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PS3 can't play some older games

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by LonghornRob, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. LonghornRob

    LonghornRob IncGamers Member

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    PS3 can't play some older games

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    So how is this different from the Xbox 360? Oh that's right it isn't. What a damned shame that new hi-tech gaming consoles can't figure out how to play older and less sophisticated games.
     
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    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Did you expect Sony to get anything right on the POS3?
     
  3. Merick

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    I hear they basically put mini PS2s and PS1s in there, which makes it seem odd that only some games don't work well.
     
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    Why is backwards compatibility so damn challenging?
     
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    One less reason to wait for Ps3 and one more reason to buy a new Ps2 for me then, I guess.

    My current Ps2 has been pretty much out of shape ever since we got it modchipped, and now my dad is thinking about buying a new one.
     
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    ffejrxx IncGamers Member

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    ps3 is alot more backwads compatible than xbox360
     
  7. Johnny

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    Tekken 5 and suikoden 3 is not really that old when speaking of regular playstation 1 games.

    What about the games that are actualy old then?
     
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    One more reason to buy a Wii instead, it comes out this Sunday. :D
     
  9. Dondrei

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    To be fair, the Wii will be the first Nintendo console to ever have backwards compatibility, won't it?
     
  10. Johnny

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    Does NES/SNES/N64 roms on dremcast count?



     
  11. MinasMorgul

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    Not a Problem as long as I keep my PS2, which I intended to do anyways.

    The fact that I need to buy both an Xbox and the 360 to play all their games is more annoying.
     
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    well, yes, if don't count Gameboy Advance and the DS, the Wii is the first. It's compatible with all Gamecube games, and I guess we'll be able to download and play any other past game from N64, SNES, and NES. I don't worry too much about it being like that though because I still have all my old systems in good condition.
     
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    ps1 and ps2 emulators ftw!
     
  14. nicro tower

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    bah there isnt any games 4 ps2 emulators...
     
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    not true, ps2 emulators have a come a long way. They aren't perfect but if you have a pretty good system, you can play a few games.
     
  16. Dondrei

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    Heh, you could do that huh?

    Yeah, ditto.



     
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    yes as long as the hardware is powerful enough to support the other game system.



     
  18. rare

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    im keeping my 4 year old bulky ps2 :D which can play ps1 games if I ever come across one (i sold my ps games a few years back)

    ps3 has more backwards compatibility than x360, not that there are many xbox games that are worth it to me nor many still being developed.

    for the ps2 i still want god of war 2 e.e
     
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    PS3: plays most PS2 games. some are buggy.
    XBOX360: plays 0 xbox games, unless you can buy a 360 version.

    to get the backwards compatibility they essentially shoved PS2 hardware inside it. one neat thing though is that you won't have to buy memory cards (which are stupidly overpriced, like $25 for 8mb). you can create them on the hard drive.

    still not buying a PS3 though, the wii is the one to get this generation.



     
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    there are around 5-10 xbox games that will play on the xbox360 with some patches iirc

    i still think somene should shove a patch up mr micro$softs *** and see how well he runs
     

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