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(AFP)   This little PS3 went to market. This little consumer stayed home. This little console was overpriced, so this little consumer had none. But these little consumers took Wii, Wii, Wii all the way home   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 500
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2007-06-05 03:41:54 PM  
bobfredbob
Half Life 2 was far better then Halo, Counter Strike has better multiplayer and (slightly) less idiots. Resistance Fall of Man has better and more interesting weapons and Gears of War has better gameplay. Oh this is just my opinion and all, but I'll still grab my gasoline and my Zippo
 
2007-06-05 03:42:07 PM  
bobfredbob

Halo blows. Uncle Karl is right - console FPSes just don't cut it. Halo is just one of the better options if you like FPSes and for some crazy reason don't play them on the PC.
 
2007-06-05 03:42:07 PM  
spleef420: That's why I don't have TF.

and for those of you yapping about the HD capabilities...the PS3 doesn't have this out of the box, you've got to buy a $100 HDMI cable specifically for the PS3 (regular HDMI cables run between $6-$75 depending on the vendor and length). The PS2 was/is the same way, you've got to buy a component cable to get true HD. The Wii has ZERO HD capability and the 360 is the only console with HD capability out of the box.


The Wii has 480p though, and almost all games on the console support it. Most games one PS2 don't even have that, and maybe two or three games (maybe four?) actually supported HD on the PS2 (no joke). Kind of a silly argument.
 
2007-06-05 03:42:31 PM  
capnmonkey: The sony HDMI cable is 60$.
There are rumours that using a cheaper HDMI invalidates your warranty on the PS3, but I can't confirm this.


As if it's possible for them to prove what brand of HDMI cable you're using.

/and as if it makes any real detectable difference
 
2007-06-05 03:42:40 PM  
Uncle Karl: Why can't you use a normal cable?

You can if you don't have or don't care about HD...otherwise you need either HD component or HDMI cable, neither of which come with the PS3. Sony is the only manufacturer of the PS3 HDMI cable so it's obscenely expensive but the HD component cables are made by MadCatz and are fairly cheap. The Blu-Ray player only works with the HDMI cable.
 
2007-06-05 03:42:58 PM  
Haha capnmonkey got pwn3d and can't handle it. Nicely done, wyltoknow, now don't fall for his attempt at trolling you because you pegged him perfectly.
 
2007-06-05 03:43:23 PM  
Incredible Edible Tomatoman
HL2 is the best FPS to be created so far.

/Mr.Carmack, I do apologize, but it is true
 
2007-06-05 03:43:26 PM  
FPS belong where ever they want to be. As long as people are buying consoles and games they will continue to make any game that will sell.
 
2007-06-05 03:43:27 PM  
Incredible Edible Tomatoman: But like I said, Im not going to play Sony fanboy, just saying that I enjoy the hell out of being able to pay Oblivion on my own TV without worrying about my roomamtes, and then being able to Rock Resistance online after Im tired after 5 hours of Oblivion.

oblivion is awesome, I have about 250 hours of gameplay with various characters and still enjoy it. now THAT's a game worth it's damn price. (again, I have it for the 360, so that's over a much longer period of time, i do get out sometimes)

Uncle Karl: Why beacuse it is easier? The little aim aid it gives since you can't aim well with sticks?

/FPS do not belong on consoles.


because it's more fun to play everything on consoles.

/hates using keyboards and mice, which are probably going to give me carpal tunnel before i'm 30
 
2007-06-05 03:43:45 PM  
If they would get more on the dam shelves they could have easily doubled that.
 
2007-06-05 03:44:09 PM  
L.B. Jeffries
me too. My girlfriend and i play wii every night b4 the bow-chicka-wah-wah

Girls love this thing because its easy to play, well except some games like call of duty(sucks). If only you could play your friends online it would be perfect.
 
2007-06-05 03:44:23 PM  
Incredible Edible Tomatoman: I'm trying to decimate Oblivion first though, full mastery and such, so hopefully by the time Im done that, Shivering Isles will be out.

I just started a new character for shivering isles :)

My main character is still bashing skulls in oblivion.

IAmRight: no crap, I've been enjoying the game for over a year.

/shadow hide you
 
2007-06-05 03:44:41 PM  
spleef420
I meant, why not use a normal 6 dollar HDMI cable?
Why do you need their cable? HDMI is a spec anyone can make a cable too.
 
2007-06-05 03:46:46 PM  
An_Innocent_Primate
You're my favorite. You're the reason I love message boards and flamewars.

Thanks for showing up, you've made my day!
 
2007-06-05 03:46:53 PM  
Darth_Beavis: I own a PS3. So far I've bought the following 5 games.

1. Oblivion
2. Fight Night
3. Enchanted Arms
4. Resistance Fall of Man
5. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom


well i'm not sure about the last one, but you could have had all the other ones for xbox 360, too, and played them well before the ps3.

/pisses me off to see ps3s in stores all the time and i still can't find a damn wii anywhere
 
2007-06-05 03:47:07 PM  
IAmRight
That is what injectable pain killers are for. I would rather have fun adn destroy my hands then deal with the stupid little sticks and loRes screens. Even 1920 × 1080 (1080p) is too low.
 
2007-06-05 03:47:14 PM  
bobfredbob:
those who didn't like the halo games should DIAF

Bungie's the ones who needs to DIAF. for selling out to Microsoft way-back-when.
 
2007-06-05 03:47:18 PM  
kotetsu: What does the wii offer me?

Fun.


/and your points are farking idiotic and obviously uneducated.
 
2007-06-05 03:47:35 PM  
Plus three internets to subby.

/Sega Genesis FTW!
 
2007-06-05 03:47:53 PM  
Darth_Beavis

1. Oblivion : came out on 360 a year earlier

2. Fight Night : came out on 360 about 9 months earlier

3. Enchanted Arms : came out on 360 about 8 months earlier (in the US, in japan it was the same month)

4. Resistance Fall of Man: ps3 exclusive launch title

5. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom: ps3 exclusive launch title (but as you said, sucks donkey balls)
 
2007-06-05 03:48:29 PM  
Sony is just being business savy. If they take a loss on every console it would make sense to sell fewer, they are actually beating nintendo!!!
 
2007-06-05 03:49:22 PM  
Bungie made a mistake but when a game is made that is game of the year material people forget about it
 
2007-06-05 03:50:13 PM  
spleef420: you've got to buy a $100 HDMI cable specifically for the PS3

Um, any HDMI cable works.
 
2007-06-05 03:50:25 PM  
Darth_Beavis: 2. Fight Night

And about fight night, I basically do the same thing. Play for about an hour and then done.

/not really into boxing games, but this one was good enough for me to buy it (once the price had dropped to $30 that is).

/Muhammad Ali FTW
 
2007-06-05 03:50:49 PM  
1. The wiimote is a gimmick, and tiresome. I have zero interest in playing any games with that idiotic controller.

The Wiimote is a fun gimick. I liked boxing with it. I'm sure I'm not alone on that.

2. I had a gamecube. I enjoyed about three games for that thing: SMS, RE4 and... well, I can't remember the fourth. It was graveyard beyond that. What leads you retards to believe that the same thing won't happen with the wii? I took one look at the wii shelf at EB and it was a leper colony.

I had a Gamecube... and I had a shiatload of fun games on it. Paper Mario for the girlfriend, Madden for me and my homies, Mario Sunshine was cool, Smash Brothers (naturally), Metroid, Windwaker, etc. Maybe, and this is going out on a limb here, maybe you have a weak gamersprudence.

3. Oh boy, another generation of zelda block puzzles, ONLY WITH A 3D CONTROLLER!!!

Beats doing the Zelda with a gamepad, huh? C'mon... gotta give me that. If you /had/ to rehash an old game, wouldn't you want to try to play it a different way? C'mon. C'mon, buttercup.

4. 480i looks terrible on an HDTV.

Thank God we're not all required to shell out bucks for one of those. Or *gasp* my game play would be marred by some lesser-than-bleeding-edge graphics. Oh, God, how will I go on... maybe by less whining. That might do it.

5. How is more casual 'gamers' a good thing? It leads to more licensed crap. Enjoy the dancing with the stars videogame losers.

More casual gamers makes my hobby more acceptible. Makes trips to the game store more social. Makes the ladies more interested. Makes the market bigger and chances of new good stuff more likely. Sure, it means Burger King will push silly games that are little more than commercials (even though my little nephew liked that one), but it also means we get a little more innovation and broader creativity in our gaming...

...as evidenced by the Wii, itself.

(oooh, wrapped that up nicely)
 
2007-06-05 03:53:38 PM  
Ya know I really wasnt planning on buying a console system any time soon, but if so many of you hate the Wii this much....it must be worth it. I mean only this much unfathomable foaming anger could come from something worthwhile. It must have ran over your dog and raped your sister, or sumthin.

Just what my family needs. Besides I dont live in my parents basement, I have kids, I socialize and I have a limited budget to spend on entertainment. Oh and I dont have a High Def TV plasma doohicky. Me and mah lower income breeder paycheck will go look up a nintendo wii!
 
2007-06-05 03:53:43 PM  
FORZA 2. This game is so amazing I can't even put it into words. The online play is superb the customization options are amazing and the feel of the game while driving is beyond compare.

Indeed. Now I don't need a PS3 at all, because Forza 2 is probably better than what the new GT game will be, and it's out now.

/Owns video game stores
//is really getting a kick out of some of these replies
 
2007-06-05 03:54:41 PM  
I miss the Amiga vs. PC threads. Console threads just aren't the same.
 
2007-06-05 03:54:47 PM  
Is every single poster here forgetting the #1 best selling console of the year so far?
Nintendo DS. FTW.
//btw, the PS3 is being beaten in sales by the GBA. not the DS, the original GBA. :) Hah.
 
2007-06-05 03:54:52 PM  
Uncle Karl: That is what injectable pain killers are for. I would rather have fun adn destroy my hands then deal with the stupid little sticks and loRes screens. Even 1920 × 1080 (1080p) is too low.

plus I have wired keyboard and mouse, and my apartment's only A/C (both places I've lived since having it) are in the living room (my computer is in the bedroom)...so I can sit in the A/C during summer, play on my 60" screen (instead of 15" monitor), and sit on a couch instead of a chair.

lordargent: /shadow hide you

pff the thieves are lame, I much prefer killing people to steal their money.

/top of every guild, have every expansion, have defeated every expansion, have every damn thing you can possibly have (well, except for the stuff I sold because I didn't need it anymore)
//had to use the wikiguide to even find out about some stuff (like Fin Gleam, a helmet that's just randomly underwater on the most northwest island in the game on the west side...how the hell would you find that? it's not on the way to anything, even!)
 
2007-06-05 03:55:05 PM  
Uncle Karl 2007-06-05 03:44:41 PM

the reason you cant use a regular HDMI cable is because one end is a proprietary sony connector while the other end is a HDMI connection
 
2007-06-05 03:55:58 PM  
I've never owned a game console, I do all of my gaming on the PC, so I don't really have an opinion on this subject. But I have been following this, since I have friends who are really into gaming.

I have one friend who owns every game console except a PS3. He says he will never buy one, even thought the PS2 was his favorite for a long time.

So. The PS3 has the most impressive hardware, but what does that matter without games good enough to justify the price? People aren't going to buy a PS3 to run Folding@Home.

And as for the Wii, who cares if it doesn't have the best graphics? If you think graphics have any bearing on game quality, you need to pull your head out of your fanboy ass. Some of the best PC games I know are old, old enough that they don't even run on Windows XP. X-Wing and SimCity don't have good graphics, does that mean they're no longer good games? Hell no.

The Wii, from what I can tell, makes people very happy. My friends have asked me for recent photos so they could make a character that looks like me! Okay, that's kind of creepy, but it's cool in a way I don't remember any game console being.
 
2007-06-05 03:56:21 PM  
IAmRight

If you could have sex with the 360 it would sell better in Japan :)

But no, I take care of my systems (still on my launch PS2 system) and I have had two 360's up and die on me. One in the first week! Good thing I had a product replacement plan on them both, but this is starting to get annoying. Everyone I know who bought a 360 is on a 2nd or 3rd one (always disk tray or overheating).

If anything, the fact that I still enjoy the system despite these problems shows that Microsoft has a good thing going with the 360.
 
2007-06-05 03:57:38 PM  
FuturePastNow: X-Wing and SimCity don't have good graphics, does that mean they're no longer good games? Hell no.

dude, the original super mario bros. is awesome. :-D
 
2007-06-05 03:57:39 PM  
HulkHands
wanna get Shadowrun once I decide I have the money.

They're coming out with a Shadowrun game? Damnit. Now I'm going to have to break down and buy a Wii.

/was hoping the demand would die down before I saw a good reason to get one.
//hasn't bought a console since the GameCube.
 
2007-06-05 03:59:39 PM  
The best (and most spot-on) headline of the year.
 
2007-06-05 03:59:48 PM  
Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!: the reason you cant use a regular HDMI cable is because one end is a proprietary sony connector while the other end is a HDMI connection

Now I know that isn't true. A proprietary end would violate the HDMI spec- Sony would not be able to call it HDMI.
 
2007-06-05 03:59:54 PM  
PS3 vs. Wii video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ljZOHnZNaBc

Possibly NSFW. She's just a scantily clad little tart.

/Wii owner
//Not too impressed w/ PS3
///Wii looks great on 780p component
////Slashies
 
2007-06-05 04:00:01 PM  
Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!: the reason you cant use a regular HDMI cable is because one end is a proprietary sony connector while the other end is a HDMI connection

That's not true.
 
2007-06-05 04:00:55 PM  
Casual gamer? Get a Wii
Mid- to hardcore? Get a 360 or PS3

There's no point in even comparing the Wii with the other two. It is for a completely different demographic. It's like comparing the DS and the PSP - with few exceptions, casual gamers won't like the PSP and hardcore gamers will hate the DS.

My problem with the Wii is that I bought a 64 and a Gamecube and will never get another Nintendo system until it has a sizable library of good games and I personally believe they really shot themselves in the foot this generation (again - even worse) when it comes to 3rd party support.
 
2007-06-05 04:01:21 PM  
The Wii isn't popular because it's a gimmick, the Wii is popular because its a console that you can *gasp* play with other people on. That's why I bought it anyways. I wish people designing console games would realize that alot of the console buyers are buying consoles over PC games because they have friends they would like to play games with, friends that don't have an identical console sitting at their house.

Look at Halo or Gears of War. Splitscreen multiplayer makes those games worth buying.
 
2007-06-05 04:03:01 PM  
Lumbar Puncture: If you could have sex with the 360 it would sell better in Japan :)

and to my friend who LOVES the whole xbox line (mostly for the easily modded xboxes which he used to do...and hooked mine up for free as a favor, since I did give him my ps2 which I didn't care about anymore so he could give it to his sister for christmas.) He spoke many times of wishing he could have sex with his 360. He was a weird sort. (we were roommates in the USMC)

Everyone I know who bought a 360 is on a 2nd or 3rd one (always disk tray or overheating).

I just had it happen to my modded xbox and it about gave me a heart attack. luckily it shuts everything down without destroying anything, and I just opened it up and cleaned the dust out and it works fine.

It happened right after I downloaded all the Futurama episodes and put them on it and I was starting the 3rd season...I was ready to kill everyone in the world if it didn't work again.
 
2007-06-05 04:03:31 PM  
IAmRight

well, the 360 has been out for 2 years, so that's probably a good reason it's not selling too much now. :-P



Well I know that :). I just meant for people like me who are just now coming to the console party is all.
 
2007-06-05 04:03:49 PM  
mediaho
It's like comparing the DS and the PSP - with few exceptions, casual gamers won't like the PSP and hardcore gamers will hate the DS.

I think you have that backwards?
 
2007-06-05 04:04:18 PM  
Games like those were made for consoles. They're almost never as good for pc
 
2007-06-05 04:05:25 PM  
Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!: the reason you cant use a regular HDMI cable is because one end is a proprietary sony connector while the other end is a HDMI connection

You sure about that?
 
2007-06-05 04:05:27 PM  
Uncle Karl: I meant, why not use a normal 6 dollar HDMI cable?

ah, ok. you can use any HDMI cable, I thought you meant the stock cables.

Why do you need their cable? HDMI is a spec anyone can make a cable too.

you don't, my point is that if it's going to have this capability (and be cut off at the knees capability-wise without it) why not ship the needed components with the system instead of hobbling it to make a buck (or fifty). Especially considering the low prices on HMDI from many vendors (Wal-Mart has a 6 footer for $30, other online vendors have them as low as $8)
 
2007-06-05 04:05:44 PM  
I wonder how many Wii fanboys/girls (don't want to leave anyone out!) complain about the price of a PS3 but have the iPhone with 2 year contract on their list to get ASAP.

Back to our regularly scheduled Wii fondling.

$600 is a large price for anyone to pay and parents still haven't gotten up to the point where they are entirely willing to part that much money so their kids can stay glued to the television when TV programming is free.

I would say that $300-$400 is pushing the cap at which people are willing to spend money on entertainment (unless you have a lot of disposable income)

Heck, that kind of money could easily make for a quick investment in a trip to Las Vegas. Whereby of course, you could win big and buy all the systems

/don't own a system currently
//thought about buying a 360--twice
 
2007-06-05 04:06:03 PM  
Jesus Christ it's a lion! Get in the car!: the reason you cant use a regular HDMI cable is because one end is a proprietary sony connector while the other end is a HDMI connection

Sony? Proprietary? The hell, you say!
 
2007-06-05 04:06:40 PM  
I can get a XBOX 360 Elite and a WII for about the same price as a PS3....2 Systems > 1.

And to all you PS3 fanboys spouting off about the HD capabilites on your PS3, I buy video game systems to play games not to watch dvd movies.
 
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