Gota agree with a lot of that. No surplus services running can only make things quicker.CAS FAN said:...games better than a PC as it's dedicated to gaming and not a multi tasking machine like the PC (My PC uses up system resources and around 200mb of memory to run just Windows XP). The fact that when my PC was far more powerful than my X-Box, yet struggled to even play Halo (when the X-Box played it flawlessly) is an example of this.
... At £280 you just can't go wrong with a 360 IMO.
The other big thing is that all things on a console are "standard" this meaning its much easier to program for. How many variations of hardware are there in the world? Drivers can only compensate so much for the diference in models or hardware.
I have to wonder though, when I used to hack away on the Commodore Amiga and C64, because it was all standard, we used to just bypass a lot of the O/S and program directly into the memory/chips etc ... I wonder if there are games that do this on the Xbox or X360. No reason technical reason they can't, wonder if MS block this? Doing this we could get results out of the copper (gfx co-pro) that official routines were just incapable of doing. Indeed even, what language(s) are used to program these consoles?