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shomenno
08-09-2007, 08:58 PM
Does anyone know if the New Zealand version of the Playstation 3 has the 'emotion engine' chip included with it, thus making PS2 backward compatibility via hardware rather than software. I have read on some internet sits that Sony is removing the chip to save money and thus relying on software to emulate. Don't really want to open it up to check lol

beeswax34
08-09-2007, 09:58 PM
Call Sony up:

By Phone: Calling within Auckland: 09-970-1200
Calling from outside Auckland: 0800 766 969

https://www.sony.co.nz/products/servicesupport.jsp

bob_doe_nz
08-09-2007, 10:25 PM
From what I've read, no they do not. Hence the poor backwards compatibility.

--Wolf--
09-09-2007, 01:01 AM
*Cough*Xbox 360*Cough*

The REAL next gen of gaming.

beeswax34
09-09-2007, 01:08 AM
Amen! And cheaper too + Halo3 + good controllers + BioShock + Xbox Live = PS3 Sucks:D

--Wolf--
09-09-2007, 01:22 AM
Bioshock = overhyped
Halo 3 = overhyped

Assassins Creed, Call of Duty 4 (Am playing beta right now), Mass Effect and GTAIV on the other hand though.....

beeswax34
09-09-2007, 02:51 AM
Bioshock = overhyped
Halo 3 = overhyped

Assassins Creed, Call of Duty 4 (Am playing beta right now), Mass Effect and GTAIV on the other hand though.....

Don't think so
Don't think so

Pfft, boooring. (BTW, GTA is on XBOX as well)

--Wolf--
09-09-2007, 07:06 PM
Haha? Boring. All these games, cept CoD4 (which owns) and GTAIV (which will own, Europhoria engine ftw), are completely new and innovative.

Halo 3, been there done that. I played the beta, did you?

Bioshock, hahahahahahaha. Nice water effects, but that's all.

shomenno
09-09-2007, 07:29 PM
Yeah, in time I can see the Playstation 3 taking a lead, spec wise it has more potential... people just got to learn how to program it. Besides all other factors BlueRay will hold more data thus lending to more indepth games content wise. But at the mo it is still catch up! Roll on GT5, Kill Zone and some good RPG's.

Jams
09-09-2007, 07:38 PM
Haha? Boring. All these games, cept CoD4 (which owns) and GTAIV (which will own, Europhoria engine ftw), are completely new and innovative.

Halo 3, been there done that. I played the beta, did you?

Bioshock, hahahahahahaha. Nice water effects, but that's all.

Who said a game has to be innovative for it to be enjoyed ?

I'll admit that i wasn't a fan of bioshock, but it's story line is very well developed and provides an enjoyable experience.

And your "been there done that" mentality is exactly what makes the series excel. Gamers can now trust the Halo series to provide a wicked story line, awesome weaponry and a detailed environment.

To be honest, you don't sound like much of a gamer, just someone who expects to be blown off their feet with each and every game that gets released. It's people like YOU who overhype games.

bob_doe_nz
09-09-2007, 08:34 PM
Pfft! Bioshock? You should be playing System Shock & System Shock 2. :rolleyes:

Screw that, let's all go back to playing Doom. :cool:

Bring back Commander Keen!!!

--Wolf--
10-09-2007, 07:38 AM
Me not much of a gamer? Please....tonight when I get home I'll show you how much of a gamer I am!

trinsic
10-09-2007, 02:30 PM
Amen! And cheaper too + Halo3 + good controllers + BioShock + Xbox Live = PS3 Sucks:D

How did you come up with that :lol:

PS3/2 Controllers/3 Games $1199
360 Elite/1 Controller $799 + $50 for another controller then $100 per game x3 $1149

Seems the same to me. But oh wait no next gen HD player/1 Movie $249
Coming to a round total of $1398.

Now just because the 360 is cheaper doesn't mean it is as feature packed as the PS3 :D
But I must state that games are the important part in this and the 360 has them for now.

--Wolf--
10-09-2007, 03:16 PM
Hmm, Xbox 360 games are cheaper than the average PS3 game.

And I love how you said the ELITE. If you put one of the cheaper consoles in there (who needs black + HDMI?) then it would work out cheaper.

Anyway, me not much of a gamer? :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1230.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1231.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1232.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1233.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1234.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1235.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1236.jpg

(Pics taken from crappy cellphone, and the reason the picture is bigger than the white area on the wall is because the wall was fitted to an older projector, which was recently replaced by the hd one you see there)

Person in picture is around 6ft tall. Those games are outdated, and most were replaced by the $200 Microsoft wireless racing wheel.

Now, tell me I'm not much of a gamer now.

I have never hyped a game before in my life either.

Games don't have to be innovative, but in this day and age, playing the same old thing (Halo, for eg) gets old. Now The Darkness, THAT has a good storyline.

And how many of you here can say you have already played Halo 3, and COD4 for that matter?

deathracer
10-09-2007, 03:32 PM
Hmm, Xbox 360 games are cheaper than the average PS3 game.

And I love how you said the ELITE. If you put one of the cheaper consoles in there (who needs black + HDMI?) then it would work out cheaper.

Anyway, me not much of a gamer? :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1230.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1231.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1232.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1233.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1234.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1235.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1236.jpg

(Pics taken from crappy cellphone, and the reason the picture is bigger than the white area on the wall is because the wall was fitted to an older projector, which was recently replaced by the hd one you see there)

Person in picture is around 6ft tall. Those games are outdated, and most were replaced by the $200 Microsoft wireless racing wheel.

Now, tell me I'm not much of a gamer now.

I have never hyped a game before in my life either.

Games don't have to be innovative, but in this day and age, playing the same old thing (Halo, for eg) gets old. Now The Darkness, THAT has a good storyline.

And how many of you here can say you have already played Halo 3, and COD4 for that matter?
ok ill tell you, ur not much of a gamer. seriously you think that makes you a gamer? i have more stuff than that and i dont even consider my self much of a gamer(i just like to play video games once in a while), wow so you have an xbox360 and i have a ps3 that isnt important in my opinion and shouldnt decide wether a person is a "gamer" i dont like using titles to describe ppl cause i cant do that where i live( everyone has more than one skill).

--Wolf--
10-09-2007, 03:35 PM
Ok then, back up why "I'm not much of a gamer".....Lets look at the CoD4 Beta, which has THREE (3) maps, and has only been out just over a week. It says I've clocked 1d, 6h, 27m into it.

The_End_Of_Reality
10-09-2007, 03:49 PM
Ok then, back up why "I'm not much of a gamer".....Lets look at the CoD4 Beta, which has THREE (3) maps, and has only been out just over a week. It says I've clocked 1d, 6h, 27m into it. OK, that amount of time on it for only being out for a week tells me that you have no life, that is just my :2cents:

--Wolf--
10-09-2007, 03:51 PM
Plenty of a life, just a few late nights.

trinsic
10-09-2007, 03:56 PM
Hmm, Xbox 360 games are cheaper than the average PS3 game.

And I love how you said the ELITE. If you put one of the cheaper consoles in there (who needs black + HDMI?) then it would work out cheaper.

I'm comparing features. If you went for the stock 360 which is $649 you are still paying $1248 ($150 off, which in my opinion HDMI and a 120GB HDD are worth). According to Top10 lists the prices are near the same. Only some games which have gone platinum and sell cheaper.

Also I consider myself a gamer solely on the fact that I actually own a console. My neighbour doesn't so he isn't.

The_End_Of_Reality
10-09-2007, 04:01 PM
Anyone wanting to know the definition of a gamer it is "Video gamer: A type of gamer who enjoys playing computer and video games" Straight from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamer). So really it is not a case of what you own that classes you as a gamer, but the fact that you enjoy playing video games...

beeswax34
10-09-2007, 05:20 PM
Ok you have a projector. Ooooooooooooooh. You are SUCH a gamer. I have played Halo3 and it was absolutely superb.

Good God, just cause you have a lot of games (so do I, around 20 at last count, not counting the ones I sold) doesn't mean squat. And if you hate the 360, why do you have one?

LiquidSolidity
10-09-2007, 05:53 PM
Hmm, Xbox 360 games are cheaper than the average PS3 game.

And I love how you said the ELITE. If you put one of the cheaper consoles in there (who needs black + HDMI?) then it would work out cheaper.

Anyway, me not much of a gamer? :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1230.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1231.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1232.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1233.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1234.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1235.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/wolfy187/05-02-07_1236.jpg

(Pics taken from crappy cellphone, and the reason the picture is bigger than the white area on the wall is because the wall was fitted to an older projector, which was recently replaced by the hd one you see there)

Person in picture is around 6ft tall. Those games are outdated, and most were replaced by the $200 Microsoft wireless racing wheel.

Now, tell me I'm not much of a gamer now.

I have never hyped a game before in my life either.

Games don't have to be innovative, but in this day and age, playing the same old thing (Halo, for eg) gets old. Now The Darkness, THAT has a good storyline.

And how many of you here can say you have already played Halo 3, and COD4 for that matter?

What has this crap got to do with the initial post? I don't recall anyone asking to see your lounge.

--Wolf--
10-09-2007, 06:00 PM
Haha, this is funny.

1) I never said I hate the Xbox 360.
2) Someone said I'm not a gamer.
3) Halo 3 sucked ass. I bet your one of the gooks who bought Crackdown solely for the beta. But don't worry, in a year or so people will realize, just as they are now doing with Halo 2, that Halo 3 was overhyped and was identical to the first 2.
4) I never said I have a lot of games

bob_doe_nz
10-09-2007, 06:02 PM
This is funnier than a Kirk versus Picard forum

beeswax34
10-09-2007, 08:35 PM
Haha, this is funny.

1) I never said I hate the Xbox 360.
2) Someone said I'm not a gamer.
3) Halo 3 sucked ass. I bet your one of the gooks who bought Crackdown solely for the beta. But don't worry, in a year or so people will realize, just as they are now doing with Halo 2, that Halo 3 was overhyped and was identical to the first 2.
4) I never said I have a lot of games

WTH is Crackdown? Why would I buy a crappy game I've never heard of?

Picard FTW BTW:lol:

bob_doe_nz
10-09-2007, 11:23 PM
I don't know what's worse... Kirk V.S Picard or Trek V.S Wars (http://www.fishpond.co.nz/Movies/DVD_Movies/Documentries/product_info/11227295/). Looks like some people really don't have lives.

JOYBEBA6679
11-09-2007, 05:42 AM
Eh the word WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII comes to mind. Much better, cheaper and lets face it, 7 consoles in 1. No way sony nor microsoft could beat that. :D

beeswax34
11-09-2007, 03:47 PM
7 in 1? How?

And anyway, some wimpy nanchuk is going to detract me from solid story lines and awesome graphics.

Chemical Ali
12-09-2007, 03:23 PM
Bob Doe is soo right -- you guys are as bad as mac fanboys v's microsoft fan boys going mental at each other like the issue is more important than life itself let alone a Kirk v/s Picard debate (Kirk by the way - not that I care about these things ...)

You two need to go play in the traffic together, take all your fancy gadgets with you as well ...

ROFL at what I've read in this thread - it's been highly entertaining!!

beeswax34
12-09-2007, 07:08 PM
A console is a fancy gadget? lol, who knew?