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Tom1301
03-23-2007, 03:10 AM
So today is the day that the PS3 was launched in the UK and Europe. Virgin Megastores opened their main store in London at midnight for the launch with the first 100 people getting FREE 46" HD TV's and a ride home.

The first in line was a 17 year old who was struggling to find a card that worked but got there in the end.

A more detailed launch article can be found here:
Engadget PS3 European Lauch (http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/londons-crime-free-ps3-launch-results-in-free-hdtvs-cab-rides/)

XxKillabytexX
03-23-2007, 04:52 AM
The PS3 was released here in Australia as well.

Amazing fact...In Australia the crowds were bigger for the release of the Xbox 360 than the PS3.

!!!HELL YER!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifAll hail Xboxhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

rahul911
03-23-2007, 04:55 AM
Dats cos the 360 launch was the first of its kind in OZ, mening, a console midnight launch party, many people cant afford the ps3 so tehy coudnt be bothered getting one,

SpyderNynja
03-23-2007, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by XxKillabytexX:
The PS3 was released here in Australia as well.

Amazing fact...In Australia the crowds were bigger for the release of the Xbox 360 than the PS3.

!!!HELL YER!!!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifAll hail Xboxhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

voted for most obvious xbox owner on the forums http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ElKvass
03-24-2007, 04:40 PM
Just got mine and it's all gooooooodhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

chewie1890
03-24-2007, 05:11 PM
I figured you would be posting this. (http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/microsoft-griefers-crash-sonys-ps3-europe-launch)

I also thought it might be this (http://shkyw.org/) or maybe even this. (http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/ps3-or-beer-microsoft-poses-the-ultimate-question/)

Microsoft still has a bit of kid in it which i'm happy to see.

ifiwerearichman
03-24-2007, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by chewie1890:
I figured you would be posting this. (http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/microsoft-griefers-crash-sonys-ps3-europe-launch)

I also thought it might be this (http://shkyw.org/) or maybe even this. (http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/ps3-or-beer-microsoft-poses-the-ultimate-question/)

Microsoft still has a bit of kid in it which i'm happy to see.
Fight fire with fire (http://kotaku.com/gaming/europe/germans-attack-xbox-360-at-ps3-launch-swiss-are-neutral-246517.php) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

DeAdLy2323
03-24-2007, 06:29 PM
since ps3 is out everywhere now, maybe we will get a demo or release date! (dont wanna get your hopes up we might not know the release date till we go to the store 1 day and see it on the shelves)

ifiwerearichman
03-24-2007, 07:51 PM
Release date for what? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Agent_Alpha
03-24-2007, 08:36 PM
Duh! Duke Nukem Forever, of course!

chewie1890
03-24-2007, 08:36 PM
Assassins Creed.

He thinks that since the PS3 is out everywhere they can give us the release date for some reason.

XxKillabytexX
03-25-2007, 03:01 AM
Assassins Creed.

He thinks that since the PS3 is out everywhere they can give us the release date for some reason.


Hes probably right now that Sony has finally caught up to its superiors we should get a release date for AC.

Also I thought this was as good as any thred to mention this on....

For all you Xbox Fans out there I just pre-orded my copy of Halo 3 and they said that the release for it is September http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Tom1301
03-25-2007, 07:54 AM
Just because all the consoles are realesed now doesn't mean their going to announce anything, they'll just keep quiet letting the suspense grow even more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/compsmash.gif

RetiredHatch
03-25-2007, 07:59 AM
Originally posted by XxKillabytexX:

For all you Xbox Fans out there I just pre-orded my copy of Halo 3 and they said that the release for it is September http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

That's a lie halo 3 is november in our computer either way no official release date for that either too bad for you halo fans out there

DeAdLy2323
03-25-2007, 10:57 AM
i forogt where it was said but they said that ac wont be released till all consoles are out or somethin like that.

katz_bg
03-25-2007, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by XxKillabytexX:

Hes probably right now that Sony has finally caught up to its superiors we should get a release date for AC.
Superiors? Where? When Sony said that the EU version will not have the backwards compatibility chip they forgot to mention a little fact that's come out into the open now. The backward support will be software emulated from now on, and this will save production costs. In time with the frequent firmware updates more and more old games will be compatible until the list is complete. The US and Asia versions will also start to come out with software emulation instead of hardware later on.
And now here's the connection I'm mentioning this for: Mircosoft has announced that they will undertake the same step as Sony and and move to software emulation. COPYCATS YET AGAIN!
How is a company that only steals ideas and resells them as their own superior?

Oh and as for those who are going to mix the Wii in this: don't. The Wii may be fun if you're into games with a 8 year top border, but not for those of us who seek to express our natural thirst for violence virtually, instead of physically

@ DeAdLy2323 that's at least until... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

FARLEYFAN
03-25-2007, 02:54 PM
Xbox > Playstation

DeAdLy2323
03-25-2007, 03:35 PM
what did i do again?

Howler13
03-25-2007, 04:44 PM
Hey, I'd chuck my 360 off a roof for a free PS3! Even if it hadn't just broken down on me last night (stupid POC). Only had it for 2 months! I finally get Oblivion, and now I can't play it until I get another 360, or pay $140 for repairs... I'm tempted to trade it in along with my Wii and just buy a PS3, it would only cost about $100 more. But I quickly dismissed the thought, I could never trade in my Wii.

ifiwerearichman
03-25-2007, 06:25 PM
Originally posted by FARLEYFAN:
Xbox > Playstation
Please go post at xbox forum http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif.

XxKillabytexX
03-26-2007, 04:39 AM
Superiors? Where? When Sony said that the EU version will not have the backwards compatibility chip they forgot to mention a little fact that's come out into the open now. The backward support will be software emulated from now on, and this will save production costs. In time with the frequent firmware updates more and more old games will be compatible until the list is complete. The US and Asia versions will also start to come out with software emulation instead of hardware later on.
And now here's the connection I'm mentioning this for: Mircosoft has announced that they will undertake the same step as Sony and and move to software emulation. COPYCATS YET AGAIN!
How is a company that only steals ideas and resells them as their own superior?

Oh and as for those who are going to mix the Wii in this: don't. The Wii may be fun if you're into games with a 8 year top border, but not for those of us who seek to express our natural thirst for violence virtually, instead of physically


Oh you awoke the beast manhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Ill start off by agreeing with you. Yes Nintendo sucks I know plenty of people that will back me up in saying that it is the Homebrand of consoleshttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Now for the argument...

The reason you cant see your superiors is that Xbox is SOO far in front of you that you can barely make out thier ouline in the mist of all your bull****.

Jokes man BTW jokes

For christs sake Playstation JUST discovered the hardrive its been running around with its bloody memory cards for years now.

Also did I forget to mention Xbox is made by Microsoft and Bill Gates is the RICHEST PERSON IN THE WORLD I think hes last bank statement clocked at about 50 billion dollars. So dont go crying to your mummy when Xbox buys out Playstation.

Oh yer By the way I like Xboxhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



As for the halo 3 thing...

Its planned for September if there are no setbacks it will come out in September but ut colud be set back to November or even December if Bungue has to do some more work on ithttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

silentassasin05
03-26-2007, 02:26 PM
Didnt PS2 have a slot for a Hard-drive? and didnt that come out a full year before the Xbox? Sorry, just seems that you were trying to make out sony have resently discovered the Hard-drive. Im aware it didnt take off, but the option was there.

The wii does not such. And it isnt limited to 8year old games. And if you crave violence that much, get a wii and a copy of Manhunt 2. It actually lets you perform the kills youself, but just down to button presses. Same for Mortal Kombat.

And if the Xbox is soo far infront, and the Wii sucks so much, how is it that the Wii is catching up on the 360 after a few months? Nintendo must have gotten domething right http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

RetiredHatch
03-26-2007, 02:48 PM
Time to lock this thread -_- console wars are just ******ed people won't face the facts they'll just stand by their console and yell at each other seems pretty pointless to me

Tom1301
03-26-2007, 02:53 PM
I only created this thread only to announce the PS3's release in Europe.

O and other news, the PS3 is apparantly the fastest selling console in the UK over launch weekend with 165,000 sales.

But me I'll stick with my 360.

XxKillabytexX
03-27-2007, 04:33 AM
Time to lock this thread -_- console wars are just ******ed people won't face the facts they'll just stand by their console and yell at each other seems pretty pointless to me

I wonder If I can do like a braveheart thing aginst PS3..........NO NO Sparticus yer Sparticushttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Bujaa
03-27-2007, 09:35 AM
Originally posted by XxKillabytexX:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Superiors? Where? When Sony said that the EU version will not have the backwards compatibility chip they forgot to mention a little fact that's come out into the open now. The backward support will be software emulated from now on, and this will save production costs. In time with the frequent firmware updates more and more old games will be compatible until the list is complete. The US and Asia versions will also start to come out with software emulation instead of hardware later on.
And now here's the connection I'm mentioning this for: Mircosoft has announced that they will undertake the same step as Sony and and move to software emulation. COPYCATS YET AGAIN!
How is a company that only steals ideas and resells them as their own superior?

Oh and as for those who are going to mix the Wii in this: don't. The Wii may be fun if you're into games with a 8 year top border, but not for those of us who seek to express our natural thirst for violence virtually, instead of physically


Oh you awoke the beast manhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

Ill start off by agreeing with you. Yes Nintendo sucks I know plenty of people that will back me up in saying that it is the Homebrand of consoleshttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif

Now for the argument...

The reason you cant see your superiors is that Xbox is SOO far in front of you that you can barely make out thier ouline in the mist of all your bull****.

Jokes man BTW jokes

For christs sake Playstation JUST discovered the hardrive its been running around with its bloody memory cards for years now.

Also did I forget to mention Xbox is made by Microsoft and Bill Gates is the RICHEST PERSON IN THE WORLD I think hes last bank statement clocked at about 50 billion dollars. So dont go crying to your mummy when Xbox buys out Playstation.

Oh yer By the way I like Xboxhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif



As for the halo 3 thing...

Its planned for September if there are no setbacks it will come out in September but ut colud be set back to November or even December if Bungue has to do some more work on ithttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh guys please grow up (no offense http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif).. Why can't we all live happy together and play eachothers consoles http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif. Im sure there's kickass games for both of em.