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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Well, I play games quite a lot. I'm either looking to purchase a games console or a new computer! Though, I'm not too sure about the PS3, more looking towards the Xbox 360.

Which console do you use any why?:)
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
because tescos were very good to me
1 Like #2
I've been a sony boy all my gaming days but when the Xbox 360 was launched, and having heard the predicted price of the PS3 i bought one. It is probably the best thing i have ever bought, plenty of really good games that are now cheap as well, many great new releases on the horizon and many exclusives also, i'd go with the Xbox 360, also don't forget Xbox Live which is amazing especially with Gears of War and Bomberman live, don't get a Wii they are fun for about a week then they collect dust imo.
#3
bennype73
I've been a sony boy all my gaming days but when the Xbox 360 was launched, and having heard the predicted price of the PS3 i bought one. It is probably the best thing i have ever bought, plenty of really good games that are now cheap as well, many great new releases on the horizon and many exclusives also, i'd go with the Xbox 360, also don't forget Xbox Live which is amazing especially with Gears of War and Bomberman live, don't get a Wii they are fun for about a week then they collect dust imo.


Wouldn't buy a Wii. Yeh a lot of my friends have the 360, I have a HDTV I can hook it up to which is pretty good too. Shame I need HD-DVD player with the 360.
#4
why do u need a hd-dvd player with the 360?
#5
jasonrat
why do u need a hd-dvd player with the 360?


It don't lol. Doesn't matter. Wrong end of stick. Think I plan to get a new comp and 360, see how it goes since this computer is well over due to be updated.
#6
Wii is my fav
PC is my 2nd fav
Xbox 360 is my 3rd fav
Not bought a PS3 yet so undecided.

Always been a PC gamer and still am, but my PC's a bit old and hte Wii is just hella fun.
The 360 is good, but thinking the PS3 might be better.
Always prefered the PS2 controls, so should pick the PS3 up easy.
Hated the original Xbox, but got a 360 on a total impulse buy one day and it is great but it just cant compete with the other two i have.
1 Like #7
I like PC's, I prefer FPS on the PC over a console any day. Although nowadays for me to upgrade my PC to look anything graphically like an Xbox 360 would probably cost me more than a 360. A high end PC is great, but it's not high end for long with technological advancements. Keeping a top spec PC can be quite pricey. You should watch some videos of Crysis, that game looks incredible.

The 360 is a great machine. Yes it has it's hardware problems from time to time, but it makes up for it in its games. It has some great exclusives for it old and upcoming. Bioshock, Mass Effect, Halo 3 and Alan Wake to name a few.

The Wii is my latest purchase. I think it's a great console, it makes gaming fun. But I have this alongside my 360, not instead of. Hasn't the best catalogue of games at the moment, but it'll get better. I think some great plays are Zelda and Resident Evil 4. Looking forward to Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros Brawl. Overall, when I have some mates over, this is the console I'll be switching on.

The PS3, haven't owned one, don't see any reason to. Sony seems to think people should buy it because it's the 'Playstation 3' without proving anything. I've looked at the games on the PS3; Resistance and Ninja Gaiden look like pretty awesome games. The rest of it's games can be found on other platforms. Things will brighten up in 2008, with titles like MGS4 on the scene. I don't see the PS3 reaching its full potential until probably 2009. Only then will developers be used to the machine, and unlocking its true power. The only reason I see to own one in 2007 is if you wanted a BluRay player to be honest.

In the poll I voted Xbox 360. As a games console is about the games.
1 Like #8
I voted for PC.

The reason being PC games are modifiable. You can download extras for them to make the game more enjoyable/do things you can't normally within the game. I.e GTA, The Sims, Halo etc...
The only downfall here is you would need a high spec PC for smooth gameplay.

With consoles, you really only get smooth gameplay, and not all console games can be modified in a way PC games can...I hope I am making sense here! :thinking:

Anyway, thats what I think! :thumbsup:
#9
You've not mentioned any of the type of games you want to play and I would say that's one of the main reasons for choosing a platform.

I play on all the systems as to get the best of the gaming market but if I had to choose a single platform right now it would be the 360, as it's a more mature platform now it has a good gaming selection and plenty of good games for a low price.

I find the Wii is a fun little console and if you're primarily wanting to play multiplayer titles with friends then I think it's an excellent choice as games are usually simple and quick to pick up which means anyone can enjoy them. However so far I've not found many games that I've wanted to play for longer periods of time though.

I have very mixed thoughts on the PC platform, in general I think it's being coming less suitable as a gaming platform simply due to the lack of consistency between publishers. I have been into PC gaming for many years and as with any platform there have been great PC titles unmatched on other systems but actually playing the game is more difficult...it's quite rare for the game to work out of the box, usually you have to go off and get some patches which are often colossal in size (500MB+?!). Then there's usually an incompatibility with the graphics card driver which takes some experimentation to find a better one which offers the best stability and performance without any graphical defects. Then there's the hardware cost, during a network game of C&C3 recently the hard drive in my desktop machine blew...a few months before that in a network game of Dark Crusade (the dawn of war expansion) the graphics card core melted (350 pounds and out of warranty sadly).

I've always put up with most of that for the games however they seem to be a bit of a trickle right now, I'm fancying Quake wars but not really much else. If you're into MMORPGs though that's enough to keep many people happy continuously.

John
1 Like #10
i'd been a console gamer all my life but recently put together a pretty high spec'd pc and wow.

graphics are great but the best thing for me was getting a ps2 joypad converter which meant I could play colin mcrae and virtua tennis 3 on my pc with my ps2 pads and steering wheel. none of this keyboard nonsense.

you can get xbox pad converters as well so i'd def go the pc route but if you play pro evo then on the pc I dont know it just doesn't feel the same as the ps2 or xbox360 versions but that is my only gripe.
#11
I was split between the ps3 and the 360 but eventually chose the 360.

the main reason was there were more exclusive games for the 360. the only exclusive game for the ps3 that interests me is metal gear solid 4. whereas the 360 has halo 3, pgr3 and 4, bioshock, mass effect, extra gta4 content.

also if ps3 sales do not increase then it likely that konami will eventually release mgs4 for the 360.
[helper] 1 Like #12
Xbox - because of xbox live and compared to a PC you don't have to upgrade every year to play the latest games or spend £750 for a decent gaming machine (which would buy you 3 xbox premiums).
#13
Johnmcl7
You've not mentioned any of the type of games you want to play and I would say that's one of the main reasons for choosing a platform



FPS, Driving, Adventure, Sports etc. I play many games. I'm debated between a new PC or/and 360, depending on the deal I can get. Everyone repped for views :)
#14
I'd definitely choose the wii. I've always loved nintendo's because the controls are so easy to use, and the wii just gets you really involved in the game you're playing. But I'd say PC as second, as you can get good quality cheap games for a product most people own. I've never tried an x-box 360 but the PS3 just seems like a complete rip off.
#15
Xbox 360

Pros - Has most developer support and a huge library of games aimed at anyone, best for online gaming but it costs. You can choose to buy the add-on HD Drive.
Cons - Don't buy the Core pack, its not worth the money. Little multimedia support compared to PS3. Build quality is attrocious, do not buy without an extended warranty. Extended warranty makes it as expensive as PS3. Have to buy "Elite" to get HDMI port, although some Premiums are now shipping with HDMI. Backwards compatibility with Xbox is patchy.

PS3

Pros - Lots of multimedia support, Sony won the last war with the PS2 so have a strong footing, good build quality (so far), online gaming is free. Good interaction with PSP. Plays HD movies out of the box (Blu-Ray). Can run Linux.
Cons - Expensive, no ones buying it, lack of support from developers, online gaming not as good as Xbox 360. Backwards compatiblity with PS2/PS1 is patchy. Bit of a gamble at the moment.

Wii
Pros - Something different, selling well, cheap, good library of games from Nintendo, good build quality (so far). Backwards compatiblity with Gamecube is good. Online gaming is free.
Cons - Not many good games from anyone else (so you have to like Nintendo games really), not high-def, could soon be replaced with a HD Wii, games mostly revolve around motion sensing so you have to be a fan, by far the least powerful of the "big three". Few multimedia options. Online gaming not as good as Xbox.

Computer
Pros - Lots of old games available very cheaply, biggest library of games, other functions such as burning CD's, writing letters etc... start very cheap, can upgrade certain parts and keep your PC up to date (also a con as it costs). Easier and generally cheaper to repair than a console.
Cons - You have to upgrade certain parts-this means that your PC could be out of date within a few months and unable to play the latest games. Games often don't look like on the back of the box if your PC is weak. Prices can reach £1000+.

To summarise:

Xbox 360 - Get this if you want HD gaming and a huge library of games, not bothered about multimedia functions particularly. Don't buy without an extended warranty though as build quality is poor and MS's warranty is ****.

PS3 - Great for multimedia and HD, but not many games out for it at the moment, expensive. The 360's biggest rival.

Wii - Cheap and cheerful, but motion sensing games could get tiring and its streets behind the PS3/360 in terms of technology. Gotta be a fan of kiddie games.

PC - A cheap PC will play many (older) games and you can upgrade choice parts to get it upto spec if you so choose. Great because of its other functions.

The Other Choice - Don't forget the back catalogue of console from the last thirty years, i still play my Dreamcast/Xbox/PS2/Gamecube probably as much as my 360, and solid titles can be picked up off the High Street for as little as £1. A Dreamcast shouldnt cost you more than a tenner off eBay and there are dozens of ace games for it. Don't forget portables too, prominently the DS/PSP.
#16
I've got a wii and a 360, and happy with both.

Wii just shades it for me, even at a time when there are very few great games for the system.

Dead set against a PC. Had a gaming pc during uni, but was out of date within a year (at a higher initial cost than a console). At least with wii/PS3/360 you know you can play up to date games for the next four (ish) years.
#17
Console, Simply because with a pc you need to be constantly upgrading to get the best out of a new high end game, The console games are made for that exact hardware, So its perfect!
#18
Xbox 360 FTW

Bioshock
Mass Effect
Dead Rising
Gears of War (Soon to be a triology)
Halo 3
Assasins Creed
Xbox Live Market Place

And many more
#19
I have a reasonably powerful PC, an XBOX 360 and just got a Wii - holding off buying a PS3 just now.

The PC is the best choice if you what something that will do more than play games - but it is also the most expensive choice, and to me a pc isn't the type of platform where you can just quickly turn it on and get playing - you need to have a reasonable amount of time to get into playing a pc game (booting up pc, installing games etc

If you are not bother about something that can do more than just play games then i would choose an XBOX 360 out of the consoles.

Just bought a Wii - but then thats because i already have an XBOX 360. It's good to have along side the 360 as it is a different kind of console, but don't know how long it will last before the novelty wears off (although i still think it will get played alot with a mate or two coming round), and it is not that much more powerful than a Gamecube and you can really tell. Also there are only a handful of Wii games out that look any good.

I have had the XBOX 360 for a good while now. I have about 20+ games for it and there are still a lot more that i want. A downside is you have to pay for XBOX Live, but it is worth it (and this is coming from someone who refuses to buy any online pc games where you have to pay a subscription), and the Live Arcade is improving all of the time. One of the other things i like about the 360 is the gaming achievements - where you get rewarded for playing through a game! The 360 also has messenger and media centre as well.

The PS3 is just too expensive, not enough worth while games at the moment, and developers haven't quite gotten used to it yet - meaning the XBOX 360 versions of the same game appear to be better, although the console will improve alot over the next year or so (which by that time will also be alot cheaper too!)

So in my opinion if you want something that does more than play games - a PC (but will be expensive). If you want something solely to play games with some added benefits then go for an XBOX 360 - which it looks like most people have agreed on!
#20
Iom-RF
Console, Simply because with a pc you need to be constantly upgrading to get the best out of a new high end game, The console games are made for that exact hardware, So its perfect!

Exactly. Anyone that tells you difference is a nincompoop. :thumbsup:

Pc's are hardly bargains. They never have been and never will be, give it a year or 2 and they are out of date and then you need to spend another £500-900 to play the latest games. I think Pc's have had their day personally, consoles are the future.

Xbox live is great for getting more out of your games too. Yes you can play pc games online but it's not as easy as sticking a disc in is it?

Go for the Xbox 360. You won't regret it! Pc's are for work that's all. I think people are mad spending 1 grand on a pc to play games, it's just madness. Some of the dell 'bargain' threads are pretty ridiculous. That's just my opinion of course. PC's are awesome for graphics programs which is all I use mine for. :-D

Don't get me started on laptops either! Been there done that. Burn't out a year later!

I have a core xbox 360 and premium and they are 2 of the best purchases I have made. The core has 3 years service contract too! I don't think they do those now but you are still covered for the 3 lights. If you treat your console well it will be fine, I have and it's over a year old now! People who have had 5 consoles in a year need to get a life. Sorry but it's a fact.

You look after something well and it will last. Anyway 360 wins hands down. It will only get better too next year!
banned#21
wii sucksssssssssasssss
#22
Utter rubbish, treat it well and it will be fine.
Treated mine perfectly, always on a shelf by itself with plenty airflow, and basically hardly used the thing, and still got the red ring of death.

Anyway, First Person Shooters were made for PC's.
FPS's just do not play well on consoles. Thats why most of the popular games on PC's are FPS's. They suck on consoles and the only decent way to play them is on your computer, that you will need to upgrade every so often.
#23
Got a 360,PC & a Wii and I use all three, the PC lends itself to more serious games, 360 good for the graphics and straight in game play and the Wii is just great fun with exercise thrown in for free plus internet access.
If I had to pick only one it would have to be the PC.:thumbsup:
#24
PC - unlimited "free" games without having to hack your hardware.

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