Wii Games' Questionable Quality
Numerous Wii games are simply a compilation of short mini games (Wii
Play, Mario Party, Super Monkey Ball Blitz, Chicken Shoot etc.). This
certainly does not satisfy a serious gamer. I mean, I agree that the
console is undoubtedly better that the PS3 but what is the point of
having a Wii if there are not top-notch games that have complex and
Re: Wii Games' Questionable Quality
On Oct 30, 6:30 pm, markhambaseba...@gmail.com wrote:[color=blue]
> Numerous Wii games are simply a compilation of short mini games (Wii
> Play, Mario Party, Super Monkey Ball Blitz, Chicken Shoot etc.).[/color]
Even the promotional television commercials don't try to make a big
deal about the quality of the video.
> certainly does not satisfy a serious gamer. I mean, I agree that the
> console is undoubtedly better that the PS3[/color]
I'm not sure I would agree with that either. PS3 machines have lots
of horsepower, HDTV video, and really good 3D graphics rendering.
That isn't the issue.
> but what is the point of
> having a Wii if there are not top-notch games that have complex and
> entertaining storylines.[/color]
The remarkable thing that WII did was focus on why people play video
games, and how to enhance THAT experience. They realized that people
wanted a game experience that was similar to the real experience.
When you go to the video archade, the most popular games are the ones
where you hold a gun, lean on the motorcycle, or manipulate a viewer
using 3D goggles to sight the target.
WII found a way to more effectively simulate the common motions
required for a more "life-like" experience. Their controllers make
you swing the club, swing the bat, role the bowling ball, or throw
punches. The result is more enjoyment and fun because you aren't just
"vegging out" in the chair.
Microsoft and Sony got so enamored with the possibility of real-time
3D animations that they lost track of the objectives of the device.
When you buy a car, you are buying reliable transportation. The
Compact is much more popular because it does the job it needs to do at
a reasonable price. People with more disposable income might pay
substantially more for a Luxury car with Leather Upholstry, or an SUV
with built-in entertainment systems, but you don't buy the car for the
Leather Upholstry or the entertainment system (regardless of what some
recent SUV commercials may try to claim). As a result, economy cars,
which cost less to make and are sold for much less, are still more
"popular" in terms of the number of units sold and ownership based on
percentage of the population.
Linux users often lose track of the fact that the primary reason
people purchase PCs is to write letters, publish newsletters, send e-
mail, browse the web, and balance their checkbooks.
Business people might also want more features, such as the ability to
make sales presentations, to forecast and plan projects, and to
collaborate with other project members.
Linux users often pick Linux because they like being able to program
their computers, they like having the extra control, or they like the
Windows focuses on the basics. Ironically, one of the reasons that
Vista is failing is because it's not adding substantial value that
merits the extra expense.
If I have the choice between a car that gets me to and from work every
day, remains comfortable enough for drives of less than 2 hours, gets
50 miles per gallon, and costs $8000, or a car that usually starts in
the morning, frequently stalls as I accelerate onto the highway, get 2
miles per gallon and uses a fuel that costs $5 per gallon, but it has
nice leather seats AND an entertainment console in the back seat, and
costs $50,000 - I'm probably not going to choose the big Kenworth
tractor over the Honda Civic. It's unlikely that others will choose
the Kenworth either.
For the same reason, people aren't in a big rush to upgrade to Vista.
Ironically, if Microsoft pushes the upgrade too agressively, they
could push people into using Linux - much the same way that their push
to get corporate IT shops to stop using NT and license Windows 2000 or
Windows 2003 at $12,000 to $18,000 per server - drove those companies
to move as many servers as possible to Linux.
Many companies are looking much more seriously at Linux on the
desktop. They are looking much more aggressively at options such as
desktop virtualization to aid in the transition. They are looking
much more aggressively at options such as ODF based document tools to
aid in the transition. They are looking much more aggressively at
widespread use of FireFox and mandating FireFox support for vendors,
and for their own sites. They are cutting ties with companies who
won't support FireFox and browsers that run on Linux.
Ironically, Microsoft may slit it's own throat if the the court opts
not to extend their monitoring and all of the other provisions of the
Antitrust Settlement. They will try and force a migration to Vista,
and that could radically accelerate the migration to Linux, ODF, and
Rex Ballard: citations please ..
Rex Ballard wrote:
Citations please for these statements of yours ...
Re: Rex Ballard: citations please ..
Doug Mentohl wrote:[color=blue]
> Rex Ballard wrote:
> Citations please for these statements of yours ...
You're wasting your time.
Rex is extremely dishonest and will slink away and will never provide enough
detail for you to prove he's a liar. You'll have to do it yourself, as I
did when I emailed James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and notified him that
Rex Ballard claimed Java was based on Rex's work. Gosling wrote back and
"Absolutely no truth to it. Never heard of the guy."
After that response, Rex changed his website a little, and now claims he's
responsible for only the RMI (remote method invocation) protocols part of
Java. See [url]http://www.open4success.org/bio/index.html[/url] The Phantom of the
Internet, about 1/2 way down.
You have to let it go, and let Rex live in his fantasy world.