Will Cloney...I mean Sony do it again?

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  1. funkatron101

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    http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/06/opinion-if-sony.html

    Pure speculation at this point, but I hope it won't come true.
     
  2. Smasher

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    For the PS2?

    I doubt it.
     
  3. McBradders

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    lol EGM
     
  4. drippy

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    Wait...they want to turn the PS2, something I barely play now, into the Wii, which I never play?
     
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    I hope it's true.

    Then the fanboys will shut up that the PS3 is superior, will come back, and that the Wii is the worst system ever.
     
  6. b_ack51

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    Gotta be a joke or the person whose thinking this for the ps2 at sony needs to be fired, tarred and feathered.
     
  7. McBradders

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    It would mean re-igniting PS2 development... with a new control scheme. :lolol  ok
     
  8. Atomsplitter

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    Cloney? Oh god, I hadn't heard that one before...
     
  9. Cruellock

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    Why would they re-do the PS2 instead of trying to find a way to sell the PS3?
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

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    Maybe they could upgrade the visual hardware a little and call it PS2.5?
     
  11. seven

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    PS2 has been selling very well latley. Personally I think it'll be a mistake but there could be a market out there, just not the existing PS2 market which is like every one ever.
     
  12. Liege Prime

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    That's really close to what nintendo did with the Wii. It's a repackaged Gamecube with a new control scheme and a few other added features. But its engine is still essentially a Gamecubes. Not that I disslike the Wii or think this is a good idea on Sonys part, I'm just sayin'.
     
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    The point would be to have a $100 Wii-like console out at Christmas time to counter the Wii's sales.

    Given that both the Wii and the 360 will have likely dropped their prices by then, and will both have a vast library of exclusives to counter the PS3, this might not be a bad move. Transparent even to the stupidest of Sony fanboys? yes. Stupid? Not really.
     
  14. Omega Supreme-1

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    I don't think you guys are really seeing the big picture. If they reignite the PS2, even with a new controller, they are just going to further undercut their PS3 sales. Another problem is that the fact the current software that's out already isn't going to be compatible and I don't think a hardware redesign is going to magically make those games compatible. The Wii doesn't make Gamecube games Wii-mote capable, and it would require Sony to develop a bunch of new games JUST for this PS(us)too. Don't you see this would be an incredibly stupid move on Sony's part?
     
  15. Atomsplitter

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    You honestly think that with the Wii selling so crazy they're going to lower the price?
     
  16. Omega Supreme-1

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    What's going to be funny is when Wii demand drops enough, then we can expect the secondary guns from Nintendo: 1) Price Drop 2) More Colors 3) More peripherals/Wiimote attachements 4) Bigger software titles that are being held back
     
  17. Valkysas

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    its not a gamecube. it's quite a bit more powerful than that.
     
  18. Liege Prime

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    I like the Wii, but not for its visuals. Zelda, the best looking Wii title, looks equally good on the GC, so I don't think there is anything proving that the visual horsepower is any better.
     
  19. General Tekno

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    The Wii is basically a Gamecube on steroids - with a better processor and RAM, but the same basic architecture.

    It's not bleeding edge like the other 2 consoles, which is why it's so cheap.

    And keep in mind that Zelda is a LAUNCH title as well. Which was also a late-cycle GCN title, so it's the best of the Cube and can likely be topped by the Wii.
     
  20. Omega Supreme-1

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    It's a port? Doesn't that have almost if not ENTIRELY with why it looks like a really good GC game. Have you all forgotten that honestly the Gamecube was probably THE most powerful of the systems graphically, even if not stats wise. Look at RE4 for example, and that was a last generation game. There's also the fact that it hasn't even been 6 months into the life cycle, do you honestly expect to see GREAT graphics that early on? Look at the library for this time in Gamecubes life cycle, and you should already know what to expect. I guarantee you that come 2-3 years in, the Wii will probably be close if not AT PS3 and X-Box 360 graphical power. It's not the hardwares fault 99 percent of the time when games are not pretty, it's the developer for not pushing the edge. None of the games that are out seem to have AWZUM graphics in mind when they were made. Though in the end, it's not about how PURDY the games are, it's about how well they play, and how much fun you have with them. I don't know about you but I don't play a game just to see how pretty it is -_-;;
     

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