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October 9, 2007 at 11:20 am #6318AnonymousInactive
Question if sony is discontinuing the 60gb model once stocks are gone and they only now supply 40gb to pal regions, which doest have backwards compatability, does this mean sony is no longer supporting or trying to support ps2\ps1 titles? Seems like they had dropped this kinda anyway and we’re hoping ppl would feck off and forget about playing their ps2 titles on their shiny new ps3. unfortunately the majority of good ps games are on ps2.
Which is a bit shit seeing as I finally got a PS3 (SEGA gave all of us a 60gb on launch of SEGA Rally, which was well cool), and I only have 2 PS3 games: Rally and Motorstorm. Lets hope a few more come along.
October 9, 2007 at 12:34 pm #38811AnonymousInactive
I picked up the 60gb one not long ago Peter, and the backwards compatibility is important to me, the telly area is cluttered enough with a DVD player, home cinema system, sky box, PS3, Gamecube, and a media harddrive attached – I could do without connecting up the PS2 to play my old and still favourite games
October 9, 2007 at 1:30 pm #38813AnonymousInactive
I would say this move is just leading up to an announcement by Sony that the 80GB versions will be available in Europe come the new year. There’s no way the 40GB version will be their primary unit for long and it makes more sense to offer customers two versions of the console to cater for specific needs.*
*actually it makes even more sense to offer customers one comprehensive but well priced unit but hey, we can’t have everything I guess. :wink:
October 9, 2007 at 1:44 pm #38815AnonymousInactive
Should have just stuck with 60gb and drop its price..
October 9, 2007 at 2:20 pm #38817AnonymousInactive
personally, I thought the whole point of consoles was to avoid the user having to fiddle around with settings and customisations etcetera. Well, for the most part.
October 11, 2007 at 2:51 pm #38852AnonymousInactive
October 11, 2007 at 4:06 pm #38853AnonymousInactive
In a years time will anyone care about BC? For the PS2 it was nice to play PS1 games but once the games started appearing for it i didnt care anymore.
So a good decision by Sony i think overall although you could argue a little early.
October 12, 2007 at 1:13 am #38859AnonymousInactive
For games like Shadow of the Colossus, Okami and God of War yeah I’ll really miss the BC. Some of the finest games I have ever played and nothing so far in the new Generation has matched up to them. Not to say that the new generation is crap, its not, but there has been nothing yet that just left my jaw on the floor.
October 12, 2007 at 7:29 am #38861AnonymousInactive
October 12, 2007 at 3:11 pm #38871AnonymousInactive
October 13, 2007 at 12:44 am #38876AnonymousInactive
Question if sony is discontinuing the 60gb model once stocks are gone and they only now supply 40gb to pal regions, which doest have backwards compatability, does this mean sony is no longer supporting or trying to support ps2\ps1 titles? Seems like they had dropped this kinda anyway and we’re hoping ppl would feck off and forget about playing their ps2 titles on their shiny new ps3. unfortunately the majority of good ps games are on ps2.[/quote:a9bbd0cbc8]
But Sony spent TONS of money making the ps2 games playable on the first batch of PS3’s using software as opposed to the hardware. Like the way in the early ps2’s simply had ps1 hardware in it for backwards compatibility, they simply and correctly tried to problem with a more budget software option, which worked well enough. So I find this utterly retarded on Sony’s part….the are including the software solution for playing ps1 games on ps3, but decided not to put the ps2 software on. What a shitty attempt to force people to buy awful ps3 titles, just don’t but this one.
Wait until they inevitably bring out another skew.
This sucks cause i want a feature-full relatively cheap one.
October 13, 2007 at 9:12 am #38879AnonymousInactive
"Ubisoft has revealed some of the problems it is facing to make Assassin’s Creed as good on the PlayStation 3 as it is on the Xbox 360.
Patrice Desilets, the creative director of Assassin’s Creed, revealed that with the Xbox 360 version the problem is the storage medium. Desilets told Pro-G in an interview that one of the biggest challenges the team is currently facing with the Xbox 360 version of the game is fitting everything into a DVD-9 disc; something that is not a problem with the Blu-ray Disc format used by the PlayStation 3.
However, the PlayStation 3 version of Assassin’s Creed is experiencing different issues because of the platform’s memory architecture, which– contrary to the Xbox 360, is not unified but split into 256 MB of main memory and 256 MB of video memory. "
October 13, 2007 at 11:29 am #38880AnonymousInactive
I have said that about the PS3 1,000’s of times. VALVE also said this week that it was pointless using the Cell because in the long term it offers no advantage.
It is how ever a very well built machine, no hardware problems.
October 13, 2007 at 7:07 pm #38882AnonymousInactive
October 14, 2007 at 5:27 am #38887AnonymousInactive
Yup, also the finish on it is a bit shit. But I think I’m just a sucker for high spec stuff
October 23, 2007 at 12:31 pm #39017AnonymousInactive
Ok Ok. I have both consoles and I believe the ps3 is better. It will sell if developers start working on it instead of stupid old porting. I mean the xbox 360 is on its last legs the games are short and the best graphical game is bioshock and gears of war. The ps3 is the console to have in the long run. If microsoft bring out a next console it will go through what ps3 is going through. The only problem I can see facing consoles these days are the price tags.
October 23, 2007 at 1:52 pm #39019AnonymousInactive
October 23, 2007 at 2:07 pm #39020AnonymousInactive
October 23, 2007 at 2:28 pm #39018AnonymousInactive
A game that come out on a PS3 and on a 360 will look the same, why…dev costs. Doesn’t matter which one you could get to a higher standard because developers will make them the same standard.
October 23, 2007 at 2:57 pm #39023AnonymousInactive
I have both consoles and I believe the ps3 is better[/quote:22533cbb78]
A console is only as good as its games… I don’t necessarily dislike the PS3, but I still find it too expensive for what is offered, I’m not interested in Blue-ray when I’m not going to buy a HD-TV, and I want to be able to play old games on it. Also, the sheer arrogance of Sony when marketing it has put me off even more.
October 23, 2007 at 6:19 pm #39026AnonymousInactive
Ok Ok. I have both consoles and I believe the ps3 is better. It will sell if developers start working on it instead of stupid old porting. I mean the xbox 360 is on its last legs the games are short and the best graphical game is bioshock and gears of war. The ps3 is the console to have in the long run. If microsoft bring out a next console it will go through what ps3 is going through. The only problem I can see facing consoles these days are the price tags.[/quote:409d1db4ad]
Right, thats it, I have to ask. Do you actually work for Sony? If not how can you make such a statement? I mean right now, and I mean RIGHT NOW, what does the PS3 have to offer over any of the other consoles? The answer is, as far as I and indeed most sane people can see, is nothing. You can say it’s the best console to own for the future but with so many high profile developers having problems with it and Sony clearly scrambling to keep other third party developers on board I really can’t see it enjoying anything near the same level of success as the PS2.
That is not to say that the console is doomed, and I would query anyone who would say such a thing, however I still cannot believe people can say that the PS3 is currently the better console to won. Microsoft learned the hard way the last generation, the XBox was a superior machine yet it didn’t have the catalogue of games that the PS2 had so in light of that it was simple to deduce that the PS2 was the better console.
Saying it’s great because of Blu-Ray is also a misnomer. The format wars are far from over and what happens if HD-DVD wins? As Kentaree said, the arrogance of Sony in this regard is also infuriating.
As for Damien’s point, well there are many many titles which do not hold true to that. Eurogamer have already done two roundups of multiplatform titles and in all but a small percentage the XBox 360 titles were superior be it with online functionality, graphical quality or overall frame rates. I’m not even going to mention IGN’s Madden footage as, although it is a pretty damning indictment as to the development problems many studios are having, it is also an extreme case.
October 23, 2007 at 6:47 pm #39027AnonymousInactive
yea HD-DVD has made quite a come back over the last wile.
October 23, 2007 at 7:19 pm #39029AnonymousInactive
At the moment 1 x Wii + 1 Xbox 360 = 1 PS3 (approx. price wise).
Halo 3 looks like its going to influence Xbox sales this holiday season.
US owners of Xbox Elites (120GB Drive) can get more use from the their box via MS’s and AT&T movie download services.
Sony are currently following the MS lead for homebrew aka HDK (MS are about to release version 2.0 of XNA).
The format wars are great, for our eye candy fix, but theres big hole in the budgets of many games development companies ( as they pour money into game art required).
They next 2 – 3 years are going to be interesting to watch ( if you not involved in the battle….. :!: )
October 23, 2007 at 9:49 pm #39031AnonymousInactive
Dont forget the move downloads and IPTV aew coming to Europe this year as well. :D
I cant wait for IPTV. :D :D
October 24, 2007 at 12:29 pm #39032AnonymousInactive
True the Console war is great and the best way to be happy is to have all the consoles and an HD-TV. I don’t work for Sony by the may.
October 24, 2007 at 1:25 pm #39033AnonymousInactive
coming to Europe this year[/quote:6f4e7f3b9d]
Almost as an after-thought from Sony…
October 24, 2007 at 4:07 pm #39034AnonymousInactive
Assuming you’re referring to the PlayTV functionality of Sony’s new device, just remember that it’s useless for Irish people was we have no DVB-T (aka Freeview) provider here. The service is still in testing and as far as I know the results have been far from satisfactory so I wouldn’t hold your breath on that one for awhile.
December 7, 2007 at 10:30 am #39570AnonymousInactive
December 8, 2007 at 2:46 pm #39592AnonymousInactive
best way to be happy is to have all the consoles and an HD-TV[/quote:75c0f3399d]roffle
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