UK Xbox 360 launch review
The Xbox 360 is finally here in the UK, having launched at midnight today. We've spent some quality time with the console over the last week - here are our thoughts (10 pages worth!) on the hardware, the games, the connectivity and the Xbox Live experience!
Quote: "We hooked up via composite to a standard definition 20" LCD TV, a standard definition 30" CRT and a high definition 26" widescreen LCD panel. Frankly, the 360 looked atrocious with the composite. Colours bled everywhere, games were upscaled horrendously... the whole visual experience was frankly no better than the first Xbox. We'd go so far as to say that if you are limited to hooking up your 360 via SCART or composite in standard definition (eg with a 'normal' TV), don't even bother buying it. It looks bad."
"There is no one stand-out game in the launch lineup; there is no Halo for this generation of Xbox. Project Gotham Racing 3 comes very close, but ultimately is let down by the hype it generated for itself beforehand, and the fact that there's very little new in terms of gameplay; it is but Gotham 2 with nicer graphics. However, what you do have in the launch lineup is a range of games that are all brilliant, if not exceptional. Buy PDZ, PGR and Kameo and you won't need to do anything else for a couple of months at least - there's certainly nothing better out on the PC at the moment."
man they should sell the real box for 1200 dollars US :D
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