Zero Punctuation: Console Rundown

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Terrific analysis!

I've been laughing at this generation of consoles for exactly those reasons. Now I just need a video making fun of all the time, money, and troubleshooting it takes for me to maintain my gaming PC! ;P

Brilliant as usual, even my non-gamer friends love Zero Punk.

(one gripe - that "Metroid" graphic looks an awful lot like Master Chief)

And maybe the Aussies havent' gotten the herd of Mario games (Party, Paper, Chargers and forthcoming Galaxy & Kart news)

nthexwn:
Terrific analysis!

I've been laughing at this generation of consoles for exactly those reasons. Now I just need a video making fun of all the time, money, and troubleshooting it takes for me to maintain my gaming PC! ;P

if you spend more than 150 every 10-20 months on a video card you deserve it too :P
Oh wait...LOL

:P

still I love my PC would rather put 600 into it every 1-3 years than fool with consoles that get watered down every generation, if they bothered to try and give the user more control options on the consoles I would put up with it even if I have to buy 60$ KB and mouse set I would but that conbimed with a lack of button mapping and stuff...it drives me nuts to play some games and then the final kick is in order to get the most out of a console you need a cheat device to re balance games so that they are fun and the MS will sue any traditional cheat device maker that gets near their console.....uhg....just uhg.....

Over the last 5 years my PC has become my entertainment center forgive me if I do not buy into the hype of HDVD/BR and next gen consoles.

ZippyDSMlee:
...it drives me nuts to play some games and then the final kick is in order to get the most out of a console you need a cheat device to re balance games so that they are fun and the MS will sue any traditional cheat device maker that gets near their console.....uhg....just uhg.....

What?

Geoffrey42:
What?

If you want to "fix" some balance issues, you need a cheat device such as a GameShark-type thing. And Microsoft would slap a DMCA violation claim against any such company, the same as it does to any "mod" to the Xbox.

Who could predict that cheating at "pong" would be illegal...

grendelpete:
(one gripe - that "Metroid" graphic looks an awful lot like Master Chief)

I suspect that's done on purpose to drive Halo/Metroid fans foaming-at-the-mouth mad... ;)

jabrwock:
If you want to "fix" some balance issues, you need a cheat device such as a GameShark-type thing. And Microsoft would slap a DMCA violation claim against any such company, the same as it does to any "mod" to the Xbox.

Who could predict that cheating at "pong" would be illegal...

I guess I've never felt the need to "fix" a game. I've always sort of treated it as it is; good, bad, or otherwise. On the PC, mods are grand, and give much better play experiences, but if the original game fails to stand up without mods, then I've never thought it worth my time to take it any further. I try not to buy those.

Geoffrey42:

jabrwock:
If you want to "fix" some balance issues, you need a cheat device such as a GameShark-type thing. And Microsoft would slap a DMCA violation claim against any such company, the same as it does to any "mod" to the Xbox.

Who could predict that cheating at "pong" would be illegal...

I guess I've never felt the need to "fix" a game. I've always sort of treated it as it is; good, bad, or otherwise. On the PC, mods are grand, and give much better play experiences, but if the original game fails to stand up without mods, then I've never thought it worth my time to take it any further. I try not to buy those.

0-o
How you play monotonousness mediocre games 0-o

FF8 was a nightmare without free magic and even then it didn't help the game that much, FF10 could use infi items but sadly it works outside combat thus making lvling hard to do without killing the progression of teh game(would kill for inf in battle items and customize at any time code,why oh why did they put that feature in half way threw the game...) FFX2 is unplayable without cheats IMO, DMC is dull and boring as spit add inf jump codes in limit yourself to 3 or 4 and let the fun begin.

Inf accessories on Legia 2 dual saga made the game fun and insane.

FF12 has a nice run code you can toggle on and off,inf magic is nice but inf items is needed more jsut to remove the grindyness from it, its a shame the class/skill system is so broken no amount of cheating will fix it...

If I can remove the stress or grind from a game via cheats I will.

As for mods they can bring life to a game or even make it better but it takes work to fidn them and can be a pain,as a FPS fan I personally hate doom 3 but it has a doom 1 mod on it that makes it worth while,also quake 4 is pretty bad but I been messign with teh weapons on it just for some def scripting experance its nto as easy as unreal but its been fun..kinda *L*

I was working on UT03 but ran into issues with the code so I brought that watered down bug fest for 04...it has more polish in it at least but not enough to save the UT name IMO, I am waiting on "U3" before writing off epic as another corrupted dev house.

ZippyDSMlee:

Geoffrey42:

jabrwock:
If you want to "fix" some balance issues, you need a cheat device such as a GameShark-type thing. And Microsoft would slap a DMCA violation claim against any such company, the same as it does to any "mod" to the Xbox.

Who could predict that cheating at "pong" would be illegal...

I guess I've never felt the need to "fix" a game. I've always sort of treated it as it is; good, bad, or otherwise. On the PC, mods are grand, and give much better play experiences, but if the original game fails to stand up without mods, then I've never thought it worth my time to take it any further. I try not to buy those.

0-o
How you play monotonousness mediocre games 0-o

I don't.

What you just described seemed like an awful lot of effort to make broken gameplay work. From an economic standpoint, all I can see is the consumer picking up the slack on the developers side, paying them full price anyway, and encouraging the same sloppiness next time around. (One might also argue that the game played perfectly fine for them, and cheats/mods allow the game to appeal to a wider audience, without being watered down for the primary target audience.)

Either way, I don't bother.

Geoffrey42:

ZippyDSMlee:

Geoffrey42:

jabrwock:
If you want to "fix" some balance issues, you need a cheat device such as a GameShark-type thing. And Microsoft would slap a DMCA violation claim against any such company, the same as it does to any "mod" to the Xbox.

Who could predict that cheating at "pong" would be illegal...

I guess I've never felt the need to "fix" a game. I've always sort of treated it as it is; good, bad, or otherwise. On the PC, mods are grand, and give much better play experiences, but if the original game fails to stand up without mods, then I've never thought it worth my time to take it any further. I try not to buy those.

0-o
How you play monotonousness mediocre games 0-o

I don't.

What you just described seemed like an awful lot of effort to make broken gameplay work. From an economic standpoint, all I can see is the consumer picking up the slack on the developers side, paying them full price anyway, and encouraging the same sloppiness next time around. (One might also argue that the game played perfectly fine for them, and cheats/mods allow the game to appeal to a wider audience, without being watered down for the primary target audience.)

Either way, I don't bother.

ah I see LOL meh I tag 7-15$ titles and have my wet geeky way with them, however over the past year or 2...I am gettign less and less able to find a reason to play the stinky bastards >>
even the "good" oens can annoy me.....oh god I am getting old ><

im play on xbl and im not retard but i must agreed like 75% are just retard.

In our house we have 2 VCR players and 2 DVD players. s:

Anyways this video was pretty spot on on our I see the systems. PS3 and Wii might be good down the road, but not worth getting right now. 360 is pretty good but I'm afraid if I buy one it'll explode in a firey ball of doom.

I'm sorry I didn't know about this guy sooner now to go back and watch all of his reviews

The only console (if it even qualifies) that I ever owned was an Odyssey 2 by Magnavox back in 1974-81. From that time I think the war was with Atari's 2600 and Colecovision. Technically the C-64 I used back in the 80's had a short run imitating a console by having cartridge based games for a while.

Now I feel old....

These are all so refreshing. The little circle people are so expressive considering they are just circles. I especially love how Mose, cousin to Dwight Schrute on The Office was pictured as representing the black monolith console.

Wow. A smart point of view in the console wars. I never thought it would happen.

Kudos Yahtzee!

Fantasy World Dizzy is the best game ever? Was that just a joke or sincere? I'll have to check it out.

-Keith

My god, what is that game at 3:41 with the yellow submarine? I had it long, long ago and have been trying to figure out what it was for quite some time now.

the ending was hilarious, haha.

...am I the only one who noticed Master Chief starring as Metroid in this review?

Yes, because Metroid is the star of the Metroid games.

There was also sonic there. It's just showing how everything mirrors each other.

"Game with actual depth" = I LOVE that SILENT HILL 2 was subtly put there!
Makes me feel RANDY. But sometimes Randy doesn't want to be felt. Or velvet.
Excuse me, I think I broke something.

Katana314:
Yes, because Metroid is the star of the Metroid games.

WHAT??! i dont play metroid for the metroids, U sick hentai GEEK!!!1!!

i think youre missing the bigger picture of why blu-ray is enticing. as you mentioned the difference between dvd and bluray are negligible, but thats not the important part, and i feel sony failed to market the fact that the bluray disc, when double layered, can store about 50 gigs of data properly. contrasted with the HD-DVD (which i remember correctly is basically dual layered DVD discs) which is about 30% cheaper to produce (mostly because its older technology) only stores around 12 gigs of data. this drastic 4 time capacity per disc is extremely important, and with games that are initially made for the ps3 and get converted late in production could result in a drastic change in graphics and audio quality or 3-4 discs for the 360 and pc port.

but of course, more data for a game makes the production process longer, and that can be obnoxious at times.

I hear you Zetim, though Sony's obviously going to focus on what catches their consumer's more on a world-wide scale: rather than stating the entire facts, they simplify the fact, make the simplified fact public and wait for the cash to roll in.

On a personal note, I have to admit this rundown makes me happy I put my gaming into mostly antiquated or at least oblivious games and game consoles.

Wii and 360 for me. There is nothing that PS3 can do or handle that my computer can't, or at least if i would take that 600$ and spend it on a new video card. Computer for the win!

PS: I cant agree with that Wiimote waving bullcrap, the only thing that actually kills the Wii is the lack of decent games. But by saying the word ''kill'', i don't mean it as it is owning up all the other consoles out there, market-wise. The PS3 is the only console that failed and died. Sony just sux at games, they should stick with their TVs and speakers.

Gotta say that I love your reviews. And I really agree with this one. The PS3, besides of having so few exclusive lamely disguised copies (*cough*-Heavenly Sword-*cough*) without mentioning the ass rapping prices (well, in Mexico, the PS3 is around $900 and each game is like $100), has just two games that would be worth buying this joke.

Edit: THAT without saying the whole bunch of crap I'd like to say about it. And that I wish I got a XBOX instead of a Wii, but I can't deny that Twilight Princess was an amazingly plotted game (but too freakin' easy).

yahtzee you brainless hypocrit you claim you want more depth in a game and yet when you revue a game with actual depth you dont give it its girl scout merit badge.

Being from Louisiana, I was mildly offended by the opening statement of this video. But for the most part, Yahtzee's so fucking funny that I really don't care.

Encore presentation? Can they just admit there's no Zero Punctuation this week and tell us straight off?

:...(

damn...thought i was gonna be the first to mention it...(damn you login updating)

bride_of_lister:
Encore presentation? Can they just admit there's no Zero Punctuation this week and tell us straight off?

*Facepalm*

It's an error. The new vid should be up shortly.

but we want it NOW! ::throws a tantrum::

bride_of_lister:
Encore presentation? Can they just admit there's no Zero Punctuation this week and tell us straight off?

Could, but look at the two pages of idiots who already think this is a new video. Let them live in ignorance and patiently wait for next week.
Nevermind.

Surggical_Scar:

bride_of_lister:
Encore presentation? Can they just admit there's no Zero Punctuation this week and tell us straight off?

*Facepalm*

It's an error. The new vid should be up shortly.

What makes you think that?

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