Funky controller.So many sequels.
Let’s hope this machine can last longer than 2 years unlike it’s predeccesors.
I hate it when there are too many sequels, I like to see more new games/franchises with each new hardware and i loathe the lack of imagination that Sony and M$ has in naming their subsequent systems.
At least the new microsoft system wasn’t named Xenon as its code name was. And, well, you think of two good names right now. I don’t think any company has ever had an okay new name for thier systems, nintendo went to ‘Super’ and then ‘64’ and then ‘Gamecube’ which made me think of a die with some controller ports in it. I’m not saying ‘Xbox’ was better than ‘Gamecube’, I’m just saying that I’ve never really seen a good name for a system. And PS3 is a lack of imagination, but I’d rather call the 360 an Xbox 2 because 360 sounds worse. If it has to be labled like a sequel, then go ahead Sony.
And yes, I saw that controller, I don’t want a PS3 anymore, thats exactly why I stayed away from the xbox until the controller s appeared.
If that’s your problem I’m sure there will be PS2 controller look alikes.Even official ones.
Concerning the names - I coudn’t care less about those sort of things.That has got to be the one thing I never gave thought as far as picking a console is concerned.I’m eager to know what both consoles are capable of tho even tho I know I probably will never buy a PS3 for a variety of reasons.
[quote=“Der Metzgermeister”] I don’t think any company has ever had an okay new name for thier system
Actually, there was a system that was named very well…the NEC PC-Engine. The PC-Engine was known as the Turbo Grafx-16/Turbo Duo in the US. It was a great system, with many many many MANY great games, and is still my favorite console of all time.
I notice that Sony used pre-rendered footage from the new Killzone and Tekken 6 to show off the Playstation 3. Do not be deceived.
I agree with Gehn’s comments on how the PS3 is relying on too many sequels to draw crowds.
Doesn’t the name give away Sony’s continued reliance on sequels? Playstation…three?
I’m tempted to throw in a comment supporting your idea but the truth is it would be insane for any company (even if they were just trying to keep in biz like Nintendo;sorry Nintendo…) not to keep their product’s name.
Genesis / Megadrive
Yeah, you’re right.
I personally don’t like the design.
The curved surfaces don’t allow for you to lie it flat and put something on top of it. I myself don’t enjoy too many sequels as well, it makes me feel like I got a new console just to play a game that I’ve already seen, just slightly updated.
I don’t like the design either. Especially the controller, that’s just ugly. I don’t care about sequels, I didn’t expect different. I wouldn’t complain about sequels in general either since I certainly liked seeing Resident Evil 4 and all the Zelda sequels and the spiritual ‘sequel’ to ICO, and Panzer Dragoon Zwei and Saga, etc etc etc.
We are talking about Sony here anyway, they certainly won’t lack in third party support so of course we will see the same games rehashed over and over just like it’s been happening since the dawn of gaming and among them a few games that we’ll really want to purchase and enjoy.
It’s more or less the same developers that will be making games for the other consoles as well anyway since everyone makes games for Sony (minus each company’s first party titles) so they too will get their nice share of sequels depending on their success…
Genesis / Megadrive
Yeah, you’re right. [/quote]
As for sequels, my recent interest in the XBox 360 is actually due to original titles.Some games have really hyped me like Darkwatch specially if Yakudo will be featured in game.Ninety Nine Nights might be something sweet too.I loved KUF and Mr.Rez ( I tend to forget japanese names when they go by pairs or threesomes) is bound to do something new and creative (at least that’s what I hope) with Phantagram’s formula.
Sequels are nice and okay but when you wanna bring something new and revolutionary to the world (that’s what they all say) I think you should bring new ideas with you as opposed to games people knwo what to expect from.
At least you should highlight them. (when they’re good anyway;that’s the point - they should get good new game ideasto their new console).
Wow… all this negative talk of sequels.
Okay, so let me understand: sequels = bad?
I’ll be sure to tell that to the NiGHTS, Panzer, Shining Force, and Burning Ranger teams the next time I see them. “Don’t ever make a sequel because sequel = bad!!!”
Sorry for the rush of negative posts, but the levels of fanboyism here have jumped through the roof recently. Come on, guys… can’t we be adults and base our judgements on merit and not by conclusions drawn through absolutely no information? (except for Arcie in this post, though… he was very level-headed)
We all know there will be a ton of new titles on every platform. When have you ever seen a platform on which new titles were never launched? These are just the first dimes in the bucket. If someone were to announce PDS2 for one of these consoles, you’d go out in buy it in a second, right? Many people feel the exact same way about many different franchises. So, where is the problem, exactly?
I’m glad you admit you are beeing negative cause that’s what your doing.
My point wasn’t that sequels are bad.My point was that a company should showcase new things when they are promoting a new product.Of course sequels can be good but what I meant is a new console should highlight new things.I’m not playing anyone’s advocate I’m just saying that that would certainly excite me more about any console.
Does that make me a fanboy?It’s only my opinion.
After re-reading your messages, yeah. Not as negative as I originally thought. Perhaps the overall patina of the other threads colored my interpretation of your posts.
But sure, new products help any product launch, but so do sequels. And at this point, most people are going to be pushing their new titles for the Xbox 360 because it’s much more immediate. Wait until next year’s E3… then you’ll see much more original content. You have to remember that the PS3 doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and that publishers have to play their cards where they’ll be most effective.
I’m not talking about the soundness of the move, I’m just saying it would be nice.Good marketing for some is bad marketing for others.I easily get more excited with original games than with sequels when new consoles are concerned.
Unless it’s something I’ve been long awaiting or that I’m not too confident about.The only series that fits in those categories right now is PD.
You know what I don’t understand? The Cell Processor has been hyped up for years and yet the model used in the PS3 turns out to be less powerful than the Xbox 360’s triple core CPU. I’ve been imagining Sony to unveil some beast that would blow the Xbox 360 out of the water all this time, but the hype is little different from back when they were going on about the power of the “Emotion Engine” equipped PS2.
Ah well. I suspect both consoles (PS3 and XB360) will offer similar performance (at least at first) which will make things great for multiplatform games for some time. Hopefully the new Nintendo won’t hold back the next generation consoles too much either.
I think the PS3 is relying on too many established names to give it an edge. I know the Xbox 360 will be receiving DOA 4, Halo 3 and Fable 2 etc shortly, but many new titles are being advertised as well. We need more titles that are going to break the mold.
I also wonder if everyone is going to ignore the Xbox 360 in favor of waiting for the next Metal Gear Solid (again). Because, OMG, this series is the bestest!
Too many games rely on brand recognition to sell themselves, and too few of them sell on “merit” alone.
[quote=“Solo Wing Dragon”]You know what I don’t understand? The Cell Processor has been hyped up for years and yet the model used in the PS3 turns out to be less powerful than the Xbox 360’s triple core CPU. I’ve been imagining Sony to unveil some beast that would blow the Xbox 360 out of the water all this time, but the hype is little different from back when they were going on about the power of the “Emotion Engine” equipped PS2.
Ah well. I suspect both consoles (PS3 and XB360) will offer similar performance (at least at first) which will make things great for multiplatform games for some time. Hopefully the new Nintendo won’t hold back the next generation consoles too much either.[/quote]
My friend who’s a computer technician compared the specs for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and laughed at Sony’s chosen design. He seems to think that though the PS3 seems good on paper, the overall design is worse than the what we see in the Xbox 360.
He particularly liked the “Reality Synthesizer” in the PS3, and seems to think we should let the games do the talking because Sony likes to confuse people with theoretical performance figures a lot to showcase a console’s power rather than let real world performances speak for themselves.
Judging from all the hype, I was expecting the CPU in the PS3 to at least be 4 Gigahz. It looks like Sony is keeping costs to a minimum while Microsoft is selling its console at a larger loss to bridge the technology gap.
The worst part is people are falling for the hype. The Killzone 2 demo is scripted pre-rendered footage designed to look like the game is running in real-time. Why can’t people see that? This isn’t the first time Sony has sunk this low; before Sony launched the Playstation 2 a lot of pre-rendered material was used to showcase the console’s supposed power, too.
ooo shiny, im not really too fond of those controllers though, look a little dodgy to me, but it wont stop me buying the thing when its out, and il probably get used to them just like every other controller.
[quote=“Abadd”]Wow… all this negative talk of sequels.
Okay, so let me understand: sequels = bad?
I’ll be sure to tell that to the NiGHTS, Panzer, Shining Force, and Burning Ranger teams the next time I see them. “Don’t ever make a sequel because sequel = bad!!!”[/quote]
yes please do!
Anyways is it me or does it look like the PS3 controller has no trigger buttons?? still!?? could be a key reason why I, and maybe others won’t get it if this is the case