1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

PS3 Worthless for Gaming

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by GlennJ84, Apr 3, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Apr 3, 2008 #1 of 31
    GlennJ84

    GlennJ84 Mentor

    46
    0
    Sep 27, 2007
    Has anyone noticed that the PS3 is not really a game system. It doesn't really do anything perfectly and the only thing I can seem to find that it does well is play movies (Blu-Ray and Upconvert DVDs).

    I think there is something fundamentally wrong with a game system when you are forced to quit a game you are playing in order to answer a message from a fellow friend on your 'list o buddies.'

    That is all.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2008 #2 of 31
    Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    10,063
    2
    Jun 10, 2004
    Northern...
    Works fine for me... I IM chat during game play on Dark Kingdom.

    The games I play are awesome, so I have know I idea where your going on it sucks for games.

    Starting off a thread like this could get flamed fast. Let me start by saying user error.... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Apr 3, 2008 #3 of 31
    jazzyd971fm

    jazzyd971fm Godfather

    364
    0
    Sep 1, 2007
     
  4. Apr 3, 2008 #4 of 31
    waynebtx

    waynebtx Hall Of Fame

    2,483
    10
    Dec 24, 2006
    Kingsville,T...
    Works great for me
     
  5. Apr 4, 2008 #5 of 31
    phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    1,523
    1
    Sep 12, 2007
    I think this is especially true if you have used a Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.
     
  6. Apr 4, 2008 #6 of 31
    Pinion413

    Pinion413 Icon

    715
    0
    Oct 20, 2007
    Give it time. Microsoft has had Live going since the original XBOX, and most of us who use it take it for granted as to how well it works with all of its features.

    For all intents and purposes, Sony's online service has only been up and running seriously for a year and a half, far less time than M$ has had with Live.

    It'll get there. Nothing worth while happens overnight. :grin:

    (I don't own a PS3 yet by the way, mainly for the reasons the OP stated. :lol: )
     
  7. Apr 4, 2008 #7 of 31
    Brandon428

    Brandon428 Hall Of Fame

    1,129
    1
    Mar 21, 2007
    I have owned a ps3 for sometime now and just as the HR20 has come a long way so has the PS3. The PS3 will have in game messaging soon. Also Home Beta is supposed to launch at the end of may that will give it an edge in the online community world. Also this year will produce a lot of awesome PS3 games such as MGS and Killzone and much more. Take it from someone who has a 360 and PS3...Home will will be much better than live,although as of right now Live destroys PSN. Be patient for more features such as in game messaging,their coming.
     
  8. glennb

    glennb Hall Of Fame

    1,614
    0
    Sep 21, 2006
    Kinda like this user error.....
    .....so I have know I idea where your going on it sucks for games.
    The first part of the sentence seemd OK but this part is a little confusing.
    :confused:
     
  9. texaswolf

    texaswolf Hall Of Fame

    1,073
    0
    Oct 18, 2007
    game play is great for me...last i had heard Sony was working on the in game IM , and will be in a future update....at least you dont have to pay to play online;)
     
  10. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    1,523
    1
    Sep 12, 2007
    I have both a Xbox 360 and PS3 and online gaming is not even close. I would gladly pay, and do, for a great online gaming experience.

    The PS3 has been out far too long, IMHO, to not have a good online interface. This was a key benefit Sony brought up when selling the PS3 and they have barely made any progress on it. I'm starting to think by the time the PS3 gets to the usability level of the Xbox 360, we will have new consoles to buy.
     
  11. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    1,177
    0
    Jul 30, 2007
    i love the ps3 and all the games that are available for it. It is the best system out there and superior to the Xbox. Just becasue you can't IM your way online it does not mean that it's worthless.
     
  12. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    15,654
    121
    Apr 5, 2006
    I went to SonyStyle site a couple of days ago to look for one. They show the 80 GB version as being available in June 2008. Is that right? Does anyone have any idea what it will be capable of?
     
  13. bobukcat

    bobukcat Hall Of Fame

    1,965
    2
    Dec 20, 2005
    I don't worry too much about on-line gaming and I'm just a casual gamer but Drake's Fortune, Rainbow Six Vegas (the original is much better than the 2nd IMO), and MLB The Show are GREAT games with phenomenal graphics and smooth controls. This year will have a lot of great releases such as Gran Turismo and new MGS so I don't agree it's useless as a gaming machine by any means!
     
  14. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    1,523
    1
    Sep 12, 2007
    Thats my issue with the PS3. I haven't found one game that looks better on the PS3 then the Xbox 360. If they are on both systems, I usually take the 360 version as it will have better online play and the graphics are identical. The PS3 had a bunch of system only titles that got moved to multiple systems for various reasons. System exclusive games was the main reason I purchased the PS3. Now it seems the only thing the PS3 will give me the 360 can't is Gran Turismo and the often delayed MGS. Not sure thats worth 600$.
     
  15. rucknrun

    rucknrun AllStar

    76
    0
    Jul 16, 2007
    At least you get everything with the PS3, XBOX you have to buy everything separately. i.e. the charger for the wireless controller is separate. PS3 is superior in every way to the XBOX 360 except the game selection. XBOX has a much better catalog. I use my PS3 as a media center more then anything else. It is the best way to watch video podcasts.

    On a side note back to games. I think the partial release of Gran Turismo 5 is a cheap money grab. It is almost shameless.
     
  16. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    3,727
    7
    Nov 2, 2006
    Phoenix,...
    I have Unreal Tournament 3 and love it. I don't have a headset, so I can't speak to that part. I am going to buy a blue tooth 2.0 hands free for my cellphone and it can double as one for the PS3.
     
  17. phat78boy

    phat78boy Hall Of Fame

    1,523
    1
    Sep 12, 2007
    Don't agree with you there. While it doesn't come with a charger for the controller, you can easliy add one for much less then the complete price of the PS3. The 360's built-in media extender is unmatched if you have a media center PC. As we are talking about game systems, both online play and console play are much better on the the 360. I also prefer the 360 controller and like the fact I can use it with my computer games...Crysis anyone? :D
     
  18. chris0

    chris0 Godfather

    477
    0
    Jun 25, 2007
    Have you played it yet? I got it on Tuesday when it was released and IMHO it's totally worth $40. Once you clear the C, B and A classes you can race online in the intermediate and professional races, much better class of drivers than the "bump-and-run" types that can fill up the beginner races.
     
  19. texaswolf

    texaswolf Hall Of Fame

    1,073
    0
    Oct 18, 2007
    interesting...my brother in law and buddy were over playing my ps3 the other day, both own 360's and both said they liked the online better (COD 4) on the ps3...and both complained about having to buy everything separate for the 360 (i have extra mini usb's that i use as chargers for my ps3 controllers...free) and one of them already dealt with a failure on his first 360. Not sure what you mean about unmatched as a media player...mine plays everything i stream to it just fine. I figured both consoles are comparable...but i hear a lot of complaints from them. So i guess if you add the price of the controller chargers, online play, and a high def player...there isn't much of a price difference. Mine was $400..two controllers, BR movie with it.
     
  20. Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    10,063
    2
    Jun 10, 2004
    Northern...
    $600 for what?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page