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Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 13

Our groins suitably girded, we return once more to the great cross-platform console development debate with the latest in our ongoing face-off comparison coverage. As if you didn't know by now, the aim here is to supplement existing Eurogamer reviews with console-specific commentary, backed up with a range of 'assets' losslessly extracted from the hardware during our testing.

This is achieved with the now ubiquitous Digital Foundry TrueHD capture kit, the only equipment in the world capable of ruthlessly plundering the HDMI ports of the respective consoles at full 24-bit RGB precision. Literally every single piece of digital information pumped out by the hardware is ours - ours I tell you - and from there we can supply ultimate quality screenshots and comparison videos.

Round 13 includes:

Unreal Tournament 3
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy
Top Spin 3
Iron Man
Battlefield: Bad Company

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KRUSSIDULL3495d ago

Its sick I only looked at Unreal Tournement 3 and Battlfield: Bad Company and the 360 versions is superior maybe they should release the PS3 version later becuse 360 have won every battle so far but PS3 has KZ2 so dont get to sad.

shazam3495d ago

How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when your name is Liar?

Krazy Ken Kutaragi3495d ago

Look at his avatar, Liar/Lair is the same thing. It was meant to be the best game of 2007 and ended up the worst.

gw4k3495d ago

You buy a PS3 for the Sony games, Blu-Ray and the small amount of exclusives.

The buy the 360 for better games, what seems to be more exclusives and better functionality.

Anyone that has both systems will tell you, the 360 versions of multiplat games are better.

Not to mention, MS will buy their gamers the games they want! To me, a gamer, that means a lot!

That is all there is to it.

Will this change in the future? Maybe....Who knows. I hope so!

Drekken3495d ago

Burnout was better? DMC was better? COD was better? I am confused where people get their logic from.

Gamer side/open side this site has the same smell on both sides.

Gam713495d ago

Yes drekken,

All those was better?

Whats your point?

TheMART3495d ago

@ Drekken

Yes COD4 is better on the 360, just check the close texture comparisons. PS3 = blurry

Burnout Paradise was made on the PS3 first and then to the 360. And still the 360 was on par with the PS3 version.

It is like this

360 first --> PS3 then PS3 version sucks
PS3 first --> 360 then the versions are on par

You try to mention some but failed... And 99% of all multiplatform games run better on the 360. That's just a fact and won't change.

mabreu3495d ago

Is it true that the PS3 has a much higher software review average compared to the 360 and wii?

Bangladesh3495d ago

No. The 360 has more quality games than the PS3 and Wii combined. The 360 also has more games with scores between 7-10, as there are total games in the ps3's entire game library. You can check these links if you want.

360
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

PS3 & Wii
http://www.metacritic.com/g...
http://www.metacritic.com/g...

supahbad3495d ago

cod4 is beter on the ps3 due to dedicated servers, blurry textures vs. p2p connections..hmm?

compare the good games, done by dedicated devs and you have even games. not iron man please

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Gaystation 33495d ago

Where are all the Sony goons?

Overr8ed3495d ago

We are too busy enjoying our games =).

Jack T3495d ago

No idea where they are, it's not as if they have time to play games with all those mandatory installs.

juuken, "piss off" in advance of your inevitable trolling.

solidjun53495d ago

you must be getting a hard-on with every so-called "bad" Sony news that gets approved. Right now, at this moment, you're putting your chest across the computer monitor screaming "OH BILLLYYYYYY!!!!!"

@Jack T
Trolling?...well talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Is this like your 4th account.

Ali_The_Brit3495d ago

where where all the xbots when MGS4 was getting 55+ 10/10s again and again

where are they when news like burnout on 360 is still waiting for an update wev had a month, works both ways pal.

Jack The Lad3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

it doesnt say xbox360 news on top of this page u r.e.t.a.r.d.s
*Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off: Round 13* means its 4 both console owners to read u n.0.0.b.s
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eurogamer.net=MS n00blickers

Kratos Spartan3495d ago

All the Sony goons are on here laughing at you xboys trying to find something to prove your console is superior

InMyOpinion3495d ago

"All the Sony goons are on here laughing at you xboys trying to find something to prove your console is superior"

Well if the games don't prove it I'm not sure what does...

juuken3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Hey, Gaystation...go back to f*cking your 360 and leave the rest of us alone.

Stupid f*cking troll.

Wow...and another troll account? Jack T? Man, you bots are so desperate to prove the 360 is the best that you have to resort to using troll accounts.

How sad your lives must be.

Hey, Gaymer 71, I'm not a troll. I've been on this account ever since I got it. I don't need to make twenty different accounts to make my opinions known.

Now go f*ck your 360 dear. You've been doing a fine job so far. :D

Gam713495d ago

Seeing a bit of yourself in there juuken?

Kratos Spartan3495d ago

Hey the games don't prove it. I don't know what does either.

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xg-ei8ht3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Eurogamer, you fail hard.

Unreal3 uses the exact same texture assets on both systems,(i know people who work with the devs)

As you state the versions of bad company, have the same texture details, but what your messed up eyes can't tell is that, the 360 is darker all the time, making it appear to have more detail(idiots)with different colours.

I know Eurogamer, is actually run by a silent ms corp, i'll say no more.

YOU FAIL HARD EACH AND EVERY TIME.

shazam3495d ago

that pretty much all multiplat games except for a few ea sports titles use the same textures on both consoles. It simply saves time and money because you dont have to make different textures and shaders for both versions.

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Martini3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

Until you invest in the hi-tech equipment that they are using and make a worthy comparisons of your own it's you who fails.

XBOX 360 - 13
PS3 - 0

cliffbo3495d ago

these chickens will squawk all the way to the slaughterhouse... enjoy it, because come Xmas you'll be on Sony's plate

JEDI WOLVERINE3495d ago

I knew that the PS3 would take a year,maybe 18 months to get into its stride so developers knew how to utilise the hardware effectively.

Thus i knew that the multi plat titles up until this point my be slightly superior on the 360.

Why is it that after a decent 'bedding in period' the multi plat titles are more often than not still coming out better on the 360.

When is the CELL going to shine on these multi plats.

Is it bad/lazy developers (every developer in the world it seems) or is the PS3 really not as powerful as hyped?

callahan093495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

OK, I just watched that video, and I really and truly don't see where the 360 version is better? It looks the same to me. If there's a difference it's so miniscule that who the hell really gives a damn which version looks better? It's just stupid semantics. And remember, the game's been out for more than half a year on the PS3, but it's just come out for the 360.

Edit: All uses of the word "it" in this post are in reference to Unreal Tournament III.

cyclindk3495d ago

It's simple, ps3 multies were worse than 360, now they are about even, then they will surpass...time will tell.

Gam713495d ago

Yes it will.

And if devs keep getting more out of the 360 then time will definitely tell.

It's foolish to think that devs are only getting more out of the ps3 yet are stagnant on the 360

Ju3495d ago

I doubt that multi titles will ever be better on the PS3 (I don't see a big deal of difference here, either left or right, but it evens out eventually). It would require significantly coding towards the CELL to run better on the PS3 and I would guess, a generic engine has some common parts you can "adjust" here or there, but you'd need to write much more then that to really take advantage of the CELL. I have no idea how vertex reduction would work transparently, or "deferred" rendering - if its not build into the back end (OpenGL), e.g.
Crowd dynamics is another thing where the CELL could shine, but yet needs complete different code then on a regular CPU. But who knows, maybe the coming exclusives will put so much pressure onto the third party studios, and they'll put some more effort into their PS3 engines.

OmegaKulu3495d ago

It's simple, when you make a multi-plat game, none of the codes transfer all that well between the two(with very few exceptions) so normally one side will be pushed aside, ps3 just not as high of a priority due to the # of them out there.

supahbad3495d ago (Edited 3495d ago )

why would a multiplat game use cell? WHY? they want the games to be the SAME! are you kidding me?

cyclindk3495d ago

The Final Fantasy game that just went multi will undoubtedly be superior on PS3 for one, two, read reviews (even if you don't trust them entirely) they have all been gradually moving from saying 360 multies were better, to they are dead even, to some PS3 versions being better, this will only continue. You hardly ever hear any devs saying, "we're gonna get a lot more out of the 360 in future," it's only the PS3 that they say that.

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