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ElRhodeo said:
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patrice1970 said:

first CNN have always right, they never critized engagment in Irak

try to spell iraq next time.

First, there's languages other than english in the world. But being a smartass is especially pointless in this case, cause you're talking about the western spelling of an arab word (العراق), which can only be an approximation anyway...

Sorry, chief, gotta keep you honest. The final letter in Iraq is ق, which is transliterated into "qaaf," similar sounding to English's q with a gutteral emphasis. There is a letter in Arabic transliterated "kaaf" (take your pen and make a backwards "L" and add a hamza) that is the exact same sound sound as English's "K" sound. You are just plain wrong, and hiding behind a claim that there "can only be an approximation" masks your ignorance. Arabic has about 10 letters that don't have a direct equivalent in English. "k" is not one of them. Spell it right next time.

 



 You need a $1000 50 inch HDTV to get the full benefits out of PS3. Blu-Ray only looks great in 1080p



SONY need that pricecut.. theyr going to let xmas slip but catapult back in march 2009. They need to.. only thing worse than a SONY dominated industry is a M$ dominated one( yes yes the wii is no.1 and all that) I think two incremental cuts of 50$ next year should put them on par with the 360



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Euphoria14 said:
Many people on this thread better hope things do not turn around.

If so, expect a shit storm and tons of crow eating. Be ready, because it has happened all too many times before.

360 was getting beaten last Holiday season and for 35+ straight weeks, but people kept saying "it will change". Now PS3 gets beaten this Holiday season and probably for a while after, yet it is all over now?

You've gotta love how that works.

Also, the fact people want doom for a company that has brought top notch gaming and expanded the gaming audience over the last 12+ years is just sad... fucking sad.

Why is this so hard to understand? Sony as a company is in trouble. It's not that people want the PS3 to fail, at least I don't, it's about facing the reality. Unless Sony can do something miraculous, or unless the exchange rates change to favor Sony, they can't afford a price cut anytime soon. There are serious concerns that Sony, the whole company, is going to lose money. They don't have great reserves of cash, unlike MS. The reason people kept saying "it will change" about the X360 was because MS could afford to cut the prices. It seems very unlike that Sony can do the same, or if they do that they will likely have to finance the price cut with loans.

Why should Sony risk the financial security of the entire company to lower the prices of the PS3? That's the question that I'd like all Sony fanboys to answer. How could Sony regain what they already have invested, pluse the new investments needed to lower the price?



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forevercloud3000 said:

http://uk.gear.ign.com/articles/938/938098p1.html

 

Heh no kidding I just bought Mamma Mia as a Christmas present for my mother :) And i think i'll be getting at least 6 more disks in next few months (matrix trilogy, Blade Runner, FF Spirits within, kill bill).



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"The PS3's big bonus is its ability to double as a Blu-Ray player. Too bad no one seems to care about hi-def DVDs. The differences between Blu-Ray and DVD are hard to see on a TV less than 50". "


This comment has gotten bashed a lot, but I understand his point. I own a 42 inch plasma, and I can see a difference between blu-ray and a good upscaling dvd player, but it's not earth shattering. I can understand why an average consumer is unimpressed with difference. There was a much larger difference between VHS and dvd.



Well, he's right about the 1st reason. Most ppl would get rather get a 360 since most of the games are the same & it's only half the price.



arsenal009 said:
Well, he's right about the 1st reason. Most ppl would get rather get a 360 since most of the games are the same & it's only half the price.

Very good point here.

"The PS3's big bonus is its ability to double as a Blu-Ray player. Too bad no one seems to care about hi-def DVDs. The differences between Blu-Ray and DVD are hard to see on a TV less than 50 inches".

 



arsenicazure said:
SONY need that pricecut.. theyr going to let xmas slip but catapult back in march 2009. They need to.. only thing worse than a SONY dominated industry is a M$ dominated one( yes yes the wii is no.1 and all that) I think two incremental cuts of 50$ next year should put them on par with the 360

 

yeah, one in the spring, one before holidays would help the PS3... but they can't afford it..

A weaker Yen would help off balance the costs, but thats really out of Sony's control



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