posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 12:45 PM
Ok, I will admit straight off that I didn't read the entire post. It looked like some people were totally fan-boying all over the PS3 and others
fan-boying all over the 360. I wanted to put my 2 cents in...
I own a high end PC, an XBox360, a PS3, and (in response to something from this page) a PSP.
PCs- NOT the working mans system. With the invention of SLi tech it is a real money hole. To get the best of the best you have to be willing to sink
the price of the entire pc again into the video cards (and I have). That sucks. Keyboard and mouse is cool, but if you don't have a nostromo you
don't know what you are missing. Best gaming accessory EVER!
360- Love love love it! Best game pads ever, battery packs and rechargers are cool, rumble is cool. Best selection of games. I got mine because I
saw that M$ had exclusive rights (from regular XBox days) to FASAs products and that they were not coming out on PC anymore (Battletech stuff and
Crimson Skies). Unfortunately with Shadowrun (which DID come out on PC), it sounds like FASA shot it's wad, I think they are closed down now. Then
I had the RRoD (Red Rings of Death). I will purchase ALL 3rd party games for this system. I like it better, there is a better community built around
it. XBL is better equipped to handle updates and extra content.
-side note- After purchasing the 360 it was only months before I realized I needed an HD TV and sweet surround sound. And it was all WELL WORTH IT.
PS3- Got it to "tide me over" until my XBox came home from the shop. Lately I have been downloading demos on both the PSN and XBL of the same games
to compare. Not much difference that I can see. Ultimately I knew going into this thing that it would be my "backup" system. Any 3rd party games
that come out I will NOT purchase for PS3. This system (for me) is for exclusive games (Resistance is freaking AWESOME) and watching BluRays.
Another big bonus is that this system packs a web browser. You can also just plug in any USB keyboard and mouse and they work fine in the interface,
although not for gaming (there is a mouse controller available for gaming, just not any old mouse). The game pads suck. Sixaxis is only cool for
games designed around that content only. No rumble sucks. Battery pack built into the pad sucks (you have to plug these things into the system to
get them charged, WTF? I don't want wires). The best part of this system is going to be it's exclusives (of which I currently only care about
Resistance, but Heavenly Sword looks pretty good (supposedly only 8 hours or so of game play though)). Oh and the networking SUCKS it takes 3 or more
times as long to download from PSN as it does from XBL!
PSP- meh. I thought it would be a good gaming and MP3 player. IT probably would be too, but I'm not that much "on the go" lately. Pretty much
every PS2 title gets ported and there are some good exclusive games. Movie-wise it's retarded, those things cost more then a regular DVD and the PSP
is the only thing you can watch them on. The newer PSPs DO have RCA out jacks so you can plug it into your TV... But the thing is supposed to be a
Backwards compatibility- XBox360 hands down. It is a little flakey (I have had some issues where a level never ends after you trigger the end
"event"). It is software controlled (emulated) though. PS3 yuck (to be fair, I have only tried one title). I got the 60GB version on it's way
out because I had read that the 60 was the last one to have "the chip" (backwards compatibility handled by hardware instead of software) and that
from now on the PS3 was going to be all emulation. Anyway my experience was that the one game I tried looked like butt (Shadow of the Colossus), I
keep meaning to rent another to see what it's like, but haven't.
Looking into the future- The XBox is supposed to be getting a newer CPU that is a lot smaller then the current one (and thus running a lot cooler),
but the problems faced by over heating the 360 is supposed to be in the GPU... There is supposed to be a new PS3 coming out at $399. It will be
built around the newer (80GB) model, but only comes with a 40GB drive. I have even read that the network card for this one is going to be revamped (I
must not be the only one with questions about the internal cards speed).
[edit on 10/2/2007 by whargoul]