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2956  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: January 23, 2011, 05:57:35 PM
Status symbol, the "it" factor  thing associated with Apple right now practically sells the products for them with out them doing anything, even negative publicity  increases the damn products sells.One of my friends actually camped  out for a damn Iphone because his girlfriend just had to have one :D.  Gamers are definitively more cautious about what they spend their money on. That is the main difference. When your handheld almost costs as much as your current generation home console made by the same company well..... I wonder when the slim model with  a cheaper price is coming out. The brand loyalists will gobble it up but alot of the other people will be waiting on the fence for a price cut.

I don't disagree about iPads mostly being a status device.  They seem like a complete waste of money to me, but the fact remains that they do sell.  And the PSP2 has the potential to have all the same basic capabilities.

But why shouldn't a portable device cost as much or more than a home console?  In the realm of consumer electronics smaller has always meant more expensive, all other things being equal.  By the way, the PSP launched before the PS3 and was certainly more expensive than the PS2 was at the time.  You can't compare the price of a brand-new portable device to a 5 year old console like that.
2957  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: January 23, 2011, 04:33:16 PM
I'm sure the PSP2 will be more than the 3DS.

On the other hand, it's interesting to me that people seem to consider a $250+ pricetag to be a death sentence for a portable while at the same time there are tons of people paying $500+ for iPads.  The PSP2 sounds more like a tablet-class device to me.
2958  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: January 23, 2011, 02:26:02 PM
I would certainly recommend playing the first two Ar Tonelico games before AT3.  Especially AT2 which, localization issues aside, is a better game anyway.  While the games are all somewhat independent and are certainly playable on their own, they are also kind of like chapters in a larger story.  You won't fully appreciate AT3 without some background.
2959  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: January 23, 2011, 03:12:23 AM
I've never bought the whole "this is not a game console, it's a media center" argument. That was a cop-out made by companies that KNOW that they missed the boat on making a marketable gaming system (PS3 at launch), and are trying to backpedal. In the end, everyone has 3 DVD players that they don't need, 2 blu ray players... and are watching all their movies in streaming HD.

Cop-out?  My PS3 has been my primary media center since I got it and will probably continue in that role for a while.  And it was cheaper than a lot of blu-ray players at launch so that was certainly a legitimate reason to buy one.
2960  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: January 21, 2011, 12:55:47 PM
It's on the PSP.  Of course it won't sell well in the west.

Might sell well for a PSP game, but that ain't saying much.
2961  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: January 20, 2011, 08:25:45 PM
Personally I thought the Go was a fine idea with an awful implementation...and the price was a big part of that.  Also the price of the games.  (Why the heck should anyone pay more for a digital download than a retail copy?!)

Honestly, I don't think that $250 is totally unreasonable for the 3DS, but I'm still not going to get one because the launch lineup fails to interest me at all.  It's usually best to wait a couple years after a system is released anyway.
2962  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Harry Potter and The Rise of Valkryia Fan Game on: January 20, 2011, 12:43:14 PM
Crikey that text scrolls slowly.
2963  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: January 19, 2011, 06:46:46 PM
"Actually, these lines aren't for the 3DS itself, but for pre-orders. Nintendo officially kicked off pre-orders today at retailers nationwide."

That makes a lot more sense...

Still, that's a friggin long line for a preorder.
2964  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FNC/Production 1 Conference Recap (FFXIII-2, Agito XIII->Type-0) on: January 19, 2011, 05:52:25 PM
Uncharted 2 was a fantastic example of its genre in every way, so I can only assume you don't like those kinds of games.  Which is fine, but the reviewers who gave it a high score are by no means wrong.  I don't like sports games so if I see a highly-rated sports game I don't go and buy it somehow expecting it to be something else...

But if it lives up to its potential Deus Ex Human Revolution will blow them all away ;)  Let's just hope it does...
2965  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: January 19, 2011, 12:29:39 PM
I was mentally prepared to pay 300 bucks for it. Turned out even better and not so far away either!

You still are.  ...taaaaaaaxesss.... =(

Where do you live that has a 20% sales tax?

Does anyone know if Time Travelers is even being released in the West?  It's about the only launch game that interests me, but I fear it will be Japan-only.

2966  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Vocaloids on: January 19, 2011, 03:04:46 AM
A few more of my picks:

Perfect Liar
Really good use of Luka's voice.

Mosaic Roll
One of my favorite songs using GUMI.  Great video, too.

Lens
One of my favorite Luka songs.

Leia
Another great Luka song.  (I seem to have a theme, I know..)

Coward Mont Blanc
Something a little different using GUMI.
2967  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FNC/Production 1 Conference Recap (FFXIII-2, Agito XIII->Type-0) on: January 18, 2011, 10:05:10 PM
Thanks for sharing...
2968  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: January 18, 2011, 09:23:27 PM
Wow, there has been a lot of hate on this game all of the sudden.  Odd when none of this stuff is actually news.

Just give it a chance, it's still a fun game.  If you didn't like the first two then you probably won't like this one either, but that shouldn't come as a surprise.  If you did like the first two then there is a lot to like about the third.  Of course you do have to be able to look past the whole stripping in the middle of a battle thing.  If you can't look past that...oh well.  While you're busy being outraged I'll be playing a fun game ;)
2969  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FNC/Production 1 Conference Recap (FFXIII-2, Agito XIII->Type-0) on: January 18, 2011, 08:36:02 PM
I am certainly not a new fan of Final Fantasy since I've been playing them since the original NES game first came out, but XII was my favorite post-SNES FF game.

Of course, VI will never be surpassed ;)
2970  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Portal 2 on: January 18, 2011, 01:30:05 PM
I hope Valve is smart enough to support mice on the PS3.  The PS3 always had support for USB mice, but very few games actually take advantage of it.  If PS3 players are going to be playing alongside PC players anyway then you can throw out the whole "oh, it wouldn't be fair to the people who want to use the controller" argument.
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