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Killzone 2's Mainstream Appeal Should Spur PlayStation 3 Sales

I think we all know just how amazing Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was last year; any and all awards it received (including our prestigious Game of the Year) are well deserved, and the game sold very well. As a direct result of the game's unparalleled quality, PS3 sales shot through the roof and it's a given that without MGS4, Sony wouldn't have nearly tied Microsoft in terms of shipped console units.

However, Sony does expect Killzone 2 to match and even exceed MGS4 in overall worldwide sales, and this seems like an accurate assessment. Look, we adore Kojima's masterpiece but the man himself even admitted that his team needed to cater more to Western/international gaming tastes. In fact, Kojima wishes to "start from zero" in 2009 and create some fresh new projects that will be just as richly regarded in the U.S. and Europe as they are in Japan. Now, although the Japanese haven't responded nearly as well to the FPS genre as the other two major regions, they're slowly starting to come around. Furthermore, it's plain that those same two regions will flock to pick up Killzone 2, and the only thing really stopping PS3 sales is the current economic condition. This is why we're not expecting hardware sales to be enormously impressive, but they should outstrip the 360 for at least six weeks between the middle of February and into March. The simple bottom line is that KZ2 holds more mainstream appeal; it'll be bought by those who didn't want to "watch a movie" in MGS4 and don't really care about long, complex storylines.

We certainly don't fall into the latter group, but unfortunately (or fortunately, in KZ2's case), a great many casual gamers do. And lest we forget, they're typically the ones who haven't yet sprung for the PS3...it seems as if all the pieces are in place, so Sony should get off to a running start this year. And if Uncharted 2: Among Thieves drops around the holidays as scheduled, Sony should end 2009 with a bang, too.

Related Game(s): Killzone 2

2/2/2009 Ben Dutka

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Xra897
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:23:46 PM
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With one of the highest pre-orders on Amazon and other sites I think it'll really get some sales. And xbox360 users aren't going to like Halo Wars very much.

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:32:30 AM

none of my friends who have an xbox is getting Halo Wars so i reckon it will flop. That is of course retards get it thinking it's an FPS

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Joe_III
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:24:52 AM

Halo Wars is going to be at least as successful as LBP. It's about time a decent RTS came to a console, and Halo Wars will be it.

I personally am very psyched about Halo Wars since I don't have a desktop any more...

Killzone 2? Always waiting for a good FPS.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 3:58:23 PM

I dont see Master Chief Underwear being a flop if it were materialized (though Im sure many have made their own). The name will sell itself. I think people are missing the fact its an RTS not FPS just seeing the smoke screen of HALO.

Nothing against RTS though, I love AoE (Ensemble)

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Schmitty
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:27:41 PM
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Feb 27 = turning point in the console war

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Im The Man
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:37:15 PM
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Only time will tell my friend...

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ps92117
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:14:41 PM

your pic looks familiar hmm, oh well

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NightHawk17
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:27:44 PM

alt account maybe...nah no one would be THAT simple

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ceedot
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:05:13 AM

Cabled controllers, excluded wireless and harddrive inbuilt, and DVD9 are definately next-gen.

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Godslim
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 4:08:56 AM

lol its josh!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:07:51 AM

^^Its not me. But im glad I have inspired by Xbox brothers.

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:46:34 PM

Here we go with the console wars again...this is getting old.

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shadowpal2
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:11:15 PM

LMAO!!!!! I love the drama when fanboy battles go on. Especially when Josh made the most ignorant statements ever and then another person came in with his or her ignorant statements and then Ben comes in silencing it all stating how insane both of them really are.

But god...why spend time in a place like this if you don't like Playstation or don't own a Playstation console? This is a site dedicated to the Xtreme PS fans.

As for the topic, KZ2, my only question during all this time was "Is it really as good as it seems" - and the answer seems to be a solid YES. With the review PSXextreme put up and the one IGN put up. And yes IGN gave it a 9.4/10 - and I believe it had its reasons. But either way - it's 9.0 and ABOVE!!! That's great for KZ 2. However if Sony wants this to sell - they got to advertise!!!

Make a commercial with nothing but intensity, displaying the graphics, doesn't have to show storyline, just has to show gameplay and intensity of gameplay. Then ends the commercial with a bang stating KILLZONE 2 in bold with the Playstation 3 exclusive part in the end. Make an actual ad just for KZ 2 - then it will sell equally or probably more than MGS 4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:38:07 PM
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Killzone 2 looks to be the point man in the operation. It will be interesting to watch the tide turn as this hits and then Uncharted 2 and then GoWIII because people who were scared to put away their tinker toy 360 finally plunk down the cash for a system on this game alone, realize that all the other exclusives are mind numbingly entertaining and all at once go "Why the deuce wasn't I playing this system the whole time?"

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LCF
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:38:46 PM
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From reading forums around the web, seems Killzone 2 is converting some X360 owners to PS3 owner. Sad really. You'd figure that X360 gamers would convert after their 2nd 3rd even 5th defective X360.

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ps92117
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:11:57 PM

they are proud soldiers but like the helghan they can be broken, we will smash them. lol

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rell
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 7:55:39 AM

The more newbies online the more I can rack up points. on kz2

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KevinCairo
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:39:23 PM
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It's definitely unrealistic to say it'll be a turning point, but it will boost sales. If anything, it's more like another solid landmark in the turn-around, just like MGS4 was and future exclusives will be.

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SerendipityDeus
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:44:43 PM
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it all comes down to sony being able to play their cards right, if they get them right, they could really begin doing some damage to the 360 sales wise, release an excellent game evry 2months and they're as good as gold, it'll maintain the momentum till the yr ends, don't do like last yr when most of the games came out in the last 2-3 months, then they'll be robbing each game from sales

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rell
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:00:50 AM

I agree I hope sony do play there cards right, and don't be lazy promote ps3 more so more third party developers can feel confident in sony.

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Fatcat3788
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:49:51 PM
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I would have to say it is probably going to open a lot of eyes... As for the people who have already been enjoying their PS3's a "turnaround" is the last thing on their mind... ;) Seriously who can be worried about who is in the "console lead" when only PS3 owners get uncharted 2, killzone 2, Ratchet and Clank 2, Versus, GOW3, etc etc. TOO MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TOO.

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LightShow
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 10:52:42 PM
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i'm just waiting for Josh to show up and say something stupid...

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LCF
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:04:21 PM

Yea considering hes an attention whore. He does not even have a PS3 and hes allowed to troll, go figure? heh. Oh he has a PS2, well then he should go troll in the PS2 section of this site.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:04:59 AM

He won't, Ben threatened to temporarily ban him if he starts another quip. Don't expect much from him anymore. Im The Man is the new issue.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:10:44 AM

I love you guys to.

And on this topic im honestly happy that the Sony guys are getting more into the FPS genre. Its becoming the blockbuster of games and now something both sides can enjoy.

I look at it like this. The better KillZone does. The more they will step up on my side.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 8:53:07 AM

lol, JOSH HAS BEEN DELETED! PARTY!

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AceTatsujin
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:02:16 PM
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when i see those numbers i'll believe. but in the very end, i stopped caring. i just want to play some good games on my ps3, which i am. woot sony!

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ps92117
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:09:52 PM
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lol the bigger the audience the more money sony makes, the more money sony makes the better the comunity is, eventually people will see the vast amounts of quality games ps3 has and swich over, kz2 is gona have some sales but it ain't even the most anticipated game, personally its fith in my list after mag, vs., gow3 and ico's project. People will eventually embrace the dark side. oh and I read this story of a bunch of ps3 fanboys making a bonfire out of a few dozen 360s, I dont necessarily support this but it is funy as hell and gets me pumped, for nothing but pumped either way.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:15:11 PM
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Im The Man = Josh??

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Im The Man
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:20:36 PM

No I'm not Josh.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:21:53 AM

Well he did personally attack a member here because that member attacked an Xbox exclusive game. I am talking about in the KZ2 review. And in the same review Josh personally attacked me for wanting to know what games were coming out for Xbox and when I wanted to know more than just Halo and the GTA DLC I was labeled as a dick so even if they aren't the same guy they have the same attitude and I think someone that runs this site should do a quick IP check to see if it is the same person and perma ban one of the accounts and maybe the whole IP if Josh and this mystery man can't keep to civil discourse

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Random_Steve
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:33:55 AM

Coverton, isn't the GTA4 DLC coming to PC? If so thats not technically exclusive

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LightShow
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:36:10 AM

@Random It's exclusive to M$ platforms. I believe that's what he was referring to.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:12:04 AM

Its not me.

Try again. And oh I listed more games that you might like.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:18:13 AM

Yeah I just checked out your list of "exclusives" I might like a lot of the games on your list but I will be getting them all on the PS3. WEWM has a list farther down on this page with real exclusives and some of them perk my interest quite a bit. Your comment on the other topic about exclusives are all that matter is correct as far in as to say that if it is multiplat I will be purchasing it for the PS3 so you see I only own a 360 for the soul purpose of its exclusives so that is all I want to hear about on the subject that is why I don't go to any 360 sites that are structured like this one. I am not a fan of the company that backs the system nor am I a fan of their business practices. I am not necessarily a fan of Sony either I just feel like they are a better more trustworthy company who treat the industry with respect and that respect translates to their business model and customer relations. I like the 360 for what it is: a game system that has a few exclusives that I am into. I like the PS3 for what it is: a game system with exclusives I am into and I like Sony for being a company that yes, might be in it to turn a profit but in doing so they do not hurt the industry of gaming or break consumer trust.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:25:11 AM

Sony made a friend to mine pay 150 dollars to fix his PS3 because the light was flicking yellow.

Mind you this was lil over a year after he got it and they said nope you have to pay for it.

Now me if my Elite redrings within 3 years after I got it I get it fixed free of charge.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:58:13 AM

Josh that is because one in 3 360s were failing and getting the RROD. The yellow light on the PS3 is far below industry standards of defectiveness. So your friend was unlucky, so was I. My PS3s fan fried and I have to pay 150 to get it fixed but it doesn't bother me because I know I won't go through multiple systems and I know that the chances of getting a defective PS3 are slim the reason I hesitated on buying a 360 is because I knew the chances of getting a defective unit were extremely high even if M$ is paying to get them fixed it is a slap in the face to the consumer to actually put out a product with a 30% failure rate.

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:18:58 PM

josh thats only because MS wanted to avoid a huge backlash for releasing a system with hardware failures that happens more often than any other system in history.

If you really think that they do it because they care for the customers, you are really wrong about that.

Edit: it would seem coverton beat me to it

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:12:34 PM

Sorry aaron I gots them fast fingers

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kidgrid
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 2:38:44 PM

yeah serious, who sells a product that is that defective. I mean like any of the windows products? Lets be the first out the gate then fix our screw ups later. meanwhile customers pay for that mistake. sometimes with money. sometimes with time. eg. I really don't care if my xbox gets fixed for free (which it should anyway) when i'm out of a system for 2 months

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:24:51 PM
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Well, I did my research and 360's 2009 exclusive lineup is looking rather pitiful, with some of the reported ones already coming to PS3 and a few questionable new IPs plus they are listing add-on packs and stuff. Yet the gomers are still saying it looks better than ours... go figure. I'm not beating my chest here, these just look bad to this gamer.

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NightHawk17
Monday, February 02, 2009 @ 11:33:41 PM

We still have to fear gaming conventions, cause thats when they pull their underhanded tricks...E3- FF13 multiplat, TGS- Tekken 6 multiplat

I just hope we don't lose anymore exclusives, cause these devs seem to two faced, making promises and not coming through with them and just abandoning fanbases *glares at Namco-bandai, Square enix

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:29:34 AM

Oh dear god can you please just tell me some of the games coming out exclusively for the 360 that is all I want to know I have been trying to pull it out of Josh but everytime I ask he says Halo and when I want to know something else he attacks me for it.

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ps92117
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:31:09 AM

I always think that sony brings more to the convention than the others, plus they have 50% of there developers without anounced games like evolution studios, ico and even gg, and supposedly lvl 5 has joined the family and they don't have anything anounced yet, I don't remeber the other developers name but there are at least 8 more without anounced titles

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:11:09 AM

- Mass Effect 2 (Think we are getting this one)
- Alan Wake
- Halo 3: ODST
- Ninety-Nine Nights 2
- Ninja Blade
- All Points Bulletin
- Huxley
- Halo Wars
- 2 days to Vegas (Timed exclusive for PC and 360)
- Project Forza 3
- Lionhead Project Dimitri
- Mistwalker Project 1 (Japan only?)
- GTA IV Episode 2
- Fallout 3 DLC


Yeah, some of those look shady don't they? In fact they are still calling so many of them "projects" I'd be surprised to see any of them materialize.


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ps92117
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:38:56 AM

not such good list sony alone has more game developers than 360 has games
JAPAN
polyphony digital
SCE japan
Clap hanz
project siren
team ico
NORATH AMERICA
incognito
naughty dog
edetic
sce foster city
sce sandiego studios
sce santa monica
soe
zipper
EUROPE
GG
bigbig studios
evolution
millenium
psygnosis
team soho
WORKING EXCLUSIVELY
slant six
level 5
insomniac
sucker punch.
So far I only know of zipper, santa monica, polyphony, sucker punch, soe and insomniac working on something the others are just about to finish up like GG and level 5

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LightShow
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:37:02 AM

Get Out of My Emergency Room!!

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:11:26 AM

APB (all points bulletin) isnt a 360 exclusive WEWM, Its coming to the PS3 also.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:26:53 AM

^^^Forza 3 is making next year?! Oh man hell yeah!!

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:01:59 AM

About damn time! Thanks so much WEWM I thought we were getting Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 as well. I might have to pick up Ninety-Nine Nights 2 and Alan Wake looks like it might shape up to be something I am into. Is the Huxley that is coming to 360 the MMOFPS? Sounds like MAG to me. And I thought I heard rumblings of a MMO where you play as super heros which sounds a lot like DC Universe Online.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:11:57 AM

Some are saying so Josh, but it might get pushed back. It's hard to say kinda like GT5 has been lately.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:21:57 AM

^^^Lets hope both make a appearance this year.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 3:53:43 PM

"APB (all points bulletin) isnt a 360 exclusive WEWM"

Nobodies perfect right?

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 8:57:24 AM

Didn't mean for my correction to insinuate that you aren't perfect. I was merely trying to tell you that we also get to play the cool game, my friend. Doesn't it look good?

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:27:09 AM
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By the way are all the comments being edited by a mod before they go up now? Or is it just my account? Did I step on toes?

Edit: Must have just used a few dirty words in my last two posts..
:)

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Deathstriker
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:44:28 AM
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Sony has this year in the bag...
Halo failed due to H3 and no one is really caring about Halo War's lol

An the only reason why xbox360 is so "popular" is cause its quick plug n play, like CSS you can startup a game and be playing gears of war in like 2mins max...or halo you can pop into a game online fast.

Sony will either get this whole year...or the 2nd year off into the bag. I got a friend who like straight loved the 360 and he's saved money for it up till now...he bought world tour before he even got the console. he got the Elite and played gh:wt...shutdown

go up next day and had red ring of death. he's been trash talking sony and ps since ive know'en him, but now he wants to camp with me for KZ2

and has anybody herd?? is gamestop having a midnight release

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inkme101
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:51:08 AM
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i was wondering the same thing kinda cold to be campin out but for kz2 ill make an exception i suppose

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Deathstriker
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:58:33 AM
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ill camp 3 days for kz2 if i have too...

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inkme101
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:01:32 AM
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although you could just walk into a walmart and pick it up at midnight i suppose maybe ill do that to save my nuts from frostbite lol

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Deathstriker
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:03:44 AM
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lol nah i wanna stand out there and let any xbox360er come by so i can intemadate them :P

WHAT...you lookin at me fool...lets go right now
gamestop right here ill take you on...

wait they got red ring...nvm :P

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inkme101
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 2:03:28 AM

why would a “xbox360er” be at gamestop at minight for killzone 2? if there was one there than he/she isn't much of an “xbox360er” now are they? but i'd love to see some there just proving that the PS3 is the supreme overlord of consoles.

heres to more “xbox360ers” at playstation exclusive midnight releases. lol

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:41:13 AM

lol, Standing in front of a Gamestop trashing X-box? That might get the staff coming after you. Any gamestop I've been into they are very biased on their platforms, and they aren't rooting for Sony.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:17:58 AM
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I live in Minnesota, camping out would mean Instant Death.

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inkme101
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:50:19 AM
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yeah been freakin cold in michigan lately too.

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convergecrew
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 3:17:15 AM
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Hooray for the mainstream! As long as it doesnt mean 12 year old brats screaming racist remarks into the mic.

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LightShow
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:38:16 AM

word!

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:30:57 AM

Well we don't have to worry about that too much. I think the analogy was made a while ago about the PS3 being like a Maserati and the 360 being like a BMW. (Maybe not those but you get the idea)

See the PS3 is like this status symbol that only celebrities and rock stars and billionaires own and the 360 is this similar status symbol but everyone in Marin owns one. You know that is why the call it Basic Marin Wheels BMW. Anyway, you see to own a PS3 means you are part of this exclusive elitist group that has disposable income and can buy and kill a call girl if you so desire.

Now prepubescent high pitched children can't go out buy a call girl and dispose of her in a devious manner and get away with it. They can't afford to. So they have to stick with the Beemer and cruise around looking flashy until one of us pulls up in our Maserati.

Point in case: Little kids own 360 because their parents don't want to fork over the money for a Maserati for junior baby son of a b*tch.

BANG!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:54:38 AM

^^^Or they just dont want a playstation. Which is the more common cause.

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Player1
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 3:53:50 AM
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New guy here, long time PSX fan, first time poster. Let me start off by saying Ben and Arnold Im diggin ur site. It has all the stuff i wanna know about(anything PS3 related) and none of the crap i dont wanna know about(take a guess). I actually stumbled across this site because they were giving away a blue PS3. Did anybody ever win that thing? Anyways, Im not a sony fanboy by any means, more like a dedicated customer who will defend sony till the death! Ha. Ive had every PS system and an Xbox,not to mention most everything from previous generations. Not bragging just saying. Ive come to appreciate sony's style over the years. Just about all electronics i own are sony. Not intentionally but with thier features, reliability,and smooth lookin shit, i always choose them.
Since I played MGS 1 and GOW I knew I had to follow those series till the end. It was not an option to stray from them. Obliously I gotta be PS3 equipped to do so. No brainer. Although i did have MGS2 on Xbox. But it was only because my ps2 was broken AND i got the Xbox brand new for free.
Anyways Ima PS3 fan and thats it. I wont bother lookin at another console. There might be awsome games for another competing system, but i dont care. I dont pay attention,therefore outta sight,outta mind. Its good to be here with fellow PS3 fans. Thanks again to Ben and Arnold.

Oh my PSN ID is LocknessMobster

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LightShow
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:39:38 AM

Welcome to the Party, dude.

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rell
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:14:09 AM

welcome to the site player 1

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:16:35 AM

Welcome to PSXeXTREME! They call me Wizard because everytime I touch a dual shock 3, Magic happens!

Oh yeah, If you break your posts into paragraphs it makes it a bit easier to read.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:32:39 AM

Welcome.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:14:25 AM

Hey Player, welcome to the big show, wanna R2?

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isaya85
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 4:08:55 AM
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If they get the marketing ads going good they'll be perfect they got this year in the bag its theirs to loose.

@ Inked what part of Michigan you from?

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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inkme101
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 4:30:01 PM

jackson. u?

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Player1
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 5:25:55 AM
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Forgot to add thats Killzone looks very promising and it will be the second FPS ive played, the first being R2. After playing R2 and reviewing KZ2, I have very high standards for FPS's now. Cheers to Sony and all its developers for raising the bar.

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www
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 5:40:39 AM
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"Sony should end 2009 with a bang".....definitely!

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Zorigo
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 5:47:38 AM
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i agree with that. although i still maintain mgs4 has been the best game of this gen so far, and it will take much too beat it.

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city96
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 5:57:46 AM
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They just need to advertise this holy stuff around everywhere.
more people are finding themselves getting into the gaming scene( its beautiful here 1080P) lol
but yeah more people wanna slack off and mess around for a bit so they need to advertise what theyve got to offer

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Sir Shak
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:07:27 AM
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I think it would sell pretty well, maybe not as well as halo 3 which is pretty much obvious due to sony's lack-luster marketing .But it probably would sell more than mgs4 whih is a lot in my opinion .

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Fenrir
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 6:17:55 AM
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Killzone 2 is just the first strike and upcoming exclusiv titles are the following ones, but theres one thing that will be the "critical hit" - Theres a company in Europe which developed a system to put realtime telemetry data from running formula1 races to the net. They patented it already. So, we will be able to join real! Formula1 races online as a contender. This is awesome and the best thing about is: Only PS3 is able to handle this amount of data - as a companies employee stated.

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rell
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:19:19 AM

u mean in formula 1 racing u will actually be there racing, I don't understand Fenrir?

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Fenrir
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:25:13 AM

Virtually of course, RELL. The race is running and you can take part in the action sitting in a virtual racecar via PS3 competing with the heros of the racetrack.

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Fenrir
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:30:07 AM

...and of course the real drivers wont notice you, cause your are not literally 'on the track' :-)

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CH1N00K
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:45:49 AM

There was talk of trying this with a new Rocket Racing League, Basically it was rocket powered planes racing through digital waypoints, and people at home were going to be able to race real time as well. But I don't know what happened to it.

The thing I wondered though is how will collisions work? If you're racing in your "virtual" car and bump a real car on the track, will that knock you out of the race? Be interesting to see how it pans out.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:16:38 AM

*Has visions of angry drunken gambling on racing*

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:34:51 AM

Hey is that an Irish jab WEWM? If so please, continue. Only half of me will be offended while the other half will be slowly encroaching on Belgium and Poland.


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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:32:57 PM

Not at all, guess I missed something? I just like to gamble when drinking and then I wind up angry and suddenly wake up wondering what the hell happened to my money and who that blond is next to me, haha. Vegas FTW!

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chanskie
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 7:40:09 AM
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KZ2 graphic look impressive and gameplay looks really fun....but i never been good at FPS...i even hated them....i never finished the first 15 minutes of HALO1 or GEOW or even Resistance 1..since then i stopped buying FPS....but KZ2...looks so good, i could even just show it off when my friends come around....should i buy this game??? What do u think, even tho i don't play FPS...i absolutely sucks at it......

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FLYING_APE
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:17:46 AM
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psxextreme can you ban that joshua360 guy he's f*king pissing me off. Check out gttv killzone 2 video review, he's in the comment section bashing the crap out of the game and ps3 then he comes here and starts 'flame wars'.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:28:54 AM

Your a very sensitive man. Its just online dude.

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photo K
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:36:15 AM
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I think we can all agree that KZ2 is going to be bad***. I hope it sells more ps3's because of KZ2. I believe it is such a great system even if it costs about $100 more than the 360.

My reason? I recently bought a 360 in Dec 08 so I could finally play Left4Dead and GeoW2. I think they are both really fun. But last night I purchased GeoW2 and popped it in and guess what? I was in the middle of the intro cut scene and then... BaM!!! RRoD!!! I couldn't believe it.. I had to laugh and call my buddies because this has happened to 1 out of 2 ppl I know who have the ****box. I still like the games but c'mon! my ps systems have NeVEr and I mean NEVER crapped out on me. And I only had the 360 for about 5 weeks!!! My ps2 from 9 years back still works silky smooth!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:42:36 AM
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And on this topic im honestly happy that the Sony guys are getting more into the FPS genre. Its becoming the blockbuster of games and now something both sides can enjoy.

I look at it like this. The better KillZone does. The more they will step up on my side.

So even if it does well. Its a win/win for both of us. Ill try to test it out sometime and see what its about.

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photo K
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:49:45 AM
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Josh do you have a PS3? I strongly recommend it. I have both systems and I think its a good way to go to enjoy both. I mean why do you have to wait for "your side" to step it up when you can just give in and get a ps3 to enjoy KZ2?

I used to be all about ps3 mainly because I don't like the 360 controller, but its actually a good controller for FPS games, hence my likeness for L4D and GeoW.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:19:08 AM

He can't afford it.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:20:48 AM

I have 25 grand just laying around. I also paid about $400 plus for my Elite.

Try again.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:47:50 AM

Josh it is very nice to hide behind the anonymity of the internet and say that you have 25 grand just lying around. If you really had the much money just lying around I highly doubt you would be trolling around a Sony news site stirring up all the trouble you do. I think it more over comes down to you being a 21 year old that still lives at home and who doesn't work but goes to college about 2-3 days a week and doesn't have anything better to do than bother people. Furthermore the only reason you don't have a PS3 is because your parents won't shell out the money for one and the only reason they let you stay at their house is because you are going to school.

See but I don't know if any of this is true I am just going on your birth date that is in your profile and assuming it is correct and based on that assumption I am guessing you are lying about the 25 grand "lying around" because in the economic climate is it more likely that you are lying than for a 21 year old to just have that much money sitting there, unless you are a trust fund baby because from your activity here it doesn't seem like you work, or you could do tech work like I do and sit at a desk pushing code while you chat here, but then you definitely wouldn't have 25 grand lying around because unlike the mass media likes to portray they don't pay us code monkeys tons of money like they did back at the start of the internet boom.

Anyway, say what you like. I fully believe that if you had 25 grand sitting around then you wouldn't give two craps about burning up $400 to buy a console considering that you call yourself a gamer and there are exclusive games on the PS3 and it is another status symbol to push you just that much higher than the people you know.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:53:16 AM

I come here when im at work slacking really. When im not here im usually with my girlfriend or working on my car.

And yes I do have alot of money. Thanks to parents I no longer have. So thanks for that comment. I guess its funny to make fun of things like that here.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:58:47 AM

You sure complain about the price a lot for having that much under your mattress.

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:00:38 PM

Again the anonymity of the internet is a beautiful thing and you can say anything you like and no one can prove or disprove it so whatever dude if you didn't constantly come in here are stir things up maybe everyone would be a bit nicer to you and not hate your guts.

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HOODGE
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:09:41 AM
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A buddy of mine bought a Crapbox 360 Elite a while ago, brought it home, hooked it up and was playing GOW2 for about an hour and it crapped out. RROD. Lol's. Hilarious. So his 400 dollar purchase lasted an hour and then he was on the phone for a repair box..OMG. I also own a 360. On my 4th and last. Owned all the Playstation consoles and all still run like new. My PS2 was even a launch console and after all the thousands of hours playing games on it and the thousands of movie watches on it, the dam thing still runs with no quirks. SONY QUALITY. That's what its about with their hardware and on top of that the best quality of games. I only play one title franchise on crapbox (Forza series) and that's it, otherwise all my time and money is spent on my PS3..KZ2 is already bought and payed for and the demo starts this thursday. Woot Woot. So long Microsoft.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:19:53 AM

^^^This tool spends $400 on a xbox then goes and says "yeah they suck".

Yeah they suck? But you wanted one that bad? lol..

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HOODGE
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:22:02 AM
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Honestly Josh I just have to ask why the hell do you hang out here and even comment on this site. It's like you are worried about you're RRODbox taking a back seat and you have to defend it. That's cool if you love you're Xbox and stuff. Either that or you're one who wishes he had a PS3, but mommy won't buy it for you. Seems like you're envious or something. You are one of those **** disturbers who just enjoys sturring up the pot. What do you get out of hanging out here if you are not interested in the Playstation Brand, and buy this time with all the amazing stuff from 2008 are still sitting on the little boys fence when it comes to owning the best console this next gen. Seems dorky to me man. Sorry not bemeaning you, you just seem to be a wannabe or something. You should take of that Elite picture of yours as well. Just looks awful in here...lol's

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:50:16 AM

My isnt around and why the hell is it cool for people to continue making comments about this.

She just died a couple months ago. Along with my father who was just a couple weeks ago to cancer.

Call me what you want but if this total lack of respect happens one more time im gone.

Games are for fun. But when you pass that line that is what gets to me. Your lucky your behind a screen.

And no. Unlike 80 percent of PS3 owners. I spent my OWN money on my Xbox. Try again.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:02:36 PM

He said nothin bout yer mom

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coverton341
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:04:28 PM

You think 80% of PS3 owners had someone else buy their system? Dude get lost. Here is one more disrespectful comment: No one cares about your stories about how you got your money. Go cry in your milk somewhere else maybe your girlfriends house she is only dating you out of pity and for your money.

Edit: I had to take something out.



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somethingrandom
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:34:59 PM

I spent all but $20 for my PS3 and Oblivion on August 7th 2007. Of course I paid $70 for the game and it went on sale for $40 two days later...

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HOODGE
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:24:29 AM
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Oh sorry it's white this time..seen a black elite pic from you as well...

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photo K
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 11:36:24 AM
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$400 for an elite? That isn't even worth it.. especially when they get RRoD. I mean I enjoy some 360 games as well. Why not? their games are just as fun. But when you compare quality consoles, Would you rather pay $400 for Elite or pay $400 for a ps3 with bluray? It's not even close. I only paid $178 for my 360 premium with only 20gb. I think the price was fine but I can't justify paying $400 unless it does more than play a video game.

Josh - I don't think you should stay away from PS sites as I sometimes read 360 sites to see whats going on, but you have to admit, the PS3 is a good quality system and the BR feature is hard to complain about. I still think the $400 price tag is justified when compared to the 360 elite. The ps3 is higher quality with BR, for $100 its worth it!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:00:26 PM
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Im done.

I cant stand the lack of respect for parents I dont even have anymore. Games are one thing. But when you talk about that its clear respect is needed and amazingly lacked. Unlike 80 percent of PS3 fanboys I paid my own money for a Xbox. And unlike most here I DONT hate the PS3. I spent most of my time trying to wake people up.

You guys want me gone good ill gladly leave. Let me apologize for not being blinded by a god damn game system. Let me apologize for not rooting for everything Sony does. Even tho I owned almost all of them and gave the most unbiased review of a PS3 I still know nothing because I like MS better.


I did make some good friends. Troy, Eco, and Wiz among others. You guys are cool as hell. For the others. Grow up. Its just games.



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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:03:38 PM

Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:30:18 PM

You're the one who needs to grow up AND shut up. You've been a raving fankid in disguise since the moment you showed up; your ignorance involving Sony and the PlayStation brand completely proves your previous "I once loved PS" statements as bogus. Your recent statement here about how "80% of PS3 owners" didn't spend their own money on a PS3 - when in fact, the average age of a 360 owner is MUCH lower than the average age of a PS3 owner - is even more retarded.

My opinion of 360 fanboys has dropped to an all-time low. Make sure to tell your fellow fanboys how you're all the scourge of the REAL gamer's existence. I KNEW this would be the update that would expose Josh for what he is! LMAO

Now leave, or I'll make you leave.

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Tim Speed24
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:59:37 PM

Yes.....finally we can get back to some real news and not freakin console wars every day.

Thank you PSXE.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:19:11 AM

Sweet he gave a shoutout to me :). See ya round josh.

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HOODGE
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 12:30:28 PM
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Don't worry he'll be back on tomorrow. Funny he has all this money sitting in his account and says he doesn't hate the PS3, yet he can't drop 400 bills down for a PS3. I smell BS there. Can't wait to hear his comments on total hardware sales and software sales of Sony VS Microsoft once Microsoft abandons the 360 a few years from now like they did their fist console that only lasted 4 years. I've got a huge smile on my face when I think what this guy looks like and stands for..And Sorry Josh, never knew you're parents passed away. Sorry to hear about that. Anyways Can't wait to hook up with some of you for the next awesome Sony Exclusive being Killzone 2. The Playstation Train is rolling and just starting to build up steam to the point of being Unstoppable. As for Xbox, good luck in 2009 and beyond. You're gonna need it..This coming from a guy who owns all 3 next gen systems..Have fun all with Killzone2. My gamertag is HOODGE. Hit me up if you wanna.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:35:33 PM
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I think Josh was drinking during the day again, tomorrow he'll be like, "oh sh*t I just told the best internet gaming site I was leaving, maybe I can go back and pretend it didn't happen."

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Kingharris
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 1:38:15 PM
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No. 360 Fans need to be awakened, seriously what have 360 got this yrear to say look at this Sony, the awnser nothing. Sony have Gaming under their belt with 2 Gens of continuous success; they know what they are doing, always have, always will.

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ec0li
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:05:16 PM

As a 360 fan, I somewhat agree with you. I'm not saying the 360 won't have great games this year but the PS3's exclusive lineup this year is a monster. K2 is just the starting.

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 9:27:05 AM

If you really are a 360 fan ecO, I applaud you. You fooled me. You are the model xbox citizen.

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ps92117
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 8:12:51 PM
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Graphics gap will be much bigger, quality and quantity vg is obviously on ps3 side, and online community might become better simply cause sony seems to listen, and unlike ms, sony buys developers not games (here is hoping that SE is next).

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 9:52:31 PM
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Quantum Theory better have really good graphics and they better kill off those god damn jaggers. They're pissing me off as of late. There are some bad ass games on the PS3 with no jaggers, and K2 is one of them. Above that, they need to make that game an open-field, with very smart AI, lots of battle, lots of action, abilities and stuff like that. Oh they better make it really, really good and LONG.

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somethingrandom
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 @ 10:42:04 PM
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I find it funny how some people say they can't play FPS's on consoles because of the game pad. I personally can't play FPS's on a keyboard and mouse. Why? I'm fine with the mouse, but I lose crucial time trying to find the right buttons that are spaced around the entire keyboard, so that you cant reach them all with one hand. IMO, the best FPSing comes with a dualshock controller in hand.

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photo K
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 @ 4:43:29 PM
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maybe we just need to get used to the pads, but key/mouse is still the fastest combo. It takes some getting used to with the keyboard but most games are designed to have the buttons right there...

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ZubraZap
Thursday, February 05, 2009 @ 6:02:02 PM
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AHAHAHAH! I really have no say in this childish debate but the "Deleted User" thingy really made me crack the F up for some reason.

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