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(Some nongaming Guy)   Playstation 4 price revealed to be a conservative $799   (mevio.com) divider line 108
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2013-04-04 02:50:35 PM
Well....looks like my 360 will be around for quite some time...
 
2013-04-04 02:53:38 PM
Not this sh*t again...
 
2013-04-04 03:02:24 PM
That article is totally factual. Yessiree.
 
2013-04-04 03:03:50 PM
Half-Life 3 confirmed as a console exclusive

Yeah, sure.
 
2013-04-04 03:04:49 PM
A) Horrible website

B) Bullshiat information

April Fools was 4 days ago subby.
 
2013-04-04 05:20:42 PM
Half-Life 3 confirmed as a console exclusive

www.ffxionline.com
 
2013-04-04 05:25:17 PM
Why is this even going green? This isn't even "Not News" it's pure BS.

Bad form subby, bad form.
 
2013-04-04 05:35:24 PM
Wow, looks like a mod and submitter really just wanted to troll people.

It's either bad satire or a crappy April fools type joke.
 
2013-04-04 05:56:54 PM
WTF

Fark has gone too far with this "submission" from "non-gamer guy"

So let's have a real funny moment

599 US Dollars
 
2013-04-04 06:30:53 PM
Subby, you suck.
 
2013-04-04 06:40:51 PM
Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.
 
2013-04-04 06:49:46 PM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


Having a single hardware combination vastly reduces the complexities of software testing (compatibility, bugs that might arise from different architectures), as well as the complexity of the underlaying OS. Windows can do it because it was designed to support a lot of different drivers, but embedded OSes can be a lot faster, smaller, and reliable if they are hardcoded to specific drivers.
 
2013-04-04 06:50:02 PM
People pay that much for an iPad...
 
2013-04-04 06:50:46 PM
Why should I spend hundreds to buy a non-portable consumer electronics device with few uses and whose specs will be frozen and obsolete during its 5-8 year lifespan?

So I can get Modern Warcraftfare Hero 2016 Mega Turquoise Special Edition : The Sequelling?
 
2013-04-04 06:53:49 PM
Subby....
 
2013-04-04 06:54:01 PM

StopLurkListen: Why should I spend hundreds to buy a non-portable consumer electronics device with few uses and whose specs will be frozen and obsolete during its 5-8 year lifespan?

So I can get Modern Warcraftfare Hero 2016 Mega Turquoise Special Edition : The Sequelling?


Almost took the bait.
3/10
 
2013-04-04 06:55:28 PM
Bah image fail, let me try again

i.qkme.me
 
2013-04-04 06:56:01 PM

ferretman: Well....looks like my 360 will be around for quite some time...


Yep, same here.
 
2013-04-04 06:56:44 PM

msupf: bad satire

 
2013-04-04 06:58:33 PM
Also, for the people that believe this.  If Half-Life 3 were actually announced, it would have been plastered over every single gaming site in existence.  To everyone who believe's this article, you all suck.
 
2013-04-04 06:59:00 PM

StopLurkListen: So I can get Modern Warcraftfare Hero 2016 Mega Turquoise Special Edition : The Sequelling?


Special Edition.
With RF headset.
In taupe.
 
2013-04-04 07:00:55 PM
Seriously? This got greenlit?
 
2013-04-04 07:04:42 PM

Phoenix19851: Also, for the people that believe this.  If Half-Life 3 were actually announced, it would have been plastered over every single gaming site in existence.  To everyone who believe's this article, you all suck.


1.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com
 
2013-04-04 07:16:42 PM

msupf: Wow, looks like a mod and submitter really just wanted to troll people.

It's either bad satire or a crappy April fools type joke.


TFA date is April 2, I'm guessing it's some idiot who thinks he's being clever.
 
2013-04-04 07:18:25 PM
Halflife 3, exclusive to anything but steam?
Sounds like horse shiat.
 
2013-04-04 07:20:31 PM
Did anyone read the article about the new xbox needing to be online all the time?

Won't that suck?
 
2013-04-04 07:22:27 PM
It could be $3.50, still wouldn't want one.  Suck it, Sony.
 
2013-04-04 07:28:24 PM
whoever the idiot in the video is he really needs to do less brown nosin.
 
2013-04-04 07:31:09 PM
Late April fools jokes are lame subby.

Original article dated April 1.
 
2013-04-04 07:40:16 PM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again?


Because some day, someone will make a first-person military shooter game.
Someday.
 
2013-04-04 07:42:37 PM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


Check out the press on the Steam Box.
 
2013-04-04 07:44:47 PM
I hate to make this point, but when you include the Sony license fee on the games you can rack up a few hundred dollars in additional profits and make that $300 console worth $500-$600 to the company. Oh, and those networks things.
 
2013-04-04 07:48:43 PM

Gig103: Having a single hardware combination vastly reduces the complexities of software testing (compatibility, bugs that might arise from different architectures), as well as the complexity of the underlaying OS. Windows can do it because it was designed to support a lot of different drivers, but embedded OSes can be a lot faster, smaller, and reliable if they are hardcoded to specific drivers.


Standard marketing department jibber jabber. I respectfully disagree. It can be done. If it can be done outside console world, it can be done inside console world. There's nothing special about game systems. In the end we're just talking about computers after all.
 
2013-04-04 07:49:20 PM

yukichigai: Half-Life 3 confirmed as a console exclusive

[www.ffxionline.com image 250x272]


I doubt Valve is making an exclusive for anybody, particularly when the SteamBox is coming out.

That said, Episode 3 was already announced and is up for PRE-ORDER ON STEAM for a late October release. I doubt Half-Life 3 will have any sort of release date until after Episode 3 ships.
 
2013-04-04 07:51:24 PM
$799? I can buy a new car for that... Ok, maybe not new, but still.
 
2013-04-04 07:52:37 PM
as of right now, no official pricing by sony.  good one, i actually believed it until i started looking it up.
 
2013-04-04 08:03:35 PM
It was when he said Half Life 3 was gonna be a Wii U exclusive that I realized it was a late April Fools prank
 
2013-04-04 08:03:50 PM

xkillyourfacex: Gig103: Having a single hardware combination vastly reduces the complexities of software testing (compatibility, bugs that might arise from different architectures), as well as the complexity of the underlaying OS. Windows can do it because it was designed to support a lot of different drivers, but embedded OSes can be a lot faster, smaller, and reliable if they are hardcoded to specific drivers.

Standard marketing department jibber jabber. I respectfully disagree. It can be done. If it can be done outside console world, it can be done inside console world. There's nothing special about game systems. In the end we're just talking about computers after all.


I'm speaking as an embedded OS developer, not marketing. I agree it is possible, I'm saying it isn't practical for the market, especially since PCs accommodate what you are after.
 
2013-04-04 08:10:30 PM

WhippingBoy: xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again?

Because some day, someone will make a first-person military shooter game.
Someday.


could it take place during ww2/
 
2013-04-04 08:19:43 PM

StopLurkListen: Why should I spend hundreds to buy a non-portable consumer electronics device with few uses and whose specs will be frozen and obsolete during its 5-8 year lifespan?

So I can get Modern Warcraftfare Hero 2016 Mega Turquoise Special Edition : The Sequelling?


You're just jealous that you won't be able to play The Last of Us come June.
 
2013-04-04 08:33:31 PM
Since this is a thread about nothing but trolling, here's this thing:

thefacepalmedgamer.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-04 08:34:29 PM

Fano: WhippingBoy: xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again?

Because some day, someone will make a first-person military shooter game.
Someday.

could it take place during ww2/


Or, if not in WW2, could the main guy be a steroid infused infantry warrior in powered armor fighting aliens. I think a game like that could go somewhere.
 
2013-04-04 08:35:47 PM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


Partly because we've gotten to the point where your average cell phone has more processing power than the consoles.  For a while, it was nice because your average low-mid level PC could at least play the games, but now it's just stupidly far behind.

/Still annoyed about New Vegas and Freeside in Fallout: New Vegas.
 
2013-04-04 08:39:37 PM
Kuroshin: Since this is a thread about nothing but trolling, here's this thing:

lordargent.com

The funny thing is that I own a PS3 now. I bought it from someone who just had it collecting dust. I played a few exclusives on it (Heavy Rain & the Drake's Series). And now it's collecting dust for me as well :P
 
2013-04-04 08:51:19 PM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


If only there were a platform where hardware was modular and software could be customized to the user's tastes.
What a revolutionary idea.
I must talk about it with my friends via Skype while pwning their noob faces.
 
2013-04-04 08:52:21 PM
$799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?
 
2013-04-04 09:00:26 PM
Not gonna care that much.  This generation made me forget why I liked consoles in the first place:  Japanese games.  Whoever gets the most support from companies like Namco (for Tales games), Atlus, Level 5, and the like will get my money.  But definitely not on launch.
 
2013-04-04 09:02:56 PM

lordargent: Kuroshin: Since this is a thread about nothing but trolling, here's this thing:

[lordargent.com image 312x445]

The funny thing is that I own a PS3 now. I bought it from someone who just had it collecting dust. I played a few exclusives on it (Heavy Rain & the Drake's Series). And now it's collecting dust for me as well :P


I bought a ps3 over a year ago mainly to play the 2 final fantasy games, however I also planned to buy cheap classics for it as well to have around. That hasn't really happened yet, I don't quite have money to splurge. I dont regret buying it, but yea its collecting dust.

//pc gamer
 
2013-04-04 09:28:39 PM

Counter_Intelligent: Not gonna care that much.  This generation made me forget why I liked consoles in the first place:  Japanese games.  Whoever gets the most support from companies like Namco (for Tales games), Atlus, Level 5, and the like will get my money.  But definitely not on launch.


Man, I feel bad. You are the guy the market has totally abandoned, but to be fair your taste is pretty atrocious.
 
2013-04-04 09:29:13 PM

JeffMD: lordargent: Kuroshin: Since this is a thread about nothing but trolling, here's this thing:

[lordargent.com image 312x445]

The funny thing is that I own a PS3 now. I bought it from someone who just had it collecting dust. I played a few exclusives on it (Heavy Rain & the Drake's Series). And now it's collecting dust for me as well :P

I bought a ps3 over a year ago mainly to play the 2 final fantasy games, however I also planned to buy cheap classics for it as well to have around. That hasn't really happened yet, I don't quite have money to splurge. I dont regret buying it, but yea its collecting dust.

//pc gamer


I just gave my xBox 360 to my nephews because once I got an xBox controller for the PC, I realized I could just play the console games at the computer, so I stopped using the xBox.  My eyesight is so bad that sitting closer to a smaller screen for a game is preferable to sitting far back from a large TV.

I did get them the Kinect before I gave it to them, and that looks like a good addition, but I'm farking 45 years old.  It has limited appeal to me at this moment.
 
2013-04-04 09:36:59 PM

Lsherm: JeffMD: lordargent: Kuroshin: Since this is a thread about nothing but trolling, here's this thing:

[lordargent.com image 312x445]

The funny thing is that I own a PS3 now. I bought it from someone who just had it collecting dust. I played a few exclusives on it (Heavy Rain & the Drake's Series). And now it's collecting dust for me as well :P

I bought a ps3 over a year ago mainly to play the 2 final fantasy games, however I also planned to buy cheap classics for it as well to have around. That hasn't really happened yet, I don't quite have money to splurge. I dont regret buying it, but yea its collecting dust.

//pc gamer

I just gave my xBox 360 to my nephews because once I got an xBox controller for the PC, I realized I could just play the console games at the computer, so I stopped using the xBox.  My eyesight is so bad that sitting closer to a smaller screen for a game is preferable to sitting far back from a large TV.

I did get them the Kinect before I gave it to them, and that looks like a good addition, but I'm farking 45 years old.  It has limited appeal to me at this moment.


I'm 39 and Kinect still has its uses, like the Nike fitness app.
 
2013-04-04 09:43:47 PM
PlayStation 4 has no games out right now.  Why would I buy one?
 
2013-04-04 09:45:13 PM

xkillyourfacex: Gig103: Having a single hardware combination vastly reduces the complexities of software testing (compatibility, bugs that might arise from different architectures), as well as the complexity of the underlaying OS. Windows can do it because it was designed to support a lot of different drivers, but embedded OSes can be a lot faster, smaller, and reliable if they are hardcoded to specific drivers.

Standard marketing department jibber jabber. I respectfully disagree. It can be done. If it can be done outside console world, it can be done inside console world. There's nothing special about game systems. In the end we're just talking about computers after all.



Do you know why I buy a console?  So I can play games for 5-10 years without having to do jack squat.  you are proposing a COMPUTER.  Something I have eschewed.  Go ahead, google that word.

God, you're retarded.
 
2013-04-04 09:46:06 PM

Mad_Radhu: I'm 39 and Kinect still has its uses, like the Nike fitness app.


Fair enough, but I don't have the room for the Kinect, since my gaming periods are limited to my "home office" which is a glorified closet.  I'm waiting for the next generation, which I hope will also support the PC.
 
2013-04-04 10:09:44 PM
Dark Arisen (Dragon's Dogma expansion) is coming out this month, PS3s gonna get turned on again for the first time in awhile.  If you like western RPGs with action combat (Capcom), give it a look.  Dark Arisen is the original game + expansion content in one.
 
2013-04-04 10:09:59 PM
That site didn't just suck ass, it sucked Lohan's ass. Who the fark uses light grey text on white background?

/blogs are not news
 
2013-04-04 10:11:11 PM

nerftaig: Man, I feel bad.


Don't feel bad.  I have a PC for Western games, and my taste is pretty good.
 
2013-04-04 10:14:26 PM

Gig103: Having a single hardware combination vastly reduces the complexities of software testing (compatibility, bugs that might arise from different architectures), as well as the complexity of the underlaying OS. Windows can do it because it was designed to support a lot of different drivers, but embedded OSes can be a lot faster, smaller, and reliable if they are hardcoded to specific drivers.


Agreed.  I knew the Xbox was the next step in gaming because every model had a hard drive.  When it was revealed that the 360 wasn't going to require a hard drive, I was surprised that they would do that to their game designers.  A big step back.
 
2013-04-04 10:16:03 PM
Consoles are expensive, HL3 has been delayed for a very long time, and Kinect is wasted potential.
These are all ripe for jokes, but it wasn't done very well here. It lacks subtlety and delivery.

Still, there's potential. Keep working at it, dude.
 
2013-04-04 10:22:32 PM

Cytokine Storm: Dark Arisen (Dragon's Dogma expansion) is coming out this month, PS3s gonna get turned on again for the first time in awhile.  If you like western RPGs with action combat (Capcom), give it a look.  Dark Arisen is the original game + expansion content in one.


Endorsing this comment.  Not quite the combat and mechanical refinement of the Souls games, but has a great open-world feel and, unlike the Skyrims and Fables and Amalurs of the world, actually feels like a dangerous world.  Go play if you haven't already.
 
2013-04-04 10:30:20 PM
That has to be one of the worst sites I've visited in a while. So much clutter.
 
2013-04-04 11:00:34 PM
I have been enjoying the shiat out of Dark Souls lately on PS3. I know they also ported it to Xbox, but fark that shiat. Go original console, or go home.

/now that Japanese game companies have figured out the WRPG, we're doomed...
 
2013-04-04 11:21:12 PM

Whistling Kitty Chaser: Half-Life 3 confirmed as a console exclusive

Yeah, sure.


And if that wasn't enough to clue us in then WHICH console they said it was sure should have.
 
2013-04-04 11:54:00 PM

killzoe: It was when he said Half Life 3 was gonna be a Wii U exclusive that I realized it was a late April Fools prank


Exactly.
 
2013-04-04 11:59:48 PM

LesserEvil: yukichigai: Half-Life 3 confirmed as a console exclusive

[www.ffxionline.com image 250x272]

I doubt Valve is making an exclusive for anybody, particularly when the SteamBox is coming out.

That said, Episode 3 was already announced and is up for PRE-ORDER ON STEAM for a late October release. I doubt Half-Life 3 will have any sort of release date until after Episode 3 ships.


You're lucky I never believed that for a second...
 
2013-04-05 12:09:20 AM
Why is this garbage getting green lighted? I don't blame subby our admins are at fault.
 
2013-04-05 12:15:22 AM
The article is bullshiat.  The ps4 will not cost that much.
 
2013-04-05 12:28:48 AM
Will the PS4 play Blu Ray better than the PS3?
 
2013-04-05 12:51:56 AM

LesserEvil: That said, Episode 3 was already announced and is up for PRE-ORDER ON STEAM for a late October release. I doubt Half-Life 3 will have any sort of release date until after Episode 3 ships.


Eh... When, and if it is actually announced, Episode 3 has become Duke Nukem Forever for me. It got delayed so many times over years, and pretty much forgotten about by the developers, that I stopped giving a damn. It was supposed to come out over 6 years ago, so yeah... if the developers don't give a shiat about their products, why should I?

/maybe if it is included for $2.99 in a sales pack

Lsherm: Fair enough, but I don't have the room for the Kinect,


Since I moved into my condo and have a living room damn near 15'Wx25'L, I finally have room for it. Neat device, but yeah, if you have low ceilings (if you can easily touch it without trying) and/or less than 10' of space from the couch to the TV, a LOT of games for it won't work since you pretty much have to be more than 6 feet away and the "play" area is around 8'Wx5'L.

I'm more psyched for its potential as a Tony Stark-like control device for a UI for computers. Most of the ones currently are "meh" at best, but compared with a decent near-AI program and voice commands, it can pretty easily duplicate JARVIS.

/geek with big dreams
 
2013-04-05 01:21:31 AM

ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?


Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.
 
2013-04-05 01:30:46 AM

wildcardjack: ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?

Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.


I actually had a 3D0.  I absolutely loved that thing.  Way of the Warrior was one of the most ridiculous fighting games ever made.
 
2013-04-05 01:47:57 AM
I pre-ordered a PS4 just so I could destroy it in a video and make the fanboys cry.
 
2013-04-05 01:50:27 AM

xkillyourfacex: Gig103: Having a single hardware combination vastly reduces the complexities of software testing (compatibility, bugs that might arise from different architectures), as well as the complexity of the underlaying OS. Windows can do it because it was designed to support a lot of different drivers, but embedded OSes can be a lot faster, smaller, and reliable if they are hardcoded to specific drivers.

Standard marketing department jibber jabber. I respectfully disagree. It can be done. If it can be done outside console world, it can be done inside console world. There's nothing special about game systems. In the end we're just talking about computers after all.


It's been done with consoles before with various addons such as the Mega CD, 32X, Jaguar CD and even early addons such as the Supercharger for the Atari 2600 and Mattel's Intellivoice addon for Intellivision.

The problem is that they fragment the console market. Everyone has the base unit but only a certain percentage have the upgrade. So developers are far more likely to ignore the new kit to avoid limiting their sales. Sometimes you get games with extra features for newer hardware, such as what happened on the Atari STE and Nintendo DSi, but overall even when the new upgrades add notable power the market limits its use.

As an example, there is a demo tape of what the 32X added to the Mega Drive at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F96yVYxNWPI

It's obvious that it added tremendous power to the Mega Drive, particularly considering that what is shown there is early use of the technology and over time as programmers learned the machine the games would improve further. Yet it failed on such a grand scale that it started an unstoppable decline that killed Sega as a hardware developer. Even the magnificent Dreamcast couldn't save them.
 
2013-04-05 01:57:43 AM

The Angry Hand of God: wildcardjack: ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?

Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.

I actually had a 3D0.  I absolutely loved that thing.  Way of the Warrior was one of the most ridiculous fighting games ever made.


You were one of those rich assholes, huh.
 
2013-04-05 02:01:55 AM

srhp29: Will the PS4 play Blu Ray better than the PS3?


Moar Blu
Moar Rays!
 
2013-04-05 02:14:11 AM

Begoggle: I pre-ordered a PS4 just so I could destroy it in a video and make the fanboys cry.


Sony may be an evil, out of touch corporation, but it knows how to release enough consoles so there won't be a shortage.  No one will care.
 
2013-04-05 02:17:37 AM
$800 will buy you a great laptop
 
2013-04-05 02:29:52 AM

ongbok: The Angry Hand of God: wildcardjack: ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?

Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.

I actually had a 3D0.  I absolutely loved that thing.  Way of the Warrior was one of the most ridiculous fighting games ever made.

You were one of those rich assholes, huh.


Not even close.  I was working about 30 hours a week from 14 on.  When you live with your parents, that leaves you with quite a bit of extra money.
 
2013-04-05 02:30:11 AM
I can buy a kickass PC for $799.
 
2013-04-05 03:08:37 AM

Counter_Intelligent: Not gonna care that much.   This generation made me forget why I liked consoles in the first place:  Japanese games.  Whoever gets the most support from companies like Namco (for Tales games), Atlus, Level 5, and the like will get my money.  But definitely not on launch.


It's okay. This generation also made Japanese game devs why they were doing game for consoles in the first place.

Seriously, it's as if Japan ran out of ideas and can't just adapt to the new paradigms of gaming. Not counting Nintendo, of course, since Nintendo lives in its own mansion with its own toys and isn't affected by "trends". They're the largest game dev in the world and have their own console. fark the world.

Meanwhile, Capcom, Konami, Namco Bandai, Sega, et al, are flailing in desperation trying to fit into the American paradigm.

Blame Microsoft and the Xbox. For years, consoles were a Japanese dominated realm while PC was the American kingdom. With the Xbox, PC devs could port games no problem and since PC games are more complex than classic console games, it was a no-contest the Japanese were going to lose out.

Since the PS2 was a gigantic success, Sony could afford to minimize the PC assault and it became the shelter for Japanese devs.

But because the PS3 stumbled and fell down, Sony got cold feet and went all me-too on Microsoft strategy. Plus the Wii just humbled them in terms of console sales.
 
2013-04-05 03:28:42 AM

The Angry Hand of God: ongbok: The Angry Hand of God: wildcardjack: ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?

Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.

I actually had a 3D0.  I absolutely loved that thing.  Way of the Warrior was one of the most ridiculous fighting games ever made.

You were one of those rich assholes, huh.

Not even close.  I was working about 30 hours a week from 14 on.  When you live with your parents, that leaves you with quite a bit of extra money.


You still were a rich bastard for owning one. Now I'm just player hatin because I didn't have one.

My most expensive game system that I worked to get back in the day was the Turbo Grafixxs 16, and I felt I was cheated after buying it. Do you know how many hours I had to put in as a 16 year old Andy Frain usher to get that? I sold my dignity for that shiat, and it wasn't worth it.

Anyway, the real players had a NeoGeo.
 
2013-04-05 03:57:22 AM
screw consoles.

I just upgraded my PC - new everything, really, except the hard drive (and its OS and all the software). Cost me under $600 to play Bioshock Infinite on the Ultra setting.  (and Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider were free with the GPU.)

Steam has made PC gaming possible again. Hallelujah!
 
2013-04-05 04:02:14 AM

halB: So I can play games for 5-10 years without having to do jack squat.


You realise that most console generations prior to this one have been substantially shorter?   It was only 4 years between the PAL release of the Mega Drive and the JPN release of the Saturn.

This extended phase is a peculiarity of this generation of machines not a constant of consoles in general.
 
2013-04-05 04:18:50 AM

ongbok: The Angry Hand of God: wildcardjack: ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?

Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.

I actually had a 3D0.  I absolutely loved that thing.  Way of the Warrior was one of the most ridiculous fighting games ever made.

You were one of those rich assholes, huh.


I was lucky enough to find one for sale used near the end of its commercial life for a tiny fraction of the original price. By then people with more money than I had moved on to the Playstation and Saturn but I loved my 3DO and the many cheap games I could find in clearance bins as the stores were just about to shed their stock.

I loved that thing. Great console, great fun, even if it was no longer the luxury console it had been a few years earlier. Wing Commander III alone was worth my own relatively small price of admission.
 
2013-04-05 05:11:58 AM
Video gaming technology peaked with the release of this...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-05 05:23:23 AM
Who the hell is going to believe information given to us by a guy named Nick? Come on people, that's just lunacy.
 
2013-04-05 05:23:49 AM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


A) You're describing PCs

B) The only advantage consoles have over PCs is unified hardware expectations. It's far easier to optimize code to work on one specific machine than millions of possible machines.
 
2013-04-05 06:05:01 AM
Come on, subby, you can do better than that.

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-05 06:14:53 AM

LavenderWolf: xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.

A) You're describing PCs

B) The only advantage consoles have over PCs is unified hardware expectations. It's far easier to optimize code to work on one specific machine than millions of possible machines.


That`s the joke?
 
2013-04-05 06:19:56 AM

The Angry Hand of God: People pay that much for an iPad...


yeah, but sony hasnt brainwashed people into thinking they are part of their family.
 
2013-04-05 07:18:48 AM
What is that?  $0.0034/hr of use in the first year?
 
2013-04-05 07:24:32 AM

Gordon Bennett: ongbok: The Angry Hand of God: wildcardjack: ongbok: $799! Who do they think they are, 3DO?

Adjusted for inflation that 1994 3DO at $699 is about $1100 today.

I actually had a 3D0.  I absolutely loved that thing.  Way of the Warrior was one of the most ridiculous fighting games ever made.

You were one of those rich assholes, huh.

I was lucky enough to find one for sale used near the end of its commercial life for a tiny fraction of the original price. By then people with more money than I had moved on to the Playstation and Saturn but I loved my 3DO and the many cheap games I could find in clearance bins as the stores were just about to shed their stock.

I loved that thing. Great console, great fun, even if it was no longer the luxury console it had been a few years earlier. Wing Commander III alone was worth my own relatively small price of admission.


Actually I remember around 2000 you could get a 3DO for about $100 with about the whole library of games. A NEO GEO about that time with 10 games would run you about $200.

then a funny thing happened about 2  years ago. Suddenly both these systems became popular again with the hipsters, and on ebay they suddenly started going for 1200+, especially the Neo Geo. Now once again they are around $200 with 10 or or game included.

If anybody has one with games, and wants to deal before putting it on Ebay, give me a hit. EIP
 
2013-04-05 07:24:38 AM
The console industry is controlled by reptilian shapeshifting aliens.
 
2013-04-05 08:03:31 AM
Right. Somehow I doubt an 800 price point.

I am more concerned about the rumors of both systems needing 24/7 internet.
 
2013-04-05 08:04:07 AM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


So kind of like a PC then?
 
2013-04-05 08:24:07 AM
I paid roughly $600 or so for my PS3 and got almost 6 years out of it.

By comparison Apple charges $600 for their 32gb ipad that and people line up outside the apple store every year to happily pay for a slightly different product every year.

I'm not saying i'm ecstatic about the price of the PS4, but it's not entirely out of the question.
 
2013-04-05 08:32:10 AM
Meanwhile, in real gaming news, developers using the next XBox say it requires a permanent connection to the internet.
 
2013-04-05 08:33:03 AM

Begoggle: I pre-ordered a PS4 just so I could destroy it in a video and make the fanboys cry.


Do people still do that? I feel like these companies learned their lesson and come to market with a good supply of devices now.

Cant remember but wasn't PS2 the last big "have to wait in line " console?
 
2013-04-05 08:52:20 AM
And for that money I could buy two new top of the line graphics cards, set them up in crossfire in my current computer, and having a gaming system that will be superior to the consoles yet again for the next 10 years.
 
2013-04-05 09:01:36 AM

StrangeQ: And for that money I could buy two new top of the line graphics cards, set them up in crossfire in my current computer, and having a gaming system that will be superior to the consoles yet again for the next 10 years.


But what about tipping your vet for declawing your circumsized cat?
 
2013-04-05 10:18:32 AM
At that price the box best contain 2 hookers and a pile of blow.
 
2013-04-05 10:31:28 AM

The Muthaship: StrangeQ: And for that money I could buy two new top of the line graphics cards, set them up in crossfire in my current computer, and having a gaming system that will be superior to the consoles yet again for the next 10 years.

But what about tipping your vet for declawing your circumsized cat?


I uh, wait I had something for this...
 
2013-04-05 11:31:29 AM

nocturnal001: Begoggle: I pre-ordered a PS4 just so I could destroy it in a video and make the fanboys cry.

Do people still do that? I feel like these companies learned their lesson and come to market with a good supply of devices now.

Cant remember but wasn't PS2 the last big "have to wait in line " console?


Wii was forever hard to get for a few months and so was the 360.  The PS3 sat on shelves because of the price.
 
2013-04-05 11:54:59 AM

Begoggle: I pre-ordered a PS4 just so I could destroy it in a video and make the fanboys cry.


Give me the controller!
 
2013-04-05 11:59:52 AM

Harry_Seldon: Video gaming technology peaked with the release of this...

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You kids these days...

Merlin was the peak of electronic gaming.

img3.etsystatic.com
 
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2013-04-05 01:14:23 PM

nocturn: Harry_Seldon: Video gaming technology peaked with the release of this...

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You kids these days...

Merlin was the peak of electronic gaming.

[img3.etsystatic.com image 850x838]


The two were a year apart :-P

And you're both wrong

/Still liked my Merlin though.
 
2013-04-05 08:42:49 PM

xkillyourfacex: Why do we need new consoles again? Graphics are good enough. It'd be better to make consoles modular at this point; swap in new processors, gpu's, and different peripherals, etc etc. Upgrades are cheap and so is manufacturing cost, and the company gets to keep its cash flow as new and better games come out. I don't get why companies go in this all-in-one approach to console gaming. It's just not good long term if they can't get us good prices.


Then don't buy one, if the old ones are good enough for you. But speak for yourself.
 
2013-04-05 09:10:53 PM
Go easy on subby, this is probably the deluxe package that comes with a 2TB HDD, Move kit, a parcel of land in Florida and the Brooklyn Bridge.
 
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