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As we all know, this has been an ongoing battle for a while. Ah, the good ol PS3, 360, and PC. PC has been around for a while, I remeber playing DOOM back in the day. Now, we have games such as Counter-Strike for the PC and World of Warcraft(Gaycraft). For 360 we have Halo and PS3 we have Metal Gear Solid 4. Many arguments sweat over these 3 systems. The question is, what is the advantages over the other of these 3 major powerhousing systems? Let me break it down peice by peice. I will try not to be biased here.
First I will go ahead and tell you how I'm contrasting. I'm not going to contrast the PS3 to PC, mainly to the 360, since it is the lowest of the 3 systems due to reasons in the "Cons" below. (That doesn't make the PS3 bad, I still want to buy a PS3 so I can have the Blu-ray and play MGS4 and RESIST1,2.) I will mainly contrast 360 vs. PC.
PS3 - Pros:
-Resistance 1, 2
-Metal Gear Solid 4
-Little Big Planet
-Blu-ray(If I wanted to have a blu-ray player, I would get a PS3 before I thought twice about getting just a blu-ray player by itself.)
-Free Online Play
PS3 - Cons:
-New license agreement is horrible: "Updates to terms of online service prohibit players from giving out names online, allow communication to be monitored, give Sony free rein to sell user-created content."
-New PS3s do not support backwards compatibility with PS2. (This forces customers to buy the PS2 so Sony can make more money.)
-Comparisons have shown the most games made for the 360 and PS3, the 360 has slightly better graphics due to anti-aliasing( 360 has eDRAM, which provides very small performance cost in gameplay).
-Another comparison is that the PS3 uses a graphics card a generation behind the 360.
-Console has to use a performance costy compatibility support for games made on DirectX.
360 - Pros:
-Wide variety of games to choose from.
-Better graphics than PS3 in most games.
-Easy "Put disc in and play" mechanism, unlike PC where you have to install and take up space. (I know, we have 1 terabyte raids going on for PC, but still. ).
-Xbox Live (Even though it costs 7.99 a month or less, it provides fantastic support for users playing online.)
-Easy to use interface for gamers. (Allows friends to add and contact each other easily in any game.)
-Gamers don't have to choose graphical settings.
-Gamers don't have to worry about how a game performs on the 360, as the devlopers made the game as it was meant to be played on the 360 with its performance being consistent between everyone with the 360 so the 360 players will have the same experience.
360 - Cons:
-Doesn't provide perfect graphics like the PC can do.
-Harddrives cost too much.
-Can give you problems if red rings of death occur.
-Games cannot be modded like on PC.
-Xbox Live costs monthly(but it is worth it)
PC - Pros:
-Provide amazing graphics and compatibility over both consoles by a landslide.
-A good computer will get you better performance(at the cost of your wallet $$)
-Modibility for games is what makes the PC thrive.
-World of Warcraft(however, I hate it to death).
-More games than any other platform (DUH!)
PC - Cons:
-Multiple PCs with different specs will result in inconsistent gameplay on the same game if one of the PCs had a little bit lower spec than the other; therefore causing the gamer to feel remorse for their PC and forcing themselfs to buy a new one. ($$$$$). Most people talk about how badass their PCs are to people who have lower-end PCs(like me, not worth spending money if the game works just fine and lower graphics and has playable gameplay.)
-Uses harddrive space(dont worry about this if you have too much).
-Can be costy.$$$
-Sometimes buggier than consoles, but they provide patches.