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Old June 10 2012, 05:59 PM   #76
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I think Smartphones are great, but not worth their price. In Canada, I can't find a decent plan for under $75 a month (with tax) and that requires a 3 year contract. Not worth it.
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Old June 10 2012, 07:47 PM   #77
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As with anything else, the prices will start coming down. It might take a while and I doubt Apple will follow the others in doing so (says the iphone user) but they will.

At that point portable game consoles will seriously be struggling. Well, Nintendo will, the PSV has the PSN supporting it.

Did the E3 at least determine if the 3DS will be able to act as a limited Wii U controller as they've been hinting?
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Old June 19 2012, 03:38 PM   #78
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Meh, looks pretty boring to me. Just another scripted cinematic game where you move forward on an extremely linear path going from set piece to set piece shooting bad guys when they pop up behind boxes with almost no input from the player required.

If the game gives you freedom on how you solve each situation then it has the potential to be a GOTY, but I'm sceptical.
Oddly, I've been watching this title since it was announced at the VGAs and it sounds exactly like the opposite of what you describe. The Ellie character is a sophisticated piece of AI that reacts to the environment around you. That's why the audience cheered when she hit that guy with a brick. There may have been a ton if ammo around that set, but if you never found it, then you are in bad shape, right? Unless you took a more stealthy approach to it or went a different way entirely. I am really looking forward to The Last of Us!
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Old June 19 2012, 08:59 PM   #79
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Unfortunately, keeping up with Microsoft and Sony, even if Nintendo could manage it, is just a good way to lose money. The 360 and PS3 may be successful, but they have both cost their companies billions of dollars. Nintendo is desperately trying to cling to their casual audience while Microsoft and Sony are hemorrhaging money out of every orifice.
ummmm. No. Microsoft is doing great. Nintendo and Sony are hemorrhaging money... That's mostly due to unfavorable exchange rates between the dollar and yen since their based in Japan but mostly due to slow sales with regards to Nintendo and again, poor performance on the HDTV side of Sony. The new Sony CEO cited Playstation as one of Sony's key brands and it will be pivotal for the company's comeback.

It is true that Nintendo does not sell hardware at a loss. Microsoft and Sony do because they build their consoles for 7-10 year cycles. This means that Nintendo is constantly a generation behind them. They did great with the Wii, but most people have them stored in a closet right now while Xbox and PS3's are selling games left and right. When the PS4 and Xbox 720 (Durango) comes to market next year, I expect the Wii U to have a tough time at it. I'm still hoping for Nintendo to surprise me.
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Old June 20 2012, 03:36 AM   #80
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ummmm. No. Microsoft is doing great. Nintendo and Sony are hemorrhaging money...
Right now, as in today, yes. However, overall the PS3 and 360 have resulted in billions of dollars in losses for Microsoft and Sony while Nintendo has earned billions. The relatively small profits that Microsoft is pulling in now does not offset the billions lost in the first few years of the 360's life. They will never break even or come close to breaking even, nor did Microsoft expect to break even.

It's not a healthy industry.
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