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PS3 vs. 360: Now A Fair Fight, Software Will Determine Winner

For the first time ever this generation, the PlayStation is the exact same price as a comparable Xbox 360 model and because Sony has been charging hard throughout 2009, the two competitors have established an even ground and now...it's a fair fight. No excuses from here on out; ultimately, the console with the better software will prevail.

I know what many will say: "oh, the console with the best software always wins." Yeah, well, we're in a new age now that features systems that act as full entertainment machines; there's Blu-Ray (or lack thereof) to consider, the competing online services, the reliability, and of course, the price. All of that matters, and while we still believe the PS3 Slim has the edge in terms of what the consumer gets for his three hundred bucks, the general consensus is a little more split, which only proves that "even keel" theory further. From here on out, it's really going to hinge on exclusive software; awesome games that can only be played on one particular console. The true "system sellers" are what may end up determining the overall winner, as the price complaints have mostly disappeared and consumers can now weigh each console without thinking too much about the inherent cost.

The PS3 is certainly more reliable, the Network is free, the Store has really taken shape, and Home is intriguing, but many will say the 360 still has more games available, still has "livelier" Live servers (forgive the pun), and everyone knows about the Netflix option. Of course, the PSN also has downloadable movies and TV but for whatever reason, the average consumer doesn't know that. The point is, with the consoles so close in terms of all factors outside of software, the logical tiebreaker will undoubtedly go to the software. Which system delivers what you want to play? It'll really be that simple. Things can change over the next year or so, but with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time, MAG, and The Last Guardian primed to make a lot of waves on the PS3, it seems Sony has the definite edge. But then again, people do have different tastes.

We've been waiting for the time when the games would dictate the battle, and it has finally come. And if you don't know where that duel pic is from, you shouldn't even be drawing breath.

9/3/2009 9:45:27 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (156 posts)

kevinater321
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:07:19 PM
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loving the puns ben :) and the ps3 is in an instant lead now. No looking back, microsft is finsihed.

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mackid1993
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:17:41 PM

I want to see more game trailers at the movies, having PS3 ads and game ads at movies, during the previews will definitely help sales. Just think, many theaters (where I live) are in or near shopping malls. After the movie, you make go pick up that game you saw in the previews. Just my $0.02.

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Titch1794
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:19:28 AM

I really don't see how people can actually compare the two consoles.
Free online play and built in blu-ray just wins it for me, but I am a life long sony fan.

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kevinater321
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:49:15 AM

I also love Sony, and i totally agree. I actually don't understand how someone can get a 360 over a ps3 now. Mayve when it first came it when it had a slow start. But now there is way better games coming to ps3. I asked my die hard 360 fanboy what his most anticipated game was and it was a multiplat!

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zee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:03:33 AM

I wouldn't say M$ is finished if I were you. They are far from finished just the way SONY is far from taking the lead. PS3 Slim will change a lot of things for SONY. We all know that and we also hope that it will do better than what we all expected and hoped for. But to say M$ is finished/done/gone, no I wouldn't agree with that. Remember that they still have the cheapest console in the market with a big library of games.

However, PS3 is finally at a point where it compete in terms of price. The only thing that was keeping PS3 from achieving it's full market potential was the price. $299 for such a powerful machine is extremely reasonable. Heck, I paid $420 (tax included) for my 80GIG PS3 and I never thought that it was over priced! Some people paid like $599 and most of them till date say that it was worth it.

I am not a sales caring person guy but a few days ago a brand new site XBOX LIFESTYLE put up an article which read "PS3 SLIM DETHRONED BY AN XBOX GAME" and well, I said back then that it won't last 24 hours and wow, I was right. That game was then "dethroned" by WiiFit with BalanceBoard and now PS3 Slim has taken back the #1. Remember all this happened before September 1st (my birthday).

Xbox Elite is currently at #33 WITH a downwards trend :) Clearly, the only thing keeping a lot of people purchasing a PS3 was the price and though AMAZON is no way to predict the whole market, it is one way of seeing where things are heading.

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kevinater321
Sunday, September 06, 2009 @ 5:15:37 PM

You are completely right, I was just really excited at the moment because 3 of my friends just jumped ships and bought a ps3. But Microsoft is far from finished. But they are a heck closer then about 2 years ago.

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Hexen
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:07:41 PM
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Wasn't it always a fair fight though.What I mean is that the PS3 was $399 and the elite was also $399 so the fight was always fair.

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Russell Burrows
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:37:26 PM

@Hexen
So the Xbox Arcade was 399?
Total fail since it was 199 for the Arcade.

But now that the prices for PS3 Slim and 360 Elite are both 299 its a more fair fight.

Wheres that Xbox Live is better rap?
Not so since Microsoft thinks so highly of the Live service that they are giving it away to try and compete with PSN.

PS3 bullet points are that just from saveing 20 dollars per month on electrical costs this means the PS3 Slim pays for itself in about a year VERSUS the 35 to 40 dollar per month electrical bill from running the 360 Elite.

Toss in the RROD aka E74 problem and the question becomes why buy a 360 to waste my money on makeing the Electric company rich or time waiting for it to be fixed? only to break again?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:45:08 PM

Russel, you may have mixed a few things up there.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:30:04 AM

I believe you may be onto something there World...

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Orvisman
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:28:01 AM

Don't forget the 360 pro was $299.

I am certain there are more Arcade and Pro units sitting in living rooms than Elites.

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 @ 1:52:05 AM

360 elites are $329 in Canada. PS3 slims are $299 though. makes ps3 look even better.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:19:47 PM
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Is Zorro the PS3? lol. Well looking forward the only thing on Xbox that looks good is Alan Wake. Upcoming PS3 exclusives are so plentiful and impressive that if there is to be a "winner" it is us as PS3 owners.

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tes37
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:50:43 PM

"if there is to be a "winner" it is us as PS3 owners"

I couldn't have said it better..... as demonstrated by my post below.

Last edited by tes37 on 9/3/2009 10:53:01 PM

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Advent Child
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:40:45 PM

That's not Zorro its The Princess Brides Westley

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:45:58 PM

Ahh, yeah I don't know much about princess movies. Guess I don't deserve to breathe.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 9/3/2009 11:46:17 PM

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fluffer nutter
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:32:52 AM

What? Go rent that movie, now. I mean it. Now! One of the all-time comedy classics. A masterpiece. No, this is not an opinion. Just go read up on it. It was made back when boys were boys and not your hairdresser. :p

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dlte
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:29:00 AM

the princess bride is a classssic

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CH1N00K
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:41:00 AM

Yeah world you got to check out that movie..it's an old classic comedy. The name doesn't do anything for it but the movie is hilarious. Or it was, Maybe I've become bitter and jaded and wouldn't think so anymore, I haven't seen it in a long time.

This one is along the lines of the guys who did Robin Hood: Men in tights, just so you know what kind of humour you're getting.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:48:24 PM

alright alright guys, I meant no offense, I'll hit up Blockbuster for it k :)

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Frenchy17
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:24:52 PM

My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!

Classic!

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SonyPuppy
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 5:26:38 PM

I watched Princess Bride again recently. It is still as sidesplittingly funny as it was as a child. And the star is the same guy from Men in Tights as well. Absolute classic.

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tes37
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:27:54 PM
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The ps3 will enjoy the spotlight, while the 360 will have the redlight.

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Highlander
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:05:19 PM

Xbox wins then! Your console only has one red light. Mine has thre...oh.

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tes37
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:17:08 PM

Lol. That should be Microsoft's new ad campaign.

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Solid Fantasy
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:01:18 AM

nicely put.

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bxshotboi
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:28:35 PM
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we all agree then the ps3 wins yay us finally after all the crap we had to take from the old 360 fans makes me laugh i debate with one of my friends on this topic and he never has anything to say and guess what he claims to be a 360 fanboy but after i lent him killzone 2 thats all he plays that goes to show the outcome lmao but hey i am looking forward to seeing what microsoft might have up thier sleeves because the better they become the better the ps3 gets and makes us happy as a whole

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:33:37 AM

Here, I think you forgot these: ..,,.?,,.!!,,,.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:40:48 AM

I made the same reply to another person a while ago (but with the capital letters). I think you owe me royalties. : )

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:44:28 AM

Dang...Watch your mail, they're on their way.

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Acehiroku
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:30:02 PM
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Zorro will definitely win ! I mean, he won the heart of Catherina Zeta Jones, need I say more ?
Black beast FTW !

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mexgeo86
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:58:10 PM

Catherine Zeta Jones is hot

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Highlander
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:06:54 PM

If Catherine Zeta Jones was advertising PS3, the 360 would be dust.

Just sayin'...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:47:21 PM

She's rockin that cell phone company pretty well.

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Xra897
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:33:16 PM
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well ps3's winin this month but not sure about the holiday season

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www
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:10:18 AM

Wow, what are you saying???

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johnld
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 1:50:58 AM

ok? they're both the same price, ps3 has bluray, and ps3's holiday lineup destroys the 360 lineup. yeah, ps3 looks like is gonna get its ass kicked by the 360.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:34:00 PM
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LOL you silly people, that's not Zorro, that's Westley the Dread Pirate Roberts(At that time) vs Inigo Montoya LOL The movie is called "The Princess Bride" =)

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:37:26 PM

You beat me by 2 minutes!!!! And you probably spelled everything right. HAHA I only know the movie not how the names are spelled. ;)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:45:23 PM

LOL yeah well you were right there, lol I barely sneaked it in on time, but at least you knew the movie too =D either way, it's a great movie with tons of comedy lol.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:48:37 PM

wish I could edit it, lol but yeah also at that time no one knew he was Westley and everyone refered to him as "Man in Black" lol just some more little trivial info LOL

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Fatcat3788
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:36:11 PM
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Everyone saying that is ZORRO is WRONG. That is from the Princess Bride and that is Wesley and Montigo Montoyo or however you spell it.

On topic: It is going to be interesting to see what happens now that the PS3 is an affordable piece of entertainment (in the eyes of the public anyways) I just hope that the boost in consumers of Playstation brands brings back the developers who once catered to them.

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Highlander
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:07:54 PM

Sadly, I can confirm you are correct. As to how I know this, I don't know, I just do. Honest.

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iGraves1
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:36:40 PM
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Sony needs to advertise more, I know some people who didn't know about Home. The PS3 has a lot of things that they need to advertise, like Bluetooth ,Life with PlayStation, DivX video compadebilaty and free online gaming with a web browser. Little things can make a big impression, especially with the casual crowd.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 10:46:09 PM

yeah, but just yesterday I saw the ps3 now 299$ ad, at least, 10-15 times before i went to bed, all on Cartoon network tho, which i guess is a good thing for kids and teenagers (like me)? lol

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iGraves1
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:06:04 AM

I like that ad, its better than the crying baby commercial.
lol

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kevinater321
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:02:39 AM

I have only seen that add on the internet, is it playing in Canada?

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Highlander
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:03:58 PM
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<xbox fanboy mode>
One word.

Halo ODST.
</xbox fanboy mode>

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LegendaryWolfeh
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:38:11 PM

OMG HALO >>> ANYTHING DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY


/sarcasm

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Highlander
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:49:08 PM

Two words.

In-deed.

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Wage SLAVES
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:32:54 PM

Imma start a Halo Underwear Co. There has to be plenty of nerds just waiting for 'em.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:11:40 PM
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well most people I know, know that psn has video rental its just that it is expensive to rent on the psn cause you have to pay for every video, yet netflix is a monthly fee for unlimited rentals. If the psn had a monthly fee option for $10 than it would be even.

so overall netflix needs to hurry up and support the ps3

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newchef
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:39:24 PM

^epic win avatar^

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b3mike
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:25:22 AM

Yeah psn video store prices are absurd. If the prices came down a little bit it might keep people from torrenting.

*not that I condone that anyway....*

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Orvisman
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:38:08 AM

I've been reading articles that indicate Sony is working on a rental service that would allow you to stream CURRENT theatrical movies after they have concluded their theatrical run but BEFORE they hit DVD, which normally takes three months.

Could this be the pay one monthly fee for unlimited downloads Koller was talking about?

If so, that would kick Netflix's ass.

I know it was mentioned in connection with the Bravia line of TVs, but I can so see Sony rolling this out to the PS3 too.

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SILVERAMMO
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:27:08 PM
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its over sony will catch up... an example ... my bro's friend was pure 360 owner but the instant he heard it was getting a price drop and slimmed down version he was sold

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556pineapple
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:27:35 PM
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Let the games begin... damn that was a pun too...

Great pic, btw, only fitting that I own that movie on blu-ray.

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godsman
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:35:52 PM
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I think Xbox will have another pricecut, maybe 50 bucks before the holidays. Once Microsoft sees the explosive sales of the PS3, they will make a move.

Think about it, the PS3 right now is barely making profit at $299. The Xbox, made from much cheaper components, must be making a profit.

It's a pure battle of software for Sony. To buy Uncharted 2, most likely you are a current PS3 owner, its not a system seller. This holiday depends on GT5 and FFXIII to sell, sequels that are new to the next gen system. GT5 got US & UK covered, and FXIII has Japan.

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kevinater321
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:22:22 AM

Oh how wrong you are. Uncharted 2 is very much a system seller.

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johnld
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 1:58:22 AM

i agree, uncharted 1 and 2 are system sellers. Gran turismo is definitely one. But final fantasy, maybe for the ps3, not the 360. well, because everyone who would want it on 360 already have a 360. just like odst wont sell much systems because the people who have halo 3 already have 360s. But i maybe underestimating the 360 die hards who buys additional systems in case their first one dies. Am i the only one that finds that crazy, you are buying a new 360 expecting that your previous one will break. Microsoft must be pretty happy.

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orangpelupa
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:38:01 PM
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with the new slim PS3, ps3 is really give you more than xbox for the price you pay.

btw really looking forward to Uncharted 2 !!
U1 is awesome.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:42:18 PM
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Gran Turismo 5

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nickert0n
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:44:06 AM

Hell ya

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:45:34 PM
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Has anyone seen the ign top console thing?

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:51:49 PM

Ya, as usual it pisses me off. They're never even close even for a subjective grading scale. Including the 360 and the PS3 on the list while they are still mid through their life cycle is ridiculous. How in the hell can the 360 be ahead of the original Playstation. I use to be a big fan of IGN back in the day but now it's turned into G4 on crack.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:01:30 AM

Yeah i know! Its one thing when they make the ps3 that far behind the 360, but when they put the 360 ahead of the ps1, dreamcast, and n64, they're either on crack, or getting paid.

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:16:38 AM

They actually put the 360 ahead of the ps1

wtf are they smoking? IGN has been garbage since 2007

That's the very same year I stop visiting that garbage of a site.

Bunch of "journalists" who think they're holier than thou with a fancy site

Garbage site is garbage

Note: Most of their articles have not real substance beyond their superficial nature.

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iGraves1
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:11:25 AM

I noticed them having a lot of love for the 360, just watch their daily fix videos. Anytime they have news about the PS3 the make fun of it with dumb remarks, especially Jessica Chobot.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:56:29 AM

Lol I got band from ign fo saying a curse word. Weird about 90% of the xbot trolls on that site curse like sailors yet I get band. I wonder if it's cause I cursed the xbox. Hmmmmmmm......

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:12:18 AM

IGN should make Chobot do the daily fix in a bikini and no audio.

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pillz81
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @ 11:27:21 AM

I must say that I think Jessica Chobot is a hideous chode. Sorry if I offend anybody.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:48:38 PM
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Just give me RPGS and I will love you for the rest of your life. I dont need anymore FPS, or third person shoot em ups. GIVE ME RPGS. Christ on a cracker, it's been several years where the HELL are my RPGS!@#

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:51:13 PM

waiting in a dusty cellar somewhere with the words "Only on Xbox 360" on their covers.

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Cuetes
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:57:51 PM
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Is it really a fight? The Ps3 has been landing knock out blows for some time now. At this price range it's almost unfair, factor in the games and it's open a can of whoop as# time.

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SnipeySnake
Thursday, September 03, 2009 @ 11:59:21 PM
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hhmm....i just might get the psp go instead of the slim....im not really that interested in any of the next gen games except FFXIIIvrs. The psp line up looks awesome though. These are the games im interested in metal gear, little big planet, dissidia, khbbs, jak and daxter, fat princess, ffvii, fate/unlimited codes psp port, ffviicc, and alot more xD. I like the idea of having a small system with all my games in it so i can take it anywhere, anytime too.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:00:06 AM
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Anyone who still uses the "ps3 has no games" arguement is deluding themselves.

Crazy talk.

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SnipeySnake
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:02:31 AM

I hate it when anyone says that. It just pisses me of to see people on the internet who deny obvious facts.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:07:32 AM
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Yes, of COURSE it's "The Princess Bride" and NOBODY is allowed to post here ever again if they haven't seen it.

Oh...I'm serious. ;)

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Deleted User [Administrator]
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:12:49 AM

its true, and it DOES need to be a rule now...
especially if somone thinks its a girl movie becaus "Princess" is in the title.

"inconceivable, you've been using that word alot, I dont think it means what you think it means..."

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:32:30 AM

good thing i knew it =D

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:34:15 AM

Bah! Andre should have won an Oscar, brilliant performance.


(I used of instead of have, needed to correct that with the trusty edit button)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:41:33 AM

I have the best t-shirt in the world:

It's all black with the exception of what appears to be a nametag, like the ones you see waiters wear or something; it says Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father...prepare to die."

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:49:34 AM

I just realized something, ever since I've been a part of this site I've related you're real physical appearance Ben to your avatar. And I like it.


I have a similar shirt but it says I eat chum like you for breakfast. Got me kicked out of school on several occasions.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:11:32 AM

....ooooh, it'd be a mistake to think I look anything like Ramza. LOL

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s360s
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:23:50 AM

Ok, you win I'll watch it. (sigh)

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Corak
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:45:06 AM

IMHO the book is even better.
But still: I love this movie!!

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kevyd09
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 5:07:45 AM

never heard of the film, i take it only got an american release?

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Deleted User
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 5:20:20 AM

with all this talk of the Princess Bride here on PSX...now I want a Princess Bride video game for the PS3.

sombody make it happen! I want to fight me some rats of unusual size!

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www
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:14:42 AM

I guess I can't post anymore, cause I don't even remember the last time I watched a movie.

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Hawkeye
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:19:14 AM

Ben are you saying that the Sony/PS3 is the Dread Pirate Roberts character and that finally the PS3 can sword fight with the right hand? Or am I just seriously in need of a break at work.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:21:09 AM

Uh, well...maybe you need a break. ;)

j/k That sounds about right.

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Mornelithe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:27:03 PM

LoL Ben, my brother has that same shirt ;)

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Streets_74
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:09:19 AM
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It would seem Sony has the upper hand now with it being a complete entertainment center, I for one use it mainly for the best gaming money can buy. But I also use it for music and movies, and i'm using it right now to web browse. Yeah its that good, and with the upcoming exclusive games and certain third party, how can you not see PS3 is the clear cut winner. Oh I forgot to mention to Ben, my mom is watching princess bride as i type what a coincidence, I love that movie you don't see quality like that anymor.

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Streets_74
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:24:32 AM

My name is Inego Montoya you killed my father prepare to die. Translation my name is PS3 but you bought a 360 prepare for it to die. Lol I couldn't help it.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:35:45 AM

That scene made me laugh so hard as a child, now...not so much but still a great movie.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:05:36 PM

I always get misty-eyed at that scene, because I know that Mandy Patinkin's father had just died when he shot the scene and you can hear the real emotion in his voice.

Great movie.

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:28:13 AM
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I can't even believe you have a picture from the most epic movie ever made on here. It's INCONCEIVABLE!!!

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fluffer nutter
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:38:05 AM

I can picture that fat little man right now. Not in that kind of way, though. Pervs.

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Charger7302
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:40:29 AM
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While this article makes alot of sense(the fact that both consoles are evenly priced is great) but I don't think the outcome is going to be great. We can all sit here and have a discussion about why xbox sucks and why the price cut from Sony will help them out, but we are at a point where maybe software won't change much.

The ps3 has had some great releases so far(resistance,LBP,KZ2,etc) but none of those games have pulled in the masses that we the pro-Sony had hoped. We can argue the fact that these games were released in a time where the ps3 was "expensive", but all those games should have been more then enough to make a ps3 purchase "acceptable". I am sure many will keep their eyes on the "big AAA" multiplats coming to see what platform sold more copies but in the end I think we pro-Sony will end up being disapointed. For example MW2 is considered by many to be the biggest release this year and if this article where to be used to say whoever sells more copies wins, well I for one will be praying for a miracle. The ps3 will without a doubt sell many more copies of MW2 now that it got a price cut, but it will not sell as many copies as the 360.(man, I probably sounded like a xbot after saying that)

In a one sentence summary( for any1 who doesn't get wat I mean) is that this article will be seen as a challenge by many others and ultimately end in us ps3 owners wanting to take back everything that was said in this article.

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StevieRV
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:47:23 AM
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i know a lot of people who bought a 360 over a ps3 because all their mates have one, its a bit of a chain reaction, the damage may already be done, im trying to convince all my mates to buy a ps3 so we can play COD4 or K2 online

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djrilla11241980
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:56:56 AM
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I can use netflix on my ps3 with Playon...i think the software is 30 bucks but its a one time fee.

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___________
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:57:52 AM
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it allways comes down to games.
i thought they were called video game consoles because that was their main purpose.
most bluray players are under 300 bucks here.
and sonys ones are around 400 and they have better upscalers than what the ps3 has.
im not saying the ps3 is a bad media hub, but theres better ones for a cheaper price to.
dell studio laptops start at 400 bucks and their nice and small to use on the go. or youve got a psp.
point being the ps3 is a waste of money used anything besides a video game console thats what its meant to be used as.
this ps3 was made for playing games, and thats just what it will do, one of these days this ps3 will play games all over you!

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:14:09 AM

Wrong,

ps2 already proved this
It was the DVD console and though it wasn't the best DVD player that was a big point which indeed helped the ps2 claim its rightful place. Not the MAIN point, but a good add-on nonetheless

It's just history repeating itself with blu-ray. With the price drop and multitude of games + blu-ray, it's a matter of time.

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daus26
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:38:32 AM

You have no name?

Anyways, I disagree. I'm happy Sony did what they did with the ps3. I was surprise enough to find out that it had an internet browser, media server, and wi-fi built in. As for blu-ray, its the fastest and most convinient out there. By fast, it actually starts up right away.

The ps3 is so great, standalone blu-ray players were playing catch-up in terms of price and features like BD live or 7.1 surround sound. All the ps3 had to do was get a firmware update. For most standalone BD players, you have to buy the one that supports those new features cause first gens BD players can't have those features.

Then with the other things it can do, such as photos, videos, free online gaming/network, its very much worth its money. I even use the ps3 to get album pics for the songs in my ipod (yes it can do that too).

Back then, maybe the "software only matters" would apply very well. But with the current generation, there are many more factors than just software. These guys would have to worry about online network and other technology like Blu-ray, which have its advantages over dvds.

For example:
Forza 3- 400 cars, 100? tracks = 2 dvds
GT5- 1000 cars, 80+ tracks = 1 BD

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xnonsuchx
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 1:59:50 AM
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The absolute most idiotic thing I hear Xbots seriously say, I think, is "Sony should drop the Blu-ray." And many STILL say that after the big price drop.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:33:07 AM

Seriously. I don't get. They claim it's a dead technology. Okaaaaay! Then games like MGS4, Uncharted 2, GT5 and Killzone 2(just to name a few) wouldn't be possible without 10 DVDs. Morons.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:09:18 PM

The fact that some xbots (not all 360 owners, just the fanboys) think that it's even possible for Sony to drop Blu-ray shows how idiotic those people are.

Should they drop the Cell chip while they're at it?

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BigBoss4ever
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:07:24 AM
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PS3 is the obvious winner, how will 360 fight with PS3's GOW3, FF13, v13, FF14, Demon's Souls, WKC, The Last Guardian, GT5, Uncharted 2, MGS5 etc... competition is over!

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Titch1794
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:21:12 AM

Correct me if I'm wrong but are'nt the next Final Fantasy and MGS going to be on Xbox aswell,

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daus26
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:31:30 AM

Not sure 'bout MGS5, but you're right about FFXIII and FFXIV titch.

How about we replace those three with MAG, Heavy Rain, Quantam, Modnation Racers, and Ratchet. Oops, thats more than three...

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:59:10 AM

MGS: Rising is a multiplat but it's hardly MGS5. It's a spinoff. Kojima said Peace Walker for the PSP is more of what he calls MGS5.

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daus26
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:20:56 AM
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With the current situation, for some reason, no matter how many more exclusives ps3 has than the 360, there will always be people out there thinking the 360 has more games to offer. Don't ask me because it doesn't make sense to me either.

That said, advertisement is really the anchor point for the ps3, even more than software I think.

More than anything, I think the 360 seems so great because of their exposure...not their reliability, not its old school dvd tech., not its design, and certainly not because of Halo...or is it? hmmmm

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:39:58 AM

Do enough things right in the beginning and ride the waves of a head start and great marketing. Online gaming has proven to be a big selling point this generation. Microsoft locked on to this early on and has built a comfy cushion, at least for the time being :)

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daus26
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:09:15 AM

*thumbs up. You're right. I should've thought of that (*embarass). I agree, perhaps the big head start from XBL in online gaming attracted many gamers.

However, my point still stands. With how it is now - PSN catching up to XBL (plus psn is free for heaven sakes), price at a standpoint, and many, many exclusives to come, all Sony have to do from now on is the marketing.

With that list of exclusive coming up, Sony need not to worry much about software. They just gotta get the word out.

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SkantDragon
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 4:06:10 AM
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Which 'comparable 360 model' would that be, Ben? I think you're being rather charitable there. The PS3 slim has multiple substantial features over the same price 360 model. Blu-ray movie capability being the biggest hardware feature no 360 has.

I think what you really mean is that it's now pretty much impossible for even the most rabid 360 fanboy to claim you get more hardware for your money with the same priced 360.

In reality, you were already getting more hardware capability per dollar out of the PS3 _before_ the slim and the price cut. But it took some analysis to realize that.

I don't think it's an even fight now at all. It's difficult to point out objective advantages for the 360. But it's rather easy to point out objective advantages for the PS3 slim.

I think the slim is going to do serious damage to the 360 market share.

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Douchebaguette
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 5:21:35 AM
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The person who ultimatey wins the battle is the one that never realised there was a battle to begin with.

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JAMES M
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:45:33 AM
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obvo ps3 =win but its still £50 more than $hitbox in the uk as usual we get shafted again

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:15:23 AM
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NO WAY, OMFG XboX PWNS PS3....YOU CAN EVEN CROSS GAME CHAT ON PS3, LOL. Go Play you're LBP LMAO.

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CH1N00K
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:54:17 AM

wow, and in caps too...flame much?

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:57:14 AM

Sarcasm maybe?

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CH1N00K
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:02:04 AM

Hard to tell some days...lol, the internet has ruined sarcasm for me...I used to use it all the time, now? it's like, "What's the point, no one will get it anyways." lol

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:11:25 AM

Wow...I need some sort of universal sarcasm symbol or something :)

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Highlander
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:56:38 AM

You mean there isn't one?

</sarcasm>

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Jawknee
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:10:29 AM

You can use the Internet as an oppertunity to fine tune your sarcasm. If you can make a sarcastic remark without having to admit sarcasm then you know your getting good job!

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NiteKrawler
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:40:09 AM

I could defo tell that it was sarcasm.

And Highlander wins. Gave me a chuckle.

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CH1N00K
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:00:55 AM
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Thought I would share a conversation I had with my girlfriends brother last night...

Him: "Dude, did you see the commercial for Halo: ODST? It looks kinda cool, I may have to pick it up."

Me: "I haven't seen you play you're XBox in Months, Does it even still work?"

Akward silence, add sound of crickets chirping (honestly, or Cicadas or something..but something was chirping for a few seconds)

Him: " (Big Sigh)No it's broke..again...That's why I bought a PS3."

We resume playing COD: WAW Coop zombies again...

Him: "When's Uncharted 2 coming?"

(For the record, this is 360 numero 6 that he's gone through since launch...he's not even going to bother send this one back, he's converted to PS3 for good I think)

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:27:25 AM

My brother is always trying to tell me how much better the Xbox is because "it supports multiple chat channels". By his own admission he's never even used the feature.

I told him that he likes his Xbox so much, that he bought 5 of them! (Not sarcasm, he's truly on his 5th console, yet he still tries to tell me I need to get one).

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Highlander
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:02:49 AM

Oh good god, multiple channel chat? That's like having multiple flavors of diarrhea - verbal diarrhea.

But seriously, that's a massive bandwidth hog. It's no wonder people complain like crazy about games lagging on the Xbox, they're too busy bloody chatting to realize that their much vaunted chat function is killing their games.

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Nynja
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:05:44 PM

Multiple chat channels is worse than call waiting. That is probably one of Microsoft's least intuitive ideas they've made, until UAC came about.

I hate to say it, but the 360 does have 2 features that I can only hope that Sony brings to the PS3; Independent voice chat (aka: cross-game chat) and true music playback. What's nice about 360 (I think I just puked a little), is how you start playing a song and do just about ANYTHING without it stopping. Whereas the PS3, if you try accessing photos, games, or system settings it will kill the playback.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:54:40 PM

That story made me happy.

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vicious54
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 10:08:01 AM
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It would be nice if Sony could put up billboards in shopping centers like they do in home.

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bearbobby
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:20:58 AM
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"What about the R.O.U.S.'s?"

"Rodents of Unusual Size..? I don't think they exist."

"RAWWWR!!!"

lol, classic movie. Lots of heart and comedy. I quote lines from that film often and you can always tell from the glint in their eyes who gets it.

"And you: friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed... in Greenland!"

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:04:02 PM

"Iocaine powder, I bet my life on it!"

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bearbobby
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:12:14 PM

"Who ARE you?"

"No one of consequence."

"I must know."

"Get used to disappointment."

lol, and it's not just the lines, it's the delivery. :)

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 3:48:19 PM

In the meantime, sleep well, and dream of large women....

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vicious54
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:38:05 AM
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Doesn't really seem like a fair fight anymore; what would M$ say, huh we have cross chat?

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Nynja
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:57:21 AM
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"AS YOU WISH!"

Love that movie. Is there an HD version of it?

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:01:10 PM

"No more ryhmes, I mean it!"

"Anybody wanna peanut?"

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robinhood2010
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:07:55 PM
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Isn't that picture from The Princess Bride, not Zorro?

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robinhood2010
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:10:12 PM

OK, I didn't read the comments. Seems like Ben already cleared that up, lol.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:15:09 PM

Always read before you comment.

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BAbaracus
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:15:19 PM
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INCONCEVABLE!!

watch out for the ROUS's!! The fire swamp! God what a great movie. Billy Cystal, Andre the Giant, and Fred savage!!

Im looking for the six fingered man.

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Diggity Dan
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 9:07:43 PM

I didn't realize until recently that the "Six Fingered Man" was played by Christopher Guest, who was Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spinal Tap".

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coverton341
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 12:56:02 PM
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I own both systems and have for a while. I think that they both have very strong pros and cons about them and I honestly would not want to part with either of my systems. I have used both the video store on the PS3 and I now have a Netflix account and use the streaming queue on the 360. It is my personal belief that the Netflix stream is better for the simple fact that the movies stream and there is not really any waiting for a download. This doesn't do a bit of good though if you have a slower internet connection so it is really a trade off. I don't however like the fact that I have to be a gold member to use Netflix. I pay for the Netflix why do I have to pay again for live? I think both systems have a strong lot of games for they're exclusives corner. I prefer the PS3's exclusive to be honest but 360 games such as Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey, and Fable II are great games. If Mass Effect 2 shows up on PS3 I will still be getting it on the 360 for the simple fact of character import and I don't want to have to replay the first one 3 times to get my level back to where it is on the 360. I am looking forward to games like Alan Wake and Splinter Cell Conviction just as much as I am looking forward to Uncharted 2 and Heavy Rain. This partisanship feeling in the gaming community is a bit saddening in my eyes but it is human nature I suppose, to adamantly adhere to ones choices and defend it to the bitter end, but that is the one thing that is a bit unsettling. We are all gamers, we choose to pick up a controller and have a good time and the simple fact of the matter is some of us started doing it on systems made by companies that don't even make consoles anymore. So why all of this back and forth about which is superior and why the people that feel the opposite are wrong? Can we not just lay down the swords and embrace the activity that we fell in love with oh so long ago and become label blind? Who cares who made the console, just enjoy it for it's inherent qualities and let us the gamers push not the brand but the quality of the software.

Wow...sorry about that. I like both systems. They are both good. End of rant...

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CH1N00K
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:11:10 PM

human nature, competitive by instinct. Flame wars have been around for ages. Just not necessarily to the extent that we're seeing now thanks to the internet. Where there is competitive business you're going to see it. It used to be car companies (My Dad's ford could beat you dad's dodge!) And it grew from there.

Now getting it to stop completely isn't going to happen. When the PS3 was just starting out, it seemed sometimes like the whole world was against it and the xbox flame hate towards it was pretty harsh. Now that it looks like Sony is gaining momentum, you know there are going to be some bitter Sony fans looking for a little payback.

I kept an open mind about the 360 when it first came out as I also had an original xbox. I even almost bought one. Then when I saw so many people I knew returning them because of RROD...I decided against getting it. Then I bought the PS3 instead...I don't regret it for a second.

I do admit, when I saw some of the Halo ODST ads, I thought man I used to love the first 2 halos, It would be cool to play the series again...( Many nights in my early twenties were spent with 15 of my closest friends Linking 4 Xboxes to play some Halo deathmatch on 4 different TV's) but I can't justify spending all that money on a handful of exclusives, when I still have some PS3 games I haven't unwrapped yet.

I don't have enough time to play the games I have, let alone bother with another system. When I was younger, I used to own them all...now I reserve my choice to the best value for the money and stick with one system...Sony got my money on that one.

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Fane1024
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 7:17:55 PM

coverton,

Great comments, but please use paragraph breaks. It's just a pain to read the wall of text.

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Robochic
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 2:55:36 PM
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With Sony's exclusive line up it sure shows how they really have taken over the market, GT5,WKC,Unchartered 2, Ect.. All great titles why someone wouldn't want to try them is beyond me.

Oh BTW Ben Love Princess Bride the book is amazing as well.

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Victor321
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 5:14:59 PM
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PS3 won the war before it even started. If the PS1 can do, and the PS2 can do it, then the PS3 can do it. I can smell the resemblance in quality from all 3 consoles ^.^

As they say, third time's the charm. It only does everything.

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BeezleDrop
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 8:40:21 PM
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And the winner is, Sony with it's obviously superior software line up! Doubts? Think about it, HR, GT5, GOW3, WipeoutHD, Fat Princess, MGS4, KZ2, LBP, MAG(I'm in the beta it's not bad), Motorstorm:PR, and Uncharted 1&2, just to name a few. Oh and GTA5, hahaha not really I'm just making fun of a certain someones comment.

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Dancemachine55
Friday, September 04, 2009 @ 11:39:20 PM
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As long as Halo remains 360 exclusive, there will always be competition between Playstation and Xbox. It's a sad sad truth.

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Highlander
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 12:53:46 AM

Kinda sad that an entire game console is supported by a game that apparently less than a third of the console's owners play....

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bridgera
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 2:50:16 PM

Aren't there about 100 games just like Halo?

Sure, they aren't EXACTLY Halo, but Sony could always make one very similar. In my opinion, Tribes 2 was superior to Halo. I also prefer Warhawk's multiplayer to Halo 3's multiplayer, but again, that has no Co-Op campaign.

Haven't picked up Killzone 2 yet, simply because it doesn't have a Co-op campaign.

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johnld
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 1:44:28 AM
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Livelier, sure, but it doesnt mean that its a good thing. Most of the games i played on xbox live was "livelier" but more on the side of annoying kids playing music, broken mics, singing, talking on the phone, getting yelled at by parents, and kids who talk big because nobody knows who they are. You can keep your livelier community, i prefer to play mature and functional (i mean people actually do what they're supposed to) games.

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bridgera
Saturday, September 05, 2009 @ 2:45:00 PM
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Doesn't seem like a fair fight at all to me....

what with the PS3 having the advantages of Blu Ray, free online play, built in wireless adapter, and controllers that you don't have to buy batteries for. Also never in it's history did it have a 40%+ failure rate that still makes a lot of people weary to buy one.

Seems like the PS3 has a huge edge over the 360. It just doesn't seem fair.

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royalstream
Monday, September 07, 2009 @ 10:59:48 AM
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Four words: RED RING OF DEATH

Reliability does it for me, I'm with the PS3.
And I'm a strong MSFT fan as far as everthing else is concerned but as far as gaming I'm with Sony, sorry.

Also... Blu-ray wasn't that important for me a few months ago but now I stand corrected, Blu-ray IS a big deal if you have a FullHD TV.



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AcHiLLiA
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 @ 8:57:41 AM
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PS3! no Doubt. PS3 has blu-ray - Xbox 360 uses dvd's. The 360 has good games but to me it's all about that whole RROD thing, big issues right their 4 me.

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