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19th January, 2010 at 01:19:41 -

You missed my point. You think the wii is incomplete. Some people think the PS3 or 360 are incomplete in comparison with the other.

 

  		
  		

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ah okay.

Just found out that the PS3 doesn't have a group chat feature like the Xbox 360 (Party). That sucks! Sony should add that in so players can talk to other players even when their playing different games

 
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Originally Posted by Sumo148
ah okay.

Just found out that the PS3 doesn't have a group chat feature like the Xbox 360 (Party). That sucks! Sony should add that in so players can talk to other players even when their playing different games



It does have a group chat feature, but I believe it's limited to text chat at the moment. Cross game voice chat is supposed to be coming in a future firmware update though.

 
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19th January, 2010 at 10:32:03 -

What could possibly be incomplete about either console in comparison to the other? This has to be by far the closest console war ever in terms of identification of uniqueness of each console. It really comes down to whether you like glossy black or matte and which controller fits better in your hand.

And yes, the Wii falls very short this generation. The interactivity in it is very weak. They've done nothing but replace rapid button pressing with rapid controller waggling. It wouldn't even be so bad if it also didn't seem like how you control it felt so irrelevant to the game itself. I'm sorry, but it's not necessarily innovative or very fun to spend most of your time trying to average out what you know and how you think a game should be played, with how the game thinks you should be playing it. Then it slaps you in the face with a game that doesn't need anything but rapid motion in who cares what direction, and you're there trying your best to be as precise as you can, only to figure out that a five year old is doing better then you because he discovered long ago that he didn't care how to play that game, he just knows how to play all the other games and isn't surprised when the same philosophy works there too. Swing = win.

 
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19th January, 2010 at 12:08:57 -

You're not playing the same games I'm playing, then. I don't like the waggle games either. This discussion is about the HD consoles anyway, sorry to pull it off track.

 

  		
  		

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Originally Posted by Flava

Originally Posted by Sumo148
ah okay.

Just found out that the PS3 doesn't have a group chat feature like the Xbox 360 (Party). That sucks! Sony should add that in so players can talk to other players even when their playing different games



It does have a group chat feature, but I believe it's limited to text chat at the moment. Cross game voice chat is supposed to be coming in a future firmware update though.



Text chat is boring Actually speaking to your friends is way better.

 
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Originally Posted by Sumo148
Text chat is boring Actually speaking to your friends is way better.



This is kind of redundant for me too. I frequently have games of Mario Kart online with Skype and the webcams running at the same time. It's a blast

 
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24th January, 2010 at 05:30:49 -

Anyway, I'm just posting here again to give my impressions 2 weeks later.

The controller: I mentioned before that the PS3 controller feels light and a little too small. That's only partly true now that I've gotten used to it. It still feels light (because it is light) and I wish the side handles were a bit bulkier that that it would fit my hands better, but in terms of button placement it feels just right. I also appreciate the left analog stick's placement being lower, in comparison to the Xbox 360, because I find it easier to make small left and right adjustments which is great for racing games. I've had to charge the batteries twice so far, which has cost me nothing.

The PSN Store / online stuff is as basic as it gets, probably, but it's perfectly funcional and that's okay for me. I don't know what's available on the Xbox 360 but I imagine that you get more since you're paying for it.

On the plus side, the main reason I went for the PS3 was for the exclusive games, and that's turned out to be a good decision. Little Big Planet is like no game I've ever played before. I recommend that everyone interested in game design (that's everyone on this site, right?) try it at least once. The presentation is unbelievably good and I feel like I'll never see the end of its content. Uncharted - the first one, not even the sequel - is unbelievable and I completed it in two 7-hour sittings. With Heavy Rain, God of War 3 and The Last Guardian (and more) on the horizon, I'm glad I didn't underestimate the importance of exclusive games. The Xbox360 has a few games I'd like too, like Trials HD.

Another very nice feature the that I can set up my PC as a media server and stream video and music to the PS3. I'm assuming that the Xbox360 can do this too since I'm using Windows Media Player to set up the media server.

One thing I haven't gotten used to is FPS games on consoles. I wish I could get used to the slow, awkward turning, but I feel like every time I die I feel like the controls are to blame rather than my reactions. Bioshock is a mixed bag - I love the design and atmosphere (so in my book, it's already a good game) but it feels like you're walking knee-deep in syrup all the time.

I've had some issues with regard to international games but I'll post later about that.

The Xbox360 still has some advantages, but all-in, I'm very happy I decided to buy the PS3.

 
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30th January, 2010 at 01:04:29 -

I was out shopping today and i saw the Xbox Elite on sale very cheap! (Im not living in US, but about 330,- USD)
With headset(wireless? think so), two games and a wireless controller
having done no background research on the Lite, I thought it was a smaller Xbox console(very good) making less noise(Excellent!) and maybe with other small improvement as well (like the Microsoft version of the PS3 Slim)! Already owning a Xbox i though i would buy the Elite, and sell my regular one.
But asking the dude at the counter, i was told there is nothing special about the Elite(Other than the color), its just a package, comes with more equipment basically. <
I still haven't done any looking up on the Elite, but does anyone own the Elite? Is there really no improvements on it, its just a regular Xbox?
if so, the name had me misled, like 'PS3 Prime' and its basically the same PS3 with different color.
Meh, still would be cool if Microsoft would come with an equivalent to the PS3 Slim "smaller Xbox console" "less noise".
If they did i would probably have traded it in for the one i already own But a different color + equipment just doesnt convince me to purchase a whoopng new Xbox

 
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30th January, 2010 at 23:43:06 -

The only difference is that the Elite has a black case and comes with a 120 gb harddrive.

 
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Originally Posted by Dr. James MD
Bzzt wrong. The PS3 has the better CPU chip, but the Xbox has better memory and GPU.

It's interesting to me how people can search forums to come to conclusions which are just as ridiculous as the piracy of this statement.

Anyone who understands how hardware works knows that you're comparing an apple to a different apple.

I'll clarify this so hopefully none of you make this mistake again:

Memory: There is more than just one type of memory on each machine, it depends on the quality of the SDK and the developers knowledge of it how much memory can be used and where it must be allocated. A clever developer or at the least a knowledgeable one can get just as much and in some cases more memory out of either system. It's all on what you need and where you put it.

Graphics: Xbox doesn't have a better GPU it actually has a worse GPU. Luckily for M$ they have the bigger and more widely accepted SDK which works in DX libraries. Why would PS3 use DX libraries? Good question, and it doesn't. It's called Xbox because it's there attempt to rid the world of free, open source (and I'll so bravely say better) libraries such as Open GL. As it's name implies (Direct X Box). PS3 uses a modified version of Open GL. Look it up and see what real people with real experience say. Open GL is just plain better. Less people know how to use it is all.

"oh but I saw a port to port comparison". So what? OS X will run better on a mac that is less powerful than a PC simply because it was developed for a MAC. You have any idea how difficult it is to develop a game to an audience with a larger demographic and than port it to a different system with an entirely different architecture? Let's just remind you of my OS X statement one more time.

I'm sorry and I'm not a "fanyboy", I don't really give a Donkey's Eyeball on which is a "better" system as I own both. But this myth being spread around needs to stop. PS3 IS MORE POWERFUL...... PERIOD.

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9th February, 2010 at 02:16:22 -

Thanks Liquixcat. My original question was about which is better - as in, which would be a more sensible purchase for someone who only wants to buy one of the consoles. I don't know when or how it turned into a debate about which is more technically powerful, but thanks for your comment anyway. Like you, I don't care much for comparing the graphics capabilities of the consoles. Everyone can see that they're pretty much on-par in that respect. The PS3 tends to fare worse when comparing graphics in cross-platform games, but I can deal with that when I'm having so much fun with the PS3's exclusive games.

 
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9th February, 2010 at 02:22:11 -

I dont think it makes sense anymore to just buy one. I wish I had both

Ps. Cant wait to check out mass effect 2 on the ol xbox

 
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11th March, 2010 at 23:24:18 -

For once, the PS3 version of a multiplatform game is at an advantage. The 360 version of FFXIII spans 3 discs yet the FMVs still looks like crap.

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