December 13, 2008

X-Box 360 - First Impressions

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Yu-Chung Chen said...

Re: Nicknames. That's extremely stupid to say the least. We have this kind of problems with Gmail et al. already, now on a console? There's gotta be a better way. Also, off the top of my head, using one's own MSN handle would make perfect sense to me.

Re: Avatars. Miis are fun and sometimes you can really nail a person with those simple options, but more often than not, exactly the features you mentioned are also unsatisfying: too few glasses, numerous hairstyles but many of them useless while lacking some common ones. Also asymmetry would be nice.

Live Arcade and Xvid sound very nice! Does it play H.264? Also how is the noise when using the X360 as a media player where you don't have feedback/explosion sounds all the time?

Krystian Majewski said...

Using one's own MSN handle - That's the thing. It seems like you COULD do that but it is not spelled out to you very well when you choose the Nickname. Also, it might lead to problems when you are on-line on your PC and on your X-Box at the same time. Either way - it is solved not well. I heard Microsoft is even CHARGING you if you want to change your Nick because it means creating a new Account and transferring all the data to the new account. Criminals.

H.264 - I haven't checked that yet but I expect it to work just like Xvid did.

Noise when watching media - the X-Box 360 is nowhere THAT loud to interfere with the sound from a movie.