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Its in the humble stage....=D

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theprof00 said:
1. Denial — "I feel fine."; "This can't be happening, not to me."
Denial is usually only a temporary defense for the individual. This feeling is generally replaced with heightened awareness of situations and individuals that will be left behind after death.[1]

2. Anger — "Why me? It's not fair!"; "How can this happen to me?"; "Who is to blame?"
Once in the second stage, the individual recognizes that denial cannot continue. Because of anger, the person is very difficult to care for due to misplaced feelings of rage and envy. Any individual that symbolizes life or energy is subject to projected resentment and jealousy.[1]

3. Bargaining — "Just let me live to see my children graduate."; "I'll do anything for a few more years."; "I will give my life savings if..."
The third stage involves the hope that the individual can somehow postpone or delay death. Usually, the negotiation for an extended life is made with a higher power in exchange for a reformed lifestyle. Psychologically, the individual is saying, "I understand I will die, but if I could just have more time..."[1]

4. Depression — "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"; "I'm going to die . . . What's the point?"; "I miss my loved one, why go on?"
During the fourth stage, the dying person begins to understand the certainty of death. Because of this, the individual may become silent, refuse visitors and spend much of the time crying and grieving. This process allows the dying person to disconnect oneself from things of love and affection. It is not recommended to attempt to cheer up an individual who is in this stage. It is an important time for grieving that must be processed.[1]

5. Acceptance — "It's going to be okay."; "I can't fight it, I may as well prepare for it."
This final stage comes with peace and understanding of the death that is approaching. Generally, the person in the fifth stage will want to be left alone. Additionally, feelings and physical pain may be non-existent. This stage has also been described as the end of the dying struggle.[1]

Probably still in #1, denial. "Just wait til' Natal"

This is an incredibly clever post and it works on so many levels!  Kudos!!

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i think 2010 is 360 final year, greenburg said 199 price will rocket 360 to 75% of console sales it hasnt happened.

so i reckon 360 will be rebranded with natal, hence 360 final year as we know it.

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Remember when we all thought the 360 reached its peak in 07 and it was only going to decline?

People are forgetting it was selling extremely well until the PS3 slim release, and despite all of that it seems to have regained the NA market.

The 360 is currently in the part to where it is having a midlife crisis. That means the 360 is probably a woman, and needs a makeover.

But in all truth, given what has happened, it is about 50-55% of the way through its lifecycle (to where it is a relevant console).

NATAL proves that Microsoft is serious about keeping the 360 alive for at least 2 years after NATAL launches. There would be no reason to keep developing on the 360 with new R&D if they were going to merely kill it in a year or so.

At any rate, the 360's sales are slumping because its in a doldrum: it didn't have a ton of AAA software to round out the year (which all got delayed to Q1 and Q2 of next year). Prices were still similar in terms of the lowest price point, so there wasn't a new market that could get the system at a cheaper price.

Throw in the fact that its still (externally) the same system we knew in 2005, and it really does need a re-branding and renewal effort. The X360 is a great system, but really needs a slim version. I think that NATAL will involve a new slim 360 to drive adoption of NATAL, as well as push for people that haven't purchased a 360 to buy the new-looking system, ala the PS3Slim.

Back from the dead, I'm afraid.

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There will be a new Xbox in late 2011 I bet so its in its elderly stages if I'm right.