What's the saying, " Fooled me once shame on you, fooled me twice shame on me," but we should have never been fooled in the first place. its definitely going to take more than pretty graphics to fool me next generation. Is it me or is this it?
"Systems aren’t as reliable and software is such a hit and miss" Please don't assume the ps3 is like the 360 without trying it
I don't know. I have really been enjoying this gen. I have played some great games with great stories. I started gaming a little bit earlier than the author of this article. I had to wait for pong to be invented.
Absolutely agree Morganfell & waits for Figboy's views on the subject. But on topic some of his info is severely skewed... 1) The original NES had the metal contacts oxidization/wear down problem which was exacerbated even more by blowing in the cartridges as the moisture in your breath actually would speed up the process. So I can't see how he could say it was "reliable". His take on the games on the NES does hold true though. 2) The Atari & Coleco systems, Sega Master System, SNES, Genesis, Dreamcast, 3DO, Jaguar, Neo Geo, Gamecube, N64 and a couple of others where reliable though he only mentions the DC in his "article"? 3) We all know the PS1 had it's issue with the CD drive wearing down and making the laser become out of focus. An easy fix by either flipping the console upside down OR tweaking the laser pots & drive mechanism. NOT acceptable for a consumer to have to deal with but it wasn't to big of a deal as it still worked. 4) The PS2 also had it's fair share of DRE's but for a system to sell 125+ Million (and still selling) it was (and again still is) within industry standards of 1-3%..it just seemed like a lot because when you do the math it comes out to be low single digit "millions" in comparison with another console almost pushing undoubtedly double digit millions... 5) The original Xbox was where the term RROD originally started form of which "certain types" always seem to forget. But while this system sold over 25 million the percentages from my stand point was probably within industry standards or maybe just a smidgen outside. No big deal but I have seem my fare share of "Christmas Tree Lights" on original Xbox's 6) The 360......where do I start? Or should I even begin for fear of the backlash I will undoubtedly receive because "certain types" will b!tch, cry, moan and try and spin into some type of misinformation/misdirection? Look if anyone STILL will not agree or cannot/will not see the amount of failure percentage the 360 has and what/how M$ acted this gen REALLY needs to read this VERY CLOSELY http://rapidshare.com/files... and don't even get me started with how the total failure of pushing the technology to offer something "more" to grow the industry instead of hampering it and themselves...look into planned obsolescence if you question that. 7) Handheld systems can't really be included as they are prone to breaking/damage from dropping accidents. There where at least 2-3 other spots in the article of which I could have pointed out as "iffy" but whatever...I really only take issue with RELIABILITY. As the games on ALL of these systems over ALL these years have been without question extremely fun to play & enjoy for me since the late 70's. To see the progression of graphics from dots on a screen (Asteroids) to photo realistic graphics (GT5P) has been nothing short of astonishing in my eyes. In addition to how AI (Uncharted & LFD and such) along with Story line (absolutely Metal Gear Series, ESPECIALLY MGS4!) and how the social aspect has grown exponentially (LIVE!, PC Gaming like CS & other content like what is available on the PSN Store gaming/video). I know I am forgetting a lot of things but as a REAL GAMER for so many damned years I think I would know a thing (or two) about what the [email protected]&# I am talking about...something NO immature, biased & childish FANBOY can dispute or challenge. Though watch some try....
A thread of foolish fanboy rants about which system is better. Clearly when it comes to hardware and reliability the PS3 wins all day long. Does that mean the PS3 is going to come out on top with out games that actually sell and people to buy there consoles no. You go on about what feature the PS3 has here and how much better it is here I have a PS3 yeah I love the features. But unpopular to the completely insane PS3 crowd belief, Its games that sell a system not features. Its a console!! your supposed to play games on it. Nintendo is storming its rivals because it understands this fact. The Wii doesn't have super jazzy online chat systems and blu-ray. The Wii sells well because it brings people enjoyment from games like a real console is supposed to. Yeah the games blow for the most part but that doesn't matter you cant tell me 1 person that hasn't picked the Wii up and enjoyed it right away. So let me spell this out stick your reliability where the sun don't shine. The PS2 and PSX didn't have much didn't stop them being a mass success. I love my Blu-Ray drive is it going to add to the enjoyment of my games NO! Yeah the PS3 has better graphics but let me ask you this for a 20 minute playing session. do you really think 90 percent of the world would enjoy MGS4 over WiiSports? You "gamers" need to learn this and learn this fast the PS3 graphics doesn't mean anything to most of the market. No one is going to buy a PS3 over a 360 because its graphics are abit better unless there an uber nerd. The only way the PS3 is going to beat the 360 is with good old fashioned games. The rest is an utter nonsense when it comes to making a console choice. And it doesn't matter how much better the PS3 games are then the 360 games if they don't appeal to people. Valkryia Chronicles is a prime example. @Oner Your totally right the games industry will grow so much better if the PS3 won because it has better hardware. I mean look at the PC gaming industry its HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not........ Nintendo should of seen this coming with them only selling 10 Wii's world wide bloody fools. They should of made the Wii with 24CPU's 78GB of RAM and HD2700000p and sold the console at 400USD. Only losing 900000USD on each console purchased.
It seems you didn't understand the meaning of pushing tech to grow the industry. History has shown us progression in tech (or riding the bleeding edge of it) ultimately benefits the user and can help grow/expand the industry Take these for example: 1) Cartridge - hardware limitations & size, expensive/costly & time consuming to make 2) CD - larger available size (6-700 mb) compared to previous generation 3) DVD - at least 6-7x greater capacity over CD 4) DVD9 - or DL (dual layer) = 2x the size over standard DVD 5) BD - a little more than 3x the size over DVD9 6) BD DL - 2x that of BD and almost 6x that of a DVD9 dual layer And that is just for media that does not account for hardware innovations. ***Once again*** I know I will probably get the crap end of the stick for using Sony as an example but I will also add Ninty afterwards to help explain my point...(some of the next portions are bastardized from previous discussions along similar topics so please take them as a reference more than anything. As some of it may be out of place. OK?) PS1 1995-2000 5 years of support and value ~ 102+ million units sold CD based gaming leaps and bounds over cartridges & first real successful attempt at 3D based console gaming along with FMV (in game) & CD audio playback as well as in some countries VCD (Video Compact Disc playback both combined equal the start of a multimedia system. PS2 2000-200? 8+ years of support and value & still going ~ 130+ million sold DVD based gaming with more capacity for even better, larger more immersive worlds along with bleeding edge technology that is the Emotion Engine PLUS DVD Movie playability, CD audio, Digital Optical out 5.1 surround gaming & home theater, the beginning attempts of Hard Drive & Internet inclusion as well as HD gaming (GT4, GoW etc.) with component cables & lastly Backwards Compatibility PS3 2007-Est.2017 Sony has released statements of a 10 year life span/support ~ 17+ million & selling BD based gaming with ALL THE ABOVE (PS1/PS2) & more. Internet, Browsing, Standard Hard Drive in ALL consoles, HDMI Standard, Partitioning of HD for Linux, DiVx & other media formats, HD Gaming, Home Theater & HD video capabilities, PC connection, PSP remote connection, Open peripheral abilities (i.e. Logitech's G25, or Keyboard's & Mice etc.) Free online gaming & much much more that I know I have missed. If THAT is not innovation that improves the industry then please someone interject with some pertinent contextual information that shows different...as for Ninty there is no doubt they have innovated and actual should be held as the ones who STARTED this and are 100% hands down responsible. They are the birthplace of diverse, genre defining, titles! It is undoubtedly a fact that without the NES we wouldn't be where we are today when it comes to the imaginations of what all those devs gave us that STILL continues today in one shape or form (especially including sequels)! But that is not all, as software is only one aspect when discussing Ninty as well. You only have to look back at what they have tried (and sometimes failed) at their attempts... 1) The Game & Watch portables (I have to add I still have my original Donkey Kong & JR) 2) How they had some hand in the Coleco Mini Arcade's with Donkey Kong featuring Mario etc. 3) The NES R.O.B. (of which I might add I still have my ORIGINAL) 4) The Power Glove 5) The NES Light Gun 6) The NES Advantage ~ joystick controller 7) The Original Gameboy 8) SNES Super Scope 9) SNES Super Gameboy adapter 10) SNES Mario Paint with mouse and pad 11) Virtual Boy (that damned thing made me SOOO sick playing it) 12) The N64 Controller, rumble & ram expansion pack 13) The DS 14) The Wii And that is just off the top of my head!...look I don't care if people agree or disagree with what I said but it is hard to dispute it ;)
Not to be picky here but the original Xbox sold 24 million in 4 years and it took the 360 3 years to hit that same amount. That's a bit more than half the time...
Anti-cheating measures should be enhanced a lot more. Cheaters just take the fun out of the games. Just because they suck they have to cheat and bring down others experience? Im ok with graphics advancing though, its pretty. Portal is a game that advanced more and had pretty graphics.
The old Xbot saying goes, Fooled me once shame on you, fooled me twice shame on you, fooled me thrice shame on you, fooled me a forth time shame on you, fooled me a fifth shame on you, fooled me sixth shame on on me. If every Xfag keeps on fooling themselves its +1 or +6 to Micro$hafts install base. That my friends is how Micro$oft sold 25 million Sh1tbox 3-Fix-Me's.
so was the same thing said when the ps1 and ps2 had problems. the ps1 you had to turn over to play. and the ps2 suffered from dre. oh and i can't forget about how sony's reliable laptop batteries right. your a clown spin that @sswipe.
what the fuk you talking about Bot, i've had my PS1 for 12 years and it still works , unlike that junk of an Xbox 3-Fux-Me. I've had my PS2 for 6 Years and works fine. How is a Laptop a Console? then lets talk about that failure of a Zune and Vista, see how irrelevant it is to gaming? Also I have never owned a laptop so how does you crud of a argument effect me? The Ps2 and PS1 failure where/and are 2-3 % unlike your 33-to 68% of your Sh1tbox 3-Fix-Me. The fact your comparing the Sh1tbox 3-Fix-Me to a last gen and a console from 2 generations ago proves how sh1t your console is. Are you saying your console is of last gen material? your a clown spin that @sswipe.
Neither Vista nor the Zune fail. Only the retards that attempt to use them fail. If you know what youre doing (other then that date flaw with the Zune, entirely Microsoft's fault) then you should have no problems.
He only says Zune and Vista fail because hes still angry that his Celeron D/256mb RAM craputer can't run Vista. And he hates on the Zune because he still thinks Sony Walkman Cassette players are hip.
How does Microsoft's bunghole taste? @ppthedipshit Yes it seriously boggles my mind in how most xbots can just go and continue to buy new units of a defective console over and over and OVER again!!! Yet also defend the console like if it doesn't have a major hardware problem. Take the 25 or so million xbox 360 sold figure and reduce it by at least 20% and that is the actual amount of the xbot 360 userbase
"oh baby, fool me once again, i've got my astroglide with me" http://www.astroglide.com/
Why are you posting on that account? what happened to 'dukadork'? Oh yeah it has 1 bubble LOL owned. Only a matter of time before we see dukadork3
Sony did a massive recall of their defective laptop batteries. MS should do the same with their defective console.
i see you need some attention to. so i will give you some. OK. sony should have recalled the ps2. because of the dre problem. did they?NO. in fact they denied the problem until a class-action suit made them fix it for free. then sony decided to remodel the ps2. did it fixs the problem? NO it didn't. i took the third time (the slim version) to fix the problem. so why didn't sony recall all ps2. and it wasn't just sony who recall the batteries. DELL,HP,and a couple others maker who used the batteries did. so plz get your info together first ok. you can goggle the info if you think i'm lying. now you got your attention. now go away little one. your not ready to spar with the big boys. edit: one more thing. if you want to claim that the ps2 only had a 2%-3%failure rate. i hope you have a link to back up your claim. if not STFU and play your ps3 and stop wasting my time with stupid comments ok.
Good stuff = great article & oh so true. "Patch me once, patch me twice..."
Excellent article. good read. I know exactly what you mean. You pay $600 for one system and 300-400 for the other and 200 for the other. At any of those prices I should never see a freeze or flaw. If I pay $600 I better get one stable system. The games which he mentioned next are another thing. I can go to EB pay about 2-5$ get some NES games and be on them for days, and with some months even. This generation is full of half assed attempts to make something called game with $60 price tag. If I am paying $60 I should get a killer story and hell of a long story. The ps3 has the least excuse you have 50G use it. I pay $60 you can fit a lengthy story and good online, don't skimp.
Thats very unrealistic. Just because you pay $600 for a system or $30000 for a car does not mean it wont have issues. But I agree that the failure rate of one system was just ridiculously high. I wish we didnt have to worry about technology breaking, but thats never going to happen.
"Thats very unrealistic. Just because you pay $600 for a system or $30000 for a car does not mean it wont have issues." QFT as long as the problems aren't a plague it's normal
All this talk about length being compared to older generation games. I personally would rather have 10-12 hours of pure quality next-gen gaming instead of 50 hours of 8bit graphics. (single player, online play is damn near infinite) Of course that's just my mentality today. Back then I wouldn't mind 50 hours of 8 bit graphics because at the time, that was as cutting edge as it could have been. If you guys really have a problem with today's games, then get an Atari and quit your complaining.
As a journalist and a gamer there are just to many games that are on the market that are not worth 60 dollars and some shouldn’t even be made…Vampire Rain.
I'd rather say it like bush...... "Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again"
"I apprecify that".
So full of WHINE!!!!!!!!!!!
While the article is a bit whiney, I do agree that replayability has, in general, gone downhill. The content that SHOULD be available for us to open and unlock via replays is now relegated to DLC. Sorry, but I shouldn't have to PAY for more costumes, characters, or Boss Runs or Time Trials. That's stupid, and should be included at the outset. I think another reason is, in this day and age, DLC is the answer to the booming resale market, which wasn't around during the SNES and Genesis days. Nowadays people rarely replay their titles, and just return them asap for a "deal" on getting raped for store credit. But to say gaming hasn't moved forward as a whole is a bit silly. I mean, titles like MGS4 prove that story is just as important, if not more so. Gameplay? Hello Uncharted, Gears, Fable 2, Fallout 3! But titles have ALWAYS been hit or miss. The problem there is... why should a dev take a chance on a quality NEW IP like Dead Space, when WiiSports is selling like gangbusters? Consumers are as much to blame for the current state of gaming as the developers and publishers are I must say.
only difference in graphics....is to the fanboys. from my eyes both look incredibly amazing..
I disagree, why shouldn't we see what graphics each console is capable of. Yes both are capable of displaying great graphics in games, however i like to know which does it better on each game as it does help me decide which version to buy as i want to get my £40's worth each time. And before i anyone jumps on the fanboy bandwagon at me, i have both consoles (and a Wii at the moment). Bubbles if anyone here can name the film i am watching.
Don't know the movie but you have one messy room.
@cayal Lol, yep it is a bit of a state, however its only the room i'm staying in until i go back to uni next week when i will have my actual gaming set up again =D -- The Clue for the film is that it was released in 2003 and features Bruce Willis and Monica Bellucci in. I also have the Blu-ray version of the film if that helps to narrow it down. (feel free to PM me if you want the answer)
Tears of the Sun. I miss the shot in the trailer that was replaced in the film, of the napalming. :-(
@Unicron Spot on, have a bubble =D
I used to murder this game... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I agree. It had such an amazing and memorable soundtrack. I was always the white car, in auto, using one turbo every time I passed the start line.
Miss the SNES days....had no GF, loans, car, Bills, only worked during summers but gaming was everything. Even the cover Box was Hawt..
omg i can't believe i used to play that day and night and i used the white car too haha
This article is so full of ignorance. The Dreamcast had a library to back it up? What is he smoking? It had some very good games, but they didn't release as often as they did for the PS2. The Dreamcast is a mere shadow of what people make it out to be now.
I agree. People look back at Dreamcast like it was the best girlfriend you ever had, when the truth was she was just the first to touch your doodle. She cheated on you and then later gave you crabs. Simply put Dreamcast was the last throw of the dice for a company that had been hemmoridging money for years and years and years and Sega was no Sony or Microsoft. They didn't have the cash or assets to do that. Plus it only had a handful of great games as well as plenty of others that showed mediocretity. And the real truth is, everyone just wanted a PS2 and didn't mind waiting 6 months or a year to get it. Megadrive was Sega's last great console and even that lived in SNES's shadow. Dreamcast was ahead of its time in a lot of ways, but thats not neccessarily a good thing.
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Boy, you're right *slaps forehead*. Theres even more crap than I remember.
"Dreamcast was ahead of its time in a lot of ways, but thats not neccessarily a good thing. " Sega was always ahead of the times. Sega Genesis Sega Game Gear (opposed to gameboy) Sega CD Sega Saturn Sega Dreamcast I had all of them (except the genesis) But I definitely agree, it doesn't necessarily mean a good thing if it's ahead of the times. Infact, the market just wasn't ready every single time. People weren't ready for it's features. Like the dreamcast's online ability, or the Sega CD not using cartridges etc. Poor Sega. If they come out with a console today, it would have to be as powerful as the next Xbox or better and have as many features as a PS3 just to compete. Which I just don't see happening.
Reading this article was a chore. At least spell-check articles when posting them... Citation for his "quotes" would have been nice too. Very amateurish indeed.
and 2 say it had games to back it up is plain STUPID! They had games sure but i remember WAITING 4EVER to get games. It never had a constant pipe line of software and THATS why it failed
Bubble up for posting without Rose Tined Glasses.
That's true, not only was the hardware just too much for people. There wasn't enough consistent software to keep people interested. People can only play Sonic so many hours lol
pretty much nailed it. For me, these two "next-gen"consoles have really nailed a lot of the things I've wanted out of a gaming console dating as far back as my humble beginnings sitting on a floor and playing a sh*tty atari system (had to use an encyclopedia to hold the cartridges in, and that was "hit or miss," yea, old systems were real f*cking reliabe, what the hell are you smoking, whiny blog person?) These "consoles" have become total entertainment hubs with a great deal of sweet features that should not be overlooked, glossed over, or taken for granted. Online functionality, voice chat, co-operative gaming experiences with friends far away, some impressive steps forward in AI (L4D, FarCry 2....COMPLETELY KIDDING, RELAX), breathtaking graphics (Gears, Assassin's Creed, Metal Gear), absurd production values (again, Metal Gear, Gears of war 2), voice talent and score taken as seriously as film, awesome reimaginings that completely change the construct of gaming (Portal,Braid, LBP), I could go on forever. I don't know what it is, but I'm baffled by people that can't seem to let go of the old days. Sure, I loved the sh*t out of my nintendo, genesis, super nintendo, PSone, Saturn, Dreamcast, PS2, and Xbox 1, but I don't walk around all day pining for a game of Ice Climber and writing a crap blog with a program that clearly doesn't have spellcheck. Seriously, from one writer to another, punctuation this makes me feel embarassed. And I'm sure there are errors in this post, but I'm not writing an "article" and I've got a mighty hangover, so gimme a break.
You pretty much summed up everything I was thinking. All those whiny folks about today's gen compared to last gen. I dare anybody, if you had a chance to get a Free PS3/360 instead of an NES/Atari. WHICH CONSOLE WILL YOU TAKE? thought so.
i hate when fanboy want to act like they have amnesia. so let me jog your memory. ok. just because your ps1 lasted 12yrs and ps2 lasted 6. doesn't mean that the ps1 and ps2 didn't have problems. and if i remember right. sony never said what the the failure rate was. so where did you come up 2%-3%. jsut some made up numbers with no fact to back it up. show me a link to prove sony only had 2%-3% failure for the ps1 or ps2. i had to pay for my ps2 to be fixed 2 times. the third time sony fixed it for free.because of the class-actionlaw suit. do you remember that one. "How is a Laptop a Console" i never said laptops where console idiot. learn to read. i said laptop batteries. which is hardware created by sony. to power up laptops. over 10 million batteries had to be recalled because they where blowing up laptops. vista is software not hardware. i had my 360 since launch. never had a problem except freezes sometimes. the same way i have game freezes on the ps3 at times. but even i'm not going to say just because i haven't had a problem doesn't mean it doesn't exist. now that you have proved how much of an @ss clown you are. i hope i answered yor questions. have a good day.
it seems you're not having a good day
actually. i have the best day of my life. pwning sonyfans is fun. no wonder why you guys spend everyday here. instead of buying and playing ps3 games. ;) @below. first off i don't post here everyday, nor do i post in every thread. so that tell you i do much more with my time then just post on N4G. nor do i sit here all day crying because there some negative news about the ps3. second. whats your excuse for being here.shouldn't you be playing LBP. just to have you created lvl's deleted.or maybe you should be playing socom with it's busted online. matter fact you should be sleeping in Home since it's so boring and you are paying for stuff in a BETA. looks like you Pwned yourself dumb @ss.
"no wonder why you guys spend everyday here. instead of buying and playing ps3 games." Like you idiots always tout, if the xbox 360 has the best software library this generation, What the f*ck are you doing here running you mouth and not indulging yourself in those so-called "great" games??? Do I sense a little bit of sensationalism when it comes to you xbots praising all your games? LOL! You F'n idiot you just Pwned yourself!!! @ Above First of all, I'm not the one going around saying my console has all the best F*cking games and saying that I own a console when I really don't! Second of all, You don't have to pay for anything in Playstation Home and you have never experienced Home first-Hand so don't come in here saying we have to pay for a beta. How the F*ck did I Pwn myself when I was just responding to your words and to what you just said in your comment? Saying a clueness, non-sensical retard like you must ride the little yellow bus to school would be right.
first off little boy calm down before you hurt yourself. ok. no need for you to feel so butt hurt by what i've said. i must have stuck a nerve because you are getting thing all wrong. second. i never said we had the best games. i think you need to re-read what i wrote. and stop getting your panties in a bunch. beacuse i pwned your sonyfanboy brother. third. if you look at my avatar. you will see a ps3,ps2(my third one i had to have repaired) and a 360. so where do you get off saying i don't own one.unlike you i can produce pic of my systems. and yes you have to buy stuff in home. if not you have an empty appartment with no fuinture or cloths. you only get 5 pairs of pants and shirts. but you have to buy the rest. so what part have i lied in. forth. you pwned yourself. cuase like i said. i see why you guys are here everyday posting instead of you playing games. why have you posted to my comment. if it was aimed at ppthedipsh!t. aren't you surpose to be playing LBP,R2,socom,Home. i mean you guys are here everyday saying that the 360 has no games except gears and halo. and that ps3 has better game. shouldn't you be playing them.instead of worrying about how stupid i just made your buddy feel. and just for you i have updated my avatar. so you coud see my ps3,ps2,360.now i know you feel stupid. but don't worry. most of you stupid sonyfanboys think like that when someone speaks the facts about the ps3."oh you don't own ps3. you don't knw what your talking about". then whats that in the pic, d!ck!!!
Graphics are the main reason everyone upgrades. Don't kid yourself saying you ONLY like games for the gameplay - if everyone was like that then there should be absolute uproar that we're being ripped off for games that would be possible on the PS2 with worse graphics. If nobody cared about graphics, there'd be no way in HELL that anybody would care about the picture quality of blu-ray. But they do care. But let's not forget; for most former PS2 owners, this is their first taste of online console gaming - and online is available on most games rather than just the odd one. That's pretty major. With that, we've seen the introduction of a new type of game (for consoles), the downloadable budget-priced game. There's been enough innovation so far this generation to satisfy anyone craving it. And there is no reason why we should simply EXPECT every game to innovate. If a game was fun the first time, it's going to be fun if it's slightly different with different characters and plot. Every PS3 or 360 game could be done on a PS2 or Xbox. The graphics would be a lot worse, but it could be done. Look at Mercenaries 2, though, and you see that graphics might be important after all. The PS2 version was panned - why? Glitches mostly. Especially graphical glitches. Every PS2 game could be done on a PS1 similarly. But you couldn't do most PS3 games on a PS1 - I mean I don't think the PS1 could render as many polygons as Heavenly Sword manages enemies on-screen.
"I mean I don't think the PS1 could render as many polygons as Heavenly Sword manages enemies on-screen." Sure it can. We'd have 1000 squares on screen at once! lol
the system that was formerly the "product of 1999" was crippled by SEVERE piracy. All you had to do was get your hand on a copy of that disc that would bring up the screen with the dolphins and put it in before you put the burned game in. Was too easy. Now that I'm thinking about it, I'm still a little pissed at all my friends who stole the entire library of games and helped kill one hell of a system. F*ckers.
Actually since Piracy is usually on all consoles, I agree that it helped aid the death of the already suffering dreamcast. The only reason why Piracy isn't killing the 360 is because of online gaming. People don't mind paying to play online. As for the PS3, it's not worth it to pirate lol. The cost of the BDs, cost of a BD burner, downloading 15-50gb's of data etc.
In time the technology will be a lot cheaper. As technological history has shown. I'd give blu-ray about 2 years before they become affordable to the average user.
fool me once strike one. fool me twice. strike three. abe lincoln once said if you are a racist then i will attack you with the north
Wtf does Abe Lincoln have to do with this?
This guy has some good points, yet he never experienced ALL of each console. He never experienced ALL of each generation, but he talks about them like he knows them like the back of his hand. I do agree that many games are hit-or-miss this generation, and that the 360 has a ridiculously high failure-rate (hell, I had 2 die on me, one RRoD and another had a graphic card failure). But, the writer needs to stay focused on ONE thing if he is to make an argument, instead of merely touching lightly on each one. In this day and age, it is MUCH harder to develop a game. Let's get that fact straight. It's not easy to develop the next Halo, Killzone, Resident Evil, Etc. out of your garage or small-business. The author needs to take this into account before he even BEGINS to make a statement. Truth is, there HAVE been some pretty revolutionary games lately. No, not Halo 3, thank you, but what about Call of Duty 4? The game was built about as close to perfectly as it can get: practically glitch-free, good single-player, amazing multiplayer. What about Metal Gear Solid 4? Hell, even MGS 3 was amazing. Both had amazing stories, and while I preferred certain aspects of each game, both were astounding. Consoles are pretty revolutionary as well. Try using your Xbox 360 as a NetFlix hub, a media player for your Zune, and then sign on and send pictures of your summer vacation to your friend on it. Browse the net from your PS3, then watch a movie in Blu-Ray (amazing). The only thing the Wii really has going for it is internet and mainly motion-controlled games. My problem with the Wii is that it doesn't suit the hardcore crowd well, and the many mini games grow old after a while. Not saying it doesn't have its successes, but price and popularity are the main factors in its sales. The writer of this article needs to gather ALL OF HIS FACTS before he makes a statement. While he has a few good points, I simply cannot ignore his own failures (He never had an Xbox, so he never even played Xbox Live? Even THAT was pretty revolutionary to launch something of such a magnitude on a console). He skips mentioning consoles merely because he never owned them, and he expects to make a completely fair and logical argument only from HIS OWN experiences? "Revolutionary" is a term that means something different to every gamer. This guy can't stand on a soapbox with a half-intelligent argument and expect to get anywhere, especially when he's trying to define what we should think should be "next-gen." Perhaps he should take an English lesson or two as well: learn to punctuate his sentences and spell a little more proficiently. If you're going to put your name on it and show it to the world, at least make it proper. Perhaps then you wouldn't seem like such an amateur.
I've played every console since 1986. Today, gaming Graphics have gotten better but games have gotten easier, programming more glitchy, more expensive and certain Genres have died. If I could put todays Gen Hardware back in the 90's where games were tougher, less glitches(no patches), and more genres and games to choose from. R.IP Brawlers Genre and I do miss my 2-D games like Castlevania(thx for the Ds tho). Everything today is Big Market, Big budget = Less Quality.
I agree with what your saying, however Big budget = Less Quality I disagree with completey, generally Big Budget = Better Quailty. Because of the budget, gaming production values are as high as they have ever been. However if you was to say Less time and more expection's = Less Quality then i would agree without question, its developers having shorter deadlines and having more expectations from them that leads to more mistakes in the programing
We could look at Big Budget as in how much money the game too to make or we could look at how long it took to complete. That's why we have Little Flops and Big Flops. Same as a Low Budget game could equal Quality as well but what is Quality? A review Score? Less Glitchy Game? just Great Graphics? Does it represent a Letter A/A+? What is one mans trash may another's treasure. Quality can be subjective so Big Budget is never gaurenteed Quality. For Low budget, Examples: Just look to Look at PSN/XNA games For Big budget, Examples: Well any other $60 title For small studios such as, Free Radical or Factor 5, you think the games they made, that floped was small budget?
I dont know. I thought this generation was a huge leap from last gen. (Ps2 -> Ps3) I mean from Ps1 to PS2... we got better graphics, more memory card space (sadly save file sizes went up as well) a DVD player. basic online play. but jumping from PS2 to the PS3 was huge. graphics were better, it could support 1080p resolourion. Firmware updates were a huge thing. it ment the console kept on upgrading. no multitap needed-> up to 7 controllers at once (most games 4). wireless controllers were the norm. bluray. hard drive which is upgradable -> music, pics and movies. messaging fello PS3 owners(friends list). good online play. Internet browser (which i use on a daily basis, due to my brother playing maple story on the PC all the time).
LMFAO im reminded of a George Bush speach "Fool me once, shame on you..." *awkward silence* *clearly forgets the saying he started to say* "but fool me twice.. well your not going to fool me again.." *more awkward silence* Holy crap that guy was stupid
and he got reelected: fool me... *awkward silence*
Here I was,after reading the title,We were going to have a discussion on GTA 4