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Re: Current video game being played

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:42 pm

I dunno, I think it's still too soon for the next generation of systems
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:55 pm

Its been 8-9 years with sales declining and a pretty good saturation of the market with today's consoles. In fact, its the longest time between generations ever.

Second note, just recently Sony (I think it was 77 million consoles) passed Microsoft (76 million) in sales. Impressive really.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby SolidSnake on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:57 pm

Right now only the Steam Box interests me, Ps4 doesn't and 720 (not the game) doesn't either
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:00 pm

PS4 is a few years away before it interests me. But I am intrigued by Steam Box.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Sigwolf on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:11 pm

Rylan wrote:Its been 8-9 years with sales declining and a pretty good saturation of the market with today's consoles. In fact, its the longest time between generations ever.

Second note, just recently Sony (I think it was 77 million consoles) passed Microsoft (76 million) in sales. Impressive really.


Just curious, but why is that impressive? Assuming accurate numbers, it's pretty much a given at 8-9 years that current consoles have past their prime. At best, it pretty much a draw at this point, isn't it? They've both sold well, they both accomplish the job (entertainment). Why is it impressive that eight years laters one console overtakes the other? I don't think this point was the ultimate goal when this generation of consoles was created.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:20 pm

Its impressive at the late surge the PS3 had. It was almost deemed a failure due to its low launch sales and low sales for the first few years or so. In the years following through good marketing and the system's price drop it was able to eventually catch up to the XBOX and even out the numbers. Even though it should be a draw and Sony should be upset about the launch, over time they were capable of righting the ship and again have a competitive market share. That is impressive.

Reliability will be one of the biggest selling features to those that are on the fence between systems. If both systems maintain high levels of quality while minimizing system failure resulting in the need to replace then we could have a very entertaining sales race.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby eddysnake on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:53 pm

Rylan wrote:PS4 is a few years away before it interests me. But I am intrigued by Steam Box.

What is steam box?
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:57 pm

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Re: Current video game being played

Postby eddysnake on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:17 pm

Interesting, good read, thanks
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby the wicked child on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:36 pm

I don't really have any desire to upgrade at this point... but I haven't quite had my PS3 for 2 years yet either.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:38 pm

I probably have 3 to 4 years before I will consider upgrading.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:11 pm

This Nvidia Titan is one bit of hardware I'm interested in:

http://www.pcgamer.com/review/nvidia-ge ... an-review/

SLI performance with one card and half the power requirement.

A biiiitttt pricy for me, but when it comes down some...
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby tifosi77 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:52 pm

Rylan wrote:Its impressive at the late surge the PS3 had. It was almost deemed a failure due to its low launch sales and low sales for the first few years or so. In the years following through good marketing and the system's price drop it was able to eventually catch up to the XBOX and even out the numbers. Even though it should be a draw and Sony should be upset about the launch, over time they were capable of righting the ship and again have a competitive market share. That is impressive.

Reliability will be one of the biggest selling features to those that are on the fence between systems. If both systems maintain high levels of quality while minimizing system failure resulting in the need to replace then we could have a very entertaining sales race.

And note that the X360 had about a 1 year headstart on sales over PS3, and that the PS3 first surpassed the X360 in quarterly sales in early 2010.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby JeffDFD on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:23 am

IMO, It amazes me PS3 took this long to pass Xbox360 based on the BluRay player alone. I know many people who, back in the day, just got a PS3 for the bluray player and really don't game at all.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby PensFanInDC on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:16 pm

Finally got NHL13. Gonna be a good night.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby bhaw on Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:40 am

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:SimCity had another closed beta this weekend, to load test the servers, so it was a 24 hour beta.

Very enjoyable, can't wait for the game to drop March 5th. Anyone else getting it?


I am.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby skullman80 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:44 pm

Picked up Dead Space 3, Hitman: Absolution, and Resident Evil 6(was 20$). Pretty much broke even on trades since Gamestop was running an extra 50% trade in on all games. Should keep me busy for a while.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby SolidSnake on Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:01 pm

Can't wait for MLB The Show 13 March 5th
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby blurryhaze312 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:32 pm

Digitalgypsy66 wrote:This Nvidia Titan is one bit of hardware I'm interested in:

http://www.pcgamer.com/review/nvidia-ge ... an-review/

SLI performance with one card and half the power requirement.

A biiiitttt pricy for me, but when it comes down some...


I'm really excited to see what this thing can do for GPU rendering.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby ajh2298 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:01 pm

Question for anybody who has played Dead Space 3. Can you play part three without playing the other two first?
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:04 pm

ajh2298 wrote:Question for anybody who has played Dead Space 3. Can you play part three without playing the other two first?


I have only played the first two, but there is a lot of story development. I wouldn't skip them
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby farnham16 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:01 am

Far Cry 3 is tremendous. So glad I picked it up.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby offsides on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:25 am

farnham16 wrote:Far Cry 3 is tremendous. So glad I picked it up.


Agree. I finished up Witcher 2 a week ago and started Far Cry 3. Ton of fun so far. Sneaking is great, but so is blasting away. :thumb:
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:38 am

Crysis 3 is kind of amazing so far. The textures and graphical fidelity are fantastic, and the gameplay harks back to the original in the series.
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Re: Current video game being played

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:03 am

I'm playing ocarina of time. On Saturday, I went from just having finished Dodongo's Cavern through to arriving at the Forest Temple. I apparently did this without saving, as I went to play last night before the Pens game and was back without the Boomerang. I was not happy. I am now about to go to the Temple of Time to grow up, so mostly caught up.
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