1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Sony Confirms PS3 In-Game Messaging On the Way

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Mar 4, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Dangle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    497 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Reno
    I own two Playstation 3s, and after a year and a half, I'm still trying to justify my purchase over just waiting for a real game to release - I even bought my first PS3 for $1200 on eBay... the only good thing abt that is I got to register the PSN names, Woot, Butt, and Pearl Harbor. Sure there are good games, but they're multi-platform, and if you also own an Xbox 360, there's no absolutely no point in buying multi-platform games on the PS3. The communication is absolute garbage compared to Xbox Live. Allz I said was, Sony should have just copied XBL from the start - rather than wait 18 months.
     
  2. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    I like my ps3 better, overall. I not only game on it, but also use it as a media player. I tried using the 360 as a media player, but it just isn't as good in my eyes. And XBL isn't better for me, if I have to pay for it. I'll take free, thank you. But does that mean I don't like the 360? No, no it doesn't.

    But at any rate, it's stupid to argue about this, it's completely down to personal preference. There's no way to say one is superior to the other. Each has it's pros and cons.
     
  3. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,539 (4.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,376
    exactly.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. cjoyce1980 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Messages:
    715 (0.23/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11
    i do enjoy the fact that sony are completely void of anything innovative
     
  5. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,539 (4.58/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,376
    those are the types of comments that will get you flamed. and apparently using an 8 core cell processor isnt innovative in your book.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  6. Steevo

    Steevo

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    8,526 (2.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,304
    Flame me!!!!! Ohhh please please please.



    But on a side note, what happens to all these PS3's when MS comes out with the new X-box and puts full force behind it unlike the HD war? Har. Competition and price reductions.
     
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  7. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    What happens when MS gets outsold by Sony in games and consoles this year?

    What exclusive games does MS have this year? Fable and Gears? :laugh:

    "Lets go play fable guys!!" :slap:
     
  8. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    According to this graph, you're wrong:

    [​IMG]
    http://next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9393&Itemid=2&limit=1&limitstart=0

    The same graph above ^^ can be found in the latest game informer mag too I believe, I'll find a scan or look in my copy too to make sure.

    I've played more extremely good exclusives on the ps3 than I can say I have for the xbox 360.
     
  9. Dangle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    497 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Reno
    Yea.... the 8-core Cell processor is a marketing gimmick so Sony can claim the PS3 is a supercomputer. lol @ that.
     
  10. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Ever wonder why the Xbox doesn't have F@H?
     
  11. bruins004 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    2,480 (0.74/day)
    Thanks Received:
    75
    I like all of the current systems out and all do have their pros and cons.
    However, the one main problem I have with the Xbox360 is that they dont have too many XBox 360 exclusive games.
    A lot of XBox 360 "exclusive" games wind up coming out for the PC a few months later.
    So to me that is not exclusive.
    Thats why I went with the PS3 bc their games are genuinely exclusive.

    But good news that Sony is trying to help out the online community.
    It is a powerful box, but does need some software tweaks here and there.
     
  12. Dangle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    497 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Reno
    Because people use their 360s for games. :nutkick:

    The 360 doesn't have a lot of good exclusives, but most good games are multi-platform. In which case I will buy these multi-platform games for the best platform. - If they have multiplayer, hands down 360 is the best platform. If they will run better on PS3, I'll buy the game for the PS3; however, so far, this has never happened (except with oblivion which had an extra year to upgrade) - but I thought that game had shitty physics, animation, and lighting so I didn't play it. There are only 2 upcoming exclusives for the PS3 that actually look good, FF13, MGS.
     
  13. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Hahaha...

    Maybe because the PS3 cell can handle computations up to 20 times faster. It has taken MS longer to adapt their hardware to get folding at home, although it will be coming soon to Xbox I'm sure.
     
  14. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Goto metacritic.com, look at cross platform games, and see what the reviews look like. With the exception of a few multiplatform games, like orange box, which has a 89 average score, they all preform equally.

    Since you have PS3, go check out some more exclusives. Haze, Killzone 2, Resistance 2, Twisted Metal Head On, MGS, MGS Online, FF13, FF13 Online, Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Warhawk, Resistance, God of War 3...The list goes on. :rockout:
     
  15. Dangle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    497 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Reno
    I own a PS3 (two of them). Once the damn things can actually outperform a game on the 360, I'll buy it. But until then...
     
  16. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    Why do you keep saying out preform? Cross platform games aren't meant to outpreform. The only thing cross platform games are meant to have to make them more wanted on either console is exclusive download content, which isn't the case here lately.

    Let us take GTA IV for example:

    THe MS gets it own exclusive dl content, while Sony also gets its own exclusive download content.
     
  17. Dangle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    497 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Reno
    I've been playing FPS games since Wolfenstein 3D was released. These days there are WAAAAY too many FPS games. Resistance, Killzone, Haze... These games all look like just another FPS... resistance was, bleh... Warhawk is a joke.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2008
  18. Dangle New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Messages:
    497 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    Location:
    Reno
    Then why do they on the 360?:cool:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2008
  19. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
  20. Ravenas

    Ravenas

    Joined:
    May 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,691 (1.70/day)
    Thanks Received:
    349
    Location:
    Tennessee
    You're right, I don't own a 360, sold it to get the PS3 after a year of ownership. :toast:
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 5, 2008
  21. Steevo

    Steevo

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2005
    Messages:
    8,526 (2.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,304
    Chill guys.

    A PS3 is a newer console than the 360, so the marketshare currently purchasing a PS3 probably owns a 360 or has owned one. I could sell 150% more of something this year than my competition if everyone alredy had my competitions product too. Simple marketing strategy is at play here and most of you are falling on swords to be thier tools.


    The PS3 is awesome.
    The 360 is awesome.

    And as games advance and demand more a newer console will be the obvious choice for developers, games today are not marketed at 10 year old hardware and Windows 98. But if I say that my platform is selling more than competing products with out telling you the competing products are from 10 years ago............ when the market is in a stage of growth.......




    Anyone getting the picture?
     
    10 Million points folded for TPU
  22. Thermopylae_480

    Thermopylae_480 New Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    3,686 (1.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    393
    Location:
    Little Rock Arkansas, United States
    This reminds me of a bunch of rabid nerds sitting around screaming about Star Trek episodes.

    It is very apparent that you are unable to discuss the correct topic, as well as behave in a civil manner. All I see is blatant spiteful mudslinging; the topic of this news story is not, "who is the greatest fanboy."
     
    ShadowFold, Steevo and btarunr say thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page