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Submitted by OgTheClever 1935d ago | article

Why Every PS3 Owner Needs A 360

The Sixth Axis writes: "Here at TSA we like to think we're an open-minded bunch of guys. We don't really have any particular ties to any one system apart from the obvious fact that we like talking about the PS3 on the site – we're certainly not official in terms of PlayStation reporting and there's nothing stopping us flicking a switch one day that means we're now able to start writing about other consoles. Naturally, most of our readership are PS3 fans, so we'll always concentrate on making sure you guys are getting the most out of your big black box, but we're far from fanboys, so here's the first in a series of sideways looks at the competition: the Xbox 360.

For some reason, the playground rivalry that existed when I was a kid – the ZX Spectrum vs the Commodore 64 – is still thriving, but the advent of the internet has meant that instead of scrapping on the hopskotch chalk we're slinging insults from the safety of our keyboard. Whilst the Wii enjoys a slightly off-kilter fanbase that doesn't concern itself with the goings-on in the wonderful world of HD gaming, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 fanbases are often entirely mutually exclusive, and for all the wrong reasons. Here's the bit that might shock you: I personally don't have a preference for either console, and here's why I think you shouldn't either." (PS3, Xbox 360)

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lloyd_wonder  +   1935d ago
Depends on what you like. Not everyone needs a 360 and PS3.
DragonWarrior_4   1935d ago | Spam
ToastyMcNibbles  +   1935d ago
i agree with you dragonwarrior on the live part...everything is so much more easier...the whole xbl vs psn thing can go both ways though...i do think xbl has better communication features but i think psn makes up for that with its actual online functionality...playing games like resistance 2, killzone 2, warhawk and soon the upcoming MAG as well as stuff like littlebigplanet with its user generated content make up for the lack of communication features...look at the recent uncharted 2 beta...i played it everyday since it started and never had any problem with the performance...i get on gears of war 2 and its nothing but a lag/glitch fest...a BETA performs better than a game that has had online functionality since its first installment...and to top it off i believe psn offers a better selection of downloadable games compared to the ones on xbl...stuff like flower, wipeout hd, siren blood curse, tekken 5, warhawk, gt 5 prologue, pixeljunk monsters/eden, ratchet and clank quest for booty, crash commando, the list goes on...not to mention HOME...i dont care what anyone says about HOME i think its great...compared to when it first launched HOME is waaay better and full of more content...its never empty in HOME and its always fun to just go in after an intense game of killzone and just relax and talk to people...im not trying to make it sound like psn is the king of online gaming but it is damn good for a service that debuted almost 3 years ago compared to a service that has existed for about 7 years
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Chris399  +   1935d ago
If you like HD JRPGs, with cutscenes and glittery special effects and over the top English dubs - like me - then you need both a 360 and a PS3.
That genre is what I play/ purchase the most and my gaming experience this gen would have been far less rich had I not played (in no particular order):

- Lost Odyssey
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Blue Dragon
- Demon's Souls
- Disgaea 3
- Folklore
- Star Ocean 4

Honorable Multiplatform mentions: Eternal Sonata and Tales of Vesperia.

And I am eagerly anticipating:
- NIS' PS3 titles (about 2-3 in the works)
- Atelier Rorona
- Magna Carta 2
- Kingdom Under Fire 2
- N3 2
- White Knight Chronicles

Just off the top of my head, and I'll need 2 platforms to play them all. If you're a JRPG nut, you're cheating yourself with console monogomy this gen. It's a little annnoying to purchase two systems, but it is what it is. Sure you can wait and hope for the occasional multiplatform "port" (SO: 4 is probably next), but who likes to wait for games to be announced in the future when they could be enjoying them now?

I wish people would stop getting so hung up on "platforms" and their respective companies. They don't give a $hit about anything aside from our money and I don't give a $hit about anything other than their games. It's a consumer/ corporate relationship. Not a friendship.

Peace.

Edit: A better title would be; "Why Every Console Owner Needs A PS3 AND A 360".
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Natsu X FairyTail  +   1935d ago
Amen @ Chris
BadboyCivic  +   1935d ago
To be honest, its best if you bought all 3 systems if you can afford it.
My 360 plays FPS best and i think my PS3 is better at fighting games
Rainstorm81  +   1935d ago
Complete Flamebait
Why would you say this? The same reasons people need a 360 can be made for why 360 owners need a PS3.

It all depends on your preference. The case made for JRPGs is right for some reason the PS3 dosent get that love.

In the end there are Amazing exclusive games on both consoles that justify their purchase.
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darkride66  +   1935d ago
This wasn't a bad article.
Their reasons were well thought out and they certainly have valid points. The article doesn't stray into fanboy territory, or attempt to bash one console over the other.

When I looked at the title my initial response was "here we go again," but this article was very balanced. Good job.

The only thing I thought was a bit off was the comment on multiplatform games being better. Besides some high profile releases like Ghostbusters (much ado about nothing, having played the PS3 version), the majority of multiplatform releases seem to score higher review scores than their 360 counterparts. So far in 2009, 70% of multiplatform releases scored higher on the PS3 or tied their 360 counterparts according to metacritic. This doesn't seem to back up the generally held belief that somehow the 360 is the better console for multiplats.
a_squirrel  +   1935d ago
I want a ps3 for etc. etc. etc.

I want an xbox 360 for halo and gears
Pixel_Addict  +   1935d ago
Nah, I have a....
PC, so I basicly have 90% of what's coming to the 360 and not PS3 and MUCH MORE! I can't play L4D one or two on the PS3, but I CAN play them on my PC, and with MUCH better graphics AAAAAND for free no less. But you know what 360 owners without a decent PC rig CAN'T say- I'm playing Crysis and eventually Starcraft 2.
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Raptors  +   1935d ago
In my opionion every true gamer needs both. Obviously if you can't afford both then purchase what you enjoy most. I own both and am very satisfied knowing that I get the best of both worlds.
lightningsax  +   1935d ago
That's a really subjective "need..."
I agree with the initial comment here. I own a PS3 and I've thought about getting an X360 because of exclusive titles, but the only ones I really wanted were Rez HD and the Ikaruga port. I could live very well without just about everything else.

Reasons like "Gears of War has a really hardcore multiplayer experience" don't faze me at all, as I'm not very interested in those types of games. The faux-typical movie soundtracks, green and brown colors, and conspicuous overgrowth of chest-high walls just aren't for me. I may have wanted to try Crackdown, but it wouldn't be a game I'd play for over ten hours.

From what I saw at E3, I might be a bit sore about not having a 360 for a while when Conviction comes out, but not $300 plus internet fees and add-on wifi adapter sore!

Don't even get me started on the idea that there may be good motion control later on - really, we know nothing about Natal yet. It could be awesome, or it could be just a way to reach out to the elderly, and it's not going to be out for a while. Plus, if that's coming around as a bundle or an integrated system, wouldn't it be more practical for PS3 owners to wait to buy a 360? It would probably be cheaper by then.
kharma45  +   1935d ago
I've thought about getting a 360 time and time again, but the game I wanted to get for it (L4D, Mass Effect, GoW) I ended up just getting on PC, and when Alan Wake finally releases I can get it on PC too, thus negating my need for a 360.
Chubear  +   1935d ago
Gosh, I really dont' see the point
Unless you're involved in the gaming industry in some manner (any manner) or you have a disability or disorder that keeps you mainly indoors a lot, I really dont' understand having multiple consoles.
To me those with mulitple consoles (that I didn't list above) have got to be uber nerds with no life and I'm sorry, I can't be that nerdy.

I'm having trouble keeping up with the games I want to experience on the PS3 already and it's just in it's 3rd yr. I have no clue how you could play all the games that these consoles have to offer to any worth while significance and still have anything resembling a normal healthy life style. Even if you're a teenager. I mean you'd have to be like WORK/SCHOOL-GAMING! that's it 24/7. We do have a wii in our house hold but it's not something I spend time on.

For me, I pick the what I think will be the best value for my gaming experiences and I roll with it adn this gen it's definitely the PS3. The head aches that come with the 360 are insane for me and I have no clue how consumers put up with the failure rate of that product.
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agentace  +   1935d ago
wow i thought this would be full of fanboy comments but its not, is the gaming world changing? or is it just the apocalypse?
darthv72  +   1935d ago
I would say PS3 only gamers should at least should try it before passing their own judgment. I can say there are the obvious advantages to owning all systems but not everyone can afford such a lavish hobby.
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UnwanteDreamz  +   1935d ago
Good Article
Good piece and I can't argue with the logic but I think you can still be a "real gamer" without owning both contrary to what some of the dual owners might say.

I do my best to not needlessly put down/bash the other guys. I just can't afford to expand on a hobby that takes time from my real life and money from my wallet. I seriously would never have a moment for the real world if I owned both.

I have a hard enough time juggling the wife, kids, bills, and latest games on one system. I have a list of 3 or 4 titles I haven't got the cash for now and an increasing library of games that in most cases I payed full price for. I can't buy a 360 but in a perfect world I have a 360 and a damn Wii. Well the Wii just for laughs.....
ultimolu  +   1935d ago
I don't *need* a 360 anymore. I have a capable PC.

I do want a Wii and a DS though. :)
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FamilyGuy  +   1935d ago
No
I haven't read the article yet, just looking at that title...
I can't believe the title...
The title...

LOL

The only reason why i would "need" a 360 is if i were a hardcore sony fanboy and i REALLY wanted to have first-hand ammunition when telling people why the PS3 is better.
It's a games console, the only reason why i would need it is if it had some exclusives i just couldn't be without, and so far, it does not.

Okay, finished reading and it's an okay read but nothing i havn't read before. I still don't see the use for the word "need" in the title. I'm satisfied with my PS3 at the moment, a little overly so since I have so many games that i want to finish through single player and friends inviting me to so many different games it bothers me at times since i don' want to disappoint them AND so many more releasing that I want. A second console would only add to the situation but beyond that,
I don't see the point in shelling out addition money for something that is so similar (but at the same time less appealing/of lower technology/proprietary/expensi ve) to what i already have and am pleased with.
I can't justify buying a 360 by ANY means. It would be completely superfluous and it i was going to throw money at something a small HDTV for my backyard porch would come before this.
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Maddens Raiders  +   1935d ago
...(..........) -
Yawn...

I'll stick with my awesome PS3, thank you very much, but thanks for the opinion piece.
FlamingBozo  +   1935d ago
@Chubear I dont see the problem
I have both the 360 and PS3 and im not this awkward nerdy anti social nerd, im quite the opposite so i dont see why having two consoles is nerdy or geeky... Also the reason that im willing to just deal with the RROD is that theres so many good games that its worth the one week i dont have the console and anyways then i can catch up on a ps3 game i might have missed.... I still play all of my multiplatform games (except for burnout of course) on the 360 but theres there are then games that i cant wait for on the PS3 so its kinda needed for me to have both. Trust me if ur a ps3 user and you go buy a 360 u'll get your mind blown by how much better the online experience is on the 360( though it if you dont have any friends thats not going to be as true)

One thing that id suggest is don't just go out and say how you dont care about halo or gears, or any game at that matter unless u've actually played them... maybe u'd actually see that they're really good games, theres nothing wrong with liking both consoles, its not like your going to explode or anything.
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menoyou  +   1935d ago
No one needs a 360, for some it's just convenient to have one. You don't need a 360 to play most of its games. I play most of the 360s best games in better quality on my PC and the video card costs much less than the 360 console.
MEsoJD  +   1935d ago
WTF!?
BOOM!!!...

^_^
Prototype  +   1935d ago
I had both at one point a year ago and I've decided to keep the PS3 mostly because of the selection of games that fit what I wanted; and because I have a 60 GB PS3 with backwards playability (now has a 500 GB HDD). The 360 did have some high points, however the only games I put some time in was Gears of War, GTA4, and Call of Duty 4. Personally unless Microsoft pulls something out of the air I do not plan on owning another 360.

And before people start assuming I didn't play many 360 games I did spend 12,000 pts on marketplace, and I did rent (not buy, but RENT) 1/3 of the entire game selection back then and no I did not like Mass Effect.
Alvadr  +   1935d ago
In the old days I used to buy multiplat titles on the 360.. That was until trophies came along.. Now I just cant bare to play a multiplat 360 game knowing that im missing out on my precious trophies.

Im still keeping hold of my 360 for Mass Effect 2. Cant think of any other use for it other than perhaps Alan Wake

Oh and the GTAIV 2xexpansion disc later this year. Deff getting that if it hasnt arrived on the PS3
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JL  +   1935d ago
@Chubear
I'm actually in agreement with you (for the most part, aside from the not so subtle 'bashing'). I never did understand owning multiple consoles or the need for it either. I still have games for the PS3 that I need to go back and play, that I've missed. I just can NOT keep up with all the games for one console, so I can only imagine what I'd miss with two consoles to keep up with. And that's saying alot too, cause I am sort of a recluse. I enjoy just sitting at home in my spare time and whatnot. Fairly anti-social person. So I do partake in alot of gaming (and movies), yet STILL I can't find the time to play all the games I want that just my PS3 offers (and there are days that I will game for like 8-10hours or so----off days). Sony has never let me down, so I always go with the Playstation, knowing I will not be let down and will enjoy GREAT games, and LOTS of them too. Not to mention the cost of keeping up with two consoles. Hell with prices for games at what they are, I can't afford all the PS3 games I'd like to buy (and maybe get around to eventually playing). To all the people who say they do own both consoles and can keep up with both, then kudos to you. I just don't see how it's even possible. There's just not that many hours in a week. So I have NO need for another console, even if I was ever willing to give Microsoft any money. Granted there are a few games on the 360 that I wouldn't mind trying out, like Mass Effect and the upcoming Conviction (Halo is overrated--played it and ironically the few people I know that own a 360 all think the same, as for Gears don't care...my 360 friends say it's fun, but shooters are a dime a dozen these days and it's not exactly my favorite genre in the first place), but I don't feel I'm really missing out cause I have more than enough to enjoy on my PS3 and too much to keep up with as it is.

Edit: Furthermore, I don't like this elitist attitude either of "any REAL gamer needs both consoles". Not true. I game on a regular basis (daily), so I'd consider myself a "real gamer", yet I have absolutely no need for a 360. Y'all multi-console owners need to get over yourselves. It's such elitist attitudes that spur on "wars" like the console one.
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LoVeRSaMa  +   1935d ago
I own a PS3 and PC.
Traveler  +   1935d ago
I own a 360 and it is definitely worth owning if you have the money and don't mind dealing with the reliability issues. But I'll be honest, the best combination to have is a PS3 and a PC.

I recently noticed that the only exclusives in my 360 library are Gears of War 2 and Halo 3. Aside from Fable 2, which I plan to get, everything else that interests me can be played on the PS3 or the PC.

The advantage to playing multiplatform games on the PC is that they are usually cheaper and they usually look and run better on even a middle of the road gaming PC than on the consoles.

Now, as far as the consoles are concerned, the reason I would choose the PS3 over the 360 is because there are tons of great games that can only be played on the PS3. If you don't have a PS3 you will miss out on all of those games, since there is no other place you can play them.

So, I would break it down like this:

If you can only own one console - PS3
If you can only own two platforms - PS3 & PC
If you can own three platforms - PS3, PC & 360
If you can own four platforms - PS3, PC, 360 & Wii

Owning a PS3 and a PC allows you to play over 90% of the best games at the best quality.
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1935d ago
In reality, no one needs a 360.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1935d ago
I couldn't afford to get games for both
and I wouldn't wanna risk having a 360 crap out on me. Each gen I pick the console that I think has the best hardware and the most possibilities, that's worked out for me thus far.

Not to say I wouldn't like to have a 360, I just would never pay for one, at least not until they fixed the hardware issues.
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cgoodno  +   1935d ago
If BioWare was on the PS3 w/all their games, I wouldn't need a 360. 360 is nice, but the only game I've really played on it is Mass Effect, and I'm now playing it on my PC since it's a better experience. Otherwise, I get my third-parties on the PS3 and some good exclusives. I'm not into FPS/gorey-TPS all that much, so I'm not missing much w/o the 360. Oh, and Fable 2 completely disappointed me. I expected a lot more over the first Fable and it just didn't deliver for me like Oblivion and Fallout 3 did on consoles or The Witcher on the PC (can't wait to get their game on the PS3).
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Tru_Ray  +   1935d ago
@ 1.11 What exactly constitutes a true gamer?
I do not own a 360, but I have 31 PS3 games (not including all the games I have downloaded from the Playstation Network).

I have absolutely no intention of buying a 360, because the PS3 fulfills all of my gaming needs.

Does this mean I'm not a true gamer because I support one console very heavily?
FrankenLife  +   1935d ago
My 360 is really good at collecting dust, and playing Rock Band. Except it doesn't always play Rock Band. The lens of the drive scratched a perfect ring into the disk so it only sometimes plays. There just hasn't been any exclusives since Fable 2 that interested me, at all. However I can't wait for the new Splinter Cell
Blogz4Fanboys  +   1934d ago
every gamer needs both
no ifs or buts. theres games that only be played on it(same with the ps3)so if you love games and gaming, and are not tainted by the malady that seems to effect a large percentage of n4g..i:e fanboyism then you need to have a 360.

i've got both and it's a great combo! coupled with the fact that that i think this is easily turning into the best gen ever for gaming. being a multi=console owner is the way forward.
godofthunder10  +   1934d ago
I wish people growup and stop being childish,stupid,and pathetic fanboy of any system.I'm tired of hearing ps3 fanboys lieing and saying that halo,gears of war,fable and every other game on the 360 sux.The 360 fanboys claim the same thing about the ps3.They claim that every game sux on the ps3 and they are lieing to.The fact is that every one that claim that every game on the other system sux is just a lier and if they can't debate and tell the truth they need to shut the F**K up.

This article isn't just saying that every one that has a ps3 need to get a 360,it's also saying that every one that has a 360 should get a ps3 to.The reason that the head line reads like it does is because mostly ps3 fanboys read this mag.

I think every fanboy need to stop saying stupid SH*T on line and let grownup talk.We are tired of hearing all the stupid remarks from fanboys.We are tired of hearing about the RROD,the problem is fixed.We are tired of hearing that a certain system don't have any good games because it's a lie and they know it is but they are to childish to be unbias.We are tired of hearing that the ps3 will end up in 2nd or 3rd place.The fact is that the majority of people don't give a SH*T.The fact is that no matter what happen the ps3 or 360 will end up in 2nd and 3rd but we don't know yet,but we do know that the wii will win this gen and i don't even like the wii but it's true and unlike fanboys i won't make up a stupid excuse why the system i have will come out in 1st place.The fact is that all 3 systems are winners this gen.Nintendo did what they wanted to do with Wii it's in 1st place.They had a new concept and people are crazy over it.Microsoft did what they wanted to do to.They made the xbox a big challenge to the ps3.It cut into the ps3 install base big time.Microsoft actualy did better then they thought they would.Microsoft was just trying to cut into the ps3 market shares and stay close behind the sales of the ps3,instead they are out selling the ps3 so far.Sony is sony.They dominated for years and they are here to stay.They had their hardcore based installed for years and they are still there.The only thing that is different is that sony isn't dominating the market any loner.The fact is that the days of 1 company dominating the game markey like sony did for years is over and sony or any other company will dominate like sony use to.

Fanboys are so stupid that it's pittiful.They act like sony,microsoft,or nintendo cares about them and every time they trash the other system they get paid for it.the fact is that neither one gives a sh*t about us.All they car about is selling as many systems as they can and they lied to us to do it.I've read a lot of ps3 fanboy trashing the other system and claiming that unlike them sony cares for them.The fact is that sony is just like the rest.They don't give a sh*t about them all they care about is profit.For instance ps3 fanboys are always claiming that microsoft screwed the people when they gave a 3 year warrinty for the defect in the 360.They claim that sony will never do that.They are right,When the ps2 had a defect in the hard drive of the ps2 they were sued over it.Unlike microsoft who gave a 3 year warrinty on the 360 sony only gave a 2 week warrinty on the ps2.I'll admitt that the defect in the ps2 wasn't as high as the 360 but it still had a defect and they only gave a 2 week warrinty.In 3 years i paid $700 for my ps2.I payed for the 1st one.It stop reading my games in about 14 weeks after i had it.Sony said that i missed the extra 2 weeks they gave for the warrinty so i had to pay an extra $100 to fix it.It went out again and i had to buy another ps2.On the other hand i bought just 1 360 going on 4 years.It went out on me once almost 2 years after i had it and i never had another problem.I'll admitt that the ps3 in the most dependable console every made.Ps3 fanboys need to realize that the ps2 had a defect to and stop acting like sony doesn't do anything wrong.
Microsoft Xbox 360  +   1934d ago
lol @ godofthunder

Nobody is going to read your wall of crap. You seem to hate fanboys but you are one yourself. Hypocrisy is the keyword here.
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Natsu X FairyTail  +   1935d ago
I agree with Llyod on the 1st comment. ( THATS A CHANGE)
Agree with Toast to and DragonWarrior.

The points givin were

Exclusive Games
Better Multiformat Titles
Live Arcade

For the people who will comment , you can't really front on the site it's from thesixthaxis.com

but yeah like Llyod said It's not everybody that is willing to Spend money for another console just to play a Few exlusive games that are not available on their console.

I'm looking foward into owning all of them at one point though.

Uncharted2 / SplinterCell Combo FTW.
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rogimusprime  +   1935d ago
Personally
most of my friends are on XBL, but the ps3 is the better machine. I've already had red rings twice, but any real gamer needs both consoles or they are missing out.

Red Rings aside, I would never have replaced my xbox if it wasn't moddable. :)
UnwanteDreamz  +   1935d ago
If you are indeed a real gamer tell me where do you find time with work and the real world? Do you just play titles through once? How many games do you own? How many have you played to 100 percent? Gaming and being a "real gamer" isn't about cash. I got the cash to fund my hobby but as an adult time is a luxury.

Yes we are missing out but there is no reason to rub it in.
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jerethdagryphon  +   1934d ago
to the points given;

better multi plats;
halo and gears;
instalation/load times;
comunication;
xbox arcade..

1. slight texture blur and such .. well as far as i can see, that blur mimics reallife a lot more then harsh edges and bright colors, look out side in a natural state edges are softer and colors arem muted, at least to my 20/20 vision.

2. multiplayer games more superhumns killing aliens... no thanks i have esitance thats enough for me.

3 load times.. time enough for me to make a drink or open a pack of cookies... i have no problem

4 xbl.... and your point is.... i have what i want on psn, or pc i dont see the need for more random minigames and such.

5 comunication..
i mute players in multiplayer so im not distracted by fedback or anything else so its irelevent to me.

5 reasons, 5 counters, well written articlebut certainly not a definitive reason given
euchreprof  +   1935d ago
But...
I already have a paperweight for my desk.
Montreafart  +   1935d ago
Desperate xbots getting very desperate. Now they want us to get the heater. Ill never buy that crap.
No value in the heater.

Simply put, everything it CAN do, PS3 does better.
PS3 can do things, the heater cannot. Like having Blu Ray.

98% of the heaters line up, is multi platform. Im not stupid enough to buy the heater when everything it has, can be gotten on PS3 or PC already.

It is the xbots that need to get a PS3. Because PS3 has some of the most unique games available to it that can be found nowhere else. THE POWER OF THE FIRST AND SECOND PARTY LINE UP.
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Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   1935d ago
I got a PS3 + a P.C so...
...really can't see NO reason to get a ChatBox 360???
Unless your into Chatting all day then go for it!!! ;-D
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AngryTypingGuy  +   1935d ago
Fanboys? It was written by people on a website that caters mostly to PS3 gamers.

In my opinion, people only need one console. Unless you have a Wii that is, which has a good game only once in every ten blue moons.

My 360 doesn't have Blu Ray, but I can live without it. The 360 has Netflix and will soon have instant 1080P streaming on many movies. Not to mention, I can't play Halo or Gears on the PS3, and I like the 360's controller way better. And when Natal comes out, the 360 will be even more awesome than it already is.

I would like to have a PS3, but there's only four games on it that I want that the 360 doesn't offer, so that's not enough to get me to pay for one.
Chubear  +   1935d ago
... waste my hard earned money on that totally $#*T hardware? that's madness. That's 400 bucks I could spend on actual games and gaming content.

With nothing appealing to me on the 360 part from an interest in Mass Effect (which I have no clue if I'll actually like it the way I think I might) that's a hell of a lot of money to put down for 1 game and all the head aches the console comes with.

There's a reason why I didn't invest my money into gaming systems like Jaguar, 3DO, Xbox, and now the 360 and there's a reason why these consoles sold to millions of people too. You figure it out.

@1.2 LMAO! ahhhh, you kill me! XD
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The Killer  +   1935d ago
Why Every PS3 Owner Needs A 360??
to play pirated multiplatform games???
OmarJA  +   1935d ago
Ummm maybe for the winter?

Thanks but I'd rather upgrade my PC...
Stryfeno2  +   1935d ago
euchreprof
Yeah, and its call a PS3...This why the article telling you to get a 360.
infamousinfolite  +   1935d ago
Well...
During the winter moths we may need a heater our PS3s don't heat up as much but buy a 360 before december, during december turn on the 360 and yal should be comfy during these cold fronts.
rayjelic  +   1935d ago
Nice try Milo Lover,
Only thing is most of your 360 games are ported over to PC,
Where Sony's are not due to Blu-ray. So if Sony gamers can still play what yah playing on PC tell me Why the F*ck should we get that bullshit a&& console.

P.S. What you'll need to worry about instead of Sony is Google, before they get in the console business trying to knock MSFT out!

LMAO.
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I got da PC  +   1935d ago
What is a Chatbox?
Isn't chatting better than texting like on the PS3?
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blackbeld  +   1935d ago
I got a PS3 and a Macbook.... So I don't need those Microshit stuf.... I could do more things with the things I have...... Stupid Bots want us to buy a heater? They should have they're brain checked...
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1935d ago
If Droids bought a 360 the 360 attach rate would drop to 0.3 because they don't buy any freaking games.
ape007  +   1935d ago
I'll add 1 more thing
xbox live,xbl is an amazing online experince

360 also has amazing exlusives coming,the amazing looking convection,halo odst looks so much fun,alan wake looks so unique,forza 3 which looks incridable and mass effect 2 which looks to fix every
technical issue seen in me1

to be honest,the xbox 360 is a must have system and it's cheap price and guys believe me,a service like xbl would make a fresh new game like MW2 a much better experince,it's all connected
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a_squirrel  +   1935d ago
Xbox 360 = Cheap
Ps3 = Inexpensive
UnwanteDreamz  +   1935d ago
Words like "better" are subjective. You have the right to your opinion but damn man do you have to pass it off as fact. 360 is not a must have. I been gaming since 1987 without a 360. Still a gamer.....
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SprSynJn  +   1934d ago
Very well said Dreamz
I have been gaming since around that time myself, way before it existed. To me, there has not been one specific console that everyone "should have". Just like there is not one car that everyone should have. It depends on your preferences. I was extremely close to purchasing a Wii, but changed my mind at the last second to get a PS3 instead. This was not because of the games per-say, but because of what else it offered to justify the higher price. To me the PS3 was the better investment in a whole, and one and a half years later, I stand by that decision stronger than when I had purchased it. For some, the 360 is the better investment, for others it is the Wii. It's all a matter of preference. To be honest though, I probably would have been just fine with the Wii. I would miss my shooting games though, that is for certain.
creeping judas  +   1935d ago
the ZX Spectrum vs the Commodore 64
Commodore 64 all the way. the commodore's graphic chip set was able to handle a 8 coloured 16x16 sprite with a FPS clocking near 5. While the spectrum could only handle 8 colours in a 8x8 sprite and FPS of 2.

You been PWND spectrum!!!
creeping judas  +   1935d ago
3 disagrees!
You frigging spectrum fanboys are nothing but cowards, care to put a reason why you disagreed!! no of course not, you flocking cowards!!

typical n4g fanboy bullshite!!
cpt_kaos  +   1935d ago
Mate I've got fond memories after upgrading from the old faithful commodore vic-20 to the commodore-64 and loved those punch ups in the sandpit with spectrum and the amstrad gangs.

They were the true hardcore days not the hide behind a keyboard. ;)
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greatjimbo78  +   1934d ago
Commodore 64 FTW!
Baba1906  +   1935d ago
i dont need it. i would like some of the rpgs that came out on the 360, but with some more time i will get my share of jrps soon enough.
phosphor112  +   1935d ago
Or I can play those wanted 360 exclusives on my PC
And not spend 300 on a console for games I can install on this machine...
Natsu X FairyTail  +   1935d ago
you'll like the new article in the pending section

;)
mcgrawgamer  +   1935d ago
@6. you have no gaming pc.

@6.1 that article won't get approved.
CadDad  +   1935d ago
I've always felt...
The 360's tendency to port exclusives to PC hurt more than helped.

And not that I need proof of "having" a gaming PC, I'll post a pic anyways just because it's so sexy.

http://farm1.static.flickr....

-CadDad
mcgrawgamer  +   1935d ago
@6.3
that is a sexy rig. I feel the same way. Personally I have many friends on the 360 but up until about a year ago it was harder and harder for me to justify the price of xbl when my ps3 was coming into it's own online and my pc has never let me down. I know from my perspective they lost my money from games sales to solely the pc and ps3.

I just have a problem with people who scream they'll get 'X' game on the pc and the minute a rumor of mass effect or some other 360 game for example potentially coming to the ps3 those same individuals are slobbering at the mouth for a ps3 version.....when the "pc" is right there for them to enjoy those games.

edit- how's the temp in that case. I always wanted to go with a clear acrylic case but I was told they hold a lot of heat. my coolermaster keeps my mobo, gpu and cpu at a steady 41 c and that's during heavy gaming sessions.
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CadDad  +   1935d ago
I run the new ASUS style mobo's with the passive heatsinks that do a good job of dissipating heat. It's also got the new phenom quad core from AMD that runs pretty cool if you keep the over-clocking down.

As you can see there are plenty of fans, I pull air from the side and front across the HDD and VC's and push it out the top (natural heat tendency) and back directly by the processor.

It runs cool enough to do rendering and solid modeling work non-stop. (my job)

*EDIT* Specs: Asus M3N-HT; AMD Phenom™ FX Quad Core 2.8Ghz; 4 Gig RAM; 1.5 TB; 2x Geforce 9800 in SLI.

-CadDad
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phosphor112  +   1935d ago
My computer can play lots of games on pretty high settings
And its the main purpose of my PC, thus is a Gaming PC.
agentace  +   1935d ago
@mcgrawgamer
those people really bug me too, if the PS3 games were on PC aswell i wouldnt have a console just a PC no need for both, but there not :(
(imagine games like killzone2 or Uncharted2 on PC then crysis would be in trouble)
aaron5829  +   1934d ago
I have..
A PS3 and a PC...

Though my PC may not look like a beast.. but it's adequate to play crysis on 720p and other games work flawlessly.

So... yea... please tell me why do i need an xbox for now.. besides Forza 3 of course :D
MetalGearBear  +   1935d ago
PS3 owner not need RRODBOX.
becuz RRODBOX has horrible tech and failure rate known as RROD.
no need buy RRODBOX, please buy PC.
Obama  +   1935d ago
hmm is a $199 heater worth it ppl?
Etseix  +   1935d ago
i read teh conclusion of the article he said something like *if u have 130 dls to spare, think about it* ok... this means i may THINK not BUY,
teh xbox has great games, and online, still, console sucks, i dont blame the controllers,games,all of its software, i blame the console, it sucks,

these are the times where i look at my cpu and say *thx god i have a good cpu to play the same games*
JonnyBigBoss  +   1935d ago
Is this article kidding? Almost all PS3 owners have a PC, and a gaming PC is very cheap these days. Any game you could possibly interested in on the 360 is also on the PC, but you don't have to pay to use online and there are more people playing it. Not to mention mod-ability and not having to worry about RROD. There's absolutely no reason to have a 360 if you have a PS3 and a gaming PC (which costs about $300 for everything).
electricgta  +   1935d ago
wtf since when did a gaming pc cost $300? since when could you get a pc for $300 lmao
maybe if u have the pc then wana do it up but thats to much hassle.
mcgrawgamer  +   1935d ago
could you post the specs to your gaming pc friend?

let's be real; yes many gamers can get games on the 360 and pc, but a huge percentage of console gamers have never gamed on the pc before, don't know how to build a rig, and still believe that pc gaming is ridiculously expensive. Even still just as many who DON'T have a gaming rig come onto sites such as this one and say they'll play "X" game on the pc in an attempt to discredit the xbox 360.

Which one are you friend?
JonnyBigBoss  +   1935d ago
I just bought my sister a full computer and it's definitely $300 to be able to run next-generation games. Now mind you not on ultra high settings but at least on medium with no hitches. This is what I bought:

AMD Athlon X2 5200+ - $49.00
GeForce 9600GT w/ free COD:WAW - $39.00
2GB G-Skill PC2 6400 - $29.99
ASUS M3A78-EM - $59.99
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 - $49.99
Western Digital 80GB SATA - $33.99
LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM - $17.99
Total = $280.00

And the computer is able to run Dawn of War 2, STALKER, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War and other top titles at high settings with no hitches, and no online fee.
JonnyBigBoss  +   1935d ago
A quick trip to Newegg.com does a lot of good. Oh, and building a rig is very easy. All you do is make sure the hardware is compatible, then screw in all of the components. I did it without a user manual at the age of 18 with no problems whatsoever. Sure, it's easier to just pick-up a Xbox 360, but the 360 has so many problems that it isn't worth the effort in the end.
mcgrawgamer  +   1935d ago
Oh I'm sorry....
you mistook my post as someone who doesn't pc game? sorry friend. I no longer use my 360 it's for my 4 year old. I took you for another one of the kids who scream "I game on the pc, eff the 360" when you have no gaming rig. My apologies.
Rhoic  +   1935d ago
"Almost all PS3 owners have a PC, and a gaming PC is very cheap these days."

Then you go on to tell us you spent $100 MORE on a gaming PC that cant run at the specs a 360 can? I am totally lost with your logic and generalizations.
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JonnyBigBoss  +   1935d ago
^

I really hope you're joking. A 360 can't even do 10% of the things a PC can. Are you in college? Good luck typing papers and printing them on your 360. You also have to pay yearly fees to even use online. You can't even post on a forum without getting on a PC or PS3. Oh, and the $199 X360 bundle includes nothing but the console and controller. No wifi, no hard drive, nothin. $300 for something that everyone needs this day and age is terrific, versus a console that has some of the highest failure rates in electronic history.

Oh, and if you think the 360 is more powerful than a dual-core running at 2.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and a 9600 graphic card then you clearly don't know what you're talking about.
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Rhoic  +   1935d ago
LOL.

My PC can run games on Ultra High Settings.. and it cost me $400. I built the damn thing. So before you (once again) generalize people, be sure you know more about them.

"Good luck typing papers and printing them on your 360. You also have to pay yearly fees to even use online. You can't even post on a forum without getting on a PC or PS3. Oh, and the $199 X360 bundle includes nothing but the console and controller. No wifi, no hard drive, nothin. $300 for something that everyone needs this day and age is terrific, versus a console that has some of the highest failure rates in electronic history."

What the hell does all this random crap have to do with gaming? Apparently, I need to be able to type papers, have WIFI and post on forums to be able to game. Or *gasp* maybe I can JUST BUY A CONSOLE... and play the games I want to PLAY. Oh, and if you knew more, the 360 has a internet browser accessible through the Media Center. Not only that, but you do not have to pay to use Xbox LIVE.

You know what. You're right. A 360 cannot perform all of the things a PC can, but it sure as hell can run games at a higher resolution and a higher framerate than what your $300 PC does. It also has about 4x the catalog of next gen games compared to PC. I also find it funny that you think a GeForce 9600 GT is "omgz amazing deal!" when I bought a freaking ATI Radeon HD 4830 512MB GDDR3 that is running CoD4, Mass Effect and Oblivion on my PC at Ultra High Settings for $70-$80.

I bought my Xbox 360 for gaming and Xbox LIVE. Not so I could surf the web, or have WIFI (why would anyone use this for gaming anyways), or hell, even writing letters. I bought it so I could experience both PC games AND Xbox 360 games for a damn low price.
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mcgrawgamer  +   1935d ago
he got u there friend. A 9600 is a pretty substandard card imo. You would have been better off getting a 8800gt or forking over the dough for a 9800gt if you were conscious of energy consumption.
LittleBigSackBoy  +   1935d ago
no thanks :)
sunil  +   1935d ago
Gears is something i would have definetely bought a 360 for, but then its coming out on the PC.

All in all, my second console this gen (first was a 360) has served me well
chisox100  +   1935d ago
I'll buy a gaming pc so i can play all the xbox exclusives on a superior platform
I got da PC  +   1935d ago
I have a good PC but it still needs Windows to play games
wotta  +   1935d ago
Are Sixthaxis about to go multiformat?
There have been a few hints lately, like this article.
facelike  +   1935d ago
You know, I think I'd rather spend that 360 money or more games for my PS3. That would be more wisely spent. I, personally, don't really get into 360 games though I've played a lot of them. They tend to loose my interest very quickly. Thats the reason I bought a PS3. That could change, but looking what direction Microsoft is going, I have a feeling I'm going to stay with Sony.
Marko4  +   1935d ago
PC
agree with jleack
deshon09  +   1935d ago
well
i had a 360 before the ps3 came out i i did love it in-till the problems started to put it simply it not worth my time any more i still have but it is broken and they want me to 250 to fix it no thanks it was cheeper to invest in a gaming pc hell the sad thing is the first xbox 1 works better than my 360 ever did but i say if you can afford it and don/t have a pc by all means pick one up also
Nathaniel_Drake  +   1935d ago
A ps3 and a good PC should be the best combo
Spike47  +   1935d ago
I already have an Xbox360, it is called a "computer", you know the thing I'm using right now as I type this.
I only need a PS3, if I had the money of course I would buy an xbox360, but I don't, and I'm fine with missing out on another Halo and gears.
deadreckoning666  +   1935d ago
I have both consoles and even though I prefer my PS3, I thk its worth mentioning that this "heater" is STILL outselling PS3 by 8 million. I dont care how good Microsoft's marketing is. If a "heater" is outselling a blu-ray console with free online play, better reliability, and better games..theres a problem. I love my PS3, but better marketing from Sony would help em out alot.
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Chubear  +   1935d ago
... when the PS3 launched the 360 had nearly a 10mill lead cause of it's year start. Now it's the cheapest console on the market world wide and only now has a lead of 8mill consoles.

So... what does that tell you?

You want to know what a console that came out a year ahead and in it's 4th year should be doing with it's competition? then go look at the PS2/Xbox era at this point in time. The PS2 was outselling the Xbox by well over 20mill WW at this point in time and then totally annihilated it at the end of years 4&5.

If you can't increase your lead with a year's head start and you being cheaper than the competition then you're simply dying a slow death a la Sega DC/PS2 era. Sure the 360 is holding on longer and fighting harder than the DC did but hey, weather you take 10secs to drown or 3mins to drown... you're still dying.
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IcyJoker187  +   1935d ago
I thought
this was gonna be pure flamebait, but it was a good article but i have a good gaming pc so i personally wouldnt need a 360
_IFRIT_   1935d ago | Spam
TheTwelve  +   1935d ago
If I needed a 360...
...I would have one. What would get me was an exclusive, groundbreaking JRPG or Strategy JRPG on the 360 that blows away what I could get on a PS3. I couldn't care less about Halo or Gears.

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Rhoic  +   1935d ago
Lost Odyssey ~.~
TheTwelve  +   1935d ago
*looks up metacritic scores on LO*

Nope. Not groundbreaking at all. Certainly not worth getting a 360 over.

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Rhoic  +   1935d ago
"*looks up metacritic scores on LO*"

^^

Lol? Is this a joke or something?

*Looks up metacritic scores of every game that is considered a AAA on the PS3*

*gasp!* 4.. With none of them being an RPG >.>

Trust me. You need to give Lost Odyssey a try. It is by far the best JRPG released this gen.
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Cajun Chicken  +   1935d ago
360 is my second hand gaming machine most the time due to 360 titles becoming cheaper, also games have no actual massive install on old titles released 2007 late 2008.

I keep my 360 mainly to play Mass Effect, Crackdown and EDF2017, XBLA can have its own great exclusives but in my opinion has by far less good quality, original games unlike PSN. Having a 20gb HDD, I struggle to have space for DLC and since my specific 360 sounds like Heathrow Airport when the DVD Drive is running, with some titles I have no choice but to ironically; install the game, which due to my XBLA games (REZHD, Doom, GW, GW2, Space Girrafe, Lumines Live!, The Maw) leaves me with hardly any space.

Despite a few bells and whistles, I am not on the XBL bandwagon yet, ask me again when Serious Sam HD, the new Painkiller and Quake Arena Arcade are out. Because gaming for free online and PSN with basic online gameplay features makes a lot more sense for me and enables me one retail game or a few second hand titles a year.
Afreelunch  +   1935d ago
I like a few 360 games, it would be cool to have a 360, because my best gaming friends got talked into buying the original xbox by shyster EB Games employees back in the day, and they've stuck with the brand, but for whatever reason they've never even tried playstation. I was not happy with my original Xbox, but was very pleased with my PS2, so when it came time to choose, I got a PS3 instead of a 360, and I really don't want another console to soak up even more money, but I would probably get a kick out of one. Anybody willing to donate? ;D
PELVIC THRUST ACTION  +   1935d ago
Sorry
I don't buy unreliable consoles, and I don't like the exclusives. I hate Halo and Gears so I don't need one. K THX BAI
Ravage27  +   1935d ago
i find the title kind of offensive...
Doesn't this all comes down to personal preference?

I pretty certain that Mass Effect & Star Ocean 4 will get ported over next year, and i just don't see anything else i'm interested in.

I guess they thought everyone loves Halo....
strickers  +   1935d ago
I got both 360 and PS3 at launch and I believe you need both.I will say that since I got my PS3,the 360 is definitely the 2nd console.I still own one for Crackdown1/2,L4D1/2,Alan Wake and Gears(yet to play 2.I want to play co op but cancelled Live.Yes,PS3 online is great for gaming!).PS3 line up is getting so good,it's hard to keep up.If I was buying a console now,360 would be a bad choice.2 years ago it would be the top choice.Both is still BEST option(I've got a Wii but Meh).
Anilom  +   1935d ago
Xbox Sucks!!
I will Never Buy MS360 Sh!t!! NEVER.
lepolohuevo  +   1935d ago
Aww Come on
What's the point? I don't like shooters so how good will the 360 be to me?
Nelson M  +   1935d ago
Why Every PS3 Owner Needs A 360
Well i think it could be a good idea
I mean how many of us have got close to throwing something through the Window when you get killed on Killzone 2 on Elite on the last bit for like the 100th time ?

Well that is Why Maybe Every PS3 Owner Needs A 360
To throw through the Window when you get a Tiny little Frustrated with Gaming
Turn a Negative into a Positive
TheDeadMetalhead  +   1935d ago
Precisely.
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-MD-  +   1934d ago
Are you trying to tell us you're bad at Killzone 2?
Nelson M  +   1934d ago
Come Back MurderGoth
When you completed Killzone 2 on Elite
Thy Silly Little Confused Emo
-MD-  +   1934d ago
You have some deep information on goths and emos... are you one yourself?

Edit: I would never invest time into such a terrible game.
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