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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 1173d ago | opinion piece

It only does disappointment

Game Critics: Since becoming a PlayStation 3-only owner, after my Xbox 360 tanked on me last month, it's become apparent how much that at least some PS3 versions of multiplatform games are sub-standard. Frame rates falter, some visual effects don't look quite right, and a smattering of other issues put these games a notch below their Xbox 360 counterparts. There are notorious examples of PS3 sub-standard offerings, such as the ill-fated version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There's growing chatter that Call of Duty: Black Ops II has notable issues with crashing and with online connectivity. (PS3)

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PaPa-Slam  +   1173d ago | Well said
Now you're clutching at straws buddy.
-Mezzo-  +   1173d ago | Funny
Ok, let me get this right. His Xbox failed on him & he's not sure if he'll buy the next Playstation.

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Dee_91  +   1173d ago | Well said
OH it gets deeper my son.
He's blaming the ps3 instead of developers for "crappy "ports.. and "crappy" ports is his reason for questioning rather he should get the next PS despite the fact his xbox is failing.
#irony #2008alloveragain #troll #lookingforhits #failedhard
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AsimLeonheart  +   1173d ago | Well said
Troll article!
LAZL0-Panaflex   1173d ago | Trolling | show
360ICE  +   1173d ago | Well said
Ha, I didn't even think that far!
I don't really like these stories all that much. They're about as interesting as "I hate my job" or "I love my mom" updates on facebook.

No likes for you, son.

Well, I guess they're more like "I hate my job BECAUSE" updates. Which are slightly more interesting, but still kinda lame.
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pixelsword   1173d ago | Trolling | show
Relientk77  +   1173d ago
Hmmm now that you put it that way, must be a really hard decision /s
BattleAxe   1173d ago | Personal attack | show
EVILDEAD360  +   1173d ago
The backstory for the article makes no sense.

Look we see all the troll articles that come at all 3 consoles..and this is definately one of em'

But, I can't see pretending that Sony will EVER have a system that developers have issues with again.

I see both MS and Sony learning from everything that didn't go well this gen and both coming strong next gen.

rhondalance13   1173d ago | Spam
DeadlyFire  +   1172d ago
Yup. A WiiU owner to be it looks like haha.

X360 launched first so it is the base platform for every multiplatform game that gets ported. That is just how the game works. PS2 era when the PS2 launched first every game got ported from PS2 up to other consoles.

Although if rumors are true next time around all x86 design for both consoles would make porting issues vaporize. So we won't see as many issues and patches as the transition from PC, PS4, XB3 should be effortless. WiiU is the only one with RISC tech so it will require a shift, but that is only if rumors are true of x86 in next consoles. Could just be PS4 with x86. If so it would still favor developers and could convince them to develop on PS4/PC first even if launching later than XB3.
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jeseth   1172d ago | Trolling | show
mewhy32  +   1172d ago
LOL I can't believe that people are still blaming the developers for the problems on ps3. wow. after 5 years I'm pretty sure that multi-million dollar world class developers know what they're doing. Divided RAM and the RSX are the problems here. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my ps3 and my xbox, playing the hound out of GT5 right now (which is absolutely amazing BTW) but that's a game made exclusively for the ps3 and can't be compared to another system. I usually play all my multi console stuff on my xbox and the exclusive stuff on my ps3. But really i think it's high time that people stop blaming the developers for the ps3 problems and just get on with it.
negative  +   1172d ago
I agree. Just sold my PS3 and I'm going all Xbox from here on out. It's clearly the best console and will be next gen as well.
DragonKnight  +   1172d ago
Ok, there is either a glitch in this site, or someone doesn't know how to mod. How is pixelsword's comment trolling? This is a blatant troll article anyone can see for miles and pixelsword told the absolute truth as can be seen by A) Reading the article or B) Reading the general tone of the comments on this thread. How is he trolling?

How is BattleAxe's comment a personal attack? The author hasn't made himself known on the comment thread so BattleAxe didn't make a reply to him that could qualify as a personal attack.

I mean seriously? That's some pathetic and undeserved censoring right there. This article is full of crap and garbage like this shouldn't be approved. It can't even be a case of N4G allowing this stuff for hits since this site is a news aggregator and already gets a metric f*ckton of hits already. *sigh*
Temporary  +   1172d ago
^ that's a negative.
beatricebenson4   1172d ago | Spam
Darrius Cole  +   1172d ago
Yes Mezzo that struck me as ironic. A man with a broken 360 is complaining about his PS3, which didn't break down on him.
dedicatedtogamers  +   1173d ago | Well said
"Bawwww I miss my 360 because it tanked on me, but instead of blaming Microsoft for building crappy hardware or instead of spending money to buy a new one, I'll blame Sony for the PS3 that HASN'T broken on me. Bawww"

Oh, how I wish my "problems" were as simple as the author's.
camel_toad  +   1173d ago | Funny
"Oh, how I wish my "problems" were as simple as the author's."

Exactly. Poor guy. It must be rough.
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smashcrashbash  +   1173d ago
Yeah I must be hard to get attention from people so he has to write crappy articles to get it.Wasn't an article like this already approve before?
bloodybutcher  +   1173d ago
@ smashcrashbash
well, he got your attention:P and of some other folks, so it seems to work^^ don't judge others just because they write pointless articles and miss the point completely:P we've all been there...well, probably not.whatever:D
FACTUAL evidence  +   1173d ago
Maybe his ps3 didn't break because he didn't play it as much....Oh well, both consoles are BS this gen between the two.
PickAShoe  +   1172d ago
modern tragedy.. meanwhile in syria, civilian are being executed.
chukamachine  +   1173d ago
And there are many multiplats that look and run better on PS3.

For all other games, differences are minimal.
HammadTheBeast  +   1173d ago
Final Fantasy XIII proved that Third Party Devs can easily make stunning visuals on PS3, visuals that were held back by the 360 nd Square's laziness the second time around. Also, the game's were bad for FF games. But that's unrelated.
Sony360   1173d ago | Trolling | show
P_Bomb  +   1172d ago
Portal 2, LA Noire, Saints Row 3, Just Cause 2, Tomb Raider Underworld, AC Revelations, BF3, Hitman's not just FF13. All the above have better something-or-others on the PS3 side as per digital foundry or LOT, be it tearing, frames, bloom, native res', whatever.

But as you've said, you don't buy any multiplats on the PS3 side ever, so you wouldn't know.

The article in general, is a pointless excercise in entitlement.
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TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1172d ago
Both Arkham games
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1173d ago
At least sony had a few days off. Back to doom articles..
SheenuTheLegend   1173d ago | Personal attack | show
nerdkiller  +   1173d ago
yeah its a bummer 3rd partys suck on ps3 but i love my ps3 for games like god of war and uncharted those two games alone are reason enough too buy a ps3, oh and free online and blueray
superterabyte  +   1172d ago
TBH they don't suck I have never had a problem with 3rd party games. However saying that, Call of duty is significantly worse at launch. I wonder why that is? /s

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ILive  +   1172d ago
Clearly, not all multi plat games look better or perform better on the 360. The differences are now minimal and close to nothing as opposed to the launch games.
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Sony360  +   1173d ago
As someone who owns pretty much every gaming platform, I never buy multi-plat games on the Ps3.


Still, the exclusives look stunning so here's to having access to the best of everything.
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ILive  +   1172d ago
People are so bent on thinking all multi plats are better on the 360 that they actually skip the better version that is on the PS3. Oh people!
Cam977   1172d ago | Personal attack | show | Replies(1)
showtimefolks  +   1172d ago
psn:plus free content
god of war
all the HD collections
bluray player
build in wifi since day one
free online play

so yeah it only disappoints.
andibandit  +   1172d ago
for the billionth time, it's not "Free"

oh a disagree, well I stand corrected, it's "Free" after you've paid for it.....
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jeseth  +   1172d ago
you forgot

Heavy Rain, Demons Souls, Valkyrie Chronicles, MGS4, Heavenly Sword, MLB The Show, LBP, etc. etc. etc.

PS has the most high quality exclusives and I didn't even go into the PSN Gems on the PS3 (Pixel junk, Fat Princess, etc.)

Plus they gave us an update that made our PS3s 3D Blu Ray Players. Saving us all another couple hundred bucks.

Yeah, really dissapointing.
jeseth  +   1172d ago
@ bandit ...

So you buy both consoles, 360 and PS3.

You turn them on and immediately go to play online.

Do you need to buy a subscription to play COD, for example, on 360? Yes.

How about on PS3? No.

So yeah, online play is free. No subscription required.

You have to buy a console either way.
Kingdom Come  +   1172d ago
If you disagree so strongly with the writer, and believe his opinion to be a joke, then why did you upload the article?
WilliamH  +   1173d ago | Well said
This is all we have had to listen to for the past six years. PS3 vs 360, every day on N4G, it's constant, tiring & very very boring.
Boody-Bandit  +   1173d ago | Well said
Which is why I have practically become a ghost on N4G. It's the same damn thing all the time. Way too much repetitive trash gets approved. I would say wake me when next gen gets here but it will be the same doom and gloom articles and us vs them mantra all over again.
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Rupee  +   1173d ago
Can you think of any other site as an alternative? I am genuinely tired of seeing the same articles over and over again. It's almost depressing. I only stay here because of the few good articles I wouldn't have found otherwise.
blackbeld  +   1173d ago
Its sadly on every gaming site the same. PS3 VS 360.

N4G is still a place to be (Like a ghost).
Tetsujin  +   1173d ago
I've been going to lately, N4G should change it's name to "Rumors 4 Gamers" hosted by Kotaku.

On a serious note I'm sick of these blogs hating on PS3 for stupid nonsense and issues that less than 2% face. Instead of hating on the PS3 why not hate on companies like Treyarch or Bethesda for half-assing ports to favor one system.
Toolster  +   1173d ago
And before you know it, it's will start all over again with PS4 vs 720 (or whatever they call it) :(

Enjoy your system, enjoy your games and chill
DOMination-  +   1173d ago
You're right and I am tired of it too. But the reason why is because articles like this STILL become the hottest on N4G. I'm positive this one will be top within the next few hours.
dafegamer  +   1173d ago | Well said
at least the ps3 has the better exclusives :P
kupomogli  +   1173d ago
By far.
bloodybutcher  +   1173d ago
i think it's funny that after all those years people still are trying to prove that one is better then the other.
PygmelionHunter  +   1173d ago
Don't leave out the doom articles and redundant top 10 lists.
punisher99  +   1172d ago
You can thank these 360 fanboys for that. Last gen you didn't hear a peep from the xbox crowd.
Hellsvacancy   1173d ago | Off topic | show
CalvinKlein   1173d ago | Trolling | show
Canthar  +   1173d ago
Just buy the console you want. It's your money. Both have ups and downs. Decide for yourself...
Pwnage18202  +   1173d ago
That is probably one of the smartest things I have seen on N4G!
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1172d ago
I know a few idiots who needs to read this comment!
ILive  +   1172d ago
Yeah, that is what this guy did. But he did it in the most bias of ways, using the abused excuses.
momthemeatloaf  +   1173d ago
I'm switching full time to Xbox next-gen. Not wasting my time with Sony anymore. They keep making their stuff worse, like recently the disaster of a mess they did with the PS Store.
Adva  +   1173d ago | Funny
Yeah, people care about your imaginary PS3/
Gamer25   1173d ago | Spam
PirateThom  +   1173d ago
Cool, because I bought a 360 a few years ago due to lack of PS3 exclusives and then sold the 360 this year due to appalling first party support. I won't support a brand that doesn't support games.
FunkMacNasty  +   1173d ago
All due respect PirateThom, but couldn't you have just played multiplats on your ps3 when there was a lack of exclusives (which sounds like you had a ps3 in '06/07)? Because Then the back end of '08 into '09 happened and it seemed all there was were amazing Sony exclusives... And then in 2012 you finally sell your Xbox, in a year where MS finally gets some first party love (Halo 4, Forza Horizon, Alan Wake expansion, Gears of War 4 announced).

You got some strong convictions I guess..I woulda just kept the ps3 in the first place..
PirateThom  +   1173d ago
Basically, I bought a 360 for Mass Effect. That game alone was enough to get me to pick up the console. I had pretty much exhausted all the exclusives and multiplats worth playing on PS3 at the time.

I don't consider Microsoft's first party support to be any better this year though, it's just more of the same as the last few years.
EVILDEAD360  +   1173d ago
If you believe Pirate Thom trolling right now you will believe anything.

He trolled Mass Effect 3 before it was released saying it was going to be trash because of reporter appearance, but now he's claiming he bought a 360 on the strength of the franchise.

On topic..

The author of the article is doing exactly the same thing..

It's straight fiction to beleive he would criticize the PS3 after he supposedly lost his Xbox.

Biggest  +   1173d ago
To keep it in context, he did say Mass Effect. A lot of the fans of the original Mass Effect were increasingly disappointed in the second and third for different reasons. It is completely possible that he bought the first, loved it, but didn't enjoy the next two.
vega275  +   1172d ago
@ Biggest
I highly doubt that was the case at all with PirateThom.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1173d ago
I used to multiplatform game on ps3 but when i saw black ops 2 and crysis 2 on xbox 360 im now using xbox for 3rd party games and ps3 for infamous games uncharted(as long as theyre better than part 3), god of war and killzones.

Ill also play gears and forza on xbox and try out the good first parties on ps3 like beyond, last of us, on.
InTheLab  +   1173d ago
Rofl...if you hate that, then you must hate the Xbox dashboard because it's that plus ads.
MysticStrummer  +   1172d ago
That's cool. I know three people who swear they'll never buy another MS console after having so many die on them. Comparing XBox's failure rate to 360's, it seems more like MS is the one making things worse, but to each their own.
1Victor  +   1172d ago
Yeah I agree with you momthemeatloaf#6 how dare Sony give free full games and charge less than Microsoft for a online service that let you play for free online and to top it all now they giving free Vita games with the same subscription feeds for both handheld and home console,shame on Sony for giving too much for less than their competitors.we should go and write a 10 reason why PS3 zucks article wile crying to sleep playing halo music on our zune
OldSnakePS3   1172d ago | Trolling | show
Megaton  +   1173d ago
Quit PS3 after my 2nd YLOD. There have been a couple games I would have liked to play, but I certainly don't miss the console. This gen made me move back to PC gaming.
Bolts  +   1173d ago
PS3 really is a third rate multiplat platform. I'm playing Max Payne 3 on my PS 3 right now and the resolution is so low that I literally can't see a damn thing.

On my PC this game is 100% more playable.
Heisenburger  +   1173d ago | Well said
Do you guys believe that?

He LITERALLY cannot see anything.

JoGam  +   1173d ago | Well said
So having a pc you still went out and bought it for PS3? But yet complain?
DarkHeroZX  +   1173d ago
get an HD tv or monitor lol. Don't blame the ps3 for you playing on a standard def tv. Everything shows up 100% fine for me.
BlackTar187  +   1173d ago
Bolts i played Max payne 3 on ps3 and i have no idea what you are talking about. Please lie to us some more
Games4M - Rob   1173d ago | Bad language | show
Sketchy_Galore  +   1173d ago | Funny
Go easy on Bolts, guys. We've all forgotten to plug our TV in before playing a game at some point. Admittedly most of us don't sit there in front of a blank screen for hours bitching about how low the resolution is before we figure out the problem but still, the world needs ditch diggers too.
Seraphemz  +   1173d ago
4th and 29.....
ChickenOfTheCaveMan  +   1173d ago
Either your blind or your TV is literally crappy because I played MP3 on PS3 and it rocked.
GarandShooter  +   1173d ago | Funny
I can only shake my head and roll my eyes when people say over exaggerated hyperbole like 'the resolution is so low that I literally can't see a damn thing' or that game 'looks like ass'.

Really? Never played an 8 bit game, huh.

I can imagine you guys sitting at your keyboards angrily typing away while wearing your two sizes too small, overly tight, pink tee shirts with 'Mommy's Little Drama Queen' embroidered on the front, LMAO.

Seriously, I hope you guys don't act like this in front of the non-gaming public. We all get painted with the same broad brush and it's an embarrassment to us all.
kupomogli  +   1173d ago
I had no problem playing Max Payne 3 other than the game being an extremely boring third person shooter. After finishing chapter three(whichever chapter you're at the football field,) I quit the game for good and went back to good third person shooters.

If anyone wants to play a good game that has gameplay similar, but better, than Max Payne 3. Pick up Stranglehold. It's one of the first PS3 games this gen and can be found for dirt cheap(it's also multiconsole.)
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MysticStrummer  +   1172d ago
Literally? lol
Jazz4108  +   1172d ago
I honestly quit gaming on the ps3 because I dont support or like the fan base. They seem to lie and gang up on anyone who does not think that sony is the best thing ever. Maybe i should just say they need to get a life.
TheBatman_Fanatic  +   1172d ago
Crappy TV? Crappy eyes?
neoMAXMLC  +   1172d ago

You've clearly never heard of the Xbox Republic.

Possibly the worst fanboy site on the face of the internet. Mention one SLIGHT little good thing about the PS3 and you are banned. They don't even have open registration. It's an absolute cult!
Dee_91  +   1173d ago

When my xbox failed in 08 and my fatty ylod'ed last year I thought about quitting gaming all in itself.I mean your paying hundreds of dollars for 2 or 3 years of gaming which is a total rip-off.
But im more than happy I have another xbox and another ps3.And if they ylod or red ring again, with these price drops I more than likely will buy another one.
With that said your missing out on ALOT games brodie
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Megaton  +   1173d ago
Yeah, paid $500 for my PS3 in 2007. YLOD almost exactly 1 year later to the day. Paid Sony $162 for a repair, broke again 9 months later, 2 weeks before Uncharted 2 came out. Mad.

I've never owned a 360, but I did borrow one for about 9 months in 2010 because my friend wasn't using his anymore. The things I played the most on the 360 were multiplats like Mass Effect, Borderlands, and Saints Row 2.

I certainly preferred the PS3 for exclusive titles. I played most of the major 360 exclusives during my time with it and the only one I really liked was Fable 2. If I were to get another console today it would be a PS3 for that reason. PC/PS3 is the way to go, IMO. 360 is very redundant if you already game on PC.
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bloodybutcher  +   1173d ago
@megaton did you have launch ps3s? my first one (60gb)yloded, i got me another one-used one, even-and it's alive and kicking:)
@sketchy galore- funny thing is that i had a sdtv when i got my ps3.after switching to hdtv i was sooo disappointed by blurry picture!after few minutes i remembered that i don't have a hdmi cable*facepalm*
Megaton  +   1173d ago
Nah, I purposely waited because I had a horrible experience with a launch PS2. I had the 80gb phat Motorstorm bundle.
OldSnakePS3  +   1172d ago
hows red dead on pc?
and GTAV? better sign the petition lol
farhad2k8  +   1172d ago
"Oo, this post looks a little pathetic right now, maybe I'll stick the 'PC Gaming' statement in there, and people won't give me as much Disagree's". . .
KwietStorm  +   1173d ago
It'll be 2013 in a few weeks, but we're still doing this. This is kind of mental at this point.
Gamer25   1173d ago | Spam
TronEOL  +   1173d ago
I actually don't mind Xbox360 too much anymore. I used to play it all the time until my PS3 took over. I recently traded in my half working Xbox360 Elite and got an Xbox360 Kinect 4GB bundle for under $100 and I'm having fun with it.

Mind you I only ever plan on playing Blops 2 and Halo 4 on it (and maybe Dance Central 3 here and there). Whereas I play all other third party games on PC (along with exclusives), and I'll continue to play PS3 for it's amazing exclusives and whatever else I get through PS+ and some third parties like DmC, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, etc.

It's good to be a Multiplatform gamer. As for next-gen, I'll be starting with Sony (I don't count my PC, even though it'll probably be better than next-gen consoles). Since they've done nothing but impress me with their games, and dedication to the gamer. Then I'll get Microsoft's nextBox, followed by Nintendo's Wii-U.
Reaper9937   1173d ago | Bad language | show
BabyTownFrolics  +   1173d ago
enough with these horrible articles
crinale  +   1173d ago
This article is like 10 days old!
Why is this posted now?
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Flatbattery  +   1173d ago
Reminds me of the time my Honda Civic broke down and I blamed Ford. Funny old world huh? s/
Rageanitus  +   1173d ago
I owned all 3 consoles and a gaming PC.
I got rid of my wii and xbox.... perfect combo is ps3 + PC.

Sorry but many of the multiplatform games suck graphically both on xbox and ps3 vs PC.

And nowdays comparing slight differences between the two platforms is not a strong argument.

If you dont have a PS3 your missing alot on gaming honestly but hey many ppl like multiplatform games also
isyourhouseonfire  +   1173d ago
My PS3 has served me well as a blu-ray player and an exclusives platform, for things like Uncharted and Killzone. So I'm glad I bought it even if its role is limited.
majiebeast  +   1173d ago
All these 2$ websites and their articles that are so much garbage. Peter i wouldnt quit my day job at burgerking cause this article was shit.
sdozzo  +   1173d ago
Weak take.
Ryo-Hazuki  +   1173d ago
If this guy was well informed the PS4 is going to be using over the shelf parts. Which means it's not going to be hard to develop for. As for myself, I use to own a 360 along with my PS3 and I got rid of the 360 completely. I went through 4 failing 360's and to go along with paying for the Xbox live scam and I decided I was done with MS. All companies are here to make money but MS is ripping off there customers really bad. Their online service is nothing but p2p online gaming in which Steam and PSN provide for free. PS3 is where my gaming is at and will probably always be that way. And I'm actually subscribed to a service (PS+) that actually feels like they are giving you something for your money. I feel like Sony are more for the gamers.
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MasterCornholio  +   1173d ago
Plus is a fantastic service and its way better than anything that Microsoft or Nintendo have. I have only been a member since September and I managed to download over 20 games with plus which is pretty good in my opinion. Automatic updates didn't seem important to me until I realize that they save you a lot of time.

Motorola RAZR i
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insomnium2  +   1172d ago
I just joined PS+ too. The free games for my new Vita pushed me over the edge. The auto-update/trophy sync and such are great. I might not be able to live without PS+ from now on.

Everyone should take notes from Sony on PS+. THIS is how you sell people a service! No hand over fist or a slap on the face. This is pure plus (pun intended) for EVERYONE and the customers see that. My friendslist is full of PS+ users now and it wasn't too long ago when there were like only 2 of them.
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mamotte  +   1173d ago
First World Problems
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1173d ago
But Wait a minute? People are yelling troll article? What about Xbox Live is Dead" article. Is that not a troll article?

I get it, its been a while since we seen these kind of articles come through, somebody favoring an Xbox over a PlayStation.

If you read the article scroll down to the very bottom. Hes saying thats how HE feels. Hes not speaking for nobody but himself. If he doesn't like it so be it?

There's allot of common ground on this site when it comes to console favoring obviously. Hes not trolling or starting a war or anything.
BitbyDeath  +   1173d ago
Why do you think that wasn't a troll article?
Xbox Live is far from dead, everyone knows that.

Just go -

Story Quality - WTF
Like this website - No
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1173d ago
Ok yeah, your correct Xbox Live isn't dead. But fanboys say and think other wise. That was a troll article. Have you read some of those comments? Fanboys belittling people for paying gold it was disgusting.

And the guy who wrote was trolling he had no hard facts or evidence Xbox Live was dying.

He basically said "PSN and Wii U have services that are free on there console but not on Xbox therefor is "Probably" dying.


This isn't. Look he says the PS3 is a second class console when it comes to 3rd party games obviously not true nor correct.

He likes Achievement/gamerscore over trophies that's a personal preference. And its obvious hes hasn't tried PSN+.

So hes inexperienced with what PlayStation has to offer and mislead.

But hes not trolling. The title is but only to get your attention. But the article isn't, its a personal thing saying why hes choosing Xbox over PlayStation that it.
BitbyDeath  +   1173d ago
To what end though?
Why write a hateful article but not to troll?
Opinions are great and all but delivery is off.

And about the comments i agree, it does go both ways however. Best to just ignore em, or mark disagree.
Rainstorm81  +   1173d ago
So u hated the "xbox live is dead" article and you're defending this ??

ALLWRONG  +   1173d ago
There are new "I hate Live" articles everyday but nooooo can't talk about PS3 here. The amount of agrees and disagrees everywhere prove that point. You can go into Forza news and talk about GT5 all day but mention Forza in anything GT5, you get removed for trolling.
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JayD-1K  +   1173d ago
I thought that, the actual articles were talking about how the, "pay to play with friends on XBLG" was dead and or needs to die?
When the one article about it being dead, was referring to the price tag for live being out dated do to the fact that, there are now comparable (not exact) services on the other three platforms...kinda summed it up!?
ALLWRONG  +   1173d ago
"When the one article about it being dead"

N4G has a search function, type "Xbox Live"
Hicken  +   1172d ago
... so in other words, you ignored what JayD said entirely: that the content of the articles in question is rather different.

While this article blatantly bashes the PS3 in negative fashion, the articles you speak of talk about- as JayD rather plainly states- the price for XBL needing to go away, or how the service hasn't evolved much since its inception.

But, of course, since you're ALLWRONG, I expect you to only see it in terms of "N4G loves Sony and bashes Microsoft," despite there NEVER being articles of this sort about the 360.
Magnus  +   1173d ago
If the authors 360 crapped out why not waste the cash on another 360. Instead of wasting the cash on a console he is going to bad mouth and hates to play. Honestly flame wars with consoles are just getting stupid. When I buy a console I look at the options and games its going to offer and what I am comfortable with and what makes me happy as a gamer. I choose to play my PS3 and I am quite happy with it and I am enjoying Epic Mickey 2 on it. I play my 360 and my Wii. Going to wait on the Wii-U. I honestly don't know how this article got approved. This isn't a new story its another console bashing article.
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ghostrider32  +   1173d ago
Funny how gamers are suddenly turning everything into a Soap Opera.
rainslacker  +   1173d ago
Suddenly? It's been like this for years.
Sarobi  +   1173d ago
You know.. I like articles as much as the next guy, but when it comes down to stuff like this.. I've seen it way too much. I come here for NEWS.. even if it is the slightest bit of information. Articles like this should be avoided so journalist understand that places like this can't be pushed around into giving their site traffic, etc, etc

And I mean this for all articles that do this to any console; "WII U DOOMED" "WHY XBOX LIVE IS DEAD"..
memots  +   1173d ago
52 comments already ?? This will make top page again .. Not Surprised since we haven't had a doom sony article on top article in a while. All this in less than an hour lol
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dubt72  +   1173d ago
Hey, there's gotta be a 50/50 chance that someone is enjoying the PS3 that I traded in at Gamestop, unless they traded it in, too. Maybe it's just sitting in a warehouse or stockroom somewhere now...
hadouken007  +   1173d ago
the console they love to hate...give it a rest.!
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SeraphimBlade  +   1173d ago
fine, i will actually read your article:

- "the trophy system never compared to achievements": right, because these are integral parts of your gaming experience, and both of them do SO MUCH to improve the community. How do you even compare these arbitrary number tracking systems?
- You seem to care about multiplatform titles the most. Great decision switching consoles there.
-Oh, I'm sorry. You played MGS4 AND God of War III? Oh, I'm sure you've tried your very best to get the most out of exclusives. Certain you just forgot to mention any titles like Killzone, Resistance, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Valkyria Chronicles, Warhawk, LittleBigPlanet, Yakuza, inFamous, Journey, etc. Because I'm certain you aren't just writing on the internet for attention instead of branching out and trying new games.
-right, and it had no chance to compete with the Wii. Because the Wii ports are known far and wide for their superior quality.

Is this satire? I can't even tell anymore...
Tetsujin  +   1173d ago
I almost read the article but the quote you put from it made me realize it's another "I need hits to pay for a game I will trash talk later" site.

This site is turning more into a bloggers paradise because they know the same people will approve the same "Hate on Sony" articles. I'm already looking into other gaming sites for news, and ACTUAL news not opinion pieces that bash PS3/Vita 4 days a week.
vlonjati77  +   1173d ago
tetsujin-U right but I like this site cause i have fun reading fanboys' garbage comments.I have a laugh every time I read stuff here.I dont understand some of you guys wonder how come garbage like this gets approved.What makes you think N4G is a serious site,it gets approved for the same reason the sony doom articles are nade-HITS. Now if you excuse me Im going back to Gravity Rush-gorgeous game.I,m gonna file a complaint to Sony-they are giving me so many games I even forget sometimes I have wife and kids :) I love PS Plus.have a good day every one.bright ones and the opposite :)
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1173d ago
you could always boot up that ol' 360 and play slightly improved versions of,for the most part,sub par games.
couldn't you?
JimmyDanger  +   1172d ago
Because as we all know - all 3rd party games are subpar, all console exclusives that aren't Sony are subpar, and NO exclusive published by Sony is subpar.

How do we know?

Because we read it on N4g!

I love some Sony (I have love for all 3 major platform holders) - I've bought over 25 Sony games in the last 12 months alone - but this whole "Sony is above reproach, but everyone else is fair game " BS that fanboy zealots spout on this site (and others) is just annoying.

Surely you realise most neutrals, especially ones with Sony affection, just get agitated by this?

d0nni3  +   1173d ago
Taken from the rules on the bottom of the site:

Code of Conduct
Comments are subject to approval/deletion based on the following criteria:
4) Do not incite flame wars.

You're breaking your own rules buddy!
Ben_Grimm  +   1173d ago
I don't think any of the rules matter here. In fact there is no clear definition of trolling either. You just get marked at will and de-bubbled for the hell of it.

I also read that blog stories weren't permitted on this site but there are a ton of those submitted everyday.

This story is an obvious attempt at hits and only fuels the rage of those who can't contain themselves and be rational which appears to be a few on here.

The mods should really have a better handle on what gets approved because it's obvious that the members that do take the time to approve these articles can't be trusted.

And I myself am to blame for not looking at future stories on this site and disapproving of ones like this. I think we ALL need to be proactive and reactive when it comes to things like this.
sdozzo  +   1173d ago
Problem is that it drives traffic... even if it is us regulars giving them hell.

We've had good posts Grimm... keep it going.
PurpHerbison  +   1172d ago
That's N4G for you though. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. N4G is one of the only sites still left that ACTIVELY supports fan boy wars and flames. If it wasn't, why would such articles get approved? I mean really... They know the outcome of such articles as they get approved almost daily. As we progress farther into whatever you want to call gaming at this point, The good articles are far too few in between.
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