Monday, March 8, 2010

False Clames!

Something that kind of ticks me off is when a company clams something their product will do, and then when you get it, you find out it doesn’t. Such is a same kind of clam that Play station made when the ps3 system came out. That like the ps2, the ps3 would also be able to play games from the earlier systems. Which everyone thought was great, till the redesigns of the ps3 were made. Thus the system could no longer play the older formatting of a ps2 game.

But they decided to give us a small break and put the software that the ps3 needed to play ps2 games on the online store for free of charge, only one OR MORE stipulations with the software. First off you may be able to play some of the games, not all, SOME. They may or may not work very well on the ps3 system. There could be glitches or even in some cases failure to read the disc in the middle of the game.

Play station then decided that they would put up a list of games that are compatible with the software that they gave. Trying to please people, but I don’t think that’s what most people had in mind. Especially when you originally make a clam that the ps3 will be able to read ps2 discs. From an article I found on the ps3 system, PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) Revealed Before E3, by Roger Altizer, he put in his article that ps3 will read ps2 discs.

CD Disc media (read only):                             

• PlayStation CD-ROM

• PlayStation 2 CD-ROM


• SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD

• Dual Disc (audio side), Dual Disc (DVD side)

DVD Disc media (read only):

• PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM



It gives you the sense that ps3 will be able to play ps2 games when you read it. But as we all have found out it’s not so true. This was just kind of my major let down with the ps3 system, since I love playing some of the older games now and then. Let me know how you feel about the ps3 not playing older games from the ps2.

Another source Can PS3 play PS2 games


Kasey Kalmar said...

I think that you have to be really careful when buying things such as game systems and electronics and watch out for the false advertisements. If your going to spend top dollar on something such as the PS3, you want what was promised to you in the ad. Now with the xbox 360 it is possible for it to play the old original xbox games.

Derek John Boczkowski said...

Interesting point, Shinoi. The photo of the Verizon commercial: are you saying that they are making a similar false claim in their commercials about "maps"?