would you buy a console if...

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by xalphax, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

    Nov 18, 2006
    1) it was absolutely not hackable whatsoever (just theoretically, everything manmade will be hacked sooner or later)

    2) the price was extraterrestrially high (speaking of ps3)

    3) the console might have a short live because of various reasons like inferior technique or something

    so.... would you?
  2. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    You speak madness boy, madness. [​IMG]

    1) I bought the Wii before there was even talk of modchips (well, there's always talk of modchips). I bought a launch console without guarantee I'd ever be able to mod it. Yet I knew it would be cracked one day, and in fact, I was counting on it. Does that count?

    2) The price will go down. Eventually. I wouldn't buy a very expensive console ("expensive" is a vague term, isn't it? I spent $650 on the Wii, and the Wii's supposed to be a "cheap" console). But when the price drops, I would buy a console I like. A high price is only a temporary setback. Does that count as "not buying because of high price"?

    3) Only games determine the lifespan of a console. "Superior technology" will be obsolete within a year, but quality games will keep a console afloat for years. You can't talk about lifespan, and especially not predict a short one, before the console actually dies (gets abandoned by fans as well as developers). This criteria makes no sense.
  3. xalphax

    xalphax Internet killed the Ponystar.

    Nov 18, 2006
    the 1st part means the console was out like say a year and a half and no mod whatsoever (is that proper verbalized?)
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    *looks at gamegear in the corner
    Guess the answer is yes.

    Seriously though I would wait a year from launch to see what advances have been made (and the effectiveness of them) before dropping wedge on something.
  5. The Teej

    The Teej Also known as The Tjalian

    Former Staff
    Jun 27, 2004
    Depends, what are the games like? What does it have to offer that the other consoles don't?

    (And if you say 4D Graphics, I'm likely to punch you [​IMG])
  6. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

    Aug 21, 2006
    No, that sucks. Yes we want the best for our money, but using the latest and greatest of techniques is simply silly if you ask me [​IMG].
  7. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    1) Yes

    2) No (rather get a cheaper one and have money left over than one expensive console)

    3) Debateable. If there were a lot of games out for it already that I wanted to play and it was reasonably priced then yes, otherwise no.
  8. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    I bought a 3DO
    1 as far as I know it was not hackable whatsoever
    2 it was 450.00 and that was after a couple of price drops
    3 playstation came along and pretty much killed it dead.

    I still have it. Still play it sometimes, though the cdrom is wonky.

    Ain't gettin' no PS3 though. At least the 3DO at the time was miles beyond anything else.
    PS3 is too close in quality (right now anyway) to microsoft's box.
  9. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

    Nov 25, 2006
    United States
    No. I wouldn't buy it... unless other people had it and I felt like it was all worth the bullshit that that machine may give me.
  10. mikeosoft

    mikeosoft GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 9, 2004
    United States
    the 3do has no copy protection what-so-ever mthrnite. Just for your info.

    You can just stick a 3do game into a pc and burn a 1:1 copy throw it in and the console boots it fine.

    back to the topic;

    I think you need to specify some info on game library. in all honesty i know i personally, and everyone i know who plays videogames, we all have consoles based on the game library we want. i mean i know for a fact i would never purchase a ps3 within the next year since it has not a single game i am looking for. However, if sony doesn't raise the price of the system in the next 2 years (hey with sony you never do know), and some damn good titles come to the system, hell i might have to bite...
  11. DjoeN

    DjoeN Captain Haddock!

    Oct 21, 2005
    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    1. Yes
    2. Depends
    3. Yes

    Gotta Love My Atari Jaguar + CD
    Gotta Love My Panasonic FZ-1 R.E.A.L. 3DO and Panasonic FZ-10 R.E.A.L. 3DO
    Gotta Love My Atari Lynx

    And as stated before, yes you sould just copy 3DO games, same for Atari Jaguar Discs.
    But was there ever a descent flashkit for Jaguar or Lynx ?

    But yes i would buy a console even if i knew it was unhackable.
    Depends on how my account is and if i can afford to spend it.