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40GB PS3 Coming Nov. 2, Price Reduced For 80GB Model
Posted 10/23/2007 7:29 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
Thanks to MasterGT for this news post that I found on the GT5 impressions thread. I've re-posted it below -- Kerr

40GB PS3 Coming Nov. 2, Price Reduced For 80GB Model
Originally Posted by Jack Tretton // President & CEO

With all the speculation and buzz out there regarding the 40GB PS3 announcements in Japan and Europe, I am very excited to confirm that the new $399 PS3 model will be coming to North America on November 2nd, making that particular configuration available worldwide. In North America, the 40GB PS3 comes bundled with the block-buster movie Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray. Also, effective today, weíve lowered the purchase price of our 80GB model by $100 to $499.

This move has been part of our longer term business strategy for PS3 since early on and we believe this lower priced model, combined with our broad line-up of content will appeal to a great many of you who want a lower entry price without sacrificing any of the core components of PS3. With todayís news, weíre strengthening our position approaching this holiday season and beyond with the intent to provide you with a choice and an excellent entry point into HD games and movies.

Adding to the appeal of the new retail pricing is the great PS3 lineup that will help further drive our momentum this holiday, including Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, THE EYE OF JUDGMENT, Uncharted: Drakeís Fortune, Heavenly Sword, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Assassinís Creed, Haze and Rock Band. And thatís just the beginning: This holiday lineup will be followed in 2008 by highly-anticipated Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, Grand Theft Auto IV, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet and, of course, PlayStation Home.

Our goal this holiday season is to make PS3 even more affordable and to offer you greater choice to suit your gaming and entertainment needs. Again, I want to thank all of you for your continued support throughout this past year and I look forward to the months and years ahead.
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Posted 10/23/2007 3:24 PM Post a reply Quote this post View GT2000's info
The 40GB version and its price is ok just don't expect to play your PS2 games on it. Anyway as you may know GT5P has hit the PSN over in JAP and I could download it myself if I could be bothered to make a JAP PSN account but I can share this with you all.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Kh2_kF_2l2U
Eek I WANT!

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Posted 10/23/2007 6:25 PM Post a reply Quote this post View BlackOps's info
Good Looking out...on that!....plan on gettin the 80Gig system..now all I need is GT5...all these promos and vids are just a tease.... Drooling
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Posted 10/23/2007 7:39 PM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
I think I've said this before in another thread, but the lack of GT2 backward compatibility is retarded.

GT2K - that it a really nice wheel. How does one go about setting up a JAP PSN account?
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G25 Rocks!!!
Posted 10/23/2007 8:22 PM Post a reply Quote this post View BTWhite37's info
Kerr wrote:
GT2K - that it a really nice wheel. How does one go about setting up a JAP PSN account?


Kerr, I agree,....... The Logitech G25 is a great setup,.........I'm in Love with mine. Stackin' cash away for my PS3. Soon,.... Very soon, Brian
"Half measures availed us nothing", BBoAA.
- All setups and tuning for the Logitech Driving Force Pro and/or G25. - 100% Complete, Finally!... and on to GT5!!! @PS3 as "BTWhite37"

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Posted 10/23/2007 11:22 PM Post a reply Quote this post View MasterGT's info
Kerr wrote:
How does one go about setting up a JAP PSN account?

This is the tutorial I used, Kerr, but it is either a bit out of date or incomplete because some procedures were slightly different. I got my account on the first try, though, by winging some of it and trying to remember how the English steps went. There may be better ones.

Tutorial

Have fun.
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Posted 10/24/2007 1:47 AM Post a reply Quote this post View therat1989's info
The day that GT5 comes out is the same day that I'll buy a PS3. But from PD's history the price may drop again by the time it comes out. Big Grin

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Posted 10/24/2007 3:06 PM Post a reply Quote this post View GT2000's info
For the people wanting to make a JAP account:
http://www.gtplanet.net/guides/index.php/Create_a_Japanese_PS3_Account

Read instructions first guys, you might want to setup a dummy E-mail account just for getting this. You can then switch back to your normal account as well. The demo wont be available after the 11th November.

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GT5P Demo impressions.
Posted 10/26/2007 4:54 PM Post a reply Quote this post View zeratul's info
First of a big Thumbs Up to GT2000 for the link on how to setup a Jap account. Thanks!

After installing I was verry glad to see that the demo DOES work on a PAL system, I have some framerate lag and the collors are a bit bright but that's due to NTSC/PAL conversion I think.

Overall apperence: As big a step forwards as GT4 was to GT3.

Physics: There is more feeling in the game, a car doesn't just get away from you it gently lets go.

AI: Well there finaly is some I in the AI. They aren't stuck to there line, they race eachother and they make the occasional mistake.
If you happen to have contact the results are equal not as with GT4 that you go off and the AI barely gets off line.
They do still brake verry early though.

Incar view: Simply put amazing. Working dash of the car you are driving, the way the sunlight plays over the interior is just real (so real in fact that it took me 4 races to even notice it).
Two minor points though, 1 in right hand dirve cars the trackmap blocks the rearview mirror and 2 I hope that in the final GT5 players from lefthand drive countries get most cars as lefthand drive (I find it verry hard to juge the width of a righthand drive car. But thats just me).

The demo also seems a bit more difficult than GT4 was.

All in all I'm now realy looking forward to GT5(P).

Greetz Zeratul.
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GT5P demo
Updated 10/27/2007 3:01 AM Post a reply Quote this post View GT2000's info
I was about to add my impressions but it seems you covered just about everything I was going to say Thumbs Up oh as you can tell curiosity got the better of me so I created a JAP account and found some guy in the forum at GTP that had made a thread that translated things to english... YAY

I also made a USA account as well and I can't wait for GT5!

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Posted 10/27/2007 4:27 PM Post a reply Quote this post View MasterGT's info
zeratul wrote:
All in all I'm now realy looking forward to GT5(P).

Aren't we all, but who is really ready for doing it? Bright Idea

I know this is getting a bit off topic (so Kerr can delete it if necessary), but there are millions of GT-only players who have never raced on-line with anyone before. They really should look into getting set-up for on-line now and check that everything works. If you still only have a PS2, you can do this with a good sim, such as ToCA 3 (it works best on a PS2, anyway), but at least you can use it as a test-bed to confirm that you can do it, find problems with equipment or layout, and check for wiring and sound issues in your home, etc. Many kids have gone through all of this this with other games, but I keep finding many adults who have absolutely no on-line experience, with any game.

I've been watching a group of adults checking things out now and they are finding issues, some big, some small, some issues dealing with sound and voice comms, so they will be more prepared and experienced than someone who leaves things to the last minute. (They are so stoked to be doing this, finally, too! They just can't believe what fun they have been missing!)

For example, when I was helping someone deal with his on-line problem, recently, I looked at my router's DHCP Active list and found there were five active listings. Hmm, four wired ports, all being used here and there are no wireless connections? Someone was stealing my bandwidth! The wireless service is now disabled until I figure out what went wrong! The point of all of this is, if I was playing on-line and the road-warrior was using my router to download large files, then I could cause lag for others while racing. If I had not looked into this, I would never have known the problem even existed, when it did not exist just a few months ago. Mad

Another aspect of this is finding players with whom you are comfortable, so if a group from here did this, then you could help each other out and learn what you are all like on-line. You can avoid some of the crashers & bashers by playing with friends you know and trust. Many GT players say they have little interest in on-line because of the probable threat from idiots on-line, so you can check it out now on the PS2 before buying into the PS3.

Just a thought, but don't you want to know everything works and you know what to do, rather than just presume?
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Posted 10/30/2007 7:00 AM Post a reply Quote this post View Kerr's info
MasterGT wrote:
I know this is getting a bit off topic (so Kerr can delete it if necessary), but there are millions of GT-only players who have never raced on-line with anyone before.


No problem, post away!

Good points about new online gamers. I've played networked games since the days of Quake 2. I can't imagine diving into it now, and as you say it can most certainly be daunting.
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Posted 11/05/2007 9:24 AM Post a reply Quote this post View therat1989's info
Hey everybody!! Just wanted to pop in and say 'ello! Smile

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Updated 11/14/2007 5:09 PM Post a reply Quote this post View MasterGT's info
Are You Ready For GT5 Prologue?

As I mentioned earlier, I recommend for any GT player who has not raced on-line before, to get some experience now and to make sure all of your hardware is working, etc, to make getting up to speed with Prologue as uncomplicated as you can.

You all are probably wondering what each of you at this forum are like as opponents, too, right? So, here is your chance to find out. Kerr gave the OK to invite you to the US PlayStation GT forum (link on the right), to join in with a couple of groups who are doing just that - using ToCA 3 to learn about on-line racing before you get Prologue. There are two threads to pay particular attention. One is the original GT5 Prep Racing League and the other one is my Intro To On-line Racing thread.

The host game being used is the closest on-line PS2 sim to GT that is available. It is a good game, but just like GT, it has its flaws**. If you don't have the game and you want to join the fun, start looking for one early because it may be difficult to find in your area. (** A bug hits randomly when using a wheel with a PS3, so if you still have an on-line PS2, use it. If you have a PS3, try using the controller if the wheel bug annoys you.)

Racing with the Prep League is ongoing and a new group using small cars, focused more on beginners to the game and to on-line play, will start on Monday 19th. Please let the hosts know if you plan on joining because rooms only hold 8 players and additional hosts may be needed, etc.

Eventually, from these small groups, you will probably be able to get as much racing as a student or working person can handle. I will have beginner "small car" races on Monday evenings (practice nights to be determined) and the Prep League runs its races Wednesday and Friday nights (plus practices). I am planning on around 15 weeks before Prologue is available in North America (ignoring the Japanese release), but the series can be shortened or drawn out until Prologue is available.

Rest assured that, if you are holding back from going on-line because of bashers and crashers, you will have nothing to fear. While beginners with this game don't have the same control they would have with GT (almost all of the tracks will be new to you), anything deliberate will not be tolerated by the hosts. All of you are welcome to come and test the on-line waters, to meet each other as friends and to have a good time doing it.

Are you ready for GT5 Prologue? Come have some fun while you all learn together if you really are.
Cheers,

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Updated 11/19/2007 7:19 AM Post a reply Quote this post View GT2000's info
@Master GT:

I see what your trying to do but getting setup for online gaming really isn't that difficult with the latest consoles providing you have some technical know-how about what your trying to achieve. Besides which the majority of people buying GT5 will probably already have some online experience and will know what to expect online.

Setting up a PS2 for online gaming though from what I found was a pain in the a$$ because unlike my Xbox I could never get it to work. However from what I was told I really wasn't missing much as the network was a bag of $h!te and a half baked attempt by Sony to introduce console gamers to online gaming. Microsoft 1. Sony 0.

I do agree with what you said about people being put off playing games like GT online (my uncle is one of these people) because of the idiots but playing with a group of mates who all want close racing helps reduce this problem as does playing in ranked matches or races. However I doubt my uncle is going to want to know what he's missing by playing Toca 3 online just to "learn" and gain the experience.

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Posted 11/24/2007 4:34 AM Post a reply Quote this post View warlord's info
any one 100% i have 50% today 23/11/07 LOL
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