PS3 vs xbox 360 - Your opinions

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  1. xout

    xout Believer

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    Here's the deal: My ps2 finally crapped out on me after like 5 years or something. That said - I have decided to stop being cheap and go ahead and make the leap to a next gen system.

    I will be using my standard 32" TV for the time being but I believe my girlfriend and I will be getting a HD tv sometime this summer. Blue ray is not that important to me as I have 300 something DVDs will no intention on going to blue ray unless the price goes down.

    I will mainly use the system to play sport games (Madden, NBA 2k, etc) but am interested about online gaming in shooter games. I was a huge fan of the SOCOM series on PS2 and have heard good things about the new game on ps3. Honestly - SOCOM is one of the reasons I am leaning towards a ps3. However - I do not mind paying for xBox live if it is really as good as it is claimed to be.

    I keep going back and forth between the 360 and ps3 as I want a good system with good games I would enjoy. I know I would enjoy the new SOCOM game but don't know if it's worth spending the extra hundred bucks or so to just have a ps3 for that purpose. Has anyone played the game that played the original socom series? Is it as good as I've heard? Is there something just as good for the 360?

    Basically this thread was created for one purpose - I want you to sell me on the system of your choice. I am completely torn on which system to go with, and I would like some fresh opinions. Thanks!
  2. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    You've just opened a big, nerdy can of worms.
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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  4. Bob Sacamano

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    I'm gonna laugh my arse off when these nerds run your fat-*** down
  5. Rampage

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  6. DallasEast

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  7. The Ominous

    The Ominous Dead Man Stalkin

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    Own them both and love them both.

    But in all honesty I play the 360 more. There are a few reasons, but the main two are because of the controller and Live.

    Two great consoles that I have really enjoyed.
  8. xout

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    Just found that is running a special with the ps3 ...

    15% off the console + Killzone 2 for $1. Total after taxes and free shipping is only $370. Yay or nay?
  9. Bonecrusher#31

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    I have both and I like my 360 for games most of the time... Madden, Gears, Lost Planet etc..etc..

    But the PS3 is great for HD games and Blu-Ray movies....

    I have no preference so if you can afford it get both.
  10. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    Me too.........
  11. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Will they be using that new Natal technology to do so? Silly dorks...legs are for real life.
  12. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Honestly, this "next-gen" business ain't all its cracked up to be. This gen sucks compared to the last. The PS2 ran rings around all this stuff we have today. Now its fewer games, more expensive games, more expensive hardware.

    The new SOCOM game was terrible. It was an unplayable mess upon its release. I only bought it because it was packaged with the sony bluetooth headset. I heard they've patched it up since, and that it runs pretty well now, but even so I don't think it's reviewed as well as the previous SOCOM installments.

    If you don't care about bluray, honestly you might as well just get whatever is cheaper because nearly every game (or shooter, for that matter) is going to be multiplatform (available on both ps3 or xbox), with the obvious exceptions (Killzone for PS3, Halo for Xbox). And cheaper means Xbox. Personally, I like the PSN's online store more, and the simplicity of the PS3's XMB interface as opposed to the garish, slow, and headache-inducing "panes" of the new xbox interface released last fall. PS3 is all wireless, including network...whereas if you want to hook your xbox up to your wireless network, you have to buy a $100 network adapter. PS3 uses bluetooth, whereas 360 uses proprietary there's far more options for 3rd party wireless controllers and headsets (your typical bluetooth phone headset will work with ps3) than there are for the Xbox. To many, that's not worth the price of the ps3 over the xbox. If all you care about are the games, then the xbox is probably the wiser choice as it's cheaper and 90% of the games released nowadays are available on both systems. If you care about features, though, the PS3 is the way to go.
  13. Bob Sacamano

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  14. xout

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    Thinking about pulling the trigger on this. Basically getting the console at $100 cheaper than normal because Killzone is one of the games I would buy anyway.
  15. DIAF

    DIAF DivaLover159

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    Well, if its that cheap, and you can't find a better deal on an xbox, i'd do it.
  16. Doomsday

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    I have both systems and overall I think the PS3 is made better but online gaming is much better on the 360. Their interface is much more intuitive, feature rich and overall just superior to Sony's online gaming experience.
  17. Hoofbite

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    Just get whatever you think is best. Asking others for opinions is a no win situation. I'm all about the 360 but have given up on trying to "convince" people which system is better.
  18. Yeagermeister

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    I just bought a 360 and it's great. I don't play online or own any blue ray dvds so the choice was an easy one for me.
  19. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    When I was in Dallas, my brother has a PS3. We were playing a baseball game. I think it's called The Show. It was a great game.

    The PS3 is a difficult game to develop for (thats the word anyhow) So, they don't quite have the games that the XBOX360 has. Though the PS3 is far more powerful of a platform. So, right now the XBOX360 is probably the way to go for games today. Although, in the future the PS3 will probably be the better platform.
  20. ChldsPlay

    ChldsPlay Well-Known Member

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    That's just crazy talk. Once you have an HDTV you'd be crazy not to start going Blu. They don't cost much more than DVDs (unless you're stupid and buy everything at Best Buy where they're $30+ for everything). You don't have to replace all those DVDs, just get Blu-rays for everything new. Or you can just do what I did and sell your DVDs on ebay. You could probably get $1,000-$1,200 for that kind of collection.

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