Most of you don't know this about me, but I really do.

In the post-PS2 era I mean.

What they do is a relentless pursuit of technical excellence regardless of the cost or more rational, commercial considerations. Part of why I admire Sony is why I hate Nintendo.

Whilst Nintendo cuts corners here and there, Sony goes the whole hog, sometimes too much and too far which hurts the bottom line.

I mean I know Sony has a reason to push 3D, as a consumer electronics company they have a bunch of 3DTVs they want to sell to people. Most of us won't have 3DTVs for quite a few years, I'm guessing now that we've already upgraded to HDTVs. But think about this, in 4-5 years time when you finally have a 3DTV at a reasonable price, all these PS3 games you own, suddenly you will be able to play them in 3D. They have essentially future proofed a lot of titles right now, here in the present.

Blu-ray is pretty cool too. I don't care about Bluray on PS3 for movies, I prefer dedicated players - but I mean all these trilogy HD packs the PS3 is getting is because they can fit all these titles on one Bluray disc. I don't see anyone doing this for the 360.

It's a shame that PS3 was so expensive and so late. It meant that by the time the PS3 came out the year old 360 was already discounted in price and had a healthier software library behind it. I guess part of the reason the PS3 launched late IIRC was because of Bluray. So I guess the technical benefit hurt the bottom line as I said.

I love how Sony are adapting these PSP games as downloads for PS3, coding them in HD and adding 3D to them too. It's not something I see Nintendo ever doing. Sony seem to want to push things even if they don't neccesarily make commercial sense. The PSVita looks like a powerhouse handheld when time and time again it's been proved that power means nothing in the handheld arena. I admire that they try and I suspect they might do the same for PS4. I'm excited to see what they come up with, even if I don't get to sample it because of various reasons, cost, release dates, the damn Dualshock controller - which I hate.

BTW, anyone have any good pics or reviews for decent 3rd party PS3 controllers that are a little more like GC or 360 controllers?

Posted by gamingeek Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:33:17 (comments: 32)
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:42:22

Dunno, maybe it's because I got my PS3 so late in the game, but I really feel like it is almost a next gen console.  I am completely satisfied with the system, the games it has to offer, the Blu Ray quality, online gaming, everything.  Besides the problem with hackers, which honestly, could've happened to any game company, I love what Sony has to offer this generation.

Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:47:50

So in this thread we praise Sony for their stupidity?

Sun, 10 Jul 2011 15:54:57
Why do you always have to be so Iga-ish? Nyaa

Oh yeah, the updates and hard drive install stuff and huge patches sound like a pile of suck.
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 16:04:57

I am a robot, I can't turn of my logic circuits. And yes you are praising Sony's stupidity. Just stating the obvious.

Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:02:18
Can't tell if sarcastic...
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:27:21

Sony sucks.

Sure, MS and Nintendo also suck, but they suck far less. Nyaa

Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:21:37

I hate them all, they all suck but I own them all and enjoy them all what a strange world...

Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:23:54
Great read GG. Don't listen to the haters, Sony does deserve to be praised for their tech advances and let's not forget free online system ( hackers aside).

Dual Shock for life!!! I have been using that controller for about 15 years now.
Sun, 10 Jul 2011 20:28:11

That too, the Dualshock is nice.

Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:14:11

Sony has made some huge errors, it's true. But don't get too cocky, Nintendo is showing some Sonyness lately, starting with the evidentaly premature release of the 3DS (at $250) and now botching the announcement of the U.

My biases since the 6th generation went from N64 ->Dreamcast ->GC->PS2 ->XB ->(back to) PS2 ->360/DS ->PS3/DS all on the basis of where the best software was.  I don't tie my allegience to any single company on the basis of their past performance, you miss out on way too much that way.

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