LoadingReadyRun: The 720th Degree

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those legs....

On topic: I thought the illuminated code was hilarious, but I don't really understand the actual reason for the 720 being behind schedule.

Graham_LRR:

DRTJR:
this is never going to be dated, nope not at all.

Well it wouldn't be our first gaming video to get dated :)
It's an acceptable risk is doing vaguely topical humor.

I don't think you have to be too worried about the jokes. Yes, the ones about the new X-box will age as soon as the new one comes out (hopefully), but unless the Zune becomes insanely popular in the near future I think this one will be fine. Unless everyone forgets what a Zune is, but that's why we have google.....and bing.

Does this mean we won't be having another stupid system no one really needs?

Psssh, it's not that hard to design a new generation of consoles! You just need to change the console appearance and color scheme, and then slap a new graphics card and processor in the sucker, then BAM! Instant $400 product available for launch!

(Sarcasm...or is it?)

Graham_LRR:
The 720th Degree

Game design is a process, and the process can be slow.

Watch Video

I take it this is why this console generation lasted so long. ;p

Kathleen was a good overseer, I imagine Microsoft knows their employees names just as well.

castlewise:
I don't really understand the actual reason for the 720 being behind schedule.

Its an old marketing trick;

1: Announce new product
2: Deny new product
3: Delay new product due to "production problems".
3: Sell new product for 25% more than the original intended price.
4: After 6 months, reduce price by 12.5%
5: After another 6 months, reduce the price by 12.5%

I hope they realised that the original Xbox came out in early 2000's not 2005. Woops.

I've had my Zune HD for around 2 years now, and I've never had any problems.

I had one of the brick Zunes before that.

Before that, I went through multiple iPods of various designs, I got ripped off by iTunes, and I spent a lot more mesos.

Zune FTW.

It it wrong that I Identified the "Zunes" as VHS tapes?

I was hoping you were actually going to show the Zune shredding room... No room in the budget? I'm pretty sure you can just find discarded Zunes just lying about in the back alleys of major cities these days.

I watched this 7 times. so great. 3:00 made my life.

Oh, c'mon! The Zune wasn't that bad!

...Now, the Kin... that should've been pissed on.

Microsoft have top men working on it right now.
Who?
Top. Men.

Why would Microsoft engineers use Macs?

And as the credits note you inevitably had to corral Asians. Well this will make for an interesting Loading Time.

MowDownJoe:
Oh, c'mon! The Zune wasn't that bad!

...Now, the Kin... that should've been pissed on.

The what now?

Haha, I jest. (Sorta. The Zune may have been average, but at least it was memorable.)

JUST UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

lol loved this sketch

masticina:

Realitycrash:
..Sorry, but what the hell is a "Zune"? All I know is that it's..Some microsoft..thingy.

That was its big problem it was a .. "hip" thing made by Microsoft. Microsoft is as hip as seeing your local card club rapping about the price of coffee...

But yeah .. what the hell must be done to make a next-gen console. More processing power.. yeah obviously but that alone won't work. Better graphics card.. DUH. More Memory? Yeah.. obvious..

But that only makes an Xbox 360 -version 2 ... or a PS3 version 2 .. it doesn't feels like omg this is so powerful. It will feel like "Yeah its faster.. yeah it has more memory yeah.. yeah.. "

But the thing is it hasn't been small leaps, there are multiple generations of each of those peices of hardware, not to mention that tiny things like say upping the ram (pathetic on consoles) wouldn't even cost a lot.

A standardised dx 11 machine would probably run better than mist of pc's because the devs would be coding for the exact set up.

bahumat42:

masticina:

Realitycrash:
..Sorry, but what the hell is a "Zune"? All I know is that it's..Some microsoft..thingy.

That was its big problem it was a .. "hip" thing made by Microsoft. Microsoft is as hip as seeing your local card club rapping about the price of coffee...

But yeah .. what the hell must be done to make a next-gen console. More processing power.. yeah obviously but that alone won't work. Better graphics card.. DUH. More Memory? Yeah.. obvious..

But that only makes an Xbox 360 -version 2 ... or a PS3 version 2 .. it doesn't feels like omg this is so powerful. It will feel like "Yeah its faster.. yeah it has more memory yeah.. yeah.. "

But the thing is it hasn't been small leaps, there are multiple generations of each of those peices of hardware, not to mention that tiny things like say upping the ram (pathetic on consoles) wouldn't even cost a lot.

A standardised dx 11 machine would probably run better than mist of pc's because the devs would be coding for the exact set up.

True consoles that really can offer 1080p instead of the "720p" or "upscaled to 1080p" as we have nowadays. More powerful hardware would of course require time to think about the thermal design. Why?

Well the original Xbox is a big no HUGE console.. a pc in a console housing but overheating? no!

The Xbox 360 well.. enough said about the years of the ring of death.

So if there is a follow up on the Xbox 360 they better design it well to begin with.

Still is there enough market right now.. I mean money is thight.. sure games are still being sold but if you are not one of the big AAA titles it gets harder. So what will the future hold?

Haven't watched LRR in months... I came back and very happy I did, very funny episode!

I really like the ones with Cameron in them. He has excellent delivery.

I remember filming the segment for Sony. Asians to the front.

One would think that after the first warehouse filled up, that Microsoft would stop making them. Maybe even after the second. But they never stopped, for some reason. They just really wanted to fill up those warehouses.

Awesome video as always, man Kathleen looks cute when she's angry, haha.

Waaghpowa:
Why would Microsoft engineers use Macs?

The same time they would be spending their free time playing the Wii. Irony!

Haha Zune, never had one, but I did have a Dell DJ.

The sad thing is that it had some awesome features that even the most recent i devices don't. It's not quite as sad as the fact that the best upgrade for the consoles is to do nothing, but still pretty sad.

Graham_LRR:
The 720th Degree

Game design is a process, and the process can be slow.

Watch Video

So Graham what do you think of the chances that it was one of the engineers who were hired to work on the Xbox 720 was the one who touched Peter Molyneux's chair?

I made the video!

go frame by frame from 2:28-2:29 and you can CLEARLY see my super blurred formless shape.

Scrumpmonkey:
I loved the cutaway to Sony, "Orbis? What?" and a Dreamcast XD. Also the Microsoft Zune Shredder is actually a 360 attachment now.

I love how they omit the "will only play new games and used games have to be rebought" detail. It shows that Sony's development team isn't retarded.

... That was Sony's development team, right? I'd rather have oblivious morons than vindictive ones.

I still have a Motorola Razr K1!

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Yeah, I'm really behind on phones.......

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