$600 Playstation 3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    ethic's only like a year younger than me. That means it's alright with God.
    Not my God... my God doesn't allow Boy on Boy.
    ...my God doesn't allow Boy on Girl either.
    ...only Girl on Girl and Boy on himself. My God makes me feel lonely.

    Hmm... religion. That's a good excuse for not getting laid enough, right? What was this topic about again? Oh man, Sniper is right. Close this monstrosity.
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    glad I bailed out early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
    Not my God... my God doesn't allow Boy on Boy.
    ...my God doesn't allow Boy on Girl either.
    ...only Girl on Girl and Boy on himself. My God makes me feel lonely.
    ethic transcends sexes.

    ethic is all.

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    OK, enough

    edit- wait i thought we voted ethic out
    Not gonna happen, nor should it.

    I don't see why the thread should be closed. It has spawned 5 conversations, 4 worthwhile:
    1) Discussion of new consoles
    2) PC vs. console debate
    3) Relative importance of artists vs. programmers in game development
    4) Importance of voting, or exercising your right not to
    5) Petty arguing between myself and ethic

    On the topic of the last one, I've had enough. There's no point in arguing for the sake of arguing, which is where this is going. We've stopped debating anything worthwhile. You're right - I made an issue over the semantics of Sniper's statement. I took it slightly differently that you did, but that point is moot. It was a petty thing to bring up. As was the thing about living in Wisconsin. There's no point to it.

    I'm not sure how you've known me for a long time, as this is, I believe, the first interaction we've had. Let's continue like adults.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    I have to agree with govtcheez and ethic on the topic of voting.

    Uneducated voting is terrible. It's basing the outcome of the election on sound clips and catch phrases. If you want to vote, please do some research first. Find out what you're really voting for.

    Getting all "You need to vote! It's your duty!" is like what I said about your neighbor's garage before. Whether or not someone else votes, and who they voted for if they did, is their business, and theirs alone.
    There is a difference between tedious and difficult.

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    I am not encouraging uneducated voting.
    Nor did I encourage anyone to vote for a certain party.
    I encouraged ethic to vote because democracies depend on it to work properly, and very few Americans actually spend the time to go do it. I'm sorry, it just that letting someone else make a choice for you, when you have a perfectly good opportunity to make your ideas realised is not freedom in my opinion. I'm sorry my opinion differs from yours. If ethic was being lazy I encouraged him to stop that.

    We can stop bickering now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decrypt
    Not gonna happen, nor should it.

    I don't see why the thread should be closed. It has spawned 5 conversations, 4 worthwhile:
    1) Discussion of new consoles
    2) PC vs. console debate
    3) Relative importance of artists vs. programmers in game development
    4) Importance of voting, or exercising your right not to
    5) Petty arguing between myself and ethic
    yeah except none of that ........ has anything to do with the $600 ps3

    do you want to .......... about voting? about which is better consoles or pcs even though both have tons of good games? take it to the thread dealing with that topic

    we had a nice conversation going until ethic busted in with his retarded bickering again, stop encouraging him

    mods please close this abortion of a thread

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    I'm actually enjoying my conversation with perspective.
    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective
    >the problem is we are used to seeing very low priced consoles because of the tiny set of capabilites they had.

    The nintendo Wii is rumored to be targeted at $199 - $249 USD. It has wireless motion sensing controlers, integrated web browser (based on Opera), and built-in wifi. Sure its not as computationally powerful as the PS3, but you could buy 3 of them and still have 2 dollers left over for a can of jolt to keep you up all night playing.

    I guess the issue here is that while the cell prosessor is definately cool as hell, it doesn't seem neccessary. I guess we'll see.

    edit:
    in related news, MS likes the Wii
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...051100612.html
    I would agree with your statements, it will be interesting to see what happens. I think Sony has a nice buffer from their previous control of over 50% (estimated) of the market. I imagine a great deal of revenue will come from brand loyal customers; plus with the release of tools and the installation of linux I think it will expand their horizon to more hackers as well. It will be very interesting to see if they can get developers to harness the technology well enough and to make interesting enough games to pull in other parts of the market.

    I would speculate companies will be spending extra as well to get developers to fully utilize all the power the box offers, then again, maybe there will be widely accepted and used free alternatives whose licenses comply with companies needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valis
    I'm actually enjoying my conversation with perspective.
    because it is on topic

    Quote Originally Posted by valis
    I would speculate companies will be spending extra as well to get developers to fully utilize all the power the box offers
    yeah but doesn't this also translate to more expensive games?

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    yeah but doesn't this also translate to more expensive games?
    I would doubt it, games have sat around the 50 dollar mark for a long time, computer games have become continually greater work as the power of hardware has increased but it's more damaging economically to increase the price and speculate selling fewer copies than it is to keep the price lower and speculating a greater quantity will be sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valis
    I would doubt it, games have sat around the 50 dollar mark for a long time, computer games have become continually greater work as the power of hardware has increased but it's more damaging economically to increase the price and speculate selling fewer copies than it is to keep the price lower and speculating a greater quantity will be sold.
    yeah except there was a recent price increase and sixty dollar games are probably going to be the standard now

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    Sticky, plz.

    //edit

    Me again. E3 is pretty much over, so I don't need to
    argue about video games anymore. There's just one
    more reason I want to list as to why the Wii is better than
    both the PS3 and the Xbox 360.

    Virtual Console: Wii will have downloadable access to 20 years of fan-favorite titles originally released for Nintendo 64, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) and even the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). The Virtual Console also will feature a "best of" selection from Sega Genesis titles and games from the TurboGrafx console (a system jointly developed by NEC and Hudson). It also will be home to new games conceived by indie developers whose creativity is larger than their budgets.

    http://wii.nintendo.com/hardware.html
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    incredible now just let this thing die

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    indie developers whose creativity is larger than their budgets.
    Haha, so their budget is the zero dollars that they have and their creativity is just slightly above that?
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