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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%)
Nintendo Wii 329 votes (51.89%)
Microsoft XBox 360 213 votes (33.60%)
None 34 votes (5.36%)
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The Final Dakar
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Jun 14, 2010, 04:24 PM
 
Higher res of the back.
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The port is labeled A/V AUX. I think jokell might be on to something.

Edit: Labels are on the right, not the left.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 04:37 PM
 
Nah, that looks very similar to a DisplayPort, but it's extUSB. See below:


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Jun 14, 2010, 04:45 PM
 
So I imagine the old HDs probably don't work on this thing either.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 04:46 PM
 
That new XBOX is the ugliest game system I have ever seen as it looks like a 16 year old boy designed it. All that is missing is some internal glowing blue lights to really make all that cheap plastic shine. Even the first Xbox had more appeal which is saying a lot. Are we sure the power source is now internal? I still have my doubts.

Natal looks cool though, the camera hardware looks really deep though.

What is up with the new name though? Sony is gonna be pissed.

     
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Jun 14, 2010, 04:53 PM
 
Damn you Engadget. You lied to me!

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Jun 14, 2010, 04:53 PM
 
OMG that's so pathetic but I think it is a bit smaller thankfully. Lets hope it no longer has its own fan.

I knew it would be external as the new Xbox still has that giant AC plug in the back.

     
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Jun 14, 2010, 05:00 PM
 
I still can't believe how ugly this thing is. Shows typical MS was trying to copy the original PS3 piano black and chrome but by the time they released it sony had moved to matte. They also use a touch sensitive power button, again after Sony stopped using it (and apple long ago too).

Just look a the design and phyical quality between these 2. Keep in mind the Sony has a BR drive, slot loading and internal power source.



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Jun 14, 2010, 05:59 PM
 
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

The Criterion Games developed NFS, i sense some online racing co-op in my future. Please be open world, and awesome.


     
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Jun 14, 2010, 06:05 PM
 
Wow, they took the title of the best one, and the car from its sequel. And its Criterion. I'm pretty damn close to sold.
     
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Jun 14, 2010, 06:56 PM
 
Close? I'm already sold. November 16th here I come.

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Jun 14, 2010, 06:59 PM
 
That Natal Fit game actually impressed me the most.
     
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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
Is that correct? Gears of War 3 will finally feature a 4 player co-op campaign?

Halo Reach looks better and better with every trailer.
GOW 3 - Awesome? no, will i buy it? yes
Co-op could make it a worthwhile purchase

I agree with Dakar, the multi will be throw away this time around for Epic

Reach - Looks amazing, i knew the multi-beta had a new sense of polish not seen in H3 but the single player footage was even better
     
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Originally Posted by Kevin Bogues View Post
The Criterion Games developed NFS, i sense some online racing co-op in my future. Please be open world, and awesome.
I'm soooo getting it. God I miss playing Burnout Paradise with you guys.
     
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Jun 15, 2010, 02:15 AM
 
Dead Space 2 Trailer

God damn, that game looks it's gonna kick ass! That's lookin' like real survival horror at its best! Release date set for 1/25/11.
     
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Jun 15, 2010, 02:34 AM
 
XB360 design looks hideous.

-I'm not a fan of glossy black.
-Whats with that power brick ?.
-Why are they still using trays for the optical media ? i mean really, it's 2010 already.
-Is it really that expensive to hire some good industrial designers.

Also, i dont expect Natal/Kinet(i cant decide which name i hate more) to be a success by any measure (market-share/profit). It costs too much, and is too 'casual' inclined on a 'core' system (oxymoron-ish).
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Jun 15, 2010, 08:02 AM
 
Holy crap - I actually agree with a Hawkeye post about video games!

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Jun 15, 2010, 08:44 AM
 
Some points:

The Kinect demo didn't impress me at all. The technology itself it impressive, but the END PRODUCT is complete crap.

First off, you've been able to chat with people over Xbox Live for years now. Why all of a sudden did they make it look like this was something new? It's not.

Voice chat - everyone here knows that the Mac has had this for FIFTEEN YEARS. Again, nothing new. Also, have you ever talked to your computer? You feel like a moron.

Typical MS taking something old and making it look like they invented it.

Kinect itself:

I go to the gym every day. They demo these things saying how great they are and how easy it is. REALLY? Get some pasty white nerds in a room doing aerobics and tell me how easy it really is. It's not. Even a low impact workout can be stressful on someone who never goes outside.

The running in place looked stupid, and will be a BIG FAIL in apartments.

The lightsaber demo was fake, and obvious.

And here's the one major problem with Kinect: NO FEEDBACK. You can't tell if you're doing anything right. The lightsaber demo is a perfect example. You're locked in battle with Darth Vader, but how do you gauge how hard you're pushing against him? What's preventing you from backing off and whacking him in the head?

Meh. Not impressed.

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Jun 15, 2010, 10:01 AM
 
Turns out the 360 slim isn't all that slim:

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Tuesday News: morning Edition

Let's Play A Game: How Many Copies Of Modern Warfare 2 Have Been Sold?
Publishers Activision disclosed tonight at an E3 party that Modern Warfare 2, released on PC, 360 and PS3, has now sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Impressive, multi-platform or not.



Xbox 360 Drops Price On Tuesday Morning
The Xbox 360 Arcade is dropping from $199.99 to $149.99 at Target. The Elite will drop from $299.99 to $249.99.

Obviously these drops are being done to clear the way for the now-shipping new model of the Xbox 360, which will sell for $299. The new black 360 will sell at the price that used to reserved for the Elite.
So... the Arcade is being eliminated completely? If so, that's kinda big news, as that makes the Wii the cheapest console again, and gives the PS3 a nice little angle in the value department itself.

My best theory? A price-drop of $50 in the fall and the Kinect bundle debuts at $100 over that. Otherwise, MS in nuts.



GoldenEye 64 Wii-make revealed, see Craig's Bond in action | Joystiq
Earlier today, IGN posted a trailer for the oft-rumored remake of the classic Nintendo 64 shooter, GoldenEye. (You've probably heard of it. You very probably spent many of your youthful nights playing it until you fell asleep.) The game is being ported exclusively to the Wii, and has received a fairly noticeable facelift during its transformation. That is to say, a figurative facelift (it's prettier!) and a literal facelift, as Pierce Brosnan has transmogrified into current Bond actor, Daniel Craig.
Ugh. This, too, leaves many questions unanswered. Doesn't Rare, now owned by MS, have at least partial rights to this game? Is Brosnan being replaced related to rights as well?


The writers must be overwhelmed from E3, because they're not even asking, let alone answering some pretty obvious questions on some of these articles.
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Turns out the 360 slim isn't all that slim:
Turns out we're not all that surprised.

(That thing looks as wide as the original hardware... would be interesting to learn the case used to unveil it at E3 was actually 110% of normal or some other type of cheat)
     
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Xbox 360 Arcade to eventually be replaced by $199 new Xbox 360; data transfer cable will be $20 -- Engadget
GameSpot reports a slim Xbox 360 Arcade successor will appear after the now-discontinued SKUs sell out for the same $200 as before.
I love how engadget has this and Joystiq doesn't. I have a feeling Joystiq is cripplingly undermanned to deal with an E3 event.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
GoldenEye 64 Wii-make revealed, see Craig's Bond in action | Joystiq

Ugh. This, too, leaves many questions unanswered. Doesn't Rare, now owned by MS, have at least partial rights to this game? Is Brosnan being replaced related to rights as well?
I'm about to fall asleep watching the Nintendo Conference.

Looks like a generic Bond they used instead of Brosnan from the trailer. They added 8 of the classic badguys, though.
     
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Jun 15, 2010, 12:41 PM
 
12:15PM Uh oh, he's having trouble with the bow and arrow. "Everything went really well in our rehearsals, you guys need to turn off your wireless devices." Oh dear.

Bwahaha.
     
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So, the 3DS only has one touch screen. Does this affect its backwards compatibility? They mention something about it being compatible with the DSi.

Edit: "Woah, this is starting to get a little trippy. A huge Bowser comes out of the screen and ignites a screaming Reggie with flame."

I'd pay to see that.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
So, the 3DS only has one touch screen. Does this affect its backwards compatibility? They mention something about it being compatible with the DSi.

Edit: "Woah, this is starting to get a little trippy. A huge Bowser comes out of the screen and ignites a screaming Reggie with flame."

I'd pay to see that.
He also stated that it had improved graphics. Didn't they make that bold claim the graphics were on par with the XB360 and PS3? After seeing Kid Icarus someone should be shot and drug under a bus.
     
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The engadget feed commented that they were near Wii quality. I assume that's a step up from current DS graphics.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
So, the 3DS only has one touch screen. Does this affect its backwards compatibility? They mention something about it being compatible with the DSi.

Edit: "Woah, this is starting to get a little trippy. A huge Bowser comes out of the screen and ignites a screaming Reggie with flame."

I'd pay to see that.
Don't all of the DS models have only a single touchscreen?

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I have no idea, I never bothered with one.
     
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Jun 15, 2010, 02:03 PM
 
BTW that new 360 Slim only has 2.4GHz Wifi N. Sucks.
Gets uglier to me every time I look at it to. Touch buttons and tray loading is so 2000.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The engadget feed commented that they were near Wii quality. I assume that's a step up from current DS graphics.

This is what was said before E3...

Nintendo 3DS Portable Will Rival PS3 For Graphics - ITProPortal.com
Developers Say 3DS Graphics Rival PS3, Xbox 360 | Terminal Gamer.
Rumor: 3DS "Close To" 360, PS3 Graphics
     
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Heh, I might have posted that kotaku one. All i can say is, I was skeptical that a hand-held system from Nintendo would have better graphics than its console.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
12:15PM Uh oh, he's having trouble with the bow and arrow. "Everything went really well in our rehearsals, you guys need to turn off your wireless devices." Oh dear.

Bwahaha.
This "turn off your wireless devices" is going to be the new keynote trend.

I mean Bluetooth and Wifi both use 2.4GHz along with most cordless phones. The amount of BT and Wifi signals in one normal house alone can be crazy considering the Wii/PS3 controllers are bluetooth also.

Perhaps companies (including apple) should put 5.4GHz wifi in their products to avoid the common problem.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Heh, I might have posted that kotaku one. All i can say is, I was skeptical that a hand-held system from Nintendo would have better graphics than its console.
I knew they were BSing, I just was amazed they went THAT far. I got a kick out of to be honest.
     
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I axed Kotaku off my RSS a year ago. The guy running it is a total idiot.
     
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Originally Posted by exca1ibur View Post
I knew they were BSing, I just was amazed they went THAT far. I got a kick out of to be honest.
I think it was so mind-blowingly bad I dismissed it without it registering that it was so over the top.

Didn't Sony make equally ridiculous claims when the PSP came out?
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I think it was so mind-blowingly bad I dismissed it without it registering that it was so over the top.

Didn't Sony make equally ridiculous claims when the PSP came out?
They might have made quite a few, including that one. At least with them you expect it.
     
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Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
I axed Kotaku off my RSS a year ago. The guy running it is a total idiot.
Same here. Also took off all Gawker sites. And only because they stopped full articles through the feed. This was before that whole iPhone scandal. Joystiq + Engadget cover me pretty well anyway.

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ESPN Bringing Live HD Content To Xbox Live With ESPN3 | GadgetReview
This November, do more than just watch the sports you love – connect with friends and share your sports experience in brand new ways with ESPN on Xbox 360
Answering my previous question of when.
     
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Originally Posted by jokell82 View Post
Same here. Also took off all Gawker sites. And only because they stopped full articles through the feed. This was before that whole iPhone scandal. Joystiq + Engadget cover me pretty well anyway.
Joystiq is pretty terrible with timeliness. On most of the breaking stuff they lag 6 - 12 hours behind kotaku, and even end up using kotaku as a occasionally.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Joystiq is pretty terrible with timeliness. On most of the breaking stuff they lag 6 - 12 hours behind kotaku, and even end up using kotaku as a occasionally.
Depends, sometimes Joystiq will beat Kotaku and they'll use each other. The most I found any of them to be off of each other was a couple of hours (this was 6 months ago), and I figured I didn't need to be THAT up to speed on video games.

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I used to think they were pretty equal, but they're not. I don't need to be that up to speed, but its become obvious in my perusing that the lag exists.
     
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The pricing of the move seems sane, if not enticing.
     
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PlayStation Plus seems underwhleming.
     
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I'm pretty skeptical that they took an already-prone-to-overheating 360 and made it slightly smaller. Not to mention it actually looks worse than the 360 (which is already a little garish) and original Xbox.
     
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Valve on stage for Sony? What a coup.

Edit: As if I wasn't pretty sure already, I think we can safely declare Sony this years E3 winner.
     
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Portal 2 (and other Valve games) on PS3. Wow, the sky is falling.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
The pricing of the move seems sane, if not enticing.
Until you factor in that you need a PS Eye and navigation controller, so it's really more than $50.
     
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The PlayStation Network Gets a Subscription Package
You also get some content that you own ONLY when you have a subscription, meaning it goes away when you cancel, locking you into the service forever.
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