It is evident that this Generation is coming to an end and no doubt that developers now have ideas that are larger than life and would most likely require a new console to realize all that.
I don't think so. I don't think any system this gen has, though. The games we're playing are still fundamentally the same games we've always played. Sequels to past franchises. The new experiences have been few and far between this gen which is sad. The Fight: lights out, even more so now with the awesome update and store DLC, is the best, most innovative experience one can have on a console -- Yet no one is buying it. Go figure. But the developers have systematically listened to every one of my many complaints, and there were tons in their inbox, and put them all to work. It's like they were listening to just me when they released the update and DLC. It is now the game I wanted it to be at launch.
What do call exactly new experiences??? Have u ever played a game in 3D in the PS2 era??? Have u played a game in HD in the Xbox era??? have u played with more than 30 gamers online in the past gen??? i think u should look at all points when u say "I don't think any system this gen has, though. The games we're playing are still fundamentally the same games we've always played. Sequels to past franchises. The new experiences have been few and far between this gen which is sad." Even the sequels doesn't bring the same experiences to table...
'Have u ever played a game in 3D in the PS2 era???' Yes. 'Have u played a game in HD in the Xbox era???' Yes. 'have u played with more than 30 gamers online in the past gen???' Yes. What do I win? *claps hands*
The original Xbox was an HD console. I'm not sure why so many people don't know that. 30 people online at once? That has been going on for quite sometime, it really depends on the game. The PS3 does nothing that affects how many people can play a game. That is 100% up to the developers. 1080p games at 60fps and longer games in high definition were promised and neither became a reality. Most games are 720p just like we seen last gen on the original Xbox and games exclusive to the PS3 still get dinged for being so short. Neither Cell nor Blu-ray have been a factor this gen so far. The most innovative titles we have seen are probably on the Wii which is why Sony and Microsoft have been trying to emulate it with Move and Kinect. Hardware power rarely brings innovation, it usually is used to make things look nicer. -Death
It has for me. All the games I could ever want in HD. Not gonna hate either, the 360 gave me some great games as well. Wonder what the next gen will be like?
"and no doubt that developers now have ideas that are larger than life and would most likely require a new console to realize all that." Not really as devs have said it's too early to be thinking about next gen consoles. *Sigh* Another opinion piece, put as an Article.
. Sony failed from the get go. They had the wrong philosophy and it cost them dearly...still is. Sony and Ken Kutaragi came out and said you will want to work longer and harder for a PS3...O_o...while Nintendo came out and said more fun for less money...Guess who won??? Where is that bone headed goof Ken Kutaragi these days anyways...oh yeah, that's right...lol. Sony not only over promised but they actually flat out lied. Showing CGI trailers of games like KZ and Motorstorm only to look like fools when the REAL game play actually was shown. Add to that the FACT the " SUPER COMPUTER " was almost impossible to develop for and Sony was very lucky to escape from that debacle in one piece. The xbox 360 is proving to be quite the little machine, dvd and all. When M$ and Epic demoed the Gears game in early 2006... http://www.youtube.com/watc... ...it was like " if Sony has the super computer then why is this game so far ahead of the PS3 ". Single player, co-op and great multi-player sealed the deal. Sony has recovered from the devastating beating it received in the first 3 years of existence but there is alot of upset pubs and devs that made deals based on the performance of the PS2. Activision and Ea to name a few have demanded a new deal and I'm sure Sony did the right thing and paid up like a good little company.
Look at the pic and make the statement that the trailer was CG and looked better than KZ2. You are right though that initially when the PS3 came out it was hard to develop for but we are talking about now. We have 256 player MP, SOCOM 4 32 player multiplayer with onlin coop Resistance 2 with 60 player online coop KZ3 splitscreen campaign coop Oh and Sony doesn't associate themselves with Activision. Thats M$. EA and Sony are homies. Mass Effect 2 says hi.
They promised me the best experience this generation of consoles will have to offer. They delivered that ten fold. I've never been as satisfied with a console in my life. Obviously loved my SNES, gameboys, N64, PS1, PS2 etc etc but, never felt like I've had such a complete system before.
i liked the N64 my fav console of all time it was different when i play it today and experience games Ocarina of time with no load times at all i wonder if we are actually moving forward in gaming?
I have to say, at first I was a little disappointed with the PS3, but I had patience. That patience paid off. It took a while for the PS2 to come into it's own also, but when it did, it never looked back. I knew the PS3 experience was going to be the same, and the games were going to come, and the bad press couldn't convince me otherwise.. It doesn't even feel like the same console because Sony has added so many features and apps. Huge improvements have been made from when I first got my PS3 in April of 07. I have an xbox and a wii, and I enjoy them, but the PS3 is my go to console for gaming. I respect that not everyone shares my opinion, but I feel that Sony has delivered on their promises and I'm a satisfied PS3 owner.
I agree. I love my 360 but I haven't used it since october 2010. I"ve been on my ps3 every day since 06. Hell every comment I ever made since joining n4g was made from my ps3. even this one. Now time to go platinum in Marvel vs Capcom 3
They over delivered, but it took them a bit longer then they promised.
WTH? Horrible article. Its evident that this generation is coming to an end?? Yeah, maybe in 2-3 years, idiot..
I've been gaming on the ps3 since 2008 and I always felt I have got my moneys worth. I've got so many games in 2011 that I am looking forward to, most of which are ps3 exclusives.
Not to xboxy fanboys...... they will always point out that multiplatform games are better on their system.... thinking that multiplatform games are the only thing that matters.... Jokes on them because the multiplatform games are almost always better on the PC
You won't see a new Xbox or Playstation until at least 2013
the xbox trolls came out in full force for this one do you guys really want a complete list of xbox failings? because i bet its coming real soon now
Yes they did and it was worth all $700 I paid for it on release day.
TONS of butthurt 360/PC fanboys in here.
NO! Till this day I am unable to fry a piece of chicken using my PS3. Let alone toast bread. Sony promised me these features back in 2006. THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! SONY you failed me.
sony havent delivered on their promises, no. remember the infamous 1080p @ 200fps quote? they struggle for 720p @ 30fps in reality. remember the 'HD generation doesnt start til we say it does' quote? sorry sony, it started long before you said it did. Microsoft and Nintendo delivered because they werent stupid enough to make outlandish statements like Sony did. Microsoft and Nintendo just went 'here you guys guy, heres our new console, hope you like it'. Sony went 'you think youre good enough to buy our PS3? go get a second job, its too good for you. our new console can send things to the moon and run virtual reality simulators and do everything a computer can do', and then released a console at a ridiculous price that did nothing that the competition couldnt do other than function as a cheap blu-ray player.
No, no one remembers the 200FPS quote because no one ever said that. You are a god damn liar, and I stopped reading the rest of your post. If you just pull shit out of your ass and smear it onto a post, your post is not worth reading. If you are wondering why you have only 1 bubble, its because you are a liar. Not because the fan boys are out to get you.
I didnt know they changed his name to kelvin butler. lol But on topic: I think the ps3 has shaped what gaming is todday with how amazing its exclusive games are. More and More developers are trying to up the bar constantly which makes the gamers experience that much better.
June 12, 2008... The Day that I as a gamer was Satisfied.
Has the PS3 delivered on it's promises? Numerous amazing exclusive titles, free online, built in Blu Ray player, useful updates that add new and interesting features every year...yeah, I'd say it has. The generation isn't over yet, so why are we asking this question NOW? We've barely gotten into the 2nd and 3rd iteration of some of the many new IPs Sony has released this generation. Sure, we got follow-ups to big bad PlayStation franchises like God of War 3 and Gran Turismo 5, but new IPs like Uncharted, inFAMOUS, Resistance, Motorstorm, LittleBigPlanet, are still making rather huge names for themselves. Give it another 3 or 4 years, then lets ask this question. As of right now, putting early, 2006 hyperbole aside, the PS3 has MORE than delivered on what Sony said it could do. Or do games with the quality of Uncharted, Killzone, Heavy Rain, LBP, and more exist elsewhere? After 15 years, I've yet to be disappointed by a PlayStation platform, from the PS1, to the PS2, to the PSP, to the PS3. I'm expecting the PSP2 to continue that tradition of excellence. I swear, each generation, people treat Sony like they're some ignorant noobs of the industry, and yet each generation since the PS1, those SAME dissenters eat their words and proclaim the latest PlayStation platform as one of the best gaming platforms of all time. The PSP has gotten a LOT of flack, but it's software library is phenomenal. It doesn't have the hardware numbers to match the DS, but BOTH platforms have amazing game libraries. Why people pit them against one another is beyond me. The 3DS is looking rather impressive, as is the PSP2. I'm getting a PSP2 (at some point, more than likely not at launch), but I'm still expecting good things from the 3DS. I mean, it's Nintendo. They do what they do well. And so does Sony. The difference is that Sony is very rarely given the credit they are due until AFTER the fact, whereas there is ALWAYS the assumption that Nintendo will deliver, and when they stumble, it's forgiven easily. When Sony stumbles, we are treated to daily "Is Sony and >insert PlayStation platform here< DOOOMEDD???" PS3 is a fantastic console. I have a fully BC, 60 gig unit, so I can't say I'm missing out on ANYTHING the PS3 has promised since it's announcement. Sometimes it pays to be an early adopter, instead of a bitter, jaded jackass like the media was circa 2006-2008.
"PS3 is a fantastic console. I have a fully BC, 60 gig unit, so I can't say I'm missing out on ANYTHING the PS3 has promised since it's announcement. Sometimes it pays to be an early adopter, instead of a bitter, jaded jackass like the media was circa 2006-2008." QFT! +Well Said and Agree (for everything not just the quote) People (and you can guess which ones I am talking about) tend to have short term memory and short sightedness in terms of the way things have been, are currently and will be. Every single year we heard one biased thing or another ranging from "tEh PS3 haz n0 gamez" on through "PSN is a joke" and everything in between...and what has happened? They ultimately were WRONG when it came down to it. Which is why it's really just a waste of time to try and explain/discuss things on a rational level (that have been proven time and time again) to those who CHOOSE/WANT to be ignorant to the truth. Whatever. Let them stomp their feet and scream at the tops of their lungs about old outdated and misinformed items of which they just can't let go. It just shows their clear immaturity and inability to comprehend things objectively with the data put forth to them. It's really funny though to basically say "I told you so" with the facts that are out there and see them scramble to come up with ANY form of misinformation to make themselves feel better...what's really sad is they actually consider themselves "True Gamerz" but want one of the most influential company's (sony) to EVER hit the gaming market to fail, close up shop and go away! For ANYONE to be that way makes it clearly a bad combination of immaturity, short sightedness & down right ignorance. I sure am glad I don't go by that way of closed minded thinking...I would have missed out on a lot of fun games over the years and could understand why I would be so upset all the time ;P
they delivered more than its competition so i cant complain.
Yea sony overhyped and underdelivered. So what, they always do look at the ngp they say it can run ps3 games. Overpromising just like 1080p and 120fps. Ps3 is still amazing and a must have as is the 360(which had problems also). Ps3 has free online and some great exclusives. 360 has the best online and great exclusives. 95% of games are on both but the 5% of exclusives are worth owning both. Niether is better, they have advantages. I use my 360 way more myself. I use it for multiplats and have about 15 exclusives for it. I use my ps3 for media, netflix, online, and have about 6 exclusives for it. My 360 is my main console and my ps3 is my media hub. Theres not much difference, look at say bulletstorm, great on both and looks as good as most any game ive seen. What can i say, my fav games this gen are on both. Lost odyssey, fable 2/3, gears, vesperia, alan wake, mgs4, demons souls, uncharted 1/2 and more. I cant believe how many people pass up so many great games with some lame ass excuse.
It has for me and that's all that matters.
I never thought about buying a ps3,but when i did,i was blown away when playing uncharted,Mgs,k2 and others.Ps3 is a great console.You need to have it to believe.Peace
They might not have brought us this http://www.youtube.com/watc... Great times when i watched the console live But what they did do was give us this http://www.youtube.com/watc... Which has to be the most impressive scene that i have seen in a game Not to mention they brought us a ton of excellent titles and in my opinion the PS3 has the best game library in terms of quality when compared to the other consoles. So yes for me at least sony has delivered.
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They have more than delivered on my $600 investment. I couldn't be happier with my PS3.
i have been searching the net for graphics comparisons for almost all of the major cross platform titles... i was very disappointed with my conclusion- the 360 almost always comes out on top. This has been true right from the beginning of the ps3's life, right up until recently with marvel v capcom 3. 360 titles look better. dont go hitting the disagree button blindly, search for yourself and judge honestly... the 360 versions almost always look better. why is this? simple- sony lied about the power of the ps3. or presented the specs in a way which make them appear more powerful. another reason could be that the majority of games have been developed on 360 and then ported (lazily) over to the ps3. so basically, the 360 is the main console, and ps3 gets conversions. that sucks. you would think sony would do more to ensure ps3 gets games that take full advantage of the ps3's technology and gives those 'exclusive' experiences that couldnt be possible on any other tech. the old motto for playstation used to be 'dont underestimate the power of the playstation' ... it seems sony have over estimated this time.
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