today hehe

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    as an obvious ps3 fan boy then whats your reaction to loosing out on future call of duty maps and other dlc? theyre now 360 exclusive i believe, and its yet another game franchise moving towards the 360 along with final fantasy, metal gear solid and GTA.

    who cares about the size of the power brick? its just chucked behind your tv along with all the other wires, adaptors and extension leads.. its a moo point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Hmmm, could have sworn the PS3 had 'touch sensitive' buttons. Come to think of it, the PS3 is only 'whisper' loud as well. Ah, but the new Xbox has a smaller power supply. Oh wait a second, the PS3 has the power supply built into the system. Wifi? PS3 had that from day 1. Hard-drive? Okay, it kinda wins on that but I could put any 2.5" HDD in my PS3 should I feel the need. Oh, we've got a winner - the new Xbox has FIVE USB ports. That's one to charge each of the five phones every charva has. See, PS3 only has two and I've never found a need for more yet. One to charge my second controller and one to connect a USB pen to watch a video.
    Yes, but PS3 games are rubbish I personally have a PS3 and Xbox, I use Xbox exclusively for games because Live frankly p's all over PS3 online, and I use PS3 exclusively for DVD & bluray, because frankly it's far superior in terms of having a bluray drive it's all a matter of opinion anyway.

    Seeing as this new Xbox has a Kinetic drive, does that mean you have to have one to use Kinetic, or is there going to be some sort of USB adaptor available for older Xbox users?

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    Kinetic is compatible with the current model xbox but it will need a seperate power supply, with the new 'slim' you dont. thats all i heard on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Fanboi much? You will have your Sony day today hehe
    Not a fanboi as such. I used to own a 360, but then all my mates got a PS3 so it wasn't much fun playing my 360 online without my mates. I scrapped the 360 and got a PS3 (only cos it was really cheap). I love three things about it (and the BR player isn't one of them!).

    1) It upscales my DVD's - sounds simples, but the quality difference is very noticible.
    2) I don't have to pay a fiver a month to be able to play online. I don't play much anyways (it's more a glorified DVD player in my house), but wouldn't play at all if it cost me extra each month.
    3) I don't have to muck on with rechargable batteries. When my controller runs flat I just plug it in and it charges.

    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    as an obvious ps3 fan boy then whats your reaction to loosing out on future call of duty maps and other dlc?
    Obvious PS3 fan boy - lol. My reaction as an obvious PS3 fan boy is, and I quote: "I couldn't give two ducks". I didn't pay for the last map pack, and I'm not about to pay for any future ones unless they contain naked images of fergie dotted around randomly.

    As for everything going exclusive for the Xbox - that's great. Maybe one day they'll exclusively release a vuvuzela addon for FIFA to thank their users.

    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Yes, but PS3 games are rubbish I personally have a PS3 and Xbox, I use Xbox exclusively for games because Live frankly p's all over PS3 online
    Having owned both at some point, I would have to disagree with your 'PS3 games are rubbish'. But as you say, it's all a matter of opinion. Xbox Live is a better service than PS3's equivalent, but it hasn't affected my online gameplay. People complain about lag on the PS3 but this is something I haven't experienced. Would rather have a bit lag than an extra fiver a month out my wallet, but then again I'm not a 'serious' gamer.

    One thing I will give points to for the 360 is the design of the controller. On long spells the PS3 controller starts to hurt my hands, whereas the bigger 360 controller seems to fit like a glove and makes it so much more comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I love three things about it (and the BR player isn't one of them!).
    The PS3 is IMHO the best bluray player available, what don't you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    1) It upscales my DVD's - sounds simples, but the quality difference is very noticible.
    Agreed, that's why I use it primarily as my media center

    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    2) I don't have to pay a fiver a month to be able to play online. I don't play much anyways (it's more a glorified DVD player in my house), but wouldn't play at all if it cost me extra each month.
    5 a month? It was 30 for the year last time I subscribed, that's 2.50 a month, small price to pay for the best online gaming community out there today IMO

    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    3) I don't have to muck on with rechargable batteries. When my controller runs flat I just plug it in and it charges.
    Never saw the rechargeable battery packs then?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    One thing I will give points to for the 360 is the design of the controller. On long spells the PS3 controller starts to hurt my hands, whereas the bigger 360 controller seems to fit like a glove and makes it so much more comfortable.
    The problem with Sony is, they haven't really updated the Playstation. Ever. Each iteration they just bump up the graphics but never really do anything new, and they won't because the fan boi's would moan, they're scared of change. And it's not a case of, "it's not broken don't fix it", more a case of "they're still buying it, why bother?"

    Of course, this is all just my opinion, I'm not trying to create flame bait
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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    The PS3 is IMHO the best bluray player available, what don't you like?
    I didn't say I didn't like it. It's just that it's not up there in my favourite features. The reason being that Blu-ray's are still too expensive for this tight-wad so I never use the blu-ray functionality.

    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    5 a month? It was 30 for the year last time I subscribed
    I used to pay monthly, so maybe that's why it was a fiver a month for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Never saw the rechargeable battery packs then?
    Ah, so that'll be an optional extra then that I would have to pay for?

    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    The problem with Sony is, they haven't really updated the Playstation. Ever. Each iteration they just bump up the graphics but never really do anything new, and they won't because the fan boi's would moan, they're scared of change. And it's not a case of, "it's not broken don't fix it", more a case of "they're still buying it, why bother?"
    Agreed.

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