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mathewballard

by mathewballard

Three things I love about the PS3 that have nothing to do with games:
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1. The XMB. It is a much cleaner and easier way to navigate. Now, once you get into the Playstation Store it is a mess just like Xbox Live. But, the XMB is where you will spend most of your time. 2. Using an old laptop as a "media server" and streaming video to the PS3 using PS3 Media Server. So far this has worked very well with my Mac and PC. And has stifled my thoughts of getting a Boxee or Apple TV. 3. Being able to control the PS3 using my TV remote. Now, this is probably only... Read more →
FalconR6

by FalconR6

So I love my ps3 but one thing has bothered me a bit lately it seems like every time I get a new game my ps3 tells me it must download an update for that game…
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before I can play. I like the idea that developers can make fixes to a game after it ships but come on every game? A lot of the updates are not small eather the last thing you want to do when you get a new game home is wait 30 min for it to update before you can play.
coologuy1957

by coologuy1957

Sony's 3D offerings so far....
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I spent some time in the Sony Style store in Dallas yesterday looking at the 3D offerings. I saw three different techniques: 3D on blu-ray, a hybrid 2D/3D HDTV (no glasses needed), and 3D on the PS3. For 3D on blu-ray, they had a demo disc running that had screensaver type images running in a short continuous loop. The 3D looked pretty good once you got it to work. They had a table behind the TV full of about 10 sets of 3D glasses. People would walk up, try them on, and then shake their heads.... Read more →
coologuy1957

by coologuy1957

About PS3 firmware update 3.
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40 I updated to the new 3.40 firmware last night and didn't see many changes. Two items I saw were an updated picture gallery that allowed for Picasa and Facebook uploads and a video editor program that allowed you to edit local videos and upload them to Facebook or Youtube. The only other changes I read about are the ability to get PlayStation Plus and rate PlayStation Store purchases. I may get PlayStation Plus once I see what kind of content they offer after a few months since I buy lots... Read more →
coologuy1957

by coologuy1957

Blu-ray video and audio bitrate list:
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I'm gonna start making a list for blu-rays I watch where I list the average video/audio bitrate for those interested. This is not scientific or measured - it is purely observational. When I watch these movies, I will generally check (by hitting "Display" on the PS3 blu-ray remote or my Harmony remote) every 10 to 20 minutes. Avatar - average video bitrate of 31 Mbps [AVC]- fixed audio bitrate of 7.5 Mbps [DTS-HD 5.1] Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - average video bitrate of 25... Read more →
dave

by dave

Red Dead Redemption is out on May 18th. Are you getting it?
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Personally, I have some bizarre, guilty pleasure of enjoying spaghetti westerns. This new open-ended game from Rockstar Games looks so fun and I can't wait for its release. I'll probably be picking up a copy the day it comes out on the PS3. It even has multiplayer. Maybe we can get some folks together and start a gdgt posse! Anyway, it looks awesome. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VG09O3_GRY
user9fe29c21c10

by user9fe29c21c10

3D for your PS3 - What is your thoughts on that?
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As many of you already know, Sony has promised a firmware update in the summer. This Firmware upgrade will enable your PS3 to play Blu-Ray 3D Movies. I love this, when I myself is a lucky owner of the PS3. But i have been wondering how this will affect the sales, when it comes to the Xbox360 vs PS3 battle. And do you think it will be smooth? Does the PS3 have the horsepower? Can it multi-task while playing 3D Blu-Rays?
johnandjulie13

by johnandjulie13

How is this working? Music Streaming question
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Playing around with my PS3, I am able to access all of my stored on my PC. The PS3 is connected to my A/V processor and the music output is suprisingly good. Lacking any technical abilities, I am curious as to how this works. Is the music already in analog form when it goes from the PC to the PS3? From the PS3 to the A/V Processor? Any feedback would be appreciated. The PS3 accesses my music library via wireless and is connected to my A/V process by optical cable. The display on the PS3...
the12black

by the12black

Sony: Missing the FPS boat?
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First Person Shooter (FPS) games are fun. FPS are becoming as varied as racing games, from truly arcade (Unreal Tournament), to strategic (MAG, CoD:MW), to role play (Borderlands) - there's a FPS for everyone. But let's face it, without precision control, in an easy-to-use platform, all that something for everyone falls on it's face. Point and click. Click and kill. Is there any action in all of gaming so simply, yet brutally, poetic? Sure there's a generation of HALO gamers now... Read more →