MS: Everybody knows Black Ops plays best on the Xbox 360

GamingBolt: Microsoft is back with another spat of extravagant claims and this time it’s Mircosoft’s Stephen McGill doing the talking while giving an interview to MCV.

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ryuzu2729d ago

Um - surely it plays best on PC.

Still, gotta fund all those 360 "exclusives" somehow...


GamingGamer2729d ago Show
darthv722729d ago

As a preferred 360 gamer I have to say that is crap. He obviously has to talk the PR up but I would say it would play best on PC. If not then, PS3 cause of the free online.

plb2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

To be fair, PS3/360 have a bigger COD online community. FPS on PC aren't just what they used to be. I've been mainly using my PC for SC2 and everything else on PS3. The other thing, on PC it's rare that anyone really on your team talks which can make some modes a pain. Also, not really sure how Black Ops will play on PC but atm MW2 on PC is so full of hackers/glitchers it makes the game nearly unplayable, trust me I was just playing a match. I'm likely just going to pick up Black Ops for PS3 this time around.

Redrum0592729d ago

MS has no exclusives to talk about at the moment, so they resort to claiming multiplat games as their own.

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Blaze9292729d ago

Same thing I said below:

You do know MS no longer announces games unless it'll release that same year or within a year? Because you don't "know" anything doesn't mean there aren't exclusives for 2011. Unlike Sony, MS doesn't see the need to announce anything and have you waiting 2+ years for it's release anymore.

So, how's that GT5 wait been? Pleasant? Still care? That's why MS doesn't do that anymore because fans what games now - not later.

poindat2729d ago

I don't know about you, but I'd rather have concrete knowledge that an exclusive is coming rather than be left to sit and wonder if it even exists at all. People are just too impatient and in need of immediate gratification. It's a shame.

mcstorm2729d ago

I have to disagree with people saying MS don't have any exclusives to talk about the 3
60 has had Alan wake splinter cell halo reach fable 3 and has about 10 kinect only games what's the ps3 had in that time nothing. It w
I'll be the same next year for some reason Sony have there games out the 1st half of the year and MS have them the 2nd half

HxCGamer2729d ago

lol you are joking right...

both versions are the same in consoles.
PC runs it better..

The reason it sells more on the 360 is because there is no other games to buy.
I have all consoles and a PC, and I am not interested in buying multiplatforms on the 360 so I am going to be getting no use out of it.

RBlaze2729d ago

... Which controller you prefer!

If you like a mouse and keyboard, PC is best.
Prefer the Xbox pad? 360 is best.
DualShock your fave then PS3 is best.

The quality of COD games has been near indistinguishable over recent years. This means that the 'best' game is the one you feel most comfortable playing... And ofc, if you have more mates playing on a certain format then that has weight too

Gawdl3y2729d ago

PC has community mod support. Therefore, it isn't just about the controls.
Besides, mouse and keyboard is always more accurate than controllers. The people who say gamepads are better do so because: A) They haven't even tried M&K or B) They say so simply because they are console fanboys

Since I own a PS3 and my PC is crap, I'll get the PS3 version. Once I get a better GFX card, however, I'm going with PC.

RBlaze2729d ago

Hmm... In all honesty I haven't used my PC for FPS games since the first Op Flashpoint! But yeah you are right, mods add a chunk to the game... I don't have the knowledge on how much mods can actually do so I wasn't really in the position to mention it!

You missed a point about people who prefer gamepads to keyboards though... Some of us simply used gamepads to game first. For me, I grew up playing FPS games on consoles... So when I attempted to play on mouse and keyboard I struggled to make the switch, so I stuck with the gamepad. I guess to try to get that point across - Imagine learning to play a game with inverted controls... then suddenly starting a non inverted game... Though it would be easy to pick up normally, the fact that you are so used to inverted makes any other style difficult to use.

My original point still stands though I think... Whatever you feel most comfortable playing is the best version... Difference in actual game quality is neglible

evrfighter2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

"Also, not really sure how Black Ops will play on PC but atm MW2 on PC is so full of hackers/glitchers it makes the game nearly unplayable"

you were coming off as a pc gamer until I read this part. Then I realized you were just a console kid playing on a pc.

If you knew anything about the cod community you would have known that they went back to cod4 and cod2.

cod4 minutes played today



the only people left playing mw2 on pc are console kids with a pc that don't know any better. ( i.e YOU)

and bandwagoners.

Highlife2729d ago

i used m&k in the past I just don't like it. So I guess in your little world that makes me a fanboy. Thanks

MasterGuru2729d ago

Everyone knows Final Fantasy 13 plays best on PS3. :)

Longrod_Von_Hugendon2729d ago

And everything else plays better on Playstation 3!

All_4_One2729d ago

That`s a pretty typical excuse I`ve been hearing. This time last year we knew about Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake, Splinter Cell Conviction, Crackdown 2, Halo: Reach, Fable 3 and more.

So, Microsoft has suddenly stopped building anticipation for their game lineup? Lol, since when?

RedDeadLB2729d ago

Controls are as good as the person playing. I have always been more precise with a controller than with a mouse. Argument denied.

OsamaOnCrack2729d ago

the reason microsoft doesnt announce exclusives because they got nothing except gears of war 3 now. they cant announce cuz they got none!! haha!!

No Way2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

Just a question.. why do people involve PC when talkin consoles?
Maybe I'm jus smart, but.. obviously every game would be better on PC.
It's basically a moot point, and I don't get it. C'mon now.

As far as PS3 and x360, it's best where your friends are.

STONEY42729d ago

"on PC it's rare that anyone really on your team talks"

What? On consoles, maybe two or three people have mics, and they loooove spamming their music or have terrible quality. On PC, there's usually over 8 people with mics, who aren't 8 year old annoying kids. And even the ones who don't have mics always use text chatting, which is alot more convenient on PC then it would be on consoles.

gaden_malak2729d ago

"You do know MS no longer announces games unless it'll release that same year or within a year?"

I'm sorry but how do you even know this?

Alan Wake, Splinter Cell, Too Human were all massive delays, Gears 3 has been delayed. Halo Reach was set to be released in May 2010 and was delayed until September.
What proof do you have?

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IHateYouFanboys2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

apart from the odd game here and there, Microsoft announce their exclusives (first party and MGS published) about 6-12 months before their CONCRETE release date. Sony announce a game before it even hits the planning stages, meaning they take upwards of 2-3 years from the announcement. they often dont even have a name, just 'project something or other'.

Gears of War 2: announced at E3 2008 (June 2008), released less than 6 months later (November 2008).
Forza 3: announced at E3 2009 (June 2009), released less than 6 months later (October 2009).
Left 4 Dead 2: announced at E3 2009 (June 2009), released less than 6 months later (November 2009).
Halo 3: ODST: announced October 2008, released less than 12 months later (September 2009).
Crackdown 2: announced at E3 2009 (June 2009), released just over 12 months later (July 2010).
Halo Reach: announced at E3 2009 (June 2009), released just over 12 months later (September 2010).
Ninja Gaiden 2: announced at TGS 2007, released less than 12 months later (June 2008)

This is the way Microsoft do it. Sure, there are only a few announced 360 exclusives at the moment - but we have this conversation every year, and every year the PS3 fanboys dont learn. at E3/TGS in 2011 theyll no doubt announce a PGR5, Forza 4, possibly the first 343 Halo game, and a few others throughout the year. its just how they work.

is it a better way of announcing exclusives? IMO yes, it is, because if i dont know something exists i wont waste any time thinking about how much i want it and wanting to get new info. if the day they released GT5 they announced GT6 for 2012, you wouldnt enjoy GT5 as much because youd always be thinking 'ooh its only 2 years til GT6 and its gonna be better than this'.

maybe thats just me, having grown up in the time where you wouldnt even know about a game until it hits the shelves due to the internet not being widely spread, and developers not having to rely on fanboy hype to sell their games, im fine with just sitting back and relaxing until games come out. i dont need to know every little detail years in advance, im happy just to see a new game a few months before release.

oh and i dont really think PS3 fanboys should be laughing at the 360s 2011 exclusive list after this year. how many big PS3 exclusives have launched in the last 6 months? been a fair amount of time between drinks in that regard. the 360 had Mass Effect 2, Alan Wake, Halo Reach, Splinter Cell Conviction, Fable 3, Crackdown 2, Metro 2033, Perfect Dark (im counting it since PS3 fanboys count the Sly Cooper Collection), etc. whatd the PS3 have? God of War 3, MAG, Heavy Rain, and Mod-Nation Racers?

GamingGamer2729d ago Show
IHateYouFanboys2729d ago


what part of "ABOUT 6-12 months" dont you understand? 14 months is *about* 12 months, as its <20% leeway.

Halo Recon was announced when i said it was. Crackdown 2 was announced when i said it was. you are 100% wrong.

theres a difference between ANNOUNCED and STARTED DEVELOPMENT ON. a game is announced when the developer/publisher wants to announce it, not when development starts lol.

and if you didnt realise - which you clearly didnt - i was only going back to the last 2-3 years. the 360 came out in 2005, im not going back all the way to 2005 to find announcement dates and release dates. do it yourself if you want.

"PS3 has alot more higher quality exclusives at this point when you look at games over 80+ metacritic score."

thats actually a common misconception. the 360 actually has more higher rated exclusives than the PS3. the PS3s AVERAGE is higher though, because the 360 has MORE exclusives so it brings the average down.

ie. say the 360 has 100 games, 50 of which are 99/100 and 50 of which are 40/100. the average is 69.5/100.

say the PS3 has 50 games, 30 of which are 99/100 and 20 of which are 40/100. the average is 75.4/100.

so looking at that, you think the PS3 is better because it averages higher. but youre failing to take into account that if you throw away the rubbish games from BOTH the PS3 and 360, youre left with 50 awesome 360 games, and only 30 awesome PS3 games. so despite the better average on the PS3, the 360 has more great games.

this is what its like on Metacritic. if you dont believe me, go work it out yourself. better yet, get your parents to do it ;)

number472729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

#1, Alan wake was announced when? Exactly... and it was reduced to non-sandbox dlc floppetry...

#2, Too human?

#3, Warhounds

#4, Huxley..'ZOMG 100 vs 100' - [email protected]

Do i need to go on?

#5, that Zombie Island game..

All the GT5 smack talk needs to stop considering these games have all been part of the 360's "lineup"

theres 1 gt5(the driving worlds most anticipated game release that is allowed to tell SONY 'its ready when its ready' and whose demo sells more than the Forza3 retail release..) compared to a laundry list of things MS has announced, that never have even made it to a game show.

MS has no new AAA franchises/games. You might as well count the 900 JRPGS's released that all got 1/10's as I type in the list of quantity over quality. Even the releases that take forever, come out and flop Alan Wake/Splinter Cell/Banjo Kazooie, etc.

So really, lets stop. Sony makes quality games, theres a laundry list of them coming down the line. GT5 is the only GT5 in the world, its hardly the rule. They delay games due to quality, Microsoft charges you for online & 'dlc' that couldn't fit on the buggy disc to begin with. None win the most awards of a game since Half Life 2 on pc either.. none push technological boundaries for next gen as well, they all just rely on the UnderwhelmEngine1.2

You have to hop in a Time machine to enjoy Microsofts 'aaa' games & exclusive lineup since they are all on the PC/PS3 now. Aren't you all supposed to be playing Dance Central now anyway? Since MS abandoned the core 360 owners?


Dee_912729d ago

a bunch of people arguing over opinions never saw that on here before

mcstorm2729d ago

Lol I love how I got 59 Disagrees but not one reply. I had a PM that game me a list of the PS3 exclusives that were out next year and not yet announced. Which if you read what I put I never said the PS3 has no games next year I said it had none in the last 6 months of this year.

You fan boys make me pmsl with how you all defend each console as if it really matters. All 3 consoles are selling well all of them have amazing games and that is why I am a gamer because I love playing game no matter if its on the PS3 360 or the wii.

gameraxis2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

yea, ur right, so we'll hear about gears 3 in 2011 even tho its already stated to be done, sorry dude, 2010 big events are over, they got nothing but reach, gears, and exclusive deals on some multiplats... that's just how they work, always for the buck.. released system early, not invest in many first party devs, and tell gammers a popular multiplat franchise playes better on their system...don't get me wrong, Sony plays for the buck too (with choices), but i have both system and prestige on mw2 7 times on the ps3, and the asymmetrical joystick factor ain't cutting it anymore for a reason to play shooters on the 360, i have a light touch to my controllers... and I'd argue the ps3 controller joy sticks are WAY silkier, not so much damn resistance when pulling or pushing... so i prefer my shooters on the ps3... but I'm not having a problem with reach, just extra adaptation... they are releasing gears 3 in the end of 2011 and that was announced so there goes ur theory of "only announcing titles the year they're coming out" , and the reason being? even tho its done? FOR HOLIDAY SALES because its the only other exclusive they have left! and for every COD and RED DEAD REDEM. u throw at me that sold more on the 360, i can throw RE5, SF4, SSF4 and all Sony first party titles back... THIS ALL COMING from a true gamer, who has, loves and plays both systems now that i got my 360 back... know who ur backing before u spout out trash, MW2 played GREAT on the ps3, so don't go supporting a PR's words, that his job/lies/ half truths that are all opinionated... he gets paid to tell them, not u... BOTH games will be great. AND to the person who said the headset thing and being a lack there of on ps3, well when i get on cod on my ps3 i hear80 + people in the lobby chatting, when i play reach in the most pop mode at any given time, I'm lucky to hear 50 percent... all depends nothing solid so st*u

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Lifendz2729d ago

Even if it does "play best" is it a difference I would notice if I don't have the PS3 version and the 360 version running side by side?
I'm guessing the answer is no.

TheLastGuardian2729d ago

Microsoft is full of s#!%. How in the world would everyone know if Black Ops plays best on a certain platform. Has everyone played Black Ops on every console? Microsoft are butt buddies with Activision. They pay them to advertise mostly the 360 version and I say good for them. Let them attract all those 12 year olds who's moms pay for their live subscriptions.

Everyone knows exclusive games are best on Playstation 3, some people are just in denial.

No Way2729d ago

Lol, sorry.. but, of course 'exclusives' are best on PS3. :P

Dee_912729d ago

i cant tell the difference
only difference i see is paying for live

MikeGdaGod2729d ago

MS doesn't even realize....i'm not even getting Black Ops!!! so i still don't need em.

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Boody-Bandit2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

I am getting Black Ops for both. I have a few friends that recently purchased 3D displays (I am hoping to join them soon in 3D) and they are sticking to most multiplatform games for the PS3 now. I want to play with all my friends so I figure why not. It's not like it's the first time I have done this. I must've purchased 2 dozens multiplats on both consoles.

As far as DLC? I have only purchased DLC 4 times and never for a COD game. Sorry MS but you wont get my money and PSN wont 30 days later. As far as connectivity? I have always said the only differenes I have seen the past couple years on PSN vs. XBL is the controller in my hand. The only other difference is when I am playing PS3 exclusives that have dedicated servers cause they rarely ever even hiccup.

visualb2729d ago



"Your comment looks like spam." it says in red letters

Yeah? and this article looks like flame bait, and even though its not informative in any way, its marked under news...*scratches head*

Pyscho_Mantis2729d ago

I would say your 2011 lineup is the worst of this gen. 1 exclusive AAA for 12 months. They sure are getting desperate.

Blaze9292729d ago

You do know MS no longer announces games unless it'll release that same year or within a year? Because you don't "know" anything doesn't mean there aren't exclusives for 2011. Unlike Sony, MS doesn't see the need to announce anything and have you waiting 2+ years for it's release anymore.

Theonik2729d ago

So, what do they have announced besides Gears 3 for next year?
Will you be waiting for E3 to get another game? Oh dear...

nskrishna22729d ago

Fine. Whatever makes you sleep better at night.

insomnium2729d ago

The silence can also mean there are no games right? Or did you already forget about 2009?

BillOreilly2729d ago

whatever i heard the same last year and the 360 had 10+ exclusive games this year on top of indie games and 15 kinect games. Half their exclusives came outa nowhere or games like kingdom under fire 2, the first templar, risen 2, codename d, steel batallion, project draco, and all the 360 games people forgot about. The 360 games from 2010 ANNIALATED sony so im sure il have enough games next year. Hell there are too many multiplats for me to play next year. We dont wait 5 years on games like sony girls do. Still waiting on gt5, ffvs13(multi), the last guardian, kingdom hearts 3 lol. Still praying for a port of tales of vesperia. You get our leftovers a year late after we beat it.

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DecoyOctopus2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

lol ive played COD on both xbox 360 and PS3 they play the same only difference is that PS3 has free online

Odin7772729d ago

I agree. There really are no obvious gameplay or performance
differences between ps3 and 360.

nskrishna22729d ago

online..thats reason nuff..gonna buy 8 copies on steam...for lan play..:D

JsonHenry2729d ago

It is gonna play (and look) best on my PC. But it better since I sunk a decent amount of money in my gaming rig.

DigitalAnalog2729d ago

AH please... keep the damn franchise. I don't want this to be the best selling PS3 game year after year.

-End statement

Jamegohanssj52729d ago

Jamegohanssj5: Everyone knows that FPS fucking suck.

You see I can play that game too MS.


Megaton2729d ago

They advertise it like this too. Last year it was with Best Buy employees saying it should only be played on 360. This year it just showed the new 360 and said "play Black Ops on Xbox 360".

Death24942729d ago

a call of booty player anyway. I haven't bought COD since COD4. Activision loves to milk franchises and cause them to burn out quicker than they should. I have to give it to Treyarch though, there are packing alot of content into this one so I might pick it up. "One in the chamber" looks like the game type for hardcore players. But ps3 gamers have more of a variety of games than 360 gamers. That's why even though 360 beats ps3 in multiplat sales, ps3 still moves more software than the 360 annually.

antz11042729d ago

Ugh, every time MS does something right, they do two things wrong. As an avid 360 owner I'm facepalming right now. F#cking idiots.......(facepalm again)

n4gno2729d ago

They are like their dumb sheep fans : delusional/denial state of mind.

But ms do it for marketing/money, sheeps are just dumb.

Samus HD2729d ago

on Wii plays better than in all other platforms

pixelsword2729d ago

Can't wait to try this on kinect.


mirroredderorrim2729d ago

The brothers MS are at it again! What antics will they entail this holiday season?

bigc0720042728d ago

as an owner of both consoles this is my honest non fanboy opinion. FPS only play better on 360 because of the FEEL. The controller is more comfortable, and not fit for a damn midgets hands. I don't see wtf PS3 being free online has to do with COD playing better, and why that comment got "agrees". Oh yea and ps3 has plus now so technically ps3 isn't free anymore either. I also don't know what the big deal about exclusives are nowadays most of them suck anyway. Look at halo reach(garbage), look at killzone 3(beta was garbage). Just because a console has exclusives doesn't make it godly. The only reason why I like 360 over ps3 is because of how organized it's online is compared to ps3. You can't look at your friends friends' on ps3, no voice messages, no in game voice chat, no in game music. My 360 also has built in wifi too so nobody bring that BS into play. Like most people say each console has it's good and bad points, so stfu and go play black ops on tuesday!

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Focker4202729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

Ok, so you get a map pack 30 days before PS3. Big deal. You also get hundreds of thousands little 12 year olds screaming curse words and racial slurs constantly.
Sounds like the PS3 or PC version is more appealing imo.

Raendom2729d ago

You kinda get that on PS3 too. It's just the CoD audience. Nothing will stop 12 year olds playing it.

RevXM2729d ago

Yeah true.
Hell they may be 17-19 years old and still sound like 12 year olds... I know because half my class is 12y in their heads and they are all getting Black ops.. jeez.

Ms states that Black ops plays best on the 360, well sounds fishy too me.
Hell I dont think it plays any good on neither of the platforms, Activision dont exactly know what to do with the brand (just MONNEYYYY) and Treyarch never made a quality game. eehrr, cross you fingers folks.

NecrumSlavery2728d ago

I've had annoying kids singing over PSN, but never racial slurring. I've been called a "N-er" on COD/HALO3 over Live countless times.

jeseth2729d ago

PS3 and 360 are the same. I play on PS3 and the game lobbies are filled with jack-offs that brag and talk shit all day...even when they are getting pounded match after match.

Racial crap, homophobic crap, swears, and all around complete ignorance runs wild on PS3 too.

I think its the demographic that it attracts more than anything.

I played MOH online for a little while and didn't run into even a quarter of the general retardation you have to put up with while playing COD.

Too back MOH online isn't quite there yet . . .

TekoIie2729d ago

The fact is the age group for XBOX is lower than ps3. Many of my brothers friends parants (LOL) have bought them an xbox over a ps3 simply due to the price difference. Ps3 is a lot more expensive and now a days kids want things INSTANTLY. So it appeals to the parant to get the cheaper of the 2 consoles...

DufferO82729d ago

i think there are more 12 year olds because the xbox is the cheaper console

knowledge4lfe2729d ago

also the 360 comes with the free mic.

RevXM2729d ago

Then Microsoft created GOLD membership.

Crystallis2729d ago

I would love to agree with you there but the COD audience is the same on PS3 and 360. I have to mute a lot of little fools in MW2 ps3. As with a game like socom or even MAG you hear almost none of the nonsense you hear in a COD game. Its just the COD audience that suffers from this sad to say.

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AKissFromDaddy2729d ago (Edited 2729d ago )

Because if I get the same DLC for the same price 30 days later, I'd rather play online for free and wait my patient ass off :-)

gillri2729d ago

will for me yes it is,I find it better than my PS3 and PC, but its a matter of preference sint it really?