3DO Kid or 360 Kid - not bloodly likely!!!

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3DO Kid or 360 Kid - not bloodly likely!!!

Post by 3DOKid » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:53 pm

Ah well it had to happen. I got a 360. It's weird, but I'm clearly now tainted - trapped in the early 90's gaming.

I played Gears of War. Yeah alright. Looks nice. Fine. NEXT! Next was PGR3... It's OK. The graphics look weird. The tree's look extra weird. I haven't figured out why - but they spook me.

I'm just not excited. In fact - I'm bored.The same with the Wii. And more or less the same for the PS3, which actually redeems itself thanks to streaming media - which isn;t a game and the imported version of Wangan. Which is Japanese and the game I singularly have enjoyed the most - but I think the enjoyment came from figuring out what's going on in the Japanese menus, rather than the game itself.

I was more excited about Older Games games. I've enjoyed Novastorm more than anything else and right now I'm twitching with glee at the idea Zero 5 and Pitfall for the Jag...

There is no hope...

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Post by Trev » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:08 am

I agree w/you for the most part (w/the strong exception of the Wii which I think is exciting ... what made you decide to spring for a 360?) Gaming does not excite me nearly as much now either. The new 3DO releases were definitley my gaming highlight of this year so far! We are a rare breed indeed ...

P.S. Now you got me in the mood to pop Pitfall into my Jag. Think I will after a round of Novastorm.

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Post by Blades » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:45 am

Agreed.

New Games fail to amaze me for some reason. Multi-million poly counts? Pffft. Give me sprites.

modern gaming honestly has went down so fast. I play them only to say "Whoa, I didnt know the machine could draw that much polys per sec!". Today's game lost all elements of fun which were so mainstream in the early 90's



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Post by Lemmi » Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:51 am

when systems started acting more like a computer then a videogame console (which means no internet required) i stopped caring

ooh look at how cool it looks, but man am i bored to death, remembering what the millions of buttons and options do

im playing my colecovision/vectrex at this time and im having alot more fun than ive had playing my GC/Xbox ever
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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Aug 25, 2007 7:07 am

What I'm not liking about GoW is the cluttered dirty feeling.

This is going to be hard to explain. Virtua Fighter 1 didn't feel cluttered. Nice straight lines. It felt fresh and light and airy. And i loved that game. Tekken 1 felt confined and i didn't really enjoy it.

Shoot forward 12 years. I love Ridge Racer, there is a certain elegance to the game, and it feels clean. Motorstorm? Nah. Exactly the opposite.

Half Life 2 is brilliant, felt light, it's bright and fun. GoW? - it feels horrible.

Favourite game for feeling uncluttered? Starblade.

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Post by Hound » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:45 am

If you want good games for the 360, get Far Cry, unless you have it for the PC and Dead Rising. Good stuff there.

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Post by coombsb » Sat Aug 25, 2007 10:05 am

And you HAVE to get on live and download yourself Geometry Wars, a good old fashioned shooter.

Just don't blame me when your hands cramp :) Oh yeah, and don't beat my score!

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Re: 3DO Kid or 360 Kid - not bloodly likely!!!

Post by CrimsonGlory » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:43 am

Lemmi wrote: when systems started acting more like a computer then a videogame console (which means no internet required) i stopped caring
I hear you brother.
3DOKid wrote: I got a 360.
Ban request.
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Re: 3DO Kid or 360 Kid - not bloodly likely!!!

Post by BryWI » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:32 pm

CrimsonGlory wrote:
3DOKid wrote: I got a 360.
Ban request.
ROFL

I've been playing Bioshock on PC which is also on 360. I think its a fun game. hey wait a sec how is this talk in the 3do forum ;) j/k

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:07 pm

Ban request? I knew I shouldn't have mentioned it.

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Post by Mobius » Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:27 pm

The 360 kind of interests me, but really only for Xbox Live Arcade. There are a few downloadable games I think I could get into. I honestly can't name one regular release that I'd buy.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:15 pm

I'm not entirely convinced the 360 is a quality product. I put a big ol' greasy finger print (by accident) on my Gears of War disc - the error message from this Microsoft product because it couldn't read the disc?

It said "Please insert disc into Xbox 360" - I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. nice.

My 3DO never did that. My jaguar occasionally red screens if a cartridge isn't quite right but at least it doesn't tell me to insert the cartridge into an Atari Jaguar - because that would be stupid.

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Post by Mobius » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:32 am

Oh yeah, that's another thing... I actually was tempted to get a 360 at one point for XBLA. But the thought of a $400 machine breaking down on me was a major turn-off. Given all the "red ring of death" problems and the bad experience I had with the original Xbox (motherboard just up and died for no apparent reason), I just didn't have the confidence my money wouldn't go to waste.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:14 am

...i did get it second hand.

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Post by bonefish » Sun Aug 26, 2007 3:14 pm

Not all of them die just most of them. Every unit seems doomed for eventual failure anyway... But of my 3 friends who own one, none have had trouble yet. Knock on wood.

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Re: 3DO Kid or 360 Kid - not bloodly likely!!!

Post by cdoty » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:47 am

3DOKid wrote:I'm just not excited. In fact - I'm bored.
The same realization hit me the other day, but it was about magazines. I would rather read an old EGM than a new Game Informer. (*sh!t*, maybe I'm getting old!)

I'm only interested in one game when I get my 360, and that's NHL 08.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Sep 29, 2007 3:54 pm

Well I got Halo 3 today. I played it for about 20 minutes. Got bored and tried to finish Power Kingdoms again. True story.

I think anticipation plays a big part of any game, and I was looking forward to Halo 3 as some one looks forward to go to the Dry cleaners. You know you going to have to go and when you do it's going to cost £30.00

One of the guys who works for a company I go and see had Halo 3 on pre-order for a year. A year! :shock:

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Post by Vance » Wed Oct 03, 2007 5:56 am

The grumpy old men of gaming are the new Illuminati. Yes, Zach and I will definitely save you a beach chair.

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Post by 3DOKid » Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:11 pm

So I had Halo 3 for the weekend, got to the point where I peered over a ledge into this compound, some git was shooting me, realised my weapon, a sort of plamsa granade thrower, only had 6 rounds left, and I thought F**k-it, i can't be ar*ed.

So i traded it. :)

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Post by Vance » Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:52 pm

You are a gentleman and an inspiration, sir.

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Post by Vance » Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:07 am

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/article ... ion-Halo-3

Relevant!

Man, maybe I should move out there. Two Brits say boo when all the Yanks I know are worshipping the game.

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Post by 3DOKid » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:06 pm

I think if you trace back my familly tree, in 1462 we invented miserable.

Edit: i'd also like to say I cried watching that guys review of Halo3.

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