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The PS3 has been a trainwreck - it's time for Sony to move on and come out with the PS4, before they lose everyone to the XBox 720 and whatever new Nintendo comes out. As for PSN, this will show them that maybe they need to invest in some real networking, you know, something that doesn't collapse because of some kiddie scripters...
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The PS3 has been a trainwreck - it's time for Sony to move on and come out with the PS4, before they lose everyone to the XBox 720 and whatever new Nintendo comes out. As for PSN, this will show them that maybe they need to invest in some real networking, you know, something that doesn't collapse because of some kiddie scripters...
Not really, i'm liking mine. Loving Gran Turismo 5, loving the Blu-Ray playback, it's a great streaming device and has lasted me ages. All in all, it's a very good console and was worth the money I paid!
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Not really, i'm liking mine. Loving Gran Turismo 5, loving the Blu-Ray playback, it's a great streaming device and has lasted me ages. All in all, it's a very good console and was worth the money I paid!
Not saying that people don't like it - but it has been a trainwreck. Half the promised fesatures were cabbaged because of "cost cutting", Blu-Ray has never really gone anywhere, like sure, it defeated HD-DVD which was uberlame, but people still haven't really gone Blu-Ray (mostly because Hollywood is cranking out some of the worst schlock possible). GT5 was what, five years late to the scene? Streaming, well, that might be cool, but it is becoming impossible with capping and throttling, which will be the ruin of so many internet services in general.

They just seem to have too many models of PS3 - you have to be an expert at revision codes and serial numbers to know which ones are worthwhile and which ones are scrap. And then, knowing that even if you buy a good one, Sony can zap it with an update and make it worthless scrap.

What I liked about the PS2 was that it was a PS2, and the only change was between the cool, old school case and the new slim case - while functionality remained the same. Plus, cool games like GT3 came out with it - while the PS3, people had to wait a long, long time for that to finally materialize.

I think Sony needs a new strategy - one where their customers are important, and putting out a decent product is also important, because they have really slid downhill over the past few years, on so many categories that they pretend to be competitive in.
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Too little, too late. I will never log into the PSN again. If I didnt use my PS3 for bluray I'd have already sold that crap.
Go get 'em tiger!
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Not saying that people don't like it - but it has been a trainwreck. Half the promised fesatures were cabbaged because of "cost cutting", Blu-Ray has never really gone anywhere, like sure, it defeated HD-DVD which was uberlame, but people still haven't really gone Blu-Ray (mostly because Hollywood is cranking out some of the worst schlock possible). GT5 was what, five years late to the scene? Streaming, well, that might be cool, but it is becoming impossible with capping and throttling, which will be the ruin of so many internet services in general.
What features were they? I never really paid attention into the build up of the PS3. Also, as for Blu-Ray, I think it's fairly popular, the only issue is that the Playstation is aimed at a young market who in turn, are more into downloading.

GT5 was late onto the scene, yea... but it's still a fantastic game. It has its problems, but so does every product. The amount of cars, the challenge of career mode and the inclusion of things such as seasonal races are great. It's an awesome game and worth waiting for.

Lastly, I don't really know much about capping. It seems it is an issue mainly in the US. The majority of streamers in the UK will have an uncapped internet plan (which cost £25/month at the most). I live in the middle of the countryside and pay £14/month for an unlimited 8mb/s internet plan. I can stream HD off BBC iPlayer fine at any hour!
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Too little, too late. I will never log into the PSN again. If I didnt use my PS3 for bluray I'd have already sold that crap.
Yeah, please stop.. One less 10 year old rage quitting COD kid..
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PS3 for me was and now always will be for bluray or no way.
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Well

1) I'm intellegent enough to use PSN cards; your personal data is vulnerable the second you put it up on the internet. Not really a cop-out for Sony, but something I personally always bare in mind when on the internet.

2) I dunno about other places, but credit cards have a 3 digit security code that wasn't stored. They need that to do anything. Still not a cop-out though.

3) There have been data leaks in the past from banks, government etc. Stuff like that happens everywhere, so I figure that there's no point locking myself down - just make sure its a decently secure place. To draw a comparison, if places like the CIA can get hacked, I'm pretty sure places like Sony can. Nothing is secure; just make sure its safe enough that its not lying around.
Glad you understand that it's still not a cop-out, but even with that security code, they can use your information. My mom uses her credit card to buy a lot of stuff online, and one day, she experienced identity theft. They used her credit card info and personal info to buy a few computers, a few iphones, and almost attempted to use it again but the issue was resolved. Point is, when something as valuable as your identity is at risk because a company neglected to update their security systems or whatever, they're the ones at fault, not us.
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The PS3 has been a trainwreck - it's time for Sony to move on and come out with the PS4, before they lose everyone to the XBox 720 and whatever new Nintendo comes out. As for PSN, this will show them that maybe they need to invest in some real networking, you know, something that doesn't collapse because of some kiddie scripters...
Man, if MS had you around when RRoD was still a major problem.

We'd likely be on Xbox 239029039102930129309.

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Glad you understand that it's still not a cop-out, but even with that security code, they can use your information. My mom uses her credit card to buy a lot of stuff online, and one day, she experienced identity theft. They used her credit card info and personal info to buy a few computers, a few iphones, and almost attempted to use it again but the issue was resolved. Point is, when something as valuable as your identity is at risk because a company neglected to update their security systems or whatever, they're the ones at fault, not us.
Don't get me wrong, Sony has blame here. But hackers also have blame too. Consumers here are not to blame, but I took a preventionist stance and use only PSN cards. Just because if something happens you're not to blame, I don't see that as a reason not to minimise the chances on your end. After that, its down to hacker power vs company defence. I stand by my idea that no system is uncrackable; its a question of resources, thats all.
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How about putting some of that hate to the hackers and not all to Sony.
It was sonys fault though. Ya the hackers found loopholes and loopholes excist everywhere, but its when those loopholes are huge and are very easy to access compared to other companies.
    
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