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Re: Anyone here play video games?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2010, 05:43:08 pm »
My bro finished Heavy Rain within a day. Haven't played it myself, though.

I grew up with videogames. Old Sega and Nintendo. Big fan of Playstation so I have PS1, 2 and 3. Fav games def are Syphon Filter, old Metal Gear (Snake Solid on PS1 and Snake Eater on PS2 especially), and of course Grand Theft Auto and Gran Turismo.

When I bought the PS1 when it came out, I skipped school for the day and my bro and I played Gran Turismo 1 for 10 hours straight.  :-*

Yeah it's possible to complete it in a day, but no chance are you going to achieve all the trophies and see all possible endings(23-5!!) in a day.

I'm the same old school gamer, grew up with a Commodore 64,Sega Master System/Genesis, Commodore Amiga, Sony Playstation 1,2 and now 3.

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2010, 05:45:14 pm »
I just watched some gameplay vids cause of your post, it looks brilliant! Unfortunately I don't have a PS3, and there are not enough exclusive titles that make me want to get one. :/

Is Heavy Rain PS3 exclusive?

Yes it is! Screw exclusive's the PS has Wifi, Blu-Ray, no batteries controllers as well as FREE online. It's just a better overall machine

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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2010, 06:42:21 pm »
Aye the PS3 is an overall beast of a machine. I only hate these 2 things:

- regional Blue-Ray player (for fuck sake)
- not compatible with PS2 games (one model was, but they stopped making it very quickly realising less PS2s would sell)

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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2010, 06:58:52 pm »
Aye the PS3 is an overall beast of a machine. I only hate these 2 things:

- regional Blue-Ray player (for fuck sake)
- not compatible with PS2 games (one model was, but they stopped making it very quickly realising less PS2s would sell)


Got to agree on the top one, it really is a pain in the arse that one and it's one i can see continuing as the studios will want it too and probably point out that most of them backed Blu-Ray in the early days so it will be payback.
My 'Fatboy' 60gb is the backwards compatible model and it does get used for LMA(SOMEONE PLEEEASE RELEASE A FOOTIE MANAGEMENT GAME SOON!!). The reason that backwards compatibility was stopped was simply cost. The JPN and US first release versions were fitted with the Emotion Engine chip that ran the PS2, but this proved too expensive so for the EU 60's emulators were used but these needed to be patched to cover recent and newer PS2 releases but STILL the cost of producing the 3 was too expensive so BCC was axed along with the card readers and a few USB ports.

And for the record i'm not that keen on the finish of the PS3 or the fact they have done away with the "Spiderman" font for  the PS wording, also the touch sensitive on/off/eject buttons should have been retained.

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2010, 07:03:06 pm »
I'm actually keen on getting a PS3 now LOL. A BluRay-player would be really something as I have a nice FullHD since christmas...   :D
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2010, 07:06:15 pm »
It's an absolutely horrid piece of design BUT I've grown to love it. Reminds me of some (sport)cars that everyone hated at start but became classics. Have you seen/ used the slim fit (to use jeans-terms) model?.. Lord oh lord... No thanks!..

But yeah... WTB: backwards compatible model!.. So I can play Snake Eater without re-connecting the whole thing...

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2010, 07:07:28 pm »
I'm actually keen on getting a PS3 now LOL. A BluRay-player would be really something as I have a nice FullHD since christmas...   :D

Do it man! If you are a movie fan then it's a no-brainer.

Oh should add that the PS3 is compatible with soon come 3D gaming too.

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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2010, 07:16:33 pm »
It's an absolutely horrid piece of design BUT I've grown to love it. Reminds me of some (sport)cars that everyone hated at start but became classics. Have you seen/ used the slim fit (to use jeans-terms) model?.. Lord oh lord... No thanks!..

But yeah... WTB: backwards compatible model!.. So I can play Snake Eater without re-connecting the whole thing...

I love the original design, the (very slighty) see through black casing is brilliant if prone to fingerprints and scratching(coincidently, everyone i know including myself suffers from upper casing scratches that are unexplained). The only pluses for the slimline that i can think of are  lighter to carry, more energy efficient, more Gb(easily upgraded on the old model though) and the fan runs quieter.....oh and Dualshock controller thrown in.

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Re: Anyone here play video games?
« Reply #23 on: April 27, 2010, 07:17:49 pm »
Blue-Ray's awesome - especially on my 42" full HD tv indeed!.. I saw The Dark Knight on it on BR disc as me first movie and almost pissed me pants!..  >:(

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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2010, 07:26:11 pm »
Blue-Ray's awesome - especially on my 42" full HD tv indeed!.. I saw The Dark Knight on it on BR disc as me first movie and almost pissed me pants!..  >:(

No joke here but The Dark Knight on my 40" X Series Sony was 10 times as good as what i saw in the theatres.

Thing is though there are poor(er) quality Blu-Ray's out there, these can be indentified easily by the grainy effect seen during playback. The only way to possibly tell before buying is if the film is cheap to buy new then probably it will be a rushed release, this is by no means a sure fire cert though.

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Re: Anyone here play video games?
« Reply #25 on: April 27, 2010, 07:43:18 pm »
I love that my PS3 can play AVI files...now I can download shows and movies and transfer the files via USB stick and not have to burn them to DVD or watch on my computer...

Got God of War 3 for the PS3...sick...
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« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2010, 07:49:53 pm »
have you played uncharted? is it any good?

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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2010, 07:52:03 pm »
I have a very limited number of games...and it's more or less restricted to games I know my step kid will play...

I don't play first person shooters though. They make me nauseous and give Jody a headache.
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2010, 08:02:39 pm »
Uncharted and the follow up are fcuking brilliant games, kind of like a Rick Dangerous/ Tomb Raider for the next gen consoles and both are very much worth buying.....as is God Of War 3 which will be my next pur-chase.

One thing i do not get all though is on update 3.20 they removed the option to run your PS with Linux, if you already had this as your op sys you were FORCED to remove it otherwise face up to the fact you would be unable to go online with your games etc. Pretty shit if you ask me.

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« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2010, 08:08:51 pm »
I love that my PS3 can play AVI files...now I can download shows and movies and transfer the files via USB stick and not have to burn them to DVD or watch on my computer..

I just hooked up an external HD to my PS3... So yeah: I can download and play all the files I want. I do buy a lot of DVds though, but money's tight when you're an IH addict.