Xbox 360 First Impressions

While the others were eating sheep’s heads at Ola‘s place last night, I played a few rounds of Project Gotham Racing 3 on his brand new Xbox 360. Wireless controllers sure are nice and the graphics are better than the old Xbox, the whole experience feels more stream lined and it was good fun – but not $850 worth of fun. At least not yet. As time goes by, there is a good chance that the games will get even better as the developers learn to exploit the box for what it’s worth. Just see how Burnout 3 Takedown and Burnout Revenge looks on the original Xbox and imagine what the Xbox 360 games will look like in a year or so.

But I very much doubt that I will buy a 360 in a while, at least not before someone is able to supply a good mod chip for it. Also, from what I understand, you’ll need a good HDTV to really see what the 360 is capable of, and I’m really not prepared to buy both a 360 and a new television.

By Vegard Skjefstad

8 replies on “Xbox 360 First Impressions”

So eating the head of a sheep that has been savouring select species of grass in scenic fiord hillsides, then boiled/burnt/smoked by an approved butcher, discust you. However, eating a dog that has been roaming the streets of a filthy Chinese town, finding it’s food in the gutter and mostly eating poultry that died from avian flu, then shot by the village idiot and offered to the restaurant a couple of weeks later is OK.
Sic transit gloria mundi.

“Sic transit gloria mundi”

now what does that mean? transit probably has something to do with travel, and mundi has something to do with the world. please translate.

sheeps head (and dog) would be interesting to try (by that I mean eating) at least once. :-)

Thought that may raise a question. But what is the use of the internet if one can’t even find the translation to this one? “Thus passes away (transit, right) the glory of the world (mundi, right)”. An exclamatory phrase used at the installations of the popes. Look at the new one and you will understand why. Otherwise used by people getting older when confronted with the folly of the young ones.

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