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Corpse
04-29-2006, 02:15 PM
A question and a comment about the PS3.

Firstly, I have been looking at pics of what it is going to look like, and one thing I have noticed is the fact there are no memory card sockets. Now I understand that PS3 games will be saved onto the hard drive, but what about Playstation and PS2 games. Does that mean we have to start all games from the beginning or is there another way to do it.

Secondly, well enless Sony decide to change it, I think the controllers look pretty god dam stupid. Again there are no ports for the old controllers, so you are going to have to put up with it if they don;t change it.

0r4ng3
04-29-2006, 02:17 PM
Sony trashed the design for the boomerang controller about a month ago. We have yet to see a new design.

About the memory card thing, I don't know. I'm guessing they're hidden or something.

Corpse
04-29-2006, 02:17 PM
Sony trashed the design for the boomerang controller about a month ago. We have yet to see a new design.

Thank god for that.

Endymion
04-29-2006, 02:20 PM
to quote wikipedia:

Backward compatibility

Games

The PlayStation 3 will be compatible with PlayStation 2 and PlayStation. In a recent interview Ken Kutaragi stated that backward compatibility will be achieved through a combination of hardware and software.

At the PlayStation 3 briefing on March 14, 2006 in Japan, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 3 will display legacy recoded PlayStation titles in high-definition resolutions. However, backwards capability will be limited to only games that have passed Sony's TRC (Technical Requirements Criteria). Estimates by game developers put the number of PS and PS2 titles that have passed the TRC to be around 50-85%.[2]

Peripherals

The PS3 will not be backward-compatible with some of the hardware peripherals of the PS2. For example, memory cards for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 will not work on the PlayStation 3 hardware.[3] Instead it was announced that the PS3 will use the Sony Memory Stick, and SD/MMC memory cards to save games. The Memory Sticks will be able to store saved games for both PS1 and PS2 games. However, with the announcement of a standard 60 GB HDD with the PS3, a hard drive game saving system is very likely.

Peripherals such as MaxAction for PS2, are able to transfer PS1 and PS2 saves to a PSP Memory Stick, making the saves compatible to be read from the PS3.

Also, the PS3 does not support old dualshock controllers due to the USB ports.

Corpse
04-29-2006, 02:24 PM
Instead it was announced that the PS3 will use the Sony Memory Stick, and SD/MMC memory cards to save games. The Memory Sticks will be able to store saved games for both PS1 and PS2 games

Might they fit in the PS2 ports used for the Eyetoy thing, and then transfer data from there?

0r4ng3
04-29-2006, 02:28 PM
I'm thinking that the memory stick only works on PS1 and PS2 games if you're playing them through the PS3.

sKratch
04-29-2006, 03:39 PM
What the gay. This made me want to look up Nintendo Revolution, only to find out they changed the name to "Wii". Double you tea...

mrconeman
04-29-2006, 03:47 PM
only to find out they changed the name to "Wii".
Wasnt that the corniest thing to ever happen in the history of humanity?
They changed the name so they could make a retarded amount of retarded puns.

0r4ng3
04-29-2006, 03:54 PM
Yeah, they actually did that just yesterday. I wanted to make a pun of it just now, but I was wondering who would get it.

Now, if you excuse me, I'm gonna take a wicked Wii.

Corpse
04-29-2006, 03:56 PM
Now, if you excuse me, I'm gonna take a wicked Wii.

Lol, that's a guddun. :p

Jebus
04-29-2006, 04:02 PM
nintenodo will piss all over ps3 when it comes out. amirite?

That_Guy91
04-29-2006, 04:44 PM
What I find hilarious is that the PS2 had more games geared towards casual gamers, but PS3 is going to be the most expensive next-gen console.

All About Eve
04-29-2006, 04:47 PM
nintenodo will piss all over ps3 when it comes out. amirite?

Yeah, I'm expecting it to Wii all over it.

Preocupado
04-29-2006, 05:09 PM
nintenodo will piss all over ps3 when it comes out. amirite?

youre rite, it wii

0r4ng3
04-29-2006, 09:55 PM
I think Wii all agree on that one, 360 percent.

Andy
04-30-2006, 08:13 AM
These puns are Wiitarded.

w3s
04-30-2006, 08:16 AM
PS3 will rock the world!

Rinoa
04-30-2006, 11:50 AM
I have to say I'm not too impressed with the controller for the Wii. It's a remote control.

At least Sony have done the right thing and redesigned their PS3 controller.

Rinoa
04-30-2006, 11:58 AM
Oh, and apparently this is supposed to be one of the "many things" the Wii will be capable of:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3857855347623051125&q=video+revolution+demo&pl=true