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PS3 not as competitve as the 360

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Initial post: Nov 5, 2012 1:43:07 PM PST
When I play online on ps3 I tend to do really good. I don't know why but I feel the online community seems lacking on the ps3. I think the dualshock 3 isn't as well tuned and percise as the 360 controller, effecting the competition or maybe the ps3 is for solo people who only like single player games. What a waste of technology. Or am i just crazy?

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:43:44 PM PST
Oskar2525 says:
You crazy!

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:43:48 PM PST
StriderNeo15 says:
I think you are completely correct.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:45:01 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 1:45:12 PM PST
Lucanus says:
Crazy? Probably not. Annoying? Mildly so.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:45:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 1:46:33 PM PST
Marvelous says:
I love my PS3 for exclusive titles only (single player), so the man does have a point with me.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:46:08 PM PST
Admiral55 says:
Cool story bro.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:46:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 1:47:03 PM PST
Harmicky says:
You CrAy cRaY!

Actually, I don't know. Maybe? I'm not sure how the millions of PSN users would be "less competitive" than the millions of XBL users, and I certainly don't understand how the dualshock is "as well tuned" (you can tune those suckers?), but I can't objectively say you're right or wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:48:00 PM PST
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Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:50:25 PM PST
got mayo?™ says:
I play CoD on PS3 for this very reason. More Wanksters= Better K2D

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:52:09 PM PST
JWK says:
What does "effecting" mean?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:53:45 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 1:54:29 PM PST
Kirksplosion says:
Well, your post did get crazier and crazier as it went along (fine tuned controller, wasted technology, etc.) but the main point seems right.

It makes sense that a system that has a paywall for the multiplayer component would also house the people who 1) take competitive multiplayer more seriously, and 2) play more to get their money's worth out of it, thus become increasingly better at it.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:54:34 PM PST
I dunno, my PS3 just texted my 360 and said "87 metascore, beetch!" Sounds pretty competitive to me.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:54:34 PM PST
Harmicky says:
Wow, the mods are really ratcheting down...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:55:43 PM PST
That Emu Kid says:
Oh shit!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 1:56:58 PM PST
jtshiel says:

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 1:56:58 PM PST
As an owner of both ps3 and xbox 360, I agree with part of what you're saying; online shooters do seem to be a little less competitive than on xbox, or at least that's the case with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. However, I completely disagree that the PS3 is any kind of wasted technology; the types of gamer that the PS3 tends to attract is certainly a more casual sort, people like me who don't have as much time as we used to to play games, and so we choose to spend our preciuos gaming time on more story driven single- player games rather than adrenaline-pumping online mayhem. And while game developers are certainly doing a better job of adapting games like Call of Duty to the PS3, the true potential of the machine is unlocked through games specifically designed for it, like Uncharted, Killzone, God of War, etc.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 2:04:44 PM PST
Harmicky says:
Yeah, I really don't understand the deletion protocol.

You can talk about this book: Shit. But you can't talk about this book: Idiot.. Or this song either, apparently: Tits [Explicit].

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 2:09:32 PM PST
Kin-foot says:
12 year olds have much more time to play and practice than the average working class adult.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 2:11:22 PM PST
quinten488 says:
PS3 Controller is better.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:11:47 PM PST
Harmicky says:
NES controller is better.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:20:28 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 2:20:52 PM PST
Solid Sponge says:
No Shit, sherlock. MLG and competitive ladders are all on 360 for some reason. All the major youtubers are on 360 as well, it's no surprise that you'd find less competition. I've said it before - PS3 is for single player people and 360 is if you prefer online games. 360 has Halo and Gears, PS3 has Uncharted and Journey. See?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:22:49 PM PST
Bobbum Man says:
and my axe

i mean, i concur it is the same with me

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:23:03 PM PST
GUEST!! says:
"I don't get it. The PS3 just isn't as competitive as the 360. He just wants to sit around all day and play his video games instead of going out and playing sports like a normal boy."

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:16:13 PM PST
Nicos says:
It is because the PS3 features free online play so any scrub can play. The Xbox Live Gold subcription requirement keeps the riff raff out and elevates the level of gameplay you find online.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 11:21:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 11:21:57 PM PST
DVvM says:
Well, I think that people who are really competitive would probably want to compete in the arenas that feature the most competitors (so there are either more worthy adversaries, you have more people to lord it over by being king of the mountain, and you have an easier time finding a game).

For whatever reason, multiplayer games (particularly popular things like Call of Duty) tend to have a larger install base on the Xbox 360. So potentially, if one is not disinclined to pay the access fee for Xbox Live Gold, that playing your competitive multiplayer games on the 360 would be a rational decision (i.e. it is conceivable that the value proposition of $60/year for a larger group of people to play with could work out for someone.)
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