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The PlayStation 3 Sucks, Three

Ah, last, but not least we have the PlayStation 3. Did you really think just because this is a Sony site I'd go easy on Sony? Where do I begin? Well, as we all recalled the PlayStation 3's biggest misfortune has always been the horrific price-tag at launch. It hurt Sony from the start, and only now is the PS3 beginning to catch up. But, beyond the price of main hardware, I have a gripe with some of Sony's first-party product pricing, as well. As great as the Dual Shock 3 controller may be, I still think it's a damn travesty that it retails for nearly $60. Historically, Sony has always been very aggressive with their peripheral pricing, and all things considered, the Dual Shock 3 needs a $20 price-drop - $40 should've been the price point from the start. And, maybe I'm asking for too much, but how about making your first-party games just a tad bit cheaper too, Sony? You know, like you guys used to.

Next up, my gripe with Sony and how they still seem to be treating their third-party publishers. That is not to imply they treat them poorly, but rather Sony doesn't make any effort to secure exclusives anymore. Where as in the past, the PlayStation 2 had exclusives locked down hard leaving the other two consoles high and dry, this time around, Sony settles for exclusive content in their versions (i.e. Batman: Arkham Asylum). All of that is great, and all, and Sony does have a massively powerful first-party lineup, but historically, the PlayStation brand has also had these immense third-party games like Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid (more or less), Devil May Cry, and so forth, all to themselves. Now, I realize it's simply far more profitable for publishers to release their games on multiple platforms, but at the same time, I also wholeheartedly believe Sony doesn't try as hard as they once did to secure these games, even for a brief exclusive period.

And Sony, if you're trying to win this console war, why aren't you going after the most lucrative prize that'll likely seal the deal for you? You allowed Square-Enix to get our pants all tight at E3 2005 when you showed us a Final Fantasy VII cut-scene running on PS3 hardware in real-time, yet, four years and millions of crying fans later, nothing has amounted from it. Are you guys nuts? Sony published Final Fantasy VII back in 1997 for the PlayStation, so make history repeat itself, dammit! You have a list longer than Santa's of customers who are ready to dish out the money for this remake and pay full price for it! Get your ass over to Square-Enix's offices, sign some papers, and give us our game, already. Do you not like money, Sony?

Moving on, I still can't stand playing any PC-based game on the PlayStation 3. Something needs to be done for PC developers to wrap their heads around the PS3's architecture a little easier, because consistently, PS3 ports of games that were originally designed for a DirectX system (PC/Xbox 360) are notably inferior. Borderlands is one such example. Half-Life: The Orange Box is another. Bayonetta, unfortunately, is another one. I mean, I don't even think I needed to go into the examples in the first place, we should all know by now that if a game's design originated with DirectX code, it'll likely end up crap for the PS3. And I know you're probably asking how that's Sony's fault. It's simple. Perhaps Sony could create more robust developer tools for DirectX porting, and maybe put some more pressure on third-party publishers to not release product that is notably inferior. Honestly, having a game like Bayonetta run at 25-40 frames per second on the PS3, meanwhile the Xbox 360 version runs at 50-60 at almost all times, is really getting annoying at this point in the generation. Just when I thought this whole issue was behind us, numerous games launch that prove otherwise. I swear, if somehow Final Fantasy XIII runs better on the Xbox 360, I will choke a bitch.

This next example is one that has bothered me since day one. Why doesn't Sony ever include HD/component cables with a PlayStation 3? Granted, before anyone says anything, I'm aware that one of the Xbox 360 SKUs now also only comes with SD cables, but for the past four years, they've all been HD only. In any case, what's the point of including SD cables with an HD gaming machine? Sure, a lot of people still have standard-definition TVs, but is it really that much of a problem to include both cables? I mean, you can buy an HDMI cable for $5 - so I can't imagine how cheap they are to produce. Likewise, if HDMI cables are so cheap, then surely component cables are probably even cheaper to manufacture. It's especially something to be mad about when you've paid as much as $600 for the system, only to have to spend another $30 on HD cables. The PlayStation 3 has always been an out-of-the-box ready machine that didn't really require anything to be bought separately, besides a controller...so to have to spend more money on all already expensive console really sucks.

And where are my custom soundtracks? It's annoying how the XMB interface can be locked out via game software, preventing me from listening to the music on my PS3's hard drive, forcing me to listen to some sh*t that some publisher thought sounded edgy and cool for their game. I swear to God, if I hear a P.O.D. or Saliva song in an extreme sports game again, my rage will cause fires worse than that of Los Angeles'. Stop giving into publishers' B.S. demands, Sony, and give us the freedom to access our music during any game. I don't care if EA or THQ have spent money acquiring licenses for their in-game soundtracks - most of them suck, and you need to cater to us, the people who spent $300, $400, $500, and $600 on your consoles. And while you're at it, give us the damn cross game voice chat, already.

But I'm not done. I think there's a crucial aspect to the PlayStation 3's power and ability that Sony is not taking advantage of. In my opinion, getting rid of PlayStation 2 backwards compatibility was the wrong move. At the very least, Sony should at least piece together a PS2 emulator of some sort for the PlayStation 3. Heck, if they want, charge us $10 for it, it doesn't have to be free via firmware update. Ever since I saw the God of War Collection trailer this week, the idea of an emulator has been stuck in my head. There's another cash cow Sony is potentially sitting on, that they seem to be ignoring. For $10, wouldn't you buy an emulator as long as it improved the framerate, resolution, and polished up textures? I know I sure would. I'd love to see games like Gran Turismo 4, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, Devil May Cry 1-3, Metal Gear Solid 2&3, and many others, all running in HD resolutions and sharper textures. Have you guys seen some of the awesome stuff these PC PS2 emulators can do? The PlayStation brand has always been about maintaining its history by offering gamers the ability to play classics on their newest console, and beside offering PSOne games, the PS3 has failed in that regard. So come on, Sony, stop slacking off. Give us a proper PS2 emulator! We'll even pay for it.

I have to also mention PlayStation Home, which is definitely not one of Sony's brightest moments. I mean, sure, Sony claims it's really active, but what's the point of it? Is it me, or does it seem to lack focus? It's boring. It's just a glorified chat-room with virtual avatars and a few lame mini-games. How about something worth visiting, Sony? Maybe give us a car to drive around and visit other towns or something? An activity beside walking and talking would be nice. And, don't get me started on the internet browser, which I still think is lousy.

So there you have it, plenty of reasons why your console sucks. So get off your high horse and accept that the system you chose for the next five years of gaming isn't as great as you think it is.

10/26/2009 Arnold Katayev

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Comments (135 posts)

laxpro2001
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 5:56:18 PM
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Sick article Arnold!

Edit: Kind of skipped the Wii though, I know why teh console sucks lol

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Zorigo
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 5:21:25 AM

it probably was a good article, but i got the point without having to read the entire article, coz i got boreddddd.....
good point tho

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mastiffchild
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 6:18:15 AM

Gorderlands, if anything, runs better on the PS3 than the 360-even DF agree there-and bloody GT! They aren't exactly mates with the PS3 user base either so why is there this insistence at PSX that it's somehow and inferior port? It isn't and DS only marked the PS version down as the online suffered at launch which wasn't anything to do with the port but was fixed within a day or so anyway.

Otherwise decent article Arnie! There's only one reason for the crappy ports that do appear these days, however, and that's a lazy dev who hasn't cottoned on to the best way to do multiplats FOR EVERYONE. Which is from PS to 360, natch. Also if the creator of a game doesn't want to do a PS3 version-don't let someone else do it as it's always crappy-look at ROB and , to a FAR lesser extent Bayonetta.

Sony offer help to every dev working on the PS3 so apart from the arcitechture being too hard I think you're right about most things here-rememver the 360 didn't try anything new and, yes, with hinsight more RAM upfront would have helped PS3 but at least Sony tried, no?

And yes, console ways suck-and tell Ben as I think his Wii hate will give him a seizure one day! Tell him to avoid them or something!

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:01:20 PM
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Also, before anybody wonders why I spent more time on Sony than the others, it's simply because I am the most familiar with the brand (for obvious reasons), so I had a bit more to say.

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laxpro2001
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:07:15 PM

makes perfect sense

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King James
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:14:10 PM

and because you care. Tough love, ppl.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:42:15 PM

Why you gonna' kick ma' puppy like that Arnold? She nev' did anything bad to you's....

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LinTr
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 9:29:40 AM

Not bad. You actually used the word "consoles". Who knew? :p

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bigberr
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:06:17 PM
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Very well said Arnold

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Geobaldi
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:06:51 PM
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Great article. Now just need to print out each section and had the relevant section to each relevant system fanboy I come into contact with that tries to tell me why their system is so great. First stop on the bandwagon, I'm looking at you Gamestop.

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mackid1993
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:10:17 PM
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Awesome Article!! You brought up a slew of valid points. I'm gonna smash my cr*ppy PS3 now. My console does suck!!

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www
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:08:55 PM

LOL Mackid you gimmie jokes.

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Jian2069
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 6:57:00 PM

the ps3 is only $299 now, go ahead, you can afford to replace it

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Danny007
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:11:49 PM
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Arnold should have filmed a documentary about this.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:39:29 PM

A youtube vid of Arnold ranting would be so slick I'd record it.

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mackid1993
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:52:43 PM

me too.

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wiiplay
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 2:20:32 PM

Definitely.

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Miggy
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:17:20 PM
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good stuff. I needed a good laugh.

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Charger7302
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:20:21 PM
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Wait, I thought the reason Sony hasn't added FULL custom sound tracks was because Microsoft filed a patent on it. Isn't that the reason Sony HAS to leave it up to developers, because it's the only loophole Sony had to get around MS patent......and isn't it the same for cross-game chat?

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:24:34 PM

I've heard that theory wasn't true. Or that it wasn't explained correctly.

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XJGunz
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:08:28 PM

I think there was a loophole that it couldn't be forced from the PS3's software (like the 360s) but it was up to the devs to let custom soundtracks available. An easy way for Sony to get around this is to just force it onto developers, sort of like how trophies are now mandatory for PS3 games.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:44:45 PM

Wow, if that is true I'm off to patent people's dreams..

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AshT
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:26:17 PM
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Awesome article Arnold

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Hezzron
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:45:29 PM
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I'd rather have a console that "sucks" than nothing. What's the alternative?

You're a self-loathing gamer!

....actually, articles like this keep console makers on their toes. Give 'em hell!

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Gone
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:46:19 PM
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Great article Arnold. Ha - "I will choke a bitch." This article reminds me of "Angry Video Game Nerd". I think most of the systems come out a little weak on purpose so you will buy the next one that comes out. Remember the commercial for PS2 that was about the Playstation 9.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdh4TqWFfX4&feature=related

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LowKey
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:58:20 PM

LMAO!!!!! Thats my favorite commercial.

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Douchebaguette
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 6:52:58 PM
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If FFXIII runs better on the 360, I will also choke a b**ch. Too bad you were only talking about FFXII =P

Great article.

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mexgeo86
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:12:45 PM

i'm pretty sure he meant 13 and not 12.

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Douchebaguette
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 7:59:38 AM

I was being subtle, Silly-Jim.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:12:57 PM
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lol this article is classic.

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jlch777
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:17:37 PM
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haha lol!!!

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www
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:19:25 PM
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I read the whole entire article and realized those 2 other consoles suck badder than the PS3.

Anybody who hasn't touched a controller in his life after reading your article Arnold, will pick the PS3, though they all suck.

In the Wii section its very noticeable the emphasis there is the Wii has kiddie games, limited amount of games and its not really for a gamer. Thus the nogamer will definitely skip it.

In the 360 section, its very obvious apart from all the issues, RROD remains the worst and again the about-to-be-a-gamer will not want his first ever console to die quick.

In the PS3 section, there's really not an issue that stands out to cause the about-to-be-a-gamer to disregard it.

So all in all, though all the 3 consoles suck, PS3 looks more attractive.

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maxpontiac
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:21:33 PM
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Yeah, the PS3 has had it's share of disappointments, and what Mr.Katayev has highlighted for this article are some examples.

But seriously, my only LEGIT gripe on this list was the PS3's price point at launch. There is no defense of a system when it's more expensive then a large portion of users TV's. But since this is resolved, time to move on.

With the HD cables, I don't see the problem with that. You can find a set of good HDMI cables for 5-10 bucks. A small price to pay for such an investment.

Yes, the lack of backwards compatibility is an issue to some, but not to me. I have moved on from the PS2 generation.

Home. Yes, to some, it's a place that is a disappointment. To others it's not. Me? 50/50. I check it out everytime a new space drops, but that's about it.

Exclusives. Why is it such a deal that Grand Theft Auto and Final Fantasy went to the 360? A gaming company did what it needed to do. Such is business. Such is life. Yet folks around the internet have it in a different light.

Multiplatform titles could be considered a problem. There is no reason why all titles across the PS3 aren't superior in some form or fashion. Every PS3 game should have screen capture and Youtube upload for example. As far as the graphics go, yes, the PS3 should be as equal if not superior to the 360.

When it comes to the internet browser, that is actually one of the most used features on my PS3. I check this site daily from my PS3 in my Great Room, with little to no problems. If the PS3 web browser does not meet my needs, I go to my laptop. The PS3 browser is a convience I enjoy.

Anyways. Good article, I enjoyed reading it.

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:46:32 PM

Sony could've added more RAM...

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Dingodial
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:15:45 PM

@ wage SLAVES

Very true

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maxpontiac
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:42:31 PM

Wage -

Yeah. I can agree with that.

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Qubex
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:45:29 PM

The low ram is my biggest gripe...

HOME could still do with masses of improvement... It still doesn't feel very professionally done (poor 3D engine and the like); want my avatar to be able to do more; like Nathan Drake, climb over things and be more active within the environment.

Would be nice to have an first person view as well as a 3rd person.

Should create an online development kit where community members can make their own spaces (said this before); the most popular spaces voted by the users can have a permanent home for as long as they remain in the top 10; with improvements and innovations etc.

They could do so much more; I don't know what they are doing and what they are talking about in those meetings; but I always feel they are missing the point of it all...

Q!

"i am home"

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www
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 6:06:20 AM

I think Sony knows more RAM isn't the most important thing, getting the CELL to do all the tasks was the aim. Play Uncharted 2 and I don't think you'll notice the RAM causing problems in that game.

The unwilling multiplat devs make it seem like less RAM is PS3's main issue, basically cause they can get the work done EASILY with the inherent RAM on the 360. Meanwhile Naughty Dog has also proven they can get the work done by using the CELL. Its not really about RAM is the unwillingness and lack of motivation by the devs.

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Dridion
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:28:54 PM
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Nice BUT, there's always a but, it seems like most of Sony's problems are so little. Though Sony bragged so much about Home, most people don't really pay to much mind in its somewhat 'failure' and the in game xmb thing can be fixed pretty easily. However I couldn't agree with you more in that Sony does sit on top of a lot of 'possible cash'. Sony also has to stop being lazy and fix that sad excuse for a browser, I mean for crying out loud, every time I access that feature the whole damn system freezes. Is it just me? Besides that everything seems fine.

In this case I say Sony suck far less ;) Yea I know, 'fanboy' lol.

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dlte
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:41:03 PM

the browser is a piece of crap. they need to sign a deal with mozilla or google or just overhaul the sh** out of it.

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Fane1024
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 4:24:32 AM

I use the browser all the time and, yes, it's a piece of crap.

RE: SD cables, if you owned a PS2 and an HDTV when you bought your PS3, you probably already owned HD cables that would work. Sony can't include every sort of cable (and SD cables are a must), though I'd rather they include an HDMI cable than an ethernet cable.

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goofynewfie72
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:34:30 PM
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The only thing I really hate about my PS3 is the huge game installs required to play some games, while the same game runs on the 360 with no install required. My 80GB PS3 is less than a year old and I`m already down to just 4GB left. I hope Sony finds a way to fix this problem soon. I just can`t afford to spend another $200 on a hard drive upgrade that may or may not be big enough to last the life of the system.

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LowKey
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:16:32 PM

YES BY, I totally agree on that one to.

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KingRed
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:32:13 PM

You know you can get a pretty good harddrive for around 50-70 on newegg and amazon.


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LowKey
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 5:46:15 PM

hmm, did I get thumbed down because I spoke newfenese? or cause I agreed with him?

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Metal Head
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:45:45 PM
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Wait $600 dollars for a console is alot of money?If anybody hasn't notice yet gaming is not cheap no matter what console you buy. Xbox is a cheap clone of the Playstation brand. Nintendo was the best until they stop innovating on making games for it's aging fanbase. PS3 has all the games I want period. I already have $400 dollars sitting in my account just for the next PS4. Planning ahead makes everything alot easier.

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Dingodial
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:17:54 PM

not to mention how expensive gaming PC's are!

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___________
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:46:19 AM

thats an old wifes tale, gaming PCs are dirt cheap if you build them yourself.
but its kinda pointless now since all the PC is getting is inferior ports of console games.
you think the ps3s getting screwed over, come play a game on the PC.

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Snaaaake
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:46:23 PM
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SD cable doesn't work on HD TV and HDMI doesn't work on SD TV?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:45:28 PM

An SD cable on an HD tv is pointless, and of course you can't use an HDMI cable on an SD tv.

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randomname
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 7:48:30 PM
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Awesome article, I also strongly agree in the Sony part. We think alike Arnold. :]

Wake up Sony!!!

Also, inb4 fanboy rage comments.

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LowKey
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:09:14 PM
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Yeeeaaaaa!!!! Great article, but there is only 1 thing that I half disagree on. Thats the DS3s. While it is true that 60 bones is pretty expensive, isnt anything bluetooth expensive? mabey not dunno really but any BT keyboard or Mouse I have seen are rather expensive. HOWEVER, the DS3 runs on an inernal lithium ion battery that eventually dies. You then would have to leave it plugged in or buy a new DS3 and 60 bones gets even more expensive when you keep having to shell out money for a new one every 8 or 9 months, if your a hardcore gamer. LOL I was wondering if you were gonna mention custom soundtracks, that is my biggest pet peeves about the PS3. I heard the only thing holding that and CTC was EA because they refuse to support it on PS3. Even though Burnout Paradise had it. This is one of the reasons I perfer to play KZ2 and Sacred 2 fallen angel as they both support custom soundtracks.

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Gone
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:18:39 PM

Ah bluetooth, I was cleaning my DS3 50 feet in another room and I heard a beep. I had turned on my PS3 unintentionally. Has anyone test out to see how far a DS3 can work?

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LowKey
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:22:00 PM

well I know last year I was sitting by the camp fire playing GH3 that was at last 75 feet away.

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Dingodial
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:29:19 PM

DS3 may be $60 but at least it can be used as far away from your PS3 as your cell phone can be used from a cell tower xD

Arnold you could have added the issue in there that the X360's controller can only be used up to 30ft. away (compared to the PS3 & Wii's superior 50ft. plus range)

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Fane1024
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 4:33:03 AM

Personally, I've never seen a DS3 for more than $55 Canadian, which is the same price as a wireless 360 controller and less than the combined cost of Wiimote and nunchuck (not to mention Wii motion plus). All three consoles/companies suck equally on that point.

Except the DS3 doesn't require batteries/battery packs. Lowkey is right about the lithium battery eventually dying, though I doubt you could kill one every 9 months.

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LowKey
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 7:42:44 AM

My buddy killed his in 4 months once.

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javon_27
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 11:59:55 AM

As far as the battery goes, have any of you ever opened your controller? it's fairly easy, and whenever Sony officially starts selling batteries, you can always go that route. If not, I'm sure that the battery is common enough to be bought from a battery website

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Fane1024
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 12:34:53 AM

Wow. Did he sleep? ; )

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King James
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:11:04 PM
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LOL!!!!!

"Don't you like money, Sony?!" Classic line.

And I too will raise all kinds of hell if FF13 runs better on the Xbox. I mean, I'll burn down a S-E office in Cali or something.

Sony really does need to help these 3rd party devs. Only a hand-full of them got it down. Infinity Ward, 2k sports, EA's studios (mostly), Treyarch, and R*...Thats all I can think off.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:47:09 PM

just tell me when and I'll be there with torch AND pitchfork.

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Victor321
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:23:34 PM
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Amazing Article.

This might sound weird to you guys, but Gaming Consoles are like children to me; you gotta hate to love them. Meaning, you gotta discipline them, with love.

What I believe you did Arnold, was that you single-handedly pointed out every major to little weakness in every console, and at the same time, told ways of doing what needs to be done, in order to not do it again.

That's what I believe I got from this article.

I love all my systems, and for sure, all three have wonderful strengths and weaknesses. The difference though, is one can go away, little by little.

:)

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kevinater321
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 8:57:38 PM
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Amazing article, you have really opened my eyes. Thank you.

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Juanalf
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:07:56 PM
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This has to be one of Arnold's best written articles here.I agree with everything; even thought this gen consoles are far more advance(excluding wii), they seem to have many more flaws than past systems.Still to this day I hold my Genesis,Dreamcast and PS1 very close to me,they are all reliable and in perfect working condition unlike today's system's which are very delicate.Still..PS3 is the best system(for this gen at least).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:49:58 PM

I get the feeling I could sledgehammer my Dreamcast and that sucker would still turn out awesomeness, and it looks phat on an HD tv too.

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goodgamer
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:13:56 PM
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my 60g is always at less than 10 available,do u guys know if is posible to change the hd whitout loosing the save files...

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:25:13 PM

buy an external HARD DRIVE, or flash drive back up your data...

u can also use this technique to swap out for a larger hdd, then from your flash drive or external hdd, after you format your new bigger hdd, load all your files back onto the new hdd!

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Fane1024
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 4:41:25 AM

Some save files are locked and can only be transferred via the backup feature, but if you're methodical, you should be fine.

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to_far_apart
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:21:03 PM
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haha loving the article Arnold!

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frostface
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:23:50 PM
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Great article! Got me thinking though, I don't think I'd want a console that didn't suck somehow. If it was the perfect machine I think I'd get bored with it just knowing that this is all I have to look forward to in the future of gaming. Just the idea that there are better things to come, even if we don't know what them things are, gives me a nice little buzz of anticipation.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:25:38 PM
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naw man, SNES was better than Genesis cuz look at Mortal Kombat on each system.

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:28:16 PM

one game series Sonic the Hedgehog ;)

i think i may have just started something!?!? oops...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:47:53 PM

nah Sonic was the REASON I owned a Genesis, and well worth it too. Never looked at mario quite the same way again.

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___________
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:42:58 AM

sonic>mario any day.
i was a massive sonic head, o what they did to him :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:45:16 AM

When I want a Sonic fix I go back to Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 on Dreamcast.

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___________
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 7:38:25 AM

back to my emulator i go ;)
thats the best thing about the PC, if you know where to look you can play almost anything on it.
but with it comes many viruses so be careful.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 10:10:22 AM

well atleast we agree on something then!

i did turn on the snes last night for some zombies ate my neighbors and super mario world though!

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:27:08 PM
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great article! one of the best ive read on this site for sure! really puts a glimpse of reality in the eyes of readers!

hopefully people who dont read articles read it but more importantly people who are biased against machines take something from this! if not o-well i got a kick outta it! good writing, thats why im here to stay, top notch stuff to read all the time!

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coldbore
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:43:59 PM
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That was a great read :P I gotta show more people this article, I enjoyed this, it was deep :P

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tes37
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:47:29 PM
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The part about Sony would make a nice letter to mail to their corporate headquarters. Like you said they're sitting on a potential goldmine and not taking advantage of it. They seem to be passing on many chances to dominate the market again. I don't know what they're waiting on.

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JackC8
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:56:47 PM
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Good article. My other complaint about Sony is that bizarre and ridiculous advertising campaign they had. Made me want to boycott the PS3 - and I've owned a PS1 and PS2. At least they finally regained their sanity recently.

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Scarecrow
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:57:26 PM
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ps3 has less serious faults

ps3 > the other two

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 9:58:56 PM
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The DS3 really is a jip, that's why I never bought one, stickin with the sixaxis because if I can always get a game for the price of the controller why would I get the controller all it does is jiggle so what? Boobs do that too.

And while Home is basically a waste of my time, social networking is still huge with lots of people (I gave up on facebook agess ago) but its hard to complain about something that's free.

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inkme101
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:03:21 PM
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i hope this article ends up in the "what we read" section of the ps blog this weekend. it'd be comforting knowing that people that can actually do something and make a difference were to actually lay eyes on it.

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Banky A
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:15:40 PM
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The PlayStation 3 sucks the most!

Let's make a group that bashes the PS3, the fans of other consoles will be confused ;)

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Dingodial
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:36:44 PM

Actually I have discovered that when we use reverse psychology by bashing the PS3, fans of other consoles start defending PS3! One of my friends used to be a die-hard Microsoft fan, but I converted him after I complained about my PS3. I said, "Gee sometimes I wish my built-in wi-fi was faster."
then he said, "You mean your PS3 has wi-fi? Awesome!"

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BTNwarrior
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:18:07 PM
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my only gripe with the ps3 is that if you are playing a split screen game, player 2 cannot log into their profile unless the game developers designed the game to do that. which means the only games that I know of where player 2 can access their profile is Little big planet and Resistance 2

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Highlander
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:22:14 PM
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What's up Arnold, trying out for Destructoid?

I'll pretend I can't understand satire and take issue with one thing. You are wrong about Home. Home is teh awesome!

P.S. Jim Sterling wants his crayons back.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 12:26:16 AM

Ahhh...the place that makes a mockery out of all game journalists.

No, we'd rather not take the comparison. ;) Thanks, though.

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 12:43:47 AM

Ben, PSXExtreme is to Destructoid as a voluptuous super model is to a dog turd stuck to my shoe. That is to say, one you'd want, a lot, and the other you'd rather scrape off onto the curb, immediately. I hope it's clear that although I'm suggesting PSX is the voluptuous supermodel, I'm not suggesting that Ben, Arnold or John should prance around in heels and a short skirt.

Oh, what a troubling image.

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___________
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:40:54 AM

thanks, im not going to be able to sleep for months.

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nogoat23
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:31:01 PM
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Best opening paragraph ever. Now, on to read the rest of the article.

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nogoat23
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:57:04 PM

"I will choke a bitch."
"Does Sony not like money?"

Oh man. Good stuff.

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somethingrandom
Monday, October 26, 2009 @ 10:31:49 PM
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Mine doesn't suck, I have a super ps3 that automatically fixes every problem... it's got billions of nanomachines coursing through it.

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 12:09:39 AM
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I've owned Atari 2600, 5200, TurboGrafx-16, NES, SNES, N64, Dreamcast, Panasonic 3DO, SNK's Neo Geo, PS1,2 and now 3 and of all my gaming console's that I've owned, I had more fun playing the SNES, PS1 and PS2 than any other!

I owned a Genesis but sold it because I didn't like Sonic as much as I liked Mario !

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556pineapple
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:11:23 AM
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Great article, Arnold. All points are valid, especially Sony ditching PS2 b/c. I'm glad I bought a 60 GB because of the emotion chip inside of it, but I'd like to see the graphics upgraded just a little bit. Another thing I have to add is the memory card adapter. I wasn't too happy about buying a $15 adapter just so I could copy my save files over to my shiny new system. Even though they ditched the memory cards altogether, it would have been nice to have that built in, since they made a huge point of the full b/c back when they launched it.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:38:07 AM
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great article but you missed the most important and infuriating one.
i am sick to death of this exclusive to US BS.
honestly i dont think theres enough paper, ink or lead in the universe to list every single thing sony has made exclusive to the US.
with M$ or nintendo, whats available in the US is available in Italy is available in Spain is available in Australia.
its available EVERYWHERE!, none of this region exclusive BS.

O and another, there so completley tight a$$ed!
look at the limited editions of halo 3 ODST or forza 3 there all high quality fancy bling bling things. true collectors items.
now lets have a look at the uncharted 2 limited edition, all it is, is a foldout cardboard envelope containing the game and a few exclusive DLC.
wow thats so bling bling thats so fancy thats so collectors.
or the R&C ACIT limited edition, again same normal crappy case just some exclusive new DLC, again thats so bling bling thats so fancy thats so collectors.
you call those collectors editions?
i dont know if borderlands case is the same everywhere, but the one i got is the game as per normal with a cardboard sleeve WHICH IS HOLOGRAPHIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!
how cool is that?
a standard edition of a game is better/ fancier than a limited edition.
now if thats not pathetic and lame i dont know what is.
come on sony, i know your hemorrhaging money at the moment, but you have to spend money to make money.

another one.
whats up with their advertisement?
2 weeks after uncharted 2s release and i have not seen 1 add for it.
im STILL! seeing adds for halo 3 ODST, im STILL seeing adds for NFS Shift, im STILL! seeing adds for batman AA.
hell, im even seeing adds for the PSP go, and PS3 slim.
BUT STILL NO UNCHARTED 2 ADVERTISEMENTS!
dont sony want that game to sell well?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:43:57 AM
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You forgot to mention how dusty the fat PS3 gets.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 6:04:48 AM

You must have a dirty place...mine doesn't get very dusty.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 10:17:13 AM

yeah lol thats pretty much with any system or electronic device. dust is everywhere!

unless you take care of your place, by cleaning and "dusting", which xnonsuchx apparently does!

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Kiryu
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:55:45 AM
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The only thing why most people didn't like about the PS3 is the price and now its 299$.
I'd like the developers to make HD versions of the Ps2 games instead of having backwards compatibility.
And the PS3 exclusives right now are some of the best games ever created.
So PS3 doesn't suck!

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 3:30:26 AM
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Not everything is perfect.....
But PS3 do suck, because it only does one thing.....and that's EVERYTHING.
By the way, I need something to connect my PS3 onto my laptop so I can play PS3 on my laptop, what do I need?

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junglemunquay
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 5:07:30 AM

You need one of these...

http://benheck.com/10-12-2009/another-ps3-slim-laptop

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___________
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 7:31:44 AM

does your laptop have a HDMI port?
if so use a HDMI cable, otherwise get a HDMI to VGA adapter.
VGA is the blue port on the back of your laptop.
any computer store or ebay have them.

actually im not sure if that would work, those ports are normally outputs not inputs.
since there used to connect your laptop to a larger screen.
try it i guess, or best thing to do would be to ring the manufacture of your laptop they would be able to tell you.

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javon_27
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 12:01:45 PM

I thought that vga port was for out only?

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fluffer nutter
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:33:29 PM

You are correct, javon_27. That is an output, not an input.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 9:40:32 PM

I don't think my laptop got an HDMI port, it's the Acer Aspire 4920.

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___________
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 6:12:08 AM

yea thats what i thought, i tried using my HDMI port and that would not work either.
not sure if you can do it, best thing would be is to ring acer they would be able to tell you if you can or cant, and what you need.

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xnonsuchx
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 6:03:20 AM
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Enough bitching about the PS2 backward-compatibility already! It's sounding like a whiny schoolgirl!

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 10:12:26 AM

i agree with you and robochic, plus ps2 are so cheap now days its worth it to have an extra one right next to your ps3 if you really want to play those ps2 games!

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JacquelineM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 11:32:47 AM

Except schoolgirls are often highly enjoyable.

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Robochic
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 8:34:04 AM
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Great article Arnold very good read, dead on on all aspects !!!

I would love a DS3 but I agree with World why pay the same price for a controller rather get a game.

@xnonsuchx agree w/the whole B/C if people really wanted it they should of purchased a console @ launch or find a used one off of ebay of something. Ya launch consoles were pricy but well worth it.

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eLLeJuss
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 9:54:01 AM
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Omg. mi console sucks :(

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vgWacky
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 9:59:19 AM
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Regarding the Ps3:

You forgot to mention the lack of decent launch titles.

Anyone who paid £450+ on launch and didn't get either Resistance or Warhawk was basically f***** for the first 6 months.

Just my two cents.

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CaptRon
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 11:00:56 AM
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I don't know what you're talking about.. My PS3 kicks ass, But I do agree the other consoles are teh suck

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LowKey
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 11:53:08 AM
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The other thing that really hit home for me was your shpeel about the crappy Internet browser. My computer crapped out on me, now I can get onto facebook, but I cant do shite. The same with several other sites that I used to go to. I really dont have the space right now for linux, so the PS3 browser is all I got. They really shouldn't have put this feature if they were gonna half ass it. But heres hoping that they will at least do a little bit of work on it.

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LowKey
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 11:55:22 AM
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WHAT THE HELL IS WITH EVERYBODY AND "TEH"? Sorry but it looks and sounds retarded. od uyo no wat eye meen?

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DIsmael85
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 12:23:59 PM
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Haha this article was awesome, however even though Arnold pointed out all the faults for each system, the PS3 still came out the better console of choice.

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whooka
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:04:28 PM
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The PS3 definitely SUCKS as a media player. It doesn't play flac files, it doesn't play .wav files, you can't copy files over 2GB to the file system (just about any HD file is larger then that and not everyone has CAT5 wiring at home), etc. The playlist editor is total junk. Ever try to make a playlist of music files? It takes forever, not to mention no folder ability to organize files better. And the capper, NO SHUFFLE/RANDOMIZE option anywhere for playlist playback? I still can't get over that. So don't believe the ads 'it only does everything' as it doesn't shuffle a playlist. I bought a $99 wd media player and an $80 500GB USB passport drive and together they lay waste to the PS3 as far as a media center comparison.

But I do love the games!

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JacquelineM
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 11:34:00 AM

Amen to FLAC and WAV, that's all my music library is, besides some TTA and TAK.

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Nerull
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 1:55:36 PM
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Nice article. They all have their flaws, just some are way bigger.
Totally agree that the DS3 needs a price drop and allowing custom soundtracks on every game would be the last hurdle for sony to clear imho.
I could care less about cross-game chat, gotta give the xbots something to justify their 50 bucks with.

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furbiesmustdie
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 @ 8:03:44 PM
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ps3 problems:
-launch titles.
-cheap game ports.
-backwards compatibility.

wii problems:
tacked on waggle controls.
very few good games (like 5).
terrible online.
weak hardware.
no inbuilt lan port (WTF).

360 problems:
RELIABILITY STILL A PROBLEM.
apart from halo not that many exclusives.
price tag on everything.
online may be good but still full of @$$holes.


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Gordo
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 12:39:56 AM
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Love the article. Sony seems to think we'll appreciate things more if we have to wait for them. If they had a latin motto it may be something like "art through suffering"...

Also what is it with the advertising? "It only does everything". Well, that's telling the public nothing. Having a PS3 with all these flowers and streamers flowing from it. Are they advertising a Wii?

What about some kick ass uncharted 2 adverts on the TV with big explosions and sexy Chloe.
People don't need to know it does everything, they just need to know it gives you the best games in the world bar none!

Everytime I go to the local games store all I see is Brutal Legend, MW2 or Wii Sports posters.
Understated is fine but this is like Sony is embarrassed having to try and sell their goods.
Give us a bit of oomph Sony!!!

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mastiffchild
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 6:34:52 AM

I've seen plenty of U2 ads een here in the UK-esp during the CL matches on ITV AND Sky but not just there either-honestly I must have seen them twenty times-more even than I saw ODST!

The "it only does..." campaign wouldn't have been my choice but we aren't the target now, are we? They'll be after the kids market for Xmas as much as owt so I kinda get why they need to show all it can do as my kids always store vids and games on all their devices from phones and ipods to PV and PS3 , 360 and Wii. My son has four 16gig mem cards for his PSP FFS! Full of photos, tunes and vids!

My teenage daughter uses the DSi and PS3 to store pictures and self made videos and upload them to Facebook from mates houses or when she can't use a PC-and they all like Vidzone and want it expanded as it's such an intuitive system. So I get the "ecerything" approach even if they could showcase the games more. Thing is the new US Montage ad does what you ask for as does the current U2 ad here-they are listening and, tbh, the new ads are WAY better than what we'd got used to from Sony and are superior to the geberal 360 ads we have right now for Skyplayer(waste of time)and the nodescropt and even more pointless "music" ads.

They're getting betterbut could really do with getting more pushy on 3rd party multi ads fr me as well as pushing games from their own stable better-I've not seen many Eyepet or even a R&C advert yet even and thought I really would have. Still, they're doing better than I can rememver right now even if the US ads were a million times better than ours in the UK. Both the Montage and U2 "girlfriend" ads are class.

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JAJABOB92
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 12:16:46 PM
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i would like to complain about my baby dying on me because sony put a faulty ps2 chip in the console and when the chip over heats, it kills the whole system. now it's gonna cost me $150 to have it fixed. why does microsoft fix their consoles after they have the red ring if sony won't do the same damn thing for their customers?

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CptGreedle
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 12:30:18 PM
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Anyone else think this was just a way for him to bi*** and complain about the PS3's problems without upsetting anyone by first mentioning the "problems" of the other consoles?
What can I say but you dedicated an entire page to the PS3, and only a few paragraphs to the Wii and 360. Some of your PS3 complaints go a bit to far as well. You never complained about the crappy browser on the Wii, or the lack of motion sensing on the 360 controller. You never mentioned bombardment of crappy hardware the Wii keeps letting 3rd party companies release. Instead you complain about every little thing you can think of about the PS3. Why is the lack of an HDMI cable that upsetting when none of the others offer it either? Why is the industry trend to go multi-platform Sony's fault, when we still get the content? Why does exclusivity matter that much anymore? All games should be released on all systems and optimized for each (not ported). That is the real issue, not Sony. And Home offers more than the Wii and the 360 combined, and it is the newest with a lot of room to grow!
SURE The PS3 has its problems. Sure all the consoles (in history) have had issues. But it seems like you just wanted to complain about the problems we all know the PS3 has and look like the good guy by listing the complaints of the other systems first. I don't buy it. Try to be more BALANCED with your opinion pieces, offer the same amount of issues between all the consoles, or don't bother at all.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 12:32:13 PM

No, nobody thinks that because it's wrong. I know why he wrote it and you're off-base.

It's basically a parody...if that goes too far over your head, don't bother to comment.

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ArnoldK PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 7:40:33 PM

Holy crap. Talk about an airplane flying right over your head. I mean, had you even looked at the first comment posted here, you'd have seen WHY I wrote the most about the PS3.

Seriously. Just wow. You totally missed the entire point.

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fullmetal
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 @ 2:54:51 PM
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u know what your right! i bought a wii for my girl and she wanted it too. When i bought games for it i was like WTF IS THIS N64 AND GAME CUBE IN 1?. My girlfriend likes it but now shes in love with my ps3. but your right sony NEEDS TO GET THEIR HEADS OUT THEIR ASS AND MAKE SOME GOD DAMN MONEY. RIGHT NOW I WOULD KILL FOR IN GAME MUSIC, OTHER PS3 OWNERS TO PLAY PS2 GAMES ON AND PRAY RIGHT NOW I DONT HAVE TO BUY A NEW PS3 CUZ I CAN STILL PLAY MY PS2 GAMES ON IT, FUCKIN TAKE YOUR ASS TO Square-Enix RIGHT THE FUCK NOW AND MAKE A Final Fantasy NOW! WILL EVEN BUY ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL EDITION GAMES FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SONY! THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS U GUYS ARE COMING OUT WITH MORE GAMES THATS A PLUS, ITS WIFI BIG PLUS SO I DONT HAVE TO RUN A WIRE FROM UPSTAIRS, AND U SAVE ME MONEY FROM BUYING A BLUE TOOTH HEAD SET CUZ I ALREADY OWN ONE.

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Skatejimmy5
Sunday, November 08, 2009 @ 1:41:11 PM

Whoops, slipped on the Caps Lock button there, did we?

;)

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PaiNT_kinG
Thursday, October 29, 2009 @ 1:02:12 AM
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i agree 100% about this generation of consoles,but out of all these dissapointing consoles,PS3 is still the best worst console =)

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RekeHavick
Thursday, October 29, 2009 @ 9:14:13 AM
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You know what - with a few exceptions (see Capt. Greedle) we were all able to talk rationally about each point that Arnold made and contibute to the discussion amongst ourselves without any crazy talk. Way to go eveybody - I actually read the entire acticle and ALL of the comments without getting that queasy feeling in my stomach.
Good stuff!

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BikerSaint
Monday, November 09, 2009 @ 3:53:41 PM
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great article, & true.
But in my IMO I think Sony taking out the now missing "other OS" in the new slims should've been left in.
Let people always keep ALL of their options of choice open.

Hey Arnold, as for your ""I will choke a bitch."..............
Iffin' ya needs to practice your finger clenching abilities, just let me know cause I think my ex-wife's still wasting Planet Earth by sucking up all of the valuable air around here somewhere(she's the reason for global warming)

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Notes36
Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 3:33:23 PM
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"I swear, if somehow Final Fantasy XIII runs better on the Xbox 360, I will choke a bitch."

LOL...

I Kind Of Feel The Same Way!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tuesday, March 02, 2010 @ 3:33:23 PM
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"I swear, if somehow Final Fantasy XIII runs better on the Xbox 360, I will choke a bitch."

LOL...

I Kind Of Feel The Same Way!!!!!!!!!!!!

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