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Flamebait Friday Debate: Your Buddy Wants A PS3 But You Think He Should Buy An Xbox 360 Instead.

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We all know about this one, because it’s probably happened to us all once before.

You have a buddy who can’t be classified as either a casual or hardcore gamer and one day they call you up and say “Hey, my knowledgable gaming friend, I want to buy one of them fancy looking console, which one do I buy?”.

So your buddy wants a console, but which one would you recommend right now? He used to own a Playstation 1 or 2, so he reckons he is gonna go for the Playstation 3, but you might think otherwise. At the same time he might want to try out that Gears of War game he has heard so much about, but you know that there is more to a system than one or two games.

Which console has the perfect balance for an in-betweener like them? Do you tell them to pick up an Xbox 360 with Halo Reach and meet you on Xbox Live for a game in half an hour, or do you suggest they go and get a Playstation 3 instead.


Last Updated: October 22, 2010


  1. PS3.

    1. Free Online play
    2. Plays Media (xvid etc)without having to create fake account to download “optional media update”
    3. PSN is in RANDS
    4. Better exclusives
    5. Can self upgrade HDD
    6. Almost all USB devices (steering wheels, mic’s etc) works with it.
    7. Can be used to surf the web, supports KB/Mouse.
    8. Move has some hardcore games out/on the way
    9. PSN Plus is cheaper than LIVE Gold, but you get more stuff for ‘free’
    10. Blu Ray!

    These are 10 good reasons.


  2. NiteFenix

    October 22, 2010 at 10:10

    I guess it all boils down to, you get what you pay for.

    In Afrikaans. Goedkoop is duurkoop, which loosely translates to, you you wanna buy cheapshit, you gonna pay for it for the rest of your life.

    I’m not saying Xbox 360 is cheapshit, all I’m saying is it’s cheaper than PS3, but you end up paying a hell of a lot more for all it’s benefits. So in the end it works you out more expensive than PS3.



  3. sarelseemonster

    October 22, 2010 at 10:17

    uberutangs reasons +

    TRUE exclusives – you can;t get the exclusive games on PS3 on PC. Gran Turismo 5, Resistance Series, Uncharted Series, Ratchet and Clank Series, Killzone 2 and 3, Motorstorm Series, God of War series, Little Big Planet 1 and 2, The Last Guardian, Heavy Rain, White Knight Chronicles, Modnation Racers, MAG, SOCOM Liberation and Socom 4, MGS 4 not to mention the exclusives on PSN. And i’m sure i missed a bunch.

    Those games are TRUE exclusives. Reasons alone to get a PS3. if you really want to play most Xbox360 ‘exclusives’ you can play them on your PC.


  4. NiteFenix

    October 22, 2010 at 10:20

    Whatever happened to emulators? πŸ˜›


  5. Lord Khaan

    October 22, 2010 at 10:31

    tell the dumbass to get off his lazy ass and go and do the research. Both have their merits. But as far as Im concerned, rather spend the money on a decent PC. Might cost you a little more in the begining, but you’ll make that up quickly with the R200-R300 saving per title you buy.
    Plus, you dont need to worry about LIVE or PSN, PC’s have had the interwebz for over 15 years.


  6. bo0m!

    October 22, 2010 at 10:53

    Meh, just tell them to buy an xbox cause that’s what me and the rest of my friends have. Eaiser to swap games and play online with each other.

    Go with what the rest of your friends have.


  7. Rez

    October 22, 2010 at 10:56

    I never understood the advantage to gamers of bragging rights of exclusives.

    You basically saying here is a great game that you cannot play so you don’t know what you missing out on but you are missing out on something.

    If you want to compare games you should compare how multiplatform games perform on each console. As far as I have seen I haven’t noticed any differences but I am sure there is a PS3 or Xbox fanboy who can probably point out some.

    The one reason I prefer an Xbox 360 is the controller. I never got used to the 2 analog sticks next to each other from my PSOne days.


  8. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 11:03

    I do agree that pointing out exclusives doesn’t really fly with me as a valid reason. We are all in this mindset that exclusives are important, because some companies told us so and it’s not so true.

    As was said above, I think that multiplatform games are still the ones that we all spend the most time playing overall. We all love harping on about exclusives, but truth be told there are very few exclusives that I have actually kept playing for very long amounts of time, except for maybe Gears of War on the Xbox 360.


  9. easy

    October 22, 2010 at 11:10

    there is one thing you are forgetting about exclusives (especially in regards to the ps3), is that they generally look fantastic on their native platform.
    i doubt uncharted 2, for example, would have looked as good as it did back then if it were a multiplat title.
    if dev’s focus on just one platform, it tends to really show, whereas multiplats suffer… which the ps3 normally gets the short end of the stick.

    so there is some merit to exclusives if you look past your personal misgivings about them.


  10. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:14

    I would steer him towards the PS3, by informing him that although I have an xbox 360, reliability of the console is a major issue. The sheer number of xbox 360 owners who have gone through multiple xbox 360s is a damning amount.

    There is no way to rationalize buying an xbox 360 anymore, especially given the list of hardware faults your console may go through, and the fact that the average xbox 360 only has a lifetime of 1 year. The new xbox 360 S seem to be more reliable but it’s far too early to tell whether M$ sorted our their proverbial shit.


  11. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:15

    I am a firm supporter of emulators, especially if you own the software (i.e. disks) and the hardware is shoddily produced American crap (xbox 360).


  12. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:17

    Don’t forget, your PS3 will outlive your xbox 360 by years.


  13. Generic ZA

    October 22, 2010 at 11:19

    This thread smacks of consolism, what about the Wii, a console with a great lineage, it’s Nintendo dammit!

    Has lots of fun games aimed at all ages and skill levels ideal for the casual gamer just to have some good old fashioned fun.


  14. Die Oom

    October 22, 2010 at 11:27

    Well, that and exclusives are like 5% of the PS3’s library.


  15. Die Oom

    October 22, 2010 at 11:28

    Sure but how important is graphics? Xbox had better graphics than PS2 and we all know what happened.


  16. Fox1

    October 22, 2010 at 11:32

    LOL, ask Geoff about that :angel:


  17. Die Oom

    October 22, 2010 at 11:32

    Well, granted you are a hardcore PC gamer as well. For this article, your argument is irrelevant.


  18. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 11:36

    Generally people asking this question have had enough of their Wii, waggle controls were fun for a while, but now they want their face to melt off when they view the screen (opening moments of GOW 3 anyone.

    I have had this question asked of me many a time before and my advice is always the same…
    What games do you enjoy playing, each of the consoles controllers are better suited to certain genres (looks at the shitty D pad of the 360). Although the BD ability of the PS3 has swung a few people over to that side.

    I personally own all the consoles only a PSP is missing but that’s fine with me. I am no fanboy of any kind I enjoy games and each console has games I wanna play.

    In the past the PS3 has ALWAYS lagged behind with multiplat games, but recently devs seem to be going with the PS3 as the lead dev platform and it is helping improve the games on the PS3. Unless it’s an Unreal engine 3. Then just go 360.


  19. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 11:38

    Consolism!? Bloody Agent!


  20. Fox1

    October 22, 2010 at 11:39

    Xbox is covered by a 3 year warranty unlike if the PS3 breaks down in 14 months you have to pay R3000. I know people that had a 60gig PS3 break down twice after the 12 month warranty and having to pay R3000 each time.


  21. easy

    October 22, 2010 at 11:39

    if graphics weren’t an issue, we would all still be in 8-bit mode.
    games just keep getting more photo realistic because there is a demand for it. i want it. you want it.

    it is kinda important.


  22. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:42

    Have to love those quality parts in the xbox 360 (intended to last only a few months).

    It’s odd, because if I pulled this same trick on poverty stricken South Africans, by building their little houses out of inferior construction material, and their houses only lasted a year (hardly through the rainy season), not only would everyone be up in arms, but I’m pretty sure I’d be on medical parole right about now, sipping some cognac, while smoking a cigar. πŸ˜€

    MS does the same, and xbots gladly hand over their money. I just don’t understand it. :cwy:

    Please someone, explain this to me πŸ™ Bobby K is confused!


  23. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:44

    Hardcore gamers do not believe the Wii exists, they’re too in shock to know grandma also plays games. Come to think of it, where are the Lazygamer Wii reviews?


  24. Jeebers

    October 22, 2010 at 11:46

    PS3 definitely, for all the reasons outlined above.

    I would not recommend an X360 to anybody. Been there, done that, got burned. Even more so since most of their exclusives are available on PC anyway. The rest that are not on PC, don’t compare to the PS3 exclusives.


  25. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 11:48

    I think you mean where are the Wii games?


  26. Syth

    October 22, 2010 at 11:48

    LOL, that is my biggest motivation too (although I have a PS3). I want my friends to have to same system I have to borrow and swop games.


  27. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 11:49

    I love how everyone assumes that everyone else just happens to own a beefed up monster gaming PC.


  28. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 11:50

    Only really dumb people do that. You can fix any PS3 for around R500. Maybe less depending on Rand / Dollar.

    I have had 5 Xbox 360’s… and One PS3 slim.

    Nobody is mentioning the real reason why people buy Xbox’s? :pirate: :pirate: :pirate:


  29. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 11:54

    I still recommend a 360. Of all the years I have had one I only got one RROD and that was my launch NTSC unit that died a few months back.

    Barring Mass effect (which is coming to the PS3 now as well) what other exclusives would you rather play on the PC?


  30. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:55


    I wonder if the lack of software isn’t an indication that Nintendo is secretly working on their new console (REVOLUTION 2), with developers focussing more on that then developing games for the Wii? Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Nintendo knowing that it has causals behind it, goes for more hardcore gaming, whereas on the other side of the coin, Big S and FailSoft are trying to kill themselves by trying to capture the attention of housewives, soccermoms, overweight bus drivers and 4 year old toddlers, at the expense of their core gaming demographic.

    It wouldn’t surprise me. Nintendo seems to have their fingers on the pulse of gaming.


  31. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 11:56

    Dude my work note book can run almost any ‘exclusive’ xbox game the same as the actual console. Pushing 1280*728 is not that hectic…

    That is why , 2 me, if you do not have a PC, the Ps3 is still a better option… web browsing and out of box media support goes a long way.

    For every xbox I have owned I had to create a new gmail account to not have my media ‘codec’ drm’ed to each box. – that way I can watch videos when not signed into live.


  32. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 11:56

    The 3 year warranty doesn’t apply to the new Xbox 360 S’s. :happy:


  33. Syth

    October 22, 2010 at 11:58

    I totally disagree. The only real difference between the consoles are their exclusives. When comparing graphics, gameplay, controllers, Live and PSN it is not that large a difference, if at all.

    The sole reason I bought my PS was because of the exclusives: GT5, Little Big Planet, God of War, the truly astounding MGS and at that stage, Final Fantasy. I played Gears of War on PC and think it is overrated, Halo doesn’t interest me as I don’t have a decent internet connection at home at don’t like FPS on console and GT5 > Forza 3. I so wish for Alan Wake on my PS, but that is the only exclusive on XBox I wish I could play.

    Obviously, the above statement is subjective as each person like different kinds of games, so I’m not saying you, Nick, are wrong, I’m saying MY personal experience is totally different than yours. In truth, if it weren’t for exclusives, I would have bought a XBox because of the price difference at that stage and the amount of people I know with an XBox.


  34. Jeebers

    October 22, 2010 at 12:02

    I love how Nick assumes you need a beefed up monster gaming PC in order to play games.


  35. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 12:03

    After sitting back on a couch playing games on a console, I find it very difficult to ever want to move back to playing PC gaming at a desk, especially because so many of us already spend our entire work day sitting in front of a computer.


  36. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 12:05

    LOL, yes. A monster pc if you want to run 4000×2000, but to get a xbox level experience you need only run 1/4 of that.

    And that is in todays market a R3000 or so PC.


  37. SH

    October 22, 2010 at 12:08

    Actually the new Xbox Slim only has a 1 year warranty.


  38. Milesh Bhana

    October 22, 2010 at 12:08

    I’ve been asked that question and i’ve given both answers depending on the person asking. But generally would recommend xbox. Not because 1 is better than the other but simply becuse.

    My whole circle of friends (who said friend would probably know a few) are on XBL. And we share games alot, so that’s a huge advantage, having free acess to people’s older games.

    (Unlesss he’s the type who doesn’t return stuff, then i’d say PS3 :P)


  39. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 12:09

    Im using a 2.2GHz Dual Core laptop with 2GB’s of RAM and an onboard graphics card with 256MB of shared video memory, just like a lot of people out there.

    While I can run a bunch of games OK, it’s not nearly the type of gaming experience that I want to have. I wouldn’t dream of running something like Mass Effect 2 on this machine.

    Also, R3000 means you could rather just spend similar money and get a console.


  40. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 12:11

    Current PC games played by me, Starcraft 2 πŸ™‚
    The rest is on my 360 and PS3, on a couch with a 40 inch screen <3


  41. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 12:16

    If ever there was an article created for Aussious then this is the one. I await in eager anticipation for a few laughs at his posts :biggrin:

    As for my own personal opinion i disagree strongly with Nick. I think exclusives are a massive influence. Its the reason im a multi platform gamer. Ive said this many times that if a person actually buys less shitty B-rate games ( And lets be honest here even the most experienced of gamers cant avoid buying trash every once in a while even though we should know better by now )on their preffered console of choice then that money could be used to purchase the other two consoles.

    – I think the Wii would be dead without exclusives. They seem to be the only games that make the big money on Wii.

    – On PS3 3 of my top five favourite developers in the world are owned by Sony e.g Naughty Dog, Team Ico and Sony Santa Monica. The other two being Kojima Productions and Bioware. This is why PS3 is my console of choice. However i cant live without playing the great exclusives on Wii like Metroid, Zelda etc. The same goes with Xbox….I really enjoy Fable,Alan Wake, Gears of War and funny enough im really enjoying Halo Reach. Yes finally they made what looks like a proper HD gen game with a decent campaign.

    – As for the Xbox360 you would have to think they would be dead in the water also without exclusives. Theres no way ppl would pay for Xbox Live if there wasnt Halo, Gears of War, Forza and others exclusives since all the multi plat games are free to play on PSN.

    Exlusives play a major role. Things like Xbox live vs PSN doesnt really matter much anymore because both services are good. Things like controllers dont matter so much anymore because you have third party controllers. Trophies = Achievements.

    The other major difference maker comes in the form of accessories like Move VS Kinect vs Wiimote that can probably have as huge an impact as Exclusives. The only other difference maker is performance of multi plats on different consoles. These days though bar a few games performance pretty much matches bar one or two exceptions here or there.


  42. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 12:25

    My Pc is hooked up to my HDTV, and I have a wireless controller mahjingy for the pc… so can also game from the couch, if I wanted to.

    Almost all my online friends (and me) had / Have xboxes.

    I moved to ps3 and most of ’em moved with me, and then I also made new friends on psn.

    The other big factor is the type of games you play, and how hosting works.

    We mostly only play games that are server hosted, so you really do not need to have x amount of locals online to play. You can just go play.

    I think what it boils down to is, what does he want to do with the console?

    Only offline SP games? No media watching (assumes he has no internet at all) then yeah, xbox is not a bad fit.

    Does he want to watch blu rays and watch media on his big screen tv? PS3 better.

    Does he want to play online?

    Does he want to play online for free?

    Does he import games? PS3 games are all region free… so you can save up to R300 with new titles and loads more with older games.

    Just got Lost planet 2 and just cause 2 for R300.

    GT 5 will be R480, delivered to my door.


  43. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 12:31

    Yeah but then again if, over the last year, someone had no access to any exclusives they would still been able to play Modern Warfare 2, Bad Company 2, Red Dead Redemption, Mafia 2, Street Fighter, enslaved, castlevania, darksiders, blur, Assassins Creed 2, Madden, Fifa, PES, Medal of Honor, Bioshock 2, Borderlands … Heck, I can go on forever.

    Point is, a lot of people don’t think about exclusives the same way that we do, and without them they still see a ton of great games to play


  44. spl0it

    October 22, 2010 at 12:46

    A couple of years ago a friend asked me what console to get and I told him Xbox because he was sold on the whole online gaming thing that the 360 did so well in the beginning, He has still to play one game online and now is unhappy because wants a PS3. Main reason being that he could not be bothered with the whole Xbox live gold subs bullshit that you need to do before being able to go online.

    Now I just say PS3 and everyone is happy.


  45. Figjam

    October 22, 2010 at 12:50

    I own both consoles, and will have to recommend the ps3. I can’t see myself making a compelling argument for the 360. I just think you get more for your money with the ps3. But, I still prefer the 360. All my multiplatform games are on the 360. Kinda ironic.


  46. easy

    October 22, 2010 at 12:50

    again i have to disagree. ms makes massive noise about halo, gears and fable. sony does the same with lbp, god of war and gt5.
    walk past most game/console stockists, you’ll mostly see exclusives. of course massive titles like mw2 and so can afford there own pos marketing machine.
    you coming from the angle where you know what’s out there, and the point of your flamebait was directed at people new to gaming on consoles (i’m assuming). so they only see what’s being heavily marketed via pos or what they see in magazines or tv.

    remember kinect is also exclusive, in order to sway buyers to purchase an xbox. how are games any different?


  47. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 12:59

    Well why would MS or sony spend marketing money to advertise a game that a: They never made b: Can be bought on any console.
    Naturally they going to spend money to advertise a game that is exclusive to their console, they in it for the money after all.


  48. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 13:02

    Well, If you were like Msoft, then you would give them free homes if their homes start breaking (At the cost of billions)
    Seriously though, by using terms like “xbots” you’re just confirming what an ignorant fool you are.


  49. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 13:05

    There is a demand for visual progression but the difference between multiplats and PS3 exclusives doesn’t warrant any major shift in sales as evident by sales figures.


  50. easy

    October 22, 2010 at 13:10

    then it begs the question why do they make exclusives.

    to shift consoles surely… or are they just doing it for shits and giggles?


  51. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 13:11

    Yeah, I would have, but you see the new houses are the slim version, and you only get a year warranty on those. If they collapse after the rainy season, it’s not my problem.

    What’s so offensive about xbot? I kind of think it’s fairly descriptive. πŸ˜€


  52. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 13:12

    Bloody agents! You just want hits on your site πŸ˜›


  53. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 13:19

    Oh no they wanna move as many units as they can, no two ways about it.
    Which is why each platform tries to make a competing franchise for the other platform makers exclusive like GT and Forza to have a counter.


  54. sarelseemonster

    October 22, 2010 at 13:21

    Great discussion actually – no Flaming πŸ˜‰
    I forgot to mention I own a Xbox360, A playstation 3 and a gaming PC.
    I’m not on Live as i had the whole subs thing as well as having to buy in “points” seeing guys fake the address for US etc to be able to be on Live as up till November (??) there was no local support… so I played my Forza, Gears and Crackdown on it. <— Exclusives…hence the reason I bought it. So saying exclusives doesn't matter is silly.
    Anyway after the SP3 came out i saw it supported PSN localy, you buy in Rands which is awesome and all this from day 1 without subscriptions.
    i have a nice big TV so i watch my Blu-rays and it is the center of my living room. I play the multiplatform titles on PS3 because it's region free and it works out MUCH cheaper to buy games wherever I can get them the cheapest and fastest – up to R300 cheaper sometimes and one could sometimes have it before release in SA even – than the Xbox version. Which you have to keep in mind you have an additional R600 per year to play those game multiplayer. You also pay much more for online live games than the same game on PSN in Rands.

    The xbox and PC have been gathering dust… the PS3 was played last night, and this morning it was playing my music.

    If you want to have hardcore / next gen games that uses a pointer, light saber, sword-fighting/golf tennis… only place you will find it for the foreseeable future is Plastation 3. MS Kinect is squarely aimed at Wii audiences/ultra casual.

    Plastation 3 is the right choice for the "friend" and the future looks bright esp. the releases in 2011.


  55. FreeStanler

    October 22, 2010 at 13:33

    I don’t know enough to make a really compelling argument…BUT here I go anyway, wasting your time and bits of data.

    I’ve heard that the 360 is more ‘fun’, and this from ppl who have both consoles. Almost similar to Figjam’s comment. What exactly this ‘fun’ is ascribed to, its hard to say. To other ppl who have both consoles: how do you rate the ‘fun’ of the two?

    I think the exclusives of the two consoles pretty much cancel each other out, unless you are really gunning for a particalur game or game type. I know a lot of ppl will disagree with this, but remember the issue is whether you’ll recommend a console to a friend who doesn’t know that much about games, so you have to assume (s)he’s not looking for any particular one game.

    For me, the ability to live chat is KEY. It adds a whole new dimension to games. In team-based games, its just so kiff to strategise on tactics with your team members, e.g. BC2 and MW2 comes to mind. Those games just wouldn’t be the same. And I haven’t really encountered die klein snotkoppe that swears etc, so it just blows my little mind, really. Entertainment +45%.

    Is this just a rumour, but I thought that Xbox live is considered more solid than PSN? I hope this is rubbish.

    Obviously I have a Xbox, but really I think both consoles are great and their juxtaposed existance has brought us better games and service overall.


  56. Fred

    October 22, 2010 at 13:33

    Uncharted 1 , 2 and 3 … enough said.


  57. FreeStanler

    October 22, 2010 at 13:36

    Oh ya so I recommend but Xbox, but not compellingly so


  58. FreeStanler

    October 22, 2010 at 13:36



  59. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 13:47

    Don’t think there is anything wrong with a 1 year warranty, heck the PS3 only has a 1 year warranty and it’s waits for that to be up before it drops the YLOD


  60. sarelseemonster

    October 22, 2010 at 13:55

    On PS3 You can Chat on PSN/In game also… no difference. Also if you bring the strategies and things into play the PS3 can offer games not found on Xbox360 that offers more players online in the same game. Resistance 2 – 60 players, Killzone 2 – 32players, M.A.G – 256 players. to name a few.
    GT5 16 cars online vs Forza 3’s 8 cars online.


  61. Aussious 360

    October 22, 2010 at 14:00

    Here are my top ten reasons why I would tell him to get a XBOX 360 S…
    1. The games: Gears, Halo, Mass Effect, Lost Odyssey,Forza and Alan Wake they speak for them themselves.
    2. XBOX Arcade
    3. Windows Media Centre and Windows 7 connectivity
    4. The controller is a well welcomed change from the Dual Shock controller youÒ€ℒve been using for a decade.
    5. Ò€œReal Ò€œonline Multiplayer on a console with a supported community in SA and up to a 1000 friends.
    6. NXE with Avatars, you can upscale you resolution to 1080p, install your games and keep track of your achievements
    7. In SA especially 360 game prices lower faster than their PS3 counterparts
    8. You can use USB memory sticks for storing 360 content
    9. XBOX Live Marketplace
    10. Soon to be the next big thing KINECT.


  62. sarelseemonster

    October 22, 2010 at 14:02

    Another thing I would like to mention.
    On Xbox extra peripherals and Hard Drives etc costs an arm and a leg.
    Specific cheap looking wired headsets costs a lot where on PS3 you can use any Bluetooth headset, lots of third party controls and headsets etc etc.
    Also you can change the HDD yourself as it uses a standard 2.5′ HDD and if you change it you won’t void your warranty.
    it provides a backup and restore feature to aid in the process as well. no extra cables and stuff required to be bought at a premium like on the Xbox.


  63. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 14:09

    LOL 1000 friends… Rumor was debunked mate…

    Simple things like UPSCALING etc is a given, so did not even mention them, and dude you can use ANY Notebook HDD in your PS3. Want a 1TB PS3? Just slap the drive in there!

    Point 7/…. Nope, usually the same rate, teh diff being that I can IMPORT from ANY Region on PS3.

    So that $1 games on the web? I can play them.
    You have to check that they are region free or PAL on 360…

    PS3 can also use Windows Media sharing, but one step further, you can copy that content to your PS3 HDD….

    Xbox does not allow for that.


  64. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 14:12

    I think the word doos also seems fairly descriptive when applied to you.

    I love flamebait fridays πŸ˜€


  65. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 14:17

    @ Uberutang
    The software sales of the Xbox disproves your theory.


  66. easy

    October 22, 2010 at 14:22


    who’s being ignorant now?


  67. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 14:25

    When you put all three current gen consoles next to each other, in terms of features and value for money I would rank them:

    1. PS3
    2. Xbox 360
    3. Wii

    Strange enough, the sales are exactly the other way around:

    1. Wii
    2. Xbox360
    3. PS3



  68. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 14:29

    @ Steve, shows you what marketing and hype can do.

    Same reason people bought citi golfs until last year!


  69. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 14:31

    I try to give both consoles equal time, but since I mostly buy on the PS3, I generally use the xbox 360 for watching movies and replaying some of my older games.


  70. Aussious 360

    October 22, 2010 at 14:33

    Please send me the link were this rumor has been “debunked” and I am not sure why you arguing with me about this… I am not trying to convince you: someone that’s already made up their minds that they like PS3 better anyway but someone that is objective to the subject.


  71. Geoffrey Tim

    October 22, 2010 at 14:40

  72. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 14:45

    Not at all mate. I am hugely invested in the 360 also.

    Loads of games, Guitar hero stuff, etc etc.

    I think my 77000 GS speaks for itself.:wub:

    But if a friend of mine asked me today what he should get, I would say get a PS3. :biggrin:


  73. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 14:47


    Since when is calling someone a doos right after he insults a large group of people he doesn’t know ignorant? Will you think it’s ignorant of me to call Jack Thompson a doos as well?


  74. Syth

    October 22, 2010 at 14:47

    I have not idea what the XBox can or cannot do, but I use my PS3 a lot for playing media content. The program I’m using decodes the stuff so I can watch 99% of the formats, even MKV. I share all my harddrives so all my music, movies, series and photos are accessable 100% of the time on my PS3 as well.

    The PS3 makes for awesome all round entertainment. Maybe the 360 does too, I don’t know.

    About Aus360’s point 10, LOL.


  75. easy

    October 22, 2010 at 14:57


    dunno maybe it’s just me, but being called an xbot is not exactly the same as being called a vagina (don’t say you meant box ;)).

    anyway xbot sounds better than xboxer imo. πŸ˜€


  76. Aussious 360

    October 22, 2010 at 14:57

    I am glad that the rest of the gaming community at large do not share your sentiments.


  77. Geoffrey Tim

    October 22, 2010 at 14:58

    Unbelievably, My Xboxes have outlasted my PS3’s.


  78. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 14:59

    @Steve, Aawww, you’re not playing nice any more, by the way, just in case you don’t know doos = box, even though doos is colloquially deemed to be equivalent to a “vagina” in the more crassest of Afrikaans vernacular.

    Thus, I hate to break it to you but…

    Xbox = Xdoos, which would make you more of a doos than moi πŸ˜€ #justsaying :whistle:


  79. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 15:02

    Since I haven’t actually given my own opinion yet, here it is:

    Truth is that I personally use my Xbox 360 the most as it caters to my needs for a bunch of different reasons (for example, I use party chat a lot more than I watch Blu-rays) so it gets a lot of my time.

    However, if I was asked by a friend now on which console to get, I would tell them to get the PS3 as I think it’s the best value for money right now, especially because the Blu-ray player is a plus and PSN is a lot better than it used to be.

    I would cry right now if I had to pick only one, as I love each one for different reasons. If I really had to, I would stick with the Xbox 360 only because all of my friends are on Xbox Live, simple as that in the end really.


  80. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 15:08

    The rest of the world will disagree with you.


  81. Uberutang

    October 22, 2010 at 15:09

    100%, only I got my core friends to migrate over with me πŸ™‚


  82. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 15:09

    @Geoff You’re an anomaly! Bloody Agent! :biggrin:


  83. Aussious 360

    October 22, 2010 at 15:22

    11.One thing I did neglect to mention is that the Xbox comes in two variants: 4 GB and 250GB.


  84. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 15:24

    Xbox = XDoos, are you implying I’m a gaming console?


  85. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 15:27

    Lol Aussious is one of those hilarious posters who you just can’t take seriously, the lans of the xbox world. PS: Do we have a clown poster for for Wii (i.e. a veracious lone wolf fighting for the Wii?)


  86. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 15:35

    Anyway, vagina’s are nice (at least the majority of the month). Maybe I was complimenting Bobby. Bobby is just returning the compliment. Aaaw thanks Bobby!

    Anyway, on that note, It’s Friday. Kom ons duik!


  87. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 15:37


    “PS: Do we have a clown poster for for Wii (i.e. a veracious lone wolf fighting for the Wii?)”

    Of course not, they are way too busy playing all of their awesome Wii exclusives to come here and post a comment


  88. MieLLiePaP

    October 22, 2010 at 15:55

    my opinion…..get BOTH – PS3 & Xbox then u don’t have to argue πŸ™‚


  89. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 15:55

    That or sucking on cooked peaches and waiting for their nurses to bring their tablets πŸ˜›

    Bit I KEEEDD πŸ˜€


  90. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 16:04

    if your an age between 11-21 buy an XBox 360
    if your an age between 18-40 buy a ps3

    For ages 18 and above,
    -if you have a job and less time buy a ps3
    -if your a student or have time and broke get a xbox 360


  91. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 16:16

    No truer word has ever been spoken. πŸ˜€ +10 Ians


  92. Noodle

    October 22, 2010 at 16:23

    Do you have real life friends?
    Yes – get a Wii
    Do you have internet friends?
    Yes – Get a 360
    No – Get a PS3

    There was a flow chart for the above I just can’t find the bloody thing, but it will help people choose :p


  93. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 16:31

    But I have internet friends on PSN too! This flow chart smells of xbot biassed nonsense.



  94. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 16:43

    I must say that I have noticed that a lot of local PS3-only owners tend to be gamers who spend most of their time playing single player, rather than multiplayer games. Not all of em, just a lot.


  95. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 16:56

    true most ps fans like single palyer games but that fact is definately changing, with games like medal of honour and cod, you gonna find ppl who more into multiplayer


  96. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 16:59

    You guys really need to get this idea out of your head that Sony’s online service sucks because it really doesnt Nick. MS have somehow brain washed you into thinking that Xbox live is the second coming and it really isnt. The PS3 is the most connected online console on the planet incase you didnt know. There is a reason for that other than its free to play. Just google it if you dont believe me.


  97. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 17:00

    It might be an age thing as well, most PS3 gamers (like PC gamers) tend to be older, professionals and generally been gaming for more than 25 years. These are guys who have seen it all, from text based dungeon crawlers to MMOs, from gameboys to powergloves. When they tell you something is shit, it’s not because they’re cynical old farts, but because they have years of experience behind them.

    Just ask Walt Pretorius (ramjet).


  98. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 17:09

    It makes it easier for them to pay that monthly fee to microsoft AC!D, that’s why they like to portray PSN as an inferior product, when in fact, it’s actually comparable. I’ve been playing MOH for the last week, and I’ve only had one disconnect, one that I have a sneaking suspicion I can blame IS for instead of PSN. Lagwise, it’s really the same thing on xbox live, given where we are relative to the rest of world.


  99. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 17:20

    I know but all it would take is for them to boycott that fee for a year and MS would change their tune and give them and us silver users ( who use trial codes in short bursts to get us some free multiplayer ) free multiplayer. Hell they could charge for party chat and all the other useless features we dont want but just make the Multiplayer free.

    Im not exactly a fan of PSN+ because it doesnt really cater to someone like me who likes to buy my PSN content day one but if MS tweaked that idea a bit then Xbox live would be great and i think a lot more ppl would be connected to Live and maybe PS3 wouldnt then be the most connected console on the planet.


  100. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 17:25

    Wow… you okes are really going to come in here and insult my intelligence with lines like:

    “MS have somehow brain washed you into thinking that Xbox live is the second coming”.


    “It makes it easier for them to pay that monthly fee to microsoft”

    Disappointing to say the least.


  101. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 17:29

    Explain it then? Cause i for the life of me could never understand. Party chat? is that it? Thats whats worth paying $600 dollars for over the life of the 360?


  102. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 17:55

    Common XBox 360 lies and propaganda

    1. Look at the back of any 360 game disc it says the game is 1080p, when an Xbox is clearly not native 1080p(it is not capable of 1080p), it upscales to 1080i!

    2. MS claimed HDMI is not needed yet late regressed and added HDMI to new Xbox 360,s
    3. MS claimed Blueray is not needed, downloading is the way to go, MS clearly supported HDDVD and would rather shoot itself in the foot than pay sony any royalties
    4. The XBox 360 is more powerful countless propaganda campaigns it is only after uncharted 1 and heavenly sword did people actually start to realise the ps3 is more powerful
    5. Ubisoft claimed that ps3 was unable to do complex AI so thats why splinter cell conviction remained exclusive http://news.filefront.com/splinter-cell-producer-says-conviction-not-coming-to-ps3/
    Xbox used this propaganda to affirm that the xbox was more powerful hardware.

    6.Online propaganda whether this was started by fans or ms is unknown!

    dude it is a common perception that psn is more laggy and is worse than xbox. When it is clearly not, most people say you get what you pay for, but from my experiece there is much less lag, and much more fun things to do online, from playing home, multiplayer, curing cancer all for free!


  103. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 18:24


    Explain it then!? Seriously? So you are telling me straight off the bat that brainwashing is a more reasonable conclusion to get to than the service being worth its money and so I need to explain why?

    You know what… fine.

    For one AC!D, I didn’t say PSN was bad, I said that a lot of local PS3 gamers prefer playing single player games. It had nothing to do with PSN but you wanted to throw your toys anyway.

    Second, Xbox Live is a great service that is well worth paying what is only R7.50 a week. It’s well organized, it offers things like mandatory demos for every single available title on the arcade marketplace and yes, party chat is a major feature that changed the way we use Live significantly and if you don’t already know that, then you simply haven’t been using it.

    It has a lot more going for it as well, but that doesn’t damn well matter, because I and many people like me, have no issues spending the money on the service, because it IS a good stable, feature-filled service and well, well, worth the money. So I just don’t see the problem here.

    Even though I have no issue with PSN, you need to remember how incredibly gimped it was at first and for how long before it started catching up. Xbox Live has had all of these features since the beginning besides party chat, so folks are just carrying on doing what they are doing and are happy to pay for it.

    Feels like you guys are just fighting for the sake of fighting now.


  104. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 18:30

    Curing Cancer? LOL!!


  105. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 18:32

    chilax dood, isnt this supposed to be a flame thread?
    did you forget to wear your flamesuit?

    chill dood,
    everything’s gonna be alright


  106. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 18:39

    Guys! It’s flamebait friday, no need to take it personally. Whether you like xbox live, PSN or whatever the Wii network is called, it’s all good. We’re all gamers.

    Now let’s have a group hug or group sex, and turn down the dial on the insults, because we’re just a post away from Steve or Assious calling everyone “a doos” again. :happy:


  107. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 18:43

    I love you,
    You love me,
    We’re a happy family,
    with a great big hug,
    and a kiss from me to you,
    Won’t you say you love me TOO!

    I love you,
    You love me,
    We’re best friends like friends should be,
    With a great big hug,
    And a kiss from me to you,
    Won’t you say you love me too


  108. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 18:46

    Barney probably plays with a dreamcast… :cwy:


  109. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 18:49

    No seriously lans, that cancer line was priceless. Gave me such a giggle when I saw it added to the end of that whole comment HAHA


  110. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 18:53

    The flowchart is on cracked.com


  111. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 18:54

    I was quite enjoying that little debate about the afrikaans translations for words. Who knew that Lazygamer was a place of education as well. On that note, what’s the meaning of the word “Po.. — oh wait, my wife says I shouldn’t finish that sentence.


  112. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 18:57

    @NickIt does Everything, even cures Cancer πŸ˜›


  113. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 22, 2010 at 19:01

    1. Sony claimed rumble is not needed and then later released dual shock 3.
    2. All titles will be 1080p @ 120fps
    3. The PS3 is a PC, PC’s are not needed (Phil Harrison)
    4. 4D


  114. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 19:01


    PS: Medal of Hono(u)r is growing on me. Just played 5 hours of sector control.


  115. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 22, 2010 at 19:03

    They hate M.Night Shyamalan as well! Bloody agents!


  116. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 19:37

    It’s hard to explain things to idiot fanboys.


  117. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 19:48

    I think you have that backwards. PS3 is the favorite of teens and preteens. I think it’s because that little controller fits their teensy hands better.


  118. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 19:51

    I’ve noticted that most PS3 owners spend most of their time on boards like this defending their systems and bashing the others. Must not enjoy the games avail for it. Or their mommy wouldn’t give them money for new games.


  119. aussious

    October 22, 2010 at 19:51

    I’ll sit this one out thank you.


  120. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 19:56

    You are either uninformed or a serious fanboy. Both systems can output 1080P. The initial Xbox didn’t have HDMI because there were no TV’s at that time that accepted it. (DVI). Besides, 1080P can be transmitted through RGB and yes, component. Although analog, you would not notice the difference.


  121. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 20:05

    lol Bobby Whitlock? more like bobby witless!

    1080p through RGB cables?
    no hdmi, coz there were no tvs that used it are you for real?

    the Xbox 360 just upscales to 1080p
    thats why every single xbox game is 1080p.

    Ps3 is 1080p native that is why there are so few games that can use it, as it is very resource intensive, ie Wipeout HD,Gran turismo 5, Virtua Tennis

    i repeat xbox 360 cannot output 1080p but it can upscale that is why alot xbox 360 games look fuzzy on screens on 1080p or some monitors wont allow you to change from 1080i to 1080p


  122. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 20:05

    Bobby witless do you mean VGA cables?


  123. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 20:22

    @Nick: Who was fighting dude chill :heart: We are in the flamebait thread remember.

    – Basically i agree with you that PSN was pathetic at the start but we both agree its great now if not on par. I have to say though that your reasons just arent convincing enough. PPL on PSN are just getting shit for free and your justifying what should be basic free services. I hope you dont defend Centlec with their new extortion schemes. Id like to say more but wouldnt want to upset you further. Its like the ppl who sit and defend YLOD and RROD it just doesnt make sense to me. I just cant understand it but anyways to each his own. Differing views and opinions are what make the world great!!!

    I guess its just my greek nature. I have to sit and find the best value before i invest in anything and unfortunately Xbox Live doesnt justify its expense :blink:


    • Nick de Bruyne

      October 22, 2010 at 20:48

      I am starting to think that people have very different ideas of what an online service is. I think many people are looking at this completely wrong.


  124. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 21:10

    yes nick i think right
    Paying money for adverts is the right thing to do
    coz developers get more money, and Microsoft gets more money to spend on kinect and too make xbox live have more even more beautiful adverts.

    Kinect adverts are my favorite!
    go Team Xbox!


  125. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 21:11

    yes nick i think you’re right!
    Paying money for adverts is the right thing to do!
    I neva thought about it!
    coz developers get more money, and Microsoft gets more money to spend on kinect and too make xbox live have even more beautiful adverts!

    Kinect adverts are my favorite!
    go Team Xbox!


  126. AC!D

    October 22, 2010 at 21:24

    Keep telling yourself that.


  127. FreeStanler

    October 22, 2010 at 21:33

    Ah ok thx


  128. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 21:48

    Yeah paying for a product with ads in is terrible! Heck I hope it doesn’t catch on or they might even start doing it on things like TV channels and Magazines OH NOES!!


  129. FreeStanler

    October 22, 2010 at 21:49

    Hmmm this flamebait Friday debate actually shifted my attitude on the PS3…and I have a Xbox…feeling…melancholic


  130. Nick de Bruyne

    October 22, 2010 at 21:57

    Dont worry FreeStanler, not matter which decision you make, there will always be someone nearby that will be happy to make you think you made the wrong choice.


  131. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 22:10

    Sorry, I did mean VGA. A little too much scotch too early.


  132. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 22:15

    Bobby whitlock no problem every1 makes mistakes


  133. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 22:18

    You’re an idiot. Just do some research. Both 360 and PS3 support native 1080p. Hell, check Wikipedia or google the subject. And, in 2005 when 360 came out, most TV’s at that time had DVI and no hdmi. There were actually few hd tv’s on the market.


  134. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 22:29

    hey bobby whitlock, so every single game on the XBox 360 is 1080p is that what your telling me?

    so Halo 3 is a 1080p game?
    and Halo Reach is a 1080p game?
    and Too Human is a 1080p game?

    Dont you get it???
    If you look at the back of the xbox 360 case it says alllllll games are 1080p!!!!!
    when that is clearly not true!

    on sony cases it says Uncharted 720p
    Gran turismo 5 1080p
    etc etc, they state facts

    Bobby whitlock are you sure its the alchohol, coz im pretty sure your the idiot


  135. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 22:31

    Bobby witless do you not understand what upscale and native means?


  136. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 22:48


    I’m not saying that at all. Very few games output 1080P on either system, though PS3 may have a few more. I’m saying it can output 1080P for movies (streamed and yes, the failed HDDVD) and a few games.


  137. Bobby Whitlock

    October 22, 2010 at 22:50

    Of course I do. It’s just I’m not a flaming fanboy like you. I own 2 of each system. They are both good.


  138. lans

    October 22, 2010 at 22:57

    ya but my point is that ms was lying because they state ALL their GAMES are 1080p, go pick up ur xbox game, what modes are supported?
    amirite or amirite!
    fine yes 1080p content is possible on a 360, but not all their games are 1080p, infact i can’t think of any other game except virtua tennis

    the difference is that with Sony if the game is native 720 or thereabouts they say so, if the game is 1080p it is 1080 p native

    With an Xbox they will Say Splinter cellconviction is 1080p when its actually 640*480 or something and then upscaled, that is ms propaganda and lies, so all gamers will think ms games are better because they all 1080p when its all lies, i see the game witless end of story, defeat bobby, that is your future!


  139. easy

    October 23, 2010 at 09:16


    peons… where did you pull that word from? gonna have to add it to my vocab.
    nice one!


  140. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 23, 2010 at 10:43

    You can still buy a PS3 πŸ˜€ It’s just one credit card purchase away. Just do it!


  141. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 23, 2010 at 10:46

    @Bobby Whitlock – I don’t know if you know this but you’re getting royally schooled by lans dude, just bow out, because he’s making you look bad (peon bad!)! πŸ˜€

    Go lans! Go lans


  142. FreeStanler

    October 24, 2010 at 18:53

    Thx Nick…yeah you know what; I’m enjoying the Xbox immensely, that’s just how it is.

    LOL I kinda maxed out my credit card getting the Xbox…and life’s been hard, so the credit card has been maxed for a looong time (i’m ashamed to admit)


  143. Gavin Mannion

    October 25, 2010 at 08:26

    ah don’t be ashamed of that.. my credit card has been maxed for 10 years :), it’s my special way of ensuring I can never be succesful or happy in life.. so far it’s working a treat


  144. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 25, 2010 at 08:31

    Dude, have you seen The last Airbender? Me neither but apparently it’s sh!t. So is The Happening.


  145. FreeStanler

    October 25, 2010 at 09:20

    Haha lol! Thank you, its good (yet unfortunate) to know I’m in the same boat as other people…

    But hey, it takes hard work to ensure we stay humble, its a sacrifice we have to make :tongue:


  146. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 25, 2010 at 09:24

    No, Bobby Whitlock is stating spot-on facts. lans is just being impossible to reason with as per usual.
    lans stated that the Xbox 360 can’t do native 1080p which is WRONG.

    Here you go:
    Native 1080p games available for the Xbox 360 include the following 6 titles:
    “new![native 1080p] Wolf of the Battlefield Commando 3 [Xbox Live Arcade]
    new![native 1080p] Feeding Frenzy 2 [Xbox Live Arcade]
    new![native 1080p] Portal [Xbox Live Arcade]
    [native 1080p] Boogie Bunnies [Xbox Live Arcade]
    [native 1080p] Street Home Court
    [native 1080p] Virtual Tennis 3”

    And no, not all PS3 games are honest with stating resolution on the back of the game case. For example, Assasins Creed states 1080p while it’s clearly not.

    So, at the end of the day, lans is schooling no one. I’d be surprised if he know what a school is.


  147. lans

    October 25, 2010 at 09:49

    Steve my point is that the Xbox states that all their games are 1080p, i already conceded and said the xbox 360 is capable of 1080p, Steve plz read and understand what im saying.


  148. Aussious aka Remember the 4th November

    October 25, 2010 at 10:02

    lans please alaborate were does it state that all games support 1080p? Please do not use your mis intepretation of facts to argue your case. the symbols at the back indicate that you can upscale the image unlike PS3 were this is not possible without negatiging visual quality,I am not sure if this is true for all PS3 games but all the ones I have played this always happens. If MS stated this a native then by now surely someone would have taken them to court for misinformation.


  149. lans

    October 25, 2010 at 10:34

    Aussious have you even looked at the back cover of the ps3, or xbox game?

    Look at the back cover of all your xbox 360 games, it says HDTV 480p,720p,1080i,1080p for all games!

    Look at the back of a ps3 game it says, Pal HD 720P or even lower sometimes, it is more truthful

    I looked the game cases for these two games

    Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 for PS3 is 720P
    Naruto Ultimate Storm 2 for XBox 360 HDTV 480P,720P,1080i,1080p
    see yet the games are the same resolution, ps3 can also upscale to 1080p but they don’t put that as the games actual resolution!

    can you please just physically pick up your xbox game case and look!


  150. Aussious aka Remember the 4th November

    October 25, 2010 at 10:48

    lans the difference is not all PS3 games are upscalable (from the console not HDTV), i.e Infamous if you upscale it to 1080p the visual quality suffers tremedously it looks like a PS2 game, were as almost all 360 games are upscalable to 1080i or 1080p, I do not undestand how you intepret this as MS being somehow dishonest…


  151. lans

    October 25, 2010 at 10:51

    you might think, that those numbers dont mean much but ive seen many people, get fooled by the 1080p numbers compared to the ps3 720p, and choose the xbox game instead! because the game is a higher resolution on the game case??!
    its misinformation pure and simple no two ways about it!


  152. lans

    October 25, 2010 at 10:58

    Sony states the native resolution of the game, MS states what the game can upscale to!

    so Sony suffers and labours to make a true HD game like GT5 or Wipeout HD, and plans to sell the game on its visual prowess, it states the game is 1080p!

    Yet a Developer like Splintercell,Halo and i think too human, whose native resolutions are lower than 720p get a free pass and can be 1080p?

    Aussious the reason you cannot understand me is because you dont know the difference between a native resolution and an upscaled resolution

    Aussious do you know what upscale and native means?
    Aussious do you know the difference between 1080i and 1080p?

    do you really know?


  153. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 25, 2010 at 10:58

    The ironic thing is you won’t even notice the difference between 1080p and 720p if someone didn’t tell you.


  154. Bonk

    October 25, 2010 at 11:00

    and the battle for the interwebs still rages on. Clearly lans is winning this battle.


  155. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 25, 2010 at 11:01


    Dude, I can’t keep track on how many times you spew crap and correct yourself so rather get your facts straight before diving into a fanboy rant.


  156. lans

    October 25, 2010 at 11:04

    typical Xbot! finally concedes to the point, then damage control!

    its not that important, well i think its important and i can see the difference. Instead of encouraging transparent and truthful practices, you would rather defend xbox mistakes and lies

    When Sony made mistakes, we told them they wrong, and they tried to fix most of their mistakes.

    when MS makes mistakes XBox loyalists defend the mistakes

    that is the difference in intelligence between
    a Droid and a Xbot


  157. Bonk

    October 25, 2010 at 11:08

    “that is the difference in intelligence between
    a Droid and a Xbot” LOL


  158. Aussious aka Remember the 4th November

    October 25, 2010 at 11:50

    Yes lans I am very much aware of the difference between an upscaled image and one that is native, native meaning it was programmed in 1080p. for the normal untech savvy person the difference between the two is unrecorgnisable… As for SONY “suffering laboures” to make two 1080p games that’s an exageration by anyone’s standards.


  159. Nick de Bruyne

    October 25, 2010 at 13:02

    Xbox 360 games list of resolutions seems to be more about what resolutions are supported and I think Sony should do it too.

    How many times have any of you picked up a game, seen that it wasn’t a 1080p game and then decided not to buy it for that reason? None. On the flip side, less experienced gamers and parents do silly things, like see a game that says 720p on the back, but they know they have a 1080p TV, so the idiots put the game back thinking that their TV doesn’t support it.

    It happens


  160. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 25, 2010 at 13:03

    Yep, lans has scored the most crits. If this was a boss battle, Aussious and Steve would have seen a Game Over title by now.


  161. Syth

    October 25, 2010 at 13:18

    Indeed. A friend of mine chose the Xbox for that reason. Idiot at BTgames said that all the Xbox games are 1080p and therefore, if you have a HD TV, the games will look better than opposed to the PS3’s titles.


  162. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 25, 2010 at 13:18

    I didn’t concede to anything you moron! Why would you think that?
    FFS, it’s like arguing with cleverbot:


  163. Nick de Bruyne

    October 25, 2010 at 13:26

    Who are you? The ominous narrator?


  164. Steve Hofmeyr

    October 25, 2010 at 13:26

    I would have smashed my controller by now since this boss battle is clearly not according to any rules or common sense.


  165. Aussious 360

    October 25, 2010 at 13:26

    Well I don’t see how that’s MS’s fault more like the ill informed BT personnel if you ask me and that thing is very common in our country…


  166. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    October 25, 2010 at 13:35

    I have found my calling Nick. I am Don King, promoter and facilitator of quality internet matches πŸ˜€ All we need now is mud. πŸ˜€

    Good times!


  167. Aussious 360

    October 25, 2010 at 13:41

    If this is a boss battle then clearly the game has some serious glitches not to mention shoddy A.I and repetitive game play mechanics 8-bit anyone?


  168. Nick de Bruyne

    October 25, 2010 at 14:03

    Well that’s why they have the supported resolutions on the box, to try and make it simpler for people to understand. Especially with the way that PC system requirements were always on the back of the box, some people might misread the console games and think that their TV won’t support the game.


  169. Nick de Bruyne

    October 25, 2010 at 17:06

    @Bobby, If I was in the game as well, I would be the invert camera button. :/


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