choffy21's forum posts

#1 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: We still need to play NBA 2K11. I can (and will) destroy you with your precious Trail Blazers if you want. Or, I'll just do it with my beloved Suns. Pick your poison.
#2 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

Matte anything always looks good. I have a white DSi and it's a very handsome system. Anything glossy loses me, including the Wii. I think the 4GB Xbox 360 and PS3 Slim got it right with the matte finishes.

#3 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

With the announcement of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Mortal Kombat being released next week, it dawned on me that I'll probably buy both, and quickly trade them in. It's not the games fault; as far as fighting games go, they're both pretty fun. But it's just how things go with me. So, to celebrate me becoming self-aware, I've related the Kübler-Ross model (more commonly known as the Five Stages of Grief) to my relationship with fighting games:

  1. Denial: "I'm sure he's just better than me at the game."

    I buy the game and quickly run through the story mode on an easy difficulty. After an hour or so, I decide I'm good enough, and hop online to challenge a few friends and play a couple matches. I soon get completely destroyed, lucky to land more than 3 hits a round.
  2. Anger: "THIS GAME IS BROKEN. I CAN'T GET OUT OF THIS JUGGLE."

    I soon start to blame the game for my poor play, despite me constantly losing poorly. At this point, I may win a round every few matches, but my record is still poor and I am left wondering why the developer would ship a broken game.
  3. Bargaining: "I'll just get through the Training Mode and then I'll win for sure."

    I realize I need help. Badly. After all, the game can't be broken if they can do combos but I can't. So I attempt to complete the Training Mode, only to get stuck halfway through to a combo that I can't complete. But I reckon I've learned enough to be competitive, so I stop.
  4. Depression: "What's the point? I'm just going to lose anyways?"

    My spirits are low. I am a shadow of my former self. A shattered, beaten, broken man. All hope is lost.
  5. Acceptance: "I'm just not good at fighting games."

    I come to terms that I'm just not good enough with combos and other button sequences. They just aren't my forte.

I go through this almost every major fighting game release. I'm not sure why, but I think it has something to do with watching others play and talk about the game. Either way, I fall victim to these five stages every time.

Those fatalities in the new Mortal Kombat sure do look cool...
#4 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@AlexW00d said:
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"Who would have fucking guessed Apple would be the one that Sony and Nintendo would have to worry about."
I think Sony should be worried about themselves more than Apple or Nintendo. The PSP has been a failure for them, and they need to do a lot with the NGP to fix things. "
Dude, the PSP has sold more than the Xbox360. I really wouldn't call it a failure. "
It's solid very poorly and I doubt it's made Sony much money. Maybe to gamers it's not a failure (which, even then, I disagree), but I'm almost positive Sony doesn't view it as a rousing success. "
Like I said, it has sold more than the Xbox360 and everyone thinks that is a huge success...
But I wouldn't call it a failure, especially for their first go at a hand held console. It probably hasn't been the success they had hoped for, I'll give you that, but I imagine that has just further helped them with the development of the NGP. At least I hope so.
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Handhelds usually seem to sell much better than consoles (with the PlayStation 2 being the rare exception), and the PSP has gone through four different iterations. Also, the Xbox 360 was a huge leap forward for hardware. We may be a bit blinded by the fact that it was the first HD console, but it was also the first console to truly streamline a social experience into all of your games (Xbox Live really matured in 2005). The PSP has underperformed and not left a mark on the industry.
#5 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@AlexW00d said:
" @choffy21 said:
" @KaosAngel said:
"Who would have fucking guessed Apple would be the one that Sony and Nintendo would have to worry about."
I think Sony should be worried about themselves more than Apple or Nintendo. The PSP has been a failure for them, and they need to do a lot with the NGP to fix things. "
Dude, the PSP has sold more than the Xbox360. I really wouldn't call it a failure. "
It's solid very poorly and I doubt it's made Sony much money. Maybe to gamers it's not a failure (which, even then, I disagree), but I'm almost positive Sony doesn't view it as a rousing success.
#6 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

One thing I've learned during years of writing:

The more you think about it, the harder it becomes.

#7 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
"Who would have fucking guessed Apple would be the one that Sony and Nintendo would have to worry about."
I think Sony should be worried about themselves more than Apple or Nintendo. The PSP has been a failure for them, and they need to do a lot with the NGP to fix things.
#8 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@SSully said:
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" @ProfessorEss said:
"  Funny, I kinda thought they would wanna go last so they could get out of the area immediately after announcing the price of the NGP. "
If they price it at anything more than $300, we're looking at another failed handheld generation by Sony. That thing can't afford to get off to such a slow start. It needs to come rip-roarin' out of the gates if Sony wants to compete with the 3DS. "
With the tech in that thing I would be surprised if it wasn't 300 or higher.  "
Sony thought the same thing with the PS3. They refused to take a loss with the thing early on, and it basically shot themselves in the foot in the process. We'll see if they learned their lesson.
#9 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -

Apple is doing more for portable gaming right now than Sony is. That may not be the case in 12 months once the NGP releases, but it seems to be the trend right now. To me, casual games are much more portable friendly than a large majority of the titles on the PSP. I don't always have 30 minutes to start a level on God of War. Sometimes I only have a 5 minute wait for the doctor, or the bus, so starting a console game on a handheld isn't practical. What is practical is playing a round of Words With Friends and then an Angry Birds level or two.

#10 Posted by choffy21 (1376 posts) -
@ProfessorEss said:
"  Funny, I kinda thought they would wanna go last so they could get out of the area immediately after announcing the price of the NGP. "
If they price it at anything more than $300, we're looking at another failed handheld generation by Sony. That thing can't afford to get off to such a slow start. It needs to come rip-roarin' out of the gates if Sony wants to compete with the 3DS.