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Oct 19 2011, 12:31am Anchor

Get whatever most of your friends have.

If you don't have many friends but want to play online shooters all the time, get an xbox

if you want to play mostly single player games with some online, get a ps3.

If you want to go classic fun games with more local play, get a wii.

Oct 20 2011, 12:35am Anchor
DavidDSOTP wrote:get a wii.

I don't believe anyone else in this thread has opened up this can of worms! Namely, because OP didn't even include it, but that's neither here nor there.

The Wii has a lot of games that you simply won't find on PC, in large part because most of it's great titles are either first-party or take (often lame) advantage of the remote. It's cheaper, great for family time, and has well more than enough games to supplement a PC diet. PC just simply doesn't have a ton of high-quality arcadey sports titles,  3D platformers (of a Nintendo calibur!), or even the neglected and underappreciated (due to social stigma and market saturation) mini-game and dance genre-style games.

The Wii has a fantastic selection of games to play on it, despite what a lot of people would argue, both third-party and first (not that it matters, at the end of the day).

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Oct 20 2011, 5:19am Anchor

There are a lot of good games on the Wii, it is true. Sadly there is also a monolithic pile of crap. The good games do render it a reasonable investment - however a 360 is cheaper and I wouldn't recommend the Wii over the 360.

Oct 24 2011, 8:14pm Anchor

I'd go with PS3 because it's newer than the 360, and you don't have to pay for Xbox Live.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Oct 25 2011, 4:36am Anchor

The Ps3 isn't really newer than the 360. Same generation, similar hardware. What you're suggesting is like buying a 1996 Opel Astra instead of a 1995 Opel Astra.

juicytoot
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Nov 3 2011, 11:59pm Anchor

dude ps3 all the way. killzone 3 has the best local coop. if you go retro though snes is only 50 bucks and has alot of good two player like dkc2.

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Nov 25 2011, 7:08am Anchor

I suggest to you buy Xbox 360 console because I'm also used this one console...It has a lot of features & good graphic qualities rather then consoles...You can buy this one... I am also weak in this section...................:(

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Nov 25 2011, 8:22am Anchor

One thing to consider is that the PS3's discs are bigger. A certain X360 game, ahem, Battlefield 3, requires a 1.5 GB patch to get high quality textures.

That said, the Xbox is a nice piece of hardware.

Edited by: Ambient_Malice

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Nov 25 2011, 4:05pm Anchor

I am no longer getting a console - Just upgraded my PC instead :)

Ambient_Malice
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Nov 25 2011, 6:38pm Anchor

Comrade! You have resisted the sex plastic siren temptresses in favor of the upgradable aluminium milk maid.

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dotMatrx
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Nov 25 2011, 10:00pm Anchor

I'd certainly make my decision based on the games I'd want to play. Most games are released on both, but there are a few that are exclusive. Both are great consoles, but if you can only afford one - decide based on the games, not the console specs.

Nov 25 2011, 11:01pm Anchor
dotMatrx wrote:I'd certainly make my decision based on the games I'd want to play. Most games are released on both, but there are a few that are exclusive. Both are great consoles, but if you can only afford one - decide based on the games, not the console specs.

Yeah that is what it pretty much Boiled down to - Specs both are pretty much the same.

Both consoles games are Pretty much the same.

At least I can play games i like with decent (and Legal) Mods as well as plenty of options besides games.

Ambient_Malice wrote:Comrade! You have resisted the sex plastic siren temptresses in favor of the upgradable aluminium milk maid.

Love that phrase - Ambient_Malice you are awesome in my book!

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Nov 25 2011, 11:54pm Anchor

Heh. There's a typo in my post, but you still found it amusing. Ta.

Ronnie42
Ronnie42 Forerunner
Nov 26 2011, 9:29pm Anchor
Benjamin385 wrote:Ok, I am looking into getting a console for me and my family - I spend too much time on the Computer and I need to spend more time with them.

I am looking at both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 but I can only buy one.

I am looking at the PlayStation 3 right now due to its free online gaming service (PSN) and its many features and Exclusive titles (PlayStation Home, etc) I am also some what biased against the Xbox 360 due to the RROD issue they had for so long and I do not know if they got it fixed...

PS3 Games

- Dust 514 
- Star Hawk 
- MAG 

Feel free to try and convince me other wise :)



They fixed it by better hardware but anyway I'm sort of a fan of Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft but I do recommend the 360 because at the moment it has all the classic's Halo, Gears of War, CoD, Battlefield.

Plus it has the Kinect feature which is supposed to be pretty good but I'd be careful about the PS3 because over the years it has been under heavy attack by a group called 'Annoymous', personally for me Ps3 is only good for offline games like Ratchet and Clank but I tend to play those on ps2, psp.

Also at the end of the day 360, ps3 both have similar graphics but it's recommended by John Carmack himself that the Ps3 isn't the best for desiging due to the heavy programming. Plus if you think about the price tag on the 360 online it's like a anti-virus software which would cost the same because Microsoft actually bothers trying to keep their firewall secure while the Ps3 was using a basic firewall, was critised over it.

Sony have tried to apologise over it but a lot of gamers ended up moving from the ps3 to 360.

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Nov 26 2011, 11:03pm Anchor
ronnie42 wrote:Plus it has the Kinect feature which is supposed to be pretty good but I'd be careful about the PS3 because over the years it has been under heavy attack by a group called 'Annoymous', personally for me Ps3 is only good for offline games like Ratchet and Clank but I tend to play those on ps2, psp.

The hell are you smoking? They repeatedly said they are not responsible for the attacks. The only ones saying that are the mainstream media.

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Nov 26 2011, 11:11pm Anchor

It is a group called lolsec from what I remember...

Anonymous has nothing to do with the attacks on PSN as far as I am aware.

Dec 13 2011, 11:46pm Anchor

I own both the PlayStation and Xbox and personally I prefer the PS3 because of the: 

PlayStation Network - FREE
- Uses good ol' dollars (Or whatever your currency is)
- Almost no ads for Netflix or Foxtel or Facebook or any other shite like that

Hardware (Now don't get all shitty with me saying "It looks exactly the same!")
- The PlayStation's hardware is so much more powerful than the xbox It just doesn't get utilised because the developers create the                                         games with the xbox because it was first on the market and it's hardware is more similar to a PC making it easier to code and such.
  - A single Dual Layer Blu-ray disc can hold 50GB of data

Interface - The Xbox live dashboard or whatever it's called nowadays is a mess, it's sluggish and all over the place. The Xross media bar is clean,                                       quick and easy to use
- As for the controllers the Xbox controller is heavy and bulky and has an external battery pack for gods sake and if you want to charge                                   on the go you have to buy an add on that costs more dollars. As for the DualShock3 It is slim, light and can be charged with any micro                                   USB cable...

While I must admit that the Xbox has a few redeeming qualities like cross game chat.....

Dec 14 2011, 4:30pm Anchor

IT IS OVER, END THE THREAD.

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MrTambourineMan
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Dec 14 2011, 6:07pm Anchor
Benjamin385 wrote:I am no longer getting a console - Just upgraded my PC instead :)

GOOD CHOICE ! (I don't like to shout but I had to :)

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Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Dec 25 2011, 7:45pm Anchor

Hey, consider that PS4 is apparently gonna be unveiled at E3 next year... So splashing out on a PS3 could be a bum steer.

Edited by: Ambient_Malice

TheUnabridgedGamer
TheUnabridgedGamer It's been a long time...
Dec 26 2011, 10:52pm Anchor
Ambient_Malice wrote:Hey, consider that PS4 is apparently gonna be unveiled at E3 next year... So splashing out on a PS3 could be a bum steer.

Eh, not entirely. I'm planning on getting the original PSP (only 80 bucks these days), rather than the Vita. Why? Because the games are all released, so their cheap, it has decent-enough functionality, I'm no graphics fiend, and then when the next big thing comes around, the Vita will be in the same position, so why not use the same logic for the PS3? The PS3's library is huge, and its been grabbing exclusives left and right (such as AC 1 being on AC: Revelations, extra DLC for several games, and and Dead Space: Extraction). Yes it means you'll be waiting for the PS4, but you'll have easily months of entertainment before the day comes.

And for God's sake people! Yes, the PSN was hacked, get over it. I got a free copy of inFAMOUS out of it, so I'm rather content to let it go. It's nowhere near the same level as the RRoD, so move on already.

ambershee
ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks
Dec 26 2011, 11:08pm Anchor

Dead Space: Extraction isn't PS3 exclusive.

Ambient_Malice
Ambient_Malice Ultraconservative Hippie Freak
Dec 27 2011, 12:01am Anchor

It depends entirely on whether PS4 will be backwards compatible, I guess. I was referring to value for money: when the new one comes out, the PS3 is gonna drop like a stone, pricewise.

As for Vita, I'll be waiting around until it's hacked. Not for piracy, but because I use my PSP as a fully fledged computer, not a shallow games portal.

yarow12
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Jan 7 2012, 12:47am Anchor

My recommendation: get a Wii and buy games that you and your family would like to play together. All of you should go get it aswell as every game for it thereafter.

Edited by: yarow12

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Jan 7 2012, 3:56pm Anchor

If you like party games, sure. The wii has nothing else.

Also.

THIS THREAD IS DEAD, LET IT DIE.

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