XBox360 vs Playstation 3

Mr Happy

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#1
The wife is away and I fancy some alien blasting 1st player shoot em up. Should I buy the 360 now or hang on for the PS3?

Informed comments, good natured jibes and rumours all welcome
 
#2
If it was me, I would hang on for the PS3, as traditionally Sony have been stonger in this market than anyone, but each to his own

PS3 v XBOX 360

edited to add - looks like the PS3 wont be available until March 07, so 360 it is then
 
#3
360 - its out now and the games are more adult orientated - I havemine connected by HD to an LCD and the graphics are stunning. Call of Duty 2 is the biz - especially the desert campaign (Crusader tanks, bren gun carriers, .303 rifle, sten guns - but one dodgy character with a maroon beret!

I can't see the PS3 being any better than the 360, plus it looks like it won't be ready for x-mas
 

BB51

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#4
If your wife is away mate you should be down the pub trying to get a ride from some slapper not playing games. get a life.
 

Mr Happy

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#5
BB_for_Short said:
If your wife is away mate you should be down the pub trying to get a ride from some slapper not playing games. get a life.
Babysitting the 5 month old. I suppose I could phone-a-whore but what would I do with her body when I'm done with her? I can't go digging in the neighbours garden again they've just got a new dog.
 
#6
If you want to blast aliens, play Halo and Halo 2 on the XBox 360, awesome stuff. Halo 3 will be out a day or two before Playstation 3 in 2007; for an idea of the quality of graphics you can expect, check out the Halo 3 trailer on the Bungie website.
 
#7
Mr Happy said:
BB_for_Short said:
If your wife is away mate you should be down the pub trying to get a ride from some slapper not playing games. get a life.
Babysitting the 5 month old. I suppose I could phone-a-whore but what would I do with her body when I'm done with her? I can't go digging in the neighbours garden again they've just got a new dog.
Dont you have a patio?
 

BB51

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#9
Goku said:
If you want to do some virtual blatting why not get yourself a copy of Battlefeild2 for the PC and join our games clan

http//z10.invisionfree.com/TriServiceGamers/index.php?act=idx

We’ve got our own BF2 server and there are quite a few ARRSErs in the membership, we also have regular games against the guys from E-Goat if you fancy a bit of crab bashing.

oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh why do you do it???????????
 

Mr Happy

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#10
I've BF2 already so I'll have a go at looking at the clan later. Trouble with BF2 is my ISDN thing is a bit wonky. And the games got too much armour in it.

Mr H
 

Mr Happy

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#11
drain_sniffer said:
Mr Happy said:
BB_for_Short said:
If your wife is away mate you should be down the pub trying to get a ride from some slapper not playing games. get a life.
Babysitting the 5 month old. I suppose I could phone-a-whore but what would I do with her body when I'm done with her? I can't go digging in the neighbours garden again they've just got a new dog.
Dont you have a patio?
Its full under there. Its already 3' higher than the patio doors due to the number of hacked up sl ags I've had to stick under it.
 
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Goku

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#12
Mr Happy said:
I've BF2 already so I'll have a go at looking at the clan later. Trouble with BF2 is my ISDN thing is a bit wonky. And the games got too much armour in it.

Mr H
We can customise our server to take all vehicles out of the match :D
 
#15
Go for the 360 - Sony is full of hype - bet it is recalled in the first few months - and Halo (1&2) were definately the best games ever - can't wait for Halo 3
 

Mr Happy

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#17
Whilst no stranger to buying hardware because of the software (almost every new PC I've bought is so that I can run the you C&C game) but isn't PS3 worth waiting for, duel graphics processors etc...

Is the Xbox360 wifi compat?
 
#18
not sure - all I want to do is play games every now and then. Can't be bothered with live games with armchair warriors, prefer FPS type games. Just got Splinter Cell-Double Agent for my birthday so I'll be ok for a while! :wink:
 
#19
#20
Im a serious gamer and I would highly recommend the Xbox 360 for a variety of reasons,

Firstly its cheaper and its available now.

Online gaming is the next big thing and the Xbox Live service is very established unlike Sony's which has yet to be seen in action.

Graphically you cant tell the difference between the two despite all the technical jargon Sony fanboys will throw at you.

Sony will try and sell you the PS3 on the basis it has Blu-ray (next-gen DVD) but thats a new and unproven technology and noone even knows if it will ever succeed. The rival HD-DVD format might win out and you'll be stuck with it.

OTOH the 360 plays conventional DVDs and will have an optional HD-DVD add-on...best to play it safe if you ask me.

Also Sony are very arrogant and all their kit, whether its software/hardware/accessories is generally overpriced, they treat their European market like shyte. Witness the manner in which they pushed back the Europe release date to March and even then you'll be lucky if you see a PS3 by June.

If the PS3 was cheaper I might reconsider but £425 is way too damned much.

£280 for a premium Xbox 360 package is very reasonable IMO.

Personally speaking im getting the £179 Nintendo Wii next month, which eschews graphical prowess in favour of an innovative control system, and will probably get the 360 afterwards sometime. :lol:
 

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