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  • pluty - Monday, December 27, 2004 - link

    why is it, that when playing madden 2004-5, you can't use plays you've chosen for your personal playbook in the coaching mode, and you can only use the chicago bears playbook. I like to call my plays and watch the computer run them. any suggestions? Reply
  • franguinho - Thursday, January 22, 2004 - link

    its an interesting idea but poorly implemented IMO... id much rather buy a gamepad and half decent graphics card and play PC games on an actual PC... (which in fact is what i do). Reply
  • yanon - Tuesday, January 20, 2004 - link

    I think this thing can become a hit if someone hack this and turned it into an all-purpose player which supports divx/xvid/rmvb, multi-regions dvd (with region-free installed), moderate pc gaming, TiVo, digital audio player (with winamp installed), digital photography, and web browser. Reply
  • othercents - Thursday, January 15, 2004 - link

    Check out this website about the Discover technology behind the ApeXtreme.

    There are supposed to be higher end consoles available at the same time as Apex releases theirs. Some of the consoles are P4 3.0ghz with GeforceFX video cards. So there should not be any problem playing any game released today and since they are going to be upgradable you should be able to play newer games also.

    For those who don't want to use their Main TV, I would just like to remind you that most homes have at least 3 or 4 TVs. I actually have a Wall Projector just for my game consoles and movies and then a regular TV for every day use.

  • quanta - Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - link

    I would rather build my mini-ITX PC cubes. As I recall, VIA CPUs have even worse floating point perforance than K6, which make important differences for every 3D game made since Quake I. Although many graphics operations are handled by video cards, CPU floating point processing are still being used for things like 3D audio, game physics engine, and AI. Unfortunately, the C3 still have extra weak FPU, cutting down potential frame rate on (almost) every game. Reply
  • Idoxash - Monday, January 12, 2004 - link

    Great idea and really kewl if they can get other console gaming companys to make some games useing that much poweful gpu. However the cost is high. You can build a much faster system for that cost if you wanted to play just PC games. It looks as if this thing can hook to a monitor? Such as a computer one if so thatya be better then a TV at least.

    HRM, Good luck to VIA and Apex all I can say!

  • HammerFan - Sunday, January 11, 2004 - link

    5 posts in a row... damn :P Reply
  • tw1164 - Sunday, January 11, 2004 - link

    I like the idea, but the price is a little high. You can get a new dell for that price, but alot faster. I see this device quickly falling behind in games. Reply
  • KillaKilla - Sunday, January 11, 2004 - link

    Is CES already covered in the Day One report? I'd a thunk there'd be more there... damn. Reply
  • Abraxas - Sunday, January 11, 2004 - link

    if they can get the price down, it looks like a good bet for a divx player :) any other divx capable dvd players on the market? this looks like the best ive seen. Reply
  • titananandtech - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    I already own a GameCube and PS2 and love them. I also own a PC and it's fun too, but sometimes I wish I was playing my PC games in my living room instead of in the office. I guess I could build my own living room PC pretty easily, but this has it done already!

    I'd love to see Homeworld2 in all its glory on the big screen. But how will I control it? I wireless track ball? A wireless keyboard/mouse combo set up on a TV tray? I don't get it..
  • klah - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    "Madden 2004...either 640 x 480 or 800x600 given the degree of aliasing as you can see in the image below."

    See where?

  • Cygni - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    I dont think it will do too well... Reply
  • Kishkumen - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    Unfortunately, I think this is a bad idea in it's current form. The living room gaming space is already too saturated especially with Gamecubes in the $100 range. They hinted about a multimeda type appliance and I think VIA/Apex would have been better off pursuing the higher end home theater market rather than console gaming. With the popularity of HDTV increasing, I think there would be much higher demand for a good HDTV based Tivo-like personal video recorder. Reply
  • sandorski - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    I too think it's an interesting idea. If they had a customized version of WinXP, something like this could make a good retro PC Games box, as newer games will be very difficult to play on it. Reply
  • NYHoustonman - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    Very interesting idea... Reply
  • KristopherKubicki - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    Yes, it will run pre-approved PC games.

  • AgaBooga - Saturday, January 10, 2004 - link

    I wonder if this will be able to run PC games or not...

    It would be very nice if you take a pc game you have and run it on a console that easily...

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