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  • foq
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    new monitor

    Hooked up my dad's old 17" CRT. 1280x1024 pwnz. Really, I love having a higher res... I love being able to look at 1024x768 images without scrolling at all

    It was a pain in the ass to configure in the nvidia control panel since it's a dark monitor, but I think I got it now.

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    I never used it, but I heard the same, it is inacurate, they should, however, have the option to use a regular controller for it as well.

    You can not blame them for going with the motion sensing idea. It is unique and not a bad idea, however, if it is badly executed and not well calibrated, it is detrimental to the whole concept of it.

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    The N64 was actually a very good system. It did pretty good, but they should have used CDs for it instead. Going cartridge based was a really boneheaded idea. CDs are much cheaper, hold more data and cuts production costs.

    With the cartridge they had to cut out a lot of data from the games which made the visual quality and sound suffer and full motion video was not possible because of the small size of it. 64MB max VS. a PS1 CD - 660MB complete joke.

    http://www1.epinions.com/content_132229009028

    In terms of power the N64 was more powerful then the PS.
    Technical specs:

    N64
    http://members.fortunecity.com/n64_a...a/n64specs.htm

    PS
    http://www.vidgames.com/ps/hardware/techspec.html

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  • foq
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    A lot of people say the Wiimote is crap and doesn't respond as well as it should to the... uhh... Wiiciever?

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    Quake would be fun on the WII, but too bad they do not have MP support for it. I saw on their website that you can surf the web with it, but nothing yet on an XBox Live similar type of service. Quake would be a smash it and would fit the WII scope very good. A simple yet deep fun game which the WII can handle and you can play people across the country with it. Yes, in fact it would be a HUGE hit if they do do it. Throw in RuneQuake and a CA+ mod in it and Quake and us would boom in popularity. That and the ability to play against PC owners as well. Someone should suggest that to them.

    Speaking of the WII, I took a peak at some recent games. It seems some good games are coming out for it and the graphics in them actually look a lot better then when the WII first came out. I liked the screenshots. They are pretty clear - less fuzzy then before - and the colors are very nice, vibrant, natural and seem alive.

    http://www.gamepro.com/subindex/scre...orm=wii&alpha=
    Last edited by Paradi$e; 02-17-2008, 04:33 PM.

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  • Canadian*Sniper
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    Originally posted by the_f0qer View Post
    Well it's pretty obvious the playstation totally pwned the n64
    That's a dumb statement. The n64 was a top selling console and had a butt load of awesome multiplayer games like goldeneye64. So what you're saying is you have no proof about this "pwning".

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  • IEEE 802.11
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    At my workplace many people own Wii's vs the other consoles, and we actually talk about the console and trade games. I'd say Nintendo is doing well, except they're not targeting a hardcore market.

    What I find funny is that the people who are talking about this still play the original Quake which does not require a lot of power to do. So by doing so is like saying "I don't need amazing hardware to have fun!" a statement that supports Nintendo. And, yeah, I know you can get enhanced versions of Quake that DO need more power, but they get old sometimes.

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  • foq
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    Well it's pretty obvious the playstation totally pwned the n64

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  • Canadian*Sniper
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    How'd they get pwnt?

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  • foq
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    Sony offered Nintendo a chance to work with them on the cd-based console but Nintendo refused and got pwnt if memory serves me right.

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    WIIs are popular because since Nintendo could not fund to build a powerful console they directed their efforts to advertising it instead. Still popularity and advertising will not save a weak and bad console.

    That and the fact that Nintendo keeps churning our remakes of old titles. Except for the million Marios and Zeldas - which are good, no question, do they have other original games? No. And owning it just for one game the Smash Brothers it is not worth it, just speaking of rehashes, that same game is available on the GameCube. And the basic concept and graphical difference can not be that much far apart.

    That and their weak system is going to cause them their doom. They could not keep up from the start. When the PS2 came out, they were in trouble with the Cube, when the Xbox came out, they were totally crushed. Now, they struggle how much they can to keep stay afloat and took the way of advertising the WII as "fun." Nintendo's only good system - if not the best - was the Super Nintendo. But they lost control of the market since the original PlayStation came out, because they planned a CD based Super Nintendo, but SONY came out with the idea first and stole all the momentum, leaving them biting the dust.

    I heard many instances that people got bored with their WIIs and kiddy-like simplistic games and graphics and were drooling over Gears of War on the 360, which does not even compare. Then they felt like huge idiots at their mistake and wished they bought a more competent console instead.

    I am not saying all this to make you feel bad, but popularity based on advertising will not save the system. By all means have fun with it but if you want to get rid of it, the time is now, as it is still in relative high demand and you can surely get more then what you paid for, unfortunately from a poor informed grandma or some naive kid, and get yourself a console which will last you a while longer then one which was doomed technically from the start. Because the WII is nothing more then a Cube in a new box.

    In conclusion, products based on hype alone do not succeed. Eventually, the excitement wears off and the true skeleton will come out of the closet - as to say - and as people will realize the true nature of something, the wave of hype that WII created will come crashing down and their system - and not to mention stock - will plummet. But right now, they just want to keep on riding that wave, and make it last as long as possible.

    You can not blame them for that, from a financial standpoint, because they are a business after all, just as any other. They are on the market to make money and they will put their strongest side up with what they can to make themselves look the best in the eyes of the consumers.
    Last edited by Paradi$e; 02-16-2008, 11:22 PM.

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  • foq
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    lol mario

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  • Canadian*Sniper
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    @Paradise. Wiis are the most popular compared to the other consoles (PS3 being dead last). I have nothing against the other newer consoles but the Wii is going to have Super Smash Bros Brawl and that's going to be tits. Xbox360 will be having Banjo Threeie and PS3 will have MGS4. Oh well I'll survive.

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  • foq
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    The only time I've had my computer crash/lock up was when I just tried new settings that wern't stable, and on my old AMD K6-II 400MHz machine, or when my crappy 300w power supply was strangling the rest of my system including a P4 powerhog that took 1.6v at stock settings.

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  • IEEE 802.11
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    Originally posted by the_f0qer View Post
    IEEE, yeah, your computer will crash if you don't know what you're doing when you build it, or if you overclock it improperly, or if you get a virus. It's pretty easy to build it properly and not get viruses. I havn't used antivirus software or even a firewall for years and the only virus I got was some shit I downloaded off of Limewire as a noob and didn't know what it was. And it was easy enough to remove.
    Hmm, I don't feel like responding to this insult.

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