Sony Exec denies Wii influenced PS3 controller, says PCs unnecessary

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  1. Xcandescent

    Xcandescent TRUKKS are the new MUNKYS

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    In other news, doctors are frantically working on a procedure to remove large objects from the large intestine and rectum. This was brought about by a rash of recent incidents where high-level Sony executives were found lying on the floor, with their heads up their asses.

    http://www.cnet.com.au/games/ps3/0,39035763,40063411,00.htm?feed=rss

    UPDATE: MS executives involved with the Xbox are apparently victims as well.

    http://games.kikizo.com/news/200605/155_p2.asp

    -XCN-
     
  2. Gigatron_2005

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    Sony is so full of bullshit... Sony has coppied Nintendo down to the word "PlayStation" (back when it was suposted to be an SNES addon, but Nintendo droped them). Sony is looking more and more pathetic and desperate every day. That said, I hope alot of 3rd party games go multiplatform (FF, MGS, stuff along those lines). Its looking just too risky to buy a PS3. Sony is banking the entire company's future on the PS3 and bluray, and Im willing to bet right now that bluray is going to be a big flop even with the PS3.
     
  3. Liokaiser_bf

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    Hmm dealing with Sony and the controller deal, I think stated it, they have their heads up their asses indeed. I saw another clip on it and it still looks pathetic even in the middle of some Warhawk gameplay.

    Microsoft, eeh could really just care less what they say. Still sticking to old Dreamcast Sequels only if I get a first box, and just 2 games still for the 360 and that's still not enough to get me really really wanting the thing.
     
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    I'm leaving this thread open because there is some meat to it, but in the future, can we please not frame topics in a manner so obviously designed to incite flames against a particular company or console?

    We'd like to keep the level of discussion above "Sony is retarded."
     
  5. Emperor Mengde

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    I would just really like to know what the heck is going on with Sony. I mean, all they had to do was release a console with graphics capabilities and processing power that is a little better than the 360, sell it at a similar price point, and watch the console succeed just as well as the PS2. Instead, they add some motion sensing junk to the controller, incorporate blu ray (thus driving cost way up), and essentially ensure that their system will be more expensive than many people are willing to pay. While I think the system will still sell out around the holidays, at the price point it is at I don't think it will end up selling anywhere near as well as the PS2.

    Oh, and there's no way in hell it's going to render the PC useless, since Linux is not exactly the OS of choice for your average PC user (no offense against Linux or its users, it is a fine OS...just not as ubiquitous as say, Windows or whatever the Mac OS is now).
     
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    If these jokers want to replace the PC, they'd better drop the price considerably.
    Seriously; does anyone else remember when a games console actually WAS a games console? It seems to me that Sony & MS are more intent on making all singing, all dancing multimedia machines than on actually producing anything worth the money. Jack of all trades, and all that.
     
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    better article:
    http://revolution.ign.com/articles/710/710760p1.html

    TEE HEE.
    Playstation did 3D first? so I take it the SNES, Saturn, 32X, and even PCs didnt exist prior to the PS.
     
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    "two companies to work on (nearly) identical devices."

    I must say, I got a chuckle out of that.
     
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    It's the jack of all trades mentality that's going to kick Sony square in the nuts. Why try to do everything at a mediocre level, when you can be the best at one thing?
     
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    From that same article: http://revolution.ign.com/articles/710/710760p1.html

    NOT a last minute decision, eh? Then how do you explain the original design for it, the "boomerang" controller? I would have gone with that instead of the "Hey let's make a PS2 controller wireless and call it the PS3 controller" controller.

    I declare bullshit on that. Look at the Gamecube controller. Kinda looks like a PS2-esque controller, but it's made by Nintendo. The joystick and the D-pad are switched, but that's good for some gamers. It also has a different set for the right-thumb buttons. The A, B, X, and Y buttons are more distorted, sure, but it's UNIQUE. I actually think it's better than the usual four small circles with shapes on them. The Gamecube controller only has an L-button, an R-button, and a Z-trigger (button) for the shoulder buttons. That's fine. Sony, on the other hand, has four shoulder buttons in all. Sometimes it's a little HARD for people to know which one is the L1/L2 button and which one is the R1/R2 button. Now look at the Xbox 360 controller. It's different because it has a big X in the middle, so people can go to the home system at ANY time. And what do you guys have? Just the same old controller since the PS1. Nintendo got smart. They used a remote as the Wii's controller. GENIUS. But you, Sony, you guys will just be bitch-slapped by Nintendo when the Wii comes out.

    Pfft. Just, freaking, pfft. If that's so, then maybe I should just go ahead and throw out both my laptop and my gaming computer. If the PS3 is gonna be a computer, then it better be a good gaming system also. I doubt it, though. I 100% REALLY doubt its success.
     
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    This guy's hilarious.
     
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    say what...the SNES had the shoulder buttons and the 4 button....all the PS did was add 2x extra shoulder buttons. lol

    which i hardly ever use the L2 button.

    motion-sensing controller....if they've been working on it for a LONG TIME...where's a demo...and why only now bring it out. lol
     
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    What makes their lie so blatant was that statement from the Warhawk team about them only having a few weeks to impliment the tilt feature.

    And also Sony's other statements are pretty retarded too. Particularly when it comes to 3D gaming. Last time I checked, the SNES was the first console to have 3d games. Then you got the PC which has been doing it for awhile.
     
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    First, he said 'games console'. That leaves out the PC. Second, he said 'real time 3D'. I'm no expert, but my guess is that leaves out the 16-bit guys. I'm not defending Sony one way or the other as they've completely turned me off. But if we're gonna bash 'em, let's at least get the facts straight.
     
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    Almost exactly two weeks.

    I guess you never heard of StarFox. Or Stunt Race FX. Or Vortex. Or Doom. That's just what the SNES did in terms of polygon-based real time 3-D. I have a suspicion one or two of the polygon-based Genesis games might have made it before the PS1 launch too, but I haven't checked.

    Also, 3DO beat the PS1 to doing 3D. This guy doesn't have a clue what he's talking about, and he's hoping you don't either.
     
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    No need to get nasty. Of course I've heard of them. But as I said before, if you were reading, I'm no expert. But I'd assume the term 'real-time' is the kicker.
     
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    I didn't mean it to come off nasty, I'm just pointing out that you overlooked something.

    "Real time" means that the computer is handling the polygons live, rather than using pre-rendered 3-D images. Donkey Kong Country's graphics are not real time. The ships and environments in StarFox most definitely are, so the Sony guy still either knows nothing or is lying through his teeth. Both seem equally plausible.
     
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    :lol  :lol  :lol 

    Your PS3 can't do most of the things a true PC could do. Let me know when you're running things like photoshop and such.
     
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    I'm actually looking forward to writing reports for Uni and other stuff on my PS3.
    AutoCAD will be a breeze on it.

    Oh and I can just see it now. Thread on the boards with 'I'm posting from my PS3' in place of the 'I'm posting from my PSP'
     
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