Seeking advice on a Game system upgrade...

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  1. PennyandtheJets

    PennyandtheJets Well-Known Member

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    I currently own a Nintendo Gamecube and I have had it for quite some time. I really liked the games for the gamecube, but now I think I should get an upgrade in my game play...

    Which would you suggest?

    PS2 or Xbox 360?

    I am leaning towards the 360, but I am undecided. Thanks!
     
  2. PinPointPenning10

    PinPointPenning10 Well-Known Member

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    If you were going to go with a PS2, you might as well just wait for the PS3 to come out since PS2s will soon be outdated, unless you really don't want to wait.
     
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  3. floridajet

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    Yah... I would either go 360 or wait for ps3.

    I'm a big fan of playstation and I can tell you the ps3 wait will be definitly worth it. Plus it will have free online play!
     
  4. Royal Tee

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    Why wait? ANd why get an inferior ps2?

    Get the 360 now and have a bunch of fun while others sit around playing with cereal boxes.

    360= The Best online gaming experience. Now and after ps3
     
  5. PennyandtheJets

    PennyandtheJets Well-Known Member

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    P3 is going to have free online play??? Like legit free? I have never played online...It sounds sweet though...
     
  6. wildthing202

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    :lol: you crack me up:rofl2: 360
     
  7. Tight

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    No. absoloutley not. Ps3 will not have free online play. I read this on ign. Ps3 will have a service similar to xbox live.

    but ps3 will be the more powerful machine by far.

    Dont let tee fool you, he loves is xbox 360.
     
  8. PennyandtheJets

    PennyandtheJets Well-Known Member

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    Any idea on how much the PS3 will cost when it comes out?

    I know that the Xbox 360 is 400 F'n dollars which is way too much.
     
  9. Tight

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    LoL. If you think xbox360 is too expensive you might as well. Get a psp. ps3 will have a dvd burner among other things. YOur looking at at least 500 dollars.
     
  10. PennyandtheJets

    PennyandtheJets Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was leaning toward the Xbox 360 to begin with. I had a feeling the PS3 would be ridiculous...
     
  11. jkgrandchamp

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    Id wait to see what Nintendo and playstation come with . And what the graphics look like.
     
  12. wildthing202

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    A DVD burner. Where are you people getting this crap from?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playstation_3
    rumored at $500
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360
    POS version $300, decent version $400
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii
    Rumored at $199-$299

    Just for kicks
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Portable
    $249
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nintendo_DS
    $119 at Wal-Mart $129 else where
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ds_lite
    $129 on June 11th
     
  13. Mexican Buc

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    If your going to update update to the NEXT GENERATION of consolues. Going to the PS2 or Xbox isn't updating, its side-dating.


    As for the new consoles, Xbox 360 if you want something right away (becuase its the only one out now). I think its a flop and will get blown away by the end of the year.

    PS3. If they new Blue Ray DVD hits it will be a great side system. However Sony tried this before with the video tape in Beta. There was Beta and VHS. I don't think I have to tell you who won.

    Wii comes out in October. I'm waiting on it. Nintendo has put all its eggs in one basket and it will either be a complete a total failure or the biggest up yet. If the Wii works as well as it's said to (and imo, it will) and catches on (the name already has) niether of the 2 consoles will be able to compete. They've pretty much made it so that it cannot be copied or adapted to the other systems, atleast not this generation of systems. Wii will truely be on its own, either high in the sky or deep in a pitch.




    Either way don't side-date to PS2 or anything. Wait a little longer and update the right way. Either way GC still rocks. Mario Tennis, Soccer, and Party 7, IMO, are fun as hell. Silly, sure, kiddy, you can call it that, but still fun.
     
  14. wildthing202

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    Guess what else Sony came up with. CDs and DVDs with Philips.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony
    Notable products and technologies

    See also: List of Sony Trademarks

    A * denotes a proprietary format. Question marks indicate products no longer sold as of 2006 with an unknown year of withdrawal.

    1950s
    * Reel-to-reel tape recorders (1950-??)
    * Transistor radios (1955-)

    1960s
    * Portapak (1967-)
    * Trinitron (196:cool:

    1970s
    * U-matic (1971-1983)
    * Betamax* (1975-1988)
    * Elcaset (1976-1980)
    * Walkman (1979-)

    1980s
    * Mavica (1981-??)
    * Betacam* (1982-)
    * Compact Disc (1982-)
    * Watchman (1982-)
    * 3½" diskette (1983-)
    * Discman (1984-)
    * Handycam (1985-)
    * Video8 (1985-??)
    * NEWS (1987-??)
    * D2 (198:cool:
    * Hi8 (1989-)
    * Video Walkman (1989-)

    1990s
    * NT (1991-??)
    * MiniDisc* (1992-)
    * PlayStation (later PS one) (1994-2004)
    * Magic Link (1994-1997)
    * DV (1995-)
    * MiniDV (1995-)
    * Cyber-shot (1996-)
    * Digital8* (1999-)
    * FD Trinitron (1996-)
    * VAIO (1997-)
    * Digital Mavica (1997-)
    * Ruvi (1998-1999)
    * Memory Stick* (199:cool:
    * HiFD (1998-2001)
    * Super Audio CD (199:cool:
    * Aibo (1999-2006)

    2000 – present
    * CLIÉ (2000-2005)
    * PlayStation 2 (2000-)
    * MicroMV (2002-)
    * SonicStage (2002-?)
    * HDV (2003-)
    * Qualia (2003-2006)
    * Blu-ray Disc (2006-)
    * PSX (2003-)
    * Qrio (2003-)
    * PlayStation Portable (2004-)
    * Universal Media Disc (UMD)* (2004-)(2005 uk-)
    * Librie (2004-)
    * LocationFree (2004-)
    * Cellular Walkman (2005-)
    * Bravia

    Future
    * PlayStation 3 (November 2006)
    * Alpha Digital SLR Cameras (Summer 2006)

    Question marks indicate products no longer sold as of 2006, but the year of withdrawal is unknown

    Sony is one of the few electronics companies with manufacturing and assembly plants in the United States of America.

    Sony has historically been notable for creating its own in-house standards for new recording and storage technologies instead of adopting those of other manufacturers and standards bodies. The most infamous of these was the videotape format war of the early 1980s, when Sony marketed its Betamax system for video cassette recorders against the VHS format developed by JVC. In the end, VHS gained critical mass in the marketplace and became the worldwide standard for consumer VCRs and Sony adopted the format. Since then, Sony has continued to introduce its own versions of storage technologies, with varying success. Examples include -

    * Video8/Hi8/Digital8 - In 1985, Sony introduced the Handycam, one of the first Video8 cameras. Much smaller than the competition's VHS and Betamax video cameras, Video8 became very popular in the consumer camcorder market.
    * MiniDisc was created by Sony for use in portable music players. They were designed to share the market of Walkman products. Low consumer adoption has seen the product fail outside of the Japanese market.
    * Sony also makes heavy use of its Memory Stick flash memory cards for digital cameras and other portable devices; however, other manufacturers are also making use of this technology.
    * One successful attempt was the introduction of the 90mm micro floppy diskettes (better known as 3.5inch floppy discs), which Sony had developed at a time when there were 4" floppy discs and a lot of variations from different companies to replace the then on-going 5.25" floppy discs. Sony had great success and the format became dominant; 3.5" floppy discs gradually became obsolete as they were replaced by more current media formats.
    * The DVD format currently being used in households world wide was jointly developed by Philips and Sony to replace CD; the use of a shorter wavelength laser beam sees the higher storage capacity of 4.7-17+GB as opposed to 640-700MB on a single disc.
    * Sony attempted, unsuccessfully, to compete with the Iomega Zip drive and Imation SuperDisk with their HiFD.
    * In 1993 Sony challenged the industry standard Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound format with its newer and more advanced proprietary motion picture digital audio format called SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound). This format employed eight channels (7.1) of audio opposed to just six used in Dolby Digital 5.1 at the time. Unlike Dolby Digital, SDDS utilized a method of backup by having mirrored arrays of bits on both sides of the film which acted as a measure of reliability in case the film was partially damaged. Ultimately, SDDS has been vastly overshadowed by the preferred DTS (Digital Theatre System) and Dolby Digital standards in the motion picture industry. SDDS was solely developed for use in the theatre circuit; Sony never intended to develop a home theatre version of SDDS.
    * Since the introduction of the MiniDisc format, Sony has attempted to promote its own audio compression technologies under the ATRAC brand, against more widely-used formats like MP3. Until late 2004, Sony's Network Walkman line of digital portable music players did not support the MP3 de facto standard natively, although the software SonicStage provided with them would convert MP3 files into the ATRAC or ATRAC3 formats.
    * Sony is currently touting its Blu-ray optical digital versatile disk format, which is likely to compete with Toshiba's HD-DVD. As of quarter one of 2006, Blu-Ray has the backing of every major motion picture studio except Universal.
    * Sony and Philips jointly developed the Sony-Philips digital interface format (S/PDIF).
    * Sony and Philips introduced the high-fidelity audio system SACD in 1999, but it has since been entrenched in a format war with DVD-Audio. At present, neither has gained a major foothold with the general public. CDs are preferred by consumers because of their ubiquitous presence in consumer devices.
    * OpenMG, a digital rights management system.
    * ARccOS, a copy control system for DVDs.
    * Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. It can hold 1.8 gigabytes of data, which can include games, movies, music, or a combination thereof.
    * MpegMovieVX (Also known as MPEG-VX, EX and HQX) is the video format used in Sony Cybershot digital still camera's. It's a proprietary implementation of the MPEG1 standard, which Sony first used in their DSC-F55 model in 1999 and has been using ever since. The format is undocumented and has only recently been reverse engineered by the company Makayama, who use it in their consumer software Digital Camera Media Studio [3].
     
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  15. PennyandtheJets

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    I don't believe I ever said I wanted the PS2 or the Xbox...

    I said I was trying to decide between Xbox 360 or PS3...as for Nintendo Wii...I don't know anything about it other than it will be cheaper than the 360 and PS3...

    I also enjoy gamecube alot, but I really want to get a piece of either PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii...which once I have yet to decide.

    I have pretty much decided against PS3. I think 500 bucks for a system is just crazy. 400 is bad too, but I can manage. I am not too fond of waiting for Wii, but if it is 100 bucks cheaper than 360, perhaps it is worth the wait.
     
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  16. drnyjets

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    Why don't you wait until november and get PS3. It's going to make Xbox 360 look like Game Cube.
     
  17. PennyandtheJets

    PennyandtheJets Well-Known Member

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    500 bucks is alot of money...like I said I still haven't made up my mind, but 360 seems like the way I might go.
     
  18. PennyandtheJets

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    You think PS3 will be that much better than this?
     
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  20. JetBlue

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    well, your first post did ask between the PS2 and 360, so Buc was half right, which is actually better than his usual percentage.

    considering the lack of quality titles currently available on the 360, you are better off waiting until November anyways, as the 360 simply isn't worth the purchase right now unless you are a hard core gamer that just has to have the latest system, which I assume you aren't consideirng you are undecided on it.

    wait until November, and if you decide on the 360 you will at least have more choices of games to choose from as well as the option to decide if the technology of the PS3 will be worth the added expense for the long term. but if you are willing to drop $400 now on a 360, a few more months should allow you the time to save another $100 or so to afford a PS3 if that is a problem, thus providing you the option to get either one.

    but if you spend $400 now you have eliminated the option of the PS3 or Wii, and if you are disappointed you are stuck with it.
     

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