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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:58 am  Post subject:
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Oh well, shame really a next gen Okami would have been nice :(

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Oh well, shame really a next gen Okami would have been nice :(


I think its a given personally. Clover may have folded, but it got rave reviews for okami... capcom really needs rave reviews. A lot of their IPs are dirt these days, or dirt bound :)

I reckon they should and probably will do a real sequel, i mean they can even rehash the first one for wii and xbox one to get some quick cash. Stuff like slowdown, popup, etc. were a problem in the first.

Then again, only the RE4 guy from clover stayed on, the other didn't stay with capcom when Clover folded from what i hear :(

Weird that one of the better games out over recent times is on the worst console :lol:

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:o My god - It just doesn't end !

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EU PS3s to Play Fewer PS2 Games
Hardware change results in limited backwards compatibility for UK.
by Rob Burman, IGN UK

UK, February 23, 2007 - Sony has confirmed that European PS3s will only play a "limited range of PlayStation 2 games" at launch because of hardware changes, compared to US and Japanese machines.

In a statement issued this morning, SCEE has admitted that Euro PlayStation 3's will embody "a new combination of hardware and software emulation", meaning the console will still play most PSone games - but far fewer PlayStation 2 games than its overseas counterparts, at least initially.

Although Sony has yet to offer clarification, it's thought software will now handle much of the PS2 emulation rather than the dedicated chip seen in US and Japanese consoles. It's widely believed the reason for the change is to help reduce the already enormous production costs of PlayStation 3, although only Sony can say for sure and, for now, it's remaining tight-lipped. If that's the case though, consumer anger would perhaps be justified, with any savings Sony makes unlikely to be passed onto the retail. Currently, European PS3s will hit shelves priced at £425 / 599 - substantially more expensive than elsewhere in the world - when it launches on March 23.

Of course, before our overseas cousins start getting too comfortable, it's worth highlighting that the news will likely have a knock-on effect, with any changes made to UK PS3s incorporated into future US and Japanese models. Again, Sony is saying nothing but if it's trying to cut costs it's likely the hardware changes will eventually be made across the globe.

Similar to Microsoft's Xbox 360 backward-compatibility strategy, Sony plans to release a series of firmware updates, via the PlayStation Network, that will increase the backwards compatibility of European consoles. Currently, Japanese and American PS3s can handle around 98 per cent of the PS2s catalogue but it's not known what per cent we can expect to see in Europe.

However, Sony has admitted that "certain PlayStation 2 format software titles may not perform properly on this system". As is the case with Xbox 360, it seems that even officially-emulated software might not be 100% compatible with the Sony's PS3. Of course, on the flip-side, manual emulation does offer Sony the potential to incorporate improvements such as 480p progressive scan support for older PS2 titles running on a its new hardware.

Whatever the outcome though, from March 23 you can check which PS2 games are playable on PS3 here.

David Reeves, president of SCEE, said Sony should not be concentrating on PS2 backwards compatibility, instead saying that "company resources will be increasingly focused on developing new games and entertainment features exclusively for PS3, truly taking advantage of this exciting technology".

Although one could argue that consumers will buy a PS3 to play PS3 games on, rather than going back to their PS2 collection, there's no overlooking the fact that once again it seems like Europeans are getting the rough end of the deal.


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lol, sony claim they are going to sell more ps3s in one day than Xbox360 has since launch in the uk.

I think the company needs to check into the same clinic a britney spears before we hear a rumour that the eu ps3 has spazzed out and shaved its head too :outsider:

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sony seems to go in the direction sega went a few years ago :mrgreen:

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sony seems to go in the direction sega went a few years ago :mrgreen:


except sony have been able to make some decent games in the past 10 years, and sega hasn't :lol:

/me runs before the Virtual <s>Boredom</s> Fighter fans get wind of that one

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Bend over geezus... more is on the way :wacky:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/2007/02/23/euro_ps3/

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London (England) - In an effort to scale back the prohibitive cost of the PS3, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) is removing a couple features for the official launch next month. Hardware cut-backs will result in the removal of motion sensitive technology and will limit the backward compatibility of the system.

According to a press release issued today, the PS3 model that will be used for the launch in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Australia, will be backward compatible with a "broad range of original PlayStation (PS) titles and a limited range of PlayStation 2 (PS2) titles."


The PS3 launch, which was originally planned to be worldwide, was pushed back for regions that use PAL encoding. The US and Japan use a different format known as NTSC.

In the NTSC versions, which debuted last November, it was reported that there was essentially a PS2 embedded into every PS3 console to maximize the compatibility with back-system titles. SCEE says it will continue to update the firmware for PAL consoles to add compatibility with PS2 titles. This is similar to what Microsoft has been doing with the compatibility of Xbox games on the Xbox 360.

The debut of the PS3 in PAL regions is scheduled for March 23. The price for most of the area is about 599 euros ($788).


Although the shitty implementation is worthless.... isn't Lair being made around the dual shake pad?

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Fuck that price is still gonna be so high? LOL I'd rather buy 100 Troll 2 DVD's ! :lol:

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not sure about teh removal of tilt, that would be hilarious. But a lower spec machine at a higher cost? People who buy a ps3 at launch as so friggin stupid... :lol:

I bet you there's an army of chavs that go out and buy em... what is it with chavs and playstations anyway?

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Ok, make that 200 :lol:

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PC_Arcade wrote:
Oh well, shame really a next gen Okami would have been nice :(


btw they are back as Seeds it was posted a while back:
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We are the Seeds that caused the vibrant flowers Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Steel Battalion, Viewtiful Joe, and Okami to come into bloom.

Although we alight upon a different earth, even though the soil is different, our hearts — closely pursuing the dream of “play” — have not changed.

Now, with a renewed spirit, we want to once again challenge the world of entertainment. But to do this, we need many, many more seeds.

So, we are currently searching far and wide for people who want to work alongside us. For people who want to build their future. People who are currently making games elsewhere.

Would you like to make some “preposterously amazing” games with us?”

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3157219

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U.S. PS3 Will Lose PS2 Emulation Chip
http://www.gwn.com/news/story.php/id/11 ... _Chip.html

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Starting from this April/May, Sony will begin shipping a revised version of the PS3 to Japanese and American retailers. The new system will have the PS2 emulation chip removed, just like the soon-to-be-launched European version, and will therefore rely on firmware updates to add PS2 backward-compatibility over time.

The number of backward-compatible PS2 games at launch in Europe will be 1,200, but that's still nowhere near the total number of PS2 games ever released.

Hopefully, the majority of supported games will be popular titles - the ones we will actually want to play! A bonus is that these new PS3s will be able to upscale selected PS1 and PS2 titles to 720p/1080i high definition. That is something the original PS3s shipped to the US cannot do! Thanks to Younewb for the heads-up.

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Photos from the PS3 uk launch event
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This is the best PS3 launch photo :lol:
Taken at the Paris Launch
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And this is the crowd 30 mins after Launch :o
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Apparently the press WAY out numbered customers!!!

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lmao!

I can't believe how quiet its been seen as though the ps3 is out and available to buy. There's still plenty in leeds yesterday and i imagine today too. One of the big games shops in leeds chose this weekend to renovate its store! :lol:

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Yeah there's loads here too, and nobody seems to want them :lol:

Hardly surprising as there's no good games and Blu-ray is a total non starter in the UK ATM

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Not the most popular launch ever :lol:

Also the 1st customer at the Paris Launch to purchase a PS3, when interviewed, told the press he bought the PS3 to use as a Blu-ray/HD linux box :P

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lol, he'll be dissapointed when he finds it has little to no ram to do anything as a linux box, and that bluray is a shitty tech that still uses MPEG2 in comparison to HD-DVD that is already using MPEG4... hence why they generally look better! :lol:

Wonder if he kept the receipt? :googley:

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You said it.

My bro's a SONY fanboy so traded in his 360 for a PS3 on launch day. I must admit it's an impressive (Looking) machine and pretty swish.

But thats about it!

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he get motorstorm? That game is fun, if nothing else is. :)

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