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Xbox 360 starting to show its (R)AGE

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309w ago - The differences in PS3 and Xbox 360 hardware capabilities have been debated since the dawn of next-gen, but has the Xbox 360 finally revealed its Achilles heel?

John Carmack of id Software states that the PS3 version of the upcoming cross-platform first person shooter RAGE will look better than the Xbox 360 version of the game. Carmack was quick to add that the reason for the inferior look of the Xbox 360 is a storage problem and not associated with a lack of hardware power.

Despite the obvious oversight of the Xbox 360's DVD drive being a hardware component that is lacking in power (when compared to the Blu-ray drive of the PS3), RAGE's humbling of the consoles hardware abilities raises some doubts for Microsoft's next-gen console. Although at least a year from release, RAGE is not alone in its need for more than a single disc on the Xbox 360. Games such as Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey have already utilised multiple DVD's, with the upcoming Final Fantasy XIII following suit.

Up until now, there has been no trade-off between multiple discs and the graphical power of the Xbox 360, but RAGE demands attention in this area. Carmack claims that id Software will have to use a "different type of compression" for the Xbox 360 version of the game in order to fit it onto two discs....
 

Qore Episode 3 hits PSN today

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309w ago - Episode 03 of Qore hits the store on 8/7 and it is jam-packed... Here's a run down of what to expect.

DC Universe Online
We go behind the scenes at SOE to give you all the latest on this MMO action game set in the DC universe. With Jim Lee's involvement (he is the Executive Creative Director on the project), this is shaping up to be one of PS3's biggest upcoming exclusives. Make sure you check out the concept art by Mr. Lee - it is really some amazing stuff.

NBA 09: The Inside
Our new "Qorespondent," Audrey Cleo, travels to SCEA San Diego to get her game on with the development team behind NBA 09: The Inside. This year's iteration introduces "The Life" mode to PS3, with developing stories for three different players and an all-new franchise mode.





Lego Batman: The Video Game
Veronica Belmont heads to Hollywood and the Warner Brothers' back lot to see if she can find the Batcave and get TT Games to tell her all about the Dark Knight's adventures in the land o' Legos. Or, is she simply looking for Christian Bale?

Baja: Edge of Control
What happens when a 98 pound woman takes on an 800 HP Trophy Truck with someone named "Pistola?" Check out our feature on THQ's Baja: Edge of Control.
 

Video: Windows Vista hits the PS3, as expected it's very slow

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310w ago - mopx0 has installed Windows Vista 32 bit on the PS3, the whole process takes a huge amount of time and the end result is that the emulation runs very slow as evidenced by the fact it takes nearly 25 minutes to boot to the start menu.

To quote: It's a 100% PS3 based emulation of Microsoft Windows Vista. Its super slow, but it works.

Tutorial: Install Qemu 0.9.1

- Install Vista on your Computer using Qemu and Bochs Bios Rev 1.171 by sshwarts
- Vlite helps speed the install up, Vista's install may take a day or so





- Bochs Bios Revision 1.171 can be found here (http://bochs.cvs.sourceforge.net/bochs/bochs/bios/BIOS-bochs-latest?view=log&pathrev=MAIN)
- You may also need to add this command "-cpu pentium3" for qemu to work right
- Copy the .IMG to your PS3's HDD
- Open Terminal where the Vista IMG is located
- Type qemu -hda vista.img -m 256 -L "Location to Rev 1.171, Drag n Drop" -cpu pentium3
- The -cpu pentium3 option makes it so it doesn't BSOD with error code 7F

It will take about 25 min to fully boot (network connection and audio show up).
 

Original Mega Man Hits Wii Virtual Console This Week

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310w ago - Old-school fans of the Blue Bomber are in for a special treat come this week, as Capcom associate producer David Crislip announced that Mega Man will hit the Wii Virtual Console on August 4.

Yes, the 1987 original that started it all.

Additionally, Crislip confirmed that the retro-styled Mega Man 9 will debut in September, along with a re-release of NES classic Mega Man 2, which is often heralded by many as the finest installment in the series.

To quote: To prepare all you Mega Man fans for the release of Mega Man 9 in September, we're going to offer you the opportunity to play the game that started it all. The orginal Mega Man game returns on the Virtual Console this Monday, August 4, 2008. Yes, that's right. Brush up on your old school skills and prepare for some cool contests we have in store. We also plan to re-release Mega Man 2 in early September as well.

David Crislip, one of our talented Assitant Producers and the person in charge of Virtual Console content, prepared this blog for all you Mega Man fans and will be making regular appearances here on Unity to give you updates on titles coming to the Virtual Console.

Without further ado, heeeeeeeere's David.
 

Burnout Paradise Cagney Update Finally Hits XBox 360 Today

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310w ago - Despite being released for the PlayStation 3 edition of Burnout Paradise earlier this month, the content-packed Cagney update, due to pesky bugs that cropped up during Microsoft's routine quality assurance testing, still has yet to arrive on Xbox 360.

Good news is, according to developer Criterion Games, these bugs have since been eradicated and the 360 version of Cagney is en route for an August 4 release.

As a brief recap, the update brings three new online game modes to the table, along with two extra rides and 70 timed Freeburn challenges.

Will it arrive on schedule? We'll know soon enough...
 
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