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Positive signs on the PS3 front.

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Positive signs on the PS3 front.

Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:52 pm

From Kotaku.com

In today's Sony Computer Entertainment strategy meeting, Kaz Hirai also announced thrilling info about the PLAYSTATION Network. Factoids include:

Cumulative Number of Registrants:
Over 9.8 million accounts worldwide

Distributed Data Volume:
Approx. 86 peta bytes
(equivalent to 17 million single layer DVDs)
Total downloads: 170 million

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Also.. looks like Sony is getting ready to compete head to head with Microsoft on the online front, introducing some very XBL-like stuff to PSN:


Those leaked shots of the PS3's upcoming trophy system? Probably just be the start of a wholesale push by Sony to go toe-to-toe with Microsoft in the online space. A "senior PS3 development source" has told VG247 that "there is Live-like stuff coming to PS3, yes. It’s going into titles in the works now". Sounds like more than just trophies to me, and if anything, lends a little more credibility to those rumoured 2.40 features from last night, which looked like they were taking "Live-like stuff" like organising and communicating with your friends a lot more seriously than they have up to now on the PSN.

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With Trophy support coming to PlayStation 3 games like PixelJunk Eden any day now, we wouldn't be surprised to see them leak prior to official release. And they may have, if alleged spy shots of Trophies in action via PS3 Fanboy are the real deal.

While the off-screen snaps are suspect, if bona fide they could point to an interesting feature set that adds tiers to Sony's take on Achievements as well as a leveling system. The system may be analogous to Gamescore, as far as points whoring is concerned, but could add an extra layer of showing off one's e-accomplishments.


Good news all around, IMO.
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Postby C20Percent » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:56 pm

I'm pissed -- I can't find a MGS4/PS3 Bundle Pack anywhere. I've been looking for one all day while at work. I even called a Wal-Mart. Sony is supposed to be releasing some more next week.

Does anybody know any good places to look for this?

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:57 pm

C20Percent wrote:I'm pissed -- I can't find a MGS4/PS3 Bundle Pack anywhere. I've been looking for one all day while at work. I even called a Wal-Mart. Sony is supposed to be releasing some more next week.

Does anybody know any good places to look for this?


I'm not sure, but I would keep in contact with places like Gamestop, Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy, etc. on a regular basis. They can tell you when they'll get more in, and you should run when they do.
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Postby C20Percent » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:06 pm

Well, I've waited long enough -- it's beginning to look like PS3 is going to win more than just the Blu-Ray format war. I think they're going to win the console war.

I read stories lately that detail everything from developers finding it more difficult to produce for 360 to 360's still having hardware issues. And, with Christmas right around the corner I don't see how the 360 can compete unless they drop the price again because Gears of War 2 is not gonna make people want to buy a 360 like God of War 3 is a PS3.

In retrospect, I think 360's 1st Party Game superiority was terribly exaggerated compared to PS3. I've actually just now come around to that realization after telling everybody the 360 has the better games.

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:09 pm

C20Percent wrote:Well, I've waited long enough -- it's beginning to look like PS3 is going to win more than just the Blu-Ray format war. I think they're going to win the console war.


Wow.. that's a pretty bold prediction.

I used to be firmly in the 360 camp, but have been COMPLETELY won over since getting my PS3, but even I don't think it can win the console war.

Granted,

It is interesting to note as well that PS3’s growth and speed of sales almost exactly mimics that of the Playstation 2, which won last generation’s battle by a landslide, now having sold well over 125 million units worldwide. At this point in its life, it only trails PS2 by about 700,000 units, and surpasses the 360 by about 3 million.

Source: http://www.newsarama.com/games/080617-MGS4Sales.html


But still..

I think second place is realistic. But first.. that would be nothing short of amazing.
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Postby toolverine » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:10 pm

Beat the trend and get a PC.

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:10 pm

toolverine wrote:Beat the trend and get a PC.


I hate PC gaming.
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Postby toolverine » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:11 pm

DaReekstah wrote:I hate PC gaming.


Do you? Do you now?

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:12 pm

toolverine wrote:Do you? Do you now?


Yeah.. I just could never get into it.
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Postby toolverine » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:13 pm

DaReekstah wrote:Yeah.. I just could never get into it.


Because of?

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Postby The Juan Percenter » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:14 pm

toolverine wrote:Because of?


Because WASD intimidates him :-D

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:14 pm

toolverine wrote:Because of?


No specific reason.

Just never got into it. Tried.
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Postby The Juan Percenter » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:15 pm

Give me a keyboard and mouse over a 360 controller any day.

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Postby C20Percent » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:15 pm

toolverine wrote:Beat the trend and get a PC.


Don't you have to update your technology every couple of years to game on the PC? I'm resigned to game on a console and use a PC for the Interwebz and Microsoft Office?

I haven't gamed on a PC since the King's Quest days.

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Postby Chris » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:16 pm

C20Percent wrote:Don't you have to update your technology every couple of years to game on the PC? I'm resigned to game on a console and use a PC for the Interwebz and Microsoft Office?

I haven't gamed on a PC since the King's Quest days.


Is Microsoft Office new slang for porn?
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