OK, I was thinking in advance for Christmas, and then I began to wonder if I should go get the XBox 360 out now or wait for either of the other two (I'm sure I'll only be able to get one of the three eventually). I thought I'd ask around here since I haven't paid much attention to details on the consoles. So, any opinions, comments, suggestions, etc. about which one I should look into or just skip all of them?
By the way, if I do end up planning to get the 360, I'll probably wait a while before getting one. I've heard some crazy things going on about it, including an armed robbery and people buying them just to resell them on eBay for insanely high prices.
Nov 26, 2005 24:00
*sigh* I was just waiting for someone to post this one. Microsoft sucks. As a corporation, as an OS, and as a console. Sure it's supposed to look sweet. I say supposed to because I've seen the games out so far and they are NOT that impressive. Sure they'll get better, but by that time, PS3 will be out, Rev will be right around the corner, and prices will be much more competetive. Besides, the only thing X-Box has going for it really, other than the head start, is the online setup, which is by far the cleanest and best set up so far. It just doesn't have the titles. Sure I've played Halo and liked it, but I've also played MPH:FH on the DS and liked it. And in spring when the full version of MPH comes out, y'know which I'd rather have and play online? MPH all the way. But that's just me. Nintendo's been good to me over the years and I have a bit of bias for them, but that's not just fanboy talk. Nintendo has the innovation. MS and Sony go for the cutting edge and hope to attract people based on the look of their games. Nintendo uses people who think outside the box to try and attract people based on unique, interesting, well-made, fun games first and foremost. The Revolution's controller? Pure genius if you ask me. I obviously haven't tried it yet, but if it's anything like all the reviewers say, it's going to be the first next-gen console I ever buy less than ten years after its release (like my recently purchased $5 Playstation).
So yeah, to summarize a lot of rambling, wait for the Rev.
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[Edit- Woah, EST Midnight on the dot.]
[Edited by Battalon127 on Nov 26, 2005 24:03]
Nov 26, 2005 7:34
I hate Xbox controllers. I think I'll definately get a PS3 when it comes out (or slightly after once the price tag goes down.)
I worship the SNES and the 64 but I don't know if I'd buy a Rev...I think nintedo hit their peak with the 64.
The only reason I can see myself buying an Xbox is to play Xbox-only games (eg Conker:Live and Reloaded)
damn those +16 hour time-zones
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The sickle on the fruitful field
The sword he sang a song of death
But could not make the sickle yield
Nov 26, 2005 11:05
I've gotta go with Rev and/or PS3. I've been with Nintendo, I'll stick with Nintendo (And I wanna play SSB online ). PS3 will likely have some RPGs I'll like, as I did on PS2 (Jak, Sly, Ratchet etc.)
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Nov 26, 2005 11:25
Although Microsoft has some weak points (IE), it is still a pretty good corperation, and it deserves a break. In the Nintendo area, we all hope the Rev saves the company, and, though I'm a fan of Sony, half the gaming population will prolly end up with arthritis from the Boomerang controller.
* brings forth a for on Battalon127 being a Microsoft hater * Pyro, eh?
Kupoling_Katana uses Alexandr on Battalon127
Nov 26, 2005 11:41
Let's see...I liked Microsoft until the appearance of the X-Box. If it weren't for Microsoft we'd all be using Apples...speaking of which, what's with all that "monopoly" tosh? Windows is not a monopoly per se since there's the Mac OS...and Linux, which has recently been sued (if I remember correctly). But I digress.
I am definitely awaiting a Revolution. I've never been much of a PlayStation fan, though I recently played Soul Calibur III, which I really liked, and really need to see FFVII for myself one of these days. X-Box, well, they have a few good games, but, as Battalon said, innovation > technology.
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Um, Kupoling, what do you mean by the fact that you "hope" the Rev will save Nintendo? First, I think the GCN and the GBA have been outselling PS2 and X-Box for awhilst now, but maybe my information is outdated. Also, the Revolution controller is, um, untraditional, but I believe that a controller's capability to target a particular point on the TV screen is rather useful. Finally, it's Game Over for the other systems when Super Smash Bros. goes out for wireless multiplayer.
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Nov 26, 2005 12:39
I'm waiting. I use to wait years before getting a system. Atari, NES, SNES, PSX, I got all of them late. For some reason, I was gifted the PS2 early, and it was the most worthlessly obtained system ever. I think I've still clocked more time on my NES than it.
When this 3rd gen wave comes out, do you know what I'll buy? Old games. I have some PSX and PS2 library to build up.
After that, Revolution, 'cuz I heard something about accessing all old games with it or something through WiFi? Good enough for me.
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Take me out To the black, Tell 'em I ain't coming back. Burn the land And boil the sea, You can't take the sky from me.
Have no place I can be Since I found Serenity, But you can't take the sky from me.
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Nov 26, 2005 16:19
Woah, wait, Revolution works WITH the screen? I got a phrase for you: HighDefinitionTelevision-not compadibler. Yes, the brillance of the HDTV has been undermined by the lack of friendly play with things such as light guns. Luckly, you won't mess up your TV easily because those don't even work right with the TV, so NO WORRIES about the EXPENSIVE equipment Next: Hooray! I can play all my favorite old games, that I still have! Also, they are gonna cost money, less you go buy one of those illegal 5000 game things at some of the malls, since, its not illegal to buy them, just to sell them, betcha didn't know that.
Lastly, I've heard little to nothing about rev games that are really cool. Same with the PS3. I do know that it is at least PS2 compadible and maybe for the original, maybe not, if that is the case, I might get one regardless of any good games that I haven't heard of, save DMC4.
Xbox 360 is supposed to be the weakest of the systems but so far it has all the best games that I've seen. Problem is: none of them will be out anytime soon. So I'll get a 360 first, but only when crackdown, halo3 and return of superman come out, well as soon as halo3 comes out if possible. Geek'd * class changes to Engineer of videogames * My side is dead, my beliefs have been forgotten, my youth has left me and my innocence was slaughtered infront my eyes. Why should I care when it is only my life on the line?
Nov 26, 2005 16:44
Buy a copy of Windows XP, have it work for, like, half a year, then have it tell you that it must be activated within thirty days or bye-bye Windows. Then enter your activation key, only to be told that it is invalid. Call MS support (no fees for activation problems, fortunately, or else I'd be out like 50 bucks) and talk to some guy with a spanish accent heavier than most of Mexico's, only to be told that your version of Windows XP (purchased from Best Buy no less) is illegal! Spring $200 for a new copy, only to have that one's activation code fail too and spend time with the same guy or his brother on the phone to get a new activation key. Ever tried getting a string of letters and numbers from a native Spanish speaker? Y'know how they give words to help you if you don't understand the letter? You STILL can't tell the difference between a J and a Y! Nice enough guy, I just couldn't understand him. All-in-all, $400 dollars, an estimated 20 hours of my time, and it wasn't even for me! Now you know why I feel Microsoft is teh suck. They don't give a damm about the customers, just profit. Give me the good old days of pirated Win98 any day.
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Nov 26, 2005 16:47
I'm getting the Revolution for sure. Big Nintendo fan right here. I won't get it the second it comes out, of course - the price will be high and I'm sure that people will go nuts over the new Smash Brothers.
Nov 28, 2005 15:13
I can't wait for Revolution! I wonder who's gonna be in the next SSB. I've been playing Nintendo since I was two years old and I've stuck with it ever since. I hope the downloading previous games rumor is true. There are so many SNES and N64 games I've wanted to play.
In this world there are things that people mustn't touch. Who cares!
-Kalas (Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean)
The thing that I might do is get a Gamecube while the getting is good, since the prices for all associated hardware and games will probably drop. Stuff for any new systems will probably cost an arm and a leg for at least a year, so might as well get something I can use and afford. Just gotta finish the 5 or so playstation games I have had for a year or more and haven't beaten yet. Like FF7, which I have had since I bought my PS2 and never finished.
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Nov 29, 2005 5:02
Damn thems prices...What was the rrp for the Ps3? Something around $400-800 i heard...? hehe Kupo!
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Conker: Well, here I am! Conker the King... king of all the land! Who'd a thought that? But how did I come to this, you say? And who are those strange fellows that surround my throne? That you also say! Well. It's a long story. Come closer and I'll tell you. It all started... yesterday. And what a day that was! It's what I call... a bad fur day!
Nov 29, 2005 10:04
That always happens before the system hits the streets, the uber high price range but they always drop the price, at least nowadays to around $300. I seriously doubt the PS3 would come out charging $400 or more...not to say some idiots would still buy em...but...yea. I remember old advertisements (prolly still have em) that have the PSX ( which everyone seems to have forgotten proceeded the PS1) that has the system costing a hefty $600.
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Nov 30, 2005 4:37
I'm waiting for the RealitysEnd Boxstationcube.
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Dec 1, 2005 22:03
Hehe... well... I thought this would come up eventually. No surprises here.
I try to be as unbiased as I can when I refer to other gaming companies; however I'd be lieing if I claimed that Nintendo didn't hold a special place for me. Their games have always been great, their consoles solidly and effectively built, and their customer service is exceptional. Sony has a great number of RPGs, which has left me a bit jealous. I'll give credit to Sony, that if you are an RPG fan (or graphics whore), you probably would be very interested in their consoles. To be blatantly honest though; I can't think of anything Microsoft has that would really interest me. They have Halo... and not much else that is particularly esteemed. Sure, there are a few other interesting games Microsoft happens to lay claim to, but not enough to keep me interested.
This holds true for both the last generation, and the upcoming one. Of course, there are now a few added things to consider. The Xbox 360 now launches early, but is commonly found to be glitchy... and boasts its graphical power that will soon be outdone with the PS3. Not only this, but the price is quite massive. The PS3 will probably be extremely similar to its last generation. A lot of RPG developers will probably continue to flock to the PS3. Furthermore, the PS3 will have the greatest processing power (thus the best graphical ability) of all three consoles. The price tag for the PS3 will likely also be the highest of all three consoles. Then there is the Revolution... and unfortunately... even at this point not all of the details are known. Regardless, I think it is safe to say that with what we do know; the system will still be capable (graphics-wise) as a next-gen system... though not nearly so much as the Xbox 360 and the PS3. Two big things with the Revolution is the ability to download older Nintendo games (which can possibly be updated), and of course, the huge possiblities available with the Revolution controller. Then one has to consider the much cheaper price.
I am definitely going with Nintendo as my main console for the next gaming generation. The abilities of the console pretty much cater to everything I want, and is definitely a much more-affordable choice. I might consider Sony's PS3 as a secondary system... depending on pricing and the games featured on the system. The Xbox 360 though, at this point, I am not even thinking about.
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Dec 4, 2005 21:20
Well so far it seems the only competent system will be the PS3. Apparently the Xbox360s' hard drives have been frying, and the revolution's controller is s***. See it at:
I have always been Nintendo exclusive, but I can't get over the Revoltion's controller. *uses HeatWave on Revolution controller*
EDIT: Changed paddle to controller. Sorry, it's a habit.
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[Edited by Rook on Dec 5, 2005 15:14]
Dec 4, 2005 22:36
I don't know about the controller, but the Wi-Fi and the ability to play old games is convincing enough for me, I'd say.
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Dec 5, 2005 24:34
Gee Rook, have you actually even read about the new controller. First, you could call it a wand, or maybe a remote, but a paddle? Since when do you point a paddle toward an object to move it? Last I checked it involved some actual physical contact. Second, do you really think Nintendo is stupid enough to lose a large portion of their market over a revolutionary idea like this? They're gonna have add-ons to make it work like a traditional controller. This was all covered by IGN a while back. I'll post a link to the article when I can find it. * uses Smite on Rook for dissing the Rev solely for the controller * If you own a DS, go out and buy Mario Kart. NOW. Best thing to happen to the DS, ever. The only better use for your $35 would be if you mailed it to me.