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Scott croft
25-04-2006, 04:51 PM
*********************The Hard drive*********************

PS3 will pack a 60gb internal hard disk loaded with the Linux OS ( Hey windows is definetly a no no ) but - bizzarely - Kutaragi hasn't sayed whether the machine will actually ship with one.

A hard drive could send the ps3's price skyrocketing, but with kutaragi hinting games will need a hard disk space to run it it seems unavoidable. Bummer

**************************PS3 will be internet ready************

Kutaragi stressed that it would be essential that the ps3 would be dirrecty connected to the internet while it also posseses the ability to act as a home server in the same manner as the 360.

Industry insiders have long since stressed sony, like microsoft, always planned for ps3 to act as a digital entertainment hub, so being internet - enabled it's a must.

*******PS3 Backwards compatability confirmed*******************

Kutaragi has confirmed PS3 will run 100% of all PS1 & PS2 titles, but upscale to take advantage of the consoles supported HD resolutions.

Not big suprises here either, given the emulation of the ps2. Nevertheless, it's undoubtably a boost to hear the news straight from sony's mouth. Start ebaying those ps2's.
Is there anyone that actually plays ps1 games on the ps2? who cares is the ps3 will play ps1 games?

*************Sony says it'll meet ps3 demand*******************

Kutaragi is confident that sony will avoid the same fate that befell microsoft - so no 360 style shortages. Commencing in November one million 1 million ps3 units will be rolled out per month, with production numbers likely to exceed those of both ps2 & ps1.

But with Sony seemingly so dependant upon externally produced blu - ray chips, is Kutaragi making promises that he'll eventually struggle to keep?

25-04-2006, 06:30 PM
of course the games will need the harddrive... look at all the advancements in the games. The PS3 will mess up at something, no doubt. Jus like all other consoles. Good find tho scott.

Scott croft
25-04-2006, 08:27 PM
I've got more. I'll tell you them later, Oh and the price isn't £1000 or $400 it's going to be ( your jaw will drop when you see it ) ..... it's $1000.

25-04-2006, 08:35 PM
I've got more. I'll tell you them later, Oh and the price isn't 1000 or $400 it's going to be ( your jaw will drop when you see it ) ..... it's $1000.

... umm, the price for the ps3 is going to be $1000? OMG (by the way if it was 1000 quid, that would be almost $2000- so my jaw dropped slightly, but since you made it sound like it was more than that, that price almost seems reasonable. Hmm... you should work for Sony... BE like "How much are they selling PS3s for? Not $5000, not $4500, not even $3000. If you reserve yours now, we're gonna let you have it for only $1000!!!"

25-04-2006, 08:37 PM
Kutaragi is confident that sony will avoid the same fate that befell microsoft - so no 360 style shortages. Commencing in November one million 1 million ps3 units will be rolled out per month, with production numbers likely to exceed those of both ps2 & ps1.

But with Sony seemingly so dependant upon externally produced blu - ray chips, is Kutaragi making promises that he'll eventually struggle to keep?

And is 1 million gonna prevent shortages? It's one million a month spread out over the WORLD right? I heard it is going to be a world wide launch...

Scott croft
25-04-2006, 08:49 PM
Yep it's spread out over the world. Oh yea and that $1000 that might not include hard drive and it doesn't include games. I heard the games will cost £60 - £70.

Scott croft
28-04-2006, 06:21 PM
Ok here's more about the ps3

PS3 Fireworks come 5/11

Kutaragi recons the PS3 is on course for a simotanius worldwide launch in early november 2006 throughout the north american, asian, and european countries.

Brilliant news for us Brits at least - after all the rumors of delays, November was always the earlyest realistic launch date we could have hoped for but heck, 11 months is still a mighty head start for Microsoft... Could opting for blu - ray have lost Sony the next gen battle before it's even begun what do you guys think?

Scott croft
28-04-2006, 06:25 PM
And now for the big Event... Here's What Kutaragi said "Forget 3D forget the third place... PS3 is going 4D!" Holy crap is that actually possible in a games console what do you guys think?

28-04-2006, 06:37 PM
4D??^^ doubt it... again, Sony is on a lying streak as usual :p

Scott croft
28-04-2006, 06:41 PM
Mabe they are and mabe they're not.
I think I have more information but I'll need to find it.
What is 4D anyway?

28-04-2006, 08:42 PM
I can't believe this generation of consoles do not have a hard drive with them. I think that is a mistake if they do not have one. Adding it on as an extra just seems unnecessary. I think a hard drive improves these devices and their functionality significantly.

Scott croft
28-04-2006, 08:50 PM
Yea well they don't come with a hard drive 'cause then you have to spend more money and they'll make more money.

28-04-2006, 10:58 PM
4d... isn't that the universe you go into in Star Ocean? You leave where you are and go into the 4D universe and find out... well I don't want to ruin it. Anyway, I kinda thought 4d was like VR... but I looked up the definition, and apparently 4d is 3d drawings with color used to depict a 4th variable. Anyone who is tired and needs some help falling asleep can read the whole definition on some boring physics site...


frankly, I don't get it.

Scott croft
29-04-2006, 01:20 AM
Boring, Yea I don't understand either.

I think Sony have said 4D To make pepole even more exited about the Playstation 3.

29-04-2006, 02:00 AM
Actually, when they say "4D" i think they mean like face animation. That hasnt been done yet with any console; 360 has yet to do it with their games too. When i say face animation, i mean when they talk, their mouths move, they blink etc...

Scott croft
29-04-2006, 02:04 AM
Yea so that there faces look ultra realistic. Yea when they move there mouths it looks like there actually saying it. Do you think that's all they mean mabe they mean the whole person.

29-04-2006, 02:12 AM
no im pretty sure it's jus face animation cuz a while back, i saw a couple of articles on ign and forums about new technology with face animation working on ps3 games and maybe even 360 games.

Scott croft
29-04-2006, 02:17 AM
Yea mabe it is but I'm not 100% sure I'm not even 50% sure.
The faces in Quacke 4 on the 360 look better than the faces in Halo 2 on the xbox.

29-04-2006, 04:55 AM
Talk about over hyping something... oooooh the mouths move? Man, I wouldn't pay $400-1000 for that... I'd look in a mirror and mouth words to myself for free!

Scott croft
29-04-2006, 11:47 PM
Yea but the man in the mirror woldn't have a gun and wouldn't be a zombie or a baddie.

30-04-2006, 12:47 PM
4-Dimmensional. It'd be awesome if there were those goggle thingys you wear and you're in the game yourself.

30-04-2006, 01:54 PM
man 4-D is gonna be phenomenal, but the prices are gonna go up faster than the desert daylight temperatures.

yours truly,

Scott croft
30-04-2006, 05:44 PM

Scott croft
30-04-2006, 05:44 PM
I'm not sure about this 4D mabe Sony's just saying that to get you to buy the PS3's.

30-04-2006, 06:39 PM

I DONT KNO!!! IF I HAD TO GUESS, I'D SAY BODY/FACE ANIMATION IS 4D, plus this 4D news is old anyways. Why are we talking about it?

Scott croft
30-04-2006, 09:21 PM
Hey see see It's FACE AND BODY ANIMATION HAHA I was right it's not just the face.

04-05-2006, 11:26 AM
ok so you stated that sony will mess up "somewhere" well guess what the $1000 price tag is it.....they need to stop and think before placing that kind of a sticker price since probably 90% of their target market is ages 12 - 20 and most parents will not shell out that much for a console......maybe 15% will pay that price.......this is how i am almost certian that within the first 6 months the price will fall to what the 360 is now......if not sony might as well forget being first in the console wars as they will probably even fall to 3rd behind the GC.

04-05-2006, 09:29 PM
^^ yea price is probably the biggest spot where companies have to be careful, in this case, Sony. I dont think the stuff u need to buy (accessories, games) will cost up to $1000 unless u HAVE to buy EVERYTHING there is out, but it'll cost atleast $800 i kno that for sure.... that's about the average cost of the xbox360 and accessories needed (costs about $600). But like every other console, or jus electronics in general, the ps3 will mess up somewhere i bet cuz of all these advancements wrapped inside jus one plastic box. Sony may have seen wat happened to the xbox360 and learned from their mistakes, but i think it's safe to say that it's inevitable that something will go wrong within the console (over heating for sure).

05-05-2006, 06:17 AM
I think people will pay it. When the PS2 first came out it was like $600 cdn?? Then you had to buy a game, a memory card, etc.... People were lining up all night just to get one. They'll just do what they always do -- pull out their credit cards.

Scott croft
05-05-2006, 06:54 AM
Memory cards? I think the PS3 should just come with a HUGE hard - drive.

How much are the games going to cost anyway?, all I know about the price of the games is that they will cost more than current gen games.

05-05-2006, 09:02 PM
xbox 360 games -$60

ps3 games- about $70

Wii games -$50

Scott croft
05-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Cool the wii games are nice n cheap.

05-05-2006, 10:09 PM
I won't be buying a PlayStation 3 if the pricing is going to be just outrageous. I would rather stick with the PlayStation 2 that I play every so often.

Scott croft
05-05-2006, 10:15 PM
I'm not getting a PS3 straight away I'm going to wait till the price of the PS3 goes down and then I'll get it, I'm happy playing my 360 right now.

05-05-2006, 11:01 PM
^^ yup. im jus sticking to my xbox360, and maybe get a Wii next since it's cheap.

05-05-2006, 11:25 PM
Sadly enough to some, but not me...I do not have an XBOX or an XBOX 360. Why? Don't care for it. I have limited time while at my house since I take care of my son until he goes to sleep or I am here at work.

Though, waiting for prices to drop is something I might do as well.

Scott croft
06-05-2006, 02:26 AM
Haaahaa, I have everything xbox, xbox 360, PS2 and I had a cube but it commited suicide.

06-05-2006, 02:37 AM
Well, being that I make about $1,920 every month before the taxes and health insurance is taken out. Therefore, I make around $1,500~ after all that. I also have another job which I work online for Bored.com managing many sites and I make $300-350 per week.

So, I make around $2,700 per month after taxes, fees, etc. After I pay my bills, I have anywhere from $300 - $600 left over and that is for gas, food, and to the savings. I don't have much money to work with even if I wanted to get myself a game system.

Scott croft
06-05-2006, 02:51 AM
So... what do you do for fun?. Here's an idea to save money:
1 fake your death - but still go to work,
2 Don't drive walk and take the bus,
3 Sell your house and live in the subway,
4 Start boxing - If you box for a year then after that you can - rob houses, fight pepole for money, mug pepole,
5 Rob banks - If you watch films like Misiion impossible and films where they rob banks you'll learn to rob banks so then you can rob them,
6 Threaten pepole - Kidnap pepole then get there familys to pay $100000 for the return of the person,
7 Move around - Every few months you should swap countrys,
8 Join the mafia,
9 Become a drug dealer.

06-05-2006, 09:51 AM
uhhh, SURE! I like the mafia option. I am going to get a PS3 only. Thats all I care about.

06-05-2006, 05:58 PM
i wanna try working online :cool:

I'd pick join the mafia option too lol

Scott croft
06-05-2006, 08:26 PM
What do you think will be beter online Xbox 360 or PS3?

25-02-2007, 06:08 PM
x360, because it has got achievements, and every game has got the same online gaming system, PS3 will be different in each game.

Lady Crane
19-04-2007, 03:48 AM
Does it really matter which would be better. Both are hot and would do great.

I still play my playstation one games, even my ps2 games. My goodness what will they possibly come up with for 3