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#630159 - 12/10/07 12:22 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Nintendo is for kids. Example-Pokemon?
No, it's not. It's for gamers. Anyone who doesn't agree simply isn't a gamer. Demographics show mostly adults playing the system.

The same thing was said about the Gamecube but the best shooter (Metroid) and horror game (RE4) of 2006 were on the Cube.

Just because a game has simplified graphics doesn't mean it's for kids. That's like saying only kids read the Sunday comics and adults only read the political cartoons in the paper.

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#630160 - 12/10/07 12:28 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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How any grown man could play a baseball game like that is beyond me, but hey - whatever floats your boat.
The same grown men who played baseball games when they were on 8-bit consoles, and were nothing more than a rectangle with a square head holding a line swinging at a dot.

XOC is split into two groups, much the way the market is. Gamers, and homophobes who think that if anything is cute their friends will think they are a pussy regardless of how good the gaming experience is.

You can all call me a pussy because I'm currently wasting far to many hours playing Puzzle Quest on Xbox Live Arcade. It's cute and has gems and pretty colors, but it's also pure gaming crack.

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#630161 - 12/10/07 12:33 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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pussy.

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#630162 - 12/10/07 12:39 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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The Wii is fun. Me my wife and son play it quite a bit. The boxing is hilarious!!! My son bought a game and wow.... "My Sims" I just cant get into that one but there has to be more depth to it. Mario Party is fun with everyone playing.

And let me tell you after a few beers with some friends the Wii gets to be a blast!!

Anyone played the Monster 4x4 game for it yet?

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#630163 - 12/10/07 01:20 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Originally posted by fog:
[b]I would have a Wii but Mineralblue keeps fucking buying all of them.

The Wii is a gamers console, much the way the 360 is at it's core. First party Nintendo titles are pure entertainment regardless of them being 480p. It's like fucking a decent looking girl who isn't an uptight bitch. She isn't a super model, but she also doesn't complain all the time and not put out with her red ring of death.
Best comments in the entire thread! [Spit] [ThumbsUp] [/b]
LOL.
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I saw the Wii's version of baseball and it was ridiculous.
Just like any game system... there's more than one baseball game for the Wii.

Exhibit A:

The Bigs for the Wii





:p
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#630164 - 12/10/07 05:27 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I find most people who have bad things to say about the Wii simply haven't played one. I could stand there and play Wii Bowling for hours, no way it's a kid game. 289 high score, one day I'll get that perfect game! lol.

Plus Excite Truck is pretty much the best off road truck racing game I've ever played.

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#630165 - 12/10/07 05:44 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I like real bowling, much more realistic, but the beer is more expensive.

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#630166 - 12/10/07 09:59 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I'm an online pc gamer and also spend hours playing Xbox--but whenever I visit my cousin's or best friend's house, I insist on playing their Wii and turn into a selfish brat coz I don't want to share the wiimotes. laugh
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#630167 - 14/10/07 04:55 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Sweet geezus, calm down fog! I'm homophobic because I don't like Wii games? I think that's a little extreme.

Like I said, whatever floats your boat. If you're enjoying playing with your Wii, great.

We could sit here and argue what a "gamer" is, but in the end where will it get us. You aren't changing my mind on the Wii. I've played it and it's great at a party, other than that I'm just not into simplified graphics and games that cater to children (ie: no blood, baseball games where the pros are rendered as 10 year old versions of themselves, etc.)

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#630168 - 14/10/07 05:00 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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If you're enjoying playing with your Wii, great.

[Wave]
Come on.... I think we all enjoy playing with our Wii.
[Too much XOC]

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#630169 - 14/10/07 09:15 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I think this thread has run its course. Let it die already.
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#630170 - 15/10/07 12:57 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Originally posted by Paul H:
I think this thread has run its course. Let it die already.
I kinda disagree. There are still lots of us that haven't jumped into the next gen systems, and things like features and price points for both systems are constantly shifting, especially leading into the 2007 holiday period.

This is a pretty helpful thread for someone like me.

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#630171 - 15/10/07 02:16 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Sweet geezus, calm down fog! I'm homophobic because I don't like Wii games? I think that's a little extreme.

Like I said, whatever floats your boat. If you're enjoying playing with your Wii, great.

We could sit here and argue what a "gamer" is, but in the end where will it get us. You aren't changing my mind on the Wii. I've played it and it's great at a party, other than that I'm just not into simplified graphics and games that cater to children (ie: no blood, baseball games where the pros are rendered as 10 year old versions of themselves, etc.)
You did add [Rainbow] to your comment so I used the term homophobe in the comedy way it's used on XOC. No offense was intended.

Nintendo does have games with violence, and blood. Resident Evil 4 on the Cube last year was about the goriest release of the year (chainsaws to the head). These titles are from 3rd party developers, while Nintendo themselves focus on the "gayer" (if I may) titles which excel at actual gameplay. They can come up with the dumbest fucking concepts and end up with a game one simply can't pull themselves away from.

I would state at this point that for a one console home, unless you have children of single digit age, the Xbox360 is the one to own for the average demographics of XOC (beer drinking, 20-40 year olds).

When adding a second console, the Wii is the best choice as it adds a completely new spectrum of gaming.

The PS3 would be the third console of choice as it only has BluRay going for it, and any release on that platform will most likely show up on the 360 with more features and a far superior controller.

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#630172 - 15/10/07 02:27 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Nintendo has always had a much more lax policy of allowing third parties to develop software for its systems... so of course, there will be a lot of crappy games that you can point to on any Nintendo system...

for every Brain Age or Mario Kart on the DS, I can name 10 really shitty games for the DS...

the Wii is the same... for every juvenile baseball game or bloodless kiddie title you point to on the Wii, there are some fabulous gems out there that are every bit as fun and non-kiddie as you could have...

but that doesn't and shouldn't take away from how fabulous the Wii (or the DS for that matter) is...
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#630173 - 16/10/07 07:51 AM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I would state at this point that for a one console home, unless you have children of single digit age, the Xbox360 is the one to own for the average demographics of XOC (beer drinking, 20-40 year olds).
I would strongly disagree. For my age group (I'm 29), the PS3 is definately spot on. Just because it's a helluva' lot more than just a gaming machine. It's a full-featured entertainment console (movies, internet, high definition video, music, etc.). Not to mention, I can pipe music from the PS3 over the internet to my PSP, anywhere in the world I have internet connection... Personally, I think that's pretty darn sweet... And I use it A LOT.

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#630174 - 16/10/07 10:47 AM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I would state at this point that for a one console home, unless you have children of single digit age, the Xbox360 is the one to own for the average demographics of XOC (beer drinking, 20-40 year olds).
I would strongly disagree. For my age group (I'm 29), the PS3 is definately spot on. Just because it's a helluva' lot more than just a gaming machine. It's a full-featured entertainment console (movies, internet, high definition video, music, etc.). Not to mention, I can pipe music from the PS3 over the internet to my PSP, anywhere in the world I have internet connection... Personally, I think that's pretty darn sweet... And I use it A LOT.
360 does virtually the same: movies, high def, music, blah blah blah.

I got the 360 mainly because of Xbox Live. Great gaming experience with great game titles.

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#630175 - 16/10/07 11:02 AM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I really hope this doesn't open up a whole can of worms, but it is relevant to those of us that are on the fence.

I'm waiting for this price drop to probably pick up a PS3, with bluray being a big factor. Who's winning the format war now? I haven't been following it, but I did notice that Transformers is available on HD-DVD only.

If it's still too soon to tell, I guess I'll still pick up the PS3. Even if bluray loses, since HD-DVD is the less expensive format, it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to buy in.

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#630176 - 16/10/07 11:55 AM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I would state at this point that for a one console home, unless you have children of single digit age, the Xbox360 is the one to own for the average demographics of XOC (beer drinking, 20-40 year olds).
I would strongly disagree. For my age group (I'm 29), the PS3 is definately spot on. Just because it's a helluva' lot more than just a gaming machine. It's a full-featured entertainment console (movies, internet, high definition video, music, etc.). Not to mention, I can pipe music from the PS3 over the internet to my PSP, anywhere in the world I have internet connection... Personally, I think that's pretty darn sweet... And I use it A LOT.
360 does virtually the same: movies, high def, music, blah blah blah.

I got the 360 mainly because of Xbox Live. Great gaming experience with great game titles.[/b]
No it doesn't.

If you want HD-DVD's, you have to buy yet another adapter.

If you want wireless internet, stream music, etc., it's another adapter.

If you want to play an online game, it's a monthly subscription to "Xbox Live". (Sony online is FREE, by the way...)

If you want to browse the web, you have to hack it; that's not an option Microsoft wants to you have.

Theres an awful lot the Xbox 360 crowd claims the 360 can do. Unfortunately, it's either an "add-on" or a "hack" to do it. The PS3 does all those things RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. No additional crap required.

So, sure, if you don't want those options, then the a la carte method of the 360 is your thing, 'cause you're not paying for what you won't use.

But personally, I'm on break.com, youtube, etc. on the PS3 quite a bit. Not to mention checking out XOC and a few other sites, all from the comfort of my couch, on a 1080i big screen TV.

And for the real doubters, let me tell 'ya, you haven't surfed porn 'til you've seen it on the big screen... Makes squinting at the 'ol 19" computer monitor a thing of the past... Life size is where it's at...

[Finger]

edited to add: Kevin: blu-Ray is winning the format war, for now. For 2007, Blu-Ray has outsold HD-DVD by better than a 2:1 margin. See here:

http://www.engadgethd.com/2007/10/12/nie...ending-october/

BUT, unfortunately, Paramount is HD-DVD exclusive at this point, so there's a lot of big blockbuster movies (Transformers, King Kong, etc.) that can only be had on HD-DVD at the moment. Most studios are dual, though, so it's not a huge problem. Just iratating.

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#630177 - 16/10/07 02:11 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Out of curiosity, how long did the BETAMAX vs VCR war rage on? I'm asking this because I wonder how much longer HD-DVD and Blu-Ray could go at it.

Honestly I wish one format would win out so I can buy it. laugh

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#630178 - 16/10/07 02:34 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I don't think either is going to win. Upconverting DVD's is good enough for most people. This battle is obviously "not going anywhere for awhile" and the next format will be the winner.
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#630179 - 16/10/07 02:48 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I don't think either is going to win. Upconverting DVD's is good enough for most people. This battle is obviously "not going anywhere for awhile" and the next format will be the winner.
I kinda' agree with you on that one. Truth be told, the majority of people in the country don't have HDTV's, and won't for a long, long time. And as long as manufacturers keep selling those shitty "HD TVs" that only have 720p as their highest resolution, real HD never will have a big saturation, 'cause the "average" buyer will get one of those to save money. And they won't have a clue that they're missing anything. They really have no use for either HD formats.

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#630180 - 16/10/07 04:24 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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I just hate whoever said "I think we can build a competing format and win". I don't know if that was the bluray or HD camp (but I'm guessing HD), but either way I hate them. So I haven't bought a DVD in a while, because the HD stuff is out there, and I won't buy a HD-DVD or bluray until I know which one is gonna stay.

Fuck the industry.

I have money to spend (on one system). But now I don't spend much beyond a monthly blockbuster fee.

However I'll probably go PS3 when Metal Gear Solid is released.

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#630181 - 16/10/07 08:13 PM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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[b]I don't think either is going to win. Upconverting DVD's is good enough for most people. This battle is obviously "not going anywhere for awhile" and the next format will be the winner.
I kinda' agree with you on that one. Truth be told, the majority of people in the country don't have HDTV's, and won't for a long, long time. And as long as manufacturers keep selling those shitty "HD TVs" that only have 720p as their highest resolution, real HD never will have a big saturation, 'cause the "average" buyer will get one of those to save money. And they won't have a clue that they're missing anything. They really have no use for either HD formats.[/b]
Wait, so you're breaking the market for HD content into two categories: 1080 people and....everyone else?

Sure, I'd like a 1080p TV, but I got into HD back in 2004 when 1080 was bank and not used in any broadcasts. There are still lots and lots of people out there like me.

I gotta think the market for HD movie content breaks down like this: HDTV owners (including 720 people) and non-HDTV owners. And it's the non-HDTV owners slowing down the resolution of the format war, not people like me with 720. We spend just as much on HD content as everyone else, and if anything, encouraged the industry to continue on up the ladder to 1080 in the first place - not retarded it's growth somehow.

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#630182 - 17/10/07 02:08 AM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Thing is, most TV shows are in 720, not 1080(at least last time I looked). I'll probably get a 1080p when I bump up (got to get a house first!), but that's cause I'm a geek.

Yeah, I'll definitely get a PS3 when MGS comes out. SOCOM too.
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#630183 - 17/10/07 06:21 AM Re: Xbox360 vs Wii vs PS3
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Originally posted by porsche996:
[b]
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Originally posted by NismoXse02:
[b]I don't think either is going to win. Upconverting DVD's is good enough for most people. This battle is obviously "not going anywhere for awhile" and the next format will be the winner.
I kinda' agree with you on that one. Truth be told, the majority of people in the country don't have HDTV's, and won't for a long, long time. And as long as manufacturers keep selling those shitty "HD TVs" that only have 720p as their highest resolution, real HD never will have a big saturation, 'cause the "average" buyer will get one of those to save money. And they won't have a clue that they're missing anything. They really have no use for either HD formats.[/b]
Wait, so you're breaking the market for HD content into two categories: 1080 people and....everyone else?

Sure, I'd like a 1080p TV, but I got into HD back in 2004 when 1080 was bank and not used in any broadcasts. There are still lots and lots of people out there like me.

I gotta think the market for HD movie content breaks down like this: HDTV owners (including 720 people) and non-HDTV owners. And it's the non-HDTV owners slowing down the resolution of the format war, not people like me with 720. We spend just as much on HD content as everyone else, and if anything, encouraged the industry to continue on up the ladder to 1080 in the first place - not retarded it's growth somehow.[/b]
No, I'm saying if the majority of the "normal" buyer doesn't buy a 1080 capable TV, then they aren't going to see any benefit to upgrading to a high-definition DVD player. An upconverting DVD player will look just fine to them on a 720p screen because they'll never know what they're missing. And the more of these 720p sets are sold as "HD-TV" screens, the less likely the average person is going to buy yet another TV in a couple years to upgrade again to the 1080 format. Most people don't like buying new TV's every couple years... Least not anybody I know.

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