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New console will reportedly let you use your smartphone as a remote control

Source: Kotaku





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RE: Times have changed?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/20/2013 3:54:43 PM , Rating: 3
The PS3 was riding high off Blu-Ray. If it's sales were based on the game catalog and the online experience, it would have been a dud.


RE: Times have changed?
By tng on 2/20/2013 4:00:03 PM , Rating: 2
I got a PS3 last year and have found that I had to buy the dedicated remote since running a BD movie from the game controller was such a pain. Nothing that they did was intuitive IMO.

I use a X360 as a DVD player and running the movie from the game controller is simple and intuitive.

I also never understood why the PS3 game controllers had to be recharged via the console, a standard USB should be OK, but no, it has to be plugged into the console and the console has to be ON to recharge. Am I the only one to think that someone at Sony has lost touch with reality?


RE: Times have changed?
By nikon133 on 2/20/2013 5:07:33 PM , Rating: 2
Well... you can get a few stand-alone chargers for them. At additional cost, of course.


RE: Times have changed?
By tng on 2/20/2013 5:31:21 PM , Rating: 2
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At additional cost, of course.
Yeah, I know, depressing though. I like the rechargeables that I put into my 360 controllers. Being literally tied to the console seems insane.


RE: Times have changed?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/20/2013 7:26:04 PM , Rating: 2
If you have the PS3 controller set to sleep when inactive, the battery lasts a really long time. Being tied to the console does suck, but I fixed that with a big ass USB extension cable lol.


RE: Times have changed?
By ChronoReverse on 2/20/2013 7:25:09 PM , Rating: 2
Sort of ruins the point of wireless controller though. The 360 at least had this part right with detachable battery packs.


RE: Times have changed?
By Reclaimer77 on 2/20/2013 7:31:31 PM , Rating: 2
Not arguing with ya, just saying, we can get by if we have to :)


RE: Times have changed?
By tamalero on 2/20/2013 9:31:17 PM , Rating: 2
each console as their pros and cons..
you have to pay for online gaming in the xbox 360... for example


RE: Times have changed?
By Manch on 2/21/2013 10:07:24 AM , Rating: 2
You get what you pay for though. The online experience with the 360 is superior to the PS3 as it should be since you're paying. The PS3 is not bad, but it's not as good. Some of my PC only friends don't understand it, even give me crap about it and then turn around an pay money to rent a server for BF3...da fuq is that about?!


RE: Times have changed?
By espaghetti on 2/22/2013 1:29:22 PM , Rating: 2
If you want to make a server that has a limit how many snipers there are on each team, you can.
If you want to change the length of a round, you can.
If you want to keep the game private among just your friends, you can.
There is a laundry list of options at your disposal.
If you value the ability to make a game the way you want it played, it is worth it.

That's du fuq it's about.


RE: Times have changed?
By Manch on 2/24/2013 9:50:14 AM , Rating: 2
Since you failed to comprehend the point. I'll spell it out for you.

To sit their and criticize or balk at someone's choice to pay for xbl and then turn around and rent a server is hypocritical. They both have their value and provide advantages/conveniences people want. As paid services they should be better than the free options.

Ok,so is that more clear? Unclench, your pinching your chair. Go have a coke and a smile.


RE: Times have changed?
By Totally on 2/20/2013 9:24:54 PM , Rating: 2
since when? I charge my ps3 remote from my pc all the time


RE: Times have changed?
By tallcool1 on 2/22/2013 12:18:30 PM , Rating: 2
That dude is just making stuff up, xbox fanboy. I have charged my PS3 controllers from any USB port, or a USB wall charger/cable. Hell I have even used the USB port on my cable box to charge the PS3 controller.


RE: Times have changed?
By tng on 2/23/2013 12:53:47 PM , Rating: 2
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That dude is just making stuff up, xbox fanboy
Wow really? No not a fanboy of anything really, just telling you like it is. I have several USB wall chargers and a couple of computers, and my PS3 controllers will not charge from them... Tried different cables as well and zip.

Just got the thing last year so it is really fairly new, don't know if that has anything to do with it.


RE: Times have changed?
By thesavvymage on 2/20/2013 4:01:48 PM , Rating: 2
So true. When we got our hdtv years ago, we were in the market for a bluray player. most were about 250, or a ps3 was 300. Easy choice... plus the ps3 was the only bluray player with a faster reading drive so it made loading the movies much faster.

To this day, I have only bought one ps3 game. Use it only for bluray


RE: Times have changed?
By euler007 on 2/26/2013 1:08:51 PM , Rating: 2
The PS2 was riding off DVD. If it's sales were based on the game catalog and the online experience, it would have been a dud.


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