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a quickie...

have copied a dvd to my nas, ps3 can see it however only plays the first minute and a bit of each VOB file, playing from the nas on the macbook is fine. anyone seen this before and have a solution?

cheers,

indy

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A polite request to start a new thread! Note I've moved a few extra pages to keep context since the thread's a bit slower.

The old thread can be seen here: http://www.rllmukforum.com/index.php?showtopic=144575

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Anybody got info on the new Ferrari game that's out on PSN this week. I wasn't bothered, but the trailer looked amazing. I know it's only pre-rendered but it's the most life like stuff I've seen recently so it's got me intrigued. Can't seem to find any game footage though which doesn't bode well.

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Anybody got info on the new Ferrari game that's out on PSN this week.

There's going to be a Full Game Trial for Plus members appearing later today, so I'm sure someone will be able to offer up some impressions; likely not me as I've no interest in realistic racers.

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Anybody got info on the new Ferrari game that's out on PSN this week. I wasn't bothered, but the trailer looked amazing. I know it's only pre-rendered but it's the most life like stuff I've seen recently so it's got me intrigued. Can't seem to find any game footage though which doesn't bode well.

I'm guessing that it's just a tweaked version of Ferrari Challenge which definitely didn't look as good as that trailer. Terrible timing with GT5 just weeks away.

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Today's update...

Special Offers

(Offer prices available until the 13th of October)

* Savage Moon (was – £6.29/€7.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)

* Savage Moon – Waldgeist Pack (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99)

* Brain Challenge (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)

* Brain Challenge – Expansion Pack (was – £1.59/€1.99 now – £0.79/€0.99)

* Astro Tripper (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £2.39/€2.99)

* Super Street Fighter IV – Alternate Costume Pack (was – £13.99/€17.99 now – £7.99/€9.99)

* Dante’s Inferno (PSP) (was – £31.99/€39.99 now – £23.99/€29.99)

* Medal of Honor: Heroes (PSP) (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £8.99/€11.25)

* Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (PSP) (was – £15.99/€19.99 now – £11.99/€14.99)

* Disney’s Action Game feat. Hercules (PSone) (was – £5.10/€6.49 now – £3.99/€4.99)

* The Little Mermaid II (PSone) (was – £3.99/€4.99 now – £3.19/€3.99)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Special Offers

(Offer prices available until the 12th of October)

* Stimulus Package (was – £10.99/€13.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)

* Resurgence Pack (was – £10.99/€13.99 now – £5.49/€6.99)

Permanent Price Reduction

* 4×4 Jam (mini) (was – £5.99/€6.99 now – £3.49/€3.99)

PlayStation Plus

* PSN: Street Fighter HD Remix

* minis: Aero Racer, Yeti Sports

* PSOne Classic: Kula World

* Full Title Trial: Ferrari: The Race Experience, Tomb Raider: Underworld

* Exclusive Discounts: Burn Zombie Burn (inc. free exclusive Home item), Shatter Soundtrack (includes Dynamic Theme), Trine, Alien Breed: Impact, Ace Armstrong Vs. The Alien Scumbags, Gravity Crash

* Dynamic Themes: Start the Party Theme, Exclusive Halloween Theme

* Premium avatars: PAIN Jarvis and Le Toot Avavtars, SingStar Wannabe and Rising Star Avatars

Downloadable Games (PS3)

* Ferrari: The Race Challenge (£11.99/€14.99) Rating: PEGI 3

Availability: All locales

Downloadable Games (PSP)

* Phantasy Star Portable 2 (£19.99/€34.99) Rating: PEGI 16

Availability: All locales

More at the link.

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2010/10/06/heads-up-game-store-update-6th-october-2010/

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Here.

Thanks!

So I've been looking at PS3 bundles and weighing up whether to get one next payday (end of Oct), or wait till closer to Christmas. The best bundle I've seen thusfar is PS3 slim 320gb with God of War 3, Prince of Persia and 300 on Bluray for £284.99 from HMV (in store, dunno about online). I want GoW3, but I'm not overly fussed about PoP or 300. Most other bundles are now coming with Move which I couldn't give two shits about.

Any advice?

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I haven't updated my ps3 firmware from 3.15, its getting annoying now as I can't play any recent games :( I would really like to take sony to court as its not on that I can't play games on something I have purchased and own, its blatant miss-selling.

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I haven't updated my ps3 firmware from 3.15, its getting annoying now as I can't play any recent games :( I would really like to take sony to court as its not on that I can't play games on something I have purchased and own, its blatant miss-selling.

Why haven't you updated it?

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Sony never garenteed the Other OS system under their EULA for PS3 OS, so AFAIK you can STFU because you didn't RTFM. RTFM then RSVP to the SCEE VP of XDEV to tell them to BTFO and reinstall the Other OS feature ASAP.

You do know that EULA's aren't worth much in the court of law? The European directive 1999/44/EC overalls anything sony may write in their eula :rolleyes:

European Directive 1999/44/EC

The goods must

· comply with the description given by the seller and posses the same qualities and characteristics as other similar goods

· be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase.

· are fit for the purpose for which goods of the same type are used

· show the same quality and performance, which are normal in goods of the same type and which consumers can reasonably expect. This will also take into account any public statements made about the specific characteristics of the goods by the producer, seller or in their advertising.

Sony legally don't have a leg to stand on hence all the partial refunds that are being given to ps3 users which have complained, I don't want a partial refund, I want the feature reinstated, I fail to see why anyone thinks this is acceptable (shows the stupidity of blindly loyal fanboys).

Would you knowingly buy a car that was advertised as having 6 gears if you knew that a couple of years down the line they would revoke 3rd gear? Or let you keep third gear but stop you filling up with fuel (analogy with playing newly released games). I doubt it, I wouldn't have bought the ps3 if I had known they were going to start removing features in os "updates".

edit: also how am I meant to rtfm before I buy the product?

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SCEA has filed a motion to dismiss a class action brought against the company for its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" feature, which allowed users to install Linux on the system. Sony argues that the lawsuit, a consolidation of seven similar suits filed last spring, fails to present evidence that the company overtly advertised Other OS in its marketing campaigns or on PS3 packaging.

Sony's filing also claims that the PS3 warranty, license agreement and the PlayStation Network Terms of Service "specifically provide PS3 purchasers with a license, not an ownership interest, in the software and in the use of the PSN, and provide that SCEA has the right to disable or alter software features or terminate or limit access to the PSN, including by issuing firmware updates," according to court documents obtained by IGN. (Other OS was removed with a firmware update; and users who decline any update are barred from PSN.)

Additionally, Sony has requested that the "class" allegations be stricken from the suit because the plaintiffs did not all use Other OS in the same way. In fact, one of them never used the feature at all. With Sony presenting some seemingly solid grounds for the lawsuit's dismissal, it might be prudent for the plaintiffs to call a key witness to the stand when the two parties meet before a judge on November 4. How about ... the United States Air Force?

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/09/20/sony-files-to-dismiss-other-os-class-action-lawsuit/

Better hurry up and ask whoever you bought it from for a partial refund then.

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I think that class lawsuit is only in the US. I don't care about the psn, I don't use it online. I do care about being able to play games though. I fail to see how they can force anyone into updating the firmware, everytime you update there is a small chance it will go wrong (see all the hundreds/thousands of people who had bricked ps3's from the update two months ago).

I've decided to take this further as I have nothing better to do atm.

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I think that class lawsuit is only in the US. I don't care about the psn, I don't use it online. I do care about being able to play games though. I fail to see how they can force anyone into updating the firmware, everytime you update there is a small chance it will go wrong (see all the hundreds/thousands of people who had bricked ps3's from the update two months ago).

I've decided to take this further as I have nothing better to do atm.

Of course you could try to get/buy/win a second PS3 to play games on while the other one can keep running OtherOS. But I guess that solution might be a tad too practical.

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I think that class lawsuit is only in the US. I don't care about the psn, I don't use it online. I do care about being able to play games though. I fail to see how they can force anyone into updating the firmware, everytime you update there is a small chance it will go wrong (see all the hundreds/thousands of people who had bricked ps3's from the update two months ago).

I've decided to take this further as I have nothing better to do atm.

No one's forcing anyone, but you simply don't get PSN access if you don't, just like games where you don't have to patch if you don't want to but if you don't you don't get to play it online. Lets not be selective here.

Would you knowingly buy a car that was advertised as having 6 gears if you knew that a couple of years down the line they would revoke 3rd gear? Or let you keep third gear but stop you filling up with fuel (analogy with playing newly released games). I doubt it, I wouldn't have bought the ps3 if I had known they were going to start removing features in os "updates".

edit: also how am I meant to rtfm before I buy the product?

It was never advertised by Sony anywhere.

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I think that class lawsuit is only in the US. I don't care about the psn, I don't use it online. I do care about being able to play games though. I fail to see how they can force anyone into updating the firmware, everytime you update there is a small chance it will go wrong (see all the hundreds/thousands of people who had bricked ps3's from the update two months ago).

I've decided to take this further as I have nothing better to do atm.

The bits that you bolded that you bolded

· be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase.

This will also take into account any public statements made about the specific characteristics of the goods by the producer, seller or in their advertising.

SCEA has filed a motion to dismiss a class action brought against the company for its removal of the PS3's "Other OS" feature, which allowed users to install Linux on the system. Sony argues that the lawsuit, a consolidation of seven similar suits filed last spring, fails to present evidence that the company overtly advertised Other OS in its marketing campaigns or on PS3 packaging.

Don't get me wrong, I can totally see why people would be furious, but if they have never mentioned it as being a feature of the PS3, then the EU Directive wouldn't really come into play

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Konami's X-Men Arcade Classic is coming to Live Arcade & PSN.

IGN Video Preview

http://uk.ign.com/videos/2010/10/09/x-men-arcade-video-preview?objectid=88646

As Microsoft and Sony's digital download services evolved, and as many classic arcade games started resurfacing, X-Men remained absent. The cause of that absence was never in much doubt – Konami simply didn't own the license. While gamers across the globe were getting games like X-Men Legends from Activision, Konami was prohibited from producing – or re-releasing – a game featuring those characters. But never say companies don't listen to fans. With more and more people asking Marvel about their classic "beat 'em up," the company struck a deal between itself, Konami and Activision, paving the way for a direct port of the game to Xbox Live Arcade and the Playstation Network. Comic book fans, your wish has been granted. This winter, prepare to face off with the evil "Master of Magnet."
Quite honestly, this is the port you've all been waiting for. All six characters are here, complete with their original moves, special moves and animation. The voice acting had to be re-recorded for this release, but Konami found extremely good likenesses, in all their cheesy glory. When the classic "Nothing moves the Blob!" line echoes in your room, it'll be like you never left the arcade. Oh, and don't worry, the ludicrous story is back, complete with the giant Sentinel that looks awesome, but never actually fights you. Back then this was surely a sore point with many gamers, but now it's downright hilarious and honestly adds to the charm of the whole thing. We wouldn't have wanted a single bit changed – and Konami certainly honored that. The graphics remain true to their sprite-based glory, seemingly untouched from 1992 – and they look great. Menus and the heads-up display at the top of the game have all been redone however.

Up to six players can play, mixing and matching online and local participants to round out a team. The one catch for Xbox 360 owners is only four people can play locally as the system will only allow four controller connections – but two more can still join over Xbox Live. As in the arcade, you can't duplicate your characters. Yes, someone does have to be Dazzler. Rounding out the online experience will be leaderboards, which ranks statistics like points scored and continues/lives used. There are unlimited continues in the game, and Konami currently doesn't plan to allow players to tweak that element of the game – you can keep playing as long as you can press the Start button. You can also skip to any level from the start menu.

Konami has included a clever twist on the conventional port by adding the option to switch over to the Japanese version of the game. Much is the same here (aside from Japanese text during cutscenes), but enemies will drop health and power items, which greatly alter the challenge of the game. Characters will also not lose health immediately when using their powers – power "orbs" are used first, then the health is drained. The reverse is true for the U.S. version, which used the orbs only after a player was low on health. The Japanese version makes a bit more sense, but again, it's a far easier game – particularly against the bosses.
No doubt many of you are wondering if the game features any upgrades – new costumes, enemies or levels. Unfortunately, given the added complication of Activision having the license for X-Men video games, Konami was prevented from doing anything with their port that moves beyond the original. A simple, genuine replication was all that was permitted. But who knows, if this game cleans up in the marketplace, maybe an old-school sequel can be developed in the future? Stranger things have happened in this industry. (Yeah, we're looking at you, Mega Man 9.) We've already seen what fan demand can do – this release is testament enough to that.

No price point or exact release date have been determined. Konami is aiming for December of this year, but that could slip depending on how development progresses. Based on what we saw and played of the game, which was all of it (twice) locally, the game is shaping up nicely indeed. The one key element to all of this will be the online experience, something that is still a bit of a question mark. Regardless, within the next few months, a piece of our childhood is coming back, and we're beyond thrilled.

http://uk.xboxlive.ign.com/articles/112/1126921p1.html

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Finally caved and got a PS3. Tried the move demo of Tumble as I heard that's good. It has to install ok.... 10 mins later.... there's an update? For a demo? Ok.... 15 mins later... PS3 firmware has to update?

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Got it with Move starter pack, another wand, and sports champions for £265, can't wait to finally play!

edit: Now the update has to install, what the fuck!

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