Saturday, June 23, 2007

Finally Purchased a Xbox 360

Recently, my friends executed their evil ploy of giving me a video game for a game system which I don't own. The game was Forza Motorsport 2. I played the original so much on the original Xbox that I just had to play this one, so I finally bought a Xbox 360 last night.

I hooked it up to my LCD TV and found that the TV was capable of doing 1080i, which looks very nice. Love the wireless controller (you should've seen the mess of cables when there're four of us playing Halo 2 with headset splitters!). Not sure why the 20 GB hard drive came with half the capacity already used up, but whatever (apparently, there's space reserved for emulators and CD databases).

Forza Motorsport 2 Photo Mode on New Xbox 360

Forza Motorsport 2 has been great so far! You can "feel" and hear the tires as you speed through the turns. There is now a 'photo mode' where you pause the scene and can freely place a camera to take a shot of the action. To get that photo onto your computer though, you have to go through a two-step process:

  1. Upload the photo from the game.
  2. On your computer, download the photo from the website (by signing in with your Live ID).
The picture above is an example. It's one of me attempting to drift my first career car (1990 RX-7) through a corner. Whee!