Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Wrapped or left open...?

Uh-oh! Looks like we might have our very own "Nantucket Blob" headed this way!

Eighty-Foot Dead Whale Heads for Coast

12 comments:

Dogs said...

Sorry Bungers but going to commandeer this post for further mass debatingErrrmm. So my point about better visuals is invalidated because I spent more on my PC? That's a bit like saying my Ford Escort is as good as your Ferrari because it cost less. And the console is the source of innovation but it can't do rts or sim - those will be the two big genres for adults then - but that's ok because they are for gayers - and Crimson Skies is a landmark product but, from my sad gayer sim point of view, appears to have as much ingenuity and gameplay as Space Harrier. And obviously gaming innovation can't benefit from the processing power to create immersive realistic graphics environments on a huge scale because you can have tons of no brainer gameplay on a mini scale with inferior but cute graphics on your console. And I do own both PC and console however my PC is a far more capable games machine than yours ner ner ne ner ner. And I did pirate Tetris but, unlike you, I have since seen the error of my ways. I have now come to the conclusion that you are a console fanboy because you have the gaming ability of a 12 year old school girl.

mmChronic said...

I nomintae Dogs as teh New Links Blob - he's coastal and a fatuous fathead.

Repeating yourself doesn't make your argument any stronger Dogs. This will be my last comment in this thread on gaming - if you want my response see the proper place.

bungers said...

I think I've missed this whole mass debate. I thought this was part of the "Moon Cresta thread". Obviously not!

mmChronic said...

It's one you should be throwing yourself at being an ardent videogamer yourself.

Merg said...

Though for some reason I, a hardcore PC gamer whose most recent console hardware is a SNES, have ended up arguing for the console side.

Yes, I'm confused about it too.

Merg said...

Oh, yeah, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Dogs is well deserved here, for mentioning Crimson Skies -- A wonderful game that first appeared on the... wait for it... wait for it.... PC!

Yes, that's right, the much-lauded Xbox game is a sequel to a 2001 Microsoft PC game.

And it rocked, and I'm really, really pissed off that the sequel is Xbox only. (And no, I won't buy and Xbox for it. I'll harass mC to let me play it on his.)

mmChronic said...

You should harass Dogs - he thinks his console is shite so he might be prepared to give it to you.

Dogs said...

Oh dear, I have upset another Crimson Skies fan. Maybe CS is the reason for the death of the PC? Anyway mC used it as an example of a good console title - I just said it lacked innovation but anyway console developers must have thought it good enough so CONGRATULATIONS wait for it...wait for it...the original idea and ingenuity came from the PC. blah blah. PARP!

mmChronic said...

Fanboy.

Merg said...

Hey Dogs, I'll take that slow, limitted, uninnovative Xbox off your hands!

Crimsons Skies was FUN.

That to me is all it takes to be a quality title.

I'd love to know, however, why you think PC gaming is dying?

Dogs said...

Nope. Despite my alleged pc fanboy tendencies I do like my 6 console titles.

PC death reasoning ...don't know for sure the top 10 sales chart tells it all. Could be due to PCs requiring a bit of effort to keep them running properly these days and not everyone is comfortable with that. So maybe viruses are the main cause? Anyway, the charts are dominated by The Sims and Norton Antivirus. Doesn't that tell you its dying? The next gen consoles may be the final nail unless you want to play flight sims or FPS.

Merg said...

Those charts tell me that PC gaming was always a niche and those titles are mainstream.

I don't see why you're reading charts rather than looking at the games that are out and are coming out.

The PC market looks no worse to me now than it did back in 2000.