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Reflections On Msn A Rational Thought Excercise Covering Philosophical Topics And Concepts Such As; Aesthetics, Globalisation And Philosophy Of Religion.

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Accidental BeginningsCCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:Gamecube blatantly looks better than Playstation 2.Frequencies From Planet Ten says:Looks can be deceiving.CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:Not, I think, when you are enquiring as to the quality of the graphics.Frequencies From Planet Ten says:But the polished exterior hides an inferior machine.CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:Inferior in what way, pray? Surely consoles are simply looks. Any deeper quality can be achieved only through the developer's expertise in the production of a game; since consoles perform no other purpose than the playing of a game.Frequencies From Planet Ten says:You're right, the processing and graphical prowess of a machine do not make good games, take Netrek for example.CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:Exactly. So, if the graphical presentation of one console is better than another's then we can exclude the relevance of a statement such as "looks can be deceiving".Frequencies From Planet Ten says:Unfortunately, yes.CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:And so we reach the end of our short discourse.-PAUSE-CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:I sense counter-insurgence.Frequencies From Planet Ten says:Hmm, but wouldn't you agree that the superior hardware of a console increases the potential for original, 'ground breaking' games? Games that take the area of gaming into deeper realms?CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:Perhaps, but originality does not always present like-ability. Red Faction, for instance, proved that.Frequencies From Planet Ten says:But, if our hardware had not progressed technologically since the 1980's we would still be playing Pong rip offs. Although, I am playing Javanoid as we speak...CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:Hmm I think we have sidetracked from the original investigation and are interweaving the concepts of the 'originality' and the 'attractiveness' of a game into a gargantuan mess. I would say that the furthering of the potential for graphical quality does not necessarily precede original concepts. The original concepts are always there, it is the advances that precipitate the opportunities for deeper games. Again Red Faction is an example, it provided an original concept (the seemingly realistic destruction of any object within the game, such as walls) yet the inadequate game engine caused glitches and annoyances that rendered that originality useless.Frequencies From Planet Ten says:But you concluded that "surely consoles are simply looks", I was countering this.CCTV Just Makes Me Scared, They're Watching Us Everywhere says:I stand by my statement; consoles are purely looks because firstly, they serve no purpose other than the potential for gaming itself and secondly, they are not created with the purpose of a...

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