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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Jedi_Nat, Oct 9, 2006.

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  1. Koroshiya_keefu Jedi Master

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    Jan 3, 2005
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    Just generally avoid anyone in the streets of Melbourne. I advise running through the city screaming in fear as to gain complete clearance to shops and services.
  2. Jedi_Nat Jedi Master

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    Advice I will remember.

    I bought a laptop yesterday! I have a new toy to play with!
  3. Jedi_Knight88 Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 18, 2005
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    Cool! What are the specs?
  4. PulsarSkate Ex-Mod

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    ^ Spoken like a true technogeek (and you took the words right out of my mouth :p)
  5. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    It'll only be any good if it's a mac. :p
  6. Jedi_Knight88 Jedi Youngling

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    Yeah, cos everything's compatible with a Mac...:p

    And guilty as charged, Skate ;) It's great having fellow geek girls around!
  7. Koroshiya_keefu Jedi Master

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    I've been waiting and waiting for the new Rev B Intel Power Books... Will they ever come? I'm too frightened of the current models, with their crazy faults and trouser burning heat!
  8. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Well they just announced Duel Processor Intel MacBook Pro's the other day. They sound invincible!

    I need to get a new iPod - my old one has been well loved, and at four years, three hours battery life and half the required capacity, I think I can justify the purchase. Still, I'm waiting until Jobs does his "and another thing" speech before I get an 80GB model just in case they bring out something cooler. I've heard rumours of full-screen iPods (as in, the whole iPod is a screen) and I'd be willing to wait to get my mittens on one of them...
  9. Koroshiya_keefu Jedi Master

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    Well, I'm not getting an Ipod, because I'm waiting to see how the Zune goes... If it allows me to see my Xbox Live friends anywhere I go, then I'm all for it. I get to bitch at how low my Gamerscore is compared to everyone else... Oh yea, hooray for Zune!
  10. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Well considering I don't have a PC and I'll be trading in my Xbox to get a Wii in about a month, the Zune holds little to no appeal for me. I also really doubt it'll get anywhere near the iPod.
  11. Jedi_Nat Jedi Master

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    I know nothing about computers. I got a laptop as it's easier to get to Melbourne than the computer I have already (that's also at least five years old).
  12. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight

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    Apr 21, 2002
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    I used a Wii at a developer's in Melbourne about a month or so ago. It is a lot of fun. They are developing many games for it, including an RTS. It will also be at eGames next month in Melbourne (17th-19th Nov) before the release date. The PS3 was meant to be there but was held back. I will also be there on the Friday if anyone wants an interview. I will be there, then go to ACMI for an exhibition on gaming then to the Art Gallery for an anime exhibit
  13. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Wow, very cool. I can't wait for the Wii to be released - I didn't know it had been at any expos already. Yes, the RTS is Red Steel, which is looking to be quite good, but not definitive. Call of Duty is also coming out soonish after the release day, as is Far Cry.
  14. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight

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    I have only seen the Wii at a developers Boogie, and also played with it. Get to eGames in November though and it will be there.

    http://www.egamesexpo.com.au/

    and for serious gamers there is the go3 next year in Perth!
    http://www.go3.com.au/html/conference.html
  15. Jedi_Knight88 Jedi Youngling

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    Mmm, PS3...the only problem will be the price tag once it's released. It'll be interesting to see how the Wii stacks up against it- PS2 outsold GameCube 10-1.

    I found Playstation controls to be the most user-friendly. XBox was way too clunky and my fingers kept twisting into funny positions playing Simpsons Hit'n'Run on the GameCube. I'm actually out of a platform at the moment- my PC's too old to play anything past 2004, and my only console is a Playstation 1 :_|

  16. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    As much as I loathe MS, I actually like the Xbox's controller the best, of the current gen. The Cube was okay, but not brilliant, and I've always hated the PS controller, primarily because a) it feels so flimsy in my hands and b) the buttons are barely raised off the surface.
  17. HawkNC Former RSA: Oceania

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    Oct 23, 2001
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    I thought Red Steel was the slash-em-up FPS?
  18. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    It is. The game seems to be 50/50 guns and swords.
  19. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight

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    The main Wii controllers are really fun and light. The tennis game is quite a workout!
  20. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    :oops:

    Halfway through browsing another forum I realised that I'd mistakenly read RTS as FPS. My bad. :(
  21. Koroshiya_keefu Jedi Master

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    I've got all of the current gen consoles, and a 360... I'm getting right into my 360 at the moment, and will pick up a Wii also (maybe not on launch though because I really wanted a hot red Wii) but I'm not getting a PS3 anytime soon, Sony is blowing a whole heap of hot air with that hunk of junk.
  22. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    That's some dedicated gaming. I don't have nearly that much money to spend on games. I waited until this year to get an Xbox, and even then it was only to play KOTOR II. As it is, I'm trading in my Cube and my Xbox to get a Wii.
  23. Koroshiya_keefu Jedi Master

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    Well, I do love to play a few games...

    It kicks my wallet's butt though. So I was worried about the whole having to get a PS3 for certain games, like MGS4 or Devil May Cry 4, but there are better chances this console round, of seeing these titles pop up on the 360 later down the track.
  24. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight

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    The PS3 is a much more powerful machine than the 360, but I don't think it will be worth the wait. I am a PC man anyway. PCs blow consoles out of the water :)
  25. Koroshiya_keefu Jedi Master

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    From an all-round performance level, the 360 and PS3 are pretty much equal in power. They both have their positives and negatives, 360's has a better GPU, PS3 a better CPU, but don't ask me to go into tech details because it's too frustrating to find readable info...

    PC's are definatley more powerful due to upgrades, but they are lacking in any good games at the moment... Everyone who has a PC, only plays Wow... I remember reading an article about how every PC games company has taken losses since Blizzard released their time consumer...
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