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Until Hardware Is Equal, Exclusives Remain Important

The battle continues to rage concerning exclusive titles versus multiplatform; while many see the obvious advantages of a developer focusing entirely on one piece of hardware, others complain that such an approach requires hardcore gamers to pay extra dollars for multiple systems.

And that's part of the reason people say things like, gamers want an end to exclusives, which is a sensible statement in and of itself, but doesn't take into account various factors. For instance, right off the bat, I always find it amusing how many Xbox fans (who have never owned a PS3 and have only seen its exclusives in advertisements) seem to believe that everything on the PS3 can be done on the 360. This, in the wake of multiple developers stating a hundred times over that game franchises like Uncharted absolutely could not be done on any platform besides the PS3. Perhaps the MS fans just think the developers are lying.

It all could go multi, theoretically; Uncharted, God of War, Gran Turismo, Heavy Rain, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, etc. could all be on the 360. But they'd all have to be changed significantly; most wouldn't even be able to function as straight ports; designers would have to rebuild to accommodate for the - let's face it - lesser hardware. Or even if you don't agree that it's "lesser," it's certainly a very different architecture, which is exactly why many of the best games of the generation are exclusive. Gears of War is great but if it had to be remade to fit into the PS3's architecture, would it be as good? Maybe not. Then again, if any game was made primarily for the more powerful machine, it should definitely benefit. But that's a different subject.

The bottom line is that developers will always complain about how different the PS3 and 360 are from a technical standpoint. Therefore, if exclusives disappear, the maximum level of possible quality will fall. It's inevitable. If we continue to force even the most talented game makers to jam their game onto two extraordinarily different pieces of hardware - despite their growing ease with them - we'll never reach the potential of an exclusive. When a developer can throw all its weight, effort and resources into focusing entirely on one architecture, the best results are possible. But until that day comes, exclusives will continue to be the cream of the crop.

And as for PS3 exclusives vs. 360 exclusives... Please. That's not really still an argument, is it? I mean, Uncharted 3 on the 360?  Naughty Dog is currently snickering behind their sleeves.

Tags: uncharted, playstation 3, ps3, exclusives, gaming industry

5/10/2011 9:53:36 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (130 posts)

Dancemachine55
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:14:35 AM
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It's only an argument with blind 360 loyalists, Ben. Only those who've never played uncharted 2 first hand, played online for free or ignored multiple disc changes in a game would think the PS3 is still the lesser console.

If it weren't for these god damn hackers, Sony would've done something marvelous by turning what was the most hated console system into the most desirable one. Even Xbots can't ignore that!!!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:48:38 AM

I think there are several great multi-platform titles out there, but, one has to wonder what a game like Elder Scrolls V would be like if it didn't have the constraints of DVD's and lack of HDD.

It's why I am slowly becoming a PS3 exclusive purchaser only.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:20:41 AM

I've only bought Killzone 3,Motorstorm and Yakuza 4 this year till now and next is Infamous 2.
other 99 % of the PS3 owners buy mostly Multiplatform games.

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Zorigo
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 5:25:35 PM

Woooah hold on, people actually have to swap discs on long games on the 360?
I though that was just hideo Kojima making a joke in MGS4, i didnt think that would still happen in THIS gen!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:15:41 AM
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Exclusives don't matter if you don't have a PS3, cuz then you don't get any.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:40:53 AM

LOL! True dat!

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:11:30 PM

Alan Wake you mofos! Alan Wake!!

Oh wait, we didn't buy that either.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:25:36 PM

@Alienage

lol, you just reminded me of a conversation with a friend of mine. Your joke is much less of a joke in his case! lol

He literally told me about how awesome Alan Wake was and how it's another example of a great 360 exclusive. I asked him if he beat it yet, and he said he hadn't tried it yet, but heard it was good. lol

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:49:57 PM

Are you serious Underdog? Lol

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:51:54 PM

Speaking of Alan Wake, Remedy has just announced a new game, though they're not calling it AW2. Possibility of multiplatform this time?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:31:58 PM

Alan Wake 2 evidence surfaces: http://www.titanreviews.com/#/alan-wake-2-evidence-surfaces/4551265285

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Fane1024
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:05:01 PM

@Lawless

If they're smart...and not constrained by contract.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:21:24 AM
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"gamers want an end to exclusives"

If my precious games's exclusivity on my Ps3 ended, I will quit gaming all together. Reason why is because I bought a Playstation 3 solely because of it's rich exclusives and diversity. I love my Metal Gear Solid 4, I love my Gran Turismo 5, I love my Killzone, I love all my exclusives. I picked Playstation 3 because A) it's clearly the best of the two consoles B) I've owned a Playstation since '00 C) it has the best exclusives and a lot of diversity. Sure, some exclusives went over to the 360 like Meal Gear Solid Rising (witch I hate by he way) but in my opinion it isn't like a true Metal Gear title because the level of "stealth" decreased. I just hope exclusivity wont go away? or fade away. May Playsation continue to show it's true potential with such companies like Naughty Dog, Guerilla Games, Polyphoni Digital, and other companies. Theres no reason to make a game multi-platform unless you want more money.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:31:37 AM

Killa
"but in my opinion it isn't like a true Metal Gear title because the level of "stealth" decreased."
I think you should wait untill the game is released & you've played it to completion before making assumptions!
Kojima-san would not let a game with MGS attached to it go gold unless it was perfect.
I have faith in kojima production even if kojima himself is not at the helm!

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SayWord
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:49:37 AM

@lord carlos agreed! Everything that kojima develops or produces turns to gold! Havnt been let down yet.

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:13:33 PM

I seriously hope you're exaggerating Killa Tequilla. Anyone who quits gaming is a fool in my books.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:32:15 PM

From my understanding Kojima has very little do with rising, and is letting his team develop it themselves. That's my understanding of the situation. And if that's the case then we can't possibly expect Kojima greatness.

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FM23
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:59:06 PM

Whoa, strong fanboy post. Come on, their are alot of multiplat games that are better than alot of exclusives. I didn't buy my PS3 for exclusives, I bought it for GTAIV and MGS4, the exclusive thing was a bonus I wasn't aware of until later after my purchase.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 7:26:45 PM

You can call me a fanboy or whatever you want, all I know is you can't play GT5, MGS4, Kz3 or Uc2 on Xbox and many more.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:03:19 PM

"Whoa, strong fanboy post."

This is hilarious coming from the likes of you.

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:23:26 AM
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Even if the hardware was equal,sony's 1st party studios outnumber MS & Ninty by a good amount!!
Sony would use that advantage to suck the life out of the competition.
Its dog eat dog in the world of big corporations.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:30:48 AM
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Yes...but...it doesn't work that way.

People - well, certain people and companies (OnLive comes to mind) are regularly heard to talk like this. The trouble is that this has been tried before, and it was a total failure.

PC games. The PC is supposedly a single hardware platform, except of course you have multiple CPU options from low performance to stupidly high performance - it has been this way since the 90's. the old PC standards of EGA, VGA and then SuperVGA have fallen away completely. They were at one point a standard which everyone adhered to. Since the 90's though we've increasingly seen GPUs and graphics card manufacturers taking multiple directions with multiple chipsets ranging from basic performance that's barely better than the integrated video on a commodity PC, to multi-card, multi-GPU solutions that cost as much as a decent PC on their own.

As all of that technology lurches forward in fits and spurts you get games that come along and require DirectX 9 or DirectX 10, and soon enough even DirectX 11. Some require GPUs and graphics cards with specific features and amounts of memory. The end result is that the supposed single platform is actually fragmented into 1000's of versions many of which can't play the latest games. Hence the constant upgrade cycle to keep up with Windows and game developers on PCs.

Seriously though, if there was a single hardware platform and there were three console makers making consoles to that platform. How would they differentiate their product from the others? This was the same issue that faced PC makers at about the time local bus video arrived in the PC architecture. PC makers used the local bus for faster video hardware and faster HDD controllers. Ultimately that local bus was replaced by PCI and again there was a wave of PCs that made use of the newer technology to differentiate from the more basic PCs offered by others.

If Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony all were making consoles on a single platform, how would each encourage customers to buy their console - if they're all the same? Perhaps Microsoft would give their one more memory, Sony might boost CPU performance, or put in a different optical drive, Nintendo might add some kid of control innovation. Perhaps to encourage people to buy their specific console, first part games from each console maker would use these additional features exclusively...oh, wait, exclusive...

Competition amoung console makers inevitably will lead to exclusive hardware features to differentiate and compete. First party games may use those extra features to give consumers a reason to buy their console. As soon as that happens, the 'standard' platform is doomed to failure because the standard is broken.

For such a standard to work it has to be fixed and policed and there has to be binding agreements with all console makers not to add extra features. All of that is simply a way of describing a brake on innovation and development of newer, better platforms.

The closest we have to this 'ideal' of a single platform may be something like PlayStation Suite, since ti's a completely virtual environment that works on multiple hardware platforms. But, no one should be under the impression that a game written to run in PlayStation Suite will look or perform better than a native game on a given platform. It won't. Rather like no one expects a Java game that will run in any browser on any platform to look as good as a game coded specifically for PCs and modern GPUs.

I hate all of this single platform nonsense. It simply doesn't work. the differences between hardware platforms and the exclusive games are what have driven some, if not all, of the best games and experiences this generation. the variety of hardware and targeted development has led to more creativity and innovation rather than less.

Those wanting a single platform have a vested interest - financially - in that single platform.

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Dancemachine55
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:48:53 AM

It will never happen. A standard platform stops innovation and encourages conformity. While only needing 1 console would be nice and perhaps cheaper, we the gamers would miss out on so many imaginative and new experiences that only an exclusive can deliver.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:29:26 AM

I just don't see it happening, it never has in gaming, and in Computing in general, the PC demonstrates it's not possible. MSX failed because it lacked innovation compared to the rest of the market, and Java never really delivered on it's promises either.

It's like cloud based gaming. that will never happen either for the same reasons, and the horrid latency inherent in the internet that will *always* make controls laggy.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:46:37 AM
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I don't think Uncharted 3 would work on the 360 for plenty of reasons. One is, it's not shooter oriented; its platforming orientated. We all know the 360 crowd are much like their PC brothers, and tend to go for shooter games. Second, If their was a PS3 dictionary, then the definition of uncharted would be 'The best the PS3 can offer'.

Think about it, ND have made the game perform at the best of PS3's abilitys, e.g SPU's. SPU's can do post-processing effects like bloom, blur, etc. Which are movie-like effects, which is what ND aim for. The 360 would have to do the post-effects on the graphics chip, thus ND having to make concessions in other areas. I almost think ND decided for the utmost-cinematic approach because of this. Well that's what I think anyway.

Uncharted 3 is gunna be bad for the gaming community like Uncharted 2 was...once you play it, you come expect this kinda quality to be in every game, and get sorely dissapointed. :[

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Lord carlos
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:54:09 AM

"Uncharted 3 is gunna be bad for the gaming community like Uncharted 2 was...once you play it, you come expect this kinda quality to be in every game, and get sorely dissapointed"

I wholeheartedly concur!

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RobiinzZ
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:50:54 AM
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I generally think exclusives are a good thing, especially this generation (ps3 wise anyway) and personally think the rich catalogue of exclusives on ps3 compared with its competitors will really help in sales over the next 1-3 years.

I mean Sony has invested a lot into its 1st party studios and i just couldn't see great games like uncharted, heavy rain or god of war 3 being how amazing they are now, if they were made on all platforms.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:13:31 PM

I agree, I haven't seen anything that I like on the other side of the pond. Every game I love playing is mostly exclusives on PS3.

Once in awhile I'll play a Multiplatform game.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:52:59 AM
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That's right.well said ben.
But i think even if Hardware is equal Exclusives matter look at the PS2.
But
Sony new about the future.
Guess what nintendo and xbox now are trying to catch up with 25gb game disc and more power but people will always buy the PS3 cause it's cheaper and already has groundbreaking Exclusives.


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Red 5
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:57:34 AM
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HI:

I agree with you. The problem here is WHY don't we support those exclusive tittles?
I have LAIR, Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 (it's CRAP), Heavenly Sword (Beautiful Game), Genji, Folklore, F1 championship Edition (by far, the BEST game EVER about F1), LittleBIGPlanet 1 and 2, Killzone 2 and Gran Turismo 5. Demon's Souls never, NEVER it's been where I live and other exclusives like MLB either.
I think I'm doing my part supporting exclusive games. So, I want ALL the resources and quality the PS3 can offer.
What I don't understand is, WHY people support $60 dollar games in multiplatforms that don't deserve it?
Red 5.

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johnld
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:24:17 PM

its not that ps3 owners arent supporting ps3 exclusives, its more about how diverse these exclusives are. we have a lot more choices genre wise that its not focused on just one or two games like the 360. all customers on that system just flocks into halo and gears while the ps3 has alot. my ps3 collection is at least half exclusive but different genres.

sports champions, mgs4, killzone 2 and 3, resistance 1 and 2, littlebigplanet 1 and 2, infamous, valkyria chronicles, warhawk, ratchet tools of destruction and crack in time, yakuza 3 and 4, uncharted 1 and 2, sly cooper collection, heavenly sword, gt5, socom confrontation and 4, mag, 3d dot game heroes, modnation racers, heavy rain, white knight chronicles, demons souls, god of war collection and 3, ridge racer 7, ninja gaiden sigma 1 and 2, star ocean last hope international, naruto ultimate ninja storm, dynasty warriors gundam 1, gundam crossfire, haze (yes i bought it, its not as bad as people make it out to be). the rest of my game collection are your typical big name rpgs, batman, call of duties, medal of honors, etc.

just looking at that list just show how varied ps3 exclusives are. there really is something for everyone.

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PorkChopGamer
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:59:30 AM
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Exclusives are REALLY important to diehard fans ONLY. But how anyone can imply that games like Bioshock, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, Dragon Age, Mass Effect 2, Street Fighter 4, and LA Noire cannot stand toe to toe with any exclusive is a mystery. This notion to diminish the talent of devs for the sake of hardware is pure hogwash, in my opinion.

And as for PS3 exclusive vs. Xbox 360 exclusives, well, in an intelligent debate, they both have great exclusives that are on an even level at this point in time( year's end will change this possibly). Let's not confuse this with preference, like, "Killzone is better than Halo because I like it more" because it is impossible to argue opinion. Like arguing why you like green and I like red.
BUT, if you look at the libraries objectively and with no Metacritic in tow, BOTH are fantastic and each has their strengths. The Wii is in it's own fantastic little world, but they also have a great exclusives list. Benefit of most of your games, good or terrible, being exclusive, I suppose.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:03:21 AM

Question is do u really need a 360?

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:12:34 AM

You just described why I have a PS3. All those games you just listed can be played on the PS3 PLUS all the great exclusives not found on the 360.

I don't care for HALO, Gears or Fable, so to me the Xbox has nothing.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:15:52 AM

Kiryu, I love my 360. I don't "need" it but there's a crap load of reasons why I play it. Between it's great lineup of exclusives and spectrum of better optimized multiplats I find a lot to value.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:16:37 AM

XROSS GAME CHATZ, KIRYU! lol

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PorkChopGamer
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:17:13 AM

The answer is: it depends on the individual. I know people that are very happy and content just owning a DS.

My problem with this whole thing is that people think their love should be universal. I am personally guilty of this. In my mind, I can't understand why someone would limit themselves to one console or someone would not love Uncharted, so I voice that opinion.
Truth is, this world is made up of billions of people and there are millions of gamers, each with there own likes and dislikes. It's not up to me to question why they don't play what I play.
It's not as black and white as "I like it, so you have to." or "I hate it and you're dumb for liking it."

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:22:08 AM

I'll look at the exclusive libraries objectively.

And there's no way on God's green earth that Gears, Halo and Alan Wake is on the same level as Uncharted, God of War, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo, LittleBigPlanet, Killzone, etc.

I'm sorry, but that's not even subjective. The PS3 exclusive library is vastly superior. I have the 360 for a reason but with about one exclusive a year I really need it for...it gathers lots of dust.

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PorkChopGamer
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:30:28 AM

Like I said, I cannot argue opinion. I believe differently. I know people who do the same for their PS3s and only use it for the few exclusives that appeal to them. Both libraries are ALOT deeper than the cream of the crop titles. that's where they begin to even out, in my opinion.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:55:17 PM

and these people you know (and basing your opinion on) make up what percentage of the ps3 owners?

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jimmyhandsome
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:38:21 PM

Exclusives are the reason why I bought a PS3 a little over a year ago. I was able to get GoW3, Killzone 2, and inFamous all at once. Then moved onto the Uncharted series. I was playing "catch-up" with all exclusives I didn't get a chance to play while owning a 360. There were simply too many games on the PS3 that I was missing out on.

At the same time I'm not going to completely dismiss an entire catalog of games by trading in my Xbox 360, because I wanted to play those games- and because I think the future is brighter for the PS3. My favorite series for the past 10 years- Halo-is a reason enough for me to own a 360. I've logged in DAYS (not hours, people) of playing Halo 3 and Halo Reach on Xbox Live. Toss in a few other exclusives that I enjoy, my prefernce for the 360 controller (especially in FPS/TPS games) and Xbox Live over PSN, and I'm more than content owning both systems.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:01:38 PM

I only own a PS3 because I can't justify owning both systems for a couple good games. Id love to have gears, halo, even Alan wake in my collection. But on top of those titles add a few more, I just can't see that worthy of spendning a couple hundred on another system for, which I could buy games I don't own for the PS3. Plus between the two all my multiplat games would still be bought for my PS3.

I don't care much for LIVE, I don't own the system but I have played around in the market place, and I get that LIVE offers a few extra functions. But PSN offers everything I need which we all know about so I won't explain all the great content. And I honestly don't need cross game chat. I Think it's such a worthless function when I have my phone next to me. Not to mention I don't need someone screaming in my ear about a quest in said game, while I'm trying to issue commands to my team in a game of MAG.

On top of that the quality of the PS3 exclusives raise the bar for eachother while the competition is lagging far behind. Their is no question at all the quality of Uncharted 2 compared to Gears. Gears is a good game both of them are, but uncharted 2 is phenomenal in all aspects of gaming and that's the difference between PS3 exclusives and other games. The amount of all around quality. But again I'm not some rabid fan boy. I think the 360 is a good machine for what it is. And as I said there are games I'd love to own and play. But all in all it's just not worth it to me when every year I'm getting games that get better and better upon the next, rather than good games that have hit a wall from a technical stand point.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:49:21 PM

You're comment that 360 exclusives are "on an even level" with PS3 exclusives is what I take issue with, PorkChop. From every possible standpoint - technically, artistically, innovation-wise, etc. - that's just dead flat WRONG.

That isn't an opinion.

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Wissam
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:09:12 AM
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Some of the PS3 Exclusives are a league of their own.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:10:22 AM
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Being a multiplat owner, I value exclusives most because I know devs made their stuff with only one architecture in mind. Now in this environment with the 360 being the more flexible hardware the gulf of quality between a multiplat and an exclusive isn't so large. Where the the gulf of quality between Black Ops and KZ3 is fairly large. So for Ps3 I'm usually most excited for it's exclusives because I know devs have to dig deep to bring us the goods with effects and content that we won't see on any other console.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:25:14 AM
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I would say similar power different technology, then it would be ok....but i doubt microsoft would put the effort...since playstation has been around for so long, they kinda know what people want.

@Ben or any other journalist on this site,

Are you gonna get rid of the scroll bar?

*please* lol

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duomaxwell007
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:28:15 AM
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Ok if games liek Uncharted suposedly cant be done on the 360 because PS3w is obviously the more powerfuyl console (thus why uncharted can be done on it but ot the 360) then why is it that supposedly the game that ARE multiplat run better on the 360 than the ps3? I mean if the ps3 is more powerful and can run games like uncharted should it be the PS# that runs multiplat games better than teh 360 and not the other way around?

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Kiryu
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:33:28 AM

IT DEPENDS ON THE DEVELOPERS WHO MAKE THE GAME.

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Underdog15
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:37:11 PM

It completely depends on the developer and game, as Kiryu said.

To elaborate, let's use Bayonetta as an example. Clearly cleaner on the 360.

Let's now look at a game like FFXIII. OBVIOUSLY better on the PS3.

See, both systems have completely different infrastructure. The -ONLY- way a game can be equal on both is if developers deliberately make it for both. If you do a direct port, the stronger version will be the one with the original design in mind.

It's not like you create a game on the 360 and then the PS3 isn't strong enough for it. That's not the issue at all. The issue is that the game was not designed to use the infrastructure the PS3 uses to draw it's power from.

A game like Uncharted 2 or 3 cannot be done on the 360 because it responsibly uses the PS3 in the ways it was designed to be used. The 360 cannot match it's storage capacity on disk, nor can it distribute computing abilities across the processing units the way the PS3 is designed to.

In the end, both systems can deliver high quality games, but the PS3 is extremely complex. The problem with multiplats is that either you must oversimplify the PS3 game to fit the 360, or the 360 games don't get re-designed to use the ps3 properly.

Don't forget, the 360 relies on a GPU for graphical computing. It's easy to design for since it's specifically engineered to compute graphical data. The PS3, on the other hand, does not use a GPU and relies on an SPU. While it isn't as fluid or easy to design for, it does provide an opportunity for more complex mathematics, and therefore, seemingly more power. The downside, of course, is it's complexity.

EDIT: To add, it's because of those vast differences between platforms that allows exclusives to be so much better than multi-plats. When devs can focus on one system and pull out it's full potential, instead of having to think about making it work on all platforms, you get a true quality product. That's why people love exclusives.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:47:00 PM

Because too many multiplat developers build the game around the 360's GPU and just port the game over to the PS3 with little optimization and with out touching the PS3's core power, The Cell Processor. Only when developers actually use the PS3's Cell does the game turn out equal or better on the PS3. Castlevania Lords of Shadow and Vanquish are two good examples.

Ha, Underdog beat me to it. But yea, also what he said. In addition, you can't compare multiplats to gauge which system is more powerful for these reasons. You just have to look at exclusives. Then it becomes obvious which is better. While there are nice looking games on the 360 there is nothing in that library that even comes close to Uncharted, God of War, Killzone, GT5 etc. There just isn't. Anything the 360 has can be done on the PS3 but not the other way around.

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Killa Tequilla
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:53:55 PM

Thanks Underdog and Jawknee, now I have a better understandment as well.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:31:51 PM

Underdog and Jawknee beat me to it!

:O

LOL!

PS3 uses a slightly weaker GPU design - in terms of specific functionality built into the design, no anti-aliasing with eDRAM for the RSX, for example. However in terms of the raw computational power of the GPUs, they are actually about on par, with the RSX actually having a slight edge. The big difference being that RSX is a less PC centric design and is a more general purpose part. For example, it includes audio processing and memory management features for the system. RSX is more than simply a GPU, it's actually a lot of what glue's the PS3 together. By comparison, the 360's GPU is a more pure GPU design, that implements some features in hardware that RSX has to do in software. When those features are used, the 360's GPU has a definite advantage. Microsoft are a smart company as well, they specifically looked for and included a GPU that conformed to Direct X standards. Microsoft created a system with a GPU and software development environment that was extremely sympathetic to PC developers. Considering that the original Xbox *was* a PC in a closed box, and Microsoft had no real hope of getting PS2 exclusive developers to sign on, they specifically targeted PC game developers and their environment was designed around that. It's also true to note that a lot of PC game developers have a nearly exclusive Western gamer focus, and coming from PCs were already heavily into first person shooters. It's little surprise then that the 360 and it's games do cater very well to that more western and shooter focused market.

Sony uses some open standards in their SDK as well, but they are not as closely tied to the PC and Windows, and so are less popular among PC developers. Now, for developers already familiar with the PS2, the PS3 architecture wasn't really that alien. The PS3 featured a CPU that had two vector processing units in addition to the main processor core. They were used for math intensive tasks and could even be chained together like the SPUs in the Cell.

The point of all this being that developers that come from a PC background, who develop a game for the 360 and then port it to the PS3 are porting a game made for a specific architecture to a completely different architecture that they are far less experienced with, and which does not use their favored development standards. So it's not really a surprise that early ports were very poor. What's surprising is that even after nearly 5 years, there are still exampled of poor ports of multi-platform titles. That's not the platform's fault, it's not Sony's fault, it's developers who aren't putting in the effort.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 2:50:35 PM

The RSX is very much a PC centric GPU. Its a literal hybrid of the Geforce 7600 series GPU, augmented with more pipelines. The problem with many of ps3,s games have been that devs find it too tempting to program for the ps3 with only the PC-like GPU in mind. We, of course, know that the PS3 spreads it's wings and soars when the spu's aren't left in the cold.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:37:12 PM

Indeed, the GPU specific elements of the RSX are taken from a PC GPU (Geforce 7800/N47 core). Actually, nVidia says that the RSX shares a lot with the 7800 GTX, but is faster. But, the overall RSX design is a hybrid of that original PC based GPU core and the additional functionality that nVidia put onto the die as per Sony's specifications.

You're absolutely right that the system soars when the SPUs are engaged. RSX includes a CellBE FlexIO controller allowing it to communicate with the Cell CPU at 20GB/second, or to read the XDR memory at 20GB/second. RSX can write directly to the system memory as well. So the Cell and RSX can function almost as a single integrated processor because they share data at about the same speed as the XDR is accessed by the Cell processor itself. That's why getting one or more SPUs to handle anti-aliasing works, the data can be passed directly to the SPU on the cell from the RSX and then passed directly back to the RSX. Obviously, other effects can be programmed to work the same way. It's almost like there is a blend line between the Cell and RSX that can be moved in either direction as required, leaning on the SPUs more for graphics when needed, or more for physics or audio processing as required.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:44:53 PM

Hey sounds good to me, Highlander

Sony take the professor to the back and plug him into the PSN servers so things can go back to normal again ;)


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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:58:44 PM

Only if they want a mad professor....LOL!

Actually I knew it was based on the geforce 7x00 series, but not that nVidia stated that RSX was faster than a 7800GTX. I found that today with a little research. By today's standards that's not a particularly powerful GPU, but it's still respectable. At the time though, it was very respectable.

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Cesar_ser_4
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:10:45 PM

Ben we require an update to the comments section, to include images or even video, so mr highlander can ilustrate us on how the ps3 architecture works, its fascinating.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:10:30 PM

Given that the RSX was ready almost a year before the PS3 launch (just after Xmas 2005 IIRC), it's not surprising that it's roughly as powerful as the 360 GPU (and therefore not quite as cutting-edge as other PS3 components).

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:56:05 AM
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if you look at the quality of exclusives for the 360, and ps3, the ps3 wins pretty easily in my opinion but that somehow does not translate to sales for some reason. there are more ps3 exclusives so maybe that dilutes their impact. you would still think the ps3's overall exclusive line up would have given it more of an edge than it has. it's somewhat puzzling.

i think ms has been able to get a lot more mileage out their exclusives. it probably comes down to marketing, i guess.

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Cole
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:24:04 PM

Sometimes I wish Sony would market their games better. But you have to take into account that they have a lot more exclusives than MS.

MS usually only releases one or two big exclusives per year(Normally Gears or Halo). In contrast, Sony releases multiple high profile titles on an annual basis... You can't reasonably expect them to drop 30 million dollar ad budgets on each and every one of those games the way MS does..

Besides.. as a gamer, I'd rather see them pour that money into game development.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:35:41 PM

The quality of exclusive games is actually a very good indicator of the quality of the platform. If the PS3 was a piece of crap, then it's exclusive games would not be the industry leading, genre defining experiences that they are. It's the fact that the PS3 is a powerhouse that makes those games possible.

The sheer quantity of high quality exclusives tells a story as well. Clearly if the PS3 was too hard to work with, the number of excellent exclusives would be restricted because of the difficulty. However, we have lots of incredible exclusives on PS3, many of which are among the best games this generation.

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CoolBLKguy
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:00:22 PM
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Xbox fans flip flop more than politicians. I remember at the beginning of this generation 360 fans criticized the PS3 for not having a lot of exclusives and cited that as a reason they didn't have a PS3. Once the PS3 hit it's stride they switched up and started saying exclusives don't matter. This same flip flop occurred with graphics and non gaming related console features.

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Kiryu
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:11:03 PM

and all those journalists supported Microsoft with this.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:18:10 PM

I remember that, they would have an excuse for anything you said.

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johnld
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:33:11 PM

its funny as hell. before they keep saying the ps3 doesnt have any games. now we're saying the same thing about the 360. heres the typical exclusive conversation concerning the 360.

360 fan: 360 has the best and most games out there.

average consumer: really, what are they?

360 fan: halo, gears of war,.........ummm theres a lot more.

average consumer: let me see the ps3

360 fan: its out of stock.....

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Cole
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:10:55 PM
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I have nothing against multiplats, but all we ever hear is how their quality was adversely affected precisely because they were developed for more than one console.

The problem being that they basically make one game that runs fairly well on all consoles, but doesn't fully utilize each console's strengths and weaknesses.

An ideal solution would be if they could design entirely different versions of the same game for each platform respectively...to make the best experience possible for both PS3 and X360 gamers.. instead of just trying to make it identical.

But yeah... That's wishfull thinking..

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:01:35 PM

I dont think developers want to alienate markets, but just think about it; Mgs 5 - 30 hours on the ps3. Xbox version - 10 hours lol.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:32:18 PM
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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/desert-eagle-gun-shoots-ps3,news-11113.html



Idiots at their best -_-

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:55:26 PM

OMG! That's just a case of pure stupid multiplied with pure stupid that and produced a man who's stupidity knows no bounds. He's literally too stupid to even understand the concept of limits or boundaries. This is the story of that man, an innocent PS3 and a big gun...

Oh, did you click on the story link about the PSN hack (and 9 other data leaks/breaches)? Heartland Payment systems in 2009 lost details relating to more than 130 million cards. Sony so far has lost a grand total of 900 potentially active card details. Epsilon lost 250 million customer email addresses to hackers during an attack on their systems, 2.5 times the maximum number of email addresses compromised at Sony. My favorite (sort of) is the TJX hack where they lost the details for 45 million cards to hackers, but didn't report the theft for 4 years!

All in all, Sony is far from the worst offender or for that matter the biggest attack or data theft. Their CC data was protected, and they reported it more or less immediately.

They could also have included (but due to capping their list at 10 did not, LastPass and RSA, both of whom have been attacked. LastPass is forcing clients to reset passwords, ironic considering they provide password security services and claim that their password is the last one you'll ever need. RSA provides industrial strength digital security, their flagship being the secureID security Token that authenticates remote access sessions. the tokens synchronize with the server and generate a stream of random numbers, one every 60 seconds. The hackers stole information on how the tokens work and how that sequence is calculated allowing them to attack any one of the 1000's of companies who use RSA SecureID to protect their VPN access.

Lot's of perspective in all of that, and when you consider that perspective, it's difficult to be quite so critical of Sony.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 7:36:50 PM

I didn't read it, i was just worried about what people are turning into these days.

But as you mentioned it I went and checked it out, it was a very interesting read. On that note i also believe that this hacking the servers is an undoubtedly an inside job.

knowing what type of old outdated servers, and such and such, but that's my theory for now, no facts to back it up that i can see, but i bet there is allot of them.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 7:38:55 PM

the guy did have some nice guns though, he just didn't know what to do with it.

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johnld
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:38:24 PM

you know what i took from this? its would take a desert eagle to make the ps3 to stop working while all you need is to play the 360 in order to break it.

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:47:51 PM

and an aks 74u

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 10:00:40 PM

Nice one John.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:24:32 PM

That poor little PS3 that never hurt anybody

Oh wait, that's probably the USPS gorilla that smashed my Phat Princess while she was in transit to get repaired.

It's a crying shame at least one of those bullets didn't ricochet off his wounded PS3 & graze his frigging forehead. He's at least, deserving of the butt-end on one of my guns.



"What a douche!"

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:33:10 PM
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I think it's cool having multiple consoles with multiple exclusives. Keeps things lively. I mean really, only the world's cheapest gamers want only ONE console.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:02:44 PM

That statement is not entirely accurate.

I am strictly a PS3 user for several reasons, and being "cheap" is not one of them.

- The exclusives
- The Blu Ray
- The web browser
- The multiplat greats
- Free online gaming

This is just a few of the reasons, but since I have more then one PS3 running in the house, it makes financial sense.

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Alienange
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:18:23 PM

No 360? No Wii? No PSP? No NDS?

I do NOT believe you. Unless you're one of those guys who only buys two Sony exclusives a year, which... read read read... according to your love of multiplats you are not.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:19:18 PM

I have to agree with Max here.

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 2:58:27 PM

You don't have to believe me. I ONLY play on the PS3. My sons have a PS3, PSP and a DS.

Oh, and no, I pretty much buy all PS3 exclusives save a few. Multiplats? I like a few of them quite a bit, but I would never spend money on a multiplat title over a PS3 exclusive.

Come November, Uncharted 3 gets purchased and Elder Scrolls V will have to wait.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:15:10 PM

I only own one system as well and it's also not from being cheap. I don't own a wii although I used too, I don't own hand helds, an I havnt purchased a 360 because that money can go to better games than what the 360 has. With that said I think gears and halo both just to name a few would be great games to own, but I can't make that exception when I get as many exclusive a year for the PS3, that the 360 has in total. But that's just me.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:32:19 PM

I own a PSP, PS1, PS2, NES, SNES, N64, Had a Dreamcast, One of the new Atari's had original Atari but it got stolen when I was younger, I own a Wii, DS, Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advanced. Sega Saturn, Had a PS3 but it died on me, I'm never buying anything off an auction site again, trying to get some money to buy a PS3.

I also have a very old computer I'm not sure what kind it is though, it's very old. It's actually built into a suitcase and it's pretty heavy.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:46:09 PM

I have the old Xbox, but I'm getting my PS3 first it's common sense since I have more games on PS3, then when I get enough money I'm buying a 360 down the road. So this way I'm not left out on exclusives that might be released on it. I'm not into Gears or Halo, but if something good that interests me comes out I'll be ready.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:24:25 PM

I don't have a 360 because I'd rather burn my money than give any of it to M$.

I don't have a Wii because none of the games make me want it; they almost got me with Twilight Princess, but reviews said the 'Cube version played better. I'm just not sold on motion control (Move included BTW).

Cheapness has nothing to do with it.

I may be poor...I may even be cheap...but that ain't why I only own a PS3 this generation (handhelds excluded).

p.s. I'd love to play Alan Wake if only M$ hadn't gotten their stink all over it. ;)

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godsman
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 12:37:47 PM
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media molecule once said when LBP releases, that it could be done on different platform but it'll be a different game. i believe it's the same for uncharted, god of war mgs4 etc. it's possible but with less polygon and less things going on in the background.

the only true game i believe that cannot be done anywhere else, even pc is MAG. which reminds me, sucks for these online gameplay only games while psn is down.

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EMax
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:07:40 PM
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Platform exclusives also give some developers a chance to shine because the genre of their game may not be popular with a said console's audience or not mainstream enough to warrant a level of support that may be reserved for sure money-makers.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:37:27 PM

Indeed. variety is the spice of life...

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Karosso
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:27:43 PM

Well said and a fresh perspective to the post. Couldn't agree more.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:21:18 PM
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I'm sad to say that my multiplat purchases have now outstripped my exclusive ones (though with 47 games that's not really a surprise). But you know what, the exclusives are the games that differentiate a console and can go a long way towards making up someone's mind to go one way or the another.
Platform parity is a stupid idea, as each console has its own strengths and weaknesses, and to not take advantage of the quick turnaround of technological advancement would be to cripple yourself, and for what? To meet some ill-defined standard designed to keep gaming at a level playing field. That's crap, because it would always be forced to keep to the lowest common denominator (which for this gen would be the Wii), which is what we are sadly already seeing with games that have to be shared between the PS3 and 360.

They simply lack that shine that comes with an exclusive title, made with love to take full advantage of eveything that the PS3 has to offer. Believe me, difference is good, no matter what wars may be started as a result of it. How would humanity have ever survived if we were all just carbon copies of each other?
Peace.

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johnld
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:41:27 PM

multiplats may have passed my exclusive games in my collection by maybe 2 or 3 game. however, exclusives are sitting pretty on my top shelf.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:23:37 PM
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The best thing about having the 360 around? It makes the likes of GOW3 even more enjoyable.

It would be kinda sad if GT5, UC2, KZ3 were considered just 'the norm', but that won't happen because every once in a while the 360 tosses forth an exclusive and it's like a window to the past.

:)

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EMax
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:36:36 PM
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@Alienage
Some of us could only afford one console, so platform exclusives become even more important. Think of them as sort of personality traits that make up the entity (console) that you prefer over another.

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solyd
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 1:56:31 PM
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Exclusives sell consoles and that leads to ever intriguing battle between console manufacturers to have a good exclusive games line up every year. here is a list of exclusive titles coming out for both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Who will be the winner, come the end of 2011.
PlayStation 3 Exclusives – 2011 Little Big Planet 2 Killzone 3 Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Resistance 3 Infamous 2 SOCOM 4 Ratchet and Clank: All For One Yakuza 4 Twisted Metal Motorstorm Apocalypse Other Confirmed Exclusives for PS3 The Last Gaurdian NinoKuni Sorcery Playstation Move Heroes Ape Escape Ico/Shadow of Colossus Collection MLB 11:The Show DC Universe Online The Agency White Knight Chronicles 2 Final Fantasy XIV
Rumored
Final Fantasy Versus XIII Agent Starhawk Syphon Filter
Xbox 360 Exclusives – 2011
Gears of War 3 XCOM Kingdoms Halo ( Halo 4 or Halo: Combat Evolved Reboot) Forza Motorsports 4 StarWars Kinect Rise of Nightmares Codename D Project Draco Steal Battalion: Heavy Armor
Other Confirmed Exclusives for Xbox 360
The Secret World and Haunt
Possible
Perfect Dark Project Gotham Racing 5 Mechwarrior 5 Nuclear Dawn
You don’t need to be a veteran analyst to deduct that Playstation 3 is the clear winner out of the two. you see Microsoft opting for more Kinect based casual titles than giving something hardcore to the Xbox 360 community. As for Playstation 3; it doesn’t get any better. With this year looking to be the ps3 consoles best ever year, and a quiet one in comparison for xbox, giving reason for xbox owners to purchase a ps3 and see what they have been missing, i believe for that very reason, playstation has been sabotaged by peoples with microsofts best interests at heart.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 2:57:30 PM
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Bit off topic but i cant get custom soundtracks to work right in gran turismo 5, it keeps repeating the same song as soon as i start a new race and only plays the one song (i picked a playlist) during races, help?

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:44:50 PM

You definitely picked a full playlist in User BGM? ...not just highlighted one song at the top of it?

I've heard people saying GT5 refuses certain MP3s or somethin, but it seems strange that only one works. Maybe try creating another playlist from CDs directly imported to the PS3, just to see if you're still having issues.

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:32:54 PM

Nothing's changed, and why is it only available when driving? Its annoying how the music changes

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:35:12 PM

That happens to me as well when I made a playlist, I wonder if it's because you have a song selected and it's stuck on repear? Not sure.

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RadioHeader
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 5:13:36 PM

"Nothing's changed" ..well I dunno, sorry

"why is it only available when driving?" ...you can select User BGM for the menu too

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karneli lll
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:21:17 PM

"User BGM " where can i find this? In the audio options there is only personal bgm. This is seriously annoying, i switched to shuffle and surprise...nothing

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SirLoin of Beef
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 3:14:25 PM
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I love my 360 and all but when it comes to exclusives, it is nowhere near the PS3. There's nothing on the 360 that can compare with games such the Uncharted and inFamous games. Diehard xbox fans who refuse to get a PS3 out of their strange devotion to the 360 are robbing themselves of incredible gaming experiences.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:16:58 PM

there are die hard ps3 fans who refuse to get a 360, too. me. i know i'm probably missing out on a lot, but i've been happy with my ps3. i have often considered a 360 purchase so i could enjoy the best of both worlds. muliplats, and exclusives. i just can't overcome my dislike of ms and their business practices. i know it's supposed to be about the games, but still can't get over my dislike of ms.

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:40:48 PM

Trust me, the games are the last thing MS is worried about. Its all about the money.

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johnld
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:48:56 PM

@sir loin
its funny that you say you love your 360 but your avatar is the red ring of death. although the red ring is already synonymous with the 360.

@excelsior
theres a big difference between having a ps3 and not getting a 360 compared to having a 360 and not getting a ps3. like a lot of us, we cant justify spending money on a 360 just to play gear and halo. sure they have other exclusives but they really dont register. getting a 360 to play a couple of exclusives isnt really a good idea. however, with the ps3's exclusive lineup, you got to be an idiot not to buy a ps3 then. theres something for everyone. thats what happens when you just pay for exclusives instead of developing them on your own studios. microsoft first party studios are practically a joke compared to sony studios.

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:12:48 PM
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sometimes I wish there were no multiplats. I think that would add a sense of "natural selection" to the "console war".

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johnld
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:51:02 PM

but without multiplats, how are we to find out what the average quality of games are and how much mediocre sells? The developers would need to pour everything they have on their games instead of releasing a game that barely works and look mind blowingly average.

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main_event05
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:56:42 AM

Sink or swim time. pick s console and stick to it. find out what works and evolve from there.

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main_event05
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:12:49 PM
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sometimes I wish there were no multiplats. I think that would add a sense of "natural selection" to the "console war".

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tes37
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:31:42 PM
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I think the developers who complain are motivated by greed. At least they appear to be, in my opinion. They want to be rewarded for a half-*ssed effort.

I find it difficult to believe that this generation is any different than the last. The hardware was not the same then.

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:50:37 PM
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Right. The exclusive library should be the first thing a gamer considers when they are deciding on a console. Not which has more features, Not which console runs COD, but the GAMES. If you have a console with no games, whatta'ya got? You just got a.... a box.

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 4:55:48 PM
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And speaking of first party studios, Sony should purchase Suckerpunch.

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Highlander
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 5:02:52 PM

OhHellYeah!

110% agreed. +10000 upvotes. Sony should buy sucker punch as soon as they can before anyone else decides to muscle in.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 5:19:40 PM

Im actually surprised they havnt. They need to get on that!

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 5:19:43 PM

Insomniac games needs to join the ranks as well.

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Clamedeus
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 6:42:04 PM

+1 I also agree. :)

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gangan19
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:49:37 PM

I thought they already had them

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:40:40 PM

Insomniac don't want to be bought and Sony doesn't want to alienate the talent (are you listening, Activision?).

I don't know how SP feels, but I don't see the need to rock the boat. Aren't all their games exclusives anyway?

Level 5, on the other hand, would be great pick-up if they're willing. In-house RPGs.

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LittleBigMidget
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 5:15:29 PM
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OMG I JUST GOT UPVOTED BY HIGHLANDER!!! :D

BE JEALOUS! >:D

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:45:18 PM

Aren't we all just here to seek his approval?

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FxTales
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 7:42:59 PM
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Why would I have bought a 360 when I knew that MGS4 was going to be released some time later on the ps3?

It's been stated to death but yes exclusives are the ultimate incentive. Plus I was won over by Uncharted and that was my very first ps3 game, so that was a heck of a good start for the ps3.

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Lairfan
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 8:30:09 PM
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Well wouldn't that be nice. Too bad Sony, M$, and Nintendo are all businesses. Businesses in the same industry I might add, and businesses in the same industry and going to compete with one another for money no matter what. So these businesses are going to make sure that certain games are must-haves that can only be experienced on one console, in order to make more money.

In other words, I don't think we'll ever see the end of exclusive games. And that's just fine with me.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 @ 11:51:43 PM
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Well, I'm all about games, so that why I have a collection of 2076 so far for 35 systems & hand-held's.

And since my my PS3 died & unable to get another one yet, I've pretty much relegated myself to mainly playing Too Human on my BotBox, with a little bit of side action on my Intellivision(Yay, BurgerTime).

But there's just so many times you can keep playing Halo, Gears Of War, Alan Wake, or Too Human, over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over & over 7over & over.....again!

Damn, now I'm really missing my Phat Princess & all her exclusives disc-abilities!!!

*sigh*

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playSTATION
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:16:25 AM
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i mostly purchase exclusives only as with my job and all don't have time to play as many games as i wud like. got k3, waiting for r3 and ofcourse u3.

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:09:15 AM
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you know what would be better?
scrap consoles, and have everything releasing on PC!
that way you will be getting much better games then you already are, will see huge improvements more frequently, and wont have to buy new systems every 5 or so years.
if ND can do uncharted 3 on a ps3 imagine what they could do with a I7 OCd to 4GHz, 12GBs DDR3 RAM and dual 590GTXs!
my god, your eyes would be bleeding!

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:58:07 AM

no.

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___________
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 10:28:04 AM

why not?
get the best of both worlds!
be able to play every game released on one system.
be able to only buy one system.
not needing to buy new systems every 5 or so years.
get to use keyboard and mouse instead of that gamepad crap!
get much improved graphics, gameplay, level design, smoothness.
talk about killing multiple birds with one stone!

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Underdog15
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 11:16:14 AM

yeah, no.

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Clamedeus
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 12:30:27 PM

I really don't see how you would need to buy a console every 5 years when PC's you have to do it.

Consoles can last for a long time now, and they are always improving the graphics game by game. And yes we know the PC is superior no need to bash it into peoples heads, different preferences for different folks.

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Highlander
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 1:23:10 PM

So, a new console every 5-6 years, total cost $400 or there about. Or in your shiny world, a new gaming rig every 5 or so years, total cost $1200 (at least).

Excuse me, how it that PC better? And if I want to play on a bigger screen, I'm limited to 1080p in any case, so why bother with the PC? I'll stick the game console for that thanks.

Then again, since you apparently traded your Ps3 for a 360 to play some demos, perhaps using a PC for gaming seems like a sensible option - to you. Why is it that you come here again? Advocating PCs instead of game consoles, trading your PS3 for a 360, pretty much consistently angry with Sony over whatever you can find this week, why is it that you come here?

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Fane1024
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 @ 6:48:39 PM

...because PC games require Windows.

Yeah, definitely no thanks. I'll stick with the industry that isn't ruined by a near-monopoly.

Also, K + M s***s b***s compared to a gamepad.

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AnonWTF
Thursday, May 12, 2011 @ 12:34:47 AM
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I could care less about exclusives. I don't feel like owning multiple systems. It burns a hole in your darn wallet.

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