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clicketyclick

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#1

clicketyclick commented on Wii to Retail for £200 in the UK:

@bestbuck: the problem is that ninty did intervene - by raising the price of the Wii for retailers. Retailers are already struggling and their profit margin is already small, so of course they're going to eventually find it necessary to pass on that raised cost to consumers. I'm merely surprised that they managed to keep the price the same for 5 months after Ninty raised it.

@Gabbo: wow, you really oughtta get a corporate job. According to this, though, inflation remained flat for July and below 2%. I'm not sure how Ninty decided that inflation of the pound required a price hike but inflation of the US dollar did not, nor do I know how they calculated how much to raise the price by.

And to answer Fox, other goods seeing rising costs are housing, cars, and alcohol, while goods seeing declining costs are clothing and food. Oh, and you probably shouldn't joke about girls at frat parties and rape. ;)

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#3

clicketyclick commented on If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart:

AI is usually a problem in 3D games. I think often in the past, enemies were made such that they'd always behave the same - they had pre-plotted behaviour about how they'd walk and how they'd run at you etc. If you want the enemies to behave more spontaneously and respond more humanly then you need better hardware to develop it on.

Better hardware can also mean larger worlds with longer draw-distances and with fewer load-times between areas. Better storage capacity on discs mean more data can be stored: more fully-realised worlds, more dialogue, better quality music, more in-game choices that change the course of the game and the game world, etc. You can't explain why some devs aren't making original IP for the plat with the largest installed base and smallest development costs by appealing to budget issues.

HD and better hardware don't just benefit hyper-realistic games. Take a look at LBP and Brutal Legend, for example. I can't really agree that gameplay and originality are taking a backseat with the PS360 as opposed to the Wii, considering how many shoddy games, ports, and rehashes we get - and not just from 3rd parties.

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#4

clicketyclick commented on If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart:

... well if the Wii could handle more, and developers only do what the Wii can handle, then it stands to reason that they'd be doing more...

There are a number of developers who have shunned the Wii, or have only released poor ports on it, but have done good work on the other platforms, precisely because they feel that the Wii holds them back.

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#5

clicketyclick commented on If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart:

It's hard to have fun when your enemy's IQ is about the level of a mentally-challenged guppy. With greater processing power, your enemy is not just a pretty face.

Lack of HD and lack of sheer horsepower can hold back enjoyment and developers' freedom and creativity.

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#6

clicketyclick commented on If the PS3 is an F1 Car, the Wii is a Go-Kart:

@#4 & 5: Or like, I don't know, comparing consoles based on their relative power?

Graphics may not make a bad game good, but processing power is used for a lot more than just rendering pretty graphics.

"The poor old Wii had to suffer the humiliation of being represented by a small child in a Go-Kart."

Better than being represented as a small child in an inflatable hobby-horse.