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Is The PS3 The Only Console I Need?

I hate owning only one game console. I hated it the instant the Sega Genesis came out and I looked down at my SNES and said..."damn, I need both." The only other time I was semi-okay with a single console was during the original PlayStation days; it was the era of my RPG craze and let's face it, the N64 didn't do much for RPG lovers. But even then, I should say the PC was another platform, what with the excellence of the late '90s being impossible to ignore.

And of course, this is why I've had a PS3 and an Xbox 360 for a long time. The Wii doesn't enter into the conversation because I've never once believed that it's in the same category of gaming and hence, it's irrelevant. I understand what it does well and I get the mass appeal. But I want...well, whatever. I've gone over this before. The point is, as I've only wanted to play the best games - and now, I only have time for the best games - I need the two major consoles that produce cutting-edge, AAA stuff. So in the past, I needed the 360 for titles like Halo 3, Gears of War, etc. And even today, I still need it for Splinter Cell: Conviction, Halo: Reach and Alan Wake (and even if SC goes to the PS3 at some point, I'm not willing to wait). But with my PS3 collection always expanding, it's in stark contrast to the one or two 360 games I get every year and now, in comparison, I might not even need those.

Now, outside of exclusives, the other reason I had the 360 early in this generation is because of the disappointing quality of some multiplatform titles on PS3. These days, though, multiplats are almost always identical on both platforms (with a few annoying exceptions; 'cough' Bayonetta 'cough') and it's not much of an issue, anymore. Plus, look at it in terms of priority: what would I say are my favorite games - and possibly even the best games - of the generation so far? Well, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Heavy Rain, God of War III, Grand Theft Auto IV, Assassin's Creed II, Killzone 2, and inFamous. With the exception of two, those are all PS3 exclusives, and the other two were just fine as multiplats on the PS3. As for Mass Effect, I've never been a fan but it seems likely that the third installment will be on the PS3 anyway.

Lastly, I'm not online that much so a free service is perfect for me and oh yeah, I'd like my system to, you know, actually function. And then there's the Blu-Ray player, which I use occasionally. So say I didn't have the 360...I wouldn't have Gears but I'd have Uncharted, which is superior in my eyes. I wouldn't have Alan Wake but I'd have Heavy Rain. I wouldn't have Forza but I'd have Gran Turismo (well, at some point). I wouldn't have Splinter Cell (yet) but I'd have MGS4. I am glad I had the 360 for the games mentioned and I do not plan on getting rid of it. Having only one console in the house just feels really...restrictive. But I've just been wondering lately how much I'd really be missing if the 360 died tomorrow and I didn't immediately run out and get a new one. By the time 2010 is over, I think one could make a legitimate argument that at least four of the top five games of the generation are PS3 exclusives; you could choose from MGS4, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, GoWIII, GT5, and Heavy Rain.

I suppose you could add Demon's Souls (even though I can't agree with GameSpot's Game of the Year nod), the Ratchet and Clanks and Resistances, inFamous, and eventually, The Last Guardian into the equation, too. There was a time when I had...um...more time. But these days, I can only play the games I love; the best of the best. And while a few of those "bests" are still on the 360, the majority appear to be on the PS3, which means I could feasibly go solo. Times sure have changed since 2007, haven't they? Geez.

4/29/2010 10:47:38 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (137 posts)

maxpontiac
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:13:49 AM
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Yes. I could list the values the PS3 has over the 360, but I believe the advantages are well documented by now.

In my opinion, the 360 does not have a game worth my attention with the exception of Mass Effect, and I honestly believe it'll come to the PS3 soon enough.

My 360 sits in my cabinet, turned off unless we watch a DVD - IE: Rarely. Live? It's a rip-off. I'll even ask again.. What makes Live worth 50 USD a year? I let my free Live subscription expire, and will not renew it.

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johnld
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:36:46 PM

well, that 50 bucks give the xbots the "right" to b*tch when it goes down. you know, the "you get what you paid for" excuse.

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eLLeJuss
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 8:10:46 PM

Yeah, nothing in the XBOX the i want except maybe mass effect. Not sure though, haven't played it but it looks pretty good.

Besides the ps3, I also need my PC to play starcraft :)

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MartyRules
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 8:43:50 PM

Why use it as a DVD player(Xbox)when ps3 upscales the DVDs already?

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maxpontiac
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 10:40:37 PM

I use the 360 as a DVD player because that is what it is. Plus, it's less wear and tear on the PS3.

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manofchao5
Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 6:11:44 PM

couldnt agree with you more ben, i always though the way wii games work it was like that old magnavox game system that played tv bored games and i meant to put bored!

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coverton341
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:18:22 AM
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Honestly I still enjoy owning both a PS3 and a 360. Mind you the 360 is rarely played but it still is and I still enjoy playing Lost Odyssey or Fable 2. I will be picking up Alan Wake possibly.

I have even been thinking of picking up a Wii since they are cheap and that's the only way I am going to get a hold of a Zelda or Mario game, and the new Mistwalker game is coming to Wii as an exclusive.

I like to have those options even if those options are rarely exercised. Variety is the spice of life as they say.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:29:49 PM

There's one reason right there I'm glad I had the 360- Lost Odyssey.

Totally one of my favorite games of the generation and the last GOOD turn-based RPG. It was just so much fun.

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coverton341
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:09:00 PM

High five to that Ben. Probably one of my favourite RPGs of this generation to be honest. I at first didn't like it but I am glad I gave it a second shot because it really is an amazing game.

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shadowscorpio
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:49:07 PM

Same here. I own both PS3 and Elite xbox 360. Lost Odyssey isn't my favorite turn-based rpg but it is definately a great game.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:20:53 PM

If you plan on getting a Wii, you may want to wait because the rumor is that a black model will finally be upon us in May. My kids enjoy the Wii but they definitely prefer the PS3 and they use the Xbox 360 way more than I ever have.

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:20:13 AM
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I agree, There's some days that I think..maybe I should look into a cheap 360, but again, it's only to play a few games that I can count on one hand. At the end of it, I just can't justify spending that money for something I'll rarely use. I used to be all about having as many consoles as possible, but now? Like you said, I just don't have the time, so this generation, I did the research and thought, well instead of buying mulitple consoles this time around, I'll just spend a bit more on the best one. Which is how I ended up with my 80gb b/c motorstorm bundle...

Unfortunately, last christmas my 80gb YLOD'd, which I've repaired, but just to be on the safe side I went out and invested in a Slim. Now I have 2 PS3's that work great (knock on wood) and still no other consoles cluttering up my entertainment units.

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Nynja
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:29:08 AM

Be careful about purchasing a used 360. You'll want to make sure it isn't on the ban list. Even if you aren't interested in paying MS for the XBL Gold service, I do believe you would not even be able to access the store either.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:20:22 AM
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I have been saying this for years, The PS3 excels on all baords of entertainment, i can play PS1,PS2 and PS3 games, the only other exclusives i would like are Fable and Lost Odyssey. the Playstation has always been good enough in my opinon due to the wide variety of games the console has, but its not just quantity, its certainly quality too, the PS has always had the best series since it has been about Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Tekken, Crash Bandicoot, Silent Hill, Resident Evil, i dont see how the others compete.

but the PS3 doesnt dtop there, it now has a harddrive, so i can put all my music on it, along with many videos and pictures.

Best of all IMO it has the best Upscaling of DVD's its fantastic to have a HD TV and still being able to play my DVD's in blissful quality, Sure i have a Blu-ray player too, but i just do not need it, the upscaling is really that good which is an utter delight for my 600+ DVD collection.

Another cool thing about the PS3 is the USB ports and Memory sticks, i have a memory stick which i keep in there to back up my saves and its great for transferring data from my PC. at times i have used all 4 of my PS3 USB ports for charging 2 controllers, My PSP, my MP3 player (which i can also transefer songs from my PS3) and even my phone. All and all the PS3 is just the ultimate entertainment system.

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Nynja
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:32:56 AM

Those 4 USB ports and Memory Card readers are the whole reason I will not give up my launch PS3. With the PlayStation Eye, Turtle Beach PX21 headset, and spare controller charging at all times I absolutely feel as if I need them.

My PS3 has died on me twice and not having a way to backup game saves would have really pissed me off. Now only if I would be smart enough to purchase an external drive so I could back up those copy protected game saves.

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:06:06 PM

you can copy copyrighted saves with a HDD... never knew that, cheers :)

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Fane1024
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:12:15 PM

@ Ultima

You cannot copy copy-protected saves to an HDD, but you can use the backup utility.

That said, I've never been able to recover locked saves from a backup because Sony resets your PS3 when they service it and then it won't accept the backup as being from the same PS3.

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Nynja
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:22:10 AM
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The only reason(s) I own my 360 were for the RTS games (C&C) and Gears of War. I have wondered the same thing, about whether or not I still need my 360.

See, my girlfriend of 11 years (no, I don't know when we are going to tie the knot) is also a gamer and more of a PlayStation fan than Xbox. We both have our own game systems, each of us have a 360, PS3, and PSP. She doesn't game nearly as much as I do. When the big hitters like FF come along, sharing time on the consoles just don't work.

As for the 360, I don't think either of us have even turned it on more than 2 or 3 times this year. When it comes to multiplat games, I always go for the PS3. It's where my friends are. It's my preferred controller. As Ben stated, it's where the online is FREE.

Since there are 2 360s in my apartment, I have considered selling one many times. I believe what has kept me from selling it is how little money I would get back from pawning it off and the whole "what if" situation of another big title that may land on the 360.

Do I need both systems? No. I do like the fact that I'm not limited to only one platform and have more options when I walk into BestBuy or GameStop. Yet I still very rarely ever look at the 360 games. There are still many games available on PS3 I want to pick up that I just don't have the time to invest in.

As for the Wii, there is only 1 game that made me consider a purchase; Monster Hunter. Though, I don't think I will after the tease from Capcom and the Monster Hunter skins for Lost Planet 2. It's got to be on the way. I'll just wait for it to come out on PS3 so I can play it with my PSN friends.

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Nynja
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:22:45 AM

I just realized that I'm spending a lot of time on this site over the past week...I really need to get back to work!

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CH1N00K
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:43:01 AM

lol, yeah it has a tendency to do that to you...I used to spend way to much time on here conmmenting when I was supposed to be working.. I was hoping that if I did get fired Ben or Arnold would offer me a job...but then I quit, and I still haven't heard from either of them...lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:30:41 PM

Nynja: Work? Whoever heard of such a silly thing. Stay HERE. ;)

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Fane1024
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:16:34 PM

I haven't been as active here lately precisely because I haven't been at work as much and so I haven't had as much down-time when I am.

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Nynja
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:50:20 PM

LOL! We have an office pool going right for the Mega Millions. If we win, you'll see a lot more of me! Whether you like it or not! ;)

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Qubex
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 9:18:09 PM

Loool Nynja and Ben...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:40:53 AM
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Unless you like Gears,Halo, Zelda or Mario there really is no reason to own any other console.

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kraygen
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:13:48 PM

and even if you do like them, you have to like them enough to pay a lot of money to play them.

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johnld
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:42:44 PM

i dont really care about the other 3 but zelda is the franchise i'll gladly get a new system for. just 1 game for the wii, its a waste of money but i'll still get it.

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piratedrunk
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:52:18 AM
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I am glad I own all 3 because I get to play every game I am interested in. All my main gaming gets done on the ps3, the 360 is for the rare exclusive (or port problematic games like bayonetta), and the Wii (which I get way more use out of than my 360) is for the Nintendo goodness like Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Virtual console, and now there looks to be some good RPGs coming to it as well so it is nice to have options.

Edit: But to be fair, I have a lot of free time.

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Rings0fUranus
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 5:51:37 PM

cave story looks cool for wii, what do you think?

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piratedrunk
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 7:40:53 PM

I actually don't know much about it but I will keep an eye out thanks for the heads up

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Highlander
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:56:55 AM
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PS3 is the only console I need. It plays every PS game I have - except the PSP ones. It is the one console to rule them all.

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Geobaldi
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:57:26 AM
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My PC and a whatever current Playstation is available are the only consoles that I use nowadays for the most part. Back when the Super NES was going strong, I never thought that I would not play a Nintendo product. But the N64 was a disappointment for the most part, and the Wii started painfully slow. I have since played the Wii more but I still use my PC and PS systems more than any other and it's been that way ever since the Super NES was retired.

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FullmetalX10
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11:59:46 AM
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Yeah, I'm good with my only console being the PS3, it's all I need.
I really don't care much for the 360 exclusives, sure they are good games, but I wouldn't enjoy them as much on the 360, I can't stand that big heavy lump of a controller.
Besides, I enjoy and reward quality so I'll always choose Playstation over xbox and of course wii.

As far as exclusives go, we all know the Playstation has the best and most diverse library of exclusives.
I can live with the fact that the older multiplats look worse on the Playstation than on the xbox, and some of the new ones.
Luckily that is not the case anymore today.

Next to that, I use my Playstation when I want to watch a dvd, or blu-ray for that matter, though I don't do this often (these days perfect quality blu-ray rips can be found on the web, as long as your PC's harddrive has enough space, you can get all the new and most of the old in beautiful crisp quality).

So yeah, PS3 is all I need.

Trey fo life!(until four arrives that is)

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Milonakis
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:00:50 PM
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The only thing I would want a 360 for is a space heater in my living room or if I need so extra noise to cancel out the sounds of my swearing while I play.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:05:59 PM

Makes a great door stop too and the games great coasters.

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Milonakis
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:21:46 PM

I hadn't even thought of that.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:50:30 PM

Also, if you want to dispose of some discs containing personal info, give em a quick spin in a 360. It's Micro$oft's answer to the PS3's many capabilities.

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Silent_J
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:05:42 PM
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This is first time I've only got one console which is obviously the ps3.I've always had two or more ,but I don't feel the need for any other at this point.

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mexgeo86
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:06:09 PM
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I wouldn't mind adding an xbox or wii next to my ps3; However, I'm not into shooters that much which limits the xbox exclusives that would make me want to buy the system. Until the new Metroid releases, I still see the Wii as lacking any good titles other than Mario. Most likely I'll just save up for a gaming PC to play Starcraft II or at some point Diablo III.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:08:48 PM
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I want a wii for the mario games and the other games that was originally for the NES. Wish I had the 60gb PS3. Also I want a PSP for MGS Peace Walker, other than that I really don't see myself using a PSP unless if I'm on the go.

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Karosso
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:09:10 PM
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Besides Allan Wake I can't think of a single 360 game that I really want to play...
I heard some rumors of a 360 slim and if does come out and its cheaper and won't catch on fire and burn the house down, I might consider buying one to play some of the MS exclusive stuff.
That said, I'm an IT guy and my self built Multicore PC(soon to have a 6 cores CPU in it) can handle any games I trow at it so, if Allan Wake does make it to PC, there is no reason for me to consider owning a 360.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:42:14 PM
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PS3: It only does everything.
360: It only does Halo.

I'm happy with my decision. :)

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:56:26 PM

To be fair it also does Gears and RROD too.

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big6
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:43:47 PM
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I'm one of those guys with all 3 consoles. They are all sitting beside each other.
I haven't touched the Xbox 360 since Gears of War 2. In fact, I don't even have NXE on it!
The Wii got some play at first, but now it just sits there as well, unless the wife has a friend over, and they play Mario Party 8 on it.

For me, the only console I use on a daily basis is the PS3!

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Karosso
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:44:24 PM
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Is it just me or does anyone else thinks the PS3 developers are just so much better overall than the other guys?
i mean the whole point of the PS3 being more powerful than the 360 can't be the reason why the games are better looking. The art direction in the PS3 exclusives is usually mind blowing.
Games like Uncharted 1 & 2, LBP, Resitance2, Killzone2, HR, GoW3, Heavenly Sword to name a few, have some of the most inspired level designs and art direction I have ever seem in any games to date. This people who develop games for the PS3 seem to have something special in the way they perform their craft, you always feel that they go the extra mile and put so much more passion into making their games.
I only have one console this generation, and I think I picked the best one by far.

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telly
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:58:51 PM
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About 90 percent of the time, I know I'd be just fine owning only the PS3. But there have been enough moments -- and I'm confident there will be more in the future -- that justify owning both. It feels slightly ridiculous sometimes -- I really love playing great games, but I have a very busy, very satisfying life outside of that world. I don't necessarily FEEL like a multi-console guy.

But like Dutka, I grew up during that amazing SNES/Genesis duel. Mom and Dad (understandably) weren't about to buy me both, so I was torn asunder. I feel like I've been compensating ever since :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:44:53 PM

My parents were the same way. I had to save up money to buy the Genesis from a friend. :)

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:34:47 PM

I sold one of my Nintendos to get the Sega Genesis and then I eventually got the SMS Converter for it. I never did get the SNES but my friend across the street got both systems so it was a great time for gaming.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 8:04:52 PM

Hell, I was always behind. I had to beg my parents for years for the Genesis; by the time they consented to get me a system, the SNES had just come out. So I changed my mind. LOL

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Nynja
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:16:47 PM

@telly;

That story sound all to familiar. I grew up during the SNES and Genesis days as well. My parents struggled at that time so I never had both systems or very many games at all. I always wanted a SNES, but got a Sega Genesis for Christmas one year. Once I was out on my own and had enough money I finally picked up that SNES I always wanted.

I honestly believe my compulsive game and console purchases are a way to make up for the childhood I felt as if I missed out on.

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RadioHeader
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 12:58:57 PM
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I've only ever had one console at a time, and I started this gen with a 360. In a way I'm pleased it turned out to be such a complete junker, otherwise I might still have been a 2nd class gamer to this day.

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hadouken
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:01:59 PM
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I see why everybody wants a 360 and ps3, so they can have the best of both worlds.

But for myself the 360 isn't worth the headaches and its limited gaming collection doesn't help. Is me or does almost every 360 exclusive take place in space?

The only way I'd buy my 4th 360 is Killer Instinct 3 came out.

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godsman
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:07:29 PM
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I originally picked up a Wii, thinking I can have all the Nintendo first party games like Zelda and then have 3rd party game support. I didn't think I needed PS3 or Xbox. Wii was a complete failure in satisfying their fanbase, so I bought a PS3 and I am completely satisfied with the games on this platform.

Since there aren't anymore 3rd party exclusives, Sony has variety in 1st party games and 3rd party is in all platforms. The only game I'm jealous of are Zelda games, but I have that covered with my obsolete Wii.

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Deleted User
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:10:40 PM
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i own both the xbox 360 and ps3 for 3 weeks now and let me tell u that i am playing more 360 lately (forza 3 and mass effect 2) my ps3 with god of war inside it has not been played for 2 weeks now and well not be played till i get to alan wake.

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kraygen
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:21:25 PM

wow your ps3 can play alan wake? it really does do everything. LOL

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johnld
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:49:19 PM

lets see, after you play alan wake, you'll be wondering "where are these other great games they were talking about?" while i think about how i'm gonna be able to afford all these ps3 exclusives coming out.

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DjEezzy
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:15:28 PM
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May sound kind of stupid, but dont forget Little Big Planet and Mod Nation Racers. Sure, maybe not quite as crazy and flashy as U2 or MGS4, but they are so creative and innovative in their own right!!! Of course PS3 exclusives.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:47:10 PM

I did forget LBP...not really my thing, but I should've mentioned it.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:27:14 PM
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The problem with the 360 is that it's expensive and has no games. Even if someone gave you one as a gift you'd be hard pressed to find something to do with it... other than look at ads.

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little dreamer
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:30:51 PM

I am currently living in Africa and have been here for 9 months. I live in Canada but I decided to take a year break in Africa before I go to college. But in like 2 weeks I will be back in Canada and when I go back I will be buying god of war 3, heavy rain, bad company 2, final fantasy 13 and now assassin creed 2. Games here in Africa are 100 dollars each. During my 9 month stay here I have only been able to buy 2 games demons souls and uncharted 2. Also the main console in Africa well at least in Uganda is the ps3. Its almost impossible to find a 360 here because people here want to buy a system that will break on them because there not so rich. So they trust the ps3 and Sony. 360 games are barely sold here and are almost impossible to find. All you find is ps3 games here. Today I went to the stores and final fantasy 13 are all sold out here and could only find very few copies of god of war 3. Even though Nintendo wii is cheaper than the rest still ps3 and ps2 dominate here in Africa.

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johnld
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:50:57 PM

@alien
hahahaha, expensive and no games, where have i heard that before. it came back to the xbots like a boomerang.

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little dreamer
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:29:27 PM
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Ben mentioned that assassin creed 2 is one of the best games this gen. I'm considering buying it but I'm not sure if I should. I played the first one and didn't quite like it mainly because it felt really repetitive and the missions felt as if they didn't have much variety. Do you guys recommend me buying assassin creed 2 and is it a must buy. Should I buy it or should i wait for mod-nation racers.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 1:42:43 PM

I don't know where you live, but Amazon is selling AC2 for $28.54 today with shipping included. For what it is, that price makes it a must own.

The missions are pretty much centered around assassinating people, but it's much more interesting than the first AC. The variety was great even if some aspects were still repetitive.

If anyone is looking for Bioshock 2, Amazon has it today for $35.99 plus a $10 credit. Pretty good no?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:46:50 PM

Hellz yes. Bioshock 2 is another one of my favorites; for that price, it's a steal.

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Jawknee
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:57:20 PM

Yes, pick up Bioshock 2 for that deal. I bought the $100 Special Edition. Worth every penny.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:34:47 PM

I haven't bought Bioshock 2 because I haven't completed the first Bioshock yet.....but I don't think I will, I just can't get into it. =(

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 4:02:12 PM

Don't tell Jawknee that less than one month after the LE of BioShock 2 came out that Best Buy had it available for Rewards Zone members for 39.99 and Target was clearing them out for $24.98. :O ! !

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hadouken
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:04:21 PM
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@ little dreamer

I'd totally get ac2 it's way better than 1. The story is more personal and they improved the combat a lot.

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DazeOfWar
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:09:50 PM
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Love the article. Funny thing is this is what I've been asking myself lately. My story is a little different though as I was a big 360 only junkie until last summer when I bought a PS3. I was only going to use it for exclusives until I started to get sick and tired of my 360 freezing up or Live loading very slowly.

I've never had a problem with the pricing of Live but I do love how the PSN has had so many more deals on games and I don't even have to pay a fee. If you subscribe to Live they should at least give you a store discount on games and DLC.

I finallly decided to make my PS3 my main system and the 360 for exclusives which have dwindled. I also upgraded my PS3 HDD to 320gigs for a 1/4 of the price of my 360 120gig. Also a great feature.

All in all I love my PS3 to death now and have actually started PC gaming too and my 360 barely ever gets turned on now. I'll never get rid of it but it won't ever gain the status it use to have in my heart.

Sorry about the long post but the article was exactly what I've been thinking.

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Highlander
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:17:26 PM

Cool story and write up.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:22:13 PM

Thumbs up for the post and the pic.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:46:08 PM

Nothing wrong with the post (or the pic). People here don't post idiotic one-line or one-word responses to articles; they actually THINK and write great stuff.

I'd say it fits right in. And it's always interesting to hear about "conversions" like yours. ;)

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DazeOfWar
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:55:50 PM

Thanks for the responses and thumbs up. I've been checking out the site for a while and finally had an article to respond about. Not saying anything has been bad on the site, actually love it, just first article that I really felt.

It is funny to think about how I use to say I was never going to buy a PS3 but who was I kidding. I'm a gamer that has a hunger to feed and that's play great games. The PS3 has converted me and I have no regrets.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:05:43 PM

True gamers play games because they love them, not because they're trying to prove something to someone or because they feel a need to support one company over another.

It's why at one point, I had 7 games in my 360 collection and 3 in my PS3 collection. But things change.

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Highlander
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:37:28 PM

gamers play games regardless of platform. I am fortunate that all the games I have wanted to play with *very* few exceptions have arrived on a Sony platform. Some of the few that are not on Sony PS platforms are on the PC, but there were a few on the Xbox, I have sadly had to pass on those, but then again, it's not like I've sat in front of my game console with nothing to play any time...

Welcome to the insanity, we don't bite. Well, LimitedVertigo does, but only his own toe nails.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 6:52:33 PM

Stick around Daze. Ben puts up doozies like this every once in a while.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 10:20:13 AM

I used to own a 360 in addition to my PS3. Sometimes I wish I still had one, but it's funny that when you lose something you thought you like, you don't miss it all that much.

Of course, my case is a little more unique. I sold my 360 and games to fund an engagement ring. Only 2 years into the marriage now, but it was a good investment. lol

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Nynja
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:29:43 PM

@Alienange;

True 'dat. This site isn't just news, but actual journalism. Love it. This is the first community I've ever been this deeply involved in, since the old PS2 SOCOM clan days. ... Ahh, memories.

EDIT:
Forgot to mention; Daze, don't be a stranger now. Ya'here?

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shadowscorpio
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 5:37:41 PM

Great post. Quality will speak for itself. I feel this fact is why Sony played it cool, calm and collected when they were getting constantly bash by Microsoft.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:10:50 PM
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It's also good having the Wii.

Creativity and it actually has some good games. Plus the Virtua Console is a treasure vault...such great games.

But when comparing the other two, the ps3 is easily the one to have.

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Hezzron
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 2:37:36 PM

That's exactly how I think on the matter too.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:36:48 PM

True. I've got a Wii, some PS3's,an Xbox 360 Elite, DS and PSP so that I don't miss any opportunities for a "fun" game.

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Alienange
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 6:53:58 PM

I like having the Wii too. It just breaks my heart when I have to play a great game with cruddy graphics.

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AirplanePeanuts
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:03:08 PM
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There are some games on 360 I'd love to play, but I don't even have enough time for all my PS3 games. I still have a couple of games sitting around I haven't even played yet!

If I was a retired guy with too much time on my hands, I'd pick up more machines. As it stands the PS3 is enough, although I have both a PSP and DS for portable gaming (and in the case of the DS specifically, my old fashioned RPG fix)

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ChronowerX_GT
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:14:16 PM
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The only game I'd like to try on the 360 is Forza but I'd take GT5 over it any day.

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WYO1016
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:18:26 PM
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I just picked up a 360 myself. After weighing the pros & cons I decided that it was worth it to play the exclusives. I'm deep into Mass Effect right now, and it's a fantastic game. I'm a big fan of Gears, too, and the elite bundle I picked up came with Forza 3, so it's been pretty good for me so far. I will NEVER pay for XBox Live, though, since I can game online for free with my PS3 and all of my friends are on the PSN. (I actually converted some xbots over to the PS movement by pitching the free online angle.) I'm glad I have the 360, but the PS3 is easily my console of choice.

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kraygen
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:29:50 PM
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I considered getting a 360 a few times, but considering I have to save up my money for every purchase, it just wasn't logical. I need every cent I got to purchase ps3 games.

Some games on 360 may be fun, but there is not enough of them to warrant a purchase. The 360 uses old tech from last gen and isn't worth the current gen price to me.

I love my ps3 and it keeps me happy.

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Victor321
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:30:18 PM
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I remember several previous articles you've published based on this subject Ben, I don't know why we need more =/

I apologize if I sounded rude or that I didn't read the article and just glanced at the headline and went "*sighs*", but I promise you, that was not my intention.

I merely ask why.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:34:21 PM

/sarcasm/Imagine what chaos would break loose from the gates of hell if media began to cover stories over and over about a topic that's still a fresh and current concept!/sarcasm/

I, for one, enjoy these occasional observations. It's a topic people are always revisiting.

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Victor321
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 3:01:54 PM

Yah, guess so =)

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johnld
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 3:34:42 PM
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even though i hate playing the damn wii, i have to say i need to have it along with my ps3. why? because i need me some zelda games. Zelda is my #1 franchise and i cant find it anywhere else but nintendo consoles. i can live without playing mario and metroid games but zelda is a completely different story.

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LittleBigMidget
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 4:18:19 PM
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Man, I LOVE my PS3. I'm SERIOUSLY missing Linux though.

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Gone
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 4:44:34 PM
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The PS3 is the only console you need. It would be like cheating on your hot wife with a fat ugly girl with braces if you went with another console.

Are right, back to testing Twisted Metal Underground now.

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Gone
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 6:02:09 PM

I forgot to ask, "is this third grade"? ("pew pew pew, catch that red ball")

I will "Move" along now.

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tlpn99
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 6:30:23 PM
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Ben I am in the same boat. I got Metro2033 for the 360 as I wanted to play it and its ok but I am always on my PS3 more. I will play the next Gears and I plan on getting Alan Wake too. The only one I am not getting is Splinter Cell as I tried it and didn't like it.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 6:53:25 PM
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Damn, I don't know if I should even post now, especially since Kevin Butler saw all my fat braced gals.
"GET OFF MY PORCH WITH THAT PSEYE SPYCAM!!!

Anyway's, since I grew up in a multi-console world, I've always had multi-consoles and I still have these 20 multiple consoles & hand-held's (so far)
S-NES,
Panasonic 3DO FZ-10(the sleek model),
Atari Jaguar
Jaguar 64-bit CD adapter unit,
Genesis,
Saturn,
Dreamcast
N64,
2 GameBoy Color's(different colors)
GameCube
Xbox
360 Elite Deluxe(COD-MW2 250 gig bundle)
PSP 1000,
3 PSP 2000's(different colors),
PSP 3000,
PS1,
PS2 Phat(Black),
Ps2 Slim-Sing-Song Bundle(White,),
PS3(Phat 60 gig)
But if I was only allowed to keep one, I'd have to grab my phat 60 gigger.

BTW, I don't have a Wii yet though just because I looked around GS yesterday & saw the majority of Wii games seem to be(at least IMO), mostly kiddie games and a lot of re-hashed shovel-ware, plus the big-hit games like Zelda, doesn't really appeal to me much.
But since I am a collector, I will get one anyway, probably soon after the "Wii Too" comes out. That way hopefully most of the original Wii stuff will be much closer to a bargain-bin price point by then.

Now with that said, I'm not only a collector, I'm a gamer too, so I WILL play any games on any system that I can. And I do go back in time now & then to play some of my older games & systems. And sometime in the future, I intend to go re-buy some of the old console I played on, but sold way back when, like the Atari 2600, the Intellivision & the Colecovision console too.

But the majority of the time now, I've got at least some game spinning inside my xbox, 360, PSP, PS2, or my PS3.

Anyway, if there was only a 1-console world, who would be there to make sure they kept pushing the technical limits of their console, or their games????

So I think it would really be a cold world if we only had one console in which to play on. Just the though, make me shiver.

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Gone
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 7:21:30 PM

I got my Eye on you.

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Nynja
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:24:53 PM

@Biker;

Man, you sure know how to make me feel better. All this time I thought I had issues! ;)

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Snaaaake
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 7:10:15 PM
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No, PS3 is not all I need, I need the 360 and Wii for the exclusives they offer.

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FM23
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 7:40:27 PM
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Man, my idiotic friend keeps trying to tell me to get a Xbox 360 because he believes the controls are better. Everytime his says this, I want to punch him right in his fanboy face. Funny thing is he can't give me another reason why Xbox is better. He tries to use the LIVE thing, but I don't care for online nor do I care to pay for it so that is a lost cause in his argument. Strangely enough he has both systems, yet he still feels Xbox is better. Now this may be due to the fact that he is a follower because most of his other friends have a 360s, so he believes the 360 is better because his friends believe so. His other friends don't have PS3's, yet they seem know why Xbox is better. Thats like me saying I like Burger king burgers over Charlie's Burgers, though I have never had a burger from Charlie's. That is ignorant and people who can't back up their opinion deserve to be told "SHUT UP". I usually complain about games having value when it comes to their $60 price tag, but when it comes to a gaming system, I see little value in purchasing a Xbox 360 over a PS3. PS3 has everything, thus it is the only system I need. Now I don't own an Xbox, so I can't compare all exclusives, but I have played a few and I can say, I am glad went with the PS3 because any smart person in the past few year have noticed the shift in gaming momentum. Xbox 360 is not in it's prime any more, while the PS3 seems to be breaking down walls (Demons Souls, UC2, etc.) PS3 games are setting standards in the industry, from what I see, and that is good sign of a beautiful future for gaming and that is all thanks to PS3. Next-Gen gaming is PS3 when you look at 2009-2010 (KZ2-GOWIII) with MGS4 back in 2008 and even Uncharted. No other games (xbox exclusives and multiplatform) are breaking barriers like PS3 games. Look at UC2, Heavy Rain and especially GOWIII, GOWIII did things action wise that I thought were impossible. I starting to rant, but I will end of buy saying this....PS3 is the sh*t!!!

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VicTheMighty
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 8:27:51 PM
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Don't forget Demon's Souls... Omg I finally put my hands on it...

Best game ever. Love mechanics and survival thrill lol.

And I also have a PC so half or more of 360 exclusives don't matter since I can already play em.

Plus the 360 isn't reliable at all so... PS3 as main console and PC for some exeptions and mmos lol

And we are soon going to get a PSWII 3 hahaha (ps move) so now I'll have everythingé

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Qubex
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 9:26:58 PM
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I appreciate what my PS3 can do, however, as mentioned before the reason I bought it was because it "could" do so much.

Unfortunately if I update I lose my Linux functionality, which I really use and need. Also the FAT PS3's have those extra USB ports and card slots and they are so useful.

The DVD and BLU RAY region locks annoy me, and lest not forget, that to enjoy all the services you have to be in specific territories. So in Singapore I cannot enjoy PlayTV, or VidZone, or the PSN Video Stores.

Basically I can use 1/3rd of it's true entertainment value. In 1996, November, when I purchased Her, I had no idea or understanding that all these restrictions would apply. I went into it blindly and in some ways got burned. Don't get me wrong, I like playing my games, but I could be enjoying so much more if all the restrictions were not in place; and now, if I want to use my FAT on PSN, I have to update and lose Linux as well... pretty much all the reasons I bought it for have disappeared.

...But I still love her :)

From where I am sitting it seems Sony went in the wrong direction regarding features.

Maybe if they had released a "base model" first, in effect a model that is similar to the SLIMS we have now... 4-5 years ago, then by now they would be making a handsome profit I would think, and probably have an "upgraded" and "premium" model with the extra bells and whistles. So now, having an expanded SLIM model with 4 USB ports and maybe card slots on the side may have gone down better, rather than having the premium model out first and essentially degrading it over time...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Imagi
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 8:29:36 AM

I feel your pain. And the slim should have 4 usb's 2 on the front and 2 on the back.

My PS3 has always got PlayTV, PSeye, USB keyboard and mouse along with the lead to power the controller. and one for a BT headset. Yes you can split the usb's with an adaptor but then you run out of power that these devices require.

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Nynja
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:23:01 PM

If you can afford it, I'd recommend you pick up PS3 Slim and use that for access to the PSN.

Save your phat PS3 and do not update the firmware. Once you get the second PS3, use the data transfer utility to copy all your info from the old to the new. I sort of wish I did that before updating my launch 60GB.

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Thinker
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 10:18:11 PM
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While my console of preference is the PS3, I don't think the 360 is as useless as Ben seems to make it out to be - it has a good enough library of enjoyable exclusives.

Moreover, it was the fierce competition from MS and the 360 that drove Sony to come so far in such a short time. If this is what competition forces a corporation like Sony to strive towards achieving excellence, then heaven forbid that such competition were to go away.

In short, the PS3 and the 360 together (along with the Wii for a few games) makes up MY complete stable of consoles, and, although I don't know about needs, I do WANT all of them :)

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Imagi
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 10:44:00 PM

Competition is Good, but Microsoft don't compete, they acquire, nullify, strong arm and eventually own the monopoly to force you to buy broken crap which you can fix by buying their newer broken crap 2 years later..Repeat...Repeat..

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 1:03:13 AM

I never said it was useless. In fact, I think I said at least two or three times that I'm keeping mine.

But that library of exclusives pales in comparison to what's on the PS3, plain and simple.

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Highlander
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:24:37 PM

Imagi

I believe the policy Microsoft engages in is called Embrace, Extend, Extinguish. This is truly what MS does. They enter a market - embracing it and it's standards. Then they extend that standard with their own proprietary additions/modifications, and then they extinguish the competition by enforcing their version as a de facto standard.

Embrace, Extend, Extinguish - the Microsoft way.

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Imagi
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 3:12:42 PM

Your right Highlander, I have witnessed the way in which Microsoft conducts business, and you don't have to do much digging to see just what dirty underhanded tactics they are capable of.

When they entered the console arena It filled me with dread as to what state one of my most treasured pastimes would be in after a decade or 2 of their savagery.

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shadowscorpio
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 5:48:25 PM

@ Imagi and Highlander

If Microsoft actually came into this industry competing the way Sony and Nintendo did in the past can you imagine what it'd be like? Third party devs might've actually strategized when and what to make multi-plat and what should be exclusive to what system.

I'd enjoy that gaming generation alot more.

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Highlander
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 8:00:14 PM

Embrace, Extend & Extinguish is literally a Microsoft policy, they even call it that in their own internal documents. Google it.

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iwillbetheone
Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 10:33:14 PM
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I know many people here will despise me, but to tell the truth, I haven't got a PS3 yet. It's still very expensive(around $450, without any freebies) in my country(India). I recently bought a 360 with 4 free games(Halo 3, Gears of War 2, Forza 2, Harry Potter & The Order of phoenix) at about $100 less than the PS3's price here. Until then, I only had a PS2 and a XBOX(I actually started to visit this site for PS2 news, and absolutely loved to lead the comments here on any topic). Moreover I am not a big gamer myself, because I don't have much time(studying in a very good college, where the courses are too tough to do anything except for studies for long, or one will fail and get kicked out).
Anyway, I wanted to get an old phat PS3(It's still available in some shops here) this year, because one can't afford to miss out on such great games for so long. I preferred it over the slim, just for the ability to run Linux. But I'm quite disappointed since Sony removed that feature. Is there any chance of its return? I read on Kotaku that some one has filed a Class Action Shoot against Sony on this issue. Ben, I don't know why you haven't posted it here, but I'd like to see what the people at this site feel about it. The link is:
http://kotaku.com/5526847/playstation-3-owner-files-class-action-suit-against-sony-for-dropping-other-os?skyline=true&s=i

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Robochic
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:26:05 AM
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I have 2 consoles I have my Phat princess the PS3 :) and my not so enjoyable Wii. I have my PS3 on all the time if it's not the kid watching movies on it, I'm playing my games or watching my own movies. For my poor Wii I was having fun with it but that was short lived after beating Zelda. I have tried more games on it but I get bored really fast with it so its now collecting dust till Nintendo releases another Zelda.
I wanted a 360 @ one point when the console launched ( thats when our call centre opened) but the further i worked @ the call centre and heard all the complaints, seeing all the defects I said to myself why the heck would I want one I couldn't stand it anymore so thats why I don't have one.

I choose quality over anything and I do believe the higher the price the better the quality and this is true about my PS3 I paid the 600+ for it and it's been nothing but great and amazing. Cheaper never means better.

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Gabriel013
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:53:45 AM
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At the moment it's my PS3 gathering dust. I'm rotating round ME2, Fable 2 and Forza 3 and can't recall the last PS3 title I owned. There are a few on the horizon I'll be getting but not more than a faw.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 1:02:29 AM

With God of War III and Heavy Rain out there?

...okay.

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Imagi
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 7:18:00 AM

No offence Gabriel013, but are you on medication?

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Gabriel013
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 7:44:33 AM

Heavy Rain looks good and I'll probably pick it up sometime. The demo was nice but it wasn't a day one purchase for me.

I played the God of War demo and although I admit it looked fantastic and the story will undoubtedly be top notch, I just didn't enjoy sitting there with the controller in hand playing the thing. I'd be happier to sit and watch someone else play it. The gameplay style just wasn't to my tastes. I've never been into the DMC/GoW/Bayonetta style. Personal tastes and all that.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 10:21:35 AM

Uh, so what are your tastes, exactly? I'm sure we could find you some top-notch PS3 titles. Especially this year.

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Nynja
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:20:06 PM

@gabe;

When GT5 hits, I know your PS3 is going to get a hefty work out :)

I caved not that long ago and picked up Mass Effect for the 360. The game play is pretty good and the story is much better than I thought it would be. I just couldn't stand the menu system. Eh, to each their own. This leads up to my question;

What do you think of ME2?

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shadowscorpio
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 5:51:50 PM

@ Gabriel

Like Ben said.

Are you making an active effort experience these new PS3 exclusive titles? I think part of you doesn't want to leave your 360.

Don't worry. If your Ps3 starts to take up most of your time, your 360 won't be going anywhere. ;)

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Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 3:25:19 AM
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no of course not!
well that is if you want to play games like mass effect 2 and alan wake, o and dont forget splinter cell conviction.
2 of the best games ive played this gen, and one of my most anticipated titles of this gen.
im really hyped for alan wake, finally a proper horror game AND its being made by the masterminds of max payne and far cry.
how could i not get excited?
anyone who does not want alan wake, simply is not a gamer!

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Underdog15
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 10:27:04 AM

I would love to play Alan Wake, and I probably will at a buddy's house... I'm not a fan of ME (it's good, just not for me), and Splinter Cell has never been a D1P for me, so waiting for the PS3 version is ok by me. I'll probably end up just renting it anyways.

In regards to Alan Wake, I'm just not feeling up to re-investing in another XBOX 360 just for one game. Like I said, I'll try it some Saturday at a buddy's house.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 9:29:36 AM

not only for that even crackdown 2.
i loved the first game and this is looking even more action packed!
i hate missing out on good games, thats why im even thinking of buying a wii.
the only game on there i want is of course mario.
alan wake to me is a must have because its unique, theres not many titles out there like it, and the ones that are well there not exactly what i would consider AAA games.

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Deleted User
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 9:14:40 AM
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I have the XBOX 360, PS3, and the Wii. The games I play the most are Gears of War, NHL 10, Call of Duty MW2, and Killzone 2. It's good to have variety, thats why I own all three consoles, although the Wii hasn't been turned on in months. Any multiplat game I buy on the 360, and Gears of War 1 is the game I play the most online and is my favorite shooter of all time. I play KZ2 for a change. My PS3 is mostly used for KZ2, Metal Gear, and blu ray.

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Imagi
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 10:27:54 AM
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Almost all gaming options are available to me, but the PS3 is the one that gets by far the most use.

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Underdog15
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 12:36:17 PM
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XBOX seems to be a good snack. Wii is great for party foods and potlucks. But PS3 is where the meat and potatoes are for me.

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Temjin001
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 2:39:12 PM
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I sold my 360 laster year thinking that someday I may get one again years down the road. Lately, though, I feel it would be money better spent on games I haven't played yet for my PS3.
We'll see, maybe MS can bring out some more goods.

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AwRy108
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 2:53:47 PM
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The only game that makes me regret not having a 360 is Fable II; but that said, I won't be buying a 360 until it gets a redesign that's much less prone to get the RRoD.

All that said, I have one thing to say: SONY has made the PS3 so awesome, but where in the heck is our Cross-game Chat? It's the only glaring omission from the PS3's UI.

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Deleted User
Friday, April 30, 2010 @ 11:51:05 PM
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I have a PS3 and a Wii. I haven't owned a 360 since November 2007. Honestly, I would like to play Lost Odyssey, Tales Of Vesperia, Forza 3 and Alan Wake but I refuse to buy a 360. If only somebody would give one away to me...

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Jaysonjota
Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 5:37:34 AM
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I'm 90% agreeing with you. Why 90%? Well first Im a big fan of playstation thats my baby but i decided at some point, maybe about a year ago, to bought the 360 because of the exclusives. I found that Gears is an excellent game even better than Uncharted 1 at some point ( not taking into account graphics and story LOL) because of the engaging moments that keep coming. Thats very good. Also Forza, I love it, its amazing. Even when Gran Turismo arrives I'll still love Forza. Other reason was that I got my 360 for $ 200 brand new sealed and 60 gb version. But you know my fat black baby was worth $499 and 4 years guarantee for a little extra. The queen deserves everything. 360 is my little whore.LOL

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Cadena96
Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 10:20:08 AM
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Well, personally 360 is way better than ps3, mostly b/c on ps3, if you play with a while, you can cheat...with xbox, you cannot cheat in the us, except modded controllers..which if you need that you're pathetic anyway...I don't mind it, just gives me an actual challenge....ps3 online is garbage, not to mention, playstation hasn't made a smart move in 10 years....sadly, they're on their way out, it's just the fanboys who still like them....let's not forget, bill gates personal bankroll>>>sony's entire corporation....of course he's going to win, he's smarter and he has more money....

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 12:25:44 PM

I'm sorry, nobody has any idea what you're talking about.

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Imagi
Saturday, May 01, 2010 @ 9:14:29 PM

That comment should come with a warning! I feel that actually managing to read through it, has cost me dearly in brain cells.

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Sunday, May 02, 2010 @ 7:32:31 AM

except bill gates has absolutely nothing to do with the xbox, hell he does not even work with M$ anymore he retired.
but im sure a intelligent individual such as yourself would of already known that ;)

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thj_1980
Monday, May 03, 2010 @ 4:37:04 PM

As for you there's no need to start bashing the PS3 when we kill the xbox in absolutly almost everyway. And yes BILL dosen't work for MICROSOFT anymore, he's done. If you think Bill is more smarter prove how he is because you really don't have any real explanation on how he is smarter. I really don't see how you can cheating is a concern because on both consoles you can mod your controllers. As for cross gaming chat we could really care less about bragging to other xbots how your games keep freezing because we're too busy experience epic games to talk to our friends we do that until the epicness stops....like that will ever end? So stop this non-sense and trying act smart because seriously you are pathetic.

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Mr Diamond
Monday, May 03, 2010 @ 3:55:38 AM
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Funny thing....this past weekend a friend came by the house and we played some SSF4 on my PS3. I only owned a PS3 and PSP at the moment. And half an hour before 9, we made a trip to gamestop and guess what? I Bought myself a Wii!
That way my sister can enjoy more simple games although she likes the challenge on PS3 games. And that way when my niece's come every 2 weekends to stay here they can play some child fun games. I enjoy playing group games as well so no harm done there.

Anyways, what's the funny part of this story?
I always said: "F*ck Wii, i dont want that console, that's a kids console and i like adult games!"

What made me change of idea? Simple. I wanted an xbox but with the passing of years i have seen what a crappy console it is. Not enough games that i wanted to play and....well its a stupid and retarded console.

I mean the idea of owning a Wii over an xbox and going to buy one without giving it half a thought! that says something about quality!

Cause i know Wii is not a great console but it is a hell of a good party console!

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thj_1980
Monday, May 03, 2010 @ 4:32:26 PM
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The only console I would only need is a computer meant for gaming with liquid cooled system so I never have to worry about overheating the CPU and overclocking won't be as harmful.

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