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Old 08-30-2012, 08:23 AM   Topic Starter
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Thinking of trading XBox 360 for PS3

Pretty fed up with the whole XBox Live "Gold" idea. Can't watch Netflix without Gold. Can't watch ESPN without Gold. Can't finish achievements on most games without Gold (because the achievements relate to online play somehow).

And now I bought an old coop game (Sacred 2) to play with my daughter and it's all ****ed up because Microsoft wants her to pay for a Gold account TOO.

With the next gen consoles probably 18 months out, is it worth it to make the switch? How does PSN (the free version, not PSN+) compare to XBox Live? If I like to play Live Arcade games, will I regret changing?

Try to keep the fanboi stuff to a minimum, I would like some sincere responses.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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I have both and have to say, PS3 is far more user friendly. I'll be trading in my Xbox soon for an iPad.
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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I'd say it's worth making the switch. My 360 has been collecting dust for a couple months now. I really only play it when some of my old buds are wanting to jump on COD and 360 is all they have -- or when a killer XBLA game hits the stores (not too often, last one I bought was Fez). This will be my last year to pay for Gold membership.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:47 AM   #4
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I'd say it's worth making the switch. My 360 has been collecting dust for a couple months now. I really only play it when some of my old buds are wanting to jump on COD and 360 is all they have -- or when a killer XBLA game hits the stores (not too often, last one I bought was Fez). This will be my last year to pay for Gold membership.
No shit. I WIN MOTHER****ER!!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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No shit. I WIN MOTHER****ER!!!
heh.. did I make a bet that I don't remember??
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:53 AM   #6
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heh.. did I make a bet that I don't remember??
Not at all. We just went back and forth on it in the fanboi days. I was shocked as **** to read that post. Glad to have you on the right side though.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #7
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Not at all. We just went back and forth on it in the fanboi days. I was shocked as **** to read that post. Glad to have you on the right side though.
Ah yeah.. I was hardcore..
Well i'm actually a part of the master race now (but my PS3 is my main console).
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #8
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I actually traded my ps3 for a 360 a couple of years ago and have regretted it. PS3 is much better, plus you get a firmware upgradable blu ray player, although I don't think they have espn through psn. I say go for it
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:56 AM   #10
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Pretty fed up with the whole XBox Live "Gold" idea. Can't watch Netflix without Gold. Can't watch ESPN without Gold. Can't finish achievements on most games without Gold (because the achievements relate to online play somehow).

And now I bought an old coop game (Sacred 2) to play with my daughter and it's all ****ed up because Microsoft wants her to pay for a Gold account TOO.

With the next gen consoles probably 18 months out, is it worth it to make the switch? How does PSN (the free version, not PSN+) compare to XBox Live? If I like to play Live Arcade games, will I regret changing?

Try to keep the fanboi stuff to a minimum, I would like some sincere responses.


Well Xbox Live is better than PSN. No getting around it, it's much more user friendly and offers more, but you have to pay for it.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #11
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Well Xbox Live is better than PSN. No getting around it, it's much more user friendly and offers more, but you have to pay for it.
It is a very cool service. I just don't use enough of it to justify paying the price.

Plus, the Netflix thing really pisses me off.

As does having to pay to play online to get the most out of a game I already ****ing paid $60 for...
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:21 PM   #12
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Well Xbox Live is better than PSN. No getting around it, it's much more user friendly and offers more, but you have to pay for it.
completely disagree.

also, the xbox dashboard sucks huge donkey balls now too.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #13
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Pretty fed up with the whole XBox Live "Gold" idea. Can't watch Netflix without Gold. Can't watch ESPN without Gold. Can't finish achievements on most games without Gold (because the achievements relate to online play somehow).
I have never owned an XBOX, but do own a PS3.

Wow, thats price gouging and complete BS. I cant believe microsoft hasnt changed their business model to compete with Sony.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #14
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I have never owned an XBOX, but do own a PS3.

Wow, thats price gouging and complete BS. I cant believe microsoft hasnt changed their business model to compete with Sony.
Actually, the industry discussion is that Sony needs to change their model to compete with Microsoft.

MS is making money hand over fist. Sony is getting fisted financially.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:17 AM   #15
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Actually, the industry discussion is that Sony needs to change their model to compete with Microsoft.

MS is making money hand over fist. Sony is getting fisted financially.
IM surprised they would do this but they must see a demand there? If they do this, then they have lost me as an online customer.

I wonder what Nintenos plan is with the Wii u store?
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