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Sony puts foot in mouth. Considering PS3 price cut

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Postby tequila stu » Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:48 pm

Caelus wrote:Good, good... this might drive the price of the X-360 down. :P

Seriously though, I thought the price was the main negative about the system, until I heard my tech-obsessed buddies ranting on it. Sounds like you'd really only want it if -

1) Your PS2 gave out and you couldn't replace it.
2) There is a platform exclusive game you're obsessed with.
3) Someone holds you at gun point and demands that you take it.


1) hasnt happened yet, and has no sign of doing so
2) a very distinct possibility
3) unless the person holding the gun to my head is me, not very likely.
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Postby sniper_samurai » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:36 am

Caelus wrote:Good, good... this might drive the price of the X-360 down. :P

Seriously though, I thought the price was the main negative about the system, until I heard my tech-obsessed buddies ranting on it. Sounds like you'd really only want it if -

1) Your PS2 gave out and you couldn't replace it.
2) There is a platform exclusive game you're obsessed with.
3) Someone holds you at gun point and demands that you take it.


You can scratch #1 for Europe at the moment as Sony have apparently reduced the backward compatabiliy with ps2 games on the european model.

CVG wrote:SCEE has revised the specifications for the European PlayStation 3 console, revealing that the PAL version of the console won't include full backwards compatibility for PS2 game, but all PSone game will still be supported.

"PS3 is first and foremost a system that excels in playing games specifically designed to exploit the power and potential of the PS3 system," said David Reeves, President of SCEE. "Games designed for PS3 offer incredible graphics quality, stunning gameplay and massively improved audio and video fidelity that is simply not achievable with PS and PS2 games.

"Rather than concentrate on PS2 backwards compatibility, in the future, company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3, truly taking advantage of this exciting technology."

PSone games will work on PS3 and a limited number of PS2 titles will also work on the console. Sony told CVG this morning that the firm will launch a site where gamers will be able to check and see what games are backwards compatible on a regualr basis. Also, a new firmware update will be available on launch of PS3.

Stay tuned for further updates.
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Postby Tweezy » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:17 am

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It is looking as though SONY is just digging it's grave deeper and deeper. It wouldn't surprise me now if they ended up going the route of the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast. It is a dark day in video gaming. A dark, dark day!
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Postby Spoon » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:26 am

Lmao! Sony you're so damn hilarious! please keep talking, you amuse me to no end!

So europe won't have ps2 backward compatabiliy under the excuse of "Rather than concentrate on PS2 backwards compatibility, in the future, company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3, truly taking advantage of this exciting technology."
lol!
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Postby Air Commander Starscream » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:25 am

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Mercenaries 2 is coming to the Xbox 360...thats all I needed to know. I was getting worried it was going to be some stupid PS3 exclusive, now it coming out for PC and PS2 as well.
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Postby Shadowman » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:59 am

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Air Commander Starscream wrote:Mercenaries 2 is coming to the Xbox 360...thats all I needed to know. I was getting worried it was going to be some stupid PS3 exclusive, now it coming out for PC and PS2 as well.


Sweet. The first Mercenaries was awesome.

My only problem with it was that I wanted to be in all four faction's good graces, but I couldn't do a mission for one without pissing off another.
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Postby Head Shot » Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:51 pm

83457W422102 wrote:
Duke of Luns wrote:According to what I read on Wiki one day when I was bored, VHS also beat out Beta cause it could hold an extra hour of footage at that time. Most beta stuff was 1 hour, and VHS was 2 hours, which of course is what most movies clock in at. So that also kind of factored into VHS's dominance.

Yeah, that's a good factor, too!
yeah, that might be a key factor, but then i don't truly see a critical reason why porn went with vhs, as most porn doesnt even come close to clocking in at an hour.

but I can honestly see the same thing happening here with blu-ray. Blu-ray in my honest opinion is a waste for now, especially because ps3 games at the moment look exactly the same as 360 games. (i don't want to start a war here, but even if the quality of current and near-future ps3 games is better, its not noticable enough to even consider.)
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Head Shot wrote:but I can honestly see the same thing happening here with blu-ray. Blu-ray in my honest opinion is a waste for now, especially because ps3 games at the moment look exactly the same as 360 games. (i don't want to start a war here, but even if the quality of current and near-future ps3 games is better, its not noticable enough to even consider.)

I'd have to agree. The only difference is most likely which has more browns and bloom.
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