Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:21 pm

Ryu Connor wrote:CPU emulation in software has never been the issue, it has always been an issue with regard to the Graphics Synthesizer. The PS3 models with software emulation still had the Graphics Synthesizer hardware on the PCB.
Right, that's what I thought. Curious then that full PS2 software emulation is rumored.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:26 pm

"Oh, hey, I guess the PS3 is kinda important after all" -Valve
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:35 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:"Oh, hey, I guess the PS3 is kinda important after all" -Valve

They should issue a refund to all the poor people who bought their crappy Orange Box slideshow.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:46 pm

I have the Orange Box for PS3 and I loved portal, the frame rate did not bother me in that one either. I played some team fortress 2 but I don't see what everyone likes about that game so much. If I want a shooter with classes now days I will pop Killzone 2 back in. I tried the first Half-Life Episode on the disk (having never played half-life at all) and I thought it was a really boring mediocre shooter. Is there something I am missing about half-life everyone seems to constantly shower the series with praise.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:27 pm

dont' worry, i have the same problem with HL2 and TF2. I never got past Ravenholm and never tried any of the eps, and I never got into TF2.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

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Momento Mori wrote:I have the Orange Box for PS3 and I loved portal, the frame rate did not bother me in that one either. I played some team fortress 2 but I don't see what everyone likes about that game so much. If I want a shooter with classes now days I will pop Killzone 2 back in. I tried the first Half-Life Episode on the disk (having never played half-life at all) and I thought it was a really boring mediocre shooter. Is there something I am missing about half-life everyone seems to constantly shower the series with praise.

You know, they're called episodes for a reason, you wouldn't pop in a movie from a series out of order and expect everything to make sense would you? Half-life is much more about atmosphere and story compared to most shooters. Then they have some really unique levels or mechanics.

Out of the first two games, Half-life and HL2, I think the first one is far superior. The feeling of just being plopped down into someone's life is just superbly done. NPCs tell you to do things that Gordon should know how to do (or where to go to do them), but you as the player have no idea. So it's like "wtf, how am I going to do this?" Then people get irritated with you. Of course the game is linear, and the most you ever have to do is follow the path and push a button or something, but it just feels like so much more. The first one also had some crazy guns. There was an energy gun that you had to hold on an enemy and they would just poof, disappear. Then there was a needler 3 years before Halo came out. The AI for the marines remains one of the best game AIs I have ever played against. The final boss was great.

The 2nd game has strong appeal because it's set in the same universe, and you return as Gordon. Then it has it's own gimmicks, the physics engine, and the gravity gun. The giant insect things (I can't remember what they're called) that you can control. Of course a lot of this stuff has been copied or done better since it was released (it was 5 years ago), so it doesn't seem as impressive anymore.

I think you would miss out on a lot of important story and character development skipping ahead in the series. You might not like them anyways (I have heard that episode 1 was the worst though), but if you watched LOTR: Return of the King first, you might not enjoy it as much as after the first 2 movies. What's wrong with these emo hobbits, why can't they just chuck the damn ring in the volcano.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:55 am

Just got an email from NIS saying that the Disgaea 3 Trophy Patch comes out on 7/16. Here's the list:

http://www.nisamerica.com/images/email/ ... 090708.pdf
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:33 pm

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/07/ ... nt-on-psn/

very cool! I really didn't want to play the simulation and the pitt first:

I do have good news! We have decided that Broken Steel will be the first release since it is easily the most requested DLC from our fans. Broken Steel allows you to continue playing the game after completing the Main Quest, raises the level cap to 30, and includes 4-6 hours of additional gameplay. It is also the one DLC that requires you to finish the Main Quest from the game to play the new content. Regardless of whether you’ve completed the Main Quest, the level cap will already be raised and higher level characters will begin encountering some of the new enemies in the Capital Wasteland. For the release of Broken Steel and the other DLCs, we’ll release a new update for the game.


and to offset any "shill" tendancies of my posts, I bring important news from the world of the 360!

http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/07/ ... vatar.aspx
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:53 pm

b3n113 wrote:and to offset any "shill" tendancies of my posts, I bring important news from the world of the 360!
Oh, let it go. :roll:
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:39 am

Just finished MGS4. 23 hours since late last summer (albeit, most of it was at that summer)! Time for round two, I think, now that I know what the **** I'm doing. Also, time to look up GameFAQS now :D

Good lord, the epilogue and credits were at least a good hour.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:59 pm

Did you like it? I never played it. Actually, I haven't played a Metal Gear game since Metal Gear Solid 2 on the PS2, and even that I didn't really care for.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:21 pm

Loved every minute of it, except for the 3rd beast fight which made me give it up for that number of months.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:16 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:Did you like it? I never played it. Actually, I haven't played a Metal Gear game since Metal Gear Solid 2 on the PS2, and even that I didn't really care for.


You have to at least demo the thing, it's a beautiful experience. Seriously long winded at times.

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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:45 pm

So...I shelled out $15 for Battlefield 1943. I'm a whore for Battlefield, so I ended up buying it despite telling myself repeatedly that I wouldn't. I've only played a little bit so far, a couple of times on Wake Island and once in the Coral Sea/Air Superiority mode, and it's pretty damn fun. For fifteen bucks, it's well worth it. It will at least help hold me over until Bad Company 2 is released.

If anybody feels like getting shot down by a Corsair and/or has the burning desired to get killed by a headshot 300+ meters away, let me know.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:15 pm

Dizik wrote:or has the burning desired to get killed by a headshot 300+ meters away

Just like every other first person shooter out there. :lol:

Got GH:WT when it was on sale at Gamestop, with the drums, guitar, and all that. I like Rock Band's music (at least, what comes on the RB 1 and 2 discs) better, but I like the GHWT drums better. Good thing they work with RB.

Also, got Prince of Persia for my bday a couple weeks back and haven't played it yet. I keep telling myself I will just as soon as I'm done with The Show, and I'm still playing the crap out of that. Awesome return on investment. I also forced myself to quit Disgaea 3 again until I finish PoP. Lately it's been RB/GH/Jeopardy wiht my wife, or The Show and Titan Quest (PC) on my own.

I have plenty to do; I'll leave the 90-minute cut scenes to people who don't have an incessant need to avoid all the (alleged) preachiness.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:37 am

I wouldn't bother with finishing it, just make sure to check it out at some point for 15 minutes to see what they accomplished - it's very impressive on a technical level. Prince of Persia was a beautiful game, had a very bizzare plot, but tight controls and quite fun to play if not a little repetitive in parts.

Oh if anyone needs Disgaea games on any platform, or anything from NIS America - they're having a pretty awesome sale on the corp web store.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:55 am

Yeah, I just ordered the "Lifestyles of the Plush and Harmless" set for Disgaea 2 PSP for $40, which comes with an adorable stuffed prinny for my daughter. They've got DIsgaea 3 with 2 audio CDs for $50, or with 2 audio CDs plus the strat guide for $70.

The hours per dollar spent ratio on all of their games is through the roof. I don't think there's a better ROI out there.

http://rosenqueen.com/home.php

Played about an hour on PoP. It is F-U-N fun.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:00 am

Nitrodist wrote:Just finished MGS4. 23 hours since late last summer (albeit, most of it was at that summer)! Time for round two, I think, now that I know what the **** I'm doing. Also, time to look up GameFAQS now :D

Good lord, the epilogue and credits were at least a good hour.


I've beaten it 6 times on Solid Normal, about 4 times with no kills and under 5 hours. I haven't played it seriously since last November, you really have to be in the mood to play a MGS game. I've been giving MGO a good run though :)

Also, been playing some midnight club LA, that game can REALLY piss me off at times.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:46 am

UFC 2009: Undisputed and Battlefield 1943 are all that I'm seem to be playing these days. I almost feel sorry for my 360 as I haven't played it regularly since Street Fighter IV was released. I'm thinking that will change when Modern Warfare 2 comes out this winter as I will definitely be buying it for the 360 instead of the PS3.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:36 am

Didn't you get MoTW and won't you get MvC2? Those will give you an excuse to play it again.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:39 am

derFunkenstein wrote:Didn't you get MoTW and won't you get MvC2? Those will give you an excuse to play it again.
I was under the impression that MoTW was going to be given the XBLA facelift treatment, but it was a straight port. I played the demo for all of 30 minutes, but that was about it. And if I do get MvC2, then it's going to be for the PS3. However, I'm beginning to think that it won't be in my shopping cart anytime soon.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:04 pm

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2009/07/ ... oundtrack/

Demon's Souls is getting the normal Atlus import treatment, tons of extras. I'm pretty jacked for this game, as I've been in the mood lately for a massive rpg grind with a first person perspective, plus I've never played the Kings Fields game, so a bit of nostalgia for free. Should be pretty damn fun :)
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:15 pm

Demons Souls is supposed to be awesome, but really f'ing hard.

Also, Fat Princess drops today. It looks interesting, but I'm hoping for a demo. Even then, I'm not sure - I've gotten burned on a couple games where the demo was exactly what it should be - something to sell you on the game. Too bad when the rest of the game sucks. :lol:

I'm stuck in Prince of Persia. Some stupid turn-the-crank puzzle. I could look it up on Game FAQs but what's the sport in that?
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:30 pm

oh god - that puzzle wasn't very intuitive. good luck :)

I'm not sure about Fat Princess - while I want to buy it (and likely will) just to support the development I wish it had some kind of local play.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:49 pm

well i got through the first one I encountered easily enough. It was just two of those hotplates and you had to spin around the screens just right in order to get through them. The one I'm stuck on has three that you get to spin around, and I'd like to leave one just the way it is, TYVM, but I can't because there's no option for that when you spin around the red and blue arrow blocks.

**** that, I'm going to look this up. :lol:
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:27 pm

All I'm playing these days is... Final Fantasy 7.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:49 am

So I looked it up and finished the game over the weekend. It was fun, but super-easy. I took advantage of the no-consequence jumps more often than I should have. I'm sure I got saved between 200 and 300 times, yet I got a trophy for finishing the game being saved less than 100 times. :o I think that trophy is bugged.

My wife keeps getting me trophies in Jeopardy. She's just about got them all. :D

I bought Final Fantasy 7 and played through the first reactor and saved/quit, and I haven't been back. I bought it with the hopes that more FF games will come out. It looks like Final Fantasy Origins (which is one I'm REALLY super-interested in) came out in Japan. Hopefully it makes its way here soon.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:44 am

How much do you think the PS3 slim will cost?
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:07 am

I didn't know there was a PS3 slim.
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Re: Positive Playstation 3 Talk and Q/A

Postposted on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:06 am

it's rumor and speculation at this point, Vrock. Ars had the only firm "proof" of existence in the form of a photo of supposed packaging.

If it's true, I think you'll see all current SKUs get a $100 price reduction to clear the channels and then they'll move to a single (120GB? 160GB?) SKU at $299. If the production costs are really down by 70%, and if it really cost them $800 to start with to produce the PS3, then that means it's now costing them $240 (roughly) to make one. To me that means it can drop to $300 and spur some console sales and hopefully software sales.
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