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svaubel - Halo Wars is something else from another dev., not only that it has already been announced to be playable at E3... Ensemble Studios I believe? So this is relating to something different, lots of rumors have been swirling about a "Halo" game with no MasterChief, which both worries and intrigues me a bit. After all, Halo isnt Halo, without MasterChief and the Halos, imho. But maybe it could be something to change my mind - who knows anymore lol.

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Curious? Why are people saying this is "A first shot for Sony, so of course there will be problems"? Hasnt Sony released firmware updates before? Just because they add some features, I dont see how that makes it "ok" to brick consoles through a firmware update - when they have done them before, new features included or not. Sorry if I dont see that excuse as plausible. They need to quit spreading themselves so thin trying to make up for all that they didnt plan for - and start testing things more thoroughly before releasing it. If I end up getting a PS3, the LAST thing I would want would be to see Sony screw it up by trying to play catch up and end up tripping over their own shoelaces.

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This wont happen, and if it were, it would be a long, long time. There are a few reasons for that, but most importantly Sony has made it difficult on itself to pull this off, due to two large reasons.. 1. They tried to limit people on PS2 games by removing the back compat from the 40gb model, where the 80gb model at least has the graphics synthesizer chip (it uses software to emulate the emo engine), while the 40gb model has none of the chips and would require full software emulation. Thus, any downloaded PS2 games would have to have full software emulation, as well as support for hardware emulation on 20gb/60gb models, and support for 80gb partial hard/soft emulation.. (Or they could go just software on all, but that wouldnt work best). 2. Many people would be mad (40gb owners) if they cannot play the PS2 games they already own, but, can buy them again and play them. They would feel Sony were cheating them by making them purchase the same game twice just to play it on the 40gb model. So, as you can see Sony would create too many waves with that, and probably knows its best to stay away from it. Not to mention they straight up said its not happening when contacted for comment. Still, I find it humorous the people who dont even read the article, they just see "Sony" or "Playstation" and go "yay! sonys the bestest!" lmao... Gave me a chuckle :)

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jackrocks123 = Which is why it has taken them a year and a half to come up with an attempt to match some of XBLs features, and by attempt I mean they failed in most regards. I think its great that Sony has finally put some thought into what people have been asking, but, I also feel it is telling that this is their response. Again, I will continue playing my 360 and using its services, and by the time the PS3 can match it feature for feature, it will likely be turning the corner to the next consoles. Oh well, that means later down the road when its cheaper and there are more colors, I can get one for the few games I have wanted to play on PS3. I just feel its too little too late, some of these features should have been integrated better from the start, not poorly done a year and a half in - but they have spent the majority of their time and money on things like Home, BluRay Movies, and pretty much outlandish features that few (if any) will likely use over time, other than the initial "wow" factor. As for why the 360 fans come here? 1. You have got to be joking, nearly every 360 news article has at least some PS3 fans trying to run them into the ground, and 2. Do you or do you not want the competitions fans to learn about your favorite product? If you actually got your way and everyone who didnt currently like the PS3 was to NOT read any of the news, etc. the fanbase would stall and wither away. Just because you dont like what they have to say, doesnt mean you want them to go away either. Food for thought.

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I think different XBOX 360s run differently.. Take me for example, I have only seen slower texture loads 2 times in 2 hours of play, and that was something as simple as the texture on a doors window sign, and zero pop in. Not to mention a silky smooth solid framerate, very vivid colors, and load times generally around 1-5 seconds at most, possibly 8 seconds once... Either that, or people are trying to exaggerate the differences between the PS3 and 360 versions... Wonder which one is the case? Either way, great game and has completely impressed me with the attention to detail of nearly every aspect.. Very happy that I got the Special Edition :) EDIT - Also to note, I tried the online a bit too, and looks like Microsoft kept their word, Live seems to be running great and GTAIV's multi is fun stuff.. So kudos to them for preparing in advance for the launch!

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Zippy, please refer to my previous comment about made up numbers. Unless you have a concrete source of which to make that comparison, please dont. The most reputable estimate, other than Microsofts own, was around 15-16%... Im not talking about rumor, media speculation, etc., as those are NOT reliable sources. As for time to get the console back, that is silly. I have personally sent 360s in for repair, and generally it is 1-2 weeks for full service including the transit to and from them. Again, not to mention, they provide reimbursment for any lost time on XBL by including free time with your replacement/repaired console. Also, you dont loose your HDD data, and I dont even know how you would have gotten that? Especially considering that you dont send the HDD with the console, you keep that. And actually, you can. There are a few devices that do exactly that, for around 30-40US... So again, I dont know what you mean. The PS3 has problems as well, while not as many as the 360, def. more than most Sony supporters or Sony themselves care to admit... I see them come back rather frequently myself, aside from just looking at Sonys own message boards regarding problems. All in all, I am confused why you have the opinions you do, when they dont really seem to make sense?

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One thing I should point out that I am confused about... I keep noticing people mention a 90 day warranty on the 360? Most 360s get a 1year warranty, with some (different regions, etc) get 2 year warranty... Of course that is aside from the 3 year RRoD warranty, which as Yuck pointed out is something you dont really see at all from any other consumer device like this... Just happy my Elite has a 2year warranty, 3year rrod warranty, great online with tons of people using it, huge library, good support that you can trust wont need a class action to bring to the table, etc. That is why I and many others have and are finding the 360 to be a great gaming system, amongst the other things it can also do. Dark - Just noticed you try to compare the HD-DVD addon to BluRay in that I said Sony forced it onto consumers. Excuse me if I am wrong, maybe I am from crazy world, but since when is an addon that is optional for ONLY movies forcing someone to purchase it? Where as Sony only built the console with BluRay, and games and movies are both on it so you have no choice in the matter... And as far as I knew, removing choice is equal to forcing it onto consumers... But as I said, maybe I am just crazy....

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darkride66 - It was far from only year one PS2s btw, they also didnt make over a dozen revisions for kicks. Current PS2s still have issues for that matter.. Not to mention that 15% of PS2s mess up, its ok... But 15% (as per the warranty firm) of 360s having issues isnt? I agree with Yuck, it is a double standard and is very obvious when you sit it side by side, regardless how you want to spin it. And yes, it could have gone either way, which is why Microsoft didnt want to force a format that was unproven onto consumers, along with hedging all of their bets onto a single unproven format. Sony on the other hand didnt care, and played roulette with their customers money and loyalty... Not exactly a redeeming quality imho.

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zekere - Why would I buy a game console to do the same thing a 40.00US computer can do better? And I found that funny, and a general sum up of what PS3 owners generally think... "The 360 absolutely ain't more fun than the PS3 . I love them both, with the PS3 having the advantage because of blu-ray and its web browser" So movies and a web browser make a better gaming experience? Funny, I didnt think either were gaming centered. If you want something for "more than just gaming", I suggest getting a PC, as the PS3 doesnt match up with either demo. It isnt as good as a stand-alone PC, yet isnt as good as a stand-alone game console. I guess you are more into the jack of all, master of none strategy.