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TgD Thunderbolt56
09-22-2006, 11:05 AM
http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20060922/45...620060922-2146315161 (http://enews.earthlink.net/article/tec?guid=20060922/45135fc0_3ca6_1552620060922-2146315161)

Less than a high-end VC and probably available before Sturms over Manchuria. Backwards compatible with all earlier PS games too.

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LStarosta
09-22-2006, 11:10 AM
I can buy an AK-47 with accessories and two spare magazines at the mall for that kind of money.

What does PS3 offer than AK-47 doesn't? Convince me.

NonWonderDog
09-22-2006, 11:18 AM
I think you missed something:


There are no plans to lower prices in the U.S. or other markets, Sony spokeswoman Nanako Kato said....In the U.S., it will go on sale Nov. 17 at $499 for a 20 gigabyte hard drive version and at $599 for the 60 gigabyte version.

The price cut is only for Japan.

Longpo
09-22-2006, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
What does PS3 offer than AK-47 doesn't? Convince me.

Ridge Racer!

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WWSensei
09-22-2006, 11:36 AM
Originally posted by LStarosta:
I can buy an AK-47 with accessories and two spare magazines at the mall for that kind of money.

What does PS3 offer than AK-47 doesn't? Convince me.

1) While the AK-47 is ideal for dealing with door-to-door salesman and pesky neighbors it totally sucks for playing DVDs or executing a 478 combo strike in Final Fantasy XXV. Maybe if you added a 500 round clip to your AK you could match it in combo strike but those are too cumbersome. Advantage PS3.

2) In hand to hand bashing of the head I'm going to give a slight edge to the PS3. Straight blunt blows are about even but if you twirl the PS3 by the power cord you get a far more pleasent "thunk" sound from the back of the head of a iPod wearing dweeb. Advantage--PS3.

3) The PS3 requires less cleaning. Advantage PS3.

4) The PS3 has Blue-Ray--advantage AK.

5) Manufacturing of the AK is easier. Advantage AK.

6) AKs face opposition from anti-gun/gun control advocates. Then again PS3s face the "video games cause violence" crowd. Let's call it this one a tie.

7) You can watch pR0n on the PS3.

8) You can sit there and watch your friend whimper and plead for mercy as you destroy him and shatter his manhood in yet another game of Madden 2007. Then again you can do the same with the AK. Ok, another tie.

9) Online with the PS3 you can reach out and piss off people around the world just laying on your sofa. With the AK they have to be in effective impact range unless you actually get up and find higher ground. That could be more work than you are willing to do. Advantage PS3.

10) You can walk down the street carrying a PS3 to sneak up on your prey and they don't really suspect you until the case is impacting their skulls. Walk down the street carrying an AK and all sorts of people start hassling you giving your prey too much warning. Advantage PS3.

MEGILE
09-22-2006, 11:41 AM
Consoles have boring games.

faustnik
09-22-2006, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Megile:
Consoles have boring games.

You is wrong!

The family has had hours of entertainment playing this:
http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla%253a-Destroy-Monsters-Me...meCube/dp/B00006IJJC (http://www.amazon.com/Godzilla%253a-Destroy-Monsters-Melee-GameCube/dp/B00006IJJC)

I am king at Godzilla!!! The old school version of course, not the overweight Godzilla 2000 or fruity MechaGodzilla.

Haigotron
09-22-2006, 12:04 PM
1 word:

wii

Warrington_Wolf
09-22-2006, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Megile:
Consoles have boring games.
Did you ever play Goldeneye on the N64? That was far from boring.

HayateAce
09-22-2006, 03:51 PM
Whaaa?

F6_Ace
09-22-2006, 04:01 PM
The PS3 processor is going to revolutionise gaming (with a bit of luck) because it's going to be cheap and oh so powerful.

A shame that it might be wasted on console games as they're just eye candy and no substance so how would anyone from this forum tell the difference? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Badsight-
09-22-2006, 04:02 PM
the PS3 is going to be the dud that kills sony

Divine-Wind
09-22-2006, 04:51 PM
Bah. Halo 3 isn't coming out on PS3, so that's (THE) one reason I'll try and get an Xbox 360. (Also, typing with a rubberband wound tightly across your fingers is hard)

El Turo
09-22-2006, 08:17 PM
You forgot that the AK can be fully submersed in water, dirt and/or mud and still function perfectly well.

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fordfan25
09-22-2006, 11:33 PM
dont forget. if trend holds true like it has for past 10 odd years ALOT of players will need to eather buy a replacement playstation sytem or have there first one fixed in the 5 year life spand. READ DISK ERROR +3. the high price and sony's horrible track record for unreliable hardwear as well as the blantent underhanded rip off of others "mainly nintys" ideas will keep me far away. the nintendo Wii thus far is under welming for me as far as games go. awsome idea but i have yet to see a single game that makes good use of the controller sept maby the nintendo sports game that comes packed in with syetem. plus ninty is famuse for nickle and diming its users to death with "optional" add on's. . M$ 360 has been pleged with harwear failures sence relase. in fact thay are now have a recall of sorts. PC hardwear is as badly overpriced or worse than it has ever been along with upcomeing need for OS upgrade "vista",SLI,crossfire trend ect ect is makeing PC gameing VERY unafordable for me in the near futer. well my gameing hobbie is looking bad. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif most likely i'll stick with PC as long as i can make it worth my time but i refuse to buy and play games in 800/600 with settings that make it look like a nintendo64 game just to get 30FPS just because i cant afford two 400+ doller cards every 2 years along with 200+ doller CPU and ram upgrades ect ect. most likly ill switch to Wii or 360 in the next year or two as my main gameing hit.

fordfan25
09-22-2006, 11:34 PM
Originally posted by Divine-Wind:
Bah. Halo 3 isn't coming out on PS3, so that's (THE) one reason I'll try and get an Xbox 360. (Also, typing with a rubberband wound tightly across your fingers is hard) why would you care if a half a**ed wanna be PC shooter is not on the PS3 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif