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Re: Sony losing $260 per PS3?
May 16, 2008, 17:30
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Re: Sony losing $260 per PS3? May 16, 2008, 17:30
May 16, 2008, 17:30
 
I bet it's just a marketing ploy, they say their losing money just so they can keep selling it at the outrageous price for a longer time.
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May 16, 2008, 08:44
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No subject May 16, 2008, 08:44
May 16, 2008, 08:44
 
I generally stay off of LIVE because, sure, I can turn off specific folks I dont want to hear, but it is endlessly filled with teens and kids being teens and kids. The name-calling get old real fast. Too often I feel like I am babysitting while the real parents are at the movies. I would like a place on LIVE where one can 100% optionally join an age-restricted group -- no one under 20. There will still be plenty of idiots but getting rid of the kids would make a huge and immediate difference.

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Re: Sexual content?
May 15, 2008, 19:23
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Re: Sexual content? May 15, 2008, 19:23
May 15, 2008, 19:23
 
It's a cultural thing. A lot of gay folks embrace it.

What's wrong with being intoxicated while playing games? What's wrong with being intoxicated period?(I mean, outside of work/driving/spending time with your kids)

The people who LOVE to tell us they're high and/or drunk are just having fun their own way. At least it beats exploiters/hackers/general douchebaggery.

You can always turn off voice chat.

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May 15, 2008, 17:53
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 17:53
May 15, 2008, 17:53
 
It absolutely moves consoles, but that explains why the PS3 has an attach rate of less than 2 games per console. The 360 is sitting pretty and 9.

Gotta love fabricated numbers.

From the end of April 2008, the NPD attach rates were 360 - 7.5, PS3 - 4.6. And those are ONLY US numbers, not global.

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May 15, 2008, 17:35
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 17:35
May 15, 2008, 17:35
 
85% of all installed blu-ray players are PS3s by the way. It absolutely moves consoles, but that explains why the PS3 has an attach rate of less than 2 games per console. The 360 is sitting pretty and 9.
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May 15, 2008, 17:29
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No subject May 15, 2008, 17:29
May 15, 2008, 17:29
 
Since when are frequent updates a bad thing? I would love it if the 360 updated and added features more often then twice a year.

Also, I stopped reading at "speculates."

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May 15, 2008, 17:19
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 17:19
May 15, 2008, 17:19
 Cram
 
IBM, Sony has been forced to take out one major, if not several major multi-million dollar loans from banks in Japan. Analysts point their fingers to their Entertainment division and its difficulties. I would say they are not swallowing anything easily these days. They may have the power to take out loans and stay afloat easily enough, but their stock does not look at all appealing to investors if their Debt and Debt to Equity Ratios end up looking like crap in their books.

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May 15, 2008, 16:56
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No subject May 15, 2008, 16:56
May 15, 2008, 16:56
 
I was just going to note that there's basically three headlines to three seperate articles each describing the same thing.
PS3 is freaking expensive, Sony's losing boatloads of cash on it and it's going to stay that way for another year.
End of story.

As for names with 420, and gays, I totally hear what you're saying, cause I smoke copious quantities of pot but I don't go out of my way to make it know to everybody with gratuitous leaf symbols, green colored stuff and a dumbing of my vocabulary.

Is my extremely well written prose a compensation for said habit? No, not at all.

Another firmware update already? Sweet, I just wish they'd set these up to download automatically like Windows, and post game updates on the PSN so I can download them before I play the game!

I wish companies would stop trying to deny that consoles are becoming like computers.

It's like saying you're not gay while you're pumping another man's ass.

If the games and consoles are shipping, and then receiving updates and upgrades after the fact, guess what, it's exactly like the PC world.

Accept it, come out of the closet and move on!
Move on and accept the conveniences of the PC world, like downloading patches.

Fuck it's almost as bad as biofuel. Hey, anybody got some glucose to spare?

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Re: No subject
May 15, 2008, 16:09
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 16:09
May 15, 2008, 16:09
 
I'm not sure there's a console out there that didn't loose money on hardware. $260 seems on a $400 console seems steep. But $260 on a Blu-Ray player. Completely different story.

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May 15, 2008, 15:11
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 15:11
May 15, 2008, 15:11
ibm
 
Didn't Microsoft make a loss on every 360 for the first couple of years? Companies like Microsoft and Sony can swallow that money easily, it's no big deal.

Microsoft did it to gain control of the 'next gen' console market and now Sony have done it to win the 'next gen' disc format war.

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May 15, 2008, 14:45
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May 15, 2008, 14:45
 

Make rooms guys, MachineMk2 wants to squeeze in there too.


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Re: Sexual content?
May 15, 2008, 14:43
JM
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Re: Sexual content? May 15, 2008, 14:43
May 15, 2008, 14:43
JM
 
I take more offense to names with 420 in them

Seriously? That's offensive to you?

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Re: No subject
May 15, 2008, 14:42
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 14:42
May 15, 2008, 14:42
 
Settle down Repeat Offender. Why don't you go into your Home and polish your Trophies? Oh, and since it has been about 24 hours since the last firmware update, there's probably another one you need to install.



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Re: Sexual content?
May 15, 2008, 14:24
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Re: Sexual content? May 15, 2008, 14:24
May 15, 2008, 14:24
 
I guess I'm sorta caught in the middle. Being gay, if people ask I'll tell them (not that they know just by talking to me) but at the same time I don't go out of my way to scream 'OH MAH GAWD I'M GAY LOOK AT ME I'M WEARING PIIIINK!!!!' either.

But like in City of Heroes, I have a few gay friends I've known for 4+ years and all of them are in some sort of gay Super Group etc. But my issue is when the Super Group outfit is obviously something from Elton John's closet.

I guess my issue is when gay people make SG's, Clans, Guilds etc, they have to make the most obviously GAY whatever they can. I don't 'look' gay, I don't act gay (and yes I know all the words to the songs in the Sound of Music, it's genetic), but why must gay groups perpetuate the horrible sterotype of wearing pink and flapping wrists?

As for the Xbox name, honestly I could care less, I take more offense to names with 420 in them. If your not dealing with screaming kids talking to another kid next to them, or fighting over who's playing next, ya get the drunk/high people who LOVE to tell you just how high and drunk they are.

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May 15, 2008, 14:06
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May 15, 2008, 14:06
 
Nice little 360-fanboi circle jerk you guys got going here. Just make sure you wipe the place down when you've finished each other off.


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May 15, 2008, 12:43
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 12:43
May 15, 2008, 12:43
 
The console with the best games will win. Right now, that console is not the PS3.

That's exactly it. Unfortunately PS3 still doesn't have good enough games, that are exclusive to move enough consoles. Their high sales can be thanked to the Blu Ray being the winning high def format, and people finally can buy their Blu Ray player and invest into high def movies, because the war is over. Many of my friends own a PS3 but only to play movies and they game on the 360 because of Live.

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Re: No subject
May 15, 2008, 12:11
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Re: No subject May 15, 2008, 12:11
May 15, 2008, 12:11
 
This equates perfectly to consoles. The console with the best games will win. Right now, that console is not the PS3.

Well, just as you stated, I think the PS3 will be stronger later in the game, just like the PS2 was. I was late to the PS2 game, got it cheap, got GTA.

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May 15, 2008, 12:02
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May 15, 2008, 12:02
 
Not surprising....someone here nows the history of it - but they wanted the Blu Ray media to win - so you take major losses now to have your item win

The stupid thing is, your console wins by virtue of its games. Sony won with the PS and PS2 because they had an insane amount of games, and a ton of excellent games.

Right now, they have fuck all. If they expect to win because they have a blu-ray player, I think they'll be in for a sore disappointment.

same thing with VHS. Wasn't necessarily better, just happened to win because of the big dogs backing it were willing to take losses in the short run.

VHS won because of one thing. You could rent movies for it. Betamax and Video2000 had 1/10th to 1/100th the video library. VHS was the shittiest of all three systems, but people bought them because you could rent movies.

This equates perfectly to consoles. The console with the best games will win. Right now, that console is not the PS3.

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May 15, 2008, 11:22
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No subject May 15, 2008, 11:22
May 15, 2008, 11:22
 
Sony losing $260 per PS3?

Not surprising....someone here nows the history of it - but they wanted the Blu Ray media to win - so you take major losses now to have your item win....same thing with VHS. Wasn't necessarily better, just happened to win because of the big dogs backing it were willing to take losses in the short run.

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Re: Sexual content?
May 15, 2008, 10:26
ibm
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Re: Sexual content? May 15, 2008, 10:26
May 15, 2008, 10:26
ibm
 
Yeah I don't know why I'm surprised. I'm sure I used to take the piss out of "gayness" when I was younger, maybe I just don't find it funny any more rather than any sort of new life philosophy of live and let live or each to their own etc

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