It's just so beautiful. I realize that's a pretty shallow initial evaluation of Sony's much-hyped super-fun-happy-smile machine, the PlayStation 3. But the lines are so bold, the shape is so commanding, and it's all just so…shiny.
good to see there is still people with brain in this world.
Its great to see the bluray PS3 getting great reviews because if you look at this review which contains screenshots to back it up the 360 HDDVD add-on spanks the PS3 Bluray player pretty badly. One more win for MS.
So it gets a positive review as a blu-ray player. Well, guess what. I want a game console.
I've never met a gamer who cares how well a dvd plays in thier console.
I gotta give it to sony although I prefer (personally) the Xbox 360 I will get a PS3 for a Blu-Ray/Gaming machine (in that order) when prices drop a bit.
...review rather than this crap where all he does is repeat Sonuy provided benchmarks. which mean nothing until someone actually makes good on them. There was also no mention of the current battle in the HD vs BR DVD wars which HD seems to be winning.
Lets face it, the PS3 is not going to be a hit like the PS2 until the price drops and they come out with a smaller model. Right now its aimed at the high-end market but it will need to be repackaged for the general maket (like the slimline PS2). I for one would not want a $1300 (NZD) piece of hardware in my 8 year old son's bedroom. I dare say my insurance company would not be too happy about it either...I can hear my premiums going up already!
to use the Sony delivered specs in it's review. these guys are morons. breath-taking Genji? Come on, everyone knows this game sucked.
Although I like when they say Blu-Ray is ALMOST equal to HD-DVD on Corpes Bride.
Let's pay $600 for shiney console!
The Cell engine features a mind-blowing eight processors working in parallel-a main CPU, plus seven Synergistic Processing Units.WTF were do they get these morons from they cant even get their facts right,to rephrase the cell has 1 cpu and 7 spus 6 WORKING spus OK GOT THAT
they want to play it more make love to it, sheesh!
yeah that's what I thought when I read that, but seriously the design kicks ass!
Ok, ok, it's a bargain as a blu-ray player, I get it already. The question now is, why should any other manufacturer come out with a stand-alone player when Sony is pretty much dumping an underpriced player on the market?
Sony's PS3 is the superior player, but that just forces the competition to try and top what they've done. It's a fairly simple concept to understand.
Look at it this way, no matter how good a job Sony does, the same people are going to complain over and over like fanatic crybabies. They're literally complaining that "Sony did too good a job". And many of them continue to lie and twist facts in order to fulfill their agenda.
Just look at Richie. He's still blatantly lying about how many processors are working in the PS3. We get 8 CPU cores in the PS3, and 3 CPU cores in the 360. Simple math. Nothing hard about that.
The PS3's 3.2 GHz Cell processor, developed jointly by Sony, Toshiba and IBM ("STI"), is an implementation to dynamically assign physical processor cores to do different types of work independently. It has a PowerPC-based "Power Processing Element" (PPE) and six accessible 3.2 GHz Synergistic Processing Elements (SPEs), a seventh runs in a special mode and is dedicated to OS security, and an eighth disabled to improve production yields.
copies and paraphrases random sites on the internet, and thus isn't always correct, right? Even if it is true, that's still 7 cores vs. 3 cores in the 360. And no, dual-threading does not equal dual-core power. It's more like a 30~50% increase, IF you do it right. The SPEs are 10 times more powerful than G5 cores on SIMD functions anyway, so it's not like the comparison makes 360 look any better.
Oh Please... enough with this blu ray player/Game console thing...
If the review was written for the HD-DVD "add-on" you guys would be all over it...
I have no problem with the PS3 doing double duty... whether you say it's game console 1st or a blu ray player 2nd or vica versa...
Thats like me complaining about my cell phone doubling up as a camera. You guys are telling me you "DON'T" like that????
So your saying if your cell phone had a really good camera and crappy service you would not mind?
my phone getting crappy service??? In the article it says blu ray is good so if we going to compare to the service portion of my phone then it's good right...
good cell phone service=blu ray player is good (according to this article).
I'll be honest I don't use my camera phone alot but go ahead an take it away from.... then you'll hear me complain...
Some people treat the fact the PS3 is pulling double duty is a "BAD" thing...
would view the built in Blu-ray Player as a bad thing?
but it's NOT the PS3's soul purpose! It plays games...and it does it well. DMC3 loaded like CRAZY fast...and saves faster than i can see the warning! I'm sorry to be a deusche here, but i don't think MS cares anymore. They put it out there to get a head start and to show people HD graphics. The PS3 IMPROVES on gaming. It wasn't built to JUST show prettier graphics...it was made to do large calculations too. Look at Resistance! Do you think that's possible on the 360? FRICK NO! It can't handle that many things. Sony CARES about gaming...and THAT'S one of the reasons I got a PS3. I WON'T be getting a wii now...thank you all. You've ruined the console for me. It's NOT FUN FOR ME NOW!!!
If GOW's graphics were toned down to say RFOM/COD2 quality, then yes, I think the 360 could handle that many things on screen at once. GOW went for graphics/tactics where as RFOM went with chaos and lesser graphics.
So far, PS3 has been getting great reviews as a Blu-ray player and not so good as a gaming console. And I was hoping I bought a PS3 to play great games.
wow... a media outlet PRAISING the ps3? this must be some alternate universe. well, i guess if you're "home theater magazine" and all you care about is blu-ray it would be easy to recommend being that it's half the price of every other player. note to sony fanboys, THIS IS A REVIEW OF PS3 AS A MOVIE PLAYER, NOT A GAME SYSTEM.
... and regarding RFOM, im tired of hearing about it. its a mediocre fps, a cod2 clone with aliens and worse graphics, not a AAA title. i know, i play it every day. it's fun, but no more fun than any other decent fps. and with graphics like that if they DID have a hard time cramming enemies on scene then they'd REALLY have a problem, seeing as how it looks like ps2 character models with ps3 effects and filters.
that the PS3 hardware is not optimized for games like the 360 is and Sony doesn't provide comprehensive development tools and technical support to developers on the same level that Microsoft does, and the PS3 is overly complicated from a programming standpoint. Most things are just easier to do on 360. A lot of the power of the PS3 will go unrealized simply because of this.
As a GAME machine, it's pretty weak (unless you compare it to the Wii). The fanboys always stood by Sony over Xbox saying; "It's all about the games. PS2 has MORE and BETTER games." They seem to sing a different tune now as the 360 has more and better games. Face it. PS3 launch games are crap...even when compared to 360 launch games. Fanboys will argue; "The PS3 will be better in time." Well...PS3 was supposed to drop like 6 months ago. How much time is required!!?? The tune fanboys was saying then was that Sony wasn't rushing the system-the way MS did. Funny, out the box, the PS3 needs major updates to it's firmware. And even that still doesn't solve the glitchy bluetooth controller issues, the HDTV scaling issues nor the backwards compatibility issues.
And the things that makes it SEEM better than the 360 are just mirages covering other issues. YES. It has a bigger hdd and can be user upgraded to a bigger one. BUT the reason to have/install a bigger hdd is to have more media stored on it. Well, MOST people have most of their media (videos,mp3s,pics) already stored on their PC. Is there a non-tedious way to transfer those files over to PS3?? NO. Also, most people have their media stored on raid drives in case of hdd failure. So go ahead and risk keeping all your media on your fancy PS3 if you want to. I'll stick to streaming my media off my PC to my 360....BTW Why is it that PS3 CAN'T connect to a PC??? MOST modern media devices (surround receivers, cell phones, cameras, camcorders, etc) can connect to the PC yet the fancy PS3 can't!! Oh and don't try to argue "Because it IS a computer", because you can have a MAC and a PC. Heck, PCs communicate with SUPERCOMPUTERS all the time (it's called the INTERNET). And online gaming is a mess....still. Xbox Live is a high-class suburb and Playstation Network is a...GHETTO. But you get what you pay for, right?
As a Blu Ray player, it's great but...I can't see 35+ year old adults inviting company over to watch a Blu Ray movie and then pulling out the SIXASIS to play the movie. In other words, why would you sell a BR player without including the remote, Sony?? AND component or HDMI cable are not supplied, either!! Also there isn't a night-and-day difference in picture quality over the DVD-like it was going from VHS to DVD. Plus, this BR is forced on you. There are MANY ways to view HD content. MS gives you options; stream it off your PC, download it or buy it on HD-DVD. Options. I like that. PLUS, I can watch my HD-DVD movies AND still send/receive XBL messages, voice chat, check friend's list, etc! Can't do that on BR....can't do that on PS3.
Expert Compares PS3 BD to 360 HD-DVD, Determines 360 is “Clear” Winner
Quote: “Overall this test was to see what next gen game system player is superior, and based on these tests, I would have to say that the 360 add on is the clear winner. Movies on the Blu Ray do look great, but with color levels that are more even allowing for greater levels of clarity, HD DVD just looks better, even over component cables.
I respect that Blu Ray looks and sounds great, but to me HD DVD feels more next gen with not only the great picture and sound, but also things like IME and U Control. Sony’s half assed attempt to match this with the shoddy Blu Wizard almost feels like a joke, and I am almost insulted as a hardcore movie fan." End quote
end discussion about that
you're just b!tch!n nothing
"As a GAME machine, it's pretty weak"
a game machine is only as strong as its games which build other time
"PS3 launch games are crap"
they are the same games that are on the 360. so what you're saying is that the games on the 360 are crap!!? but you just said, and i qoute "They seem to sing a different tune now as the 360 has more and better games."
"The PS3 will be better in time."
yes, this is true with every console. they also get worst with time two..
"Well...PS3 was supposed to drop like 6 months ago."
that was For Japan Only. it would have release the same time in US
"The tune fanboys was saying then was that Sony wasn't rushing the system-the way MS did. Funny, out the box, the PS3 needs major updates to it's firmware. And even that still doesn't solve the glitchy bluetooth controller issues, the HDTV scaling issues nor the backwards compatibility issues."
the 360 need firmware updates out of the box too. and plus, every know that sony has the sh!ttiest software dev teams of all time working on the PS3
"Well, MOST people have most of their media (videos,mp3s,pics) already stored on their PC. Is there a non-tedious way to transfer those files over to PS3?? NO."
the correct answer is NOT YET. this is just a software problem, all the hard is there, the features just need to be implemented
"And online gaming is a mess....still. Xbox Live is a high-class suburb and Playstation Network is a...GHETTO. But you get what you pay for, right?"
there hasnt been Frequent news of the PSN Crashing. and in term of features and price they are pretty close. not by a paper thin margin, but close.
"As a Blu Ray player, it's great but...I can't see 35+ year old adults inviting company over to watch a Blu Ray movie and then pulling out the SIXASIS to play the movie. In other words, why would you sell a BR player without including the remote, Sony??"
Because its a game machine 1st, blu ray player 2nd
"AND component or HDMI cable are not supplied, either!!
Sony has never shipped any thing but a STANDARD A/V cable with the Playstation Consoles, why would that change?
"Also there isn't a night-and-day difference in picture quality over the DVD-like it was going from VHS to DVD."
the bluray is still improving
"Plus, this BR is forced on you."
no its not. and if you feel that way then just dont buy it (ps3)
"There are MANY ways to view HD content. MS gives you options; stream it off your PC, download it or buy it on HD-DVD. Options. I like that. PLUS, I can watch my HD-DVD movies AND still send/receive XBL messages, voice chat, check friend's list, etc! Can't do that on BR....can't do that on PS3."
understand that this is not tranfer from dvd for just a few years or a decade or 2. but this is the supposed "last media format we'll ever need" in light of digital distribution. Technologically. Blu ray is the better format in terms of space and transfer speed comnpared to HD DvD (ONLY) dont bring up the holographic Disc because that format is not portable and is meant to replace the Harddisk drive.
o yea, do you have any idea how much it costs to setup a RAID storage solution. on the downwards of 1000 USD minimun. and most ppl know what it is, how to set it up, or whats the difference between RAID 0, 0+1, 1, 1E, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 50.... you get the point.
now stop sounding like and old woman yelling about how the prices of canned goods raised since last year because it clearly sounds like you are mad about one thing only
the PS3 cost $500 and $600
The PS3 Blu-Ray player is really good.
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