neoadorable, on 03 January 2011 - 13:19, said:
also treemonster, it sounds like you got a whole setup planned and it's exciting that you're psyched about getting a 360. what took you so long? you have a lot of catching up to do. and BTW i do respect you and enjoy reading your posts, but it's THE, THE, not TEH!
thanks for the props. and yeah my typing sucks.
welcome to the internet?
anyways, one thing i discovered about steam looking at my groups, is group chat for when you just don't feel like talking in voice chat. i have a few friends that chat during the day on a forum then get into voice chat at night. part of it is work, part of it is just not feeling voice chatty but feeling type chatty during certain hours. one thing that the pc has over xbox though, unless i'm mistaken, is cross game voice chat. i don't need to be playing the same game or server as my friends to chat.
what took me so long? idk, my bro and i shared an xbox for a couple years a few years ago. we had gta4, gundam dynsaty warriors 2, rockband, halo 3 and so on. i was the first to try setting it up as a media player streaming from my pc and it was such a PITA. got it working the second attempt and the quality was just awful. i'm hoping this has changed since then. halo3 was about on par with crysis for keeping me playing, which means i didn't get too far in the sp campaign, and fps on consoles i'd rather do splitscreen local only while drinking with friends, so i can own them without a bunch of kids killing me. gta4 mp was fun in small doses, i mean playing a game of manhunt in freeroam with a load out of guns and rpging a car load of other players was pretty cool, but after the first week most people just did deathmatch at the airport, and i got bored of pure dm in fps games in hl1 in 1998. oh and most of the people talking in voice sounded like 8 year old girls.
otherwise there just hasn't been a lot of games on the platform that appealed to me. now there's at least 2, rdr and fable3. i'd rather play them on pc, but i'm not holding my breath. i'm reading xbox official magazine for some other purchase ideas but so far... it reads like too much of an ad and is otherwise weird(kinda typical for game mags) only half way through though. biggest thing that stands out about it is how many references they make to pc only games. i guess my first clue was reading the note from the editor and she said "playing kinect makes you look cool" no, no it doesn't.
i'm really backlogged on games as it is right now though. i'm like 1/3 of the way through me2 at most, then i started playing wow again, now i have borderlands goty, and kotor added to steam, and rdr queued up for when i get my xbox. i haven't even had time to set up the media stand for the tv/xbox.
back to steam vs xbl, i'll probably have more comments when i get my xbox and fire it up for myself. it's been years since i last used it and it was far away from what steam was back then. but being able to type chat/information/links and quickly join different games my friends are playing and planning community group events is a big advantage for steam imho. the devs inability to patch their games to work with modern hardware despite offering them on steam(i'm looking at you KOTOR) is definitely a drawback. there are older games that don't need much work to get running on a pc 12 years newer than the game(though multiplayer for these games can be another story). but on the offside, xbox wouldn't even have these games, unless original xbox games are available for sale and download from xbl now.