Will Microsoft announce a portable system? New Nintendo Wii colors on the horizon? Sony's Playstation Online no longer a free service? Check out Ripten's predictions for this years E3.
Wow this guys rumors are stupid. He wants the 360 to be the same as the PS3 and Wii. Also the Elites not dead. It's doing great at least at my BestBuy. Yeah the PS3 needs rumble i can't stand playing it with those light controllers. I would be shocked if Sony started to charge for the internet.
I work at a best buy as well and yes they are doing well but the only reason people are buing them is because of the hdmi. No yes some of the predictions are a stretch, but if they were going to make a cable for pros and cores then you would have no need for an elite. I have a 120GB hard drive and only 12GB full. And as for paid internet it is going to happen eventually, it was rummored awhile back and I believe that someone from sony said i would not be free forever (I may be completly wrong)
the guy was basicially trying to morph the 360 into a ps3. If xbox fans really wanted that they would buy a ps3. PS: if I see one more E3 prediction article I'll explode.
How would they make an HDMI cable without the proper port? HDMI with HDCP requires the HDCP handshake, and they can't just do that through an adapter cable. He really doesn't know what he's talking about. HDCP handshakes are complex, but as I understand it, each device has a special set of numbers, like a matrix, and using those 2, I forget the algorithm, but I believe I found it on the web, they generate a unique handshake number, that they use every time they connect. I probably got that all wrong, so please correct me if you know anything about it. But, I believe, HDCP is necessary for HDMI, so I don't think it's possible to just make a simple adapter. Please, if you know anything about HDMI or HDCP, or if it's possible to make an adapter, then please share what you know.
Microsoft could lower the price of the elite and thereby do away with the need for the pro system all together, it would be one way to make their supporters happy.
I think Sony will start charging for online, if not they'll probably charge for Home. I don't think Microsoft will cut prices on Live.
I doubt Sony will announce at this years E3 that they will start charging for online. Sony is on thin ice with a lot of people and they know that, this years E3 Sony will only announce positive news to get the hype train rolling and systems moving off the shelves at a faster pace. If Sony does plan to start charging for online sometime in the future I believe the earliest time they would make this announcement would be E3’08, by then the hate should of died down and they can afford to drop a bomb that big and still get away with it. That’s my thoughts, take them as you will.
Microsoft is gonna show Halo..... watch... it will come true... LOL.... who cares about these articles... the event is in just a couple of days right??? Gamers will be happy. 360, PS3, and wii.... I'm really curious of how SmashBros is gonna be like... might buy a wii just for that game. seriously.
If any game would make me buy a Wii (and that'd be hard, since I'll admit I despise Nintendo) it'd be a party game like Mario Party or Super Smash Bros. On another note, I despise Nintendo, because they release 1 handheld and then a new, upgraded one a year or two later, and look how little each one improves on the other. Gameboy Advance, Gameboy Advance SP, Gameboy Advance Micro. The DS was about even with PSP, until they released the DS Lite, and everyone I know with a DS, goes out and buys the new DS Lite. It's so incredibly ridiculous. They also release a new Zelda or Super Mario Bros or Mario Kart that doesn't actually do anything new, yet is hailed as the best RPG or best platformer or best racing game. Nintendo takes advantage of people with their mediocre consoles and games. Even though the Wii costs the least, they were the only ones to make a profit on their system at launch. Microsoft and Sony both lost money at first, and Sony still loses money. At launch, it cost Sony $800 to manufacture the $600 SKU and something like $750 to manufacture the $500 SKU, and it didn't even sell, so they dropped it. The point is that Sony and Microsoft both took a loss to provide value, while Nintendo just takes advantage of people that don't know the specs and numbers. Sorry if that was a bit of a rant.
Sony would be stupid to start charging after they have given out free service. He does make a good point about people getting banned though.
MS has no reason to cut live prices or reveal a "motion control". Who owns a 360 and is not happy with the Live service and Controller? The DS is so great because of it's simplicity and price. Sone tried to make a High tech device and it only hits big with a specific audience. MS would not slump on the High tech to come down to Nin's level and would run into the same PSP price range. PS3 has to have something to charge for in order to charge for it's online service. Maybe a subscription service for streaming movies or more ads in the PSN, but No one would pay for what the PSN is offering at this point, Myself included. Myself, I feel no one should have to pay for basic online play. Tournaments and maybe ranked paly, yes, I could see paying to have that, but just BS'ing with buddies for fun, Free of charge. Ranked play with stats and such and tournaments with prizes.
THIS GUY IS AN IDIOT! WHEN HE SAID THAT PSP FAILED I STOPPED READING! YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE PSP BUT TO SAY THAT SYSTEM THAT HAS SOLD 22 MILLION IS A FAILURE, IT JUST DESTROYS ANY KIND OF CREDIBILITY THIS GUY HAD.WHAT A MORON!
Type in caps much?
Sony has stripped away 33% of Nintendo's monopoly in the handheld market in 2 years. I wouldn't call that a failure. And if it wasn't for Japan's obsession with the DS it would be alot closer.
ALL CAPS ROAR!!! When you write in all caps you lose all credability. So you stopped because he stated an opinion? What if at the end he said P.S. I love the PSP? What if he was right?
Do you know if the PSP made money and hit the numbers that Sony was expecting to hit? Because if not, that may constitute a failure. I mean if my goal was to make a thousand dollars, but instead i lost five, I think I would say I failed.
I bet half of us on this forum can up with a better article than that. PSP is not a failure and has a good chance to the DS because they got games that are potential system sellers like God of War, Gran Turismo, and Final Fantasy.
It doesn't matter if PSP can beat DS, the point is that PSP has recently became 3rd best selling system, wright after DS and Wii and if you call "failure" machine that in 2.5 years time sells 22 million, you are retarded or just big anti Sony person. For God sake PSP basically in last 2 years had no games and yet it has sold so well.
The PSP is a great piece of machinery. I do not personally own a DS but I am sure it is great as well. I own a PS3 and am on my second Xbox 360. To say that the writer of this article is anti Sony though I think is inaccurate. They seems to be anti both companies in certain areas. For example when they talk about the versions of the 360 the writer says... "Core is dead. Elite is dead." And obviously the writer made the comment about the PSP being dead which I don't completely understand but then again, this is the prediction of one person. Mikeslemonade said he thinks we could all write our own, I agree. That is the point. Predictions are meant to be debated and the results can only be determined after the fact. We are a society that wants to know everything ten minutes ago, if we were not then predictions and speculation would not be as popular as they are. Nostra-
LOL he CLEARLY has no clue what he is talking about, he thinks HDMI can magically be attached to the Core and Pro, I guess he thinks HDMI is like USB or some crap, the PSP failed? LOL someone need to give this guy the memo so he can stop being trapped in 2005 Edit: did you actually read how that one works right? RIGHT?
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I never saw the big deal in having a web browser on a console. It is much easier and more convenient to surf the web with a computer. I would like to see a news feature though on the 360, similar to that of the Wii. Is it possible for the PS3 and the Wii to get a virus from using their respective browsers? If it would be possible for the 360 to get a virus from using IE on it, I would rather they keep it off.
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