Next Generation Consoles

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Which Next-Gen Console Will Own them All? (Don't Vote Until You've Read the Specs)

XBox 360
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PS3
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Nintendo Revolution
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Postby Bean on Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:54 pm

XBox 360:
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PS3:
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XBox and PS Spec Comparision

Nintendo Revolution:
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No real specs avaliable, except this interesting quote from IGN:
Reginald Fils-Aime :
"We announced the ability to download and play the best NES games, S-NES games, N64 games, in addition to Revolution games and GameCube games," he said in an IGN/G4 interview. "If you put those controllers all lined up together, they're all very different. So think about what kind of device is going to allow you to play all those different types of games. It's pretty interesting."

You will be able to go online and download any Nintendo game, according to the report.
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Postby Adam Balm on Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:34 pm

But PS3 will be able to play Blu-ray DVDs, or so I read.

And that's the only use I could find for one. I don't play video games.
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Postby TonyWilson on Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:15 pm

I have a PS2. Well it was cool when I bought MSG2 anyway. But I'm going for the XBOX 360 when it eventually gets over to the UK. I need Halo 2 online and I need it now!!!
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Postby Bean on Sun Aug 07, 2005 6:26 pm

I think if the Nintendo Revolution is done right it can be better than any of these consoles, but right now we have no specs so I can't say anything.. yet.
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Postby wonkabar on Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:59 pm

Wow, it's a tie (for now) Looks like Nintendo got a real vote of confidence there. I thought they were gonna bail the console arena.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:48 am

I broke the tie so fuck off PS3'ers!
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Postby bluebottle on Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:53 am

you're an evil man.
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:03 am

The cool thing about the Nintendo is you will be able to download previous Nintendo system games to play, Super NES or N64 or whatever. A simple thing, but if handled right it would be a big selling point, who doesn't have some old Nintendo system game they want to play, but are too lazy to hook up the old system, or the old system is broke.
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:08 am

XBOX 4 EVER!
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:14 am

I voted for the PS3, because judging from the pictures above, it seems to be the only one with a controler. The Nintendo does offer a really nifty frizbee though. Tough call. Actually, upon second look The Nintendo appears to be firing that disc. That could cause some real damage. I want to change my vote.
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:17 am

You know what those consoles need more of?
Cowbell...
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:18 am

That PS3 controller looks g@y. And I meant that in the sexual way.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:23 am

And it doesn't shoot death frizbees.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:24 am

My friend's comments on the new Nintendo: "It's italicized!"
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:24 am

Yes, the Playstiation is far too erotic-looking.
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:26 am

"It's italicized!"

Good call.
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:26 am

But then again, the the controller does look kinda like a cylon raider. So maybe it could fuck up that disc if it wanted to.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:27 am

I just realized that is not even the right pic of a 360:

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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:31 am

Man-in-the-Box wrote:And it doesn't shoot death frizbees.


If this was the old AICN TB that could become a catchphrase...
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:33 am

Sombody should change their old-AICN user-name to "Deathfrizbees"
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:40 am

Someone should invade Poland...
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Postby Man-in-the-Box on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:42 am

I'm game... for the Poland thing
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Postby wonkabar on Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:48 am

They're tied again. Son-bitch-bandit!
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Postby Agent Alonzo on Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:04 am

I voted for the Nintendo, for the same reason you flirt with the studly chick sometimes, to make them feel better about themselves, and to make you feel like a better person... And to have a fall back shag if plans a through z fall through...
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:32 am

Agent Alonzo wrote:I voted for the Nintendo, for the same reason you flirt with the studly chick sometimes, to make them feel better about themselves, and to make you feel like a better person... And to have a fall back shag if plans a through z fall through...


Spoken like a true player. Ah I miss those days.
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Postby Bean on Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:18 am

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Hey I'm no Winslow...
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Postby wonkabar on Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:20 am

Dangerous little fuckers aren't they?
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:44 am

That is funny. AND dumb.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:52 am

I voted for Nintendo. If nothing else, at least I'd be able to go back and play all the Zelda games again...
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:37 am

It seems fair to say that the next gen consoles will pretty much follow the pattern of the current ones:

X box 360 will be the most powerful
PS3 will have the widest choice of games
Revolution will offer you certain games and gameplay which you can't get anywhere else, but it won't be sufficient for it to outsell the other two.

From Nintendo's point of view, this isn't so bad, because Microsoft and Sony make a loss on every console they sell, so they really rely on huge-selling games to rectify things.

It's a little amusing that Nintendo are still being so cagey about the Rev controller - but there is some history there; before the N64 came out, they decided to release early shots of the analogue controller, which allowed Sega to hastily cobble one together for the Saturn, and Sega effectively pipped the big N to the post - they are still bitter about that to this day.

Anyhoo - it's fairly obvious what the Rev controller will be - basically a larger or different-shaped version of the DS. In other words, the interface will be a touch-screen, maybe with a couple of shoulder buttons and possibly even a d-pad. I am so convinced of this, I'm willing to bet a large amount of cash on it.

Mark my words; the Revolution's controllers will be wireless, with a large touch-screen.

I would also guess that you can use a DS as a Revolution controller.
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Postby thomasgaffney on Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:40 am

Wow, TITG, that sounds pretty wicked. I hope that you're right..... I loved Nintendo and their games from the beginning and I'm just waiting for them to put out the ultimate gaming system and blow Microsoft and Sony away.
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Postby Bean on Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:47 am

Nintendo has all ready ruled out touch-pad controllers (I'm almsot positive I read it).
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Aug 15, 2005 9:55 am

Is touch-pad the same as touch screen? Because if so, I'd need to see where you read that, because it seems a very unlikely thing for Nintendo to do.

Reggie's comments kind of give it away. What he's basically asking is this:

"how do you have one controller which can perform the functions of a NES controller, a SNES controller, an N64 controller, and a Gamecube controller?"

The answer to that question is that you either have a controller which can change shape like a transformer, or you use a touch screen. It'll be a touch screen, I'll keep saying it until I see the thing.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Aug 15, 2005 10:05 am

By the way, whatever you think of Nintendo, they sure have the cuddliest bigwigs:

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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:52 pm

The Dino, he broke a the tie inna favor of a the XBox. Alla you crybaby putzes who miss a the Zelda onna the old a Nintendo... GET A HOLD OF A YOUSELVES, eh? Alla you gotta to do is a download a the emulation software onna your PC, eh? Holy crappa they got emulators for everything a these days.

I even downloaded a the old Apple //e emulator a just a so I could a play a the Dino Eggs onna my PC laptop. Anna then I gotta the MAME so I could a play Joust anna Galaga anna alla those great arcade a games from a the 80s.

You putzes gotta get with a the technology...
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Postby Lord Voldemoo on Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:36 pm

Bean wrote:I think if the Nintendo Revolution is done right it can be better than any of these consoles, but right now we have no specs so I can't say anything.. yet.


I increased the Xbox lead. I love me some Halo, and Lucasarts games generally come out first for XBox (for good (KOTR) or for bad (most of the others)).

Bean, the problem with Nintendo is that there are no games available, and 50% of the games that are available are for 7 year olds. I love Zelda and Mario, etc., but not enough to buy a Nintendo. Plus, see Dino's note regarding emulators for the older games.
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:50 pm

I remember the good 'ol days when I played on my PS2. Then, marriage. Now my PS2 collects dust in a box in the guest room. Someday i will have a guys-room to play video games and hang my posters and hide my playboys under the cushions!
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:54 pm

so sorry wrote:I remember the good 'ol days when I played on my PS2. Then, marriage. Now my PS2 collects dust in a box in the guest room. Someday i will have a guys-room to play video games and hang my posters and hide my playboys under the cushions!


So THAT explains alla the agression inna your avatar...
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:55 pm

If only playstation would develop a game where i can strangle Kevin Smith.... that would be heaven.
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:57 pm

Hey - I love me some MAME. Don't get me wrong Dino - I have a lot of love for the X-Box - and I certainly consider it a far superior machine to a PS2...... but dude, have you <i>played</i> Donkey Konga 1 and 2? You'll want to take those bongos to bed with you when you do!

I rarely see most of my X-Box owning friends these days - because they're all indoors playing Halo 2 online. A fantastic game - but I just don't have enough time for Halo 2 to be a realistic proposition for me. I need games you can pick up and play, and Nintendo still rocks for those kind of games.

Don't even get me started on PC gamers. World of Warcraft, anyone? Fancy giving up all other aspects of your life for 6 months? Then it's the game for you!! Again - I fully accept that if you <b>do</b> have the time on your hands, it's an incredible game - but I don't, damn it!!!

Of course, Pro Evo (5) must get a mention simply for being the best damn football game in existence - and the only reason to buy a ps2 these days.....
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:00 pm

World of Warcraft is not that involving. I mean, it can be, but I played for only 25 days and I got to level 40 easily in that time. And I am a lousy gamer who works and goes to school.

City of Heroes is the game that would suck up every last minute of my life if I let it.
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:01 pm

I like a the PC games a too, eh? Iffa only for a the customization anna the mods. The Dino, he modified a the player skin for a the Grand Theft Auto 3 anna put myself inna the game.

There is a no better feeling than a letting loose with a the flame thrower onna the innocent civilians... I just a pretend they alla my critics! BWAHAHAHA!!
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:02 pm

I too, play far too much of a the City of a the Heroes... I'm a waiting anxiously for a the Issue 5 enhancements, eh? Archery powers!
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Postby so sorry on Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:04 pm

that GTA3-modified Dino sounds like a great Avatar!
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Postby ThisIsTheGirl on Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:37 pm

Yeah, I'd pay to see Dino slaughtering random law-abiding citizens, to be fair.

This should probably be in the confessional thread, but I did once spend an entire week off "sick" from work playing the dreadful Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds on my PC - I just loved the way you could build Sith Temples and then send out your Sith Lords to wreak destruction on the....oh, never mind
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:37 pm

DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:I too, play far too much of a the City of a the Heroes... I'm a waiting anxiously for a the Issue 5 enhancements, eh? Archery powers!


I am laying off until I graduate, but once I finish school, I am going to play like a mother fucker.
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Postby wonkabar on Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:52 am

No shit, I have like six games I still haven't finished yet. As soon as I can get this damn school and work crap sorted out, Ill get back to what's important.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:18 pm

G@YTARDED: Nintendo Crap
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Postby John-Locke on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:32 pm

Do you think that is the remote or the actual controller?

The article says it's the controller??? Weird

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Postby so sorry on Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:32 pm

that controller alone will destroy any hopes of people buying that piece of shit. i mean honestly, if i wnat to play old nintendo games, i'll plug my fucking old nintendo in and play. ENOUGH WITH THE MARIO SHIT!
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