PS3 in trouble? (Video)

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Mark Vergeer
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Tried PS2 emulation - still in it's infancy

I just tried some new versions of the PS2 emulator - well it is still in it's infancy... :-(



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Mark Vergeer
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Yeah, I am hoping that PS2

I forgot about the removal of the PS2 backwards compatibility and almost went out and got a PS3 his weekend but your remarks stopped me dead in my tracks Bill. Sony should reintroduce it!

My PS2 has crapped out on me - the dvd drive has - and I am not willing to buy a spare PS2 Slimline in order to continue to be able to play my PS2 discs when I am seriously contemplating getting a PS3.



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Bill Loguidice
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PS3 - I have actually grown to like it!

I was unable to get the video to play all the way through, but I get the gist--that the PS3 is overpriced in comparison to the competition and sales will suffer. While this is certainly partially true, I do think that the PS3 represents a tremendous value and my wife and I have been playing it more than the other systems of late, with the Xbox 360 in second and the Wii in third. Of course it's that way because we happen to have gotten into the PS3's Pain game (now we're anxious for the additional courses) and most recently Baldur's Gate II: Dark Alliance, using my 60GB model's hardware-based backwards compatibility (something that should have been continued to be offered on at least one model instead of all now having software-based). It also allowed me to play the PS2 GTA's with ease for the book. I think with it's combination of Bluetooth-based technology, allowing for it's rumble-based semi-motion sensitive controllers, headsets and keyboards, etc., to connect with ease. The online features are fairly robust, with a Web browser and the recent addition of a Wii-like News and Weather channel, in addition to its Folding at Home project. Of course there's also the Blu Ray movies, and multimedia access, either from a computer/server or one of its card reader/USB ports. Etc. So, yeah, while it is the priciest gaming option, it's also packed to the gills with features. I do agree that even with all that, it's probably not enough to distinguish it from the Wii's better gaming gimmick and the Xbox 360's far better online integration (though of course there's still no browser). The Blu Ray thing will be mitigated a bit on the 360 with the coming soon addition of all-you-can watch Netflix for a monthly fee. And of course with achievements, unless there's an unlikely huge difference between the PS3 and 360 versions of a multiplatform game, I'll always get the 360 version (the PS3 recently added an achievement-like system, but it's not fully realized as of yet and may never be).



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