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  • #1372
    rob
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    Okay, so I don’t usually spend money like this — but with our taxes, we found out we owed roughly half of what we thought we owed, so April and I decided to go nuts — $1000 each, whatever we wanted. So, of course, being the movie dork that I am, I decided to buy a Playstation 3, mainly for the Blu-Ray player, and the bonus of having another kickass game machine along with my (still being repaired) Xbox 360.

    After hooking this thing up, I realized very quickly that the PS3 just outclasses the Xbox 360 in every way. Everything was smooth, from the menus to the Blu-Ray playback to the Internet capability, even though I don’t have much to say about Xbox Live because I don’t have it. But Sony’s online stuff is totally free, which is a big bonus. And the controller! It’s so light! And it has a lithium-ion battery inside, so 30 hours per charge.

    As an entertainment machine, this thing is the cat’s pajamas (or the bee’s knees, yo, for the switched:ON faithful). The fact that I was quickly set up with an online account, downloading game demos while watching Casino Royale — it’s just a perfectly seamless experience, and so far, highly rewarding.

    And Blu-Ray — it’s so much more exciting when you’re sitting on your own couch! Awesome shit. I bought Casino Royale, of course, being the Bond dork that I am, and The Departed and Nine Inch Nails’ Beside You In Time. I had already purchased the nin concert previously on DVD, but I figured I’m pretty happy giving more money to Trent. And holy shit, it looks great.

    So fuckin’ yay! I spent close to $800 today, and that’s always a good time. By the way, I got my PS3 from GameStop, because right now they’re giving you $100 towards the purchase if you trade in a PS2, two Sony controllers, and a memory card. Not too bad, considering my PS2 has been sitting in a box for the last year collecting dust.

    Right now I don’t know what else to say — this thing just kicks major ass. Funny, with all this, I’m this excited, and I haven’t even played a game yet!

    #16160
    rob
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    Okay, so I don’t usually spend money like this — but with our taxes, we found out we owed roughly half of what we thought we owed, so April and I decided to go nuts — $1000 each, whatever we wanted. So, of course, being the movie dork that I am, I decided to buy a Playstation 3, mainly for the Blu-Ray player, and the bonus of having another kickass game machine along with my (still being repaired) Xbox 360.

    After hooking this thing up, I realized very quickly that the PS3 just outclasses the Xbox 360 in every way. Everything was smooth, from the menus to the Blu-Ray playback to the Internet capability, even though I don’t have much to say about Xbox Live because I don’t have it. But Sony’s online stuff is totally free, which is a big bonus. And the controller! It’s so light! And it has a lithium-ion battery inside, so 30 hours per charge.

    As an entertainment machine, this thing is the cat’s pajamas (or the bee’s knees, yo, for the switched:ON faithful). The fact that I was quickly set up with an online account, downloading game demos while watching Casino Royale — it’s just a perfectly seamless experience, and so far, highly rewarding.

    And Blu-Ray — it’s so much more exciting when you’re sitting on your own couch! Awesome shit. I bought Casino Royale, of course, being the Bond dork that I am, and The Departed and Nine Inch Nails’ Beside You In Time. I had already purchased the nin concert previously on DVD, but I figured I’m pretty happy giving more money to Trent. And holy shit, it looks great.

    So fuckin’ yay! I spent close to $800 today, and that’s always a good time. By the way, I got my PS3 from GameStop, because right now they’re giving you $100 towards the purchase if you trade in a PS2, two Sony controllers, and a memory card. Not too bad, considering my PS2 has been sitting in a box for the last year collecting dust.

    Right now I don’t know what else to say — this thing just kicks major ass. Funny, with all this, I’m this excited, and I haven’t even played a game yet!

    #16178
    Frank
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    I think this may be the first positive review I’ve heard of the PS3. Interesting …

    #16176
    Frank
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    I think this may be the first positive review I’ve heard of the PS3. Interesting …

    #16167
    Pa-ul
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    This, apparently is where it comes into its own.

    I’ve been told that the graphics on both are the same, but, the PS3 has a built in physics engine (for explosions, dust, blood and so on).

    I’m just waiting for a really good comparison between the two before I decide which one to buy.

    Big difference in price though £199 ($380) for the 360 and £525 ($950) for the PS3.


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #16169
    Pa-ul
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    This, apparently is where it comes into its own.

    I’ve been told that the graphics on both are the same, but, the PS3 has a built in physics engine (for explosions, dust, blood and so on).

    I’m just waiting for a really good comparison between the two before I decide which one to buy.

    Big difference in price though £199 ($380) for the 360 and £525 ($950) for the PS3.


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #16164
    rob
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    Pa-ul and Frank — you have to understand — I’m a casual gamer, at best. Blu-Ray is why I got the PS3. Simple math shows that Blu-Ray is whipping HD-DVD, and the sheer number of titles becoming available also shows that. So, for me, the PS3 is simply a great Blu-Ray player.

    According to a review I read of Elder Scrolls 4, the level of detail on PS3 is better than the 360. But if it’s coming down to the games, then you should go with the one that has the games you want to play, and that is where PS3 is very lacking right now. There aren’t enough exclusive-to-PS3 titles to really make someone want to buy it over the 360. It’ll really be interesting this Christmas, because Halo 3 and the next Metal Gear (both system sellers for sure) are coming out.

    I haven’t read a lot of the reviews of the PS3, but having both, I obviously have the best of both worlds. I definitely see my 360 getting a lot more attention for games (when it gets back), even more so when Halo 3 comes out.

    EDIT: I look at the PS3 as a Blu-Ray player that happens to play games as well, exactly the opposite of most gamers. Maybe that helps you see why my review was so favorable.

    #16159
    rob
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    Pa-ul and Frank — you have to understand — I’m a casual gamer, at best. Blu-Ray is why I got the PS3. Simple math shows that Blu-Ray is whipping HD-DVD, and the sheer number of titles becoming available also shows that. So, for me, the PS3 is simply a great Blu-Ray player.

    According to a review I read of Elder Scrolls 4, the level of detail on PS3 is better than the 360. But if it’s coming down to the games, then you should go with the one that has the games you want to play, and that is where PS3 is very lacking right now. There aren’t enough exclusive-to-PS3 titles to really make someone want to buy it over the 360. It’ll really be interesting this Christmas, because Halo 3 and the next Metal Gear (both system sellers for sure) are coming out.

    I haven’t read a lot of the reviews of the PS3, but having both, I obviously have the best of both worlds. I definitely see my 360 getting a lot more attention for games (when it gets back), even more so when Halo 3 comes out.

    EDIT: I look at the PS3 as a Blu-Ray player that happens to play games as well, exactly the opposite of most gamers. Maybe that helps you see why my review was so favorable.

    #16166
    Pa-ul
    Participant

    Not just the games, I’m looking at something that’s easy to use (I’m getting on a bit (not really) and don’t want my 7 year old showing me how to operate things, I’ll be getting slippers for Christmas after that).

    I know that the 360 HD-DVD is an accessory, rather than a built in unit. That part of the PS3 appeals to me.

    So a comparison of the machines (games excluded) for easy of use, features and so on would suffice. 🙂


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #16168
    Pa-ul
    Participant

    Not just the games, I’m looking at something that’s easy to use (I’m getting on a bit (not really) and don’t want my 7 year old showing me how to operate things, I’ll be getting slippers for Christmas after that).

    I know that the 360 HD-DVD is an accessory, rather than a built in unit. That part of the PS3 appeals to me.

    So a comparison of the machines (games excluded) for easy of use, features and so on would suffice. 🙂


    If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.

    #16177
    Frank
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    My thinking here is that if you have a regular, non-HD television, then getting BluRay or HD-DVD isn’t really going to do much for you. So I would need to upgrade from my 30-some odd inch television to get a some kind of flat screen, HD affair (which I do want). Then, you can get the full benefit of having a BluRay or HD-DVD system. Problem is that I have an ASSLOAD of DVDs that I’ve collected over the years. I know that you can play regular DVDs on the new systems, but they’re intended for the upscale discs.

    Basically, it comes down to me just being a poor journalist who can’t afford to improve my entertaiment goodies at the moment. However, I will say that since I know they’re probably going to come out with a God of War III and it’ll only be on a PS3, I’ll probably end up with one at some point.

    #16175
    Frank
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    My thinking here is that if you have a regular, non-HD television, then getting BluRay or HD-DVD isn’t really going to do much for you. So I would need to upgrade from my 30-some odd inch television to get a some kind of flat screen, HD affair (which I do want). Then, you can get the full benefit of having a BluRay or HD-DVD system. Problem is that I have an ASSLOAD of DVDs that I’ve collected over the years. I know that you can play regular DVDs on the new systems, but they’re intended for the upscale discs.

    Basically, it comes down to me just being a poor journalist who can’t afford to improve my entertaiment goodies at the moment. However, I will say that since I know they’re probably going to come out with a God of War III and it’ll only be on a PS3, I’ll probably end up with one at some point.

    #16165
    rob
    Participant

    Frank — I’ve got tons of DVDs too. It’s not like they’re going to look any worse — just, the new ones will look better. My wife said the same thing to me — and I told her that I would replace the DVDs with BR DVDs when it’s important enough to do so.

    The Usual Suspects? Yeah, it could wait.

    Star Wars? I’d be first in line for that. But you know ol’ George won’t put SW out until one of the formats dies.

    The Matrix Collection? Hmm…I’ll have to think on that one. (BTW, Warner is putting out HD-DVD versions in the summer, with Blu-Ray versions later in the year.)

    Basically, the only ones I’m going to buy, for the most part, is new movies. The rest can wait.

    #16158
    rob
    Participant

    Frank — I’ve got tons of DVDs too. It’s not like they’re going to look any worse — just, the new ones will look better. My wife said the same thing to me — and I told her that I would replace the DVDs with BR DVDs when it’s important enough to do so.

    The Usual Suspects? Yeah, it could wait.

    Star Wars? I’d be first in line for that. But you know ol’ George won’t put SW out until one of the formats dies.

    The Matrix Collection? Hmm…I’ll have to think on that one. (BTW, Warner is putting out HD-DVD versions in the summer, with Blu-Ray versions later in the year.)

    Basically, the only ones I’m going to buy, for the most part, is new movies. The rest can wait.

    #16179
    Frank
    Participant

    Well, if you’re just going to bring logic and sound reasoning into this discussion … 🙂

    You do have a point. Granted, BluRay porn would be interesting.

    “Blu Ray Porn, getting you one step closer to perverted goodness.”

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