PS3 vs Xbox 360 Spec Wars: will they never end?

Lots of fun from the world of next-gen consoles this week.
It all started on Monday when US news sources started picking up on a preview of Splinter Cell: Conviction featured on Aussie site, Gameplayer. In it, the game's producer Dany Lepage seems to trash PS3's AI capabilities. From the preview:
"So, Conviction is confirmed for PC and Xbox 360. But what about the other consoles? Double Agent was a 360 exclusive for a whole week. On this issue, Danny could give us a firm answer. "It's NEVER gonna come out on the PS3 or the Wii." It's a logical decision. Nintendo's console simply doesn't have the graphical horsepower, and he candidly told us how the PS3 can't handle AI nearly as well as the 360."
Naturally, Xbox fanboys leapt on this delicious titbit like banned attack dogs.

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TriggerHappy4021d ago (Edited 4021d ago )

Probably not, so far as both console exist, there will always be fanboys, and fanboys will always defend their pride for their consoles.

mccomber4021d ago (Edited 4021d ago )

Agree 100% plus bubbles. So true.

MK_Red4021d ago

True, fanboys will never give up but come on, its usually fun to watch their fanboy wars (But not always).

TriggerHappy4021d ago (Edited 4021d ago )

Thats what make gaming fun though, Imagine if everyone accepted their console and they was no bashing and everything just seemed perfect. It would be cool but that would get boring fast.

The Swordsman4021d ago

So true. It would get so boring. Anyway, it's nice to such vocal members of the gaming community, or as the media calls them, fanboys, out and about complaining consistently about the console(s) they loathe. Internet forums survive on the confrontations of these "fanboys", and this site would be considerably be less popular without them.

MK_Red4021d ago

Toally agreed Merc3nary. Without those fanboy wars, gaming would become boring too fast. Its the same as a world where everyone agrees with the other and thus there is no discussion, talk and such. Of course, Fanboy wars are far more intense than a friendly discussion but they're still pretty fun sometimes.

Skynetone4021d ago

GTA and halo stand out for me

but most games have mindless drones / or mindless drones which shout grenade

were still light years away on both concoles to start slagging over AI

Bill Gates4021d ago

That is not true Merc3nary. I ALWAYS give clear and level headed opinions about all consoles, and I'm a self labeled fanboy. For example...

The Xbox 360 SUCKS brown juice.
The PS3 is DA BOMB!!

See, very level minded and non-biased.......NAT!!


Hatchetforce4021d ago (Edited 4021d ago )

Has there ever been great AI in a game? FEAR. Half Life.

But Splinter Cell? Please. I really like the games. I have the books and soundtracks and have them on every platform to date. But seriously, the AI in there took the short bus to Ubisoft. Dumber than a bucket of nails.

Worst part? Emo Fisher. Ubisoft said they want you to feel for Sam. What? They are trashing the grand fashion. It is Sam Fisher, not Emo Fisher. He had grey hair then Mathieu Ferland decided that wasn't cool. There was such an over whelming outcry over that on the official forums too. What a mistake.

Look, the real badasses in this world are not 19 year old guys that are highly trained and have years of actual experience. The Pepsi generation can suck it on that one.


They want us to feel for Sam. Alas, woe is Sam. You want to know what I need to feel for Sam Fisher? I'll tell you. There is a moment on a roof top in Chaos Theory when you are looking for Dvorak. There is a guy patrolling there you can grab, shoot or ignore. If you grab him he says,

"How about you let me go and I'll teach you a lesson."

Sam responds, "Tough guy huh. How about I cut off one of your ears and we see how tough you are."

That's it. That's all I need to understand Sam. He is a hard as nails veteran. Now Ubisoft has it up their butt they want to get into movies and they think movies = drama. Give me a friggin break. Give Splinter Cell fans a break. Shut up with the AI comments and make a damn Splinter Cell game. Not teletubbies, but instead Race Bannon. Not Janeway, but instead Kirk. Not George Clooney, but instead Christian Bale.

gta_cb4020d ago

i agree.

also just wanted to say i found this bit of the text amusing.

"he candidly told us how the PS3 can't handle AI nearly as well as the 360."
Naturally, Xbox fanboys leapt on this delicious titbit like banned attack dogs."

that kinda thing happens all the time but when its pointed out in an article it does make me laugh lol

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MK_Red4021d ago

Wow, I tried to post this story based Merc3nary's tip but system prevented me and warned that "This story is currently being submitted by Merc3nary"! and now its submitted NOT by Merc3nary. :)

Anyway, good find. But I think the real Specs VS war will come when Killzone 2 and GTA4 are released and could bring millions of spec related discussions.

TriggerHappy4021d ago

When TNS is around, am cautious about what i post, I thought he was going to report this as a duplicate,(he always finds something, is amazing how he does that). I got to the preview section then said..nah..forget it...:)

mccomber4021d ago (Edited 4021d ago )

I saw the tip as well and thought this was pretty damn good, it's been funny watching both sides fighting all this week with every tech "victory" that's come out.

COCK4021d ago

its never going 2 end until sumbody gets kill off me want 2 kill the xbox 360 we must kill bill gates iff me want 2 kill the playstation 3 we must kill the guy dat made sony but first we have 2 hold both hostages n make dem have sex with each other fanboys attack

bym051d4021d ago

Not as long as people write stories like this and developers make comments like the ones in the story.

razer4021d ago

and I agree. I think the blogosphere and sites like this are adding just as much fuel to the fire as the fanboys are.

Zhuk4021d ago

they wont stop ever.

The Chief of Mjolnir4021d ago (Edited 4021d ago )

Not if there are guys like C*CK out there to f**k up the peace line. (Comment #3 is a good example.)

jackfatal4021d ago

do u know the the guy that u use his picture? i mean wats the name o fthe anime?