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Submitted by peterthomas6 611d ago | opinion piece

Turning to the Dark Side – One Writer’s tale about buying a PlayStation 3…

Ciaran: "What is the point of the Console Wars? As a consumer, there is no real reason to vehemently support one side, except to maybe display a touch of brand loyalty. Is it really so wrong to appreciate both consoles for what they provide instead of choosing a console and despising the other? This Romeo & Juliet situation has got pretty old now, yet still it continues…" (Assassin's Creed III, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)

hiredhelp  +   612d ago
I turned to darkside paid whopping £600 back then had 3 consoles in that time still best console to date this gen.
Now course retired to PC doesnt mean i miss my god of war GT5, name but a few uncharted series, killzone series... Modnation racers, infamous series.... Little big planet series list goes on.

Oh cant forget HOME won lots free stuff.
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G20WLY  +   611d ago
"The dark side"??

Bit dramatic, no? At least the author has now realised - and, to his credit, openly admitted - he's been missing out by being blindly loyal to that one brand.

If others did the same, N4G would be a happier place, that's for sure! :)
MikeMyers  +   611d ago
This is from the article

"The moral of this mish-mash story is: Console elitism can **** right off."

Love it.
ABizzel1  +   611d ago
At this point of time EVERYONE should have at least 2 consoles if not all 3 of them, especially if you're searching through gaming websites.

Let your ignorance go and be a gamer, not a fanboy.

If you've only owned an Xbox, go out his holiday and buy a PS3 this holiday. They're only $200 this Black Firday and most come with the Uncharted Dual pack and inFamous Collection (250GB PS3).

*Uncharted, Infamous, Heavy Rain, Little Big Planet, Resistance, Killzone, SOCOM, Motorstorm, Gran Turismo, Wipeout, ModNation Racers, PS Move, and so much more.*

If you've only owned a PlayStation, go out and buy a 360 this holiday. They're as low as $169 (radio shack + $30 gift card) this black friday, but bundles can be found for $199 (250GB Forza + Skyrim @ Best Buy) or (4GB Kinect bundle w. Disneyland Adventures + Kinect Adventures @ Sam's Club).

*Halo, Forza, Fable, Gears of War, Left 4 Dead, Kinect, Splinter Cell, Alan Wake, Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Crackdown, and more.*

The Wii is $89 (Wal-Mart & Sam's Club), but you may be able to find it for even less on ebay or similar sites. There's a good back catalog of games there as well for you to enjoy.

*Mario Galaxy, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metroid Prime Trilogy, The Legend of Zelda, Kirby, Donkey Kong, and much more.*

Both consoles have huge established libraries with more games coming out for them next year, and there's at least 6 years of EXCLUSIVE back catalog that you have to catch up on. You owe it to yourself not to miss these great games, and it's what TRUE GAMERS have been enjoying for years now.

Don't miss out, because you want to be ignorant, stubborn, or a fanboy. Buy another console and enjoy it.
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kayoss  +   611d ago
I agree with you. His article is a little contradicting. First he rant about whats the point of a console war but then his titled his article "Turning to the Darkside a writer's tale about buying a PS3"
No matter how many consoles you have you will always have only one favorite. This is human nature. We like to defend things that we like. Even if 10000 people tell you that you are wrong, you will always believe that you are right and this very apparent when it comes to games.
andibandit  +   611d ago
Anyone know if hiredhelp read anything beyond the title?
Farsendor1  +   611d ago
remember a few years ago xbox was like the jedi and ps3 was the sith

ps3 dark side
xbox light side

i think it was stupid then it still is now
Darth Stewie  +   611d ago
No the 360 is the dark side because its the Sith Lord's favorite console(see pic below). That is why 360 gets COD DLC first.

Nah jk but why does buying another system have to mean you are joining the dark side.

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miyamoto  +   611d ago
LoL Emperor Bill!
brish  +   611d ago
The dark side is clearly better than the light side!

The dark side has better colored light sabers, cooler looking costumes, and way better force powers.

It's not even a fair fight! The dark side wins!

;-)

Seriously, both the ps3, and xbox 360 are good. This is probably the best time to be a gamer because which ever console you pick you've made a good choice.
Darth Stewie  +   611d ago
Why is Sony the dark side? Everybody knows the dark side is Apple or Disney because they are trying to take over the world.
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Farsendor1  +   611d ago
to be honest i have no clue i can't even remember who start the whole stupid dark side and light side thing. i think it might have started in the forums
ravinash  +   611d ago
I think it had to do with Soul Calibur when Xbox got yoda and PS got Darth Vader.

Come to the dark side....we have cookies.
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Getowned  +   611d ago
I think it was before that, I really don't remember, Probably a bunch of Starwars fans messing around, I mean who hasn't asked someone to join the darkside to have a person join your team. I've done it at least 1000 times. Starwars nerds FTW!!
dragonyght  +   611d ago
you guys thinking 2 much into it. it was a joke from 6 years ago when there were a lots hates, flack and bias against Sony specially here on n4g it was the frontline for console war. around that time a gaming magazine release an issues title battlestation. it was then whenever someone says there getting a ps3. or convinced into getting one. we would jokingly say welcome to the dark side and kinda got viral from there
InTheLab  +   611d ago
Yeah but....Marvel prior to Disney was s***. Add Walt's millions and now we have Avengers. Imagine what can be done with Star Wars?
caseh  +   611d ago
I owned an Xbox 360 for about 4 months then sold it in favour of a PS3. Just found the Xbox didn't have any games that held my attention long enough at that time.

People who stand by a company out of loyalty are only punishing themselves at the end of the day.

If company A have been your preferred choice for X years yet company B have cheaper, technically superior hardware with more of what you want, then why stick with company A? In a word, stupidity.
sdozzo  +   611d ago
Welcome. Mwahaha.
Getowned  +   611d ago
Welcome stranger.... heh heh heh what are yah buyin?

A PS3!!

heh heh, thank you.

I Have to watch this now, after all this time I still lol when I watch this.

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Smashbro29  +   611d ago
The smart gamer has a PS3 with plus, it's where the value is.
r21  +   611d ago
Cool story, bro. Hope he enjoys it :D
Rageanitus  +   611d ago
I've bought all consoles last generation, first ps3, xbox, and then wii.

Have a pc gaming rig also.

I would always have my heart towards pc gaming simply imo its better to game most popular games ahem rts and fps on a PC.

But in terms of consoles the ps3 was better I bought it first and I still have it, the others I got rid of.

I've been told I am a PS3 fanboy, but I've had a good taste of all to make judgement...

ps3 this gen has offered much more vs the other consoles, maybe cuz I have a nice pc gaming rig to compensate for xbox "exclusive" gamse.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   611d ago
Yeah it's nice if you can afford both consoles.

To me that seems a bit pointless though, I already spend a ton of money on my PC and buying both consoles on top of that would have been hugely redundant.

I did want a console though, so I had to weigh up what seemed like the best console to me at that point..

What would you get with a PC? I chose to get a PS3 simply because it had the more attractive library when I bought it.

Now if you didn't have a PC and could only afford the luxury of one console, then that is probably a harder decision to make, not everyone has the privilege of being able to buy multiple game consoles. This article does seem like the author is forgetting that owning a single console is more commonly a necessary choice. People need to weigh up pros and cons, and the people who have already made decisions influence the decisions of others, this is how fanboy wars start evidently, and it's usually the younger kids who are most involved.
When something is a gift from a parent kids get really defensive over it, they attach a sentimental value to it and will not accept criticism.
At the end of the day these fanboy wars exist everywhere for various reasons, simply stating the stupidity of it does not make it go away.

(at least it's not as bad as the dinosaur fanboys, seriously go and watch a T-rex vs Spinosaurus video on youtube. You will be amazed.)
Felonycarclub8  +   611d ago | Well said
The only thing that has kept me from buying an Xbox is that in order to play online I have to pay and I really don't feel like I need to pay for that. I never had to, wether on ps3 or pc etc
strigoi814  +   611d ago
Been there and im still there...
InTheLab  +   611d ago
Pay to play online or pay to access free games and discounts....

Yeah...not sure what this Darkside business is about. Don't tell me that whole Soul Caliber thing is still going on.
Psychotical  +   611d ago
best of all worlds with my ps3/360 and pc

not a single game on the wii interests me as of yet so never bothered getting it or i would

its all about more options people!
braydox21  +   611d ago
well the Darkside is now part of Disney so..

but yeah for me the playstation 3 offered the most, as well as good stablity. i don't think i need to say why you get more out the playsation memory(emotional brain memory not actual hardrive memory) wise and value wise.

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