Game Console Owners More Likely To Visit Theme Parks

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crazy horse's avatar
You can find a wii on ebay, but expect to pay a arm and leg for it though.

When a new game counsel comes out, I always wait untill the dust settles before I buy it. If I wait, than the price always goes down, and it gives them time to work out all the bugs in the thing.


what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

That's usually the way to go, although the longr demand remains high, the less likely an immediate price drop takes place. It's only when hardware stops moving that prices go down. That's probably the reason the Xbox 360 is still the same price almost a year and a half later- the demand is still there, especially since people can't get their hands on a Wii (and no, I didn't mean for that to sound dirty!)
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Great article! I can believe it. I have been playing video games almost daily since PONG. Video games and coasters create the same "high" I guess.

It's all fun! That's all I care about. ;)

-Tina

Right, it's all about having fun. And video games- geeky as they may be- are something I consider fun. Yet, as video games take over movies as a form of entertainment, I suddenly feel less geeky ;)
I seem to go thru phases with games. There may be a 6 month time I don't play although it's probably because i'm at a park!

For me it depends on what games are coming out. Alot of cool games came out in the last year or so, Dead Rising, Oblivion, Gears Of War, Bully, Resistance, and recently Motorstorm. I haven't been buying as many games as I used to but I'm enjoying the ones I do pick up alot more.

I just hope I find a Wii before the Metroid is relesaed!

I wasn't really able to get into Dead Rising (or "Dread Rising" as I nicknamed it, because that's what I feel when I think about putting it in my 360), and I skipped Bully and (so far) Motorstorm, but I definitely agree with you on Oblivion, Gears, and Resistance. Excellent games.

My Wii gets a lot more use than my PS3, which has currently been relegated to a BluRay playback deck for relevant NetFlix rentals. Even for that it kind of sucks, though -- Sony stupidly left out an IR sensor to try to push their Bluetooth remote ($$$) which means I can't use my uber-cool task-based remote. The one that controls pretty much every other frickin' media device on the planet (including Sony's own TVs and standalone BluRay decks...) Stupid Sony.

My PS3 will see more action when Lair finally ships, but by that time the parks will be open and my free time will be spent outside the house again. Decisions, decisions...

*** Edited 3/17/2007 6:03:52 AM UTC by GregLeg***


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

coasterqueenTRN's avatar
^You will have to show me your video game stash sometime, Greg. :)

I am actually WAY behind on current games. I am still having fun with DDR and Grand Theft Auto-Vice City. :)

I haven't ventured into the world of on-line gaming yet. I guess I need to get with the times. ;)

-Tina

Like the other nerds have said, I've been a console owner from 2600,NES,Genesis,PS1,PS2,GC. I actually once saw a couple of Wiis in a Walmart around here and passed on buying it. Perhaps I sould have bought it just to put on eBay. I'll get one eventually, but there are still so many PS2 games that I'd like to play but dont have time. It seems like a waste to buy a system and $50 games when there are still $10 games that I'm interested in. Perhaps I'm just a cheapassgamer. ;)

Remember, parks aren't *just* about riding. With the Wii's focus on community gaming, it seems almost obvious to put it out in front of the park going public. There would be that interaction between guests like there used to be in arcades. Parks are "amusement" parks, not strickly "ride" parks. Playing games with other people can indeed be amusing. (look at all the DDR freaks :))

But hey, having the Wii in Six Flags parks is a great idea. It will give me something to do while virtually queued for Nitro! (was that a low blow?) ;)
lata, jeremy

My 360, Wii and PS3 are all idle now because I'm playing God of War II on my PS2! And yes, I still have my PS2 hooked up because I'm still convinced PS2 games look better on that than the PS3, even with the updates installed.
I'm still locked into Battlefield 1942 Online on my 'puter. I've been hooked on that for over a year now.

The Grand Theft Auto series are addicting.


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GTAIII was a religious experience for me- I knew the game would be good after all that I heard about it, but I never imagined it would be that good! My favorite in the series is San Andreas- something about that game... the scope of it all. Funny, most games are about "what you can do", but GTA games are about "what you can't do", because it's not a whole lot!
See, and here I HATED the GTA series. As in quite possibly one of my most-hated series ever.

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

coasterqueenTRN's avatar
I think people either love it or hate it. Personally I think it's hilarious, and quite therapeutic at times. ;)

-Tina

Mind me asking WHY you hated it, Greg? I'm just curious...
It just didn't appeal to me. At all. Not even in the slightest. I played GTA3 once, and within a half hour I was bored to tears and took it out, never to be played again. As for WHY, I couldn't tell you -- it just flat out didn't work for me.

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

Interesting how two gamers can view a game two entirely different ways. I NEVER run out of things to do in GTA games- when I get bored with missions, it's fun to find a good spot to toss grenades and fire a gun from, seeing how long I can last before the cops and military end up taking me down. But I suppose those open-ended games aren't for everyone, and I do understand that. There are times I want to play a game that's linear- sometimes gaming freedom isn't all it's cracked up to be.
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GTA suX0rz!!!!11 The drive around and do random crap with cut scenes now and then is boring. I never got into it either.

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I found it fun in a run-people-over-and-get-agressions-out-without-killing-anyone-in-the-"real"-world type of way. :)

As far as the actual game itself (going through all the missions) it was pretty crappy, IMO. But I liked how general the engine was so you could do just about anything without really worrying about the missions. My particular favorite was jacking the Firetruck and going around like it was a tank. Then I actually jacked a tank... :)


"Life's What You Make It, So Let's Make It Rock!"
For what it's worth, I think "The Sims" sucks even worse than GTA, so obviously I just don't like aimless drifting around in a game. Guess I do too much of that in real life :)

(But I LOVED the open-ended god-sims-with-a-goal, like Populous and Powermonger back in the day -- you had an insane amount of flexibility, but there was still a point to the game...)


--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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