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  1. ferny

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    So, E3 is happening and the big three are showing off their new toys. Anyone got any thoughts on them? So far the general consensus seems to be that the Xbox360 has been a flop and really needs to improve to take Microsoft forward, the PS3 looks and sounds like a mean piece of kit and the Revolution is still a mystery.

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    Ok, it's all a long way off (except for the new Xbox) but it still doesn't hurt to speculate. One thing I know for sure, I won't be getting one on release day like I did with the PS2. I'm going to wait six months or more so I don't have to see it selling at a MUCH cheaper price and hate myself for wasting money.
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    Yay! Wireless controllers!
    That PS3 looks really good, spec wise... I dunno if I'd want something shiny and silver sitting on my lounge room floor. Hey but with wireless controllers you can hide it behind the tv!
     
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    The the PS3 sounds fantastic, but I was intrigued by the Nintendo offer to revolutionise their controllers and the gaming experience.
     
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    I think they've talked about tilt controls. And I read that an employee has let slip that the pads themselves are pressure sensitive. IE, the harder you squeeze the controller the faster/further stuff on screen will go. Sounds like a good idea. Although if it's that simple I see a major flaw. You get stressed, scrunch the pad in your hand and the little fella you're controlling leaps into an oncoming train. :confused:
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    That is so something I'd do. I'm one of those people that twists their whole body whenever they're playing.. bit of yelling and shouting.
    I haven't tried the Nintendo DS but apparently they've got voice recognition in it so when you yell something happens. That'd be pretty cool if it worked. PS is almost a contact sport for me. :lmao:
     
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    I think it was Nintendo. At least it was someone. I suspect it was there new (yup, another...) handheld, the Micro. Anyhoo, in the pre-E3 show they tried to show of its voice recognition abilities. It failed to work though. :twisted:
     
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    The PS3 makes use of Sony and IBM's new Cell processor.
    It can conduct more floating point operations per sec then the XBox 360, which has 3 cores and 6 effective CPUs.
    Wireless controllers are nothing new. In fact, you have been able to buy them for the PS2 for several years. A friend has them. Obviously not as good as the new ones, but is nothing new.
    The PS3 will graphically and processing wise be much much better than the new XBox.
     

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