I only just bought the bugger a month or so ago but I’m really enjoying this. I keep bumping into little things that make me smile. So in a non-fanboy way, here’s a fanboy list-
The controller’s built in battery
I like how there’s a nice little warning before the battery goes, I don’t get that on other systems. My Xbox controller just dies when the battery is low, and the Wii has a nice indicator on the controller itself – but nothing on screen.
Being able to just plug it in via USB and charge is great. The Xbox has a kit to do this, sold separately.
The rumble also feels nice and sharp and the Dpad is great, if a little spongy. But the most usable stock Dpad on any controller this generation. If only those analogue sticks weren’t so loose.
The interface is purdy
The Wii’s is quick and functional. All the things you own are displayed on boot.
The Xbox would rather you look at adverts and things you don’t own on boot.
The PS3 lets you decide for yourself.
It’s just elegant, and really very nice in 1080p. Everything is quickly within reach yet it doesn’t feel at all cluttered or messy. Who designed this? Q-Games or someone? Hats off to you Q.
My 27” iMac purchase earlier in the year came with a BT keyboard, one I didn’t need since I love wires to death. I’ve been using it with my iPod touch, but it’s also fully functional on a PS3. Also: the PS3 supports wired keyboards too. And being able to use printers and any bluetooth headset? Icing is well and truly… on the cake.
HDD as standard= jolly good idea. More A/V options, blu-ray and backwards compatible with PS1 games? Top.
If only it had…
Play with multiple profiles in multiplayer games, and have those accounts get trophies too. PS2 compatibility (I’d buy sooo many games). BETTER ANALOGUE TRIGGERS.
I’ve avoided the games side of things because that goes without saying. The infrastructure and platform are pretty cool yeah.
This has been me, over and out, from 2006.
(have an indev pic of snow in Really Big Sky, something I was testing and won’t be implementing)