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Jet Set
11-08-2005, 04:04 AM
23 eerie parallels between Xbox 360 and the Sega Dreamcast.
by Sam Kennedy (http://capnsmak.1up.com/) 11.04.2005
Ever since the first details of the Xbox 360 hit the web, gamers have drawn comparisons to Sega's ill-fated (yet still highly regarded) Dreamcast console. There are the obvious examples - the timing of the launches or the color of the hardware - but then there are a lot of not so obvious ones, too. As part of our Xbox 360 countdown (http://360countdown.1up.com/), we've put together a list of our favorites. Noticed any others? Email us (feedback@1up.com).

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Launched a year before the competition.
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Launching a year before the competition (likely).
Faced a "far superior" next-generation PlayStation console that wowed gamers with fancy tech demos.
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Facing a "far superior" next-generation PlayStation console that wowed gamers with fancy tech demos.
Sleek white console following in footsteps of bulky, black console.
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Sleek white console following in footsteps of bulky, black console.
Made its American debut on MTV.
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Made its American debut on MTV.

Games ran on a Windows-derived OS.
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Runs on a Windows-derived OS.

Dreamcast's marketing mantra. "It's Thinking"
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Xbox 360's marketing mantra. "A Living Entertainment Experience"
"Dreamcast will evolve much more into a network environment rather than a standalone system. It's not about you and the machine any more. It's about you competing against your friends, your enemies."
- Charles Belfield, Sega's VP of Marketing
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"Xbox 360 is driven by the passion of a worldwide community. It's a product that will bridge vast distances through shared stories and experiences...It's about the ability to connect with your communities."
- J Allard, Corporate VP and Chief XNA Architect

Big selling point: Online for all with packed-in modem and SegaNet.
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Big selling point: Online for all with built-in Ethernet port and Xbox Live Silver.

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/6754/media0gn.jpg
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http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/5971/media24dp.jpg
Huh.


Unable to play the latest in cutting edge movie media (DVD).
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Unable to play the latest in cutting edge movie media (HD-DVD/Blu-Ray).
Big selling point: Hi-def monitor output.
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Unable to play the latest in cutting edge movie media (HD-DVD/Blu-Ray).
Big proponent of customization.
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Big proponent of customization.
Peter Moore spearheaded the marketing.
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Peter Moore spearheading the marketing.
Played previous generation games under emulation.
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Plays previous generation games under emulation.

Tetsuya Mizuguchi worked on highly anticipated First Party title (Space Channel 5).
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Tetsuya Mizuguchi working on highly anticipated First Party title (Ninety-Nine Nights).

Exclusive promotional partner leading up to launch: Pepsi.
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Exclusive promotional partner leading up to launch: Mountain Dew...which is owned by Pepsi.

Highly anticipated First Party racing game from Bizarre Creations (Metropolis Street Racer).
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Highly anticipated First Party racing game from Bizarre Creations (Project Gotham Racing 3).

Unique selling point: Microphone peripheral.
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Unique selling point: Microphone peripheral.

Software medium (GD-ROM) criticized as having not enough capacity by some developers.
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Software medium (DVD-9) criticized as having not enough capacity by some developers.

Promised to be an evolutionary system - to someday play DVDs.
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Promises to be an evolutionary system - to someday play HD-DVDs.

Crazy rich bald guy spotted at several promotional events leading up to launch.
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Crazy rich bald guy spotted at several promotional events leading up to launch.
Planned to eventually offer larger storage capacity with a Zip drive.
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Plans to eventually offer larger storage capacity with new Hard Drives.

Metal Gear Solid 2 trailer stole much of its next-generation thunder.
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Metal Gear Solid 4 trailer stole much of its next-generation thunder.
But will the Xbox 360 go the way of the Dreamcast and have Microsoft abandon it a few years into its life cycle? Yeah right. Read on to the next page to find out what's different this time around.

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Bloo
11-08-2005, 04:33 AM
eh... if the Xbox 360 is hot then I'll get it in 2009 when it's only $150

Skellington
11-08-2005, 05:49 AM
I'll never turn to the dark side of the force of Xbox ;)

May the PS3 be with me

Welshkillabee
11-08-2005, 08:35 AM
Interesting article it is pretty shit it wont play hd-dvd

brahma
11-08-2005, 10:12 AM
all consoles are shit--- get your pcs right

GhettoGnom
11-08-2005, 10:24 AM
all consoles are shit--- get your pcs right
Word up!

Skellington
11-08-2005, 11:48 AM
ugh nah, consoles don't flip out while loading and you can't hit the windows button......

Ink Is My Drink
11-08-2005, 04:23 PM
i watched a tv program on x box 1 an apperntly it lost microsoft millions and millions of

^ a microsoft guy sed it so it is true

num2son
11-08-2005, 05:13 PM
eh... if the Xbox 360 is hot then I'll get it in 2009 when it's only $150
CO-sign

num2son
11-08-2005, 05:14 PM
all consoles are shit--- get your pcs right
I only play first person shooters on PC.

Megaman
11-08-2005, 10:01 PM
PC has some good games... but most of the games they release on PC are First Person Shooter and Strategy games. It's always the same.

Jet Set
11-09-2005, 04:02 AM
The PC market pretty muhc collapsed after PS2 and XBox began fighting. XBOx even took hold off the online market, and it began to be cool to play games in your living room and you could watch movies, which was already accepted.

Visionz
11-09-2005, 05:11 AM
the 360 isn't goin to hold a candle to the PS3...if you're thinkin of buyin it save ur money. It's rumored that you'll be able to install Linux onto the PS3 and run an emulator that will allow you to play 360 games. If this is actually the case then there's really no reason to buy both systems.

Jet Set
11-09-2005, 05:42 AM
you got some link to that?

loved to read mroe on that, but question then will be, are you able to play on live?

also its rumored sony isnt gonna host his online services like xbox live an is gonna give it back like the PS2, which was commonly said a mess, there online services where a fuckup, sony couldve dominated if they had a decent online service

Visionz
11-09-2005, 05:59 AM
^I would think they'd be smart about it this time around but just not sure. As for the link, I got that info from a professor at school who knows an ungodly amount of info about the PS3. I'll ask him about it next time I have class (Friday) and try to get a site from him posted up here. I'm not sure where he's gettin his info from.

wu gambino
11-10-2005, 08:20 AM
I was gonna get 360, but Im just gonna wait for PS3 and get 360 once the better games come out. The launch titles suck, besides Elder Scrolls and Perfect Dark, but so did Xboxs. I remember they said Xbox would fail too...
I dont think itll beat Sony this time around, but I think itll be a hell of alot closer than the current gen race...