PS3 official launch in Nov. 2006

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  1. suavecito

    suavecito PhilMUG Addict Member

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    PS3 hard drive running on linux, i wish it runs on OSX. But looking at the brighter side, it doesnt run under Microsoft OS. Time to save for the holiday seasons.
     
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    Read in some news that PlayStation3 would be released in Hong Kong and Taiwan on the 17th na. I wonder how that would affect the release of the PS3 here in the Philippines?
     
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    Get the PS3 cheaper in HK

    PLAYSTATION®3 HDD 60GB
    LAUNCHES ON NOVEMBER 17, 2006 IN HONG KONG
    Recommended Retail Price of HK$3,780


    PLAYSTATION®3 HDD 20GB
    Will Become Available in Hong Kong in December 2006
    Recommended Retail Price of HK$3,180


    http://asia.playstation.com/hk/ps3/eng/ps3_news.htm
     
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    suavecito PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Good news, since ill be stopping over at HK this Dec. Hoping to grab one there, if they still have stocks by that time since the shop will prioritise preorders.
     
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    This is incredibly old news.

    Oh well. Better late than never eh?
     
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    and it was a heads up because the launch is getting closer
     
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    @Deiphobus, maybe you just wanna check the date that i posted this thread.
     
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    And me posting a reply 7 months after the original post date would make perfect sense. ;)
     
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    November 11 Akihabara
    Ps3 Launched.....[​IMG]
     
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    has anyone seen the screen caps of the Final Fantasy 13? its fantastic! :)

    although, instead of having a party fighting the enemies, it will be just one lead character (female) doing all the fighting. i'm wondering how that would play out. oh well, wait and see i guess. :)
     
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    New PS3 Details Revealed at Japan Launch!


    New pieces of information are popping up as those Lucky gamers in Japan are getting their hands on PS3 units.



    +
    Using XMB and web browsing won't spin the fan. Playing Blu-ray will
    spin the fan, but the load is still low especially for early MPEG2
    titles. The fan spins steadily while gaming.


    1.)The picture/audio
    quality for video playback is excellent. Though Cell does not do much
    postprocessing right now, they are doing research for it.

    + TrueHD is converted to LPCM and outputted via HDMI.

    + No DVD upscaling for the time being. But they are looking at user needs and have a plan for the support.

    +
    The Blu-ray player response is very quick. The interviewer says he felt
    it's the fastest among Toshiba, Sony, Matsu****a HD players/recorders
    he tested.

    + Some contents holders say the speed of BD-Java in the PS3 is the fastest.

    + By pressing the triangle button the XMB shows the folder tree structure as is just like Windows Explorer.

    +
    It can connect with USB mass-storage devices such as PSP, but not with
    ones with special transfer methods such as iPod and Walkman. They are
    collaborating with the Walkman unit for some interaction in the future.

    + It's decided that the RSX clock stays undisclosed

    2.)+
    The EE+GS embedded in the PS3 does emulation for PS1/PS2 for initial
    shipments PS3, so no graphics upgrade for the time being. The software
    emulation technology is almost complete but not ready for the launch.
    As soon as it becomes complete EE+GS is removed from future units.

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    In Remote Play with PSP for the 60GB version, the PS3 resolution
    becomes 480p (16:9) and converts the screen to MPEG-4 Simple Profile at
    around 1Mbps to send it to the PSP. All control is transferred to the
    PSP and you can control the PS3 by pressing the PSP buttons. BD/DVD and
    other copyright-protected materials can't be sent. As for games the
    support will come in the near future.

    + Downloaded PS1 games are transferred from a PS3 to a PSP by a USB cable.
    PLAYSTATION TV (the demo kiosk) starts the download service too.

    +
    The web browser can open up to 6 pages simultaneously. 64MB memory is
    always reserved for the browser, the instant messenger and other XMB OS
    activity even while in game.

    + Installing Linux creates a new
    HDD partition separately from the PS3 partition. After the setup, you
    can select which system to use at the boot menu. You can choose to
    auto-boot Linux too.

    + Aside from Linux, SCE's developers are
    still seeking the way to publish proper software development
    environment for the PS3 main OS and PSP for general users. But right
    now the PS3 main OS can run only signed applications (while PS3 Linux
    can run whatever applications on it).


    Sony's promises and expectations are slowly being realised as the PS3 gets to the hands of consumers. Yey!
     
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    naka-over-time nanaman siguro ang mga captain hooks ngayon. :cool:
     
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    I might not get one until late 2007 I guess or unless there are games really intriguing aside from the Metal Gear 4. But surely the Wii is 1st in my list.
     
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    I'm also planning on getting a Wii first. Will get a PS3 when price drops and the killer games come out.
     
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    skipping the Wii, going straight to the PS3! addicted to it!
     
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    Wow, I didn't believe it was a real TIME cover until I went to their web site. Harsh.
     
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    The truth hurts.
     
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    its being sold for 60k at toy kingdom
     

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