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#41 MrLlamaLlama

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:30 PM

You know, I'll quote PlanetGTA on this one.

I know I'll get backlash from the likes of other GTA site operators for saying this, but if you were a Sony fanboy in the past (search your feelings, you know it to be true) and were also a big, big fan of the GTA games, it is time to "switch teams." Yes yes, you'll get angry and I'll receive more angry e-mails, but it is something that needs to be said. The better experience is going to be on the 360 for GTA IV. Let me make it simple with my amazing chart creation skills:

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Lol.

Its all true. I, myself, once an avid hater of the Xbox, today succumbed.. and suddenly, i want a 360. If you can't beat 'em, join'em, and all that...

OT:And tilly, you're right to... hehe, i have my N64 and sega master system down from the attic, so a sweet 11 week break from working to rake in some good old nostalgia....it's a good old life, nuh?

But yeah, that guy who made that chart is a genius, give him a nobel peace prize for common sense!

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:32 PM

yay. i never hated the xbox. i just favored the ps3. but i HATED the xbox fanboys. really annoying. im planning to wait for gta for pc so i dont have to pay for dl content, can get mods, has all the extras and new version/bug fixes in it. its like a whole better deal.

but still, other than gta. i like ps3s games just a little better than xbox. i only like a few games, like halo. i also dont like how fm2 is a total ripoff of gran tourismo.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 11:29 PM

1. You don't know that. Ok. You can't possibly say that because it's not true, there is no confirmation, no nothing, stfu!

2. How else will the chart be proven false other than the second cell in the first column changing?

3. I am doing my job correctly, I told OGTAM to stop saying the content will come to PS3 in this topic, you do the same.

You're free to say that you think/it's likely/it might come to PS3, but don't say "it is."

Like I said I can give Opinions, Giving Opinions is not against the rule, I don't need to stfu as well. If I'm giving my opinion, this has to be one of the most stupidest reasons to get warned for. I can understand if I said "Its confirmed" But by saying

"That chart will be proven false, in about a year after IV's release". its just passing the line. -_-

You just saw the sentence as another meaning.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:03 AM

Its Obvious the content will come the PS3...

...Thats why I said "That chart will be proven False".


Really? I saw it as a different meaning?

You're proclaiming your thought that the content will come to PS3 as a fact. And you shouldn't be doing that. Stop it. Please see this announcement.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:09 AM

Yes you did.


I'm not a fanboy, why would I be playing Halo 1, 2?

I have never said "I hate 360, Wii, PS3 is the best"

And like I said It was my opinion. My opinion of DLC coming can't be heard? Who said just saying "PS3 will get DLC means your a fanboy"? Me as a PS3 owner can say it because I will be glad for it become true. I think this warning you gave is way-off

If I remember correctly that Announcement was just made.

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:12 AM

Yeah, but you can't say "PS3 will get DLC," because you don't know that. It's not a fact, and by saying that something will happen, you're saying that it's a fact. It's not, and no matter how many PS3s you own will make it true.

So in the future, please refrain from saying that the PS3 will get exclusive content. As far as right now, it wont.


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:19 AM

yay. i never hated the xbox. i just favored the ps3. but i HATED the xbox fanboys. really annoying. im planning to wait for gta for pc so i dont have to pay for dl content, can get mods, has all the extras and new version/bug fixes in it. its like a whole better deal.

but still, other than gta. i like ps3s games just a little better than xbox. i only like a few games, like halo. i also dont like how fm2 is a total ripoff of gran tourismo.


I'll agree with you on everything you said except for FM2. Forza 2 has damage modeling, realistic handling, and online play NOW. Just because it's a racing simulator doesn't mean it's a rip-off of GT.

Yeah, I'm new here. Don't piss me off and we'll be fine. :D

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:27 AM

yay. i never hated the xbox. i just favored the ps3. but i HATED the xbox fanboys. really annoying. im planning to wait for gta for pc so i dont have to pay for dl content, can get mods, has all the extras and new version/bug fixes in it. its like a whole better deal.

but still, other than gta. i like ps3s games just a little better than xbox. i only like a few games, like halo. i also dont like how fm2 is a total ripoff of gran tourismo.


I'll agree with you on everything you said except for FM2. Forza 2 has damage modeling, realistic handling, and online play NOW. Just because it's a racing simulator doesn't mean it's a rip-off of GT.

everything but the graphics is exactly like gt4. exactly. my friend has it and i have 4 for ps2. he brought it over to my house cuz we had 2 other people there and we played games. fm2 is very very much like it in the tuning, the racing, the levels and also the AI that is totally perfect that never ever makes mistakes. they even copied the speed and turn director.
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Posted 19 June 2007 - 05:40 PM

Why not just screw the content and hurry up with IV! Im pissed at R* and I despise MS. Used to love Sony but they got crappy, still get there stuff though =]

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:06 PM

If Sony pays to R* 50 mills, PS 3 will get DLC in no time :) ...

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:53 PM

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...


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Posted 19 June 2007 - 06:59 PM

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...

Yeah,. but i doubt they would anyway, they are in no postion to satart a moneyfight with MS....

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 02:56 PM

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...

Yeah,. but i doubt they would anyway, they are in no postion to satart a moneyfight with MS....

Yeh they really would lose badly. I mean the fact that Microsoft just throw 50 million for exclusive content on there console is crazy. I think it's stupid because there not going to get any money back by doing that. Oh well another sign of Microsofts stupidity.

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 03:31 PM

I think Sony shot themselves in the ass w/ the release of the PS3, specifically not putting enough units out to cover the initial demand. I don't think of myself as a fanboy but i always preferred the PS until the PS3 release. The prices they were getting on e-bay were beyond insane. Enough said on that, back to topic.

For a company as big as MS, $50mil isn't such a big deal, especially if they spend it to corner a market. They buy an exclusive
on a hot title & they know people will buy their console to get the exclusive content. In turn, the sales of their consoles go up.
Now a lot of people have a console they spent a bunch of money on so they buy other games for it. On top of that, they claim
the original $50mil as advertising & write it off on taxes.

In the end they get it all back + more.

As Homer Simpson said, "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand."

Either way, I'd hate to see MS get control of R*.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 04:10 AM

If Sony pays to R* 50 mills, PS 3 will get DLC in no time :) ...


Screw that Sony should suddenly make a payment of $100 mill in September to get it released immediately, to make the market explode.

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...


Are you joking me, two years ago in their financial report they released it said the majority of their profits came from their blockbuster Spiderman 2, and with Spiderman 3 earning even more than that I think Sony couldn't possibly have more money right now, as long as they keep pumping out blockbusters Like Casino Royale and The Da Vinci code.

Besides that even if Sony's gaming division went down, like Square Pictures, the parent company would come back and make FF7: Advent Children, having said that many forget when they draw comparisons, between the Dreamcast or the Saturn and the PS3 that Sega was only a Gaming company just as Nintendo is only a Gaming company, they don't make consumer electronics or own large record companies, or Movie Studios.

So in REALITY Sony or the Playstation will never go the way the Dreamcast or Sega went, also it took Sega two failures to stop making consoles (not including the Sega 32X), so anyone drawing comparisons and saying Sony is gonna go down is a fool.

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Posted 24 June 2007 - 04:58 AM

If Sony pays to R* 50 mills, PS 3 will get DLC in no time :) ...


Screw that Sony should suddenly make a payment of $100 mill in September to get it released immediately, to make the market explode.

Sony doesn't have the assets to do that right now, their gaming division is losing so much money...


Are you joking me, two years ago in their financial report they released it said the majority of their profits came from their blockbuster Spiderman 2, and with Spiderman 3 earning even more than that I think Sony couldn't possibly have more money right now, as long as they keep pumping out blockbusters Like Casino Royale and The Da Vinci code.

Besides that even if Sony's gaming division went down, like Square Pictures, the parent company would come back and make FF7: Advent Children, having said that many forget when they draw comparisons, between the Dreamcast or the Saturn and the PS3 that Sega was only a Gaming company just as Nintendo is only a Gaming company, they don't make consumer electronics or own large record companies, or Movie Studios.

So in REALITY Sony or the Playstation will never go the way the Dreamcast or Sega went, also it took Sega two failures to stop making consoles (not including the Sega 32X), so anyone drawing comparisons and saying Sony is gonna go down is a fool.



Hmm...okay, yeah...

Sony had a net income of about $1 billion in 2006.
Microsoft had a net income of $12 billion in 2006.

So, Sony is probably NOT going to pay Rockstar 1/10th of it's income to have the content.

1. Sony is a fucking shady company, friggin putting DRM on people's computers, having racist PSP ads, shitty batteries, fake movie reviewers, etc...they keep that kind of thing up and they'll be gone in no time

2. Well, gee, George, $12 billion vs. $1 billion, I think I'll take the company with a ton of more money.

3. Sony lost $500 million on the PS3 launch. The PS3 is killing Sony.

4. The Dreamcast died because it didn't play DVDs. If it did, I bet you that Sega would still be making consoles today.


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