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Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 AM  
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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 08-31-2012, 06:31 AM   #46
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I'm a 360 guy through and through.
I was too until I realized that I'm tired of paying extra for EVERYTHING.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:32 AM   #47
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I don't know if they still make them, but I used to buy M$ brand USB rechargeable controllers for like $40 (they came with the USB cable and everything). I never, ever, used any batteries with any of my controllers. I shit you not, I'm also on my original 360 (I got it in 2007 or 2008, IIRC) - I guess I'm one of the few lucky people like that, lol.
I bought a charger too eventually. That wasn't my point.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:33 AM   #48
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I had nothing but problems with my 360. It worked well for a year and went to shit after that. I had to send it in to get repaired every 6 months like clockwork after that first year. After the third or fourth time I had it repaired I sold it and bought a PS3. I was actually praying to get the RROD just so I would get the three year warranty, never got it though.
I had my launch 360 until the slim came out. Only had it repaired once (video card failed).
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:32 AM   #49
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I was too until I realized that I'm tired of paying extra for EVERYTHING.
Eh, I don't mind it.

I only pay additional $$$ for XBL (which isn't terribly bad) and new games if I want them.

That's about it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:41 AM   #50
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You should've had a ps3 from the get go.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:10 AM   #51
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You should've had a ps3 from the get go.
As I mentioned before, the PS3 didn't exist when I bought my 360.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:11 AM   #52
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Plus the players that use Ps3's are just better people overall.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:27 AM   #53
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It was a few year ahead of its time and priced way high.....took a few years to finally catch on, but the PS3 is an excellent piece of hardware.

Actually both the XBOX and PS3 are going to be around for a long time, even when the next gen stuff comes around. Amazing to think they have both lasted 6 or 7 years now with no replacement. How much better can gaming get?
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:47 AM   #54
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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, 09:52 AM   #55
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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, 09:52 AM   #56
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Surprised no one mentioned that the PS3 has a remote controller for playing Blu Rays. IIRC, ****er may be universal and programmable to your TV and Cable box.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:53 AM   #57
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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, 09:59 AM   #58
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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 08-31-2012, 10:03 AM   #59
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Anybody know if I can control the built-in bluray player with a programmable remote? Or can I buy a remote for it? This would allow me to eliminate a device in my entertainment center.
The joystick is the remote.

It's hard for non-gamers to adapt to but if you're use to a controller it's no big deal...
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #60
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The joystick is the remote.

It's hard for non-gamers to adapt to but if you're use to a controller it's no big deal...
Now that I know the controller is rechargeable, I'm fine with using it.

If you read back, my beef was that the factory XBox 360 controller uses batteries so using it as a remote can either be very inconvenient or very expensive, depending on whether or not you leave it on all the time.
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