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jonKranked

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Supposedly Nintendo is gonna make a big announcement for one of their franchises. I'm not holding my breath tho.

I'd love to see MegaMan come back as a 3rd person style game like was done for Zelda and Mario.
 

IH8Rice

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-Netflix on PS3 better happen. and a slimmer/cheaper/less power consuming PS3 would be nice (with the new smaller Cell processor)

-more DLC happening for PS3 games

-and Gran Turismo better happen this decade
 

jonKranked

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Netflix on PS3 better happen. and a slimmer/cheaper/less power consuming PS3 would be nice (with the new smaller Cell processor)
I've heard rumors about both of these. But Idk if I'd pony up for the newer PS3. Would you? Granted you've had yours since launch.


edit: I'd also like to know if the GTA DLC is ever gonna come to PS3. Especially now that the second episode has been announced.
 

IH8Rice

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I've heard rumors about both of these. But Idk if I'd pony up for the newer PS3. Would you? Granted you've had yours since launch.
the netflix rumors are somewhat new, but the new, slimmer, less power hungry PS3 rumors have been going on for over two years now...especially now that the Cell processor has gone down in size two times already in as many years

theres apparently spy shots of the new slim PS3 too.
id get it when my first-gen gives out, but until then a new 150gig hard drive will be fine for me.
the original PS3's were really hungry for power w/ their over sized processors.
 

jonKranked

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Agreed,

No PC, no good (Wii excpetion).
I like my PS3 for watching blu-ray movies (and playing games too) on a 61" tv with 7.1 surround sound. Yea, a PC could do it too, but when I play games and watch movies I don't wanna deal with Windows. And its simple enough that my gf can use it too.
 

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Wow...360 is becoming a one stop shop. You will be able to add movies to your nextflicks que right from the 360, last.fm application, and facebook! More reason for people to never leave the house. How will sony counter?
 

jimmydean

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I like my PS3 for watching blu-ray movies (and playing games too) on a 61" tv with 7.1 surround sound. Yea, a PC could do it too, but when I play games and watch movies I don't wanna deal with Windows. And its simple enough that my gf can use it too.
See, my BluRay player AND my DLink DSM 520 combined was half the price of a PS3 and compared to my PC, console games look like ass on my 50" plasma.

If I play the PC version of a game on my TV compared to a console, the difference is night and day. And the Media Lounge is idiot proof.
 

jonKranked

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Wow...360 is becoming a one stop shop. You will be able to add movies to your nextflicks que right from the 360, last.fm application, and facebook! More reason for people to never leave the house. How will sony counter?
in regards to the netflix on 360... its not as simple as just clicking on the stream to watch it from what I understand. This may have changed. My brother in law does it and he said it was kind of a PITA at first.


Sony will counter by creating more innovative games on their platform for a longer period of time. Sony may have been late to market compared to Microsoft, but they made some drastic changes to the overall architecture. From what I've heard (note: this isn't backed up by fact that I'm aware of), developers for PS3 still aren't utilizing as much of the hardware capability as the 360. If true, this means that the 360 will max out its performance capabilities long before the PS3. But to date there is still a lot of great stuff for both consoles. More for the 360 simply b/c its been on market longer. I have a feeling that we'll see a replacement console for the 360 long before we see a PS4.


Platform arguments aside, I bought a PS3 to play games and watch blu ray movies. Netflix would be an awesome upgrade to it, but I really don't care about having other stuff on it. That's why I have a laptop. As nice as they may be, a gaming console will never replace a laptop to me (and a lot of other people I'd be willing to venture).
 

jonKranked

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See, my BluRay player AND my DLink DSM 520 combined was half the price of a PS3 and compared to my PC, console games look like ass on my 50" plasma.

If I play the PC version of a game on my TV compared to a console, the difference is night and day. And the Media Lounge is idiot proof.
Price of a ps3 when? No offense, but $200 doesn't really buy that great of a blu-ray player.


edit: and that still doesn't include the cost of the PC.
 
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jimmydean

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Price of a ps3 when? No offense, but $200 doesn't really buy that great of a blu-ray player.


edit: and that still doesn't include the cost of the PC.
I guess, my Panasonic DMP-BD35 seems to do a pretty good job and was less than $200. I has gotten great reviews and I have no complaints. My DLink was $100 after rebate. So $300 seems to serve me quite well.

If ALL my pc did was play games, then I would agree, but since I do a lot more work than play, it's not much of an issue.
 

jonKranked

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I guess, my Panasonic DMP-BD35 seems to do a pretty good job and was less than $200. I has gotten great reviews and I have no complaints. My DLink was $100 after rebate. So $300 seems to serve me quite well.

If ALL my pc did was play games, then I would agree, but since I do a lot more work than play, it's not much of an issue.
Tru dat. The only computer I have right now is my macbook. I have no real need for a PC at home, but once I get a bigger place I've been considering building up a streaming media server. For personal stuff tho, my next computer is just gonna be a netbook.
 

jimmydean

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Tru dat. The only computer I have right now is my macbook. I have no real need for a PC at home, but once I get a bigger place I've been considering building up a streaming media server. For personal stuff tho, my next computer is just gonna be a netbook.
I have a netbook for most of my stuff, but writing papers for school is a pain on an 80% keyboard. The DLink is awesome and for $100, I am way happy. I bought a slave drive on sale at Frys for $80 (160GB SATA) and all it does is house my media. My desktop is upstairs and my TV is downstairs, so the wireless works perfect.

I run VNC on my netbook, so I can manage the desktop content from the couch as long as the PC is on. It is the single best addition to my home setup and since everything streams through my Onkyo 606, it's upconverted and looks great.
 

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in regards to the netflix on 360... its not as simple as just clicking on the stream to watch it from what I understand. This may have changed. My brother in law does it and he said it was kind of a PITA at first.
Not to mention that the movie selection BLOWS!
Or at least it did when I looked last, I was super-disappointed...
 

jonKranked

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Not to mention that the movie selection BLOWS!
Or at least it did when I looked last, I was super-disappointed...
That's with the streaming content in general, it's not an issue specific to the 360. While the streaming library is increasing fairly regularly, its still only a fraction of their overall library.
 

RyanSG

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Price of a ps3 when? No offense, but $200 doesn't really buy that great of a blu-ray player.


edit: and that still doesn't include the cost of the PC.
Who cares if this a threadjack.

Considering the flexibility and performance, the HTPC is much more economical. I can see two advantages to the PS3.

1. It's idiot proof because lack of functions
2. It supports multiple players well
 

jimmydean

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On Demand selection still sucks...
And yet they make a ton of money...

Obviously you aren't looking at the number of adult content offerings on todays OnDemand system. Porn makes up over 70% of OnDemand sales.

<edit> An interesting factoid for you:
The average viewing time for purchased OnDemand content is 7 minutes. How many people have watched only 7 minutes of a movie that isn't porn?
 

James

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That's with the streaming content in general, it's not an issue specific to the 360. While the streaming library is increasing fairly regularly, its still only a fraction of their overall library.
The NetFlix streaming choices for computer are about 1,000% better, there are a TON of newer/hotter movies that you can watch instantly. Go to the 360, and the choices are in the sh!tter.
Best one I found on 360: Strange Brew.

Unless you like mid-90s low-budget craptastic sci-fi movies about killer alligators or something, you're SOL.
 

MountainDrew

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And yet they make a ton of money...

Obviously you aren't looking at the number of adult content offerings on todays OnDemand system. Porn makes up over 70% of OnDemand sales.

<edit> An interesting factoid for you:
The average viewing time for purchased OnDemand content is 7 minutes. How many people have watched only 7 minutes of a movie that isn't porn?
Seriously....who purchases porn online anymore???
 

jimmydean

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The NetFlix streaming choices for computer are about 1,000% better, there are a TON of newer/hotter movies that you can watch instantly. Go to the 360, and the choices are in the sh!tter.
Best one I found on 360: Strange Brew.

Unless you like mid-90s low-budget craptastic sci-fi movies about killer alligators or something, you're SOL.
Doesn't the 360 use the same queue as the PC? My Media Lounge logs into my netflix account and it's the exact same.
 

Secret Squirrel

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Doesn't the 360 use the same queue as the PC? My Media Lounge logs into my netflix account and it's the exact same.

No. There are only a percentage of Instant Queue movies that can be viewed on the 360.

I've watched a bunch of entertaining stuff with the 360 queue. Wanted, Wall-E, LOTR, 21, etc. I like it. It's fun. And it's not that much of a PITA.
 

jimmydean

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No. There are only a percentage of Instant Queue movies that can be viewed on the 360.

I've watched a bunch of entertaining stuff with the 360 queue. Wanted, Wall-E, LOTR, 21, etc. I like it. It's fun. And it's not that much of a PITA.
Man, that sucks. I can sit on the couch with my netbook, update my queue, then stream them with my DLink on my TV. Seems to work well enough.
 

Leppah

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I'd be interested in seeing more Gran Turismo for the ps3. That demo is the ****e. That would be the main reason i'd get a ps3. Damn that game.