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Okay. So why are we not collectively mad about this? (PS3 Bckwrd comp.)

#21AwayFromHerePosted 1/12/2013 9:45:02 PM
I bought a new console to play old games...

It's nice to have at the beginning, but becomes less and less useful as time goes on.
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#22AwayFromHerePosted 1/12/2013 9:45:53 PM
From: Pereb27 | #020
I'm also annoyed at the corporate apologists who just say "you want to play PS2 games? I have a solution for you. Buy a PS2"

On an HDTV, PS2 games look much better on the PS3 because of the upscaling/smoothing features. Why should we be content with playing on a PS2, when they could easily give us support for a good portion of the PS2 library on disc but simply don't want to?


You just keep telling yourself that.
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#23Pereb27Posted 1/12/2013 10:04:05 PM(edited)
AwayFromHere posted...
You just keep telling yourself that.


I've played PS2 games on a BC PS3, and a real PS2, on the same HDTV.
I also played PS2 classics which also offer the smoothing option.

The difference is huge.

EDIT : Here's some comparison pics I took a while ago (taken with a phone, no capture card here sorry)

PS2 http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/2364/20111125124230.jpg
PS3 http://img834.imageshack.us/img834/3995/20111125124908.jpg

PS2 http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9445/20111125124051.jpg
PS3 http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/1861/20111125124733.jpg

PS2 http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/2696/20111125122916.jpg
PS3 http://img847.imageshack.us/img847/8531/20111125122950.jpg

Just looking at those pics make me miss my BC PS3 <_<
#24DefYouthPosted 1/12/2013 9:56:11 PM
I don't like it but what are we supposed to do? Write a letter to our congressman?
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#25no0bi1Posted 1/12/2013 10:01:42 PM
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#26U1gitarooman(Topic Creator)Posted 1/12/2013 10:26:36 PM
I didn't expect so many responses so fast >_>

I didn't know about the partial hardware part (guess it's been so long).

But like Pereb said, it is kind of upsetting that they apparently perfected it but don't give the feature back to us.

And people who said, "I bought the PS3 to play PS3 games," grow up.
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#27CooperRCPosted 1/12/2013 10:32:42 PM
U1gitarooman posted...
Okay, first gen PS3s come out, have hardware BC and are awesome.

Second Gen Ps3s come out, have software BC, and are slightly less awesome.

Third+ Gen PS3s come out and do NOT have any BC.

So the second generations have SOFTWARE BC, I.E. no other parts than what was produced later... and yet they take it away. But this isn't the part I'm mad about.

A few years later they begin re-selling PS2 games back to us! And the internet collectively doesn't care. This kinda boggles my mind. It's one thing to take it out (which I still don't see why) but it's an entirely different thing to then start selling the games that you don't really have any other option for playing on that system anymore. It's clear the system CAN play it...so why can't I put my disc in and play it?

ANY WHY AREN'T PEOPLE MAD ABOUT THIS!?


Bzzz...wrong. THe second generation PS3's do not have full software BC. There is still a piece of PS2 hardware in there; only some of the PS2 hardware is now emulated in software. Sony found out that the PS3 is not powerful enough to emulate all of the PS2 hardware in software.
#28ThamauturgePosted 1/12/2013 10:36:20 PM
From: CooperRC | #027
Bzzz...wrong. THe second generation PS3's do not have full software BC. There is still a piece of PS2 hardware in there; only some of the PS2 hardware is now emulated in software. Sony found out that the PS3 is not powerful enough to emulate all of the PS2 hardware in software.


No, it is (PS2 Classics prove it). The only problem is that the emulator would have to be coded for each specific game, and thats something that Sony probably wouldn't want to invest the time into.
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#29OrangeSchweesePosted 1/12/2013 10:36:24 PM
Only because I still have a slim PS2.
#30mmpepsiPosted 1/12/2013 10:38:01 PM
DefYouth posted...
I don't like it but what are we supposed to do? Write a letter to our congressman?


Yes, do that.

That'll learn $ony.