Which console is right for me

Which console is right for me

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mini1275

11,098 posts

149 months

Wednesday 29th April 2009
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The ps3 is the best!, pay the extra! Better graphics , better games , you can add a bigger hardrive. Plus GRAN TURISMO, Little Big planet (if you like that sort of thing) Motorstorm 1 & 2, Dirt!. And the xbox 360 is ALWAYS breaking (Ring of doom)
hope this helps!

Edited by mini1275 on Wednesday 29th April 12:55

Snoop Bagg

1,879 posts

161 months

Friday 22nd May 2009
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ih8thisname said:
Good idea for thread, I'll drop them a message on Website Feedback for sticky request. thumbup

The only bit I'd change from your list is the £40per year LIVE subscription... Don't see it as much of a drawback personally as that is what you will pay for just a single game nowadays!
Yeah but the PS3 I've heard from many people who own them is laggy and crap online compared to the 360.

Snoop Bagg

1,879 posts

161 months

Friday 22nd May 2009
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mini1275 said:
The ps3 is the best!, pay the extra! Better graphics , better games , you can add a bigger hardrive. Plus GRAN TURISMO, Little Big planet (if you like that sort of thing) Motorstorm 1 & 2, Dirt!. And the xbox 360 is ALWAYS breaking (Ring of doom)
hope this helps!

Edited by mini1275 on Wednesday 29th April 12:55
Not anymore. There has been a repair service operating for a long time now for RROD completely free and not limited to 2-3 years, in most cases they send you a brand new box. So that parts BS, and there isn't that much difference in graphics!

Polarbert

17,855 posts

198 months

Wednesday 27th May 2009
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mini1275 said:
The ps3 is the best!, pay the extra! Better graphics , better games , you can add a bigger hardrive. Plus GRAN TURISMO, Little Big planet (if you like that sort of thing) Motorstorm 1 & 2, Dirt!. And the xbox 360 is ALWAYS breaking (Ring of doom)
hope this helps!

Edited by mini1275 on Wednesday 29th April 12:55
You've got to be kidding me?

I thought this thread was just going to highlight the best and worst aspects of each console? And here we have some bullst artist with all the usual bks.

I'm not even going to enter into debate with this absolute infantile.

richie barry

610 posts

172 months

Thursday 4th June 2009
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xbox preimeum? wireless abptor 60£ forza 2 pgr4 halo controler also wireless driving wheel 80£= perfection

teapea

665 posts

153 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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I also have all three, the wii is a niche product and it's a different market to the over two, to me, it's a bit of fun, its not for serious gamers as my view is the controllers are clumsy and inaccurate!, though if youve got mates round mario kart is great fun, but with the num chuck not that stupid motion sensor thing!

X-box 360 - I own two of these so that when ones off for repair i still have the other one, thats how ste the build quality is!
but theyre cheap, and work really well online!
but they dont come with wi fi built in then they have the cheek to charge £60 for it, though a lot get round this via internet connection sharing from a nearby pc then an ethernet cable!
if you wanna play online though, its the console for you, xbox live is worth every penny, and the premium model upwards comes with a headset, though i upgraded to a wireless one, again £35 which is overpriced
the other great thing is the controller which is so comfy!

PS3 is beautifully built and feels like a quality piece of kit,
the blu ray player is brilliant and future proof due to software updates coming off the ps3's built in wi fi connection, and the DVD up scaling is fantastic, one of the best available and essential if you have a 1080p tv.
controllers have built in batteries, but theyre rubbish to use!!
why didnt sony create a new controller? really annoys me the old ps2 shape is dated!
wireless headset is only £15 though and the online gaming is free!

all in all, i would say
if you mainly wanna play online get a xbox 360
if not buy a ps3

to me the best console is the ps3
but the one i would keep if i had to dump two is the xbox

Polarbert

17,855 posts

198 months

Thursday 18th June 2009
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Nothing is future proof. Its a moo point.

Eventually there will be a PS4.

KaraK

12,503 posts

176 months

Monday 27th July 2009
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I don't have all three - I only have a 360 and a Wii, I bought the Wii for more of a laugh and it fills that role beautifully, it's worth pointing out however that its not all drunken social fun, there are some real gems out there for it - Zelda: Twilight Princess and Mario Galaxy are both fantastic gaming experiences for example.

The 360 is my "serious" gaming machine, love the controller, loving some of the exclusives (Halo 3, Gears of War 1&2, Left 4 Dead, Forza 2), paying for Live kinda sucks but there is no doubt that you get your money's worth - easily the best online experience of all three IMO

I can't see myself buying a PS3 to be honest - not that there is anything wrong with it per se just that it doesn't offer me anything I consider worth forking out another £300 for. Most of the good games are on the 360 as well and the only exclusives they have that interest me are Metal Gear Solid and Gran Turismo - and to be honest I found GT4 to be dissappointing, GT5 isnt exactly imminent and Forza 2 has pretty much filled that GT-shaped whole in my life. Blu-Ray is nice and all but given my housemate already has a high-end BD player that is kind of annulled for me, can see how it would appeal to others though.


Carfiend

3,186 posts

176 months

Wednesday 29th July 2009
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Mario Kart Wii is the best fun I have had in a long time. Get it now and a Wii to play it on if you need it obviously wink

Polarbert

17,855 posts

198 months

Wednesday 29th July 2009
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Looking back at this thread has made me realise the answer to the question:

How many PS3 fanboys can you fit into a single thread?

Carfiend

3,186 posts

176 months

Monday 3rd August 2009
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Polarbert said:
Looking back at this thread has made me realise the answer to the question:

How many PS3 fanboys can you fit into a single thread?
Hmm

mini1275 said:
The ps3 is the best!, pay the extra! Better graphics , better games , you can add a bigger hardrive. Plus GRAN TURISMO, Little Big planet (if you like that sort of thing) Motorstorm 1 & 2, Dirt!. And the xbox 360 is ALWAYS breaking (Ring of doom)
hope this helps!

Edited by mini1275 on Wednesday 29th April 12:55
I see what you mean.

nick s

1,335 posts

184 months

Tuesday 8th September 2009
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another pro for the 360, which is the main thing i use it for. It's a media extender. so i have an external hard drive on my PC with 400gb of films including latest releases that i "obtained". my xbox is wirelessy linked to my PC, so i can just stream all of them straight onto my TV without having to burn them to DVD etc. Awesome feature.

also i agree with what others have said. If you play online alot, which i do, then get the 360. Xbox live is awesome. PS3 online is not as good an experience by a mile! xbox party mode is quality.

Edited by nick s on Tuesday 8th September 16:32

scorp

8,783 posts

196 months

Tuesday 8th September 2009
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I got all current gen consoles.

360 for games
PS3 for playing videos

and my wii gathers dust.. 'cos i find it boring smile

stephen300o

15,463 posts

195 months

Sunday 25th October 2009
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I use iplayer quite a bit on PS3. Is there a TV viewer on xbox, I havn't spotted it.

Killer2005

18,106 posts

195 months

Sunday 25th October 2009
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stephen300o said:
I use iplayer quite a bit on PS3. Is there a TV viewer on xbox, I havn't spotted it.
IIRC It now comes with SkyPlayer

WeirdNeville

5,893 posts

182 months

Monday 26th October 2009
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Killer2005 said:
stephen300o said:
I use iplayer quite a bit on PS3. Is there a TV viewer on xbox, I havn't spotted it.
IIRC It now comes with SkyPlayer
Still shows "coming soon". I can't believe that it'll be a free service. Where sky and M$ are concered it'll be a PAYG service, or subscription based.

stevieb

5,233 posts

234 months

Monday 16th November 2009
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Sky Player is out and works ok.. But you wil need a gold subscription, and if you have a sky account you will recieve this free of charge... Just like the PC Skyplayer.

If you are not a sky subscriber then it is a pay service...


ge0rge

3,044 posts

172 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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Id never pay to play games online, seems a bit of a con when pc online gamings been free since online gaming began !

Steve Evil

10,223 posts

196 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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ge0rge said:
Id never pay to play games online, seems a bit of a con when pc online gamings been free since online gaming began !
Unless you've experienced the ease of use and great way that it connects together then it's all too easy to wheel out the 'con' response. The fact is that at circa £3 a month it's not going to break the bank.

Polarbert

17,855 posts

198 months

Tuesday 1st December 2009
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ge0rge said:
Id never pay to play games online, seems a bit of a con when pc online gamings been free since online gaming began !
rofl

Jog on.