Originally Posted by Sladeophile
If you were to be true to your argument, all you would need is a nintendo since all of the greatest games that have come out in the last few years (except for a few) started on the original nintendo! I am one of those guys who looks at games with great graphics and it makes me want to buy it even more.
I (as my vintage gaming denotes) was a big Doom fan. So it was with baited breath that I loaded up Doom 3. I literally played it for under 15 minutes, then deleted it and sold the game. It was exactly the same game I had played a hundred times before, with nothing new to add but some prettier monsters jumping out at me. I would rather play CS 1.6 than CS:S, because thats where my old clan mates and friends are playing. It's not like I don't have the rig to handle it (Maxed everything on a 19" widescreen silky smooth) it's just that graphics have never been where it's at for me. If thats what sells games for you, so be it. I would much rather Nintendo spend the money on the innovative controller than on adding 1080p to the console. I have a 27" SDTV for my console needs, and its holding up quite well.
Thats not to say I'm no stranger to upgrading for gaming, I'm truly a PC gamer at heart, but if you cannot make the game fun with older graphics then what are you truly playing besides an extended tech demo.
Could I live with just an NES? Mario, Megaman, Contra, Kid Icarus, Blaster Master, Metroid, Paper Boy... of COURSE I could. But would I also like to have Super Mario 64, PilotWings, Mario Kart and Goldeneye? Obviously! My reason for upgrading is not the new particle effects or bump mapping, its the new experiences.