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MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:21 PM
after going ages without one, I think I'm going to break down and buy a game system. Owned a 360 before and liked it, never owned a PS3 and have heard good things....

Sell me on your preference, fanboys.

JaysCyYoung
01-11-2013, 03:22 PM
I like the game selection and graphics much better on the 360. Just a personal preference though.

TimHorton
01-11-2013, 03:23 PM
I prefer the I-Phone

corksens
01-11-2013, 03:24 PM
The playstation is a better overall system but that controller sucks.

If you like sports games then go xbox.

Of course, I just bought both (wanted the PS3 for bluray).

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:25 PM
I prefer the I-Phone

**** your iPhone

Samsung >>>

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 03:25 PM
I have a 360 but wish I had went with the PS3... if for no other reason than their online gaming is free.

If you can find a good cheap deal then just take the cheapest one. With the next year the PS4 and xBox 720 will likely be out. That's what I`m waiting for before I spend any more money on mine.

johnunit
01-11-2013, 03:26 PM
I like the Xbox cause it's white.

worm
01-11-2013, 03:27 PM
I swore by the 360 for years...then bought the PS3 and never touched the xbox again.

So the blu ray player is a big plus...if you need one.

Other than that I would say just look at what games you like that are platform specific.


Somebody else will have to tell you about online play though as Im not that in to any of the games to play much online.

worm
01-11-2013, 03:27 PM
I have a 360 but wish I had went with the PS3... if for no other reason than their online gaming is free.

If you can find a good cheap deal then just take the cheapest one. With the next year the PS4 and xBox 720 will likely be out. That's what I`m waiting for before I spend any more money on mine.

doubt it

edit:
which is to say i think the rumours of late 2013 release will not happen
im guessing summer of 2014

johnunit
01-11-2013, 03:29 PM
I swore by the 360 for years...then bought the PS3 and never touched the xbox again.

So the blu ray player is a big plus...if you need one.

Other than that I would say just look at what games you like that are platform specific.


Somebody else will have to tell you about online play though as Im not that in to any of the games to play much online.

Honestly, this. I prefer Forza to Gran Turismo so I'd get Xbox360. If there's something PS3 has that you like that 360 doesn't, go for it.

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 03:30 PM
doubt it

Why not? You don't think Sony or Microsoft would want a massive revenue increase? These machines have been out for a long time already.

worm
01-11-2013, 03:30 PM
Why not? You don't think Sony or Microsoft would want a massive revenue increase? These machines have been out for a long time already.

I dont expect them to be ready (edited my post)

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:32 PM
Other than that I would say just look at what games you like that are platform specific.

Any specifics here? I've really only ever been an EA sports game guy, but I've been thinking about giving some fighting/1st person shooters a whirl. No idea which are platform specific though.

Artnes
01-11-2013, 03:32 PM
http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/hooker.gif

worm
01-11-2013, 03:33 PM
HP is right about the ps3 online being free. Was big for me as dont care too much for online play but dont mind getting updated rosters and playing the odd game.

If it is sports games you want to play I believe the EA games are 60 fps on xbox and only 30 fps on ps3. But I cant see much difference.

leafman101
01-11-2013, 03:33 PM
There are some great games for both. Can't really go wrong.

worm
01-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Any specifics here? I've really only ever been an EA sports game guy, but I've been thinking about giving some fighting/1st person shooters a whirl. No idea which are platform specific though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:PlayStation_3-only_games

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Xbox_360-only_games

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:35 PM
http://youoffendmeyouoffendmyfamily.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/hooker.gif

Gaming won't get in the way of my love for whores Arty, don't worry.

worm
01-11-2013, 03:36 PM
I believe Halo is the big one for xbox....Forza as well
Gran Turismo, Metal Gear, God of War for ps3

Artnes
01-11-2013, 03:36 PM
I was worried there for a sec

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:40 PM
I was worried there for a sec

Nah man, this would just give me something else to do after I pay her to leave.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:41 PM
I believe Halo is the big one for xbox....Forza as well
Gran Turismo, Metal Gear, God of War for ps3

The only game I cringed at when I saw it on the PS3 list, because I'm definitely leaning 360 at the moment.

Hoss
01-11-2013, 03:42 PM
If you wanna play online against others and love gaming then go with the 360... sure you pay for xbox live but the experience is generally flawless. Also because you pay for it, you get updates and expansion packs first on xbox.

If you game occasionally, rarely playonline and watch movies, or stream movies via vuze etc... then PS3 all the way.

I have two of both. (weird I know) but my ps3's are my media hubs for streaming and the Xbox solely for gaming.

Alfamale
01-11-2013, 03:44 PM
don't pay for online. get a ps3 and nhl 13.

worm
01-11-2013, 03:45 PM
If you wanna play online against others and love gaming then go with the 360... sure you pay for xbox live but the experience is generally flawless. Also because you pay for it, you get updates and expansion packs first on xbox.

If you game occasionally, rarely playonline and watch movies, or stream movies via vuze etc... then PS3 all the way.


/thread

well done hoss....that pretty much sums it up

Alfamale
01-11-2013, 03:46 PM
anime on bluray is jawdropping

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 03:46 PM
I have a PS3 and it's my jack of all trades system...but I game more than watch movies on it. XBOX 360 seems like your type of system though.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:48 PM
I already have a boxee for streaming media, so while that's definitely an awesome feature it doesn't really do much for my current set up....I may have to grab one to use as a media hub later on though, if I don't go with one today.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:50 PM
anime on bluray is jawdropping


high def tentacle porn >>

fergy57
01-11-2013, 03:51 PM
Shit, just get both.

You are making good coin now, and both go for around or under $200.

Montana
01-11-2013, 03:53 PM
PS3 for sure.





Xbox is for kids.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:54 PM
Shit, just get both.

You are making good coin now, and both go for around or under $200.

I thought about that, but I'm only home for 11 days out of the next 8 weeks, silly to buy both right now.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 03:55 PM
PS3 for sure.





Xbox is for kids.

We're all awed by your indepth analysis.

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 04:00 PM
I thought about that, but I'm only home for 11 days out of the next 8 weeks, silly to buy both right now.

Why wouldn't you bring it to camp with you? That's where you really need it.

Montana
01-11-2013, 04:00 PM
I would assume the fact you have access to the internet would lessen your need for in depth analysis on either system....they're 6 year old systems for christ sake.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:01 PM
Why wouldn't you bring it to camp with you? That's where you really need it.

Nah, I wouldn't travel with one. Checked baggage is the devil.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:01 PM
So you are buying the system solely for gaming? Guess it comes down to which genre of games you prefer.

Sports? FPS? Fighting Games? RPG?

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:02 PM
If you want interactivity....Kinect is probably the best for that.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:02 PM
I would assume the fact you have access to the internet would lessen your need for in depth analysis on either system....they're 6 year old systems for christ sake.

Never owned a PS3, played one maybe twice and I trust you twats to give me a reasonable idea of how useful it is more than I do some 13 year old on a gaming forum.

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 04:03 PM
Nah, I wouldn't travel with one. Checked baggage is the devil.

Ahhhh there you go. Get one for camp and another for home.

Montana
01-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Never owned a PS3, played one maybe twice and I trust you twats to give me a reasonable idea of how useful it is more than I do some 13 year old on a gaming forum.

13 year old would definitely pick the Xbox.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:04 PM
So you are buying the system solely for gaming? Guess it comes down to which genre of games you prefer.

Sports? FPS? Fighting Games? RPG?

Yeah, almost exclusively gaming. I have a boxee with navi X and a bunch of other toys on it for streaming media. I'm an sports game junkie personally. I had never heard of the frame rate difference between the two for gaming.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:05 PM
13 year old would definitely pick the Xbox.

You're a fountain of information

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:06 PM
Ahhhh there you go. Get one for camp and another for home.


Possible....12-14 hour work days though, and small TV's in the rooms...don't know if it's worth it.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:07 PM
I was a Nintendo guy originally, but I've been perfectly happy with my PS3 for 4 years now. Among my gaming collection for that system: Bioshock, Little Big Planet 1 + 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted, Far Cry 3, Fallout 3/New Vegas, Skyrim....but I highly doubt you want any time consuming material.

Volcanologist
01-11-2013, 04:07 PM
Meh, they're both antiques. Just get whatever next-gen one tickles your fancy in another year.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:09 PM
My friend has an XBOX...but I've only ever played it sporadically over the years. Halo is fun...I'd play more sports games, but I'm friends with a lot of non-sports fans.

Montana
01-11-2013, 04:09 PM
One company made their product with a controller that f*cking required double A batteries.....system burnout rate on a 360 is something like 40%....PS3 is something like 3-5%.....that should tell you all you need to know.

If you're a 15 year old wanting to play FPS against other teens online, 360 is the way to go though.....

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:10 PM
Meh, they're both antiques. Just get whatever next-gen one tickles your fancy in another year.

Or you could go the Wii U route....oh and I'd suggest getting Batman: Arkham City for which system you decide upon.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:11 PM
I was a Nintendo guy originally, but I've been perfectly happy with my PS3 for 4 years now. Among my gaming collection for that system: Bioshock, Little Big Planet 1 + 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted, Far Cry 3, Fallout 3/New Vegas, Skyrim....but I highly doubt you want any time consuming material.

Yeah, looking more for something I can pick up on a Tuesday morning when I'm bored to kill 3-4 hours and then it may not get touched again for 2 weeks.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:11 PM
My friends and I can play FPS games just fine on PS3.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:12 PM
One company made their product with a controller that f*cking required double A batteries.....system burnout rate on a 360 is something like 40%....PS3 is something like 3-5%.....that should tell you all you need to know.

If you're a 15 year old wanting to play FPS against other teens online, 360 is the way to go though.....


Now you're being helpful. How's the PS3 controller for the EA NHL series?

Montana
01-11-2013, 04:12 PM
My friends and I can play FPS games just fine on PS3.


I don't think anyone argued otherwise......you also can do it for free, as opposed to paying a monthly fee for the privilege of doing so.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:14 PM
I think the PS3 controller handles NHL fairly well.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:16 PM
I don't think anyone argued otherwise......you also can do it for free, as opposed to paying a monthly fee for the privilege of doing so.

My comment was merely a response to this myth that XBox is the only system worth playing FPS on. But you're right 100%.

Montana
01-11-2013, 04:17 PM
Now you're being helpful. How's the PS3 controller for the EA NHL series?


To me, I think it's a flawless controller, lightweight, great range, long battery life, recharge quickly, durable as f*ck.......Xbox fans tend to like theirs, but I just find it unnecessarily bulky and awkward, not as durable (if my friends are any example, every single last one of them has seen the "red ring of death" as well, forcing them to buy a new system), and the whole battery thing was just dumb as f*ck on Xbox's part.

Like you I'm basically a sports games only guy.....and for FIFA, NHL, Madden, and NBA 2K, it's fantastic.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:18 PM
My friend's XBOX just died less than a month ago...he went out and got a new one. He had it for about 5 years.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:19 PM
To me, I think it's a flawless controller, lightweight, great range, long battery life, recharge quickly, durable as f*ck.......Xbox fans tend to like theirs, but I just find it unnecessarily bulky and awkward, not as durable (if my friends are any example, every single last one of them has seen the "red ring of death" as well, forcing them to buy a new system), and the whole battery thing was just dumb as f*ck on Xbox's part.

I got red ring of death on my old 360 as well, but it was reasonably easy to fix. Apparently the fail rates are more or less identical in 2012 (6.1% vs 5.3%) since microsoft replaced the old, flawed motherboard. But yeah, the batteries in the controller thing was dumb as shit and a constant aggravation when I had a 360

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 04:21 PM
You can get the rechargeable controller packs for xBox.

I still think I'd go with PS3 if I could do it over.

MindzEye
01-11-2013, 04:23 PM
alright...well, I think I've made my decision. Going to head out and pick up a system.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 04:25 PM
Remember whati said about Batman Arkham City

leafman101
01-11-2013, 04:26 PM
The quality of the systems, controllers etc are effectively identical. Its pointless to base the decision on that.

Its all about the exclusive titles. Would you rather play god of war and uncharted or halo and gears of war. Thats where you make the decision.

PQ
01-11-2013, 04:27 PM
Both systems have their exclusive titles but most games are available for both. I believe the PS3 has higher processing power and thus seems possibly has better graphics, but hard to tell.

Biggest things for me are the free online play on PS3 and the media. As mentioned, the ps3 plays blu-rays, but aside from movies, that also means more storage space. Correct me if I'm wrong, but some xbox games like Forza and Halo require you to insert several discs which shouldn't have to happen in this day and age, while everything always fits on one bluray for the PS3.

Also, I believe the PS3 games have quicker loading times due to blu ray being faster.

axlsalinger
01-11-2013, 04:29 PM
Guess I'm stepping in too late, but I'll throw in a couple of cents. Go Xbox 360.

I will admit I'm an Xbox "fanboy", never owned a PS3, but my take is that Xbox has been clearly in the lead up to the last couple of years. PS3 has definitely caught up now, though. Online reviews suggest that for a game like Skyrim the visuals are a little better on the PS3 than the Xbox. I can't compare as I haven't picked up the game yet or played either version, but I doubt the difference is that significant.

As for exclusives, it's rarely an issue. Halo games are only available for the 360, the only issue I've come across the other way is not being able to check out Heavy Rain or Uncharted (exclusive to the PS3).

The Blu-Ray player is a huge advantage for PS3, as is the free online, although from what I hear Xbox Live is much better. I certainly am VERY happy with it. You do have to pay ($60 for a year, although there is a way to get a subscription for around $41).

If you don't need a blu-ray player and are still torn, I'd agree that the controller could be the deciding factor ... and the 360 controller murders the PS3 controller, then pisses on the corpse.

worm
01-11-2013, 04:29 PM
One company made their product with a controller that f*cking required double A batteries.....system burnout rate on a 360 is something like 40%....PS3 is something like 3-5%.....that should tell you all you need to know.

If you're a 15 year old wanting to play FPS against other teens online, 360 is the way to go though.....

he is buying one today though....not 7 years ago.... dont think 360s have the same problem

but lol at the AA batteries comment

dont think you can go wrong with either though if he is getting one now he is not a hardcore gamer

worm
01-11-2013, 04:31 PM
alright...well, I think I've made my decision. Going to head out and pick up a system.

which one?

axlsalinger
01-11-2013, 04:32 PM
360 comes with a wireless controller that does require 2 AA batteries ... however, there is this little thing out there called "rechargable batteries". Look into it.

worm
01-11-2013, 04:33 PM
360 comes with a wireless controller that does require 2 AA batteries ... however, there is this little thing out there called "rechargable batteries". Look into it.

extra cost

Montana
01-11-2013, 04:34 PM
360 comes with a wireless controller that does require 2 AA batteries ... however, there is this little thing out there called "rechargable batteries". Look into it.

Don't need to.....Sony was smart enough to take care of that for me.

TimHorton
01-11-2013, 04:34 PM
buy the recharger for $20 bucks. The charge takes about an hour and lasts for 20-25 hours of game play.

da_next_kid
01-11-2013, 04:38 PM
I had XBOX Live for about 5 months, paid about $5 for it, they kept offering me free months for a $1. Then my XBOX RROD'd. I wasn't particularly impressed by XBOX live and well PSN has always been shite. Skyrim is impossible to play on the PS3, after about 10 hours of gameplay, the game just craps out. Although they might have fixed it in an update. Far Cry 3 seems like it runs at about 10 fps. FIFA, NBA, NHL are the same on both. 360 has shorter load times.

And God of War is a fine ass game. PS3's exclusives are just that much better imo. Now that Mass Effect is on PS3, i see no reason to buy a 360. Halo is great if you're 12.

Hoss
01-11-2013, 04:57 PM
If you have one controller and are in the middle of a game and the battery dies, you have to pause and let it charge or play 6 feet away with it attached to the USB.. not thanks.

with xbox... oh man my battery is low cuz I've been warned for a while now... but I am levelling up like mad... oh wait.. (pop off back, throws in new batteries) great... keep playing.

Load times and updates are RETARDEDLY LONG on a ps3. If I get a system update, I have to leave the room and make a sandwich.. hells no.

There are some exclusive games on the PS3 that are awesome. That's why (as mentioned before) get both. Even if your ps3 is used only for blu rays and exclusive games.

Online games with LIVE>>>> free online with ps3.

all COD games on live >> COD on ps3. The competition on xbox is harder, as you get gamers moreso than kids that play on the ps3. Plus all COD games always get new maps and downloads first on the xbox and MONTHS later for the ps3.

Although Uncharted 2 on the PS3 is my second favourite game of all time methinks.

johnunit
01-11-2013, 04:59 PM
buy the recharger for $20 bucks. The charge takes about an hour and lasts for 20-25 hours of game play.

Word. I mean I get it as an annoyance, but if you know someone literally using AA disposable batteries in their controller, beat them mercilessly.

Montana
01-11-2013, 05:09 PM
If you have one controller and are in the middle of a game and the battery dies, you have to pause and let it charge or play 6 feet away with it attached to the USB.. not thanks.

In the 6 years I've owned my PS3 this scenario has played out exactly zero times......

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 05:10 PM
Word. I mean I get it as an annoyance, but if you know someone literally using AA disposable batteries in their controller, beat them mercilessly.
Yeah I use rechargeables... I would have got the battery packs a couple years ago but didn't think it was worth it... and now I'm not bothering to spend any more money on my gaming until the new systems come out.

Leo Bannister
01-11-2013, 05:31 PM
360 comes with a wireless controller that does require 2 AA batteries ... however, there is this little thing out there called "rechargable batteries". Look into it.

What is this 1988?

One system is made by Sony....the other by Microsoft....that alone should speak for itself.


Skyrim is impossible to play on the PS3, after about 10 hours of gameplay, the game just craps out. Although they might have fixed it in an update. Far Cry 3 seems like it runs at about 10 fps. FIFA, NBA, NHL are the same on both. 360 has shorter load times.


That's bullshit. Craps out after 10 hours??? I have 105 hours in on Skyrim on the PS3. The shortler load times argument is such garbage. What is waiting an extra 10-15 seconds?


If you have one controller and are in the middle of a game and the battery dies, you have to pause and let it charge or play 6 feet away with it attached to the USB.. not thanks. haha....Who only has 1 controller?


with xbox... oh man my battery is low cuz I've been warned for a while now... but I am levelling up like mad... oh wait.. (pop off back, throws in new batteries) great... keep playing. with xbox... oh man my battery is low cuz I've been warned for a while now... but I am levelling up like mad... oh wait.. (pop off back, throws in new batteries) great... keep playing. Again, who only have 1 controller? And the PS3 warns you a good 2 hours when it's low. Batteries haha. I can't believe anyone is trying to argue this is good feature. **** we should start using AA batteries for our smart phones too!!


all COD games on live >> COD on ps3. The competition on xbox is harder, as you get gamers moreso than kids that play on the ps3. Plus all COD games always get new maps and downloads first on the xbox and MONTHS later for the ps3. How do you know the competition is more competitive? What are you basing that on?

Go with a PS3. It's a nicer system and interface to use. The Xbox looks like a kids system that was thrown together like every other Microsoft product!

worm
01-11-2013, 05:42 PM
dont be stupid ...go with both

Bleedsblue&white
01-11-2013, 05:44 PM
360 comes with a wireless controller that does require 2 AA batteries ... however, there is this little thing out there called "rechargable batteries". Look into it.

Not to mention the controller that plugs in which requires no batteries.. It doubles as my PC gamepad and it's Microsoft so it just plugs in and there you go. I'm stealing it off my son all the time to play Dishonored and...yes...Lego Lord of the Rings.



Whatever, Montana was just baiting, something he likes to do.

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 05:48 PM
He's a master

Hoss
01-11-2013, 05:49 PM
haha....Who only has 1 controller?
A guy who is buying his first gaming system and may not want to spend more (who knows )


How do you know the competition is more competitive? What are you basing that on?
I play alot of COD (all of them actually) and for MW3 I first bought in on the ps3 cuz I had some friends that I played online with. I kicked arse in MW3. I levelled up pretty damn fast, and didn't have too many bad games. The new maps were coming out for the Xbox about 3 months early so I bought the xbox mw3 and the competition was notably tougher.

The other thing about the ps3 controller and COD or fps. the R2 and L2 buttons are very stupidly curved downward. Therefore shooting or throwing grenades (if you change the buttons) feels awkard and your finger slips or whatever. (I had to buy these little clip ons that curve the R2 and L2 buttons outward like the xbox).

I don't shiite on either, but for games it is clear that the xbox is better. For media and games the ps3. That controller is over 20 years old. I hate how light it is, the position of the analog sticks etc.

The xbox is just a better gaming system. I actually like the interface of xbox, but I never use it for media.
When xbox 720 or whatever comes out with a bluray, it may the go to machine in the house. (it is noisy though)

Blueman
01-11-2013, 05:55 PM
I play COD on the xbox - for FPS it blows the PS3 out of the water. Also, like Hoss said, you get access to everything earlier on xbox.. which is kind of a big deal for COD.

If you don't play FPS games, then the PS3 will suit your needs as much as the xbox. If you have a need for a blueray player, then that's another plus for PS3.

For me though I only play COD and it's xbox all the way.

Oh and by the way - I kick Hoss's ass at COD :smilewinkgrin:

Hoss
01-11-2013, 06:01 PM
your dead to me blueman.... my KDR kicks ass on hardcore.

I bookmarked a game a few days ago that I went 11-0 full game.

Plus I have 2 gold guns to your one....:prrr:

Hoss
01-11-2013, 06:05 PM
PS I was joking alot on the above post. (not the 11-0 and 2 gold guns beeyotch) :smilewinkgrin:

da_next_kid
01-11-2013, 06:13 PM
C'mon dude many games have timed exclusives that come out on PS3 early. There's always extra content for the company willing to pay more. Sony had extra content for FC3 and AC3. And quite honestly, COD games are absolute pieces of turd. Some of the most overrated games in gaming history.

Blueman
01-11-2013, 06:15 PM
lol - what's your KDR at now? Mine's 1.72
I have gold guns and I have prestiged the SWAT gun.

Damn.. got the itch, off to play now.

Hoss
01-11-2013, 06:21 PM
C'mon dude many games have timed exclusives that come out on PS3 early. There's always extra content for the company willing to pay more. Sony had extra content for FC3 and AC3. And quite honestly, COD games are absolute pieces of turd. Some of the most overrated games in gaming history.


We're not talking about release dates... we're talking about map packs or updates. And I understand peoples dislike of COD, but myself and blueman get the itch alot. I started to not like Black ops 2 alot, but I know I'll be getting the new maps next week. (damn you treyarch and activision) .

I find MW3 the better game than black ops 2. (played it again last night in a long time. )

worm
01-11-2013, 06:22 PM
We're not talking about release dates... we're talking about map packs or updates. And I understand peoples dislike of COD, but myself and blueman get the itch alot. I started to not like Black ops 2 alot, but I know I'll be getting the new maps next week. (damn you treyarch and activision) .

I find MW3 the better game than black ops 2. (played it again last night in a long time. )

so is he

Leo Bannister
01-11-2013, 06:46 PM
My COD KDR is 1.11 right now, but I started playing MW3 about 4-5 months after it came out and got absolutely owned for the first few months while learning the maps and that really dragged down my ratio for a while. Just got my 15,000 kill about a week ago.

For a change I've been akimbo magnum'em it up for the past few weeks. Fun stuff!

voyager
01-11-2013, 06:59 PM
I played mw3 for maybe 5 months then got bored of it. Same thing happened with mw2.

I'm also not the type of person who can sit in front the game for hours on end. After an hour I get bored of shooting people.

I've been looking for other games, I would like to try some car racing ones and was curious about LA Noire.

Any suggestions? Oh I have a ps3

da_next_kid
01-11-2013, 07:10 PM
LA Noire is not a racing game, you basically solve crimes. There is a usually a crime scene, you look for clues, interview the suspects and try and score a confession. I liked the game, thought it wasn't great but not bad either. Definitely unique.

corksens
01-11-2013, 07:11 PM
All about the controller for me.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 07:15 PM
I adapt pretty easily to whatever controller I'm using. If I can use the N64 controller effectively I can use anything.

Hoss
01-11-2013, 07:20 PM
I bought Uncharted 2 again (15 bucks) because I realized it is an awesome game.

I think I was going to give Farcry 3 a try but I have Max payne 3 on the xbox that I abandoned so I think I'll go back and finished that.

Also Arkham Asylum was awesome..... I have given up a little on Arkham city.

Metalleaf
01-11-2013, 07:34 PM
There is a reason Arkham City was considered game of the year in 11/12.

voyager
01-11-2013, 07:35 PM
LA Noire is not a racing game, you basically solve crimes. There is a usually a crime scene, you look for clues, interview the suspects and try and score a confession. I liked the game, thought it wasn't great but not bad either. Definitely unique.

Yeah I'm aware it's not racing. Blame the poor grammar on the iPhone

Leo Bannister
01-11-2013, 07:37 PM
I just finished Uncharted 3 over the holidays as well as Max Payne 3 which is a great game. Really like the style of the Uncharted series. I think I'll go back and play 2 again if I can find it for cheap.

I got Arkham Asylum for xmas (best way to buy games is to wait a while and pick them up used for 10-20, I gave a list of games I wanted and got a stack over the holidays 6 or 7 of em). Still getting into Arkham Asylum but like what I have played.

Picked up Little Big Planet which is awesome. My girlfriend got Journey for Christmast- The graphics and soundtrack in this game are sick -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlVttFRPpU

Been playing Skyrim on and off for about a year now, took the summer off and picked it back up again in the fall (more of a winter game) got over 120 quests down, the main dragon born quest and 4 of the 7 side quests done (fairly close to finishes the final 3) The game blows me away every time I play it. Such and awesome game. Put in 3 long 8 hour sessions over the holidays. One of those games that you can't play for an hour cos you'll never accomplish anything (or at least feel like your getting somewhere).

Also got Just Cause 2, fun game to pick away and very GTA'ish in the sense that you can just dick around and explore. Beautiful game.

oscarheyman
01-11-2013, 10:34 PM
Been playing Skyrim on and off for about a year now, took the summer off and picked it back up again in the fall (more of a winter game) got over 120 quests down, the main dragon born quest and 4 of the 7 side quests done (fairly close to finishes the final 3) The game blows me away every time I play it. Such and awesome game. Put in 3 long 8 hour sessions over the holidays. One of those games that you can't play for an hour cos you'll never accomplish anything (or at least feel like your getting somewhere).

What's the story on why they're so late in getting out DLCs (in the case of the latest one, it doesn't look like it'll ever come out for the PS3) for the PS3? It ain't worth the twenty bucks retail (Dawnguard) but you can always pick it up onsale at times for ten bucks. Granted, with the hundred+ hours of gaming on Skyrim, you probably aren't missing anything (unless you play the game non-stop for like forever - haven't done that since the days of Diablo 2).

Habspatrol
01-11-2013, 10:41 PM
So what machine did you end up with ME? And what games?

worm
01-11-2013, 11:35 PM
not sure if it is anymore but nhl 13 was 20 bucks at futureshop

MindzEye
01-12-2013, 02:02 AM
So what machine did you end up with ME? And what games?

I ended up going with a PS3. I appreciated everyone's input but the advice that resonated the most with me was "**** it and buy both"...but though that didn't make sense for me today, I intend on having both shortly (out west for 6 of the next 7 weeks starting Thursday, so I'll grab the other when I get back)

I had owned a 360 before and knew the deal with them, so I said **** it, I'll get the one I've never had before.

Got NHL 13 and a God of War pack with it

Thank you kindly to everyone who weighed in on this, I appreciate the assistance.

worm
01-12-2013, 02:04 AM
hehe

nice work
hope you enjoy it

Alfamale
01-12-2013, 09:38 AM
I ended up going with a PS3. I appreciated everyone's input but the advice that resonated the most with me was "**** it and buy both"...but though that didn't make sense for me today, I intend on having both shortly (out west for 6 of the next 7 weeks starting Thursday, so I'll grab the other when I get back)

I had owned a 360 before and knew the deal with them, so I said **** it, I'll get the one I've never had before.

Got NHL 13 and a God of War pack with it

Thank you kindly to everyone who weighed in on this, I appreciate the assistance.Alfamalion

Hoss
01-12-2013, 09:44 AM
God of war is fun. Get uncharted 2 as a greatest hit for 15 bucks or so. That game is so fun. Best beginning of a game ever

Habspatrol
01-12-2013, 09:58 AM
I ended up going with a PS3. I appreciated everyone's input but the advice that resonated the most with me was "**** it and buy both"...but though that didn't make sense for me today, I intend on having both shortly (out west for 6 of the next 7 weeks starting Thursday, so I'll grab the other when I get back)

I had owned a 360 before and knew the deal with them, so I said **** it, I'll get the one I've never had before.

Got NHL 13 and a God of War pack with it

Thank you kindly to everyone who weighed in on this, I appreciate the assistance.

Nice... I definitely would have went with PS3 first as well. If I was single and making good coin I'd also likely own both. Once you get an xBox, if you end up on xBox live looking for a game of hockey let me know.

corksens
01-12-2013, 10:06 AM
I ended up going with a PS3. I appreciated everyone's input but the advice that resonated the most with me was "**** it and buy both"...but though that didn't make sense for me today, I intend on having both shortly (out west for 6 of the next 7 weeks starting Thursday, so I'll grab the other when I get back)

I had owned a 360 before and knew the deal with them, so I said **** it, I'll get the one I've never had before.

Got NHL 13 and a God of War pack with it

Thank you kindly to everyone who weighed in on this, I appreciate the assistance.Poor choice, now we can't play nhl 13 togehter.

Habspatrol
01-12-2013, 10:08 AM
Poor choice, now we can't play nhl 13 togehter.

You'll have to kick my ass again one of these days.

PlayerToBeNamedLater
01-12-2013, 10:55 AM
I have a PS3, but I'm not a gamer. I will play a sports game every now and then. But I use mostly use it for bluray and netflix. I like it.

Bleedsblue&white
01-12-2013, 11:07 AM
It helps to be in the right mood for it, but try Journey. It's different, more of an experience than a game.

MindzEye
01-12-2013, 01:40 PM
Poor choice, now we can't play nhl 13 togehter.

I think you'll make it a few more weeks without me brah


For anyone with a PS3, my online ID is Mindzeye17

MindzEye
01-12-2013, 01:42 PM
Nice... I definitely would have went with PS3 first as well. If I was single and making good coin I'd also likely own both. Once you get an xBox, if you end up on xBox live looking for a game of hockey let me know.

Yeah, absolutely plan on getting Xbox Live when I get my 360 in a few weeks, I'll post my ID online as soon as I do.

axlsalinger
01-12-2013, 03:35 PM
I will strongly recommend the Mass Effect series (all 3 games). Especially if you're into smart games and like space travel and exploration, it's got a little bit of everything. Cool story, good characters, lots of side missions, some RPG and FPS elements. Probably my favourite video games ever, so well done.

PQ
01-12-2013, 08:47 PM
cska1911 is my PS3 id if you want your ass handed in NHL or FIFA

Hoss
01-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Sweet jesus. Went to buy far cry 3 for the Xbox but it was sold out so I went with the ps3 version. Step one. 10 minti,e to load the game onto my hard drive. Then another ten for a system update then finally start it up again and then far cry now needs to update this is another 15 minutes. Now to play online I have to sign in for Uplay. Whatever the eft that is I have been in my basement for 35 minutes and I have yet to see the start screen.

This is what really sucks about the ps3 for gaming. Let me also say how much I flucking can't stand futureshop. It may be the one by me. But every time I go in, they are sold out. They are the flipping masters of the bait and switch. I always say I won't go in and be suckered again but I had a gift card that I needed to spend. I hate that place

oscarheyman
01-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Sweet jesus. Went to buy far cry 3 for the Xbox but it was sold out so I went with the ps3 version. Step one. 10 minti,e to load the game onto my hard drive. Then another ten for a system update then finally start it up again and then far cry now needs to update this is another 15 minutes. Now to play online I have to sign in for Uplay. Whatever the eft that is I have been in my basement for 35 minutes and I have yet to see the start screen.

This is what really sucks about the ps3 for gaming. Let me also say how much I flucking can't stand futureshop. It may be the one by me. But every time I go in, they are sold out. They are the flipping masters of the bait and switch. I always say I won't go in and be suckered again but I had a gift card that I needed to spend. I hate that place
Think their sales people are on commission so that's no surprise to me. FS is fine for if it's for something you specifically want (if it's in stock) but never ask them for advice on anything.

MindzEye
01-13-2013, 05:42 PM
I'll take the commissioned kids at future shop over the lazy idiots at Bestbuy any day of the week.

CH1
01-13-2013, 05:48 PM
I buy all that crap online. Cheaper and less idiots to deal with.

MindzEye
01-13-2013, 05:56 PM
I buy all that crap online. Cheaper and less idiots to deal with.


I prefer my big ticket items the old fashioned way.

Habsy
01-13-2013, 07:40 PM
Who the heck has time for gaming?

Habsy
01-13-2013, 07:41 PM
I prefer my big ticket items the old fashioned way.

Me too, if the shit breaks you have someone to yell at in the store.

MindzEye
01-13-2013, 10:25 PM
Who the heck has time for gaming?

People without kids

MindzEye
01-13-2013, 10:26 PM
Me too, if the shit breaks you have someone to yell at in the store.

I was thinking more along the lines of a return not taking 3-4 ****ing weeks. Most big box places you walk in with broken shit, walk out with new gear.

Leo Bannister
01-14-2013, 01:05 PM
I'll take the commissioned kids at future shop over the lazy idiots at Bestbuy any day of the week.

I don't think future shop employees make any commission on games or systems (unless they sell the in store warranty). In fact I don't think any of those big box stores make any money on they systems themselves. I think they take a few dollar loss on each system. Money is in the games. I also think Sony takes a loss on the PS3's as well.

Also Best Buy owns the Future Shop.

Montana
01-15-2013, 02:23 AM
Mindz, get your hands on Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots......it's old as shit now, but it's a f*cking epic game.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6V0JDyHoAU



I haven't played it for a few years now, but if my memory serves correct it's still the best game I've played from these new systems. Red Dead Revolver is pretty dope too.

da_next_kid
01-15-2013, 03:25 AM
Red Dead Redemption* Red Dead Revolver was the PS2 version. I am going to wholeheartedly agree on the MGS4 recommendation. The cut scenes might be a bit much for someone hasn't played the previous games. They are very long for a video game. The game itself is brilliant. For a series fan like myself, It was a treat.

SundinsTooth
01-15-2013, 07:52 AM
PC Gaming for me....it's still real dammit!

Bleedsblue&white
01-15-2013, 09:54 AM
I prefer my PC, but it's an expensive hobby if you want to stay current.

Hoss
01-15-2013, 09:57 AM
The only game I LOVED on the PC was the first Max Payne. LOVED IT

Bleedsblue&white
01-15-2013, 10:03 AM
I play everything on it.

When the kids were younger we'd all use the Wii, but I barely touch the 360, except to swipe a controller. I replace my PC every two years or so, maybe get a new video card in-between...but my wife has a nice program at work that makes it pretty easy to do this. Played Alan Wake with the controller, Dishonored with keyboard/mouse.

worm
01-15-2013, 10:49 AM
The only game I LOVED on the PC was the first Max Payne. LOVED IT

Starcraft
Myst
Diablo
Age of Empires

corksens
01-15-2013, 10:50 AM
Quake, Quake 2, and of course the king of all on-line shooters, Quake 3.

worm
01-15-2013, 10:51 AM
Quake, Quake 2, and of course the king of all on-line shooters, Quake 3.

You mean Counterstrike?

Ya. RTS and FPS games are so much better on PC.

Habspatrol
01-15-2013, 11:49 AM
PC Gaming for me....it's still real dammit!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvTNyKIGXiI

Montana
01-15-2013, 02:14 PM
Red Dead Redemption* Red Dead Revolver was the PS2 version.


Danke.

Montana
01-15-2013, 02:15 PM
Myst

Myst >

Montana
01-15-2013, 02:21 PM
....and now that computer games are being brought into the mix. The single greatest game ever created......


http://www.geekhideout.com/images/druglord2screen.jpg

Leo Bannister
01-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Drug lord was the shit.


Original -

2855

****ing girlfriend used all the weed for brownies man!!!

TimHorton
01-16-2013, 04:24 PM
Unless that's FM it's not the greatest game ever.

CH1
01-16-2013, 05:53 PM
"Who can forget, in the wake of SimCity, how children everywhere took up urban planning?" --Stephen Colbert

Leo Bannister
06-12-2013, 04:22 PM
Gonna put this in here to get it on topic.

Here is the low down on the XBox One.

You will need to be connected to the Internet once every 24 hours in order to play single player games. So if your internet is out for more than 24 hours your out of luck. Or if you don't have internet hooked up to it you cannot play it. (I know a few people that just play it for single player games). You can buy used games but they will need to be purchased from authorized re-sellers. So you could theoretically sell your game to say gamestop or EB and I believe they will re-activate it through Microsoft for re-sell. Once you purchase it used it cannot be re-sold again. Once the game is installed on another XBox One the game is removed from your account.

If you wanted to bring a game over to your friends place to play you can do that....if you are friends with that person on Xbox live 30 days prior to you playing it there. It can then only be used on that particular person's Xbox One, no place else. If you are not friends with that person on XBox Live and it is installed on another XBox, the game is removed from your system.

The low down on The PS4.



The system will be accessible exactly the same way that the PS3 is, buy used games, re-sell games, trade games, take games over to your friends place etc etc. No restrictions on the copy you buy. You own it do with it as you please.

This rumor about Sony 'lying about DRM" is BS. They basically said that they cannot indirectly stop a 3rd party game developers from putting an activation code on their games. So let's say EA wants to stop someone from passing around a game for everyone to use, they could theoretically do that. But they won't and said they will pretty much restrict developers from doing it. Pretty much every gaming developer has moved away from doing this anyways as they know if pisses off their customer base. What EA has done in the past was sell a hard copy of a game that had Downloadable content already on it (Mass Effect 2 for example) so they provided a code inside the case of the game that you punch in to download that content. It was a way stop people from being able to share the DLC. As I said, no gaming developer is expected to start using activation codes so the DRM theory has completely been squashed.

As far as the price point goes. Yes, the Kinect is already inside, but even if you added the Playstation eye it is still cheaper. I would honestly rather have the option to add it on rather than having the "Ever seeing Eye" already built in.

Yes, the PS4 will require a subscription of 60.00 per year or 4.99 per month to play multiplayer online. The Xbox live is similar in price. But here is where the PS+ network is different. The PS+ network will offer a free PS4 game every month. So for the price of 60.00, or one game you get 12 PS4 games, per yer, free and they aren't gonna be shitty 'iphone games" they will be games that are out on shelves. On top of that, you will also be able to download multiple smaller games or PS3 games for free each month. You also, get 60 minutes free trial periods of games. So before you download a game, you can try it for 60 minutes (full game, not just the demo), if you want to buy it than you can and the game continues from where your 60 minutes left off. You also receive access to new game demo and beta testing. Also announced streaming services - it is rumored that PS+ members will have access to media content as music and movies with their subscription. - (but Netflix and others will be separate so you don't need to subscribe in order to access Netflix on your PS4). Online save games. You can download a game. Log into your account at your buddies place and pick up playing the game there.

Sony has without a doubt listened to their customers and developed a system that just makes sense. Anyone arguing that the XBox One is a better system is either a Microsoft fan boy that is butt hurt or doesn't know WTF their talking about. The PS4 will by far be a better system, hands down. They beat the shit out of Microsoft on the DRM and used games issue.


2. Xbox has 4 months to make the changes to their machine now to play used games and such and will make those changes in order to keep up. There hasn't been any announcement that they are gonna make any changes to their system and I bet they won't. Their system is designed to be able to install the entire game on the Hard drive. The disc isn't needed to play the game. That was their mistake. As soon as they introduced that than they had to start protecting themselves from piracy. That's why they put in all these restrictions from used and sharing games. Oh and and Microsoft's official response to not having internet? "Use an Xbox 360". - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxkEe_l7S3g


Gonna put this in the gaming thread as well as I have a feeling there will be some debate about it.

zeke
06-12-2013, 04:23 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/nerd-fight.jpg

Killer93
06-12-2013, 04:28 PM
Sounds like PS4 is way to go

Leo Bannister
06-12-2013, 04:31 PM
The games XBox Live are gonna offered are Xbox 360 games, like Assasin's Creed 2 and Halo 3, games that came out years ago. Even as of right now the PS+ network offers free games like Uncharted 3 and Little Big Karting for free with a subscription.

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 05:29 PM
I'm going to get a PS4 and Wii U just for Mario Kart.

worm
06-12-2013, 06:29 PM
I have the Wii U. Love Mario. And it is cool to play Mario with the Jays game on.

I will most likely get the PS4 just because my ps3 replaced the xbox

Blueman
06-12-2013, 07:30 PM
My preference is not to have any discs - would rather download all my games and skip the middle man (EB, etc).

Should simply have an activation code that is entered with a computer unique code to play. If activated elsewhere, becomes deactivated locally until reactivated. Easy peasy.

worm
06-12-2013, 08:17 PM
im the opposite

love having disks

Bleedsblue&white
06-12-2013, 08:22 PM
I've been with Microsoft from the beginning, but Sony's direct response to MS' attempt to end used games sold me.
I'll keep the 360, but I'm getting the PS4.

Bleedsblue&white
06-12-2013, 08:39 PM
Just wanted to add; if companies went disc-less, and either saved us some money or actually put that money into the games instead of their pockets, I'd feel a little nicer towards them.

Alfamale
06-12-2013, 08:40 PM
PS4 is $100 cheaper, has better hardware, unlike xbox you can play offline if you want... oh, and you can play used games (ms shot themselves in the foot). yes, online isnt free anymore ($50/year), but you get a free game every month so its not bad.

PS4 wins. only a fanboy would buy an xbox1.

Deckie007
06-12-2013, 09:29 PM
http://i.imgur.com/PVxSi1T.gif

Habspatrol
06-12-2013, 09:58 PM
PS4 it is!! Thanks for the info.

Is there a release date yet? Or are they just saying the fourth quarter?

Bleedsblue&white
06-12-2013, 10:06 PM
Paying a monthly subscription is why Xbox Live was so great...you have to put money into something like that. I expect the PS4's online experience to greatly improve now.

Hoss
06-12-2013, 10:11 PM
I am not making a decision as of yet, but that info about xbox has already been debunked... it doesn't have to be connected every 24 hours.... and they have stated that they will make their games shareable up to ten times. (this is what I have heard.)

Those points you've listed have literally come from those reddit posts to instill the big brother notion.

And IF this news is true, you don't think all of the negative press and talk like this won't make XBox make the changes needed??? If they don't, then they'd need to fall on their faces.

CH1
06-12-2013, 10:11 PM
PS4 it is!! Thanks for the info.

Is there a release date yet? Or are they just saying the fourth quarter?

November, I believe.

Montana
06-12-2013, 10:11 PM
/r/gaming GIF's from the night of the announcement....


http://i.imgur.com/AJS7VHe.gif



http://i3.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/549/148/f29.gif



http://i.imgur.com/yTJ89xn.jpg



http://i.imgur.com/lPTwl0B.gif




http://i.imgur.com/MjXvnEo.jpg




http://i.minus.com/iL4m3AIXQoj78.gif



http://i.qkme.me/3usy77.jpg

Montana
06-12-2013, 10:14 PM
I am not making a decision as of yet, but that info about xbox has already been debunked... it doesn't have to be connected every 24 hours.... and they have stated that they will make their games shareable up to ten times. (this is what I have heard.)

Those points you've listed have literally come from those reddit posts to instill the big brother notion.

And IF this news is true, you don't think all of the negative press and talk like this won't make XBox make the changes needed??? If they don't, then they'd need to fall on their faces.


http://blogimages.thescore.com/fanatico/files/2013/04/sadgirl.gif


Poor Xbox fans...

leafman101
06-12-2013, 10:21 PM
Microsoft was trying to make a media center to sell to the masses. PS4 is a gaming system.

I had a 360 and decided to get a PS4 before E3 just because IMO I missed out on too many good games not having PS3 (Uncharted, God of War, Metal Gear, infamous, etc.) and I could care less about Halo and Fable.

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 10:23 PM
PS4 it is!! Thanks for the info.

Is there a release date yet? Or are they just saying the fourth quarter?

PS4 has a "Holiday Release Schedule"....so November/Christmas time.

Bleedsblue&white
06-12-2013, 10:27 PM
"In an interview filmed prior to Microsoft’s E3 2013 press briefing and published on GameTrailers, Microsoft’s Don Mattrick has addressed concerns about the compulsory connectivity requirements of Xbox One.

“"Fortunately we have a product for people who aren't able to get some form of connectivity; it’s called Xbox 360,” said Mattrick.

“If you have zero access to the Internet, that is an offline device.”

Mattrick is aware of the kinds of gamers who’ll be missing out on Xbox One, and “absolutely” anticipated some blowback, but went on to reiterate he feels they have made the right call."

http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/06/12/gamers-without-internet-can-stick-with-xbox-360-says-microsoft

Full article there.

Hoss
06-12-2013, 10:39 PM
http://blogimages.thescore.com/fanatico/files/2013/04/sadgirl.gif


Poor Xbox fans...

I have both systems right now a hole, and play both all the time. I just find it funny that people are shiiting over themselves on things that may or may not be true.

Your the Sony fanboy. And if we take the ps3 vs the 360, there is no comparison for game play. Sure you pay for live, but the online experience has always been great. and because of live, DLC was always available first for the 360.

If all those things are true, especially what everyone is saying about the ps4, then absolutely the ps4 will succeed and I'll get a PS4, but man you can be such a sucky douchebag if people talk about something you differ in opinion. And now I also know what will happen, you will scour the internet for another witty gif to ignore all that is said and make you seem like an arrogant prick. Happy hunting.

CH1
06-12-2013, 10:42 PM
I own a PS3 and agree with Hoss that a lot of XBox faults are just idle gossip at this point.

Montana
06-12-2013, 10:42 PM
so emotional.

Hoss
06-12-2013, 10:47 PM
ha ha... there it is. So much douchery in such few words.

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 10:48 PM
How about some game trailers....

Watch Dogs


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpIeWxsfBos

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 10:49 PM
Mario Kart 8


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA6CAgv6p6g

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 10:51 PM
Dragon Age 3: Inquisition


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh8v3Et4tGE

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 10:51 PM
Saints Row IV


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQTt6bUZrSU

Hoss
06-12-2013, 10:55 PM
I'm getting pretty tired of the COD games, and the game play of ghosts where you are the dog seemed BORING.

The game play of Titanfall or something like that looked sweet. I'll look for it. Call of Duty with Mechs

Hoss
06-12-2013, 10:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhL7G3Ki7uo

Watch when they get in the mech suit... love the way it looks like the metal inside the suit becomes the screen

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 11:01 PM
I like my games to have a somewhat intricate storyline, like Bioshock Infinite which was mind-blowing, or original, which is why I've come to love Saints Row series.

Metalleaf
06-12-2013, 11:06 PM
Hopefully Dragon Age 3 doesn't suck as much as 2 did, Dragon Age Origins was incredible.

Habspatrol
06-12-2013, 11:09 PM
PS4 has a "Holiday Release Schedule"....so November/Christmas time.

Thanks, Merry Christmas to me!!

BlackRedGold
06-12-2013, 11:36 PM
Meh, I'll wait a couple of years before I even think about getting one of the new consoles. Especially if the PS4 has that cinavia bullshit.

johnunit
06-13-2013, 12:19 AM
I like my games to have a somewhat intricate storyline, like Bioshock Infinite which was mind-blowing, or original, which is why I've come to love Saints Row series.

I played... I think it was saints row 2.. and it just felt like a horribly bootlegged GTA. what's changed?

Metalleaf
06-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Saints Row has completely gone off the hinge as far as reality goes, its all about taking the gangster genre and turning it on its head and making it more ridiculous...it is no longer a serious game. Saints Row 1 was GTA knock that was an XBOX exclusive, Saints Row 2 was multiplatform it was still fairly serious, but it was a lot more fun than any GTA game I've played since Vice City. Saints Row 3 and 4 can no longer be considered GTA knock offs.

Metalleaf
06-13-2013, 12:23 AM
Watch the trailer I posted for the best visual to SR IV.

worm
06-13-2013, 12:50 AM
Paying a monthly subscription is why Xbox Live was so great...you have to put money into something like that. I expect the PS4's online experience to greatly improve now.

yep... but i dont play online so ps3 made a lot more sense for me

like to get the rosters for NHL but that is about the extent of it

worm
06-13-2013, 12:51 AM
I am not making a decision as of yet, but that info about xbox has already been debunked... it doesn't have to be connected every 24 hours.... and they have stated that they will make their games shareable up to ten times. (this is what I have heard.)

Those points you've listed have literally come from those reddit posts to instill the big brother notion.

And IF this news is true, you don't think all of the negative press and talk like this won't make XBox make the changes needed??? If they don't, then they'd need to fall on their faces.

got a link?


as for microsoft...this is the company that brought us vista...so

worm
06-13-2013, 12:54 AM
to be loyal to fans i heard xbox will bring back the red ring of death

Metalleaf
06-13-2013, 12:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2UnCQ3SCS8

Leafin'
06-13-2013, 12:58 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWJD8DMasCU

This game looks crazy good.

Hoss
06-13-2013, 07:31 AM
Anyone here picking up the last of us??

I want that and I think I really want to play Splinter Cell's Black list. I saw a demo of that and was hyped a long time ago.

Rumpleforeskin
06-13-2013, 10:10 AM
Anyone here picking up the last of us??

I want that and I think I really want to play Splinter Cell's Black list. I saw a demo of that and was hyped a long time ago.

My pre order should be arriving tomorrow.

By the way MS has confirmed themselves repeatedly the once every 24 hrs connection, and the restrictions on lending/trading in games are true. These points are no longer rumours or speculation. They released a statement on their website 2 or 3 days before the start of E3.

corksens
06-13-2013, 10:14 AM
Likely going to buy The Last of Us.

Haven't bought a game in ages, but anything that gets straight up 10's in reviews is likely worth a play.

worm
06-13-2013, 11:17 AM
never even heard of it

Hoss
06-13-2013, 11:45 AM
Likely going to buy The Last of Us.

Haven't bought a game in ages, but anything that gets straight up 10's in reviews is likely worth a play.

I like what Naughty Dog does as Uncharted 2 was amazing and I just finished Tomb Raider. Pick that up if you get a chance as u can pick it up for about 30 bucks now and it's in the same genre.

Hoss
06-13-2013, 11:46 AM
My pre order should be arriving tomorrow.

By the way MS has confirmed themselves repeatedly the once every 24 hrs connection, and the restrictions on lending/trading in games are true. These points are no longer rumours or speculation. They released a statement on their website 2 or 3 days before the start of E3.

I agree, but the gauntlet has been thrown... MS has time to rethink their decisions or die trying to hold on... This literally could be the move that kills the company. Let's see if they show the stubborness that Apple showed in the 90's that almost killed them. Almost

worm
06-13-2013, 11:49 AM
I agree, but the gauntlet has been thrown... MS has time to rethink their decisions or die trying to hold on... This literally could be the move that kills the company. Let's see if they show the stubborness that Apple showed in the 90's that almost killed them. Almost

a niche market will not kill microsoft (unless you just mean the console gaming part of the company)

Rumpleforeskin
06-13-2013, 11:55 AM
even Nintendo gets by releasing crap systems

Metalleaf
06-13-2013, 12:51 PM
If MS decides to rethink things it will delay the release.

Metalleaf
06-13-2013, 12:55 PM
even Nintendo gets by releasing crap systems

"Crap" is an unfair term. They design different types of systems. Wii worked, Wii U won't until they release "must have games".

worm
06-13-2013, 12:59 PM
Wii actually did a lot better than the two big boys. The innovation and making games for old people is what made them successful.

worm
06-13-2013, 01:03 PM
Worldwide sales figures[edit]Wii – 99.84 million as of 31 March 2013 (2013-03-31)[update][8]
PlayStation 3 – 070000000 !70 million as of 4 November 2012 (2012-11-04)[update][53] (IDC January 2013 estimate: "about 77 million")[54][55]
Xbox 360 – 74.94 million as of 31 December 2012 (2012-12-31)[update][56]


wikipedia

Volcanologist
06-13-2013, 01:04 PM
http://onebit.us/x/i/console_peasants.jpg

worm
06-13-2013, 01:05 PM
Boxer8 is due to release the OUYA in June 2013.

I am pretty curious about this.

Rumpleforeskin
06-13-2013, 01:21 PM
Oh the Wii sold a ton, no doubt. People stopped using it or didn't by games. Myself, I haven't purchased a game for my Wii in about 3 years.


- "Active Users" who own an Xbox 360 or PS3 play them a lot more (nearly 2x as much) than people who own a Wii play on one.
- Of six consoles listed (PS2, PS3, 360, Xbox, Wii & GameCube), the Wii has the lowest percentage of active users, the shortest average playtime session, the lowest number of average daily play sessions and the second-lowest number of average days used per month (only the GameCube trails).
Nielsen: People May Buy Wiis, But Do They Use Them? (http://kotaku.com/5202863/nielsen-people-may-buy-wiis-but-do-they-use-them)

Old info, but I doubt the numbers changed dramatically

Leo Bannister
06-13-2013, 01:25 PM
The big thing that I think people are missing with having to be connected every 24 hours as well as them basically licensing the game to you and you don't actually own it, is that Microsoft can basically control the life of the system. With the original Xbox they stopped hosting games on their servers to play multiplayer a few years after the 360 came out. Now, that I think is completely okay to do as you can still go back and play the single player aspect of the games. But with them requiring you to be online to access their servers to play even the single player games, that should send up a big red flag to fans. For a hardcore gamer that likes to go back and play some of their old systems, this is a big issue. As a consumer, it should be an even bigger issue. It sets a ridiculous precedent that companies are gonna try to start to get away with this type of stuff. Think of this, you buy a game for 60.00, it's on your machine to play, then after say, 8 years, we no longer support this game on our servers. You cannot access the game that you bought, not just the multiplayer but even the single player. Now, I know that a lot of people will say, "well once they stop supporting the Xbox One in 8 years time, there will be another console out to buy". If you wanted to go back and play those other games that were on the Xbox One, what do you think you'll have to do? Your more than likely gonna have to re-buy them as classics. Again, it's not just the issue of the used games and always being online. I think it's an ethical issue that fans and consumers are telling Microsoft that they shouldn't be allowed to get away with this type of business practice. It basically puts Microsoft in a position for them to already have their hands around a consumer's throat to force them to upgrade, whenever they want to.

On top of all of that. Microsoft said last night that they won't comment, when they were asked if you would be able to sell the Xbox One second hand if you wanted to. It's night and day difference between the two companies. There is absolutely no reason why Microsoft needs to do this other than them wanting more profit and to control what you can buy for their systems. They are trying to **** with the gaming industry, one that has been exactly the same way for home consoles for 30+ years and an industry that has generated enough money/profit to bring games up to where they are now.

Complete ****ing greed.

worm
06-13-2013, 01:29 PM
Oh the Wii sold a ton, no doubt. People stopped using it or didn't by games. Myself, I haven't purchased a game for my Wii in about 3 years.


Nielsen: People May Buy Wiis, But Do They Use Them? (http://kotaku.com/5202863/nielsen-people-may-buy-wiis-but-do-they-use-them)

Old info, but I doubt the numbers changed dramatically

Sure but that is a different debate.

I personally play PS3 and Wii (now Wii U) about the same while the xbox gathers dust.

What is impressive is that Nintendo was pretty much dead. Wii saved them. They decided against trying to go head to head with sony/microsoft and went after the young (kids) and old (40+) people.

Price was huge and old people have jobs, kids, grandkids to look after, etc. Less time.

It actually makes perfect sense.

I have never bought a 'standard' game for Wii.

worm
06-13-2013, 01:30 PM
The big thing that I think people are missing with having to be connected every 24 hours as well as them basically licensing the game to you and you don't actually own it, is that Microsoft can basically control the life of the system. With the original Xbox they stopped hosting games on their servers to play multiplayer a few years after the 360 came out. Now, that I think is completely okay to do as you can still go back and play the single player aspect of the games. But with them requiring you to be online to access their servers to play even the single player games, that should send up a big red flag to fans. For a hardcore gamer that likes to go back and play some of their old systems, this is a big issue. As a consumer, it should be an even bigger issue. It sets a ridiculous precedent that companies are gonna try to start to get away with this type of stuff. Think of this, you buy a game for 60.00, it's on your machine to play, then after say, 8 years, we no longer support this game on our servers. You cannot access the game that you bought, not just the multiplayer but even the single player. Now, I know that a lot of people will say, "well once they stop supporting the Xbox One in 8 years time, there will be another console out to buy". If you wanted to go back and play those other games that were on the Xbox One, what do you think you'll have to do? Your more than likely gonna have to re-buy them as classics. Again, it's not just the issue of the used games and always being online. I think it's an ethical issue that fans and consumers are telling Microsoft that they shouldn't be allowed to get away with this type of business practice. It basically puts Microsoft in a position for them to already have their hands around a consumer's throat to force them to upgrade, whenever they want to.

On top of all of that. Microsoft said last night that they won't comment, when they were asked if you would be able to sell the Xbox One second hand if you wanted to. It's night and day difference between the two companies. There is absolutely no reason why Microsoft needs to do this other than them wanting more profit and to control what you can buy for their systems. They are trying to **** with the gaming industry, one that has been exactly the same way for home consoles for 30+ years and an industry that has generated enough money/profit to bring games up to where they are now.

Complete ****ing greed.

Windows. Case closed.

JackBurton
06-13-2013, 03:13 PM
Microsoft will begin backpeddling soon on some of these issues. They are being killed. And that was before the $100 difference in prices was announced.

JackBurton
06-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Oh the Wii sold a ton, no doubt. People stopped using it or didn't by games. Myself, I haven't purchased a game for my Wii in about 3 years.


Nielsen: People May Buy Wiis, But Do They Use Them? (http://kotaku.com/5202863/nielsen-people-may-buy-wiis-but-do-they-use-them)

Old info, but I doubt the numbers changed dramatically

The wii's graphics were dated the year they came out. It just looked worse with each passing year. And the motion controller was a brilliant idea, but it was a novelty that worse off within a couple of years.

The wii you has no such novelty. No one cares about it.

Montana
06-13-2013, 06:55 PM
http://i.imgur.com/BNTnV3V.gif

leafman101
06-13-2013, 07:11 PM
People buy every Nintendo system for a handful of games (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Smash Bros and Mario Kart) and it is worth every penny.

And then of course they also have the best classic virtual console games.

Montana
06-13-2013, 07:20 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/31c1469e5cc102e945a71d09d26cd333/tumblr_mo7nxwliDD1s7kdi4o1_250.gif

da_next_kid
06-13-2013, 07:23 PM
The whole thing about being able to share your games with 10 people? that is actually true, but that only holds for one specific console after you're connected to MS's cloud service.

axlsalinger
06-13-2013, 09:02 PM
The big thing that I think people are missing with having to be connected every 24 hours as well as them basically licensing the game to you and you don't actually own it, is that Microsoft can basically control the life of the system. With the original Xbox they stopped hosting games on their servers to play multiplayer a few years after the 360 came out. Now, that I think is completely okay to do as you can still go back and play the single player aspect of the games. But with them requiring you to be online to access their servers to play even the single player games, that should send up a big red flag to fans. For a hardcore gamer that likes to go back and play some of their old systems, this is a big issue. As a consumer, it should be an even bigger issue. It sets a ridiculous precedent that companies are gonna try to start to get away with this type of stuff. Think of this, you buy a game for 60.00, it's on your machine to play, then after say, 8 years, we no longer support this game on our servers. You cannot access the game that you bought, not just the multiplayer but even the single player. Now, I know that a lot of people will say, "well once they stop supporting the Xbox One in 8 years time, there will be another console out to buy". If you wanted to go back and play those other games that were on the Xbox One, what do you think you'll have to do? Your more than likely gonna have to re-buy them as classics. Again, it's not just the issue of the used games and always being online. I think it's an ethical issue that fans and consumers are telling Microsoft that they shouldn't be allowed to get away with this type of business practice. It basically puts Microsoft in a position for them to already have their hands around a consumer's throat to force them to upgrade, whenever they want to.

On top of all of that. Microsoft said last night that they won't comment, when they were asked if you would be able to sell the Xbox One second hand if you wanted to. It's night and day difference between the two companies. There is absolutely no reason why Microsoft needs to do this other than them wanting more profit and to control what you can buy for their systems. They are trying to **** with the gaming industry, one that has been exactly the same way for home consoles for 30+ years and an industry that has generated enough money/profit to bring games up to where they are now.

Complete ****ing greed.

I remember saying a lot of this stuff about the 360 and backwards compatibility. You know how many times I've played an original Xbox game? I think that would be zero times. This is really a non-issue imo. If you really want to play a 2013 game 8 years from now, first of all you probably will end up being able to, and even if not, can buy it on the 2021 equivalent of Steam for like $3.

I will say as an Xbox fanboy that Microsoft absolutely got their ass kicked by Sony at E3. I do think some of this stuff has gotten blown out of proportion, though, and things will change.

That being said, the used game policy and price difference have me seriously considering a PS4. It's funny, I would have been a lot more interested in all this a year ago, but with a new computer after years of being a console anti-mmo guy, I've spent almost all my recent gaming time playing mmo's on the pc.

MindzEye
06-13-2013, 09:42 PM
Yeah, on the suggestion of a bunch of FI gamers, I made the switch to PS3 and am entirely satisfied with it. Very likely, I'll go with PS4 when I buy a next gen machine later this year.

johnunit
06-13-2013, 09:44 PM
I think the primary issue isn't what microsoft has done wrong so much as what they haven't done exceedingly well. It's not more powerful, it doesn't really have any wizz-bang technology over the PS4, the game lists are comparable. If you're choosing just one, I don't see why it would be the Xbox, especially at a higher price point.

axlsalinger
06-13-2013, 10:44 PM
The Xbox (right now, anyway) is priced $100 more but it includes a Kinect, which is a $100-$150 add-on to the 360, so I guess that is their justification for it. PlayStation's alternative to Kinect is (from what I've heard) inferior, and must be purchased separately. With the PS4 you will have to pay for Sony's live service similar to Xbox Live. And the specs are actually quite similar. So it's going to be quite an interesting Q4. Microsoft is going to have to re-think a couple of these policies between now and then, IMO. In the end, for me, it may come down to whether Sony's new controller sucks or not.

Montana
06-13-2013, 10:49 PM
Yeah, on the suggestion of a bunch of FI gamers, I made the switch to PS3 and am entirely satisfied with it. Very likely, I'll go with PS4 when I buy a next gen machine later this year.


You're welcome.

leafman101
06-14-2013, 09:34 AM
http://www.neowin.net/news/anonymous-xbox-engineer-explains-drm-and-microsofts-xbox-one-intentions

Here is a writeup from an anonymous xbox one developer at Microsoft explaining DRM and mandatory internet connection. As I mentioned before Microsofts primary goal isn't gaming. Its an all in one media center. And because of that they will probably sell a ton of xbox ones and Microsoft Glasses and tvs and cable services. But its a gaming system second. Or maybe third.


>Living room transformation. We want to own the living room. Every living room TV with an XBox on input one. It's the thing that gives the signal to your TV, everything is secondary. The future, where games, TV, internet telephony, all that shit happens magically on some huge ass screen with hand / voice gestures... That's our goal.

...

>Honestly, if you care about anything other then pure games AT ALL. Xbox 1 > PS4. If all you do is play games, and nothing else, PS4.

mbow30
06-14-2013, 09:50 AM
here's the burning question: which system is better for porn

angelfish
06-14-2013, 12:09 PM
here's the burning question: which system is better for porn

Laptop and TBLOP . com:sarcasm

worm
06-14-2013, 12:18 PM
The Xbox (right now, anyway) is priced $100 more but it includes a Kinect, which is a $100-$150 add-on to the 360, so I guess that is their justification for it. PlayStation's alternative to Kinect is (from what I've heard) inferior, and must be purchased separately. With the PS4 you will have to pay for Sony's live service similar to Xbox Live. And the specs are actually quite similar. So it's going to be quite an interesting Q4. Microsoft is going to have to re-think a couple of these policies between now and then, IMO. In the end, for me, it may come down to whether Sony's new controller sucks or not.

it will come down to who has more units

if ps4 is impossible to get ill go get the xbox

Cpt. Koivu
06-14-2013, 01:43 PM
it will come down to who has more units

if ps4 is impossible to get ill go get the xbox

+1, unless one side really hits it out of the park with their exclusives, they are pretty interchangeable for me. On a related note I just got the last of us and it really is quite a fun game.

Leo Bannister
06-14-2013, 02:50 PM
Any idea on the length of the last of us? Was thinking of picking it up i a few months used when the price drops, but if it's a longer game, I may jump on it. Heard it's suppose to be pretty awesome.

Cpt. Koivu
06-14-2013, 03:23 PM
Unfortunately I can't help you there from experience, I think reviews put it anywhere from 12 to 17 hours depending on your level of exploration and how you go about the game.

da_next_kid
06-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Took me 15 hours on normal. The game is ****ing fantastic btw. Best on the PS3.

Leo Bannister
06-14-2013, 07:24 PM
Cool. One I'll wait and pick it up. Find it really hard to justify buying a game for 60.00 that I'll finish in 3-4 days.

MindzEye
06-14-2013, 07:45 PM
You're welcome.

You were one of a few, but thanks.

JackBurton
06-14-2013, 08:51 PM
While seeing Last of us, do we really need better visuals on the PS4?

Bleedsblue&white
06-14-2013, 10:29 PM
Things can always look prettier, but it's the advanced A.I, larger maps, bigger games...there's lots of reasons to want more power.

Rumpleforeskin
06-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Cool. One I'll wait and pick it up. Find it really hard to justify buying a game for 60.00 that I'll finish in 3-4 days.

It's totally badass so far, it is a game though that does lend itself to multiple play throughs. Especially if you are a trophy hunter.

johnunit
06-17-2013, 04:01 AM
Things can always look prettier, but it's the advanced A.I, larger maps, bigger games...there's lots of reasons to want more power.

Exactly.

Things look pretty up-close, but draw distances and stuff are still a limiting factor.

Plus load screens can always be made shorter...

Leo Bannister
06-17-2013, 01:51 PM
The new GTA V is suppose to have a map that is bigger than San Andreas, GTA IV and Red Dead Redemption combined (with room to spare). And that is gonna be for the PS3. Can only imagine the what the next gen consoles are gonna offer in terms of open world maps. They are going to be massive. I would think Bethesda's new Elder Scrolls Online will be ****ing huge. Skyrim is a massive map as it is.

JackBurton
06-18-2013, 07:30 PM
That's crazy. Red Dead Redemption is so huge as it is.

Volcanologist
06-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Things can always look prettier, but it's the advanced A.I, larger maps, bigger games...there's lots of reasons to want more power.

a big thing is the memory available....ps3 has 256mb, ps4 has 8gb.

Bleedsblue&white
06-18-2013, 10:46 PM
Yep. Less to non-existent load times would be nice.

Hoss
06-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Told you...



Victor Lucas ‏@Victor_Lucas 20m

Wow! RT @epdailytv: BREAKING: Microsoft might be retracting all of those nasty online policies from the Xbox One http://epdaily.tv/?p=110201

Metalleaf
06-19-2013, 05:35 PM
First impressions kill, retracting may not be able to save Microsoft's bacon.

JackBurton
06-19-2013, 06:21 PM
Of course they'll retract them. They had too.

I still think they can recover and do well. The 100 difference in price isn't that bad at all given there's an improved Kinect in each one.

MindzEye
06-19-2013, 07:29 PM
http://i.imgur.com/JZOCnud.png

SundinsTooth
06-19-2013, 07:38 PM
Is Last of Us one of these games where you have to sit for 15 minutes watching cinematics?

Hoss
06-19-2013, 09:39 PM
http://www.examiner.com/article/microsoft-dropping-xbox-one-drm-requirements

If this comes to play, then IMO the one has an advantage.... but we'll see. (I just really want to play Titanfall)



After listening to consumer feedback, the following changes have been made to Xbox One DRM requirements.

An internet connection will not be required to play games.
There is no 24 hour check-in requirement.
There will be no restrictions on the trading, loaning, giving or sharing of game disks.
Any game disk will work with any Xbox One console.
Games purchased from Xbox LIVE and downloaded will work regardless of whether the console is online or offline.
Region locks have been dropped.

This essentially puts the Xbox One on par with the PS4 when it comes to sharing, trading and reselling games. The console will require an internet connection for multiplayer and to take advantage of cloud-based features though which is expected.

Montana
06-19-2013, 10:38 PM
then IMO the one has an advantage.


heh.

Hoss
06-19-2013, 10:49 PM
so witty.... your comment suggests I am a blind fanboy of xbox, yet your over there jizzing to your playstation non stop. Back at ya Mr. Pot.

Montana
06-19-2013, 11:28 PM
your comment suggests I am a blind fanboy of xbox


can't slip anything past you.




yet your over


I'm afraid you've got me confused with someone else, I don't own an "over".

Hoss
06-19-2013, 11:30 PM
Wow grammar correction. The first rule of the trolling handbook. When in doubt attack a your you're post. I'm on an iPad and don't always choose to correct the autocorrect

Montana
06-19-2013, 11:59 PM
iPad's are notorious for changing "you're" to "your".

Deckie007
06-20-2013, 12:13 AM
your write

Hoss
06-20-2013, 12:20 AM
Watching reviews on the run today they were mentioning how Sony went hard after that drm and used games. But when asked about game developers doing it. Ie online codes for far cry 3 etc they apparently went quiet. So I think developers are going to have codes to play online and you can trade the game but you'd need to purchase a new code. I ain't saying that wont happen with Xbox but on the 360 it was non existent because of live. I hope it is the same with plus

Habspatrol
06-20-2013, 10:13 AM
This thread is aptly named. Good fanboy fight here between Montana and Hoss.

corksens
06-20-2013, 10:16 AM
I have both - and play both - but if you took the xbox controller and put it on the PS3 I would never load up the Microsoft product again.

Fortunately, I think PS3 did kind of rip off the controller for the PS4.

Rumpleforeskin
06-20-2013, 11:56 AM
Watching reviews on the run today they were mentioning how Sony went hard after that drm and used games. But when asked about game developers doing it. Ie online codes for far cry 3 etc they apparently went quiet. So I think developers are going to have codes to play online and you can trade the game but you'd need to purchase a new code. I ain't saying that wont happen with Xbox but on the 360 it was non existent because of live. I hope it is the same with plus

EA the first to put out the online codes for online play has stopped that policy. I think you'll see the rest follow suit at some point.

Montana
06-20-2013, 12:40 PM
I have both - and play both - but if you took the xbox controller and put it on the PS3 I would never load up the Microsoft product again.

Fortunately, I think PS3 did kind of rip off the controller for the PS4.


That's interesting as I'm in love with the PS3 controller, and it irks me when I'm at a friends and have to use the Xbox one.......but I think that could just as easily be a preference that's born out of whichever controller you use first. For me SNES to Playstation, to PS2, to PS3, it's the controller for me.....while I find the Xbox controller overly bulky (also MS obviously made a mistake by not making it a rechargeable as Sony did, using regular batteries/having to buy a charger pack, just isn't logical/necessary anymore.)

..but yeah, all my friends that own Xboxes swear by that controller.

Leo Bannister
06-20-2013, 12:44 PM
Watching reviews on the run today they were mentioning how Sony went hard after that drm and used games. But when asked about game developers doing it. Ie online codes for far cry 3 etc they apparently went quiet. So I think developers are going to have codes to play online and you can trade the game but you'd need to purchase a new code. I ain't saying that wont happen with Xbox but on the 360 it was non existent because of live. I hope it is the same with plus


EA the first to put out the online codes for online play has stopped that policy. I think you'll see the rest follow suit at some point.

Yeah and Sony came out and basically said they pretty much will not allow game developers to use online codes on their systems. It's a moot point anyways as every company is moving away from that sort of thing cos they know it pisses off consumers.

Microsoft did change their DRM policy but the damage has been done. I think they will see sales increase slightly but PS4 is still gonna win this hands down. That much bad PR to kick off the system, will be still be a nightmare for MS. If you ask average gamer's I bet an overwhelming majority will still think that the DRM policy is still there in 6 months time and It will be a deciding factor in average gaming consumers decisions. It's going to be an uphill battle for MS to shake all this bad press they rightfully received.

There is also the fact that even though they did change the policy MS tried to really **** people over. It's like getting caught stealing and the saying "It's okay, I'll just give it back then". I don't think this fact has been lost on a lot of hardcore gamer's. They ****ed up and are gonna pay for it. If you read through any message board about the Xbone people are still going with the PS4, mainly because it's A) a better system B) it's cheaper and C) MS tried to screw them over in the first place.

Montana
06-20-2013, 12:45 PM
This thread is aptly named. Good fanboy fight here between Montana and Hoss.


I'm afraid I don't even have a dog in this fight, as I won't be purchasing either console. Just don't have the time these days to be gaming, or more specifically I'm trying to curb the amount of time I spend on guilty pleasure entertainment.

What I enjoyed so much about the E3 event, was solely from a business/PR perspective.....it was a thing of beauty.



If/when I get back into gaming though, I think I may lean towards going the PC route.....unless these next gen consoles takes things to another level.

Hoss
06-20-2013, 01:04 PM
I think you are overestimating people's opinions of the retraction... you may be furious and will never go back.. but Timmy in grade 8 who already has a live account and wants his Kinect so he can wack off to his girlfriend on skype while playing COD could probably care less. Just sayin.

Despite what people think I am really stuck between the two. I don't want to pay for Live and a PSplus account. Right now I have two of each (got an extra ps3 free, and won my extra xbox) and I love it, but I sure as hell won't get both next time, as I don't want to pay for both online plays... And I like online play (mainly COD)

I listen to Gamers, and I respect the opinion of the guys on ROTR (have been watching that show for years now back when it was EP with Tommy Talarico and Lucas) even they have their panel that is split on which system they'd buy.

It comes down to games, and types of games.

I love first person shooters COD, Fighters (injustice, Streetfighter), and adventure games like Tomb Raider and Uncharted. I am not a big fan of the open world stuff, like GTA. So Xbox has served me well in those years. As the online server issue on live is light years better. But that looks to change now.

Montana
06-20-2013, 01:14 PM
I think you are overestimating people's opinions of the retraction... you may be furious and will never go back.. but Timmy in grade 8 who already has a live account and wants his Kinect so he can wack off to his girlfriend on skype while playing COD could probably care less. Just sayin.


I feel fairly confident that Timmy has a PC of his own to Skype with his gf?....this isn't the 80's.

Also I suspect that the massive positive PR Sony generated and negative PR MS had after E3, is precisely the kind of thing that influences kids of that age....seeing reddit go off on MS, boatloads of meme's castigating the Xbox One....that kinda shit is going to resonate with them.


Despite what people think I am really stuck between the two.


In fairness to those that don't believe that.....at the moment things looked best for Sony and worst for Xbox, immediately after E3, you were backing up MS in everyway possible, and saying you were leaning towards getting the One.



I don't want to pay for Live and a PSplus account. Right now I have two of each (got an extra ps3 free, and won my extra xbox) and I love it, but I sure as hell won't get both next time, as I don't want to pay for both online plays... And I like online play (mainly COD)


If COD is your primary game, I think the Xbox is likely the console for you.....they have more kids/youths online and it results in a higher level of gameplan for such a game (as it was with COD on the PS3/360, imo)



I respect the opinion of the guys on ROTR


I've only seen this show a half dozen times or so in recent years, but I'm 90% sure I ran into Scott Jones on the street the other day........was always super impressed by his hosting skills, and am mildly surprised he hasn't been scooped up by someone to host something more mainstream. For instance I think he'd be great in a Strombo/Hour type gig.

Blueman
06-20-2013, 03:25 PM
I have an Xbox and play COD exclusively. For me the controller has been better, getting the content earlier was better and the group I play with have been together for years.

That being said, I would easily switch to any system that have better performing servers. Lag on both ps3 and Xbox is bush league.