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#7741 samnite   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   398 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:27 AM

Wow this is the first time I have actually seen a PS5 available for purchase since I pre-ordered one before launch (not including crazy GameStop bundles)

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Amazing to think it took 2 years to reach this point lol



#7742 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7809 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 29 July 2022 - 03:01 AM

I wonder when they'll make the slim version.  I assume it's probably delayed a while due to the supply chain issues/shortages. But I always get the slim one since it's usually the better variant.  

 

As for the phone thing frisky posted that's interesting and certainly surprising. 



#7743 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1461 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 04:25 AM

I wonder when they'll make the slim version.  I assume it's probably delayed a while due to the supply chain issues/shortages. But I always get the slim one since it's usually the better variant.

The 60gb Launch PS3 would like to have a word with you.



#7744 Hypebeast69  

Hypebeast69

Posted 29 July 2022 - 05:02 AM

The 60gb Launch PS3 would like to have a word with you.


I still hate the YLOD to this day

#7745 camoor   Jams on foot fires CAGiversary!   15323 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 11:11 AM

I wonder when they'll make the slim version.  I assume it's probably delayed a while due to the supply chain issues/shortages. But I always get the slim one since it's usually the better variant.  

I'm the same way. That's usually around the time that support for the previous system falls off a cliff. I'm still enjoying my PS4 right now.



#7746 wampler13   That's just ,like, your opinion, man! CAGiversary!   1749 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:17 PM

I can share my ps5 system beta code with four people. Message me if you'd like one.



#7747 Kain   Dragoon CAGiversary!   1461 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:23 PM

I still hate the YLOD to this day

Oh totally. I still mourn the death of mine back in early 2019 due to YLOD.  Thankfully, I did buy a backup superslim way back in the day incase I ever need it, and can still play PS3 games that way, and modern PS1 & PS2 emulators play those games better than the consoles did now, but I would love the still have my launch PS3 working if it could.  Or better yet, the PS5 to play my PS1-3 discs.



#7748 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   4417 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 01:52 PM

Oh totally. I still mourn the death of mine back in early 2019 due to YLOD.  Thankfully, I did buy a backup superslim way back in the day incase I ever need it, and can still play PS3 games that way, and modern PS1 & PS2 emulators play those games better than the consoles did now, but I would love the still have my launch PS3 working if it could.  Or better yet, the PS5 to play my PS1-3 discs.

I traded my original 60GB PS3 to Best Buy ages ago, but the MGS4 software back-compat model I have still is SO loud.  I'm much happier using the PS3 slim when I do want to play PS3 games now. 



#7749 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   11350 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 04:08 PM

I also hated how chonky the ps3 phat was. I liked the slim model for sure. Super slim was OK, but nowhere near as quality.



#7750 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7809 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 29 July 2022 - 08:27 PM

The 60gb Launch PS3 would like to have a word with you.


Like others said ylod and the high price point hurts it over the bc which is hit or miss since not all games are compatible. But yeah the bc is pretty neat. But not something I'd pay extra for.

#7751 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7809 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 08:30 PM

I also hated how chonky the ps3 phat was. I liked the slim model for sure. Super slim was OK, but nowhere near as quality.

Additionally the Anorexic slim isn't very compatible with stuff like atelier rorona plus. Ran into crashing for the ending credits and a few dungeons. Had to transfer my save to my phat to finish. Anorexic slim is definitely not a favorite of mine due to the design and that problem. My slim got bricked after a squirrel jumped on my transformer.

#7752 bigbadboaz   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   466 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 July 2022 - 10:04 PM

Size, power wastage and sheer ugliness of the original PS3 doom it. Back compat is overrated. The upscaling was bad and added input lag. It was not a substitute for keeping the old PS2 around.



#7753 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   4551 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 July 2022 - 10:44 PM

I have that MGS4 gunmetal PS3 fat boy, signed by David Hayter.  Shit is in the box never to be used again for fear it will die lol



#7754 FriskyTanuki   LGBT Rights & Women's Rights are Human Rights CAGiversary!   72654 Posts   Joined 19.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 12:03 AM

Looks like What Remains of Edith Finch for the PS5 finally got trophies after them not working yesterday, which includes two more trophies and a platinum on top of the nine from the original game.



#7755 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4588 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 July 2022 - 12:06 AM

I have that MGS4 gunmetal PS3 fat boy, signed by David Hayter.  Shit is in the box never to be used again for fear it will die lol

That is the exact one I use. My OG launch PS3 60gb died and my son has a slim. Otherwise, no other PS3s in this household.



#7756 Freeze Time  

Freeze Time

Posted 30 July 2022 - 06:01 AM

Looks like What Remains of Edith Finch for the PS5 finally got trophies after them not working yesterday, which includes two more trophies and a platinum on top of the nine from the original game.


Prepare for one of the saddest games you will ever play for those that have not played this game before.

#7757 xenozfan2   Trippin' on apples! CAGiversary!   847 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2022 - 07:40 AM

It's so hard to get PS2 games to look good besides emulation.

#7758 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7552 Posts   Joined 18.0 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2022 - 01:56 PM

Not really. Tons of great looking PS2 games.

#7759 darken   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1057 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 July 2022 - 11:34 PM

Pm if anyone wants the new PS5 system beta code. Got 3 shares available



#7760 xenozfan2   Trippin' on apples! CAGiversary!   847 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2022 - 04:19 AM

Not really. Tons of great looking PS2 games.

I meant on modern TV. The PS2 has crappy output compared to the Xbox and GameCube.

#7761 Sonic9jct   Wubba lubba dub dub CAGiversary!   439 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2022 - 05:22 AM

I meant on modern TV. The PS2 has crappy output compared to the Xbox and GameCube.


If you use component or a component to HDMI cord, you can get surprisingly solid picture out of it. I've been playing a lot of PS2 on original hardware lately that way and tbh you set it up right, it's comparable to the image you get playing PS2 on PS3.

Depends on the game tho too, PS2 games have varying native resolutions, so some just look *okay* no matter what

#7762 entexman  

entexman

Posted 31 July 2022 - 09:30 AM

I meant on modern TV. The PS2 has crappy output compared to the Xbox and GameCube.

 

 

If you use component or a component to HDMI cord, you can get surprisingly solid picture out of it. I've been playing a lot of PS2 on original hardware lately that way and tbh you set it up right, it's comparable to the image you get playing PS2 on PS3.

Depends on the game tho too, PS2 games have varying native resolutions, so some just look *okay* no matter what

I agree about the component cable providing excellent quality for most PS2 games. Like you said, certain games like some of the classic arcade collections I have look kind of meh even with component cables.  I think these games were designed for 480 resolution and the game does not support 720p resolution. 



#7763 tomwaits1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   529 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2022 - 01:51 PM

Some PS2 games support 480p via component cables. Sometimes it's enabled on the options screen, sometimes you had to hold a button while the game was loading. Games should look much better at 480p on a modern TV.

https://en.everybody...e_display_modes

#7764 steveomac1015   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2022 - 02:58 PM

Has anyone ordered from PlayStation Direct lately? Have they been including the $5 off your next order coupons?

#7765 AJBlue7  

Posted 31 July 2022 - 04:09 PM

I agree about the component cable providing excellent quality for most PS2 games. Like you said, certain games like some of the classic arcade collections I have look kind of meh even with component cables.  I think these games were designed for 480 resolution and the game does not support 720p resolution. 

Just want to add my agreement about component cables being the way to go for PS2 on modern TVs. I went with the one from HD Retrovision (https://www.hdretrov.../other-consoles) and was really impressed and surprised at the quality. One of the best pieces of "retro" gear I've ever bought.



#7766 steveomac1015   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   120 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2022 - 04:23 PM

Just want to add my agreement about component cables being the way to go for PS2 on modern TVs. I went with the one from HD Retrovision (https://www.hdretrov.../other-consoles) and was really impressed and surprised at the quality. One of the best pieces of "retro" gear I've ever bought.


It's a little pricey, but the RetroTINK 5x-Pro with the HD Retrovision component cables make the PS2 look very impressive for what it has to work with. I think it looks better than a BC PS3. When I first hooked it up, I laughed to myself that I couldn't believe it looked as good as it did. Especially if the game can output 480p.

#7767 Das_Regal   oh god CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2022 - 07:01 PM

Strangers of Paradise's Trials of the Dragon King DLC was excellent. Just finished 100%ing it. The new mechanics are fun, challenging, and make going back to the endgame again so much more interesting than it was. And the new boss fights are incredible. I think it took me like, 30 hours.



#7768 FlyingMonkey9   Genetically Modified CAG CAGiversary!   4238 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 July 2022 - 11:17 PM

Would like to see GT7 go on sale digitally to match all of the retail sales that launched today. Thinking on Wednesday it will go on sale.

Buying digitally for a game that requires online just makes sense over physical

#7769 SpraykwoN   the Chef CAGiversary!   4551 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2022 - 03:03 AM

Has anyone ordered from PlayStation Direct lately? Have they been including the $5 off your next order coupons?


Couple months back my PS5 plates came with a $5 coupon. Sadly it expired after like a month and I didn’t realize it lol

#7770 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   7809 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 August 2022 - 05:13 AM

beats when target sends me 5$ off my next order coupons inside the box when I order stuff and they are usually already expired and or have been for a few months.