Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Joe Moore, Jan 24, 2007.
That was quick.
*waits for the inevitable 'not quick enough!!111!11! it should've been that way at launch!11!!1!11' remarks*
And another good news from Sony thread goes completely unnoticed...
Yay! The PS3 lost some suckage!
Seriously, you can't expect people to get too excited about this unless they've already got a PS3. Especially since everyone pretty much knew this was going to happen in the near future anyway.
In other news, Psychonauts works on the 360 now and I can't find a copy.
I shall keep all relevant thoughts about the lack of discussion to myself
Of course Sony won't get any credit for this. But hooray the Wii can play 10-20 year old games!!!
So can my Xbox, oh, and they were free.
At least they worked right the first time
Probably because very few people have bought a PS3.
Well, the Wii played all (but not stuff like the Gameboy Player) of its last gen games without a hitch since day one. Also, how is PS3 going on those downloadable PS1 games? Still need a PSP to play it?
And of course despite only being able to play them on the PSP, you can't get them without a PS3.
For some reason I thought they already fixed that. Oh well, doesn't affect me either way.
Hubby just downloaded the update. Heaps and bounds better. He can now play Final Fantasy 12! Before it was just mainly all blocks, now very clear.
Well the Wii is virtually an updated Gamecube while the 360 and PS3 are built from the ground up.
Yes, I just went there
This is good news that Sony are continually updating there firmwares for older games.
I just wish Microsoft would release more updates for backwards compatibility.
I guess it's a good thing I have both.
And a Pentium IV is an updated 386. Did you have an actual point?
Yeah, I'll admit despite being a Wiinatic (Wii fanatic) that the Wii's graphics with initial titles isn't too impressive. With the first bunch of games they pushed more for variety then for graphics like SONY did with Resistance: Fall of Man. Come on, a $600 system and only ONE worthwhile game, STILL?!?
As for firmware updates ALL of the current systems like Wii, PS3, and XBox 360 are capable of them. With the PS3 and Wii there are some issues on both that need to be worked out with firmware updates. They will be, in due time.
As for the XBox 360...
I had an original XBox and it was a good system. Big, bulky, but it had some great games. The XBox 360 so far is the best selling home console system and will likely hold that title for a LONG time. The problem with the XBox 360 is with HDMI support. Despite having to buy a $60 cable, the PS3 supports it, while from what I've read the XBox 360 will fix that issue with a new console. Yeah, typical Microsoft. Make the consumer buy ANOTHER XBox 360 just for HDMI support. I sure hope I'm wrong in what I've read and that they'll release an HDMI adapter for existing systems. But, knowing them and how they did 3rd party partners with the Zune I wouldn't put it past them.
That's the beauty of it! It has full backwards compatibility and stands out because of the new control scheme. If I have any complaint it's that I need to use the Wiimote to start a GC game and it doesn't support 720p. Other than that, it's everything I wanted. 360 and PS3 have all the space in the world to flex their graphical muscle and the Wii is no slouch, just not "current" by... certain standards.
People still pay over $10 for HDMI cables?? Why?
Wondering that question has always left me in anger and confusion. I also lol'd when I heard some guy saying that he needed gold plated HDMI cables for better picture quality. roflololololol!! He could have paid $90 less and got the same image quality.
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