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View Poll Results: Do you have a PS3 and if so.....
Yes I have one, it's excellent 155 42.70%
Yes I have one but I'm disappointed 16 4.41%
No, they're too expensive right now 90 24.79%
No, I would not consider one 102 28.10%
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Old 19.09.2008, 15:29
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

life with playstation is available for download, you have to open folding at home and do the update.

its pretty slick, i like it as a screensave but i think that they could do even more with it.
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Old 19.09.2008, 19:27
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

where can i get the eyeToy (?) cam and headset and does anyone have it? happy? costs? cheers.
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Old 19.09.2008, 20:26
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Just so you know, every PS3 game is region free. What languages the game is in varies, but any PS3 game can be played in any PS3. BR movies are oftentimes region locked though.
That used to be the case - but not anymore. Rainbox Six: Las Vegas, for example, is clearly region code 2 when bought here. It won't run on my neighbor's US PS3.
About 80% of all new releases in the US and here are also region-encoded. This really p****s me off.

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Old 20.09.2008, 00:05
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That used to be the case - but not anymore. Rainbox Six: Las Vegas, for example, is clearly region code 2 when bought here. It won't run on my neighbor's US PS3.
About 80% of all new releases in the US and here are also region-encoded. This really p****s me off.

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I've never run into any issues playing US PS3 games on my console purchased here. Could it be an NTSC issue? Or do you mean that online play is region locked? I know a big part of the PS3s selling point is the region free games, if they actually changed it, I can't imagine I wouldn't have heard about it by now, and I can't google any info about it. If that's the case, it would really suck.
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Old 20.09.2008, 17:23
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I've never run into any issues playing US PS3 games on my console purchased here. Could it be an NTSC issue? Or do you mean that online play is region locked? I know a big part of the PS3s selling point is the region free games, if they actually changed it, I can't imagine I wouldn't have heard about it by now, and I can't google any info about it. If that's the case, it would really suck.
just check out the new releases on dvdboxoffice.com. They were forced to set up a new section for region free games so that European customers know what to buy.

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Old 30.09.2008, 15:37
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

Thinking of Getting a NHL09
anyone had any experience with it yet?
i found 2008 to be a little dissapointing (as i had it on PC.. basically 07)

Also if i need to get it would i have to buy it overseas (england) to get a english speaking version. its a EA game
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Old 01.10.2008, 00:56
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

it gets superb reviews, check it out on www.gamespot.com ... its not a sport that i am particularly interested in but i think that 09 is regarded as the clear pick of the EA sports franchises.

Not sure about the language content, check the back of the box as it sometimes says. otherwise, im sure amazon.co.uk will send it to you.

my guess is that you will have to buy it from england though, as EA FIFA has region specific languages (but im pretty sure NHL only does American???). Let us know.
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Old 15.10.2008, 00:06
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

Has anyone heard feedback on Sony's Play TV?

I was wondering if there would be any reason it would be incompatible with a Swiss Cablecom box.

I was going to get the recordable HD box from Cablecom (if it ever gets released - now says Fall when previously was trying to launch for Euro 2008) but if this works it may be worth considering.
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Old 15.10.2008, 10:06
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

PES 09!

Its coming out on the 17th if im correct.

It would be really cool to make an EF online session when it does!
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Old 15.10.2008, 10:30
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PES 09!

Its coming out on the 17th if im correct.

It would be really cool to make an EF online session when it does!
thats no option vs FIFA.

NHL comes only with american language content. bought that crappy NHL08
in Zurich and its all american.
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Old 15.10.2008, 11:29
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

i downloaded Wipeout HD, its nice, very crisp graphics, but last night i wanted to play and it kept freezing at the menu screen... no solution. that sucks. a quick search of google shows that im not the only one having the problem.

flow, you gonna get fifa09 then?
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Old 15.10.2008, 11:39
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thats no option vs FIFA.

NHL comes only with american language content. bought that crappy NHL08
in Zurich and its all american.
Excellent,
I am gonna put it on my shopping list.
Do you know if the menues etc.. all in English?
08 was a dissapointment, but reviews say that 09 is pretty darn good.
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Old 15.10.2008, 11:39
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thats no option vs FIFA.

NHL comes only with american language content. bought that crappy NHL08
in Zurich and its all american.
Oh dear, and I had you down as a man of taste Alex!

PES is always the better of the two games!!

P.S. I have a new copy of FIFA, used once to sell...
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Old 15.10.2008, 11:41
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

Brett,

that has been the case historically but starting last year and especially this year all the reviews have been swinging towards fifa.

Of course, pes will always have its die hard fans.

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Old 15.10.2008, 12:24
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

a football game with no license for real players names is dead right from the start. i played PES08 and found it crap. i started with EA and im sticking with it since. yeah, i think i am going to buy FIFA09 then.

NHL= menu in english. what i dislike about NHL is that the (slap)shots are made with the sticks moving back n forth and i never came across the right way to do bodychecks. it was all simpler with earlier versions when check was simply pressing square button. but with the years it came closer n closer to a real simulation and the grfx are fantastic.
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Old 15.10.2008, 12:27
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a football game with no license for real players names is dead right from the start. i played PES08 and found it crap. i started with EA and im sticking with it since. yeah, i think i am going to buy FIFA09 then.
Bollocks. I don't give a **** who the players or teams are, just want to play a decent football game, PES always used to be far superior in that respect.
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Old 15.10.2008, 15:44
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Looks like a 5 year olds game (well it probably is) but i can promise you it will be the best gaming experiance you will ever have. I have been a serious gamer (monkey island style) for donkeys years, but this game blew me away!!!

Hello Everyone,
I'm Higgy Baby. I bought my PS3 a few days after it came out in Switzerland as a reward, following a successful 3 month review at my new employer. Bought a HD Philips TV soon after when my last Thomson LCD TV wouldn't power up just after warranty expired. Got the Philips from Digitec which had a 2 year German warranty instead of the Swiss 1 year .

My initial impression of the PS3 wasn't really "Wow" and got a bit tedius having so many required system updates at first.

New to this thread and spent till the wee small hours last night getting up to speed through the history to see if there was any info on the Play TV from Sony. No replies yet but I live in hope.

Anyway the above post really stuck out. Totally bonkers game as only the Japanese could create a totally out of the box surreal idea like that. Reminded me of the loopy Bishi Bashi game from Konami for quirkiness.

Quick question: is the PS3 quieter than the XBox 360? That was the other thing that stuck in my mind from reading the whole thread so it's tounge in cheek. I leave the PS3 on for days in a row sometimes (mid level) and the fan never seems to get too loud.

No fave game yet. Even eagerly awaited GTA4 I found not quite as much fun as GTA San Andreas (which I bought a PS3 Platinum copy for and left the origianl copy for the PS2 back in the UK). So I guess it's Call of Duty for me then.

Well now you lot are up to speed with me too. Have enjoyed the posts thusfar.

Cheers,
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Old 15.10.2008, 16:20
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

Got to agree with Cyrus. Played both Fifa and PES over the years and although PES doesn't have all the same player rights as Fifa its gameplay is far better.

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Bollocks. I don't give a **** who the players or teams are, just want to play a decent football game, PES always used to be far superior in that respect.
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Old 15.10.2008, 16:31
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Re: [General discussion of] PS3

nope, gameplay does not convince me either. theres only one part in the gameplay to be considered as better, more offensive: the pass in depth of the free room. dunno if you understand that but i mean to play the pass in the back of defense or along the sideline that your striker runs after to get over the offside. thats really crap and i hope fifa09 gets this fixed.
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Old 15.10.2008, 17:26
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Brett,

that has been the case historically but starting last year and especially this year all the reviews have been swinging towards fifa.

Of course, pes will always have its die hard fans.
As the saying goes: "Don't believe everything you read dear".

Ever since the dark old days of FIFA vs PES, there have been people saying FIFA was better...it had actual player names, it must be.

Over the last couple of seasons, FIFA has actually become more like PES if anything, but control wise it is still a clunking behemoth that allows about as much freedom as a guantanamo detainee has.
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