* Posts by Colin

3 publicly visible posts • joined 25 Sep 2007

Harry Potter hangs up wand in 2011

Paris Hilton

The books and films were great

Lots of negativity on here towards the books and films. I enjoyed ng them to my children - aand as they got older they all re-read them themselves. Yes some were a little bit long and complicated but I loved the twists etc.

Ms Rowling is a great author - a complex web of stories that appeals to adult and child alike.

They were aimed at children - so most people who read the register are not the target audience

Looking forward to the next films. The only problem will be whether the stars will look way too old!?.

It took a long time for her to write the books, a lot more than the 7 years of time that elapses - which affects the films too.

Paris - because she could enwitch me anytime

Blu-ray widens US disc sales lead


Two formats can survive - we may prefer one but...

Betamax lost out to VHS. The main reason for that was that Sony did not want porn assoicatied with its format. The video rentals were heavily affected - which helped kill off Betamax.

I think BD will win out in the long run, but if enough of both systems are sold - both types will survive. I drive a diesel car - there are more petrol cars out there. Do I worry about not being able to find a fuel station that supports both. No.

When I go into my local blockbusters - they have Xbox360 and PS3 games. I dont think that is likely to change in the near future. (Wii games as well of course).

I would love all the best games to come out on just the one platform. However that would only be good in the short term. If the PS3 dominated the market - it would be a much longer time before a PS4 comes out. Competition helps innovation.

It is a pain having two separate formats. The companies behind them are in it for the money. There is nothing wrong with that. That is how companies survive. Only in communist countries where they have taken a dim view of such "silly" competition, would this not happen. Unfortunately you just end up with very little innovation in such circumstances.

If both formats really take off - then films are likely to end up on both formats. Just like a lot of games are on both the PS3 and the Xbox360.

I think Sony were right in placing the BD in the PS3 - long term it will help its sales over Xbox360 and drive BD adoption. Mind you I thought the Wii would fall flat on its face - and boy did I get that wrong...


The Christmas Console Wars: round one to Xbox?


Wii will win - even though serious gamers prefer other consoles

Stu Reeves hit the nail on the head.

The Wii is fun for everybody. Your parents, grandparents young children etc.

For a serious gamer - the appeal soon wears off, but the majority of people out there are not serious gamers.

I thought the Wii would never take off. On paper it was no where near as good as the Xbox 360 or PS3. I was wrong.

The PSP is better than the DS Lite.

What Nintendo do is market to a much wider audience. Old and young alike. Their games are fun. Im thinknig of buying a DS just for the "brain" games. These could be done on other platforms - but for some reason they are not there. Serious gamers like my kids wont play them - but I would.

A lot of people will buy a Wii and an Xbox360 or a Wii and a PS3 but very few will get Xbox360 and PS3.

Blu-ray will help the PS3 in the long run, but its not made a big impact yet.

Xbox360 does have much better game sthan the PS3 right now.

Xbox360 works out more expensive -once you take into account subscription to Xbox live, wireless etc. (But Xbox live is way better than PS equivalent - you get what you pay for).

So Xmas - Wii wins. 2 years time... PS3?