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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 12:24pm 25/11/08 | 25 Comments
D-Pad Magazine has some interesting information up outlining a lot of SCE activity for the next little while, and despite Sony's stance none of it is confirmed, and everything within their internal meetings is subject to change, we thought we should bring it to your attention anyway, because most of it is really reassuring for the PS3, PSP and PSN moving forward.

The most interesting stuff comes in the form of purported price cuts for PAL territories this March (likely to coincide with some of the forthcoming big releases), LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm coming to PSP and very minor bits of info for three of the PS3's big '09 releases; Uncharted, KillZone 2 and God of War 3.

Take from this what you will, but the damage control in effect does at least point to some of this being precious info to Sony and recent comments from God of War creator, David Jaffe, on his blog do back up what the D-Pad report is suggesting. At any rate, we just can't wait to see more of God of War 3.



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Latest Comments
d0mino
Posted 01:17pm 25/11/08
March hey? don't buy a ps3 this christmas then ...
Raven
Posted 01:23pm 25/11/08
March hey? don't buy a ps3 this christmas then ...


Fixed.
ravn0s
Posted 01:27pm 25/11/08
if the ps3 price is slashed in half i will buy one
Raven
Posted 01:37pm 25/11/08
It's not the price of the console alone that stops me buying one, it's also the cost of the games. I'm not gonna pay $110 for PS3 games.

And given game piracy rates, it seems I'm not the only one who agrees.
trog
Posted 01:39pm 25/11/08
I'd buy one if the price was cut and I could install Linux on it and use it as a cheap media centre. Has anyone tried that with their PS3, installing like YellowDog on it or something?
stinky
Posted 01:42pm 25/11/08
I believe Sony have somewhat supported linux users on it, the biggest problem is that linux doesn't have access to all the cells / GPU etc so it's no much better than linux on the ps2.
tequila
Posted 02:55pm 25/11/08
I'm a convert, I got rid of XBMC on my xbox 1 for PS3 & Tversity
it works 99% of the time but it isn't as easy to navigate as the xbox was

also because its all transcoded on the fly its pretty poor quality
Spook
Posted 03:01pm 25/11/08
hmmm, doesnt that defeat the purpose of a media centre then? if the quality is suss
Azaria
Posted 03:07pm 25/11/08
It's not the price of the console alone that stops me buying one, it's also the cost of the games. I'm not gonna pay $110 for PS3 games.

And given game piracy rates, it seems I'm not the only one who agrees.


Sucks to be you then. Poor and you don't know where to shop. Maybe one led to the other.
Midda
Posted 03:15pm 25/11/08
It's not the price of the console alone that stops me buying one, it's also the cost of the games. I'm not gonna pay $110 for PS3 games.

I've never paid more than $90 for a PS3 game. Buy from JB HiFi, just like you would with Xbox 360 games. I got LittleBigPlanet at launch for $79. Anyone who buys from EB is asking to be ripped off. The biggest problem for me isn't the price of the games, it's the lack of them.

I'd buy one if the price was cut and I could install Linux on it and use it as a cheap media centre. Has anyone tried that with their PS3, installing like YellowDog on it or something?

Yep, it's terrible. I've tried both YellowDog and Ubuntu, and it's pretty crap. It's basically like using a PC with only 256MB of RAM and no graphics card (which is essentially what it is). It's bloody slow. I managed to get some standard def TV shows playing in VLC, but even they didn't consistently play at full speed.

Streaming through the XMB is fine though. I play all my media through there, from crappy 480i TV shows through to 1080p movies with 5.1 surround.
Hyperslide
Posted 03:29pm 25/11/08
I gotta comment on this a little I just cant resist

Giving the PS3 s*** about its price shows that you haven't really looked into what it actually is so look to a 360 and get ready for RROD,. If you don't like it just cause then hey that's fine but comments like price etc unless its a cash flow problem on your behalf are unfounded.

The PS3 is the best value console out there just as a DVD/Bluray its worth it and then you got the gaming and media capabilities and the longevity of the console it all just adds up

Ahhh f*** it I cant be bothered going into it all do ur research and you will see..but you need to get rid of bias and prejudice to get a clear picture (for the record I was sold on M$ 360 but after I really looked into it I made my choice and am so glad I did.

Trog ... Use Tversity and a PS3 and this thing rocks as a media player. The upscale on the PS3 for DVD etc alone is quite impressive and a rumor I have heard is that the GPU is going to open up for linux soon. Also there is a media Version of Linus for the PS3 but I cant recall the name of it but none the less its out there something like magic box ?

One last thing if ur paying $110 for a new PS3 game you need to start looking around ...I'll give you a tip JBHIFI = new PS3 games $80 to $89 and this is on the release day The $110 price tag is a EB games thing
Dan
Posted 03:55pm 25/11/08
The PS3 is the best value console out there just as a DVD/Bluray its worth it and then you got the gaming and media capabilities and the longevity of the console it all just adds up
You need to understand that most people just don't want or see the need for a blu-ray player.

There are 2 blu-ray capable players in my house at present and I'm still yet to watch an entire film on the format.

Unlike a lot of people who see no need to move on from DVD, I certainly appreciate the difference between standard and hi-def media. Fact is however, I've simply found better ways of watching HD movies than paying the ridiculous prices associated with BD media and I'm sure a lot of others are in the same boat.

If you're buying a console for games, which most people here would be - given the current state of available software, double the price is simply not a valid justification.
trog
Posted 03:58pm 25/11/08

Trog ... Use Tversity and a PS3 and this thing rocks as a media player. The upscale on the PS3 for DVD etc alone is quite impressive and a rumor I have heard is that the GPU is going to open up for linux soon. Also there is a media Version of Linus for the PS3 but I cant recall the name of it but none the less its out there something like magic box ?
You lost me at Tversity - if it's not as good as XBMC then for me it's not worth looking at yet :|
orbitor
Posted 04:10pm 25/11/08
nothing is as good as XBMC...if only the good old xbox 1 could play high-def stuff :(
Nathan
Posted 04:15pm 25/11/08
TVersity is one of the more popular DLNA servers , its kind of orthogonal to XBMC (in that XBMC could theoretically be a DLNA client - or maybe it already is?). The main point is that it will transcode to media standards that your DLNA client supports (which on 360 and PS3 can be quite narrow)

It should be easy to support current-gen videos - all you need is MPEG 4 part 2 and 10, AC3, and MP3 to cover the vast majority of media. I think these mostly are supported, but Matrovska container is still pretty much ignored by all hardware players I think.
Nathan
Posted 04:15pm 25/11/08
Good thing you can get XBMC on Windows/OSX/Linux now eh?!
trog
Posted 04:17pm 25/11/08
TVersity is one of the more popular DLNA servers , its kind of orthogonal to XBMC (in that XBMC could theoretically be a DLNA client - or maybe it already is?). The main point is that it will transcode to media standards that your DLNA client supports (which on 360 and PS3 can be quite narrow)
I don't want to have to transcode anything, ever. It's a pain in the ass.
Good thing you can get XBMC on Windows/OSX/Linux now eh?!
So, can I just get XBMC and drop it on a PS3?
Khel
Posted 04:32pm 25/11/08
also because its all transcoded on the fly its pretty poor quality


Then just turn up the quality in TVersity....

By default I think its set to transcode things into a pretty low res, so I just crank it right up and theres no quality loss at all.
mission
Posted 04:35pm 25/11/08
I don't see what the fuss is about Tversity.

I have a 360 and stream just through the normal connection the pc. I have put tversity on but haven't really sussed out why it is any better so never really used it.

Maybe I should look into it a bit more?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 04:46pm 25/11/08
As far as media centres are concerned - FTW
d0mino
Posted 05:44pm 25/11/08
hyperslide, for a games console, ps3 is pretty s*** because it has a poor software library. home is pretty awesome though.

i understand how you want to justify your purchase of an overpriced console but after all your careful research, you made the wrong decision.

its ok. it happens.
Tim Tibbetts
Posted 05:47pm 25/11/08
I use my PS3 daily to stream video - I just have the folders shared in Windows Media Player and done...none of this TVVersity streaming decoding crap.

If I have a .720p .mkv video I just quickly run a program which in about 30 seconds makes the file compatible with my PS3 - I do this with all my videos now.

All other file formats just work, xvid, divx etc. The browsing to video files is simple and easy - much better than X360 IMO....that and it's whisper quiet.

I used XMBC for years, but the fact it doesn't support .720p stuff is reason to get rid of it.

last edited by Tim Tibbetts at 17:47:53 25/Nov/08
Dan
Posted 05:51pm 25/11/08
So, can I just get XBMC and drop it on a PS3?
Nope, XBMC linux ver is built for x86, PS3 is PPC.

EDIT to clarify: then even if they did port a version to run on PPC (like a high end mac) it would probably still run like ass on a PS3 due to the crippled access and opengl support that current Linux builds for PS3 have.

last edited by Dan at 17:56:29 25/Nov/08
Midda
Posted 06:23pm 25/11/08
I use my PS3 daily to stream video - I just have the folders shared in Windows Media Player and done...none of this TVVersity streaming decoding crap.

Clearly you don't understand what Tversity is for. Tversity will only transcode media that the destination device can't already play, and since the PS3 supports Xvid, DivX, and h.264, it pretty much never has to. Unless you specifically tell it to, it doesn't just transcode every file you throw at it.

But, I have had the odd video file that for some reason both the PS3 and 360 flat our refuse to play correctly, even though the play fine on the PC. In that case, I get Tversity to transcode it, and everything plays fine. And, as Khel pointed out, you change the default transcoding settings to be better quality, as the default settings are pretty s***.

It will also allow you to stream FLAC music, which I don't think either console supports.

In the end, Tversity just gives you less headaches in the event that you come across quirky files. Sure, that may not happen often, but it's happened often enough to make it worth my while. That, and I find it much quicker to set up the libraries in Tversity as compared to WMP.

If I have a .720p .mkv video I just quickly run a program which in about 30 seconds makes the file compatible with my PS3 - I do this with all my videos now.

I assume you're talking about mkv2vob. That program is a lifesaver. I watch all my shows in 720p now, which that program makes completely hassle-free.
fpot
Posted 12:33am 26/11/08
I gotta comment on this a little I just cant resist

Giving the PS3 s*** about its price shows that you haven't really looked into what it actually is so look to a 360 and get ready for RROD,. If you don't like it just cause then hey that's fine but comments like price etc unless its a cash flow problem on your behalf are unfounded.

The PS3 is the best value console out there just as a DVD/Bluray its worth it and then you got the gaming and media capabilities and the longevity of the console it all just adds up

Ahhh f*** it I cant be bothered going into it all do ur research and you will see..but you need to get rid of bias and prejudice to get a clear picture (for the record I was sold on M$ 360 but after I really looked into it I made my choice and am so glad I did.

Guys, I am going to clearly outline why the ps3 is better than the 360.

*inane fanboy babble*

Actually, no I am not.

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