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    The future of console gaming?

    Preoder the Linux Evo Smart Console, Toss the 360/PS3/Wii

    More than one major software developer has argued on behalf of a one console future, a way that they could make games for a single system and maybe even circumvent royalty rates paid to Sony or Nintendo to take part on their platforms. Well here it is, whiners. Go ahead and make games to your heart's content. The Evo Smart Console is essentially a Linux based PC loaded with an AMD 64x2 processor, ATI Radeon 3200 graphics and 2GB of RAM, but it hopes to offer cloud storage and social networking through its included Evo Network.

    Priced at $US600, the Linux Evo Smart Console can be yours for $US250 if you're willing to sign up for some subscriptions. And if you put down some money now, one of these beauts can be yours on November 20th when it's released. As for all the awesome games...uhh...they're on the way. Really. (OK, to be fair, they've got Hexen II Hammer of Thyrion teased on their homepage.)
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    mmmm....
    I'll stick with my wii

    That's pretty steep for a gaming console..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    mmmm....
    I'll stick with my wii

    That's pretty steep for a gaming console..
    PS3 has an RRP of $999.95. Also, as the article says, if game developers do not have to pay royalties to the platform owner, games would probably be cheaper.

    What if you could play your Wii games on the Evo, and also PS3 and other platforms too? Wouldn't that be a good thing?
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Yeah, I guess that'd be pretty cool...
    but there are other reasons why I have a Wii
    eg. the controller, the trasnportability [is that a word?] , the way it's so convenient...

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    We could organise a Wii MaroKart challenge for ChessChatters if there is enough interest.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    I don't have MarioKart


    But I bet I could beat all of you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    I don't have MarioKart


    But I bet I could beat all of you!
    Come back when you have opened everything and have three star driver rating.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    I'd smack all of you people with mariokarts, just have to work out how to connect it to the net.

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    I've finished Myst on the computer and Myst III on xbox. I win

    ['cept my Xbox broke a few months ago ]

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronD
    I'd smack all of you people with mariokarts, just have to work out how to connect it to the net.
    If you have a wii and a wireless network it is pretty easy to set up. Get online and racing in the WFC.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    If you have a wii and a wireless network it is pretty easy to set up. Get online and racing in the WFC.
    I'm also concerned about how much downloading is done while playing the game, though i have plenty of GB plan, its not unlimited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronD
    I'm also concerned about how much downloading is done while playing the game, though i have plenty of GB plan, its not unlimited.
    I have a 12Gb/month plan and I haven't noticed the Wii adding significantly to the total. I also use the wii on occasions to do other stuff like weather forecast/news feeds and even looking at video on youtube. (Sometime I even read chesschat )
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    CC International Master Miranda's Avatar
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    lol!
    reading chesschat on your wii...

    *cough*obsessed*cough*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miranda
    *cough*obsessed*cough*
    Now if I started posting using it then you could remove he coughs.

    Did I tell you about the time that I woke up at 4:42 in the morning?
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    CC International Master Miranda's Avatar
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    haha that's so sad!
    Well, i'm not obsessed with CC as much, but with ICC... I did an all-nighter on ICC once, and since the WCC's been on, i've stayed up till 3:30am each night to watch it! :X

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