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I have been a happy 360 owner for almost three years now. But being sonystyle had that 250 dollar ps3 deal, I had to get one. I was already thinking about getting a blu-ray player, so it was a no brainer.


Question is, seems a lot of games are on both systems now, does one system usually have a better version, or is is a toss up?


being it's my first time in the playstation camp, what games should I check out? I can borrow a copy of metal gear from a friend, but what else?


another reason for the ps3 is, most of my friends are grabbing em, and they don't have a 360, so I would hate to miss out on some online action with em.
 

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Did you play the first 3 MGS games? I'd recommend those before MGS4.


Cross platform games are virtually identical these days.


Checkout:

Super Stardust HD

Wipeout HD

Uncharted

Valkyria Chonricles

LittleBigPlanet

Lumines Supernova


That's a nice wide range of genres and fantastic games.
 

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Research multiplats beforehand. Sometimes a certain version has an edge, but future releases are likely to be more or less the same. Developers used to lead on the 360 because it had the larger userbase, but now the trend is leaning towards leading on the PS3 because it's easier to port to the 360 rather than vice versa.
 

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cool. thanks for the suggestions.


any good fps that aren't on 360? I think it's time for a gamefly account

A lot of people will recommend Resistance 2; I thought it was okay. SOCOM is a great exclusive shooter, but it's very different from most FPS games, so research it a little before you jump in (great way to get a cheap, quality headset; or a cheap, quality game; however you want to look at it).


Otherwise, Killzone 2 comes out next month. It's gonna rule.
 

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Resistance 2. They say the single player is kinda meh, but the multiplayer and co-op is top notch. Killzone 2 comes out next month and is looking amazing. Both PS3 exclusive.


Play Uncharted. That is a PS3 owner requirement. Uncharted 2 comes out later this year.
 

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Killzone 2 looks hot. I think the way to go would be to get my friends to pick up this game when it comes out, and we can have one common shooter among us.
 

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cool. thanks for the suggestions.


any good fps that aren't on 360? I think it's time for a gamefly account

Bioshock is good as long as you're looking for a single player, not an online game. the graphics and textures are awesome and it also has some very good sound. all around great game. but i do think it's also available for xbox as well. there is a demo for this game on PSN.


LBP is awesome. i was hesitant at first because it kinda looks like a kids game but it is definitely not just a kids game. it's like the next gen Mario, way next gen.


if you like racing games then check out WipeoutHD. sweet graphics, fast smooth gameplay, custom soundtracks with sick sound effects. if you have a good sound system it can be VERY fun.


we also have Fat Princess and Killzone 2, and RE5 on the way shortly.
 

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just traded in R2 at BB for $36 towards KZ2....i hated R2 the online wasnt my thing i love COD online MP so R2 had NO replay value for me...


it was essentially a $24 rental....not too bad now i can get KZ2 for $24 bucks...
 

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any good fps that aren't on 360?

Resistance 1 and 2 are pretty much it. Killzone 2 hits late Feb/early March, I think.


But the PS3's software strengths aren't FPS games. The best exclusives so far are Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, GT5Prologue, MGS4, Everyday Shooter, Super Stardust HD, and Valkyria Chronicles. (Other folks really like Heavenly Sword, but I'm not a fan).
 

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Resistance 1 and 2 are pretty much it. Killzone 2 hits late Feb/early March, I think.


But the PS3's software strengths aren't FPS games. The best exclusives so far are Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, GT5Prologue, MGS4, Everyday Shooter, Super Stardust HD, and Valkyria Chronicles. (Other folks really like Heavenly Sword, but I'm not a fan).

Don't forget Wipeout, the Pixeljunk games, and SOCOM
 

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Question is, seems a lot of games are on both systems now, does one system usually have a better version, or is is a toss up?

The Xbox 360 dominates when it comes to the quality between ports. If you buy 3rd Party games at all, get them on the Xbox 360.


Eurogamer has done 15 rounds of tests with five or six games each go and the Xbox takes it every time.

http://www.eurogamer.net/search.php?...ox+360+vs.+PS3


It's awesome that you are a PS3 owner now though because you can enjoy their exclusive games and believe me, some of them are amazing! I suggest Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid 4, Warhawk and Pixel Junk Monsters. There's more than that, but those are my favorite ones. I didn't like the Beta at all but Killzone will likely be very good when it's finished. That's going to be one you want to get big groups of friends together for.


Owning a PS3 and Xbox 360 is the absolute best way to enjoy this generation. Get your ports on Xbox and both consoles first party titles. Grab a Netflix account and have Blu-Ray delivered to your door each week and instant streaming content directly to your X360.


There's pretty much nothing to lose with that combo. Congrats!
 

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In the beginning, the general consensus was that the 360 version of a cross platform game was superior.Nowadays,the differences are negligible to where you're not really missing out by selecting one over the other. I tend to go with 360 when the game has a big online component since I prefer Live's online infrastructure to PSN(plus it has a larger online community). Otherwise, it comes down to little things like which controller you prefer for certain games,etc.
 

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In the beginning, the general consensus was that the 360 version of a cross platform game was superior.Nowadays,the differences are negligible to where you're not really missing out by selecting one over the other.

I think that depends on how big of a fan you are of a series really. A good example is Fallout 3. Both games cost $60 on launch so there's no price pro at all. Problem is, the PS3 got lesser graphics overall in both texture quality and geometry draw, the trophy system was patched weeks after launch forcing most of the launch day players to either forget them or play over for them and they just now got a new patch for the extra bugs in the PS3 version.


So not only did the exact same priced X360 game come out on top on a technical level, the future download content that's exclusive to the Xbox 360 sounds VERY cool. Xbox 360 owners can pay to have the option to fight in the Alaskan Liberation War, tour a whole new city (Pittsburgh) and join the Brotherhood of Steel with a level unlocked character to enjoy the game beyond level 20. PS3 players get a "Game Over" screen.


Some will argue that none of the extras mean anything to them and they'd not pay for extra DLC even with the option to. That's perfectly fine! If you just want to beat the game or even dabble with it that's perfectly fine. A good Bethesda game can keep a man with a busy life entertained for months on end.


But if you own both systems and both games cost the exact same... Well maybe some would rather have the more polished and robust version. (or if you are an Xbox hater then get it on the PC for an even better version of the game if you can run it)


If you just have a PS3 and do not intend to own an X360 then yeah you are going to be OK with it. I usually want the absolute BEST for my money no matter how small. That's why I own Burnout Paradise on PS3 and Fallout 3 on Xbox 360. When one version is obviously better than another, I'm going there. Do you want the perfectly crisp apple in my right hand, or the one I dropped on the way here in my left hand. Both cost $1!


Overall though, PS3 ports being better than the Xbox 360 versions is about as rare as a vampire's hamburger. But keep in mind I am SUPER picky when it comes to games. Most of you very likely have a much more healthy grasp on your hobby and won't mind a bit.
 

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Research multiplats beforehand.

This.


If a game was developed on the Xbox, then ported to the PS3, it tends to favor the Xbox.


Dev'd on the PS3, then it tends to favor it graphically.


But, the difference are usually very, very minimal. Most people are buying the version on the system that has the most of their friends online.
 

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The Xbox 360 dominates when it comes to the quality between ports. If you buy 3rd Party games at all, get them on the Xbox 360.

Dominates? Give me a break. The differences are so subtle and minor these days they have to write 3 page articles trying to distinguish them.


Truth is, get the one for the console your friends are playing it on. Then, after you go through 4 or 5 dead 360's, you'll start buying all of them on PS3.
 

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The Xbox 360 dominates when it comes to the quality between ports.

Only if you're stuck in a time loop and can't get any further on the historical timeline than December 31, 2007.


Over 2008, ports started equaling out. Some multiplats now look better on PS3 (Burnout Paradise) and some on 360 (Far Cry 2), with the vast majority no different. Often these days, there's some graphical trade-off. 360 titles have AA (GTAIV), while PS3 versions will have better lighting/filtering effects (GTAIV). A few multiplat titles I bought on 360 (Fallout 3) and others on PS3 (Mirror's Edge). In either case, the differences are so small that it really shouldn't matter to anyone who isn't counting pixels or frames/sec.


Also, an inadvertent side-effect of PS3 ports being more complicated for developers: some ports have come much later than the 360 versions and have been improved during the additional development time (Dirt, Oblivion, Bioshock, Fight Night Round 3).


As Martez said, if you're concerned about a particular multiplatform title, wait a week or two after release and do lots of research (forums, review sites, blogs).
 

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Question is, seems a lot of games are on both systems now, does one system usually have a better version, or is is a toss up?

It's a toss up.

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being it's my first time in the playstation camp, what games should I check out? I can borrow a copy of metal gear from a friend, but what else?

Uncharted

Little Big Planet

Wipeout HD

Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction

Resistance 1 and 2

Socom


For good starters
 

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One thing to keep in mind, is that a great game will be a great game despite graphics and sound. I am not a Wii hater, but there are so many crappy looking games out there, but universally fun. Madden 09 All play looks so bad compared to the HD versions, but makes up for it in game play for example. Another example is the Wii version of GHIII was shipped with mono audio, and few months latter you could send in you disc to get the sterio version of it (I bet millions of people have not bothered).


Same applies to multiplatform games. GTA IV was rendered in 720p on the Xbox, and 600p on the PS3, but they both look pretty good. CoD4 is rendered in 600p and universally adored by most because of gameplay.


At the end its about what you want out of your gaming experience. I personally tend to favor Xbox versions because there is usually 2-3 times as many people playing on-line, thus finding specific games/modes/friends tends to be much easier. Similarly, there are many that like achievements, and thus for that reason alone many, including me will get the Xbox version. The NXE has added many new feature to make gaming with friends much more easy and enjoyable. Just last night we had a party of 6-7 playing all different games, and yet we were chatting with each other about everything from football, to wives/girlfriends, to gaming, to just chilling out (at the end we connected our vision cameras and showed each other our gaming rooms/setups, while playing UNO, lol).


At the end some of the better PS3 exclusive games have been single player experieneces (MGS, Drakes, Rachet, Heavenly Sword, etc), and I have Resistance, and Warhawk (the guys here on the forums are great to play with) and have had a good time with those games as well.
 

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Dominates? Give me a break. The differences are so subtle and minor these days they have to write 3 page articles trying to distinguish them.

lol You must be an absolute dream to salesmen everywhere.

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Only if you're stuck in a time loop and can't get any further on the historical timeline than December 31, 2007.

As I said, some people will defend blindly. I find it pretty hard to take you seriously when you list Bioshock as an improved PS3 port when it's actually one of the worst so far. You obviously don't do the research, so I doubt you should be giving advice.


Bioshock PS3 port side effects:


-Lower resolution (720p to 680p)

-Lower framerate (drops to 20 at times)

-Terrible texture glitches and lower detail

-Added extreme blur effects (to try and speed up the engine)

-More freeze glitches


A patch was promised pre-launch but didn't come until the end of November. Even then, the patch only barely addressed the issues and almost all of them persist until today.


My Eurogamer links show examples of what I'm talking about all the way to November of 2008 where the Xbox 360 is still winning the overall ranks each time. If I'm in a time loop then you are in an alternate timeline for 2008.


In any effect, the other replies in this post do in fact have good advice. Going where your friends are is really important these days. The general public on Xbox Live want nothing more than to viciously attack you in any way possible (race, religion, region, color of your socks...) and the PSN public just wants to hump your leg. Gaming with friends is the key to having the most fun in my opinion. Playing the "best" version of a game all by yourself sucks.


TyrantII is absolutely right as well. A game will almost always look better on the system it was born on. That's just the nature of development.


It all comes down to the question: Are you picky? People here who are land locked to one console or the other will kick up all sorts of dust to hide the issues with either system. As a dual system owner though, you are free to cherry pick only the BEST offerings from each company.


Do you take the crisp and fresh apple or the older battered one? It all depends on your principals and social situations.
 
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