Here is a list from gamespot of the things that would get gamers too buy a Playstation 3.
It seems too convenient they make this list right after all of Sony's GDC announcements. I think he loses some credit when he mentions the ps1 and ps2 hardware problems when there have been fewer reports of these problems with the ps3.
who cares... gamespot has some things right in this article... but they are truly too biased for me to take seriously what some dude has to say. What makes his opinion valid anyway? Gamespot has lost most of its credibility as a news source of any kind...
I'm confused, he's writing things you agree with, and it sounds right? You don't like what he's writing so its biased?
This is no surprise. Gamespot is great at putting out the most biased articles against PS3.
is key to the viability of any gaming console!
It freaked out tons of developers when Sony announced their $600
price point. Neo Geo;3DO...... ring a bell).Parents will continue to buy little Johnny a 360 or Wii over a PS3 because of this alone.
I personally see the worth of its price tag,but the mass consumers
do not ....
Look at the charts. PS3 is selling. 2 million in 4 months. More than XBOX 360 sold in the same period from launch. The PS3 isn't even being sold in Europe yet. 360 fanboys are so blind, any fact just zooms, straight over their heads. It's selling, it has better games(now and later), and it has more functionality than XBOX 360 will ever hope for. Saying 360 lacks the options because they are giving you a choice, is a bad excuse. It's like buying a cream pie without the cream, and being told the cream is an optional extra. Who wants a cream pie without cream? I would hardly call that a choice. The point is people want what the PS3 has to offer, and are quite willing to pay for it. I can't wait for the European launch to start amassing sales. Maybe you'll finally see the light.
PRICE is an issue that is why I have not gone out and bought one yet. Maybe for you it isn't but for me it is. And until a price cut I won't be buying.
is the most biased website,and they don't even own up to it.Oh well i'm still buying a PS3 regardless of what anyones opinion is.
I completely agree. Regardless of what sources say, I like to make my own judgements, as I'm sure my tastes differ from other people. Realistically, the average gamer isn't a child anymore. Considering what you are getting, the price is not ridiculous at all, and is quite affordable (and I'm a 19 year-old paying myself through university). I like how Sony regards this as an investment. Knowing the PS3 will be around for 5+ years makes me feel better about giving them my money.
I agree Tomfoolery, price will put off a lot of parents.
BUT that's the same with any new electronic product, it's always us hardcore gamers who are the early adopters.
But this could actually be good because if it means I don't have to listen to annoying, racist 10 year old kids (got too much of that while playing Halo 2 online) while playing on PSN then keep the price up Sony!
Leave the immature out of gaming.
as far as online the situation goes,it can be indirectly beneficial.
I'm looking at it from the perspective of the PS3s overall sales situation.
It is nice without racist 10 year olds.
Ever notice if any one anywhere says anything negative about the PS3 its “there biased” or “This is no surprise. Gamespot is great at putting out the most biased articles against PS3” Gee I wonder why you say its biased? Because oh no the PS3 doesn’t need any improvements its whole system is perfect and error free right LOL How dare you not want to own a PS3 heathen you should be hung by your entrails (sarcasm)
Whats funny is everyone above except BluPrint is a hardcore PS3 fanboy
http://www.n4g.com/up/5721.... lilwingman Is you avatar male or female I cant tell, or is Shemale?
"Whats funny is EVERYONE ABOVE except BluPrint is a hardcore PS3 fanboy"
Have you ever read any of my comments or my bio?
I AGREE with your comment on Sony fanboys always calling Gamespot biased but I sure as hell don't agree with being called a fanboy myself. That's madness, I hate fanboys!
If you read my previous comments or bio I'll expect you to give me an apology mate ...
It was intended for those I named LOL sorry if you though I ment you.
No probs mate, thanks for clearing that up! Cheers.
They DO need to do things to the Network besides Home...but I'm pretty sure they'll address that. They're not completely stupid!
Why did people push the minus sign on me? That's so lame...
Yeah...that's how it be. But you have to realize we have people like that on both sides. I haven't read ne of your other posts...but that post wasn't too biased. I just think that the hardcore fans will have a hard time if their system fails. My friend Mitch is still in rehab over Sega's "software only" announcement...haha.
Dude I'm a 360 fanboy you don’t need to read my history I have always said so. Actually I’m proud to be a fanboy because even though some fanboys say stupid things there the most honest people on sites like these. I was a PC fanboy last time and a PS fanboy before that. Listen I like the Kansas City Chiefs football team more than any other, if we play the Raiders I want them to demolish everyone on that team and crush there hopes of ever winning. Is that being a fanboy dam straight am I biased toward anything Chiefs? Yes, but will I admit defeat or a really bad season or team? Absolutely. That’s the differences I see between fanboys there are logical ones and blind ones I always give s**t to the blind ones.
if I came across as a PS3 fanboy,you're totally misjudginging mwah.
I'm for gaming period.
But right now my favorite is the one and only XBOX 360!
This could change if Sony turns things around....that is they could be on equal ground as Microsoft.Never above(this generation at least).
As far as the Ps3 "HOW DARE YOU SPEAK AGAINST IT" situation goes,
is probably because they have successfully dominanated the last two gens.People hate to see their heroes fall.Sony may win again.
I could give a farg.
But they'll have to work for it even harder this time around.
I wish all companies good luck.
they are one of the most biased sites i can think of
It just sounds too much like this article was written by an xBox fan, who wants the PS3 to essentially be a 360.
Well, like you've mentioned, I like PlayStation, and what Sony offers to me. I still follow the 360, and listen closely to developments that may sway me to purchase one in the future. If that constitutes fanboyism towards the PS3, than sure. I'm a fanboy, and not ashamed to be one.
If you seriously have no idea who is in my avatar... I'm dissapointed as I thought everybody knew who he was... but it is - perhaps one of the most iconic characters from PS history - Cloud, from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.
<--Not a FF fan.
metal gear solid.......erm..........metal gear solid........erm METAL GEAR SOLID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well all ten reasons are very plausible.
If anyone disagrees, point me out which point they're not right on and why. Because they're right from the first to the last.
This one is worrying people the most I guess:
"Given the infamous track record of unreliability that PlayStation hardware has, putting down $600 (and much more in Euros) is a hard commitment to make, but a worry-free guarantee of fast and perpetual support for repairs would help."
Paying 600 dollars/euro and have the same laserproblems as the PS2 has is a bad thing... And Sony produces bad lasers for drives...
4 months ago I brought my 8 year old boy a silver slim PS2 so he could play some of the Nick games that he couldn't get on xbox. After 2 months (from brand new) the laser failed. I took it back to be told "this type is know for having laser problems.". I got my money back rather than risk having my boy cry has eyes out again cause his games won't play (he has autism and can't grasp that sometimes things break and always blames himself). If after all these years they can't get the PS2 right, why should I shell out £450 for a PS3? Before anyone says, yes I do have a 360 and I haven't had any problems. And my xbox was running for 4 years with no problems whatsoever! If they have a good track record with the PS3 I may buy one, but not before.
they are biased? This was written by more then one journalist. Gamepro favors the PS3, so are they not biased?
I agree with most of what they state. If the unit was $400, I would have purchased one by now. They do have a lot of work to do before mass-market appeal.
I think all sound alright...just sounds like typicl cynical journalists to me. Though they do seem to repeat the same points, with different titles (I know different people as well). But really these are the things that need to be said.
As regards to PSN...I believe the update at the Euro launch is going to change a lot of things. And that HOME is just an extra.
I think they have some valid points... and I believe Sony are very aware of their criticisms and so the more points made the better the service will be.
gamespot too biased....so dont give a sh*t about it....
They bring up issues which Sony needs addressing, if you ask me. That last point, is probably more their own and the rest of the game journalists partly responsible for too. They unfortunately have focused too much one just the PS3 problems, which have had more than it`s competition to be fair, but i do think they have been too one sided, as the media often seems to be. If they are going to be critical, why not be so against all sides ? The same could be said of some people one this site too.
Let`s hope Sony can manage to update the PSN substantially with the Euro launch, because they`re still missing some aspects, which needs to be there.
Gamespot is just a SHILL for Microsoft these days, and everyone knows it.
And the bias is so obvious, for example. Check out the review of virtua fighter 5 on the ps3. They give it 8.1 even though its arcade perfect and blows every other fighting game out there away. (Don't say "waaaaaaa no online!", because this game is not for noobs, onlag would not work).
Not only is that a cop out crap score for a great peice of software/art...
They also recently gave the utterly $HITE, Defjam Icon the same score.
Unbelievable! Oh, and of course they gave DOA4 8.8.
The name of this article alone speaks volumes about those dumb fu(ks at Gamespot.
It doesn't have PS3 in its title.
As to games you think are wonderful not getting scores of "10.infinity": as time goes on, high scores are going to be harder to come by, because there are and will be more and more new gen games to compare. When DOA4 came out, there were only a few new-gen games to compare it to, so it was being compared to last gen games; now there are a couple of hundred new-gen games to serve as examples for comparison, and their quality improves with time and developers experience. So if new games aren't getting perfect scores, it's just part of the cost of coming late to the game.
GameSpot is biased because they're owned by Microsoft (even tough they try to hide that fact).
Companies try to please their shareholders and if that means being biased against the PS3 then so be it.
that its owned by microsoft
Gamespot is owned by CNET, which is publicly traded, and if MS owns any part of it, they don't even make the top 15 in shares held.
I own every console and have a Link avatar, but I'm a Sony fanboy. STFU you dumb faqqot. It doesn't take a genius to realize how biased Gamespot (and the whole ZDnet chain of websites) is.
Need a tissue to wipe away some of those tears? did I get to you are you mad throwing a tantrum need your binky or what? If what I said got to you this much must mean it has truth to it.
what gets me mad, the systme is the cheapest part of gaming why? lets say you buy a ps3 thats 600$. but if it lasts, let say 7 years, then your going to spend at least about 2-3 times of what that console cost, and people what have to realize is that the console is the cheap part of gaming wither you like it or not.
Doesn't Sony own IGN or not ?
Fox Media. Wow I didn't expect that one.
#1. Do some research and find out whether or not Ziff-Davis is owned by Microsoft and you will be surprised, but don't make any claims until you do a little research. It's owned by Willis Stein & Partners. Now, do a little research and see what they are into.
#2. So far I have heard from the Sony Fan-Boys that 1up.com and all its affiliates including EGM, and the Official Playstation Magazine are biased. The whole Ziff-Davis Group, CNET (by the way Cnet rated the PS3 higher than the Xbox 360), GamePro, and Game Informer are biased? What makes them biased? If they say something you do not agree with?
#3. What in that article makes it biased? They aren't reviewing anything, they just gave ten pieces of advice that would increase sales (which helps Sony, and not you Fan Boys unless you own stock). How is that bad or biased? Did PS and PS2 fail alot? Yes, (I owned 2 PS's and 3 PS2's I paid out of pocket). On my third Xbox 360, as well. How is wanting more exclusive games and actual good games to come out bad? How is advising good news released on a regular basis bad. How is being able to play against others, online, a bad thing?
In summary, wow get a life. If you read something you don't want to hear, it doesn't make the person saying it biased and the advice untrue.
good to know
MS could take a lesson or two from this article, as it would score well for Xbox.
They all should, and it should be things we expect from all of them. Why shell our hard earned cash down on a machine supposed to be around 4-10 years if it breaks in 6 months, how about lifetime of generation warentee. How about less fighting and bickering and more possitive news from each camp? How about more exclusives and good games for each system? Why exclusives you ask? The reason is developers have to put more care and effort into an exclusive since they have "put all their eggs in one basket" and can't rely on moderate success for each system. Demand more!
All I need is one reason. "GAMES". When they break out with better games I'm go break the bank for a PS3. I'm not the type of gamer to run out and buy them all. I do not like the waiting game.
then maybe your reading it wrong. Jakens and Oldschool had it right. There were a lot of critical reviews of every single console at release and after. Xbox didn't exactly recieve to warm of a welcome when it was released and neither did the PS1(if I remember correctly). All the Big 3 should listen to what being reported about each of there systems and do whats right for the consumers.
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