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Discuss: Don't buy a PS3
Fat_Bodybuilder 
18/8/08 4:39:04 PM
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I heard the PS3 can take any 2.5" drive, so you could put a 500GB in that baby.

Is that true?

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nukejockey 
18/8/08 4:40:04 PM
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Quote by superfireydave
Quote by dBUG
honestly, i'd love to have PS2 functionality.. :\


I'd love to have 360 functionality.
I'd love to have PC functionality.
So buy a PS2, they're dirt cheap.



Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldnt performance of ps2 games on the ps3 make a big difference? Remember how bad GTA:SA ran on PS2? Would it not run better on PS3? Hence people wanting PS2 functionality? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assumed that would be one of the main benefits?

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xfu 
18/8/08 4:44:31 PM
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Quote by Fat_Bodybuilder
I heard the PS3 can take any 2.5" drive, so you could put a 500GB in that baby.

Is that true?



Yep.

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muffie 
18/8/08 4:59:33 PM
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While it's true if you wanted to play PS2 games you could just play them on a PS2, it's a pain in the arse, having 2 consoles set up, 2 different sets of controllers etc. And considering backwards compatability is hardly a recent feature, it seems to be a bit of a let down.

Not really a deal breaker, but a gripe none the less.

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dBUG 
18/8/08 5:08:56 PM
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lol..i do have a ps2..i said i'd love to have it so i don't have too many consoles set up..

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The Fuzz damn you! 
18/8/08 5:10:16 PM
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Quote by Reb1rth.
I don't get the care (or need for) backwards compatibility, especially when you take the price of a PS2, or even a second hand PS2 into consideration.

Like dave said, just buy a PS2 if you want to play PS2 games...


I have a PS2. I just don't want to have to have a PS2 *and* a PS3 when backwards compatibility is so damn easy to implement.

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Lord-Ezekiel 
18/8/08 5:11:40 PM
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Other good reasons to play PS2 games on the PS3 is the nice wireless controllers, and it should also *theoretically* upscale the quality of the ps1 & ps2 visuals...though the effectiveness of said upscaling is said to be a little iffy from what I've read.

Also, why is people's defense of Sony's ridiculous decision to not include PS2 Backwards Compatibility:
"Oh it's OK - YOU CAN JUST BUY AN ENTIRE OTHER CONSOLE TO PLAY PS2 GAMES ON INSTEAD"

WHAT?
Have you all gone INSANE!? >_<


Edited by Lord-Ezekiel: 18/8/2008 5:18:39 PM

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Nich... 
18/8/08 5:25:37 PM
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So if you get the local PS3, you have to make sure you've space for your PS2, your PS3, and your SACD player?

Hey guys, I heard that if you buy a PC without a bluray drive, it's easier to just get another box and put it in there, rather than in the case you have.

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xfu 
18/8/08 5:25:50 PM
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Hey I agree it shouldn't be defended. Who knows why they dropped it or what the story is.

I'm just glad that for whatever reason they cut costs enough to offer a $300 cheaper SKU, especially since for me the BC is nearly worthless.

I have a hard enough time getting enough free hours to play my PS3 games. I can't even imagine trying to squeeze PS2 games into the picture.

Should it be included in all SKUs? Yes.
Is it worth paying more for it? Hell no.
Is it an important feature for me personally? Not even close.

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Lord-Ezekiel 
18/8/08 5:52:59 PM
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Quote by xfu
Hey I agree it shouldn't be defended. Who knows why they dropped it or what the story is.

I'm just glad that for whatever reason they cut costs enough to offer a $300 cheaper SKU, especially since for me the BC is nearly worthless.

I have a hard enough time getting enough free hours to play my PS3 games. I can't even imagine trying to squeeze PS2 games into the picture.

Should it be included in all SKUs? Yes.
Is it worth paying more for it? Hell no.
Is it an important feature for me personally? Not even close.



That's the point though, it HASN'T been dropped completely, just from OUR version.
The yanks still get it and there console is CHEAPER AND BETTER than ours...interesting.

Anyways, i've wasted enough time on this - Sony has made too many mistakes, and shit decisions for me to want to buy their console until it comes down under $300... the 360 is there already, sure it's the 'gimped' version, but so is the PS3 version that Sony is palming off to us Aussies.

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robzy 
18/8/08 6:37:29 PM
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Quote by Nich...
Hey guys, I heard that if you buy a PC without a bluray drive, it's easier to just get another box and put it in there, rather than in the case you have.


Heh, good analogy.

Rob.

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Milano 
18/8/08 7:27:28 PM
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I thought i'd have a PS3 by the end of this year, but with the shafted version we get, & this uninspiring update, i'm thinking i'll get more joy from one of the many BR burner/HDD recorder/HD tuner units that should fill the market over the next 6-9 months.

Maybe by then, us Aussies won't be treated like third class citizens & getting a PS3 won't be so insulting.

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superfireydave 
18/8/08 7:29:38 PM
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Quote by robzy
Quote by Nich...
Hey guys, I heard that if you buy a PC without a bluray drive, it's easier to just get another box and put it in there, rather than in the case you have.


Heh, good analogy.

Rob.


Not at all, but OK.

I understand it's annoying to have backwards compatibility available, but not have it on these consoles. Would you be willing to pay extra for it though? Because I can guarantee they'd charge extra for it and for good reason - it's not exactly an easy thing to implement especially on a console as different from the PS2 as the PS3. Not only that, but wishes of graphical and performance improvements are just that - wishes. I highly doubt any improvement is made through the use of backwards compatibility.

Even so, if you so deperately want it - buy from the US.

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Nich... 
18/8/08 7:35:01 PM
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You'd think that they did the R&D for free, SFD, and you only have to pay extra on some models that include it because all of the cost is clearly in the fabrication of it.


Nice to see everyone cares about getting a cheap SACD player. It's all about the PS2.

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The Fuzz damn you! 
18/8/08 8:52:44 PM
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Quote by superfireydave
I understand it's annoying to have backwards compatibility available, but not have it on these consoles. Would you be willing to pay extra for it though? Because I can guarantee they'd charge extra for it and for good reason - it's not exactly an easy thing to implement especially on a console as different from the PS2 as the PS3. Not only that, but wishes of graphical and performance improvements are just that - wishes. I highly doubt any improvement is made through the use of backwards compatibility.


All the cost for implementing it is already there -- they're taking that hit regardless of whether they provide it to us or not. Providing the option would only increase their sales, and therefore their profits.

I'm sure they have their reasons for not including it, but fucked if I can figure out what it is. And yes, btw, I would pay more for it.

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superfireydave 
18/8/08 9:04:11 PM
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Quote by The Fuzz damn you!
And yes, btw, I would pay more for it.


So quit whining and get a US 80GB PS3 already.

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Nich... 
18/8/08 9:11:29 PM
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Will a US one play all of his games and DVDs and BRDs?

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superfireydave 
18/8/08 9:36:13 PM
Titan

Quote by Nich...
Will a US one play all of his games and DVDs and BRDs?


Ask Sony.
I couldn't care less. It's a PS3, I care if it plays PS3 games.
Backwards compatibility as I said before is a bonus. Perhaps the reason we don't have it on AU models is because they just CBF doing it for PAL releases?

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800_series 
18/8/08 9:41:07 PM
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Don't buy a PS3.

Steal one.

Thread closed.

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Nich... 
18/8/08 9:51:24 PM
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Why tell him to go and buy a PS3 from overseas that won't work with his current movie library?

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