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playstation network sucks!

Post by bonerlaw » Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:51 am

hi there! Got a ps3 recently, as a big sony fan and having loads of ps2 and ps1 games still i thought it was a great idea! The actual system and games are great, but i hate playstation network! All they release on there are film previews and demos, im so jealous of nintendo and even xbox owners with the choice they get from their respective online stores! Someone please tell me its going to get better!
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Post by MikeHaggar » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:45 am

If you get an US and JAP account then it gets better ;)

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 3:25 am

MikeHaggar wrote:If you get an US and JAP account then it gets better ;)
But you can't really buy stuff from the overseas stores without having a USA/Japanese credit card which sucks.
The selection isn't the best but games like Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection and Super Stardust HD are worth looking into, I only really use the store for demos anyway.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:39 am

Is Home still due Q1..?

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:43 am

Apparantly HOME will be released around Spring 2008, so its looking late Q1 or early Q2 and thats assuming it has a global release, it wouldn't suprise me if its delayed in Europe like every other item on the Playstation Network.
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Post by Opa-Opa » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:46 am

I am really looking foward to it, I know it could be really poor like a cut down 2nd life but it could also be really good.

Fingers crossed...

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Post by MikeHaggar » Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:47 am

What has happened to the open beta though? Wasn't that supposed to be out in November/December?

ShadowMan wrote:But you can't really buy stuff from the overseas stores without having a USA/Japanese credit card which sucks.
The Last Ginja knows of an easy way to get an US CC. And you can get cards for the JAP store?

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:25 am

MikeHaggar wrote:What has happened to the open beta though? Wasn't that supposed to be out in November/December?

ShadowMan wrote:But you can't really buy stuff from the overseas stores without having a USA/Japanese credit card which sucks.
The Last Ginja knows of an easy way to get an US CC. And you can get cards for the JAP store?
The Open beta has been pushed back to early this year, we should be hearing about it shortly if all is well.

Your right about the cards for the Japanese store, I completely forgot about that! Aparantly Sony is starting to do the same with the USA as well.

Which reminds me, I have a Japanese version of Motorstorm (I know, I was impatient), would I have to buy the new tracks and such from the Japanese store since the game is from Japan also (I suspect I do, but its good to know)
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Post by MikeHaggar » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:03 am

ShadowMan wrote:I have a Japanese version of Motorstorm (I know, I was impatient), would I have to buy the new tracks and such from the Japanese store since the game is from Japan also (I suspect I do, but its good to know)
No idea. Does the european patches and free stuff work?

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:05 am

MikeHaggar wrote:
ShadowMan wrote:I have a Japanese version of Motorstorm (I know, I was impatient), would I have to buy the new tracks and such from the Japanese store since the game is from Japan also (I suspect I do, but its good to know)
No idea. Does the european patches and free stuff work?
I really need to check this, I have never actually taken any PS3 games online in the year I have owned it!
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Post by Kaede » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:32 am

Random question: Does PS3 also play PSone games as well as PS2/3?

(I'm thinking long term here for still being able to play R-Type Delta in 2015).

Edit: DELTA! I meant Delta. :oops:

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Post by MikeHaggar » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:37 am

Kaede wrote:Random question: Does PS3 also play PSone games as well as PS2/3?
Yup. You can even play PS1 games on the 40GB model too.

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:39 am

Just keep in mind they are still region coded unlike the PS3 games, so only PAL games work on a PAL console.
Also, has anyone noticed significant lag when playing PS1 games on the PS3? All 6 of my Mega Man games have terrible button lag making them unplayble.
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Post by Kaede » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:04 am

MikeHaggar wrote:
Kaede wrote:Random question: Does PS3 also play PSone games as well as PS2/3?
Yup. You can even play PS1 games on the 40GB model too.
Excellent. Finally a reason to invest in a PS3....the PSone! Think I might pick up a few more PSone games then.

Shadowman, cheers. It'll be a while yet but I'd want to get a JPN version anyway.

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Post by will2097 » Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:06 am

PSN content is awful. No one would ever guess looking at what is available Sony Music, Sony Movies and Sony TV actually do exist. It's pathetic. I mean surely a Sony specific iTunes clone shouldn't be so hard?

There are a couple of games of note. Stardust is OK. Flow is not bad either. The PS1 downloadable stuff is dreadful mind.

Demos are nearly always late compared to the 360.

Online connectivity isn't bad. Warhawk was the best example. And Resistance both play pretty good.

Tekken Online was a mixed bag. Finding a match seemed really clunky and hard. Once you were fighting it could be OK. Sometimes it was dreadful.

The best thing on PSN was the GT:HD IMHO. I also downloaded GT5 Japanese demo and that's, at best, is OK.

Home looks promising. I look forward to creating a 3DO museum :)

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