Sunday, January 13th 2008

Bill Gates Says the Xbox 360 Will Be the Most Reliable Console

For the current generation of gaming consoles, the Xbox 360 has several reputations. On the positive side, the Xbox 360 is the undisputed leader of online service and multiplayer, but on the negative side, it also holds a track record of being fairly unreliable. At one point, up to one-third of all Xbox 360 consoles experienced the hardware failure popularly known as the Red Ring of Death, which rendered the console unusable. While many from Microsoft’s entertainment and devices division have spoken on the Xbox 360’s reliability record, Bill Gates was mostly removed from commenting on the issue – until now. Speaking in a BBC Video interview, Gates revealed that it’s now Microsoft’s goal to make the Xbox 360 "the most reliable" console on the market.Source: DailyTech
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53 Comments on Bill Gates Says the Xbox 360 Will Be the Most Reliable Console

#1
Ravenas
ShadowFold said:
Halo is overhyped shit. Theres alot but idk specifics I just know thats all my bro plays on 360.
That's the majority I play on my PS3. But the 360 doesn't have any majority over the PS3's online FPSs. But I'm not sure about the same for the Wii.
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#2
ShadowFold
The wii doesnt have any games im trying to sell it lol
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#3
Ravenas
Lol, the only game I could see myself having fun with on the Wii is Super Smash Bros with the classic controller!
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#4
Cold Storm
Battosai
Ive gotten hooked on is zelda and the crossbow... played a few games on it... but i still want my 360... I'll just con my father into buying a PS3 game for myself and go and see him if I want any part in Playstation... Don't have the tv for it...
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#5
MilkyWay
it has more than halo ill just say ones i can remember top of my head and dont get me started coz most games that are on ps3 are multi format

Cod 4
Rainbow 6 Vegas
Team Fortress 2
BlackSite
Call Of Juarez
Medal Of Honor Airborne
Quake 4
Prey
Shadowrun
Soldier Of Fortune Payback
Unreal Tournament 3 (not out yet)
Turok (not out yet)

some of them are better than others but there are more FPS like Far Cry and Bioshock

a lot of decent games on 360 tho that arnt FPS
tell me lots of ps3 FPS and we will see that most are multi format not to say there isnt a lot of multi format 360 games
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#6
Ravenas
PS3 FPSs:

COD4
Blacksite
Ghost Recon
Rainbow Six Vegas
Restistance
UT3
Orange Box
Fear
Medal of Honor Airborne
Time Crisis
Time Shift
Soldier of Fortune
COD 3
Haze (coming soon)
Resistance 2(coming soon)
Killzone 2(Coming soon)
Socom(Coming soon)

Come on man, do better than that your forgetting some xbox ones.

At the least 2 of those FPSs aren't worth a buy imo.
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#7
ShadowFold
We can all agree that the PC kicks all 3 of the consoles' asses combined 100X over.
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#8
Cold Storm
Battosai
so far the only game I'll ever buy a PS3 for is FF13... every other game is going to be on xbox.. and thats only because of the fact that the sony pres. was stupid and didn't sign the exclusive rights to the system...
I love sony to death, and have both the old systems. but when I have to get a new tv just to play the game right... whats the use in that? IMO.
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#9
Ravenas
Cold Storm said:
so far the only game I'll ever buy a PS3 for is FF13... every other game is going to be on xbox.. and thats only because of the fact that the sony pres. was stupid and didn't sign the exclusive rights to the system...
I love sony to death, and have both the old systems. but when I have to get a new tv just to play the game right... whats the use in that? IMO.
What are you talking about getting a new TV, I played my PS3 on my cousin's tv that's from 1984. :laugh:
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#10
MilkyWay
Ravenas said:
COD4
Blacksite
Ghost Recon
Rainbow Six Vegas
Restistance
UT3
Orange Box
Fear
Haze (coming soon)
Resistance 2(coming soon)
Killzone 2(Coming soon)
Socom(Coming soon)

Come on man, do better than that your forgetting some xbox ones.

At the least 2 of those FPSs aren't worth a buy imo.
Wasnt saying those were all good games just ones i could think of but all i see is about 2 exclusives to the PS3 Resistance and Killzone

BTW isnt Socom a 3rd person shooter so is Ghost Recon thats why i didnt include it
Just saying that most PS3 games are multiformat

i agree PC kicks ass 100000000000x more than any console cept for nintendo DS lol

i think that even if a game is out on a console the pc version will be 100x better look at Gears of war and COD 4 for example
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#11
Ravenas
kieran_fletch said:
Wasnt saying those were all good games just ones i could think of but all i see is about 2 exclusives to the PS3 Resistance and Killzone

BTW isnt Socom a 3rd person shooter so is Ghost Recon thats why i didnt include it
Just saying that most PS3 games are multiformat

i agree PC kicks ass 100000000000x more than any console cept for nintendo DS lol

i think that even if a game is out on a console the pc version will be 100x better look at Gears of war and COD 4 for example
Both Socom and Ghost recon go into first person, you won't find a serious ghost recon who plays in third person online.

Only 2 exclusives?

Resistance
Killzone
Haze
UT3
Socom
Time Crisis
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#12
Cold Storm
Battosai
oh, i can play it on mine... but, I can see only half what they type and what is shown... Adjusting just makes the game look stupid. IMO.. So I'm only going with the PS3 if I get a new tv... I just don't feel like playing it like I'm a retard... crossed eyed and all...
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#13
Dangle
Cold Storm said:
so far the only game I'll ever buy a PS3 for is FF13... every other game is going to be on xbox.. and thats only because of the fact that the sony pres. was stupid and didn't sign the exclusive rights to the system...
I love sony to death, and have both the old systems. but when I have to get a new tv just to play the game right... whats the use in that? IMO.
You're not the only one. Sony will has 2 games worth buying - but they're not out yet. FF13 and MGS. I own 2 PS3s and they have an inch of dust on them. XBL is by far the supierior multiplayer format - but you gotta pay for it. Also it's good that 90% of people w/XBL have microphones.

I agree that PC wtfPwns consoles - but I XBL is starting to grow on me. If you have a mic for a pc, you usually have to use something like Vent. Mic on the console only allows you to talk to teammates, and often doesn't let you talk to them while you're dead. I hope windows live picks up pretty soon.
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#14
Ravenas
Eh there are many picture settings on the PS3, maybe you need to relook. =/, my screen has never looked retarded. I've played it on HDMI, S-VIDEO, and COMPOSITE.
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#15
Wile E
Power User
Cold Storm said:
so far the only game I'll ever buy a PS3 for is FF13... every other game is going to be on xbox.. and thats only because of the fact that the sony pres. was stupid and didn't sign the exclusive rights to the system...
I love sony to death, and have both the old systems. but when I have to get a new tv just to play the game right... whats the use in that? IMO.
Gran Turismo 5 and Metal Gear Solid 4 are ps3 only.

And you still have to buy a new tv to play the games properly on 360.
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#16
Ravenas
Dangle said:
You're not the only one. Sony will has 2 games worth buying - but they're not out yet. FF13 and MGS. I own 2 PS3s and they have an inch of dust on them. XBL is by far the supierior multiplayer format - but you gotta pay for it. Also it's good that 90% of people w/XBL have microphones.

I agree that PC wtfPwns consoles - but I XBL is starting to grow on me. If you have a mic for a pc, you usually have to use something like Vent. Mic on the console only allows you to talk to teammates, and often doesn't let you talk to them while you're dead. I hope windows live picks up pretty soon.
Apparently you haven't played Heavenly Sword, Resistance, and Warhawk. Uncharted and Ratchet and clank and UT3 are also killer games. Maybe you should check out the new Sony list of games coming out...There are so many games coming out worth playing.

Be my guest:
http://ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=86124
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#17
Cold Storm
Battosai
Wile E said:
Gran Turismo 5 and Metal Gear Solid 4 are ps3 only.

And you still have to buy a new tv to play the games properly on 360.
but for some reason my tv is fine with the 360 and wii.. but hooking up a ps3 and the tv says no.. then when I mess around and make the ps3 look ok, the 360 looks shitty...
and as for gt5 and MGS 4.. never cared for them at all... but like I said... IMO
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#18
Wile E
Power User
Cold Storm said:
but for some reason my tv is fine with the 360 and wii.. but hooking up a ps3 and the tv says no.. then when I mess around and make the ps3 look ok, the 360 looks shitty...
and as for gt5 and MGS 4.. never cared for them at all... but like I said... IMO
Try adjusting the picture settings on the ps3, instead of the TV.
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#19
MilkyWay
FUCK everyone who wants to buy a console for 2 games GTA and Metal Gear its so stupid getting a console for only 2 games plus GTA is out on 360 also

Fuck everyone who cant see that the DS is the best console out there well hand held

I hate how ps3 owners try to say that its got better games when most are clearly MULTIFORMAT like FIFA AND COD 4

Not to mention my friend who has a ps3 cant play mulitplayer on some of his games coz theres hardly a match
I hate how ps3 owners say there online is free but its ip to the developers to implement servers like EA and thats why they sucks so bad at least microsoft keep the servers up to date and running although at crimbo the whole xbox live was fucked do to the amount of users trying to join lol

least they said they would try to fix the servers and xbox live for future i hardly lag on xbl and its not coz i have an amazing connection
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#20
Ravenas
kieran_fletch said:
FUCK everyone who wants to buy a console for 2 games GTA and Metal Gear its so stupid getting a console for only 2 games plus GTA is out on 360 also

Fuck everyone who cant see that the DS is the best console out there well hand held

I hate how ps3 owners try to say that its got better games when most are clearly MULTIFORMAT like FIFA AND COD 4

Not to mention my friend who has a ps3 cant play mulitplayer on some of his games coz theres hardly a match
I hate how ps3 owners say there online is free but its ip to the developers to implement servers like EA and thats why they sucks so bad at least microsoft keep the servers up to date and running although at crimbo the whole xbox live was fucked do to the amount of users trying to join lol

least they said they would try to fix the servers and xbox live for future i hardly lag on xbl and its not coz i have an amazing connection
I think you need a chill pill and try to reexamine what you're talking about. I think I'm backing out of this thread.
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#21
Cold Storm
Battosai
Wile E said:
Try adjusting the picture settings on the ps3, instead of the TV.
whenever my father comes back down I'll steal the ps3 for a night and try it again... But IMO for me, the only games I want come on both systems. I was all for buying a ps3 until I heard that the old pres. goofed and did what he did. :shadedshu
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#22
ShadowFold
Ravenas said:
I think you need a chill pill and try to reexamine what you're talking about. I think I'm backing out of this thread.
Seriously tho, your PS3 fanboyism levels are reaking. Its not the best console, hell none of them are good its just the 360 has the best online service and games just live it sheesh.
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#23
Wile E
Power User
kieran_fletch said:
FUCK everyone who wants to buy a console for 2 games GTA and Metal Gear its so stupid getting a console for only 2 games plus GTA is out on 360 also

Fuck everyone who cant see that the DS is the best console out there well hand held

I hate how ps3 owners try to say that its got better games when most are clearly MULTIFORMAT like FIFA AND COD 4

Not to mention my friend who has a ps3 cant play mulitplayer on some of his games coz theres hardly a match
I hate how ps3 owners say there online is free but its ip to the developers to implement servers like EA and thats why they sucks so bad at least microsoft keep the servers up to date and running although at crimbo the whole xbox live was fucked do to the amount of users trying to join lol

least they said they would try to fix the servers and xbox live for future i hardly lag on xbl and its not coz i have an amazing connection
Who said the ps3 versions were better? And nobody mentioned GTA4 either. I mentioned GT5, as in Gran Turismo 5.

I got the ps3 because it makes a great all around machine. It's a great for streaming media from your computers, a great Bluray player, great upscaling DVD player, and it also makes a great internet/home use computer, when you load Linux on it. All that, AND it plays games. Works out to be a great value for me.

And I flatly refuse to pay to play games online. If the game is online and cross platform, I either buy it for my PC, or if that's not an option, I buy it for the ps3. 360 is my last choice for an online game, because I'm not paying for Xbox Live Gold. I think it's stupid to not only buy the game for 60 fuckin dollars, but then also have to pay to play it online. MS can kiss my ass on that.

If a cross-platform game isn't online, I look for it on PC first, and if not, I just buy the one that's cheaper.


EDIT: In case you couldn't tell, I own both consoles. I actually like them both as well, but for different reasons. I just hate XBL. And I hate when people bash products they know little to nothing about.
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#24
Ravenas
ShadowFold said:
Seriously tho, your PS3 fanboyism levels are reaking. Its not the best console, hell none of them are good its just the 360 has the best online service and games just live it sheesh.
I don't think I've said it's the best console the entire thread. Wait let me check just to make sure. Nope, I didn't. However, I disagree, I think they're all good. It would be a sad day in hell if there was only one console.

I just don't like people who come in a thread like this and start talking about a product they really know little to nothing about.
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#25
Cold Storm
Battosai
We have are own opinions and like I've said I perfer xbox... its not that I haven't played all three.. I've beaten Ratchet and Clank on the ps3 about 3 times in a week period... but to me, xbox was the choice when I bought one. If I get a new tv then I'll get a ps3.. Make it work my wild... IMO
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