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  • Deleted user 8 January 2014 14:44:33
    Psiloc wrote:
    vizzini wrote:
    Now, I wonder what software emulators Sony's Gaikai is using to emulate PS1, Ps2 and Ps3 games?
    1. They probably aren't using software emulators.
    2. Even if they did, I doubt they'd be hosting it on a PS4.

    I'm surprised you came back arguing the same point. If consoles and PCs are all interoperable and can run the same software, what are emulators even for?
    They are emulating the consoles in software with a small amount of re-engineering where things are needed, just like the PS2 and PS1 games you can buy on playstation store for PSP/ PS vita or the PS3 slims. This is also how Bluepoint's Ico/Sotc HD is running on the PS3 slim and how games like Virtua Fighter 4 Evo, God hand, Maximo, etc work on the Ps3 Slim.
  • richardiox 8 Jan 2014 14:45:16 7,752 posts
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    Vizzini is obsessed with BC and graphics/ technology yet is against PC gaming which offers the best of both?
  • Deleted user 8 January 2014 14:47:44
    @richardiox

    I'm not against PC gaming, and probably would still PC game, if I could buy the AA, AAA games as offline boxed products.
  • Psiloc 8 Jan 2014 14:52:28 5,159 posts
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    @vizzini What you've described are ports and are irrelevant to whether the PS4 can play PS3 discs.
  • Deleted user 8 January 2014 15:27:30
    @Psiloc

    No, that's rubbish. The backup image rips of my CD PS1 games I can use with the internally supplied Sony Ericsson Ps1 emulator in my Xperia Play phone proves otherwise. All they have done is port and enhance the emulator when moving it to each platform.

    In the Ico/Sotc case they just replaced the textures and models re-engineered slightly with emulator settings for FOV, 3D.
  • Psiloc 8 Jan 2014 15:37:59 5,159 posts
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    No they haven't.
  • Psiloc 8 Jan 2014 15:39:51 5,159 posts
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  • Psiloc 8 Jan 2014 16:32:35 5,159 posts
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    Here's a practical lesson: create and post a video of you emulating a PS3 game on a PC. Feel free to use a PC that comfortably outspecs it.
  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2014 20:00:58 65,469 posts
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    Apparently this was taken at the show, with the server just down the hall. The real world will be a chunk slower.

    http://instagram.com/p/i4c7TvhqvB

    ...and slowed down to make it easier to see:

    http://a.pomf.se/mgqpke.gif

    No idea what that actually is in milliseconds though.
  • mrpon 8 Jan 2014 20:20:49 35,401 posts
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    Urgh.
  • Psiloc 9 Jan 2014 10:43:55 5,159 posts
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    If you look carefully that one big right turn he does is affected by general stuttering rather than just latency.

    Not that that's much better obviously but that one particular movement shouldn't be used to judge ping.
  • Psychotext 9 Jan 2014 12:13:42 65,469 posts
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    There's another vid here which gives no better impression: About 50 seconds in. Press, wait, action.

    Edited by Psychotext at 12:14:07 09-01-2014
  • VideoGameAddict25 31 Jul 2014 22:39:36 710 posts
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    The beta of this has gone live in the US and holy shit, they are taking the absolute piss with those rental prices!

    http://kotaku.com/playstation-now-is-still-way-too-expensive-1614022375



    $49.99 converts to just under 30. The Hut sells this game TO KEEP for 15! Let that sink in.
  • chopsen 31 Jul 2014 22:54:05 20,534 posts
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    holy shit that is insane. They can't possibly expect people to pay that?
  • Deleted user 31 July 2014 23:00:08
    That EA thing is looking like pretty good value now
  • Malek86 31 Jul 2014 23:00:48 8,759 posts
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    Gonna see if the service is region locked.

    But, looks like there's no free content at all to try? Not even a demo? Damnit. Also I tried the connection test, and it said my line isn't good enough. I can imagine that streaming from US servers would make the ping way too high for any game to be playable.

    But the prices are terrible indeed. $4 for 4 hours of a single game? How can they say EA Access is not good value compared to this?

    Edited by Malek86 at 23:08:28 31-07-2014
  • mothercruncher 1 Aug 2014 07:32:48 16,484 posts
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    Insania, I'd pay about 1 maximum for a few hours rental. The thing is too expensive for me by a factor of 800%.
  • CosmicFuzz 1 Aug 2014 07:54:39 32,585 posts
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    Jesus, those are seriously crazy prices. Sony are insane if they think anyone is going to pay that. In fact, isn't that MORE expensive than what it was before? Surely that can't be cheaper!
  • StixxUK 1 Aug 2014 08:21:18 8,201 posts
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    Utterly bizarre, especially given their position on the EA thing!
  • mrpon 1 Aug 2014 08:24:57 35,401 posts
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    Playstation No
  • CosmicFuzz 1 Aug 2014 08:27:19 32,585 posts
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    Someone needs to make a gif of "Serenity Now!" from Seinfeld and put "PlayStation Now!" underneath.
  • chopsen 1 Aug 2014 08:31:50 20,534 posts
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    I've always thought PSN prices for games were taking the piss a bit. For new releases in particular it is always cheaper just to go in to a shop and buy a physical copy, and bar the very occasional and poorly featured sales prices remain fixed at those levels.

    I thought with PS+ they were finally getting the idea of giving the consumer something worth something, but then they do this. Fucksakes sony, you're a bunch of idiots.
  • nickthegun 1 Aug 2014 08:33:58 78,560 posts
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    Tbf, its still in beta. I would be very surprised if that was the final pricing structure.
  • MrTomFTW Best Moderator, 2016 1 Aug 2014 08:42:26 47,497 posts
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    Ho-Lee FUCK. You better be right Nick.
  • CharlieStCloud 1 Aug 2014 08:45:00 5,812 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    TBF, it is still in beta. I would be very surprised if that was the final pricing structure.
    I think some folks need to look at the word 'beta' and put their pitchforks away for the time being.

    ... if, however, the prices remain the same as the beta, then yes, Sony are being arsehats.

    The hourly rate needs to go and start from one day, 24 hour pass, and onwards to a week, a month and beyond.
  • mrpon 1 Aug 2014 08:48:08 35,401 posts
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    Call me intelligent, but why not go for insanely cheap prices in beta. Entice those fuckers in, then up it a bit?
  • chopsen 1 Aug 2014 08:50:50 20,534 posts
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    @mrpon

    Exactly my thinking. Even if they just stuck some cheapo 1st party games up there to keep the prices down, that would really get people interested in it.

    I guess the other way of doing it is anchoring expectations to be insanely expensive, and then when it launches officially do it at a slightly less insane price and dupe us in to thinking it represents value for money.

    Edited by Chopsen at 09:05:45 01-08-2014
  • CosmicFuzz 1 Aug 2014 09:04:49 32,585 posts
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    CharlieStCloud wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    TBF, it is still in beta. I would be very surprised if that was the final pricing structure.
    I think some folks need to look at the word 'beta' and put their pitchforks away for the time being.

    ... if, however, the prices remain the same as the beta, then yes, Sony are being arsehats.

    The hourly rate needs to go and start from one day, 24 hour pass, and onwards to a week, a month and beyond.
    A beta like this is meant to get people pumped for the full release. Whether those prices are final or not, Sony are fucking this up. All anyone is talking about is how expensive it is. I wonder how many have signed up for EA Access on the back of this, they must be laughing with how good their service looks right now.
  • Deleted user 1 August 2014 09:11:17
    Why does a beta affect pricing of a subscription service? If anything it should be cheaper, although that'd never happen.
  • nickthegun 1 Aug 2014 09:13:48 78,560 posts
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    Because it allows them to price things, see what peoples reactions are and say 'betalol' if the consumer loses their shit.
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