Pabswikk’s Monotonous Speeches [PMS]

Hello! Welcome to the latest edition of my posts.

As people who read my last post will know, this post is about the:

Console Wars!

As Christmas approaches, happy parents shop dilligently for the consoles their children want so badly.

You can now buy the Nintendo Wii using only your soul as currency

New deal at Target: You can now buy the Nintendo Wii using only your soul as currency

So that all you readers can beg your parents/friends/lovers/God to get you the right one I am going to give a brief summary of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the three contenders. I will give each a rating out of 5 stars.

Nintendo Wii.

The release of this console led to every guy to ask the nearest girl to Play with his Wii

The release of this console led to every guy to ask the nearest girl to 'Play with his Wii'

Now, ridiculous name aside, I’m sure alot of you know more about Wii than I do. Hell I barely even play with my Wii anymore. I mean, wii all have one right? It’s definitely the cheapest and has the potential to give the most fun.

Whilst playing with my Wii, I realised that the companies other than Nintendo who were making games weren’t using the console effectively. With it’s motion sensing technology, I’m sure many consumers thought ‘OMFG SWORDFIGHTS’ One company realised what was going through every man’s mind and made ‘Red Steel’. I felt….underwhelmed with this game. And after the first 2 months of having the console I’d stopped playing. The Guitar Hero was released, and I played for another month. Now Christmas is approaching again, and I see no possible reason to get back into playing. But the point remains. This console can be fun, and is best used to have a laugh with mates. The graphics aren’t great, but graphics aren’t everything. It’s relatively cheap, can be fun and has a great name. Just don’t expect it to deliver all your gaming needs if you’re a hardcore gamer.

Final Verdict: * * *

A solid Three stars. Fun, accessible, and great for parties. And the controller is multi-use!

Xbox 360

You know why they call it the Xbox 360? Cos you see it, turn 360 degrees, and walk away.

You know why they call it the Xbox 360? Cos you see it, turn 360 degrees, and walk away.

Ok, that was a poor pun, but the xbox does have one reason people walk away from the it:

The Red Ring of DOOOOOOM.

Xbox has the worst figures when it comes to breaking down. Something in the region of 40% of all Xboxes collapse within a year of purchase.

The good news is its become so much cheaper in the past few years,  and it has a huuuuuuuuuuge range of games. It’s got more exclusives than the other two consoles and good internet access. It’s made for the casual gamer. Something you can play with mates, or by yourself, and not be a total geek. Good graphics as well, as good as anyone needs, and can also play DVDs. Unfortunately they lost the ‘High Def’ Vs ‘Blu Ray’ war, meaning that you can’t fully utilise their movie playing features.

Final Verdict: * * * *

This console has alot going for it, and will provide endless hours of entertainment. Possibly the best fact is that most gamers have one, so you and your friends can play over Xbox LIVE. Unfortunately that has a subscription fee, and the console is prone to breaking down.

Playstation 3

Am I the only one who feels threatened by this picture?

Am I the only one who feels threatened by this picture?

Ok. It’s the best console. Full stop. Best graphics, best hardware, and perhaps even the best looking. So why is it the least purchased?

The hardware is years ahead of it’s time. It won’t be until roughly 2012 that we see consoles matching it.

I can’t really diss this console, but I can point out why it’s not selling (And perhaps why it’s a bad purchase)

1) Not enough games. The same games are on this console as are on the xbox 360, albeit less of them

2) Companies aren’t maximising the consoles potential. The graphics on most games are xbox 360 standard.

3) It’s just too damn expensive. Full stop. Not worth the money.

Final Verdict: * * *

Give it a few years, wait for the price to drop more, then it will be worth it.

So in conclusion, what do I think you should play your games on?

Suck it conventional game consoles!

Suck it conventional game consoles!

Yes. The PC.

Why do I choose this?

It’s got the most games, the best multiplayer games, and free internet play, if you have internet OFC.

It also can have splendid graphics, if you choose to splash some money. but even some lower end computers can play iconic modern games, on low grahphic settings. Everyone has a computer, making it easy to get started. All you need to do is going out and buy some goddamn games.

Also it has the easiest purchasing of games. For instance STEAM is cheap, and all your games are downloaded and stay on your account.

Next time on P M S:

The names Bond. James Bond



Posted on December 7, 2008, in News, Technology and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Wii – Novelty console. Not worth the money .

    Xbox 360 – Microsoft is finally breaking even with each console sold. Only thing Xbox 360 has going for it is you can hack it and play copied games. ;p

    Screw xbox live.

    PS3 – Expensive, but looks phenomenal on HDTV, as I own one. The online gaming is free, and its years ahead of the competition. Sadly, Sony still taking a loss for each one sold.

  2. Screw XBL is true for me as well.

    About the PS3. Most games for these things are designed on computers. You can’t code with a console controller. That would be impossible. And testing environment would be odd I guess. USB keyboard aside, most pcs don’t have the capabilities to max the PS3 out. Which is of course why quality is the same as on the X360.
    Why people will choose to make games for the X360: IMO, there is a point where you want to sell the game. You’re going to make it for a console which will sell more and worry about the others later. Albeit, making it for PS3 and X360 is good, but takes time and money. So hitting the 360 first is ideal to make $$s. And if few people have the ps3, then why make it for that?

  3. If you have a semi-decent pc already, it can be upgraded for the same price as the ps3, and play the same games at higher resolutions, and at almost twice the framerate. It may be 2012 before consoles catch up to the graphics, but pc gaming has long ago surpassed anything the PS3 can offer.

  4. The PC will always be the king.

  5. yeah the pc will be the king.

  6. Not to be a pedant, but you cannot turn 360 degrees and walk away, you can walk 180 degrees and walk away, or turn 360 and walk towards.

  7. Yeah, that’s the point of the joke. Listen, I know it doesn’t make sense, but it’s not supposed to. It’s an internet thing. Trust me, I didn’t come up with it

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