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Siesser

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Message Posted On Saturday, November 11th 2006 at 12:47 pm
Ryan just stopped watching movies, it seems, and usually buys them new. He liked Netflix, but just wasn't using it enough. I use it to watch all the new releases, to watch tv series, anime, and just older stuff that I don't own, but don't feel like heading out to buy. The plan I use is $18 a month. For that, I can have a miximum of 3 movies out at a time. I can watch as many movies in a month as I want. I'm also within a day shipping, so if I send a movie back on monday, they get it tuesday, and send my next one out that day, so that I get it in the mail Wednesday. When you have three out, you basically always have something at home, and there's no late fees (I've kept discs over a month before, it's nice not having to worry). And if they get lost or something, they'll absorb the cost. They have a free trial to see if you like it. Netflix and Tivo are two things I recommend to everybody; they're well worth it; you don't think you'd actually need them, but once you use them, it's hard to go back.
rsetter3

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Message Posted On Saturday, November 11th 2006 at 10:22 pm
On Saturday, November 11th 2006 12:44 am, Super_Cool wrote:
The first PS3 games have been rated by IGN.

Genji: Days of the Blade - 6.0
Quote:
Next-generation consoles exist to deliver game experiences the previous generation could never deliver. That's their sole purpose in this life. So when a game comes along offering a strange mix of cutting-edge visuals but also tired gameplay, one can't help but feel a little cheated. Such is the case with Genji: Days of the Blade, the first PS3 entry in the series that started on the PS2 in 2005.

Those poor, poor giant enemy craps with their real time weapon changing.

Tony Hawk's Project 8 - 7.0 (losing to the Xbox 360 version by .8 points)
Quote:
Tony Hawk's Project 8 is an interesting game in that while it introduces a number of new and fun concepts, like Nail a Trick and Spot Challenges, much of it feels very rehashed. In fact, some areas of the game are even taken from past games in the series, making the package feel somewhat lazy. That's not to say that Tony doesn't have any stamina left in his legs, as the game is still plenty fun most of the time, but we've seen it all before.

It's certainly disappointing that the PlayStation 3 is so far behind the Xbox 360 game. Framerate issues are apparent at every other turn, and the lack of online play really hurts. Project 8 is a worthy game to pick up, just preferably not on this system.


Resistance: Fall of Man - 9.1
Quote:
Owners of some gaming systems have to wait years before they get a true "killer app," but PlayStation 3 users get theirs on day one. Insomniac's Resistance: Fall of Man is far and away the most impressive title on the console -- delivering on everything that it promised with a strong single-player experience, plenty of kick-ass multiplayer options, and stellar gameplay mechanics that equal those found in other elite shooters. But being like "other elite shooters" isn't what makes Resistance so compelling... it's what separates it from competitors that does.


So far, Resistance is its only saving grace.



Genji: Days of the Blade-Never heard of it.

Tony Hawk's Project 8-Big whoop. It's not that much of a difference and it wasn't an exclusive anyways.


Resistance: Fall of Man-A PS3 exclusive, that kicks ass? Cool. There's plenty more coming. Halo 3-you better be taking notes.

This seriously will be a repeat of what happened last time, PS3 on top, 360 second, Wii third. Mark my words. I remember when Xbox first came out, the games already out on PS2 were ported to Xbox with exclusive stuff, and PS2 still came out on top because of it's variety of high rated and great selling exclusive games. Something that the Xbox was lacking last generation and is lacking in this one.


Super_Cool

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Message Posted On Saturday, November 11th 2006 at 11:21 pm
On Saturday, November 11th 2006 10:22 pm, rsetter3 wrote:
Genji: Days of the Blade-Never heard of it.


How can you not have heard of this!? This game caused so much grief for the PS3 at E3 when it was shown off at the Sony press conference! It created awesome catchphrases:
"The stages of the game are based on famous battles which actually took place in ancient Japan..... so here's this giant enemy crab....."
"There are a lot of great new features for this game like.... real time.... weapon change...?"
"And you attack its weak point.... for massive damage...."
Watch

On Saturday, November 11th 2006 10:22 pm, rsetter3 wrote:
This seriously will be a repeat of what happened last time, PS3 on top, 360 second, Wii third. Mark my words. I remember when Xbox first came out, the games already out on PS2 were ported to Xbox with exclusive stuff, and PS2 still came out on top because of it's variety of high rated and great selling exclusive games. Something that the Xbox was lacking last generation and is lacking in this one.


Sony is just not in the same position it was 6 years ago. The Wii is getting casuals to play, like the PS2 did. The PS3 scares casuals away with the price. Most people don't care about Blu-Ray. However, I do have a feeling the PS3 might beat the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 will never win because it is hated in Japan. You need Japan in order to win, and Nicrosoft just can't get their support no matter how hard they try.
TeaBagger

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Message Posted On Sunday, November 12th 2006 at 8:10 am
On Saturday, November 11th 2006 12:47 pm, Siesser wrote:
Ryan just stopped watching movies, it seems, and usually buys them new. He liked Netflix, but just wasn't using it enough. I use it to watch all the new releases, to watch tv series, anime, and just older stuff that I don't own, but don't feel like heading out to buy. The plan I use is $18 a month. For that, I can have a miximum of 3 movies out at a time. I can watch as many movies in a month as I want. I'm also within a day shipping, so if I send a movie back on monday, they get it tuesday, and send my next one out that day, so that I get it in the mail Wednesday. When you have three out, you basically always have something at home, and there's no late fees (I've kept discs over a month before, it's nice not having to worry). And if they get lost or something, they'll absorb the cost. They have a free trial to see if you like it. Netflix and Tivo are two things I recommend to everybody; they're well worth it; you don't think you'd actually need them, but once you use them, it's hard to go back.



Yeah, TIVO and are are Lovers. I quit renting movies all together. Now I just buy movies after I see them in the theater.
rsetter3

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Message Posted On Sunday, November 12th 2006 at 9:39 am
Quote:
How can you not have heard of this!?


As I said before, I'm not that into video games. I only like to research the consoles before I get them, so I can end up getting what I feel is the best one. And that wasn't one of the many exclusives I had on my list to get anyways. Whether it was successful or not.

Quote:
Sony is just not in the same position it was 6 years ago. The Wii is getting casuals to play, like the PS2 did. The PS3 scares casuals away with the price. Most people don't care about Blu-Ray. However, I do have a feeling the PS3 might beat the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 will never win because it is hated in Japan. You need Japan in order to win, and Nicrosoft just can't get their support no matter how hard they try.


Dude, I'll give it to you. The Wii is gonna be f***ing awesome from what I hear. But it would still be my second choice of a console to get. Other than the new Zelda, it really doesn't seem to have an eye popping launch either. Sony still seems like it will have an upper hand. The price seems like it's the only thing holding it down. And the launch seems like it'll be dry. However, I doubt that people will forget about the exclusives coming out later, that have huge fan bases. Tekken 6, Metal Gear Solid 4, Virtual Fighter 5, Gran Turismo HD, Devil May Cry 4, Resistance, Final Fantasy XIII, not to mention that we still have GTA IV. Plus my buddy just told me about this one, and I looked it up on Wikipedia, one of Xbox's best games is coming to PS3 with exclusive features. Ninja Gaiden Sigma. And they say if this game's successful, future Ninja Gaiden games will keeping coming to the PS3. Plus, PS3 is getting The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is the 360's biggest selling game.

So although Nintendo has many advantages, and the 360 has...whatever, it's hard to see PS3 not coming out on top with all those f***ing games.
Me
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Message Posted On Tuesday, November 14th 2006 at 4:32 pm
I heard something weird about grand turismo hd, that to open certain areas you need to purchase the rights, which to open the whole game could costs hundreds extra. Did anyone else hear that (I saw it on G4 while channel surfing)?
Kudoshido

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Message Posted On Tuesday, November 14th 2006 at 10:46 pm
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Microtransactions
According to a Famitsu interview with Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Turismo HD will make use of microtransactions [5]. The base game will be sold at a very cheap price, only the cost of the disc and the box, and will feature a limited amount of cars and tracks, namely around 30 cars and 2 tracks for the Premium mode while Classic mode default content is yet to be confirmed. Downloadable content from the Playstation Store includes additional cars which will cost 50-100 yen (43-85¢ approx) each, and additional tracks which will cost 200-500 yen ($1.70-$4.20 approx) each. The game will have 750 cars and 50 tracks available between online and offline modes. This adds up to about 47500 to 100000 yen ($410 to $850) if everything is bought.
Siesser

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Message Posted On Wednesday, November 15th 2006 at 8:55 am
And people seem to not grasp that this game isn't designed to be fully unlocked. It's not even a fully redesigned GT game; it's just the GT4 engine upscaled to hi-def quality. If you really want the full game, wait for GT5. If you want a brief taste of your favorite cars in hi-def, then go ahead and get the HD version and download a few.
TeaBagger

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Message Posted On Wednesday, November 15th 2006 at 12:27 pm

For anyone who cares, This may be a problem for those who are planning to sell their PS3 on ebay, if you were thinking about it , give it a glance:



EBay restricts sale of PlayStation 3 By RACHEL KONRAD, AP Technology Writer
32 minutes ago



SAN JOSE, Calif. - People pining for the sleek PlayStation 3 gaming console might find shortages on eBay as well.

The unfettered online marketplace for such items as Elvis memorabilia and Ferraris is imposing restrictions on the PS3, which is expected to become one of the hottest holiday gifts when it hits stores Friday.

Only established eBay Inc. vendors — those who have racked up comments from at least 50 previous customers and have positive ratings of at least 98 out of 100 points — can list PS3s before Friday. Each vendor can only list only one PS3 per eBay account.

The listing must include a photo of the pre-order receipt, and the seller must guarantee shipment within 30 days from the date of purchase. Before Friday, PS3s can be listed on eBay only in auction formats — not as "buy it now" items.

Potential buyers, trying to avoid long lines, rain checks and empty-handed sales clerks on Friday, have already bid up PS3s to $2,300. The suggested retail price is $500 for a basic PS3 with a 20-gigabyte drive and $600 for a version with 60 gigabytes, built-in wireless and a Blu-ray DVD player for high-definition video.

Sony Corp , which has already delayed the PS3 launch twice, expects to have 400,000 PS3s available for its U.S. launch. EBay listed 3,144 PS3s or related items by Wednesday morning.

The restrictions, part of eBay's standing policy for all "pre-sale" items, also apply to Nintendo Co.'s competing Wii console, which goes on sale Sunday. EBay had 2,354 listings for Wiis and related items.

Microsoft Corp. launched its Xbox 360 console last year.

"We've seen a history with highly anticipated game consoles in extremely short supply during their initial launch," eBay spokeswoman Catherine England said. "With the Xbox, we saw a high number of well-intentioned sellers unable to meet obligations due to restricted supply."
Kudoshido

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Message Posted On Wednesday, November 15th 2006 at 7:11 pm
Looks like it only restricts non-established sellers from putting up the auctions before launch. After that, it's okay for everybody, and selling even just one PS3 alone per account will probably net someone a ridiculous sum of money. Makes sense, though. And it definitely cuts down on the number of "Item Not Received" reports eBay would potentially receive..
TeaBagger

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Message Posted On Wednesday, November 15th 2006 at 9:17 pm
Yea, that might save a few pissed off tantrums. I'm curious to see how many go up for auction Friday morning.
deckzone3000

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Message Posted On Wednesday, November 15th 2006 at 9:36 pm
On Sunday, November 12th 2006 9:39 am, rsetter3 wrote:
Plus my buddy just told me about this one, and I looked it up on Wikipedia, one of Xbox's best games is coming to PS3 with exclusive features. Ninja Gaiden Sigma. And they say if this game's successful, future Ninja Gaiden games will keeping coming to the PS3.

That's ok, Xbox fans have been playing Ninja Gaiden Black for over a year, you can pay $600+ to play Sigma while we wait for Ninja Gaiden 2.

And for big games coming to different consoles, there's a rumor that they are pushing for bringing MGS4 to the Xbox360 because of the high cost of making the game.
rsetter3

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Message Posted On Thursday, November 16th 2006 at 2:48 pm
Ninja Gaiden 2 will probably port and might even be exclusive to PS3 if Sigma is successful. As for MGS4 I haven't heard anything about that yet...but as of right now it's exclusive to the PS3.

Tekken 6, Virtual Fighter 5, the next Socom, Gran Turismo HD, Devil May Cry 4, Resistance, Final Fantasy XIII, not to mention that we still have GTA IV. All exclusives and all their sequels have sold well in recent years. That's something major the 360 is lacking...exclusive titles.

But if something did ever happen where the PS3 did end up sucking, I'd probably get a Wii. 360 sucks ass.
deckzone3000

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Message Posted On Thursday, November 16th 2006 at 4:33 pm
On Thursday, November 16th 2006 2:48 pm, rsetter3 wrote:
Ninja Gaiden 2 will probably port and might even be exclusive to PS3 if Sigma is successful.

On Thursday, November 16th 2006 2:48 pm, rsetter3 wrote:

not to mention that we still have GTA IV. All exclusives and all their sequels have sold well in recent years.

On Thursday, November 16th 2006 2:48 pm, rsetter3 wrote:

That's something major the 360 is lacking...exclusive titles.

Those parts were jokes right??
rsetter3

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Message Posted On Thursday, November 16th 2006 at 8:29 pm
On Thursday, November 16th 2006 4:33 pm, deckzone3000 wrote:
On Thursday, November 16th 2006 2:48 pm, rsetter3 wrote:
Ninja Gaiden 2 will probably port and might even be exclusive to PS3 if Sigma is successful.

On Thursday, November 16th 2006 2:48 pm, rsetter3 wrote:

not to mention that we still have GTA IV. All exclusives and all their sequels have sold well in recent years.

On Thursday, November 16th 2006 2:48 pm, rsetter3 wrote:

That's something major the 360 is lacking...exclusive titles.

Those parts were jokes right??

...No...

Quote:
If Sigma finds a large enough market, Szymanski has said that Team Ninja may consider future releases of the series on the PlayStation 3 gaming console.


PS3 has a lot of big title exclusives on it's way.

The 360 has Halo 3 and Gears of War saving it's ass right now. *yawns*

On top of that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion -the 360's best selling game, is coming to the PS3.
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