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Cabe
19-11-2006, 03:40 PM
10. Removeable faceplate

The entire front of the PS3 can easily popped off making way for companies to churn out millions of Metal Gear Solid 4 custom faceplates.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/faceplate.jpg


PS3 has removable top plate
by Paul Coroneos

Casual and hardcore gamers alike looking for ways to customize their consoles have always run the risk of creating colorful paperweights. Microsoft recognized this issue and gave gamers some help in this department when they allowed the face plate of their Xbox 360 to be fully interchangeable with any custom plate that met the dimensions of their console. It now appears that Sony has taken a similar measure.

By pressing a button on the side of the PlayStation 3, the top panel of the console pops right off. The warranty sticker sits below the panel, so taking it off does not appear to void the console's warranty. Whether Sony intended for customizable tops is unknown, but it should be interesting to see if companies begin to release custom tops for the PS3 in the coming months.

9. Touch To Activate Buttons

The disc tray and the on/off button are both touch to activate buttons and not push buttons. Just wave your filthy finger over either of them and they'll activate.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/pushtoactivatebuttons.jpg

8. Partition The Hard Drive Easily

There is an option right in the main PS3 system menus that allows you to instantly partition the HD for Linux or another OS.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/partition.jpg

7. Easiest Friends List Yet

While you have to move through quite a few menus on the XBOX 360, the Playstation 3's friend list feature is literally a couple quick d-pad pushes away. Then once you have access to it approving, inviting, and overall friend management is just as slick and easy.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/friends_ver2.jpg

6. Auto-Complete Dynamic Dictionary

The PS3 comes loaded with a dictionary used in Auto-Complete in the built in web browser and possibly in future games. What's really neat is that you can easily add words to the dictionary to expand its capabilities.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/renee_zellweger5.jpg

5. Linux Available For Free

No buying Sony's own builds this time around as you're able to download distros for free.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/linux-penguin.jpg

4. Easy Hard Drive Upgrade

Just grab the appropriate type and size and slide it on into the appropriate slot on the PS3. Easy as pie.
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/phpthumb.php.jpg

3. Instant Startup
This is the fasting starting machine I have ever owned including PCs.


2. Virtual PS2 & PS1 Memory Cards

Right from the main menu you can create virtual PS2 & PS1 memory cards on the Hard Drive. No need to buy those expensive things anymore!
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/ps2memno.jpg

1. It's Silent

Unlike the jet engine otherwise known as the XBOX 360, the Playstation 3 runs extremely quiet. This is the next-gen feature that should be celebrated the most!
http://www.gamebrink.com/oneadmin/_files/photogallery/shh.jpg.w300h362.jpg

Source: Gamebrink.com (http://www.gamebrink.com/news/700-10_Playstation_3_Perks_Under_The_Radar.html)

weezer
19-11-2006, 05:42 PM
That's a lot of stuff. It all sounds cool and all, but sometimes I wish they wouldn't add all that extra stuff, like the fancy buttons, Linux, and what-not so it wouldn't be so expensive. But I suppose it wouldn't be as appealing. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think that's just too much for a gaming system.

Cabe
19-11-2006, 06:27 PM
That's a lot of stuff. It all sounds cool and all, but sometimes I wish they wouldn't add all that extra stuff, like the fancy buttons, Linux, and what-not so it wouldn't be so expensive. But I suppose it wouldn't be as appealing. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think that's just too much for a gaming system.

Linux is totally free and the only thing that would cost anything in that list is new faceplates but they are totally optional. Just like for the 360

weezer
19-11-2006, 08:56 PM
That's not what I mean. I mean that the more stuff they put into the console itself, the more expensive it's going to be. I'm just complaining because I can't afford it. :lol:

imported_Ryder
19-11-2006, 10:01 PM
Thats simply amazing...I love the PS3... :cry: :D

Pagnell
20-11-2006, 01:42 PM
-The buttons would annoy me (I prefer some feedback).
-The faceplates I don't even use on the 360.
-The friends list...well Sony are on a sticky wicket with any online stuff as Live has had years to mature. If the PS3 friend thing is the best they could come up with it says a lot.

The rest are good though.

Kernel Kev
21-11-2006, 08:47 PM
I spoke to a guy in EB games and he said that other shops in ps3's were on for 4 hours and it burnt out. Lol, same problems as the 360 had on launch then.

KHSebastian
22-11-2006, 12:53 AM
Pagnell, I', just curious, but are you like Anti-PS3? You sound like it. Note: I dont care either way, im just curious lol

imported_Ryder
22-11-2006, 01:04 AM
I spoke to a guy in EB games and he said that other shops in ps3's were on for 4 hours and it burnt out. Lol, same problems as the 360 had on launch then.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That's EXACTLY why I didn't get a PS3 at launch...the defects... :lol: :lol: :lol:

KHSebastian
22-11-2006, 01:45 AM
Thats a good idea, but I wouldnt wait TOO long, because if you do, sony is going to security the living **** out of it. I would try and get the lowest possible firmware.

imported_Ryder
22-11-2006, 04:58 AM
Yea I know what you mean... :wink: :roll: :) :( :x :cry:

Pagnell
22-11-2006, 12:04 PM
Pagnell, I', just curious, but are you like Anti-PS3? You sound like it. Note: I dont care either way, im just curious lol

No mate, it looks like a superb machine and I will be buying one eventually when they come down in price and the hardware problems are sorted out. I just don't know why people would wait for one (especially in Europe) when they could buy a 360 now which, while being maybe slightly inferior in regards to raw power, has a much better controller, has a lot more quality games and comes in a lot cheaper.

drumr
24-11-2006, 03:58 AM
Yea I know what you mean... :wink: :roll: :) :( :x :cry:

haha, we all do... most likely we own the king of all the firmwares (PSP)

Megaman
27-11-2006, 09:43 PM
You can get a separate harddrive and upgrade? Yessssss!!!

So have they hacked it at all yet? It would be nice to have a USB keyboard and mouse attached to make it sort of a separate "desktop". Maybe I can install PC games onto it, but unless they are converted to linux versions, I'd have to install windows on the PS3... :|

So I can install any distro onto the PS3? Sounds interesting. Now if only it didn't cost $599 and had more stuff... :twisted:

Constantine
27-11-2006, 11:08 PM
I'm sure it's not any distro of anything. Linux, sure, but I doubt you'll be installing Mac OS X on there anytime soon. And I'm not too sure about Windows, either.

Constantine

imported_Ryder
28-11-2006, 04:14 AM
Um know there's already a devhook type of thing for the PS3 and that you can do the unspeakable on it already (cant imagin whyed you do that...54GB's of downloading is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!! ) ...I think its all because of Linux... :D :D :D

Pagnell
28-11-2006, 12:14 PM
Um know there's already a devhook type of thing for the PS3 and that you can do the unspeakable on it already (cant imagin whyed you do that...54GB's of downloading is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!! ) ...I think its all because of Linux... :D :D :D

Like I already said, there is no way in a million years any PS3 games will even approach that capacity for a looooong time and even when they do I would suggest it would be HD videos etc which aren't exactly essential. For example, Madden 2007 on the PS3 comes in at 7gb which backs up what I said in earlier threads about the PS2 and DVD's. The PS2 has the ability to have games come in at 9gb like the 360. However, most games can be ripped to fit on a 700mb cdr - it just goes to show how much padding and crap the game makers put in.

Still, the option is there for the PS3 to use that capacity and that can only be a good thing.

Kernel Kev
08-12-2006, 03:23 PM
still 9 GB of downloading is hell, good job i got unlimited download space on my broadband, just need a ps3 now. :lol: