Explicit Gamer writes a very solid game plan for new PS3 owners. Many people wonder, "What do I do with my PS3 now that it is un-boxed". Well here is a solid guide to help all you new (and old) PS3 owners get the most out of your system.
Ummm, if you dont know then shame on you! Need help? See GOTYS haha
*Plays guitar solo*
I can agree with you GUCommander in a sense, the only PS3 exclusives I spent hours upon hours on this year was Killzone 2 and the Bad Company 2 beta. If I were a new PS3 owner, I'd recommend waiting until 2010 to buy anything: The Wands GOW3 Agent GT5 Modnation Racers The Last Guardian Final Fantasy 14 Starhawk Resistance 3 PSP2 I hear Uncharted 2 is great, but I wouldn't recommend spending the full 60 bucks to buy it now when you can put that money towards Agent or GOW3, two games that'll likely surpass UC2 as far as quality. I just got 100 bucks for X-mas and Im saving it for the Wands.
XBL Gold is not far superior than PSN. Feature for Feature PSN is 90% there and if you factor in that PSN is free then PSN is better than XBL Gold. The Cross media bar is better than the dashboard, but not as flashy or as slick though. Bottom line is I can find what I need faster on the XMB than on the XBOX dashboard.
@1.2 If you just got a PS3 this Christmas, chances are that you haven't played any of exclusive PS3 games. I'd have to disagree with you and tell them to buy Resistance 1 & 2, UC1 & UC2, MGS IV, LBP..... and that's just for beginners. If you haven't played any of the above mentioned, you haven't experience the full PS3 experience. That's just my humble opinion......
don't forget the mullet!
1. Find receipt 2. Return PS3 3. Purchase Wii 4. Enjoy the best gaming this gen with the new super mario bros Wii its awesome.
1. Don't think just buy Metal Gear Solid 4 and start playing it.
Solo! I totally want an ax like that for GH:Metallica
lol that made me laugh for some reason
play b3yond.. buy those AAA exclusives..
He would be saying "you should make love to your ps3" Since that is basically what comes out of his mouth anytime a sony/ps3 article is posted on this site. Sickening.
GET KILLZONE GO ONLINE RUN INTO A CROWDED ENEMY ROOM HOLDING A GRENADE "XXXX committed suicide" "XXXX > Enemy1" "XXXX > Enemy2" "XXXX > Enemy3" "XXXX > Enemy4" Also, teabag dying enemies. ;o
Teabagging a dying enemy on KZ2 usually gets me lying next to them. If you stop, you're dead. Gotta love the assault class.
I disagree. Uncharted 2 IS worth the money, and that wasn't the only game we got this year. inFamous and Killzone 2 were others.
Get that big HDTV!
@1.2: You need help my friend :)
Buy lots of games... Practice hard and often... Then get Demon's Souls!
Now what?! MGS4 Killzone 2 Uncharted 2 and import FF13 :D
Not that we watch porn on our PS3's....
hook it to your tv.
you know. I was in gamestop today because I got a gift card and wanted to spend it. I didn't realize how long the line would be until I got there and decided to suck it up. So in my waiting I noticed the PS3 wall was surrounded by people. Like probably close to 15. The 360 wall however was very lonely in it's corner... Made me smile a little =D
Well, to be fair, most of the article involves NOT spending money. And the exclusives this year weren't THAT good. Uncharted 2 is pretty much the only must-have game this year. Everything else was either alright or targeted to a specific audience.
@DrWan Yes but Demon's Soul does not appeal to everyone. You can't say "Buy Demon's Soul NOW" because that is a sort of game that appeals to a very specific audience. And with Valkria Chronicles, I completely agree. That game is amazing....but all i said was exclusives THIS YEAR weren't so hot. And unfortunately most agree. Look at the front page of N4G for a great example... PS3 is great, and you're mistaking what I say as, "PS3 Sux"...
Last Year LBP R2 VC
Idk, why so many people blindly recommend MGS4 to just any PS3 owner. MGS4 is FAR from the type of game that appeals to everyone. I've said it before and ill say it again..MGS4 was the worst $30 I ever spent on a videogame. It's an interactive movie really. I could care less about what the reviews said, MGS3 was more entertaining IMO. Same thing with Demon Souls. How can you recommend Demon Souls to just ANY PS3 owner? It's a hardcore niche title. Little Big Planet on the other hand is a game I'd recommend to ANY PS3 owner. Edit: As far as my above comment, all I said was that it would be wise to save cash for 2010. Don't know why I got THAT many disagrees.
If you buy a PS3, you will have games to play. In fact, you will probably have more games to choose from than the Xbox 360 line up. So this article title is a bit rediculous. Even without all the first party exclusive, I personally think that the PS3's BluRay + Free Online is more than enough to appeal to the mass. Adding the exclusives, it definately is now one step above the competitions (both consoles). I think Sony has came a very long way from 3 yrs ago.
If your only looking to get some exclusives the PS3 has quite a lot of high quality games to pick up. But, gamers don't only got for exclusives, luck for you the PS3 has some damn good multiplatform games as well. "Targeted to a specific audience" is what Sony is known for. PS3 exclusive are targeted toward the specific audience known as "gamers". :)
......What?!?!? Killzone 2, Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time, Batman:AA, Demon's Souls......you mean to tell me NONE of those are must-have? GTFO.
It seems that Uncharted 2 is so damn good, trolls cant downplay it but they sure can downplay other PS3 games just fine.
Then you, my friend are not a gamer. Move along.
are you insane? @ deadreckoning the majority of gamers disagree with you. it's your money, but the truth hurts.
truth hurts, doesn't it?
i'm not gonna put a list up because i've always thought that was pointless. all im gonna do is ask if you are a ps3 owner and if so what didn't you like about the ps3 exclusives this year. edit: lol a disagree in 1 minute flat you guys work fast LOL
i really think he will say something and hide behind "its my opinion" kinda answer. I mean, the exclusives were rated quite highly for the most part and they were very fun to play. You have some great exclusives they hit this year AND some really good multiplatform games that a lit of 360 gamers were really looking forward to like like AC2,MW2 its a win win situation in my opinion. Next year should be even better for both systems I'd like to hear why most other exclusives besides uC2 weren't "all that" besides the "its my opinion" answer. Or would me asking about this ( since i couldn't find any reviews on said exclusives on your site ) make me a fanboy?
the funny thing is that I need to purchase another ps3 but on amazon there is noone available(120g).
i always recommend the the greatest hits collection, its cheap, they are usually good games.. uncharted 2 has plenty of replay value due to trophies for treasure, crushing mode and online multiplayer.. But i also try to not recommend any options until i hear what the persons favorite genre's are.. i could recommend demon's souls to a friend of mine, but the next day he take a shot of tequilla, jump in his car, drive to my house, ask to be let in to discuss something, then spit in my face and ask me why i suggested that bullshit to him. LOL cause he is nothing but a sports game fan.. has just about every sports game by EA and others.. so you have to be careful what you recommend to whom.. another friend of mine would ask why i never put him on to demon's souls cause he loves those games...... and yes most of my friends come to me for recommendations and info as they are not that heavy into games like i am and are not part of the online (internet sites/forums) commmunity
Game buys: MGS4 inFamous Killzone 2 Valkyria Chronicles Uncharted 2 Demon's Souls Batman: Arkham Asylum LittleBigPlanet Resistance 2 Game rents: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Heavenly Sword Resistance 1 PSN buys: All PixelJunk games Flower Wipeout HD Battlefield 1943 Super Stardust HD Blu-Ray recommendations: All Pixar flicks Band of Brothers set Transformers The Dark Knight Iron Man
What a nice list. I have bought my daughter quite a few blurays from disney/pixar. the two most impressive disney blurays are walle and sleeping beauty. yeah sleeping beauty? well it's remastered in 16:9 full 1080p. its a trip how great it looks. kind of sucks the rest are boxy. at lease snow white fills thous bars on the sides in with scenery.
Kindly remove Batman: Arkham Asylum
Why should he remove Batman? It's the best Multiplat this gen, followed by AC2.
Well since Arkham has exclusive content on PS3, I say leave it. It's a phenomenal game.
Since practically 99% of all multi-plats run 100 times better on 360, let's put it on our exclusive list. Also, don't forget to put all 360/PC games as 360 exclusives. That's droid logic for you, LOL.
RPG: Demon's Souls & Valkyria Chronicles FPS: KZ2 & RFOM2 TPS: Uncharted 2 & Warhawk Off Road Racer: Motorstorm Pacific Rift Racing Simulation: GT5P Platforming: Ratchet & Clank 2 & LBP Single Player Adventure: InFamous & MGS4 That's 12 exclusives across 7 Genres that'll make any new PS3 owner very very happy. Better catch Gamestop one of those B2G1Free Used Game sales to catch up before the Q1 2010 onslaught(lol).
too many good ones for multiplayer
Warhawk ($12) Burnout Paradise ($20) Battlefield: Bad Company ($20) Resistance FOM ($15) Those games are all awesome. :D EDIT: This was supposed to reply to number 6. I don't know why it's here.
40 bucks! Good warmup for GOW3 release next year.
Buy some Blu-Ray movies and pick up the small collection of games worth buying for the PS3... Uncharted 1/2, MGS4, LittleBigPlanet.......... Yeah..
The article mentions a bunch of exclusives worth getting. 1. Metal Gear Solid 4 2. Killzone 2 3. Uncharted and Uncharted 2 4. LittleBigPlanet 5. Both Ratchet and Clank Games 6. Warhawk 7. inFamous 8. Both Resistance Games 9. Warhawk 10. GT5: Prologue 11. Ninja Gaiden Sigma 12. Demon’s Souls 13. Valkyria Chronicles 14. MLB 09: The Show 15. Folklore
you ignorant turd, that actually is the 360, halo, gears forza umm yea. Small collection of games.
Uh, Forza 3, Crackdown, Fable 2, Halo, Gears of War, Forza, PGR, Mass Effect, Episodes from Liberty City, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2. Hm, there sure isn't a lot.
Oh and buy some outdated DVD movies, and Halo, and uhmmm Gears, and ..... Halo, and... uhmmm Halo Wars?
I highly recommend going way back to Heavenly Sword and Folkore and Warhawk and playing the sh!t out of them. Then move on to all that is 2009!
usually when people get a console for a holiday...you also get games with it....
most of new ps3 owners would like ps2 games to flow over to ps3 which it has not yet in 3 years. and just maybe they might not want to become a hardcore gamer. most of my games i play either racing GT3-4, NFS AND 2D SIDESCROLLING GAMES with my ps3 im not a hardcore gamer. im not a newbie just dont play hardcore games.
Don't know what you're talking about. I've been playing PS2 games on my Ps3 for 3 years!
Is it just me or is the BC issue only now becoming the "in" xcuse not to get a PS3 for those who are just NEVER going to buy one but like to list why they aren't doing it even though that changes every time a demand/shortcoming is sorted out(like the "no games" and "too dear" excuses died a while back). Seriously, if you were desperate for a PS3 with BC you wiould have bought a 60gig when they wer avaialable like a lot of us did despite the early cost OR just keep your PS2, no? Honestly, even if you want another PS2 to go with your old games they only cost £20 used so what's the real issue? If somoen is just happy with their Wii/360/whatever that's just fine but why keep[ whining about pointless non-issues like BC if you just have no intention of EVER getting a PS3 like the majority of posters saying simialr to the BC stuff right now. Apologies if you're being straight here fella but, honestly, if £20 is that much of an issue to you then I don't think you can afford games let alone a PS3 to begin with. you seriously say that BC and the £20 is stopping people going to PS3? It really isn't you know-esp not now three years inot it's life with hundreds of gamnes with amazing exclusives coming out of it's ears. As for the aricle, if you don't prefer the XMB to the NXE(with the awful non optional avatars and a million ads)then I really wonder about your sanity! Aaand, after finally deciding to not renew my Gold subs last month I'll take the "inferior" PSN over Live every time amnd I'll take the fact it's free and has a lot more dedicated servers for it's games than you find on Live(something which I really don't understand-why aren't there more gamnes running with dedicated servers on Live? I knopw it's not down to MS to provide them but you'd imagine Gears2's online issues would have been killed real quick had Epic given it the servers it deserved rather than making us rely on P2P which doesn't cut it for me these days. Of course, the guy might just be used to his 360 and be finding the PS3 a little new and confusing but I REALLY don't get huis "2009 PS3 exclusives weren't that good" schtick either-ACiT, KZ2, DS, NGS2,inFAMOUS et al joined a host of fantastic exclusive PS3 games this year and kept me way happier than what I had for my 360 in 2009 where Shadow Complex was the best game of the whole year for me easily beating ODST(just a con at full retail when you already paid for half the content previously)Halo Wars and the lacklustre likes of Ninja Blade. Still, 2010 looks incredible WHATEVER console you own-and just way to expensive when you own all three and have five gamers in your home and you buy ALL the games. Sometimes I wonder if it's going to be time to start going "yarr, matey" all the time, I really do!
im talking about ps2 games up-graded to HD ps3 games
u forgot THE INCREDIBLE HULK movie on ur list. and michael heeee-heeee oooooooooo! rest in peace my brotha. WE ALL LOVE YOU!!
Is that a real question?
lol I got a disagree because amazon doesn't have ps3 120g available, then I should get another one because target, walmart doesnt have either
Welcome to N4G Fanboyism. It is sad...I got 15 disagrees because I failed to mention that PS3 is the best system ever and it includes time travel and teleportation built in.
That's because you forgot to mention the most important feature. It cures cancer!
because here and on your site, when someone disagrees with you, you always resort to calling someone a fanboy. Should i resort to calling you a 360 fanboy because you dont like all the ps3 exclusives out right now? sounds ludicrous right? Fanboyism is bad from all angles but it seems lately i see more people that always resort to calling someone a fanboy than the actual fanboys themselves.