Ben Kuchera writes in Opposable Thumbs about the one major flaw of the Xbox 360 version of Rock Band and explains why the PS3 version is now the most attractive.
(via Ars Technica on October 30, 2007)
personally i think the ps3 version is the version to get for those of us who own the orignal ps3's with the 4usb ports anyway. Wireless is also always the way to go. However if they go taking out online features and such and such then 360 version will be the way to go. At the end of the day it all depends on whether that lil usb issue as annoying as it is will deter you from buying it on your 360
I was wondering.. doesnt the new 40 gig version of the PS3 drop a USB port or 2? How does that work into all this..?
yea more things to plug in is always a problem. I'm surprised that the power isn't thru the USB itself. I guess it would drain to much from the console itself, right? Plus won't they need to make one for the other model of the PS3? Couldn't they of tinkered around to make em wireless by hooking up the controller to them like they did with the Wii Guitar for GHIII?
Unfortunately you can only get so much juice through one USB connection. They might have been able to make a Y cable that eats both USB ports to get enough voltage, but I can't say for sure.
Fail and 360 in the same sentence...
would be more pricey... I love being having no cables on my ps3 and would love to be wireless on pc or x360 (if i had one)
ppl stepping on controller cables comes to mind... made my earlier consoles fell a couple times :S
probably this is a bit off topic...
they should have make a usb receptor for the x360 ghIII version instead of this horrible outcome
MTV + Music Game = Fail
Do you know how much music MTV owns?
Yay for my PS3's 4 USB ports. Kinda wish the instruments were all bluetooth, but at least I won't have to deal with that.
Getting the PS3 version anyway, no problems there.
Same here. Bigger HDD for DLC + Free Online + This = no brainer.
Just another reason why the 360 drinks liquid brown juice out of my shiet pipe for breakfast....AAHAHAHHHAAAA
360 = Waste of money
that console (360) is so limited when it comes to entertainment and elegance
Dude how many great games do you have for that ps3. entertainment and elegance you say! Entertainment on 360 lets see... video marketplace with thousands of tv shows and hd movies, demos hundreds of them all free and playable. Arcade, hundreds of playable demos and full game downloads. A superb game library that ps3 can't and won't match. optional hd-dvd player that has pip and web access for the movie you are watching. Easy access to files on the pc (not trying to be a lame slow pc) but an extension of the pc experience. Unified friends on all games and apps. I could go on with others but this post is getting 2 long so think about that before you spout lame remarks like that dude.
The fanboys are still hanging around N4g in droves.
Ignorance is bliss is what they say.
with my PS3 purchases after reading things like this.
Did he actually explain where it failed. What actually failed on it? Or is this just another drama queen that should have his PC taken away for crying wolf?
What a douche. If he wanted to say the PS3 version was a better version, why didn't he just come out and say it. I don't really see a problem with that. But the say "Rock Band's Xbox 360 USB Hub = Fail" because he don't have anywhere to plug in a simple USB hub (probably because he's charging his vibrator) is ridiculous.
Any, the PS3 version is more attractive due to wireless. Cool, I agree. Be the entire article was a joke.
Its a news heading, have u read one before? they always over exaggurate the heading to make it look attractive to viewers. Its called catching the readers eye.
"There simply aren't enough. 1UP has just received the final, production USB hub that will come with the game, and let me explain why the PlayStation 3 version is now the most attractive."
There u go. People need to relax and not judge every little word from an article.
STFU - Too many people put stupid titles on storys to get traffic to their blog or pages. Don't try to down play it. I agree with UXO 100% it happens too often. If you learned anything in school you would know that you should be able to read an article or story and then understand why the author chose the title he chose.
In a lot of cases around here is just fanboyish, and bashing in the titles. SO get lost!
Like this is gonna effect people buying it. Noobs.
thank gawd i saw this, i was about to buy the 360 version but got the PS3 one instead.
whew, that was close. I had the 360 version in my cart and then saw this. went with the Wii version instead.
Keyboard and mouse FTW!!!
I think this is a definite fail on Harmonix/MTV part, not 360’s. It odd that Red Octane could get a wireless guitar for 360 and Rock band couldn’t? Was there ever a reason stated as to why Harmonix did not make at least the guitar wireless for 360? A usb hub with a cable going to the 360 + a power supply wire is annoying but I guess livable. It would seem though that they are going to have to provide the same for PS3 owners. I doubt very seriously they are going to make two PS3 packages, one for the 60gb/80gb owners and one for the 40gb owners. If I were a potential buyer for the PS3 version I’d be very curious as to how they will work it out. Will they a) have one with just the USB port and you will have to buy the wireless dongle later or b) provide not only a USB hub but a dongle as well and charge $10 more for the PS3 version or something. I guess in the end there are still questions on how Harmonix will work around it.
Yes the USB device is a major failure. The anguish it will cause me is overwhelming. Thats what I will do buy a PS3 because of an ...u. s. b. add on. Its truly the end of the 360. Because of all the space I will save from not having the USB hub I will add a giant black PS3 in its place. Its obviously the most logical thing to do. Thanks PS3 fans Im sold. PS3 vs usb hub= no brainer.
Now it's certain 360's will break. Xbots are already blind so they'll trip over their cord trying to save the system from collecting three rings. What a way to pick your poison.
Once again. Games like this shows that the PS3's hardware is more friendly than lol360.
What's next Xbots? You going to tell us that yall have "the choice" to be wireless or not such as the controllers? You pay 100 plus dollars for something that cant even be wireless on your platform? Ouch!
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOLOL!!! Yall make me laugh
P L A Y B 3 Y O N D
The entire purpose of this LAME article was to create holy-fanboy-war. The writer knew neither side could remain mature and would draw ridiculous childish conclusions for an article that said absolutely nothing meaningful.
How is the PS3's hardware more friendly? If anything it is obvious that Harmonix did not or could not work out a wireless setup for 360. Fine, we've known that for a long time. Red Octane could with 360 & GHIII but Harmonix couldn't. Oh well, but PS3's hardware isn't 100% friendly anymore either. If there was just the 60gb & 80gb then everything would be free and clear, BUT with the new 40gb bad boy there is going to have to be some sort of powered usb hub for PS3 as well. I honestly think that for a game that is supposed to be the next big thing in music interaction, Harmonix cut there nose off to spite there face.
They should have taken the time to come up with a Bluetooth setup for PS3, worked with MS like Red Octane did and come up with a wireless setup there and then there biggest snafu was not making a Wii version day and date with the rest! A system that is 100% based on peripherals and you push Rock band back until MAYBE next year for it? The worst call of all on Harmonix's part.
the ps3 will have the same hub as well.
the wireless guitar isn't using bluetooth, it'll have a usb wireless dungle.
You don't have to plug them into an external power source like the 360's, though.
Will the game support wireless guitars through Bluetooth?
Junkbox 180 = failure
That is odd as there isn't a Wii version this year and it is still up in the air as to if and when a Wii version will show up next year, plus there will not be downloadable content on the Wii. Nintendo does not offer it. USB dongle or not, I want online co-op/competition AND downloadable content.
i could careless if i have to plug something else in as long as i have more than one game to play. You know considering Rock band is one of the only games the Ps3 has going for them oh but wait 360 gets that too.....nvm that
i dont even know where to start with that....
can we get like an over 18's n4g or something???? i cant stand all these kids..
So UT3, Resistance, R&C, HS, Warhawk, Haze, and Uncharted don't count as games. Okay buddy...you go play your Halo 3 on 360, then maybe some Gears after that, then maybe...um...that's about it.
EDIT: Scratch Gears off that list, your 360 might RROD again after you just received your 11th 360.
get the one for the console that you have, thats if you EVEN want this game.
and shut the f*ck up about the other consoles offering....
Glad I have a PS3 & 360 - gotta go with the PS3 version now I think. That setup looks horrible. Is there any downside to getting the PS3 version?
There is no downside, except what the other guy said. It will cost you a lot of money in the next few months because tons of games are coming out.
they only downside to the PS3 is its going to cost you a ton of money the next 3-4 months.
You cant go wrong thou
@gamehendge - ha good one.. not. How bout coming up with something original to insult the 360, or is that too hard for you? And, plus, the 360 with all of it's problems is still selling more than your beloved PS3.. and until the PS3 sells more, shut up. Thanks. =]
Ahh, well, Hope it gets fixed for the people that wanna play it on 360. But, Ps3 owners, have fun with it.=]
Yup. That's why you get a PS3.
If you noticed around here lately, all the big games and all the rumors are about PS3. Only some about other consoles. This shows that the PS3 is up for a big year while the 360 will fail in the next year or two.
UT3, Resistance, R&C, HS, Warhawk, Haze, and Uncharted dont count as games because they are or going to be horrible lets see UT has been horrible since the dawn of time. Resistance did ok but its like the cod 2 for ps3. R&C is a gay cartoon little kid game that idk why but people care. Warhawk omg why dont i just play bf2. Haze has been previewed and its not that great plus y would u play a sci fiction fps and not play halo. Uncharted may have amazing graphics but every video ive seen has been horrible gameplay nothing innovative. Lets look at the 360s games Halo 3 holy mother of god amazing.Soon to be Mass Effect unbelievablely great rpg. Bioshock had high scores everywhere and Left 4 dead this Spring,Too Human, Fable eventually so um stack all those up and i think weve beaten u
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