|Well, I know I'll be in line for my 360. PGR3 will be in stores next Tuesday, which is my certified must buy. I played CoD2 and Kong on a kiosk and while Kong was very unimpressive, CoD2 was startlingly good looking and, more importantly, playing. You're not just getting sumptuous visual detail, but more importantly, interactive detail. I wish I liked WWII shooters more. I might still pick it up at some point regardless.|
It looks like PD0 is set to disappoint but I wasn't looking forward to it anyway. It's looking almost identical to the PS2 launch where the game I wanted most, SSX, flew under everyone's radar and ended up being the undisputed star of the lineup. Same will most likely happen for PGR3. I believe I've gone into this elsewhere, but I am so much more interested in the interface advances than graphical sumptuousness.
A small example:
You can have four simultaneous chats online at once, acting as four phone lines would. I'm playing a chum in PGR3 and another friend goes online playing Madden. I pull up the dashboard, still racing, and switch that chat, tell him, "Yo, give me five minutes" and I'm back in PGR3.
Also, the integration of XBLive with the Xbox.com is phenomenal. Every forum has GamerTags instead of avatars. One click and you can see exactly what game they're playing if they haven't blocked it (like, you don't want your boss to know why you're "home sick") to an insane level of detail (Playing NBA Live 06 Knicks v Pacers, 56-67), another click on their owned 360 games and you can compare your achievements to theirs.
Honestly, tooling around the XB forums and seeing my paltry GamerTag with no games, no stars, no rep, has done quite a bit to increase my need for a ThreeSix.
Also, I love the ad campaign. Jump rope, water baloon fights, really lovely approach.
And don't even get me started on the wonder that is GothamTV. So, hopefully I'll see a few of you on there. Or maybe just on Halo 2, which I will be enjoying in sumptuous 720p. FINALLY.