Again a what should I buy tread about consoles.

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Ipad or PS3

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  1. Langin
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    Well yeah I am discussing with my parents; if I get my diploma end this school-year, will you get me a present?

    Parents: depends on what it is!

    me: Well a iPad(for school and games [​IMG]) or a Plastation 3 with Final Fantasy XIII and Street Fighter IV.

    Dad: Okay, we will think about it.(in the worst case I need to pay a part of it. But no worries)

    [​IMG] but what should I take? PS3 or iPad.

    No 3DS or NGP(3ds is pre-ordered and paid!) (NGP, I first wanna see if it succeeds!) I own a iPod touch 64GB(just that you know) and a DSI XL, a Wii and some crap more. I sold my 360! [​IMG] I hate Microsoft...(nothing against some products)



    They are sure about it if I get my diploma for the ''MAVO'' Dunno what it is in English. But its Dutch.

    Ps, I chose for specify!
     
  2. Satangel

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    PS3 all the way.
    DO NOT GET AN iPAD UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, THERE IS NO USE FOR IT, especially since you already have a kick-ass iPod Touch. You won't do any work on the iPad, be honest and think about it [​IMG]

    Also, it's I sold my 360, not selled.

    And it's Specify (in the poll choice), not specefy.

    No worries mate, no shame in typing mistakes in another language.
     
  3. Juanmatron

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    iPad isn't a game console [​IMG]
     
  4. Langin
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    [​IMG] I know its not a shame, my English teacher says the same.


    @Juanmatron: ...

    I thought iPod Touch was not a gaming console, but it is! [​IMG] The same goes for iPad for my feelings. Because you have REAL games like Street Fighter and Eternal Legacy* on it!

    *Final Fantasy clone

    And peeps; can you call some other great games for the PS3?
     
  5. Goli

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    It also HAS real Final Fantasy games like Final Fantasy I and II. The War of the Lions will follow soon.
    It also has Chaos Rings and a Secret of Mana remake.
    Man, I wish I had an iOS device. ;_;
     
  6. Satangel

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    This sums up some great games for the PS3

    No really, don't buy the iPad, it tries to do a lot of things but it ends up doing everything quite bad. The PS3 is a real gaming platform, the iPad definitely not and it will turn out too expensive and you'll hardly play it.
     
  7. Langin
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    oops forgotten the FF games, I have to much apps on my iPod xD didn´t saw them...

    C´mon don´t lose the hope! Soon enough you will have enough money for it!(an iPod or whatever.) [​IMG] #cheersup

    @Satangel: is GTA the best game?!
     
  8. Satangel

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    It's not the best, keep in mind that games like GTA, Super Mario, CoD and Zelda usually are hyped a lot and therefore good reviews with honest scores are rare. Red Dead Redemption should satisfy the buy, it's from the same makers as GTA and is played in the Far West, epic game from what I've heard. Games like Little Big Planet and God of War are only on PS3, and are really good games.
     
  9. awssk8er

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    If those or your choices, take the PS3. iPads blow so much, and are useless.

    I've had a PS3 Slim since it was launched, and it's okay. I enjoy my Wii 10x more. I was going to recommend a 3DS, but you said you already paid it off.

    I would say either just try to get cash out of them, or get something non-game related (Or get some games for your 3DS with it).
     
  10. Langin
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    Thanks for the info; Ill just hve to wait till summer before I get my PS3!

    Should I get Silver or Black(if silver is released)
     
  11. Satangel

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    That's your choice, choose what fits your TV the best [​IMG] I don't know anything about firmwares on the PS3 but maybe when there's a new colour released they'll put a new firmware on it, making it harder or impossible to hack it.
    If you want to hack it of course, something I would really look into before buying it.
     
  12. famousginni

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    I still believe that the iPad is a useless product as you can do most of what an iPad can do on your iPod Touch. Now a PS3.... if you were to get that.... You would have a brand new console, to hook up to your TV. You could watch Blu-Rays.... and play games that don't suck after 20 minutes, as on the iPad.... the games suck period.
     
  13. stylow

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    Good the only thing you must do is get your diploma and get a ps3 cause you have a ipod touch why get a bigger one.
    BTW after 2 years i will get my diploma for the HAVO [​IMG] and i will say the same question to my parents but i will get a ps4 or xbox 720 [​IMG]
     
  14. Langin
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    Lol Ill go for my HAVO after my MAVO.

    PS4! [​IMG] and what about hmm Nintendo WiiiiW double wii, double fun! [/joke]

    But I do not intend to hack my PS3 at the first place. maybe later, but I am not sure yet.
     
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    Cool, a fellow Dutchie. I hope you get your diploma.

    The way I see it:


    PSP - Bigger screen is a huge advantage, plus there are lots of great titles, especially if you are into rpg's. I prefer it over a DS, although I am a minority in this.

    Xbox 360 - Great system too. Softmodding-options are limited, no homebrew and a bit taxing if you have never done it before. On the other hand it is cheap, Xbox Live is excellent (though modding it will prolly get you banned) and the amount of quality software is huge. The controller is the best controller ever created, imo.

    PS3 - Potentially the system with the most live in it. The choice of games you can get for it is about as good these days as the one for the 360. Softmodding is very new but promising. There's the additional advantage of being able to run backups from the hdd, which is something the 360 doesn't do.

    Looking at these systems I'd say all of them are pretty sure bets (although some will probably say the PSP doesn't qualify as such), and the ultimate choice should be based on you personal preferences (I myself would buy back my 360 if I was in your shoes, btw).

    As for the iPad: it's not a bad device, in fact, it's quite cool. But it's not more than that, so only get it if you have too much money.
     
  16. Hells Malice

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    iPads are worthless and useless. For the same price you can get a decent enough laptop with infinitely more functionality. If you want smaller, and cheaper, you could get an amazing notebook which, likewise, would have infinitely more functionality.

    Regardless, get a PS3. I'm having fun with mine.


    Also, everyone hates microsoft. But that's a pointless reason not to have a 360.
     
  17. Nujui

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    I would say get a ps3. But try and get one with BC(Unless you don't have any ps2 games.).
     
  18. Slyakin

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    I'd recommend the PS3. It really is the better "Gaming Console" in this case; the iPad isn't bad or anything, but it shouldn't be considered a game console.


    More like a limited touch netbook. (Very limited)
     
  19. gifi4

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    The PS3, the iPad isn't a "gaming" console, trust me, one of my mates has an iPad and he gets bored of the games really quickly, but it's all about personal preference.

    Ask yourself: Would you rather play something like GTA IV for 6 hours straight or would you rather play Angry Birds for 6 hours straight? The iPad's games aren't made for long periods of time, plus, if you want games like that, the PS3 has minis that you can buy, so unless you need the iPad for something other than gaming, get a PS3.