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Thoughts on the PS3 (Slim)

July 8, 2010

Well, the PS3 has been out since late 2006 in North America, so I figure it’s about time I gave the console a minute or two of my time. My first impressions of the console so far? It hasn’t crashed yet, so I’m happy. On my wish list for the console would have been a longer USB cord for the controller, instead of skimping with a ~4-foot one. I mean come on Kaz, how close do you sit in front of your television anyway? The second item on this list would have been the inclusion of an HDMI or component cable, instead of the cheap-ass composite one supplied in the box. What’s the deal Sony? I can buy an HDMI cable on eBay from a Chinese manufacturer for less than $10 (US) dollars a cable, and it’s a nice cable too. Just to reflect on my ability to swing a good price with the seller: I’m not buying them in bulk, I don’t have business relations with the guys who make them, and my company is not called Sony, so what is your excuse for not including them in an item which retailed for over $300 (CAN)?

I knew the PS3 Slim didn’t have great compatibility with PS2 software before making the purchase, so I’m not blaming them, but I am choosing to think out loud. How is it that the creator of the Ps2 platform cannot produce a 100% functioning software emulator? Why can’t they continue to work on it behind the scenes, and then release it as a separate product? I believe they are doing this, which is probably one of the reasons why they took it out of the PS3. The other reason is that the PS2 is still selling well which is helping to defray the high cost of the PS3. Once they retire the cash-cow which is the PS2 console, I would expect the emulator to appear on the market again in some form or another.

Fon Master Ion: Just an Ignorant Clone?

October 20, 2008

e·vil [ee – vuhl] – marked by calmness and serenity even during times of hardship and pending doom; literally oozing politeness when not absolutely required or called upon to exhibit; marked by ignorant suggestions and reiterateration of obvious facts and conclusions (can sometimes be confused with an idiot); shows no signs of being bubbly in personality which should normally accompany excessive politeness.

We’ve been playing Tales of the Abyss a lot lately and there are a few disturbing character traits we’ve noticed with Fon Master Ion. We presume you’ve noticed how blindly and obediently he unlocks all of those doors leading into the Sephiroth trees? After the cataclysm, notice how Luke takes the blame for letting Akzeriuth fall into the miasma, but in fact it was Ion who opened the doors in the first place! Ion is also in constant communication with Grand Maestro Mohs in the first half of the story, who we all know to be corrupt with power. Mysterious disappearances which he claims are kidnappings? Yeah, you’re laying it on pretty thick Fon Master. Last, but certainly not least, is his disposition. Who in the Nine Hells is that polite or apologetic on purpose, except for the Prince of Darkness himself?