Need the run down for the PS3

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  1. dragontron88

    dragontron88 Your new Lord, & Master

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    Ok, I am considering buying one next weekend, since the hd war is over, and blu-ray has won, now I saw the other thread about backwards compatability, all I really want to know is will be able to play ps2 games, and regular dvd's on a 60 GB PS3? All help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    I believe that on a 60gb, yes you will. I think its the 40gb that is not PS2 compatible.
     
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    Not all PS2 games are compatible, and if you check out www.playstation.com you can look or see the compatibility list.
     
  4. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    60gb = check the website for compatibility...
    40gb = none (for now, or never)
    80gb = same as 60gb
     
  5. Cheetatron

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    unless your in europe the 60gb is going to be much more compatible than the 80gb version. Dragontron before you walk into a store expecting to get a 60 are you sure there are any in your area? Once i get the money together im going to attempt to buy myself a 60gb but I realise there aren't any retail locations that even have one.
     
  6. dragontron88

    dragontron88 Your new Lord, & Master

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    I will be doing a lot of hunting this weekend starting friday, I can only hope to find a 60 or a 80, so heres hoping.

     
  7. wolfnfox

    wolfnfox Well-Known Member

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    From what I've heard PS2 Compatability is being dropped for all future PS3 models as well (120GB or whatever) so get them now while you can if that is a buying point for you.
     
  8. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Sony has stated that they understand that hard core gamers was BC and that they planned on keeping two pricepoints that includes one with BC. Not sure where you heard they are completely getting away from BC.
     
  9. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Well, I am a pretty big video game nerd and I have not heard Sony's plans beyond a vague "Backwards Compatability may return" carot.

    However, I do know that there is not a PS3 that I can find in the Dallas area that has BC at all so as far as I am concerned they have completely gotten away from it.
     
  10. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    It was in the latest issue of EGM. I can't recall exactly what it said, and I threw it out. I think the interview was with one of the VPs. If someone has it laying around I'm sure they can clairify.

    *edit*

    Here is a quote from Joystiq on the article:

    http://www.joystiq.com/2008/02/14/sony-execs-talk-backward-compatibility-ps3-comeback/
     
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  11. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    If they want to claim it is "on the market" then they had better make sure you can actually find one to buy it.
     
  12. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    I just bought a 60gb refurbished at Gamestop. Hunted high andlowfor it. It plays all my PS2 and PS1 games that I own so I am happy. It's a fantastic machine. video quality is amazing for games and bluray through the HDMI cable. I highly recomend the PS3.
     
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    BC isn't totally necessary, but it is nice. I dusted off GOW this weekend and played it upscaled for like an hour. It looked nice. Then I went right back to the Orange Box.
     
  14. Primus

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  16. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    Yeah, I think it was announced yesterday or today.
     

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