Zero Punctuation: Console Rundown

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A re-run? Funny... but not as funny as when I watched it back in August 2000 and F***ing 7!

Escapist... this is not good.
If I wanted to watch Console Wars I'd just look at the one posted on, the current page 3...

Poor.

I doubt he's been in NY all week. Probably takes him 2-3 days to do a ZP and last time I checked there are 7 days in a week

Dexter111:
btw. who else doesn't see a difference between DVD and Blu-Ray besides obviously half-blind Yahtzee, or does he actually try to watch them with 3D-Goggles on? xD

King Kong: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/Viewer/c7ff7e16.png

Underworld Blu-Ray: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/Bluray/cfee67bf.png
Underworld DVD: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/DVD/96e978e3.png

Underworld Blu-Ray: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/Bluray/e6122f50.png
Underworld DVD: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/DVD/1b36b81f.png

Pirates: http://www.silver-ware.net/movies/potc1unf.png

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/dvd/hddvd/comparison_base._V5835714_.jpg

Blu-Ray isn't just for HD movies, a single-layer Blu-Ray disc can hold up to 25Gb and double layer 50Gb.

It's worse than filler; it's a REPEAT! It's not like we don't watch the vidoes more than once.
But I only just got the Blue Ray Charles joke...

I thought I was going crazy and now knew the future, but it is a fucking repeat! What the shit?

A re-run? aww, I wanted some new metaphorical blood-shed! I'm dissapointed Yhatzee...

The Webby's were in New York? How can I miss that!?!?

*takes rope and makes a tie* *jumps*

This, I believe, was one of Yahtzee's best. At the risk of sounding like an after school special, this one had the most heart.

You'd have been better off not posting anything, or at least posting something unique instead of fobbing off a repeat as your content for the week. That's just sad.

WTF was that movie / Muppet thing at the end?

Also if you're looking for a game to review why not review Overlord (you play a villian who orders his minions to attack people because you can).

meh, they should just have posted "sry, no new ZP this week, just waste your time with the ones you already saw".

Oh, and I see a difference between BluRay and DVD. Whether that difference justifies spending money on a player for that or not is mainly up to your taste and your TV. I do rent the BluRay version of a movie if I have the choice because I actually see a difference and depending on the quality of the release it can be pretty drastic. As I watch films on my PC screen and sit something from 50 to 80cm away from that I can absolutely make out the difference and people with big enough TVs should be able to do so, too. But I think a 30" TV placed 3 meters away from you could make it hard to spot the difference in reality, though.

well that sucked a big fat one, i was looking forward to fresh new review.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Damn you Yahtzee!!! I hope that you get your Weebly award... up your rectum.
Angry Fanboy

Wait a minute?

He reposted an old video and labeled it as new?

We already had this one! We could have just looked at the archives!

everyone, i recommend that we all calm down and focus on the fact that this is the internet, just because you demand it with all your nerdy prowess, doesnt mean you'll get it. So stop complaining. To be fair, i was a little confused, but after discovering this, i was a little disappointed, as i was rather looking forward to my weekly dose of misogynistic sarcasm, or should i say charm?... no, i'll stick with sarcasm, sounds less girly.

But i suppose i can wait another week, like THE REST OF US, so chill, and just wait.

How disappointing. They don't have the internet in New York I guess?

A whole day of being ill, but waking up and forcing myself out of bed, dragging myself to the computer and spending vital energy turning it on and labouriously typing in the password for a repeat? Feh.

Ah well, 'grats on the awards, I suppose, and now I get to spend a whole week wondering what Yahtzee is going to murder next.

Not that it puts me any higher on the hierarchy of ZP's message board, but I've been working with Gamestop for a few years and want to hopefully clean up that whole messy "360 can bite my balls from behind while flashing the circle of doom in my asshole" thing.

Essentially the first two generations were faulty. They didn't put a heatsink over the board and the board couldn't handle the heat itself was putting out. After playing for more than a few hours (which if you imagine the first few 360's being tested by Microsoft probably weren't on for more than 15 minutes in front of investors) they start to overheat, causing TWO things. One, the chipsets begin to come loose from the sodder and drift. Two, the main chip begins to sizzle and loses the ability to process graphics. AKA Red Ring of Death.

Because people are so ADD these days, not having a 360, after having paid what should've gone to your rent or car payment for the month, people will freak out and undoubtedly send it in for repair. Upon receiving the new one (still messed up on the insides), they are greeted with a Fantastic Fuck You from Microsoft with yet another Ring. Some people I've talked to have done this upwards of TEN (!?) times. This is just plain ridiculous. Simply put, they realized the problem and "fixed" it, by putting in a new chipset, called Falcon. Falcon did fix SOME of the heat, but not a lot of it. Generation 3 brought forth the rebirth of the 360. Most systems made AFTER August of 2007 will experience little to no problems. Anything before that makes an incredible door stop.

Most people gave up and said it's garbage without turning around. I do not blame anyone for this. However these are probably the people that WOULDN'T read this post even if I told you the 360 now has a built in jerk off function, which is why the controllers vibrate so much harder now. They went to PS3's, played the 5 good games on the system, and started playing their old PS2 games on it and telling people how WONDERFUL blu-ray and 1080p is. They forget to mention that as high-tech as the PS3 is, most games won't even play in 1080p and they probably won't for another year and a half, due to how awfully hard it is to actually code for the great black beast. Great connectivity though, awesome little things you can do with it, like play your PS1 games and Blu-Ray movies on your PSP whilst on the go (as long as wi-fi is ever close).

Give the 360 another chance now that they've fixed their mistake. The game library alone is worth another look through. Is it the second coming of Jesus? Probably not. But that jerk off function is totally worth it :D

KreacherOfbloodandRank:
Wait a minute?

He reposted an old video and labeled it as new?

We already had this one! We could have just looked at the archives!

I believe the Escapist did, not Yahtzee himself.

Dexter111:
btw. who else doesn't see a difference between DVD and Blu-Ray besides obviously half-blind Yahtzee, or does he actually try to watch them with 3D-Goggles on? xD

King Kong: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/Viewer/c7ff7e16.png

Underworld Blu-Ray: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/Bluray/cfee67bf.png
Underworld DVD: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/DVD/96e978e3.png

Underworld Blu-Ray: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/Bluray/e6122f50.png
Underworld DVD: http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u98/adzez/DVD/1b36b81f.png

Pirates: http://www.silver-ware.net/movies/potc1unf.png

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/dvd/hddvd/comparison_base._V5835714_.jpg

uhhh yah...i still dont see a difference

Boo on not updating, but funny nonetheless (and almost quite correct)

64 posts before the video even started? there's gonna be a lot of banings today... : )

Now seriously, when I saw this week's ZP topic I first tought "oh, an update on the clasic 'Console Wars Rundown' video, this will be funny". Then I realized it was just the same video again, but then I saw timer and thought "hey, it's a 6 minutes clip, there will probably be something great at the end..." but once again my hopes were crushed by a self-promoting add.

Dear Escapist Magazine, can I have my webby vote back please?

Lol Great job

If you're doing a rerun, at least let it be The Witcher. Now there was an exemplary "I don't have time for this" review =)

RetardedlyGenius:
Most systems made AFTER August of 2007 will experience little to no problems. Anything before that makes an incredible door stop.

Give the 360 another chance now that they've fixed their mistake. The game library alone is worth another look through. Is it the second coming of Jesus? Probably not. But that jerk off function is totally worth it :D

Thanks for the heads up info, i am actually purchasing an XBOX 360 soon, well, for my birthday, and im just glad to know it'll be fine, and deliciously sexually gratifying ^^

RetardedlyGenius:
Not that ...(etc)

Please tell me more about the deep interworkings of the Xbox360, Mr. Person who doesn't know how to spell solder.

shaboinkin:
uhhh yah...i still dont see a difference

What are you comparing those on? A 10" Black & White CRT from back in the glorious days?
Did you forget put your 3D-goggles on? :D

Because I could clearly see a difference even with my old 19" CRT, now even moreso clearly on a 24" TFT and I couldn't even imagine watching "non-HD" movies and series on the movie-projector I bought because of that only.

It could just have been posted in error....

*remains optimistic*

They should have made the encore Psychonauts! :(

I've watched this loads of times! I reckon nothing would have been better than just a re-post...ah well...no point getting my knickers in a twist just have to wait a bit more...

No, we were screwed over this time.

MLS:

RetardedlyGenius:
Not that ...(etc)

Please tell me more about the deep interworkings of the Xbox360, Mr. Person who doesn't know how to spell solder.

I didn't say I run the National Association for People that Spell Good and Want to Learn to Do Other Things Good Too. I work for a video game store. I didn't realize punctuation and spelling would be graded. I thought it would be nice to be informative instead of arguing about how dreadfully terrible it is that the post we all wanted was a repeat and the guy that makes them took a week off. How incredibly SELFISH of him to take a week off. /insert sarcasm

RetardedlyGenius:

MLS:

RetardedlyGenius:
Not that ...(etc)

Please tell me more about the deep interworkings of the Xbox360, Mr. Person who doesn't know how to spell solder.

I didn't say I run the National Association for People that Spell Good and Want to Learn to Do Other Things Good Too. I work for a video game store. I didn't realize punctuation and spelling would be graded. I thought it would be nice to be informative instead of arguing about how dreadfully terrible it is that the post we all wanted was a repeat and the guy that makes them took a week off. How incredibly SELFISH of him to take a week off. /insert sarcasm

A week off from playing computer games?

awww I actually thought this was a more up to date console rundown lol but nope. Surely if you we're too busy this week it would have been better to just say so rather than posting an old review?

Normally, I wouldn't bitch if there was no ZP in a week. Yahtzee has a life, we can't demand anything from him. But it's kind of like your trying to fob us off with a video you've already played and thinking we wouldn't notice.

In short. GTFO.

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