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Flea
01-27-2007, 07:39 PM
Is anyone else getting sick of 360 magazines going on how much the ps3 sucks.
I bought 3 the other day and each 1 goes on and on about how much the wii and ps3 sucks,
it seems that if they spent as much time and column inches on the 360 instead of rival systems the magazines would be a lot better and more informative.

At the end of the day we are all gamers with minds of our own,
i know something written saying that a system sucks, wont make up my mind for me.

TheMollywhopper
01-27-2007, 07:47 PM
I don't like reading OXM or any platform-specific mags except for previews and rumors. I believe the best reviews and fairest opinions are found in the likes of EGM and my personal favorite Play. I think they have both across the pond, and they both get a lot of 360 coverage without being fanboyish.

DJzero
01-27-2007, 07:50 PM
Honestly, I haven't noticed it much in OXM. Maybe it's just me. I tend to skim over anything that doesn't catch my interest...

invincible rob
01-27-2007, 07:52 PM
You wanna know a secret.
all these magazines are owned by the same company ...they are paid tens of thousands to bitch about each other to appeal the owner of that console and if one magazine doesn't like what the other one said the owning company can remove funds.
so it's tough shit really.

DJzero
01-27-2007, 08:26 PM
You wanna know a secret.
all these magazines are owned by the same company ...they are paid tens of thousands to bitch about each other to appeal the owner of that console and if one magazine doesn't like what the other one said the owning company can remove funds.
so it's tough shit really.

Sounds about right. I'm pretty sure every car magazine currently made is owned by the same company. They're now getting to the point where they say "here's an article from our sister magazine, [insertnamehere]"...

invincible rob
01-27-2007, 10:00 PM
Yeah theres two leading magazine owners in Britain one is the BBC the other the name escapes me but the only magazines that these guys don't own is porno.

CrakkedOut56
01-28-2007, 01:29 AM
Magazines IMO are a waste of money. Their news is always a month laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate

Heart Braden
01-28-2007, 05:59 AM
Magazines IMO are a waste of money. Their news is always a month laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate

Yep... hooray for gaming websites... updated daily.. hourly... minutely... whatever.

Myncy
01-28-2007, 07:06 PM
I would get OXM for demos, which is now pretty much useless with the marketplace :D.

EGM is good some times, its the magazine i subscribe to.

And of course, theres 360zine.

JonnyC VT
01-29-2007, 11:56 PM
Any lovers of Game Informer here...? Multi-platform game news, pretty good reviews, and lots of sexy pictures. Sometimes they hate on the PS3, but next month they'll talk shit about the 360, and they always have something to say about Nintendo. As a kid growing up, I loved gaming, not specific consoles. I don't think that now I should be forced to chose a side. *Although I'm loving the hell outta my 360!*

magictroll
01-30-2007, 12:09 AM
Yeah I feel the same way buddy. Traditionally I owned almost every system that came out (except for the handhelds ... never saw any real value in those). I never chose a side and I never will.

With that said, I think the PS3 will flop. I seriously hope it doesnt but I think it'll go the way of the Dreamcast (which I also own).

CC99999
01-30-2007, 02:29 AM
The Brits are lucky fellows. Not only are they home to Carol Reed and Powell & Pressburger films but they have some great gaming magazines. Especially the Xbox 360 magazine. I wonder about all the girly pictures and phone sex ads- but other than that- top notch!

Oh and speaking of PS3 bashing- I read a PS3 magazine today which had their verdict PS3 vs XBOX360. They said, "Tie". For a PS3 biased magazine to say tie means that the PS3 lost.

magictroll
01-30-2007, 05:20 AM
Oh and speaking of PS3 bashing- I read a PS3 magazine today which had their verdict PS3 vs XBOX360. They said, "Tie". For a PS3 biased magazine to say tie means that the PS3 lost.

Any idea how I can get my hands on that article?

Software2
01-30-2007, 07:35 AM
I've kinda given up on modern gaming mags. Nintendo Power back in the day was great. I used to read Gamers Republic back in the day (Those people make Play now... but for some reason I never picked up on it).
The internet gives me better reviews, and fewer ads. Why would I want to pay for a magazine?

DanteSparda504
01-30-2007, 07:37 AM
I am kind of sick of everyone bashing the PS3 and saying it sucks I have the Wii and Xbox 360 and play my cousins PS3 all the time and plan on getting one as soon as I can and I love all three systems equally all of them have their pros and cons but the PS3 does not suck yeah its expensive but thats it!

CC99999
01-30-2007, 02:14 PM
It's the Unoficial PS3 Mag published in the US. The cover has both consoles on it. It is current and on newstands now.

Cyrex
01-30-2007, 07:52 PM
I would get OXM for demos, which is now pretty much useless with the marketplace :D.



this is exactly what i do except that i get the disks because i don't want to put those huge loads on my HD, the PGR3 demo is 1.4GB, and i want to be able to play them later after they are gone from the marketplace