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#16 Lamp0

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 15:39

I rotflmao-d at Forza being described as "realistic racing sim". :laugh: Oh wait, this is a console derpa derp thread, my bad.



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#17 notuptome2004

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:04

I had a Nintendo Wii, but the selection of games was not as broad was what is available on the Xbox 360. And I'm afraid it's going to be more of the same with the Wii U. And if I wanted to play with a tablet controler, I'd play with my iPad/Nexus7.... The Wii U will probably cost more than the current Xbox 360.

As for my PC, yeah, it may be powerfull enough, but it's not connected to my 60" HDTV and it's not in the same room....

I played with Forza Horizon and the gfx looks good enough for me, quite immersive on the big screen. Fun racing game.




The Wii U cost $300 and the has a launch window line up of 50 games and 23 launch games for Day one launch and has some great 3rd party games and as for the controller it does not work the same way as a the iPad or nexus 7 as it is tied to the main system and need that to work .

The issue is you wasted money on a last generation system and while the 360 may have some OK games they are nothing special


http://www.nintendo....ats-in-the-box/


Some examples :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jzFdPUAaso










November 18th Launch lineup


Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Skylanders Giants
Transformers Prime
Wipeout 3
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
FIFA Soccer 13
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge
Nintendo Land
Sing Party
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Warrios Orochi 3 Hyper
Darksiders II
Assassin’s Creed III
ESPN Sports Connection
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
ZombiU
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition


Launch Window games list included the above :


007 Legends
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin's Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Darksiders II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
FIFA Soccer 13
Funky Barn
Game & Wario
Game Party Champions
Jeopardy!
Jett Tailfin
Just Dance 4
Lego City: Undercover
Madden NFL 13
Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth
Mass Effect 3
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nano Assault Neo
NBA 2K13
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
NintendoLand
Pikmin 3
Rabbids Land
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rayman Legends
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Sing Party
Skylanders Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sports Connection
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100)
Toki Tori 2
Transformers Prime
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper
Wheel of Fortune
Wii Fit U
Wipeout 3
You Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Zombi U
Zumba Fitness Core

#18 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:04

The X360 is very dated now and will soon be superseded. You'd be better off putting your money aside for a next-gen consoles next year or simply spend it on a decent PC.

#19 HawkMan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:37

The Wii U cost $300 and the has a launch window line up of 50 games and 23 launch games for Day one launch and has some great 3rd party games and as for the controller it does not work the same way as a the iPad or nexus 7 as it is tied to the main system and need that to work .

The issue is you wasted money on a last generation system and while the 360 may have some OK games they are nothing special


http://www.nintendo....ats-in-the-box/


Some examples :


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jzFdPUAaso


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOKtO3LW1oI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnY-wpMbIv0




November 18th Launch lineup


Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Skylanders Giants
Transformers Prime
Wipeout 3
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
FIFA Soccer 13
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden: Razor’s Edge
Nintendo Land
Sing Party
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Warrios Orochi 3 Hyper
Darksiders II
Assassin’s Creed III
ESPN Sports Connection
Just Dance 4
Rabbids Land
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
ZombiU
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Game Party Champions
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition


Launch Window games list included the above :


007 Legends
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Assassin's Creed III
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
Ben 10: Omniverse
Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Darksiders II
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade
FIFA Soccer 13
Funky Barn
Game & Wario
Game Party Champions
Jeopardy!
Jett Tailfin
Just Dance 4
Lego City: Undercover
Madden NFL 13
Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth
Mass Effect 3
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Nano Assault Neo
NBA 2K13
New Super Mario Bros. U
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge
NintendoLand
Pikmin 3
Rabbids Land
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing
Rayman Legends
Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game
Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Sing Party
Skylanders Giants
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Sports Connection
Tank! Tank! Tank!
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
The Wonderful 101 (formerly Project P-100)
Toki Tori 2
Transformers Prime
Trine 2: Director's Cut
Warriors Orochi 3: Hyper
Wheel of Fortune
Wii Fit U
Wipeout 3
You Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
Zombi U
Zumba Fitness Core


one of the ops wants was a good realistic racing sim. guess what's not on that list.

the number of launch titles is irrelevant when it doesn't have what he wants.

and he's enjoying a system that's half the price of the WiiU that doesn't offer him what he wants, how did he waste money ?

#20 Jason Stillion

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:46

Nothing wrong with buying an older console if there's games you want to play on it.
I picked up an old xbox not that many years ago and picked up a slew of original xbox games, several that never received BC patches for the 360.
I still fire up the dreamcast for Phantasy Star Online Ver 1 & 2.

Any Elderscrolls games (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, etc) is better on a pc. Provided you have the hardware, better graphics, and open editing toolkit allows for hundreds of quality mods you can add (or make your own mods).

The Wii U is on my next purchase list.

#21 notuptome2004

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 16:50

one of the ops wants was a good realistic racing sim. guess what's not on that list.

the number of launch titles is irrelevant when it doesn't have what he wants.

and he's enjoying a system that's half the price of the WiiU that doesn't offer him what he wants, how did he waste money ?




No matter how ya look at it he did wast money when even if he dont like Nintendo MS will be releasing the next xbox sometime next year so kinda pointless to buy in to a Dated system now . and while currently yes there is no Racing Sim on the Wii U there is some in development and some non racing Sims like Need for speed MW coming to it but course who is to say what it will offer for the Wii U but i am sure visually it will be stunning



The factor tho is he bought a Dated system and while he cant get Forza 4 on it or the PC he can get a slew of other games that are launching the same week as the Wii U .

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:00

Simple question, is it still worth it to buy an Xbox 360? It's mainly for casual play, small games, some racing sim, nothing that breaks the brain.

They sell a package right now $249 with 250Gb, Forza 4 and Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim, 1 month of XBL.

And, what would be a good, realistic racing sim? Any suggestion?


Lol, it's the same package I bought last week, playing skyrim right now :)

#23 Xerax

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:05

You can play your "back-ups" now that the RGH hack is available for all versions of the console. Also, the Lord of the Hacks is coming out allowing you play your "back-ups" on Xbox Live with getting banned. So it's still well worth if you like to play "back-ups".

Playing "back-ups" is easier if you just flash the DVD Drive. Then you can play online, and not get banned (if you have the latest flash).

#24 HawkMan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:14

No matter how ya look at it he did wast money when even if he dont like Nintendo MS will be releasing the next xbox sometime next year so kinda pointless to buy in to a Dated system now . and while currently yes there is no Racing Sim on the Wii U there is some in development and some non racing Sims like Need for speed MW coming to it but course who is to say what it will offer for the Wii U but i am sure visually it will be stunning



The factor tho is he bought a Dated system and while he cant get Forza 4 on it or the PC he can get a slew of other games that are launching the same week as the Wii U .


He boguht a cheaper console, hat was out now, that offered him what he wanted, somethign yoru future console doesn't.
so no he did no waste his money.

even if there is a new MS console late next year, that's at least a year away. in the meantime he has an excellent gaming machine, which guess what, will NOT stop working next year when MS might release the next xbox.

Of course he also gets a box where he can rent and uy movies form xbox movies, which offers the best streaming quality of any service yet, netflix box, TV browser, Kinect if he wants it.

Also what racing game is planned for WiiU that competes with Forza and GT...

You need to stop taking it as a personal insult if someone doesn't want to buy a WiiU or doesn't think it's the best console evarrr

#25 ow7iee

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:31

Yes it's worth it. I don't care what people say, the 360 still have great graphics but not compared to todays high-end PC's... Ultra sharp textures and stuff doesn't make a game more fun to play.

I'm looking forward to the Xbox releases of Black Ops 2 and Crysis 3, oops! I almost forgor Halo 4 =)

I'm both an Xbox and PC gamer... Both platforms have their advantages & disadvantages, I prefer most games on the xbox for some reason it feels more fun.. I can't really explain why.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:36

No matter how ya look at it he did wast money when even if he dont like Nintendo MS will be releasing the next xbox sometime next year so kinda pointless to buy in to a Dated system now . and while currently yes there is no Racing Sim on the Wii U there is some in development and some non racing Sims like Need for speed MW coming to it but course who is to say what it will offer for the Wii U but i am sure visually it will be stunning



The factor tho is he bought a Dated system and while he cant get Forza 4 on it or the PC he can get a slew of other games that are launching the same week as the Wii U .

You're forgetting there's no info on the next XBOX yet. We don't know when it's coming nor how much it will cost. We don't know which games will be available at launch or any time really. I would've gotten something for PC but if he wanted a 360 now, how did he make a bad purchase?

#27 notuptome2004

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:47

Yes it's worth it. I don't care what people say, the 360 still have great graphics but not compared to todays high-end PC's... Ultra sharp textures and stuff doesn't make a game more fun to play.

I'm looking forward to the Xbox releases of Black Ops 2 and Crysis 3, oops! I almost forgor Halo 4 =)

I'm both an Xbox and PC gamer... Both platforms have their advantages & disadvantages, I prefer most games on the xbox for some reason it feels more fun.. I can't really explain why.


Well that is debatable that the 360 still has good graphics cause it really does not sub HD resolutions most of the time but as for Black ops 2 it is on the Wii U launch title and has some clear advantages over the 360 version such as Higher quality graphics full 1080p/60FPS Native the ability to play Single or MP on the Wii U gamepad without haveing the TV on the ability to play MP with friends while they use the big screen you can use the GP as yourt own screen instead of sharing the big TV split screen



You're forgetting there's no info on the next XBOX yet. We don't know when it's coming nor how much it will cost. We don't know which games will be available at launch or any time really. I would've gotten something for PC but if he wanted a 360 now, how did he make a bad purchase?



No we dont know the specs of the next xbox but doubt they will be much more powerful then the Wii U Maby the CPU might be clocked higher but GPU will most likely be close to the same E6760 GPU one thing tho is the next Xbox will prolly just use standard controller for the system so Gameplay wont be any different then current xbox 360 it will just be more graphic rich game

#28 HawkMan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:50

Well that is debatable that the 360 still has good graphics


No it really isn't.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:55

No matter how ya look at it he did wast money when even if he dont like Nintendo MS will be releasing the next xbox sometime next year so kinda pointless to buy in to a Dated system now . and while currently yes there is no Racing Sim on the Wii U there is some in development and some non racing Sims like Need for speed MW coming to it but course who is to say what it will offer for the Wii U but i am sure visually it will be stunning



The factor tho is he bought a Dated system and while he cant get Forza 4 on it or the PC he can get a slew of other games that are launching the same week as the Wii U .

2 things: 1) Any hardcore gamer will get an Xbox or Playstation because they offer (more mature) games the Wii audience isn't intended for. The Wii doesn't even offer any racing simulators that are even remotely good as Forza or GT series. 2) The launch price of the next Xbox or Playstation will be expensive, and the price of Xbox 360/PS3 will come down obviously (that also includes old stock of 360/PS3 games).

I think buying a 360 at this point in time is a good choice. You'll enjoy it.

#30 notuptome2004

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 18:08

2 things: 1) Any hardcore gamer will get an Xbox or Playstation because they offer (more mature) games the Wii audience isn't intended for. The Wii doesn't even offer any racing simulators that are even remotely good as Forza or GT series. 2) The launch price of the next Xbox or Playstation will be expensive, and the price of Xbox 360/PS3 will come down obviously (that also includes old stock of 360/PS3 games).

I think buying a 360 at this point in time is a good choice. You'll enjoy it.



But we are not talking about the Wii we are talking about the Wii U big differences between the 2 systems and the Wii U already has a good line up of Hardcore games for mature audiences even if they are Games releasing the same week as the other system and they do have an exclusive that may change the landscape anyways Zombie U is very mature survival horror with a very rich and deep story to it ( based on dev diary's )