Xbox RULZ, PS2 SUX!

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David Torre
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Ah, just kidding. Just taking the forum for a test drive. But seriously: Xbox RULZ!

forcefield58
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Wii

Pronounced "Weeeeeeeeeeh", or "Wha eye eye", or, oh, forget it....

I'll probably get one of these when it comes out, but will get the Xbox 360 first, if I can find one.

The Wii's backward compatibility with the old games is very, very good and I'm glad to hear they will offer an online service.

The interactive controller is something I'll pass on. Just let me play Mario Kart and Super Mario World on it and I'll be happy!!!!!

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Rob Daviau
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Wii looking swiit,wait a minute......

I admit it, the more I see the more intrigued I am about the
Nintendo Wii!

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Oldschool games, some people just don't "get it"...

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Fighter17 (not verified)
Wii won my heart, PS3 and 360 didn't

Simple as that, the Nintendo Wii has won my heart.

After one whole hardware generation of the same old crap over and over, Nintendo created something totally out of this world. It's going to be interesting on how the controller is going to be used by developers, but I'm already feeling the Wiimote in my hands!

The PS3 and the 360 weren't impressive at all. So what if the graphics are improved so the objects are more life-like, we're going to see the same old crap over again on these systems. Sony has prove that they're idiots for having a huge price tag that put regular games like me out of luck in purchasing one. After all, Sony doesn't want 2D titles on the PS3 anymore so that's one reason why I'm getting the Wii.

brn
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Being a Gamer...

I've seen a lot of people who say they want Nintendo's next system, but can't get around the name. If you're a gamer, you'll get over it. I would proudly march into any store and order a Nintendo Golden Shower at this point. :) Nintendo is the only company pushing something besides prettier graphics.

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I've been disappointed to learn that the Wiimote is being used mostly for gesture recognition and not physical control of objects in the game world. There are two reasons this disappoints me.

The first is the sword fighting in Zelda (mostly button presses) and Red Steel (mostly a few canned gestures). Perhaps the AI and collision detection is too hard for launch titles, but anyone who remembers their own days as a yardstick zorro understands what a truly killer app a great swordfighting game will be.

The second is immersion. Did anyone here play Jurassic Park: Tresspasser? It was a pretty bad game, maybe even horrible. But it gave me a hand. To aim my gun or manipulate objects was a fairly involved process requiring me to press multiple keys to move my forearm and both turn and bend my wrist. It was a huge pain in the butt. But in every FPS I played for the next few months, I felt like an amputee, strapped to a gun I couldn't really control in a world I couldn't really touch.

If vague gesture controls and gun games are all the Wii can do, it will still be fun. But if it can make you feel like you're touching the game, it will rule the earth.

taudry and degrading fantasies of possible Wii titles follow
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Nights Into Dreams - I never even thought about picking up a Saturn, but I like offbeat games, so I'm hoping the novelty of the Wiimote as a control mechanism and persistent fan nagging will get Sega to create an updated version.

Samba de Amigo - Dual motion sensors built in. Need I say more?

Punchout - Ditto.

Bionic Commando - After seeing the Metroid Prime 3 demo where the nunchuck is used to control Samus' grapple beam (which can also pull doors off their hinges and rip shields away from enemies), I hope Capcom's designers are getting the hint that the time has come.

Lucky & Wild - With a light gun built in, there will be dozens of crappy lightgun games for the Wii. Hopefully a spiritual successor to Lucky & Wild will be one of them. :)

THE BOTTOM LINE
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Nintendo has enabled me to be enthusiastic about gaming's possibilities again. Thank you, Nintendo.

davyK
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New site is looking

New site is looking good...

looks like the time zone works too.....

I have a more positive outlook on gaming post E3 - there seems to be a real buzz about this generation what with "proper" online services and the Wii thing - still nothing concrete to make be buy any of the 3 yet - will see what the games look like when all 3 are out.

Oh - and great to see Matt back in the fold.

Rob Daviau
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I am also anticipating all

I am also anticipating all three for different reasons. I wasn't interested in the new Nintendo system but it seems they have gone and done something crazy, it seems that instead of following and trying to be like the other Big Guys, the are going back to their roots and just trying to make a game console that, get ready for this, is fun to play! Wow what a crazy idea. With the new twist on control, a lower price and the possibility of downloading/emulating older titles I am have a renewed interest in Nintendo!

Oldschool games, some people just don't "get it"...

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Bill Loguidice
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Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3

Frankly, Dragon, I'm excited for all three. I obviously already have a 360, but am very much looking forward to the other two as well. I think all three offer very different experiences and possibilities. In addition, all three will be experimenting with alternative control schemes to one degree or another, with Wii obviously going just about the furthest. Good stuff and as always every day, the best time to be a gamer...

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dragon57
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Hey, what about Nintendo!

Hey, what about Nintendo! :)

Seriously, I can't wait for the Wii (although I have a hard time actually saying that out loud).

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