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Submitted by adam_gamesfiends 735d ago | opinion piece

Backing The Wrong Horse

Is the grass greener on the other side? Having put up with the Xbox for many years now, I’m starting to wonder whether I should have kept my temper, and my patience, in check and held out for the arrival of the Playstation 3. (Next-Gen, PS2, PS3, Xbox, Xbox 360)

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Xperia_ion  +   735d ago | Well said
There is no wrong horse, they all have their ups and ups.
Xbox is fine. I prefer Playstation as a core gamer.

The last of us will be awsome!

After this generation I am compelled to get a ps4 next to my pc.
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Azmatik  +   735d ago | Well said
Personally i like how the ps3 acts as a home multi-device such as a PC. 500gb HDD check, movie/porn downloading check, blu-ray check, battery-less controller check, hooked up to my 7.2 muteki surround sound and LG tv check, link blutooth to my phone check, free gaming and downloading themes on websites check. Has so many features its unreal, and im not even trolling its just so easy to point out all the bonuses i got with my ps3. All those dont even scratch the surface :D
CommonSense  +   734d ago
Takemymoney's use of the term "core gamer" doesn't make sense to me.

when i think of "core gamer" i think of people who are competitive and take gaming seriously. to me, nothing offers a hardcore, competitive gaming experience on consoles like gears of war and halo.

games like uncharted and last of us are high quality games, but i don't consider them games that appeal to the "core" as they can have a very broad appeal to anyone who wants a story driven game.

TBH, the best experience to appeal to the "core" is probably on PC. games like TF2, CS, Battlefield, etc..

Basically what i'm saying is that the definition of the term "core" can be so broadly interpreted that it's just a stupid choice of words.

@below: Lets look at the word "core." it means the central part. the origin of the whole. so if we look at gamers in general, we're talking about the entire community. at the core, there is a group of people who take it seriously, experience as much as possible, have probably been doing it the longest.

To me, that is what comes to mind when we use that word. not the mainstream. not the people who do it occasionally. the "core" would be the people who upgrade their pc every year to the latest video cards just so they can experience the best gaming has to offer. so to say "i prefer ps as a core gamer," sounds like you think the core of gaming exists on PS which couldn't be further from the truth. the truth is that if you are a core gamer, you will seek out the best experiences everywhere and not just limit yourself to story driven experiences or puzzles or rts or whatever.

i don't take issue with someone saying a core gamer would want to play a game like The Last of Us. I take issue with someone saying a core gamer would favor the ps3. there is no one place for a core gamer to reside. and if there were, it would be on PC.

i think it's safe to say we can all at least agree on one thing. the core gamer isn't on the Wii.
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GameSpawn  +   734d ago
@CommonSense

By "as a core gamer" I think he is referring to his "core" preference of games.

When I think of "core" gaming (from an individual standpoint) it means the sum of the genres that appeal to you. So in this sense the system which has a broader and larger selection that interests you is your core system. Though, this means the definition is subjective to each person's preferences.

If you think of "core" gaming from a larger group, it would (in my opinion) mean what group of genres are most popular on a given system for the majority of that system's owners. An example would be the trend of FPS's on 360 or Fighting games on the PS3. These are over simplified examples, but they should help paint a picture so to speak.

In the end, what is a "core gamer" really? We'll it depends on who's perspective your looking from, the individual, the publisher, the developer, or the game console manufacturer. There isn't just one type.
triplev16  +   734d ago
I believe core gamer means someone who has an insane habit of playing all the games he/she can regardless of which console they own and regardless if they play competitively or solo. They more than likely have more than one console hooked up to a single television (including older generation tech), and have a large back log of games that have never been opened just in case a dry spell comes along. Kind of like myself LOL.
gaffyh  +   734d ago
@commonsense - All "core" really means is a gamer that will spend a significant amount of money on buying games regularly, as opposed to casual gamers who will probably buy Madden or FIFA each year and that's it for example.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   734d ago
@gaffyh

Exactly, although hardcore may be hard to define, we can look at the direct oposite "casual" to define that a hardcore gamer is the person who spends a lot of time playing. It has nothing to do with where or what you play, but with how much you apply yourself to it. If you game a lot, be welcome to the club.
mewhy32  +   734d ago
Well I prefer the ps3 for it's exclusive software but all my multi-console release titles are played on my Xbox 360.
EVILDEAD360  +   734d ago
How do you back the wrong horse when you never backed any horse at all..
Look I own all systems and if your a fanblogger who simply wants the PS3 so bad, then simply buy one.

This is a guy who say he bought a 360 in 06.

First he says he doesnt like the Halo and Gears, because he believes it Brainless gaming that HE claims is only played by Retarded, Homophobic, Racist, Teenagers.

He then says he won't play Fable because he has the same accent as the characters in the game.

Then later he pretends he played Gears 3 a 'little bit', but it's completely 'identical' to the game in 06'

But he 'likes' games on the PS3 like Metal gear Solid, Uncharted, and Killzone because he saw them on Youtube..lol.

This simply comes off as the usual flamebait as you can tell from the questions asked at the bottom of the article 'Do you wish you paid to play with your friends online?'

I bought 360 at launch, a Wii at launch and my PS3 around the Slim launch and own every game he says he 'watched on Youtube' plus plenty more gems that he didn't mention.

But, not one game experience on the PS3 or the Wii, makes me regret one second of gaming on the the 360.

Not one free minute on PSN makes me regret ANY second playing the 360 over Xbox Live with my Gold subscription.

Absolutely love Naughty Dog and Uncharted, but that doesn't take away from being a Hige Gears fan.

Loved the Heavy Rain experience, but loved every second of Alan Wake as well.

HUGE Halo fan and feel that what Bungie has done in the multiplayer realm still hasn't been topped this gen, but I'm not going to front on Killzone 2 & 3 and can't wait for the first game to get the HD treatment.

I salute the actual gamers who support gaming regardless of the sysyem because they love this hobby and not because it's just material for the usual elitists and haters.

Just my humble opinion...

Evil
sikbeta  +   734d ago
The Industry is backing on PS4+XBX3 this time, not just 1, they're backing on Tech and to push it to the limit like they did this gen, this is good for most gamers...
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HiddenMission  +   734d ago
@CommonSense
Killzone says hi!
creeping judas  +   734d ago
@EVILDEAD360

Applause!! Applause!!

Very well said. I also have all three consoles, and enjoy each one of them in different ways. Each one provides me with entertainment, that doesnt make regret owning any of the other consoles. I would honestly be hard pressed to say which one is my favorite if I was forced to answer that question.
ABizzel1  +   734d ago
This is my opinion, but as a gamer who has had all 3 consoles, I have to say the PS3 is my preferred gaming machine.

If I had to rank them it would be:

1. PS3: 8.8 / 10
2. Xbox 360: 8.4 / 10
3. Wii: 7.6 / 10

The Wii has Nintendo's great first party, but good third party support is hard to come by and online is the weakest of the three.

Xbox has great third party support, the best online service and great multimedia capabilities. But it's first party needs more exclusives and variety and XBL should be free seeing out PS3, Nintendo, and PC are all free. It's like paying for the other half of your game, and paying to access services (Facebook) / paid services (Netflix) that are free on your PC, PS3, and Wii.

Sony has the best first party support IMO, great third party support, and a solid online offering almost comparable to XBL and arguably better with PS+, blu ray . Sony's marketing team are letting the system down, and the community isn't as outspoken in the world (promoting Sony's amazing first party line-up of games) as they are online.
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darthv72  +   735d ago
true
gaming (for me) is more than just buying a console and its games. That is the simplistic view of it. Its partly about experiences that differs from each other. You are not obligated to stick to one system just because you bought into it first.

I will start off a console gen with one platform but somewhere down the line I get the others as well. I enjoy gaming too much to be faithful to one platform. Im a console gigolo.
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N311V  +   734d ago
I've considered getting an Xbox but there has never been an exclusive that made me want to part with my money. PS3 has kept me more than happy thus it'll be PS4 for me, time will tell if the next Xbox can tempt me.
JamieL  +   734d ago
@ Scottis
I just find it hard to swallow that any gamer could not find 1 game out of 127 exclusives that interest them. Just doesn't sound plausible. I mean you like games? Have you just ignored the 360’s offerings? I mean I will never question someone’s opinion, but none of these have appealed to you at all? Halo 3, ODST, Reach, Wars, Alan Wake, Lost Odyssey, Arcania: Gothic 4, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Blue Dragon, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath, Crackdown 1&2, Dead or Alive 4, Dead Rising, Earth Defense Force 2017, Fable 2-3, Forza 2,3,&4, Gears 1,2,or 3, Infinite Undiscovery, Kameo: Elements of Power, Left 4 Dead 1&2, Mass Effect, N3: Ninety-Nine Nights 1&2, Ninja Gaiden II, Over G Fighters, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Like I said everyone has a right to their own opinions, but you said, “ I've considered getting an Xbox but there has NEVER been an exclusive that made me want to part with my money”, and as a gamer I find it hard to believe none of these appeal to you. I guess it’s very likely you didn’t like them enough to drop that kind of money, but I have a feeling it has to do with more than that. Either you don’t have the money for it, or your parents just wouldn’t by you one, but I have a hard time believing that any gamer with the money to spare, would cut out a whole slew of games for that reason. That goes for any console, not just the 360.
adam_gamesfiends  +   735d ago
That's got to be the most positive statement I've ever seen in video gaming discussion circles and the cheery thumbs up picture just adds to it :D

I have to admit I could never label the 360 a terrible idea or lay into it mindlessly the way others do during your typical flame war... but casually observing what each one has stacked up against the other I must say I envy the PS3 owner.

darth72 - good point, and it was a trick I missed when my 2nd 360 got the RROD and I needed to get a new one (just went out of warranty) - I should have used that as a convenient excuse to switch but as it happens there was a 360 going cheap where my wife worked (her colleague won it in a competition) so I felt compelled to carry on.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   735d ago
agreed. if you like games enough you find the income to buy both. problem solved. thats what ive been doing as long as ive been able to work ( well i bought all three from the last two gens and will continue to do so ).

i primarily play on 360 becuase i like the user interface far more, the controller too, and most of my friends have 360's. if i could only choose one though, it would still be my 360 for those same three reasons. they are big to me. would i miss out on a few exclusives, yeah but the xbla is nice, they still get some great exclusives like halo and gears ( when they are good which is liek every other game ), and live is still better ( not a better value but functionality is much better ). lastly, most fo the games i truly love are 3rd party anyway so i wouldnt miss much. the last ratchet blew chunks, the next one looks like it will too. uncharted is possibly the most over rated franchise ever ( its good but not great ), lbp sucks, i didnt care for metal gear 4, dont care for killzone, demon souls would have been sorely missed but dark souls came to 360, mag sucked, socom sucked, heavy rain would have been missed. god of war was just okay, not as good as the first two, id have been okay with missing it ( enjoyed dantes inferno and darksiders and even dmc4 far more ) and lastly.......last of us, that one i may have missed ( but wont and will buy day one cuase it looks excellent )
k-dillinger  +   734d ago
@ Captain Qwark 9

guys like him is the reason xbox doesnt need exclusive games or even games at all they care more about the interface then the games for a gaming console smh i said if xbox didnt have not one game ppl here in america would still buy it and say its the best system ever cuz their friends have one lmao this mind frame needs to stop killing the gaming environment.
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AusRogo  +   734d ago
Lbp sucks? Didn't care for mgs4? Have you even played them? And everything else you said... Interface? I respect opinions, but yours suck. Or you're trolling.
blumatt  +   734d ago
@k-dillinger --Well Said
Yeah when a gamer says he prefers "features" and the "interface" over games, then you know something is wrong. LOL

Game consoles are supposed to be for games. When a company chooses to put its resources in making timed-exclusive content over making new IPs and exclusive games (not content), then something is wrong as well.

Sony DID start off slow. But, they've learned a LOT this generation. Expect a PS4 that's packed full of all the network features it was missing (There are a total of 2 things: Cross Game Chat and a Party system). It will be relatively cheap ($399 or so) at launch. It will have a slew of games at launch (just like the PS Vita). etc. etc. etc.

Sony will not make the same mistakes it made this generation. It's clear they learned a lot just based on the Vita's launch.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   734d ago
I understand on this site, or any site for that matter that "Its a crime" not like those PlayStation games that he mentioned.

When people list there all time fave Xbox games they get disagrees or how come it can't be a "crime" not to like Xbox games?

Please, you guys need to understand preferences.

@K your statement gives the Xbox a compliment in a way. People buy Xbox because of there friends play it. Sounds a very simple and effective strategy. So the Xbox has an attractive online space then?

How does that "Mindset" kill anything? That makes no sense. As far as I'm concerned your playing exclusive games on the PlayStation and having a one of a kind experience. How is Xbox ruining your experience or gaming environment?
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andibandit  +   734d ago
@k-dillinger

"ppl here in america would still buy it and say its the best system ever cuz their friends have one lmao "

yeah lets condemn people for wanting to play with their friends....good call.

For at lot of people the best place/system is where their friends are.......this may be hard for you to grasp if you have no friends.
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nukeitall  +   734d ago
@k-dillinger:

Problem is people like you is the one really ruining gaming. Why does gaming have to conform to the way you play?

I personally, don't enjoy a lot of the Playstation exclusives, but would never think that is ruining gaming in any way. Heck, not even the Wii is ruining gaming (which I enjoy a lot by the way).

Point being I like diversity and competition, not homegeneous gaming population. That would be a disservice to all of us gamers.

Also, I want to add that interface is equally as important as games. Why? The answer lies in why PC gamers moved to console gaming!
ravinash  +   734d ago
Sounds to me that it works like this.

If you like shooters or playing on line then Xbox is the one.

If you like a selection of games and enjoy single player then your better off with Playstation.

For the sake of this argument, if you like games, then you really need a PS3 because that has nearly all the games Xbox has, the on line play for free and all the extra IPs you wouldn't get on xbox.
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Captain Qwark 9  +   734d ago
@k-dillinger

xbox has plenty of exlusives for starters, just becuase sony fanboys pretend xbla doesnt exist and dont consider them "real" games doesnt change the fact that they are. example, the recently released mark of the ninja, dust, trails, spelunky, and minecraft. all excellent games, all cheap, and all can go toe to toe with many "real" games released. second most of the "real" games i enjoy happen to be third party titles liek the witcher 2, dark souls, darksiders 2, mass effect, borderlands, etc..... just becuase its not exclusive doesnt make it any less of a game. in fact combining those 3rd party titles with the wonderful interface, controller, and friends makes my gaming experience great

@ausrogo

well its too bad we dont agree but it makes no difference to me, this site is pro sony, so are you i dont expect many people to agree when i comment. im indifferent, i may favor my xbox but i enjoy much of what ps3 offers, each has their strengths and weaknesses to me and i couldnt care less who favors which one. end of the day they both play games.

@blumatt
everything matters from time dlc, to exclusives, to interface, etc. how much it matters to each person varies, its that simple. you enjoy your ps3 and want to favor that, go for it nobody cares.

@angel

couldnt agree with the first two sentences more lol. esp if you talk negatively about uncharted on here. if the people on this site knew who you were in person im pretty sure they would burn you at the stake for it

@andibandit

agreed

@ravinish

thats a very primitive way of thinking. in the first couple years of xbox i would have agreed but these days it has much more than shooters.

dark souls
dust
mark of the ninja
the witcher 2
batman aa and ac
dragon age 1 and 2
minecraft
castlevania lords of shadow
darksiders 1 and 2
dantes inferno
lost odessey
banjo kazooie nuts and bolts
dance central ( a riot drunk )
star ocean 4
a couple ninja gaidens
the walking dead
skyrim
kingdom of amalur
too human
viva pinata
shadow complex
armored core
wwe games
madden games
all other sports games
fable games
devil may cry
metal gear hd collection

just a few off the top of my head, just becuase they are not exclusives and some are arcade games once again doesnt make them any less of games. eventually you sony fanboys on n4g will hopefully realize this......
UnwanteDreamz  +   734d ago
@Quark
Sony Fanboys?

Who's the guy posting lists and calling names. Your biased and it shows. Defending your console like it was a family member is stupid.
guitarded77  +   734d ago
@ Xperia_ion

That's why I have a stable. :D
showtimefolks  +   734d ago
Xperia_ion

i agree all 3 id things that were wrong and right, but i also think and hope each one learned from their own mistakes and from other's to make their future products better.

I think the expections on PS3 were unfair because everyone expected PS2 all over again but i think sony had gotten a bigger head and thought they were above others so it was a good wake up call. But since 2007-2008 in my opinion they have had more support for core gamers than either Nintendo or MS.

let's see what wii-u does right at launch one thing i am looking forward to seeing is what have they learned from MS and Sony about launching a user friendly online service, we all know it took some time for PSN to improve and i hope we won't have to go though the same thing with wii-u online store.

learn from past mistakes and improve your future products/services. That should be the right business model. No one is perfect only blind fanboys think they systems are perfect
Jazz4108  +   734d ago
I could care less what fanboys think. If you believe like I do as a multi console owner tbat the 360 is the best then you will be crucified on n4g as its more or less a ps3 fansite. All you have to do is goto all to get your ps3 news which tells you something right there and then look at the agrees vs disagrees to pro xbox vs pro sony. Take my comment for instance as it will be disagreed with and hated as its not pro sony. The 360 is by far imo the best console of the three by far as I have said before the ps3 is a mess as sony did not expect online to be big and tacked everything on as a afterthought as no respictable company would intentially design a video game system to be all over the place with partial game installs, No cohesiveness with games to work with online just left up to devs, copied and added trophies late and still have a horrible communication system and slow downloads for a system that requires them everytime you turn it on. The ps3 is a mess and maybe if n4G Was more neutral people would open there eyes like many have putting sony as a leader in gaming and electronics to a company barley alive, dead last when they should be first by a long shot, and almost bankrupt. Arrogance and sloppy planning has put them there and its obvious when you are not on n4G that alot of gamers prefer the 360 espescially the multi console owners when you get off this biased site.
Aceman18  +   734d ago
@jazz

yea no i have consoles, but i prefer my PS3 over my little used 360 because of the variety of exclusives and the fact that i refuse to pay to play online when im already paying my cable provider to use my online service.

im definitely getting the Wii U a couple of months after launch, and the other next gen console I'll be getting is the next playstation because of the different games it will offer me.

you claim PS3 is a mess but us objective people know your words are false.
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showtimefolks  +   734d ago
Jazz4108

were you here on n4g between 2005-2007 than you know how this site use to be run by and for xbox360 fanbase. See how i didn't call anyone fanboys.

I pay my internet bill
i buy new games and use online codes
buy use and buy online codes
support a family
so why should i have to pay another 5-60 just to go online when others are doing it for free? I could careless about apps or espn since i have cable for that.

this is my question to all gamesr who can think logically, this gen i bought xbox360 and ps3 at launch but i am not buying xbox720 because i rather get wii-u. Reason you ask

I am super excited about being able to play Nintendo Exclusives in HD and i am a long time PS fan so ps4 is a day one whenever it launches.

MS has lost me in last 3 years because they have totally forgotten about us and gone with kinect this and kinect that or better with kinect. WE us the people on these gaming sites are CORE GAMERS and one thing we all want are games and exclusive games. All the money MS is paying Activision and Bethesda for exclusive DLC and the supposed Big amount they paid for GTA 4 should have gone towards actual development of new games or new studios.

They have turned Rare into price of crap and Rare use to be one of the top developers.

I am tired of new halo,gears and forza which has replaced fable. Look at sony and look at Nintendo while they do being their established IP's, they also making new IP's and i don't think that's what MS is aiming for they want to in the middle of you LIVING ROOM FOR ALL ENTERTAINMENT MACHINE NOT JUST GAMING. For a GAMING CONSOLE it needs to be supported with games.

if i can get the same game next gen on wii-u or ps4 and with both of those i can get excellent exclusives why should i or anyone else waste more on xbox720.

WATCH MS WILL KISS OUR ASS AND BY OUR I MEAN US CORE GAMERS WHEN THEY ANNOUNCE THEIR NEXT SYSTEM TO GET US BACK ON THEIR SIDE. BUT FOR ME LAST 3 E3'S HAVE SHOWN ENOUGH AND THAT SHIP HAS SAILED
TheBrownBandito  +   734d ago
"Favourite games to play are FPS games and anything with a deep and compelling story with a world that draws you in."

That sums me up and I guess probably 90% of gamers. I think they are both great consoles but to me it is only the controller preference that prevents me from picking up a 360, in order to play with some of my PS3less friends.
OmegaSlayer  +   734d ago
IF people wouldn't have dissed the PS3 so quickly (players, media, developers) and would have had more farsight, this gen would have been really better
Stansolo  +   734d ago
My plan was to get both the 360 and Ps3, I had the 360 first because the Ps3 was a bit lame the first year of release but now the Ps3 shines.
To me I think they are as good as each other, great games on both.
I only buy exculsives for Ps3 and all multiformat on xbox360.
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TiberiusGill  +   735d ago
Going to have to pick up a coke habit to dispose of all your disposable income?
...Or you could just buy the Playstation you've been kicking yourself for not buying over the course of 5 years...
hkgamer  +   735d ago
not disposable income... just all of his income...

on a more on topic note, i think gamer ID's and trophies/achievements has made other people not want to buy the other console. the previous generation didnt have that so nobody was commited to any console at all.
Bowzabub  +   734d ago
I think you're right on.. I noticed Nintendo is coming with their version of achievements/trophies. They'd be stupid not to.
Ares84HU  +   735d ago
I love the part where he writes that he isn't a long term planner and he is more like a guns blazing burn the bridges kind of guy and yet he wrote that he doesn't like "mindless" games like Gears of War and Halo.

I think he doesn't know what he likes :D
adam_gamesfiends  +   735d ago
You possibly hit the nail on the head there, difficult to make sensible balanced decisions when you don't know whether you are coming or going ;)

I prefer my gaming to be the polar opposite of how I conduct my life, which is chaotically and without direction... unfortunately being strategically challenged means that I continually suck at Real Time Strategy games :(
Ares84HU  +   735d ago
You should take care of that problem as fast as you can. Having no direction in this life is a major problem. There are people who could help you fix this.
JamieL  +   734d ago
@ Ares84HU
He was saying that’s how he likes his games Chaotic and without direction, the "polar opposite" of his life. This suggest his life is orderly and has direction.
RivetCityGhoul  +   735d ago
i agree with Halo being over-hyped but so is killzone. i can't stand neither.
Captain Qwark 9  +   735d ago
halo is overhyped but ive enjoyed some of those titles. for me...

halo ce = amazing, deserved the hype for its time
halo 2=shit sp / best mp ever
halo 3=solid sp/solid mp. as a package perhaps better than the first two but the sp to ce was better and the mp of h2 was better.
w/e the name of the other expansion= sucked / firefight was amazing though
reach=blew chunks in everyway

now killzone, well the whole series sucks. its mediocre at best
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RivetCityGhoul  +   735d ago
eh i like resistance Better than killzone

Resitance:FoM - a classic imo especially for a launch title good sp/ awesome mp

Resistance 2 - shit sp/good mp

Reistance 3 - AMAZING SP (except for the ending)/shit mp

killzone singleplayer is boring and the community ruined the mp. killzone 2 had nothing but grenade spamming and killzone 3 everyone abuses the mines and just lays them all across the f****** map.
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Azmatik  +   735d ago
Ummm man am i missing something? Because Killzone is an amazing fps....
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Rumplebumpkin  +   735d ago
Don't worry AzmatiK, I doubt that Captain Kwark has ever played the Killzone series.

Just like all of the other PS3 Exclusives that he denigrated in an earlier post.
ItsTrue  +   735d ago
Geeze what a fanboyish comment, and I could be considered a xbox or halo fanboy.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   734d ago
wow, harsh..

Killzone may be in my top 3 FPS's this gen...
Congratulations Cpt. I freaking hate you. Instead of taking the high road & saying something along the lines of "I pretended to have played the Killzone and came to the conclusion that i have no interest in it" You go ahead and put up a troll comment that insults one of my top 3 favorite FPS this gen. AND for that i freaking harbored some crazy hate towards not only you but towards the real Captain Copernicus Leslie Qwark aswell. so for that, congratulations.....
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Captain Qwark 9  +   734d ago
lmao becuase i dont like killzone or several other ps3 exclusives im a troll and fanboy??? first its my opinion, second theres a long list of overhyped xbox exclusives that i think blow chunks too, like reach, gears 1 & 3, fable 3, and if it had more im sure i would dislike them too. does this mean im a wii fanboy now???? oh wait, my list of disliked games is even longer for that system. everyone has diff opinions people, get over it. oh and i dont like call of duty either

@rumblebumkin, hate to break it to you dude but i have. now admittedly i did not finish them but its becuase i got bored and while i only borrowed 1 and 3 i actually bought into the hype and purchased k2, that was a mistake

and for the record there are plenty of ps3 exclusives that i really enjoy like
demon souls
3d dot heroes
mod nation racers
uncharted 1 and 2 ( just dont think they are the 20's that everyone else does )
ratchet and clank ftod, crack in time
heavy rain
eye of judgement
infamous 1 ( will play 2 eventually )
god of war origins ( well plan to play )
socom 4 ( played the beta, lets be clear, confrontation sucked )

anyway thats a longer list of games i enjoy to games i dont. just becuase im not a fan of the more popular titles becuase they are all way over rated imo doesnt make me a fanboy. get over it people, hell my name is based off of one of sonys ips, its even the same on xbl
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DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   735d ago
Its good to have both. Not everyone can but if ur lucky or can afford both Id go for it. My 360 is mostly for online play as most of my friends own a 360 and its eaiser to connect with them thru it. MY PS3 is for the wide genre of exclusives it has. However I cannot back the wii cause there is just too few games I want to play on it so I borrow it from my friend or just play at their house.
RivetCityGhoul  +   735d ago
i only have a 360 to play fallout, its virtually unplayable on my PS3 for me, too much constant freezing
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beerkeg  +   735d ago
I just go where the games are. As it stands I have pretty much bought every console sold since the start of the 80's.
Lubu  +   735d ago
You want to talk about backing the wrong horse? I bought an HD DVD drive for my 360.
mi_titan27  +   735d ago
me too, it sits in a box collecting dust with my 15 HDDVD movies
adam_gamesfiends  +   735d ago
My Dad would sympathise with you... he bought a Betamax and was a bit sore when he realised he'd need to go out and buy a VHS player :)

Following on from that, he stayed well clear of the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD fight until the dust had settled and he knew which one won.
hkgamer  +   735d ago
i dont think i was born when betamax was out, but what i heard betamax was better than the vcr in almost every way. its just sad to hear that the better product ended up losing, especially since the only reason they lost was to porn.

blu-ray was better than hd dvd in almost every way aswell.

if you can only buy one console, then i think patience is required. you probably need to wait a little longer before you go out and buy the first machine available.
franwex  +   734d ago
VHS player?

LOL! You meant VCR!

That's that future talk!
glennco  +   734d ago
blu-ray was not better than HDDVD in anything but capacity. blu-ray 2.0 pretty much matched HDDVD 1.0 for functions. HD DVD was a finished format when released... blu-ray was rushed to market. most industry insiders preferred HDDVD from the get go. plus manufacturers could keep their current processes with just an upgrade to their current tech. Blu-ray was a case of all new equipment. HDDVD vs. Blu-ray was a repeat of Beta vs VHS down to the better tech did not win. they won because of one huge cheque coupled with the name Blu-ray sounded like awesome new tech, HDDVD sounded like old updated tech.
JellyJelly  +   734d ago
I bought multiplats for my PS3 :(

After noticing how much they sucked I tried playing some of my PS2 and PS1 games just to notice that it didn't have backwards compability. When finally getting it to play a decent game I had to download and install patches for about an hour before I could even get to the game, and 5 minutes later I got YLOD and Sony wouldn't lift a finger to help me. I had to buy a new one.

See, it's easy to put anything in a bad light.
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feeter  +   734d ago
@glennco.... thats why blu is better it has the capacity fot 3d,2k4k and in a few years should be able to hold a full season of show on one disc in hd and its still evolving.... thats why we went from vhs to dvd to blu capacity(its the main reason for media to advance or we will still have 8mb memory cards)
Petro  +   734d ago
@JellyJelly I instantly know that you have never tried any PS1 game on PS3, as they do work... I have tried numerous PS1 games and they all work.
Petro  +   734d ago
DERP
Double post.
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Petro  +   734d ago
Triple post. -____-
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Petro  +   734d ago
DERP
Quadro post. T____T
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Ben_Grimm  +   735d ago
Funny right, we always get a "I hate Xbox", "Live should be Free" or "Live isn't worht it" article and the discussions in the stories are limited or appluaded but in any Sony article !Watch Out! Media Biased in full swing! A call to ban the sites or super rage in the posts.

The differences is so funny on N4G.
Hicken  +   735d ago
I guess this guy isn't able to voice his opinion, then. If this were an article promoting the 360 instead, you'd be among those saying, "So true," and deriding those who disagreed.

What's funny is that there's NOBODY here saying PS3 is better than 360. Nearly EVERY comment is about how picking up both consoles is something every REAL gamer should do. There's ONE comment that suggests the writer(of the comment) had an idea to ditch the 360 for a PS3. ONE. Overall, though, it's been a "get them both for the best experience."

Except you.

Why is that?
Ben_Grimm  +   735d ago
And the hypocrite strikes again. The very funny thing is it is YOU who i was even referring about. Should I even bring up how many times YOU have jumped in a so called Vita "hate" articles and just went posting wild with anger on why the article should be banned or how the "media is biased" or anything else you can come up with and shoved it down everyone's throat?

How many times have you tried to sh*t on posters here for voicing their opinion on the Vita and told them to take their opinions elsewhere? Accused them of not liking Sony or not owning a PS3 or Vita? One trip to your comment history can so prove my point.

But oooh noooo, an article that has a piece about ditching the 360 for the PS3 and its all "LET THE MAN SPEAK HIS MIND" from you.

The funny thing is you won't see just what a tool you are and what you JUST did. You have the thinking of a drunken person, one that can't rationalize or think clearly and realize what he’s done or is doing.

PS: @Hicken
would love to hear a PM/reply from you instead of a phantom disagree but we both know you won't PM me because you're a coward and can't back up anything you bark on N4G.
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BrutallyBlunt  +   734d ago
Yup, i think people are getting pretty sick and tired of seeing fanboys act like they aren't the most biased. Especially from one who constantly cries foul about the media and when someone turns the tables it's time to argue and pick out that one comment.

The Playstation 3 IMO is the better system right now. It offers greater value but Sony screwed up early, big time. They also lack the marketing Microsoft has been able to sustain, especially in the U.S.A. People question their tactics on being so focused on 3rd party and not enough 1st party. Also on how they are so aggressive in timed exclusive games and DLC. The fact is they have gotten those key titles that used to be synonymous with the Playstation brand. Games like Grand Theft Auto (which was also timed exclusive on the PS2) and now the biggest franchise of all, Call Of Duty. Those games make Microsoft money and Call Of Duty sells XBOX Live memberships.

When you look at the growth of attaining a much larger userbase compared to last generation, this strategy has certainly paid off for them. They have even gotten much better support from Japanese developers, games like Resident Evil and Tekken and Virtua Fighter used to be passed on the original XBOX. It's called creating parity and in some cases being more sysnonymous now with the XBOX brand. For some strange reason people don't seem to like it when the tables are now turned or both companies are much more competitive. They seemed to enjoy when Sony was controlling the console market. Yet now that neither one is all of the sudden Microsoft is the evil one.

Also by focusing on less IP's they can concentrate and market them better. How many PS3 exclusives sold average or poorly? Yes as a gamer i like the selection a lot more on the PS3 but i'm purely speaking from a business point of view and sometimes you need to see things that way. Especially for Microsoft who lost a ton of money on the original XBOX. Now going into next generation Sony does not have the upper edge or momentum. It's anyone's gain.

I am a firm believer in games, not politics or console wars. Most of the best games this generation happen to come from 3rd party sources too and that is because of sheer numbers. Both the XBOX 360 and PS3 rely heavily on 3rd party, not just the XBOX 360.

I also want to acknowledge that Microsoft screwed up big time as well this generation, the hardware and it's reliablity. That was a huge thing to overcome but when people are already invested in XBOX Live and all those games it's hard to change. They managed to win people over and stay with their return policy and extended warranty. The PS3 also had hardware issues, just not nearly as widespread. So did the PS2.

This is why to me it would be best to wait until after a year or two before picking a new PS4 or new XBOX. Things will settle down, the game library will be much larger as well.

*Update

That was quick, Hicken already put in his phantom disagree with my comment as well. I guess he don't like people being reasonable.
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glennco  +   734d ago
there is a distinct difference between xbox and ps3 fanboys. anyone who visits this site on a regular basis knows this. ps3 fanboys troll more xbox articles. it is easily proven, go to any ps3 only article and it is full of ps3 fanboys high fiving each other and only 1 or 2 xbox fanboys. the same cannot be said about an xbox only article, it is full of ps3 guys saying the same things they were saying 3 years ago down to the letter.

there is a huge difference and is also reflected in bubbles.

n4g needs to ban this crap. anyone who brings up tired points that are repeated on every article needs to go. they do not dicuss the article they just use it as another opportunity to bash their religion others
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vega275  +   734d ago
@ hicken
for the love of god PLEASE stop with your hypocritical bullsh*t. your the first one to talka bout the media being bias towards the vita or the ps3. but when you see clear bias from a article you backtrack and say they are only stating their opinion. at least be consistant in your bullsh&t and maybe real gamers not these fanboys circle jerking each other can take you serious.

i have both syetems and i can tell you ( and i only speak for myself and my friends) that i prefer the 360 over the ps3. yes the ps3 has more exclusive then the 360 but a lot of them aren't worth the purchase. as hard as it is to believe most people aren't interested in a lot of what sony is putting out. it's called preference which sometime deffers from your own.

you will never back the wrong console if you feel that they offer what you want and have enjoyed it. no matter how many people try to tell you different. i say this and i can't stress it enough. their is a reason why people after all these years and have grown up on the ps brand have stayed with the 360. it's because they enjoy playing it, they love live, they enjoy halo,gears, forza,ect. if they didn't those games wouldn't sell no matter how much you spent on ads.

I've had a ps3 since 07 and i still only have 7 games for it while my 360 games library keep growing. if you like/have both system then more power to you. if you only have one and prefer that console over the other thats your business. but respect people opinion as to what they like and don't like and stop being a hypocrit when is suits you. cause clearly you are.
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insomnium2  +   734d ago
"They seemed to enjoy when Sony was controlling the console market. Yet now that neither one is all of the sudden Microsoft is the evil one"

I think it's because MS has BOUGHT their way up there with GTA and such. Now recently with Kinect. They buy their way up instead of earning their respect the way Sony has done for example.

The best part is that people don't care about these things. All they see is price and the ads.

Everyone knows Sony was deep into motion gaming already in last gen. Everyone knows it was Sony's platforms that made GTA the game it is today. Same with Final Fantasy (even though the series turned to shit). Same with MGS. Sony took the plunge/risk and got those games to everyone and now MS comes in and buys their way into those shoes? That's not OK for many.

Why won't they make their own games and earn their respect? Why do they have to go there where the money is so arrogantly? "Sony's exclusives are good? Let's buy them multiplat" and then "Motion tech is hot now? Let's put something together and put 500 million dollars to ads". The fact is MS has no identity. They started to be a great company for gamers at first but then they stopped after Geow. That's the only big nextgen franchise they have. Forza and Halo started on xbox.

The difference from a gamers perspective is night and day with MS and Sony. It always has been. MS finds ways to make everything seem great and cheap and when the gullible people buy their stuff they end up having to dig their pockets time and time again. There are so many hidden strings attatched to x360 it's not even funny.

And to think that they actually pull through with this BS and actually succeed in this industry with these shenanigans applied it sometimes makes some people vomit a little in their mouths.

My 2 cents.

Think this sounds fanboyish? Everything is out there and can be proven. Who said what and when. It's all there so there's no point in trying to make me the bad guy/fanboy here. You can't brush the truth away with that.

I can hear angry typing right now. I better go away before someone tells me I'm an idiot again.

Till next time.....
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Azmatik  +   735d ago
Well if you havnt noticed i can play free online or also pay $50 for ps+ and got probly around literally $200 worth free full games addons themes and i can store my game saves on ps+ cloud and download them on any new ps3 i get or if data gets corrupt and continue to play where i left off i get into betas all the time i have a internet browser so much more. Now someone please tell me you xbox ppl dont feel a bit riped off.... @Hicken i must dissagree thats almost like saying true hardcore WoW players should all buy every system out because they are true gamers but its most likely not gona happen theyl even play consoles.
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Ben_Grimm  +   735d ago
Thats cool, but I drop a payment of $45 dollars to MS and I get a smooth, satisfying, easy to use and seamless UI experience thats loaded with extra features including cloud saves that you just described for PS3.
And since I am in the new UI beta (recently) I too get a browser.
But to tell you the truth, I don't like either one. I would rather use the browser on my PC.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   735d ago
@Ben_Grimm

Chill the f*** out and stop causing a pointless argument.
If you're a real gamer you own all of the consoles (if you can afford them)
people just prefer different ones. Nobody here has said anything bad about the 360.

@Adropacrich
An now you're startin *sigh* it was all going so well and pleasant.
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maniacmayhem  +   735d ago
whats so funny is he never said anything about people on here speaking bad about the 360.

"the discussions in the stories are limited or applauded"

I think the emphasis would be on "limited" for this article.
Adropacrich2  +   735d ago
There are just too many exclusive arcade games I'd miss out on to not have and Xbox. Halo Forza and Gears do also very much feature in there for me as well and I'd be right hacked off if I couldn't play the upcoming Carrier Command for example. Radiant Silvergun as well is really a big deal to me

And then you have games like Infamous, Killzone, Gods of war, Resisitance and Motorstorm which despite being all decent enough, are really not especially brilliant to most gamers. Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Last of us much better examples why you would want to own a PS3 and that's certainly no better than the wealth of great choice on 360

The best bet it to always to have each machine but the 360 has loads of great games and the idea that the PS3 is somehow massively superior in this regard is daft
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portal_2  +   735d ago
Read as far as 'Gods of war', yeah trolling at its finest
Adropacrich2  +   734d ago
I haven't enough time to game much let alone troll but I'm glad you think so
strifeblade  +   734d ago
let it go brother- not every gamer thinks god of war is amazing. i own all consoles but game on xbox and play playstation exclusives, but god of war 3 was ok. i mean after 5 god of war games (beat them all) he still has the same combos with the athena blades- wat up game wit dat? plus the game feels the same as every other god of war game and al then special kills in that require you to press "o" always end with kratos using the blades for the even though i have a different weapon equipped. wat up wit dat? to me god of war felt like a 7.5 in terms of enjoyment. but because of graphics in such you gotta give it atleast an 8, but i as a gamer base my personal score on how enjoyable the game felt to me.

personally god of war 3 should be the final game in the series and i hope the new prequel they are making will be the last god of war. the team should move on to different and better things.
ChunkyLover53  +   735d ago
If you are a gamer, be a gamer. This late in the console cycle if you don't have all three consoles, I think there is something wrong. All three can be had for less than the launch price of the PS3.

Gamer's game, I worry about sales only to the extent that the games and consoles I like sell well enough to garner sequels and new hardware.

I've found this generation to be pretty well rounded, lots of great games on every console.
Azmatik  +   735d ago
You talk as if every console at launch was hundreds of dollars cheaper than ps3.
ChunkyLover53  +   735d ago
I cant think of a mainstream console that wasn't at least $100 cheaper at launch. Nintendo has never had a console higher than $250. The original Xbox was $399. The price point of the PS3 wasn't even my main point, I was just stating that you could right now technically get all three consoles for that price point, but seeing as how this is N4G, I understand why you would see that part and try to defend the PS3.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   734d ago
I've stuck to PC/PS3 this gen.

I had been meaning to pick up an xbox about 2-3 years ago.. But didn't get round to it...
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NotSoSilentBob  +   735d ago
"Wrong" is just a different point of view.
Ashby_JC  +   735d ago
I dont know what his finances are but in the time the 360 released over the years .... he wasnt able to save a few dollars here and there to get a PS3.

I myself jumped on the 360 a year or so after release. I didnt get a PS3 until the Uncharted 2 came out.

It seems he had alot of fun with his 360. How does he figured to have backed the wrong console.

At the time the 360 Came out..alot of ppl were holding out for the PS3. But its hard to hold off when a next gen system is released.
glennco  +   734d ago
"How does he figured to have backed the wrong console" - drama queens get website hits
sdplisken  +   735d ago
look @ the games ONLY ON PS3 and compare then with the games ONLY ON XBOX 360

if you have a decent pc you can play 99% of the 360 library lol

that right there is why ps3 is king

not to mention sony puts out more new ip than nintendo and M$ combined

cant wait for the last of us, beyond two souls, and the last guardian
birdykilla  +   735d ago
I remember buying my first 360 in Jan 2007. I could only afford to buy one game and decided to buy Lost Planet. I then downloaded every demo I could and played Hexic. After around a month I was already bored with my $399.99 console and $60 game. I took it back to Walmart got around $420 back with taxes, and pawned off Lost Planet. Fast Forward 8 months and I'm going to college and getting student loans and $$$$! I have a big decision to make do I buy a $1000 Gaming PC, Spend $599.99 for a PS3 that plays games like Resistance: Fall of Man, Uncharted: Drake Fortune, or Warhawk, or do I buy a black 360 Elite for $449.99 that plays games like Bioshock, Halo 3, Mass Effect. At that time I had owned a Xbox and played Halo 2 online all the time. KOTOR being my all time favorite game I could only dream of playing Mass Effect when it came out.That and Bioshock and I was sold (plus the black 360 Elite looked badass!) Now after buying a PS3 in 2010 after 3 years with the 360 and over $300 spent toward Xbox Live, I'm no longer into playing Halo all day every day, Bioshock gets a release one year later on PS3, and Mass Effect is still awesome on a PC. I never got into Gears like most others. Fable 2 was ok at best and Fable 3 imo should have been 10 times better. It looks like to me that I made a bad choice should of went PS3 or better yet a Gaming PC. Hell I spent $450 on a 360 and $800 on a HDTV that could of bought one hell of a Gaming PC! Along with all the $60 games I've purchased and having had two 360's RROD if only I could go back in time to 2007. I'd most certainly get a PC!
Zancruz  +   734d ago
Well for me I only brought the 360 for Gears Of War, I remember being so addicted to that game... I didn't touch my PS3 for months, Lol. I knew that for me the PS3 was a better long term investment because of its multimedia applications due to I'm heavily into gaming & movies.
Omnislash  +   734d ago
This makes me wonder about next gen...

Last Gens exclusives for Xbox
Halo
Gears
Fable

This gens exclusives for Xbox 360
Halo
Gears
Fable
Forza

Next gens exclusives for the next xbox
Halo (that one is for sure)
Random kinect games?

I dont know but whatever... PS3 beats Xbox in pretty much every way possible...
BigStef71  +   734d ago
the original xbox had some exclusive stuff that wasn't on ps2. Like KOTOR jade empire doom 3 half life 2 panzer dragon orta counter strike the splinter cell games were time exclusive i think for xbox. There may be more I cant think of anymore to be honest lol. I will agree 360's support was shit of exclusives on the 360. I mean they started off hot with games like crackdown saints row mass effect l4d 1 and 2 condemned they had bioshock 1 as a timed exclusive and then the support faded with the release of me2(which ended up going to ps3 a year later ,SC conviction ,and alan wake. So Microsoft better support their new system next gen with original exclusive ip's cuz their fanbase will abandon them if they dont
Omnislash  +   734d ago
I liked the original Xbox I thought it had some good games, but it looks to me like MS abandoned all their older exclusives and kept the big hitters, and now it looks like theyre trying to go the Nintendo Wii way and get the casuals... I dont know I dont see MS winning the next gen like that...
Belking  +   734d ago
"This makes me wonder about next gen."

No need to worry about MS next gen. They are doing fine this gen and the next one will be no different. They have great momentum heading into the next generation. They are profiting on hardware, Xbox live is still tops, Kinect is a success, they are doing well in the US market, and have beat the first xbox sales. I see no need to worry.
madjedi  +   734d ago
Realise some of us are not shareholders but rather gamers, so sales aren't that relevant when we are discussing games/next gen consoles.

Look at ms's 1st party studios from 2007-2008 vs currently if that doesn't worry you. I have to question if your actually a gamer and not a corporate plant/alt account spammer.

If the 720 title lineup for the first couple yrs, mimics the 360 in the first 3-4 yrs of it's lineup that will be good.(not the same games, but the same variety and exclusive quantity).

However if the 720's first couple yrs, are like the 360's last 3-4 yrs then there is definitely going to be a problem for non kinect gamers.
omi25p  +   734d ago
So much stupid in your comment.

1. Gears of war wasn't on the Original Xbox

2. The Original XBOX had more exclusives than just Halo and Fable

3. The Xbox 360 has more exclusives than Halo, Fable, Forza and Gears.

4. If the PS3 beats the 360 in every single possible way.

Why cant i go in party chat.

Why cant is Skyrim still unplayable (Hardware fault not developer)

Why do i have to install near on every single game before i can play it.

Why is it that the PS3 is constantly having Software updates and Maintenance that never fix the fact the online is stupidly laggy?

Why is it even though its the more powerful more expensive console Most multiplatformers look better on the 360???
But yeah you're right Its Better in ever way possible.
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Septic  +   734d ago
For the 13 morons that agreed with Omni slash, please tell me which Gears of War was on the original Xbox?

You kids and your dual accounts.
DivineAssault  +   734d ago
XBOX is more user friendly & has a btr network but i have my systems for GAMES.. Whichever console gives me the best offering of games i prefer, i support the most.. Only reason i cancelled my gold membership was cuz i have no intention of paying to play Halo, & Gears online.. If i want to play anything else, i can for free.. I still have my xbox but just cuz of the witcher 2 & few indie games.. If not for those, id have sold it
ShaunCameron  +   734d ago
Sometimes I think I should have held out and waited until my next paycheque to buy the PlayStation 3 since a lot of the 3rd-party games I ended up buying for the XBox 360 would have been a good fit with alongside its exclusives making it the true ying to the Wii's (the console that renewed my interest in video games) yang.

But in the end I like the XBox 360 for its controller, its Achievement system, optional install, and easier to use multimedia capabilities (I actually used it to play DVD's when my PC died out). I bought it mostly for access to the 3rd-party multiplatform games that the Wii rarely got.
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DarthBigE  +   734d ago
I spent so long comparing and evaluating each console when they came out. ( I do this with every expensive item i buy phones,tvs,ect...) I came to the conclusion that the ps3 was the best console so i saved up to buy it. Never tempted by xbox because halo, gears do not interest me and lets face it those are xbox's big hitters. Have 80gig (500gb upgrade) version metal gear solid edition now. never been happier do not regret it either.

Next Gen i will compare and contrast pros and cons of both consoles again before making my decision.
mikemadden  +   734d ago
If you don't own both consoles by now you're a half ass gamer. There are exclusive games on both consoles worth the $200 or $250 each system cost.
CC-Tron  +   734d ago
Yeah. Either they are half-assed gamers or they have a life.
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urwifeminder  +   734d ago
I had a ps3 as i thought it was ok i like warhawk and res2 but i left it on overnight with a blu ray in it death was the result that was two years ago,a new pc is giving so much joy i havnt even played my 360.
izumo_lee  +   734d ago
Each system has their positives & their negatives. In the end it is all about preference.

For me i will be a Playstation fan cause of the games that the system brings. I love niche JRPGs like Neptune, Atelier, Disgaea, Agarest War, lesser known anime inspired games that are nothing but fan service for an otaku like myself. These games do not sell a ton but Sony continues to support these cause of the dedicated fans of these games.

I have nothing against the XB360 or whatever Nintendo comes out with. If they decide to support these games as well than i will have a decision to make. I have friends who has the 360 and i have friends that have a Wii/3DS, does not mean i hate them for having them. I respect their preference so it is not a big deal for liking a particular system.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   734d ago
Weird how the 360 just keeps out selling the PS3 isn't it?
Bathyj  +   734d ago
No, its weird that you think that has anything to do with this discussion, or that its even true for that matter.
cedaridge  +   734d ago
For me I am tired of paying for online. I don't see much differece anymore in multiplat ps3/xbox 360 games that would warrant me to renew my Gold membership. And most games that are coming I can get it on ps3 or it is Exclusive to ps3. Nothing against Microsoft but when they come with a game that I want I'll drop $20.00 and be back online but for NOW ps3 is were it's at for me! psn: cedaridge
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PersonMan  +   734d ago
The thing with me is... the XBox doesn't have anything I really want that my PS3 doesn't already do or better.
Bathyj  +   734d ago
I've had a 360 since launch and even though its become kind of irrelevant to me over the last couple of years, I would not say it was a mistake to get one. And I say that even though I've had 4 of them.

If you're a gamer, you want to game. I always knew was going to get a PS3, but it doesnt mean I wanted to wait an extra year to graduate from the PS2/Xbox gen.

His mistake was not in getting a 360, but in not getting a PS3 as well.
Belking  +   734d ago
I didn't buy xbox til around 2008 but boy i'm glad I did. Its awesome. Its great to own both because you never miss out on anything....Halo 4 this November baby!
TheObserver  +   734d ago
I have gaming PC, PS3, and 360. However, I am far from neutral. My preferences are PC>PS3>360.

The 360 is redundant to me since I either play multipat on PC or exclusives on PS3. The occasional 360 use is for LAN or game party with friends like Halo, Gears, Rockband, etc. But Gears and Halo does not appeal enough to be to warrant paying the online gate fee. I think the 360 is a poor choice as your main means of gaming. Being forced to pay for Live to play online as well as the initial hardware issues made it poor in my eyes. The 360 scratched several of my games, that made me bitter. I also didn't see the magic during my gold membership trial.

I have a ~$2000 PC, Xbox live fee is nothing. But on principle, I don't agree with their business practices.

I consider getting the 360 a mistake. I can play anything, but not everything. My gaming time is limited. I rather spend time playing something else on either the PC or PS3.
Dno  +   734d ago
360 was fun in 2007 but now its not as much. Ima sony Fanboy but i play PC mostly now. Even with that being said 360 is not a waste. Halo 4 looks awesome and some games that arent on PC (which is a lot) somethimes run better on it.

The only system that was a waste is wii. I never not played a system in ANY gen for years at a time.
Fullmetalevolust  +   734d ago
It truly doesn't matter which system you back up as long as you, the gamer, are a having blast playing those games you bought. I remember buying a Sega Saturn when all my friends bought a playstation and I am so glad I did, I had experiences that no one else around me could speak of. Ultimately, it went off to sell less and almost disappear but I still hang on to mine cause my experience playing it was simply the best. It fit my gaming needs at the time, and to this day I'll play my Saturn and have a blast (and still ponder, what were they thinking when they bought their playstation? lol). I eventually got a PS1 and a dreamcast, and a PS2 and even a 360 (still can't envision buying a wii). I currently own a Vita, and that's my favorite platform for gaming, to each his own, and it's a waste of time comparing gaming experiences on the basis that yours is better than theirs.
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