Which console?

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Which console do you own?

Nintendo Wii
11
38%
Sony Playstation 3
4
14%
Xbox 360
6
21%
None of the above
8
28%
 
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Re: Which console?

Postby ibleet » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:08 am

I'm on my 3rd xbox360. First one totally crapped out on the first day. Second one stopped reading discs after a few weeks. Hopefully what they say is true that the 3rd time is the charm. I do like the graphics on the xbox360 so much better than on the Wii. I have yet to see anything on the PS3, but I hear its all good.

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Re: Which console?

Postby w00fd06 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 3:03 pm

kappage wrote:
slayer22 wrote:get a computer and start wow ;o


You sad sad person.... WoW? i could spend a whole day arguing with the right and wrongs of WoW so lets just assume that you will loose and WoW sucks.


I don't own WoW, but it's still a good game, overrated, though. Even so, you can get more playtime out of it than virtually any other game on the market. (except Pokemon, :lol: )

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Re: Which console?

Postby LepRechauN » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:08 pm

I have an Xbox 360. I picked it up in 2005, so far I have had no problems with it. I chose the 360 because of games like Halo, Gears Of War and Mass Effect that only come out on Xbox. Most of the games out there are coming out on both consoles(PS3 and 360). The PS3 doesn't have any games that are PS3 only that I feel like I have to have. I'm just not interested in any of the games on Wii. I'm perfectly happy with my 360.


You should check out the games that are specific to each system and see which ones you like the best. The one with the most games you like should be the system you go with.

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Re: Which console?

Postby kappage » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:21 pm

LepRechauN wrote:I have an Xbox 360. I picked it up in 2005, so far I have had no problems with it. I chose the 360 because of games like Halo, Gears Of War and Mass Effect that only come out on Xbox. Most of the games out there are coming out on both consoles(PS3 and 360). The PS3 doesn't have any games that are PS3 only that I feel like I have to have. I'm just not interested in any of the games on Wii. I'm perfectly happy with my 360.


You should check out the games that are specific to each system and see which ones you like the best. The one with the most games you like should be the system you go with.

Your xbox must be one in a million to not have ANY problems at all!!!
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Re: Which console?

Postby LepRechauN » Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:33 pm

kappage wrote:
LepRechauN wrote:I have an Xbox 360. I picked it up in 2005, so far I have had no problems with it. I chose the 360 because of games like Halo, Gears Of War and Mass Effect that only come out on Xbox. Most of the games out there are coming out on both consoles(PS3 and 360). The PS3 doesn't have any games that are PS3 only that I feel like I have to have. I'm just not interested in any of the games on Wii. I'm perfectly happy with my 360.


You should check out the games that are specific to each system and see which ones you like the best. The one with the most games you like should be the system you go with.

Your xbox must be one in a million to not have ANY problems at all!!!


Now that I think about it. I think I got mine about 4 or 5 months after launch. It must have been in 2006 when I picked it up. I must have been in one of the first good batches. Plus, it sits alone on a short wire stand that is supposed to be used for plants so it gets plenty of air. Or I'm just lucky.

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Re: Which console?

Postby kappage » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:41 am

LepRechauN wrote:Now that I think about it. I think I got mine about 4 or 5 months after launch. It must have been in 2006 when I picked it up. I must have been in one of the first good batches. Plus, it sits alone on a short wire stand that is supposed to be used for plants so it gets plenty of air. Or I'm just lucky.

Have you update the firmware, or has the console ever been connected to the net and allowed to update? :-k
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Re: Which console?

Postby LepRechauN » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:07 pm

kappage wrote:
LepRechauN wrote:Now that I think about it. I think I got mine about 4 or 5 months after launch. It must have been in 2006 when I picked it up. I must have been in one of the first good batches. Plus, it sits alone on a short wire stand that is supposed to be used for plants so it gets plenty of air. Or I'm just lucky.

Have you update the firmware, or has the console ever been connected to the net and allowed to update? :-k



I don't know what firmware is but yes, when I log on my 360 has downloaded updates from time to time.

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Re: Which console?

Postby Sporg » Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:31 pm

So I made a fairly recent purchase of a 360. I picked it for several reasons.

1) Most of the old Xbox games I have are playable on the 360
2) WiFi wasn't important to me as my house has ethernet run through the walls (almost every wall in house has an RJ45 jack)
3) Liked the feel of the controllers

Wii - does nothing for me, Nintendo always has been goofy IMO - for the old nostalgic games I have a MAME cabinet that I built for myself.

PS3 - Seems that the hardware was best with the original 60GB version. Game selection was not enough for me, really wanted Halo3 and obviously it isn't on the Sony.

Since I've had the 360 for a few weeks I have noticed how freakin loud it really is. The other thing that I wasn't a fan of was that it didn't have a built-in HD DVD drive, but I knew that going in.
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Re: Which console?

Postby LepRechauN » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:31 am

Sporg wrote:So I made a fairly recent purchase of a 360. I picked it for several reasons.

1) Most of the old Xbox games I have are playable on the 360
2) WiFi wasn't important to me as my house has ethernet run through the walls (almost every wall in house has an RJ45 jack)
3) Liked the feel of the controllers

Wii - does nothing for me, Nintendo always has been goofy IMO - for the old nostalgic games I have a MAME cabinet that I built for myself.

PS3 - Seems that the hardware was best with the original 60GB version. Game selection was not enough for me, really wanted Halo3 and obviously it isn't on the Sony.

Since I've had the 360 for a few weeks I have noticed how freakin loud it really is. The other thing that I wasn't a fan of was that it didn't have a built-in HD DVD drive, but I knew that going in.


It does play HD DVDs as long as you have the HD cable and HD tv. I watch HD DVD's on mine.

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Re: Which console?

Postby LepRechauN » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:27 pm

kappage wrote:
LepRechauN wrote:I have an Xbox 360. I picked it up in 2005, so far I have had no problems with it. I chose the 360 because of games like Halo, Gears Of War and Mass Effect that only come out on Xbox. Most of the games out there are coming out on both consoles(PS3 and 360). The PS3 doesn't have any games that are PS3 only that I feel like I have to have. I'm just not interested in any of the games on Wii. I'm perfectly happy with my 360.


You should check out the games that are specific to each system and see which ones you like the best. The one with the most games you like should be the system you go with.

Your xbox must be one in a million to not have ANY problems at all!!!



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Re: Which console?

Postby ibleet » Fri Feb 29, 2008 4:31 pm

LepRechauN wrote:
It does play HD DVDs as long as you have the HD cable and HD tv. I watch HD DVD's on mine.


What? You didn't hear that Sony won the war against Toshiba. Having a HD DVD is no longer an incentive to buy. Heck, its not even a consolation prize. :mrgreen:

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Re: Which console?

Postby martini161 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:12 pm

pc imo 8) you can write an emulator for an xbox 360 and or ps3

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Re: Which console?

Postby pavilion cooler » Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:08 pm

if ur friends doing F@H go with the ps3
the ps3 mite have sharp graphics but for the amount of cpu's it has it loads slow
xbox360 has more accessories and games and a lot of game add-ons like songs for rock band and soon cars,clothes, ect for gta 4 and more games yet to come
wiis more of a kids system

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Re: Which console?

Postby ibleet » Sun Mar 02, 2008 3:05 am

martini161 wrote:pc imo 8) you can write an emulator for an xbox 360 and or ps3

I agree with PC. I play games on my PC every day. I haven't touched my xbox 360 for weeks.

By the way, its not all that easy writing an emulator for either of those systems.

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Re: Which console?

Postby Digerati » Mon May 05, 2008 5:02 pm

I currently own none of those, not because I don't like them, but because all my money is spent on upgrading my PC. I think I will be buying an Xbox 360 pretty soon - I need to play GTA IV ASAP. :finga:

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Re: Which console?

Postby aircommando13 » Mon May 05, 2008 9:25 pm

Consoles are merely dedicated gaming pc's. If you have more money than time than get a console, but if you have more time than money build your own.

A few reasons why pc's are better for gaming

1. For $500 you can build a gaming computer far superior to Xbox360 and PS3(save the blu-ray)
2. You will have the ability to upgrade over time
3. The best games may not come out for pc at same time as console but usually within 6 months
4. You have much, much more freedom, i.e. overclocking, a functional OS, etc
5. No ring of death
6. online play is free

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Re: Which console?

Postby w00fd06 » Tue May 06, 2008 4:15 pm

aircommando13 wrote:1. For $500 you can build a gaming computer far superior to Xbox360 and PS3(save the blu-ray)

ehh, i don't know about that, to get a CPU/GPU equivalent to that of the 360/PS3, it would be quite expensive.
5. No ring of death

fixed
6. online play is free

the same can be said for the PS3/Wii, and WoW isn't free along with other MMOs.
pavilion cooler wrote:the ps3 mite have sharp graphics but for the amount of cpu's it has it loads slow

if you're talking about games, then that's probably because of the slow BD reader.


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