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Which console to buy?

Postby shivcakes » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:57 pm

Dudes and dudettes.

I'm planning on buying a console in summer. don't really want to start the whole PS3 vs. Xbox 360 debate (that's old news) but just looking for opinions on what's best to get? I'm used to Xbox 360 so I'll probs stick with one of them but what are experiences of PS3? have barely played on one. Haven't got fast enough internet for online gaming (max speed around 20mbps) in all honesty, and have 25GB limit per month so that isn't really an option anyway afaik..

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby PurpleDemon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:46 pm

Ps3 has some lovely games, and most importantly, free online.

I still prefer 360 though.

In the end, it's probably gonna come down to what games you want.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby shivcakes » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:57 pm

I like COD, GTA, Dragon Age, MK vs DCU, anything I've ever played on has been on Xbox. What games am I missing out on ???
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:00 pm

Get an N64, 4 controllers, 3 friends, and a copy of Goldeneye. Then thank me.

Also get Ocarina Of Time. You won't have time to thank me, your life will be too fulfilled.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby PurpleDemon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:05 pm

360 has Fable, Halo and Viva Pinata which are all good. Oh, and Saints Row and Skyrim are better on 360 than PS3 :P

PS3 has LittleBigPlanet, PAIN, God of War, Final Fantasy, Killzone, Motorstorm and Pixeljunk Shooter; they're all amazing :D

Also, the controller for 360 is better than PS3.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby shivcakes » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:09 pm

HMMM. FINAL FANTASY........
Use to play that on PS2 back in the day.
what's Ocarina of time?
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:15 pm

shivcakes wrote:what's Ocarina of time?


Only the greatest game in the history of games. The first Zelda game on the N64 :romance-inlove:
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby King_Walnut » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:18 pm

Just get a PS3
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Tomfiend4.0 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:45 pm

mrpaul wrote:Get an N64, 4 controllers, 3 friends, and a copy of Goldeneye. Then thank me.

Also get Ocarina Of Time. You won't have time to thank me, your life will be too fulfilled.


Nintendo should just bring the N64 back with online features.

But yeah, PS3.

Or get a Dreamcast and play Shenmue.

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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Ross » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:49 pm

Xbox. I haven't used my PS3 since the day i bought my xbox. It's so bad in comparison. Can't even pick up a stable internet connection when it's sitting next to my router.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:06 pm

Tomfiend4.0 wrote:
mrpaul wrote:Get an N64, 4 controllers, 3 friends, and a copy of Goldeneye. Then thank me.

Also get Ocarina Of Time. You won't have time to thank me, your life will be too fulfilled.


Nintendo should just bring the N64 back with online features.


Oh my heavens yes! Imagine multi-player Goldeneye online! :o

Tomfiend4.0 wrote:Or get a Dreamcast and play Shenmue.


I think I love you. I've given my Dreamcast to Lynne, along with Shenmue 1 & 2 but it's not in a drawer. May have to bust it out :P

Great comment Tom ;)
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Tomfiend4.0 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:15 pm

mrpaul wrote:
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mrpaul wrote:Get an N64, 4 controllers, 3 friends, and a copy of Goldeneye. Then thank me.

Also get Ocarina Of Time. You won't have time to thank me, your life will be too fulfilled.


Nintendo should just bring the N64 back with online features.


Oh my heavens yes! Imagine multi-player Goldeneye online! :o



Goldeneye, Mario kart, micromachines, duke nukem...it would be other-worldly!

And I never had Shenmue 2 :cry:

Looked on amazon (I think) to try and track it down but it was so expensive!

I used to spend ages buying those little toys :lol:

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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:20 pm

Shenmue 2 was ace, me and my sister completed it 3 times, filling up the save slots, then deleted them all and played again :lol: proper loved the Shenmue games. It's an ongoing saga too, there's been rumours upon rumours about Shenmue 3 coming out, I hope it does, I'd lose my life in that game.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Tomfiend4.0 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:27 pm

The first was an amazing game, never played the second though. It's weird how the things I remember are the little things like the shops, the capsule machines, dialing random numbers and fork lift racing :P

I think I may have to dig out my dreamcast now...and my N64!

I bet they'd look hideous on my tv though :lol:

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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:34 pm

The forklift job was awesome. I remember the hilariously terrible dialogue, talking to random people in the street, or the random kids that just say "hey mister, wanna play?" Those kids need to be more careful :P
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Tomfiend4.0 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:44 pm

Couldn't you knock on everyone's door too? Don't think I would have been very popular in that village :P

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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:54 pm

Yeah and no one was ever in, he'd just go around saying "perhaps they're out" in his strangely American accent :lol: it was odd how most of the people in the game sounded Japanese apart from a few characters who were really Americanised.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Tomfiend4.0 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:59 pm

That was it :lol:

As I'm off work for two weeks I might just set it up and dedicate my time off to Shenmue :o

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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby mrpaul » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:21 pm

You must hunt down Shenmue 2 and play them both through, I'll be VERY disappointed if you don't :P
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby King_Walnut » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:49 pm

Ross wrote:Xbox. I haven't used my PS3 since the day i bought my xbox. It's so bad in comparison. Can't even pick up a stable internet connection when it's sitting next to my router.


USE A CABLE

That won't be anything to do with the PS3 either, that's most likely ports that are configured incorrectly. Ideally you should put a console in a DMZ.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby Ross » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:16 pm

It's all the PS3. Everything is configured correctly. My xbox picks up a perfect connection from the other side of the house.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby shivcakes » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:36 pm

DOES XBOX USE A HUGE AMOUNT OF INTERNET DATA WHEN PLAYING ONLINE?
As I said, limit is 25GB.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby ANXIETY » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:19 am

Just get an Xbox. Cheaper and generally the online is better too.
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby kipper64 » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:26 am

If playing online is the clincher what do most of your friends have, and go with that. Both consoles have their ups and downs but multiplayer is only as good as the people you have to play with/against
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Re: Which console to buy?

Postby hybrid theorist » Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:39 am

mrpaul wrote:there's been rumours upon rumours about Shenmue 3 coming out, I hope it does, I'd lose my life in that game.

Those rumours have existed since about 6 months after the last shenmue game came out, what, 10 years ago? :P

never actually played them, I think I should. I'm a bit of a hipster who's got to have played/listened to the best everything.

it's much easier with music, to find the "best albums ever" for a fiver or less (or download them for nowt) but games can still be expensive.
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