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C'mon Sony, get your act together....this isn't the first time you guys have shafted the consumer. What about us who already have large PS2 game libraries? You want me to pay for the (virtually) same game I already own, that you solely decide is popular? Hmmmm...no thanks...
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I am fine with this as long as they do a good job updating the games! But I have a PS2 right next to my PS3 aswell.
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C'mon Sony, get your act together....this isn't the first time you guys have shafted the consumer. What about us who already have large PS2 game libraries? You want me to pay for the (virtually) same game I already own, that you solely decide is popular? Hmmmm...no thanks...
^This. I concur.

How does that make any sense? How is this keeping the loyal Playstation fans happy? I have a bunch of PS2 games and a broken Ps2. I was considering purchasing a PS3 with the expectation to play my old PS2 games if i wanted. If they are not going to give use hardware/software abilities to play PS2 games then they should at least let us trade our old PS2 games for the digitally remastered ones. Maybe with a PS3 proof of purchase.
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That was so terribly written...
Also, this is why I bought a launch 60GB model. It has enough of the PS2 hardware to play whatever games I want.
Just need to find a way to get my Gran Turismo 4 savegame off of my PS2 memory card...

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C'mon Sony, get your act together....this isn't the first time you guys have shafted the consumer. What about us who already have large PS2 game libraries? You want me to pay for the (virtually) same game I already own, that you solely decide is popular? Hmmmm...no thanks...
They're going to try to emulate Nintendo (again). Difference is that NES, SNES, and N64 games aren't physically compatible with the Wii in any way (and the consoles you play the games on are old, may die, and finding a replacement would be difficult or expensive). PS2 games are physically compatible (and the console itself readily found), and there was a software method for backwards compatibility; maybe it wasn't perfect, but it was better than nothing.

At least they're 'remastering' the games. Still, paying for them would be more of a convenience charge (depending on what remastering does for the game--maybe it'll be worth it).
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They're going to try to emulate Nintendo (again). Difference is that NES, SNES, and N64 games aren't physically compatible with the Wii in any way (and the consoles you play the games on are old, may die, and finding a replacement would be difficult or expensive). PS2 games are physically compatible (and the console itself readily found), and there was a software method for backwards compatibility; maybe it wasn't perfect, but it was better than nothing.

At least they're 'remastering' the games. Still, paying for them would be more of a convenience charge (depending on what remastering does for the game--maybe it'll be worth it).
I say to hell with Nintendo. They've completely neglected, or perhaps, even told us that they don't care about us. Yes, us. Those of us who bought their consoles and games and made them the biggest Video Game company through the 80's and early 90's.

They don't care about us. They want to cater to those who have never bought a console before, or are too young to remember the Contra code.

As far as Sony goes, I have a 60GB model, so I'm all set. However, I don't really see why they pulled the emulation software from later models. It couldn't have been THAT bad. I still have my Launch-day PS2 and it works just fine... But why the hell clutter the entertainment center, ya know?
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While I may have some interest in a few titles being remastered, this is not a real solution addressing backwards compatibility. I don't feel like rebuying the ~60 titles I kept as essential or favorites... and I won't.

Thank God for my original 60GB.
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As far as Sony goes, I have a 60GB model, so I'm all set. However, I don't really see why they pulled the emulation software from later models. It couldn't have been THAT bad. I still have my Launch-day PS2 and it works just fine... But why the hell clutter the entertainment center, ya know?
It's all described in the article:

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"We couldn’t afforded to add features just because gamers were use to them on our past systems, we needed to look at things from a business perspective firstâ€

Once the 40 GB PS3 was released Sony was convinced backwards compatibility had no financial value, and that the feature only counted for console loyalty, most of which had already been lost to the Xbox 360.

"The idea of updating every Non-backwards compatibile PS3 was one of the first to be considered. It also happens to be the one idea that cost the most to do. Almost every game needs specific emulation software, and in most cases that software needs to be update and tweaked just to get close to its original quality on the PS2. Not to mention no one makes money off a firmware updatesâ€

The idea of burning the PlayStation fan was an issue considered; however, Sony felt issuing a firmware update only helped retailers like GamesStop sell more copies of games Sony and other developers spent time and money making.
 
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Anyone else notice the plethora of typos and bad grammar?
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The 60 gig ps3 was well worth the price. I am glad I bought one at launch and did not wait to get one of the later versions.

I wonder when the ps4 comes out and has BC for ps3 games, if people will get that model or wait it out (only to lose that option because Sony removed it).
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