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Our readers know that our website was created as a platform to release information and exclusive articles about PlayStation Home. There has always been somewhat of a passion for hating PlayStation Home and everything it stands for among the industry. As I scrolled through a list of articles created by other websites, I came across one from GameDaily.com titled "Top 25 Reasons to Ditch Sony" and while we aren't replying to it as a call out to say "you're wrong", I thought it would be fun to make an opposing article, somewhat similar to what PlayStationLifeStyle.net created. They did decide to take a hit at Home, so it wouldn't be entirely off topic. Read after the jump...

25. No More Linux - We happen to think they pulled this one out their.. uhh.. coat pocket because there wasn't much to put down. For starters, we can say that Linux wasn't only hard to do for the average everyday gamer to use, but the whole idea of even installing Linux was an underground kind of procedure. Linux is the kind of OS that takes knowledge to even have existent on your PS3. And, more importantly, why would this even come up when this feature wasn't even possible on any other console, ever? Seems like something really minor to complain about.

24. Home is Boring - You already know what we think of PlayStation Home by now, but this is also just another random complaint. We all know Home is something you never have to deal with. It is hardly ever advertised, it isn't shoved in your face, it's free and it doesn't even have to take up space on your HDD. This argument is all but difficult. If you find it boring now, come back when you think it won't be. If it still isn't fun, try again later. It isn't shoved down your throats like a certain other kind of avatar. Out of sight, out of mind.

23. It Killed Dreamcast - This is too easy. The writer of the article said it himself:

"Ultimately, the system's demise was the result of Sega's inability to attract consumers after burning them with pointless add-ons and the ill-fated Saturn console, but that didn't stop people from pointing fingers at the PlayStation 2 camp for influencing developers to ditch Sega's baby."


Sega had a part in the downfall as well. Pointing fingers at a company for being successful just, to be honest, makes no sense.

22. Too Much FMV Chicanary - It's like we're living in 2005. What's wrong with full motion video? It shouldn't be an issue nowadays since Killzone 2 already proved that the videos can resemble actual game graphics. Why should this be considered a reason to ditch a company? It's like ditching the PS2 because the cutscenes don't match the graphics.

21. Identity Crisis - We agree that the PlayStation 3 experienced an identity crisis from the beginning. The article doesn't really validate this as a good reason to actually leave Sony's console behind. I can't imagine getting confused by a company describing the many different capabilities of a multi-media console.

20. Unsupported Peripherals - All of these "reasons" are beginning to sound like a problem to more than just one console. The article brings up the PlayStation Eye. Not only are they supported by games like Burnout Paradise and Eye of Judgment, but they also have a list of over tens games in the PlayStation Store that support the feature. That group of games is labeled by a dedicated category in the stored named "PS Eye", which makes for easy access for those who are looking for supported downloadable titles. Now let's turn the tables. When was the last time you've heard of a game that supported the Xbox Vision Cam? UNO has been one of the only games I've heard of that supports it and has been publicly talked about.

Fun Note: The Xbox Live Vision Camera can be used on a PlayStation 3.

19. Trophies VS Achievements - I can't believe this was in there. A point of personal opinion was used as a factual reason. But what I would like to know is, how are they even better? Because they've been supported and mandated from the beginning? Because, although it was late, trophies bring much more value. With achievements, you collect numbers that get added to more numbers for a big pile of numbers. The bigger the number, the better. With trophies, you collect trophies. Certain trophies are tougher than others, therefore you unlock either Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. With trophies, there are more goals than just a big pile of numbers. For each game, you look to earn 100% for every game and, in some cases, a Platinum trophy, which can only be earned by getting all of the other trophies. With every trophy, you get the amount of trophies that you have next to a level bar. The more trophies, the better. However, you are also striving to get a higher PSN Level. I am Level 9.22 (Level 9, 22% done). I have a friend who is Level 9.10, but has more trophies than I do. Why do I have a higher level? Because I have one more Platinum than he does. It gives you much more identity on PSN and gives you something to talk about. Needless to say, trophies are just better. Sorry. I mean, honestly, if you've unlocked so many trophies, why would points be more important? It's like we're stuck in the 80s. There is no innovation in achievements.

18. Lacking 1st Party Support - The writer of this article is talking about a lacking 1st party support, when Sony has the second most 1st party support of the "Big Three". You really can't complain about not having enough 1st party support when most of those titles are AAA. As for Uncharted 2 not getting played after November... you meant the campaign, right?

17. No Netflix - Finally a decent arguement. A subscription to Netflix would be fantastic for the PS3, especially considering that access to the service (through the PlayStation Network) would be free. Now that's something that can't be said about the Xbox Live/Netflix deal. $50 to access something that will cost nothing more than the subscription anywhere else is a bit iffy. Still, if you are paying for Xbox Live, it is definitely a nice extra.

16. Annoying Installs - A matter of opinion. The same could be said about "annoying firmware updates", although I enjoy the pleasant surprise of a firmware update. I don't complain about something that enhances my experience, but hey, maybe that's just me.

15. Arrogance - This point is something that I would most definitely, 100% agree with... if we weren't living in 2004. Sony, being the company who had it all, had this attitude of a tyrant in the past. Whatever they said must be the way it's going to be. Luckily for Sony, the consumers gave them a smack in the head to knock some sense into them, and they slowly but surely dropped the arrogant attitude. Judging by the price of the PlayStation 3 Slim, we'd say they learned their lesson.

14. Updates - Like I said before, I like firmware updates. I do agree that the updates take rather long, but is this a reason to ditch Sony? If you can deal with a system that will break on you half of the time (couldn't help myself), I'm sure you can deal with something that will prevent that from even happening, along with any other problems.

13. Slim Has no HDMI Cable - Neither does any 360, excluding the Elite, which is still prone to breaking down even though it was released after the RROD epidemic. After looking at this chart from PCWorld.com:
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Would it cost you any more than another Xbox 360?

12. No BC - First, you can still play all of your PlayStation titles on the PS3 Slim. Second, if you want backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 titles, that would mean you own a PS2. Here are some options. Beat them before playing or buying a PS3. Find an original 60GB PlayStation 3, or wait until the PlayStation 2 titles are released on the PlayStation Store. Now, before you get all "fanboyish" on me and tell me that Sony already said there will be no PS2 BC for the PS3 Slim, they did not say they won't be downloadable. Why would they not re-release classic PS2 games on the Store for extra dough? They are obviously looking at the Xbox Originals on Xbox Live and taking notes. Only with Sony, there will be much more classic titles available to the masses.

11. No Graphical Difference - Are you kidding? Play Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (when those 2 launch) and then come back.

10. Xbox 360's Better Controller - Not only is this purely opinion, but you're trying to say that Xbox 360's controller interface is better than a controller than won an Emmy. Are you hearing this? An EMMY AWARD! You can complain about the "awkward" L2 & R2 controllers, but others can complain about the "awkward" D-Pad on the 360's controller. And yes, the D-Pad is still an extremely important part of a controller's interface.

09. We Have iPhones - Yes, we have iPhones. We also have Nintendo DS's. Will you ditch them, too? They are the ones competing for the better touch-interface after all.

08. Rarely Anything Is Free - I've held back so far, but this is, by far, the most ridiculous reason this writer has ever written. Does this person realize that there is an online service that you are not obliged to pay for? Does he realize that this service gives something free for almost anything? Free PS3 demos, free PSP demos, free wallpapers, free themes, free music, free videos, free avatars, free applications such as PlayStation Home, Life with PlayStation, Photo Gallery, etc. and the list goes on. Hell, Sony even gave a free copy of a PlayStation Network title! This can not be said for other consoles. The writer even made my point. Sony plans on giving free vouchers for Gran Turismo PSP for those who by a PSPGo during the first ten days of it's launch! Where did that come from? That point made no sense.

07. Developers Won't Support PS3 - Of course some developers don't support it. Some developers are just like that. Some involve money, others involve laziness, and the rest just enjoy making games for a certain console. You can say the same about any other console, so this is no reason to ditch Sony's consoles. After all, the more consumers dig in, the more developers are willing to dig in as well.

06. PSP Lacking Support - This could've been true if this article was made before the many GamesCom announcements. After hearing about miniS, digital comic readers, more PSP titles hitting the PlayStation Store, and a promise to continue supporting UMD discs, we doubt this statement will hold true.

05. Lackluster Online - I'll get straight to the point. When it comes to games, lagging is a rarity. When it comes to connecting with friends, the PlayStation Network continues to improve and all at the very expensive price of... free. If you pay for a yearly membership for online access that would be free on two other consoles, you better not see any lag in small and big games, nor should you see ads thrown in your face, but you do on Xbox Live. More importantly, you should get options, which is scarce, unlike the PlayStation Network. For instance, the Information Board can easily be disabled. For a free service, it really seems to give you much more options, and a much more customizable experience. That, complete with a reliable system, should keep you connected with Sony and not cause you to leave them in the dust.

04. High Profile Games go to 360 - Why would you be upset over this? You still get to play those great games on the PlayStation 3, which is now a cheaper console. Add all the features that come packed in the box, and a nice chunk of Xbox 360 games-turned-multi-platform, and this should not be an argument at all. And another thing. High profile exclusive games gone multi-platform look like they would be squeezed into multiple discs on the 360 from now on (Final Fantasy). Three discs to one. Which one would you choose?

03. Not Enough DLC - I'm going to keep this one simple. You get just as much DLC as you do with the 360, and all will be accessible for free. All you would have to pay for is the price tag on the DLC. Are you forgetting that you are adding the yearly membership fee that you need to pay in order to even have the privilege to play that DLC with friends, let alone buy it?

02. Third Place - I'm going to shut this one down with one fell swoop. Nintendo. 3rd place last generation. Look at them now. There is absolutely no reason why a position in sales should be a reason to leave a company you've trusted for over 15 years. Want another reason? Instead of buying a Wii and playing for 5 years, and buying another $250 console for another 5 years, you can stick with one for double that life-span, and with double the games. Also, Sony's PS3 is behind be a few million even with Microsoft's year lead. Would Sony's console be much more competitive with a $300 price tag? Of course. Think of September 1st as a relaunch. They aren't that far behind, you know.

01. Most of your friends are on XBL - I have a few reasons why this isn't a good reason. For one, my real friends are within walking distance. If I wanted to hang out with them, I would get out of my house. Second, this only pertains to who you are. I have friends on both systems. Thanks to the price drop, more will hop over to the PS3. And last reason. I would not want to pay to play with friends over the internet and risk breaking my Xbox 360 when they are a few minutes away. There is a big chance of it breaking, you know. I would much rather do the old fashion split-screen with friends on the couch. Guitar Hero and Rock Band proves that this type of "multiplayer" is still relevant.
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There you have it. In detail, 25 reasons not to ditch Sony, 25 reasons not to throw money and time away on other short-lived consoles, and 25 reasons why you shouldn't listen to that other article. What do you think? Who was more correct? And, perhaps more importantly, do you still feel like ditching a trusted and strong brand?
 


Josh
08/24/2009 23:47

I couldn't agree more with this article. I mean, come on, most of the GameDaily's claims are just false (which were effectively proven in this article) while the rest were just personal opinions.

There's no reason 'to ditch Sony' or any other of the so-called Big Three. I have these consoles and each of them has their strong point. Co-existence ftw.

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TruMan
08/24/2009 23:58

Nice article ! had a good fun reading 2 articles. I am going to buy a Slim PS3 next week. but not gonna ditch my Xbox360. I am a gamer and love all games (except JRPG!). So, both console will cover all games !! ;D
Why would someone these days stick around with only one console (360/PS3), I have no idea !!??? if you can, own both and life will be so much fun. !!
Thanks!

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james
08/25/2009 00:03

yeah you're right
the writer at gamedaily is clearly a biased 360 fanboy and ps3 hater

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Nypd
08/25/2009 00:13

WARNING:

THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO IMPRRESS PROSPECTIVE CUSTOMERS, BUT THEIR INTENTION IS TO BRAINWASH PEOPLE FOR A CHEAPER **NO-LONGER-SUPPORTED** CONSOLE (PLAYSTATION 3). YOU CAN ONLY ENJOY FIRST PARTY GAMES MOSTa BECAUSE GAME DEVELOPERS BESIDES SONY HAVE LOST FAITH IN PS3, THAT'S WHY SONY IS TRYING TO SELL EXCLUSIVE GAMES FOR PS3 AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

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Leet
08/25/2009 00:14

Good read. The guy who wrote the other article should be fired. Enjoy your Red Ring of Death, whoever wrote the other one, it is coming....

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Nypd
08/25/2009 00:30

ONE MORE THING..

EXCLUSIVE GAMES FOR PS3 ARE NOT THE BEST OF THE BEST (see METACRITIC.COM), SONY FANS ARE GETTING ANGERED BECAUSE NEW EXCLUSIVE GAMES HAVE LOW IMPACT IN PLAYSTATION 3 SALES. THEY ALWAYS RELY ON EXCLUSIVE GAMES BECAUSE MULTIPLATFORM GAMES ARE WAY BETTER ON XBOX 360.

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TO NYPD
08/25/2009 00:54

You couldn be more wrong! haha what a fag u are!

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joyce
08/25/2009 00:56

@ Nypd
heh heh ...
another 360 fanboy

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keysy420
08/25/2009 01:16

i got to say sony's first party games are crushing xbox's. and multiplayer games are pretty equal so much that it doesnt matter their isnt a real difference. either way your a fan boy even if developers are supporting xbox that doesnt matter because if sony cuts more into this lead they are really gonna rethink what console to release a game on. plus sony first part games are really looking better than any third party games out.

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captain kratos
08/25/2009 01:23

.....faaking A! good read. read it from my PSP! XD

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TruMan
08/25/2009 01:24

what makes interesting is, even though Xbox360 has been cracked and u can download and burn games, still its game sell is very strong. u can say abt the install base but u have to consider the huge impact on piracy + rental games + used games sell. No wonder why 3rd party love 360 !! and its true.. 1st party Sony games are better looking on PS3 than 3rd party.. problem is.. they don't sell that well as expexted I guess !! good marketing strategy should be bundle 1st party game with every PS3 so that more people buy the PS3..those might buy games and Sony get some money back !! this is just my opinion.. ;D

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08/25/2009 01:25

Brainwash

Your the one Brainwashing

Look at the way you talk you idiot

Someone as stupid may agree with you

Someone with knowledge would know what this article is taking bout like me.

Everything that has been stated in this article is true.

People need to know the truth....

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papapoop
08/25/2009 01:35

@Nypd *yawn*

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CJ
08/25/2009 01:39

the author forgot 1 point why ppl would choose xbox over ps3..

piracy...

hell all the 20 ps3 games i have are original and paid for with my hard earned money.

i got a couple of mates whom donwload and copy games..

even if the consoles are at the same price range cuz of the piracy u end up cheaper with x360

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Nypd
08/25/2009 01:44

I KNOW, FACTS HURT SOME OF YOU. EVEN KAZ HIRAI OF SONY HAS ADMITTED THAT PLAYSTATION 3 DOESN'T MAKE PROFIT:

It’s well known that Sony loses money on every PS3 it sells. Will that still be the case with the new machine?
If you're just talking about the hardware alone, the quick answer is yes. That makes good headlines

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6808050.ece

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nypd
08/25/2009 02:03

FORGET WHAT I JUST WROTE ABOUT THE PS3, I AM CONVINCED THAT SONY WILL RULE THE ROOST FROM NOW ON. **THE 360 I OWN JUST RROD'D ON ME FOR THE 5 TIME AND I HAVE HAD ENOUGH.** PS3 SLIM HERE I COME!

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Nypd
08/25/2009 02:16

OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

A. PlayStation 3 will ask you to PAY MORE at later time. A dedicated blu-ray player is more reliable (even cheaper) than a multipurpose player like the PlayStation 3. LACK OF AFTER-SALE SUPPORT.

http://www.smarthouse.com.au/Gaming/Console/F9T7R3U6

B. Xbox 360 best enemy is RROD, but you'll be covered by a 3 yr warranty and get a replacement unit for FREE. BETTER AFTER-SALE SUPPORT.

http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2007/07/microsoft-offers-free-repair-of-xbox-360-three-red-flashing-lights-errors/

IT'S COMMON SENSE THAT FANS ARE BASHING MEDIA FOR BIAS JOURNALISM, THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE MEDIA/JOURNALIST.. THE HARDWARE MAKER IS THE ROOT OF EVIL.

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Emeka
08/25/2009 03:38

EPIC KNOCKOUT

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Roger
08/25/2009 04:36

Calm down NYPD. Turn off the caps lock and stop licking your microsoft tattoo all day long. Anyways, back to reality... I have all 3 systems, but the PS3 has become the household favorite. I have 2 sons (8 and 10) and its great how the ps3 lets them share the downloadable titles so the can BOTH get the trophies. On the 360 I have to buy TWO copies of the same game so they can both get the gamerscore (thankfully, they moved on to the ps3, lol) THREE copies if I wanted it too. Oh yeah, and btw, Selling the PS3 for less than its manufacturing cost is actually a very common sales practice. Usually known as a lost leader it's something to get you to buy the console, and then sony gets royalties on all games sold for the system. Milk is a common lost leader at the grocery store. Are we going to start boycotting groceries because they are losing money on Milk sales? Of course not. NYPD took that quote that the PS3 console itself is not making a profit, and used it completely out of context. Anyways, everyone just ignore those posts as they make no sense whatsoever. Finally, I'm sick of hearing so much about the sales standings and positions. If the best system is whats selling best, stop argueing over 360 and PS3 and go buy a wii and a ds which are killing in sales. Well thats it. When my current 360 breaks again I'm out of warranty and won't buy another. I'll keep supporting Sony and nintendo as they are the best in videogaming.

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Roger
08/25/2009 04:55

Well well..actually he was right! sorry for my wrong standing. After read all his comments carefully, he has made strong facts. I'm not buying a PS3 slim because i feel no urge to make another purchase. I have all PS3, 360, and Wii so i don't need to argue with him anymore.

I'm no fanboy

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Flagg
08/25/2009 05:18

I really dont understand why people care so much about sales figures? Im not the one whos losing money so why do i care?

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Roger
08/25/2009 05:18

Sure the PS3 slim is not worth buying. Will i change my mind again? NOPE

Final!

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Roger
08/25/2009 05:24

@Flagg

You, gamer, don't care for sure. Publishers or developers care much about it. In order to survive they need sales figures, you don't. Simple.

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ps3 = shit
08/25/2009 06:31

all you little ps3 gay fanboys, just talking shit in the effort you might actually start believing the shit youre talking, get yourself a life and dont worry about which console is the best, ive got both and the 360 clearly has the better game line up so jog on.

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04/27/2012 05:23

Is ps3 shit effective to play...? Can you give more info regards the playstation console....

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Jack Johnson
08/25/2009 07:44

After a few rounds, we might have thought that the PS3 was plummeled into the ropes...But y'know, earlier rounds just angered the beast... And from ringside, we can see a goooood old fashioned ass whipping coming... Even headbutts and poor cheating methods (involving actually PAYING judges) won't save you from an ice cold KO Xbots... Just look my friends how our staggered opponent is losing it's mind along the fight, drooling with CAPS LOCK every time turned on! Somebody might better throw the towel before it's too late... Y'know what i'm talking about Xbots : the fight that'll leave you in vegetable like state (i.e. when you'll be in the line to buy a PS3 after ditching it so much) BOOM... Oh the fight goes on, and becoming painful to watch... Please PS3, don't be too hard hitting for the rest of the bout. We need an opponent...

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Sugreev2001
08/25/2009 08:21

I'm absolutely flabbergasted at Gamedaily's claims.This author of that article is someone who's favorite hobby has made him very very delusional.Someone who puts out points like that,and then proceeds to call themselves Journalists are definitely slow in the head.

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ikaris
08/25/2009 10:43

Why the hell are people still paying above 5 dollars for HDMI cords?
LADIES GO TO AMAZON.
I got one for 2 dollars, 4 with shipping.
Best buy still sells these cords for 50 bucks, when amazon can get one to you for under 5. Come on, don't be stupid. Go get a slim, and order an HDMI cord off amazon.

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Tuto
08/25/2009 10:59

Couldn't agree more with Jack Johnson...

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CautionHead
08/25/2009 12:27

This is a great article, I thought it was well executed and you actually backed your ideas with facts! I don't know where people can get off calling themselves Journalists of gaming: it's odd when they have been brainwashed by one of the big three themselves and see others as being so, it's so funny to watch their stupidity. [Prime Example: NYPD]

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Unbiased PC Gamer
08/25/2009 13:10

Would all you console fanboys stop bitching? XBOX cost more to make then sold for... and equaled fail. PS3 same story. You can't make that many OS changes at once, Devs can't keep up and make it look the best it can. Thus, 360 rocked. They made minute OS changes with lots of hardware upgrades making it easy to develop on and cheap to produce. PS4 will be good if they don't abandon what they have now, but PS3 sucks and everyone knows it... deny if you want fanboys, but you know.

For those that say that the exclusive games are amazing, seriously?!?! If I wanted to watch a movie I would go rent one. Not pay 50-65$ for an interactive one. Blu Ray sucks balls due to ridiculous load times, switch to SD, its cheaper smaller and doesn't lose data after _# of reads not to mention 200+ MB/s readtime...

Anyways.. trash the PS3 and give us PS4 already so we can get over this heap of fanboyism trash just like we got over the XBOX with the 360.

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Unbiased PC Gamer
08/25/2009 13:13

Other thoughts.. The PS3 slim is still more expensive than XBOX, most don't use or need wifi, and XBL membership is free for everything other than online play, its called silver and it also allows Netflix, for free. Just FYI...

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Mr.Fun
08/25/2009 13:30

@Unbiased PC Gamer

It's more expensive than the Xbox ARCADE, not any other. And when you consider all the missing feature that you would will want, like an HDD, it will cost more because that is important.

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You sofa king we todd did
08/25/2009 14:20

who cares, your like a bunch of little B*&^hes sitting around and arguing over their hair. WHO GIVES A F(*CK. Grow up, you want a Wii, buy a Wii, want a PS3, buy one, a 360...do the same. Who gives a shit if anyone else likes it as long as you do.

And you non English speaking F*&KS, learn to write.

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Harry
08/25/2009 22:30

a to the greed.
(Agreed)

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08/28/2009 20:53

Can you trust any of this? The best video game is playing outdoors. Run, jump, hop, skip. Enjoy the world the good Lord gave us.

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footballishplayer
08/30/2009 10:21

That wouldn't be any reason not to trust this article, tattoo-you. I'm sure alot of gamers, including myself, are very active.

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05/07/2012 03:35

Can you trust any of this? The best video game is playing outdoors. Run, jump, hop, skip. Enjoy the world the good Lord gave u

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05/08/2012 01:00

An individual, game lover, will not look after certain. Marketers or even builders attention significantly about this. To survive they want revenue statistics, you do not. Straightforward.

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