Haw, haw! Haw! Gotta love people who criticize without carrying out any research:
theJudeAbides wrote:Oh, one last thing: a new RROD-box 360. K, bye.
This new iteration doesn't have the RROD problem. However, that's not even anything new. The more recent waves of the "360 Originals" were outfitted with equipment that abolished the RROD issue...
Second of all, I had to take some issue with the following:
theJudeAbides wrote:Really, for HD gaming, one is best off getting a PC, which makes the PS3 and 360 look like the Wii (or worse) by comparison. If graphics are so important to you, you should own a $3000, top-of-the-line rig with a monitor that makes a ballpark jumbo-tron look like an iphone.
Because I, while caring about graphics much... And by that I mean very, very
much (the italics and extra "very" up the emphasis ante so much :P)... Anyway, while good graphics are a high factor for me, I'd much rather pay about 1/10 of that price you listed there (not including the price of the huge screen and small country you'd need to house it) for graphics that are just short
of lifelike HD, instead of amazing, blow-your-mind-and-your-bank-account-away HD... Because I know that neither I nor my parents have $3000 to throw about. But thanks to the relatively low price of consoles, I was able to afford one while getting my "nice" graphics at the same time... So, for once, I could have my lie and eat it, too... (I know, that joke's been dead for years.)
theJudeAbides wrote:All while all the X-Bots [cried] themselves to sleep.
He also wrote:Also, after years of abuse at the hands of PS3 and X-Box fans calling the Wii a "kiddie toy" and labeling motion controls as "gimmicks"...
I find it... Fascinating that you've type-casted all who own 360s to be Halo-crazed, Xbox-only fascists, who, unless it's Xbox-related, don't have an open mind at all when it comes to video games... That said, Jude, I'll probably implode your mind with what I'm about to say... Call your loved ones, let 'em know... Done? They're on their way with the paramedics? Cool. Here we go...
In my house, there is not only a 360... But also a Wii!
And do you know what? I like 'em both
! And although it sounds crazy, there are other people who are the same way (you, apparently, are not one of them), not only between 360 and Wii, but with Playstation as well! So while I understand you may have some serious Wii bias goin' on at your end of the argument, I just wanted to clear up that just because people own another console, doesn't mean they're biased towards it too... Anyway...
I've got a couple days of the G4 coverage of the E3 sitting on the DVR, but I only watched a fraction of the KOTOR presentation before I got bored (my computer is not even close to being able to run it, plus there's no way I'm paying monthly for that, so it's not relevant to me)... Other than that, I've just picked up bits of news on the internet, and that's all I know.
I heard about Nintendo's 3DS presentation. I haven't seen it in action, but I've heard the graphics will be much better thank those of the current DS (thank goodness). They've also been touting the camera's capability to take 3D pictures, but unless they get the quality higher than 4 mega pixels or whatever it is right now, I'm not too fazed by that feature...
I also heard that Sony's got the PSN+ and the Move, in addition to some forthcoming 3D capabilities (thanks again, Jimmy C.) that will only work on 3DTVs... I've told numerous friends that I'm curious as to how that will pan out, considering that there are like 11 people on the face of the earth that actually own such TVs.
Then Microsoft had their new 360... so cool, except- wait, I've already got one. And then the Kinect seems like it'll be pretty good, if done right... But the key word there is "if"... :/ Since I haven't seen presentations of any of the aforementioned "innovations", and am too lazy to watch TV (another mind-numbing sentence!), I have yet to pass any further personal judgement... I guess I'll find out more this fall... Except for the new DS. I'll have to wait 'till next year for that.