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2011-04-25 05:34:58 PM  
I'll also

Masso: Uh, am I reading this right... You're saying a game has to reach Wii Fit and Wii Play number to be considered "selling well"?

Are you insane?


Compared to how well they were selling? Absolutely. The dance game genre has a critical flaw that it's had since the Dance Dance Revolution days: Once the gamer realizes he's going to have to break a sweat in order to play, he stops giving a crap. I expect dance games to be dead and dying within twelve months. It's a bubble.
 
SMX
2011-04-25 05:36:07 PM  

thornhill: I'm still playing SNES games on my computer. Heck, I had a 3hr layover yesterday and I plugged away at Chrono Trigger for a while.


Playing SNES in the airport? Are you me?!

I don't know if you have a controller but I grabbed one of these(pops) a few years ago and it worked wonderfully with my ZSNES
 
2011-04-25 05:36:43 PM  
the Wii has fun games on it...

but damnit, i hate using that console, why does Nintendo feel the need to shoe-horn wiimote controls into every damn game? and why do games like Kirby use the wiimote sideways? it's incredibly uncomfortable to use that way... why not just use the nunchuck? why friend codes? why the crappy online store?

i often play games i'm not even all that interested in on the 360 instead of amazing games on the Wii just because it's more enjoyable to use

as for this inbred Wii + DS console... could be interesting, tho to be honest it also feels like a desperation move to counter the ipad
 
2011-04-25 05:37:50 PM  

Mike_LowELL: With that in mind, I'm really, really hoping the rumor about the controller with the built-in touch-screen is legit. That has boundless application.


Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.
 
2011-04-25 05:38:14 PM  
1) if you've got a primarily-pointing-device controller again, please for the love of farking god make more of an effort to get older light gun shooters re-released/emulated on the sysem.

2) please don't make me use the primarily-pointer controller in games that need a real traditional one, just to have a motion gimmick that could easily be replaced by a button (NSMBWii, I'm looking at you). Can the pointer be the add on this time, in fact?

3) I don't give a fark what resolution it outputs, goddamnit put HDMI on the farking thing.

4) Get more 3rd party devs. You land the next Suikoden or Persona and I'm on board. Trust me, gamers would much rather give you money than Sony (ugh) or Microsoft (ick), but you've gotta have games we want, and the-same-Zelda-game-again doesn't cut it.

5) Maybe this time don't cheap out on everything to make you console seem like more of a bargain than it is.
 
2011-04-25 05:40:41 PM  

ciderczar: Mike_LowELL: With that in mind, I'm really, really hoping the rumor about the controller with the built-in touch-screen is legit. That has boundless application.

Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.


Great for sports games. Some other local multiplayer games.

That's all I can think of. It'd be like the Dreamcast VMU, but better.
 
2011-04-25 05:42:19 PM  

AdamK: why does Nintendo feel the need to shoe-horn wiimote controls into every damn game?


Because Nintendo actually believes this stymies emulation of games, that you can't just emulate motion controls through computer programming.

ciderczar: Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.


Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is my favorite platformer of the last five years.

upload.wikimedia.org

Platformer on the top screen, puzzle game on the bottom screen, both games play synchronously together. I'd kill to see more games like that. Throw that potential onto a multiplayer gaming console and let loose. That would be great stuff. I'm basically thinking of a Nintendo console where the controller and the screen act as a gigantic Nintendo DS. If it's some cheap add-on like the Dreamcast VMU, forget it.
 
2011-04-25 05:43:05 PM  

Mike_LowELL: Once the gamer realizes he's going to have to break a sweat in order to play, he stops giving a crap.


I think I see a faulty assumption in your reasoning.

Based on what I have seen in my wife's extended family, the target demographic for dance games seems to be adolescent and preteen girls.

Her little nieces go nuts for those games like Just Dance.
 
2011-04-25 05:43:41 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: If you liked that then you should try House of the Dead: Overkill if you haven't already.


Thanks for the tip. I'll put it on my gamefly queue. I'm pretty much down for any non-kiddie game that doesn't involve Mario or Metroid. Zelda is getting a little old too these days - especially against much superior games like the Fable series or Dragon Age.
 
2011-04-25 05:45:10 PM  

stickmangrit: [stuff about WW v. TP].


Those are just about my thoughts on the matter. Although the lands caught in twilight had an ethereal beauty to them, I quickly got bored of the normal world. There were however, two things that REALLY bothered me about TP. First, there was no point in using the wii controllers except for maybe aiming the arrows. Everything else was just a substitution for a button press, but with shiattier timing. Give me a zelda game with a 1:1 sword control (and a 1:1 appropriate battle engine) and you might have a real interesting game. And secondly, there was no magic. Seriously, where the hell are my green potions?

That red armor was a piece of shiat too.

Wind waker though, I seem to be in a very small minority that absolutely loved the gigantic map; sailing and all. And yeah, I like how the gods chose to effectively destroy most of the world to prevent the destruction of ALL of it. The whole Hyrule-castle-frozen-in-time part is one of my favorite moments in the game. And thankfully, it does something else that's rather rare for a zelda game; it makes it somewhat non-linear. I like being able to do the close temples first rather than sail across the ocean needlessly more times than necessary. I like how equipment aquired in some temples are useful in others, but aren't necessary to finish them. Although we really don't need a grappling hook AND a hookshot, and the tingle tuner is probably the most absolutely useless item in the entire series. Would have loved to have had another spell in it's item slot.

I really don't mind if they resurrect Ganon again for the next game so long as they make him sufficiently badass like he was in OoT. About the only thing I'd really like to see (aside from better sword controls) is involvement in the golden/dark world a-la-LttP.

I'll freely admit to my fanboy-ish tendancies, but I do have my standards.
 
2011-04-25 05:45:53 PM  

ciderczar: Mike_LowELL: With that in mind, I'm really, really hoping the rumor about the controller with the built-in touch-screen is legit. That has boundless application.

Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.


I can imagine a ton of uses.

You could put a mini-map there. Or weapon selection. Or an inventory screen. Or a menu system in RPGs, sims, and turn-based strategies. Or a play selection screen for sports games (esp. NFL football). The possibilities are endless.

It's actually a really great idea, if it's true. I just hope that it doesn't make the controllers ridiculously expensive.
 
2011-04-25 05:47:40 PM  

ciderczar: Mike_LowELL: With that in mind, I'm really, really hoping the rumor about the controller with the built-in touch-screen is legit. That has boundless application.

Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.


Could use it as a mousepad, or one of the many variations that DS games have used such a set up for (typing with Scribblenauts and so on)
 
2011-04-25 05:47:41 PM  

Doc Daneeka: I think I see a faulty assumption in your reasoning.

Based on what I have seen in my wife's extended family, the target demographic for dance games seems to be adolescent and preteen girls.

Her little nieces go nuts for those games like Just Dance.


My experience is different than yours. My experience is that I could never ever get anyone to play Dance Dance Revolution under any circumstances for more than fifteen minutes at a time because you had to break a sweat to play the game. I also never saw the teenage demographic playing the game at the arcade. (And this was a miniature theme park I played the game at, so there were plenty of younger kids running around.) The people who actually stuck out the franchise were late-teens-and-twenty-somethings. If Just Dance and company are games that moms buy for their kids just because they heard about it, then it doesn't have a chance of sustaining any legs. Dance Dance Revolution at least had a very admirable element of skill.

Be back in a bit.
 
2011-04-25 05:48:03 PM  

MrSteve007: Lumbar Puncture: If you liked that then you should try House of the Dead: Overkill if you haven't already.

Thanks for the tip. I'll put it on my gamefly queue. I'm pretty much down for any non-kiddie game that doesn't involve Mario or Metroid. Zelda is getting a little old too these days - especially against much superior games like the Fable series or Dragon Age.


i'm tellin' ya, Monster Hunter Tri
static.guim.co.uk
yes, on the Wii
 
2011-04-25 05:48:25 PM  

Doc Daneeka: ciderczar: Mike_LowELL: With that in mind, I'm really, really hoping the rumor about the controller with the built-in touch-screen is legit. That has boundless application.

Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.

I can imagine a ton of uses.

You could put a mini-map there. Or weapon selection. Or an inventory screen. Or a menu system in RPGs, sims, and turn-based strategies. Or a play selection screen for sports games (esp. NFL football). The possibilities are endless.

It's actually a really great idea, if it's true. I just hope that it doesn't make the controllers ridiculously expensive.


I wonder if they're actually going to do something with it this time. They had that feature with the GBA and GameCube... I even remember the ideas being floated... and they match yours. They ended up doing nothing with it. What a farking waste.
 
2011-04-25 05:50:41 PM  

Winning: manimal2878: Meh, I hate Mario, and it's been decades since the last good Zelda game.

Also, "decades" would put you in 1990. There was only 2 zelda games at that point.


To be fair, the two zelda games available at that point were the best ones.

/I don't necessarily agree with him, though
 
2011-04-25 05:50:54 PM  
Stereoscopic 3D
Touchscreen controller


More gimmicks that the other companies will inevitably replicate instead of making better hardware. It seems my return to consoles was pretty short-lived. If you need me, I'll be over here playing Dwarf Fortress.
 
2011-04-25 05:52:44 PM  

skyotter: MrSteve007: Lumbar Puncture: If you liked that then you should try House of the Dead: Overkill if you haven't already.

Thanks for the tip. I'll put it on my gamefly queue. I'm pretty much down for any non-kiddie game that doesn't involve Mario or Metroid. Zelda is getting a little old too these days - especially against much superior games like the Fable series or Dragon Age.

i'm tellin' ya, Monster Hunter Tri

yes, on the Wii


Yeah, Monster Hunter is good times as well.
 
2011-04-25 05:53:08 PM  

Mike_LowELL: I'll also Masso: Uh, am I reading this right... You're saying a game has to reach Wii Fit and Wii Play number to be considered "selling well"?

Are you insane?

Compared to how well they were selling? Absolutely. The dance game genre has a critical flaw that it's had since the Dance Dance Revolution days: Once the gamer realizes he's going to have to break a sweat in order to play, he stops giving a crap. I expect dance games to be dead and dying within twelve months. It's a bubble.


I do not set my goal post at games that sold 22 million and 27 million.
 
2011-04-25 05:53:35 PM  

fallingcow: Great for sports games. Some other local multiplayer games.

That's all I can think of. It'd be like the Dreamcast VMU, but better.


Doc Daneeka: I can imagine a ton of uses.

You could put a mini-map there. Or weapon selection. Or an inventory screen. Or a menu system in RPGs, sims, and turn-based strategies. Or a play selection screen for sports games (esp. NFL football). The possibilities are endless.

It's actually a really great idea, if it's true. I just hope that it doesn't make the controllers ridiculously expensive.


Thanks, that does sound interesting. The menu system especially for games like Dragon Age.

Mike_LowELL: Platformer on the top screen, puzzle game on the bottom screen, both games play synchronously together. I'd kill to see more games like that. Throw that potential onto a multiplayer gaming console and let loose. That would be great stuff. I'm basically thinking of a Nintendo console where the controller and the screen act as a gigantic Nintendo DS. If it's some cheap add-on like the Dreamcast VMU, forget it.


That's a cool idea too.
 
2011-04-25 05:57:13 PM  
I'll just leave this here...

www.consoledatabase.com
 
2011-04-25 05:59:32 PM  

ciderczar: Mike_LowELL: With that in mind, I'm really, really hoping the rumor about the controller with the built-in touch-screen is legit. That has boundless application.

Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.


Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles and Zelda: 4 swords for the gamecube are some great examples.

CC had mini maps on each of the 4 controllers/GBA. Each player had a different map - 1 showed all the monsters on the map, 1 all the treasures, I can't remember what else. You could share/not share info to get an advantage.

Zelda 4 swords was great! In deathmatch mode, you could go into tunnels/houses/etc, and you would play on the mini screen. On the game screen it just looked like you were gone, but you could move in the tunnels/etc on the mini screen. You could even fire arrows out of the tunnels onto the main screen. It made for great stealth/etc.
 
2011-04-25 06:15:47 PM  
I don't get the powerhouse Wii Wii. Unless they got big name Devs and are bringing in a huge number of T and M rated games plus there own network to compete with the PSN and Xbox Live.
 
2011-04-25 06:16:18 PM  
Will it have an actual controller instead of (or at least in addition to) superfluous motion-waggle bullshiat that only very rarely meaningfully improves on a button-press in any way?

If not, then meh, not buying this one either.

//Exception: Wii Sports had great motion control integration. The fact that it's the _only_ game with such annoys the hell outta me, though.
 
2011-04-25 06:19:14 PM  
Mike_LowELL: Wii Play

Wii play doesn't count because it's bundled with a Wiimote.

Essentially, people bought a Wiimote that came with a free game.

/the List price of the Wiimote by itself ($49.99) vs the list price of Wii Play with a Wiimote ($49.99) made this a no brainer purchase.

/Wii Fit also came with a peripheral.
 
2011-04-25 06:22:00 PM  
if i recall, Guitar Hero 5 for the Wii had a mode where you could use a DS/DSi as a controller to be a stage manager or roadie.

never played it, so i can't attest to how well/badly it worked.
 
2011-04-25 06:22:01 PM  

Gunny Highway: I just bought a Wii. God damn it.


Why on earth did you do that? Do you run a nursing home or something?
 
2011-04-25 06:23:38 PM  

lordargent: Mike_LowELL: Wii Play

Wii play doesn't count because it's bundled with a Wiimote.

Essentially, people bought a Wiimote that came with a free game.

/the List price of the Wiimote by itself ($49.99) vs the list price of Wii Play with a Wiimote ($49.99) made this a no brainer purchase.

/Wii Fit also came with a peripheral.


Wii Remote is $39.99, it's $10 game, I don't get this argument even then. A sale count as a sale, do you not count sales on Steam when it's on sale for $10?
 
2011-04-25 06:33:11 PM  
Masso: Wii Remote is $39.99, it's $10 game

oops, I was looking at the list price for Wii Play with no remote.

$10 game indeed.

do you not count sales on Steam when it's on sale for $10?

When people buy a discounted game on steam, they're still buying it because of the game. A lot of people bought Wii Play just because buying a controller + game was better than buying just the game or controller alone.
 
2011-04-25 06:38:05 PM  

lordargent: Masso: Wii Remote is $39.99, it's $10 game

oops, I was looking at the list price for Wii Play with no remote.

$10 game indeed.

do you not count sales on Steam when it's on sale for $10?

When people buy a discounted game on steam, they're still buying it because of the game. A lot of people bought Wii Play just because buying a controller + game was better than buying just the game or controller alone.


Yes, so people think they should spend $10 for Wii Play. Point?
 
2011-04-25 06:49:48 PM  
Masso; Yes, so people think they should spend $10 for Wii Play. Point?

The point is, the game is secondary to the hardware. And I feel that the sales from hardware bundles should be listed separately.

IE

Wii Play w/Wii Remote Sales
Wii Play sales

/Super Mario Brothers 'sold' over ~40 million copies. But it came bundled with a lot of NES systems (which sold ~62 million units).

Do you think SMB sales number would have been as as high if it wasn't bundled?
 
2011-04-25 07:11:56 PM  

lordargent: Masso; Yes, so people think they should spend $10 for Wii Play. Point?

The point is, the game is secondary to the hardware. And I feel that the sales from hardware bundles should be listed separately.

IE

Wii Play w/Wii Remote Sales
Wii Play sales

/Super Mario Brothers 'sold' over ~40 million copies. But it came bundled with a lot of NES systems (which sold ~62 million units).

Do you think SMB sales number would have been as as high if it wasn't bundled?


Yes, so people think they should spend $10 for Wii Play.
 
2011-04-25 07:16:47 PM  

lordargent: Masso; Yes, so people think they should spend $10 for Wii Play. Point?

The point is, the game is secondary to the hardware. And I feel that the sales from hardware bundles should be listed separately.

IE

Wii Play w/Wii Remote Sales
Wii Play sales

/Super Mario Brothers 'sold' over ~40 million copies. But it came bundled with a lot of NES systems (which sold ~62 million units).

Do you think SMB sales number would have been as as high if it wasn't bundled?


Yes. But that game was the exception that broke all the rules.
 
2011-04-25 07:47:17 PM  
I think they should then open up the existing WII console for kitbashing and DIY work. You want to win my heart forever? Make my Wii into a toolkit instead of an appliance.
 
2011-04-25 08:15:40 PM  
Is it really worth bragging about that your next gen console can outperform Sony's current console?
 
2011-04-25 08:30:40 PM  

Brock Samson: Is it really worth bragging about that your next gen console can outperform Sony's current console?


Nintendo confirms new console to replace the Wii in 2012. Noting more is confirmed by Nintendo. So no one is bragging.
 
2011-04-25 08:38:20 PM  
From TFA:Nintendo project will "out perform the PlayStation 3's NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system's CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster."

I concede that it's the article that states this, and not Nintendo. But the point still stands they are comparing current PS3 specs to the nextgen Wii
 
2011-04-25 08:46:28 PM  

Brock Samson: Is it really worth bragging about that your next gen console can outperform Sony's current console?


actually, yeah, it kinda is. thing is, neither Sony nor Microsoft have any plans to release a new console any time soon. the Kinekt/Move shiat was pretty much a gambit to extend their current gen by a few more years. we've largely hit a graphical plateau with the consoles. we're not going to see the kind of generational leaps and bounds in graphics that we're accustomed to. the only company that can still produce that kind of jump is Nintendo.

now, will this new system produce the kind of ridiculous sales numbers the Wii did? probably not. will everyone with a Wii upgrade? again, probably not. but they don't have to for this to be a success for Ninty. whatever this thing is, you can rest assured that it's going to be built to turn a profit out of the box, and if they can deliver on the kinds of ideas they've been trying to achieve with GBA/GC or DS/Wii integration for the past two generations, they will have a game changer on their hands, and will finally be up to the horsepower and graphical standards that allow them to be included in the kind of multiplatform third party releases they've been left out of for the entirety of the current gen. all they have to do is deliver a solid, profitable platform and it will make them money, guaranteed. add in the touchscreen controller built on tech they've perfected with the DS, and this could be huge for them, and bring the hardcore market back to them in droves.

BKITU: stickmangrit: and then we got a farking OOT retread with a boring love interest, a useless Zelda, a shiat decoy villain before SUPRISE IT"S farkING GANNON, AGAIN, and he's back to his moustache twirling snidely whiplash mode rather than the vaguely nuanced Gannondorf of WW.

Separate timeline, separate Ganondorf to be killed off. Since the next Zelda is going to be the earliest in the timeline, it's interesting to see whether they're going to bring him back again down the road. WW Ganondorf is HOLY SHIAT DEADER THAN DEAD since his Triforce piece went *poof* but TP Ganondorf might get another Triforce rez somewhere down the road.

I admit, though, the WW Ganondorf was a much better character than the standard Evil Overlord® Ganondorf of TP. WW Ganondorf was kind of likable, and you felt a sort of pity for him.


really, this was what pissed me off more than anything. it wasn't so much seing the OoT-MM-WW timeline shunted to the DS so much as seing the franchise go from a brilliant character driven iteration with incredibly nuanced storytelling(for a Zelda game) to a tired, paint-by-numbers, "I MUST COMPLETE THE QUEST BECAUSE IT IS THERE" narrative. i gave a shiat about WW. every character decision felt natural in WW, whereas every character decision in TP felt like arbitrary plot driving. gameplay-wise it was solid, but i expect that from a 1st party Nintendo title. it was seeing them go from such a high point with WW to a low-rent, painfully linear plot with TP that hurt. almost as bad as going from Metroid: Prime to Other M.
 
2011-04-25 08:48:16 PM  

Brock Samson: From TFA:Nintendo project will "out perform the PlayStation 3's NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system's CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster."

I concede that it's the article that states this, and not Nintendo. But the point still stands they are comparing current PS3 specs to the nextgen Wii


What else is there to compare it to?

No one knows when Microsoft and Sony will release their next consoles, or what they might look like when they do.

Also, I'm not really sure how an article making a comparison to put specs into context, constitutes "bragging."
 
2011-04-25 08:58:24 PM  

Brock Samson: From TFA:Nintendo project will "out perform the PlayStation 3's NVIDIA 7800GTX-based processor. Like the Xbox 360, the system's CPU will be a custom-built triple-core IBM PowerPC chipset, but the clocking speeds will be faster."

I concede that it's the article that states this, and not Nintendo. But the point still stands they are comparing current PS3 specs to the nextgen Wii


The "They" in question is the article. Nintendo is not saying a thing. Nintendo is not bragging, so this make your argument that is "Is it really worth bragging about that your next gen console can outperform Sony's current console?" useless.
 
2011-04-25 09:02:24 PM  
i just hacked my wii, and finally got a ps3. prolly get a wii2, also.
 
2011-04-25 10:39:04 PM  
So is this a 3rd Wii then...naw, just a repeat from yesterday.
 
2011-04-25 10:51:22 PM  

dennysgod: So is this a 3rd Wii then...naw, just a repeat from yesterday.


That link is just rumor about Wii Wii. This link has proof from Nintendo that there will be a Wii Wii in 2012.
 
2011-04-25 11:00:59 PM  

skyotter: i'm tellin' ya, Monster Hunter Tri


I played the first Monster Hunter back when it came out. I wanted to like it, I really did. However, the controls were so. god. damn. slug-gish. It was like trying to swing a sword in a vat of maple syrup. Fark that.

Has it gotten any better?
 
2011-04-25 11:24:01 PM  

serial_crusher: It better not have 3D


Miyamoto said that if it does have 3D it won't be a main focus since 3D TV's haven't really "taken off" yet.

kingoomieiii: Gunny Highway: I just bought a Wii. God damn it.

They haven't announced whether the new system will be backwards-compatible, don't worry yet.


I think he's pissed about the fact that he just dropped $200 on something that will be obsolete within the next year or so if it IS backwards compatible. If it's not, it can still have use playing Wii games. Seeing as how the Gamecube didn't do too well and they still made the Wii play its games, I'd put my money on the backwards compatible option.
 
2011-04-25 11:58:56 PM  

Mike_LowELL: AdamK: why does Nintendo feel the need to shoe-horn wiimote controls into every damn game?

Because Nintendo actually believes this stymies emulation of games, that you can't just emulate motion controls through computer programming.

ciderczar: Like what? Not being snarky, I just don't know what one could do with a second screen in your hand while you're meant to be looking at the tv and I'm curious.

Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure is my favorite platformer of the last five years.

Platformer on the top screen, puzzle game on the bottom screen, both games play synchronously together. I'd kill to see more games like that. Throw that potential onto a multiplayer gaming console and let loose. That would be great stuff. I'm basically thinking of a Nintendo console where the controller and the screen act as a gigantic Nintendo DS. If it's some cheap add-on like the Dreamcast VMU, forget it.


It's still great for sports games. With madden you still know (in general) the play your opponent is going to do. In fact, I think the old SNES football games did a better job of obscuring your play calling than the latest version of madden. I also see the mini screen being great for multi-player games.

How cool would it be to have a version of super off road where you could either steer your car via the small screen (on your controller) or look at the big-screen ala the old off-road arcade machine/NES game?


I really hope that it is backwards compatible/can still use wii-remotes for motion games (and the new controllers for the others).
 
2011-04-26 12:00:28 AM  

The Angry Hand of God: I am still on the fence about the original Wii. When it was first released, I thought it was kinda cool, but the graphics weren't that impressive. I thought I would wait until the price dropped. Now you can get them for $99 on sale and I still don't know if it is worth it.

When the Xbox Kinect was released, I had figured that now there were no good reasons to have a Wii. Then I saw the titles available, and despite is massive potential, there isn't anything that is going to make me rush out a buy one either.

I just don't think I have been really convinced by any motion sensitive devices. Although the Wii can be fun at a friend's house once in a while, all I see is them collecting dust.


The PS3 motion controller is more comparable to the wii. The kinect is its own, weird thing. Still don't know what to think about it. Sadly, the PS3 motion doesn't have any good games either.
 
2011-04-26 12:02:37 AM  

Marine1: I have a Wii. It's fun for casual games. However, I am gaining more and more interest in 360 as a media hub. Wii had so much potential that Nintendo never touched. They could have opened up app development to it, but no. All there were for apps were those lame channels like "Everybody Votes" and "Photo". With the wave infotainment applications like Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, and Zune, I want to be able to have it all rolled up into one... I know that goes dead against Nintendo's philosophy, but as a consumer, it is rather limiting.

I'm perfectly aware this had zero impact on their sales numbers.


It does have netflix now. Actually the lack of netflix wasn't really nintendo's fault. Netflix/microsoft share board members and, not too surprisingly, microsoft got a temporary exclusive deal with netflix.
 
2011-04-26 12:25:26 AM  
Give me a Star Wars lightsaber game or a Time Crisis shooting game on the Wii and I would've bought it. But in the years it's been out the only worthwhile game for that specific controller has been Wii Sports. That's just farking sad.
 
2011-04-26 01:02:23 AM  
So will they begin announcing back-orders tomorrow?
 
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