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If consoles wore capes!

AddaAdda Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Games and Technology
Hey G&T,

So a friend of mine recently got a job at nintendo of all places and isn't really that up to date with the gaming scene. She is coming over to mine this weekend to pick my brain and try out all the consoles but also asked if I could give her a hand with some research; so I turn to you guys.

Now I'm not sure who came up with this question but it did make me laugh so hopefully you guys will have some decent responses.

Based on looks, attitude and how they play - If the Wii, Xbox360 and PS3 were all comic book character what would they be?

If you could answer for 1,2 or all 3 that would be great, especially if you can back it up with some witty text.

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  • DourinDourin Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Only one I can really think of off the bat is the PS3. I kind of see it as Cyclops from X-Men. It was the pre-determined leader out of the gate, still has its loyal followers, but really doesn't have the overall respect it may deserve from the masses.

    More of an opinion, but that was the first thing that popped in my head.

  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I can probably picture the Wii being the Silver Surfer.

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I can probably picture the Wii being the Silver Surfer.


    Any particular reason?

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  • KageraKagera Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The XBox360 is totally Lex Luthor from MK vs. DC with that super-powered suit that can make him stronger than he really is but tends to get busted.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Thw Wii is Batman.

    Because is it beating everyone else. A lot. That's what Batman does.

    scarab you have mental problems
  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The PS3 is the Blue Beetle because it's slick and super-cool. 8-)

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Thw Wii is Batman.

    Because is it beating everyone else. A lot. That's what Batman does.

    Plus it doesnt have the same amount of power as everyone else and relies on gadgets.

    I'm not sure that batman is the family friendly face in every home though <img class=" title=":lol:" class="bbcode_smiley" />

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  • SaigaSaiga Registered User
    edited February 2009
    Wii = Batman simply because he doesn't have the powers (high end, HD graphics) but he has the gadgets (wiimote + nunchuck) as his edge of sorts.

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  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Excuse me?

    Are you saying a superhuman level of detection and crime solving isn't a high level power?

    scarab you have mental problems
  • PatboyXPatboyX Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Thw Wii is Batman.

    Because is it beating everyone else. A lot. That's what Batman does.

    Yeah, I think this one works if you consider how he isn't as powerful as the majority of other costumed folk.
    However, if processing power = brains then it doesn't really work.

    I have no idea what 360 would be...I mean, is there a decently strong and popular character who charges people every time he/she saves them?

    And I guess I would make PS3 Martian Manhunter. About as powerful as Superman but no one seems to like him as much. Also: Sony doesn't seem to be as associated with a single gaming genre like they used to be with RPGs and he is a shape shifter.

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  • taliosfalcontaliosfalcon Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    PatboyX wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Thw Wii is Batman.

    Because is it beating everyone else. A lot. That's what Batman does.

    Yeah, I think this one works if you consider how he isn't as powerful as the majority of other costumed folk.
    However, if processing power = brains then it doesn't really work.


    I have no idea what 360 would be...I mean, is there a decently strong and popular character who charges people every time he/she saves them?

    And I guess I would make PS3 Martian Manhunter. About as powerful as Superman but no one seems to like him as much. Also: Sony doesn't seem to be as associated with a single gaming genre like they used to be with RPGs and he is a shape shifter.
    I'd probably put the wii down as robin instead of batman. No powers, pretty useless overall, but for some reason he just won't die and people love him anyway o_O

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Excuse me?

    Are you saying a superhuman level of detection and crime solving isn't a high level power?

    It's as high level as talking in a gruff voice so maybe

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    My 360 would be Batman.

    Because it's dead.

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    BigDes wrote: »
    My 360 would be Captain America

    Because it's dead.

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    That works too.

    Unlike my 360.

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    BigDes wrote: »
    My 360 would be Batman.

    Because it's dead.

    Batman's not dead. Batgirl probably will be soon though... :x (fuck you DC)

    Anyway, the 360 is Superman, the PS3 is Captain Marvel (the real one, not the shitty alien) and the Wii is... I don't know.

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    This is a poll thread, and it is retarded.

    By all rights I should lock it.


    But it's so retarded that I think I'll leave it open

  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Original Xbox is the Blob. lol huge.

    For a change in answer, Wii is Tony Stark. Has all these different peripherals, and the fucker makes money. Also great for drunk parties.

    360 is Professor Xavier. Even though the game is on both 360 and PS3, everyone seems to get the 360 version, as if their minds are being controlled. Xbox Live is Cerebro; you can find all your wierdo friends with it, and know what they're doing. It's also expensive. edit- to go with my PSN analogy, XBL is the Avengers, because fucking everybody is in that club.

    PS3 is Booster Gold. Futuristic, high tech, and pretty much an unpopular dick. Tries to be good, though. But He's still a dick. PSN is West Coast Avengers. A lame copy of something good. Home is Great Lakes Avengers. Because seriously. What?... Man, what?

  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    "Only Dreamcast stays dead."

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    "Only Dreamcast stays dead."
    Dreamcast is Sue Dibny
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  • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Thw Wii is Batman.

    Because is it beating everyone else. A lot. That's what Batman does.

    All punchlines that do not contain "because like Batman it needs gross amounts of time to prepare good games" are not the true king.

    Also, the Gameboy and it's incarnations are remnant of Wolverine and his ability to never die.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    "Only Dreamcast stays dead."

    The Dreamcast is that one guy who got killed in Civil War because only a small amount of people ever gave a shit about it

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  • PhoneBonePhoneBone Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    PatboyX wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Thw Wii is Batman.

    Because is it beating everyone else. A lot. That's what Batman does.

    Yeah, I think this one works if you consider how he isn't as powerful as the majority of other costumed folk.
    However, if processing power = brains then it doesn't really work.

    I have no idea what 360 would be...I mean, is there a decently strong and popular character who charges people every time he/she saves them?

    And I guess I would make PS3 Martian Manhunter. About as powerful as Superman but no one seems to like him as much. Also: Sony doesn't seem to be as associated with a single gaming genre like they used to be with RPGs and he is a shape shifter.
    Regarding the 360, Luke Cage in his heroes for hire days?
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    His 'Where's my money, honey?' quote seems earily appropriate. 8-)

    Although he's fairly indestructable which contradicts the choice for 360 representative.

    For the Wii I'd go with Ted Kord instead of Batman, because of the fun for the family element. Otherwise it's pretty much spot on.

    The PS3 is extremely powerful, a lot sturdier than the 360 yet still lacks in gamer/developer love and gets a lot of undeserved hate or apathy. It's also a bit of a machine that can't decide what it wants to be, family multimedia hub or hardcore gaming machine. It's kind of schizophrenic, so maybe Sentry?

    Oh and seeing the gameboys mentioned made me think of the Summers brothers. All very similar in power type, varying in power levels. Vulcan is probably the DS in that equation.

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  • zimfanzimfan Registered User
    edited February 2009
    this reminds me, I think we need a Marvel Ultimate Alliance thread

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  • KalTorakKalTorak Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    360 - the Hulk. Big, green, powerful - not the most reliable thing in the world, sometimes you just want to launch it into space out of frustration.

    PS3 - War Machine. Shiny, black, heavy- not as popular as the other guy.

    Wii - Batman, for reasons already stated.

  • SmurphSmurph Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The Wii is Spider-man. He's not as powerful as the big guns but is more respected and popular regardless. Plus he's friendly most of the time and not a big mean scowly man like Batman.

  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    KalTorak wrote: »
    360 - the Hulk. Big, green, powerful - not the most reliable thing in the world, sometimes you just want to launch it into space out of frustration.

    Interestingly enough, there was an arcticle about creating the brand of the 360 in fast company a couple years back, and this is a short story about it, wherein the guy doing the presentation calls the original xbox the hulk

    "First up was Michael Jager, JDK's creative director. Standing before the tribunal, Jager (pronounced like the Rolling Stone) illustrated his vision through a combination of street theater, design psychology, and cultural fluency. Comparing the original Xbox with the Incredible Hulk, Jager used a razor to slash an X in a sheet of paper and then thrust his head through the hole. "X today is all AARGGHHH!" he bellowed. Pure aggressive power. He then withdrew his head, flipped the paper, and revealed how that X could become a doorway, "an invitation to an experience." Jager acknowledged power as a critical component separating Xbox from its competitors but urged the company to see it--and express it-- differently. "Our approach was to transition Xbox from this hulk of escaping power into this quiet power that is lurking, something still incredibly dangerous but with more of an elegance and grace," he recalls. "The analogy we used was Bruce Lee." And thus were two firms felled by a single stone."

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Smurph wrote: »
    The Wii is Spider-man. He's not as powerful as the big guns but is more respected and popular regardless. Plus he's friendly most of the time and not a big mean scowly man like Batman.

    That's true. And in a past life he used to be kind of nerdy and unpopular though still likable. He didn't sell well.

    The spider bite was like getting that second Gamecube duct taped on.

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I see the 360 as sort of a hellboy type. Not very subtle, but he gets the job done.

    also, Red ring of doom joke.

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  • FiggyFiggy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Nah the Wii is Aquaman. Sounds and looks cool in theory.. but really... he's Aquaman.

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Captain K wrote: »
    But it's so retarded that I think I'll leave it open

    Appreciated.

    Also the guy who said war machine is the ps3 fits it for me. I have all 3 and I wish my ps3 got more love. now I know how Rhodes must feel.

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  • xzzyxzzy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    PS3 should be spiderman because they use the spiderman font from the movies on the console. HAR HAR.

  • MeizMeiz Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I think you should introduce this friend to the wonderful world of rim jobs.

  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    PhoneBone wrote: »

    Oh and seeing the gameboys mentioned made me think of the Summers brothers. All very similar in power type, varying in power levels. Vulcan is probably the DS in that equation.

    What would the psp be then?

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  • DraysothDraysoth Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    The Wii has to be Squrrel Girl... Theres no reason its doing so much better than its "foes", but it just can't lose.

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  • McClyMcCly Registered User
    edited February 2009
    The 360 is the Scarlet Witch because it's pretty powerful all-around, but can't seem to keep its shit together all the time.

    The PS3 is Booster Gold. It's high-tech, but it doesn't really get the appreciation it deserves.

    I guess the Wii is like the Wondertwins because it kind of sucks.

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  • darklite_xdarklite_x I can't find Turner and HoochRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    First, forget the superhero comparison.

    Bring out your PS3, look her dead in the eye (with one eye slightly raised, and a coy smile upon your face) and go into detail about how the sleek curves and smooth feeling makes the PS3 a winner in your book. If this doesn't have a positive result, maintain the eye contact and smile, but start lightly tracing circles over the PS3. She might ask you about other systems or tell you that you're creeping her out, but you need to maintain your form until you get the result you're looking for.
    Spoiler:

    No need to thank me.

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  • DamionDamion Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    360 is differently the hulk. always try's to power through issues (money, extended warranty, and it's green ring of light). I would say except when it Bruce banners (red rings) but Bruce banner is still worth while. a red ringed 360 is not.

    ps3 is daredevil. Blind, not the most popular. has some cool moves and with what senses it has left puts up the best fight he/it can.

    Wii

    I'm stuck on that one...

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  • AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Wii = Underdog

  • DHS OdiumDHS Odium Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Adda wrote: »
    I can probably picture the Wii being the Silver Surfer.


    Any particular reason?

    Because with it it brings destruction in it's wake.

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