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  1. Easy Rhino

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    balls deep, bronameth. i can pick it up tomorrow but not play it until friday night.
     
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    I finally did it, after all these years. I finally decided I wanted to see all the hype about PS3 for myself.
    So I went down to my local GameStop store and bought a PS3 (and Call of Duty Black Ops).

    I bought the PS3 Move System.

    It came with:
    PS3 Sports Champions Move Bundle
    320 GB PlayStation 3 system
    PlayStation Move motion controller
    PlayStation Eye camera
    Sports Champions game
    Bonus game demo disc
    DUALSHOCK3 wireless controller

    I have a Samsung 58" Plasma 1080p FTP 5884 hdtv and I hooked the PS3 to it to see what this PS3 and tv combo is capable of.
    I let the setup self configure via the Sony Auto Configure and all I had to do was choose 1080p as the resolution I wanted.
    Wow, nice.
    The graphics are really astonishingly good. I was worried I would be dissapointed as I have read over and over again that the graphics on PS3's were not as good as PC graphics.
    Now I see that is not true. Not with COD BO. They are ok. Not as good as on my pc...but ok, I can live with 'em.
    I don't like playing with a controller though, right now.
    I know I will become more comfortable with a controller as time passes and my perspective will change. I hope this change comes soon, I am getting my arse KICKED online, lol.

    One thing I find funny is the fact my tv is so large I am having a hard time trying to find everything during battles. There is a lot of screen area to look at trying to see an enemy coming, and before I can react, I am dead. I think I am sitting a little too close to the tv right now though, about 10 ft..
    I'm going to back up to 15 ft.to see if that helps.

    Well, I have to go finish the installation now, run a ethernet cable through a lot of walls to make it a clean installation.
    I hope to see some of you guys online soon.
     
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    You'll learn to like the controller. I'm a heavy PC gamer but even I prefer to play COD on console. It just seems better suited with a controller and on a console where less people hack.
     
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    Well, I'm not too sure I have run into any hackers on pc COD BO yet, but I am only a level 49 which probably means I haven't gotten enough time on the game yet to run into them.

    Why do people hack? What fun is that? I never could understand it.
     
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    I thought other people in TF2 and this HL2 MOD called Hidden Source were hacking and since it was unfair got hacks myself. It opened up a doorway to a different kind of fun, just owning everybody.

    In the end the TF2 hack got me VAC banned and Hidden Source was just losing its value as a game. So I stopped hacking and never felt the need to hack again no matter how suspicious I got of others hacking. If I was sure someone was hacking, I'd just report them.

    I like to think that anyone hacking is just doing it temporarily. Its mostly young immature kids (Like I was) who have the need to come out as the winner no matter what the cost. Hope those answer your questions.
     
  6. Wile E

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    I disagree. I find the controller to be terrible for COD.


    At any rate, just used my iPod Video to jailbreak my PS3. Was just playing Super Mario World via an SNES emulator. lol. Currently backing up my God of War Collection to test out this whole backup manager thingy-ma-bob.

    Honestly, I don't even care about that, I just want to keep linux, but still be able to play online and use Netflix. Better networking (samba support, perhaps?) and better audio and video support would also be awesome.
     
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    Everyone has their own preference. I think its just a matter of what you get used to or what you want to get used to for that matter.

    Nice. I'm waiting for them to unveil the free downgrader along with a new spoof for 3.5 to get back on PSN.

    Also a Wii Emulator known as Dolphin is being ported onto the PS3. So expect the use of the PS Move to play Wii games on the PS3 soon :)
     
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    So the spoof no longer gets you on PSN? I can't get the PL3 No Auth payload to play nice with my iPod, which is supposed to be the only one that allows Netflix. I'm using the Hermes 4b spoof payload right now, just to check things out until my minimus32 AVR arrives.

    I'm gonna be sad if I can't get my netflix back. I need to get another ps3 to keep updated.
     
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    Sony shutdown their server for maintaince and did something to prevent the spoof from working.

    A few people are working diligently and are uncovering new ways to counteract Sony's attempt at keeping us Jailbreakers offline.

    A free downgrader should be out within 2 weeks tops I estimate. So we can get online when we need to or get offline when we need to.

    Its just a game of cat and mouse, thats how it always is.
     
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    sony is owning the hacking noobs every day. do the hacked ps3s have mkv support yet? no. do they have otherOS back yet? no. so it seems to me having a hacked box is having a crippled box.
     
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    lol just cause it doesn't have what YOU want (yet) doesn't mean its becomes a crippled box for everyone...

    The scene is still technically just getting started and shits happening as fast as it can happen when you just hacked a console previously thought unhackable met by extreme opposition by the company who made it. Also with the $100 jailbreak device you can downgrade to 3.15 and get the otherOS back (On Phats), people just refuse to pay them and prefer a free method (in the works).

    Besides, no one is forcing you to jailbreak, so if thats how you feel and your waiting for mkv support then by all means don't "cripple" your "box".
     
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    im just saying that people are wasting their time. hacked boxes are literally crippled. what are you doing with your hacked ps3 that i am not doing with mine?
     
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    I know what you mean, but its all about preference man. I never really used my PS3 to begin with (PC Gamer) so nothings really changed for me but it just depends on what each individual wants.

    Currently you can get Dreamcast, PSX, GB, NES emulators and more in the works (like Wii/gamecube). You can do back ups and downgrade but I haven't really kept up with every aspect of the scene.

    I also just found out of a Fallout Texture mod that you can do.

    But so much potential exists, this cannot be denied. Whether or not the scene meets this potential or not is another matter. It hasn't even been a year yet, if a year and a half passes and nothings happened then I myself might just be like "Screw it" and upgrade.
     
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    i guess maybe it makes more sense to someone who doesnt have a powerful pc. like you i am also mainly a pc gamer and i only use my ps3 for media. now, once otheros and mkv support is hacked back into existance and it is easy for me to do them i will. for now tho, seems like a big waste.
     
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    Yeah, actually they do have Linux support back. AsbestOS

    And my unit is crippled with or without the hack. I still haven't updated because of linux. I just want to use all the features I paid for.

    And when we do get full mkv support, what are you going to do since you updated?
     
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    play with myself? :laugh: honestly, when mkv support does happen with the hack then i will get the downgrader.
     
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    Downgrader only works on certain firmwares. It's no different than Jailbreaking. Requires an exploit. Sony will patch that hole as well in an update.
     
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    haha, good point. But seriously, if i want to play emulators, mkv or anything else a good hacked console would have, i'd just use my freaking PC and save myself the headaches. Plus emulators on hacked systems typically suck anyway, are far more limited and only the oldest consoles play decently, don't expect a Wii or DC emu to ever be worth a fark.

    Sure a good hacked console can stay updated with the firmwares, but really the PS3, at this point cannot, its not truly hacked, there are no modded firmwares to match the latest official ones and the whole thing is more about playing pirated SP games than it is anything else...but why LInux on a console? i can hook up a cheap netbook to my HDTV and have a better LInux experience complete with Compiz Fusion effects:shadedshu

    But the PSP is a truely hacked system. its emulators are decent, still not as good as PC but at least on a portable system, emu's make sense.
     
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    Best emulator i have used is the sega emulator on my PSP,works really well and plays all sega megadrive games.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Said screw it, updated PS3 downloaded netflicks for the first time....Ordered it....EPIC I say EPIC

    Don't know if I want hulu + yet.....
     
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    netflix on the ps3 is indeed epic :rockout: the HD, 5.1 quality is almost on par with the x264 tv rips i get. i mean, how they hell did they do that? the interface is also very pleasing to the eye. i dont know about hulu+ though as i believe there are commercials with that one even tho it is pay?
     
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    Hulu+ is pay to watch...

    I already tried it, and yes Netflix is ducking awesome on the PS3. I just bought a 40" Samsung LCD and i changed my mind about selling the PS3 :laugh:.

    If Netflix offers multi-languages selection like on DVDs it will become PERFECT!
     
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    Add me please.

    PSN Username: erocker414
    Model: 120gb PS3 Slim
     
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    added.

    also, whatever happened to ravenas?
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    Fucking sweet! My 6MB DSL line holds for watching a NetFlix movie on the PS3 in my sons room, and at the same time streaming from my PC in the living room!
     

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