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Old 2007-12-11, 16:41   Link #1241
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Are there any MMORPG's scheduled for release on the PS3? That would be amazing. I'll finally be at the age of majority this summer, and therefore will be able to grab a credit card (for monthly fees, the only thing keeping me back from MMORPGs currently. Plus I don't have a graphics-capable computer and many of those games don't support Mac ether way. And no, I'm not going to play WoW...)

A few more PS3 questions.

I am aware of what Home is going to become in the future, and I'm blown away. I think I'll spend more time there, then actually gaming. I'm a sucker for these types of features. But what is home like currently? Is it similar, just on a smaller scale... or is it not even released yet?

What's the difference between the SIX-AXIS and DualShock controllers? In my mind, I would think SIX-AXIS has the motion control, and DualShock has the feedback rumble, nether having both. Is this correct, or...? I don't think rumble is all that exciting, really...

How does the PS Store work? I know I'll be using it for HD trailers and demos mostly. Can you download HD trailers from it? Do they stream, or download to the HDD? Are HD trailers free, are game demos free? I'd assume, as they are forms of advertising...

Thanks.
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Old 2007-12-11, 18:52   Link #1242
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- I was just speaking hypothetically about the MMORPGs for PS3; I don't even know which, if any, are currently announced for it.

- I'm not sure what the current equivalent of Home for PS3 is. I don't think there is one really.

- Afaik the only extra feature of the Dual Shock 3 is the rumble and other than that it does everything the SIXAXIS does, so that includes the motion sensors. Otherwise you'd need two controllers: one for games with rumble and the other for games with motion control, which would be a bit of a drag. Plus in the future the Dual Shock 3 is going to be the only controller included with new PS3s and the SIXAXIS is going to disappear afaik.

- PS Store works fairily simply: you register an account and when you visit it, it's like you're using an internet browser, except that you can only visit one site. Most trailers are HD, some are only in HD while others you can choose formats (SD or HD). Afaik all trailers and demos are completely free, you only have to pay for downloadable games and extra content (like new maps, levels, cars etc for various games), but this is clearly marked.

Interestingly there is no restriction for putting different user accounts with different Playstation network accounts on your PS3, so you can in fact also browse the Japanese store and download Japanese demos and trailers, if you manage to register a Japanese account that is.

Also when I registered my US PS3 (which I imported for various reasons, but mainly because the initial US model PS3 still has great PS2 compatibility for my library of US PS2 RPGs) with my (real) European address (so that I could also check out the European store) Sony sent me the free copy of Casino Royale* and what's more: it was region free so that I could play it too!

*) Afaik in the US (and maybe Canada) there was (and maybe still is?!?) a promotion where you get 5 free Blu-ray movies with a purchase of a PS3, I think, but in Europe you only got Casino Royale
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Old 2007-12-11, 19:52   Link #1243
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Ah, thanks so much for the response! That cleared up a lot. Are some of the trailers SD *only*? Other then that, everything's pretty clear.

Oh, and yeah, the 5 free Blu-Ray movies is still being offered, in both Canada and the US. They switched up the movies from the previous deal (that was the summer/fall deal, now they're running a winter deal...) Mail-in for 5 free, one from each category of a limited selection (really annoying when there are two you want, and they are both in the same category!) The 40GB models are also packaged with the Spiderman 3 Blu-Ray.

I don't think I'll be purchasing many Blu-Ray titles, but one I simply can't pass up is Superbad... if I do notice a significant jump in quality from SD DVD to HD Blu-Ray. My HDTV is small. I have a great upconverting player. DVDs look great anyway.
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Old 2007-12-14, 21:52   Link #1244
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Are there any MMORPG's scheduled for release on the PS3?
NCSoft (? Tabula Rasa) is making at least one exclusively.

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*) Afaik in the US (and maybe Canada) there was (and maybe still is?!?) a promotion where you get 5 free Blu-ray movies with a purchase of a PS3, I think, but in Europe you only got Casino Royale
That promo was the equivalent of the Talladega Nights pack-in. Of course, Casino Royale was the better deal
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Old 2007-12-16, 19:12   Link #1245
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Guild Wars 2 would be perfect on the PS3 :O
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Old 2007-12-17, 08:52   Link #1246
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Guild Wars 2 would be perfect on the PS3 :O
LOL, now I'm not actually one for console MMORPGs, I think they should stay on a PC, but nowadays consoles come with keyboard and mouse so I guess I wouldn't mind seeing GW 2 on the PS3 as our desktop has finally died on us

But having MMOs on a console, PS would have to bring out much bigger HDs as 40gb just ain't gonna cut it, infact I think now even 40gb is just too small

altho that new sports MMO looks like it would be better suited for consoles than the PC as sports games just don't work on a PC - FACT! don't care what anyone says, certain games just don't work on a PC, like certain games don't work on a console. This may be down to the fact that I think joypads just don't go with PCs
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Old 2008-01-11, 00:20   Link #1247
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GW2 for the PS3 would be awesome man
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Old 2008-01-11, 13:55   Link #1248
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Yea Sony just got sued again


Sony can't just catch a break, can it? According to Gamespot, a company named the Copper Innovations Group filed suit against Nintendo and Sony for a patent it holds on a "Hand Held Computer Input Apparatus and Method." The patent, filed in January 1996 references devices and their ability to communicate with hardware reference numbers. Sony's PS3 controllers utilize a similar technology.

This isn't the first time Sony has had to face a lawsuit for its controller technology. Famously, Immersion successfully sued Sony for the use of rumble in the DualShock controller. Until the suit was settled, Sony had to remove rumble from their SIXAXIS controllers.

Neither Sony nor Copper Innovations Group has commented about the situation. Will this end up being another headache for Sony?


http://www.ps3fanboy.com/2008/01/11/...ngement-again/
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Old 2008-01-11, 14:31   Link #1249
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Those patent stuff is getting out of control, it is not only a console issue, the whole engineering and design industrie is pretty much suffering. Once you got something on the market you get sued, because someone holds a patent, without using it themselves.

Nevertheless some other stuff that ps3 owners can get looking forward to.
Some screens of Lost planet, dengeki
Trust bell screens, dengenki
Both games are ports/adaption from the 360 games, but will feature new content.
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Old 2008-01-11, 16:04   Link #1250
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I have bought a used Ps3 but I can't see nothing on my tv (no hd)so I wanted to ask if I can reset it totally.
Can someone help me me?
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Old 2008-01-11, 16:28   Link #1251
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Try powering on the PS3 via power button, and then hold it (power button) for 5 seconds. You should hear a beep tone, just release it then. It should rest the display option, make sure you have it connected to your TV during the operation.
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Old 2008-01-11, 17:10   Link #1252
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The problem is that I have already tried that method
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Old 2008-01-11, 20:25   Link #1253
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So.......

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"Two Full Campaigns" <- One for Single Player while the other is for an Eight-Player Co-Op Campaign eh? I'm interested.

PS: You sure it's not your TV? Are you using a composite/component/S-Video connection?
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Old 2008-01-11, 23:44   Link #1254
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The problem is that I have already tried that method
You sure you held it down long enough?
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Old 2008-01-12, 00:29   Link #1255
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So.......

Spoiler:


"Two Full Campaigns" <- One for Single Player while the other is for an Eight-Player Co-Op Campaign eh? I'm interested.

PS: You sure it's not your TV? Are you using a composite/component/S-Video connection?
now thats what I'm talking about 60 player battles!!!! I love a big mash up like that! and 8 player co-op sounds like it would be a ball too!

will be looking out for this now thats for sure, as CoD4 online is littered with problems these days........such a great game gong down hill all of a sudden
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Old 2008-01-12, 03:05   Link #1256
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Looks like I might have to pick up a copy of Resistance; even though at suck hard at console FPS games.
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Old 2008-01-12, 11:48   Link #1257
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The problem is that I have already tried that method
Hmm, what happens is that using above method doesn't reset the output setting, it makes the ps3 to automatically detects the available output. I'm not sure if it reconised the setting via used/located pins on the multi av plug. What cable are you using? (composite, scart or s-video, official or 3rd party)
Maybe try it on another TV and see if it works.
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Old 2008-01-14, 13:06   Link #1258
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I've read a couple of pages of this discussion and am still confused about backward compatibility.

From reading descriptions of the PS3 on the Internet, it appears that neither of the versions currently available in the US are backwardly-compatible with the PS2. Yet some postings here suggest the $499 version with the larger hard drive is compatible, while the $399 version is not. AFAIK, only the original PS3's released in the US (like the one GHDpro has) are PS/2-compatible, and none of the contemporary ones are.

Is it possible to replace the hard drives? Certainly it makes no sense to me to spend $100 additional for another 40GB of hard drive space, when I could buy a 240 GB or larger drive for the same money and install it myself. Am I buying anything else beside overpriced storage for the $100?
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Old 2008-01-14, 13:27   Link #1259
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Yes the HDD is replaceable, just google for it. IIRC it is a standard 2.5" sata drive, but look out, some manufactures have a funny connection layout, that could cause some trouble. In the past sony used seagate drives, ps2, so i reckon if you stick to them you shouldn't have a problem.
Only the 20gb and 60gb NTSC models have the whole slim ps2 chipset, EE+GS chip, inside, the pal 60gb model has a striped down version and ps2 compatibility was down mainly via software emulation. Technically backward compatibility could be done via software emualtion, before the ps3 was announced sony did actually hired people from the homebrew scene iirc. Sooner or later playing ps2 games on the ps3 should be possible, either made availible by sony, or via booting linux, if sony and nvidia deceides to unlock the rsx resources on linux, but that could take ages.
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Old 2008-01-15, 04:40   Link #1260
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I own the US 80gig PS3 and I play PS2 games just fine, so far. They look grainy at times, but that's probably because of the upscaling. I haven't played them without the upscaling.
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