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sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/foreigners-and-fights-ps3-jpn-launchs-dark-side-214130.php

aka: the reason the PS3 won't sell well, as most of the people who want it would've killed eachother trying to get one.

edit: http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/11/10/ps3_bestbuy_burbank_line/ and aftermath: http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/11/13/bestbuy_boots_ps3line/

edit 2, report of the backwards compatability: http://au.gamespot.com/news/6161638.html?sid=6161638&tag=lastword;link

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http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/foreigners-and-fights-ps3-jpn-launchs-dark-side-214130.php

aka: the reason the PS3 won't sell well, as most of the people who want it would've killed eachother trying to get one.

That was already posted 4 days ago by BlackDove in the PS3 thread, see:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,43243.50.html

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edit 2, report of the backwards compatability: http://au.gamespot.com/news/6161638.html?sid=6161638&tag=lastword;link

It's even worse, recently the PS2 has problems with compatibility regarding it's own PS2 games:

http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/tekken5/news.html?sid=6136677

I bet they used the same hardware revision of the PS2 that's giving problems for the PS3, simply brillant.
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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
I thought this was about the PS3's inability to scale a 720p signal to a 1080i signal, thus causing 720p games on 480i/p/1080i sets to revert to 480i/p.

Though the original problem is not merely a PS3 thing.

A 14 year old (what was he doing in line anyway) got beat up by a grown man over a copy of Gears of War.

I believe humanity is the problem.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2006, 07:27:39 am by Deepblue »

 

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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
A 14 year old (what was he doing in line anyway) got beat up by a grown man over a copy of Gears of War.

I believe humanity is the problem.
No, just fanboys.

Shoot the lot of 'em I say. Sure, it'd effectively destroy three quarters of the worlds population of 12-year-olds, but it'd be for the best.

Edit: Got a link to something on the guy beating up the 14 year old over GoW?
« Last Edit: November 16, 2006, 07:40:57 am by Mefustae »

 

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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
I thought this was about the PS3's inability to scale a 720p signal to a 1080i signal, thus causing 720p games on 480i/p/1080i sets to revert to 480i/p.

Though the original problem is not merely a PS3 thing.

A 14 year old (what was he doing in line anyway) got beat up by a grown man over a copy of Gears of War.

I believe humanity is the problem.

you were that grown man, weren't you?... WEREN'T YOU?!  :p
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http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11/15/ps3_uk_launch_forecast/
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Taking a leaf out of Nintendo's book, Sony today said it would offer a number of older PSOne and PS2 titles for download after the launch. They're included in the 22 PS3 titles Sony said will ship during the US Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period.
Wait a minute. Does that mean that Sony said it would have a certain number of PS3 games available, couldn't make the cut, and slapped in a few ports to make up the number? Or did they just include them from the start to make it look like a bigger number?

 

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My guess is a little of both. It owuld not wholly surprise me if they also counted those as "backwards compatible" ;)

Wii launch figures count "60 games" half of which are on the VC.

Marketing guys LOVE enigmatic numbers.

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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2006/11/15/ps3_uk_launch_forecast/
Quote from: article
Taking a leaf out of Nintendo's book, Sony today said it would offer a number of older PSOne and PS2 titles for download after the launch. They're included in the 22 PS3 titles Sony said will ship during the US Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday period.
Wait a minute. Does that mean that Sony said it would have a certain number of PS3 games available, couldn't make the cut, and slapped in a few ports to make up the number? Or did they just include them from the start to make it look like a bigger number?

Technically there are 13 (?) "next-gen" titles available at launch. Including downloadable games.

 

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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
It's still a little shady to pad the count by including simple ports and the like. Sure, everyone does it, but that doesn't mean I have to like it.

 

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Yes, yes it is.

That kinda defines marketing though, always spin the best positive :)
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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
What's really sad is that Sony appears to be paying off the news outlets; they've made a big deal about the PS3 release here and didn't bother nearly as much for any other system in living memory.
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Re: sad, so very sad (PS3 related)
What's really sad is that Sony appears to be paying off the news outlets; they've made a big deal about the PS3 release here and didn't bother nearly as much for any other system in living memory.

that'd imply that sony's actually honest, otherwise.
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"This is where he slammed his face into the pole"

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