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Old 12-19-2005, 10:43 AM
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which controller? the PS3? the 360?

I think the 360 wireless controller is sweet. Very comfortable.
It's the first wireless controller I have, so it was a bit odd to not have a wire (once the charge and play system was done charging the battery - this was a separate accessory I bought).
PS3 controller is ugly. It's like a Dual Shock, but boomerang-shaped.
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:13 AM
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Yep, PS3. Supposedly, it's a more ergonomic design than the standard set by the first Dual Shock (or if you want to go even further back, NES). We'll see if it works when people get to test it, I've heard that it might show up at the CES early next year.
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:24 PM
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Yep, PS3. Supposedly, it's a more ergonomic design than the standard set by the first Dual Shock (or if you want to go even further back, NES). We'll see if it works when people get to test it, I've heard that it might show up at the CES early next year.
If it sucks, I'm sure there will be aftermarket controllers with the DS2 design.

I'm just gonna be pissed if my arcade stick isn't compatible.
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I had heard that 360 was supposed to be a huge improvement over xbox because since PS2 out sold xbox 10 to 1, Sony told the game producers that if they put out better games for xbox, they wouldn't sell it for PS2. I don't know if this is true, but it makes sense. Apparently neither xbox or PS2 were fully utilizing their potential. But it usually happens that hardware leads software...
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http://news.cnet.co.uk/gamesgear/0,3...9194876,00.htm

Sony says it's on time
CEO of EA (a big producer of games) says he thinks it will be autumn.

article is good, talks about the potential impact of the HD DVD/Blue-Ray format war.
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FYI - i have to imagine when Sony says Spring 2006 release...it'll be a Japan Spring 2006 release.

Nintendo has hinted at wanting to do a worldwide launch...and were fairly successful at that with the nintendo DS portable system.

If Revolution is <=$200...i'm SOOOO there. I think the ability to DL old games (at a cost of course) will be crazy! If the price is right of course...

I think costs should be as follows (on average)...

(NES, SNES, N64) = (<=$5, <=$10, <=$20)
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FYI - i have to imagine when Sony says Spring 2006 release...it'll be a Japan Spring 2006 release.

Nintendo has hinted at wanting to do a worldwide launch...and were fairly successful at that with the nintendo DS portable system.

If Revolution is <=$200...i'm SOOOO there. I think the ability to DL old games (at a cost of course) will be crazy! If the price is right of course...

I think costs should be as follows (on average)...

(NES, SNES, N64) = (<=$5, <=$10, <=$20)
and the system is supposed to be able to play game cube games...can it also download those?
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Old 12-19-2005, 03:56 PM
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ps - anyone want to buy a gamcube system and some bells and whistles?

system - black
4 standard controllers
4 controller extensions
a 1019 memory card (so you can play sports seasons/franchise mode)
2 standard memory cards (whatever the initial release ones had for size)
and roughly 10-12 games, nothing that new
games include:
MVP baseball 2004
NHL Hitz 2002
Spiderman
Wave Race Blue Storm
Simpsons Road Rage
Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance
Sonic Adventures 2 Battle (or something like that)
Metroid Prime
SSX Tricky
NFL Street
I'd be willing to consider offers via PM
edit - other games I missed:
Luigi's Mansion
Super Smash Brothers Melee

System works perfectly, but having the 360 now, I have no time for game cube. Would be a good pickup, relatively cheap for your kids if they don't have the system yet.
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(NES, SNES, N64) = (<=$5, <=$10, <=$20)
Hmm, I was thinking more like $1 for NES and SNES and $5 for N64.

It's kind of pointless though, since most people know you can download emulators and ROMs for free.
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Old 12-19-2005, 04:08 PM
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and the system is supposed to be able to play game cube games...can it also download those?
The system comes with 512 mb flash memory (eat that hard drive lovers). No word on what kind of memory card it'll use, but I really doubt that the revo will be downloading GCN games. It might be more cost efficient to buy the disc copy.

I agree with John on the costs it SHOULD be. Then again, Nintendo once expected people to pay $20 for a GameBoy advance cart of Ice Climbers.
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