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“You ever hear of King George the Third? ... He was King of England when America declared Independence in 1776. King George the Third kept a diary. On July 4th 1776, he made an entry in it: ‘Nothing Important Happened Today’”
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The mag has actually retracted its statements and said it's nothing more than speculation based on the E3 video.
MK24ever, I'm not quite sure why you found this story to be stupid. I'm reporting factual information and shared my take -- what's stupid about that? Because I didn't suggest that EA is trying to make the PS3 version inferior? (Which is entirely untrue, there are many developers having issues with the PS3 versions of games -- check out all the PS3 games running on the Unreal Engine 3 that have been delayed or canceled on PS3.)
Oh, and take a look at my last name -- I'm Portuguese, so don't knock me. ;)
Kobe and KG. My reasoning for both picks is exactly the same: they both go out there and want to destroy their opponent, and this fact would be especially glaring in a one-on-one game. KG is stronger and better in virtually every facet of the game when compared with Bosh, as Kobe is with most areas over Wade -- especially shooting.
First, Duncan vs. Bosh. I'm taking Duncan, because he's much better in the post in both regards, and even if Bosh were able to get past Duncan, he's the type that is very capable of recovering and getting a hand on the ball from behind. While it wouldn't be a blowout, I don't believe Bosh would be able to stop Duncan.
And now Kobe vs. McGrady. I'm taking Kobe, and not just because he's my favorite player. I'll acknowledge that McGrady has a size advantage and is capable of some crazy feats (as I mentioned last time, see that playoff game against the Spurs). But Kobe would take this matchup particularly seriously, and his desire to destroy his opponent should give him the nod on its own. And that's not to mention the fact that T-Mac doesn't stand a chance of defending Kobe's turnaround fadeaway. (Does anybody?)
I don't agree with Edie's overall view on things, but I think she is absolutely correct about one thing - Nintendo, whether you like you it or not (and if you're on a videogame website, you're probably on the "not" side), had an excellent showing in the sense that they're going to make an *insane* amount of money off this stuff. Wii Fit and Tough Generation games, in addition to all the other casual stuff, basically mean the US Mint should provide Nintendo with a machine so that it can save itself some time and just print out all the money that's headed its way itself.
It's hard to argue against LeBron, since he's going to be a tremendous help in every statistical category. But, you're setting up a foundation for a team that's going to lose in FT% most weeks. But, you'll also get a lot of FTA out of him, so it depends on how your league works.
But, and this is a huge but, if somehow Mitch Kupchak loses it and trades Kobe, I think Kobe will have the best season of his career. We already know he can score 30 a night with his eyes closed, and if he was actually paired with some good shooters, he could certainly average 5-6 a night.
Then again, the chances of that are essentially nonexistent, making LeBron seem like the safe choice.
You're right, Sony is better at announcements than actually making good on those announcements. As for features, I think if the ability to upload photos from within HOME is any indication, it sounds like there's a lot of potential there -- I love 360voice, but the fact that it's not something that's literally implemented within Xbox Live means it's at a disadvantage. This HOME blogging service has no limitations in that regard.
I stated in the beginning of the Microsoft piece that these were merely an outline of my take on each of the respective press conferences. I actually was a big fan of the DS prior to it being announced (although I'll admit, I didn't think the second screen would be of much use). And I also thought Nintendogs was a cool concept, and nearly pre-ordered it myself. I had a good time playing Dogz on PC as a kid.
So, by your logic, Sony and Nintendo don't need to have something to show us because they don't have the largest install base? That argument is irrelevant; each of the three manufacturers should have a list of quality titles that will be made available for their respective platforms -- whether or not they're in the lead in terms of console sales.
And I'm not mocking Wii Fit. It's probably going to be one of the best selling Wii games by early '08, and I can certainly see kids justifying the purchase of a Wii to their parents because of that game. And frankly, I don't know where you see me mocking Wii Fit -- I simply stated that it's not the type of game hardcore gamers would expect to see Miyamoto announcing.
Buzz, Microsoft may not have shocked us with anything, but they showed an extremely solid lineup -- look at all the games I mentioned in the Microsoft story. With the exception of Resident Evil 5, it's ALL coming out between now and the end of the year. That's why it was so much better than Nintendo's.
As I said, we've been promised a lot more -- the video you're referring to only surfaced a few days ago on July 8, whereas this story was written on July 5. So take a chill pill, because I didn't say the final product would only have arena combat.
As I mentioned in the beginning of the Microsoft conference story, these are my personal accounts from watching the press conferences. I did indeed report facts throughout the story, and we're posting more stories pertaining to noteworthy announcements.
McGrady's got Michael Redd beat. McGrady has the range to drill those deep threes under pressure (see: that ridiculous playoff game against San Antonio a couple seasons back), and he's more than capable of driving and finishing, regardless of how ridiculous the shot is. Sure, Redd might knock down a few threes and a pull up, but he won't be capable of guarding T-Mac well enough to stop him.
And KG would dominate Yao. He's got the range to knock down some 16-20 footers (and the occasional three, in spite of what was said in the post), and can take it off the dribble. If Yao tries to stop KG's jumper, Yao won't have a chance of staying with KG if he drives. A blowout in favor of KG.