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UteChief
11-16-2012, 08:45 PM
With the $200 holiday bundles. PS3 with Infamous series and Uncharted 1 & 2 or XBox 360 with Forza and Skyrim. I'm trying to decide between a new XBox 360 or a PS3. I'm looking for opinions of each.

Thanks!

Guru
11-16-2012, 08:48 PM
depends on what you are using it for? Is it just about the games? Do you play online at all? Does having bluray important to you?

Ceej
11-16-2012, 08:50 PM
All the cool, l337 fun people have a 360.

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:01 PM
all the people that want the most for their money have the PS3.

UteChief
11-16-2012, 09:02 PM
I have a blu-ray player. I don't game a bunch but I enjoy the Call of Duty series online.

Ceej
11-16-2012, 09:03 PM
all the people that want the most for their money have the PS3.

I'm not even going to touch this. :)

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:04 PM
I have a blu-ray player. I don't game a bunch but I enjoy the Call of Duty series online.

If you don't mind paying for the online then I would go with the xbox because of the larger CoD community over there.

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:05 PM
I'm not even going to touch this. :)

because you can't touch this. Don't forget that we have all 3 consoles. I just prefer the PS3 as it definitely offers the most bang for the buck.


Oh, the exclusives on the PS3 blow xbox out of the water.

RustShack
11-16-2012, 09:10 PM
The one and only thing I like more about the xbox is I have more friends on there to play with... I've kinda gotten out of gaming unless I can play like COD with multiple friends with headsets(well besides a recent Skyrim addiction)

But other than me having more friends on Xbox, I'd personally say PS3 is easily superior... with more people starting to switch to it too.

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:12 PM
I'm not a fan of the new PS3 form factor though. IF you go PS3 try and find the previous model if you can.

Ceej
11-16-2012, 09:17 PM
because you can't touch this. Don't forget that we have all 3 consoles. I just prefer the PS3 as it definitely offers the most bang for the buck.


Oh, the exclusives on the PS3 blow xbox out of the water.

This is the never ending debate.

There's no right or wrong answer.

I don't mind shelling out $10/month to play online.

I also have a DVD player with the 360 which works fine. Blu-Ray does nothing for me.

SnakeXJones
11-16-2012, 09:19 PM
PS3 and never forget the awesomeness subscribing to the playstation plus

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:21 PM
This is the never ending debate.

There's no right or wrong answer.

I don't mind shelling out $10/month to play online.

I also have a DVD player with the 360 which works fine. Blu-Ray does nothing for me.

I'm just flipping ya shit man. All in good fun.

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:22 PM
PS3 and never forget the awesomeness subscribing to the playstation plus

I keep telling myself I should subscribe to that but I just don't have the time for games anymore.

Ceej
11-16-2012, 09:23 PM
I'm just flipping ya shit man. All in good fun.

Oh, I know.

Just such a rehashed subject..Especially on this board.

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:23 PM
Oh, I know.

Just such a rehashed subject..Especially on this board.

but it is sooooo much fun.

RustShack
11-16-2012, 09:26 PM
Whats special about PSPlus? I had that free trial and didn't really see anything extra I'd use.

SnakeXJones
11-16-2012, 09:28 PM
I keep telling myself I should subscribe to that but I just don't have the time for games anymore. I usually find time but it saves tons of money in a long run

Guru
11-16-2012, 09:28 PM
Whats special about PSPlus? I had that free trial and didn't really see anything extra I'd use.

Well, if you had been subscribed from the beginning you would have a shit ton of free games to play as long as you remain a subscriber. To me, it is a much better deal than xbox live.

My biggest peave about xbox is the fact you have to pay for Live just to use any of the streaming services. all of that is free on the PS3.

SnakeXJones
11-16-2012, 09:30 PM
I usually find time but it saves tons of money in a long run

Whats special about PSPlus? I had that free trial and didn't really see anything extra I'd use.Depends on when u had it sometimes they release games u could give a fuck about sometimes you are in luck when they do

Pants
11-17-2012, 12:07 AM
This is the never ending debate.

There's no right or wrong answer.

I don't mind shelling out $10/month to play online.

I also have a DVD player with the 360 which works fine. Blu-Ray does nothing for me.

It's actually $4/month, brah. I need to resubscribe. As soon as I see a $39 deal on it, I'll get on it.

Ceej
11-17-2012, 09:18 AM
It's actually $4/month, brah. I need to resubscribe. As soon as I see a $39 deal on it, I'll get on it.

Clearly I need to be on the look out for that too.

I just have $10 withdrawn every month for XBL.

Pants
11-17-2012, 11:47 AM
Clearly I need to be on the look out for that too.

I just have $10 withdrawn every month for XBL.

Damn, dude, that's crazy. $49.99 is the regular price for a year sub. That's $4/mo.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_3?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=xbl+gold&sprefix=xbl%2Caps%2C270

Ceej
11-17-2012, 12:00 PM
Damn, dude, that's crazy. $49.99 is the regular price for a year sub. That's $4/mo.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_3?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=xbl+gold&sprefix=xbl%2Caps%2C270

I will keep that in mind.

I've always paid the $10/month.

Pants
11-17-2012, 12:08 PM
I will keep that in mind.

I've always paid the $10/month.

You're paying $120 a year, man! That's INSANITY!!!!

L.A. Chieffan
11-17-2012, 12:36 PM
I use the media server on my PS3 every day. Greatest thing ever.

-King-
11-17-2012, 03:10 PM
360 if you like playing online.


PS3 if you hate yourself.

-King-
11-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Damn, dude, that's crazy. $49.99 is the regular price for a year sub. That's $4/mo.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_3?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=xbl+gold&sprefix=xbl%2Caps%2C270

And they're even cheaper when you look around/call them up.


I call at the end of every 3 months and tell them I'm thinking of canceling. They then give me an extra 3 months at $9.99. A couple of times I've even gotten them to throw in an extra 4th month. I might have end up paying less than $30 a year.

jd1020
11-17-2012, 09:32 PM
I'd go with PS3 just for the lack of a subscription for online use. Paying for something like Netflix and then having to pay Xbox to use it is just insanity imo.

Xbox has slightly better graphics, though.

Unsmooth-Moment
11-17-2012, 10:33 PM
I have had both for a couple of years. I haven't used my Xbox more than twice in that time period.

Valiant
11-17-2012, 10:39 PM
because you can't touch this. Don't forget that we have all 3 consoles. I just prefer the PS3 as it definitely offers the most bang for the buck.


Oh, the exclusives on the PS3 blow xbox out of the water.

Yeah, but no one buys the ps3 exclusives compared to 3rd party titles..

They may be great, but they are such a minority compared to others, or sadly Halo.. Most people still buy PS3 in the US for a Bluray..

Software sales show this as xbox generally leads in most sales also..


As for the OP,

What do your friends have?
If xbox, the live community dwarfs the ps3 users, you can get live for 35bucks for a year if you keep an eye out for deals..

ps3 does have bluray and God of War.. and mp is free, there are other great exclusives..

Unless xbox does something amazing in the next console war, I think playstation walks away with it..

L.A. Chieffan
11-18-2012, 10:11 AM
Does 360 have DLNA?

Pitt Gorilla
11-18-2012, 12:40 PM
I have had both for a couple of years. I haven't used my Xbox more than twice in that time period.had both, but sold my dust-collecting Xbox.

htismaqe
11-19-2012, 08:20 AM
Does 360 have DLNA?

Does it support streaming from a DLNA media server, you mean? Yes, it does.

The XBox can do pretty much everything the PS3 can do (more actually).

The deal breaker for me was having to pay M$ to use Netflix.

Guru
11-19-2012, 11:52 AM
Does it support streaming from a DLNA media server, you mean? Yes, it does.

The XBox can do pretty much everything the PS3 can do (more actually).

The deal breaker for me was having to pay M$ to use Netflix.

Well, the ps3 has bluray. Something xbox will never be able to do.

as far as ease of use, I find the ps3 much easier. the xbox dashboard has become so damn convulted. It is a mess now.

htismaqe
11-19-2012, 12:04 PM
Well, the ps3 has bluray. Something xbox will never be able to do.

as far as ease of use, I find the ps3 much easier. the xbox dashboard has become so damn convulted. It is a mess now.

I don't have many BluRay discs so that's really a non-issue for me.

Dead-on about the dashboard. 90% of the clutter on the dashboard is apps you can't use if you're not a Live Gold member.

QuikSsurfer
11-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Well, the ps3 has bluray. Something xbox will never be able to do.

as far as ease of use, I find the ps3 much easier. the xbox dashboard has become so damn convulted. It is a mess now.

The PS3 interface is a fucking nightmare... Ads have really taken over the 360 dashboard but it's still FAR easier to maneuver than the PS3. Shit is tucked away in various places where you wouldn't think they'd be -- example: game saves.
And lets not even talk about game installs and updates... I can't tell you how many times I've purchased a game just to go home and wait 1 hour or more for the game to install.. then update.. then restart... then install.. etc etc. I much prefer the 360 method of updating (usually just a few megabytes)....
And we're not even talking about the horrible download speeds over PSN and the shit layout of their PSN store.

With all that said -- I play my PS3 10 times as much as I do my 360... Just saying.

Bowser
11-19-2012, 12:22 PM
all the people that want the most for their money have the PS3.

COMPLETELY WORTH IT

htismaqe
11-19-2012, 04:37 PM
The PS3 interface is a ****ing nightmare... Ads have really taken over the 360 dashboard but it's still FAR easier to maneuver than the PS3. Shit is tucked away in various places where you wouldn't think they'd be -- example: game saves.

What? My game saves are two slots above the game I'm playing, in the SAME MENU. Not sure what you mean by this.

And lets not even talk about game installs and updates... I can't tell you how many times I've purchased a game just to go home and wait 1 hour or more for the game to install.. then update.. then restart... then install.. etc etc. I much prefer the 360 method of updating (usually just a few megabytes)....

Now this one is true. Although it doesn't happen every time. It's weird.

Guru
11-19-2012, 04:43 PM
What? My game saves are two slots above the game I'm playing, in the SAME MENU. Not sure what you mean by this.



Now this one is true. Although it doesn't happen every time. It's weird.

I haven't dealt with a game install since MGS4.

Rugby Thompson
11-19-2012, 05:28 PM
360 is better, i have a PS3 and i regret selling mine.

Trevo_410
11-19-2012, 05:48 PM
someone QUICK! START A NEW THREAD!

http://www.techspot.com/news/50843-final-issue-of-xbox-world-reveals-details-on-microsofts-xbox-720.html

Guru
11-20-2012, 12:38 AM
Bluray eh. I'll believe it when I see it considering some of that article is the exact opposite of other reports that have been leaked the last year.

htismaqe
11-20-2012, 06:43 AM
360 is better, i have a PS3 and i regret selling mine.

Can you elaborate?

The online gaming community seems to be bigger on XBox Live. That's the ONLY reason I can really think of for preferring XBox over PS3.

For me, I don't play online so it's a non-issue. I much prefer the PS3 and don't regret selling my XBox at all.

SnakeXJones
11-20-2012, 06:45 AM
360 is better, i have a PS3 and i regret selling mine.I regret I have about the PS3 is I didnt buy it sooner

Rugby Thompson
11-20-2012, 07:40 AM
Can you elaborate?

The online gaming community seems to be bigger on XBox Live. That's the ONLY reason I can really think of for preferring XBox over PS3.

For me, I don't play online so it's a non-issue. I much prefer the PS3 and don't regret selling my XBox at all.

Bigger community and friendlier, less lag and delay, games seem to run smoother and look nicer on the 360. I still have fun with my PS3 but the online is horrible and to be quite honest, I only got the PS3 for MSG4 guns of the patriots. I really do appreciate PS3 and enjoy it but I feel like for what I play, FPS campaigns, stealth genres and NCAA 13 & Madden 13 online, it doesn't give me the same satisfaction. Even though there is some amazing games on the PS3, I still would rather play Halo 4 campaign with someone or alone then play Uncharted. Uncharted was amazing but then after you beat it, could never go back to it, same with MGS4. Honestly since you're not into online play, I highly recommend Dishonored or Hitman absolution.

QuikSsurfer
11-20-2012, 07:43 AM
Bigger community and friendlier, less lag and delay, games seem to run smoother and look nicer on the 360. I still have fun with my PS3 but the online is horrible and to be quite honest, I only got the PS3 for MSG4 guns of the patriots. I really do appreciate PS3 and enjoy it but I feel like for what I play, FPS campaigns, stealth genres and NCAA 13 & Madden 13 online, it doesn't give me the same satisfaction.

Friendly community? Heh, no.

Games run smoother and look nicer? This is true mostly for ports. No doubt about it.

Rugby Thompson
11-20-2012, 07:46 AM
Friendly community? Heh, no.

Games run smoother and look nicer? This is true mostly for ports. No doubt about it.

Yeah, I've found all the games look nicer on 360 especially the first person shooters as of late.

htismaqe
11-20-2012, 07:48 AM
Bigger community and friendlier, less lag and delay, games seem to run smoother and look nicer on the 360. I still have fun with my PS3 but the online is horrible and to be quite honest, I only got the PS3 for MSG4 guns of the patriots. I really do appreciate PS3 and enjoy it but I feel like for what I play, FPS campaigns, stealth genres and NCAA 13 & Madden 13 online, it doesn't give me the same satisfaction. Even though there is some amazing games on the PS3, I still would rather play Halo 4 campaign with someone or alone then play Uncharted. Uncharted was amazing but then after you beat it, could never go back to it, same with MGS4. Honestly since you're not into online play, I highly recommend Dishonored or Hitman absolution.

See, I don't play FPS, no longer play Madden or NCAA (thanks EA!), and I don't play online. So you and I are at opposite ends of the spectrum.

The only game I've actually played on both systems is Kingdoms of Amalur and there was pretty much zero difference in graphics or graphic performance.

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm playing Skyrim now and have FarCry 3 and the Uncharted series on my list right now - too many games so little time!

Rugby Thompson
11-20-2012, 07:51 AM
Need to pick up FarCry 3 as well, looks amazing and like the GOTY... yeah I was considering trading in Madden 13 for FarCry just because it's so horrible now.

htismaqe
11-20-2012, 07:56 AM
What? My game saves are two slots above the game I'm playing, in the SAME MENU. Not sure what you mean by this.

Hey Quik, I think I figured out what you mean.

It's not hard to find the game saves themselves, they're fairly accessible. But I could see where somebody playing several games at once could get overwhelmed by the lack of organization. All of the game saves are jumbled together in one sub-menu. On the XBox, your game saves are organized by their respective game - that doesn't appear to be the case on PS3.

That being said, I only play one game at a time mostly so for me, it's not a big issue.

QuikSsurfer
11-20-2012, 08:00 AM
Hey Quik, I think I figured out what you mean.

It's not hard to find the game saves themselves, they're fairly accessible. But I could see where somebody playing several games at once could get overwhelmed by the lack of organization. All of the game saves are jumbled together in one sub-menu. On the XBox, your game saves are organized by their respective game - that doesn't appear to be the case on PS3.

That being said, I only play one game at a time mostly so for me, it's not a big issue.

Personally, I didn't really struggle to find them -- they weren't where I thought they'd be, but I know it's a common complaint where people aren't sure which file to delete or where their data actually is.
It should be accessible from the game shortcut menu (highlighting your game and selecting Triangle).
Again, I own both systems and definitely play my PS3 more -- but both of these systems have an equal number of faults, IMO.... that is... until The Last of Us comes out and makes all other games obsolete.

QuikSsurfer
11-20-2012, 08:02 AM
Need to pick up FarCry 3 as well, looks amazing and like the GOTY... yeah I was considering trading in Madden 13 for FarCry just because it's so horrible now.

FarCry 3 looks crazy good... I'll be picking it up on PC though.

Master race... fuck you guys!!

Rugby Thompson
11-20-2012, 08:06 AM
Hopefully it's better then Far Cry 2, that wasn't the greatest.

Mr. Plow
11-20-2012, 08:32 AM
The deal breaker for me was having to pay M$ to use Netflix.

Yeah, and then Netflix charges to use their service as well!!!



I'm kidding. I read further down where you aren't an online player - which in that case, I could understand the frustration of having to pay $40/year for a gold acct, then paying for Netflix just to stream Netflix to your console. That would be a waste.

Guru
11-20-2012, 09:47 AM
Yeah, and then Netflix charges to use their service as well!!!



I'm kidding. I read further down where you aren't an online player - which in that case, I could understand the frustration of having to pay $40/year for a gold acct, then paying for Netflix just to stream Netflix to your console. That would be a waste.

It is dumb as hell that xbox charges just to have that service. Double whamy.

Mr. Plow
11-20-2012, 09:51 AM
It is dumb as hell that xbox charges just to have that service. Double whamy.

Meh. They are pretty clear about it..... you want to go online, you have to pay to be gold member. They don't expect anyone to spend the money on an Xbox just to watch Netflix....or use whatever app they have. Same with PS3.....they don't expect you to buy a system just to watch Netflix.

The difference is that PS3 doesn't charge to go online, but when/if they do, you can rest assured that Netflix and every other online app will require their version of a gold acct to use it.

htismaqe
11-20-2012, 10:10 AM
Meh. They are pretty clear about it..... you want to go online, you have to pay to be gold member. They don't expect anyone to spend the money on an Xbox just to watch Netflix....or use whatever app they have. Same with PS3.....they don't expect you to buy a system just to watch Netflix.

The difference is that PS3 doesn't charge to go online, but when/if they do, you can rest assured that Netflix and every other online app will require their version of a gold acct to use it.

The ultimate appeal of the PS3 and XBox (and Microsoft has openly admitted this in interviews, etc.) is that a single box can service ALL of your home entertainment needs. That's why the next generation XBox not only has A/V out, it also has A/V IN.

The problem is that most of us see the all-in-one aspect as a CONVENIENCE and Microsoft seems to think that it's a PRIVELEGE, one you should PAY for. That's a poor view of things from a consumer perspective, but that's to be expected when it comes to M$.

Mr. Plow
11-20-2012, 10:33 AM
The ultimate appeal of the PS3 and XBox (and Microsoft has openly admitted this in interviews, etc.) is that a single box can service ALL of your home entertainment needs. That's why the next generation XBox not only has A/V out, it also has A/V IN.

The problem is that most of us see the all-in-one aspect as a CONVENIENCE and Microsoft seems to think that it's a PRIVELEGE, one you should PAY for. That's a poor view of things from a consumer perspective, but that's to be expected when it comes to M$.


Sure, I understand and I don't disagree with you. Honestly, I'm surprised Sony hasn't gone the same route at this point, but I'd be equally surprised if they didn't at some point. Maybe with their next gen console.

I just personally don't have an issue with paying a little over $8/month for 4 live gold accounts and to be able to use a single device to play games online, purchase movies, use Netflix, etc etc etc. We get our moneys worth and then some, so it's not a big deal to me.

But, if you aren't going to use all of the features provided in a live acct, I fully understand that the cost outweighs the usefulness of it. If I didn't play online, or movies, or Netflix, I wouldn't want to pay for a gold acct just to do something I could get for free with another console.

htismaqe
11-20-2012, 10:41 AM
Sure, I understand and I don't disagree with you. Honestly, I'm surprised Sony hasn't gone the same route at this point, but I'd be equally surprised if they didn't at some point. Maybe with their next gen console.

I just personally don't have an issue with paying a little over $8/month for 4 live gold accounts and to be able to use a single device to play games online, purchase movies, use Netflix, etc etc etc. We get our moneys worth and then some, so it's not a big deal to me.

But, if you aren't going to use all of the features provided in a live acct, I fully understand that the cost outweighs the usefulness of it. If I didn't play online, or movies, or Netflix, I wouldn't want to pay for a gold acct just to do something I could get for free with another console.

That's what it boiled down to for me - the ONLY online feature I was using was Netflix and I couldn't justify doubling my Netflix costs that way.

Also, the straw the broke the camel's back was that I bought a game for couch co-op and it didn't work on the 360. On PS3, both accounts are "online" and off you go.

On 360, it required that both of us have a Gold account to play together on the same XBox, in the same room.

Guru
11-20-2012, 11:10 AM
That's what it boiled down to for me - the ONLY online feature I was using was Netflix and I couldn't justify doubling my Netflix costs that way.

Also, the straw the broke the camel's back was that I bought a game for couch co-op and it didn't work on the 360. On PS3, both accounts are "online" and off you go.

On 360, it required that both of us have a Gold account to play together on the same XBox, in the same room.

I have always felt that an XBOX Live subscription should be per xbox and not per person.

Pants
11-20-2012, 05:23 PM
That's what it boiled down to for me - the ONLY online feature I was using was Netflix and I couldn't justify doubling my Netflix costs that way.

Also, the straw the broke the camel's back was that I bought a game for couch co-op and it didn't work on the 360. On PS3, both accounts are "online" and off you go.

On 360, it required that both of us have a Gold account to play together on the same XBox, in the same room.

Whoa? What? What game was that? That's completely on the developer and not the Xbox. The vast majority of games can have a guest profile to be used online in matches and when it comes to playing offline on the same TV, you usually don't need one at all. That's so strange.

UteChief
11-20-2012, 09:28 PM
Does either have the better online service? Less latency?

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 12:21 AM
360 has way better online service, just go with that.

Silock
11-21-2012, 01:10 AM
Okay, I just picked up a used PS3 with 2 wireless controllers for $110. I need some game recommendations. I don't like COD, or most fps games. Halo is an exception. I don't play online a lot.

So far, I'm getting FIFA 13 and Gran Turismo 5. Madden is out, as is NCAA 13.

SnakeXJones
11-21-2012, 01:18 AM
Okay, I just picked up a used PS3 with 2 wireless controllers for $110. I need some game recommendations. I don't like COD, or most fps games. Halo is an exception. I don't play online a lot.

So far, I'm getting FIFA 13 and Gran Turismo 5. Madden is out, as is NCAA 13.Start with Uncharted

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 01:24 AM
Assassins creed 3, MGS4, NBA 2K13, Hitman Absolution

icepick64
11-21-2012, 03:38 AM
I personally started voting with my dollar and not putting up with micro$ofts crap of making me pay for live to use my netflix subscription when every other device in the world offers netflix for free.

I would say overall I liked the 360 better than the ps3 cause I actually played a lot of games on 360 whereas now my ps3 is just a media player.

Guru
11-21-2012, 03:46 AM
Okay, I just picked up a used PS3 with 2 wireless controllers for $110. I need some game recommendations. I don't like COD, or most fps games. Halo is an exception. I don't play online a lot.

So far, I'm getting FIFA 13 and Gran Turismo 5. Madden is out, as is NCAA 13.

Uncharted. All of them.

Heavy Rain

Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction and Crack in Time - if you like that kind of stuff.

INfamous

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 05:24 AM
Uncharted. All of them.

Heavy Rain

Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction and Crack in Time - if you like that kind of stuff.

INfamous

Uncharted series is amazing the first tame, after that i've always ended up selling them. I thought Heavy Rain was horrible, couldn't get into it for some reason, they made a similar one on PS2 if anyone remembers and I thought that was a lot better.

Guru
11-21-2012, 05:27 AM
Uncharted series is amazing the first tame, after that i've always ended up selling them. I thought Heavy Rain was horrible, couldn't get into it for some reason, they made a similar one on PS2 if anyone remembers and I thought that was a lot better.

I have never bored of Uncharted. My younger son will play them and need help. When I start helping that is when I get all caught up in it again and can't put it down.

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 05:36 AM
I have never bored of Uncharted. My younger son will play them and need help. When I start helping that is when I get all caught up in it again and can't put it down.

Yeah it's an amazing game for kids, really tests they're knowledge with the puzzles and such. What was you're favorite Uncharted? I thought 2 was amazing and had the best game play although 3 was beautiful and challenging.

Since you mentioned RAC, I HIGHLY reccomend Jak & Daxter HD Collection, not only will you have fun with it but you're son would too and it's an open world platformer made by Naughty Dog, same developers of the Uncharted series. Game is like dirt cheap and comes with 3 games, it's like over 100 hrs of gameplay imo, maybe even more.

Guru
11-21-2012, 06:35 AM
Yeah it's an amazing game for kids, really tests they're knowledge with the puzzles and such. What was you're favorite Uncharted? I thought 2 was amazing and had the best game play although 3 was beautiful and challenging.

Since you mentioned RAC, I HIGHLY reccomend Jak & Daxter HD Collection, not only will you have fun with it but you're son would too and it's an open world platformer made by Naughty Dog, same developers of the Uncharted series. Game is like dirt cheap and comes with 3 games, it's like over 100 hrs of gameplay imo, maybe even more.

Uncharted 2 without question. I even Platinumed that game. Never tried J&D though.

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 06:37 AM
Whoa? What? What game was that? That's completely on the developer and not the Xbox. The vast majority of games can have a guest profile to be used online in matches and when it comes to playing offline on the same TV, you usually don't need one at all. That's so strange.

This game allowed for that too, but then you can't save your progress (since a Guest account doesn't allow for local storage of saved games on the XBox).

The game was Sacred 2. And yes, the developer is culpable. At the end of the day, Ascaron said that the M$ system was just too difficult to deal with and they couldn't get it to work the way they could on other systems.

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 06:38 AM
Okay, I just picked up a used PS3 with 2 wireless controllers for $110. I need some game recommendations. I don't like COD, or most fps games. Halo is an exception. I don't play online a lot.

So far, I'm getting FIFA 13 and Gran Turismo 5. Madden is out, as is NCAA 13.

Get the God of War saga. They have a $39.99 bundle that includes 1, 2, 3, and the two handheld games. I played all 5 in sequence and they were great.

Guru
11-21-2012, 06:40 AM
Get the God of War saga. They have a $39.99 bundle that includes 1, 2, 3, and the two handheld games. I played all 5 in sequence and they were great.

I finally picked that up about a week ago for $20 new with a gamestop coupon I got in the mail. So far so good.

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 06:43 AM
Get the God of War saga. They have a $39.99 bundle that includes 1, 2, 3, and the two handheld games. I played all 5 in sequence and they were great.

Amazing games, same with the Metal Gear HD collection.

Guru
11-21-2012, 06:47 AM
MGS4 was the only one I ever liked in that series.

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 06:50 AM
I finally picked that up about a week ago for $20 new with a gamestop coupon I got in the mail. So far so good.

If you're a burnout like me, just be warned that there are some platforming sections in a couple of the games that will make you want to throw your controller!

Guru
11-21-2012, 06:54 AM
If you're a burnout like me, just be warned that there are some platforming sections in a couple of the games that will make you want to throw your controller!

I ran into one already early on in GoW. The twin snakes or whatever those giant things are and then the huge one.

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 07:05 AM
MGS4 was the only one I ever liked in that series.

You didn't like MSG 3 Snake eater ? That was like the best one...

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 07:08 AM
Anyone have the ratchet and clank hd collection? I like collecting these games more so then the new games to be honest, brings me back to better days when I had the PS2. So far I have MGS collection, JAC, Splinter Cell, Zone of the enders, GOW, Doom 3 BFG edition ( Game freaks me out especially at night, even broad daylight )...oh and btw, I am so pumped for FarCry 3 that it deserves it's own thread honestly this game looks to be the real deal.

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 07:08 AM
If you're a burnout like me, just be warned that there are some platforming sections in a couple of the games that will make you want to throw your controller!

I don't think it's the platforming sections that piss me off, more so the puzzles.

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 07:10 AM
Anyone ever remember playing a series called Timesplitters, they made like 3 games, it was the creators of GoldenEye that developed it. They need to make a collection for that, one of my favorite games of all time..and does anyone have Saints Row 2 or 3 or have played it? Game is fun as hell and better then GTA in my opinion ( not story wise but gameplay wise and car customization wise )

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 07:20 AM
I ran into one already early on in GoW. The twin snakes or whatever those giant things are and then the huge one.

Oh no. That's more of a puzzle/fight. That's MILD by comparison.

There's sections with long, spinning beams, covered with blades. If you stand still, you fall off and have to start over. If you get hit with a blade, you fall off and have to start over. If you get hit by one of the spellcasters on the platform ahead of you that you can't see, you fall off and have to start over. If you jump slightly wrong because the angles are fucked up and you can't rotate the camera, you fall off and have to start over.

QuikSsurfer
11-21-2012, 07:21 AM
Oh no. That's more of a puzzle/fight. That's MILD by comparison.

There's sections with long, spinning beams, covered with blades. If you stand still, you fall off and have to start over. If you get hit with a blade, you fall off and have to start over. If you get hit by one of the spellcasters on the platform ahead of you that you can't see, you fall off and have to start over. If you jump slightly wrong because the angles are fucked up and you can't rotate the camera, you fall off and have to start over.

Why you no handle platformers?

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 07:22 AM
I don't think it's the platforming sections that piss me off, more so the puzzles.

The puzzles were easy for me. Never spent more than 5 minutes on any of them that I can think of.

Now, the vertical, spinning pillars covered with blades? I spent almost as much time beating that section as I did the ENTIRE REST OF THE GAME COMBINED.

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 07:23 AM
Why you no handle platformers?

Motor neurons don't fire the way they used to. Reefer reflexes...

QuikSsurfer
11-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Motor neurons don't fire the way they used to. Reefer reflexes...

Well that's irreversible.. I'm sorry.
You're not as old as Dane are you?

Rugby Thompson
11-21-2012, 07:33 AM
The puzzles were easy for me. Never spent more than 5 minutes on any of them that I can think of.

Now, the vertical, spinning pillars covered with blades? I spent almost as much time beating that section as I did the ENTIRE REST OF THE GAME COMBINED.

I thought 2 was the best, I haven't touched 3 yet though, heard it's very short.

QuikSsurfer
11-21-2012, 07:35 AM
Motor neurons don't fire the way they used to. Reefer reflexes...


Start video at 13:07 --- one of the craziest platformers ever.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/10W7MCWs4nY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 07:50 AM
I thought 2 was the best, I haven't touched 3 yet though, heard it's very short.

Honestly, it's hard for me to separate them, having played them all in order. They were all great. And they were all fairly short.

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 07:51 AM
Start video at 13:07 --- one of the craziest platformers ever.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/10W7MCWs4nY?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Yeah, that doesn't even look remotely fun.

QuikSsurfer
11-21-2012, 08:11 AM
Yeah, that doesn't even look remotely fun.

lol.. well there have been some fantastic platformers this generation - especially in the last few years. Super Meat Boy and Rayman Origins were both A+++

And from the above video, you'd get a overwhelming sense of accomplishment after beating a level like that... especially beating that level on your last life :)

htismaqe
11-21-2012, 08:14 AM
lol.. well there have been some fantastic platformers this generation - especially in the last few years. Super Meat Boy and Rayman Origins were both A+++

And from the above video, you'd get a overwhelming sense of accomplishment after beating a level like that... especially beating that level on your last life :)

My knuckles wouldn't survive a game like that. Accomplishments are the least of my worries when platforming.

QuikSsurfer
11-21-2012, 08:15 AM
My knuckles wouldn't survive a game like that. Accomplishments are the least of my worries when platforming.

Add me on PS3
"NotSureIfSiris"

Archie F. Swin
11-21-2012, 08:34 AM
Okay, I just picked up a used PS3 with 2 wireless controllers for $110. I need some game recommendations. I don't like COD, or most fps games. Halo is an exception. I don't play online a lot.

So far, I'm getting FIFA 13 and Gran Turismo 5. Madden is out, as is NCAA 13.

May I ask where you go this deal? I'm in the mkt too.

Silock
11-21-2012, 11:00 AM
May I ask where you go this deal? I'm in the mkt too.

You can, but you won't like the answer. I got it from a friend.

Mr. Plow
11-21-2012, 11:32 AM
You can, but you won't like the answer. I got it from a friend.

How many more does he have in stock? I'll take 3.

Sure-Oz
11-22-2012, 12:15 PM
Love my ps3 better than xbox. But i dont play online really either. That said i do own an xbox360 and hardly played it (free from a friend)

Donger
11-22-2012, 01:07 PM
Oh good. I was going to ask this question.

My son (11) wants an Xbox 360 for Christmas. I see that there is are 4GB and 250GB models, and I've heard that the 4GB is basically worthless if plays online at all. Is that true?

Guru
11-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Oh good. I was going to ask this question.

My son (11) wants an Xbox 360 for Christmas. I see that there is are 4GB and 250GB models, and I've heard that the 4GB is basically worthless if plays online at all. Is that true?

Absolutely true.

Fruit Ninja
11-22-2012, 05:14 PM
again, if you have an old laptop somewhere, pull out the hard drive and learn how to flash it and you can fix the hard drive problem. It saved me 100 bucks by doing that. Now i have an original 4gb xbox with a 320 gig hard drive in there.

Guru
11-22-2012, 09:07 PM
again, if you have an old laptop somewhere, pull out the hard drive and learn how to flash it and you can fix the hard drive problem. It saved me 100 bucks by doing that. Now i have an original 4gb xbox with a 320 gig hard drive in there.

Are you talking about the new slim units or the old white units?

mnchiefsguy
11-22-2012, 10:01 PM
Sam's Club has a 250 gb PS3, along with an extra controller, with two games (Uncharted, InFamous?) for $248. Strongly considering picking one of those up, although I know nothing about the games in question.

Fruit Ninja
11-22-2012, 10:25 PM
Are you talking about the new slim units or the old white units?

slims! can be done on both i believe, just a little more of a pain in the ass.

I just realized i said original. I should have said basic cheap 4gb xbox's.

My "original" xbox disc drive dont work. Its strickly a media center now.

Mr. Plow
11-23-2012, 08:16 AM
Sam's Club has a 250 gb PS3, along with an extra controller, with two games (Uncharted, InFamous?) for $248. Strongly considering picking one of those up, although I know nothing about the games in question.


Those are two of the games I'd love to play if I had a PS3. Can't vouch for how good they are though.

Silock
11-30-2012, 01:26 PM
I hope God of War picks up. I played it for a couple of hours today, and it's just kinda . . . boring. Square, square, square, square, square, triangle, L2, repeat.

Guru
11-30-2012, 05:15 PM
I hope God of War picks up. I played it for a couple of hours today, and it's just kinda . . . boring. Square, square, square, square, square, triangle, L2, repeat.

I love a good button masher.

Gonzo
11-30-2012, 06:31 PM
Sam's Club has a 250 gb PS3, along with an extra controller, with two games (Uncharted, InFamous?) for $248. Strongly considering picking one of those up, although I know nothing about the games in question.

All the Uncharted games are excellent and I love the Infamous games as well. Infamous 2 is a great time waster with excellent graphics and a good story. You don't have to play the first one but I recommend doing so.

Sure-Oz
12-01-2012, 01:06 AM
My ps3 had corrupt data and had to format. Loaned it to a buddy and got it back. Im sure he did nothing wrong, just odd as fuck. Had to reboot in safe mode but its back to default shit. I dont think ive ever been so pissed. Had a ps3 for several years no issues, but its working atleast. Lost all my saves

Guru
12-01-2012, 01:09 AM
My ps3 had corrupt data and had to format. Loaned it to a buddy and got it back. Im sure he did nothing wrong, just odd as ****. Had to reboot in safe mode but its back to default shit. I dont think ive ever been so pissed. Had a ps3 for several years no issues, but its working atleast. Lost all my saves

you don't backup your saves?

Sure-Oz
12-01-2012, 01:19 AM
you don't backup your saves?

I got a few memory sticks 2 weeks ago but procrastinated. Paid for it.

Sure-Oz
12-01-2012, 01:20 AM
Gotta play all the walking deads and start over on mass effect 2 now. Not so pissed about uncharted 1-3 cuz ive beaten them a few times. So dumb of me.

lcarus
12-01-2012, 01:26 AM
This is the never ending debate.

There's no right or wrong answer.

I don't mind shelling out $10/month to play online.

I also have a DVD player with the 360 which works fine. Blu-Ray does nothing for me.

Really I love blu-ray. I like the 360 and the PS3 both and own them both. If I had to choose which one was better I guess I'd have to pick PS3 though. More good exclusives (to me anyway) and I really do enjoy the blu-ray player. Like I said though...I like them both.

mnchiefsguy
12-02-2012, 12:42 PM
All the Uncharted games are excellent and I love the Infamous games as well. Infamous 2 is a great time waster with excellent graphics and a good story. You don't have to play the first one but I recommend doing so.

Started playing Uncharted a bit. It has been a long time since I have done any serious gaming, so I have died quite a bit. Game is really fun though, like a modern Indiana Jones. I will probably pick up Uncharted 3 once I finish the first two.

mnchiefsguy
12-02-2012, 12:44 PM
Really I love blu-ray. I like the 360 and the PS3 both and own them both. If I had to choose which one was better I guess I'd have to pick PS3 though. More good exclusives (to me anyway) and I really do enjoy the blu-ray player. Like I said though...I like them both.

The blu-ray player on the PS3 is fantastic. And now that I have found software that streams my video files from my pc, those look great as well. I am very pleased with that aspect of it.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-03-2012, 12:35 AM
Gotta play all the walking deads and start over on mass effect 2 now. Not so pissed about uncharted 1-3 cuz ive beaten them a few times. So dumb of me.

Get the Mass effect series on PC, much better graphics and maybe cheap on steam as well.

htismaqe
12-03-2012, 07:32 AM
I hope God of War picks up. I played it for a couple of hours today, and it's just kinda . . . boring. Square, square, square, square, square, triangle, L2, repeat.

The boss fights aren't like that at all. There's some tactical sense to it.

KILLER_CLOWN
12-03-2012, 11:17 AM
The boss fights aren't like that at all. There's some tactical sense to it.

GOW always seemed to canned for me, not much choice on what you can do. Of course I'm a PC gamer first and once you've played the Elder scrolls series everything else seems way to linear.

htismaqe
12-03-2012, 11:35 AM
GOW always seemed to canned for me, not much choice on what you can do. Of course I'm a PC gamer first and once you've played the Elder scrolls series everything else seems way to linear.

Oh I hear ya. I'm hopelessly addicted to Skyrim.

But GoW was a great series of games.

lcarus
12-03-2012, 03:54 PM
Oh I hear ya. I'm hopelessly addicted to Skyrim.

But GoW was a great series of games.

I wish I could get into Skyrim. My brother had it on PC and I got to mess around with it a little. Created a character and played for an hour or so. The game looked just incredible. The scenery and landscapes were breathtaking. Unfortunately, as far as the gameplay goes, it isn't really my cup of tea. It seems really in depth, which is a great thing, but I just don't have a lot of time for it, which seems like it's a requirement to really get the most out of the game.

htismaqe
12-03-2012, 09:00 PM
I wish I could get into Skyrim. My brother had it on PC and I got to mess around with it a little. Created a character and played for an hour or so. The game looked just incredible. The scenery and landscapes were breathtaking. Unfortunately, as far as the gameplay goes, it isn't really my cup of tea. It seems really in depth, which is a great thing, but I just don't have a lot of time for it, which seems like it's a requirement to really get the most out of the game.

Yeah, it's a HUGE time sink. I've probably spent over 100 hours already and I've just scratched the surface.

Pants
12-03-2012, 09:04 PM
I put like 90 hours into Skyrim, I was maybe done with 30-40% of the bigger chain quests and my characters was pretty much maxed out and there was no more progression left. Bethesda always fucking does this, but maybe it's just what happens when you make a massive game. If Skyrim had Diablo 2's loot system... HOLY SHIT!

htismaqe
12-04-2012, 05:22 PM
I put like 90 hours into Skyrim, I was maybe done with 30-40% of the bigger chain quests and my characters was pretty much maxed out and there was no more progression left. Bethesda always ****ing does this, but maybe it's just what happens when you make a massive game. If Skyrim had Diablo 2's loot system... HOLY SHIT!

I've restarted probably 20 times. Fucking OCD.