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    Default Game Informer hypes two so-called "Year Definining" Announcements

    In the last 24 hours I have seen 2 year defining things: one you will see shortly on our cover the other I can't speak of, both awesome
    http://twitter.com/GI_AndyMc/status/1733543019

    They're probably 2 very boring announcements, but, if I were to dream a bit, I would hope for 2 of the following:


    *Wii HD with not only high definition resolution, but new central processor and graphics processor and more RAM, bringing the new Wii upto the level of 360/PS3.

    *Microsoft's and/or Sony's long-rumored motion-controller tech and software that makes good use of it

    *Legend of Zelda built from-the-ground-up for Wii and the new MotionPlus unit. The new Zelda is as ground-breaking as OoT was.

    *PSP Go! with a new chipset making it a true PSP2

    *Apple entering the console market with an amazing new machine that's not only more powerful than 360/PS3, but has motion controls that surpass Wii with MotionPlus and whatever motion-tech Microsoft/Sony have planned. Thus, a true NEXT-gen console that can compete with the future XB3 and PS4

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    Wow, if that is what E3 is going to be highlighting its going to be a boring show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxscroll View Post
    *Apple entering the console market with an amazing new machine that's not only more powerful than 360/PS3, but has motion controls that surpass Wii with MotionPlus and whatever motion-tech Microsoft/Sony have planned. Thus, a true NEXT-gen console that can compete with the future XB3 and PS4
    i thought you were gonna dream, not snort magical fairy dust chased with unicorn farts... j/k

    seriously though, if apple were to release a console, i guarantee they'd go for the underpowered + simple games route. the wii's proven that's a viable strategy to make moolah.

    and as far as the wiihd (hehe) i doubt it'd change up the cpu/gpu so it'd have backward compatibility. course, nintendo has proven lately they don't care about bc, so what do i know. and i'm sure folks like us would like to see a wiihd, but consider that consumers are still lapping up the wii without the first price drop. i think we'll see nintendo milk that teat a while longer before upgrading.

    can't wait til e3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxscroll View Post
    *Wii HD with not only high definition resolution, but new central processor and graphics processor and more RAM, bringing the new Wii upto the level of 360/PS3.
    Wouldn't that be a bad thing? In this economy, with the Wii also still being a young system, releasing a brand new console would really screw things up.

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    It's the new HD Wii and new PSP. Sorry for "ruining" it for everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heybtbm View Post
    It's the new HD Wii and new PSP. Sorry for "ruining" it for everyone.
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    I wonder if these announcements are going to be as "Spectacular" as Sega said the theirs would be when they announced Matrix Online
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicwolf View Post
    I wonder if these announcements are going to be as "Spectacular" as Sega said the theirs would be when they announced Matrix Online
    I've never played it but I doubt it was as buggy and all around bad as Enter The Matrix was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The 1 2 P View Post
    I've never played it but I doubt it was as buggy and all around bad as Enter The Matrix was.
    I was a regular poster on the Sega Forums back when they announced their partnership in the making of the Matrix Online and they said something along the lines of it being the game announcment of the year and it will change everything. Everyone assumed something like a new console... but oh no... Just the Matrix.
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    It's always like that. Whenever the PR guys prep you by saying how amazing an announcement is going to be, it's usually something either very predictable (as in, no announcement is needed at all) or very stupid. Like back when everybody was going nuts over "It" and what "It" could possibly be. I remember thinking that for something that's getting this much fanfare it better be some kind of cold fusion reactor. But, nope. It was just a scooter that doesn't fall down. I can't remember the last time I was significantly "prepped" for an announcement and had the announcement actually wow me. Usually, the announcements that do wow me tend to be the ones that come out of left field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxscroll View Post
    http://twitter.com/GI_AndyMc/status/1733543019

    They're probably 2 very boring announcements, but, if I were to dream a bit, I would hope for 2 of the following:

    *Apple entering the console market with an amazing new machine that's not only more powerful than 360/PS3, but has motion controls that surpass Wii with MotionPlus and whatever motion-tech Microsoft/Sony have planned. Thus, a true NEXT-gen console that can compete with the future XB3 and PS4
    Apple will never make another console. If they're not used as PCs to play games, there's no chance ever they're going to make a video game console. And since Apple Pippin failed miserably, the chances of Apple making a console are probably less than Sega's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parallaxscroll View Post
    *Apple entering the console market
    Why do you wish for such horrible things?

    Oh, wait, I get it - you want Apple to fail after depleting their cash reserves even faster than Microsoft, and taking Bungie with them. Well played, sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Oscuro View Post
    Why do you wish for such horrible things?

    Oh, wait, I get it - you want Apple to fail after depleting their cash reserves even faster than Microsoft, and taking Bungie with them. Well played, sir!
    Dont forget the fact that they will introduce the oh-so-cutesy pet use of the camelcase word with a lower case I before the main part of the word into the game market... Next thing you know iMario, iLegend of Zelda, iSonic, iHalo, iStreet Fighter V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baloo View Post
    Apple will never make another console. If they're not used as PCs to play games, there's no chance ever they're going to make a video game console. And since Apple Pippin failed miserably, the chances of Apple making a console are probably less than Sega's.
    Ah but the Pippin was long before the ipod became an inexplicable worldwide phenomenon, and the iphone became (in the eyes of Hideo Kojima and about 4 others) a viable gaming platform. It wouldn't surprise me too much if Apple decided to try to get a foothold in the market.

    It'd surprise me greatly if they actually succeeded, though.

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    On more a more important note, I hope one of the announcements is Yakuza 3 for the US, that to me would be very year defining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy
    In the last 24 hours I have seen 2 year defining things: one you will see shortly on our cover
    This one is probably a game. Game Informer covers are almost always about an exclusive major game reveal.

    About the PSP Go! or whatever it is, if it is the PSP 2, why would Sony be releasing (or showing) a PSP 2 when there are a few big releases this year for the first PSP (Assassin's Creed, Little Big Planet, others)? I think I even remember Sony saying that 2009 was the year of the PSP.
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    Knowing GI and their relationship with Activision, I'm gonna guess it has something to do with the next Tony Hawk game (with its skateboard controller).

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    I owned a Wii for 3 months and got sick of it. The idea of focing more systems to have motion controllers doesn't sit with me.

    Fine, do it, but leave the option of standard controls in the games! Don't just force the new controls on us and get mad when we don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1lence View Post
    Wow, if that is what E3 is going to be highlighting its going to be a boring show.
    Glad I'm not the only one thinking that.

    Actualy, the only thing I look forward to at E3 is any announcments from Atlus. Unless the ESRB goes and ruins their plans again like they did before. And before. And before.

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