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Old 11-09-2008, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help - buying a game system for the kids

We're going to buy a game system for the kids for a gift next month.

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XBox 360

What should I buy? I don't know the first thing about these things.

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Old 11-09-2008, 05:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how old are your kids?

do you watch a lot of movies? what are the specs on the TV you would be using?
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how old are your kids?

do you watch a lot of movies? what are the specs on the TV you would be using?
Kids are 6 & 10. They currently have a DS. We don't watch television. Wife and I watch movies. TV is a 46" LCD 1080p.

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Old 11-09-2008, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ps3 strictly because it doubles up as a bluray player and is currently the best bluray player availible(as far as i know, plus its upgradeable). If you enjoy movies and have a 1080p tv then your set for an amazing experience. Playing backed up HD video on the ps3 is very easy too if that's an interest to you. You can play videos a number of ways(dvd discs, usb flash drives, external hard drives, free streaming through wired or wireless router connection)

Personally i hardly ever use my ps3 for video games, besides CoD4 i got hooked on for a bit. But in terms of HD movies and compatibility with downloadable content(HD content,divx,xvid,mp 4 etc) the ps3 is amazing. The way i see it is i'm sure your kids would enjoy ps3 gaming equally or very close to any of the other systems, but the selling point is the perks it gives you in terms of movies etc.
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Wii. If this system is strictly for the kids. Thats not to say it isn't damn fun for adults to though.
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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littlebigplanet is also an excellent game for everyone of all ages, for PS3

its a platformer/puzzler with the ability to create you own levels (using devices such as motors/pistons/switches/simple brains to create a almost anything you can think of, including monsters with simple AI). lots of potential for individual expression and customization.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Wii. If this system is strictly for the kids. Thats not to say it isn't damn fun for adults to though.
this.

The Wii really is a family friendly game system. But if you do decide to get an xbox or ps3, don't give them a mic and find out how to mute everyone.
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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wii for sure. all the good games that come out for ps3 and xbox 360 are war games and shit, which are so fun, but yeah (lol this crazy little 7 year old kid raped me in cod4 the other day. it was scary) <--you dont want that kid

good wii games are just pure cheeky joy, make you feel like a lil kid again. Plus your kids will love the motion sensitive controls
(so will you)
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Old 11-09-2008, 07:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wii all the way, don't even consider a 360 or a PS3. Plus since they have a DS they can link it up and do other cool things.
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Old 11-09-2008, 08:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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watch the fankid come out in everyone pfft, ps3 for above stated reasons...plus you could buy tons of ps2 games for them and they'd still be happy ...
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Get each of them a PSP. Can play together, play it on tv and you can get them modded to play all the old games from all the old kid friendly systems.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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the wii probably has the most games for that target audience
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watch the fankid come out in everyone pfft, ps3 for above stated reasons...plus you could buy tons of ps2 games for them and they'd still be happy ...
No "fankid" shit here. He said the fuckin thing is for his kids. I'd buy all three if I could but i'm not ballerific like that. I'm just now bout to buy a Xbox360 in a couple of weeks. They all got there good exclusive games but like I said if it's strictly for the kids then go with the Wii.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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kids = wii

young adult = xbox360 and ps3

im sure you already watch your movies on something else and doubt you want to start a whole new (more expensive) movie collection, so a ps3 would be overkill. you dont want your kids on XBL either.
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No "fankid" shit here. He said the fuckin thing is for his kids. I'd buy all three if I could but i'm not ballerific like that. I'm just now bout to buy a Xbox360 in a couple of weeks. They all got there good exclusive games but like I said if it's strictly for the kids then go with the Wii.
negro..guilty much? that wasn't aimed @ Hedons..it seemed to find its target....
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No shit it wasn't aimed at Hedons...You seem to be gettin upset about it since pretty much everyone said Wii...negro.
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get anything but the wii. Those games are simple to the point of being downright terrible.
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you dont want your kids on XBL either.
rofl, i don't even want myself on XBL, that shit gives me high blood pressure.
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A friend at work is going to loan her Wii to me to testdrive.

Thanks for all the input.

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