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News Sony making collapsable PS3 controller

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  1. CardJoe

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    Sony: still desperate to imitate the wii and steal market share.
     
  3. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    Next they'll be making it smaller, white.. removing Blu-Ray support and calling it the Playstation Wii.
     
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    I didn't find myself missing rumble as much as I thought I would with the Sixaxis... but the motion sensing was too fiddly to use; I used it for about five minutes in each game that supported it, then turned it off. Still, dual motion sensing presents more interesting possibilities - I just hope it's better executed than last time...
     
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    Because Sony are recognising the shift and acceptance by the gaming masses of new UI's means they're "desperate to imitate" the Wii? I think not. They're being "smart".

    If they were keen to imitate the Wii then they'd create games geared for 10 year olds with shite graphics! LOL
     
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    Your first point was perfectly respectable.. Then you ruined it. The wii is a fine console (admittedly, I've not switched mine on for months).. the graphics are decent (considering hardware limitations), and the games are geared towards the masses, not 10 year olds. Nintendo makes inoffensive games, not kids games.
     
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    **smells upcoming fanboy argument.

    Anyhow, it'd be weird holding one.

    Console sales wise, I don't think they can steal anything from Ninty. Game enthusiasts and technophiles alike only make up a small portion of consumer population. The masses will still buy Wii, get bored with Wii Sports and leave it to collect dust. No matter how hard they try to imitate, I just don't see it happening.
     
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    I'm not a fanboy, it's just that nintendo don't really get much representation in hardcore gaming communities, and I've always been a champion of the underdog.
     
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    Geared towards the masses, yes. Ok, i stand corrected on that point. But the graphics are, let's be honest, only marginally better than the N64. Nothing on it makes me go, "wow". And compared to the other two biggies, the graphics just don't cut it. To me the Wii is still a novelty machine and not your typical gamer's machine, and that novelty wore off very soon after I bought it.

    Hence why I LOL'd at the idea that Sony were trying to emulate the Wii :)

    And no, I'm not a Fanboy of any console. All have their faults.
     
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    a third one?? it would be nice to get the dualshock 3 here in the uk first!!!
     
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    are you sure?

    http://c.cubemovies.ign.com/cube/video/residentevil_041502_4.mov

    and the above video is from a gamecube... the wii is almost 2 times more powerful than it.....

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    .....and yet another controller for the damn thing....
     
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    Indeed, I think the fact that an N64 (unaided by an expansion pack) couldn't even render decent res textures without big frame rate hits (not to mention the low res rendering (often less than 480i), the extremely low poly count, the lack of any real lighting effects, lack of dynamic shadowing etc.) suggests to me that the Wii is vastly more powerful.
     
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    From Kotaku:
     
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    IMO, it's like comparing a 1.3L V4 to a "more powerful" 1.4L V4. The Wii's graphics suck, period. I've played over 6 games on it and the graphics are again, 480p. 480p = the suck on 32"+ HDTV's. Does that make games unplayable? Hell no. I just don't think you can consider the graphics of the Wii to be that much better than the Gamecube.
     
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    True, the Wii is essentially a Gamecube with basic bumpmapping... Regardless, we were comparing the N64 and the Wii, between which there is a far greater contrast.
     
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    Ghost Squad - inoffensive??

    Knife to the neck, inoffensive??

    But no, I love my Wii ^-^

    I'd love to have a PS3 and Xbox too though, for their respectable original content
     
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    Pre-rendered backgrounds don't help anyones arguements.
     
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    Collapsible controller, huh? So, it'll be like gaming with a fortune cookie; it'll crumble in your hands? :D
     
  19. Timmy_the_tortoise

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    Neither does making outlandish comparisons between two consoles released over 10 years apart. It's like saying the SNES has the marginally better graphics than an Atari.
     
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    It's funny how when N64 debuted, it was the most "advanced" console on the market. Now, the Wii is the most "loveable".
     
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