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Wouldn't you need bluetooth for that to work though?

 
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Does the PS3 controller charge cable only pass power to the device or would it work as an adapter if you plugged it into a PC?

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Originally Posted by OldManClayton
Does the PS3 controller charge cable only pass power to the device or would it work as an adapter if you plugged it into a PC?



It's a mini-USB to USB so you could charge it anywhere with an USB..

 
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2nd January, 2010 at 12:05:05 -


Originally Posted by SiLVERFIRE
Wouldn't you need bluetooth for that to work though?



You can use the USB cable to connect to the PC (like with the 360 controller). Not sure if you can use bluetooth as I don't have a bluetooth adapter.
The USB cable is used to charge the controller, but it can also be used to connect the controller to the PS3/PC - it will charge while it is plugged in, and it can still be used while it is plugged in.

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Originally Posted by Flava
it can also be used to connect the controller to the PS3/PC - it will charge while it is plugged in, and it can still be used while it is plugged in.



This is what I was looking for, Solgryn. I probably didn't word the question clearly.

 

  		
  		

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I had Nim's quandary a while ago - ended up getting a PS3 and am not unhappy about the decision. The thing that swung it for me was the reliability of the two consoles (having heard numerous reports of XBox360's breaking down), and the fact that I can play my PS1 games on my PS3 (although I have yet to do so, and probably never will!).

But I would say, apart from some minor issues like the ones above, there doesn't seem to be too much between the consoles. Most new games come out on both, both have decent online play and the graphics difference is minimal.

However, the XBox 360 now is being sold for a ridiculous price in England (about 130 with two games), whereas PS3s are still around 200-250 with a game. If I'd have been buying a new console at this moment, I'd get the XBox any day (and to think I almost bought some lad's chipped, old 360 for 70 two week ago).

 
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Originally Posted by Matt Boothman

But I would say, apart from some minor issues like the ones above, there doesn't seem to be too much between the consoles. Most new games come out on both, both have decent online play and the graphics difference is minimal.



You're right, but ps3s break as well. Most new games come out on both. 360 ended up getting most of ps3s supposed "exclusives" , but now I think they're getting closer. I would go as far as to say that live is a lot better than PSN from previous experiences and the online scene is way more competitive.

 
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6th January, 2010 at 05:22:02 -


Originally Posted by Matt Boothman
However, the XBox 360 now is being sold for a ridiculous price in England (about 130 with two games), whereas PS3s are still around 200-250 with a game.



At first, the price seemed to be a factor for me too, but 50 really isn't a lot of money. Eventually I decided that I'd pay more for a PS3 if it was worth the investment. Besides, add one year's Xbox Live subscription to that 130 and those two prices get much closer together than they appear.

Cakespear (in his excellent post) talked about batteries, and while that may seem picky, I agree that treating the gamer well is important. The fact that Microsoft doesn't think twice about charging for Live, somehow thinks that gamers are happy to pay for batteries (what else uses batteries now, really?) and are such an enthusiastic proponent of DLC, tells me something about that company (as if I didn't know already.)

On the other hand, Sony had such a monumentally tragic year in 2008 it's a wonder that every employee above mid-level management didn't end up dribbling and shaking in the corner of their office. As such, they've been playing catch-up all year, and there's nothing that gives a company a slap in the arse more than being the underdog for a while. Things are getting better for Sony very quickly and they have a lot of great exclusive games.

I still haven't bought a PS3, so I'm still neutral here, but quite frankly the Xbox360 looks like a melted tupperware tub. The PS3 still looks like a grill, but one that Knight Rider would use, and I'm okay with that.

 
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"Xbox360 looks like a melted tupperware tub. The PS3 still looks like a grill, but one that Knight Rider would use"
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Just thought id throw into the fray here, that PS3 comes with 'PShome' where you can run round and interact/ chat with other people, as well as play pool, poker and countless other minigames alone or against other people. There are lot of differnet Zones you can enter like SOCOM, Farcry 2, Resistance, Infamous, Theater etc. where its possible to play unique minigames as well as plan games/ meet with people who have the same interests. Maybe some think of this as a bit silly little alternative life, but i think its fun to entering a poker game dressed as a crazy warewolf, or goof around as a sword wielding snowman dork. And hey, it don't cost nothin'

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6th January, 2010 at 11:33:17 -


Originally Posted by nim
Cakespear (in his excellent post) talked about batteries, and while that may seem picky, I agree that treating the gamer well is important. The fact that Microsoft doesn't think twice about charging for Live, somehow thinks that gamers are happy to pay for batteries (what else uses batteries now, really?) and are such an enthusiastic proponent of DLC, tells me something about that company (as if I didn't know already.)


There are wired controllers available though, or if you have a few lying around (less than a new controller at least) you can pick up the play and charge kit. It is very good with batteries though, my 360 from April-ish has yet to have its batteries recharged. A lot of things still use them, I have them in Wiimotes, wireless mice, digital cameras, remote controls. But they're rechargeable which it seems nobody else on the internet uses.

Oh and as for DLC, lol. Sony charge for items for the Home thing, they charge for a video podcast, they charge for tiny texture+map packs for LBP, they (also) charge for "premium" themes. Nonono both Microsoft and Sony are very bad when it comes to this. PSN is getting a subscription-based package too.
If you don't want to pay for DLC the best bet is to only buy Valve (on the PC) or Nintendo games.

 
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6th January, 2010 at 11:53:30 -

"Oh and as for DLC, lol. Sony charge for items for the Home thing, they charge for a video podcast, they charge for tiny texture+map packs for LBP, they (also) charge for "premium" themes."

None of those examples really seem to apply to Nim anyway? I adore LBP and have only ever bought the water-add on, and still get hours of gameplay from it. Themes aren't that important, nor are podcasts if you have the internet on a PC already. The PS3 home thing was a bad example of cakespear's in the first place, being pretty boring to use anyway.

So yeah, really seems like you're picking at the crumbs now



 
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6th January, 2010 at 13:01:03 -

Nim said that Microsoft because they're a proponent of DLC, yet Sony are doing the exact same thing as Microsoft. They just don't charge people to play online against each other, both companies charge for first party DLC, both charge similar prices for first party DLC, third party DLC is also available and the costs are the same across platforms. Of course them examples apply to Nim's comment. Did that really need spelling out?

I don't think it's me picking at crumbs. Infact you seem to be doing this an awful lot with both mine and Silverfire's/Brandon's posts. Accusing him of arguing, causing fights and then telling people to get back on topic etc.

 
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6th January, 2010 at 13:20:04 -

Yes that's it James, try and get someone else involved. My point was perfectly valid.

 
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6th January, 2010 at 15:09:04 -

Just a little something extra to think about. I have a PS3 and love playing online. I have just recently found however that Sony are planning on creating a premium online service:

http://kotaku.com/5429592/survey-sony-considering-premium-playstation-network-subscriptions?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+kotaku/full+%28Kotaku%29

Online gameplay will still remain free however!

 
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6th January, 2010 at 16:21:13 -

MS charge for just about EVERY theme, while the majority on PS3 are still free.

Also, things seems to be cheaper in general on the PS Store than on Xbox Live Marketplace. Braid is 95 sek (PS Store displays your country's currency, that's about 8 anyway) while it's 1200 points on Xbox Live Marketplace (around 142-170 sek depending on if you buy points with credit card or at a retail store, again that's about 12-14)

 
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