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Old 10-27-08, 12:29 AM
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I would have just liked to play as a Big Daddy in Bio, that would kick ass.
keep playing...
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Old 10-27-08, 07:28 AM
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Like slop said, keep playing you might just get your wish. No offense, but I think it's a bit weird that you are arguing your stance without having played the game yet. Do you realize how big and cumbersome the Big Daddy's are? That means you are very...very slow in that suit. It would not make for a very fun multiplayer experience.
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Old 10-27-08, 09:42 AM
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I will be adding you, kind sir. I, too, have been playing a lot of HVB.
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Old 10-27-08, 02:25 PM
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Like slop said, keep playing you might just get your wish. No offense, but I think it's a bit weird that you are arguing your stance without having played the game yet. Do you realize how big and cumbersome the Big Daddy's are? That means you are very...very slow in that suit. It would not make for a very fun multiplayer experience.
Im not arguing anything.... Ive played the demo and liked it enough to get the game.
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Old 10-28-08, 11:46 AM
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The PS3 controller was always my fave. But Ive noticed my palm and finger starting to hurt after awhile when playing Burnout
I really like the PS3 controller, though I still prefer a keyboard to anything else for FPS. I don't like the 360 controller....it sort of reminds me of the Jaguar controller from back in the day.

Glad to see someone (Drexl) posted the controller conversion...pretty cool stuff.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:20 AM
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PS3 Eye for $23 today at Amazon, should I bite?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27
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Old 10-29-08, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by aktick View Post
PS3 Eye for $23 today at Amazon, should I bite?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox/ref=cs_top_nav_gb27
Functionality is very limited (but certainly better than the 360's). It is nice to have if you play Singstar, as it'll make videos of your performances that you can actually share online via the PSN. If you have LittleBigPlanet (and if you own a PS3, you should), you can use it to take pictures that you can turn into stickers and apply on anything in any level. It's pretty cool. If, however, you aren't planning on either of those games, it's pretty useless.


Well, at least until this comes out next year:

<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/aPENA1Bpm68&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/aPENA1Bpm68&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
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Old 10-29-08, 09:35 AM
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I've got LBP on the way, so I'll probably grab one. And that pet game looks incredibly fun, hopefully it works close to as good as the video shows.
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Old 10-29-08, 09:47 AM
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That pet game looks great for my daughter. I can already see people drawing big pornographic penis' and whatnot for him to "play with"
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Old 10-29-08, 02:51 PM
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Wow, nice video and i look in it ')
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Old 10-30-08, 01:10 AM
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I'm thinking of picking up a PS3 when I'm back in the US for the holidays in December (I live in Japan.) I had been on the fence about this for a while but was finally swayed to get one when I learned the US and Japan are in the same region for Blu Ray discs

My dilemma now is working out which version to buy. From the wikipedia page I see the newest versions are missing feature found on previous models:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlaySta...configurations
Seem the only versions being manufactured now are not BC (not a big deal for me as I don't have a PS2), have fewer USB slots, no flash card reader (not sure I would every use this) and no SACD support (not even sure what this.)

Any recommendations on which version I should buy? Are the new versions improved in any way apart from the increased hard drive space?

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Old 10-30-08, 01:31 AM
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Any recommendations on which version I should buy? Are the new versions improved in any way apart from the increased hard drive space?
I'm not sure if the new version is BC, but Amazon has the limited-edition Gunmetal grey Metal Gear Solid 4 Kojima Bundle 40 GB model for $399.99 next week. Seems like a hell of a deal on a very nice collector's edition that sold for $600 a few months ago.



I wish I could get that -- it's really nice. Yeah, the HDD is way too small, but they're easy and chap to replace now.

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Old 10-30-08, 01:40 AM
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I'm not sure if the new version is BC, but Amazon has the limited-edition Gunmetal grey Metal Gear Solid 4 Kojima Bundle 40 GB model for $399.99 next week. Seems like a hell of a deal on a very nice collector's edition that sold for $600 a few months ago.



I wish I could get that -- it's really nice. Yeah, the HDD is way too small, but they're easy and chap to replace now.
That one doesn't have BC. Only 2 USB ports. No SACD, no media card reader, etc.
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Old 10-30-08, 11:25 AM
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I adore my PlayStation 3. Itís easily the best Blu-Ray player on the market and there are a lot of great games on it to enjoy. However, there is a hardware issue I have that has yet to be resolved.

The problem is (as I recently discovered) twofold. Both issues relate to the audio output of the PlayStation 3 via HDMI.

The first relates to listening to CDs. Whenever I play an audio CD on my PlayStation 3, rather than output the signal as 2-channel signal to my Onkyo TX-SR705, the PlayStation 3 sends the signal as if it were a 7.1-channel signal. This is problematic because my receiver is then ďtrickedĒ into thinking itís receiving a true 7.1 mix and therefore disallows the use of any of its surround decoders. In reality, only the left and right speakers are receiving any audio whereas the other 5.1 channels are silent.

At first, I thought the aforementioned issue was the same I was experiencing when play PlayStation 1 & PlayStation 2 titles on my PlayStation 3. My PlayStation 3 was also misrepresenting the audio on those games as 7.1-channel mixes. Because of this, games that were encoded in Pro-Logic II were not benefiting from said decoding from my receiver. In addition to that, any PlayStation 2 games that featured cinematics with 5.1-channel audio (such as Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty) were playing silent during the 5.1 capable scenes.

This is when I stumbled on the crux of the issue as regards the audio when playing back older titles. The HDMI is acting as if it were the AV MULTI OUT of a PlayStation 2 rather than the Digital Out (Optical). That is why when I play Devil May Cry 3: Danteís Awakening, rather than getting silence (as is the case with Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty), the audio that is output through the HDMI is the two channel mix that would be heard from the AV MULTI OUT if I were playing the game on a PlayStation 2.

There is a rather cumbersome workaround for the 2-channel audio (you have to unselect all audio output above 2 channels in the PlayStation 3ís Audio Output Settings) but no workaround whatsoever for the 5.1-channels issue.

I believe these audio issues could and should be corrected in a future firmware update.

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Old 10-30-08, 11:39 AM
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Sony is probably aware of that, but, send support an email about it if you haven't already so that they see more people complaining about it!
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Old 10-30-08, 12:20 PM
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I did. I took my post and copy/pasted it to a message I sent via their customer support page. Hopefully I'll get a favorable response.
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Old 10-30-08, 09:06 PM
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So I got a response regarding my promblem.

Originally Posted by [email protected]
Hello ,

Thank you for writing us.

The PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system will support audio technology such as Dolby
Digital 5.1 ch, DTS 5.1 ch, LPCM 7.1 ch, AAC, and others.<1> <2> To playback sound recorded on your
DVD/software in Dolby Digital (AC-3) or DTS format to reproduce the effect of listening in a movie
theater or concert hall, you must connect to audio equipment with the ability to decode DTS or Dolby
Digital sound (sold separately). You must connect the component via the DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)
connector using an optical digital cable (sold separately).

<1> A device compatible with Linear PCM 7.1 Ch. is required to output 7.1 Ch. audio, supported by
Dolby TrueHD or a similar format, from the HDMI OUT connector.
<2> With system software version 2.30 or greater, DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution
Audio output is now supported.

To utilize the "DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL)" feature of the PLAYSTATION 3 system, you should plug in the
(yellow) "Video" connectors only. You should also disconnect the Left and Right Audio (white and
red) connectors that may be installed into your television/stereo. Every setup can vary depending
upon the make and model of your equipment, so there may be exceptions to this. One such example
would be when you may be using an RFU adapter to relay the video and sound information to the
television.

NOTE: The PLAYSTATION(R)3 system allows you to configure the audio output settings independent of
the display output settings. You may need to make sure the correct audio out setting is selected
for your installation.
1. To choose the audio output setting go to the Settings icon.
2. Navigate down to Sounds Settings and press "X".
3. Navigate to Audio Output Settings and press "X".
4. You will be then prompted to choose from "AV Multi Out port", "Digital Out (Optical)", or "HDMI."
Highlight the output port of you setup and press the right direction button. If you choose "HDMI"
go to step 5. If you choose "Digital Out (Optical)" go to step 6.
5. If you choose "HDMI", you will be given the option to choose "Automatic" or "Manual."
- Automatic: The PLAYSTATION 3 will automatically choose the method for setting the audio output
format. Highlight "Automatic" and press the right direction button.
- Manual: You are able to manually choose the audio output formats supported by your display or
AV amplifier (receiver). Highlight the audio output option and press the "X" button on the option
you wish to use and make sure the check box is checked. Once you are done, press the right
direction button. If you are uncertain what to choose, please consult the manufacturer of your home
theater equipment for additional assistance.
6. If you choose "Digital Out (Optical)," you will be give the option to select the output format
supported by the display or AV amplifier (receiver). Highlight the options and press the "X" button
and make sure the check box is checked. Once you are done, press the right direction button. If
you are uncertain which options to choose please consult the manufacturer of your home theater
equipment for additional assistance.
7. Once you are done, a summary of the audio outputs will be displayed. Press the "X" button to
save this setting.
8. The audio output of the PLAYSTATION(R)3 system will now output audio from the port you have
selected using the settings chosen.

Additionally, the audio output format for certain Blu-ray Discs(TM) or DVD media may be specified
depending on your display or AV amplifier(receiver). Go to "Settings" > "BD/DVD Settings". If the
audio output is coming from the HDMI port, select "BD/DVD Audio Output Format (HDMI)". If audio
output is coming from the Digital Optical Out port, select "BD/DVD Audio Output Format (Optical
Digital)". You will be able to choose between "Bitstream" or "Linear PCM". Please contact the
manufacturer of your display or AV amplifier (receiver) to determine what your display or AV
amplified (receiver) supports.

You may wish to review our Knowledge Base for additional information:

http://playstation.custhelp.com

We would also recommend the following Knowledge Base articles that relate to this topic:

Supported Audio Output on the PLAYSTATION 3

http://playstation.custhelp.com/cgi-...hp?p_faqid=788

Additionally, we would recommend:

- Install the Latest Firmware Update

To check what version of the System Software is currently installed on your PLAYSTATION 3, from the
XMB(TM) menu go to [Settings] > [System Settings] > [System Information]. The system will display
the System Software version number. You can visit the following link to determine whether you have
the latest version installed.

http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/About/SystemUpdate

- Check your Environment

Make sure to allow adequate ventilation to flow from the PLAYSTATION 3's vents (i.e., avoid
obstructing the vents with long/shaggy carpet, inadequate airflow from cramped entertainment cabinet
setups, etc.). Make sure to also keep the PLAYSTATION 3 away from excessive dust, smoke, steam,
extreme temperatures, humidity, or direct sunlight. Full details on Safety Precautions and Use and
Handling can be found in the PLAYSTATION 3 Instruction Manual.

http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/PS3/Manuals

If you need more assistance, please call our Consumer Services Department at (800) 345-7669. Our
representatives are available to assist you, Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and
Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.

If you have further questions regarding this message and are replying back via email, please refer
to your email case number:6453072.

Regards,
Matt D.
Multimedia Representative
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Consumer Services Department


Additional Support Resources
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PlayStation.com Knowledge Base: Browse through hundreds of helpful FAQ articles at our Knowledge
Base at PlayStation.com. To begin, please click on http://playstation.custhelp.com

PlayStation.com Support Page: You will find helpful content divided by our PlayStation(R) product
lines. Please visit http://www.us.playstation.com/Support and select the PlayStation product of
your choice to learn more.
Basically he copy/pasted most (if not everything) from the trouble shooting FAQs. None of which helps me in the least.
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Old 10-30-08, 09:28 PM
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That is a known issue. Many people on AVS have complained about it. Sorry, there's nothing you can do until they change this.

I prefer to keep stereo music as stereo (but with the subwoofer handling the low bass), so the way it is now would work for me. However, even those of us that don't want to use surround processing could be affected. Some receivers won't even apply bass management to a lossless multichannel signal, and with this issue the subwoofer would be silent on such a receiver.
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Old 10-30-08, 09:31 PM
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10/30 update is up. Looks like mostly demos. We have Mirror's Edge (downloading now), WWE Smackdown vs. RAW, Silent Hill, and Tom Clancy's EndWar (all in the queue). Didn't look beyond that to see what else was released, but I didn't see any new full games for download. Maybe I checked in the middle of the update, cause I thought there were some new games due today too.
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Old 10-31-08, 06:34 AM
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Where's the PJM patch?
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Old 10-31-08, 01:04 PM
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Where's the PJM patch?
You have to delete the game and re download it from PSN.
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Old 10-31-08, 01:13 PM
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You have to delete the game and re download it from PSN.
That's rather annoying.

My gameplay saves are kept separate from the game data itself, right?
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Wait! Don't delete and redownload. Sony is supposed to fix this if they haven't already. You should now be able to update the normal way.
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Old 10-31-08, 01:53 PM
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Wait! Don't delete and redownload. Sony is supposed to fix this if they haven't already. You should now be able to update the normal way.
Yup, I see that on ps3fanboy: it will update when you launch the game.
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Old 11-01-08, 06:26 PM
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Yup, I see that on ps3fanboy: it will update when you launch the game.
Yes updated mine, got a trophy already!
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