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6 Brix
04-14-2008, 04:45 AM
Got abit of money now, thinkin of getting a PS3 in time for the new GTA
iv had the 360 for 2 years or so and its getting a lil boring now.
My xbox live account has almost ran out and fuck payin another 40 quid

i herd online play is free on the ps3 but is it as good as live ?

what dya think ? how do they both compare...

NIGHT MAYOR
04-14-2008, 05:27 AM
i can see where this thread goes. im staying out of it.

Rame
04-14-2008, 05:43 AM
It's free but supposedly not as good.

Works fine for me though.

Tyler Durden
04-14-2008, 05:59 AM
The new Gran Turismo is good to play on line but people bash into you too fucking much when the race is coming to an end.
Looks brilliant though.

Rame
04-14-2008, 06:30 AM
Yeah, online is a bit fucked with that game.

Sometimes you drive through other players and sometimes you drive into them.

I hope they will fix that some time.

stashlova
04-14-2008, 10:11 AM
Just wait for MGS4 - You get the DS3, MGSS4 + 80Gig PS3 for $499 and online is free. Great deal...

Sony confirms a pair of MGS4 PS3 bundles for U.S.


The official PlayStation Blog on Thursday confirmed the release of both the "gunmetal grey" PS3 and 80GB bundle pack in commemoration of the impending launch of Metal Gear Solid 4 on June 12.

The Metal Gear Solid 4 Limited Edition PlayStation 3, previously announced for Japan, will be in "very, very" tight supply, says Sony (http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/04/10/metal-gear-solid-4-guns-of-the-patriots-%E2%80%93-product-details-revealed/). Details on pricing and availability were not yet disclosed.
http://www.gamepro.com/sony/ps3/games/news/images/175688-1.jpg
Sony also showed off the Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 Hardware Bundle leaked earlier by Amazon (http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=174948), which is packaged in a white box. As previously reported (http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=164508), the bundle includes an 80GB PS3, a copy of Metal Gear Solid 4, and a DualShock 3 controller for a retail price of $499.
http://www.gamepro.com/sony/ps3/games/news/images/175688-2.jpg

http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=175688

Not sure if your in the U.S or not but a similar bundle should come overseas as well.

b·baby36
04-14-2008, 12:07 PM
Yeah I was gonna say wait for the MGS bundle

I think there is GTA IV bundle coming out with a 40gb PS3 in Europe

Rame
04-14-2008, 12:12 PM
That grey PS3 is tight.

I prefer black though, the rest of my stuff (tv, speakers, tv stand) is black.

KZA
04-14-2008, 12:57 PM
the online is good but not great. cause you have to go back to the main menu to add and msg peope if they built it in during the game then it would have been almost as good as xbl

Razorsharp
04-14-2008, 01:44 PM
i havent really played much online with ps3... however what i have played itz ok... but then again i havent played a 360 online... but im pretty sure Sony is working on it, with the next upcoming updates, because they are going to implement the XMB soon hopefully and the HOME feature :dududu: but i would get that MGS4 bundle, if you buy it, ill trade you my black one hahaha

Rame
04-14-2008, 02:25 PM
Home Beta, the new Playstation Store and a new update will be released 15 april. (Read that somewere).

Because of that PSN will be down for a couple of hours.

Billy Danzenie
04-14-2008, 10:15 PM
who the fuck would get a 40gb or 80gb just get a 60gb it has more ports and you can just put in a bigger hard drive

Visionz
04-15-2008, 02:52 AM
who the fuck would get a 40gb or 80gb just get a 60gb it has more ports and you can just put in a bigger hard drivefrom what I understand they're not in production anymore so they're getting harder and harder to get a hold of. I got my PS3 as a gift so I wasn't about to start getting picky just cuz it was the 40gig

Prince Rai
04-15-2008, 01:35 PM
the grey ps3 edition looks good. i want to get another one cos it seems my bro hogs the ps3 like all the time.

when gta4 comes out, ill need hours to play. work during day, play during night.

red bull and coffee time.

Rame
04-15-2008, 01:41 PM
who the fuck would get a 40gb or 80gb just get a 60gb it has more ports and you can just put in a bigger hard drive

When you send a 60GB PS3 for repair they'll send you a ps3 made out of different older parts or someone else's old PS3 because there are no new parts for the 60GB PS3. Also I don't need 4 USB ports. 2 is 'nuff.

I'm happy with my 40GB PS3.

Mr. X
04-15-2008, 03:12 PM
Only reason to get 60GB PS3 is for the better PS2 backwards compatibility. The newer 80GB uses emulation as opposed to the 20GB and 60GB PS3s using the emotion engine chip.

Still, the hardrives can be replaced and PS2s are cheap so get a 40GB and a PS2 if you want PS2 games that bad. Or just find a used 20GB and replace the HD. Not sure if you save onto a external HD though... I should look into that.

Mr. X
04-15-2008, 03:24 PM
Yea external hard drives work is PS3s.

TheMASSIVE
04-15-2008, 04:12 PM
I want to discuss a few things that some people might not be aware of concerning the backward compatibility of PS3 models. I could be wrong on some of these issues but I tried my best to do my research because I'm looking into buying a PS3 myself so PS3 owners please feel free to chime in with your own personal experiences...

It appears to me that the 40GB model is the worst because it doesn't have any Flash card readers, no Super Audio CD, it only has 2 USB ports instead of 4, and it has no PS2 compatibility! The reason why is because of the removal of a chip to cut Sony's production costs.

The 20GB (no longer in production) doesn't have Wi-Fi or Flash card readers but at least you can play your old PS2 & PS1 games on it.

The 20GB & the older 60GB (no longer in production) both had the Emotion Engine which is the CPU that the PS2 uses, so in other words PS2 games should play flawlessly on it.

The 80GB & the newer 60GB both got rid of the hardware to cut production cost and decided to use emulation software instead. From what I gather the bad news about that is it only plays around 70-80% of PS2 & PS1 games, often poorly with glitches. The good news is because the emulator is software it is updatable... So that means a good portion of these problems are being fixed. I just don't know how long they will update the software or to what extent they will update it but from what I hear with software emulation it is easier to add extra visual filter effects and stuff to make our older games look and play better. The question is… How much effort will they put into the backward compatibility issue?

From what I've heard many games play appearingly well through the emulator. I've also heard others that had some issues on the 80 GB but not the 60GB which is just weird because they use the same emulation software.

Curious if a specific PS2 or PS1 game plays on the PS3 models in production right now? Here is a search engine on PlayStation’s site dedicated to determining the compatibility of your old games on the new PS3 consoles…

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus

I guess a list of all the games with problems on PS3 would look bad on their site... LoL. The thing that bothers me is it says right there on that site… “We are working with game publishers and peripheral manufacturers to develop the appropriate hardware to play peripheral-dedicated PS1 and PS2 games on the PS3. Ultimately, however, it will be up to those companies to decide if they want to produce these peripherals to support this gameplay option.” … That doesn’t sound too good, it sounds like they want to go the whole Sega Genesis/Sega CD/Sega Super 32X route and have an interlocking machine orgy… The worst part is they are leaving it up to other companies to decide if they want to produce this machine orgy… That’s not good, I better trust Sony to develop this awful idea then some other company that might make a product that will break every year. It makes me question again… How much effort will they put into the backward compatibility issue?

Rame
04-15-2008, 05:17 PM
I sold all my PS2 games.

I don't think you'll still want to play PS2 games when you get PS3 games.

6 Brix
04-15-2008, 06:13 PM
i might invest in 1 in the future
dope if u can play ps2 games my ps2 broke like a year ago and i wana play: need for speed underground 2 so much lol its jus sittinon my shelf

thanks for all the info anyway ^O^

Mr. X
04-15-2008, 09:30 PM
The 40GB still plays PS1 games. The Emotion Engine chip is just for PS2 games. And yea, that was my thoughts on the emulator software. They'll eventually get the updates so it works well.


If a bunch of computer programmers can make a decent PS2 emu for the comp, Sony can make a working PS2 emu for the PS3. It'll just take time.

Guarded By Martyrs
04-15-2008, 11:46 PM
I'm definatly getting one soon...

thatKid
04-16-2008, 11:57 PM
Wait until MGS4. I think its got like 70+ weapons in it.

Visionz
04-17-2008, 01:08 AM
The 40GB still plays PS1 games. The Emotion Engine chip is just for PS2 games. And yea, that was my thoughts on the emulator software. They'll eventually get the updates so it works well.


If a bunch of computer programmers can make a decent PS2 emu for the comp, Sony can make a working PS2 emu for the PS3. It'll just take time.they might just sit back and wait till someone comes up with one. The fact you can load your own OS should make it easy to hack, in the end its free research and development. Not sure if thats a fact or not, just seems plausible.

Billy Danzenie
04-17-2008, 10:53 PM
one thing i would like to see on the ps3, in the playstation store is events and sale things like the xbox 360 has. just this weekend there was a chessmaster live event which had stuff from hip-hop chess federation and you could win stuff. playstation needs more events like that and advertisements for in-game events aswell. also sale events like where some games are half off or something.

Razorsharp
04-17-2008, 11:58 PM
the 60 GB plays more because it has the actual lens for the ps2/ps1 games, so im told

WARPATH
04-18-2008, 12:45 PM
X-box has better online service, which is why it is a pay service.

Prince Rai
04-18-2008, 12:50 PM
i think sony is working on making the online world a better place.

"home" looks dope, and should be up and running soon!! besides, when mgs4 comes out, the online multiplayer mode on that ought to be dopage. xbox folk cant beat that. they will revert back to the "yeah..yeahhh b.b..but we got HALOOO!!"

Razorsharp
04-19-2008, 03:08 AM
^^CO-muthaaaa fuckin sign... MGS4 :dududu:

octocon out.. hahaha

The_SZAs
04-20-2008, 11:11 AM
with the PS3 can you play music yuo've saved to the hard-drive while playing games? cus i wanna play skate to that. Xbox you can but PS3?

Rame
04-20-2008, 11:27 AM
They're working on it.

SHEEPISH LORD OF CHAOS
04-20-2008, 01:09 PM
I want to discuss a few things that some people might not be aware of concerning the backward compatibility of PS3 models. I could be wrong on some of these issues but I tried my best to do my research because I'm looking into buying a PS3 myself so PS3 owners please feel free to chime in with your own personal experiences...

It appears to me that the 40GB model is the worst because it doesn't have any Flash card readers, no Super Audio CD, it only has 2 USB ports instead of 4, and it has no PS2 compatibility! The reason why is because of the removal of a chip to cut Sony's production costs.

The 20GB (no longer in production) doesn't have Wi-Fi or Flash card readers but at least you can play your old PS2 & PS1 games on it.

The 20GB & the older 60GB (no longer in production) both had the Emotion Engine which is the CPU that the PS2 uses, so in other words PS2 games should play flawlessly on it.

The 80GB & the newer 60GB both got rid of the hardware to cut production cost and decided to use emulation software instead. From what I gather the bad news about that is it only plays around 70-80% of PS2 & PS1 games, often poorly with glitches. The good news is because the emulator is software it is updatable... So that means a good portion of these problems are being fixed. I just don't know how long they will update the software or to what extent they will update it but from what I hear with software emulation it is easier to add extra visual filter effects and stuff to make our older games look and play better. The question is… How much effort will they put into the backward compatibility issue?

From what I've heard many games play appearingly well through the emulator. I've also heard others that had some issues on the 80 GB but not the 60GB which is just weird because they use the same emulation software.

Curious if a specific PS2 or PS1 game plays on the PS3 models in production right now? Here is a search engine on PlayStation’s site dedicated to determining the compatibility of your old games on the new PS3 consoles…

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/CompatibleStatus

I guess a list of all the games with problems on PS3 would look bad on their site... LoL. The thing that bothers me is it says right there on that site… “We are working with game publishers and peripheral manufacturers to develop the appropriate hardware to play peripheral-dedicated PS1 and PS2 games on the PS3. Ultimately, however, it will be up to those companies to decide if they want to produce these peripherals to support this gameplay option.” … That doesn’t sound too good, it sounds like they want to go the whole Sega Genesis/Sega CD/Sega Super 32X route and have an interlocking machine orgy… The worst part is they are leaving it up to other companies to decide if they want to produce this machine orgy… That’s not good, I better trust Sony to develop this awful idea then some other company that might make a product that will break every year. It makes me question again… How much effort will they put into the backward compatibility issue?

YO THIS WIKI ARTICLE ON PS3 ANSWERS ALL YOUR QUESTIONS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS3