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Title: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: SomethingApt on May 12, 2006, 02:48:17 pm
OK, so e3 has come and gone... and there's been a lot of cool stuff shown (from nintendo) and a lot of bullshit (from sony). So which console(s) do you intend to buy?

There's 3 votes per person, so rich bastards can put them all down. No "consoles are shit, pc owns" comments please. if you dont intend to get a console, just vote none and be done with it.

for me it's xbox 360 and wii, no question about it. as far as im concerned sony have seriously fucked up.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Spunky on May 12, 2006, 03:39:56 pm
No consoles for me, pc's OWN!

But seriously. I won't be buying one myself but i am 100% sure that the house i'm moving into at uni will have all 3. I want a PS3 for RPG's, an XBOX for cool games and a Wii for party games.

If i got told i coudl have anyone of them for free i would get a (PS3 and sell it to buy a) Wii. Wii looks really fun and has alot of potential with games. i thought the DS was a shit idea to begin with but its actually really fun cause its innovative.

:)
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 12, 2006, 03:45:19 pm
A Wii.

Maybe one of the others too, only time will tell.

But I will surely get a Wii no matter what.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: evilcandybag on May 12, 2006, 04:24:44 pm
Gotta catch 'em all, is my motto.
I need every console with a (real) Final Fantasy on, thus PS3 is on the list.
You can't really call yourself a gamer if you don't want to own a Revolution.
The Xbox has some really neat games coming up, but my interest in it has dropped a lot since I saw that the Shadowrun game developed for it would be a damn CTF FPS, so I'm not sure about it anymore.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Valentine Revolution on May 12, 2006, 06:08:59 pm
Depends on how good the Mistwalker RPGs are going to be, I'd rather get them that yet another Final Fantasy. Plus Lumines is going to be on XBLA ^_^ So I don't even have to get a PSP anymore ^_^ So X360 is likely, as is the Revo. PS3 is going to have to pull some big tricks out of the bag to persuade me.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Smeagol on May 12, 2006, 06:26:58 pm
Definitly the Wii

The 360, did not seem that great. The controls irritated me, and the games out so far, seem pretty substandard.

The PS3, the ONLY thing that MAY make me get it is MGS4, but there is no way I am spending over £300 for it.

The Wii, I just have to get, if not only for SSBB.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Lysander on May 12, 2006, 09:13:12 pm
Wii will be my first console. Once the PS3 finally drops in price I'll buy one of them too.
I will NEVER EVER, however, even consider buying a xbox 360.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Cloud on May 12, 2006, 09:25:50 pm
Microsoft blows.  If anything, I'll probably get an original X-Box for a select few games and maybe eventually break down and get a 360 in, like, a year when they're cheap as fuck.

I'm getting a Wii for sure and keeping it so I can play it for hours on end.

I'm buying two or three PlayStation 3s when they come out for the sole purpose of selling them on eBay.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Cloud on May 12, 2006, 09:27:04 pm
Definitly the Wii

The 360, did not seem that great. The controls irritated me, and the games out so far, seem pretty substandard.

The PS3, the ONLY thing that MAY make me get it is MGS4, but there is no way I am spending over £300 for it.

The Wii, I just have to get, if not only for SSBB.

MGS 4 is going to be on the Wii as well.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Smeagol on May 12, 2006, 09:32:03 pm
MGS 4 is going to be on the Wii as well.

Best news I have heard all day
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Cloud on May 12, 2006, 09:33:08 pm
MGS 4 is going to be on the Wii as well.

Best news I have heard all day

Haha.

At least there's a high chance it will be.  With Snake's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it seems that Konami will also be releasing MGS 4 on the Wii, since I have seen the game title on a few Wii game queues.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Kobi on May 12, 2006, 10:17:55 pm
I'm definently getting the Wii. Since you are gonna be able to get all the old SNES and NES games to it. I don't get much console games these days but I really miss my old Super Nintendo and the games I had.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Cloud on May 12, 2006, 10:28:42 pm
I'm definently getting the Wii. Since you are gonna be able to get all the old SNES and NES games to it. I don't get much console games these days but I really miss my old Super Nintendo and the games I had.

EH
MEW
LAY
SHUN
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 12, 2006, 11:51:19 pm
I've already got a 360, and I majorly <3 that. Oblivion, GRAW, and COD2 take up all my time (mostly Oblivion  ;D ). Arcade is a dream... Geometry Wars is uber-addictive, and if Lumines really is coming out for Arcade, then I'm perfectly set.  :D

All next year, I'll be saving for Wii. If I can get MGS4 for $500 less, and still get to have Super Smash Brawl and whatnot on the same console, then it's a win-win. No need for PS3 if the only game I want for it is on Nintendo...
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Lysander on May 12, 2006, 11:52:40 pm
Geometry Wars

Whats that? Nothing remotely mathmatical i hope. :)

EH
MEW
LAY
SHUN

More fun playing it on the console with a real controller, on your television, rather than on the PC.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 12, 2006, 11:54:59 pm
If it was, then I never would've bought a 360.   ;)

You pilot a little ship around a top-down rectangle/grid and blow the shit out of a bunch of crazy floating shapes. Like asteroids with amazing particle effects and super-duper addictive gameplay.  ;D
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Lysander on May 12, 2006, 11:56:41 pm
Just took a look at it on gamespot. Looks very seizure enducing. xD
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 13, 2006, 12:00:42 am
It makes me glad that I'm not a Japanese schoolchild.

I played it while I was using the medication for my wisdom teeth operation... everything slowed down by about 10x. It was fucking insane. I got my highest score that day. Then just kinda zoned out for half an hour.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on May 13, 2006, 12:21:43 am
I want to get them all
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Drain on May 13, 2006, 01:50:51 am
My computer works just fine :p dont need a single one of them.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on May 13, 2006, 05:21:45 am
think of all the games you're missing out on

like mgs4

and mgs4

and mgs4
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Jack Lupino on May 13, 2006, 05:36:20 am
jezus, cant understand what people like about the wii..

Meh no consoles for me, sticking with pc for uhm .. better graphics and better speed, and updates, patches, better online gaming, not fucking around with some controller, already purchased, pirate games and..


should i go on ?
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Einkoro on May 13, 2006, 07:04:58 am
think of all the games you're missing out on

like mgs4

and mgs4

and mgs4

So far MGS and MGS2 have been ported to PC, pretty good chance it will happen again.


I may or may not buy any of the consoles. It depends entirely on the games that come out on them.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Nelkhael on May 13, 2006, 07:27:43 am
I'm definitely getting a Wii but I can't still decide between a PS3 or a 360........
:D
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Trezker on May 13, 2006, 07:33:42 am
I don't need consoles, they're available in school.
Also, I don't really have time to play console...
I'm busy with much more fun games on PC.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Smeagol on May 13, 2006, 12:29:21 pm
jezus, cant understand what people like about the wii..

I can sum it up in 4 words:

SUPER

SMASH

BROS.

BRAWL
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Tenkai Star on May 13, 2006, 12:59:41 pm
Wii cause Nintendo kicked so much ass in E3 that neither Sony or MS will be able to sit in weeks.

And Ps3 cause my favorite gameproducers is loyal to Sony. Konami, Capcom, Namco. Also cause Suikoden 6 propably going to be PS3 exclusive. Where Suikoden goes, I go.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: evilcandybag on May 13, 2006, 02:31:35 pm
I don't think MGS4 will come to the Revo. From what i've seen, it is far too graphics heavy for that. However, there is a possibility that there will be some other MGS (or just MG) game for it. Or they just included Snake due to some loophole in the Twin Snakes license.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Kasumi-Astra on May 13, 2006, 03:37:10 pm
I'm definately getting a Wii. If they can make the new controls as fun as the touchscreen on the DS, I really do think it'll be one of the best consoles ever. The virtual console functionality looks to be a good reason to buy one as well. Emulators are good but they're certainly not perfect.

I'm certainly not getting a PS3. In the first year of the PS2's life there was only one game worth buying for me, and that was Gran Turismo. The rest was substandard rubbish. I have a feeling that the same thing is going to happen with the PS3, and there is no way that I'm going to fork out £400 for a console that won't have any AAA titles on launch.

Further on down the line, and I'll probably own two or even all three next-gen systems. I enjoy the end of the console cycle- that's when the most ambitious and the best games come out.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Smeagol on May 13, 2006, 03:42:19 pm
I don't think MGS4 will come to the Revo. From what i've seen, it is far too graphics heavy for that. However, there is a possibility that there will be some other MGS (or just MG) game for it. Or they just included Snake due to some loophole in the Twin Snakes license.

Perhaps Twin Snakes 2?
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: McLame on May 13, 2006, 03:51:39 pm
Wii. Although not straight away, probably.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Bates on May 13, 2006, 05:06:53 pm
XBox 360 and Wii. I never liked Playstation.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on May 13, 2006, 06:33:21 pm
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So far MGS and MGS2 have been ported to PC, pretty good chance it will happen again.
Yeah, but they suck lots.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Outboundlight on May 13, 2006, 07:25:42 pm
jezus, cant understand what people like about the wii..

Meh no consoles for me, sticking with pc for uhm .. better graphics and better speed, and updates, patches, better online gaming, not fucking around with some controller, already purchased, pirate games and..


should i go on ?


according to the original post: No. No you should not.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Kasumi-Astra on May 13, 2006, 08:07:48 pm
I'm not that bothered about Metal Gear Solid, but I would beg Kojima to make an original game for the system. From what I've heard from SpiderChii about Boktai, he could do some awesome stuff with the Wii. The man's a genious.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on May 13, 2006, 08:39:55 pm
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From what I've heard from SpiderChii about Boktai, he could do some awesome stuff with the Wii. The man's a genious.
Lunar Nights for DS (http://www.konami.jp/kojima_pro/e3_2006/)

It's only a matter of time before he goes to Wii.

Needs to make a new ZOE game too.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 13, 2006, 09:29:39 pm
Kojima needs to be hired on to make a James Bond game. He's obviously obsessed with the series... he'd do a great job with it.

Lunar Knights looks rad.

And I always say, buy consoles over PCs so you don't have to upgrade every two years. Processor speed upgrades about every 18 months. Then you don't have to worry over whether or not a PC will run a game; it's guaranteed. And generally, when consoles come out, they have graphics and processing speed equal to or above those of PCs (later on the PCs surpass the consoles, but for the reason stated above).

With consoles online now, patches and updates come as frequently as they do with PCs. And whereas most people on PC game sonline don't have Ventrilo or similar software and have to use a keyboard for all their talking, EVERYONE on consoles does.  :P

And what's wrong with controllers? I'd rather sit on a nice leather sofa and play a game on a huge, widescreen, HD TV with a wireless rumble controller (or motion sensor, natch) than sit in a cramped office with a monitor smaller than my TV screen.

It's all preference, so whatever. I prefer to buy something that's guaranteed to run for $500 less than fiddle around with PC specs that will be outdated in two years, but still cost me $1000 upwards.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Einkoro on May 13, 2006, 10:51:06 pm
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So far MGS and MGS2 have been ported to PC, pretty good chance it will happen again.
Yeah, but they suck lots.

No more than they did in psx/ps2.

And what's wrong with controllers? I'd rather sit on a nice leather sofa and play a game on a huge, widescreen, HD TV with a wireless rumble controller (or motion sensor, natch) than sit in a cramped office with a monitor smaller than my TV screen.

I much rather sit with a keyboard and mouse, or joystick if needed, in front of a high resolution monitor in a nice $1000 hermanmiller chair than any couch with a hdtv with one inch pixels. :P
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 13, 2006, 11:03:08 pm
I'm talking about those of us without thousands of dollars.  ;)

I'd prefer to have even just a smaller HD TV over a computer monitor (And you can adjust resolution on HD TVs so they don't have one-inch pixels  :P ).

Keyboard + mouse = more stress on the hands and wrists.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on May 13, 2006, 11:51:18 pm
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No more than they did in psx/ps2.
Nope. PC version has lots of crap cut from it and is overall lamer.

Not to mention console games just control better on consoles.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: chompy on May 14, 2006, 03:05:03 am
Geometry Wars is uber-addictive, and if Lumines really is coming out for Arcade, then I'm perfectly set.  :D

From: link (http://indygamer.blogspot.com/2006/02/gridwars.html)'GridWars is basically a PC version of the popular Xbox 360 game, Geometry Wars. Made by Mark Incitti, this release features less special effects compared to the original but also new controls to cater for players who do not own a dual analog joypad.'

link to gridwars: http://www.incitti.com/Blitz/
Download it for your pc or mac... you'll be addicted in no time
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Einkoro on May 14, 2006, 08:32:46 am
I'm talking about those of us without thousands of dollars.  ;)

You don't need lots of money, just need to prioritize. Car? Pfft waste of money. Girlfriend? Would probably be cheaper to just get a hooker every day if you really want to waste money that bad. Clothing? Who needs it, no one else will see you buming around naked at the PC or whatever in your parents basement. Food? Sapporo Ichiban ought to be enough for anyone to survive on. :P

I'd prefer to have even just a smaller HD TV over a computer monitor (And you can adjust resolution on HD TVs so they don't have one-inch pixels  :P ).

You can't adjust pixel size if it is LCD/Plasma/SED. Changing the resolution just causes it to be interpolated which only makes things much worse.

Keyboard + mouse = more stress on the hands and wrists.

Not if you use them properly.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 14, 2006, 10:45:35 am
link to gridwars: http://www.incitti.com/Blitz/
Download it for your pc or mac... you'll be addicted in no time

That game is very addictive indeed.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Lysander on May 14, 2006, 04:28:45 pm
link to gridwars: http://www.incitti.com/Blitz/
Download it for your pc or mac... you'll be addicted in no time

Must...beat...highscore..*twitch*
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 15, 2006, 01:06:01 am
You don't need lots of money, just need to prioritize. Car? Pfft waste of money. Girlfriend? Would probably be cheaper to just get a hooker every day if you really want to waste money that bad. Clothing? Who needs it, no one else will see you buming around naked at the PC or whatever in your parents basement. Food? Sapporo Ichiban ought to be enough for anyone to survive on. :P

Lawl @ sarcasm.  :)

Quote
You can't adjust pixel size if it is LCD/Plasma/SED. Changing the resolution just causes it to be interpolated which only makes things much worse.

But I believe you can on the CRT tellies (?). If not, well, then my point is moot.

Quote
Not if you use them properly.

My desk even has one of those things to rest your wrists on when you type, and they still hurt every once in a while.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Smeagol on May 15, 2006, 01:11:32 am
RELIGIOUS PEOPLE HAVE INFERIOR WRISTS TO EVERYONE ELSE
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on May 15, 2006, 02:05:56 am
cause they don't jack off as much?
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Einkoro on May 15, 2006, 03:11:47 am
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Not if you use them properly.

My desk even has one of those things to rest your wrists on when you type, and they still hurt every once in a while.

You are using it wrong. Never keep the hands rested agaisnt anything while typing. The rests are there for when you aren't typing.

http://www.healthycomputing.com/office/setup/keyboard/

Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: harvey danger on May 15, 2006, 03:41:54 am
Thanks a lot... that should help alleviate any problems I've been having.  :)
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Fallout on May 15, 2006, 11:18:12 pm
Flame me all you want but im still getting a PS3 and im not afraid to admit it.

Consoles all copy each other and Sony's plan was to wait for everyone else to bring theirs out to copy them. Although this is just another one of Sony's evil plans, all companies do it.. and if they didnt, we wouldnt get anywhere. It's called Advancement, or Evolution.

And i think there are too many Wii fanboys here.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Spiff on May 15, 2006, 11:47:53 pm
And i think there are too many Wii fanboys here.
Because the only ones who can like the Wii are fanboys?

Anyway, for those hoping Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo will go under*, it won't happen. As far as I know, the PS3 is still the most popular choice, and more people own PS2s than Xboxes and Gamecubes, so if anyone's taking last place this generation it won't be Sony. But there's no way they can push the others down completely either.

*(I think this was talked about in another E3 thread but I can't be arsed reading them all now)
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Aurin on May 16, 2006, 07:26:07 pm
Hah. I will be one step behind again and get a Gamecube. Gamecube I tell ya!
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 16, 2006, 07:27:12 pm
Hah. I will be one step behind again and get a Gamecube. Gamecube I tell ya!

Do you want to buy mine? I'd rather have a Wii.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Aurin on May 16, 2006, 07:30:01 pm
Hah. I will be one step behind again and get a Gamecube. Gamecube I tell ya!

Do you want to buy mine? I'd rather have a Wii.

Okay! Depends on how much will be the shipping from Danmark to Finland, tho'.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 16, 2006, 07:44:59 pm
No idea ^^;;

But knowing Post Danmark it'll probably be expensive...

How much does the gamecube weigh? Then I'll be able to find out how much.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Aurin on May 16, 2006, 07:52:35 pm
How much does the gamecube weigh?

Hey hey, you're the one that has the GC. I'm interested as long as the total sum doesn't go over 70€, I can get a GC around that price here. ;P
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 16, 2006, 07:54:44 pm
If it's max. 3 kg, then the price is either around 21 or 23 € depending on delivery speed.

Which means about 50 € for the GameCube itself... Meh, I had expected to get more, so maybe not.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Lysander on May 16, 2006, 08:39:15 pm
My GC is going for around £50 on eBay.
Sheesh, whats happened to the value of these things?
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 16, 2006, 08:49:24 pm
Sheesh, whats happened to the value of these things?

Seems like it's dropped drastically.

But £50 is still better than 50€.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: SomethingApt on May 16, 2006, 09:31:13 pm
a mate of mine picked up a gc with a couple of games for about £20 on ebay.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: CrunchyLizard on May 16, 2006, 10:01:40 pm
That was a very good deal.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Miles_Ex_Machina on May 16, 2006, 10:10:51 pm
Defenately going for Wii, don't care if 70% of all its titiles will be in the kids section. New controller technology is worth it imho, as is new Metroid and new Zelda. PS3 brings nothing more than a new way of graphix and I won't even be starting about what a piece of fantastic **** 360 is. Not to mention PS3 costs like a new PC... ???
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: dgt83 on May 18, 2006, 03:11:02 am
PS3 without a doubt.. but will wait till the price drops, not in a hurry...
Really dont feel the need for a wii right now...   (sorry)  8)
As for xbox360, not a chance...
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Outboundlight on May 20, 2006, 01:34:40 am
thats what I'm saying! Everyone is saying that the PS3 will crash because of the high price, but what I reckon is that a lot of peole will hold out for the price drop, therefore the price drop will come sooner!

Shit, if it gets cheap enough, and theres enough good games - I might even buy one myself!*








*almost certainly not true. Since I have never owned more than one current-gen console at a time in my whole life.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: SomethingApt on May 20, 2006, 01:42:18 am
but unlike M$, sony cant afford to drastically drop the price of the console. especially considering how expensive the blu-ray drive will be.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Outboundlight on May 20, 2006, 03:05:12 am
that's a pretty good point - but I don't see what other choice theyre gonna have
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: SomethingApt on May 20, 2006, 10:34:40 am
well... it's certainly going to be interesting to find out how everything pans out. nintendo's launch line-up looks DAMN sweet!

http://wiinintendo.net/?p=193
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: King on May 20, 2006, 08:09:04 pm
X360 only!!!
It's has got a BIG & GOOD online service!
And now we can mod it to play unlicensed copys.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on May 21, 2006, 01:50:37 am
Kenshin Dragon Quest!
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Cthulus Pet on May 22, 2006, 08:50:17 pm
A wii. Definitly. Real innovation.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Cerapter on May 23, 2006, 09:43:38 pm
I will most certainly get a Wii.

It they reduce the price by 4/5, I might get a PS3 as well.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Jack Lupino on June 06, 2006, 06:20:51 am
A wii. Definitly. Real innovation.
And you sure need innovation when you're going to play on a fallus like controller called wii.

I'm sure innovation has a lot to do with it.

I think the word you were oh so desperately looking for was : Ignoration.

You're just too thick-headed to accept they are fucking you over big time.

I bet they are laughing there asses off right now at Nintendo.

"You thought we were too kiddy ? We're selling millions of viberators to people all over the world !!"




Ignoration
The act or process of ignoring; the state of ignoring.
Nikki practiced ignoration when Santiago called her name.

Yes, it is a word.

Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: refic on June 06, 2006, 10:37:31 am
I've never had any consoles and.. I'm not going to get any.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on June 07, 2006, 03:24:43 am
A wii. Definitly. Real innovation.
And you sure need innovation when you're going to play on a fallus like controller called wii.

I'm sure innovation has a lot to do with it.

I think the word you were oh so desperately looking for was : Ignoration.

You're just too thick-headed to accept they are fucking you over big time.

I bet they are laughing there asses off right now at Nintendo.

"You thought we were too kiddy ? We're selling millions of viberators to people all over the world !!"




Ignoration
The act or process of ignoring; the state of ignoring.
Nikki practiced ignoration when Santiago called her name.

Yes, it is a word.



1: just because something is longer in one dimension than in the others doesn't make it phallic.
2: please don't try to be pedantic about english. the word YOU were looking for was "ignorance."
3: if nintendo was interested in screwing people over, they'd hype a ridiculously overpowered console and release it as soon as possible despite lack of support or stability.
4: *their
5: the only thing "too kiddy" is lampooning the immensely complex product of thousands of manhours of work based on the most obvious and irrelevant possible joke available.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Outboundlight on June 08, 2006, 06:29:09 am
don't you know better than to take him seriously by now? :p
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: not12x on June 08, 2006, 08:06:04 am
don't you know better than to take him seriously by now? :p

qft
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on June 08, 2006, 09:12:45 am
don't you know better than to take him seriously by now? :p

he seemed pretty serious.

then again, i'm sleep-deprived.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: dgt83 on June 16, 2006, 11:08:21 pm
After seeing trailers for games such as Assasins Creed and Heavenly Sword, I am quite looking forward to getting my hands on a ps3... Yeah, the £425 price tag for a basic console (no HD- I believe) is a bit on the steep side, but as SomethingGood said you gotta think of the fact that it contans a Blu-ray drive (which i think retails near the £600 mark at least) so then I guess its not a bad price to pay.

Will the Blu-ray disc take off do you think?
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Einkoro on June 16, 2006, 11:47:58 pm
Will the Blu-ray disc take off do you think?

No. Just like every other format Sony has tried to push, it will most likely be a misserable failure. The only stuff being released on Blu-ray so far is titles from studios owned by Sony. Everything else will probably end up on HD DVD.

I know my parents won't have anything to do with bluray, they are still choked over a Sony rep selling them beta many many many many many years ago and stating that VHS would never displace beta.  :P
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: dgt83 on June 17, 2006, 12:56:00 am
...and betamax was the better format (but thats another argument)!   ;)
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: L'homme magique on June 17, 2006, 06:28:50 am
It might have been better, but Sony are dickheads about their proprietary formats and that's why they always fail.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Kasumi-Astra on June 18, 2006, 04:38:40 pm
The Playstation 3 "core" package will support HD but will ship without the HDMI interface. You will have to use the existing composite interface, I believe.

And no, as it stands I can't see one good reason to buy a PS3. More proprietry, restricted formats, overly complex and expensive hardware, technology that means nothing and offers nothing to it's target audience. And to top it off Sony is further confusing the matter by suggesting that the PS3 is a personal computer to justify the price and the redundant technology.

Sony has spent a decade at the top of the market by breaking the rules that Nintendo imposed on the gaming market. Now, Sony is beginning to impose it's "one entertainment device under Sony" philosophy  on the games industry by cramming all of their interests in one product. Because all the family would rather a Sony did everything for them, right? >_>;
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Miles_Ex_Machina on June 19, 2006, 07:28:29 pm
Those arrogant bastards! Just like mini-soft, but on the console scene. I hope Capcom and Konami decide to support Nintendo this time ( although I doubt it ), those two companies were the reason I actually bought PS2. All the rest on PS2 is just sheer rubbish.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: kellerkind on June 19, 2006, 10:29:25 pm
And no, as it stands I can't see one good reason to buy a PS3. More proprietry, restricted formats, overly complex and expensive hardware, technology that means nothing and offers nothing to it's target audience. And to top it off Sony is further confusing the matter by suggesting that the PS3 is a personal computer to justify the price and the redundant technology.
Not to forget that a very important part of the hardware, the Cell CPU, is crap for games.
I've read that the READ speed of the cell is 16 MB/s. For comparison, the WRITE speed is somewhere in the 3 GB/s range. On a good CPU, READ speed should at least equal the write speed. Not actually the case here...

But as if that wasn't enough, the Cell is consuming so much power -> producing so much heat, that Sony has to a) make the power supply unit external, and b) lower the clockspeed of the cell from the originally targeted 3.2-3.5 Ghz to 2.8 Ghz.

In other words, the PS3 will be much more expensive, hotter, and might in fact end up being slower than the 360 when it comes to the CPU, unless the game developers manage to make really good usage of the multiple cores.

Of course, due to the extreme popularity of the PS2 and the strong developer support, Sony will nevertheless sell PS3 like hot cakes, no matter how crappy the console might be.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: Einkoro on June 20, 2006, 02:31:38 am
And no, as it stands I can't see one good reason to buy a PS3. More proprietry, restricted formats, overly complex and expensive hardware, technology that means nothing and offers nothing to it's target audience. And to top it off Sony is further confusing the matter by suggesting that the PS3 is a personal computer to justify the price and the redundant technology.
Not to forget that a very important part of the hardware, the Cell CPU, is crap for games.
I've read that the READ speed of the cell is 16 MB/s. For comparison, the WRITE speed is somewhere in the 3 GB/s range. On a good CPU, READ speed should at least equal the write speed. Not actually the case here...
...

That FUD was debunked already: The "Local Memory" is the RSX graphics memory. The Cell shouldn't need to read this. The PS3 would still work even if the Cell couldn't read this memory at all. This memory is where you store textures and other graphics data.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: SomethingApt on June 25, 2006, 05:21:47 am
bought myself a 26" acer hdtv this week (the third hdtv in my household, lol). got myself an xbox 360 today.

anyone who believes sony's "the next generation starts with the ps3" bullshit should come to my house today. my brother's mate brought his 360 over, using my dad's 42" plasma. my brother was on his 360 with his 32" lcd, and i was on my 26" lcd (seperate rooms, communicating using the headsets). co-op graw. best gaming experience ever.
Title: Re: Which next gen console(s) will you get?
Post by: PrescriptiveBarony on June 25, 2006, 08:31:45 am
bought myself a 26" acer hdtv this week (the third hdtv in my household, lol). got myself an xbox 360 today.

anyone who believes sony's "the next generation starts with the ps3" bullshit should come to my house today. my brother's mate brought his 360 over, using my dad's 42" plasma. my brother was on his 360 with his 32" lcd, and i was on my 26" lcd (seperate rooms, communicating using the headsets). co-op graw. best gaming experience ever.

i'm afraid i must admit slight droolage. as long as you're throwing money around, make sure you get bn some flowers or something.

also, i had no idea acer still existed. good for them, i think. my acer computer was the last one which had good games out of the box, which made me excited about new computers solely for what new games might come with them, and which subseuently meant i was disappointed when the only decent non-trial-basis, spyware-ridden, wannabe-multiplayer, crappy-3d-fest game that's come out in the last decade as standard with windows was space cadet pinball.