ChrisReid said:You don't buy a new console at launch for games to play better, you buy them to look better and perhaps have some new technological features. Playability it a subjective measurement that's not locked to technological advancement. Games that play better will dot the gaming landscape here and there, no matter what console they're for. You buy new consoles in order to play all your fun favorites in high definition with much better effects/shading/lighting/textures/environment/draw distance/etc. Breakthrough innovative titles will come, but that's not the primarily reason to buy a new system.
That's entirely dependent on what people buy and the market dictates. Halo and Madden sequels will or won't flood the market no matter what hardware is out there.
ChrisReid said:My entire room is a 360 degree electromagnetic radiationathon. Wireless stuff used to be dorky, but it's pretty incredible now. I definitely can count on my wireless accessories to work as well as the wired counterparts. My mouse and keyboard are spot on. Finally had to change the batteries after more than a year of heavy daily use. The GameCube Wavebird is an incredible piece of technology. I wasn't interested in Wireless controllers before that, but after using one regularly, I can't imagine going back. On top of that, I've got four controllers for multiple systems sitting in boxes around here. Whether they're in storage or stuck in the pocket of a bag to travel somewhere, not having to bind and keep track of the cords cuts the size and hassle in half. There'll be wired controllers too, and if you know anyone with one, they'll probably gladly trade for your wireless.
Very true. I'm not a huge fan of nintendo, but they have designed some damn good controllers. Far better than the monstrosity that is the PS2 controller.Edfilho said:BTW, funny how Nintendo pioneers nearly all controller techs. cross d-pad, shoulder buttons, analog stick, in-controller expansion slot, rumble, 1st party wireless... Nearly ALL technologies debuted in nintendo hardware.
Maj.Striker said:Yeah, although (not trying to start a console war) I really like the feel of the xbox standard controller...it just feels so ergonomically perfect in my hand. I've heard several people complain that it's too big but it feels just right to me? The PS2 makes my hands cramp after about an hour.
Happy Camper said:Is that it? I'm putting that on my Xmas list.
Edfilho said:That is an incomplete view of the issue. Development costs are a huge factor in this picture, and both the x360 and the ps3 kick them to a impressive new high. Not only the new platforms are just more expensive, the cost in man-hours skyrocketed without much gain in anything other than graphics.
And all that really helps killing any risk taking. developers will focus more and more on safe bets, and that's why even the ocasional KAtamary-like game will tend to disappear.
Edfilho said:Chris, why do you use your mouse and keyboard so much if you don't game in the PC?