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It only took a year but I'm back to Xbox360


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#1 tuckeratlarge

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 15:12

A year ago I was persuaded to ditch my Xbox360 (60GB White one) and go all Sony PS3. From the start it wasn't a happy switch, but I persevered due to the people at work trying to convince me. Me and the daughters had gotten a little bored of the consoles so I assumed this would bring a much needed injection of interest. We endured its many failings but no more.

We sold our PS3 and accoutrements and purchased what I thought was a second hand 360 bundle. Turns out it's brand new, one of the 'slim' 250GB doodads. Sweet. Anywho we set it back up with our profiles, amazingly they were still intact, points-avatar-achievements-etc. Nice.

OK the Xbox isn't perfect by any stretch but these are a few of the reasons we switched back (not an exhaustive list but the main reasons are there)

01. They wouldn't let me have tuckeratlarge as my username.
02. They wouldn't let daughter 2 have her username either (not divulged for her privacy)
03. The graphics are far worse than the 360, especially in dual screen, glitches and poorer textures, jaggies and appalling shadows in racing games.
04. Only one person signed in at a time - if we played COD Black ops, I have to be a guest.
05. Singstar - no getting rid of that.
06. Didn't like the front end interface.
07. Couldn't play my own music whilst playing a game.
08. Very slow apps - Youtube, Playstation shop etc.
09. Cinavia
10. Crap Video quality.
11. Mostly immature idiots on multiplayer games.
12. Uncomfortable controller.
13. Why do most games use the shoulder buttons and not the triggers as primary fire.

The reasons it took so long to swap back...

01. Laziness
02. Needed to finish GT5

I know a lot of people worship at the Sony alter and I happily applaud their personal choice. I am just saying in my opinion (which counts for nought I know) Xbox 360 is for us. Not necessarily better or worse just our preference.


#2 compl3x

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:11

11. Mostly immature idiots on multiplayer games.



I experience this more on MP on my 360. Every 13 year old American teenager has a 360 and it shows in MP.

#3 Nilus

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:16

13. Why do most games use the shoulder buttons and not the triggers as primary fire.


Because Sony in their infinite wisdom didn't give the controllers 'triggers' . They are convex, hideous pieces of crap. The developers realised this and use the shoulder buttons instead.

They are awful, awful, awful. You can get these £0.99 plastic stick on things to make them into triggers, but even they are awful as well.

And what's worse, is Sony still haven't put triggers on the PS4 controller. They're not as convex, but they're still not triggers.

Such a small thing makes such a massive negative impact on game playing.

#4 slapfacemcdougal

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:19

And what's worse, is Sony still haven't put triggers on the PS4 controller.


Was the PS3 your first ever Sony console? Why would you then assume that the next iteration would have triggers?

#5 shakey

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:25

Stopped at worse video quality. Such a joke.

#6 Nilus

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:26

Was the PS3 your first ever Sony console? Why would you then assume that the next iteration would have triggers?


Because having triggers would then make those buttons actually usable. If developers were remapping the functions naturally destined for trigger buttons to the top shoulder ones it effectively makes those buttons redundant. Why bother having buttons on a controller which are barely going to get used?

Even the L2/R2 buttons on the PS2 controller were better and more comfortable to use.

There was a fairly large backlash to the PS3 controllers 'triggers' and huge sales of those tacky stick on triggers I would have assumed that, especially with the PS4 being 'by gamers for gamers' they would have listened and put proper ones on the PS4. From what i've seen of the new controller it seems to be the only thing missing, otherwise actually looks really good.

#7 TheExperiment

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 16:33

Stopped at worse video quality. Such a joke.

It is actually true, just not true for all games. They're practically the same machine in capabilities except when someone spends a hell of a lot more time optimizing for PS3 but you can find worse graphics on either console if you pick the right games.

Personally I ditched my 360 for PC gaming and I'm not going back til the X1/PS4 (plan to get both this go, X1 first.) I miss Kinect though. I'm sure I'll eventually sell them off too, but it depends if PC gaming pulls itself out of its rut.

#8 Boxster17

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 17:10

It is actually true, just not true for all games. They're practically the same machine in capabilities except when someone spends a hell of a lot more time optimizing for PS3 but you can find worse graphics on either console if you pick the right games.

Personally I ditched my 360 for PC gaming and I'm not going back til the X1/PS4 (plan to get both this go, X1 first.) I miss Kinect though. I'm sure I'll eventually sell them off too, but it depends if PC gaming pulls itself out of its rut.


I think you're misunderstanding the OP as he listed graphics separately, so it'd be logical to assume that he's talking about actual videos/movies.

Also his statement that graphics are 'far worse' on the PS3 is a huge exaggeration, while they can be worse than the X360 at times the differences are generally fairly minimal.

At the end of the day you have to go with what you enjoy most, I honestly keep both around because of the exclusives that they offer but to each his own.

#9 TheLegendOfMart

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 17:17

Because Sony in their infinite wisdom didn't give the controllers 'triggers' . They are convex, hideous pieces of crap. The developers realised this and use the shoulder buttons instead.

They are awful, awful, awful. You can get these £0.99 plastic stick on things to make them into triggers, but even they are awful as well.

And what's worse, is Sony still haven't put triggers on the PS4 controller. They're not as convex, but they're still not triggers.

Such a small thing makes such a massive negative impact on game playing.

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Look trigger like to me, maybe not as extreme as Xbox triggers but they are there.

#10 francescob

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 17:31



My ears hurt :(

#11 ctrl_alt_delete

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 18:09

I experience this more on MP on my 360. Every 13 year old American teenager has a 360 and it shows in MP.


mute them. it's so easy. when I'm playing any game I have no time to go in a ****ing match with anyone unless I'm up for talking trash. which I rarely do anyway.

#12 compl3x

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:22

I'm sure you can mute them in a MP match on a PS3 too, (I don't play much MP anymore) so I don't understand why it would be a problem with one platform but not on another.

#13 LUTZIFER

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:43

Only thing I can imagine being better than an XBOX 360, is an XBOX ONE.

#14 vcfan

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:55

Posted Image
Look trigger like to me, maybe not as extreme as Xbox triggers but they are there.


god that controller looks hideous

#15 red.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 16:17

04. Only one person signed in at a time - if we played COD Black ops, I have to be a guest.


I think this may be up to the developer. Pretty sure LBP and Starhawk allowed the other player to be one of the other accounts on the console.