My wife and a new Xbox 360
So here I am today waiting for my wife to get home from grocery shopping, reading N4G about Sony's decision to delay Home once again. Needless to say, as a PS3 owner, I'm not to happy about it and not for the reason you may think. You see Home looks like an alright piece of software, but really to me its just a second life/Sims type deal. What really had me hoping for home is Sony's answer to Xbox Live and all the awesome things you can do on there that you can't do on a PS3. We all know the differences by now so I won't rehash them here.
I must admit as a PS3 owner that I do get jealous of Xbox's great online capability. I personally believe that the PS3 is a better system but with that gaping hole we call online play, its just not complete. People keep saying the good folks in Japan will never figure out how to really do online stuff and I'm starting to see peoples point on that.
Anyhow I was thinking about GTA4 and if I was going to buy it or not when it comes out. I was pretty much set on not picking it up at first but maybe sometime in the future. With Xbox having DLC and just a better online system, I just wasn't all that interested in it. I have COD4 to kill people and Grand Turismo to drive cars so I figured I was pretty much set. Then the wife got home. I went to help her grab the grocery's out of the car and as I walked outside she told me to grab the bags in the back seat. So I opened up the door and what do I see? A brand new 360 elite sitting there on the seat. I must say I was shocked. Still am really.
As I got tooling around on some Halo after I got the system set up and checking out all the online goodies MS has, I must say I'm amazed out just how far my beloved Sony is. I'll admit I like the Sony store better but the utter lack of content compared to Xbox is mind blowing. To think that Sony of all people, the same guys who do movies and music and everything have dropped the ball this bad just amazes me. And now their big online social network has been delayed till god knows how long. Remember its just the open beta that has been delayed. So who knows when we will see Home as a final product. By that time, and I can't believe I'm saying this, it may be to late.
Now Sony is touting that they are gonna have tons of movies for download soon. As with everything lately with Sony, the word soon pops up. The funny thing is we have a Blu- Ray right in the thing. Do PS3 owners really want downloadable movies? Maybe, it will be interesting to see how that all plays out. The thing every PS3 owner wants is in game xmb, and a online community that accually functions. None of those things seem to be coming anytime soon, and all the people who own 360's that Sony thinks will just switch over and buy em a PS3, really there is no reason to. 1 or 2 games usually don't cause most people to run out and spend $400.
Another thing is achievments. I know people dog on them all the time but lets face it. Gamers love em. Now that I've been exposed to them, I LOVE THEM. They just give me alittle extra to keep me playing a game that I can tell already. So for that reason and the DLC, I'll be owning GTA on the 360. Sony I must say that I'm ashamed right now of how badly you have handled this thing. So until you get your act together my PS3 will be a dedicated Blu Ray with some GT5 Prologue and MGS4 thrown in every now and then. Its really upto you guys to make this thing right, but like I said the clock is ticking and it is getting louder and louder