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Old 03-10-2008, 10:53 PM   #151
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It amounts to a $250 GameCube controller.

The only "revolutionary" thing about it is you shake a controller to take the place of pressing a button.

All the cool things that it should do, like rad light saber fights, are impossible do to the "fake" motion controls.

The elderly like it.

I sold mine before Christmas for a cool $650. Gotta love lazy rich people.
I disagree, I think lazy developers just haven't bothered doing anything truly original with it. It will really come alive when they start making more games where the controller becomes your hand in the game. A few games work like that for parts of the game here and there, but most developers are happy to just imitate Wii Sports.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:59 PM   #152
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I disagree, I think lazy developers just haven't bothered doing anything truly original with it. It will really come alive when they start making more games where the controller becomes your hand in the game. A few games work like that for parts of the game here and there, but most developers are happy to just imitate Wii Sports.
I was all for it, but after playing all the AAA titles to come out before 12/07, I left feeling like a winner because I sold mine.

Devs have said that the motion control is nothing more than a waggle in place of a button press. The IR part is good for games like duck hunt, but they aren't even good for shooter games since it has the same GPU as my toaster oven.

It's best 4 games, could all easily be done with a regular controller with zero sacrifices to the gameplay, aside from the "waggle"

Don't get me wrong, I wanted to love it.
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Old 03-10-2008, 11:40 PM   #153
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Is it your first pj based HT?

I'm thinking about doing it for sometime, but was a little intimidated by the process.
Yes, this was my first one, only minor oversights.
I guess you can call me a DIY HT virgin.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:19 AM   #154
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I was all for it, but after playing all the AAA titles to come out before 12/07, I left feeling like a winner because I sold mine.

Devs have said that the motion control is nothing more than a waggle in place of a button press. The IR part is good for games like duck hunt, but they aren't even good for shooter games since it has the same GPU as my toaster oven.

It's best 4 games, could all easily be done with a regular controller with zero sacrifices to the gameplay, aside from the "waggle"

Don't get me wrong, I wanted to love it.
"Devs have said." Bah. Other devs have said otherwise. :-P That's an excuse for lack of creative thinking.
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:15 PM   #155
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:11 PM   #156
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Wow you have your set high up there. Have a lot of neck pain while watching tv? :-P

BTW, get rid of the Bose.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:19 PM   #157
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Hey,

I see the topic of CRT vs All coming up a few times. Just wanted to mention my projector is a CRT projector.

I may buy sxrd next time but I bought this CRT FP for $400 and then re-built it with tubes from Sony 2 years ago. It still works like new and I don't think I'll have to replace it for many more years.

These days,.. Something like the Sony VW40 which streets under 3K and is 1080p and very simple to setup would be more practical then a CRT set but I love the look of CRT projection too.

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I purposely haven't looked too closely at the VW40. I have a feeling if I did it might just find it's way into my house that very same day. I really have too many projects I need to finish before I start a new one.
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Old 03-11-2008, 01:22 PM   #158
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Wow you have your set high up there. Have a lot of neck pain while watching tv? :-P

BTW, get rid of the Bose.
I think the height of my TV is fine, no problems whatsoever.

I will in time replace the rear Bose speakers, but for now they do just fine for the special effects.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:14 PM   #159
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OK took some pics of my lowly set up. Any modifications or tips to make it better are welcome . Notice the whole get up is made to accommodate only 1 person, I just add seats from the dining room when friends come over. Yes the set sucks been saving up for the Kuro which gets deployed this holiday when I move to a bigger space and have some space.

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That kicks ass Sufs

It's like the old Maxwell commercial of the guy in the armchair being blown away by his HiFi.
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sufs, one observation:

Your speakers are way to small for your size monitor.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:50 PM   #162
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That a Dell PC sufs? Where I work has a few rigs in that case.

Lovin the speakers they look like they'll pack some damn nice bass nice to see I'm no longer the only one with a not quite so incredible setup (i.e. not a 20ft screen) lol.
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sufs, one observation:

Your speakers are way to small for your size monitor.
That's the understatement of the day!
Sufs, Very nice!!!!!!!!!

Kamspy, drop the W on Maxwell.
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Sufs, "Can you hear me now" comes to mind.
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hah! That reminds me of when I first got divorced, I got the big screen TV and surround sound system.. I had a recliner parked in the sweet spot, no other furniture for a long time.... those were the days...
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