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XBOX 360 vs. PS3 vs. WII (ALL Discussion Here)

View Poll Results: Preferred Gaming System?
PC 35 19.44%
Xbox 360 56 31.11%
PS3 75 41.67%
None, I just lurk around this forum because cool kids post here 10 5.56%
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09-14-2011, 06:27 AM
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Why are some posters so whiny about the cost of Xbox Live? Is it because they don't own an Xbox 360?

5 dollars a month for Xbox Live is HARDLY excessive... My 9 year old cousin can afford Xbox Live with his freakin' allowance. Give me a break.

It always gives me a chuckle when posters exaggerate the "terrible costliness" of Xbox Live.
ya, i bet your 9 year old cousin can afford it on his allowance, but does he have to pay for other thigs like gas, car insurance, food, rent, school?

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ya, i bet your 9 year old cousin can afford it on his allowance, but does he have to pay for other thigs like gas, car insurance, food, rent, school?
Bring your own lunch to work one day per month instead of buying it, and now you too can afford Xbox live!

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Bring your own lunch to work one day per month instead of buying it, and now you too can afford Xbox live!
Or get a PS3 instead of a 360 and you can still buy a lunch.

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ya, i bet your 9 year old cousin can afford it on his allowance, but does he have to pay for other thigs like gas, car insurance, food, rent, school?
please, people have to pay gas, insurance, food, rent and still shell out like 2 bucks a day for coffee and stuff or go out to dinner or lunch.

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ya, i bet your 9 year old cousin can afford it on his allowance, but does he have to pay for other things like gas, car insurance, food, rent, school?
lol please you can't take out 5 bucks a month? how about don't buy that pop or chips a few times a month at the store......

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Final Fantasy X HD coming to PS3, **** yeah. They don't make JRPGs like this anymore, so this is as good as it gets.

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well right now xbox has a 1+1 deal for 2 bucks


2 months of live for 2 bucks

surely you can afford that

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The fact is paying for something thats free elsewhere. Simple really.

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The fact is paying for something thats free elsewhere. Simple really.
You can get it for free elsewhere ?! You gotta tell me where ..

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Final Fantasy X HD coming to PS3, **** yeah. They don't make JRPGs like this anymore, so this is as good as it gets.
This is interesting. If they re-record the voices, this could be good. While I'm not crazy about the gameplay, I'd take it any day over the abortion that was FF13. Plus, blitzball is by far my favorite FF minigame

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Anyone been on the xbox.com forums in a while? they have apparently changed things from what I can tell and its garbage in my opinion.

It used to be a pretty good resource.

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Anyone been on the xbox.com forums in a while? they have apparently changed things from what I can tell and its garbage in my opinion.

It used to be a pretty good resource.
For what? I don't think I've ever been there, maybe once when I registered there or something. If I need to know something about the console or Live, I can find it from Finnish console sited/forums easier/quicker.

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For what? I don't think I've ever been there, maybe once when I registered there or something. If I need to know something about the console or Live, I can find it from Finnish console sited/forums easier/quicker.
It had game specific forums which were good resources an example is Im curious about GOW3 there would be all sorts of threads about it like what people were trying or doing. Links to articles and videos. Certainly alot of crap to filter through too though.

Also developers would visit boards on there live accounts and post info sometimes which was kinda cool too. There tech support forums were half decent as well.

They are totally different now and hard to access or use. Im surprised you had never heard or used them considering how much you like xbox.

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ya, i bet your 9 year old cousin can afford it on his allowance, but does he have to pay for other thigs like gas, car insurance, food, rent, school?
Actually, yes, my 9 year old cousin does pay for all of these things.

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It had game specific forums which were good resources an example is Im curious about GOW3 there would be all sorts of threads about it like what people were trying or doing. Links to articles and videos. Certainly alot of crap to filter through too though.

Also developers would visit boards on there live accounts and post info sometimes which was kinda cool too. There tech support forums were half decent as well.

They are totally different now and hard to access or use. Im surprised you had never heard or used them considering how much you like xbox.
Like I said, if I've had issues (RROD), I'd find all I need from Finnish gaming sites easier and quicker. Same goes for game information. There's a couple of sites that serve really well Xbox users (livegamers.info and konsolifin.net forums, for the Finns reading this).

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Like I said, if I've had issues (RROD), I'd find all I need from Finnish gaming sites easier and quicker. Same goes for game information. There's a couple of sites that serve really well Xbox users (livegamers.info and konsolifin.net forums, for the Finns reading this).
How do you know its quicker and easier if you have never used the xbox.com forums before? I don't really get what made them inconvenient doesn't make any sense.


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Or get a PS3 instead of a 360 and you can still buy a lunch.
Or if you can't afford to fork out an additional $5.00 a month, maybe you should get a second job rather than playing video games because you clearly have bigger issues.

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How do you know its quicker and easier if you have never used the xbox.com forums before? I don't really get what made them inconvenient doesn't make any sense.
Ummm...because it's in my language (no time wasted in translating in my mind) and I know here to look for. The other one even had a special FAQ section (link on the front page) for technical issues that was very helpful the first time I got the RROD.

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Or if you can't afford to fork out an additional $5.00 a month, maybe you should get a second job rather than playing video games because you clearly have bigger issues.
Not sure if this is OT, but I can easily afford that ~38 euros a year, even when I'm unemployed. Helps when you don't drink or smoke.

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Not sure if this is OT, but I can easily afford that ~38 euros a year, even when I'm unemployed. Helps when you don't drink or smoke.
I also don't drink or smoke. I don't need those poisons. Straight edge man. FIST BUMP!

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Wait, I thought drinking + playing online was the point of the whole thing.

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Yikes!

I both drink and smoke. Am I suddenly not able to play the same games online I do on my PS3? Easily afford both.

The fact is no sane person would pay for something that's free.
"I like Big Macs and I'm hungry but they're 5 bucks this meal or I can walk next door to Burger King and get an adequate burger for free. Every time."

Not a hard choice.

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Yikes!

I both drink and smoke. Am I suddenly not able to play the same games online I do on my PS3? Easily afford both.

The fact is no sane person would pay for something that's free.
"I like Big Macs and I'm hungry but they're 5 bucks this meal or I can walk next door to Burger King and get an adequate burger for free. Every time."

Not a hard choice.
Again, its such a minimal amount of money and it is easily worth it for the more reliable and better service. It's $5.00. OH NO!

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And they have promotions all the time. Currently paying 2 bucks for 2 months

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Or if you can't afford to fork out an additional $5.00 a month, maybe you should get a second job rather than playing video games because you clearly have bigger issues.
Why would I pay for something that I can get for free? Seems like a waste of money to me...

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