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zane

tealovertoma wrote:

"Didn't like that 'waggle' reference they put in the b@st@rdo's."

I agree. It has some truth in it, but c'mon Microsoft, you wouldn't be announcing this "no controller" technology if it wasn't for the Wii.

Very good press conference. I wonder if Sony's already canceling their motion controller speech of tomorrow (apparently theirs was gonna be worst)

The reporters and nerds booed at that comment btw!

Old Nintendofan from up north...

Adam

@Zane, comment 81
I think they'd have shown it, if so. What they did have on show was pathetic aside from the virtual friend, which was impressive from a technical standpoint -- very impressive, don't get me wrong -- but ultimately not something most people would want to play with that much or buy an expensive device just to have.

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Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

zane

@zane comment 81 ? whatcha point?

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Philip_J_Reed

zane wrote:

@chickenbrutal yeah and red steel 1 was a hoot. However you might remember a thing called wiisports maybe shitbox will have something akin?

I do remember Wii Sports, but I also remember being SHOWN Wii Sports and not having to just assume that maybe we'd get something like it. Yes, they might have something akin. But 1) why would we assume that they do? and 2) why wouldn't they have shown it?

The input device does not make the game. This is a fact.

You can have the most interesting, technologically advanced input device in the history of gaming, and it doesn't matter (and won't matter) without good games to back it up. The fun of a video game comes from the game itself, not from the joystick, or the D-pad, or the rumble, or the waggle, or anything else. Otherwise, wouldn't we just be sitting around with controllers in our hands and save money by not buying the games?

Don't get your hopes up about NATAL until they actually show us what it can do. As it stands, they might as well have just shown us a pamphlet. Big whoop.

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zane

The thing is, that worries me mainly... Is that wii's success is dependant on it's so to speak casual byers. When Mircosoft goes hunting after the same byers Ninty could end up having trouble. Yeah microsoft showed some shitty games and wii has LOADS of them. And they sell well. However the so called hardcore titles or raet m titles don't sell on wii because my guess is that hardcore otaku are homebrewing and chipping and stealing all the games.

@zane your most dependant source of mumbo jumbo My fingers don't spell what my brain thinks. duh...

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Adam

The market that Wii appeals to is not going to be willing to buy an already expensive system plus an expensive peripheral for novelty games. I see no reason to worry for Nintendo.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

Philip_J_Reed

And also the fact is that "Wii" now has brand recognition for casual gamers. You'll hear mothers and grandmoms and your boss and all these non-gamers talk about the Wii. When they go to a store to buy a game, they don't browse, because they don't know what they're looking at. They know they want the Wii, and they know they want some dumbass shuffleboard game or something to go with it. They only thing they know about other systems is that they don't appeal to them.

I can promise you that no matter what Microsoft has up their sleeves, Granny isn't going to be walking into Gamestop to buy an Xbox 360 for herself. That is a promise.

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Adam

Also, personally, I don't care if Nintendo loses that audience. Maybe it'd be good for them. I don't expect it to happen though.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

Terra

Likes
1: Natal (of course). There's a lot of promise there. I Particularly liked the look of that Fighting Game
2: Finally seeing Final Fantasy XIII on the 360. I don't have a PS3 so I've been particularly keen on that one
3: New Metal Gear. I honestly wanted a new one over a port of MGS4. Should be interesting
4: I'm a sucker for 2.5D and Shadow Complex just appealed to me in many different ways.
5: Free Racing Game, Joyride
6: Being able to Download full, retail games

Dislikes
1: Milo. I think that, while technically, it's very impressive, it just seems creepy and slightly disturbing. Also, what if someone actually becomes attached to Milo emotionally? That certainly would be bad.
2: How Joyride will be mostly supported by DLC
3: We were told nothing about the gameplay of Halo Reach.
4: That Alan Wake game would be better as a Movie, in terms of the story
5: Rare were a bunch of no-shows.

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Philip_J_Reed

It basically boils down to this: take a band like...oh, I don't know. Cannibal Corpse.

If you play Cannibal Corpse for your grandmother, she probably won't enjoy it. But she does enjoy...let's say...Barry Manilow.

So Cannibal Corpse decides, for some reason, that they want to appeal to old ladies, too. And they release Cannibal Corpse Sings Manilow's Greatest.

Not only are grandmas going to pass on it (why would they even be browsing the Cannibal Corpse section to begin with?), but Cannibal Corpse fans are either going to be indifferent to or upset about the pandering. It's a compromise that pleases nobody.

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zane

So grandmas is the main target for nintendo? Geez what haz i been up 2?

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Philip_J_Reed

zane wrote:

So grandmas is the main target for nintendo? Geez what haz i been up 2?

No, but grandmas and other non-gamers are hugely responsible for Nintendo gaining so much ground this generation. (Surely you agree with that much.) Microsoft wants that money. And that's what they're doing. They want their console to be just as accessible as the Wii, after, what, three years or so of continuously bashing the Wii.

Yeah. Yeah, I can see this working out just great for everyone.

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geek-master

ok guys i need help i only have rabbit ears and no cable for my tv and my computer needs a new graphics card but there is a bright side i get ABC on my rabbit ears so will i get to see nintendo's E3 or will i just have to find it on youtube after i get my comuter fixed?

oh and when will E3 for nintendo be on the air or a channle?

This is ground control to major Tom, you've really made the grade. And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

Adam

@Terra
I missed the part about downloading full retail games. Did they give examples of games or prices or a time frame for when this would start?

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

Stuffgamer1

weirdadam wrote:

The market that Wii appeals to is not going to be willing to buy an already expensive system plus an expensive peripheral for novelty games. I see no reason to worry for Nintendo.

Right...tell that to everybody who bought a Wii primarily for Wii Fit. There are those who haven't bought anything else on the system, y'know.

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Adam

I do know. I have an elderly aunt and uncle who fit that description. But to them it is an exercise machine, so it isn't really expensive at all. No one is going to pay that much just for a virtual friend or any of the ridiculous games shown today.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

hobbes

I don't think NATAL will take many customers away from the Wii... Lets face it... It just costs far too much for casual use. The predicted $200 price tag for the NATAL is almost as much as a Wii, and then you figure its another $300 or $400 for the Xbox. So people who are looking at a system for some party games and the inevitable fitness software are better off jut buying a Wii and Wii Fit for $350.

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Knux

Monkey Island+WiiWare=instant buy!
Oh,and Metal Gear Solid Rising is announced for the Xbox 360.
When is Square-Enix going to have their E3 show? I MUST find out Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days's NA release date!

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Knux

ASDFGHJKL

Umm, wow, if you have a skateboard try riding it instead of scanning it and using a fake version of it, and then simulating riding it. Sorry but it may be good as a fun toy but fun toys shoudnt cost 200 dollars if there wont be many good games coming out for them. That is what I expect for NATAL. Plus, the wii remote/ WM+ adds motion controls to a controller, it doesnt replace it. There is so much you cant do without a controller. Im sure NATAL would be good. But it isnt the future of gaming. Its too expensive and MS shoudnt expect great sales. Maybe if it was released WITH the Xbox, it would be better.

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