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PlayStation 3: Most Discussed Console In Video Game History?

Now, I'm old enough to remember all the way back to the earliest video game consoles, but for the life of me, I can't recall a system that has received so much enduring discussion and debate as the PlayStation 3.

At first, it was relatively normal. Despite the early gloom and doom - and I will refer you to my earlier article if you think any of it still applies in 2009 - the amount of discussion articles dedicated to Sony's new machine didn't seem abnormally high. It really only reminded me of the PS2, and maybe the original Xbox. In all honesty, I do vividly remember the amount of excitement generated by the Super Nintendo after the original NES took the blossoming gaming world by storm, but that was well before the time when the media had become...well, the media for this industry. So perhaps the last generation had the most amount of long-running hype and argument, but that may have all changed: well over two years after the system's launch, the PS3 continues to demand a large portion of the industry's scrutiny, and an almost equally large portion of forum conversations around the Internet. Obviously, I don't have any hard-and-fast statistics; I can only go by what I see. Anecdotal evidence, I know. But I think everyone will agree that PS3-related topics still get a ton of attention, and they're topics that typically die out after the first year.

A lot of the discussion certainly centers on ignorance, but I'm simply talking about general attention. For whatever reason, the PS3 continues to turn many, many heads on a continual basis, and the subjects range from power to software to Sony-oriented business topics. At this time, with the generation in full swing, one would've expected an evening out of sorts, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards for this machine. I haven't decided yet whether or not this will turn out to be a benefit in terms of sales...probably not, considering the ignorance level of some of the articles I'm talking about is through the effing roof. But I do know that anything with "PlayStation 3" in the headline demands attention at all times, and I'm starting to think that it may be - or will become - the most talked about console in video game history. Does anyone else agree with this, or do they remember more elongated discussion for another system in the past? Maybe my memory is just on the blink, but it seems unlikely. I've got one of the best memories on earth. ;)

I suppose the key now is to insure that things don't spiral out of control, because that could lead to many mainstream consumers facing a deluge of confusing and conflicting information when they set out to purchase a game console. Well...that's why we're here.

2/8/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (79 posts)

FeyeR
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:08:41 PM
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spelling error ben:

"the ps3 continues to turn man[y], many heads"


back on topic, the ps3 is definantly getting alot of attention in the media, but not necessarily for the good... The mainstream consumer this generation sees the ps3 as just an expensive gaming machine.

But I also have a feeling gran turismo and gow3 will change a lot.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:22:02 PM

Yes, thank you. But give me a break...I do a lot of articles at once. ;)

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www
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 5:45:30 AM

u guys scrutinize Ben a lot,he's human n bound to make mistakes.

Matter o' fact is a typo even a mistake?

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chaosrunner
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 8:52:27 AM

Yes, a typo is a mistake. In fact, 'typo' is shorthand for 'typographical error.' However, with all anal retentiveness aside, I tend to give Ben and others a wide degree of latitude in their spelling because of the volume of work that they are doing and that at least they are grammatically correct. Hell, my father has a PhD in English Lit and can't spell worth a damn without spellcheck software.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:12:09 PM
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yeah i agree, this machine gets so much attention it amazes me. good, bad, legit, false the machine has endured it all and taken it quite well i might add!

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rell
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 8:41:50 AM

I agree ps3 get more publicity then the other console.

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Joe_III
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:13:18 PM
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I would say the original xbox garnered much more mainstream attention than the PS3 did. Especially before it even came out because everyone -- especially the IT field -- was wondering how microsofts first big test expansion was going to turn out...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:21:18 PM

The IT field must be very different from the gaming world. While I was aware of the hype, most people entrenched in the industry simply dismissed it out-of-hand (as they did with the original PlayStation at first).

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www
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 5:47:55 AM

Joe_III, i don't think so.Xbox didn't turn many regular heads,it mighta turned IT heads but not the general heads.

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LightShow
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:17:40 PM
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its not so much a debate as a stand-off.

I mean, if you really look at it a little, you see the Sony camp gaining ground, with the M$ camp deciding that if it ignores and denies Sony's progress enough, it'll disappear.

Most discussed, yes, but as many will insinuate, there's no debate. The debate's over.

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infekt
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 11:07:48 PM

100% agree.

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AceTatsujin
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:21:06 PM
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agree with this article. now can we get some god of war iii articles!?!? ;p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:33:49 PM
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I get physically ill when I read half the lies out there about the PS3. Most talked about? Maybe. Most underrated? Most-definitely.

95% of the press is bad, and the good 5% comes from this site. Even PS3 sites are infested with xbot journalists and xbot members who trash PS3 instead of playing games. I still read stuff about how it's failing or struggling just because it isn't in first place.

I'd say it's plausible that most of the PS3 talk comes from 360 fanboys that spend their days making youtube videos and writing pretend articles with no facts to make themselves feel better about their shoddy machine. End tirade.

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The Cheat
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 4:02:44 AM

while i agree with you, i do think that most media about the ps3 is bad and mostly wrong. but i cannot allow people to use the word xbot... it just continues the flame war... i am like this site i lean towards the ps3 for many reasons (mostly bluray) but i do play the 360 occasionally. so while you are right i don't think it needed to include such childish banter as xbot

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:49:38 AM

It's okay here, but we keep it clean in the forums. Opinions are alright when you back them up, and clearly biased media outlets can be called little else than xbots. If I were to call you an xbot, that might be flaming so I wouldn't.

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ps92117
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:41:20 PM
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Lol last generation I was more into pc than anything, and the generation before that one I was not a teen yet so I wasn't really into discussions and stuff not to mention no internet so yeah I couldn't say, however I love a topic of discussion now a day so this things are always welcome.

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Deleted User
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:49:55 PM
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I think Xbots need to actually give me plausible reasons on why their console is so great. They spend more time trashing the PS3 online than praising/playing the 360. While the 360 has plenty of great software and is "cheap", the $50 per year cost of XBL, the durability of the console, the questionable behavior of some online gamers, the Gamerscore cheating and the fact that you have to pay extra for things like battery chargers and themes aren't things you want to brag about.

Just pure jealousy from these people. Maybe Sony's top brass have made a lot of mistakes the last 2 years but when it's all said and done, I think people will forgive them because already I can see how versatile my 60 GB console really is. I can watch Blu-Ray movies, play PS1-3 games, surf the Internet, visit the virtual world of PS Home and game online for free. Can you do that on a 360 out of the box?

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Scarecrow
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 10:57:10 PM
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Hell yeah it is!

Wii: Talked 'bout the hardcore mostly in negative ways once in a while. Talked 'bout the casuals here and there. But since casuals don't play that much it's like it's more of a playing thing, not much to talk 'bout.

360: If it's not Gears of War or Halo it's like...............meeeeeh

ps3: Everything! blu-ray, games, Cell processor, HOME, etc.

ps3 has the longest life expectancy and overall has more to build on(as it is the true next-gen console).

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dm583
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 1:32:03 PM

yep those are the xbox's two claims to fame

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Jamaican_Heat
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 11:09:37 PM
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The PS3 will be the most discussed console in history, because it is the greatest console in history ;)

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ThePoetRazel
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 11:18:12 PM
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Another candidate for the PS Blog's What We Read section Ben? Boy, you really love getting those mentions don't you?
Any chance you can put these articles on a separate RSS feed to the actual news?
btw, how many thumbs down am i gonna get from the drones? Who ever guesses correct gets an imaginary cookie.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 11:32:57 PM

2....maybe 3? lol

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:00:59 AM

Never really notice we get on the PS Blog. But I know we do sometimes. :)

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 4:54:57 PM

:| i lost...the answer was -4 XD lol

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DONMIKESHOW
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 11:46:43 PM
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Your kidding right Playstation was disussed ten places less than the Xbox just in 2008.

"Apple Dominates Top 10 Most Talked About Brands in Social Networking"
by Bryan Chaffinon February 2nd, 2009 at 6:25 PM"
"...Microsoft, on the other hand, had its first appearance on the list at #5 with Xbox and #10 Microsoft."
You can find the full list at Vitrue's Web site.

The Top 20 in the Vitrue 100:

iPhone
CNN
Apple
Disney
Xbox
Starbucks
iPod
MTV
Sony
Dell
Microsoft
Ford
Nintendo
Target
PlayStation
Mac
Turner
Hewlett-Packard
Fox News
BlackBerry


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karneli lll
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 2:23:13 AM

It couldn't hurt to read the title of the article now would it?

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opsdaddy
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 11:49:26 PM
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@WorldEndsWithYou: You beat me to it again, bro... you're right--this is definitely the golden age of pseudo-journalism! William Randolph Hearst would be proud.

@ThePoetRazel: Lighten up, man. Sure, it's not the most newsworthy thing Ben has reported on, but it gets people talking, and that's vital to keeping an online community energized.

Also, just because we give kudos to Ben on occasion doesn't make us drones. If you read widely about this industry, like I do, you just come across so much horseshit written by half-wit poseurs that you just wanna scream.

And when I feel like that, I check in here, catch up with Ben or Arnold's latest, or read a witty comment or two from my PSXE brethren, and somehow, I feel at home. Sorry it doesn't hit you the same way.

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JaktheDaxter
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:29:20 AM

you know same thing here....i might have just started posting but i have been browsing this site for months now and i have enjoyed not only the articles but the witty banter from all of you guys and it got me to join so ...so thumbs up staff

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Jed
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 2:23:24 AM

what's up JAK. We're glad to have you here.

I feel the same way about the other gaming sites. They all seem like they are being written my teenage fanboys. PSXE has a certian integrity to it that you cant find very often on other sites.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 8:43:37 AM

Witty banter? Jeez, can't you guys just say jokes?

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Powershifter
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 1:48:13 PM

we're trying to expand our vocabulary lol

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End of line
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:14:58 AM
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I believe some on the ongoing discussion surrounding the PS3 is warranted, negative or otherwise, if only to keep the Sony execs honest and more responsive to the market (I still cant believe they believe we do not want PS2 BC). They most certainly learnt a few lessons this time round so I am certain they wont get caught out on the next PS.

Off topic: Hmm its funny, I've just realised the next one will be the first PS without Ken K at the helm who has seemingly always pushed for technological developments.

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guincog
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:35:24 AM
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If you honestly think the PS3 is the most discussed console in history you have a short damn memory. Period.

If anything, wouldn't the PS2 be the most discussed considering it has sold a sh** ton and had a far longer active lifespan than any other console ever?

The Sony PS3 Fan Kool Aid must be some strong sh** for you to completely forget the last freaking console.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 1:04:10 AM

I always encourage everyone to speak their mind civilly, but don't talk DOWN to me. Just...don't.

And if you didn't understand the article in the first place, don't comment. I'm talking about ENDURING discussion; the PS2 headlines were not in abundance in its third year, especially in comparison to the Xbox.

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www
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 5:56:15 AM

guincog,
he's talkin' discussions like:

1.Does the ps3 need savin'
2.Will blu-ray win the format war so ps3 has the edge?
3.Will the ps3 be in the last place this gen?
etc,etc,etc.....

PS2 didn't receive this much SCRUTINY.
It's scrutiny not fame and popularity.
We all know the ps2 was most popular and best-seller! He's talkin' S-C-R-U-T-I-N-Y!

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AceTatsujin
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 1:19:58 AM
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how about the ps3 is the most discussed system in this generation? that should solve things. i never paid any attention to the ps2 at all. i bought the games that interested like ffx, x-2, xii and kingdom hearts i + ii and other games too.

anyways, ps3 = rulez.

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KevinCairo
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 1:53:37 AM
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There's a lot of hate and ignorance, but I think more respectable sources, at the very least, don't tend to explicitly bad-talk the PS3 as much as the amateur, so-called "journalists".

The playstation blog at least manages to find plenty of positive things about the PS3, and playstation in general, for their weekly "PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read" post.

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opsdaddy
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 2:10:57 AM
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I know as an early adopter of the PS3, much of the harsh criticism levied against it during the post-launch period was warranted, and painful--oh so painful. But, we all survived (Sony included), and were the better for it. Slowly but surely, the firmware updates came, along with critical AAA title announcements. The media freeze began to thaw a bit.

In fact, a small contingent of technical media, detecting changes were afoot, began to sit up and take notice. This trend came full circle when Ars Technica, after dishing out some of the console's harshest early criticism, agreed to re-review the PS3 after Sony had addressed many of its shortcomings. The result: the PS3's score improved from a measly 6 in 2006 to a robust 9 in 2008. Not bad, huh?

Unfortunately, stories like that are few and far between. And it does no good to directly oppose most of these soft-headed souls in the media, because they'll collectively shove their fingers into their ears and drown you in a sea of cheap-shots, banter and ballyhoo.

So, how do we address this media bias? By participating on websites like this, discussing the PS3 often (with friends and foes alike), and performing the occasional living room demonstration, that's how. Don't laugh--Over the past year, I've personally converted 2 Halo-kissing 360 gamers to the cause just by inviting them over for a go at Uncharted or LittleBigPlanet. It's amazing how effectively top-drawer titles sell themselves.

In fact, the next time a non-gaming friend wants to stop by, make sure you're playing a PS3 gem when they knock. Encourage them to take a crack at it. You might be surprised by what happens next.


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The Stig
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 9:32:18 AM

Yeah I converted 2 360 fans to PS3 by doing this. I even convinced a few non-gamers to get a PS3 with the same method.

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Jed
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 2:27:33 AM
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I think that 2 there are 2 factors that make it the most discussed console in history.

1. The number of internet literate gamers is always growing

and

2. The number of those gamers that are fanboys out there that either LOVE or HATE the PS3

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fundando
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 3:36:14 AM
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Who the hell is talking about the ps3?
Oh wait.

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www
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 6:06:20 AM
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PS3 is most discussed and under more scrutiny cause first of all,the haters wanna see it go down,secondly they are scared of the beast.

When i say scared,i mean it's like a beast waitin' to unleash it's power within,n it's wrath can't be handled by the haters thus they would do anythin' to kill the beast before it becomes a major problem,catch my drift?

Devs still say there's still enough power the ps3 is yet to unleash n that makes the hostiles uncomfortable since they're not willin' to buy a ps3 and want the 360 to win the war once and for all.

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FLYING_APE
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 6:51:58 AM
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The inner nerd inside me is excited as fu*k about the console war and all this scrutiny ps3 gets doesn't bother me. When sony get the price down and gets more AAA games *brings out list* there gonna be eating there words.

I suggest all the ps3 owner laugh it off, there's no point arguing because there ignorant.

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rezenu
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 6:54:02 AM
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Most of this rage and hatred towards the PS3 is based on revenge, keep that in mind. I've had one encounter from a 360 fanboy who claims that PS2 fans used to torture XBox fans generations ago when their console wasn't doing so great. So I'm assuming that this is just an act of revenge; to get back at Playstation fans for what happened.


Then you have the media. The media has been talking trash about the Playstation brand since the PS2 in the beginner stages. They questioned whether it'll surpass the Dreamcast. They claimed it was too hard for developers to master. And we all know what happened afterwards.

The only thing the PS3 needs is some heavy powered advertising and a pricedrop. Either way, it's not going anywhere and the media better get used to it.

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isaya85
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 8:32:58 AM
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I can understand why its the most talked about console in history I mean its the successor to the most popular video game system ever (PS2) and its a Sony product and the playstation brand is still going strong even with all the negative press

I was watching the hiphopgamer show last night and he mentioned something that really got me thinking, he was talking about the comiccon expo or what have you, he said about 95% of the gaming booths were xbox360 showing off multiplatform games, he also said how M$ were geniuses for doing that, he mentioned how it made M$ look like the were the face of gaming. where was Sony???

My thing is even though Sony may not feel comiccon is a big deal they still need as much publicity as they could possibly get and from the footage he was showing M$ had that event in the bag, this year has to be the year Sony pushes the PS3 it has the games and the pricecut is coming soon but all that isn't going to mean a thing if the majority don't know about your product.

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raztad
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 8:37:52 AM
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Ey man Im no acting like MS is behind every bad article about PS3 but they (probably) are on something, look at this:

From http://www.n4g.com/tech/News-274417.aspx

Microsoft Infiltrates Firefox

"This is a very serious breach of user trust. Not only is this package delivered without explicit approval, it's also made difficult to remove. Moreover, its use is not clear. Lastly, the change affects third-party software, not one of Microsoft products, so the question is, what the hell did Microsoft want to achieve with this nebulous, spyware-like update?"

Above may sound a bit off topic but if that is their way to kill competition, I can not even imagine what tactics they are using with the PS3.

Good article Ben. Congrats.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 1:51:44 PM

@Raztad,
It's just their little way of saying.....
"We're working hard.........................
to monopolize the world"!

If you remember MicroSNEAKYsoft even got their hands involved in the Burger King chain, so they could make 3 "SNEAK KING" Burger video games for Xbox some years back.

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Powershifter
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 1:59:28 PM

I remember the BK video games! what a joke .. but maybe good for little gamers? oh well, I just remember thinking that was a really dumb idea from M$.

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isaya85
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 8:39:21 AM
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They need to become the face of gaming again we need more publicity and advertisements if they can't accomplish that this year then I'm afraid Sony may lose out on the rest of this gen, I could be wrong though I really want Sony to win

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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ResinChem
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 8:56:30 AM
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Well, I'm another lurker that finally decided to post. I'm probably a bit older than the typical demographic (mid-40's), but it does put me in a position to 'remember' pretty much all of the video game history. The Atari 2600 came out when I was in middle school and I also remember playing the first coin-operated Pong game in a department store. I even created a few basic games on the TI-99 (how's that for pulling out an old name!), which I know wasn't truly a game system, but that's about all it was really good for.

I've owned the Atari 2600, ColecoVision, various Sega systems, then pretty much left the console market for PC games until the PS1. I've owned original release versions of the PS1, PS2 and PS3 (60GB - upgraded hard drive, but still ticking along). For no particular reason, I've never owned a Nintendo or MS system... just prefer Sony.

So, having said all that, I feel like I have at least some basic qualifications to chime in here. Ben... (I really enjoy your articles and perspsective, by the way), I do tend to agree with you in terms of total media coverage. However, that includes today's Internet where anyone with a connection can post a diatribe, whether there is any truth to it or not. If you take the entire Internet out of the picture, which I know really isn't the point of this article, I think that 'word-on-the-street' and overall excitement was highest with the Atari 2600 and maybe the Nintendo NES, followed by the PS1. These were the systems that every kid wanted at Christmas. And if you had one, you were 'King Sh#t' at school and everyone wanted to be your friend.

Now, maybe it's the fact that there are more quality systems owned by more people, but it seems that if you have a next-gen system today, it's not a 'celebration' but you are instead subject to flaming/ridicule, etc. If I mention to a co-worker that I have a PS3, 7 times out of 10, he will own an 360 (or God-forbid a Wii) and will start a heated discussion about why his system is better than PS3. And even if he doesn't have a system, he has at least heard more about the 360 or Wii (come on Sony marketing!) and will still tend to knock the PS3, just based on all this so-called coverage.

So, maybe it's not a real difference in total level of coverage/discussion, but a huge change in tone. Where before, it was all about being a part of the gamer world. If I had a ColecoVision and my friend had an Intellivision, there wasn't an argument about which system was better. It was about when we could visit each other and try the other system. We were both thrilled to have a system and at least a few games to play.

Maybe that's what really bothers me (my wife says I'm just getting old and cranky). Most of the coverage today is all about which system is better, which will fail, which will have the next 'xx Killer', etc. instead of a celebration of how good we really have it with ALL the next gen systems and how far the industry has really come along... at least partially BECAUSE of this competition.

Whew... been wanting to get that off my chest for a long time now. Thanks again, Ben, Arnold and the rest of the PSXExtreme staff for someplace where, as a general rule, the focus is on celebrating the PS3 and at least a little bit less about how my system can beat up your system!

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The Stig
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 9:39:12 AM

I totally agree with what your saying.

I had the Atari 2600 too, Pitfall was amazing.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:23:50 AM

Great post, and welcome to the community. We can always use more veteran gamers! :)

I know exactly what you're saying. I did an article a while ago (not sure if you remember it) where I asked if anyone noticed that the general tone of gaming amongst fans is more hostile than it once was. The Internet plays a big role in the entire picture, of course, but as you said, people will immediately want to argue with you over which system is "better." I don't remember this happening in the old days and I don't think you do, either.

And this translates to the PS3's attention, because a lot of that attention (especially early on) was extremely negative. I guess it's a matter of perspective, but for the most part, I really do think things have changed drastically in terms of both tone and attitude.

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ResinChem
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 11:16:31 AM

Ben,
Yes I do remember that article and was tempted to post then as I really agreed with your comments. But as I mentioned, I tend to lurk and could probably count on one hand the number of times I've actually posted to a forum or an article.

But the involvement of the authors in the follow-up comments and the moderation that you maintain on the site, such as the recent ban of... well, I don't want to say his name, but it started with a 'Jo' and ended with '360' :)... finally convinced me that I might be able to post something without immediately being jumped on by someone else.

Keep up the great work and I'll try to contribute where I feel it's appropriate and I can add something useful.

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Arvis
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:31:07 PM

RESINCHEM UR DUMB FANBOY LAME FAIL LOLZ

Heh, sorry, had to initiate you. =D
Great post, and welcome to The Comments.

-Arvis

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Aftab
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 3:46:09 PM

Lol!

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Powershifter
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 2:11:48 PM

"I think that 'word-on-the-street' and overall excitement was highest with the Atari 2600 and maybe the Nintendo NES, followed by the PS1. These were the systems that every kid wanted at Christmas. And if you had one, you were 'King Sh#t' at school and everyone wanted to be your friend." - ResinChem

I remember those days. I had a Nintendo NES, and some friends had a genesis. We'd always get together and have fun. There was NEVER a discussion on which system was better until I bought a Playstation 1 and my best friend bought a Nintendo 64. And yet, even with the 'which is better' arguments, we still enjoyed hanging out at each others houses playing each others video games. It's a shame things changed...

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FFVII King
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:01:39 AM
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KILLZONE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WILL SET THE WORLD ON FIRE!

DOOMSDAY IS COMING!

XCRAP 3FIXME(XBOX 360) WILL DIE ON 2/27/2009

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:24:29 AM

No more comments like that, please. It's against our policy to have outright system bashing of any kind.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:31:33 PM

"I don't want to set the world on fire" -Good song from Fallout 3

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 8:47:12 AM

Jeez, who the hell gave THIS guy 4 thumbs-ups? First Wasim, now him? Don't condone fanboyish behavior...even if its a fellow PS3 user. Oh, and stop with all the CAPS please.

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FFVII King
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:26:12 AM
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@Ben Dutka


Sorry

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The Stig
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:31:44 AM
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Is it just me, or did this whole "my console is better than yours cos....." and "your console is rubbish cos...." only start when microsoft came into the games console market?

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Lord carlos
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 11:01:09 AM

methinks it really began with nintendo/sega era,no one gave a crap when the xbox was released because it was new blood,when the 360 was released everybody else was too busy still playing their PS2,when the PS3 was released the nintendo & MS crowd felt they had to bash the heavyweight champions of the world(SONY)because they all secretly new the PS would eventually kick ass all the way to the top,which is whats starting to happen now....ITS COMING!!

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The Stig
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 11:52:47 AM

True. But it was never as bad as what it is now. But that could be down to the fact that the internet didnt really exsist back then so you could only really have a to and fro with your mates.

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Lord carlos
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:06:21 PM

good point on the interweb!forgots about that one.
It has gotten alot worse since the web became widely available.

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Powershifter
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 2:23:37 PM

I'm not sure that Nintendo vs. Sega was ever a real issue? I owned a Nintendo and wanted a Sega. From what I remember, no one ever really argued those two (I could be wrong though - I was young). I remember the "my console is better than yours" argument arising with Playstation 1 vs. Nintendo 64. That was quite a regular topic at school (most people didn't have internet yet).

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bigrailer19
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 10:53:43 AM
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http://gamekicker.com/Gaming-News/Gentlemen-start-your-next-generation-game-console-rumors

a little off topic sorry but it does pertain to

the system and the others so...

check that link out it talks about the next graphics chips that will be in sony , nintendo and microsofts next machines, and the release for there systems all being round 2012... anyways i could tell u whats in the article but the link is there if interested check it out some info that's interesting even if it is a little early to be true or false!?!?

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fundando
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 12:38:33 PM
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Speaking of the ps3. I'm getting a second ps3 today annd I am very excited. I got tired of only playing being able to play @ home so I got one to travel with. Well mostly it'll be at my friend Stoner's house.

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BikerSaint
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 2:22:39 PM
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@ResinChem,
Great first post!

And coming from the oldest(56) member here, welcome to the "Senior Member's Club(and if my CRS doesn't kick in, I think that now make 3 of us "oldies, but goodies") LOL

Yeah, I remember some of those good ole days too. I actually used to buy the TI99's in wholesale lots for $30 each & resell em from home for $99.
As for my own gaming, I've had both the Atari 2600, Intellevision & the Colecovision too(YAY, Donkey Kong, Burgertime, & Dungeons & Dragons)but like a dumbass, had sold them off.

But I learned from my prior mistake by keeping the rest of my old consoles, the SNES, Atari Jaguar w/64 bit adaptor, Panasonic 3DO, Genisis, Saturn, N64, original Xbox, PS1 & PS(which I still go back & play all of em).

And soon, I'm about to buy a used 60GB PS3 & 360Elite, for even more good great fun).

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chaosrunner
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 3:44:35 PM

It's a nice feeling to know, at 32, that I'm not even nearly the oldest person here.

My recently departed aunt had us all beat, though. She was 60 and I got my first taste of home gaming consoles on her 2600. She never owned another system after that because she realized, after coming home from work and putting in Pacman and looking up 'a little while later' to see the sun rise, that she had a problem.

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Robochic
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 3:30:00 PM
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I agree that the PS3 when it even was first annouced was the most talked about and still is. I agree with Ben that the internet has a lot to do with fanboys and wars between the xbox360 and playstation 3.
I've been working in and out of the gaming community and i think over the years it's getting worse and worse with the fighting back and forth, i don't ever remember this type of console wars in the dreamcast/sony/n64 days everyone had their choice and that was that, now it's like even if you mention what console you have and if the other person doesn't have it BAM they give you dirty looks or make fun of you, when did the world become so childish.
Here's what i mean, i went into ebgames only girl in there i'm a regular customer so they know me and i was putting money down on my RE5 game, so i told them what i wanted their was this guy who was making fun of me because of the console i had and lets say the comments were sexist and rude i never even said anything to him it's like he had to give me his opion on the console i shouldn't have, store manager kicked him out but i don't know if anyone else gets that but even if i'm standing looking at Wii or Ps3 games i have xbox supporter making some comment. The world needs to grow up!

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Frenchy17
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 7:51:23 PM

Unfortunately even us guys get that too especially at places like EB Games and Gamestop. I went in there a month ago to preorder Killzone 2 and the guy asked me for what system? I laughed and said the PS3 and he gave me a look like I am sorry. Then I asked for the card for my demo code and he had no idea what I was talking about and I got pissed and left. I went in the next day, saw the only non-idiot in that store working that day, and when he saw me he was like what's up man, here for Killzone 2? Then he preceded to give me my card.

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Bill_Clinton_
Monday, February 09, 2009 @ 6:15:11 PM
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its actually kind of sad sometimes because sony created a awesome machine.. yea sony made some mistakes in the begining but who hasn't..but alot of the ps3 getting so much attention from the media is them wanting the ps3 to fail, Why?? what did sony do to the media for them to get so much bad press at times.. I'm not saying all of it is but more than half the articles you read about sony is bad.. its getting old and annoying an some people just need to grow up an just play..

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Arvis
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:33:39 PM

Sweet, did you guys know that Bill Clinton was an active member of the PSX Extreme community??

-Arvis

P.S. Yeah, I know this comment is pointless, but I hope you guys will forgive me this once. I'm in WAY too good of a mood to be at work, you know?

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bunneyo
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 11:56:10 AM
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whats up all?!
you know theres a comment by sum1 named "www" that says haters want to see the ps3 fail becoz their scared of the beast! this is totally true, the xbox 360 came out first, it got the marketing, the hype, the spotlight, but lets be honest it doesn't stand a chance up against the ps3's full power, it doesn't come anywere near....guttin! we've been told, welll i have that the ps3 is only scratching its surface on what it can actually do! and we as the consumer do have to realise that as technology advances we're gona get the latest and best software/hardware! evidence of the ps3....mint! and thats what i beleve like "www" said is what the xbox fans are scared of!the xbox has reached its peak, well over a year ago when gta4 hits its hardware, not a dent on the ps3, the difference is there and yes with all this techno mumbo jumbo jargan and jizz, sonys ps3 stomps it foot on MS! by the time the xbox 540/720 or wa eva its gna be called is released the ps3 will probly be cl;ose to hitting its full potential, the xbox can only compete with that, sony only have to release updates which i and millions of others will happly stroll to the shop to buy! when the xboxs next gen(540/720) is released and competin with the ps3 still, sony can develop, create, maufacture and release what i cant wait for......the PlayStation 4!ps3 is worth its money, and yes a slight drop in price will ride the sale whale over the xbox 360, this price cut is what millions are waitin for! what makes me wonder is how would the outcome be if the ps3 was released closer to the xbox 360 launch with only a few million innit now!

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BigBoss4ever
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 @ 2:08:07 PM
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Yes indeed. We have discussed PS3 more than we did for any other consoles.

Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 2/10/2009 2:52:08 PM

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Dingodial
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 @ 4:15:26 PM
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Some people talk about the Blu-ray. Some talk about "The console with the Spiderman font". Some make up bad stories about it and complain about the glitches it has (360 fanboys). Some haven't even heard of it and are still stuck in the year 2000 when the PS2 was the hot topic (PC geeks). Others have heard of it but don't know anything about it and don't really care but secretly want one very badly (Wii fanboys). Some think that it still has that hefty $600 price-tag and think it's only for rich people (fanboys of all the consoles that came out before the 360). Others think it is just another game system out there that people shouldn't have faught over when it first came out (News reporters like Bill O'Reilly).

Yeah, PS3 is quite a star. In good ways and bad. I just hope only good is spoken about it in the years to come.

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Powershifter
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 2:39:25 PM
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I agree that the PS3 has had a lot of discussion since it was launched. Unfortunately not all of the discussion has been in favor of the PS3 (as you well know). Ben mentioned a change in tone and attitude in gamers earlier in this thread. Being a youth worker, I'm not surprised at this. Just look at the change in tone and attitude in today's youth! When I was 12 and my parents would buy me something that had to do with video games, I was SO appreciative! Now, kids come to EXPECT stuff from their parents. I would say that the phrase "my console is better than yours" comes from a generation that is used to stuff being handed to them - because they don't appreciate it as much anymore. No offense to those of you who are in your teens or younger, but you know the attitude and tone I'm talking about.

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N a S a H
Thursday, February 12, 2009 @ 4:32:49 PM
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I love the way it was once negative now it's mainly positive.

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