Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 22:06 UTC
Games "Yes, it's true. It's not made out of wood, it's not behind bullet-proof glass at the Tokyo Game Show - it's a real live PS3 and we're really playing it. The two Sony reps that were kind enough to bring us the machine brought it in a bag, popped it out and placed it on our table. We connected it to our TV and we were away. Forget any dev-kit speculation and empty cases. PS3 is real and it works brilliantly."
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RE[4]: Stiff competition now
by Don Grayson on Wed 4th Oct 2006 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Stiff competition now"
Don Grayson
Member since:
2006-01-01

I am all for the Wii being successfull. I just don't see it getting major market share compared to the XBox360 and PS3.

To be honest though, I am more than creeped out by the fact that the Wii wants a 24/7 internet connection and turning it 'off' just puts it into hybernate mode. What does Nintendo need that kind of access for?

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RE[5]: Stiff competition now
by Cymro on Wed 4th Oct 2006 16:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Stiff competition now"
Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

>To be honest though, I am more than creeped out by the fact that the Wii wants a 24/7 internet connection and turning it 'off' just puts it into hybernate mode. What does Nintendo need that kind of access for?

They want to watch you while you sleep. Seriously though, Nintendo is a gaming company and this feature is for games. If you were that paranoid about security you'd never login to XBox Live.

I can't honestly say what's going to happen. I think Sony have made some mistakes with the PS3, but they made big mistakes with the PS2. The cost is a big issue though.

I think Microsoft have faild to capitalise on their head-start like they should've. They failed to understand the importance of backwards compatibility to gamers and it's left the catalogue looking very thin in places. Games just take longer to make these days.

They've only just realised what an asset XBox Live Arcade is. There is the odd Doom or Sensible Soccer (in 2007) but these games and more could've been in development for 12 months. Instead we're seeing some shoddy early 80s coin-op conversions to make up the numbers.

If the Wii can make games look remotely next-gen and deliver on the other things they've talked about, it stands a chance, as everybody's making blunders somewhere.

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