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BongoBob
03-23-2007, 10:57 AM
http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEZuyEyVyyHaQVnKLa.php

...lulz.

Rogue15
03-23-2007, 11:12 AM
$600 is too much for a game console...get a computer.

swphreak
03-23-2007, 11:17 AM
That's awesome. I wonder what Sony is gonna do to get back at Microsoft.

jon_hill987
03-23-2007, 11:51 AM
That's awesome. I wonder what Sony is gonna do to get back at Microsoft.

Make a really good console a outsell the Xbox 360... Oh hang on, they tried that already didn't they...

This is why the PS3 really sucks.
http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/pics4/sonyblurayplayer.jpg

Negative Sun
03-23-2007, 12:59 PM
£50 deposit?
Is it made of gold???

Pho3nix
03-23-2007, 01:24 PM
"It also plays games!"

:D

TiE23
03-23-2007, 01:56 PM
Isn't it awesome when everyone is on the same side hating the same thing?

...

Anyone like Hitler and Nazis? No? Alright, **** Hitler and Nazis! Woo-hoo!

jebbers
03-23-2007, 04:50 PM
HA! I don't know French but that was good.

MTV2
03-23-2007, 06:00 PM
nothings going right for the Euro launch of the PS3. in Italy, a gamestore released the PS3 a day before it was supposed to be officialy released.

Negative Sun
03-23-2007, 08:32 PM
HA! I don't know French but that was good.
I do, the French guy was a bit annoying...

narfblat
03-23-2007, 08:33 PM
Microsoft is very good at crashing. :p

silly console war. I'm with rogue15, going to get a new computer in a few months. :)

DarthAve
03-23-2007, 09:12 PM
OMG, the Microsoft headquarters is so gonna be egged and tp'd tomarrow morning.

TiE23
03-23-2007, 09:26 PM
OMG, the Microsoft headquarters is so gonna be egged and tp'd tomarrow morning.
By all 40 of Sony's supporters no less.

Lynk Former
03-24-2007, 01:31 AM
You should hear about the horror stories going around about the lack of people at Sony's midnight launches around Europe and Australia. I know that in Australia it was extremely laughable for Sony since basically NO ONE showed up and the launch events.

Wii and 360 had a TONNE of people at their events but they didn't have much publicity for it... on the flipside, Sony got the media into their events and jack all people showed up... yet when you watch the news they make it sound like a billion people showed up when you can clearly see from the pictures that it's only about 40 people lol.

Even worse is the fact that in the UK I'm hearing that Sony went as far as tempting people with free TVs to get the hype going.

jon_hill987
03-24-2007, 06:39 AM
Even worse is the fact that in the UK I'm hearing that Sony went as far as tempting people with free TVs to get the hype going.

Yes, I believe it was the Oxford street launch that was giving away 42"HD Plasmas and a cab ride home for the first few people to get a PS3. Wish I was there, it would be worth it for the telly, I'm sure you could get some of your money back by selling the PS3 on eBay so you get a nice HD telly for whatever you loose (and you will lose money on that PoS) on the PS3. Maybe £100 and a bit of your time. Sounds a good deal to me.

*Starts singing*
Sony, you went wrong, with your PS3
I'll just keep playing my 360
Hope this song has helped, you understand
Now you know, How You Killed Your Brand.

Commander Obi-Wan
03-24-2007, 06:53 PM
By all 40 of Sony's supporters no less.

LOL.

Awesome is right. Funny how I used to be a Playstation supporter. And now I am a converted Nintendo fan, and I used to hate XBOX, and now I want a 360. :p :D

DarthAve
03-24-2007, 07:17 PM
By all 40 of Sony's supporters no less.
HA! Than we all wait for The Nintendo Treaty of Neutrality.

TiE23
03-24-2007, 08:01 PM
LOL.

Awesome is right. Funny how I used to be a Playstation supporter. And now I am a converted Nintendo fan, and I used to hate XBOX, and now I want a 360. :p :D
Wii60 combo baby. Wii for the fun casual part of your gaming soul. The 360 for the traditional/hardcore part of your gaming soul.

I just need a Wii now.... >_>

Negative Sun
03-24-2007, 08:41 PM
LOL.

Awesome is right. Funny how I used to be a Playstation supporter. And now I am a converted Nintendo fan, and I used to hate XBOX, and now I want a 360. :p :D
Same here, but I think it's a good thing, shows common sense, sad thing is: people who cling to one console because in their minds it pwns all others...For example Xbox fanboys when the Xbox came out were saying it would pwn the PS2 all the way, while it was clear who won that round, with Nintendo being the usual underdog releasing some very good titles on the GC (Zelda and RE4 come to mind), now the tables have turned, I don't think Nintendo is in an underdog position anymore, it's clearly aimed towards younger gamers, but then again: it always has been (I was playing the NES back in the good ol days after school:) )
And Nintendo has the fun factor, which is what a game is all about isn't it? It doesn't care about the "0mg th1s c0ns0le will pwn j00!" factor...

The Xbox 360 has been a very smart console IMO, I have to say I radically changed my mind about it, when it first came out I thought it was some rushed out version of a semi-decent console, but it really is a good console, with a very good library of games at its side, plus, with the PS3 losing a lot of its exclusives, it really has won the upper hand, it's also a smart move to wait and see who wins the HD format war before choosing one, while the PS3 is either make or break, and I think it will be the latter...

The only market the PS3 will still have a strong hold on (but less than Nintendo) is it's home turf Japan, but even the japanese folk will find out sooner or later that they can't keep supporting a dying breed...

Phew, my two cents hehe

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 12:51 AM
lol @ shift of sony support

*crosses his arms and nods*

Looks like I made a difference here...

*walks into the sunset*

jon_hill987
03-25-2007, 05:16 AM
I don't think Nintendo is in an underdog position anymore, it's clearly aimed towards younger gamers

It is aimed at everyone. Just because most of the games have a 3+ rating doesn't mean they won't appeal to adults. Why is it that people think that if a game hasn't got a ton of blood in it it must be for kids?

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 05:35 AM
Yes, I myself am a younger gamer of 2 years... I mean 22 years of age... :dozey:

Bomberman65
03-25-2007, 06:32 AM
Yes I still love MGS and used to support Sony but with the whole backwards compatiblity thing they threw down the tubes here in New Zealand I'm begining to like Halo and Microsoft more. I mean don't get me wrong the PSP is great but Sony ripped Europe off with the PS3. I still love MGS but I think I'm leaning more to Halo's side. I don't know. If Sony don't get their act into gear with europe PS3s then I'm with Microsoft. I'm still undesided at the moment.

Rogue15
03-25-2007, 07:10 AM
reasons for me to get a xbox 360...

The Force Unleashed
Fable 2
Turok
Halo 3

and the games that are already out

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Oblivion
Gears of War

the 3rd year a console is out is usually the best, imo.

jon_hill987
03-25-2007, 07:54 AM
reasons for me to get a xbox 360...

The Force Unleashed


Also coming to PC according to PCGamer.

Negative Sun
03-25-2007, 08:45 AM
It is aimed at everyone. Just because most of the games have a 3+ rating doesn't mean they won't appeal to adults. Why is it that people think that if a game hasn't got a ton of blood in it it must be for kids?
dude, I said younger gamers, not kids, and of course older people can play it too, it's just not the main target in contrast to games like MGS and such who clearly target a mature audience...

jon_hill987
03-25-2007, 09:34 AM
Ah, sorry, misunderstood you there. A lot of people do seem to think that Nintendo is for kids though, purely because of a lack of gore in most of the games.

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 09:40 AM
dude, I said younger gamers, not kids, and of course older people can play it too, it's just not the main target in contrast to games like MGS and such who clearly target a mature audience...
Younger players tend to play what's cool. For example the games where you spread peoples blood around the screen and have the option of killing the one man in 50something different ways of your choosing.

PoiuyWired
03-25-2007, 09:41 AM
Yeah, they should introduce more Wii games with the good ol' blood and bouncy.

I mean yes I enjoy zelda and things but it would help if there are some games on Wii for those wonton destruction when I feel like going on rampage FSU.

It won't be too much to ask for a game where you can swing your controler as a nice baseball bat, katana, hammertime and the like and loop off a few bodyparts. Actually, that would also be a good idea for a lightsaber game.

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 10:02 AM
The Godfather Blackhand Edition
Manhunt 2
No More Heroes

Negative Sun
03-25-2007, 10:29 AM
Actually, that would also be a good idea for a lightsaber game.
I thought everyone had already agreed on that ;)

Rogue15
03-25-2007, 11:54 AM
Also coming to PC according to PCGamer.

so? cheaper to get a 360 than upgrade computer.

jon_hill987
03-25-2007, 12:37 PM
Well yes, I was assuming a half decent PC there. If you haven't got one then the Xbox is the clear choice. Lucasarts did mis a trick there though, should have been for the Wii.

Negative Sun
03-25-2007, 01:00 PM
so? cheaper to get a 360 than upgrade computer.
So? If they can make it run on a flippin PS2, surely you won't need a GT8800 to be able to play it on PC...

MrWally
03-25-2007, 04:19 PM
Agreed.

I do, the French guy was a bit annoying...

What was he saying?

Negative Sun
03-25-2007, 06:11 PM
He was just talking about Microsoft crashing the PSP launch party as well and stuff, and mainly just repeating the same thing: there's MS's answer to the PS3 blablabla

Bomberman65
03-25-2007, 06:32 PM
Well seeing this isn't a Microsoft or Sony board and I won't get all the fanboyes. Can you guys give me your opinion of wat I should get and the Pros and Cons of both please. It'll help me make up my mind.

TheRealDem
03-25-2007, 07:31 PM
So? If they can make it run on a flippin PS2, surely you won't need a GT8800 to be able to play it on PC...


The Force Unleashed isnt going to PS2 its going to the PS3.I kinda like the PS3 but not as much as the 360.The PS3 Has a suped up Mii Channel which they call PS3 Home and its online compatible you can watch movies in your customized home and hang pictures up of urself you can also create your ownself unlike the Wii where the Mii is like a bad South Park Character(although the Mii Channel is fun)The only thing I dont like about the PS3 is there are no achievements and gamerscores

Heres the link to check it out http://youtube.com/watch?v=kyquAXKeEI0

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Well seeing this isn't a Microsoft or Sony board and I won't get all the fanboyes. Can you guys give me your opinion of wat I should get and the Pros and Cons of both please. It'll help me make up my mind.
I like how Nintendo doesn't exist for you at all XD lol

But seriously, We don't know what you like or what you expect so we can't recommend anything for you.

TiE23
03-25-2007, 08:06 PM
The Force Unleashed isnt going to PS2 its going to the PS3.I kinda like the PS3 but not as much as the 360.The PS3 Has a suped up Mii Channel which they call PS3 Home and its online compatible you can watch movies in your customized home and hang pictures up of urself you can also create your ownself unlike the Wii where the Mii is like a bad South Park Character(although the Mii Channel is fun)The only thing I dont like about the PS3 is there are no achievements and gamerscores

Heres the link to check it out http://youtube.com/watch?v=kyquAXKeEI0
Well... yeah... we already kinda knew that. :P

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 08:43 PM
The Force Unleashed isnt going to PS2 its going to the PS3.I kinda like the PS3 but not as much as the 360.The PS3 Has a suped up Mii Channel which they call PS3 Home and its online compatible you can watch movies in your customized home and hang pictures up of urself you can also create your ownself unlike the Wii where the Mii is like a bad South Park Character(although the Mii Channel is fun)The only thing I dont like about the PS3 is there are no achievements and gamerscores

Heres the link to check it out http://youtube.com/watch?v=kyquAXKeEI0
...I hate it when people just look at what's on the surface and miss the entire point...

Mii
A way to get casual gamers into videogames by letting them create their own avatars which they use to play casual friendly titles like Wii Sports, Wii Play and WarioWare Smooth Moves. It's a way for the non-gamer to identify themselves in videogames.

Home
Complex to the point where you can do a lot of great things, but clearly aimed at people who already know what they're doing and have the time to put that much effort into it all in the first place.

Can you really compare Mii's and Home? Well no, the Mii's were never intended to do what Home is trying to do, they're just avatars, not sim characters.

Besides, you can make some really good Mii's if you know how :p *has a Mii of Zoidberg* :p

Bomberman65
03-25-2007, 08:45 PM
I like how Nintendo doesn't exist for you at all XD lol

But seriously, We don't know what you like or what you expect so we can't recommend anything for you.

Well then just give me a list of the pros and cons and some good games that are only out on the 360 or the PS3.

Lynk Former
03-25-2007, 08:48 PM
Well then just give me a list of the pros and cons and some good games that are only out on the 360 or the PS3.
....Get a Wii. There ya go. :p

Commander Obi-Wan
03-25-2007, 08:50 PM
The Force Unleashed isnt going to PS2 its going to the PS3.


It is available on PS2. According to the site (http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/).

Though, I personally think the "new" Playstation Home thing is kind of a waste. I don't have all that time to watch movies in other's home-thing, or interact with a bunch of people. I can do that with "real" people. Plus I have money to make. :p

BongoBob
03-26-2007, 12:18 AM
Don't get the PS3, damn near all the games for it that are exclusive are coming to 360. They're losing exclusive titles left and right. Get a Wii60 combo.

Bomberman65
03-26-2007, 12:46 AM
But I'm a big MGS fan and thats only comming out on the PS3. Its the whole backwards compatibilty thing that they messed with thats sort of why I don't wanna get one. But I do wanna get one for MGS4 and the other MGS games but MGS2 won't play on it. What do I do?

Commander Obi-Wan
03-26-2007, 12:55 AM
Get a Wii or Xbox 360. Screw MSG4. That's only one game. :p

BongoBob
03-26-2007, 01:35 AM
Plus MGS4 could very well end up on the 360.

milo
03-26-2007, 01:49 AM
Plus MGS4 could very well end up on the 360.
Laff. If they don't have MGS4 what do they have?

Bomberman65
03-26-2007, 03:18 AM
Well I don't know. What do you guys think if I just wait to see if they fix the backwards compatibilty on the PS3 and if not get a 360 with the Halo Trilogy??

TiE23
03-26-2007, 04:09 AM
Laff. If they don't have MGS4 what do they have?
The Gundam game?

Lynk Former
03-26-2007, 09:50 AM
Metal Gear Solid 4 is the ONLY heavy hitter Sony has left at this point in time. And, Bomberman65, I've made a promise to myself, if MGS4 hits the 360, then I'm definitely buy a 360, but I wouldn't waste my money getting a PS3 just to get MGS4... and I'm definately not a fan of Microsoft here, I support Nintendo.

Negative Sun
03-26-2007, 04:11 PM
The Gundam game?
lol, and I say that as a huge Gundam fan...


The Force Unleashed isnt going to PS2 its going to the PS3.
*sigh*
Please do your research before spouting utter nonsense: Click (http://www.lucasarts.com/games/theforceunleashed/)

MrWally
03-26-2007, 04:38 PM
Are you a big enough MGS fan to pay $600 USD just to play one game?

I would hope not. . .

jon_hill987
03-26-2007, 05:19 PM
Are you a big enough MGS fan to pay $600 USD just to play one game?

I would hope not. . .

I know someone who is gonna buy a PS3 just for FFXIII

MrWally
03-26-2007, 06:24 PM
I know someone who is gonna buy a PS3 just for FFXIII


Well, I personally would be more inclined to do it for FFXIII than MGS, but still. Just... no. That's crazy. I'll wait for the price to drop below 300 USD thank you very much.

Bomberman65
03-26-2007, 06:31 PM
Well I'll wait and see if they fix the backwards compatibilty or if MGS4 comes to the 360 if any of those things happen then I can figure it out.

Commander Obi-Wan
03-26-2007, 07:46 PM
I'll wait for the price to drop below 300 USD thank you very much.


So... never?

XP

Arreat
03-26-2007, 08:13 PM
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DarthAve
03-26-2007, 09:21 PM
Those shure are perrrrrty, Arreat

Negative Sun
03-27-2007, 03:22 PM
Sweetness!