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PS3: Past, Present and Future.

TheSixthAxis: "March 23rd 2007. This was the date that many Europeans had been anxiously awaiting, counting down to the day that they would get their shiny piece of the future. Expecting to find graphics that blew away the competition, and features that left all before it in the dust, many early adopters fired up the latest iteration of the Playstation only to be met with a system that lacked support, and had only a handful of exclusive features. It is true that on launch day the PS3 did not seem to be the powerhouse, or gamer's choice machine that it promised to be. Despite having great launch titles such as Motorstorm and Resistance, the PS3 was a victim of its own hype, delivering nothing more than a standard console launch with only a handful of killer titles..."

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el_bandito3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

The PS3's surely gaining ground after a humbling start.=)

"Motorstorm reportedly only utilizes 20% of the CELL’s power, Uncharted around 33% and Killzone 2 45%"

OMG Killzone 2 just utilized less than half of the PS3's power. Imagine if they crack above 60's---that mean's PS3 has brighter days ahead.

B-Rein3305d ago

sure thing my friend not all ps3 powers been used mgs4 only used 30% and brighter days are yet to come for the ps3

Jamie Foxx3305d ago (Edited 3305d ago )

but i give SOME credit to microsoft for sonys turnaround,sony carried on slack early in ps3s lifecycle which resulted in slow sales and consumers turning to microsoft who courted previous ps3 exclusives to their console due to sonys neglegence,this woke sony up.

competition brings out the best in a person/company and sonys turnaround is proof of this

marinelife93304d ago

Well said Mr Foxx bubbles for you. Competition is always good for the consumer. And since I own shares neither in Sony or MS it's good for me as well.

Thank you MS for making sure Sony stays hard at work rather than resting on it's laurels.

lil Titan3304d ago

"It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity."

Ben10543304d ago

killzone uses less than half,
hope they get to use 80% one day

IdleLeeSiuLung3304d ago (Edited 3304d ago )

I'm not a game developer and had next to no experience with developing for PS3/Xbox 360. However, the issue of how much cell processing power is used is less important than, what can the cell be used for and do I need it?

You might not get much graphical improvement or even just small increments over what has already been released. However, the cell exceed in multimedia heavy type tasks and not necessarily graphics. The cell processor can be used for advanced physics engines and AI, not so much graphics I would imagine.

I own all three consoles, and would love to see the PS3 push the envelope and increase pressure on MS. Currently, my most used console is the original Xbox and playing Ninja Gaiden Black!!!

Just something to think about and certainly take what you read from that article as it seems to overhype the PS3, but the site is called sixaxis....

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yoghurt3305d ago

I agree brighter days are to come, but I still disagree with the comments that it was not anything special at the start. I picked up on launch day and was very pleased with the purchase and its capabilities, and things have just got better and better. Its always assumed that launch day buyers were disappointed - not this one.

asyouburn3304d ago

i remember the launch of the ps2, and the godawful games that were available, if you look back, i thought ps3 had a strong launch. better than msofts, if you take away all the xbx/xb360 cross platform stuff like nfs and gun and king kong

LiquifiedArt3304d ago

There was only 1 thing i wanted since day 1.... In-game XMB. I got it now and my communication stream is open and i can breath easy. Oh yea and i got trophies as the cherry on the cake. 130 of them to be [email protected]# Wooot

LEVEL 5 Gamer FTW!~

Figboy3304d ago

and i think that any long term Playstation fan knows the pattern of a Playstation console;

Playstation 1: criticized for high price, CD Rom use, lack of quality launch titles, so-so year one software lineup.

Playstation 2: criticized for high price, DVD Rom use, lack of quality launch titles, so-so year one software lineup.

Playstation Portable: criticized for high price, UMD use, lack of quality launch titles, so-so year one software lineup.

Playstation 3: criticized for high price, Blu Ray disc use, lack of quality launch titles (outside of Resistance, of course, but even that was hated on because it didn't match Gears of War visually), so-so year one software lineup.

and then it turns around:

PS1: praised for year two software lineup, which hinted at the potential of the console, praised for killer upcoming third party games like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII.

PS2: praised for year two software lineup, which hinted at the potential of the console, praised for killer upcoming third party games like Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, and Final Fantasy X.

PSP: praised for year two software lineup, which hinted at the potential of the console, praised for killer upcoming third party games like Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, and Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core.

Playtation 3: praised for year two software lineup, which hints\ed at the potential of the console, praised for killer upcoming third party games like Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and Final Fantasy XIII (and Versus XIII).

as a guy who's been playing Playstation consoles since 1995, when the PS1 launched, i've grown to expect a Playstation hardware launch to be full of Sony hyperbole and grand-standing, weak launch titles, a so-so year one lineup (with a few decent filler titles), and for things to pick up significantly during the second year of the console's life.

it got exactly that with the PS1, PS2, PSP, and PS3, so no, i wasn't disappointed with the PS3's early days, because i knew what to expect, and i had (and still do), a rather significant back catalog of PS2 titles to work my way through, so i was able to weather the slow times.

with that said, i had a lot of fun with my PS3 during it's first 12 months on the market.

i got to play

Resistance
Motorstorm
Virtua Fighter 5
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
The Darkness
Heavenly Sword
Warhawk
Folklore
Assassin's Creed
Call of Duty 4
Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD
Unreal Tournament 3
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
GRAW 2

and some really cool PSN titles.

i just can't label a year with all of that quality gaming as "disappointing."

and since i bought an HDTV, i was enjoying Blu Ray content, as well as other HD content on my PS3 all year long also.

disappointment? i think NOT.

and this year was even better. and next year is looking AWESOME if you happen to be a sole PS3 owner.

juuken3305d ago

I'm getting more and more excited for the PS3 as the days go by.

Pain3304d ago (Edited 3304d ago )

And il say it again.

PS3 is like a Woman, It takes awhile to get fired up and you have to learn things.
XBOX 2 is like a teen age boy, Rub it once and u spent. Nothing much to learn.

So yay! PS3!!! Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Dyingduck3304d ago

"The PS3 has so many things on the horizon to look forward to its not difficult to see where most of your hard-earned cash will be spent, with exclusive AAA titles such as Resistance 2, Little Big Planet, Motorstorm 2 and Killzone 2 all set for the next 6 months, Sony will be having a killer Christmas. Not to mention the free exclusive content that every Playstation owner would give their left spud to get their hands on such as Home, Life with Playstation and those ever enticing firmware updates."

Enough said.

Idonthatejustcreate3304d ago

But still no sight of in-game voice chat... liek wtf? =S

Jellzy3304d ago

As good as the PS3 is, i still cant believe that we have no in-game/cross-game chat.

The best purchase ive made in recent times was a bluetooth dongle for my laptop, and by using Bluesoleil's software aswell as Skype, im able to use my bluetooth headset across all games and wenever i want really. For a console that is as capable as it is, this should be fixed soon. I shouldn't have to do this just to speak 2 a few friends whilst playing.

XXXCouture3304d ago

I'm pretty sure, MS have a patent on that. Or maybe that's private in-game cross chat

Jellzy3304d ago

There are probably many ways to do this, although this depends on the extent, and the method covered in the patent, if ofcourse there is one.

Lets hope not though, as it is the only feature the PS3 is in desperate need of, and is 1 of a few things that i believe Microsoft have the upper hand in.

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