Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk
Reload this Page >

Joystiq promises big news - tonight.

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Joystiq promises big news - tonight.

Old 09-07-06, 03:42 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 3,189
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Joystiq promises big news - tonight.

I wonder what it could be...
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/09/07/ma...ight/#comments
We just got handed a scoop for some important news with one of the next-generation consoles. We can't talk about any specifics yet, but you have our word that this announcement is something worth waiting for.

Expect all the info tonight here at Joystiq at 12:01 a.m. Eastern.
Old 09-07-06, 03:45 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: California
Posts: 569
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm guessing it's the official pricing and release date for the Wii.
Old 09-07-06, 03:53 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 3,227
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'll be looking forward to hearing about it tomorrow morning
Old 09-07-06, 04:00 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I reckon I can be bothered to stay up until 11:01 Central for this news, no matter the outcome. Although it may bring on a severe case of insomnia if it is Wii news.
Old 09-07-06, 04:15 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 23,226
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mother bitch. Why did I read this?! WHY?! I'll probably have to drink a few beers to ensure I get to sleep tonight at a reasonable hour.. if I wait for this and it's something good, the excitement will just keep me up further.
Old 09-07-06, 04:17 PM
  #6  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York State
Posts: 178
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Now I won't be able to sleep either
Old 09-07-06, 04:20 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
So, what's it going to be?

Wii price and/or release?
PS3 cancelled/delayed?
360 HD-DVD details?
FFXIII not a PS3 exclusive?
Old 09-07-06, 04:21 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Hail to the Redskins!
Posts: 24,883
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Maybe a next generation 360 w/ built-in HD DVD?
Old 09-07-06, 04:21 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,876
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sounds like complete bullshit. Sites always pull this crap. "Expect a big announcement!"

Kotaku had something like this about Sony and never even followed up on it. It's sad when news about possible news is news.
Old 09-07-06, 04:24 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 23,226
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by The Bus
Sounds like complete bullshit. Sites always pull this crap. "Expect a big announcement!"

Kotaku had something like this about Sony and never even followed up on it. It's sad when news about possible news is news.
The difference is that Joystiq is pretty decent news site. Kotaku is a green blob of the poop.

Still.. you could be right.
Old 09-07-06, 04:26 PM
  #11  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My bet is on 360 add-on info. I don't see why Nintendo would announce Wii details when they have a press conference scheduled for the middle of the month.
Old 09-07-06, 04:29 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Plano, TX
Posts: 23,226
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Suprmallet
My bet is on 360 add-on info. I don't see why Nintendo would announce Wii details when they have a press conference scheduled for the middle of the month.
Exactly.
Old 09-07-06, 04:30 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Suprmallet
My bet is on 360 add-on info. I don't see why Nintendo would announce Wii details when they have a press conference scheduled for the middle of the month.
Disruption. Probably right though, this seems more a move by someone else to beat them to some punch.
Old 09-07-06, 04:35 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Liver&Onions's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oregonzola
Posts: 14,294
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Sony price drop!
Old 09-07-06, 04:39 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
Sony price drop!
I wouldn't mind that at all. Gets me closer to eventually getting one, should the need arise.
Old 09-07-06, 05:00 PM
  #16  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
Sony price drop!
If you mean Sony's stock, that one I can tell you about without waiting for midnight.

But I doubt Sony will drop the price when they're losing $300 on every console sold.
Old 09-07-06, 05:05 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Drexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 16,012
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
Sony price drop!
I seriously doubt it. Why lower the price when they won't be shipping as many of them as they wanted, and they will sell out anyway?

It could be the PSP though. With rumors of a redesign, they may be ready to drop the price on the original model. EDIT: never mind-I noticed it said one of the next-generation consoles.
Old 09-07-06, 05:06 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Hero
 
pinata242's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Owasso, OK
Posts: 30,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Suprmallet
But I doubt Sony will drop the price when they're losing $300 on every console sold.
Originally Posted by Drexl
I seriously doubt it. Why lower the price when they won't be shipping as many of them as they wanted, and they will sell out anyway?
Sony price increase!
Old 09-07-06, 05:09 PM
  #19  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Old 09-07-06, 05:12 PM
  #20  
Retired
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 27,449
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Suprmallet
I don't see why Nintendo would announce Wii details when they have a press conference scheduled for the middle of the month.
If it is Wii related, then it wouldn't be an official announcment, but rather Joystiq reporting leaked info.

But I agree it's probably 360 related. If not the addon, maybe a price drop or announcement of a new bundle.
Old 09-07-06, 05:12 PM
  #21  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,421
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by pinata242
So, what's it going to be?

PS3 cancelled/delayed?
I doubt it is this because they imply the news is something to get excited about with the line "but you have our word that this announcement is something worth waiting for". Unless you work for Microsoft or Nintendo I can't see why you'd be excited about that info. And besides, I don't think Sony would want any build up for bad news, so there'd be no reason for a delay. They'd just report it and be done with it.
Old 09-07-06, 05:14 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Brent L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Upstate, SC
Posts: 13,617
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have a second cousin who has a third cousin on his other side of the family who has a gf whose dad's brother works for Microsoft, and he told me that the announcement will be that there will be a shortage of 360 systems for Christmas 2007.
Old 09-07-06, 05:14 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Wichita, KS
Posts: 9,129
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Duke Nukem Forever officially canceled.
Old 09-07-06, 05:16 PM
  #24  
Banned by request
 
Supermallet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Termite Terrace
Posts: 54,156
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Nah, probably more like Duke Nukem Forever now going back to scratch with a brand new, exciting engine! Expected to drop sometime in 2009.
Old 09-07-06, 05:18 PM
  #25  
Retired
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 27,449
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
One interesting guess I just read on another from is announcment of a Halo 3 demo.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.