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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 08-30-2012, 10:01 AM   #16
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I switched back around Halo 3 and have been happy ever since. Yeah I missed out on Fable 3....but I figure that I can always go back and pick up a used, cheap Xbox 360 to play it if I want too.
Fable 3 was pretty good but it wasn't as good as Fable 2.

And I personally thought Amalur was better than both.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:11 AM   #17
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I did this before last Xmas and it was a very good decision to do so.

Only downfall is most of my friends have Xbox Live, as do most people. But I like not having to pay for a monthly fee.

And with the BluRay player, I don't know why anyone would get an Xbox, unless you're 12yrs old and play Halo.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:19 AM   #18
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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.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #19
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And with the BluRay player, I don't know why anyone would get an Xbox, unless you're 12yrs old and play Halo.
heh, I wonder if anyone ever breaks out their HD DVD movies to watch on their XBOX?.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:33 AM   #20
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heh, I wonder if anyone ever breaks out their HD DVD movies to watch on their XBOX?.
I have watched regular DVDs on the XBox but using the controller is horrible and couldn't justify buying a remote when I still needed my BR player sitting next to it.

I'll buy a remote for the PS3 if it means putting the BR player in a box and consolidating...
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:36 AM   #21
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I used to have an Xbox but sold it and bought a PS3. It's so much better and with the Blu-Ray you can't go wrong overall. JMO but the graphics are better as well.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:38 AM   #22
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I'll buy a remote for the PS3 if it means putting the BR player in a box and consolidating...
I watch movies on my PS3 all the time and use the regular controller. Its really not that hard once you get used to it. Even my wife can do it. LOL I pretty much use my PS3 as my living room media center convergence. Movies, Games, Music that I stream from another box, Netflix, Sunday Ticket, etc…..
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Matt once made a very nice play in Seattle where he spun away from a pass rusher and hit Bowe off his back foot for a first down.

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Old 08-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #23
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I watch movies on my PS3 all the time and use the regular controller. Its really not that hard once you get used to it. Even my wife can do it. LOL I pretty much use my PS3 as my living room media center convergence. Movies, Games, Music that I stream from another box, Netflix, Sunday Ticket, etcÖ..
The problem is that you either have to keep the controller live (which tears through batteries) or wake the controller up to pause the movie (30 seconds too late).

Using the controller on the Xbox is a huge hassle.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #24
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The problem is that you either have to keep the controller live (which tears through batteries) or wake the controller up to pause the movie (30 seconds too late).

Using the controller on the Xbox is a huge hassle.
The PS3 controllers have a battery that can recharge through the USB ports. I usually always have 1 plugged in charging. The charge does last awhile though but that depends on usage of course. I donít think there is any sleep mode on them either. Ive never had a problem with delay.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:53 AM   #25
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The PS3 controllers have a battery that can recharge through the USB ports. I usually always have 1 plugged in charging. The charge does last awhile though but that depends on usage of course. I donít think there is any sleep mode on them either. Ive never had a problem with delay.
Really? It comes with a rechargeable battery standard?

You can buy a USB charger for the 360 controllers and it's like $50 extra. The standard controller just uses regular AA batteries and it goes through them pretty fast.

I got a Nikko (or MadCatz) base station with 2 battery packs eventually to avoid paying so much for batteries.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #26
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Really? It comes with a rechargeable battery standard?
yes.


I have one of the newer versions of the PS3. The slim design from a few years ago. I have no idea about the earlier versions?
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:09 AM   #27
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #28
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Wow.

I feel like I got ripped off.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:19 AM   #29
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I've bought and sold 3 360s.

I've bought 2 ps3s and gave one to my future gf. I would never sell my ps3.

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #30
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I've bought and sold 3 360s.

I've bought 2 ps3s and gave one to my future gf. I would never sell my ps3.

Its run like a dream since 2008.
I bought my 360 before the PS3 even came out, so there was never really a choice for me.

Won't be making that mistake this time around, regardless of who gets their box out first.
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