Official PLAYSTATION 3 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'PS3 - Games & Content' started by VVoltz, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. VVoltz
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    Overview
    PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) is a fully featured multimedia device, capable of handling not just awe-inspiring games, but all your photos, music, movies, your downloads, your Internet, your entire digital life…

    The PLAYSTATION 3 is a revolutionary digital entertainment hub. At its core it provides the best possible gaming experience. In addition to great gaming, the PLAYSTATION 3 has a built-in and expandable hard disk drive allowing for the easy storage, transfer and management of your digital photos, video and music. It adopts Blu-ray Disc technology, providing more storage of gaming content and the ability to playback high definition movies. It has a 1 giga bit Ethernet Port and built-in wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi), plus it features a comprehensive web browser allowing you to surf the web from your TV.

    It supports a variety of inputs from USB to Bluetooth, allowing you to plug in everything from a keyboard to your digital camera. The PLAYSTATION 3 moves your digital lifestyle from the office to the living room.
    PLAYSTATION 3 is the most advanced computer entertainment system ever created, featuring new technologies and capabilities such as the Cell Broadband Engine, Blu-ray Disc, HDMI output and 1080p resolution. PS3 also comes with an internal (40, 80, 120GB) hard drive, the new Dualshock 3 controller that has the so called SIXAXIS motion-sensor and free network gameplay, everything that will make this system relevant for the next decade.


    - Wikipedia


    Playstation Network


    THE PLAYSTATION NETWORK (PSN) is Sony's answer to Microsoft Live, it basically allows every PlayStation 3 owner to experience the built-in online capabilities of the system and enjoy online connectivity. When connecting the PS3 to a broadband Internet connection, access to the network is immediately available with free services including network gaming, access to the PlayStation Store, Web browsing, chatting with friends, and more. Several PlayStation 3 software launch titles feature online-networked gameplay modes accessible through the PSN with no associated subscription fees.
    Some PSN content is also available to PSP and PC users.

    Official Firmware
    PS3 features DivX playback and the latest firmware (v2.60 as of 02/04/2009) includes expanded capabilities to show and organize pictures and guest access to the PlayStation Store.

    Thanks to Miss jalaneme for the video.

    GBAtemp PSN Players

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    ZeWarrior / ZeWarrior
    enigmaindex / enigmaindex
    TaMs / tamss
    sirAnger / sirAnger
    jalaneme / HUYI
    kaotic_azn / default42
    SpikeyNDS / SpikeyNDS
    Marxian / Marxian
    Nottulys / Nottulys
    Bob Loblaw / GonzoCorleon
    Lyuse / Lyuse
    Devil May Cry / FluffyMexican
    Supah Eirian / IKENOI
    reym / rey916
    blueskies / suaav
    Myke / MechaJew
    DarkRey / rey916
    p1ngpong / steelstel
    ZAFdeltaforce / zafdeltaforce
    shadowkillerdragon / hellsxninja
    pitoui / pitoui69
    Supah Eirian / ikenoi
    tom9927 / tom9927
    Apex / Velius0
    Neveras / Neveras07
    Sephi / Sephi1n6
    RAIDEN! / DAOF95
    Cablephish / Cablephish
    Joe88 / xJoe88x
    Hermessz / Dan_Han
    Raikiri / Rood-Mormel
    Ulquiorratono / Tragoedia
    JohnnyCheeks / JnYChKS
    luke_c / chelseablueboy13
    RipDime / RiP_DimebagD
    Tropicana / ojsinnerz
    kboxer / kboxer1
    Shakraka / Shakraka
    jphriendly / jphriendly
    James / BearEggs
    Spiridow / JustcOne
    Niteblood / PurpleFries
    D.J.W. / player6969696969
    GoKoU / ImGoKoU
    SoLuckys / SoLuckys94b
    chao1212 / chao1212
    cribby08 / annatar3
    arsenalrider / Arsenal-Rider
    ChaosBoi / XFBoi
    Mattjd / matthedoormat
    Livin_in_a_box /Livin_in_a_box
    ENDscape / reidagger
    Parasite X / Parasite X
    bik75 / somebodybetter75
    Lyuse / Lyuse
    Mimoy / Mimoy
    flyingpenguin / rc_1234
    Itoku / Suzurioshi_
    NOTTULYS / NOTTULYS
    Nikj14 / Nikj14
    Golds / Golds
    n8vosburgh / n8vosburgh
    alexlee01 / alexlee01
    Legobot / Plasticrobot
    Fye_DX / FyeDX
    Kiwovo / adi518
    Teelow / NATA-Killer
    (Sorry about the dupes)

    So, 360 or PS3?
    The PS3 is the most expensive system right now, but let's look at the out-of-the-box features:
    - Wired and wireless connectivity
    - 80 or 120GB harddrive
    - bluRay movies player with all the features from the most expensive players
    - DVD upscaling to 1080p
    - Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect and print on any Bluetooth printers
    - Access to downlodable content, the library is huge. Movies and TV series
    - Free online play
    - Access to HOME a virtual world to interact with people
    - Overall, the downlodable content is cheaper on the PlayStation Store (than XB Live I mean)

    Still, these are the features the PS3 is missing, still to this day:
    - Unified Internet connectivity, each game has you do something different to play online, multiple accounts, etc.
    - HOME is basically pointless at this moment, go online and do.... nothing
    - PS3 versions are the worst among the multi platform releases, not in all cases, but in the majority
    - Sony is loosing support from 3rd parties, MS is spending too much money bringing studios to develop for the 360
    - In downloadable content in general, the PS3 lacks behind the 360
    - Loading times are terribly annoying for level change and for installation
    - While the Hard Drive is much much bigger, the downloaded and installed content overall takes much more space than on the 360

    In general, the PS3 is a great console and you cannot go wrong if you get it, really!.

    Essential PS3 Games


    The top picks, loosely based on the voting in the GBAtemp [Essential] PS3 Games Thread.

    Package Games:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Download only games:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    More games on the way. Thread layout licensed by Opium.
    Thread layout licensed by Opium. Check the other official discussion topics:
    XBOX 360
    PlayStation Portable

    December 07: Another off topic thing guys, I had (drian) to return my PS3 because I needed the money... :'(, seriously.
    January 08: Yes!!, I got myself a PS3, now I'm happy [​IMG]
     
  2. JPH

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    Ah, very nice VVoltz...

    This may persuade me to look into buying a PS3.


    ...or not [​IMG]


    And if you ever decide on a new "logo" for the topic, lemme know [​IMG]
     
  3. Gaisuto

    Gaisuto Lose 2 Levels.

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    And as a warning, there won't be any debating/flaming over the console "sucking" or whatever you wish to say. If all you want to say is "THIS SYSTEMS SUCKS YAY 360" then you will be dealt with.
     
  4. ZeWarrior

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    Thank you. This means BM, Linki, and a couple others shouldn't comment here. Anyway good going VVoltz! My PSN is gonna be ZeWarrior. I won't be on it for a couple days though. Oh Yeah BTW how you liking your PS3 so far?
     
  5. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    that Essential PS3 Games list is very small
     
  6. Prophet

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    Thats what she said... :'(

    Side note, Drakes Fortune should really be up there. As well as Call of Duty 4, Oblivion, Rock Band, Unreal Tournament 3, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

    But its a good start, well done VVoltz.

    edit: how could I forget Warhawk?
     
  7. MC DUI

    MC DUI GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'll post my PSN tag as soon as I hook my PS3 up to the internet, need to buy another 25m ethernet cable.

    Rachet and Clank is awesome. [​IMG]
     
  8. VVoltz
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    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    Don't worry m8, it'll be there, I just need some time to grab a great screenshot, resize it and upload it., but then again, I'll ad the titles. I'll put the screenshots after.
     
  9. Prophet

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    Here's some quick alternate banners I popped out, since the indexed colors kinda screwed the one you posted.

    Regular:

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    360 derivative:

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  10. jalaneme

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    good, i hope xbox 360 fanboys who start flame wars have thier posts removed... [​IMG]

    and in other news the new firmware 2.10 is out and adds divx support, check my video here [​IMG]

     
  11. enigmaindex

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    AHHHH!!

    I got a PS3 today for Christmas, and so far I fucking love it! I played about 7-8 hours straight today haha.

    I got the 60gig model with Resistance and MotorStorm bundled into it. I plan on buying a few other games aswell as i love it so much.

    My only disappointment with the PS3 is that, they dont bloody include a cleaning cloth to clean the PS3 with. Because every time i sit down to play it i notice a smudge or a fingerprint haha.


    Well my PSN tag is enigmaindex as my GBAtemp name is aswell, so yeah.

    EDIT: Might i add Ratchet and Clank looks amazing [​IMG]
     
  12. VVoltz
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    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    yes!, after some time, scams, some savings and a new credit card I finally own a PS3 again!!. I'm so happy.
     
  13. MC DUI

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    What games to you have for it VVoltz?
     
  14. VVoltz
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    Motorstorm, Oblivion, Untold Legends and Half-Life for PS2!
     
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    enigmaindex the Scarecrow

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    Any one here own CoD 4 and play online? I play alot online with CoD 4 and love to add as you as a friend and stuff.

    Thats good to hear VVolts
     
  16. VVoltz
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    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    Come on people, don't be shy!, post your PSN names so the community can be in touch! =)
     
  17. sirAnger

    sirAnger GBAtemp Fan

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    Holy crap why didn't I see this thread sooner?!? I guess only a few of us have PS3s, and aren't ashamed to admit it. =/

    PSN: sirAnger

    Everything on the front page list is pretty friggin sweet, but I don't see Super Stardust HD, nor Rock Band, which is some serious blasphemy!
     
  18. VVoltz
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    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    You sir, are quite right. I'll add your name and the games.
     
  19. kaotic_azn

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    Yay for PS3. Oh if there's rock band why can't there be guitar hero 3 as it follows the same concept

    PSN ID: default42
     
  20. Marxian

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    PSN ID: Marxian. Currently playing Warhawk. Soon to be playing Burnout Paradise. Later: The Club.