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Offline TheMagicM

New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« on: November 16, 2006, 06:46:52 PM »
With the PS3 and new Nintendo Wii, we (no pun intended) should see some bad a$$ games out.  Not necessarily for the Wii, but the PS3.  The PS3 is a powerhouse.  What I wonder though is will we see any breakthrough games?  Surely with all that power we should have lifelike graphics and killer sound.

Or is this a case of where the hardware is ahead of the programmers ability to use them to their full potential?

Thoughts?
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Offline swift240

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 06:52:44 PM »
To early yet I think.
I would love to see a game or two that is not on any other console.
As for the PS3 I have yet to see one in action its all well and good seeing a demo on a PC screen but its another to see the real thing in action.
I wish I had the mony I would buy a PS3, to go with my PS1 and  PS2.
Having said that it would be rather nice for a good enough TV to display the picture on, to get the best result.

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Offline kd7ota

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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2006, 06:58:02 PM »
Honestly,

Even if they can take full potential or not, I don't know if they will make something that is breakthrough in gaming.

I personally will stick to the Xbox 360 all the way.  PS3 supposively being twice the power of the xbox 360, maybe in CPU power, but in the end, Xbox for teh win! :)
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Offline iamaboringperson

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2006, 07:34:49 PM »
Does anyone here from Japan/US have their PS3 yet? :-]
 

Offline tonyvdb

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2006, 07:42:32 PM »
They go on sale tonight (Thursday) at midnight here in Canada as well. But why wait in line for it as it will be far less inexpensive after Christmas. Im likeing the Nintendo one as they again will have alot of the games that my kids can play as well as myself. I'm not much into the kill mame and destroy aspect of alot of the Xbox and PS games.
I wonder if the Nintendo will alow playback of the HD DVDs right out of the box?
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2006, 07:54:40 PM »
@tonyvdb

The Nintendo Wii won't allow playback of ANY DVDs out of the box.  There are rumors of a DVD capable version coming out in 2007.
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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2006, 11:18:40 PM »
I have seen PS3 in action, and the graphics are pretty impresive.  We are taking high end pc here.

For me though It will be a Wii.  graphics, power and sound are very  reasonable considering the price, plus nintendo are actually trying to provide us with something different.

I think the Wii is the only true next-gen console, as the 360 and ps3 are just the same old consoles with more ooomph
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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2006, 11:22:10 PM »
well, the 360 and ps3 are giving you the same games you've always played, except with more of everything:  more detail, more enemies, more effects

atleast the PS3 added a gyro to it's controller, however, at a loss of rumble

I'm a little miffed with the Wii's graphical power which is just a bit more than the original Xbox

having said that, I play my Gamecube on a 50" widescreen and I do find it good enough so the Wii will look marginally better

I am holding out for a future update to 540p output for the Wii...

having said all this, the Wii's controller interface seems to make these old games fun again and that's why I'm buying it

I have a PC (with a Gamecube controller attached to it) for any other kind of gaming experience I desire, hi-def or otherwise...
 

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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2006, 11:28:11 PM »
saw a preview today of the new sonic on the wii and it looked amazing, and its really really fast

is the wii being released on 8th december in the usa too?
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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2006, 11:29:36 PM »
November 19 for the Wii in the USA.
 

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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2006, 11:32:15 PM »
at least nintendo have a more or less the same worlwide release date.

got one on pre-order

6 months till the new mario and metroid games though :(
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2006, 11:48:12 PM »
Who cares about graphics and processors? It's the games that matter. And honestly, I'm bored of computer games. At least I was until I got my DS. The 360 and PS3 are just more of the same tired old crap. FPSs, footie games, war games... it's all been done to death. The only exciting product on the horizon is the Wii.

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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2006, 11:59:52 PM »
exactly, nintendo have gone back to inovating, and the price is right, and they are small and really cool.

I have always love nintendos stuff to be honest.

my fav game of all time is yoshis island on the snes

as i said wii is next-gen, the future of gaming is all about finding new ways to play games, not rehashing 30 year old ideas
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Re: New PS3/Nintendo Wii, gaming in general
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2006, 12:08:57 AM »
I agree but you can't blame a brother for asking for a wee (pun intended) bit more bling bling on the A/V side...
 

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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2006, 12:12:18 AM »
this is true, but £150 compared to whatever the ps3 will be , is it £400 - £600. I really dont mind
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