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Cal and Dan Rant: Episode 2 (some adult language)

Yet another Cal and Dan Rant. This week we have PS3 vs Xbox 360, RIM vs Apple, Mobile Gaming vs Console Gaming, and pretty much Cal vs Dan vs Everything.



Cal
I've drifted more to my ps3, I've gone the way I said I wouldn't haha

Dan
For total console efficiency the Xbox does so much whilst being so simple

Cal
True. But ps3 offers an all round media experience; Bluray, bbc iplayer, itv player, 4od, love film, free online gaming, as well as a host of AAA game titles
Plus built in wifi, something Xbox only recently added to the new S model, but the wifi router is still £50 upwards

Dan
Ps3 was released after the 360
They had time to see and improve on it
Plus xbl now links to your sky player, Zune movies, Last FM, All kinect usable, So you don't even need a controller.

Cal
Sky player is pretty cack to be fair. I have a sky box sat next to my Xbox/PS3/Wii. And as good as kinect is in regards to innovation, it's not practical in terms of replacing a controller

Dan
It was never meant to be a replacement in my eyes
It was to compliment a controller

Like the human brain, its potential has been barely tapped, I think there is so much potential for it.
Its making game developers think in a whole new way

Cal
I agree it's very clever and technically sound, I just feel it doesn't appeal to the hardcore gamer, it's games of present are just HD wii clones

Dan
Yes, But this has more time to flourish, And Microsoft are investing so much in the Xbox; time and money, So many updates, New software etc
Sony doesn't seem to do anywhere near as much.

Cal
The PS3 is 3D enabled, the Xbox isn't and won't ever be, at least the 360 anyway. And even though I feel 3D is nowhere near good enough just yet, it'll soon be as standard as HD

Dan
3D is so expensive at the moment it has no practical applications
Everyone doesn't have a 3D TV, Not everyone has HD.

But HD is more accessible, Its a selling point. 3D just isn't at the moment.

Cal
I agree, but it's still a vital factor for technology. And as 3D grows, so will the consumer need for it. I'm not a fan of 3d, as it's still pretty un-tampered.
But as a source of gaming and movies, it's going to play a vital role in the future.

Dan
By the time 3D is available at cheaper rates and the technology improves Microsoft will have a new console out

Cal
There won't be a new Xbox for ages, Microsoft have lost far too much money with both the 360 and the original Xbox, as has Sony with the ps3

Dan
Microsoft have a constant source of income from xbl though

Cal
Ha, not enough though!

Dan
The best thing about the 360 is its online community and content.
They won't be able to capture that on a portable console for a while, Wi fi spots etc are far to limited

Cal
The NGP has supposedly got 3G aswel as wifi. Online isn't everything, I'd much rather have an awesome single player game than a good online one.

Plus you're forgetting the success of smartphones and the iPod touch. There are plenty of online games On the iPhone Gamecentre

Dan
You can't compare mobile phone games to the intrinsic of console games
They take years to develop and perfect,
You can't downsize that and keep that level of greatness.

Cal
iPhone games are on par with PSP, look at The likes of Infinity Blade, Ultimate Spider Man, Shadow Guardian, Dead Space, N.O.V.a 2

Dan
They aren't even close!
Graphically they might be similar, But open expanse gameplay? Hundreds of hours? Never

Cal
What do you expect from a mobile devise!? It's pick up and play gameplay
Whether you admit/like it or not, smartphones, especially the iPhone are genuine gaming devices

Dan
Its for mobile communication, That's their sole purpose. The game element is to pass time

Cal
That's the most ridiculous thing I've heard. Smartphones are called Smart for a reason; Internet, games, apps, music, movies, even live streaming.

Dan
The only reason the iphone appeals more is to rubbish little apps that appeal to the fools that shell out the money for

Cal
Ha, you're so ignorant towards the iPhone it's untrue

Dan
They are called smart phones for the advanced processors
They can do more than standard phones

Cal
Phones are not  just phones anymore

Dan
They aren't just for gaming that's ridiculous

Cal
If you disagreed, you would have a phone that literally made calls and txts
But you don't

Dan
I want a phone that has improved connectivity
To fill the gap of my pc

Cal
If that was the genuine reason, you would buy a laptop/netbook

Dan
All the bullshit apps are just what's expected from an iphone
I would never get a laptop

Cal
How exactly are they bullshit?

Dan
Incredibly unreliable
Prone to death and extensive battery problems
My phone can at least last a day without being charged
A laptop gives u two maybe three tops

Cal
You avoided why apps are bullshit

Dan
What purpose do they serve?
90% of them are useless

Cal
No, not 90%
There are plenty of useful apps
You just arent aware as the Blackberry store is utter shit

Dan
Name me one thing that the iPhone can do that no other phone can

Cal
Ha, I never said it could do anything that no other phone can.

But you name me one phone that hasn't blatantly copied the iPhone

Dan
Well that's a moot point, The iPhone wasn't the first touchscreen phone

Cal
No, but it was the best

Dan
You can argue that they ripped off others
Apart from the marketing. And their customer with ipods, They have nothing going for them.
Its all hype

Cal
Haha, because RIM are doing so well

Dan
Actually they are

Cal
The Torch is a phone behind the times, yet they released it during said times
The Storm and Storm 2 were utter toss.
Blackberries as a rule, do not appeal to the mass Market

Dan
More people are getting blackberries simply because they don't want to join the bandwagon and get an iPhone

There is no appeal from an iPhone

Cal
No, people get Blackberries because they can't afford an iPhone or high end android device.
No appeal?? You're so ignorant

Dan
Its a joke how people keep getting them

Cal
The iPhone 4 is, at present, the best smartphone you can buy.

Dan
Its a smartphone, it's not the best.
By definition there is no best

Cal
Of course there is, otherwise we'd all be using the same device

Dan
It is like trying to say which gun is best

They all kill you

Cal
Super soakers don't kill

Dan
Its personal opinion that defines it
And a jelly bean phone doesn't have apps

Cal
A jelly bean phone doesn't make calls

Dan
Exactly

Do you agree/disagree with either Cal and Dan? Let us know!

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