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Datheus
01-05-2007, 02:30 PM
With the holidays behind us, I thought now would be a good time for a console roll call!

I allowed selection for multiple choices, so go ahead and pick which ever applies to you! And I'm sure you'll all post your response in the plain English.

So sound off already!

swphreak
01-05-2007, 03:44 PM
I have a 360, and I may or may not buy a Wii within the next 4 years or when the price drops to $150.

I highly doubt I will ever buy a PS3 since I doubt the price will ever drop to $400.

MTV2
01-05-2007, 03:52 PM
im waiting for the 360 v.2 to come out with the 120GB HDD (not known if it will come with the system or seperate) HDMI output. and some other things i forget. the PS3 is the best, a Console, Blu-Ray player, and Grill! ill prolly get a Wii first then see about a 360 and PS3. i want to get all 3, but it might just be a waste of money, and ill prolly regret it later too. i really dont know yet. i love the PS3 for its HDD, Blu-Ray, PSP connectivity and HD games(and its looks...just looks sexy to me). i like the 360 for its games and how you can change the HDD (if they come out with a 120GB one) and the Wii for its awesome controller and gameplay(and cheapness).

Pho3nix
01-05-2007, 04:13 PM
I'm waiting for the PS3 prize to lower...but I'm not a 100% sure if I'm going to buy it or not.
We'll see when GTA IV comes out.

BongoBob
01-05-2007, 04:33 PM
GTA IV isn't PS3 exclusive you know...

I've got a Wii, and plan to buy a 360 soon. Probably once they bring out the second revision of it.

Anthony
01-05-2007, 05:01 PM
I think I'll stick with PC.


..<_< >_>

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Commander Obi-Wan
01-05-2007, 05:11 PM
I own a Wii. I am contend with it for the time being. And I may buy the PS3 if/when the price drops and same with the XBOX 360 since both have games I want, that aren't availible for the Wii.

Pho3nix
01-05-2007, 05:25 PM
GTA IV isn't PS3 exclusive you know...

I've got a Wii, and plan to buy a 360 soon. Probably once they bring out the second revision of it.

Yeah I know :p just thought I'd buy it on PS3 because I've bought all the previous games on PS2.

milo
01-05-2007, 05:44 PM
I'm thinking I'm gonna get a Wii sometime soon. Zelda just looks too cool to pass up. I'll probably buy a 360 too, but that probably won't be for another year or so. Waitin' for new version/price drop/Halo 3/Mass Effect.

Hermie
01-05-2007, 06:16 PM
For the Wiin. \o/ (why yes, I should be shot...)



Don't plan on getting any of the other as of yet.

Lynk Former
01-05-2007, 11:57 PM
Wii

Mercid
01-06-2007, 12:17 AM
Xbox360 for all around goodness.
The main thing's that are awesome incarnate on the xbox are:

*The ability to listen to any music I want while playing a game.(Ingame playlist's, yay!)
*Awesome game line-up.
*Turning off the xbox with my controller... priceless... :xp:

Are you able to make custom playlist's on the Wii? just askin'.

IG-64
01-06-2007, 12:37 AM
Have a Wii, planning on getting a PS3 around the time MotorStorm comes out, hopefully. My plan is to use the $200 I have saved up for a third, then have my brother chip in for another third, and then have someone else pay the last third. If that someone happens to be my sister, we'll keep it at that, but I doubt she'll have the money, so I'll either have my parents pay it or my brother just pay the rest with his cash (he has a lot) and whoever pays gets paid back later.

However, If no one besides me wants to pay anything, I'm pretty much screwed till I get a job (probably this summer).

Bah, it's complicated. :p

Jeff
01-06-2007, 01:16 AM
I own the Wii, and I will probably own a 360 in the future.

Datheus
01-06-2007, 01:32 AM
Doh, I knew I was forgetting something. PC Gamers.. Oh well.

TiE23
01-06-2007, 02:36 AM
Are has a 360 (and every last-gen console -DC)

Have a Wii, planning on getting a PS3 around the time MotorStorm comes out, hopefully. My plan is to use the $200 I have saved up for a third, then have my brother chip in for another third, and then have someone else pay the last third. If that someone happens to be my sister, we'll keep it at that, but I doubt she'll have the money, so I'll either have my parents pay it or my brother just pay the rest with his cash (he has a lot) and whoever pays gets paid back later.


Heh, man. Totally how I got the 360. My brother and I bought the main console and my sister payed for the extra games.

But you still forget, $600 + Game or two + Extra Controller + HDMI Cable (if needed) + Sales Tax on all of that. You're looking at around $900 for a good set-up. You can get a bundle at Costco with a game and extra controller for less than a PS3... <_>



However, If no one besides me wants to pay anything, I'm pretty much screwed till I get a job (probably this summer).

Bah, it's complicated. :p
Yeah, making money is fun. *Holds up $136.26 paycheck from last week*

Yeah...

Lynk Former
01-06-2007, 03:06 AM
Are you able to make custom playlist's on the Wii? just askin'.
Excite Truck.

But when it comes down to it, no one who has a Wii cares about having a custom playlist at all.

IG-64
01-06-2007, 03:09 AM
But you still forget, $600 + Game or two + Extra Controller + HDMI Cable (if needed) + Sales Tax on all of that. You're looking at around $900 for a good set-up. You can get a bundle at Costco with a game and extra controller for less than a PS3... <_>
I just plan to start with the $600 PS3 with MotorStorm and an HDMI cable around march when MotorStorm is supposed to come out, that's about $700 I suppose; then the rest would be covered later by said summer job.

Yeah, making money is fun. *Holds up $136.26 paycheck from last week*
*snatch*

Or I could just use this.

*runs away*

Mercid
01-06-2007, 05:13 AM
Excite Truck.

But when it comes down to it, no one who has a Wii cares about having a custom playlist at all.
Are you sure? I might... me having an addiction to music and all...

P.s: I was not trying to bait Wii owner's in my last post, I was merely asking a question.
Just to clear up any confusion's that might occur.

Lynk Former
01-06-2007, 05:30 AM
I know you weren't trying to bait. My point was that there are clear distinguishable audiences that Wii and Xbox360 are trying to capture and they're very different from each other. Not every game benefits from having cutom playlists.

All in all, that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy both though, there are many Wii60 supporters.

IG-64
01-06-2007, 05:33 AM
I don't really get the custom playlist thing. I mean wouldn't it be easier just to turn down the music in the game's options and play music from something else?

Mercid
01-06-2007, 06:27 AM
Yes... But it replaces the original music(most of the time), meaning you can play and listen to music.

Right now I've got alot of mp3's I play off of a flashdrive. Its a bit confusing, you see you press the menu button(the button in the middle with the 360 logo) and you'll see something that lets you play music from the hardrive or from a portable device. Ingame!

You might not have a high opinion of it, but I think it rules!

Lynk Former
01-06-2007, 06:53 AM
I've done that before... I used my GCN, and my PC which has a second screen and a second usable mouse XD I was able to control the music using the second screen and mouse on winamp and play the GCN with its sound up, minus the ingame music...

Of course not everyone can do that and that's why the custom playlist thing exists, though I haven't heard many Xbox fans brag about it, at least not when they have Xbox Live to brag about which is completely understandable lol.

Mercid
01-06-2007, 07:19 AM
Other people don't care about music like me... But then again maybe they never bothered to find out about it.

Lynk Former
01-06-2007, 10:47 AM
What do you mean by that exactly?

Darth Groovy
01-06-2007, 12:32 PM
I am now part of the whole Wii 360 revolution!

RoxStar
01-06-2007, 01:51 PM
I plan on getting the Wii60 combo.

Commander Obi-Wan
01-06-2007, 03:33 PM
Yeah, making money is fun. *Holds up $136.26 paycheck from last week*

Yes, it is. Next paycheck it get about $275 (working extra hours) according to my math skills. :D Though, that's for two weeks. :(

*The ability to listen to any music I want while playing a game.(Ingame playlist's, yay!)

I just use a radio, ghettoblaster, or my computer.

*Awesome game line-up.

The line-up for the games this year aren't half-bad. There isn't any really big titles that are available for the 360. But, there are some decent, quality games that are to be released this year.

*Turning off the xbox with my controller... priceless...


You can do that with the Wii too. :)

Mercid
01-06-2007, 06:04 PM
What do you mean by that exactly?
I just meant maybe they didnt make the connection: Hmm... able to play mp3's off of a disc(but taking up the cd-drive)... something is the music section called "portable device"... usb port... Flash drive?... flash drive with music on it in the usb port playing off of portable device.

TiE23
01-06-2007, 07:04 PM
something is the music section called "portable device"... usb port... Flash drive?... flash drive with music on it in the usb port playing off of portable device.

Um... You plug your MP3 player into the USB port and play from there. I'm pretty sure that all new iPods, Creatives, and stuff can be used. Hell, when my computer was dead I used the 360 to charge the new Zens my family got.

Flash drives, too. And you can stream videos from your computer. Play music from your computer. View photos from your computer... I'm waiting for XNA to kick-in.

MrWally
01-06-2007, 07:41 PM
Um... You plug your MP3 player into the USB port and play from there. I'm pretty sure that all new iPods, Creatives, and stuff can be used. Hell, when my computer was dead I used the 360 to charge the new Zens my family got.

Flash drives, too. And you can stream videos from your computer. Play music from your computer. View photos from your computer... I'm waiting for XNA to kick-in.


Again, Microsoft's attempt to take over the world.


I think I'll stick with PC.


..<_< >_>

what

Smart man :)

Not that I dislike consoles, I just don't have the money to dish out for one currently. But if I did, I'd probably start with the Wii then move to the 360. The only persuading factor about the PS3 in my opinion in future Final Fantasy games.

Datheus
01-06-2007, 11:44 PM
The problem with PC gaming is that right now it'd cost me about 1000 dollars to upgrade my rig. I wouldn't bother buying any thing except an 8800, which runs 500 - 600, another gig of RAM is going to cost 100, and Vista is 300 - 400 dollars. In about two to three years, I'd be faced with getting 15 fps on the latest games again. This computer is only 2 years old! (2 years exactly next week, in fact.)

If I went out and bought the good 360 pack for 400 dollars, I'd be able to afford a 600 dollar HDTV. Certainly, I wouldn't be able to get a 50 inch plasma, but I'm a college student. I don't have anywhere to put that anyway.

I'd be able to use the HDTV to replace my crappy CRT monitor. I'd finally be rid of CRTs. I'd only have one monitor in my entire apartment. I'd also have the option of picking up a high def DVD player at some point, HD-DVD or otherwise. And to a certain extent, I'd be future proofing my TV until I can afford that nice, shiny 60 inch plasma.

In the end, I'd get so many more benefits from just upgrading my console gear, but I'd spend more than I would have on my PC! Then, in 4 years, I'd only have to pay another 400 for a new console instead of another 800 dollars for new computer hardware.

This is why I'm toning down my PC gaming and switching to console.