haha, if you go through this genius' stuff, he's right there with kotaku burning/cutting up that EA promo check for Dante's Inferno. "EA TRIED SOMETHING QUESTIONABLY CLEVER, AND I MISSED THE POINT; COME WITNESS MY JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY ON DISPLAY."
I'd buy GrimGrimoire for Vita even though I have the disc and hate double dipping.
That's true, there is a straight software PS2 emulator that hackers managed to unlock, and it was working with some games even back in 2009 (apparently Twisted Metal Black runs quite well on it). Chances are pretty good that the PS3 can emulate a decent number of PS2 titles with a tweaked emulator for each title, but most of the really big titles are also the ones most likely to push the hardware the most and not work. And some of those are getting proper HD ports.
You know, until they come out, I wouldn't rule out the chance the games were recompiled. If they were, it may mean they will run at a high resolution, and may fix potential slowdown. While I am not expecting any more then just the 480i games released half a decade ago, I think there is enough of a chance there may be inherent upgrades if the developers had to actually recompile the code for the PS3.
holy shit, God Hand on PSN...that means it's time to:
1) finish the game again, smacking bitches on the ass and launching motherfuckers into space with my bat along the way
2) force all my bros to get this game, no more "my PS2 is broken/my PS3 doesn't have backward compatibility" excuses
Best gaming related news in a long time. I'm willing to buy loads of PS2 games even though I have a computer that's capable of emulating them in higher resolutions. Not having to tweak the settings myself is worth at least $10.
God Hand, GrimGrimoire, Maximo: Ghosts to Glory, Odin Sphere and Ring of Red.
Consumers who are PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive a 20% discount during the launch week of each Only On PSN game. On top of that, if you spend $60 or more out of your PlayStation Network/Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) Wallet throughout the month of October, you'll be able to receive a $10 store credit towards purchases in November. This promotion isn't limited to just games - spending can be on add-ons, PlayStation Home micro-transactions, TV shows, movies, Music Unlimited subscriptions, etc.
PS+ has been doing good this year. RE4 & Code: Veronica X discounts, Stacking earlier this year, cloud saving, Uncharted 3 Beta (and, for us in Europe at least, access to the full Uncharted 3 multiplayer as of this week), the Sega classics and now this.
Yes, my £40 has gone a long way, and I'll be resubscribing next year.
Considering the fact that backward compatible console were shit expensive; really? Backward Compatibility (with a few other features) was killed as it was costing Sony more than they could hold on to, and at a massive loss.
My sub expires in December. Btw, if I buy a 1 year PSN + sub now, will it stack?
PS2 on PSN is a megaton. For years some have speculated that BC was removed to keep PS2 sales alive and it would be reintroduced in some form once the PS2 was dead. I'm not sure the PS2 is dead yet but it seems that theory may have had some truth in it. The major downside though is having to rebuy old games, but still, at least we will have the option now. I hope they get a good selection up there.
Also if these are Vita compatible then Vita is truly going to have an unbelievable catalogue of games.
About time they announced this. So sony have been working on this for a while now, they just finished with their QA testing in Liverpool 2 weeks ago. Here's basically what I know:
No remastering, just smoothing/screen size options like PS1 emulation.
Not all games are supported, shadow of memories & Hitman 2 are examples of games that just didn't work and they don't plan to try and get them to work. They also seem to be covering a huge list of games even fairly unknown games like The Seed: warzone.
No button remapping options, like PS1 emulation, for now.
No trophies or anything along those lines.
Apart from that everything should be what people are expecting. There doesn't seem to be any bells and whistles on it, it's straight up PS2 emulation.