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Time Enough I Think, for a Piece of Wood! - The Ballad of an Un-Deadpan Yankee
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Time Enough I Think, for a Piece of Wood!
Clear the soapbox, it's the Attack of the Revenge of Mouthy Asshole Theater! On today's edition, PS3-tardedness...

So, I still haven't bought a PS3. Haven't even thought about it. Aparently, a lot of people in England and France feel the same way. Last night was the midnight launch of the PS3 over there, and only about a tenth of the expected crowds turned up.

However, this is not so much an excercise in schadenfreude over Sony's continual bungling of the PS3. Well, it sort of is, but it's more directed at the rabid PS3 fans that clog the internetz these days, the ones that declare jihads on XBox 360 owners and keep insisting that the PS3 is The One Console to Rule Them All. One of the main things that's been making it tough for the PS3 zealots of late is the fact that the PS3 seems to be losing exclusive titles like rats deserting a sinking ship. Resident Evil 5, Grand Theft Auto 4, Virtua Fighter 5, all titles that were originally planned to be PS3 exclusives have announced that there will be XBox ports of these games. Granted, that's not too terribly surprising to me. When you have third party developers working on next gen games which get more and more staggeringly expensive to produce as time goes on, it's only good business to want to grab as much of that fat money buffet as you can. Businesses want to make money, and it's a very simple equation to realize that you can make more money selling games to both XBox 360 AND PS3 owners. However, the exclusivity ship-jumping is starting to get serious. THere are rumors that the next Final Fantasy, one of the Granddaddy PS titles may not be a PS3 exclusive. That's unconfirmed, and no one really seems to know the truth, but again, it wouldn't be surprising. MOre consoles = More bucks.

Well, it seems that Capcom has just gone too far. They've finally done it, and spit in the eyes of PS3 owners one too many times with their announcement that Devil May Cry 4 will not be PS3-exclusive. It pissed people off enough that there's a PETITION to boycott Capcom games because they're bringing DMC4 to more than one console...

Seriously, guys. WHAT?! You're saying you're going to boycott a game because 360 owners will be able to play it too? To me, this seems an awful lot like cutting off your nose to spite your face. Seriously, let's get a little perspective. There's a game coming out that you're DYING to play. But now, becuase it's not ONLY for the PS3 Club, you're going to take your ball and go home?! Sorry, but that's the dumbest thing I've heard in... the last 10 minutes at least. WHO CARES if 360 owners can play the game too? Just shut up, go back to your parents' basement(Or The Dragon's Keep, as I'm sure you call it), turn on your PS3 and just PLAY! I know that life's a little empty for you, but really. I've mentioned this before and I'll say it again just Shut The Fuck Up And Play the Game!! Do you really think that Capcom is going to read your petition, have their small corporate hearts grow three sizes and bow to your will? Don't hold your breath. Or at least, don't do it when you're standing near your carefully arranged display of mint in box Star Wars figures. Seriously, just STFUAJPG. Is that too tough to understand? Try this helpful graphic I got from the Destructoid site...

Oh yeah, and people who are Disciples of the Wii? Yeah, don't think I don't see you guys over there snickering. This applies to you too.

Do you have it now? Good. Now, if you will excuse me, I'm going to follow my own advice and head back home, where I will play some God of War 2 on my PS2, followed by some MK: Armageddon on my OGXBox, rounding out the day with some Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess on my Gamecube.


Current Mood: aggravated rant-tastic
Current Music: Simple Plan - Shut Up

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mysterynmayhem From: mysterynmayhem Date: March 23rd, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
and now you see why im a comp gamer! lol! well, until bill gates manages to fuck that up for everyone. i just dont know if im going to slap down that kind of cheese for a console when my ps2 works just fine ya know? and ive actually been considering a 360. i found it kind of cheesy that our old ps2 went defunct right around the time the slim came out. its a conspiracy i tells ya! it tried to eat its own lense...some messed up shit!anyway, yeah.. the exclusiveness (is that a word lol) of games is an ignorant thing to get all worked up about. as long as I can play it im happy, i could care less about the prepube down the street with an xbox. *shrugs* (the icon totally applies to all those whining emo's hell bent on ruining it for the rest of us...lol)
jadedeath From: jadedeath Date: March 23rd, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)


I love the Wii, it's proof that gamers don't want high-def evil graphics of the other two overpriced monstrosities... they want something that's fun to play...

And I recently had a debate with a 360-headed moron who said that 360 was the ultimate... to which I replied "well... 10 million sales over 15 months as opposed to 5 million sales over 4 months... and a hugely high demand item most experts say that 360 will be outselling worldwide totals of the 360 in less than 5 months so that leaves them about 6 months to completely smash the 360 in sales"

He didn't like that point... nor did he like the point that neither 360 or PS3 have any launch titles that have the popularity of Legend of Zelda {which is nearing the 3 million mark for sales}

It's good to be a Nintendo Fan...

From: twistedfrailty Date: March 23rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had no idea that people took video games this seriously.
From: mentatbob Date: March 24th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
*clap* *clap* *clap*

I've started avoiding a lot of the main stream news sites that report on gaming news because of all the ranting back and forth. Most of the time it's between zealots of one system or another trying to prove they put their money on the right system.

I am a gamer for fucks sake and I don't care what system the game comes out on as long as it's a decent game.. It doesn't even have to be a great game.
Chances are though, if its a multi-platform game then it'll be for the 360. I'm rather disappointed in the Wii and the PS3 thus far.
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