General Discussion: The XBOX Thread


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rural
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17880 posts since 26/9/06

2 May 2009 15:54
Got both a 360 and a PS3, and far prefer the Xbox. The games on the Ps3 just don't cut it, in comparison to the xbox imo.
PHiL
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8745 posts since 31/8/03

2 May 2009 16:00
I have neither but always rated the PS3 over the 360. one of my mates has a PS3 and hardly ever uses it, about 5 others have Xbox and they play each other online all the time, Fifa COD etc and are always ranting on about it and always playing Fifa when we are round at their houses.

Its all about the online/playing your mates these days and XBox seem to have more of the market, more people own them (or a least people I know) and therefore more people play online. If I was to get a console now I would get a 360, purely for the fact that more people I know have them.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 May 2009 16:02
my connections still fucked, just keeps crashing etc, our kid dont even come around anymore cos he cant play online…could it be one or more of my telephone box filters fucked or that wireless thingymajig that plugs in the back?
pand
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1006 posts since 22/3/06

2 May 2009 16:03
schtoop wrote: how is the online community better on the xbox? Puzzled

gta is so whack on the xbox, even my mate who owns a 360 admitted that

Care to elaborate?
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 16:15
pand wrote:
schtoop wrote: how is the online community better on the xbox? Puzzled

gta is so whack on the xbox, even my mate who owns a 360 admitted that

Care to elaborate?

just when i played it at my mates everything looked really boxy and the light on the cars didnt look as natural or blendid as on the ps3 (if that makes sense?)
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

2 May 2009 16:22
Noble Locks wrote: my connections still fucked, just keeps crashing etc, our kid dont even come around anymore cos he cant play online…could it be one or more of my telephone box filters fucked or that wireless thingymajig that plugs in the back?

id try using a cable connection to see if that works, but it sounds like its more of a problem with the actual xbox, maybe the disc readers knackered
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

2 May 2009 17:29
whats a cable connection mate? is it in the box?
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

2 May 2009 17:59
schtoop wrote: how is the online community better on the xbox? Puzzled

gta is so whack on the xbox, even my mate who owns a 360 admitted that

more people are playing it so you get games faster, and i dont even have gta, havent played since vice city as i didnt like san andreas, dont really feel like im missing out on much, im happy with the games i have. I could say street fighter IV is whack on the ps3, it REQUIRES an install to the hard drive in order to have comparable load times to the 360 version, so have fun with your non-'fuck all harddrive' when you have to install games to it.

schtoop wrote: you all know deep down that im right, all you have is halo and that gets boring after 3 games

I dont't even really rate halo 3, COD4 is much better and available on both systems.
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 18:08
i dont have street fighter and even if i did i'd still have about 79 more gigabytes to fill up with music, movies and pictures than you Smiling
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

2 May 2009 18:15
Noble Locks wrote: whats a cable connection mate? is it in the box?

an ethernet cable, think there should be one in the box.


Put it from your xbox direct to your router
oldgregg
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6387 posts since 13/4/02

2 May 2009 19:08
basically, if you like online gaming xbox kicks ps3s ass all the way. live has more and better features, tons more users who makes for faster and better online gameplay (due to pricepoint and being released a year before ps3), tons more games plus a superior ranking system, sony is still playing catch-up trying to emulate xboxs online support model

and

xbox - 2 gears of war titles
ps3 - zero gears of war titles
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

2 May 2009 20:04
but what the ps3 loses on online gaming (which really isnt much) it more than makes up for itself as a home entertainment system… amiright?
Kingmob07
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9199 posts since 11/5/07

2 May 2009 20:07
True. And the fact Microsoft seem incapable of bringing out a new model that doesn't suffer from RROD. I did, and still do, love Fallout 3 though.
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

2 May 2009 20:23
actually the newer xbox 360 models have a smaller chipset which in turn mean they don't (or rather shouldn't) suffer from heating issues which lead to the rrod.
thelann
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477 posts since 13/1/08

2 May 2009 21:09
schtoop wrote: i dont have street fighter and even if i did i'd still have about 79 more gigabytes to fill up with music, movies and pictures than you Smiling

i have a laptop which i fill up with music, movies and pictures. why would i possibly want them on my xbox, also, even if i did the xbox can access my laptops files wirelessly anyway…
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

19 May 2009 19:24
my xbox live is due for renewal in a couple of weeks, can anyone recommend a place/ebay seller to get 12month live membership?

the guy that was recommended before(last year) no longer has a store

Mr 88
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2501 posts since 1/4/09

19 May 2009 20:28
schtoop wrote: how is the online community better on the xbox? Puzzled

I've got both consoles (well brother owns PS3) and I don't think it takes a genius to work this one out. Xbox 360 is bundled with a headset, so the vast majority of players communicate. Headsets for the PS3 are a separate perp and many PS3 users don't use them. So online gameplay mostly feels like you're playing against really good CPU A.I.

I think the main issue with the PS3 is the games library, I have only 2 games I play on it, Metag Geal Solid 4 and Killzone 2 (which is a recent release). I have about 10-15 games I rotate on my Xbox at the moment, with 5 main titles I focus on, all of which are a pleasure to play online, as there's verbal communication throughout gameplay.

Economic crisis hit Sony quite hard as well and because they loose money on the production of every console, I think this also plays a role in the productivity of software, their exclusives are now becoming cross-console. I never thought we'd see Final Fantasy or Tekken on Xbox, EVER… But now they are guaranteed releases on the 360. This is simply because of the money behind Microsoft, they invest well in console software.

Graphics, sure PS3 has the capacity to produce better graphics, although these graphics are hindered by the lack of anti-aliasing smooth rendering (which the Xbox engine prides itself on), so every game you play, regardless of what TV you have, has this strange "grainy" look about it. Hopefully in the future they will upgrade their hardware and add smooth edge rendering, would truly make the graphics what they could be- beautiful.

You mentioned controllers, well I and many other people have experienced a burned out PS3 controller. This inevitably happens to ALL PS3 controllers as all rechargeable batteries die at some point. Meaning you have no choice but to purchase another controller. Microsoft gives you the options to use rechargeable battery packs or household batteries to power your controller.

If you're into gaming, you pretty much should have both consoles as both have a lot to offer, however- if your primary emphasis is on online gameplay, community and a games library, the logical choice is the Xbox 360. You'll simply have more fun.
Jesus
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6098 posts since 7/10/08

19 May 2009 20:39
Slimline PS3 on the way, maybe,

engadget got a cease and desist for putting up the pics

SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

19 May 2009 23:21
There are a load of rumours of new xbox hardware, a wii like wand and a camara device that detects your movements without any controller what so ever.

Not played mine for ages,but I will when battlefield 1943 comes out on live.
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

22 May 2009 00:01
eurogamer wrote: LucasArts may be revamping The Secret of Monkey Island for Xbox 360.

German ratings board USK listed a Special Edition of the game for the console yesterday, although the database has since broken, helpfully. Still, GamerBytes managed to take a picture before everything went wonky.

Activision, LucasArts' European distributor, told us it couldn't comment on "rumour and speculation".

The Secret of Monkey Island was made by Tim Schafer, Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman back in 1990. It was funny and brilliant.

An XBLA revamp would hardly be out of the question and also most welcome, although we wonder what the Special Edition parts could entail.

thats it game over, xbox wins.