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Xbox 360>PS3>Wii
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Right now Xbox 360 it has the killer app Gears of War which may or may not come out for the PS3 but Sony did not do to well with the PS2 at first either. Who wins the next format war depends on what format the adult entertainment industry picks, yes i am being serious.
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Right now Xbox 360 it has the killer app Gears of War which may or may not come out for the PS3 but Sony did not do to well with the PS2 at first either. Who wins the next format war depends on what format the adult entertainment industry picks, yes i am being serious.
HAHA! Probably right.
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Maybe HD-DVD because the Disc are cheaper I believe. Plus, GOW is NEVER going to be on PS3. It's a Microsoft Game Studios game.
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under most situations i find my self agreeing with what you say.. but i must inform you that this statement is actually in correct.. with 2 new mod chips available and all the firmware hacks that are going around.. the anwser to the question is yes the 360 is moddable like the first xbox
I'm aware of the firmware hacks, but those exist for one reason: piracy. There is no ability (yet) to run a replacement dashboard and homebrew software, is there? That is the only definition of "moddable like the first Xbox" that has any place on these forums...

But out of the box, the X360 has many features of XBMC. And if I'm not mistaken, you can even run remote applications on your PC and interact with them on your X360...right? I.e., Microsoft has made a good faith effort IMHO to offer some of the best features often claimed as the motiviation for modding the XBox out of the box with the X360.

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Who wins the next format war depends on what format the adult entertainment industry picks, yes i am being serious.
That would be consistent with history. VHS adoption and multimedia over the internet were largely spurred by the pr0n industry, so early adoption of one format by the pr0n kings could have a huge impact on the eventual winner.
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I'm aware of the firmware hacks, but those exist for one reason: piracy. There is no ability (yet) to run a replacement dashboard and homebrew software, is there? That is the only definition of "moddable like the first Xbox" that has any place on these forums...

But out of the box, the X360 has many features of XBMC. And if I'm not mistaken, you can even run remote applications on your PC and interact with them on your X360...right? I.e., Microsoft has made a good faith effort IMHO to offer some of the best features often claimed as the motiviation for modding the XBox out of the box with the X360.



That would be consistent with history. VHS adoption and multimedia over the internet were largely spurred by the pr0n industry, so early adoption of one format by the pr0n kings could have a huge impact on the eventual winner.

yes there are MOD CHIPS for the 360 that let you do "homebrew"
    
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I saw the video where Windows was running through Linux on a PS3. That was pretty cool. But i totally agree about the API statement. The software is only as powerful as the hardware and vice versa. The 360 has had a year for developers to fine tweak their code to take advantage of the software. One statement is true about the PS3 though and its the PAIN it is to code for. To control 7 of those Synergistic Processing Elements(SPE) takes alot of coding to get everythign working up right. I'd give them a year or two to get it right and work out the kinks. In a way, glad I haven't recieved my PS3 from the store yet. Hoping all those kinks are worked out especially that resizing one since I'm not completely sure if my panel at home does 1080p...
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yes there are MOD CHIPS for the 360 that let you do "homebrew"
Got a link for me? The only devices I can see referenced on xbox-scene have no legal homebrew application whatsoever.
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hmm I'm in the same boat as the OP and I don't mean to hijack the threat but would it be better for me to get a 360 rather than upgrading my computer? the only three games for the 360 that interest me is gears of war, saints row and oblivion but I'll probably get some others

that said is it worth it [in my case of course]
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There are chips that let you do homebrew but they are in the prototype phase and you need to know how to code the stuff in order for it to work so it's not anywhere close to being a production model and no where CLOSE to being like the X3 was for the Xbox

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