Why must you always kick me in the nuts, PS3?
By dv8mad 12-19-2011 11:52 PM
I picked up a 360 on release day in Japan. I wanted a PS3 on release day, but the price was simply too high, so I decided to wait a bit on it. I actually ended up caving in very early during that first Black Friday as I just happened to be in the U.S. and Wal-Mart was giving 10 free blu-rays with the PS3.
The system itself came with Motorstorm and, I'll admit, it was fun for a couple days, but it become boring after that. For racing games, I really prefer Kart racers or Burnout (real Burnout, not that Paradise crap!).
Basically, for the first year and a half of PS3 ownership, I didn't do much but watch blu-rays on it.
Because of that, the 360 was always my gaming system of choice.
Over the years, the PS3 has gained ground with some exclusives that are right up my alley (mostly RPGs) and, of course, the ever-present blu-ray playback capabilities.
I see in just about every thread mentioning PS3 or 360 that people are almost always on one side or the other.
I'll be honest, I try my absolute best to be middle of the road, but EVERY SINGLE TIME I feel like i get to the point where PS3 could actually be, IMO, on the same level as the 360, some stupid thing happens.
It really is like, just when I start liking PS3 a lot, it hauls off and kicks me in the ding-ding.
First, I was really getting into the PS2 games that I had missed out on and had also began playing Resistance, which I was enjoying.
Of course, my PS3 started screwing up and, in the end, I had to buy a new one after they had removed B/C.
That left me with no way to play my PS2 games for a few months and it soured me on PS3 for a bit. I finished up Resistance, but I was right back to having a gaming system (360) and a blu-ray player again.
Quite awhile later, I was warming up to PS3 again thanks to Sony's excellent move of not having region coded games. It meant that, although I had to pass on many games due to MS's refusal to get over the stupid random region coding of games, I could pick up multi-platform games on PS3 without having to worry about compatibility issues.
I had a couple games that just didn't play as well as I had hoped, and then I found that the 360 version often were better, and I don't simply mean visually - because if that were the biggest deal, I would not play PS2 games - but even in basic operation like framerate and loading. Don't even get me started on the mandatory installs. "Oh, I would like to play this new game!" *Puts it in and waits for half an hour.
I ended up starting to research just about every game and hope for a region free release on 360 rather than picking up the safe PS3 release early.
Still, lots of good (to me) exclusives were coming out on PS3 so, although it had once again lowered it's status, it continued to once again improve it's standing slowly.
Then there was the hack and Sony not coming out and saying anything meaningful for much too long and I was soured on them yet again.
Still, I understood it happens. They just had a bunch of idiots thinking they could somehow cover for it. Understanding that a bunch of morons not communicating effectively isn't a reason to hold a grudge, I have been, again, building up a case for Sony to become my #1 machine...
Last night, my wife wanted to watch a blu-ray. When I turned on the system, she happened to notice there was a trailer for MiB3. She said she liked those movies and asked me to click it. I went ahead and did so, only to be told I needed to perform a system update... To view a trailer...
OK, I went ahead and began the system update which, of course, took almost 20 minutes to download.
Then it had to search for the update it had just downloaded (even my wife said "why are you searching? You just got it!") and then install. another 5 minutes.
So annoying that we had spent almost 30 minutes updating simply to see the trailer.
But, the worst part is, when I clicked the trailer, it said that it was not available for my region. Are you KIDDING me? A trailer can't be watched because I live in Japan?!?!
I thought I was pissed, but my wife was even more so. She told me I should just play 360 and leave the PS3 alone. I talked her out of it and we still watched the movie, for the record.
But, the point is, my wife, who knows nothing about games, was so annoyed just with what she has seen of the PS3 over the years, that she told me to go to the other system!
Why won't you let me love you PS3? Why do you have to be so bassackwards all the time?
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