PlayStation 3 does more than play. You can watch movies, listen to music, look at photos and wirelessly browse the Internet. DERRIK J. LANG attempts to use the PS3 for everything but actually playing next-gen games. The results are mixed.
360 and PS3 to get the wireless to connect. I have the 360 wireless adapter and it won't work 100% with a lot of routers. If you call support, they ask if the router has the XBOX compatible logo. If it doesn't they won't help you. The problem is within the system and letting you communicate with everyone. I had to buy another router that worked with it. So I would give the 360 4 controllers for difficulty! Not to mention the 100 extra for the wireless adapter and more for another router. The 360's problems seem to be forgotten with all the fanboyism crap that goes on here at N4G.
To all those fanboys, remember that both machines have issues.
The Wii has some serious WiFi issues as well, so this issue systems across the board this generation.
As a side note, whoever made the decision to put these gigantic ads that scroll with you and almost force you to click them to do anything on the page, you should probabaly change your mind and remove them. They are extremely annoying.
My 360 and my Linksys router (approved on the MS site) work like a charm together. Router on one end of the house and 360 on the other.
Four full bars of connection and VERY FAST downloads.
What router model do you have Mikey? A lot of my friends are really tech savvy and recommended I get a new one because it is actually my router causing a lot of problems with connection.
becasue there's nothing but original crap and half-assed ports to play.
that you're calling 360 games crap, right? A lot of those ports come straight from Microsoft's system. And to say that Resistance sucks when it's neck and neck with Gears of War is a bit silly.
dont compare resistance to gears. One is a FPS and the other is a Third Person Shooter. are you dumb.
well said alex; sometimes it's needed to correct the ones always trying to mislead others. Also "neck and neck with Gears of War" means that it had the same rating though close Resistance match or beat Gears score.
I might be wrong, but I am pretty sure this news article is about everything BUT games, so I see no reason why this topic should be even remotely touched on in this discussion.
I don't think so....
Resistance: Fall of man average ranking = 89%
Gears of War average ranking = 94%
That is nowhere near 'Head-to-head'!!!
...it took me all of 5 minutes to hook-up and configure my wireless adapter, and I was back on LIVE.
Who cares. This article was about the PS3, if you could've noticed that, you would not sound like a MS PR suckup.
Good kind of article btw.
he is a brainwashed MS zombie.
RFOM, a first GEN Luanch title got an average of 89%, and GOW, which came out more than a year later got a 94%. And you are saying they are NOT neck and neck??? Are you a fool??
Its a matter of 5% points. RFOM is a much more immersive experiance than GOW. Too much chaos on RFOM, GOW has hardly anyhting going on it.
I am positive you have never played GOW, so your opinion about the game is useless. As a matter of fact, have you even played RFOM? And if you wanna talk first gen games, COD2 got a average rating of 90% on Gamerankings.com:
Furthermore, is Gears of War NOT the first game Epic launched for the 360? I think it is Epics launch game for 360...HA!!!
Play a Fuking Video game of some worth. What a shame 600$ just to Mash together household items. i Found it out PS3 is not a gaming machine, its an Appliance.Next is the Washer and Dryer add on.
For all the sites and organizations.
Resistance is a good gane and no doubt "Game of the Year" for PS3.
Gears of War will win 360 and overall "Game of the Year" as well as best graphics, sound, and multiplayer for 2006.
And what you say is true DJ, half the games were ports from the 360. So if a consumer is paying $200 more for a "superior" system, should't the PS3 versions look and run better than 360? Oh, that was the job of the PS3's original games like Genji, Untold Legends, and Gundam. The worst launch games ever!
I also find it funny people are using the one year head start arguement. According to Sony, PS3 was read for a spring launch, but was waiting for the Poo-ray to finalize. Sony wouldn't lie to us...would they? So the games all had an extra 8 months dev time to "wow" consumers.
I guess they need a few more years to harness all the "power"
gears is better. Anyway i suggest a linksys switch and a d-link router i got on newegg. The switch is to seperate yourself from your family router. I had to buy one because my stepdad was using all the ports and the router of his was setup already in the house. It prevented me from getting connected with other people as well. So once you buy this switch if you need it...
cheap 23 buxs...
buy this router or whatever router you want...nevermind the router went out of stock but it was good either way. (My is the d link 604). Here is the xbox live router list to choose from.... http://www.xbox.com/en-US/s... Everything else is IP address adding and such.. GL .
I really don't see the point in all this other functionallity. Yes, on-line gaming is great but, the rest. Viewing pictures, browsing the net, watching movies etc.
I think these companies (part from maybe Ninetndo) are loosing their focus.
Most people will have both a stand alone DVD player and PC even if it's not a high spec one. I buy consoles because they're simple to use i.e. you don't hours of installing etc like a PC and I hate using the mouse keyboard controls.
Basically I want my console to do nothing more than give me the best gaming experience it can! I don't want it to play movie's or browse the net, I can use my PC for that and it does it way better and always will IMO.
Why are MS and SONY trying to turn their consoles into PC's?
I think they should keep the two thing separate and make a console that has on-line functionallity for games, patches etc. Apart from that they should just make machine's that are deadicated to giving us the best gamming experience they can. So much so that PC's can't compete. People would then have PC's for Office type work, net browsing CD burning all the things PC's do best and games would be the domain of the console.
here here good point
most 'PC' functionality on the PC platform is implemented into games on the 360 side.
MS gives you the OPTION of viewing movies via HD-DVD or d/l. Neither is required for gaming.
Viewing family pics on the living room HDTV is cool,IMO. Most people store their media files on PC and already have an existing library of media files.
And I, like most people don't want the tedious job of d/l my media onto a format to transfer over to my game console. Sooo...MS allows you to access these files via streaming technology from ANY standard PC/MAC. Again, it's not REQUIRED but there for your pleasure.
I totally agree, I have never done anything on my console but play games, never once have i used it as a dvd player. So when sony decided to make a blu-ray player that also has the potential to play games i lost interest in the PS3. If they had only put all that focus on making a great game machine, the PS3 would have been awsome.
MS is a software company primarily. They developed an outstanding piece of gaming hardware, and wrote software to add multimedia functions. There is no extra cost associated with the hardware unlike the PS3. I'm talking about Poo-Ray and media card readers and such.
The cold hard fact remains the same, sony used a next gen storage medium and microsoft did not, just like ps2 went from CD [ps1] to DVD as a gaming medium, playing movies is just a bonus.It's only natural that we are going to require a larger capacity as time goes on, the ps3 is built for the next five years or so not just for today, unless you don't mind buying a new xbox every couple of years as microsoft would have you do!
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