GAME consoles ^^^^^^ losing sight of that bit?
Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:26 AM
Yeah, I still have (and love) my PS2!
Posted 31 December 2011 - 04:33 AM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 10:38 AM
Yeah, nintendo make good stuff, and think very well about it, my problem is mainly with the XBOX but this also applies to the PS3 and PSP
Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:43 PM
Before that, a lot of PCs were pretty much turning into consoles. I mean, they're both a computer that's able to do several tasks, there's no reason to cripple them.
No. Not at all! Features like using them as a media extender are very welcome, and no, such things don't make a console overheat, much like installing MS Word on your PC won't make it overheat. It's just more software installed on a hard drive or flash, and it doesn't run at the same time. It doesn't cause any problems.
Tell that to the 3 or 4 PS2's I've been through (mainly v12's with dying lasers). Again, it's definitely not being able to run a different program than a game that made them fail. I've happily given away my games, controllers and memory cards.
Definitely NOT! The ONLY strength Nintendo has is games: they have a lot of fun games that nobody else has which appeals to a broad audience. But their hardware is complete JUNK! My kids have been through 3 DS or DSI's (including some where the back buttons failed in the first week, the old volume slider that wears out ridiculously fast and is overly loose -- same with the screen's hinge, cheap screens with dead pixels, etc) and the Wii ain't much better quality-wise (I've seen so many people with dead controllers too). It's no wonder the console doesn't overheat: its CPU/GPU are a dinosaur compared to the other consoles. It's sad that you need a SD card to store basic things on it too. Its software it's a bad joke as well. The online play might as well not be there. Also, even the newest versions of the DS can only connect to highly insecure WEP encrypted APs (there's simply no excuse for that in this day and age, WPA is like 10 years old!). I've even seen developers who ranted about how little the Wii SDK helps them compared to the other consoles.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 08:44 AM
The best "gaming consoles" (AFAIK), are custom-built "real PC's" - software is (apparently) available to "emulate" the older CD's/ROM's or even "rip".
A poll such as this is rather limited. (see poll question)