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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Vintage gaming nerds, check this out:
« on: December 6, 2003, 09:00 PM »
My wife needs a $100 idea for my Birthday...25 days away BTW, I'm thinking of asking for a GC...BUT...

Anyone know how far off the next Nintendo system is???  I'm sure I'd love all of the SW, Mario, Metroid and Zelda goodness that I could play on the cube.  But if it is like next year, I'll probably just ask for some Creed CD's

Good idea.

Well, despite some rumors a few weeks ago, there won't be any new home console from Nintendo in 2004, or we'd be hearing about it already.

This is just conjecture on my part, but I'm guessing that we'll see the next generation of consoles from Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo in Fall 2005, two years from now.

There has traditionally been a five-year gap in between new consoles (for example, Nintendo released the Super Nintendo in the fall of 1991, and next released the Nintendo64 in the fall of 1996).  Based on that, the PlayStation 2 debuted in the fall of 2000, which would mean that the new Sony system will be due in 2005 sometime.

And that's the tricky part--Microsoft and Nintendo both released their new systems a year later, in November, 2001, meaning that if you went by the usual five-year period, they wouldn't be due for new systems until 2006.

However, the PS2 jumped out to such a huge lead, since they were pretty much the only game in town for a year (except for the Sega Dreamcast, but that's another matter).  Microsoft and Nintendo have basically trying to play catch-up ever since, fighting for #2 (bad luck comment deleted for now).  Their fighting is basically why you're seeing really good deals on them, like the $100 GameCube with the Zelda compilation, or the $180 Xbox with two free games, while Sony is basically doing nothing at all, running their PS2 for $180 with no extras.  They don't need to run any promotions--they're already plenty ahead.

I think it's pretty crucial for Microsoft and Nintendo to release their new systems alongside the new Sony system, in order to remain competitive.  If they waited until 2006 to release, they'd be playing catch-up again, which would be especially harmful to Nintendo.

So, I think that's what's going to happen.  I'm betting that we'll get the first official announcements next May at E3, and we'll see three new systems in September/October/November 2005.

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All blah-bity-blah aside, I think that a GameCube plus four full Zelda games for $100 is a hell of a deal.  The low price kind of betrays the strength of the system, in my opinion.  It really is a good one, and a lot of the great games can be had on the cheap nowadays.

Pull the trigger, Scott.  It's what another Scott--Mr. Stapp, to be precise--would want you to do.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 6, 2003, 06:54 PM »
man, you see one bad pic of a chick and automatically she's off the hot list? i don't think so... she's a hottie in my book...

Well, if you're referring to the picture I put up--that was more of a joke than anything else.  I knew some Dee Snider-esque photos of her were out there, and they were too good not to post.  

I don't think she's unattractive in the least. . .  Hell, I might have even rubbed one out once or twice to that Maxim set. . .   8)

But Scott's right--there definitely is a dirty dirrty whore thing going on with Xtina.  Now, who knows if that's how she really is, or not, but that's definitely what she's going for, for whatever reason.  I think it has probably turned a few people off about her.

Eh, to each their own.  I get off on Carrot Top.  I have no room to talk.

(Those pics you just posted didn't show up for me, by the way. . .)

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 6, 2003, 03:02 AM »
Hey, cool!  Just so they can be seen all in one place at the same time, if nobody minds:























Nice work, Brad!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 6, 2003, 12:25 AM »
I'm going to do a little cross-pollenating here, hope nobody minds:



 :-X

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 5, 2003, 09:19 PM »
The skank factor on Christina is enough for me to say...no, wholeheartedly no, she is not hot

Do you mean to tell me that she isn't hot?


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I don't really have anything substantial to add, but here's a nice photo that I stole from The Digital Bits of Jenny McCarthy wearing a DVDress:



Have fun.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What's spinning?
« on: December 5, 2003, 11:32 AM »
Here in a sec:

Radiohead, Atlanta, 10/6/03

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 5, 2003, 10:57 AM »
While the Medical Frigate ending shot is a great one, I agree - probably not "Jedi-y" enough...

Maybe not, but if that's the case, then neither is this:


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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 5, 2003, 10:50 AM »
In response to Virex's pro ESB take

Not necessarily a pro-ESB take (Star Wars is and will always be my favorite), but I was just pointing out that every film was represented (including that sh!tfest AOTC, which has two banners, for some reason) other than the film that a lot of people feel is the best of the saga.

Where is equack justice?

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 4, 2003, 05:09 PM »
Oh, and for Jedi, the shot of the Anakin, Yoda, and Ben spirits together might be neat, too.

I'll shut the **** up now.  :)

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 4, 2003, 05:07 PM »
You know, I was thinking for ESB, the closing shot, of Luke, Leia, and the droids looking out of the medical frigate window might look pretty good, or would that not be Jedi-y enough?

That famous silhouetted shot of Luke and Vader dueling in the carbon freezing chamber might look pretty cool, too.

They all look pretty good, though.  I'm not a big fan of CGI Yoda, so it's good to see something new and different up there.

Nice work.

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Site Feedback, Suggestions, and Help / Re: Nice New Banners
« on: December 4, 2003, 04:57 PM »
So is there no Empire Strikes Back-themed rotating banner on the main page, or have I just been missing it?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: December 4, 2003, 04:47 PM »
ha, ha, ha :D

Fantastic contribution, Gilligan.

(Would you look at that?  I've gone and derailed my own thread.    :-[  )

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Beat me before I could reply to myself, :)

Shall I delete, and re-post?

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