Discussion: What Next Generation console do you own/prefer?
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A Nintendo Wii?
A Playstation 3?
An Xbox 360?
A Nintendo DS?
The only commonality on first glance between these consoles is that most of them apart from the DS, rhyme with each other. They all have very different games, but share some games with each other.
Which one do you own or prefer? That is the question!
I like the DS, but the Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii look very interesting indeed.
But what do you like in a console? Is it the graphics, the controls, the functionality, or like many people, including myself, THE GAMES themselves?
I'm a bit of a Nintendo fanboy though: currently playing Zelda: Phantom Hourglass on the DS (brilliant) and waiting till I finish Mass Effect on 360 before picking up Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii.
I don't have as much time for gaming as I used to! I don't have as much time for *reading* as I used to, either!
If your into light gaming and group gaming, the Wii is the answer. While of course you can play alone with one-person player games on the Wii (it's backwards compatible with the Gamecube games too) the most fun is the group party games. And besides....who seriously has never thought while playing Zelda, "Man, it'd be so awesome if I could swing my arm and control the sword, etc!"
I also have a PS2, and I would get a PS3 if they weren't so expensive. I won't be able to afford one anytime soon.
I am still clinging to my PS2, but than again, I still have my Atari 2600 (and play it), so I'm weird like that. I have a Nintendo (what-cha-call-it? The one that came out after Super Nintendo?) in a box somewhere in storage; haven't played it in years though.
I'm fascinated by the Wii; it looks fun, but I haven't shelled out the bucks for one. And I like the idea of all the "brain games" for the DS, but again, I haven't found a way to make myself buy one.
Like LBW, I'd get a PS3 if the thing (and the games) didn't cost as much as a house...
Anyone ever have an Atari Lynx? A friend of mine had one way back when and I loved it.
edited because I'm tired, and can't type.
It will be a long while before I can afford a PS3, too, but man I drool over the thing every week when I see it in the Best Buy ad supplement to the paper...
Yes! 64, that's it! Thanks!
And speaking of Zelda (#4), years ago when the Nintendo 64 came out my friend and I played Zelda on it for days and days. I mean, really. We'd stay up all night, one of us with a controller in hand and the other with the strategy guide. It was nuts...
I was visiting a friend awhile back and he told me to close my eyes so he could get something from the closet. He flipped the box top open and told me to sniff the contents (still with eyes closed).
I'm telling you I knew exactly what that thing was...I opened my eyes and it was an original, never used Nintendo. It smelled like my childhood. I wonder if they make a Nintendo scented air freshener....?