DCI from GamesOnSmash follows up on a previous article explaining why Sony is creating the definition of "Next Gen".
For all Sony's faults you really can't fault them for always pushing the boundaries and always improving. The writer of the article is correct "Sony is still determining the definition "Next Gen"" My Playstation 3 today isn’t the same one I bought 8 months ago. They are always updating the PSN and XMB and are listening to players. They are also pushing the limit with multiplayer - 60 players in Resistance 2, A worldwide social network in LBP and 256 Players online in MAG . Also they are spitting out AAA 1st and 2nd party exclusives like there’s no tomorrow, in 2009 Sony is going to make me broke! All they need to do is add backwards compatibility for PS2 games and I am one happy gamer. Good thing i still have my PS2.
Not to rub it in... BUT I can't help saying the happiness I feel from being able to upscale my ps2 titles to 1080p. So freaking awesome, why the hell would Sony take that feature out??(rhetorical)
You're right. They should have stuck with the 60 gb console as the most expensive. No bc is ridiculous
they are still working on the emulation software. From what i heard the problem right now is that all games will not work with the software. I am sure by the end of this year we will have something
I couldn't of said it finer myself. There was a post that Nathan Drake had last night that listed the things that happened to PS3 this year, TBH, its been great, the PS3 is an all different beast now. I can't wait to see what happens to it next. @Saigon A good few months ago, most the Jak series started working on BC on my 60gb EU even though they didn't before, BC is still being actively patched secretely in firmwares every now and then, why? Compared to all PS3 users, theres a small amount of PS3 owners with any form of BC. I would be shocked if BC for PS2 games never came back and it really does NEED TO COME BACK, so everyone can have that second Playstation functioning in the PS3.
Hey i can't say that its a guarantee, but for the backwards compatibility i think that they will start gearing it up soon for 3 reasons. First B/C was expensive so that is why they took it out, and now software could easily be made. Second the PS2 is almost ready to retire, they didn't want to take away sales from that just yet, since it made money. And finally there are a ton of studios now that are finishing up humongous projects, like home, KZ2 engine, stuff like that, they are free to have at it.
I have to say am sorta sad my PS3 ain't backwards compatible. Although from the video I have seen is it just me or is the PS2 still the best at playing PS2 games. except for sadly having no wireless pad. All the videos I watch makes the PS3 BC look less colourful then the PS2. Although being from the UK I really only had the option of a 80gig PS3 with only 50 percent backwards compatibility or a 40gig PS3. The 40gig one cost 220 and the 80gig 300 so it was a simple choice really.
Bob Dole had to shell out $650 for his 60gig. Worth every penny.
I recon Sony will have full PS2 software emulation AND PS2 game downloads before the end of the year.
i agree with everything he said especially this part "Any fan boy who downplays how good they look either is a hater, a fool, or both."
the 360? i Know its sh!t
Even sh!t aint that bad.
FABLE/BANJO SUCKED IN YOUR OPINION? Idiots aren't allowed to have opinions. You got 33 of 53 achievements on Fable 2 despite how much you disliked it. Shows it was somewhat entertaining from your point of view. And, you've never played Banjo. Oh and lets not forget your name. It's horrendously retarded. So retarded that it's an eyesore. I recommend you change it to something more suitable.. Imagine.. instead of FAZTKILLAR you could have a creative name that will actually show the world what kind of person you are.. something like.. MORAN. I think that'd suit you good.
I wasted $60 dollars on it so i got what i could out of it Btw it only to 4 hours to get them Not played banjo on my profile And its my opinion and it must mean alot to u
Lmfao at Keele having a nervous break down
It's alright Keele. I know it pains you to see not everyone thinks like you but...it's true. People have opinions. Yeah, I know...it's hard to swallow.
Its "moron", you moron, lol
With all the crap talk, with all the constant crap, I am extremely happy to own this system. I love my PS3. Weeeeeeeeeeeee!
Damn! And here I thought playing a single game across 4 discs and watching upscaled dvds was next-gen...
Sorry but the Wii is clearly more Next-Gen then the PS3. The next update allows the Wii DVD playback. And the 420p graphics are awesome on the eyes.
Exactly. People fail to see that Sony is focused on gaming and not gimmicks. They're pushing gaming into a new era...one that Microsoft will probably just buy their way into. Games like Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, and MAG are showing Kutaragi's vision. It's only a matter of time before we see something outshine KZ2 or HR.
Actually, they're focused on multimedia, which is sort of a contradiction. The real truth is, while the PS3 has to compete against the 360 and Wii, its not on the same level as they are. Its above both in terms of technology and accessibility
All i think sony need to do now is: 1) Get the european movie download store up 2) Re-organise the XMB, you can't really deny it is messy compared to what we got when it came out, with every new app/feature they bring. I think just a bit of streamlining and a few improvements would do great. http://img248.imageshack.us... http://img371.imageshack.us... 3) Get that worldwide approval process for the playstation store up and running! Still no SSF2HDR for the EU store.. 4) Cross-game chat, they said they were looking at doing this when they released FW 2.40 but just wanted to focus on text chat in that update, so maybe it'll come in a future update? 5) Force a standard on games! I know they are making trophies mandatory from today, january the 1st for all games released. But give developers a chat system that is included in the development kit that they can just implement easy, that is one of the only thing i can complain about online play on the PS3 is the voice coms on some games are poor, so if sony made their own system like microsoft and forced it on every single game then we wouldn't have this trouble. I think that really is all, not having those things right now really isn't ruining my experience that much, i don't use them on my 360 but i know other people really want them. I know they have the games, more games interested me on PS3 than 360 this year and most likely next year. XBL: Death roW247 PSN: DeathroW22 PS: I know how some of you can get, this is not a dig at either of the systems.
Wow. I really like that trophy-leveling thing in that second pic. That would REALLY be nice!
The second pic would be a very nice feature. Its always rewarding to actually see how much you just got.
1 and 3 are very important issues for me.
I also think that Sony is on the verge of showing what the PS3 can really do! The y made some errors assuming everybody would just go to them. MS made it way to easy for these developers this hurt Sony right out of the gate. The 360 is still strong and will be they have a good library of games and a very good online service. The one thing though is the 360 has lost some luster Gears of war 2 problems, disc scratching, RROD are just some things. a lot of people that I know are now wanting a PS3 as they have grown tired of the 360(paying for online,kids that sing while you play, people worried about achievements instead of winning in a match, fear of console not working). This curious interest from the 360 crowd and a small price cut from Sony could really push these doom and gloom people away.
Games like Fable 2, Mass Effect, Banjo 3, Alan Wake, Two Worlds Temptationb etc define the real next gen, only on 360
If you are going to bash systems, at least know the name of the only exclusive game in your list - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. It is not Banjo 3 and the rest of the games are on the computer or will be on the computer.
Fable sucked imo Banjo sucked imo Two worlds LoL u got to be kidding two worlds run like a power point
Can someone please tell me why a game that's pretty much vaporware, Alan Wake, is constantly being held up as a title that displays what the 360 is capable of? Especially when what little has been seen of it has NEVER been seen running on the system. Between that game and Huxley the nickname "Delaystation" needs to go to another console. Edit: I completely missed tht I was replying to Labwarror. Not use to him using his actual name.
When it was first announced in 2005, Alan Wake was impressive because Microsoft or Remedy had accidentally tricked everyone in to beleiving the screenshots were running on 360 hardware. Since then, we've only seen it running in trailer form on PC hardware, the hardware that is supposed to push the graphics, and it looks... meh, a complete downgrade of the 2005 bullshots, so there's no way the 360 version will be a graphic behemoth like many people hope it is. The 360 has just as many "delayed" or prematurely announced games as PS3.
Why are you guys bothering with him? His fanboy goggles are on so tight that you can clearly see two red rings by the time you pull them off his face.
On top of that, it's just one dude walking around a static environment with no explosions, no crowds or any of the other things that tax a system. Even in Heavy Rain, I don't expect them to walk through Marti Gras, but Killzone has graphics and all the extras. Also, Gears of War bullshots; that's all you have to say to Alan Wake.
Happy new year to you all got some good news for all PS3 owners BC will be coming to the PS3 this year it was to be released with the last update but Sony had promble's. So they pull it out at the last minute but they are still working on it and it will be out soon.
Don't bother with Lab he has his fan boy goggles glued to his face.
But Wii is determining the definition of "Succes", like it or not. It's Nintendo that's getting us into a new era, an era of casual games.
Well said. Anyone who denies that Sony has done some things right this generation is a fool period.
Wii and Xbox owners always complain about how exspensive the PS3 is and that is has no games at all. When they dont own a PS3 themselves that dont know sh!t. The reason why the PS3 is so exspensive is because its future proof it lasts longer then Wii and Xbox combined, people know this from the PS1 and PS2 days. Its so much more then just a gaming machine. People that dont understand this has a big f!cking problem. Big things are about to change now in 2009 and 2010. Thats just how it is.
Happy 2009 to PS3 and n4g!
DID suck. Look at reviews, despite Gayble having somewhat good reviews, the game still sucked HORRIBLY. That was probably the most repetitive game, short campaign, and lamest upgrade in graphics I have EVER seen in a game.
PS-3PO the droid. All you can say is bad console? ROFL at your picture though. Very original... never thought any one would go out of their way by coming up with a mocking PS3 user name and then put a gay pride rainbow in the back ground.
what .....like a computer??????
concerning the Playstation 3, but the console itself is second to none. and as far as being a console that is truly next generation, the PS3 was designed from the ground up to be "next gen." the Cell Processor is unlike any processor on the market right now. in the future, the genetic makeup of the Cell will be what all electronic devices use as their blueprint. multi-core processors are the future, and even the 360 has a multi-core processor, but for gaming, the Cell is second to none, and designed to stream VAST amounts of data and run calculations as quickly as possible (texture data, audio data, code, etc). like the handheld devices before it, Sony understood that Wi Fi is now a vital component to this currently tech-gadget heavy world, and the built in Wi Fi adaptor in the PS3 is ideal for a gamer that wants to connect online with their PS3, but doesn't want to have a jumble of wires interfering. my PS3 has been running on Wi Fi since i bought it. i don't think i've ever had it connected to the net with a cable (mainly because my router is too far away from my PS3 and HDTV to begin with). as an extra, the web browser is surprisingly useful for simple tasks like checking mail, myspace, facebook, etc. with some more tweaks, it truly could become an excellent web browser for ALL of that modern gamer's needs. the console is built for BOTH disc based HD content, and downloadable HD content. it's nice that the 360 is suddenly all gung ho about digital distribution, but so far, only one console has applied it to both movies and high quality games. or can the 360 ALSO download full HD titles like Burnout Paradise, Warhawk, GT: Prologue, Siren: Blood Curse, and more? in short, the PS3 has it's bases covered. if you love DD, it has the hard drive built into EVERY unit, so downloading content doesn't require you to run out and buy a storage solution if you got the cheaper console (ie, the 360 Arcade and it's lack of an HDD). and it also has the disc based HD media covered with Blu Ray built in. USB based rechargable controllers is also a bonus, so you don't have to spend cash on batteries all the time or a separate charge kit, and the ability to play games online for FREE is another reason why the Playstation 3 is, indeed, the most next gen console on the market. yes, features like cross game chat are nice, but those are system bonuses on the 360, not LIVE bonuses. Trophies/Achievements, don't make a game experience better, they are also bonuses, and now Trophies are mandatory on the PS3, starting today. thanks to firmware 2.5, in game media bar access is standard on the system as well. applications like HOME and [email protected]/Life with Playstation are also nice bonuses that aren't required, but simply add polish to an excellent package. and of course, the games are pushing technology like no other console on the market. EVERY Playstation 3 exclusive created by Sony's first and second party studios are using engines built from the ground up for that game, and are not relying on, in truth, a third party middle-ware engine to do the hard work. Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank Future, Heavenly Sword, Killzone 2, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain, and more are designed to utilize the unique architecture of the PS3, and they LOOK like it. while 3rd party engines are good for getting it done quickly and easily, those engines are usually designed to work on a broad scale, and on as many different platforms as possible (console and PC). the 360 is a great console. but the PS3 is the only one that doesn't require a ton of peripherals and add ons to get it to where it needs to be. outside of an HDMI cable (which i bought from new egg in 2007 for $8.99), and a headset (which i got with Warhawk), all you need to enjoy your PS3 is included in the box, and constant firmware updates continually refine and polish the console, keeping it up to date. Sony may be arrogant, and full of themselves, but they did right with the PS3 on the hardware/software side, even though they erred on the PR side (which they've spent the last two years rectifying, to give credit where it's due).
like i'm to going believe a sonyfan site ahahahahahh man droids are so desperate these days now o8 is over and the ps3 is well 3rd ahahahhh what happen to 08 is the year of ps3 360 got no games and yet it outsold ps3rd
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