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It's safe to say that this (next) gen has been a disappointment so far. The leap in visuals, gameplay and other areas has been minimal at best. The bulk of progression has concentrated on conforming to a resolution and other hardware standards.

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You either can't read, or you are a massive massive idiot.
But, theres no structure to crackdown, which makes it dull.

I can't be bothered wandering round looking for ANOTHER flashing orange blob, killing another huge swarm of enemies, finding the boss and shooting at him and then DOING IT ALL OVER AGAIN..

I want missions, I want cut scenes and I want some semblance of progression, and no, agility orbs do not cut it.. collecting things in random places to get better is bollocks, its one step up the rung from playing WoW and having your numbers increase the more stuff you kill, its utterly utterly pointless.

The only thing making crackdown a killer app is the Halo 3 Beta, there were 12 pre-owned copies on the shelves in GAME a week or two after crackdown came out, and they have only started selling recently.

<disclaimer> This poster was not angry at the time of posting </disclaimer>

Well according to your first post on the subject you post all the reasons you don't like it and then claim because there are 12 copies of the game sat pre-owned in your game that it isn't a killer app. i.e. you post proof that some people don't like the game.

If you had compared console sales figures around the time that Crackdown was released to show there was no jump in sales then that would have been a dispassionate argument and one back up with facts. Not anecdotal evidence about a game you obviously don't like. Obviously there is nothing wrong with not liking it, hell eveyone has different tastes.

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My PS3 hasn't been turned on in a while now, not since I got my copy of Casino Royale. While I enjoy Motorstorm the pain of playing on line with friends put both myself and them off trying again so it's lost out there, and while I enjoy it single player I'm getting my racing fun out of Wipeout Pure on the PSP I recently got.

Resistance hasn't held my interest, I think I got as far as Manchester. And VF5 is a bit too technical for me and I don't have anyone to play it against either.

So for the while I'll probably stick with my 360 for gaming. However I pretty sure I'll get enough gaming and viewing (BR movies) pleasure out of it in the long run to justify having bought it so it I'm not overly bothered. If I only had a PS3 I'd probably feel differently.

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It's safe to say that this (next) gen has been a disappointment so far. The leap in visuals, gameplay and other areas has been minimal at best. The bulk of progression has concentrated on conforming to a resolution and other hardware standards.

I think its the most exciting. The Wii and DS have been worth celebrating.

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Latest PLAYSTATION®3 Firmware Update Provides PlayStation®, PlayStation®2 and DVD Upscaling

Remote Play on PSP™(PlayStation®Portable) via the Internet and DLNA transfer of media content also enabled

London, 24 May 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today availability of the latest version of the PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) firmware. Version 1.80 features upscaling of PlayStation® and PlayStation®2 games, and DVD movies up to full 1080p HD resolution when viewed on a compatible HD TV set.

The capability to upscale DVDs to HD quality is a feature normally only associated with top range DVD players, and its inclusion in the latest firmware upgrade now allows PS3 owners with an existing DVD collection to dramatically1 enhance the viewing pleasure of their DVD collection when viewed through a compatible HD TV set. Not only are DVD movies enhanced to full 1080p HD quality but so too will PlayStation 2 and PlayStation games be upscaled to provide much improved gaming pleasure.

In a comprehensive update to PS3’s already impressive capabilities, Version 1.80 also allows users to enjoy Remote Play on their PSP across the internet, allowing them to access their PS3 anywhere in the world where a broadband internet connection is available2.

Version 1.80 also allows users on a home network to seamlessly view and play rich media content such as images, music and video on their PS3, that is stored on their DLNA3 enabled devices such as PCs and laptops elsewhere in the house, reinforcing PS3’s credentials as a home entertainment hub that truly deserves pride of place in the Living Room.

A host of other enhancements includes the ability to print photo images stored on PS3's hard disk drive or inserted storage media to a selection of Epson printers via USB connection.

PS3 owners will be able to upgrade their PS3 with the latest Version 1.80 firmware from 24th May 2007.

That's great, and by a weird twist of fate I'm looking for a new DVD player, but... it's just too expensive. It's a great piece of kit, but there are too many drawbacks (almost all of which are price-based): a)the console's too expensive, b)Blu-ray movies are too expensive c)games are too expensive and d)there aren't enough of them (or of blu-ray films) to convince me otherwise. Yet.

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Well according to your first post on the subject you post all the reasons you don't like it and then claim because there are 12 copies of the game sat pre-owned in your game that it isn't a killer app. i.e. you post proof that some people don't like the game.

If you had compared console sales figures around the time that Crackdown was released to show there was no jump in sales then that would have been a dispassionate argument and one back up with facts. Not anecdotal evidence about a game you obviously don't like. Obviously there is nothing wrong with not liking it, hell eveyone has different tastes.

You are a complete and utter dickhead. If I get banned for this then fair play, but it has to be said, you really are pushing me for no good reason and completely ignoring the perfectly valid points I have made.

I didn't say I don't like the game, I have said that I found it great fun, but theres no structure to it and that makes it a chore to play through, I am not alone in that opinion, and its certainly not a system seller.

If you really want to push your opinions on me, please continue, but I won't be replying.

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Last gen I had a Gamecube for the Nintendo stuff & a PS2 for everything else. I did'nt hesitate to upgrade the GC to a Wii as it does & will have the Nintendo stuff with greater or lesser use of the new controls & Wii Sports shows the kind of game that can be done with motion control. The VC is currently filling in time while I wait for better games, from Nintendo or anyone else.

I had always intended to upgrade the PS2 to a PS3 as a matter of course, as it would have the upgrades & continuations of the PS2 games i liked, but everything that came out leading up to it's launch just caused me to move the date of that purchase further & further back.

The 2 main sticking points about the system for personally that I'm not a fan of FPS's, Racers, or Fighters & that I currently have no access to Broadband. This means that only the release of games in Action/Adventure/RPG mould (any mix of the 3) would get me excited about it & (barring any surprises before that) it looks like FFXIII will be it.

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Good visual depiction of how hot the air that the PS3 kicks out is. When the office got PS3's, everyone had to take their jumpers off. And that was in November. 'Tis quite a bit hotter than the 360.

EDIT: That was in response to Judgement Boy, not metallicfrodo. Which I guess is obvious, but you never know.

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I say yes. It's a good system which isn't worth buying yet. It's too expensive, there aren't enough games or blu-ray discs to make it worth it.

When will it be worth buying? I reckon in about eight months.

Meanie mods. :wacko: It would have sorted itself out!

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I say yes. It's a good system which isn't worth buying yet. It's too expensive, there aren't enough games or blu-ray discs to make it worth it.

When will it be worth buying? I reckon in about eight months.

Meanie mods. :wacko: It would have sorted itself out!

I say no. It's a shit system which isn't worth buying yet, is too expensive and doesn't have enough games or movies to make it worth it.

It'll never sort itself out.

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I say no. It's a shit system which isn't worth buying yet, is too expensive and doesn't have enough games or movies to make it worth it.

It'll never sort itself out.

You're saying it'll never be worth it? I call unrealistic denial on that one.

The 'sort itself out' was about the recently-deleted trainwreck of a thread that was slowly sorting itself out and getting back on track, not the PS3.

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What's shit about it, Sean?

Can anyone compile a proper list of Actually Quite Good games that are out now for the PS3?

I honestly haven't the foggiest what's worth playing because Sony just aren't bothering to do any marketing of their own.

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I'd agree with this statement, but it's true with all consoles.

If you can put up with the wait, and have enough current gen / decent titles to play through, the best time to get a console is generally about a year after release, when all the kinks are ironed out and the big titles start hitting.

No console has ever really been worth getting at launch, in hindsight, unless you're dedicated or ok with the fact that you'll probably spend months at a time waiting for games.

That's right. What's this madness about judging consoles by their games? Crazy talk!

We should judge a console by looks alone. And the box it comes in.

Which console, (bar the SNES and NES), have had games out within the first 12 months of release which have truly matched the quality and ambition of games that came later in the console's lifespan? Basically, I think what was being said was that it's a bit pointless to judge any of the three console's total lifetime performance based on the games that are currently out.

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I say yes. It's a good system which isn't worth buying yet. It's too expensive, there aren't enough games or blu-ray discs to make it worth it.

When will it be worth buying? I reckon in about eight months.

Meanie mods. :wacko: It would have sorted itself out!

Um, I have a ps3 and love it. A great bit of kit. However as far as I'm concerned there's only 2 exclusive games worth playing on it. So yes. Too early to buy. (Although it has satisfied the 'must have shiny new gadget' geek in me)

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Hmm. Armored Core 4, Motorstorm (apparently), Ridge Racer 7 (if you haven't played 6), umm...

Virtua Fighter 5, Resistance and Flow for when you have a cold, Oblivion too if you've not played it yet.

Gundam Musou and Choo-Choo-Yamanote Man if you like that sort of thing.

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The problem with the current hight point is that it needs to justify it, and nothing about the PS3 this year will justify it costing more than the 360. Then , after this Xmas the 360 will be so established it will be the primary HD development platform. That will probably mean that even with price drop next year, it'll be too late for the ps3....

I'd wait and see. Maybe if it was sub £200 I'd get one, for th eodd exclusive gem.

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