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Rame
08-18-2009, 01:59 PM
Sony announces new PS3 Slim, coming first week of Sept.

We know, we're as shocked as you are, which is to say, not at all: Sony has used the GamesCom stage in Cologne to announce the oh-so-tiny PS3 Slim. The good news is that the system sports both a slimmer form factor (33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter and 34 percent less power use) a 120 GB hard drive and a tidy pricetag, $299. The bad news? All the same features as current PS3, which means still no backwards compatibility with all PS2 games.

If you've been holding off on buying a chunkier PS3 until the inevitable release of its slimmer little brother, your wait will finally end in Sept.

As foreshadowed by retailers and called for by analysts (it's pretty nice for us lowly consumers, too), Sony has officially cut the US retail price of the PlayStation 3 by $100, effective immediately. This new pricing affects all PS3 systems currently in the retail stream, and will carry over to the just-announced PS3 Slim.


Byebye Xbox!

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-18-2009, 02:04 PM
pics?

Reiko
08-18-2009, 02:07 PM
^^ there is no pics yet

food for thought
08-18-2009, 02:11 PM
^looks ill.


good fucking news.

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:15 PM
http://nl.playstation.com/home/events/detail/item228912/gamescom-2009/

Reiko
08-18-2009, 02:17 PM
so I found the fake one.... sorry ;D http://nl.playstation.com/media/229665/161/NewPS3_sc008.jpg

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:18 PM
http://nl.playstation.com/media/229664/161/NewPS3_sc007.jpg

http://nl.playstation.com/media/229665/161/NewPS3_sc008.jpg

shaolinsword
08-18-2009, 02:20 PM
Just to make things a bit more tempting; Sony have patented technology to let the PS3 emulate PS2 games

DR. NICK RIVIERA
08-18-2009, 02:22 PM
dammit

I want it to be ps2 compatiable!!!!!111oneone This is really idiotic, they should've made it like that in the first place, cuz with that they could sell some more PS2 games and a part of that money goes to Sony anyway, so they are idiots.

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:24 PM
It was rumored that at the gamescom they would announce an update with backwards compability but looks like that isn't happening.

shaolinsword
08-18-2009, 02:28 PM
so I found the fake one.... sorry ;D http://nl.playstation.com/media/229665/161/NewPS3_sc008.jpg

That aint fake

dammit

I want it to be ps2 compatiable!!!!!111oneone This is really idiotic, they should've made it like that in the first place, cuz with that they could sell some more PS2 games and a part of that money goes to Sony anyway, so they are idiots.

The original models had bc but they took out the emotion engine (which played the PS2 games) to save cost

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-18-2009, 02:29 PM
ps3 is still wack though in comparison to ps2 imo.

but the 360 was way better than xbox1.

same old story, too expensive for smaller companies to make creative games for it.

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:30 PM
How is it wack compared to the PS2?

Reiko
08-18-2009, 02:33 PM
it's not wack it's just not that popular I mean 360 is cheaper and Sony lost many exclusive titles

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:34 PM
Haven't you seen the line-up of games they announced?

shaolinsword
08-18-2009, 02:35 PM
It was rumored that at the gamescom they would announce an update with backwards compability but looks like that isn't happening.

It's not just a rumour http://www.siliconera.com/2009/06/29/sony-patents-emotion-engine-emulation-technology-for-cell-processors/

ps3 is still wack though in comparison to ps2 imo.

but the 360 was way better than xbox1.

same old story, too expensive for smaller companies to make creative games for it.

How'd you figure that one out?

Reiko
08-18-2009, 02:36 PM
No I haven't. But I was sayin' about games like Resident Evil, Tekken games that made Playstation popular

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-18-2009, 02:38 PM
How is it wack compared to the PS2?

ps2 classics like katamari, ico, okami, pschonauts could never be made on ps3, because the small companies that make them dont have the funding you need to produce a ps3 game.

all we get is more EA shit, marvel shit, movie tie ins, racers, and more FPS's than anyone needs.

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:39 PM
It's not just a rumour http://www.siliconera.com/2009/06/29/sony-patents-emotion-engine-emulation-technology-for-cell-processors/


My bad. I thought you were joking.

Reiko
08-18-2009, 02:45 PM
Naughty Dog should come up with another Crash Bandicoot ;D

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:46 PM
ps2 classics like katamari, ico, okami, pschonauts could never be made on ps3, because the small companies that make them dont have the funding you need to produce a ps3 game.

all we get is more EA shit, marvel shit, movie tie ins, racers, and more FPS's than anyone needs.

okami = Capcom.
katamari = Namco.
ico = SCEA = Sony.

They have money to make games for the PS3.

shaolinsword
08-18-2009, 02:48 PM
ps2 classics like katamari, ico, okami, pschonauts could never be made on ps3, because the small companies that make them dont have the funding you need to produce a ps3 game.

all we get is more EA shit, marvel shit, movie tie ins, racers, and more FPS's than anyone needs.

The Katamari dev team already have a game on the PS3 and they're making a new one called Katamari Forever and the Ico team are making a new game called The Last Guardian, I can kinda see your point but those games weren't that popular in the first place

My bad. I thought you were joking.

Nope. It's supposedly going to be done to coincide with the slim model as well

Rame
08-18-2009, 02:53 PM
I really hope so.

I don't know if that's smart though.

The PS2 will still be available in stores and people may buy cheap PS2 games instead of PS3 games

shaolinsword
08-18-2009, 03:24 PM
True, but you're not gonna spend 250+ and only buy PS2 games

oDoUoSoKo
08-18-2009, 03:28 PM
2 words, red dead.

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-18-2009, 03:35 PM
okami = Capcom.
katamari = Namco.
ico = SCEA = Sony.

They have money to make games for the PS3.

You seem to have publisher and developer (the people who actually MAKE the game first) confused.

okami was by clover studios, who went bust recently.

games like Ico and katamari were developed by small teams first of all then they get funded by sony/namco etc. im saying you wouldnt be able to do that now without big backing from the start because its too complicated to design a game.

Steve Urkel
08-18-2009, 03:44 PM
If that pic ain't fake then thats an ugly ass ps3

DR. NICK RIVIERA
08-18-2009, 04:04 PM
psychonauts was made by Tim Schafer [legend] and they are making Brutal Legend

watch that game make more than 2 millions the first year =)

otherwise yeah, totally agree

[Ico team also made Shadow of the Colossus =)]

Ghost In The 'Lac
08-18-2009, 04:16 PM
The Katamari dev team already have a game on the PS3 and they're making a new one called Katamari Forever and the Ico team are making a new game called The Last Guardian, I can kinda see your point but those games weren't that popular in the first place


lol not to be a smartass or anything but your still missing the point. They are just sequels. They are not inventing Katamari's or Ico's these days on the PS3.

And you saying "they werent that popular" is retarded dude, they werent popular because they were ignored by Sony and not marketed at all. It was hard to even find shadow of collosuss in the shops.

You cant tell me Shadow Of Colossus isnt one of the best games ever, ever. But alot of customers just dont know about it.

Mumm Ra
08-18-2009, 04:49 PM
good news
might have to finally pick up a ps3 this year

Rame
08-18-2009, 04:58 PM
You seem to have publisher and developer (the people who actually MAKE the game first) confused.

okami was by clover studios, who went bust recently.

games like Ico and katamari were developed by small teams first of all then they get funded by sony/namco etc. im saying you wouldnt be able to do that now without big backing from the start because its too complicated to design a game.

Depends on the game.

If games like that were popular enough there would've been loads.

Luckily I don't care for those games.

Rame
08-18-2009, 05:22 PM
The gaming industry has changed, it became more mainstream and that's what the publishers & developers focus on.

RagnaroK
08-18-2009, 06:49 PM
great kick ass news for those who don't have the console yet if this happen with the price drop and the update for the compatibility then the PS3 is back in the game

Mumm Ra
08-18-2009, 07:11 PM
ive been dying to play metal gear solid 4 since I heard they were making it - i wasn't about to spend 5-600 dollars or something crazy to play it tho

oDoUoSoKo
08-18-2009, 07:12 PM
isnt the guy who did Pyschonauts, the same guy who is doin Brutal legend?

Mumm Ra
08-18-2009, 07:23 PM
affirmative
i saw em on tv recently - the dude blew up (gained some super weight)

Steve Urkel
08-18-2009, 08:59 PM
http://ps3.ign.com/dor/articles/1015007/gc-2009-ps3-slim-and-price-drop-announced/videos/gcom09_ps3slim_opening_081609.html - PS3 SLIM UNBOXING


Shits the real deal folks

Storm
08-18-2009, 09:58 PM
dammit

I want it to be ps2 compatiable!!!!!111oneone This is really idiotic, they should've made it like that in the first place, cuz with that they could sell some more PS2 games and a part of that money goes to Sony anyway, so they are idiots.
Ps2's are still selling well. Business-wise, it's the better move.

Tecknowledgist
08-18-2009, 10:50 PM
maybe ill pick one up. been meaning to get a ps3 for a long time

Steve Urkel
08-18-2009, 11:04 PM
Wow Sony's business is really going to shoot up cuz of this they are fully back in the game

Jammin
08-19-2009, 01:28 AM
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netscape check two
08-19-2009, 03:03 AM
Good to see that it weighs a lot less than then original PS3.

Tage
08-19-2009, 08:02 AM
ive been dying to play metal gear solid 4 since I heard they were making it - i wasn't about to spend 5-600 dollars or something crazy to play it tho


it was worth it. epic, epic game. :thumbup:

Kingkazim
08-19-2009, 10:46 AM
ps2 classics like katamari, ico, okami, pschonauts could never be made on ps3, because the small companies that make them dont have the funding you need to produce a ps3 game.

all we get is more EA shit, marvel shit, movie tie ins, racers, and more FPS's than anyone needs.

have you looked at uncharted 2, god of war 3, heavy rain, mgs4, last guardian, some others i cant remember
multiplat games may be as you mentioned being ea shit, marvel shit etc... but sonys exclusive line-up looks dope the only problem is that devs take YEAARS to make games

Tage
08-19-2009, 11:15 AM
i have insurance on my ps3... even from misuse they will replace it.

do you reckon they would replace my chunky with a slim? lol

shaolinsword
08-19-2009, 11:53 AM
lol not to be a smartass or anything but your still missing the point. They are just sequels. They are not inventing Katamari's or Ico's these days on the PS3.

And you saying "they werent that popular" is retarded dude, they werent popular because they were ignored by Sony and not marketed at all. It was hard to even find shadow of collosuss in the shops.

You cant tell me Shadow Of Colossus isnt one of the best games ever, ever. But alot of customers just dont know about it.

You know you just called my comment retarded and then said the same thing right? Regardless or whether or not they were advertised they were unpopular going by the sales and how the public received them. I never said those games were shit either

oDoUoSoKo
08-19-2009, 01:27 PM
lol not to be a smartass or anything but your still missing the point. They are just sequels. They are not inventing Katamari's or Ico's these days on the PS3.

And you saying "they werent that popular" is retarded dude, they werent popular because they were ignored by Sony and not marketed at all. It was hard to even find shadow of collosuss in the shops.

You cant tell me Shadow Of Colossus isnt one of the best games ever, ever. But alot of customers just dont know about it.
i own shadow, and its ok. seriously...JUST ok. Dope gfx.

netscape check two
08-19-2009, 04:50 PM
I forget, is Shadow of Colossus the game that Adam Sandler would play a lot in Reign on Me?

11th Chamber
08-19-2009, 07:46 PM
Byebye Xbox!

...please...

U still got no games for the system, and no backwards compatability?

I'll keep my $300

Sean
08-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Fuck, I just bought a PS3 like a week ago. lol.

Ah fuck it, it's not a lot smaller and I prefer the old glossy finish. Plus I got my PS3 for 100.

EAGLE EYE
08-20-2009, 01:42 AM
Not taking my chances with an XBOX dying on me. This new slim ps3 will actually fit where I need it. Hopefully it will stand vertical?


I've never really liked the shape of xbox controllers but still love their games.

Rame
08-20-2009, 03:26 AM
...please...

U still got no games for the system, and no backwards compatability?

I'll keep my $300

I can't keep up with all the good games, there's more than enough.

You should also take a look at their upcoming releases.

Looks like backwards compability is happening soon.

Storm
08-21-2009, 12:28 AM
...please...

U still got no games for the system, and no backwards compatability?

I'll keep my $300
Killzone 2
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Heavenly Sword
MLB The Show
inFAMOUS
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools Of Destruction
LittleBigPlanet
Resistance: Fall Of Man
Resistance 2
Warhawk

I'm not even going to mention the upcoming games. Also, why should backward compatibility be THAT important? I would like to think ppl buy these next-gen consoles to play next-gen games and not last-gen games, isn't that the purpose of these consoles? and you can buy a ps3 wit backward compatibility if you're not too lazy to.

oDoUoSoKo
08-21-2009, 12:41 AM
i still got my ps2.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
08-21-2009, 02:29 AM
I'll buy a PS3 when I find one that has the compability, that's the only thing that matters...cuz when I'll have God of War 3, I don't wanna get rid of the first two games...

but for now, yeah, keeping my PS2Slim =) works great

Lex Lugor
08-21-2009, 03:13 AM
if no backwards compatibility will help the system performance
then by all means
\how is this thing gonna stay cool?

TAURO
08-21-2009, 11:07 AM
I'll buy a PS3 when I find one that has the compability, that's the only thing that matters...cuz when I'll have God of War 3, I don't wanna get rid of the first two games...

but for now, yeah, keeping my PS2Slim =) works great

Why don't you just get the 60 gig system? they're not that hard to find.

Steve Urkel
08-21-2009, 11:24 AM
^^ Really he's right go find a good deal on ebay instead of sitting around bitching about sony's business choices.