MS won this gen, can they beat Sony again when it comes to

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#1 Edited by TruthBToldShow (328 posts) -

Parental Controls?

(this will be a great test of system wars age range)

Anyone with a PS3 looking at keeping the chil'rens from turning it on any time, away from mature games, away from online chats, internet browsing, etc. has found a big weakness. Not only is there no way to set a password for system sign-in, you also have to keep the main account set to save online password and allow auto-sign-in in order to take advantage of the auto-update feature.

Meanwhile, over at Microsoft, there is a *plethora of parental control features on the Xbox 360.

And we all know it can get even better.

So, will Sony step up to the plate? Can they match or surpass MS? Can MS stack on much more to stay above Sony? Will more than 5 posters have a care in the world about next-gen parental controls?

I haven't seen either company discuss this topic at much length. If you have solid info, pass it on.

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#2 Posted by gameofthering (9906 posts) -

I don't think many people use parental controls.

#3 Posted by Basinboy (10890 posts) -

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#4 Posted by rjdofu (9167 posts) -

Nintendo

kthxbye

#5 Posted by TruthBToldShow (328 posts) -

I don't think many people use parental controls.

Except for millions of parents.....

#6 Posted by MBirdy88 (7024 posts) -

@gameofthering said:

I don't think many people use parental controls.

Except for millions of parents.....

yea in your dellusional world. most parents dont even monitor what their kids play.

#7 Edited by casharmy (6790 posts) -

Oh god lemming can't keep sony or PS4 out of their mouths can they? Is this the precursor to an entire generation of lemming wining and crying about PS4 because people who like video games chose to buy the best gaming console instead of an over glorified TV remote.

#8 Edited by Suppaman100 (3507 posts) -

Meanwhile in the real world,

360 is dead, PS3 has the most quality games and more sales than 360.

#9 Posted by Terrencec06 (3382 posts) -
#10 Posted by Chutebox (36049 posts) -

MS didn't win anything.

#11 Edited by TruthBToldShow (328 posts) -

@casharmy said:

Oh god lemming can't keep sony or PS4 out of their mouths can they? Is this the precursor to an entire generation of lemming wining and crying about PS4 because people who like video games chose to buy the best gaming console instead of an over glorified TV remote.

Who are you talking to?

#12 Posted by TruthBToldShow (328 posts) -

Meanwhile in the real world,

360 is dead, PS3 has the most quality games and more sales than 360.

Meanwhile, over the course of this generation, I have had two children. One of which is now a gamer. He loves playing on the PS3 and I love allowing him, when the time is right and with the right content. He's young, though, easy to manage.

In a year or two, that wont be the case.

#14 Edited by Nengo_Flow (9191 posts) -

Parental Controls?

(this will be a great test of system wars age range)

Anyone with a PS3 looking at keeping the chil'rens from turning it on any time, away from mature games, away from online chats, internet browsing, etc. has found a big weakness. Not only is there no way to set a password for system sign-in, you also have to keep the main account set to save online password and allow auto-sign-in in order to take advantage of the auto-update feature.

Meanwhile, over at Microsoft, there is a *plethora of parental control features on the Xbox 360.

And we all know it can get even better.

So, will Sony step up to the plate? Can they match or surpass MS? Can MS stack on much more to stay above Sony? Will more than 5 posters have a care in the world about next-gen parental controls?

I haven't seen either company discuss this topic at much length. If you have solid info, pass it on.

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#15 Edited by Megavideogamer (5230 posts) -

Most kids will be able to defeat the parent controls. This is only an issue if you have kids. Hard to say how many families actually game together. Or if teenagers just will play Xbox One or PS4 on their own. Or how many gamers have kids? A lot of people would have given up on videogames before settling down and reproducing offspring.

The final tally of how wins the 7th gen will be determined on Nov 22 2013 the launch of Xbox one which is the last 8th generation console to launch. Thus the next Console era can begin. Currently it is about 79 Million for PS3 and 78 million for Xbox 360. for second place.

The kids and their parents really do care either way regarding parental controls. The younglings will be playing Call of duty and GTA V, Halo and Gears of war and Battlefield. In your teens and pre-teens first person shooters and the like are a huge deal. The parents really do care as Xbox One and PS4 will keep the kids out of the way. Unlikely many people would have used parental controls anyway. If they did tech savey kids will defeat the password with ease. Most middle aged parents are useless at technology.

#16 Edited by LJS9502_basic (149326 posts) -

I don't think many people use parental controls.

I have a child and I don't use them...

#17 Edited by Shewgenja (7745 posts) -

I think Nintendo has the family entertainment area covered pretty well. Just my opinion.

#18 Edited by KillzoneSnake (1615 posts) -

Let kids play what they want, its just games it aint real. The 1% of parents that use them need to grow up. Real life and movies have a lot more boobies and violence xD.

#19 Edited by casharmy (6790 posts) -

I'd be more worried about censoring TV than video games honestly.

Do you let your kids watch TV? If so then this thread is stupid and pointless.

negative improper TV/movie influence >>>>>>>>>>>>>> videogames.

#20 Posted by TruthBToldShow (328 posts) -

@casharmy said:

I'd be more worried about censoring TV than video games honestly.

Do you let your kids watch TV? If so then this thread is stupid and pointless.

negative improper TV/movie influence >>>>>>>>>>>>>> videogames.

ROFL!

On my directv boxes I can set which TV ratings are allowed. And the ratings I set are equal to the ratings I see for the show. Unlike the PS3 that has me set ratings of 1-5, where the actual games are rated E, E-10+, T, MA, etc. On my directv boxes I can also choose which channels even show in my guide.

My TV is waaaaay easier and better at helping me manage what is and what isnt shown to my children.

#21 Posted by Chutebox (36049 posts) -

My parental control is me with the tv. Only one tv in the house.

#22 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1127 posts) -

M$ won this gen.

Really?

Who says so............you?

Ok dude,LOL

#23 Edited by John_Matherson (2031 posts) -

Wtf is TC even talking about?

#24 Posted by Caseytappy (2108 posts) -

Cows and their now close friends Lolchartz will tell you that you are wrong !

#25 Edited by GarGx1 (2378 posts) -

Most kids will be able to defeat the parent controls. This is only an issue if you have kids. Hard to say how many families actually game together. Or if teenagers just will play Xbox One or PS4 on their own. Or how many gamers have kids? A lot of people would have given up on videogames before settling down and reproducing offspring.

The final tally of how wins the 7th gen will be determined on Nov 22 2013 the launch of Xbox one which is the last 8th generation console to launch. Thus the next Console era can begin. Currently it is about 79 Million for PS3 and 78 million for Xbox 360. for second place.

The kids and their parents really do care either way regarding parental controls. The younglings will be playing Call of duty and GTA V, Halo and Gears of war and Battlefield. In your teens and pre-teens first person shooters and the like are a huge deal. The parents really do care as Xbox One and PS4 will keep the kids out of the way. Unlikely many people would have used parental controls anyway. If they did tech savey kids will defeat the password with ease. Most middle aged parents are useless at technology.

Please be a bit more stereotypical!

I'm a parent to 6 year old twin girls, I'm an enthusiastic gamer, I'm middle aged (43) and I'm very tech savvy. I think what you're forgetting here is that video gaming started with the generation who are now middle aged. In fact the average age of a 'gamer' is 35!

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-07/05/average-gamer

TC, MS didn't win anything as your title suggests, at best, and only if you don't count PC, Xbox 360 came a debatable 2nd behind the Wii.

#26 Edited by navyguy21 (12681 posts) -

So MS wins in Parental Controls? No question, but what kind of victory is that? :|

First Party games - Sony

Consoles sold - Nintendo

Handhelds - Nintendo

Variety - Sony

E-rated games - Sony

FPSs - Microsoft

Quality exclusives - Sony

Im not seeing how this is a major bragging point..........nor would i even bring it up

#27 Edited by Bazooka_4ME (2536 posts) -

"MS won this gen..."

Sure why not, people can dream cant they?

#28 Posted by Kane04 (2069 posts) -

I'm sorry how exactly did MS "won" this (7th) gen?

Massive RRODs? 2 FPSs and no other games?

Define "winning" because I'll bet you have something amusing inside that head.

@GarGx1 said:

TC, MS didn't win anything as your title suggests, at best, and only if you don't count PC, Xbox 360 came a debatable 2nd behind the Wii.

So in your opinion you place Wii 1st?
How exactly is a console thats unused collecting dust winning anything? *cof*software sales*cof*
It sold millions yes, and many of those people have the Wii sports game (that was included) and NOTHING else?

#29 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

Meanwhile in the real world,

360 is dead, PS3 has the most quality games and more sales than 360.

Meanwhile in the real world,

Wii and DS outsold everything released by Microsoft and Sony.

What the hell is wrong with you people? Is second place more valuable than first? Geez.

#30 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16373 posts) -

A useless feature for me.

#31 Posted by Puckhog04 (22577 posts) -

Nintendo won this gen. Delusional fanboy.

#32 Edited by GarGx1 (2378 posts) -

@Kane04 said:

I'm sorry how exactly did MS "won" this (7th) gen?

Massive RRODs? 2 FPSs and no other games?

Define "winning" because I'll bet you have something amusing inside that head.

@GarGx1 said:

TC, MS didn't win anything as your title suggests, at best, and only if you don't count PC, Xbox 360 came a debatable 2nd behind the Wii.

So in your opinion you place Wii 1st?

How exactly is a console thats unused collecting dust winning anything? *cof*software sales*cof*

It sold millions yes, and many of those people have the Wii sports game (that was included) and NOTHING else?

Opinion and fact are very different things. It's a fact that more Wii units have been sold than Xbox 360's or PS3's and seeing as Nintendo, Sony and MS are all about selling console units (the reason they blow millions on exclusive content) the winner is fairly obvious. What the console is doing now or how many games people bought for them is irrelevant.

On a side note to that out of the top 10 exclusive best sellers for the 7th gen consoles, Wii has 7.

http://vgsales.wikia.com/wiki/Best_selling_games_(seventh_generation) I'll add Lolvgchartz for accuracy :)

In my opinion PC won this gen, as it does with every generation. The term 'generation' doesn't really apply to PC though, as it transcends generations.

#33 Edited by GrayF0X786 (3810 posts) -

ROFL.

#34 Edited by jsmoke03 (12450 posts) -

i didnt know 2nd place means winning lol.

#35 Edited by ManInFlames-77 (291 posts) -

Sony won this gen by having the most GOTY's on Gamespot

#36 Posted by j_assassin (878 posts) -

M$ is in last place, and lol at m$, parental control king?! Sure, you brainwashed lems and m$ can have the first place in "parental control" even though I have heard more screaming, swearing 10 yr old on xbox live

#37 Posted by Douevenlift_bro (4991 posts) -

MS won which gen? They've never won.

#38 Posted by BreadNMilk (37 posts) -

MS ended last in sales.

1. Wii

2. PS3

3. 360

What dilusional thinking brought you to believe the sold the most?!

#39 Posted by spike6958 (4640 posts) -

LOL, go play a mulitplayer match of CoD on 360 and tell me again how useful those parental controls are.

#40 Edited by Krelian-co (9760 posts) -

sad thing is 360 ended last and they had 1 year advantage and rrod fiasco to inflate sales.

#41 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7764 posts) -

If by won you mean came last place in games and sales then I guess everyone has to agree :lol:

#42 Posted by Namgis (3569 posts) -

Here's my parental control,

Any game I deem not suitable for 'chillins, is not accessible to them. If they want to play it, the condition is, I am there supervising.

Problem solved.

#43 Posted by joel_c17 (2798 posts) -

The 360 came in last place this gen - even though it had a 1 year head start and a shit tone of rebuys due to rrod

#44 Posted by Gxgear (10425 posts) -

#45 Posted by AzatiS (6891 posts) -

I stopped at "MS won this gen" and i didnt feel like read any more of what you have to say.

You must be either a good troll or a blind fanboy ... Because

1) MS didnt won , Nintendo did ... so why all this

2) PS3 is slightly , many say is slightly ahead , behind X360 with X360 being in the market for a whole year more.

3) Acting like you "won" something over a really hurt opponent with so many problems ( financial problems , PS3 architecture problems , lack of games the first 2 years , the need for cuts from the system , multibillion losses as a company and so many more , loses of exclusives ) by landing slightly ahead of dead third..

Oh boy , lemmings behave please.

#46 Posted by Rage010101 (5470 posts) -

I'm not sure how to comment on this, since thread is a weak one to begin with.

#47 Posted by blamix (192 posts) -

Lol.. What makes u think ms won? Xbox360 is dead

#48 Edited by blackace (19564 posts) -

@Suppaman100 said:

Meanwhile in the real world,

360 is dead, PS3 has the most quality games and more sales than 360.

Delusional bias fanboy confirmed. There are a lot of these going around SW lately. lol!!

When did over 100+ games being released on a game system mean it was dead? Anyone who believe this is just completely stupid.

Cows will claim the PS3 won 2nd place, but Sony hasn't confirmed anything. Microsoft hasn't confirmed anything. We all know the Wii won this generation anyways, so 2nd & 3rd place are irrelevant anyways.

There's no need of lems arguing with cows about this as it's like two brick walls trying to have a conversation.

#49 Edited by Yo-SUP (235 posts) -

Holy cow. There are still morons thinking ps3 beat the 360?

#50 Edited by I_can_haz (6379 posts) -

Plenty delusional lems in this thread.

Sales: Wii won

Games: PS3 won

360 didn't win sh!t