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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 1:34:06 AM PST
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Posted on Nov 6, 2012 12:09:21 AM PST
who is AEK says:
I actually agree with the OP. I went back to the Xbox 360 because I wanted to play Gears of War and I also wanted a more interactive online experience. The PS3 is almost dead-silent unless you're playing a popular game, like Call of Duty or Uncharted. And even then most of the games I played were dead-silent. Now when I hop on Gears 3, which came out a year ago, there's a good chance I'll hear people talking throughout the game.

Of course, people talking isn't necessarily a good thing. Some people take the game too seriously and start trash-talking, others are just plain weird. But I still have a better chance of actually meeting someone I want to play with and add to my friend's list on the 360 than I ever did playing the PS3. It's like the PS3 is more geared towards those that love single-player campaigns, since a lot of PS3 games have a pretty good single-player campaign.

When it comes to the controller & competitiveness, any competitor will be able to adapt to either controller, no exceptions. It's not that hard. I do agree the 360 controller is better because of its size (I have big hands) and the triggers, but other than that, the controller is irrelevant..........unless it's the PC. But that's a different story.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:57:56 PM PST
Ehh, to be honest, not too broad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:52:19 PM PST
Dukeshire says:
Well the Dualshock is certainly more "percise" than your grammar and spelling.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:48:27 PM PST
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DVvM says:
How vast, exactly, is your experience with fighting games on both the Xbox 360 and the PS3?

Generally these games have matchmaking algorithms designed to prevent people from playing against really good players until they've themselves demonstrated a certain amount of skill (because good players don't really want to play against newbies anyway.)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:35:11 PM PST
I only noticed this with CoD. Fighting gamers are better on PS3 as far as I can tell from experiecne, but other than that, I don't see too much of a difference between both communities in terms of skill.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:30:57 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 11:31:32 PM PST
Except that Uncharted has multiplayer (Journey does too, but it's just co-op). You fail to cover the wide variety of other exclusive games on BOTH platforms that have online multiplayer, like Left 4 Dead, Killzone, Resistance, Forza, Gran Turismo, Demon's Souls, etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 11:27:37 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 5, 2012 11:34:01 PM PST
"the types of gamer that the PS3 tends to attract is certainly a more casual sort"

This statement isn't even remotely true. I don't think you know what casual means.

" so we choose to spend our preciuos gaming time on more story driven single- player games rather than adrenaline-pumping online mayhem."

Two of the games you listed, Killzone and Uncharted, have great online multiplayer. Again, this makes no sense.

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.)

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.

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."

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 2:20:28 PM PST
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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 2:11:47 PM PST
Harmicky says:
NES controller is better.

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

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 2:04:44 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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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
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