PS3: Top 10 quirks

PS3A few days ago, we were talking about the top 10 things we liked about the PS3, all as a show of devotion for our new companion. But like all love relationships, you gotta expect things to go through rough times, all the more as the relationship is just beginning.

1Up.com decided that it was time to throw all the big quirks they’ve picked up on the PS3 into one cohesive list, and while a lot of these probs are pretty normal for a new console, we thought you’d be able to relate with at least one item on the list. Rememeber: Always expect bugs on a console’s first launch; It’s as certain as toast landing butter-side down.

SIXAXIS Syncing
More of an irritation than a major gripe. It’s annoying that every time you and your buddies have to play, you gotta jack up your SIXAXIS controllers if they’re coming from another console.

Multitasking
We found out about this the hard way: we started DL’ing our copy of the Resistance: Fall of Man demo, only to find out that the console doesn’t do multitasking: If you’re DL’ing, you can’t even load up a Blu-Ray game while you waited for all 800+mb to finish their trip. Have a good paperback or your PSP handy, and remember that even early 360s had this problem – expect updates to cure it.

PS3’s HD cables…none here
We like HDTV, and while the PS3 was all about making the most of HD-TV technology to go with its next-gen graphics, we’d like to ask: where are the cables? The PS3 bundle only comes with standard composite cables, and while you can get a separate HDMI set, it’ll cost you US$ 70. Then again, how many of us even own an HD-TV?

PS1/PS2 Adaptor
We don’t really mind having to upload all our old PS1 and PS2 save files into the PS3’s HDD – we had a habit of losing the cards anyway. What we do mind is that the PS3 requires a memory card adaptor to load the cards, and while there’s already news of the adaptors being out on the market, we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

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PS3A few days ago, we were talking about the top 10 things we liked about the PS3, all as a show of devotion for our new companion. But like all love relationships, you gotta expect things to go through rough times, all the more as the relationship is just beginning.

1Up.com decided that it was time to throw all the big quirks they’ve picked up on the PS3 into one cohesive list, and while a lot of these probs are pretty normal for a new console, we thought you’d be able to relate with at least one item on the list. Rememeber: Always expect bugs on a console’s first launch; It’s as certain as toast landing butter-side down.

SIXAXIS Syncing
More of an irritation than a major gripe. It’s annoying that every time you and your buddies have to play, you gotta jack up your SIXAXIS controllers if they’re coming from another console.

Multitasking
We found out about this the hard way: we started DL’ing our copy of the Resistance: Fall of Man demo, only to find out that the console doesn’t do multitasking: If you’re DL’ing, you can’t even load up a Blu-Ray game while you waited for all 800+mb to finish their trip. Have a good paperback or your PSP handy, and remember that even early 360s had this problem – expect updates to cure it.

PS3’s HD cables…none here
We like HDTV, and while the PS3 was all about making the most of HD-TV technology to go with its next-gen graphics, we’d like to ask: where are the cables? The PS3 bundle only comes with standard composite cables, and while you can get a separate HDMI set, it’ll cost you US$ 70. Then again, how many of us even own an HD-TV?

PS1/PS2 Adaptor
We don’t really mind having to upload all our old PS1 and PS2 save files into the PS3’s HDD – we had a habit of losing the cards anyway. What we do mind is that the PS3 requires a memory card adaptor to load the cards, and while there’s already news of the adaptors being out on the market, we’ll keep our fingers crossed.

PS1 Downloads Only Play on PSP
Good news: you can upload PS1 games into your PS3 and store it on the unit’s massive HDD ala Virtual Console. The bad news: You can’t play them on the PS3. While we like the remote play ability advertised, we find it funny that Sony‘s monster can’t even touch PS1 games. Expect firmware updates for this in the near future to alleviate this problem. For now, enjoy the homebrew and emulators.

Controller Screwups:
Resistance is a fun game, but not when your SIXAXIS seizes up as you’re about to frag your next kill – turning you into the fragee. On the plus side, it’s curable by just jacking up the SIXAXIS to the USB terminal again before play – we hear it fixes this prob instantly.

No System Level Custom Soundtracks
Connected to the “No Multitasking” quirk: You can’t play your own music while playing or downloading. Remedy: keep your MP3 (who doesn’t have one anyway?) around when doing the above-mentioned tasks.

Setting Up a Wi-Fi Connection
WiFi support’s always good, but not when you have to type in a 26-digit WEP on a display that hides everything you’ve written with an asterisk – programming launch coordinates on ICBMs is easier than this turkey. Good thing you only have to do this once, and it’s nothing a piece of paper and a pencil can’t fix – cross out the digits as you punch ’em in.

Being Online
As soon as you get online, good luck finding something or someone to talk to. The server’s as barren as a brick (Pardon the term). What does one expect with a system this new? Like that new mall that’s just opened up, give it a couple of months, and things should start crowding up nicely.

Streaming video to the PSP:
Word of advice: don’t. Not yet at least, as the current videos seem to have serious encoding probs like the sound being out of sync, and crappy video quality. Once again, we’re waiting for somebody to drop some sort of video encoder app – there’s a ton of them for the PC, and given the Linux OS for the machine, it shouldn’t be too big a problem.

Via 1up

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