Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Microsoft's Xbox 360 vs. the Sony's Playstation 3

Here is an article I found on the next gen systems, PS3 & Xbox 360. Everybody is wondering who is going to dominate and come out on top? Through out this blog there are multiple posts on this subject! read through them and post some comments if you like and let us know what you think about this nex gen war!

Author, Mark Robbins

Microsoft has tried to catch up with some of the titans of the gaming world,
such as Sony with the release of the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 offers many
new features that players will love:

  • Free limited subscription to online gaming - This allows players who have
    not been participating in online gaming a chance to see what is available at no

  • All Xbox 360s come with Live-aware - This means you can get a friend invite
    or see who is online and what they are playing from your Xbox 360. The
    button in the middle of the controller makes all this very easy.

  • It offers great media features including listening to music while you play
    games, the ability to create custom playlists and your own custom soundtracks,
    the ability to rip songs from original CDs to your Xbox 360 and stream music
    from your MP3 player to your Xbox 360. You can also create slideshows of
    photos to share with friends and family.

  • Xbox 360 has a wireless controller. No more tripping over the wires,
    although it can support two wired controllers through USB ports in the

  • The game console is not only great for gamers, but developers as well.
    It is a powerful machine with an unprecedented amount of RAM - a feature added
    on the request of developers.

But, Xbox 360 still has some problems that need to be worked out:

  • Their Japanese third party support is lacking - While some Japanese
    developers offer software for the Xbox, it is small in number when compared to
    what the same developers offer for Playstation.

  • While the controller is wireless, it eats batteries rather quickly.
    Standard alkaline batteries only last about thirty hours, so if you buy Xbox
    360, invest in rechargeable batteries to save yourself some money in the

  • When they were set up in WalMart stores before days before the launch, many
    suffered what is known as the Xbox "360 screen of death," an error screen.
    The Xbox 360 had also had some problems with overheating.

  • Some report the Xbox 360 system as being very noisy when playing an Xbox 360

Many people are eagerly awaiting the release of Playstation 3, which may
occur as soon as November of this year. It has been said that the
Playstation 3 has an outward feel (which allows it to stand vertically or
horizontally on its own), as opposed to the Xbox 360's inward feel. It is
a much larger console than the Playstation 2 and closer to the original size of
the Xbox. Game discs slide into the console like CDs slide into a car
Here are a few attractive features of the Playstation 3:

  • It is always on, so you can access your Playstation 3 from anywhere as long
    as you have an Internet connection.

  • With a Playstation Portable, you can connect to your Playstation 3 and
    transfer media such as music and movies.

  • The Playstation 3 appears to be much more powerful than that Xbox 360,
    Ninetindo Revolution, and Playstation 2. Initial reports say it will be
    twice as fast as the Xbox 360.

  • Developers and publishers of over 230 games have announced titles for
    Playstation 3 games.

Here are a few reported cons and problems with the Playstation 360:

  • Comes with only 256 MB, less than the 512 MB the Xbox 360 will come

  • Their Playstation Network Platform (the online service) is still in
    development and may not be ready by the time Playstation 3 is released.

  • The launch of the Playstation 3 has already been delayed due to disk

Both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are incredible gaming consoles. It
seems that although the Xbox 360 came out first, the best bet is still the
Playstation 3. The strongest point of the Xbox 360 is its online
functionality, but Sony may be working on something similar to Xbox Live right
now. However, Microsoft is closing the gap with Xbox 360 and probably will
eventually catch up with Sony in gaming consoles. For some users, it may
come down to something as simple as which one is more compatible with the games
they already own

Mark Robbins is a gamer providing valuable tips and advice on video game systems, game cheats, and giving new game reviews.

Tips To Buying An xBox 360 Online

I am always reading articles to stay ontop of information so here is a cool article I read! enjoy

Author, John H. Rogers

When it comes to shopping for an xBox 360, consumers have the option of browsing the local retail store, internet shop or mail-order catalog. Because of it's convenience, many choose to shop online and leave the shipping to someone else. In exchange for a shipping fee, consumers can have the product delivered directly to their doorstep.

When shopping for any product online, including an xBox 360, there are several ways for the customer to make sure that their bargain purchase doesn't become a real pain. There is something to be said in the old adage, which declares that 'if something is too good to be true, then it probably is.' Anyone shopping for an xBox 360 should familiarize themselves with the retail price of the particular model that they are interested in purchasing. If the buyer comes across an unrealistically low price for this item, this may be an indication of a questionable offering. Technology is expensive and no business, no matter how great or small, can afford to practically give away their merchandise. Extremely high shipping fees combined with low pricing is also a legitimate concern among internet shoppers. Because of the value of an xBox 360, consumers can expect to pay a larger shipping fee, but only within reason.

As with most new technology, a warranty is generally available from the manufacturer. Customers should pay close attention to exactly what is covered under the warranty, the period covered and which party is responsible for shipping costs if applicable.

Before making any purchase, including that of an xBox 360, consumers should always check out the business's reputation with the local Better Business Bureau in their area. It is also a good idea to learn about the company's return and/or exchange policy in the event that a problem should arise. While it is important to purchase an xBox 360 from a reputable dealer, the sales approach should never be an aggressive one. Even if the company is legitimate, a pushed sale is never a good idea.

As a final thought, when purchasing anything online, including an xBox 360, consumers may wish to consider doing so with a credit card. The majority of credit card companies offer a dispute process, which enables the customer to gain a full refund if the product is not as advertised or if the company refuses to stand behind their product. Each credit card company retains a unique policy when it comes to customer disputes, which is outlined in the Terms & Agreement paperwork included with their card.

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Monday, May 01, 2006

killing day

Here is a clip of actual game footage of the new game for ps3 called killing day! sounds exciting right. It looks like the playstation 3 is really working with some serious hardware. Take a look!!