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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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:05:12

I just hope my phat ps3 which cost half  month's wages when purchased doesn't pack in for a long time still.  i have tons still to play on it

 
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 11:11:14
Thanks D.

All these haters.

I can't abide the dualshock though.
 
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:42:28
Yeah I like how Sony pushes powerful hardware in some areas. As for future-proofing well it only works when the future unfolds down that particular path. After all this time DVD is still the dominant format, the cell processor likely won't be anywhere near as widely used as they would have hoped, and even if/when 3D gaming becomes as prelevant as it might be I highly doubt that the current gen games will suddenly become looked at in the same way as the next gen games will be. Currently there's really no significant differences between what the PS3 can do to that of the 360 where one can say that it truly outshines the other. When Microsoft releases their next system Sony will definitely have to launch the PS4 no further then a year away because there will most likely be some big enough differences, most likely in the amount of RAM at least. So at least in the aspect of when systems launch I wouldn't say that the PS3 was anymore future-proofed then the 360.
 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:03:19
It always seems like Sony are reworking or adding functionality to their existing platforms this gen. MS do the same of course but some things you can't just add easily like Bluray.
 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:49:42

You mean like removing Linux capability? And then suing people when they hack their PS3 to get it back? Or perhaps getting rid of backwards compatibility with PS2 games? Yeah gotto love the adding of all these functionalities and Sony's pro consumerist attitude.

Edit: also funny Sony was at its best when it had the weaker hardware by far. This industry is all about entertainment and not the other way around. Sony seems to forget that.

 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:57:26
Seriously, take ONE day off from being so Iga-ish. Nyaa
 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:59:47

You had weeks of no Iga activity when I was puking my guts out. That's all you will get.

 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:59:10
Can't tell if trolling
 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:04:31
Iga_Bobovic said:

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Edit: also funny Sony was at its best when it had the weaker hardware by far. This industry is all about entertainment and not the other way around. Sony seems to forget that.

Yeah, that's why they self-publish all these games that take years to complete like Heavy Rain, GT5 and The Last Guardian. Sony has a commitment to good and different games.

 
Tue, 12 Jul 2011 22:33:03
aspro said:
Iga_Bobovic said:

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Edit: also funny Sony was at its best when it had the weaker hardware by far. This industry is all about entertainment and not the other way around. Sony seems to forget that.

Yeah, that's why they self-publish all these games that take years to complete like Heavy Rain, GT5 and The Last Guardian. Sony has a commitment to good and different games.

They did that last gen too and GT was better received critically and saleswise. Did not cost them as much as well, they fuck up there. About Last Guardian, Team Ico published two games last gen, they have nothing now, also a step backwards. And now about Heavy Rain. Heav Rain is crap and you should be ashamed for mentioning it. Two of the 3 games you mentioned are not so different for what they did last gen.

But that above is not the point. The point is, that the hardware, you know the thing we are talking about, does not need to be cutting edge with Blu-Ray and stuff. Sony's drive to push technology at all cost is misguided at best. They struck a much better balance in the PS1 and PS2 generation.

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