Jump to content


Member Since 29 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active Apr 22 2020 08:33 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

03 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

Not to mention that the 360's RROD issues (I've owned 3 in my time), and every Windows release ever have taught me to NEVER buy any Microsoft product at launch.  Hell I finally updated from Win XP to Win 7 in Nov 2012 when I built a new gaming rig. 

In Topic: Xbox One on the way. DRM removed, more details to come.

03 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

This is tough for me because the 360 is my main console this gen (I have a PS3 but mainly for BR movies and PS3 exclusives). and I MUCH prefer the 360 controller over the dualshock, but I absolutely do not want and will not have a Kinect in my house.  I do have privacy concerns about it, but even more so I dont want to talk to my console, or wave my arms at it to get things done.  And I fear that MS will beg and incentivize developers to shoehorn crappy Kinect elements into games that otherwise dont need them.  I dont want to make a

'batarang throwing motion' to throw my batarang in the next Arkham game.


I'll get a 180 eventually, probably when theres a pricecut or a slim redesign ( I eventually get all the consoles), or as soon as I hear confirmation that I can plug my Kinect in, wrap it in duct tape, and drop it into my fishtank, and still use my console.

In Topic: This Generation's Console War is Officially Stupid

03 July 2013 - 07:03 PM

I'll probably get a PS4 at or near launch, and an xbox 180 somewhere down the line, after a price drop or a redesign.


I was the opposite last gen, had a 360 from near launch and only picked up a PS3 when the slim came out to catch up on some PS3 exclusives.  I'm not a fanboy and own nearly every console and handheald of the last 20+ years.


I agree with all the anti-MS sentiment regarding their anti-consumer DRM policies and I'm glad they listened and reversed course, but I don't delude myself into thinking they did it willingly. 


The media stuff on the 180 I don't care about.  I can stream Netflix on 20 different devices I already own, and the 180 wont replace my cablebox so whats the point.  I dont watch enough TV shows or movies to care if my experience is more streamlined.


And I don't give a crap about Kinect.  They have had Kinect on the 360 for years now and all the games (of which there are not many) are shit.  I don't want to talk to my consoles, or wave my hands at them to get things done.  And I certainly won't pay extra to have this included in my console purchase.  Oh i can swipe my arms through the air and scroll through my Netflix queue?  TAKE MY MONEY!  lol  If I want to get exercise I will go outside and ride my bike.


They very fact that Kinect is standard and required (I cant plug it in and then wrap in up in duct tape) scares me because I can see MS begging developers to shoehorn half baked Kinect elements into their games. Just like early PS3 games had shitty sixaxis controls tacked on, until consumers shit on it enough that developers stopped doing it.  There's a reason dual stick controllers have been around for 15+ years, and keyboard and mouse has been around for 30+ years, it's because those are the best, and most efficient ways to control consoles and PC's respectively.  Kinect seems like a solution in search of a problem.  And I didn't even touch on the creepy always on camera and mic privacy issues, which do concern me.


Then again, I'm an old fart (I actually value my privacy! imagine that), and no longer the target demo for this stuff, even though I easily spend $10k plus a year me and my Wife's gaming habits.

In Topic: Call of Duty vs Battlefield

03 July 2013 - 06:15 PM

Both are excellent series and both fun in their own way.  CoD is smoother, smaller maps, more closed in, faster paced, more frantic.


BF is more open, slower paced, and with more variety to the gameplay (Vehicles!)


Imo, CoD does strict multiplayer team deathmatch better, but BF does more overall, it's more ambitious. 


I've spent literaly weeks and weeks in the multiplayer modes of both series, and In the beginning I used to play CoD 100%, then I began splitting my time between the two series, and now I play BF exclusively for my console multiplayer FPS fix.  I didnt even buy the last CoD game and I will be buying BF4 at launch.  But that's not to say CoD is a now a bad series, it's just that I personally, have gotten bored of straight team death match.  I can't remember many CoD stories other than some memorable kill streaks and a few times I've killed ppl with a flashbang to the head or a funny claymore placement.   But I can go on for hours telling stories about BF antics, surviving in a tank or a wild helicopter ride. 


As far as team communication goes, BF limits talking to squadmates only (max of 4), so theres generally less talking in BF games.  But I also see a divide across consoles.  on Xbox Live I'm usually called a derogatory term for Blacks, homosexuals, Jews or worse.  On PS3 no one has a mic so it's usually deathly quiet.


In summary, if you want to shoot as many people in the face, as fast as you can, play CoD.  if you want more opportunity for strategic play, and the ability to help you team, or even top the leaderboards without being a headshot master and getting 20+ kill streaks, then try Battlefied.


I don't really care for or even play the single player modes of these games, so I can't comment other than to say I feel a real cheapassgamer wouldn't spend $60 to play a 6-8 hour tacked on campaign mode.  Multiplayer is the heart of these games, and what you should be buying them for.

In Topic: Must Have PS3 Titles

19 March 2013 - 04:26 PM

What do you plan to stream on the PS3? Because my PS3 (day one launch Slim version) is utterly incapable of streaming 1080p video from Youtube without stuttering every few seconds. Netflix streaming also sucks compared to Xbox360.

For exclusive games, I recommend Valkyrie Chronicles, Demon's Souls, and Ni No Kuni.