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What machine do you want?

Xbox360
- 1 (1.9%)
Playstation 3
- 4 (7.5%)
Wii (Revolution)
- 27 (50.9%)
any 2 of them
- 7 (13.2%)
all 3 (you rich bastard)
- 3 (5.7%)
none
- 11 (20.8%)

Total Members Voted: 32

Voting closed: 10 May 2006, 12:12


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« on: 10 May 2006, 12:12 »

who do you thinks wins as of right now. E3 is certainly changing my ideas about the PS3 and Wii
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« Reply #1 on: 10 May 2006, 13:18 »

I'm only really excited about the Revolution right now. Seriously, The 360 is mediocre crap, and the PS3 is raping itself with a cheap rip-off of the wiimote and a $600 price tag.

Hopefully, Nintendo will sieze this opportunity to shoot themselves back into the lead. Seriously, if their technology is as useful and Revolutionary as they claim, then this is their chance to get their top position in the industry back from their competitors. Nintendo knows what they're doing, they've been around since the beginning and know this industry.

Once I see a bit more from E3, I might change my mind, but right now, I am not happy with Sony or Microsoft.
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« Reply #2 on: 10 May 2006, 13:39 »

Wii. I'm a PC gamer, and thus always liked the special side from nintendo which had stuff PC didn't offer; like all the hours i spent on super smash bros. Games on Xbox/PS I always preferred to play on the PC anyways ; also because of controller.

Wii is amazing and looks sweet fun, the gun controler etc. Wii for the wiin
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« Reply #3 on: 10 May 2006, 15:08 »

PS3. Just for MGS4.
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« Reply #4 on: 10 May 2006, 17:32 »

I put the PS3 because I have a shitload of PS2 games that I want to keep playing, plus it looks good and I'm interested in the technology behind it.

I wouldn't say no to a Wii, though. I definitely don't want a 360.

Truth be told, though, I'm really just going to stick with PC gaming. It's what I'm best at, and I really just prefer it.
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« Reply #5 on: 10 May 2006, 17:53 »

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PS3. Just for MGS4.

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« Reply #6 on: 10 May 2006, 18:53 »

Wii with 360 an extremely distant second.

With Nintendo addressing the issues with the previous system (lack of online support), encouraging greater interaction, offering a more traditional controller for those who don't like the remote style, the smaller price tag, and offering an absolutely stunning group of launch release titles, there's just no other choice for me. No high def support? Big deal, I can't afford a HD TV anyway.

If the 360 drops the price by 100 dollars by the time the other two come out, I may consider it, but the good content for it is extremely limited. Right now: Oblivion, and not much else. Halo 3 was their big selling point this E3, but it may be more than a year and a half away, just like GTA4. XBox Live was a point in its favor, but with the wireless internet support for the Wii it's just not as impressive anymore.

I have to buy my own game systems and games, so the PS3 isn't even an option. Not to mention that Sony has no unified online support, and very little in the way of launch titles beyond Metal Gear Solid 4.

Really, the only thing that comes as a mark against the Wii for me at this point is the lack of Final Fantasy, but I have the feeling that the inevitable crash-and-burn of the PS3 will lead Square to bail out of the PS3-only agreement as soon as they possibly can. Hell, the Wii is already getting a FF:CC sequel and a Dragon Quest game.

But GUYS:
Super Smash Brothers
Super Mario
Metroid Prime 3
DUCK HUNT
Fire Emblem
Call of Duty 3
Dragon Quest
Resident Evil
Red Steel (apparently, Prince of Persia with samurai)

I mean, this is just an obscene bounty of launch titles.
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« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2006, 21:32 »

Have you seen the trailer for the new Smash Bros. ?!

Confirmed new characters:
Wario
Pit (Kid Icarus)
Metaknight (Kirby)
Zero Suit Samus
SOLID SNAKE

And they said the possibility that more non-Nintendo characters will be in it is wide open. The name 'Sonic' was thrown around a bit.

On top of that, it looks frelling sweet and they added Ultra Smash attacks, i.e. Mario unleashes an unholy holocaust of fireballs that devastate everything on the screen, Link goes into an Elven berserker rage, ripping someone apart again and again with his sword, Kirby...uh...cooks another character into a tasty snack!
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« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2006, 23:18 »

Apparently, Super Smash Brothers Brawl (which is apparently the official title) won't actually be a launch title, and no specific date is clarified beyond 2007, like Halo 3. Considering the debate behind Microsoft's rushing of the Bungie staff to make a trailer for a game that's probably still a good year for completion, I'm slightly worried by the simple "2007" release date specified at this time. I would be greatly relieved to see a Q1 or Q2 tacked on that year.

Nevertheless, I'll still probably get the Wii either at the launch date or slightly afterwards.
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« Reply #9 on: 11 May 2006, 16:39 »

I reserve judgement until I see all of the consoles in action. I'll get one of them eventually, but probably not for a year or so - basically once the prices come down sufficiently for me to justify buying one. At this stage I am underwhelmed by the 360, unsure about the PS3, and curious about the Wii.

Also, I linked to a video of Super Smash Bros. Brawl in the Wii thread. It is a pretty awesome looking game!

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« Reply #10 on: 11 May 2006, 17:53 »

I saw it already. It's certainly an interesting new repetoire of characters, and the mega moves sound interesting, and the ability to use Gamecube controllers is not a bad touch, but I would have preferred to see at least some of the actual gameplay rather than just a trailer.

But Pit and Meta Knight could potentially be totally badass, and Wario will undoubtedly supplant Jigglypuff as the comedy character.
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« Reply #11 on: 11 May 2006, 18:05 »

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I put the PS3 because I have a shitload of PS2 games that I want to keep playing


Why not just keep playing them on the PS2?

I'm probably getting a 360 and a Revolution.  The Revolution looks like cheap fun and I'm impressed by what MS wants to do with the Live Anywhere services.  I haven't been all that impressed by the PS3, and even though I was initially impressed by Sony's E3 show I later realised that it was mainly due to the next-gen GT HD and other games than anything to do with the system itself.  I'm not sure how I feel about buying a $1,000 AUD console I don't want just to be able to play a handful of PS3-only titles.
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« Reply #12 on: 11 May 2006, 19:50 »

Like I said, I think Sony's supreme arrogance over the PS3 (namely, that they can charge such a ludicrous amount, rip off Nintendo's ideas half-assedly, and not bother with a unified online service) will bite them in the ass, and probably lead a lot of developers to end their exclusive agreements as soon as they can. We may see Final Fantasy coming back to Nintendo before too much longer.

Of course, this may just end up being wishful thinking on my part, because Sony's actions as of late have really started to piss me off.
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« Reply #13 on: 11 May 2006, 20:12 »

I'm going with a Wii. Sure, the name is idotic, but the games and control system have me hooked, not to mention the Virtual Console, a tree possessed of most delicious fruit. The fact that it will cost less than half as much as a 360 or PS3 merely sweetens the already-sweet deal.


JOIN the WII-VOLUTION. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS.
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« Reply #14 on: 11 May 2006, 20:23 »

Fanboy bullshit will not help this thread, so cut it.  If you are excited about the Wii then that's great, but leave the buylines and all that rot to the ads.
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« Reply #15 on: 11 May 2006, 21:30 »

I second Ozymandias.


Solid Snake. In Smash Bros.


Nothing more needs to be said.
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« Reply #16 on: 11 May 2006, 22:12 »

I don't have a hell of a lot of free time, so I'm probably only going to get one.  And it will be whichever one provides the best sword-fighting simulation.  Hmmmmm. . . .
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« Reply #17 on: 11 May 2006, 22:13 »

I apologize if my impetuous display of enthusiasm offended your sensibilities, sir. I never have been one to err on the side of discretion.
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« Reply #18 on: 11 May 2006, 22:20 »

Hey Electric Monk, can you find Est's Avatar in this comic?



Clearly the man has a thing about fan boys.
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« Reply #19 on: 11 May 2006, 22:50 »

well spotted, sir!
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« Reply #20 on: 12 May 2006, 01:15 »

I voted for all 3. They each have something to offer that i'll enjoy. That's all consoles are about. FUN. One of them doesn't do something you enjoy, then don't bother buying it.

2p (as i'm english, so can't give you my 2 cents)
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« Reply #21 on: 12 May 2006, 12:17 »

If I buy a console, it'll probably be the 360.  Generally has the games I want, and won't cost $600 (hahah, fuck you).  After that, mebbe a Wii just for Mario.  But probably a 360 only.  If, at all.
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« Reply #22 on: 12 May 2006, 12:57 »

I'm buying another PS2 once the PS3's come out and a Wii.  The Wii just looks like more fun.  Plus I want to play fun games now, not omg I have to play for 392 hours to beat a damn game.
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« Reply #23 on: 12 May 2006, 21:17 »

I'll probably go along the same route I did with this generation. I got my Gamecube as soon as it came out, an Xbox a couple of years later after it was about half the price, and ditto with the PS2. Frankly, Wii's the only one'll I'll be able to afford at this point, unless I sell one of my kidneys.
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« Reply #24 on: 12 May 2006, 23:46 »

Apparently Sony wised up about the sheer stupidity of their online stance and basically put in a X-Box Live knockoff.

What I don't get is, is why Sony thinks they can just half-assedly plagarize what its competition is doing, slap on a player for a media format that nobody's interested in yet, and charge 200 dollars more for it. It's just fucking illogical.
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« Reply #25 on: 13 May 2006, 00:09 »

I will be getting a revoloution, because I really like confounding new ideas, which include their controller, Plus, ZOMG ZELDA WTF.
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« Reply #26 on: 13 May 2006, 00:40 »

Despite hating everything Nintendo has done in recent years I find myself lusting after a Wii.
Zelda? Fuck that noise. Smash Bros? Yeah whatever. Yet somehow I'm keen to get one.

I used to be a huge fan of ps3 but the price tag kills it for me. I still think ps3 will win out in the end but it'll be far closer this time.
Basically what I think puts ps3 at an advantage is the use of Blue ray. It might be a flawed format interms of non-game releases but it can still hold 50gig on one disc. Even if the graphics are mediocre, the environments you could store on 50gig disc would be huge. That's where it beats 360 and it's measly 9gig discs.

So I think I'll get a Wii on release and then a ps3 in two or three years when they're cheaper. I might buy an xbox in a few months too. You can get mod chipped ones here for about $80nz if you know the right people. I give that thumbs up.
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« Reply #27 on: 16 May 2006, 16:59 »

I want to get a PS3 for content PS games have always been consistently better than the competition (mostly because of the awesome third party support) and I already have a bunch of PS one and two games and a Wii because of price and because it just looks bad-ass.
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« Reply #28 on: 16 May 2006, 17:20 »

OK, so if you've got a lot of PS2 games... play them on your PS2. Seriously, I don't understand why this is somehow a plus for the next-gen system.

And Sony has had a good record of third-party support, but if early sales are low because of the cost, we may see a lot of exclusives suddenly available for all platforms.
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« Reply #29 on: 16 May 2006, 18:23 »

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OK, so if you've got a lot of PS2 games... play them on your PS2. Seriously, I don't understand why this is somehow a plus for the next-gen system.

Maybe because they only have room in their TV stand for one console?  I mean, that would be a dumb reason, I'm just grasping at straws here.

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« Reply #30 on: 16 May 2006, 18:29 »

Yeah, what? It always confused me when people were like "The XBox 360 doesn't have real backwards compatibility LOL!"

Why does it matter?

Though it was kind of weird that they decided to have it, but half-ass it.
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« Reply #31 on: 17 May 2006, 04:52 »

To be honest, the BC on the 260 isn't much worth it apart from a few flagship games. Halo/ninja gaiden of course.

But it's a lot of work, for something that doesn't really sell consoles. They can't but a mini xbox in the 360, it would be far too expensive, so they have to emulate it. The only reason that the PS2 plays PS1 games so well is because it has a PS1 as its sound chip.

The PS3 will have 50-80% BC. AS long as they live up to a sony checklist. They play.

I have a 360, and I want a wii. 360 is awesome, has about the usuable power of a PS3, and are much cheaper. The wii I really like the concept of.
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