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PlayStation 3 Hands-on - IGN

IGN gets their very own PS3 to play with and we get to read all about it...

"...first things first then. Yes, it looks every bit as imposing as it does in the photos you've undoubtedly seen. With its sleek curves, see-thru hood and delicate metallic flourishes, the PlayStation 3 is clearly a machine designed to dominate your front room, screaming "I AM THE FUTURE OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT!" at anyone in the vicinity. Of course, as with Sony's other high-concept gaming beauty, it's also prone to lose its impressive lustre within minutes if you're of a sticky-fingered inclination. Or, in our case, thirty people who really should be doing some proper work raid the PS3 party to caress, ogle and tease the thing in pure, schoolboy-ish excitement. And - just in case you were wondering - yes, the front-mounted PS logo DOES rotate to accommodate both your horizontal and vertical storage requirements..."

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Arkham3964d ago

Just wanted to get a post in before theMART sullies the comments. Interesting preview, a bit more of the same, but new pictures. Pictures shiny. ;)

calderra3964d ago

Three digits into sticking in one of the IGN team's name, the PS3 kindly suggested we might be trying to type "Ejaculations"

Sullied'd.

zypher3964d ago (Edited 3964d ago )

yeah, i found their opinion about the controller to be a bit disturbing. but when they admitted that they didn't really like the PS2 controller either, my fears were assuaged...a little. i myself found the PS2 controller to be about as perfect as you can get...next to the 360's controller. i figured it'd be light (with no vibration device), but i was a bit confused by their thoughts on the shoulder buttons. i didn't really see why their convex design should be all that problematic. maybe not as comfortable as the 360's concaved buttons, but nothing to merit a serious flaw.

all in all they seemed pretty impressed by the PS3 as a whole. i myself can't wait until January, when i'm getting mine (figured i'd wait a bit so Sony can work out all the kinks).

Maddens Raiders3964d ago

As found at:
http://www.gamepro.com/news... The Verdict by ViciousSid :
Grain of salt time: Immersion has a lot to gain by twisting Sony's arm into adding that rumble support. I get emails all the time from their PR reps, urging me to write stories about how Sony might lose the next-gen war, etc, for not adding rumble support.

I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. It's a shame that they're losing rumbling (though they could add it later if they wanted to), but it's hardly a devastating loss.
-The Verdict by ViciousSid

Maddens Raiders3964d ago

As found at:
http://www.gamepro.com/news...
The Verdict by ViciousSid :
"Grain of salt time: Immersion has a lot to gain by twisting Sony's arm into adding that rumble support. I get emails all the time from their PR reps, urging me to write stories about how Sony might lose the next-gen war, etc, for not adding rumble support.
I think the truth is somewhere in the middle. It's a shame that they're losing rumbling (though they could add it later if they wanted to), but it's hardly a devastating loss."

As a fan of Sony I must say that they need to EAT CROW, kiss Immersions ass and just offer another version of the controller for those willing to purchase it - and I'd bet the farm the old controllers'll just quietly fade away like the original P1 controllers - everyone will eventually evolve by having to pay for "it" like everything else. Just don't let MADKATZ beat you to the punch - judging by the sexiness of the PS3 that would be like putting fake spinners on a new Escalde.

mephixto3964d ago

"Feels like the PS2 conntroller". I like it. It's a worldwide standard

Tut3964d ago

That was a great article. They pointed out the good side and bad of what they experienced and gave a lot of useful information that I haven't heard so far. It was refreshing that they didn't mention any gameplay and just focused on the machine. I will be looking for the gameplay article they had also been producing though.

I have mixed views about the controller. I loved the PS2 Dual-Shock but there is room for improvement for sure. I am anxious to test it out.

THELANDSOFSAND3964d ago

"Interface-wise, we've still got a lot of unanswered questions. For example, what happens when you stick a DVD, PS1 or PS2 disc in the machine? Well, as of right now nothing - the debug unit Sony's demoed to us still features slightly outdated firmware, meaning the machine flatly refuses to play anything other than Blu-Ray discs. Similarly, all attempts to connect our PSPs and Cyber-shot digi-cams to the console were met with resounding indifference. However, we'll be getting our hands on an updated version of the machine imminently, so rest assured we'll be probing even deeper next time around."

they also seem to hate the joypad, which is a little harsh from professional game players and the guide button is currently a fancy off button...