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Looking for PS3 info

AguyAguy Member Posts: 561

So there is a very good chance I will be recieving a PS3 as a gift soon, and I was looking for some info on the system, preferably unbiased.  Pros, cons, worthwhile games, etc.  Also does the online play have voice?  And keep in mind I already have a Wii.

 

Thanks in advance for the help.

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  • IlliusIllius Member UncommonPosts: 4,142

    My buddy says that ps3 does indeed support voice communication.  To boot you can get a bluetooth headset so there's no wires

    No required quests! And if I decide I want to be an assassin-cartographer-dancer-pastry chef who lives only to stalk and kill interior decorators, then that's who I want to be, even if it takes me four years to max all the skills and everyone else thinks I'm freaking nuts. -Madimorga-

  • GameloadingGameloading Member UncommonPosts: 14,182

     

    Originally posted by Aguy


    So there is a very good chance I will be recieving a PS3 as a gift soon, and I was looking for some info on the system, preferably unbiased.  Pros, cons, worthwhile games, etc.  Also does the online play have voice?  And keep in mind I already have a Wii.
     
    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Last post before I leave.

     

     

    Pro's:

    - Most technical potential out of all 3 consoles

    - Online Play is free

    - Comes with Blu Ray player

    - Online play does have voice, but you need to buy a Bluetooth headset for that

    Con's:

    - Most of the big games are being released in 2008 ~ 2009, so you'll have to wait a little bit

    - Playstation online store does not have as much content as Xbox Live or Virtual Console

     

    What games you might want to consider:

    - Uncharted: Drake's fortunre

    - Ratchet & Clank future: Tools of Destruction

    - Resistance: Fall of Man

    - Motorstorm

    - Folklore

    - Ridge Racer

    - Ninja Gaiden Sigma

    - Call of Duty 4

    - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas

    - The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion

  • AguyAguy Member Posts: 561

    Thank you guys, this has definitely helped me.

  • Death1942Death1942 Member UncommonPosts: 2,587

    PS3 is a monster of a machine.  the blue ray player is good if u love dvd's (i dont watch too many).  as for games Assassins creed is a must.  its bloody good.  GTA 4 is a must too when it comes out (next month).  as for other games it really depends on your taste.  like giant japanese robots beating the crap out of each other and using a years worth of ammo from a factory in the pacific in 1 fight then Armoured core or the Gundam games are for you.

     

    i suggest (what i did) you go down to your local store(s) and look at all the game.  take a list of the ones that catch ur eye and research em.  i got a list of 10 (eliminated 5 quickly) and i deemed 5 games worthy of my purchasing a ps3 (did not include future releases which look awesome )

    MMO wish list:

    -Changeable worlds
    -Solid non level based game
    -Sharks with lasers attached to their heads

  • cukimungacukimunga Member UncommonPosts: 2,258

    Here is a hardware comparison to the 360.

                                                       PS3                                                              360



















    Graphics Core Clock Speed 550 MHz 500MHz
    Graphics Processor RSX "Reality Synthesizer" Custom ATI Processor
    System Memory 256 MB XDR 512 MB UMA (Shared with GPU)
    Video Memory 256 MB 512 MB UMA (Shared with CPU)
    Embedded Video Memory n/a 10MB eDRAM
    Resolution 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p 480p, 480i, 720p, 1080i
    Controller Ports Supports up to 7 Bluetooth Controllers Supports up to 4 Controllers
    Digital Media Formats Compatible with CR-ROM, CDR+W, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 CD, JPEG Photo CD
    Game Media Format Blu-ray BD-ROM Dual-Layer DVD-ROM
    Integrated Communications 802.11 B/G Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 802.11 A/B/G Wi-Fi ready, adapter not included
    Other I/O Connectors Ethernet (RJ45), 6 USB 2.0, CF Slot (Type I, II), SD Slot (Regular, Compact), Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, 1 x Optical Audio 3 USB 2.0, 2 Memory Slots, Ethernet Port (RJ45)
    Plug and Play Storage 2.5in Removable Hard Drive (Unkown Size) 20GB Removable Hard Drive
    Standard AV Output Connectors 2 x HDMI, 1 x AV n/a
    L2 Cache 512KB L2 cache, 256KB per SPE 1MB
    Processor Cell Processor Custom IBM PowerPC CPU
    Processor Clock Speed 3.2 GHz 3.2 GHz
    Built-in Features Backward Compatible with PlayStation 2, Stands Vertically or Horizontally Backward Compatible with Xbox (limited), Stands Vertically or Horizontally, Interchangable Face Plates, Xbox Live Service, Media Center Extender
    Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s main memory bandwidth, 22.4 GB/s video memory bandwidth 22.4 GB/s main memory bandwidth, 256 GB/s to eDRAM, 21.6 GB/s FSB
    Surround Sound Multichannel Output (software driven) Multichannel Output (software drive

     

    These systems are pretty much head to head but there are a few things that set them apart.

    The ps3 uses 256 memory for both system and video for a total of 512. 360 has 512 of unified so it can use up to how much is needed. Unlike the ps3 if its not using all 256 of the video memory it cant sent the leftover to the main system memory.

     

    10MB eDRAM on the 360 is so that it can use 4x AA and take no perfomance hit, ps3 dont.

    Well the cell processor is basicly an p4 hyperthreaded  proccy on crack. All they did was just copy the logical processor more times. This confuses me since Intel stopped using hyperthreading when they started making Dual Core processors.

    So I dont know why Sony  wanted to use hyperthreading but thats no what I would have done.The 360  has 3 symmetrical cores running at 3.2 GHz each and 2 hardware threads per core; 6 hardware threads total and 1 VMX-128 vector unit per core; 3 total

    Blue Ray is nice since now its the winner of the format wars. but you will be able to buy an add on for the 360 soon.

    But enough of the technical crap. It all comes down to which games you want to play. There are alot of games coming out for all systems. But Im am an Xbox guy but mine is having a hard time reading disks now  so that blows. I think It was from my roommate smoking cigarettes all the time.

     

    But Im actually not that much of a console player I love PC games and Im going to be spending money on a new build to play Age of Conan. But We will never know exaclty which console is better hardware wise till we get to the limits of the 360 and see if the ps3 can play that game any better or vice versa. But other than that it will come down to personal preference on games u want to play.

     

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