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« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 12:57:25 PM »

Not really, it's for people who have the time to do it.

That's my problem - plenty of games I liked, and some I didn't get around to originally.  Just don't have the time to get back to them between work, personal life, and new games that are also worthy of being played.  I mean, I've got an unopened copy of Dragon Quest VIII just waiting for me, but I know it's a biggie, and to quote a wise man, "I'm just not ready for that kind of a commitment!"

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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 01:44:47 PM »

I wanted backwards compatibility, until I realized that I might as well just buy a new PS3 AND PS2 rather than scour the market for a launch model PS3 (which isn't 100% compatible with PS2 games either--more like 99% with some glitches, most notably the save glitches).  In my case, I still have a working PS2.  It was just the fanboy in me that wanted the "best" PS3 possible.

If you have a launch model PS3, great.  Not much reason to buy one at this point however.  Not with how the market currently is.
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 02:31:13 PM »

Personally I think the YLOD is more than enough reason to not bother. I can have a complete system that's excessively hot and somewhat prone to failing, or I can pay less and get two fully capable, more reliable (hopefully) systems with only the downside of PS2 games possibly not looking QUITE as nice on an HDTV... and for all I know modern upscaling hardware may have negated the PS3's advantage anyway.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2009, 05:22:19 PM »

How is the Ps1 backwards capability? Is it buggy? I want to know everything before I plunk down $300 on a game system.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 05:42:56 PM »

I know this isn't what you asked, but I use my PS3 mainly as a DVD/Blu-Ray player, and I'm very happy with it in that capacity.  It upscales my DVDs beautifully, and I like that the remote is bluetooth rather than IR.  Even if you don't use/like the PS1 stuff, it does a great job of the other stuff.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2009, 05:47:43 PM »

I know this isn't what you asked, but I use my PS3 mainly as a DVD/Blu-Ray player, and I'm very happy with it in that capacity.  It upscales my DVDs beautifully, and I like that the remote is bluetooth rather than IR.  Even if you don't use/like the PS1 stuff, it does a great job of the other stuff.

Same here. I'm almost up to 100 Blu-rays in my collection now. I have 14 games for it I think. I have a slim though so I have to use my PS2 if I want to play my 40+games I have for the system. Trust me, even with the HD cables and setting the PS2 right, the games still look horrendous. I wish my PS3 could play them, but I wouldn't trade mine in for a fat PS3 ever.
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2009, 03:46:18 PM »

How is the Ps1 backwards capability? Is it buggy? I want to know everything before I plunk down $300 on a game system.

Mostly perfect as far as I can tell, the only issue I've actually noticed was a slight desync between the voice acting and animation in Mega Man Legends 2 (it's probably there in 1 too). I recall people noticing some slight artifacting for games that use 480i rather than 240p like Chrono Cross's menus, but I haven't seen it for myself and for all I know it could've been patched.
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« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2009, 05:05:11 PM »

Hello

I recently got a PS3 slim for the bedroom to play blu-rays on mostly. Its hooked up to a 42" Panasonic Plasma. I tried FF VI from Anthology this afternoon and was pretty impressed with the picture quality. I had it in normal screen mode and the smoothing set to on. I checked the info on what the tv was outputting and it showed 1080P. I made an internal mem card and that worked just fine also.

I do find it strange that if its not backwards compatible with PS2 games why is there an option to create a PS2 internal memory card?
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« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2009, 05:13:13 PM »

I don't understand why they'd get rid of the PS2 backwards compatibility. I want to get this thing out of my living room and just let my PS3 handle PS1 to PS3 games.
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« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2009, 05:22:43 PM »

Bringing hardware costs down.  There's also the potential for Sony to profit by doing some tweaking to PS2 software, then repackaging and reselling old PS2 games all over again.  See: God of War Collection.
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« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2009, 06:05:57 PM »

Removing BC was one of the measures to lower the console's price.
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« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2009, 06:25:47 PM »

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I do find it strange that if its not backwards compatible with PS2 games why is there an option to create a PS2 internal memory card?

1: You can back up PS2 saves with an adapter, which is a handy feature even if the system doesn't actually play them.

2: It was likely a holdover from when the system COULD play PS2 games, and it was easier to just leave it in the code and say it's for backup memory then to remove it.
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« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2009, 07:17:22 PM »

1: You can back up PS2 saves with an adapter, which is a handy feature even if the system doesn't actually play them.

I have that adapter, and as far as I can tell it's only capable of *reading* PS2 cards.  There does not appear to be any way to write to them.  So that wouldn't make a terribly useful backup.  Unless you just take comfort in knowing that your data exists somewhere ;)

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« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2009, 07:48:30 PM »

I have that adapter, and as far as I can tell it's only capable of *reading* PS2 cards.

Right..... try hitting triangle once you have the inserted memory card highlighted and choose the option that says 'Copy.' Same thing for copying files to the card itself.
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« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2009, 06:23:39 PM »

1: You can back up PS2 saves with an adapter, which is a handy feature even if the system doesn't actually play them.

I have that adapter, and as far as I can tell it's only capable of *reading* PS2 cards.  There does not appear to be any way to write to them.  So that wouldn't make a terribly useful backup.  Unless you just take comfort in knowing that your data exists somewhere ;)

I'm pretty sure I did not have a problem last summer playing DQ8 on my PS3 (BC launch model), then copying the save on a PS2 memory card (using official memory card adapter) playing it on my PS2 while I was away (didn't want to bring the PS3 with me as it weighs a ton) and then continuing playing on the PS3 when I got back.

Although it's true that initially you could only read memory cards. But that has been long since fixed in a firmware update.

Now to chip in on the actual topic... I love my PS3 but I too mainly use it for DVD/BD playback. Only when I really get into games (such as DQ8 last summer, and VC before that) the balance shifts towards games.
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