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Well, the ps3 is GREAT, for the die hard fans who wan't to play games only avalable with sony... the very very desperate kind of die hard fans who sell their house and their wife to buy a system...

The sad fact is that Sony, belives that graphics are all we need... so untrue, most ancient games had better storylines then that of out newer consoles.

 

The Wii however, has something innovative, and in essence, is a giant middle finger pointed up at Sony, for beating them in the previous NexGen wars. The Wii is great this year, but i as a Sony, AND Nintendo fan, hope that Sony will put up a better, more tactical fight next year...

 

Sorry Sony, We Miss You!

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MGS4:Looks great but sequel not gonna be worth spending $500 plus on a system for

 

Gran Tourismo: The first few bored me to tears

 

Medal of Honor Airborn: Yet another sequel possibly gonna be on 360 and Wii too

 

New splinter cell: see above

 

new turok: Gonna be on 360 as well

 

armored core: sorry not interested

 

Call of Duty 3: sequel and also available on other next gen systems

 

 

Sorry I am seeing nothing new,original or exciting certianly nothing worth spedning at least a half a grand for a game system on. Can you please bring up some better examples of upcoming games that would make people actually excited about it?

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sweet, PS3 still hasn't reached the 500,000 mark which means I'm gettin a copy of Talladega Nights

 

 

Not to be a smart@$$ but it is difficult for a system to reach 500,000 units when only 400,000 were shipped worldwide. Besides I heard too many complaints about the PS3.

 

go ahead and be a smart@$$, the thing hasn't sold over 275k yet

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I can say I have played a PS3, and I can also say, that it is not any better than a 360

 

If you have or buy an hdtv, you will not notice a diffrence, in fact, the first round of ps3 games are not as good as the 360, not suprising because 360 is now in the second generation

 

I feel the PS3 is a hype machine, designed to help Sony win the Hd format wars, but there is a huge problem

 

The jump from standard dvd to hd or Blu-Ray DVD is not as drastic as the jump from VHS to DVD

 

DVD's still look good on hd-tv's, and some players can upconvert dvd's to 720p, it doesn't look as good as an hd-dvd, but it still looks nice

 

The problem is, for a format to be successful, it needs to offer great benifits over the previous format, like Cassette to CD, the CD has been around for a long time, 20 years or so, and they have tried to replace or enhance it several times, and it has never worked, why??, CD's sound good enough for the majority of the general public, just as

DVD's look good enough for the general public

 

In the end, it appears Microsoft will have a 9 million unit lead after the holidays over sony, and about a 6 million unit lead over Nintendo, most games that were exclusive to Sony, are no longer exclusive, right now the battle is Microsofts to lose, and with thier units in the stores and available, I know who will sell the most this Christmas

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I'm sure Sony will quicken the PS3 pace for graphics to catch up with great looking 360 "Gears Of War".

 

Wait for the Jan (after Xmas) sales and purchase all 3 machines.

 

Yes Sony does over price their goods, your just paying for their badge name, most of the computer chips inside come from different compaines.

 

PS3 cost £420 in the UK, so your price of $600 is cheap. The exchange rate is nearly $2 to the pound at the moment.

 

I so wanted to fly to the States (weekend just gone) and Q up for a PS3 and a Wii, worth the £400 airfare.

 

Enjoy your new consoles

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^ Don't forget the US uses 110V power. You definately need a voltage converter for the Wii and probably for the PS3 as well. I'm not sure about the PS3 though, as the Japanese version does work on 240V.

 

And wouldn't you get taxed at the customs ?

It would be easier and cheaper to buy one from the scalpers on eBay.

 

Regarding Gears of War...Killzone 2 should be a good rival.

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BDG - Yes I would have to pay "Import Tax" if I bought a PS3 / or anything from outside the UK.

 

That's the joy of living in Europe where we are always last with gadgets.

 

My PSP comes from Japan, I use a "step-down/step-up" convertor on our 240v electric system.

 

I payed £40 custom's change when the PSP arrived, but I got it months before it came out in the UK.

 

I would not buy anything electric from Ebay, I just don't trust the sellers.

 

Did you know the UK is the most spied (nannystate) on in Europe, you can be seen on upto 300 CCTV camera's each day, now "fingerprinting" is being introduced if your caught speeding or any car crime.

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I would not buy anything electric from Ebay, I just don't trust the sellers.

 

Speaking of which..

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=020&sspagename=STRK%3AMESO%3AIT&viewitem=&item=300050305788&rd=1&rd=1

 

I don't know if I can feel bad for the buyer or not. You have to be a little off if you don't know the difference between '3 Sony Playstations' and 'Playstation 3'.

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BDG - Yes I would have to pay "Import Tax" if I bought a PS3 / or anything from outside the UK.

 

Uh no. Maybe if you're very unlucky.

 

But I was referring to you flying to the USA yourself and taking one with you on the plane.

 

My PSP comes from Japan, I use a "step-down/step-up" convertor on our 240v electric system.

 

The PSP is, just like the PS3, made for 100-240V. You don't need a converter...only a cable with an English plug.

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i also guess people won't buy stuffs that 4 or 5 more years gone

from the debut cuz they get to see stuffs are outta date.....

yeah creepy ad stuffs also gonna be kinda least favolite ads ever

since people love ads which describe their lovely situations.....

or latest games details like PS3 so on!

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Just found a new piece of info I had not known concerning the PS3.

 

Apparently the picture quality of the PS3 when playing PS1 and PS2 games suck. Both PS1 and PS2 game come out looking worse on the PS3 than they looked on the systems they were made for. Here's a link to a video that offers a side by side comparison (I'm sorry but you'll have to sit though a commercial first): http://www.gamevideos.com/video/id/7990

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I upgraded my PS3 HDD to a 160GB / disc speed 7,400rpm.

 

Standard HDD is 60GB / 5,400rpm.

 

The extra speed does help with loading games, booting up, downloading times and surfing the Net.

 

It was very easy to remove the HDD and install the new one, you can do it in under 2 min's.

 

When you boot up the PS3 a message appears and says "do you want to format the HDD..?", click yes (takes 3 sec's) and you are ready to download lots more stuff.

 

Normal DVD's do look sharper and more detailed on a PS3, Blu Ray have even better detail and most come in 1080P "true HD" resolution.

 

If you can't afford the PS3 price, wait for a price drop or save up then buy one, it's only "peer pressure" to get one now... I saved £500 in 4 weeks.

 

The best moment will be when I take the PS3, copy of "Ridge Racer 7", "Tekken 5" or "GT HD" to my local TV shop and plug it into a tv which does 1080P and say "yes I'll take one".

 

Regarding the 8 cores in the CPU, Sony decided only to use 6 of them at the moment, 2 are in reserve and can be made "live" with a firmware upgrade.

 

All the games at the moment are not using 1/3 of PS3's power and in a few years all games will exceed GT HD in looks. 360 will look so 3DO or Jaguar. It's Sony's marketplace plan

 

Judge PlayStation 3 in two years' time, says EA

 

Link: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=24427

 

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I'll be getting a Wii (open the top of the console and you can plug in Gamecube controllers and memory card) in the next couple of months and if I need to a 360 as well. Best to be safe and have all 3 consoles.

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All the games at the moment are not using 1/3 of PS3's power and in a few years all games will exceed GT HD in looks. 360 will look so 3DO or Jaguar. It's Sony's marketplace plan

 

Judge PlayStation 3 in two years' time, says EA

 

Link: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=24427

 

Yea, but its not a "few" years from now...its right now. The 360 has a ton of great games with amazing graphics, while the PS3 doesn't have either of those, and it costs 200 bucks less.

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I wonder if "Game" stores or (EB in the USA) want to try to alter PS3's selling by not stocking this title.

 

It is an important title for PS3, why not snub "Game" for the next couple of month's so their shares go down and get it on the Net for less money.

 

Leading High Street retailer GAME is refusing to stock copies of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the PlayStation 3.

 

The title, developed by Bethesda and published on the Sony console by Ubisoft, is not available in any of the company's 400 UK and Ireland stores.

 

The title has seen considerable success on the Xbox 360 and PC, selling over three million units and winning numerous awards including gongs from the American Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and the UK's BAFTAs.

 

The PS3 version of the game goes on sale today in Europe, but chart success is likely to be hampered by not being stocked in the UK's leading specialist store.

 

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Your PS3 system can contribute to the Stanford University Folding@home initiative, a pioneering computing program designed to further understanding of serious diseases.

 

As part of the latest System Software Update (version 1.6), PLAYSTATION 3 now has the capability to join the Stanford University Folding@home program.

 

Folding@home is a distributed computing project that uses computers to simulate the complex process of protein folding - thereby aiding scientific understanding of the folding process and related diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, cystic fibrosis and many cancers.

 

Each simulation is so complicated it can take a single PC up to 30 years to complete, but by sharing the work between thousands of computers across the internet, the Folding@home program makes this crucial area of research much more feasible.

 

PS3 is now joining the Folding@home program. The Cell Broadband EngineTM inside the system is roughly 10 times faster than the processor inside an average PC, and therefore able to speed up the research process significantly.

 

You can fold@homeWith System Software Update version 1.6, now available via the Network Update function on PS3, Folding@home is added as an option under the Network icon on the PS3 Home Menu.

 

Anyone with a PS3 system connected to the internet can contribute their system's enormous processing power to the research program.

 

"We're thrilled to have SCE be part of the Folding@home project," said Vijay Pande, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and Folding@home project lead.

 

"With PS3 now part of our network, we will be able to address questions previously considered impossible to tackle computationally, with the goal of finding cures to some of the world's most life-threatening diseases."

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^ Sorry and the point of that folding@home thing is what?

 

The PS3's cell processor links up with other cell processors creating an absolutely huge amount of processing power. That power is then used to help do calculations that simulate the folding a proteins. These simulations allow scientists gain knowledge about the process and could potentially lead to a cure for Alzheimer's and many other diseases.

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