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View Poll Results: Which ones would it have to be ?
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Sony PlayStation 3 203 votes (32.02%)
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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
So which one of you Wii owners are bummed this didn't come out?
Nintendo patents inflatable cushion -- you know, for horseback riding
Ick. Adult's face on top of child's body. Always disturbing.

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Great, now I'm going to call my anus the Red Ring of Death from now on.
     
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Project Natoilet.
This "joke" stinks worse than that bathroom does, I'm sure.
     
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Great, now I'm going to call my anus the Red Ring of Death from now on.
I don't know whether to laugh or vomit.
     
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Just don't picture a baboon.
     
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Originally Posted by dakar v View Post
just don't picture a baboon.

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Picture this baboon...



...but not this one...

     
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Wednesday News

Elite 360 Dropping In Price, RIP Pro Model - Xbox 360 - Kotaku
ou'll remember, of course, that the origins of this rumour - Ars Technica's ever-reliable Microsoft mole - are that the 360 Pro is being phased out, taken off the market entirely, and that the 360 Elite will have its price slashed to that of the Pro to compensate.


The Wii Will Soon Play DLC Straight Off A 32GB SD Card (Who Needs A HDD?) - Nintendo - Kotaku
Who needs a HDD? Not Wii owners, that's for sure, with news today that - beginning with Guitar Hero 5 - Nintendo will begin allowing proper, retail games (not just VC) to stream data from a high capacity memory card.


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Aug 12, 2009, 12:36 PM
 
Good. Maybe they can fix the 2 glitched achievements in Ghostbusters since Terminal Reality/Atari haven't been able to do it yet.

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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Original rumor that sparked this (a scanned ad) showed the arcade gaining a 20gig drive as well, essentially becoming the [old] Pro model.

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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
the arcade gaining a 20gig drive as well, essentially becoming the [old] Pro model.
This is I missed. I might have made such a recommendation though.
     
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Friday News (It's That Time of the Month Edition)

July NPD Numbers

Hardware

-DS: 539K227K (-29%)
-Wii: 253K108K (-30%)
-Xbox 360: 203K37K (-15%)
-PSP: 123K41K (-25%)
-PS3: 122K42K (-25%)
-PS2: 108K45K (-29%



Software

Wii Sports Resort (w/ Wii Motion Plus) - WII - Nintendo - 508K
NCAA Football 10 - 360 - EA - 377K
NCAA Football 10 - PS3 - EA - 237K
Wii Fit (w/ Balance Board) - WII - Nintendo - 164K
Mario Kart (w/ Wheel) - WII - Nintendo - 157K
Mario Kart DS - NDS - Nintendo - 132K
Pokemon Platinum Version - NDS - Nintendo - 116K
Fight Night Round 4 - 360 - EA - 116K
New Super Mario Bros. - NDS - Nintendo - 102K
EA Sports Active - WII - EA - 97K

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Valve Not Even Bothering With The PS3 Any More - Valve - Kotaku



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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
This is I missed. I might have made such a recommendation though.
It would be nice, though, and hopefully MS lifts the stupid HD limits on Arcade games.
     
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Aug 14, 2009, 04:42 PM
 
Great article.

Sony is the one that used to talk about how making so much money on software sales made up for meager hardware returns, and in this generation they've completely forgotten about how this works.

I might still be itching for a 360, but I'm very, very happy with the value my PS3 has provided. The wife and I love renting Blu-ray movies from Netflix, I've installed a 500 GB hard drive for under $100, put tons of movies and music on it, and have enjoyed some really fantastic games (I still say LittleBigPlanet isn't getting the broad, mainstream recognition it deserves).

Maybe this whole PS3 Slim/price drop thing will spur the market to finally start accepting the PS3. As good as the PS2 was, I just don't get how they've fallen so far in so little time.
     
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Aug 17, 2009, 04:27 PM
 
I didn't do news today, but this whopper just came through, so I thought I'd post it.

Game Informer: Xbox 360 at 54.2 percent failure rate
     
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Tuesday News

The Sony PS3
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 09:50 AM
 
Looks like the price drop is confirmed, and the slim is just a formality to be announced at 1:00 est.

All I'll say is it's about time.

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Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
Tuesday News

The Sony PS3
Where's the link?

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Aug 18, 2009, 12:55 PM
 
Well, the news wasn't actually fully announced yet. Here's a link to the live coverage of the event if you're the sort to get excited about the Playstation.

Sony 2009 Gamescom Presser Liveblog Spectacular - Gamescom 09 - Kotaku
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Ooh, last year's PSP is getting new colors!

Why is that even worth an announcement? At least when Apple adds colors, it comes with a new generation of the hardware.
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Ooh, last year's PSP is getting new colors!

Why is that even worth an announcement? At least when Apple adds colors, it comes with a new generation of the hardware.
I figured they were gonna push the PSP Go and not touch the original PSP anymore. Guess they're not 100% convinced of complete digital delivery just yet.

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Where's the link?
http://tinyurl.com/osrk8o
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 01:34 PM
 
They just announced the slim. Color me shocked.

Edit - $299 w/ 120 gig drive.

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we've been talking about this since May, right? Most anti-climactic hardware announcement ever.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 01:37 PM
 
Seriously. While I'm glad Sony finally came through with this one, they really need to learn how to keep a secret.

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Aug 18, 2009, 01:43 PM
 
So now the current gen 80 GB PS3 is going to be $300, but if you just wait two weeks you can get a slim with a 120 GB drive for the same price? I don't get it. What's the incentive to buy a PS3 in the next two weeks? Or do we expect that retailers will set their own clearance prices?

Looks like I'm getting a PS3.

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If I were at Sony, I would have been scrambling to find a good "One more thing…" Reducing the 80 GB to $200 would have been a freakin' coup. Microsoft would have shat bricks.
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They're lying to themselves if they think announcing earlier would have cannibalized sales any worse.
     
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Is it just me, or does the slim look like a**?
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Cheaper plastic finish, if thats what you mean.
     
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Cheaper plastic finish, if thats what you mean.
Yes, it is. Piano gloss black looked much better, and the new buttons are cheaper.

I mean, I know the console itself is cheaper, but I would have thought production costs would be down...
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I hate the new font too.
     
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Lets face it, the glossy plastic finish was to help justify the exorbitant cost through asthetics, not because they gave that much of a ****.
     
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Aug 18, 2009, 02:26 PM
 
I was really hoping they would improve upon the PS3 design with the slim. I think they made it worse. I didn't know that was possible. Next the original xbox, the PS3 is one of the ugliest consoles ever made.

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Also, someone noted on Joystiq that the price of the PSP Go looks more ridiculous now.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I was really hoping they would improve upon the PS3 design with the slim. I think they made it worse. I didn't know that was possible. Next the original xbox, the PS3 is one of the ugliest consoles ever made.
Weird, I think the ginormous PS3 looks great. I like it way better than the XBox 360 (though to be fair I haven't seen the black version of the latter in person) and about the same as the Wii.

(I can't even really visualize that many other consoles, though I'd imagine many uglier ones have existed)
     
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The new PS3 looks cheap, but it kind of reminds me of the old Nintendo systems and gives me retro warm fuzzies.
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You guys think it looks worse?

Okie doke.

So, now let's recap...

PS3 Slim:
Blu-ray drive
120 GB hard drive
Free wireless
Free PSN Account with purchase of console
Dual Shock 3 is rechargeable (with cable) out of the box
Smaller, lighter than former (beastly) PS3
Exclusives such as LittleBigPlanet, Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Infamous, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, and more...

I'm not sure about ever catching up to the 360, but I expect a pretty huge push for the PS3 in the last few months of the year.
     
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Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Looks like I'm getting a PS3.
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I think they're talking about the physical appearance. Blu-Ray and disk space don't have any bearing on aesthetics.
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
I think they're talking about the physical appearance. Blu-Ray and disk space don't have any bearing on aesthetics.
No, I know. My okie doke summed up my feelings its aesthetics. The stats just summed up its potential overall appeal.

Big pic:



Side by side:



See the above pic closer here.
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I don't think square was a move in the right direction.
     
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I don't think square was a move in the right direction.
Now you're just being incredibly nitpicky. The new design doesn't scream "BOX!" at you.
     
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Picky? What other console was that close to being a perfect square*? It looks like an old laptop from above.

*The GameCube doesn't count because it diffused the situation by being a cube.
     
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The NES was about as close to square. I can't find any shots of it from the same angle to prove it, but I'm pretty sure.
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*The GameCube doesn't count because it diffused the situation by being a cube.
Oh, look...stipulations!

Close...



Really close...



Ding, ding, ding!

     
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DIMENSIONS 25,5cm x 8,5cm x 20,2cm
     
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I would say the Dreamcast looks very attractive, so where did the PS3 go wrong? The curved top? The indented drive slot which ruins the symmetry? The color?
     
 
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