nikefreak's forum posts

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

lol... Reading through the comments I enjoy seeing that just about the only thing people can say bad about the 360, is because of RRoD issues. Not only is that decreasing, but I also find it humorous that people always present made up numbers to back themselves.... 30% or higher defect rate? Absolutely false. Those numbers if you track it back, were the media speculating as well as silly people making it up, not one place can you actually back that number up with any concrete evidence. Thats why when I see someone quote the all too famous "But with 30%+ 360s dieing.....", I chuckle a bit as it is an immediate demonstration that they are just making things up/following like sheep. If you do research, Microsoft stated like 6% rate, and a warranty company that does 360 work stated 15%. Both of which are considerably lower, and both have a far more solid basing for which to make their estimates, being that one is the manufacturer and the other is a warranty company that directly deals with it. I would rather trust truth and points based in reality than to make up my own numbers and look like a fool to anyone who has an idea of what the truth is. Regardless... My two 360's are doing just fine, along with my 70+ Live Arcade games and 50+ disc based 360 games. I love what Microsoft has done and brought to the table with the 360, and it has given me countless hours of enjoyment with many different great games and genres. Too bad other people would rather buy a brand name than a game console.

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

tippy922 - Honestly... How long do you think the "wait" comment is valid for when dealing with Sony? I have heard "Just wait for xxxxx..." since before the PS3 came out. Correct me if I am wrong, but do we not buy game consoles to play games? Or is that a misconception and the true "next-gen" is all about waiting for xxxx time/game/etc.? Just boggles me. There is a difference between patience, and a carrot being forever dangled over your head while you continue to throw cash into a fire. Sad part is, that is why Sony thinks they can continue to do it - people have supported it. All it does is hurt the consumer, and continue to hamper sales.

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

What I find curious, is that people havent caught onto Sonys marketing schemes yet. Not to mention you still have people running around screaming about RRoD (BTW - Thanks for an easy way to scan a comment and choose what to not read), yet, it seems that while the PS3 may break less than the 360 - it also has less to offer a gamer. Then again, this is coming from the same people who consider Home a game lol... There are some people in for a rude awakening when they see what Home actually is, if they see it I guess I should say. Yes, it has "potential" just like the PS3, but with Sony at the helm.... Oh well, still waiting to get one... Just wonder how long I will be waiting at this rate.

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

It does somewhat remind me of Katamari, like another user mentioned... In that it seems to be a quirky, fun little game that could garner a following depending on how it goes... I look forward to it! Gonna try out the PC version later :)

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

Maybe Home will be around by then? Im just surprised at how Sony expects their fans to wait for sooo long to get what they promise, if ever...

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

dragon - You are right... It does use a Blue laser, I am completely mistaken on that... Wonder where I read that long ago? lol... DVD used red, however HD-DVD used blue... Maybe BluRay used a shorter wavelength laser, and that is why it would apply to this? Got me...

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

[This message was deleted at the request of the original poster]

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

Wow... Regardless of peoples stance, several things come to mind... 1. Gamespot is not being biased, etc. etc. They are simply reporting news that pertains to gaming, in this case, said request for cease and desists due to this womans patent on the tech that is used in BluRay, does in fact pertain to the PS3. Also, with this being a gaming site, they wouldnt report the impact on the traffic system, or whatever else it could affect - they are reporting on what it could affect that pertains to gamers, ie. their job. 2. Competition is good, yes, however - one has to draw a line as to if said company is actually the competition that the industry needs. I personally dont think that company is Sony anyways at this point, due to the many flaws in their strategies and handling of things. And really, if Sony were to fall, I have no doubt another player would enter the likes of what has happened for a long time - one fails, another steps in, in their place.. Not to also mention Nintendo isnt someone to be ignored, regardless of whether the market "cools" to the Wii. 3. Depending on the case, yes some people abuse the patent system. However, as others have mentioned simply because you are unable to successfully market or use a patent at the time of invention/patenting, doesnt mean they shouldnt be entitiled to their due. If you discover and patent a way of teleporting a molecule from one spot to another (example), but did not have the necessary technology to make it happen and market it, should you be denied the ability to patent your idea? Doesnt that mean to cater to the rich, powerful, etc? I personally do not believe that is what people really want, regardless if you agree with this or not.

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

Cant wait to check this out :) Considering I, and many others, find the dpad on a good 360 controller just fine, and that also they have gotten off their lazy behinds and are making the 360 version the same quality as the PS3 version (Before they said that the file size would be a problem because of 360s Live Arcade size limitations), I cant wait to check it out and hope they solve the online issues :) I still find it humorous that what was once a problem with the size, is no longer an issue... (Magical Wizzards of Compression at MS? Or simply a developer being lazy and imposing artificial limits that do not really exist simply to benefit themselves by lessening a workload. You decide.) << LINK REMOVED >>

Avatar image for nikefreak
nikefreak

Yes, DMC4 is a great game... I hadnt played the first three, and after playing through Human mode of DMC4, I went out and bought the 3 pack for PS2 so I can (sometime soon, too many games! lol) play through them as well now. The story-line was great, sound was pretty good, great graphics and cut-scenes (real time rendered mind you), nice diversions from the hack/slash gameplay ((platforming elements, puzzle elements, and rpg elements)), low load times, great controls, cameras were cinematic (and yes, some were a BIT annoying, but not enough to detract from the whole).... This is a great example of a cross-platform game that changed a persons view of a series, and made me want more :) PC gamers will enjoy this one if they give it a chance me thinks...