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    Time to upset Vaul....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaul
    Glad to see the DS looking sleak and stylish as well


    Now, dont get me wrong. Ill probably be buying a DS over a PSP for several reasons, but it LOOKS abymisal.
    And before you ask, yes ive seen a real one

    Its a block. No design. Just a square box.
    It must have taken them years to think up such a nice design.

    They should redeign it along the lines of :



    Much better.
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    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

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    I think they look like a calculator on drugs. Pretty nifty tho.
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    I like it, but even if you don't, the point is they are moving towords a proper hardware look, as opposed to the Fisher Price - 'My First Console' look of the purple GameCube.

    What are your reasons for getting a DS over a PSP mate? Be interested to know.

    Oh, and if you want flamebait - Real gamers will buy a DS, chavs will buy a PSP. Discuss.

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    What id like to know is the use of stereo sound, when the speakers are soo close together..?? The only time I;d see a use for it is when you have headphones plugged in..

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    the purple gamecube rocked your socks.

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    Nintendo never have been one for selling their equipment due to how it is aesthetically designed.. which is how it should be, shows they concentrate on functionality and so forth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaul


    Oh, and if you want flamebait - Real gamers will buy a DS, chavs will buy a PSP. Discuss.
    Hehe your right

    Real games have always bought the ninty/sega consoles over the sony ones; they are marketed towards the chav mentality, and in my view thats where they should stay. the PSX was ugly, the PS2 was ugly, the new ps2 is ugly, and the PSP is ugly They are like volvos...angular and functional, appealing to the chavs

    If i could justify the purchase I would get a DS now, better games [think goldeneye on the move], better company (imho, never liked sony as you can probly guess) and a better system thats focused on gaming, rather than on diverging to useless stuff that I can do on my ipaq...

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    Quote Originally Posted by directhex
    the purple gamecube rocked your socks.
    No, it didn't, it had a Fisher Price: My First Console look to it. I mean, I'm all for performance over looks, but some effort has to be made - the Yanks will need to buy it afterall.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeNK^
    Nintendo never have been one for selling their equipment due to how it is aesthetically designed.. which is how it should be, shows they concentrate on functionality and so forth.
    Yeah, but the Platinum GameCube I had, with matching Platinum pads was a thing of beauty. Now that rocked random people's socks, I'm sure. Whatever that means; kids today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1
    Hehe your right

    Real games have always bought the ninty/sega consoles over the sony ones; they are marketed towards the chav mentality, and in my view thats where they should stay. the PSX was ugly, the PS2 was ugly, the new ps2 is ugly, and the PSP is ugly They are like volvos...angular and functional, appealing to the chavs

    If i could justify the purchase I would get a DS now, better games [think goldeneye on the move], better company (imho, never liked sony as you can probly guess) and a better system thats focused on gaming, rather than on diverging to useless stuff that I can do on my ipaq...
    Very true. The PS2 is the most chavy console ever; the first Playstation wasn't, but once it was established, I think Sony did some market research and classified the people most likely to buy a perceived 'trendy' console as 'scummers'.

    That's why they never release a game without the words 'Wrestle', 'Skateboard', 'Raw' or 'XXX' in the title. To do so would confuse the average PS2 owning chav.

    Can you imagine a chav sticking with such things of beauty as Nintendo's Pikmin? Of course not. They'd dismiss it as 'kiddie innt?!?11?1' within five seconds and run off to play 'Skateboard Wrestle Raw Super Ramp Jumper XXX' with their crap-hat wearing friends.

    The PS2 is the X-Factor of gaming consoles – it is very, very popular, but believe me, that does not make it good. More people watch Eastenders than almost any other program on English telly… does that make it the best thing on TV? No, simply the easiest thing for the hard of thinking chav or chavette to collapse in-front of, when they want to hear some ill educated ginger bint say ‘Ricky’ repeatedly for no obviously apparent reason.

    The chav knows not where the real quality lies - and believe me, in terms of sheer genius game design, it lies firmly with Nintendo. The Xbox falls somewhere in-between, its slightly chavy, and does try to appear cool, but at the end of the day, its an underpowered PC, and that at least moves it away from the mindless chavs.

    I'll always remember the funniest thing I ever heard in regards to gaming - I was talking to this 14 year old chav a few years back about which console we preferred, on some crap gaming forum. I told him I had gone for the GameCube and then listed my reasons why - quality of games, access to next gen of Nintendo's In-House Franchises such as the next Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong games, as well as, in my opinion, Nintendo giving me what I actually want from a console - a steady supply of genuinely fun games that I enjoy playing.

    His reply?

    "Yeah, well I've got a PS2, I mean, what sort of console do you think the likes of Jude Law owns?!!/1?1"

    That was his reason for buying a PS2. Not game quality, not price, not style of game you get to play - he thought people like Jude Law might have one.

    Ah, long live the chavs, man, if only for entertainment value.

    Now, quick game of Wrestling Skateboard XXX Raw Fighting anyone?
    Last edited by Stewart; 08-12-2004 at 08:32 AM.

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    Sony do have some fantatsic games for the more discerning plyer though Vaul like ico which was fantatsic. Cant blame them for producing rubbish when its rubbish that sells.

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    vaul babe, you missed 'FIFA' from the word list

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    Hehe, yeah. FIFA Random Update #67 is always a good seller for the mindless chav masses.

    Sony should announce 'FIFA Wrestle Skateboard Hip-Hop Raw XXX 8' as a PSP launch title, for instant sales amougst the crap-hat wearing 14 year olds who hang around outside bus garages texting each other for no reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent


    Now, dont get me wrong. Ill probably be buying a DS over a PSP for several reasons, but it LOOKS abymisal.
    And before you ask, yes ive seen a real one

    Its a block. No design. Just a square box.
    It must have taken them years to think up such a nice design.

    They should redeign it along the lines of :



    Much better.
    No, no I didn't get the GBA SP because it was too small for my great hulks i have for hands so as long as it is a similar size to the original GBA i'll be happy.

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    At least Sony release games over here in a timely manner.

    How long after the US did Animal Crossing get released over here? I ended up having to buy Advance Wars 2 from Canada. I don't want to be doing that on a regular basis and so I won't be buying a DS.

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    nintendo released doshin the giant in europe, and animal crossing in the states, to se how well eccentric japanese games would sell. doshin sold poorly, so they didn't feel it was worth rushing in with animal crossing.

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    What about Metroid Prime then? Resident Evil? Eternal Darkness? Advance Wars 2?

    The list of games that come out 6+ months after North America on the Nintendo systems is as endless as it is frustrating. I'm tired of waiting.

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