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  1. Quote Originally Posted by Zero V View Post
    the wii blows the out of the water because every Japanese house has 4 of them..... and in America it is a system no gamers can get into.
    Hate to burst your bubble, but Wiis are slowly dominating America as well!


  2. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Hate to burst your bubble, but Wiis are slowly dominating America as well!
    I meant to say none gamers**

    It wont dominate. Its games are weak, and short lived entertainment. I have one, dont get me wrong. But I play it....once every 4 months. My 360 on the other hand....Actually has functional games.
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  3. Quote Originally Posted by Zero V View Post
    I meant to say none gamers**

    It wont dominate. Its games are weak, and short lived entertainment. I have one, dont get me wrong. But I play it....once every 4 months. My 360 on the other hand....Actually has functional games.
    It is dominating. You know that Wii sales are more than PS3 and 360, correct?

  4. Quote Originally Posted by papapumpsd View Post
    Well, I ordered my new setup: A Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ85U 42" 1080P Plasma T.V. and Sony BDP-S350 1080p Blu-ray Disc Player! I'm freaking stoked to get it and watch my 1st Blu-Ray movie.

    What I'm interested in is if anyone plays hi-def video games on their HDTV (1080p)? I have a custom gaming rig: dual-core (overclocked to 4 ghz), 4 gig ram, and an 8800GT vid. card. Will this play games at 1920x1080 on my new TV?!

    Depends on the game. 8800 GT will not run crysis on high, let alone at 1920X1080.

    Now run two of those in SLi with ATItool overclocking them and we are talking.

    My 8600 GTS overclocked above 8800GT stats runs crysis on high at 1280X800 (Not 1440X900) just dandy.

    Then again I am the one running 4 monitors on my one computer. Running solidworks is a dream on my main desktop.

    The majority of the newer games are limited by the physics. Something like crysis will run all the physics through the video card, which is why there are games being developed having a specific physics card in mind. Look at physX to see where games are going for the PC.

    Try playing fallout 3 on that card with the res and you will be skipping frames like crazy.

    As far as the wii.... please. If I need an underpowered console, I will buy a wii. Look at dead rising. They had to dumb that game down SO much to get it to run on the wii hardware it's a joke.

    A gimmick does not make a system. Which means waving your arms around does not make me want to spend 200 on one when call of duty, halo, force unleased and gears of war (soon to be 2) do just fine on my 360. I would rather buy a PS3 than a wii.

    Rehashing mario and zelda (which is a series I loved to death until the wii) will only last so long.

  5. Quote Originally Posted by Caferacer View Post
    As far as the wii.... please. If I need an underpowered console, I will buy a wii. Look at dead rising. They had to dumb that game down SO much to get it to run on the wii hardware it's a joke.

    A gimmick does not make a system. Which means waving your arms around does not make me want to spend 200 on one when call of duty, halo, force unleased and gears of war (soon to be 2) do just fine on my 360. I would rather buy a PS3 than a wii.

    Rehashing mario and zelda (which is a series I loved to death until the wii) will only last so long.
    Huh? Where did I say the Wii was superior? I would love if you could show me exactly where. I merely stated it is dominating in sales because it is. I own both of the other consoles and obviously no comparison can be made between any technical aspect of the PS3/360 and the Wii. Despite these technical shortcomings, though, Nintendo recognized its inability to compete technically and instead capitalized on an untapped market segment(s); good for them. Most estimates place either 360 or PS3 regaining the global lead within the next two years, though.

    Force Unleashed was also pitiful compared to the hype surrounding the three independent physics engines on the game. Repetitive gameplay with a mediocre story-line does not a good game make. GOW2 will be on another level, though.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    Huh? Where did I say the Wii was superior? I would love if you could show me exactly where. I merely stated it is dominating in sales because it is. I own both of the other consoles and obviously no comparison can be made between any technical aspect of the PS3/360 and the Wii. Despite these technical shortcomings, though, Nintendo recognized its inability to compete technically and instead capitalized on an untapped market segment(s); good for them. Most estimates place either 360 or PS3 regaining the global lead within the next two years, though.

    Force Unleashed was also pitiful compared to the hype surrounding the three independent physics engines on the game. Repetitive gameplay with a mediocre story-line does not a good game make. GOW2 will be on another level, though.
    Wouldn't saying it is owning in sales imply that it is superior in some respect? Thats why I responded.

    The Wii is a underpowered gimmick. It's the only next gen console that is not next gen.

    I also said force unleased because it is another good example of the dumbing down required in order to gain the advantage of being able to wave your arms around to interact with the game. That said, I own the game and still think it's a fine game. On 360 or PS3 that is.

    I'll take my COD4, Fallout 3, Halo and gears over cooking mom and another set of minigames.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Caferacer View Post
    Wouldn't saying it is owning in sales imply that it is superior in some respect? Thats why I responded.

    The Wii is a underpowered gimmick. It's the only next gen console that is not next gen.

    I also said force unleased because it is another good example of the dumbing down required in order to gain the advantage of being able to wave your arms around to interact with the game. That said, I own the game and still think it's a fine game. On 360 or PS3 that is.

    I'll take my COD4, Fallout 3, Halo and gears over cooking mom and another set of minigames.
    No, saying it is dominating is stating the sales facts; feel free to look them up! The Wii has the most units sold on the planet as of now.

    The games do not really resonate with myself either, as I love complex games with deep gameplay and compelling storylines: Gears of War, Bioshock, MGS4, Fallout 3 and Oblivion Elder Scrolls are most likely my favorite Next-Gen titles as of now.

  8. skimmed here. MY friedn has a 50" Plasma by Sony 1080 etc etc, suround sound PS3, 360 pretty much dropped 2500+ on a whole setup....
    It will rape any TV/Movie setup ive seen to date. I would take that of a projection. Id rather have super crisp pic that a huge one.
    We watched 007 the new one casino royal and then pirates 3, both were amazing. Madden also was sic on it.

    have fun. I hope to upgrade by next year.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    No, saying it is dominating is stating the sales facts; feel free to look them up! The Wii has the most units sold on the planet as of now.
    Very true Mullet. Took a while to take off but now the Wii has sold more consoles then PS3 and Xbox quite a few times over.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Caferacer View Post
    Depends on the game. 8800 GT will not run crysis on high, let alone at 1920X1080.

    Now run two of those in SLi with ATItool overclocking them and we are talking.

    My 8600 GTS overclocked above 8800GT stats runs crysis on high at 1280X800 (Not 1440X900) just dandy.

    Then again I am the one running 4 monitors on my one computer. Running solidworks is a dream on my main desktop.

    The majority of the newer games are limited by the physics. Something like crysis will run all the physics through the video card, which is why there are games being developed having a specific physics card in mind. Look at physX to see where games are going for the PC.
    I play Crysis on HIGH just fine. But that's on my 19" LCD. I'm curious as to how it'll play on the 42" at 1900x1080. I'm assuming you're saying it'll lag hard at "high" setting?

    Yes, I could do SLI but I'm not that hard-up on Crysis as hardly any of my friends have a rig that can run it and it's lame playing w/o yer peeps!

    Thanks for the reply Cafe!

  11. Quote Originally Posted by Australian made View Post
    Very true Mullet. Took a while to take off but now the Wii has sold more consoles then PS3 and Xbox quite a few times over.
    Yes, exactly! This is not to say it is better, but that it has capitalized on an untapped gaming market. We hate to realize this, but all the game-industry research I have seen claims that women play more video games than men. Now, they were previously not a lucrative market because they were not repeat buyers; they were not console buyers; and were not accessory buyers - that is, they purchased games such as Sim Life and could play one game for several months, and therefore did not contribute significantly to the Market despite their higher %. With the Wii, they have games they enjoy, and Nintendo is making a killing. That is good business sense, IMO.

  12. Women love the Wii and so do the older demographic ie >40 who wouldn't be caught dead playing a PS3. I have a Wii at my house, kinda boring, i much prefer the PS3 but if i had to choose which is making more money for Nintendo or Sony, i think the answer is quite obvious.
    The Wii fit has been a massive hit in the UK....the women buy and barely take it out of the box but they've already paid their money so its win win for Nintendo.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by papapumpsd View Post
    I play Crysis on HIGH just fine. But that's on my 19" LCD. I'm curious as to how it'll play on the 42" at 1900x1080. I'm assuming you're saying it'll lag hard at "high" setting?

    Yes, I could do SLI but I'm not that hard-up on Crysis as hardly any of my friends have a rig that can run it and it's lame playing w/o yer peeps!

    Thanks for the reply Cafe!
    Thats true.. but it's the benchmark right now. If you someone tells you they can run crysis on very high like it's nothing you know they spent more on their computer than their car.

    I can run crysis on high on my 8800GTS but it's nowhere near flawless.

    I do have a computer hooked up to my TV downstairs. It's 720p but having a little linux box stream everything from my monster desktop upstairs is a neat trick. That, and I can stream music for parties.

    The added bonus is because it's linux, no one knows how to **** with it or change the song

    What are you trying to play on it anyways? Or are you just doing it for ****s and giggles?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by Caferacer View Post
    Thats true.. but it's the benchmark right now. If you someone tells you they can run crysis on very high like it's nothing you know they spent more on their computer than their car.

    I can run crysis on high on my 8800GTS but it's nowhere near flawless.

    I do have a computer hooked up to my TV downstairs. It's 720p but having a little linux box stream everything from my monster desktop upstairs is a neat trick. That, and I can stream music for parties.

    The added bonus is because it's linux, no one knows how to **** with it or change the song

    What are you trying to play on it anyways? Or are you just doing it for ****s and giggles?

    Well, I'd like to play Crysis, Battlefield 1942 (DC mod), Team Fortress 2, and maybe a couple of new games that'll come out soon (forgot the names).

    I'd like to play these on the 42" for kicks...why not?!

    Oh, and I'm running Windows 64 and I need to get some crack or something to open up the Very High setting on Crysis since I'm not running Vista. So stupid.

  15. UPDATE:

    Well, I got the Panasonic Viera 42" plasma and the Sony Blu-Ray. This tv looks friggin' BIG! Beautiful picture (that's why I bought it). Blu-Ray is kickazz. Watched Transformers and the detail is just killer. The sound is decent too, but a 5.1 or better system is ideal for a setup like this (obviously).

    I hooked up my PC and used the TV as a monitor. I had to d!ck around to get it setup right. I'm using a DVI to HDMI cable. I tried to run Crysis on high with 16x AA. LOL....I couldn't even see a damn thing on the screen....it was DESTROYING my PC. I had to turn off AA and it ran fine. Great looking on the big screen! I just have to control my team-killing.....or not.

  16. gears of war 2!

    any of u guys play?

  17. Quote Originally Posted by Mulletsoldier View Post
    It should, just ensure you are using HDMI.

    I just bought the Samsung LN40A650 myself, and the PS3. Strangely enough, the PS3's BluRay player is of a higher quality than most only-BluRays.

    My 360 crumbled some time ago, and was subsequently replaced; what bothers me, though, is that I was not in time for the Elite units with the built-in HDMI.
    I actually just got tat 360 elite for my kid, got it on a trade and Im not really into gaming ,but what does this unit offer over the regular 360 other than the obvious 100gb

  18. Quote Originally Posted by JOHNJESSICA20 View Post
    I actually just got tat 360 elite for my kid, got it on a trade and Im not really into gaming ,but what does this unit offer over the regular 360 other than the obvious 100gb
    hdmi, cool black color, and that all
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