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PN Question of the Week, Oct 19

C844271D-26F6-4246-A194-03C15E7BD849.jpgWell once again I was shocked with the response over last weeks question where we asked you guys, Out of all the games ALREADY out for this year, what is your pick for the “Game of the Year”. The votes were close at first with Burnout Paradise taking the lead but towards the end it was Metal Gear Solid 4 pulling through for your pick of the Game of the Year. It captured 33% of the vote with Burnout getting 21% and Rock Band 2 taking the third spot at 12.5%

Anyways, like always, it is time for this weeks PN Question of the Week. This weeks question is based off of an article that Murphys Law wrote earlier this week, the question is, What do you want more, the New Xbox Experiance for the Xbox 360 or Home for the PlayStation 3? And if you want to explain why please feel free too.

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  • That makes me happy to see MGS taking first place, it's a great game and I feel its really unfortunate that most of the Xbox gamers might miss out on it, but it see it take first is a great thing.

    As for this weeks question, can I say none to my own question? both the NXE and Home have some great things but nothing now that I need right now. Netflix is cool, but until they offer more movies or higher quality movies I don't really plan on using it too much, especially with Hulu.com on my PS3 through my web browser. The group chat is cool but my PS3 has it and I never use it. As for home, second life is cool but I don't plan on playing it really, the whole home interface looks cool, but will I use it just for that reason? or will I elect to bypass it for the faster XMB, I'm just not sure yet

  • Has to be the New Xbox Experience for me because I don't own a PlayStation 3. Hard to say if I owned both.

  • I have to go with Steve's answer. I don't need or want either of them. I can get all the movies and shows I want from PlayOn via Hulu and Netflix. As far as Home, if I want a Second Life imitaion or a Sims wannabe, I would go play them. If I had my way, I wouldn't even update my consoles with them, but unfortunately, MS is forcing us to update our dashboards.

  • Neither. I wish I could have the Avatars, but I don't like the whole NXE. At least, not yet.

    And, though I don't own a PS3, I really just see Home as a means for Sony to sell people virutal merch for their homes, and it doesn't seem that important.

  • Well since I don't have a PS3 yet or probably not anytime in the future the NXE is going to be my choice. It really is no benefit to me besides the whole loading your games onto the HD.

  • NXE because home isn't coming to 360. That and NXE is the first time a console manufacture is overhauling the software in a system.

  • Tough question because until I see both on my systems I wont be able to give answer they both have there strong points, but I really dont like change fast I like it gradual not everything thrown at me at once and if I had to give a answer today I would go with the NXE, but I still could be sold on Home when I see it first hand

  • NXE just for the Netflix integration.

  • PharmBoy044

    This is coming from someone who only owns a PS3 so take the comments as you may but I'm excited about Home. Especially after Sony showing off the new game spaces in Home (Far Cry 2, Uncharted, Warhawk, Resistance 1 &2). You never know how the community will react to these spaces and how it will build the actual fanbase within HOME but if Sony can nurture that fan base with new game spaces and different events, I think it will be fine. Hopefully Sony can show a few more new things in the coming weeks and launch HOME pretty soon.

  • Snakeman555

    Home. It just seems like it is offering more of a new and different experience for free. Though I am just about as excited for both as I am about rock revolution (thats not much)

  • I'm with ya Steve, while both are fascinating at what they are attempting, they are not the thing I am looking forward to. Little things like "Fable 2", "Little Big Planet", "Gears of War 2" Yeah that stuff gets me going.. 🙂

  • NXE, because i do not own a PS3 like my co-host does, but not for any specific reason however.

  • As for GOTY I am now going to say Dead Space doubt they would pick a single player game again but now I can see why it won so many awards so far.

    and seeing that I don’t have a PS3 I am going to say the NXE and I am excited to see the new stuff that is going to tie in with it plus Xbox.com is getting a face lift to go with it and they are talking about the Zune to now be more a part of the Xbox 360 and the whole media experience. interesting to see how they plan to tie everything together.

  • Home. Nuff said.

  • NXE seems like a new coat of paint on an already great system. Home has the potential to be a place you go to meet new people. Things like the themed rooms in have to potential to add to the game experience. I am, however, still pretty cynical about if it will work or not.

    For both NXE and Home, the ability to get in a party and move from activity to activity is appealing to me. That would take the online experience one step closer to hanging out at the same place. This is the only thing I am really excited about.

    Of course I would have much rather that both Microsoft and Sony just put their money into a creative game, or lowering prices so that more people can "Jump In" or "Play Beyond."

    I guess that means if you need to record my vote, put me in the "neither" category.

  • king of k1ngs

    i've always cared more about the games on the system than anything else and for me, the NXE will help enhance my gameplay for the games i love. Going into a group and going from game to game will be nice to do. I also like the group chat so that i don't have to hear idiots screaming in my ear when i'm playing with some friends trying to talk to each other.Home just seems like a waste of time for me and it will take me away from actually playing games like LBP.

  • Home. I've seen the foundation. I've seen the planned expansions. I've seen and witnessed hundreds of players currently beta-testing HOME spend countless hours associating inside even though there's relatively nothing there.

    No offense, but the whole "Second Life" argument doesn't apply here. They are two totally different applications. One is used to buttress gaming and the other is a game.

    HOME is something that is meant to help clans and gamers alike expand their horizons. Tactical planning using 3D models of actual maps from Resistance 2 in game spaces is just one of many ways this can be beneficial.

    HOME is a tool podcasters can use to get new guests on their show or create free advertising to bring attention to their gaming sites.

    I think it's absolutely hilarious that people like Chris are saying that people will use it 1/100 % of the time. That's funny coming from a person that just got through ranting that numbers don't mean anything. Well…why are you using this site? You spend time every day coming to this site giving out your opinions while you could be gaming. You spend countless minutes perusing the latest stories and forums too.

    What if PLATFORM NATION wasn't just a website? What if it was a virtual world where you could pop in and visit. Perhaps debate issues in real time with other PNers? Post audio news stories and videos in certain sections of the PN Mansion. Join the PN group for Gaming Night instead of waiting on the site. Have award presentations and small in-HOME competitions for Giveaways. Almost everything you do on here can be duplicated in real-time in HOME. Think it can't be done….look at Life With Playstation.

    The problem is…people are so busy being negative and judgmental, they fail to utilize this powerful tool that Sony has given them. Rest assured, you'll see websites and clans do this sooner or later.

    Gamers need to stop hating and start participating. Don't knock everything. Try to being positive before you just write off everything. I don't want a 360 again but I'm not going to knock Microsoft for doing their dashboard thing. That doesn't interest me, but it's a great addition for people that choose to stick with the console.

  • Home. I've seen the foundation. I've seen the planned expansions. I've seen and witnessed hundreds of players currently beta-testing HOME spend countless hours associating inside even though there's relatively nothing there.

    No offense, but the whole "Second Life" argument doesn't apply here. They are two totally different applications. One is used to buttress gaming and the other is a game.

    HOME is something that is meant to help clans and gamers alike expand their horizons. Tactical planning using 3D models of actual maps from Resistance 2 in game spaces is just one of many ways this can be beneficial.

    HOME is a tool podcasters can use to get new guests on their show or create free advertising to bring attention to their gaming sites.

    I think it's absolutely hilarious that people like Chris are saying that people will use it 1/100 % of the time. That's funny coming from a person that just got through ranting that numbers don't mean anything. Well…why are you using this site? You spend time every day coming to this site giving out your opinions while you could be gaming. You spend countless minutes perusing the latest stories and forums too.

    What if PLATFORM NATION wasn't just a website? What if it was a virtual world where you could pop in and visit. Perhaps debate issues in real time with other PNers? Post audio news stories and videos in certain sections of the PN Mansion. Join the PN group for Gaming Night instead of waiting on the site. Have award presentations and small in-HOME competitions for Giveaways. Almost everything you do on here can be duplicated in real-time in HOME. Think it can't be done….look at Life With Playstation.

    The problem is…people are so busy being negative and judgmental, they fail to utilize this powerful tool that Sony has given them. Rest assured, you'll see websites and clans do this sooner or later.

    Gamers need to stop hating and start participating. Don't knock everything. Try to being positive before you just write off everything. I don't want a 360 again but I'm not going to knock Microsoft for doing their dashboard thing. That doesn't interest me, but it's a great addition for people that choose to stick with the console.

    As far as Mr. Wanker's false analogy…if you actually owned a Porsche, it would be incredibly stupid to drive it every day. That's not an every day car…it's a pleasure vehicle. If you have the money to buy a Porsche, you'd have the money to buy a second vehicle which you use for day to day driving.

  • There's a difference between *my* GOTY and the general GOTY, I think. Mine will be Fallout 3, but I think ultimately the general gaming public will go for GoW2.

    Hawkes' will be Wii Music…. mwaahahahaaa.

  • ChrisWanker

    I've stated this in other postings and I'm going to state it again, and of course add to it;

    "I think that gamers will only spend about 1/100 of the time that their PS3 is turned on prancing around Home."

    Home to me is going to be like having a Porsche and taking it out of the garage once a year, if that. I don't think it's worth the time and money Sony is putting in it, regardless of how nice it's going to be. Meaning the other 99/100 will be spent actually playing games, like MGS4 or LBP or whatever trips their trigger, or they'll be watching movies.

    As for Xbox Experience, the avatars look like upgrades of the plain looking Miis. Yet, they still look just as dorky.

  • Home.

  • Home. Check my blog for details.

  • Home. I've seen the foundation. I've seen the planned expansions. I've seen hundreds of players currently beta-testing HOME spend countless hours associating inside even though there's relatively nothing there right now.

    No offense, but the whole "Second Life" argument doesn't apply here. They are two totally different applications. One is used to buttress gaming and the other is a game.

    I think it's absolutely hilarious that people like Wanker are saying that people will use it 1/100 % of the time. That's funny coming from a person that just got through ranting that numbers don't mean anything. Well…why are you using this site? You spend time every day coming to this site giving out your opinions while you could be gaming. You spend countless minutes perusing the latest stories and forums too. Here's an accurate analogy. Saying people won't use HOME a lot is like saying people won't use the Internet a lot.

    What if PLATFORM NATION wasn't just a website? What if it was a virtual world where you could pop in and visit. Perhaps debate issues in real time with other PNers? Post audio news stories and videos in certain sections of the PN Mansion. Join the PN group for Gaming Night instead of waiting on the site. Have award presentations and small in-HOME competitions for Giveaways. Almost everything you do on here can be duplicated in real-time in HOME. Think it can't be done….look at Life With PlayStation. It's called multitasking.

    The problem is…people are so busy being negative and judgmental, they fail to utilize this powerful tool that Sony has given them. Rest assured, you'll see websites and clans do this sooner or later.

    Gamers need to stop hating and start participating. Don't knock everything. Try being positive before you just write off everything. I don't want a 360 again but I'm not going to knock Microsoft for doing their dashboard thing. That doesn't interest me, but it's a great addition for people that choose to stick with the console.

    As for Wanker's false analogy…if you actually owned a Porsche, it would be incredibly stupid to drive it every day. That's not an every day car…it's a pleasure vehicle. If you have the money to buy a Porsche, you'd have the money to buy a second vehicle which you use for day-to-day driving. I used small words just for you.