Looking for an Unbiassed opinion

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  1. click

    click Well-Known Member

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    I'm staying well away from this thread lol
     
  2. Ancient_One

    Ancient_One Console Manager Captain

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    Yes..........it's starting to border on a flame thread. :twisted:

    I'm just so surprised at how passionate people are towards their individual consoles.

    Things I would have thought were a deciding factor to get rid of a particular console (cough xbox cough) due to reliability issues doesn't seem to worry some.

    They doggedly hold onto them sprucing how good they are verses other more reliable consoles with better games, peripherals and accessories. :p
     
  3. Zaxvien

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    So, an unbiased opinion was asked. I can happily provide one. :)

    It's mostly what kind of console exclusive games one finds more attractive. And what console IRL friends own.

    Then for the very hardcore console gamers, it is a separate issue, I must admit XBOX 360 is a bit better, because the controller is a bit better, a bit smoother gameplay, a bit better graphics and better online, clearly better hardware architecture, but only about 1% of the gamers are so elite, that they need a XBOX 360. :eek:
     
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  4. Pure Mongrel

    Pure Mongrel Retired Captain

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    Welcome back Zax! :D
     
  5. Zaxvien

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    What's what, I'm instantly caught in the action? :)

    Just providing here some unbiased opinions... :rolleyes:
     
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    Honestly, I can't imagine not having both consoles. I absolutely loved Uncharted and Demon's Souls... but then again Mass Effect is an amazing game and I can't wait for Mass Effect 2.

    Both my Xbox and PS3 pick up my wife's Alienware as a Media Center without any issues or prior configuration and each can play a good variety of audio and video formats. PS3 does have the whole blu-ray thing going on but I haven't watched a DVD in ages (I really only watches movies in theaters).

    I do not feel that XBOX Live is necessarily superior to PSN. I never have trouble finding players for games on either system (though honestly I only play FPS's on the XBOX other than exclusives like KZ2). XBL Gold costs money but it's only $25-$50 a year so it's more or less negligible.

    I tend to get all my shooters on the XBOX and all my action-adventure games on the PS3, largely due to controller design. Hardware-wise the systems are pretty well matched but in my opinion, PS3-exclusives (Uncharted 2, MGS4 & KZ2 being particularly good examples) are the nicest looking games you can find. When it comes to multi-platform games it really depends on which console the game was developed for natively and which is the port (check out Bayonetta for a rather striking example of this).

    In the end, I'd say your decision should come down to what types of games you primarily play and whose exclusives excite you more. If you're craving predominantly online FPS action then the XBOX would be my system of choice. If games like Uncharted are more to your liking, then the PS3 is the way to go.
     
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    Nice post Bonds and welcome to the console division :)
     
  8. Ancient_One

    Ancient_One Console Manager Captain

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    I agree, nice post James, I mean Bond(s).

    I like what your saying and can relate in some way but I can't justify a purchase of a XBOX for the family. We have 2 PS3's and a PS2 already. :D
     
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    You can never have enough consoles A_1 :D
     
  10. Kiz

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    :bigthumbsup: true that.. the more the merrier :D
     
  11. Pure Mongrel

    Pure Mongrel Retired Captain

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    Speaking of which Kiz. Do you have a PSN ID or an XBL gamer tag?
     
  12. Kiz

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    i have a psn ID we have an x360 but i dont have a live ID

    psn id is added to the 2009 list
    kizkat :)
     
  13. Pure Mongrel

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    Outstanding :D
     
  14. rokaan

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    Hmm

    PS3 is pricey but I believe that it has come down in price recently, I have heard a few bad stories about the xboxes history and am not a fan of micro$oft ( although I have to use that environment as a developer).

    I have owned playstations since the first one ( and only recently purchased a psp) and have not had too many problems with them.

    I bought a PS3 midyear last year for several reasons:

    !. Can play blueray dvd's
    1a Can play older games on the PS3 ie ps1,2.
    2. I had a voucher for a few hundred dollars that knocked the price down a bit :).
    3. You can install another system like linux ( a big plus for me) on the PS3 ( try that with xbox ).
    4. Can record from the PS3 to my pc.

    People may say games are better on the xbox than PS3 but it depends on what platform the game was developed for first.
    I was told Bayonetta had frame drops on the ps3 ( rubbish I have not had any but maybe I have a super ps3 :) ), but then Darsiders is better on the ps3 than xbox as there is no tearing so I have heard.

    It really comes down to your choice, I own pc's and would rather play fps and some rpgs and mmo's on a pc than a console, but other games are better on a console than a pc.

    Wii don't get me started on that topic.
     
  15. Ancient_One

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    Sorry but I have to jump in to clarify a few points.

    1a. The new slim does not allow you to play PS2 games from disk.

    Older games redeveloped to play on the PS3 and made available on disk or through PSN by downloadable content will play.

    3. This was only available on the bigger machines and is not supported on the Slim.

    4. I'm not sure about as I don't do it so someone else might have to comment on this if it's true or not. Are we talking about PlayTV?
     
  16. Pure Mongrel

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    The slim is not backward compatible. Did you buy a second hand 60gb PS3 mate?

    Only the Play TV for Australia was nerfed. I know in the UK, they can move their TV recordings to the XMB and then on to external storage.
     
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    nah, you can directly record game play from the xbox to pc as well. just get a capture card and cord. a decent capture card with minimal data loss is only about $100-$200

    and it records directly from the tv to the pc! none of that copywrite or legalities bs =]
     
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    hope u guys find this pic amusing. if it works :p
     
  19. Pure Mongrel

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    Nope :(

    Have you got a web page link to the picture mate?
     

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