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  • CptKemzikCptKemzik Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I own a PS3 and a Wii and and an xbox

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    I own

    Ditto.

    Also a decent gaming PC and DS and 3DS and PSP and Vita and iPad.

    I am basically in a position where I can buy and play pretty much every single game that comes out that I want.

    I am going to die alone.

    D... damn that's a lot of consoles (+plus PC & ipad)

    CptKemzik on
  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    CptKemzik wrote: »
    I own a PS3 and a Wii and and an xbox

    alt post

    I own

    Ditto.

    Also a decent gaming PC and DS and 3DS and PSP and Vita and iPad.

    I am basically in a position where I can buy and play pretty much every single game that comes out that I want.

    I am going to die alone.

    D... damn that's a lot of consoles (+plus PC & ipad)

    I...spend way too much money on games.

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

    According to me I am a millionaire who owns a ferrari

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

    According to me I am a millionaire who owns a ferrari

    give me money.

  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    The only significant part of Dragon's Dogma was that you could latch on to a monster to stab it while climbing around on it. It was fun to stab the goat head of a chimera in the neck.

    But also it seemed to be doing some weird faux-MMO thing?

    it has neato NPCs called Pawns that are sort of your character's sidekicks, which you can somehow send to your friends, and then your Pawns come back with loot and info
    night time is really scary and full of murderous ghosts or something
    you can fight griffons and chimeras and dragons and golems and shit

    but it is capcom, so as others have said, it will either be awesome or terrible
    most of the people that have played it thought it was really neat.

    i think the archery looks neat, especially the mage-archer class

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

    According to me I am a millionaire who owns a ferrari

    give me money.

    Sorry too busy spending it all on stupid shit with no consequences

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

    According to me I am a millionaire who owns a ferrari

    give me money.

    Sorry too busy spending it all on stupid shit with no consequences

    i'm an accountant, i can get you more money. give me money.

  • King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
    The only significant part of Dragon's Dogma was that you could latch on to a monster to stab it while climbing around on it. It was fun to stab the goat head of a chimera in the neck.

    But also it seemed to be doing some weird faux-MMO thing?

    it has neato NPCs called Pawns that are sort of your character's sidekicks, which you can somehow send to your friends, and then your Pawns come back with loot and info
    night time is really scary and full of murderous ghosts or something
    you can fight griffons and chimeras and dragons and golems and shit

    but it is capcom, so as others have said, it will either be awesome or terrible
    most of the people that have played it thought it was really neat.

    i think the archery looks neat, especially the mage-archer class

    I was gonna make a thread for it( I keep adding to it I may never post it) since honestly it looks awesome. It's being made by the Devil May Cry team so the combat will be awesome at any rate . Other notable features include premium weapons and armor being very very rare and usually it's guarded by something huge. So when you kill that Golem you know you'll find something awesome. Assuming it doesn't make you into paste.

  • Dox the PIDox the PI Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

    wait... SDF still exists?

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    Dox the PI wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    according to sony defence force the ps3 has out sold the xbox 360.

    wait... SDF still exists?

    As long as Shane Bettenhausen still lives.

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Space is the Place Registered User regular
    we must be defended against the slavering hordes of xbots and unbewiivers

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    so, yeah

    now that we are most likely approaching the end of this console cycle

    who "won" this current generation

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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    That depends, do you define winning as having the best product, or by being the most successful?

    If it's the latter, Nintendo hands down. The former is a harder decision.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I'd actually define it as the one that has managed to build the best brand name, using product specifications, games and services

    because it all decides what console people are going to buy in the next cycle. It's all about what the consumer will think when the new consoles hit the market.

    so, according to this criteria, I'd say the Wii is a failure. Yeah it sold a whole lot, but, who's using it anymore? Who remembers it for its wealth of excellent games? who remains dedicated to it, even now?

    I'd actually say the winner is the 360, but it's a very, very close call with the PS3. That whole red ring mess, the dearth of good 360 exclusives, and how good (and free) Sony's online services have gotten means that the 360 isn't unassailable, but more people use the 360 for more things. And the Kinect, despite having absolutely rubbish games attached to it, is a remarkable piece of technology, blowing past the Playstation's Move controller. And the impact of the hack of Sony's server should not be forgotten either.

    Indie Winter on
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  • LockedOnTargetLockedOnTarget Registered User regular
    I'd say the 360 is the right blend of mainstream success and quality software and hardware(with the major exception being the RROD).

    PS3 probably has the best overall game library, but for a large chunk of the generation the 360 held that crown. PS3 took a long time to catch up, and eventually surpass it.

    The Wii managed to become this huge thing but has the weakest library by far.

    Meanwhile the 360 isn't as huge as the Wii but is still pretty damn successful as a product and a brand, while it's library isn't quite as good as the PS3 but is still pretty great.

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    I have never felt the need to get an Xbox

    The only exclusive title that ever interested me was Fable

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
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  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    the wii's best days are far behind it

    the 360 has remained a steady seller for 7 years

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter Nattravnen Registered User regular
    Quoth wrote: »
    I have never felt the need to get an Xbox

    The only exclusive title that ever interested me was Fable

    I feel pretty much the exact same way about the PS3, with Journey replacing Fable

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  • QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    And I would say Fable is a much more substantial game in terms of time/value than Journey

    “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam. Confundatur pessimus cattus qui minxit super librum istum in nocte Daventrie, et consimiliter omnes alii propter illum. Et cavendum valde ne permittantur libri aperti per noctem ubi cattie venire possunt.”
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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    why does it matter who won?

    Not like there is a prize for buying the winning console.

    All the systems found their place over all, and will probably sell just fine in the next generation.

    Most everyone who bought a wii because "oh man Nintendo!" will buy a wiiu, moms and dads will probably buy one for the same reason they bought a wii "they looks neat but he doesn't live here anymore, and it's not that expensive, let's get one" so nintendo is fine.

    xbox is the place for online console shooters, and has most every game the ps3 does, so the next one will do fine.

    I don't know what the ps3 did but people seem to like it, so, they will probably buy the next one.

  • PhillisherePhillishere Registered User regular
    As someone who has all three:

    1. XBox - Great system with an excellent controller. I had a failure, but the replacement was free and no hassle. Best game library and online service. My go-to gaming machine. I automatically buy for the XBox when I have a choice.

    2. PS3 - Decent system marred by weird implementation issues. Too many updates that take too long. Too much installing of new games. General overall clunkiness. Poor controllers. Theoretically powerful hardware let down by the fact that the majority of the games I buy actually play as well or better on the XBox.

    3. Wii - Overall well-designed system with horrible library. It's capable of great things - see Xenosaga - but the developers let this one down.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    i did that there video game quiz thingie

    it was...surprisingly apt
    Spoiler:

    also I use my PS3 for single player games and XBox for Multiplayer games

    but I use my PS3 most because blu-rays

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    why does it matter who won?

    Not like there is a prize for buying the winning console.

    All the systems found their place over all, and will probably sell just fine in the next generation.

    Most everyone who bought a wii because "oh man Nintendo!" will buy a wiiu, moms and dads will probably buy one for the same reason they bought a wii "they looks neat but he doesn't live here anymore, and it's not that expensive, let's get one" so nintendo is fine.

    xbox is the place for online console shooters, and has most every game the ps3 does, so the next one will do fine.

    I don't know what the ps3 did but people seem to like it, so, they will probably buy the next one.

    mostly the PS3 has a lot of great games that are exclusive to it

    which isn't really true of the xbox

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    also I bought a ps3 solely for heavy rain so really everything after that was gravy

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    I use my Xbox for games because I like the controller more. I use my PS3 for blu rays. I don't really use the Wii.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    on the one hand there are far too few good games on the wii

    on the other hand, the mario galaxies, NSMBWii, and Smash Bros. Brawl are some of my favorite games of this gen

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  • ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    i don't really play games anymore

    assassin's creed every year

    that's about it

    i kinda want prototype 2 but not for sixty bucks, i'll probably get it used in a few months

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  • premiumpremium Registered User regular
    I haven't played a game on my Xbox in like 3 months, and I don't even have a Wii anymore.
    I guess I like using a PC too much? That's weird these days right? I guess I'm a weirdo.

  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer I'm Speed Racer and I drive real fast. I drive real fast, I'm gonna last.Registered User regular
    i really dislike playing games on my pc for the most part

    like

    I know that a mouse is objectively better for FPSs than a gamepad

    but it feels all wrong to me

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    I am actually about to play siren: blood curse.

    I am kinda surprised because all I have heard is good things about it

    Yet no one talks about it at the same time

  • StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    i really dislike playing games on my pc for the most part

    like

    I know that a mouse is objectively better for FPSs than a gamepad

    but it feels all wrong to me

    I, on the other hand, like to get my games on PC whenever possible.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    hey TLB, i finally saw punisher warzone.

    That was an amazing movie.

    also pc vs console: the keyboard is a horrible game imput device. unless you buy like like super ergo gaming keyboard, but even then since my years of console gaming playing without force feedback doesn't pull me in. so i get really detached, why i only play strategy games and such with it and everything else if i can with a game pad.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    Yeah, that's been my problem with PC gaming. The mouse is great, the keyboard is shit.

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  • sarukunsarukun Gornlord Interplanetary InsanitariumRegistered User regular
    I'd actually define it as the one that has managed to build the best brand name, using product specifications, games and services

    because it all decides what console people are going to buy in the next cycle. It's all about what the consumer will think when the new consoles hit the market.

    so, according to this criteria, I'd say the Wii is a failure. Yeah it sold a whole lot, but, who's using it anymore? Who remembers it for its wealth of excellent games? who remains dedicated to it, even now?

    I'd actually say the winner is the 360, but it's a very, very close call with the PS3. That whole red ring mess, the dearth of good 360 exclusives, and how good (and free) Sony's online services have gotten means that the 360 isn't unassailable, but more people use the 360 for more things. And the Kinect, despite having absolutely rubbish games attached to it, is a remarkable piece of technology, blowing past the Playstation's Move controller. And the impact of the hack of Sony's server should not be forgotten either.

    I still really love the Wii.


    So, me, I guess.

    I still fucking play Animal Crossing.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    I guess the solution to that would be like a nunchuk thing that you could use in tandem with a mouse

    Though you'd lose a lot of buttons doing that

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    I guess the solution to that would be like a nunchuk thing that you could use in tandem with a mouse

    Though you'd lose a lot of buttons doing that

    not necessarily, if you do it as a set thing. got the one handed deal with the double trigger for double triggerin' and thne the mouse has like 6 or 7 buttons on it. it works out about the same.

    give it a pointless scifi name and nerds will eat it up.

    Gameomatrix

    And you put like an anime dominatrix with like a SNES theme. it'll make millions.

  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    @melding

    you gots to dish and tell me your favorite non-rocket launcher bit

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    i missed the first little bit of it, came in when jigsaw was int he meeting with the russians. but man, the punching the dude's face in when they were raiding the house, and how he casually shot the captured mafia guy's face off.

    The speech jigsaw gave mocking the military situation at the time. It was great.

    The first movie tried to be kind of serious and this was just chocked full of cartoon super villainy and ultra violence.

    My only regret is not seeing it sooner.

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