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I need a bit of help. I'm not a 'gamer'-World of Warcraft, etc. ,but I want to play different interactive games, like tennis, or bowling for example. Several freinds have the Wii, but someone at work is telling me the X-Box is more versatile. Are there any others out there? One other thing I'd like to do is run movies (netflix) with it. I'm planning on playing these on a 52 HD Zenith thru the HDMI or RPG(?). I can usually turn on the computer, but I'll never be mistaken for Steve Jobs either, so I need the information in lay-mens terms. Thank you for any and all help.
Had the same deliema this Christmas. The Xbox with the kinect is the way to go. Go Bucks
ATARI is all you'll ever need. It is like the Bible of video gaming systems.
The xbox kinect is pretty awesome. Lots of different things to do.
xbox. xboxlive is far and away the better online experience. PS3 has the blue ray player but the Playstation online experience is free and you know what they say... you get what you pay for. xbox live is $9.99 a month or you can buy a yearly subscription, or a 3 month superscription which makes it cheaper.
I have never had a PS3 but I know people who do and they are not happy with the online play.
I bought a wii when it came out years ago for my kids and it just collected dust. I have kinect now and it is the same experience without the controllers. More for young kids though
I think these are your 3 top consoles. I like the xbox by far.
My kids sold the wii this year. Rarely played it. They play Xbox every day and this Christmas got them a ps3 which they seem to like. I'd go xbox
They're all great on their own ways. Wii is cool for kids and they have some good adult titles but for like modern warfare get a ps3 or an xbox 360. I have a ps3 and it rocks
I use PS3 and the online is fine. I don't pay a ton of online games and it sounds like you won't be either. XBox Kinect is definitely an advantage over PS3.
PS3 comes with Blu Ray and has free online...that trumps anything Xbox offers, IMO.
Can't go wrong with any of 'em. All great systems. If I had to choose 1 it would be the PS3. Best all-around system. Blu-ray, full, 7.1 channel surround sound @ 1080p. Especially great for Blu-ray movies. You can use a laptop hard-drive (2.5 in. SATA) for storage. Also has the Playstation Move much like the Kinect and Wii.
Playstation network is nice. It fits my needs perfectly. And it's free. Just because it's free doesn't mean it's crap.
All great systems in their own right. IMO, if you're going to fork over a few hundred dollars, get the full package and get a PS3.
This post was edited by Shoegazer 18 months ago
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Thanks EVERYONE for their input. I really feel like the villiage idiot now, lol. I didn't even know you could play online. All I knew about was the card? that you plugged in for each game. I wanted to be able to 'go through the motions' of playing the different games. Since I'm not going to visit a gym, I was hoping I could play this during the cold to burn off some fat. One of our friends has like tennis, bowling, baseball, and some work-out 'games'. With these you can play side to side and I think it's an older Wii that they have. Does X-Box support this? And what is the difference/advantage of X-Box Live/Kinect? Like I said, I know very little about these things. Thanks for the patience.
This post was edited by mopardug 18 months ago
Ofc you can play online with people such as ur friends you mentioned above. Not sure what "card" you are talking about. Kinect there are no controllers or remotes. You actually see what ur doing on most games so you will know if your doing it right. Ps3 move is just like wii u have to hold a controller.
Btw I would just forget about the wii. It doesn't have one thing better than ps3 or Xbox.
Xbox = more users, somewhat better games, kinect is better than ps3 move and doesn't require a controller.
Ps3 = better graphics, blu ray player and more user friendly controllers.
I'm not sold on Xbox's pay to play as I have honestly seen no difference. It comes down to your Internet connection IMO.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by Js1nv3 18 months ago
I'm not a "gamer" but some friends are and they all had me buy the x box 360. I'm slowly becOming addicted to Black Ops online!!! Lol Never thought I'd say that.
I would have to go with the PS3. While the XBOX has it's exclusive games such as Halo, the PS3 also has exclusive games such as God of War and I think the Socom series. It is a toss up as to which game series you are more interested in. As far as online with Netflix, either is fine. We have one XBOX and 2 PS3 systems in the home. Definitely an advantage to the PS3 with the blue ray player. The PlayStation network is free and good. My kids play online more than they do local. Either is good, but I would say PS3 is better. Definitely go with the HDMI cable too.
As far as the workout stuff. Go with Insanity. It is a challenge, but is worth it.
You're right. It's old, outdated, and useless. Just like the Bible.
"Playing here is the closest thing to heaven on earth..." - Brian Rolle
Pong. Enough said.
The Father, The Son... well, it's the
The Holy Trinity... as I see it.
Thanks for all of the input. I think I'll get a Wii now, and then the next X-Box when it comes out. Thanks again and GO BUCKS!!!
I got the black WiiU for my son for Christmas. It runs $350. What I like the most about it is he can play on the gamepad that comes with it. It has a screen. And I can still watch TV at the same time. You can also use the gamepad as a TV remote. Pretty cool. And you can play all your original Wii games on it too.
This post was edited by grogdog 18 months ago
north till ya smell it, west till ya step in it.
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