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#16 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 14:19

I am not certain I would ever say any console is better than any other being that they all play to different strengths however, one thing I like that the PS3 has that the 360 does not, is FREE online, not to mention it has a Bluray player. As far as being better than the Wii it is no contest as the Wii cannot even produce an HD signal :p


#17 Audioboxer

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 14:20

Not 100% sure, but he may mean you don't need PSN+ or XBL Gold equivalent for Netflix. Not sure what that has to do with Zune Marketplace, tho, I know nothing about that, but thought it was like an iTunes.


He's from the UK, he's taking about Lovefilm/BBC iPlayer/ITV Player and 4OD being available to all PSN users, where as Sky Player/Zune require XBLG.

#18 ahhell

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 14:35

For starters, the whole "online is free!!1!11" argument is lame and tired so give that a rest.

Positives:
PS3 Media Server is awesome.
The Uncharted and Ratchet/Clank series are great.
Infamous is one of my most favorite games.
Blu-ray playback is decent.
UI is pretty slick once you figure out where everything is.


Negatives:

PSN is sloooooooooooooow as hell. It takes forever to download games or patches.
Constant updates and forced game installs. (3-4GB install for GT5 plus 650MB patch...WTF??)
Poor left stick placement on the controller. FPS are hard to play with the DS3.
Move is lame and unnecessary. The Eye has a pathetically bad resolution.
If the game is a port from the xbox or PC, the PS3 version looks/plays like crap (eg. Dragon Age).

#19 Audioboxer

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 15:14

For starters, the whole "online is free!!1!11" argument is lame and tired so give that a rest.


No it's not, online play is a huge part of gaming whether you like it or not, and whether you get annoyed at people enjoying not paying to play online or not.

#20 dj6ross

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 15:32

I only had my PS3 for a few months but fav thing was blu-ray playback. I have 'other' devices for games. If....ok.....when I get a ps3 again it will probably be mainly for it's blu-ray ability and media server ease of use.

#21 etempest

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 15:45

Fanboy / Flamework topic ....

Each console has advantages and disadvantages

What I do love about the PS3.

  • Netflix access (still need to pay for netflix itself) via free PSN is a free service
  • Blu-Ray / Up Convert DVD Player
  • The Dual Shock controller design (my personal preference)

Things I dislike about Sony / PS3

  • Removal of PS2 compabaility not for cost of manufacture reduction but to push PS3 sales / software.
  • Removal of Linux due to possible hacking vs actually fixing the issue directly


#22 Tha Bloo Monkee

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 18:17

For starters, the whole "online is free!!1!11" argument is lame and tired so give that a rest.

No it's not. Xbox live is what, $60 a year? So if you want to play online, after 3 years it costs you $180. 4 years = $240. 5 years = $300 spent just on online! You could almost buy another console for that price.

I think the free online is one of the best selling points.

- Built in wireless is handy.
- I don't care personally a whole lot, but it's got Blu-Ray.
- Built in batteries in the controller. The Wii or Xbox you have to change/charge batteries, or for the Xbox you have to buy an additional play-n-charge thingy.

#23 madd-hatter

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 18:59

It's not a cheap PoS like... Everything else?

#24 Icarus ^i^

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 19:23

PSN is sloooooooooooooow as hell. It takes forever to download games or patches.
Constant updates and forced game installs. (3-4GB install for GT5 plus 650MB patch...WTF??)


Just curious since I don't own a 360, how do they handle updates on that platform? Whenever I hear complaints about patch-hell, it's usually from people who use their ps3 once a month.. it's a pretty high chance there'll be a gamepatch waiting then.. are updates always downloaded in the background on 360? otherwise I can't really see what the difference would be, since most patches are released cross-platform.

#25 treemonster

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 19:39

Just curious since I don't own a 360, how do they handle updates on that platform? Whenever I hear complaints about patch-hell, it's usually from people who use their ps3 once a month.. it's a pretty high chance there'll be a gamepatch waiting then.. are updates always downloaded in the background on 360? otherwise I can't really see what the difference would be, since most patches are released cross-platform.

i think part of it is psn download speeds are so slow, and patches are so much bigger on ps3 than xbox. and there is no way to queue yup downloads with teh ps3, where as dlc and stuff you can queue everything up, and walk away.

not sure if xbox has background downloads or not.

that being said, ps3 updates have the potential to have more fixes more often and new free content. especially after steam support is added for valve games et al.

xbl is more closed compared to other consoles and more streamlined than them as well. and that's why you pay a premium for it over psn.

maybe psn+ will increase download speeds and add more premium services to compete with xbl's non gaming specific stuff.

anyways when i had my ps3 i found it very easy to set up the internet after i got past a hiccup(more pebcak due to inexperience with routers, but i could see it being an issue for the average console gamer) and the media streaming set up with win vista was very easy, not that i went much further and actually used it so idk how the quality was.

#26 AbandonedTrolley

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 10:43

Likes

Free Online
Built in wireless
Rechargable controllers
PlayTV (Freeview Tuner)
iPlayer/4oD/ITV Player/Vidzone (Free streaming of TV shows and music videos)
The Uncharted/Killzone/GT and LBP series
PSN+ subscription service (Auto overnight downloading of patches and firmwares)

Dislikes

Removal of BC/Linux USB ports!! (Two is NOT enough for the machine)
The noise of the fan

#27 BajiRav

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Posted 19 January 2011 - 04:44

He's from the UK, he's taking about Lovefilm/BBC iPlayer/ITV Player and 4OD being available to all PSN users, where as Sky Player/Zune require XBLG.

Zune doesn't require XBLG

#28 still1

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 19:08

good exclusive games. free online. blu ray

#29 shakey

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 19:15

Pros:
Free Online
BluRay
Dynamic Themes
Account Sharing
More Exclusives
Awesome Media Center capabilities
Bluetooth Connectivity
No batteries needed to replace
Background downloads for PSN+ subscribers, so patches and updates get downloaded an installed while im sleeping :)
Switch HDD with a much bigger one
Upscale Quality of DVD's is amazing as well

Cons:
No party chat for friends yet :(

#30 Soulsiphon

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 19:27

Man, where to start? I guess now that hardware wise everything has been listed I'll say for me at the end of the day the deal maker was the wide selection of QUALITY exclusives. I've had more fun that I should have been allowed for the price of the PS3 playing titles like Uncharted 2, LBP/2, Heavy Rain, and right now DC Universe Online (patching 2GB as I type btw). I have a stack of many more but those are the more recent. I also really like the customizable but still sexy and laid-back by default UI.

I was recently toying with the idea of a 360 purchase only to play with other friends in COD:BO, but then I found DCUO LOL - So I guess the PS3 as a console saves me tons of money! ;)