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PS3 Haters Lose Advantage, Jealousy Fuels Hostility

Psxextreme: At the end of each year, everyone first reflects and than looks forward to the year ahead. Unfortunately, this results in video game insanity, as a whole lot of "news" gets misinterpreted as fact and the Internet explodes in ridiculous "reports."

If you've been surfing the web recently, you've probably seen a few articles talking about how the PS3 is "disappointing" everyone; how it failed to "produce," and even how Sony is planning to discontinue/cancel the machine. The worst part is, some haters are beginning to latch onto these inane beliefs, thereby exponentially increasing the rapidity of what I like to call "high-speed stupidity expansion."

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Carbide73182d ago

Can't agree more, I would cry in '09 if I was a gamer and didn't have a PS3.

Bathyj3182d ago

I think you just nailed the attitude. If I didn't have a PS3 I'd be mad too.

ReTarDedFisHy3182d ago

more like depressed. I think that's the word.

pixelsword3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

...hopefully the PS3 gets the price-drop everyone's waiting for so by the time Killzone 2 comes out the PS3 will be more accessible to more gamers.

Alvadr3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

All this nonsense started with Novembers NPD. The PS3 sales for Nov08 were a bit lower than Nov07. Now that means that the PS3 is a total failure and is finished according to fanboys and some websites.

Its utter crap! Look at YTD.. And least not forget, NPD is US sales only! I know that its typical american mentallity to think that the rest of the world doesnt matter and that only they are important.

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Bird Dawg3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

"I can promise you that there are no U.S. forces here in Baghdad."
*U.S. tank drives by in the background*

We should start calling this author Baghdad Bob.

gw4k3182d ago (Edited 3182d ago )

But it isnt jealousy that is angering the 360 owners. Actually, I am not sure anything is angering 360 owners when it comes to the PS3. Maybe the PS3 not RRODing itself maybe a be a cause.

Owning a 360 means you get better games.
More games.
Exclusives.
Better Graphics.
Better network with better options, features and performance.
INCREDIBLE WARRANTY! haha Trust me, I know!

As a 360 owner as well as a PS3, I dont see a lot to be jealous of right now. The 360 is currently better in all regards.

Sony has the fans but they are being lost quickly. One of the biggest losses came in the for a resolution known as 1080i. With the PS3 unable to upscale efficiently, the system is known for the one resolution or else. Either 720p or NO HD.

The 360 can upscale and you know what, it looks freaking amazing.

Being a hardcore, HD graphics hound, I want my 1080p. The PS3 simply doesn't cut it.

2009 is going to be very hard for PS3 owners. Some great games are coming, but the 360 has more in the works and honestly, the titles seem to be looking more impressive than anything I have been seeing so far on the PS3.

Maybe Killzone 2 will be incredible. Maybe not. Who knows. Maybe it won't be and it will disappoint us all just like the rest of Sonys AAA titles. Seriously, what is there right now on the PS3?

It is nice to be on a site were you can talk facts and not worry about fanboys attacking you. That is why I expect 120 agreements by midday. Because you know that I am correct everyone.

SL1M DADDY3182d ago

The haters are a simple and very vocal minority. Many of whom are journalist with no sense of research and wittingly spew FUD thus proving their own idiocy.

Information Minister3182d ago

@ 1.8 -
"As a 360 owner as well as a PS3(...)

With the PS3 unable to upscale efficiently, the system is known for the one resolution or else. Either 720p or NO HD.

The 360 can upscale and you know what, it looks freaking amazing.

Being a hardcore, HD graphics hound, I want my 1080p. The PS3 simply doesn't cut it.

2009 is going to be very hard for PS3 owners. Some great games are coming, but the 360 has more in the works and honestly, the titles seem to be looking more impressive than anything I have been seeing so far on the PS3."

That's hilarious! Please tell me what you've been smoking. Seriously I'd like to know. You 360 fanboys are getting desperate aren't ya?

@ 1.7 - *puts on arab accent*
What are you talking about? There are no american infidels in Baghdad! I can confirm that everything is quiet as a desert in Iraq.

callahan093182d ago

@ g4wk (1.8):

You said,
"Owning a 360 means you get better games.
More games.
Exclusives.
Better Graphics.
Better network with better options, features and performance.
INCREDIBLE WARRANTY! haha Trust me, I know!"

Let me make some things abundantly clear here. The 360 having better games is an opinion, not a fact, so just leave that at the door. Both systems have a huge amount of awesome games, and it comes down to taste to determine which system has the better games for each gamer. More games, sure, that's true, but since when is quantity important in the face of quality?

Better graphics? Simply not true. Look at games coming out in 2009 like Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, and Uncharted 2 (we have seen real-time footage of all of these games), or even just look at Metal Gear Solid 4. These games all look at least as good as the best looking games on the 360, so you can't say that the 360 has better graphics.

Better online network? Xbox Live has experienced more total down-time than PSN in the last year, as an example. It doesn't really offer anything important that the PSN doesn't have. On the PSN, you get your friends lists, you can communicate (voice & video chat included), you can invite friends, play games online, look at people's trophy accomplishments, and even share files with each other. What more do you need, considering that this is all free, and you can't do one single one of those things on the 360 without paying a premium to do it. I'd say that this completely negates any ill-conceived notions that Xbox Live is somehow a better service than the PSN. I'd much rather Xbox Live became identical in features & price (read: free) to the PSN than for it to remain the way it is now.

And an incredible warranty? What? That's not even true. I know numerous people (my brother and myself included, on separate occasions) who have been denied replacements by Microsoft because we had broken Xbox 360's that didn't have an RROD. It's ridiculous that they refuse to acknowledge the multitude of problems that cause failure of the console but no Red Ring. Because not everyone with a dead 360 has seen the RROD, but if you don't have the ring, you don't get your system fixed free. I call that stupid and unfair, not incredible. Not only that, but the PS3 is quiet and reliable, I'd much rather the 360 be as reliable and as quiet as the PS3 than for it to be the way it is currently but with a 3-year warranty that only covers one specific thing.

prowiew3181d ago

I think ps3 is doing fine, just not what everybody was expecting (personally I think this is the cause of these articles). However i dont think these "negative" ps3 articles are stating that in fact, ps3 is doom. They are just questioning and analizing ps3, based on last month sales (USA only). Its the same the author of this article is doing, questioning and analizing the 360 2009 lineup. Ps3 2009 lineup, right now, seem definitely better (of course this could change with different tastes), but who knows if microsoft will unviel new games this year. We are just starting 2009. To finish my humble rant, I hate when editors and authors of websites, write something reacting to fanboys. Just be gamers please.

elorm93181d ago

I game on a 1080p set and to be honest, as long as the game fills the screen I'm happy. I don't have some kind of fetish for numbers.

prunchess3181d ago

Without a doubt, if I had bought a 360 before I bought my PS3, I'd be pretty pissed off. This is obviously why so many 360 owners hate on the PS3.

The 360 is a low quality machine that due to the RROD is practically a disposable console. Most of my mates are planning to, or already have moved over to the PS3 after being sucked into the hype of the 360 when it launched, the gullible sods!

The haters that push these anti PS3 stories tend to be kids that are stuck with their choice, HD DVD add-on owners (bummer) or Americans that couldn't care less about the build quality of the 360 because MS is an American company.

Unable to defend their choice of such a low quality console, they just hate on what they could have bought, a PS3.

Information Minister3181d ago

I don't think you've read my post thoroughly. I was merely quoting another user's ridiculous claims (1.8) that the PS3 can only output in 720p, which is simply not true. In fact I also have my PS3 hooked up to a 1080p set and I just played COD4 in upscaled 1080p two hours ago. This just goes to show that A LOT of the negative info that's been circulating about the PS3 is an outright fabrication by people who don't even own the system.

N4360G3181d ago

Killzone 2 will cause many PS3 haters to commit suicide!!

S1CKLY3181d ago

Well, hello everyo-
*looks at all the sony fanyboys... backs away very slowly*

Saint Sony3181d ago

Right...

Maybe Killzone2 would have done some miracles to PS3 if it would have been the launch title. Now it is just another overly hyped FPS. It is definitely the best one for PS3, but it won't save PS3.

According to PS3 fans, MGS4 and LBP should have killed 360 in 2008.. but hmmm.. something went wrong, PS3 failed in holiday sales, well maybe Killzone 2 will do it then.. lol.

There is only one interesting title for PS3 that I'm waiting and that's GOW3.

How did the famous line go? hmm... I guess it was something like : " Just wait for the...."

Lord Vader3181d ago

"I would cry in '09 if I was a gamer and didn't have a PS3."

I agree. But I would have commited suicide in 2006, 2007, & 2008 if I as a GAMER did not have an Xbox 360.

lolz

Information Minister3181d ago

2006? Yes.

2007? Maybe.

2008? No, not even by a long shot.

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Sony PlayStation 33182d ago

PS3 blasts off 2009 with: KillZone 2

360 starts off 2009 slowly (like an old man getting out of bed) with... I guess Halo Wars

Panthers3182d ago

True, but Halo Wars is the one (and only) game that I would consider buying a 360 for. That just me personally, but RTS is my favorite game type. Luckily I have SC2 to look forward too and I hope Halo Wars comes to PC.

Godmars2903182d ago

You forgot the Halo 3 expansion. The GTA4 DLC for that matter.

Not that either are anything close to a new IP, its just that you know MS will treat both like they're whole new games.

Sony PlayStation 33182d ago

My barely used 360 will keep collecting dust since I'm sick of the highly overrated Halo series and sold the extremely disappointing GTAIV. I'll be way too busy playing KZ2, GoW3, Heavy Rain, WKC GT5 etc.

I'm sure M$ will start calling GTAIV and Halo 3 as the "biggest and best games of 2007 and 2008" and name off all the GTAIV GotY awards. Then they'll tout "We have exclusive DLC for the biggest game of 2008... GTAIV" and "Gamers everywhere were able to finish the fight of the best selling franchise in the history of video games, Halo. Now you can explore the Halo universe even more with Halo Wars and the new campaign of Halo ODST." M$ will continue to call GTAIV the biggest game of 2008 (despite the fact that as of now they've been calling Gears 2 the biggest game of 2008) and excessively use the term "exclusive DLC". Then they will continue calling Halo Wars and Halo ODST as the most anticipated games of 2009.

PS3 software is gonna dominate the 360's in 2009!

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Lon3wolf3182d ago

Sounds like you would be better off selling your 360 then doesn't it. Why have something sitting around thats never used? Me I use both my consoles as they both have some good exclusives (no I'm not talking Halo or MGS as I'm not a fan of either of them titles).

ravinash3182d ago

I would sell my 360, but the price keeps falling and I wouldn't get anything for it. Only really played 2 games on it...Bioshock and Mass effect.

Jazz41083182d ago

Let the hype machine delay station roll.

lamerzard3181d ago

Halo Wars looks like a Starcraft clone with less happening.

SaberEdge3181d ago

Where are the true gamers? It seems all that can be seen are fanboys on all sides.

Please people, they are both good consoles. I am tired of all the negativity I see on this site and others. Being negative only breeds more negativity on the other side. Evangelizing for you favorite console in a negative way (by attacking the competitor consoles) only tends to build more resistance and negativity towards your favored console.

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Nathan Drake3182d ago

I was calling it "Band of Buffoons",but that works as well

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