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News Rumour: Acer to launch Wii-style PC console

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 26 Feb 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Apart from a Wii with 2 controlers (and yes, it's essentially a multiplayer device) costing over 300 euro's...which is more than an Xbox360.
    I still like it (but will buy second hand....eventually)

    For the Acer, it would come down to pricepoint and ease of use...HTPC anyone?
     
  3. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    But....but...bu-bu but Intel said that no-one was interested in Ion, they can't be proved wrong!

    haha Intel propaganda machine BURNED by this announcement!
     
  4. lewchenko

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    I remember when Sky launched their game service. You could press the red button and play 'frogger' or 'darts' etc. The ION hardware may *just* pip my Sky box here in terms of raw performance LOL !

    Obviously I exaggerate for effect here, but seriously... my now deceased 5 year old Pentium M 1.6Ghz notebook was more powerful than the atom cpu (so the benchmarks tell me).

    I suppose the GPU will be doing all the hard work though.
     
  5. nicae

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    Isn't the Wii just that? A weak PC with an exclusive controller?
    The question is how much plug-n-play will it be? That's essential for non-hardcores. Will they have to navigate through the intimidating desktop?! :eek:
     
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    Bloodie hell, been off the net for 2 days come back and Acer are thinking of joining the gaming industry?! :eek:
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Depending on the price (if it's cheaper than a media center) I can imagine it being quickly hacked :D
     
  8. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I'll stick with my standard PC, thanks.
     
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