Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The Lounge > Media Center

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-30-2012, 07:23 AM  
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
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.
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2012, 05:13 PM   #61
Guru Guru is offline
Supporter
 
Guru's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Middle of the USA
Casino cash: $55114919
Quote:
Originally Posted by htismaqe View Post
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.
the PS3 controller is so much lighter too because of the lack of traditional batteries.
__________________
Same as it ever was.
Posts: 52,230
Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.Guru is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #62
Setsuna Setsuna is offline
Ronin
 
Setsuna's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Gator Country
Casino cash: $139087
How can you trade it in? I have like 6 games for it too. It can't be an trade where you break even.
__________________
RESOLVE
Posts: 10,025
Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 08:20 AM   #63
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Setsuna View Post
How can you trade it in? I have like 6 games for it too. It can't be an trade where you break even.
Good God no, you're not going to break even.

Gamestop offered me $165 of store credit for the XBox and Kinect. I ended up selling it online for $200. I still have Rockband 2 plus all of the instruments that I need to unload, but considering a 360 Kinect bundle goes for $250 new, I think I did alright...

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the PS3. I got a 160GB with a 2nd controller. I decided to get a PS3 exclusive game since I obviously had never played any of them. I only got the God of War Saga (1, 2, 3, plus 2 PSP titles) for now since it will probably keep me busy for a while.

I don't have a ton of BluRay discs but the DVD upscaler is nice - my 8 year old daughter saw a difference immediately. Also, it's hooked up identically to the way my XBox was and my older daughter and I noticed an immediate different in sound quality when playing Sacred 2. On the XBox, we had to tweak bass settings on the sound bar to avoid clipping and rattle. It just plain sounded like shit. On the PS3, using exactly the same setup and cables, it sounds crisp and clean with no clipping.

The only real beef I have is with the controllers. It's great that they are rechargeable but having to plug them into the console via USB is a pain. My couch is about 16 feet from the TV and I'm used to just grabbing a controller off the coffee table and gaming. Plus, if you want to charge the controllers, you have to leave the unit ON 24x7. WTF?

Fortunately, I was able to get a charging station just like my old Nikko on Amazon.
__________________
Don't live for pleasure, make life your treasure...
\m/ Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010 \m/
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #64
Setsuna Setsuna is offline
Ronin
 
Setsuna's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Gator Country
Casino cash: $139087
Quote:
Originally Posted by htismaqe View Post
Good God no, you're not going to break even.

Gamestop offered me $165 of store credit for the XBox and Kinect. I ended up selling it online for $200. I still have Rockband 2 plus all of the instruments that I need to unload, but considering a 360 Kinect bundle goes for $250 new, I think I did alright...

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the PS3. I got a 160GB with a 2nd controller. I decided to get a PS3 exclusive game since I obviously had never played any of them. I only got the God of War Saga (1, 2, 3, plus 2 PSP titles) for now since it will probably keep me busy for a while.

I don't have a ton of BluRay discs but the DVD upscaler is nice - my 8 year old daughter saw a difference immediately. Also, it's hooked up identically to the way my XBox was and my older daughter and I noticed an immediate different in sound quality when playing Sacred 2. On the XBox, we had to tweak bass settings on the sound bar to avoid clipping and rattle. It just plain sounded like shit. On the PS3, using exactly the same setup and cables, it sounds crisp and clean with no clipping.

The only real beef I have is with the controllers. It's great that they are rechargeable but having to plug them into the console via USB is a pain. My couch is about 16 feet from the TV and I'm used to just grabbing a controller off the coffee table and gaming. Plus, if you want to charge the controllers, you have to leave the unit ON 24x7. WTF?

Fortunately, I was able to get a charging station just like my old Nikko on Amazon.
Hmmmmm....the moral of this story I got from this is that I need to wait till I get married and have kids before I trade in my 360. Sound about right?
__________________
RESOLVE
Posts: 10,025
Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.Setsuna is blessed with 50/50 Hindsight.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 09:27 PM   #65
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Setsuna View Post
Hmmmmm....the moral of this story I got from this is that I need to wait till I get married and have kids before I trade in my 360. Sound about right?
Yeah, that's about the time that you become ultra-concerned about how much money you're spending on "entertainment".
__________________
Don't live for pleasure, make life your treasure...
\m/ Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010 \m/
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:06 PM   #66
Von Dumbass Von Dumbass is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Casino cash: $102690
Quote:
Originally Posted by htismaqe View Post


The only real beef I have is with the controllers. It's great that they are rechargeable but having to plug them into the console via USB is a pain. My couch is about 16 feet from the TV and I'm used to just grabbing a controller off the coffee table and gaming. Plus, if you want to charge the controllers, you have to leave the unit ON 24x7. WTF?

Fortunately, I was able to get a charging station just like my old Nikko on Amazon.
Yeah the USB cable that comes with the PS3 is VERY short. You can get a 15 foot USB cable on Amazon for like $2.50 though. The controllers only take 30 minutes to an hour to charge. Maybe a little bit longer if you are using it while it is charging.
Posts: 10,481
Von Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #67
WV WV is offline
Veteran
 
WV's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: In the Holler
Casino cash: $5023394
I don't have much time to play and only have an Xbox because my cousins do, I prefer my PS3 in almost every way though.
Posts: 4,968
WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.WV threw an interception on a screen pass.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 06:24 AM   #68
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cassel>Manning View Post
Yeah the USB cable that comes with the PS3 is VERY short. You can get a 15 foot USB cable on Amazon for like $2.50 though. The controllers only take 30 minutes to an hour to charge. Maybe a little bit longer if you are using it while it is charging.
I can just picture my 8-year old tripping over a 20-foot USB cable and pulling my brand new PS3 off on to the floor.

I'm just REALLY used to having my controllers sitting on the side table with the other remotes. Luckily the official Sony charging station is available on Amazon and isn't outrageously expensive.
__________________
Don't live for pleasure, make life your treasure...
\m/ Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010 \m/
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #69
Luke Warm Luke Warm is offline
-Bicho Grande-
 
Luke Warm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Casino cash: $1717
Quote:
Originally Posted by htismaqe View Post
Good God no, you're not going to break even.

Gamestop offered me $165 of store credit for the XBox and Kinect. I ended up selling it online for $200. I still have Rockband 2 plus all of the instruments that I need to unload, but considering a 360 Kinect bundle goes for $250 new, I think I did alright...

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the PS3. I got a 160GB with a 2nd controller. I decided to get a PS3 exclusive game since I obviously had never played any of them. I only got the God of War Saga (1, 2, 3, plus 2 PSP titles) for now since it will probably keep me busy for a while.

I don't have a ton of BluRay discs but the DVD upscaler is nice - my 8 year old daughter saw a difference immediately. Also, it's hooked up identically to the way my XBox was and my older daughter and I noticed an immediate different in sound quality when playing Sacred 2. On the XBox, we had to tweak bass settings on the sound bar to avoid clipping and rattle. It just plain sounded like shit. On the PS3, using exactly the same setup and cables, it sounds crisp and clean with no clipping.

The only real beef I have is with the controllers. It's great that they are rechargeable but having to plug them into the console via USB is a pain. My couch is about 16 feet from the TV and I'm used to just grabbing a controller off the coffee table and gaming. Plus, if you want to charge the controllers, you have to leave the unit ON 24x7. WTF?

Fortunately, I was able to get a charging station just like my old Nikko on Amazon.
How you liking those God Of Wars? Second best PS exclusive series after the Uncharted series. IMO.
__________________

Courtesy Of BoneKrusher
Posts: 729
Luke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 07:09 AM   #70
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke Warm View Post
How you liking those God Of Wars? Second best PS exclusive series after the Uncharted series. IMO.
Haven't started it yet. Been too busy. I spent most of the evening Sunday setting it up and trying out the Netflix app and bluray player.

I'm sure I won't be blown away right away. I'm a fairly "conservative" gamer (I like to follow a story, I usually only play 1 game at any given time, etc.) so I'm starting with GOW #1 which I believe was originally released on PS2.
__________________
Don't live for pleasure, make life your treasure...
\m/ Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010 \m/
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 07:47 AM   #71
Luke Warm Luke Warm is offline
-Bicho Grande-
 
Luke Warm's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Casino cash: $1717
Quote:
Originally Posted by htismaqe View Post
Haven't started it yet. Been too busy. I spent most of the evening Sunday setting it up and trying out the Netflix app and bluray player.

I'm sure I won't be blown away right away. I'm a fairly "conservative" gamer (I like to follow a story, I usually only play 1 game at any given time, etc.) so I'm starting with GOW #1 which I believe was originally released on PS2.
Oh ok. The GOW series is awesome. You won't be disappointed. Smooth gameplay and controls. Great story. Graphics get better and better...GOW 3 is amazing.
__________________

Courtesy Of BoneKrusher
Posts: 729
Luke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < CasselLuke Warm < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #72
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke Warm View Post
Oh ok. The GOW series is awesome. You won't be disappointed. Smooth gameplay and controls. Great story. Graphics get better and better...GOW 3 is amazing.
I have 4 games to play before playing GOW 3.
__________________
Don't live for pleasure, make life your treasure...
\m/ Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010 \m/
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 09:16 AM   #73
htismaqe htismaqe is offline
In the misty morning...
 
htismaqe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on the edge of time...
Casino cash: $1077752
I'm gonna have to play the Uncharted series too, it appears. I always thought they were shooters/FPS games but it appears their more like the old Tomb Raider/Prince of Persia games. Kind of like an Indiana Jones video game.

Any other titles that are "must see", keeping in mind that I'm not a fan of FPS games?
__________________
Don't live for pleasure, make life your treasure...
\m/ Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010 \m/
Posts: 58,088
htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.htismaqe is obviously part of the inner Circle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #74
Von Dumbass Von Dumbass is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Casino cash: $102690
The Infamous series is pretty good. I'm pretty sure they have free demos of both Infamous 1 and Infamous 2 in the PSN Store.
Posts: 10,481
Von Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < CasselVon Dumbass < Cassel
  Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2012, 06:39 PM   #75
Pitt Gorilla Pitt Gorilla is online now
Banned!
 
Pitt Gorilla's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: NOT Columbia, MO 65201
Casino cash: $104996
Can't recommend Gran Turismo 5 enough. Outstanding racing simulator. MLB the Show is great as well.
__________________

That rabbit is crazy; I'm Brian Waters!

Kotter: "You are lucky I'm truly not the vindictive or psycho type...I'd be careful from now on, and I'd just back the hell off if I were you....otherwise, the Mizzou "extension office" life might get exciting"

Kotter: "You're just gay. G-A-Y. Gay."
Posts: 20,325
Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.Pitt Gorilla is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.