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PSXE Poll Update: Most Are Satisfied With The PS3

This was an especially interesting poll, because it told us two things: 1. a great many people say their PlayStation 3 can satisfy their gaming needs, and 2. if it can't, it can certainly satisfy their console gaming needs.

We asked you, assuming you already own a PS3, which of the other major gaming platforms - excluding handhelds - you would most like to have to complement Sony's machine. I was relatively convinced that most would opt for the Xbox 360 - if only for exclusives like Gears of War, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Halo, and Alan Wake - but obviously, such games don't really resonate with most PSXE readers (and really, in comparison to the PS3 exclusives, we can understand that sentiment to a certain extent). Most of you just say the PS3 is more than enough but second closest was the vote for a gaming-quality PC. Really, it confirms that the majority of our readers don't feel the need for another console, which is pretty impressive, especially considering the early claims by the competition that the PS3 "had no games." ...we are beyond that absurdity now, aren't we? As for the PC, while we're not exactly big fans, we can comprehend the desire for a variety of reasons.

This week, in honor of the launch of new 3D-enabled HDTVs by Samsung - Sony's will arrive in June - we want to know how interested you are in this fancy new technology. How often will you use it? And what would you use it for? Games, movies, or both? Or do you just view the whole thing as a waste of money until more 3D products hit the market? Vote now.

4/18/2010 9:55:40 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (140 posts)

Jackyl
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:11:17 PM
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Ignorance is bliss?

Meaning at least that those who have not experienced all the PC gaming has to offer just might know what they are missing.

Just played two awesome indie games. Plain Sight and Beat Hazard.

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Kingshitv4
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:52:27 PM

I have and no thank you, Its all about preference man and stop assuming

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Jackyl
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:33:51 AM

Do you realize the whole slew of exclusive titles there are for the PC every year? Yes, they aren't all worthwhile but there has always been a huge amount of quality exclusives for the PC.

For a list of recent years including 2010 check out adrianwerner dot wordpress dot com.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:00:34 AM

I'm with Jackyl on this.

The combination of a gaming PC and a PS3 is the way to go.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:54:33 AM

Pathetic to see an area meant for engaging in conversation full of weak minded people that have the ability to downvote a person's comments but unable to explain why or counter that person's argument.

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Scarecrow
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 9:14:23 AM

Enlighten me as to which PC games I should be playing this year (games that released this year not 1, 2, or 3 years ago)

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:18:47 AM

Civilization V
StarCraft 2
Guild Wars 2
Crysis 2
Splinter Cell Conviction
Mass Effect 2
Command and Conquer 4
Diablo 3
APB
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Tactical Intervention
Supreme Commander 2
Deus Ex 3
Portal 2
DC Universe Online
FFXIV
Star Wars The Old Republic

...and there are many more.

I'm not trying to "enlighten" anyone Scarecrow. Just share my opinion on what I think is a great gaming combo: PC+PS3. If there are those that disagree, fine, but at least explain why.

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Underdog15
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:35:43 AM

Jeepers Creepers folks. Poor LV! He's not trying to say PC is somehow a better option than PS3. And I don't think it's fair to say things like, if PS3 didn't exist, I wouldn't game! (Which is only what I can assume you think, since no one posts actual comments with a lone downvote.)

Note, LV says PC is a good COMPLIMENT to PS3 gaming. He's not saying he likes it better. And I agree with him. Games like FFXI weren't all that practical on the PS2. I didn't want a XBOX360 just for that title either. So my PC made a wonderful substitute to experience the FFXI world of Vana'diel.

I'm with LV 100% on this one, despite the inevitable downvotes. (And if you do downvote me or LV, at least be a real man or woman and explain yourself instead of hiding behind an idle mouse-click)

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TEG3SH
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:37:40 AM

@ LV

I disagree and disagree bad, not because PC sucks or i'm a fanboy or something( for me PS3+360 all the way) back to subject.. the reason why I hate Pc is I really can't use the mouse+keyboard function . I suck at it I know I could a Joystick,but still .

another reason is I hate windows, I only own MAC's (dont care what y'all think.lol ) and as we all know, when we are talking games Mac sucks asssssssssssssss.

I know thats why I bi*** about down-votes If u disagree at least tell my why , I would love to be enlightened.

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coverton341
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:42:48 AM

I am with LV and Jackyl on this one but I also enjoy my 360 though I will freely admit it was a steal when I bought it and had it not been I probably would still not own one today. I like having options in my gaming because I don't hold one company so close to my heart. I don't agree with the business models of some companies but I am not going to just not play a good game because it is on a console made by a company with their heads in their rears.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:05:24 AM

@LV, your list of games is good - but...

Civilization V - will it be any less boring than Civ 4 which bored me to tears?

StarCraft 2 - when/if it appears should be good. Should've arrived years ago, hope it doesn't look that way.

Guild Wars 2

Crysis 2 - Isn't this coming to consoles too?

Splinter Cell Conviction - Isn;t this coming to the RedRing 360 as well?

Mass Effect 2 - Didn't the RedRing 360 already get this?

Command and Conquer 4 - Like Civ 5, I hope this is a batter game than C&C 3.

Diablo 3
APB
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Tactical Intervention

Supreme Commander 2 - Will this require a dual i7 system with quad GPU graphics? Or will it run on an ordinary system without making the owner of the ordinary system feel like an inferior jerk for not owning a $10K PC?

Deus Ex 3

Portal 2 - More portal? Seriousl. more?

DC Universe Online

FFXIV - Isn't this coming to PS3?

Star Wars The Old Republic - and this is not like KOTR at all, right?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:05:36 AM

@Underdog

Thanks for seeing my point and making some good points yourself.

@ T3G

I only use a Mouse/Keyboard setup for games intended for it: FPS/RTS. For everything else I use a wireless 360 controller and enjoy PC games on my HDTV from the comfort of my recliner or couch.

Several of the games I've listed are/will be available for Mac and even those that aren't you can still play on a Mac. You can use an emulator to run PC only games on a Mac, it's rather inexpensive and effective.

I'm glad you don't use the argument "PC gaming is too expensive" having informed us all you own an Apple computer :)

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:16:01 AM

@ Highlander

Civ V marks a drastic change from IV so I'm hoping as IV bored me quite a bit as well.

SC2 will arrive by the Fall, most are speculating this summer since the beta is already well under way.

Crysis2 is coming to consoles, but I prefer the best version of the game.

Splinter Cell C and MassEffect2 are both on the 360, correct. Now you see why I no longer own a 360. Most of their "exclusives" can be played on a PC with better graphics and less bugs.

C&C has always been an enjoyable series for me, sorry you didn't like the 3rd one.

Supreme Commander 2 runs on my friends computer which is a 3 year old Dell. The only upgrades he's made to it is a $100 bargain videocard last summer.

Portal2 is said to expand immensely on what made the first one such a great game. Why wouldn't you want more of that?

FFXIV is coming to PS3, does that mean PC gamers aren't allowed to play it? It's an MMO those games are perfect for PC gaming.

Star Wars The Old Republic is not like KOTR, think FFXIV but with Star Wars characters.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:24:18 AM

Coolness, thanks for the update LV. I'm actually interested in Civ 5, C&C 4 and SC2, but I decided to play devil's advocate a bit.

My PC is in sore need of a refresh though. I keep waiting for i7 motherboards and CPUs to drop to a more mainstream price. I don't want to go with another FSB based system. QPI is the way forward for Intel, and performance wise it makes sense. But, it's still too darned expensive.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:27:19 AM

Just check Newegg everyday. I've been buying a majority of my computer components from them for a decade now. Anything Intel based is going to be expensive, I've come to accept that.

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MadKatBebop
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:38:41 AM

Only reason I don't do serious gaming on a PC is because I'm still a minor and don't have enough money to keep my PC up to date every year and still be able to buy games, movies, accessories etc. If it wasn't for that the PC would be my 2nd most used gaming platform, that's why for me right now I am PS3+360. I agree %100 with LV and Jackyl. Something about playing on a PC is just beautiful.

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TEG3SH
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:42:38 AM

@LV

nahh I will never use that argument nor can I, if its something I enjoy i'll gladly pay for it, yeah but Mac's always have (until recently ) bad graphics card. and as we know douchy apple wont let you swap it.

still getting the iPad, the worst thing I don't know why , but I have got to have one.

the funny thing is PPl keep down voting me :)

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:42:45 AM

The only pc game I'm looking forward to is StarCraft 2. I need to find my old StarCraft/BroodWar discs. >_<

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:59:35 AM

@LV,

Well, right now it would cost me about $200 more to go with an i7 vs an i5 system, or drop all the way to i3 for another $60 saved.

It's not that huge of a saving considering the price of a custom built system, but I'd prefer to take some or all of that $200 and put it into a good case and PSU. So, since I don't want to get another FSB based system, I'll just have to wait.

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Scarecrow
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:06:23 PM

@LV,

Half of those games are coming out on ps3/360.

And the rest are just the same thing PC has been doing for years now: RTS RTS RTS, MMO MMO MMO, FPS FPS FPS FPS

I'd probably give you Diablo 3, but seriously, you think I'm going to spend $500 to upgrade my PC for 1 or 2 games? lol

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:22:48 PM

@ Highlander

I hear ya, it's important to invest in a good case and that $200 should drop significantly by Summer.

@Scarecrow

Out of all the games I listed that are currently headed to consoles besides the PC only one isn't designed with the PC as the lead platform (Conviction). Owning a gaming PC IMO isn't so much about exclusive games but rather having the ability to play a game in its most perfect form.

You're same ole same ole argument is no different than someone saying consoles have been giving us the same thing for years. 3rd Person adventure games, RPGs, Fighting Games, etc. Uncharted is very similar to TombRaider (a game from the mid 90s) but it expanded on the gameplay and story aspect. PC gaming is the same, taking what works and expanding on ideas. You're attempt to generalize the games offered on PCs only opens yourself up to a debate on what consoles offer. I'd also remind you I didn't list any indie games which are far more prevalent on the PC than on consoles.

I don't expect you to spend $500 to upgrade your computer unless you're using a computer that was already out of date 4 years ago in which case you must not be a PC gamer anyways so it doesn't matter.

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Jackyl
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:49:34 PM

Man I've missed a lot but at least I've got LV in my corner keeping up the good fight.

Scarecrow: I don't your particular computer situation but it is quite likely not necessary for you to spend $500 to get your computer to play this generation games better than on the PS3.

And like LV I'm not trying to put down the PS3. I've been hooked on Sony consoles since their original inception and find that owning a PS3 and PC is the best combination to enjoy all that gaming has to offer. I tend to purchase multiplatform games for my PC for several reasons. First off they are cheaper, usually by at least $10. Secondly, using Steam I don't have to worry about a constantly increasing physical library of games, manuals, and cases. I'm all for the digital download revolution. Finally, PC versions of multiplatform games are simply better than their console counterparts. Better graphics, better options for controls (M+K or 360 controller), also great mod communities for games like Dragonage.

TheHighlander: As you were pointing out some of those games are available for the red ring 360... exactly why you should instead get them for the PC! Plus the other multiplatform reasons I just mentioned.

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 3:47:45 PM

i was hardcore into pc gaming in my high school/college years, i played counter-strike 36 hours straight with my friends. (a LOT of caffeine needed for that one.)
now i have a family, and have kinda fallen out of it, but if i ever got some extra funds i would love a new alienware. FPS is impossible to beat on a pc, as is RTS.
so yes, i am extremely happy with my playstation family of products, but i would love a new gaming PC. best of both worlds my friends!

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Orvisman
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 8:51:07 AM

Ummmm... DC Universe Online is also coming to the PS3.

Actually, a thought just popped into my head. With the DC Universe Online, The Agency, and FFXIV MMOs coming this year, maybe that will be a part of the premium PSN subscription service. Along with unlimited PS1 downloads and expanded demos, maybe the premium price will allow you to play the MMOs for "free" as opposed to subscribing to the MMOs individually if you don't have the premium PSN.

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JMO_INDY
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:15:10 PM
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I love the PS3 and have no problem with just having it, but come on if youre getting a free console, why not, that was the hypothetical question here.

BTW: @Highlander I wrote a reply to your reply on the Can Enhanced Authenticity Be A Dangerous Progression? article (near bottom)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:21:18 PM

I don't think it had anything to do with a "free console."

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JMO_INDY
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:25:47 PM

I believe you're right my mistake

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:15:48 PM

no biggie.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:59:54 AM

jmo bring back the psp avatar.

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JMO_INDY
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 2:50:05 PM

DO I have to? =[

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Jackyl
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:15:46 PM
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I look forward to all the 3D tech. There are going to be those who do it right a la Avatar, and those who just half ass it and make it worthless like Clash of the Titans and Alice in Wonderland.

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JMO_INDY
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:19:42 PM

Agreed I do believe this could be huge leap into getting video games more virtual and an opening to a whole new level of entrancing interactivity.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:57:47 PM

3D + Move = Awesome!

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Karosso
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:34:08 PM

I could not see any 3D effects on Titans, at some point I switched glasses with my girlfriend but she said she could not see it either, like you said half assed indeed...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:22:37 PM
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I voted Gaming PC, just because my PC is older than dirt and I'd like a new one but it isn't worth paying for. But that way I could play just about any 360 "exclusive" that's worth a damn without worrying about buying a steaming turdblossom bit of hardware.

3D? Just a bad dream, an old fad to squeeze money out of the ignorant because there is no cost feasible or realistic reason to push resolutions past 1080p at this time.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:05:32 AM

My PC is aged and needs an update too. I voted PC because it'd give me a route to play so-called 360 exclusives when they arrive on PC (assuming I wanted to play them). More than that though, it would provide me with a long lasting decent performance PC, just as mu current PC has.

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BTNwarrior
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:51:47 AM

yeah I voted PC to, the only problem with pc though is DRM messing everything up

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:06:21 AM

BTN,

Just torrent the hell out of those that force DRM down your throat.

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chedison
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:17:41 AM

i agree. This Dell pos is getting on 6 years. It's still going strong, just not enough to handle any games.

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CH1N00K
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:24:28 PM
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I've definitely gotten my money's worth out of my PS3's. I even say that after having to rebuild my 80gb twice in order to fix YLOD. When mine went down for the first time, I didn't once think, oh well I guess I'll go buy a 360 now...it never even crossed my mind because I know that I would have been even more annoyed with the life span of it.
I like what SONY has brought to the table, and will stick with them as long as possible.

As for the new TV's? I don't know if they're going to catch on or not. It's a neat Idea but with one drawback. The glasses. If you want to have 20 friends over to hang out in your living room and watch a movie in 3-D, everyone needs to have a pair of the glasses.

If it's just you and your significant other, then it's justifiable, but to have to pay for a box load of crappy glasses in case you have friends over? I don't think that's going to fly to well...

These TV's were designed for the people who do things with the TV alone, like video gamers who for the most part don't throw many video game parties anymore. The gamers and small families may buy them...but I don't really see it getting extremely popular.

Have to wait and see though.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:02:47 AM

They've developed 3D TVs that don't need the glasses, they just haven't released them out yet. Seems like the next DS is going to bring that out first, though.

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Milonakis
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:25:01 PM
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I don't want any of the 360 exclusives. The only game I would play on it is halo and even that would only be at parties cause I sure as hell wouldn't be on live.

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godsman
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 2:06:19 AM

I never wanted any Xbox 360 exclusives. Those games have poor story IMO. The idea of owning a 360 never crossed my mind either. The only games I was jealous were the JRPG that Microsoft bought timed exclusives for. These couple years they're all coming back to PS3, now I'm back to page one, not interested in any 360 games.

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Cpt_Geez
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:48:17 PM
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I have all 3 systems, but if I had to choose a system to compliment my ps3 I have to say a 360.

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tes37
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 10:50:18 PM
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I voted the PS3 is all I need. I have so many games now that I don't think I could handle more than one system.

I'm pretty much ignoring 3D right now because I had a hard enough time spending over $1,000 on hdtv. I just don't think it's worth it, even though it will most likely be pretty cool.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:00:53 PM
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My take on 3D is that I can wait for it. Oncethe prices go down and you see it in every tv as standard, peoples predictions on it's popularity won't mean diddly cuz we'll all have it (hopefully with the option ro turn it off as standard too; I have a one-eyed cousin...).

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CH1N00K
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:08:10 PM

I don't see how you could do that if you're watching the same movie with your cousin...if the format is in 3d, then they'll have to watch it with you in that format.

I could be wrong but I believe the format is a lot like the difference between blu-ray and DVD...If you throw in a 3-D disc, the TV plays it in 3-D. If you throw in a regular bluray or DVD, the TV plays that format instead. I don't think the TV is always playing in 3-D..it will depend a lot on the signal coming in, which may mean that we will soon see advertisement for 3-D cable boxes available and 3-D television channels...which would be cool for things like f1 racing and might even make golf more interesting to watch without having to buy illicit drugs to endure it.

Although it would be funny to watch someone tripping out as a ball comes flying at their head.

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tes37
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:10:31 PM

Now they need to work on getting 3-D using a monocle.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:14:45 PM

He should be careful, Kratos rips the eye out of cyclopses :)

er, uh, no offense intended of course.

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Kowhoho
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:19:30 PM

Lol, none taken, of course. I do have to wonder what they'll do about the cyclopses (cyclopi?) of the world, though.

And thanks fir the info, Chinny. If I had thought about it before posting for at least ten seconds I probably wouldn't have had to waste your time with that comment. :P

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kraygen
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:25:36 PM

actually most movies on bluray with 3d have a 2d option, so you and your cousin should be fine as long as they keep it up.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:48:54 PM

They. Are. REAL!

http://www.popfi.com/wp-content/uploads/cyclops-baby.jpg

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tes37
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:03:59 AM

Is that a cyclops in a jar of urine? If they had cut a hole in the bottom he wouldn't have filled it up and drowned.



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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:14:44 PM
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In the earlier poll, I already have both consoles, so I voted for gaming rig, especially since the grim reaper's already got one of his hands firmly attached to the insides of mine.

As for the new poll, I'm all for 3D, but I had to vote to wait for the prices to come down.

I'll wait till the 3D's come out, which should also drop the price down on the regular HDTV's, & then I'll try to pick up a regular 50+ inch HDTV near the end of this year.

As for getting a 3D TV, I'll wait until the 2nd gen of 3D's come out.
That way, any unforeseen bugs should be all ironed out, an overall standard for all 3D TV's already been in place, and the 3D prices should also be a lot lower then too.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:39:56 PM

Oh, I forgot to add this to my post above...

Another reason I'm going to wait until the 2nd gen of 3DTV's is that I want my 3DTV to already have the special technology in place so I won't have to use any frigging special 3D-glasses.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:08:32 AM

I'll wait for 3D technology to decrease in price and for passive lens glasses or glasses free 3D display. The active shutter ones look like they will be a pain in the a$$ for me since I wear glasses already.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:12:58 AM

I watched a few demos of the 3D tech at a Sony Style store, oh man, the soccer game they had on looked great. Motor Storm looked pretty sweet as well. Can't wait for 3D to come out.

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:28:08 PM
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I tried the Samsung C8000 52" TV in bestbuy, it looks good for a short moment and feeling new and cool, but honestly, if you put on the goggles for hours and after hours, and try to play games for 180+ hours (ie. for my Demon's Souls), either your eyes will sore to death or your brain will ache or explode some time down the line, it is just not the way to go in terms of long period of continuous gaming, hence, I voted as NOT INTERESTED.

In short --- Cool Technology, but not the way to go for serious gaming.

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kraygen
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:28:37 PM
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As of right now 3d tech isn't good enough for me to consider buying a 3d tv even if it was affordable. I have gotten used to my 1080p quality video and don't want to go back to fuzzy colored blurry quality in trade for 3d.

When 3d can be viewed in my home with 1080p quality video, it doesn't need glasses, its affordable, and the 3d is of good quality(looks as 3d as reality) then I'll be interested in purchasing 3d for my home.

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Mornelithe
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:45:17 PM
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Holy smokes, I'm betting writing that sentence took a bit of effort eh, Ben?

"As for the PC, while we're not exactly big fans, we can comprehend the desire for a variety of reasons."

Heheh, no, not gonna start, this is completely light-hearted. It just made me chuckle. Anyway, yeah, my PS3 and PC are more than enough to satisfy my time. Just don't have the time, nor really the desire for the handful of exclusives the 360 really has.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:45:53 AM

We're equal opportunity opinion makers here at PSXE. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 2:07:17 AM

I think Ben means the homies who run the PSXE site, not necessarily the community. There are varying viewpoints in here.

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Shams
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @ 11:50:21 PM
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3d, for me, is even less immersive than regular viewing. The "3d" effect seems more like raised 2d objects, like in a pop-up book, and even then it's only an intermittent effect. You're like, "there it is!", and "there it goes", more focused of what is coming out of the screen, than what is happening in it. Oddly distracting. I suppose it could and does work for some films, like Avatar (which I found to be a wildly overrated experience). But still, I can't imagine sinking in a couple grand just for a couple of films that manage to pull the effect off to a decent extent.


Regarding the previous poll. Though I have a 360, too, in hindsight, I'd go for just a ps3, with more games. My second choice would be to have a gaming rig, but I feel that would be overkill, because there's hardly a couple of pc games I'd see myself getting. I admit, aiming is much better with a mouse, but I also feel traversal is better with a thumb-stick. So why they haven't release 1st party developed, and standardly supported mouse/dongle controls, is beyond me. Maybe they feel a table top isn't a part of gaming, or maybe they're waiting for motion controls to outstrip mouse support?


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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:06:42 AM

But, if you build a decent gaming rig today and then don't bother playing games on it, it'll still be a decent PC in 4-5 years time, so you won't have to upgrade so soon.

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Shams
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:25:51 AM

I hear that. But, compared to the number of games I see myself playing on it, and what I have to invest in it, I'd rather just stick to Sony exclusives. Though, when I opt for a new pc, for my regular usage, I might just spring few more hundred to make sure it plays Crysis at medium to high settings. I am jealous of your Asus laptop, and I still haven't seen the best of the best of gaming graphics, for myself.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:42:55 AM

I think you're thinking of someone else on the Asus laptop, I don't have one.

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Shams
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:07:07 AM

Oops. My bad. It was late. Your comment a while back about your plan to build a desktop with an asus motherboard got garbled in my head with Jawknee's comment about him getting a Sony Viao.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:56:41 AM

I love Asus, my last computer build had an Asus motherboard and it's still working great after 6 years.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:51:13 AM

Asus may not be flashy, they may not be the fastest, but they are pretty rock solid, and performance is more than adequate.

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___________
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 7:46:09 AM

asus rock solid?
HA good joke!
asus like everything else french are a piece of shite!
i had my toshiba for over 4 years and not one thing went wrong with it.
ive had my asus for just under 2 years now and almost everything has broken on me.
keyboard, plastic covering the vents, screen, 4 chargers.
one freaking charger even caught flame, no joke i plugged it into my lappy and a flame came out of the DC port.
anything french = avoid with every fiber in your body.
same thing with my car, again french, and again as reliable as a launch day xbox 360!

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VicTheMighty
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:12:44 AM
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Mmm I personnally tried the samsung 3D TV. It is very nice but you HAVE to be right in front of it for it to work.

I don't see myself with a couple of buddies playing a 3d game because of that.

Plus we are talking about 3200$ tv PLUS the special rechargeable 3d glasses worth 250$ plus tax XD XD XD So 500$ for only two people LOL but oh yeah they give you a free 3D movie with those hahaha

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Jawknee
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:16:30 AM

That wasn't my experience with the Sony Bravia's. I was standing about 10 feet away and it looked fantastic.

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VicTheMighty
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:22:31 AM

Nooo what I meant is that you can't be on the sides. It only works if you are alined. Distance doesn't matter much. Sry if I wasn't very clear XD

And samsung uses about the same technology... Only difference will remain in the quality of the picture itself.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:29:00 AM

ahhh

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:20:52 AM

Wait...you have to CHARGE the glasses? LOL XD

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VicTheMighty
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 9:16:12 AM

@ Death

lol Yeah they are USB lithium battery glasses.
I don't exactly remember how it works but they emit something in the lens. Just like when you go at IMAX.

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Jawknee
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:16:01 AM
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I voted for a PC rig, but that was before i new my Vaio had some of the best specs on the market today. Intel Core i7 and a NVIDIA Geforce GT 330M. seems to be more then enough to run any PC game new or old. Left 4 Dead 2 runs like a breeze on the highest settings. I can even hook it up to my TV with and HDMI cable in 1080p output. I'm going to go to MicroCenter and see if i can find a copy of the first Crysis game too see what all the fuss is about the graphics.

As for the 3D tech, i personally can't wait. After playing around with it at the Sony Style store in my state, it's looking to be everything Sony said it would be.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:24:17 AM

"Find" a copy eh? Heh heh.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:33:14 AM
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You guys really think the 360 is THAT bad of a console?

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Jawknee
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:39:48 AM

How is it not? It breaks every year to two years, it has only shooters to choose from as far as exclusives go. (true ones i mean) most of the games published for it are incredibly short. Because of the 360 the PS3 owners routinely get short changed on our version of any given multiplat game.

Bottom line is, its a piece of junk, that's only done harm to the industry as a whole, it offers nothing new, and is the reason so many 3rd party devs have sold out this gen. Making all their games half ass just to dip into the 30 market, yet were expected to pay full price for ports and half done games.

One thing i will give it credit for, it motivated Sony to get their arses moving on PSN. It was weak when it launched, and because of LIVE, Sony has managed to give us a just as good if not better experience for free. Not sure PSN would be what it is today had LIVE never come about. Other then that, the 360 is more useful as a door stop and their games as coasters for my beer.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:07:24 AM

It hasn't aged well, that's for sure. MS rushed the system and it shows more and more with each passing year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:26:13 AM

I can't say from experience, but I trust everyone who has told me the same things Jawknee has and it makes me glad I didn't flush my money down that toilet.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:43:13 AM

Well, let's see, it has a reported and recorded failure rate over 15% (that's averaged out over the entire life of the 360, including when more than a third of units failed, and up to no where E76 seems to be fairly common, even on 'new' chip systems.

Basically it's a shoddy design, shoddily made and has yet to improve.

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RadioHeader
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 7:55:51 AM

I had a 360 a few years ago... absolutely sickening experience. The noise it made, the constant lockups, the shoddy refurbs, scratched discs, being fleeced for online play. 360 is not just the worst console I've owned, it's the worst money I've ever spent.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:18:49 AM

No, we KNOW that the 360 is that bad.

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Miggy
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:34:32 AM

I never thought it was that bad. I was actually considering purchasing one instead of a PS3 last October but my younger brothers got together and emailed me a list of why not to. It went like this:

1.) William (my best friend) already has one and he brings it over all the time.

2.) Uncharted 2

3.) Uncharted 2

4.) Uncharted 2

5.) inFamous (they knew how much I wanted that game when I watched a playthrough of it online).

and so on. God of War 3 was somewhere in that list as well but they didn't know the release date at the time.

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faraga
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:42:19 AM
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I mostly clicked PC because my current laptop isn't even able to play any decent 3D game (e.a. RCT3 and GTA SA) and because that slowness is also very annoying when I'm just browsing the internet.
(If I play music on YT and go to this site in another tab it freezes for crying out loud!)

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RebelJD
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:15:43 AM
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If I had money to waste on whatever it is that I wanted to try out, I'd jump on the 3-D techness coming out. I think it would be awesome really. Friends and family can gather around with having already purchased extra glasses for everyone. Movie night can be a great event for everyone to enjoy and have a blast at. Video games would be cool to experience and I would mainly focus on the "fun" games in 3-D and less on the bigger franchises that require long hours of play to complete. A fast paced racing game like Blur or Split Second would look AWESOME in 3-D.

It's too bad that only the huge screen TVs are capable of 3-D. It be nice if they would include the feature in smaller sized TVs. Then everyone could enjoy it.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:44:01 AM

Small screens kinda kill the whole 3D illusion though, don't you think?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:27:29 AM
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Just thinking of the headaches gives me a headache.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:46:28 AM

I was sick all weekend, don't remind me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 4:05:41 AM

poor bastard.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 5:03:07 AM

I got the aids, but no worries I puked it all out.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:46:46 AM

You probably would have been sick watching me over the weekend play a Jedi Master for my kids 7th birthday party. We held a Jedi Academy school for him and his friends. I made quite a fool of my self, but they seemed to enjoy it.

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OtisFeelgood
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:59:19 AM

rofl @ LV

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:06:18 PM

You shouldn't laugh Otis. You gave it to me!

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bridgera
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:56:22 AM
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Still pretty pissed about the removal of the install other OS option...

...but the PS3 is still the best gaming console for my interests.

The Wii seems to geared towards little kids, and the PS3 has a ton of advantages over the 360.

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Snaaaake
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 2:51:31 AM
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Too bad there wasn't an option for all consoles and the PC.

And as for 3D, I'll just pretend I don't know what it is, what a waste of time and money for gaming.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 2:59:03 AM
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the only thing id like to see added to the ps3 is more proper PSN titles, more ps1 classics, and the same OS functionality that the 360 offers.
like the ability to keep your console on whisper quiet to download titles, you can do that with the ps3 but on normal mode and its so freaking loud and ive got the slim!
or when you get a achievement if you hit the media button it takes you straight to the unlocked achievement, where do the same in the ps3 you have to scroll over to trophies, select the game, than find the trophy you unlocked and hope you remembered the name of it otherwise your stuffed!
just small simple things like that make it much easier and more enjoyable to use the thing.

as for 3D tech theres really no point at the moment because 1 the prices are through the roof!
and 2 there is not much content supporting it for now.
you watch when the ps3 is updated with 3D functionality there will be very few titles for it, and most will be PSN titles.
id say big name retail releases wont be 3D compatible till next year, and even when they are they wont be as good, to the extent of what computers will offer.

i really can not see consoles doing true 3D effects and such, because of what the guys from ninja theory said.
to do true proper 3D you need 1080P @ 120 FPS.
the ps3 can barley do 720P @ 60FPS, let alone 1080P @ 30FPS, let alone 1080P @ 60FPS, let alone 1080P @ 120FPS.
looks like to me father kens 1080P @ 120FPS promise was nothing but a pipe dream!

not to mention its much cheaper to upgrade a PC for 3D all you need is a new monitor @ 500, maybe a new VDU say 300, and the glasses which will set you back roughly 100AUD.
so that totals to a mere 900AUD, compare to the 1700+ AUD a new 3D TV would cost you.
a new 3D TV is going to set you back a sh*t load more than 900 bucks!

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 3:52:01 PM

please, please....just stop trying.

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Bugzbunny109
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:09:44 PM

Lol.

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Blaiyan
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 3:15:02 AM
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I choose a gaming PC. After trying to research on how to upgrade my PC. I bought a new or old by then graphics card and more ram. Obviously I know nothing about computers so after more searching I find some program that scans your computer and let's you check if it can play a certain game. It was alright but said I needed a DUo core (amazon had a cheap one for about $150) and that's where I called it quits. I guess I need that to play and edit HD video and for my PC to multitask better. Fine but I wouldn't know how to replace mines and whether it could even run on my motherboard so I just said forget it.

Even if I actually thought Ps3 was enough it's not as I won't be able to play future games on movies with update 3.15 as I'm holding off for I don't know how long on sony's 3.21 downgrade foolishness. So now i'll have to wait for them to either do the right thing or someone to make custom firmware. As of now i'm buying games on something else. There maybe too many competitors out for some but I hope next gen someone new throws their hat in.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:05:39 AM

If you don't use Linux, there is *zero* reason to old off on updating your firmware.

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Blaiyan
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 1:21:27 AM

Zero reason for you. No I didn't use linux and it didn't effect me but i'm not so selfish to ignore their problems. I rather stand with them and say no to removing features people bought their console for. While it may start with something considered small like this next time it could just as well be my Internal Memory cards or BC. If you're going to defend Sony's actions; so be it. But please, don't to it to me. I have no interest in a opinion like that.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 3:52:23 AM
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Having a gaming PC is great.

As for this week's poll, to those that selected "No, it's too expensive right now", the question wasn't asking if you can afford it but the pricing of the new sets. They are cheaper than 2009 models were so they are definitely not too expensive. Even if you don't use them for the 3D technology, they are great for regular viewing. Look at the specifications.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:11:49 AM

I couldn't afford a regular HDTV in 2009, let alone now. So yes, it's still expensive to me.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:07:39 AM

The additional cost of the active shutter goggles drives the price up, the 3D enabled TVs are at the upper end of the ranges of the manufacturers offering them, so yes, they are still too expensive.

The active shutter goggles also sock because susceptible people will get headaches or worse from the experience, and people wearing glasses are SOL.

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slimey
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 4:07:24 AM
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instead of 3D, Sony should be concentrating on giving the PS3 basic functionality that it misses. e.g. bring back BC; introduce a reverse remote play to allow us to play psp on the tv

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 5:01:58 AM

So basically going backward instead of forward.

Look, I understand there are those that want backwards compatibility but it was available, if you didn't take advantage of the opportunity and support Sony early on this generation than deal with your decision. A PS2 is under $100 now although I'm sure a majority of those complaining about BC already own a PS2.

I bought a PSP for its intended use (hand-held gaming). Have you seen a PSP game on a television? It's far worse than playing a PS2 on an HD television.

I think Sony should continue to advance the PS3's functionality forward, not cater to the minority that evidently don't own a PS2 or want a hand-held to be a console.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:10:22 AM

Well, Backward Compatibility should be a little cheaper to make now, right? If they put the Emotion Engine in now and bump the price up a little, people would go crazy. Hell, I'd bring MY PS3 in and get the BC console. The systems run cooler now, so there should be some sort of good thing there, right? Besides, if they made a premium Slim model, imagine how far they would shoot ahead of the 360 in sales. That would be a winner in my book, and I would be one of those people who helped them win.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:10:07 AM

@Death of Chaos,

The PS3 can emulate the Emotion Engine without any problem. The old 80GB system with BC ran an Emotion Engine emulation. But, the graphics synthesizer (GS) - the PS2s GPU - is the issue. On the old 80GB BC systems there was still hardware for the GS because it's not easy to emulate the hardware capabilities in the GS via software.

BC through software will have to wait for a solution to that issue. The emotion engine is not a problem.

@LV

Unless you count external controllers or other devices as upgrading the PS3s capabilities, Sony can only add new features to the PS3 itself through software. In that sense if they could bring PS2 emulation in software to the PS3 it wouldn't be a backwards step at all.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:23:19 AM

@Highlander

You're correct, but we both know that isn't going to happen. Nor do I think it should given their success now and the goldmine waiting for them on the PSN.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:48:55 AM

@LV

I think we'll see the return of BC with PSN downloadable games. There will be a firmware update that includes the PS2 emulator, but to protect their PSN download business, all game executables will be encrypted and the emulator will be able to decrypt them on the fly. It won't play PS2 game discs, only PSN downloads of PS2 games.

With the PS4 we might see a full PS2 emulation, by then it will be of more significance (business wise) that the emulation of PS3 allows Sony to sell more full price titles via the PSN.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:42:25 AM

Why quit? The RTS belongs on PCs (something even Ben will agree with) why don't you just continue to enjoy those type of games on a computer, it's not like the RTS genre requires a powerful computer.

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www
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 5:59:45 AM
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Though I already have a 360 I still voted for it, cause I'd rather play those PC games on a console that wouldn't need upgrading every now and then. Plus, the 360 controllers are of very high quality and EA Sports titles seem to look better on 360 too. Alan Wake also looks very promising, I really want it.

3D TVs, their too expensive now, we'll wait and see.

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slimey
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:26:11 AM
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I have a PS2, but I don't want to have my room cluttered with wired controllers and moore av leads just to be able to play my ps2 games.

Isn't the PS3 supposed to be the all singing all dancing entertainment hub that can do eveything? Eveything except play Sony Playstation 2 games..?

I had a 60g BC PS3, but it conked out

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 6:48:47 AM

My PS3 can't cook me dinner but I don't complain about that and get pissy with Sony's "Do Everything" slogan.

The PS2 slim is smaller than most books, I'd hardly call it an object that would clutter an entertainment stand. Also you can find wireless controllers for the PS2.

I understand you're wanting BC for convenience but you have to realize that as technology advances BC will become harder and more expensive to offer with each new console. Sony offered it early on and the result was a higher priced PS3. I'm glad they got rid of the feature and cut their costs thus boosting their sales and putting them in the position they are now.

Props on owning a 60gig PS3, I own one myself and thankfully it hasn't died yet though I mostly use my Slim now. Sorry yours died.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:06:59 AM

I had a 60Gig and it conked out too, then I went and got a Slim PS3. Truth is, the slim has froze on me more times than my 60gig PS3 did the whole 2 years I had it, and it was owned by someone else before me for another year. But as for the BC in the PS3; I don't mind. I've got a thick PS2 with a hard drive filled with games. That's a little better to me than having to put the discs in all the time anyway, lol. I'm busy with playing other games that are on the PS3 right now anyway. That Sam and Max game is great.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:14:31 AM

If you have a PS3 with BC via the PS2 chipset on the motherboard and the unit stopped working, you might want to consider having it refurb'd by Sony. A fully working BC PS3 is worth more than a brand new slim on Ebay.

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LittleBigMidget
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 7:59:17 AM
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I would say it did everything at launch. Like, when we had no features removed.......

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slimey
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:12:14 AM
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It's fair points that you make LimitedVertigo, but it can hardly be considerd advancing PS3 functionality when they are removing features

For the next 3-4 years, a tiny minority of folk will consider investing in 3D tech compared to those who have ps2 game catalogues and would benefit from the convenience of BC. I've nothing against 3D and such cutting edge tech, but I don't like the retrograde steps Sony has taken

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:23:32 AM

If Sony were to make a premium slim PS3 with BC and enabled 3D....would PS2 games come out as 3D as well? o.0 That would be kind of neat...or maybe it wont and that's why they took it out, lol. But what about PS1 games...I have Chrono Trigger for the PS1, wonder how that would look if 3D worked for PS1 titles. I would be submersed in the 16bit world...wow. lol.

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JackC8
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:17:51 AM
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3D is way too expensive for me. I don't see any point in buying it now when - assuming it doesn't flop completely and disappear from the market - you'll be able to get much better technology at a fraction of the cost in a couple of years. At which time it will probably still be too expensive for me :)

I'm just not one of those people who spend a pile of money on electronics. $400 for my PS3 was a fair bit of money. $400 is about all I'm willing to pay for a TV. I'm perfectly happy with our 32" 720p two-dimensional TV's. Sure, a 50" would be nice, but I've got one kid in college and another starting college this fall, 100% paid for by daddy... 50" 3D TV's are way down at the bottom of my priority list.

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slimey
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:23:19 AM
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JackC8
you have your priorities all wrong. Tell your kids to go out and earn a wage, so that you can get a top-notch 50inch 3D 1080p rig!

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JackC8
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:51:30 PM

I've been telling them to get jobs for years. They say "That sounds like it would be a lot of work." Then they laugh at me. Oh well, ten or twelve more years and they'll all have moved out. Then I'll finally have enough money to get God of War 3 :)

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slimey
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 8:49:59 AM
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there's an indeph article on Playstation 3D just gone up at Eurogamer Digital Foundry. It looks interesting but too techy for me

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Scarecrow
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 9:16:51 AM
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Wii, it actually has some good games like Klonoa: Door to Phantomile (remake!!!), Tales of Symphonia 2, Mario Galaxy, Zelda: Twilight Princess, SSBB, No more heroes, and those great Virtua Console games.

If only Nintendo would have gone full force like they did in the first year or two of Wii's life. They were actually releasing good games. They just kinda gave up after the first year and half.

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slimey
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 9:23:05 AM
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I'm going to crack out the Wii for Monster Hunter Tri. That game looks to be just the sort of thing I'm craving right now

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AwRy108
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:36:49 AM
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I really like my PS3, but I still can't look past its lack of communication options, especially when compared to LIVE.

If SONY would just add cross-game chat to the XMB, I'd be totally content with the PS3.

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Highlander
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 10:50:15 AM

options? I think you mean option. I am always amused when someone stands 'cross game video chat' up as some kind of straw-man argument about why the PS3 or PSN isn't as good as another network/console.

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Rings0fUranus
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 3:49:01 PM

cross game chat is garbage anyway

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King James
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:35:52 AM
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I just want SWTOR and StarCraft 2.

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maxpontiac
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 11:56:41 AM
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PS3 does everything for me when it comes to my entertainment. Gaming, Blu Ray, and some internet usage.

Yes, I do have a 360 in the house, but in all reality, it's nothing more then my DVD player. I do not have Live, nor will I.

When it comes to PC gaming, no thanks. I work from a PC pretty much every day, and I am not interested in using my PC as a device for my hobby.

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hadouken
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 12:28:30 PM
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I consider myself to be a border-line fan boy but no doubt about the ps3 is the best system money can buy. Ps3 has an amazing amount of games. The xbox isn't reliable and wii doesn't have that many games.

In the poll I voted for wii, since there is less games on the wii you'd save money and be able to give your games the proper time. Besides maybe a new star fox will come.

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Robochic
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:10:07 PM
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i love my ps3 i do have a Wii but again the lack of games even for my 5 year old who told me that he`s bored with it makes me wonder.. but I will still use it once they make another Zelda game. My hubby is a PC gamer all the way actually i haven`t seen in weeks since he got into the Starcraft 2 beta he`s addicted he came to me and said hunny can I get a new video card please I`m like I just made that PC what the hell guess I didn`t buy the right video card for Starcraft 2 so i`m saving up for the one he needs. I also just preordered Starcraft 2 for him, man am i great Wife or what. LOL

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Karosso
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:14:47 PM

Hey RChick, are you thinking about waiting for nVidia's Fermi or just get a current gen GPU?
BTW, hope I can find a wife like you :)

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Karosso
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 1:11:42 PM
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Well, I voted PC even thou I already have one with 4000GB of HD space and capable of playing any games out right now.
I will consider a XBox180 "Slim" if the rumors I hear are true and the thing is more reliable than what they have out right now.
Not getting any 3D TVs until the end of next year most likely.

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DemonNeno
Monday, April 19, 2010 @ 7:18:56 PM
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I'm also a PS3 + PC gamer. In all honestly, I prefer my PC because I enjoy the freedom a mouse gives me for aiming. I'm on the opposite boat of the average consoler gamer; I never got use to playing on analog sticks. They are more like "tracking" sticks to me because I always have the bad habit of overcompensating in either direction, endlessly.

That said, I DO enjoy the PS3 for all the obviously great things about owning it. Graphically, the PS3 does more than enough to impress me. The PC obviously does better, but I'm more interested in the fit and finish of a game along with its storyline.

I'm growing tired of the same Ole' boring rant from people regarding PC gaming. How ancient are your PCs to require $500 to play games?! Seriously man. A 5770 1GB ATi card for ~$160 will set you straight for years!

I think one thing most people overlook is what their monitors are capable of. If you're playing in 1080p, a 5770 1GB card will handle ANYTHING you throw at it. This coming from a guy still running a AMD X2 5000+BE Running at 3GHz. The most common Monitor is still running 1680x1050, which is a fair notch above PS3 resolutions and with a 5770, you can max out FSAA, textures, filters and all the other bells and whistles.

Keep in mind, unlike a PS3, PCs *mostly* rely on their GPU pipelines to juice out graphics. If you have a 3-4 year old CPU (Core 2 Duo, Phenom, X2 5000+ or better) and decent RAM (3GB+ only on 64bit OS) then you're ready to just slap in a GPU, update your drivers and feed it anything you'd like to play.

I guess my point is that not all PC gamers are dumping their check books at their PC. Most of us have a life away from games with financial responsibilities, but always find a way to game-on! ;)

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thj_1980
Tuesday, April 20, 2010 @ 4:02:11 PM
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This is very biased result as this is a site where people do come to talk about Playstation. I do not find it surprising that many are satisfied with their system. I want a Gaming-Quality PC more because, simply it's better. Theres a whole list I can start but there's no need to feed the crowd when they already know.

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Imagi
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 5:06:17 AM
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If most PC games did not need windows to run then I would be playing a whole lot more on my laptop's and PC rigs, some of which can more than handle what is required by most of today's games.

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