Don’t forget what they didn’t announce - that the tard pack will be gimped beyond belief: much smaller hard drive, no HD (and I thought high def was supposed to be the hallmark of the Next Generation), no Wifi, and most unbelievably, no memory stick capability.
[quote]plus they’ve had a little bit on the Wii - no prices yet though. it will use an intersting feature called “24 connect” that basically keeps the thing downloading all day/night - promising fresh content everyday.[/quote]Although there’s a pretty solid rumour going around that US$250 is the go, meaning that for the same price as a PS3 you could get a Wii and a 360. Additionally, as I posted in the Revolution thread, they announced some awesome looking games, like WiiSports, ExciteTruck, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Metroid Prime 3, and Super Mario Galaxy. I’ll tell you what, I was much more impressed with the Wii after seeing all that in action. Plus I’m really looking forward to the DS releases for the coming year - Yoshi’s Island 2? Starfox DS? You had me at hello.
My overall reactions to the conferences:
- Sony - losing it. Arrogant, overpriced, and losing their edge - see how they’re ripping off Live and (half-assedly) the Wii controller? “The next generation doesn’t start until we say it does”?
- Nintendo - brought their A game. Unveiled some games, finally, continued the Heart of a Gamer style of theme, although got a bit cloying.
- Microsoft - IMO, did much better than I expected. Live Anywhere (finally) was a big move, and the continued cross-platform march shows promise. Shadowrun was a disappointment, don’t give a shit about GTA4, and they got awful corporate over the duration, but, and I hate to say it, I think MS is in with a good shot this cycle if they can deliver.