We figured this would end up being inconclusive. But we do have to consider that we don't have the finalized specs just yet, and we also don't have a price.

Our recent poll asked readers if they were interested in the new PlayStation Phone, and it's basically split down the middle: while about half say they're at least somewhat intrigued by the idea, the other half doesn't have it high on the priority list. The rumors have been flying for the past few months and while the unit's arrival is inevitable, the question is whether or not PlayStation followers will be in line to pick it up. Unfortunately, the specs – which certainly haven't been confirmed – don't appear to be all that special ; it actually seems more like a low-end phone. Then again, we can't trust one overseas source on this matter, and we'll really have to wait until the phone is unveiled at next month's show in Barcelona. Only then will we be able to judge.

This month, we want to know if you're interested in another new addition to the PlayStation universe: Mass Effect 2 . It's finally arriving on Sony's machine with all the current DLC (and it utilizes the new ME3 engine), but as the franchise was only on the 360 and PC thus far, Sony followers may have missed out. This might cause a bit of a barrier, especially considering that ME2 is now a year old; maybe most will just wait for ME3 before jumping on board. What do you say?

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playSTATION
playSTATION
10 years ago

first to vote on the mass effect poll, no wonder its 100% lol.
mass effect 2 waaaay down on my list of must have games for this year.
2011 is all abt ps3 exclusives such as twisted metal, the guardian, k3, r2, infamous 2 and ofcourse game of the year uncharted 3.

Akuma_
Akuma_
10 years ago

The mass effect poll has 1 option for yes, and 3 for no.

Could of at least had 2 yes options and 2 no.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

@Akuma
It's hardly that black and white, lol.

1 option for yes
1 for maybe
1 no because you don't like it
1 no because you played it on 360.

Basically, there's only 1 answer that allows you to say you don't like it. The last one clearly indicates you're not the type of person to invest twice into the same game (and rightly so). Chances are if you have a 360, you probably have Mass Effect 2.

So for those two, it's a good idea to have the two alternatives.

Maybe is a necessary one for lots of reasons, the best one being the fact that there are SO SO SO many top notch PS3 AAA titles coming out this year. Chances are, most of us can't invest in all the exclusives, let alone a game that's already been out on another system for a year. Perhaps others are waiting for reviews or maybe they're holding out to see the differences between the PS3 and 360 versions. There are lots of reasons for maybe, so it's a great option.

And obviously, 'yes' is necessary. They aren't going to put in 2 yes answers… What will it read? "Yes, because it'll be freakin' sweet" and "Yes, because all my friends say I should"? There's no reason for 2 yes answers.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Killzone 3, 'nuff said.

No time for something inferior like that rpg FPS.

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

The graphics on the ME2 demo looks horrible. I hope they fix that first. It looks so much better on Xbox. Buy a couple of these year-old Xbox ports, I could've bought an Xbox.

They should put the ME2 game on discount $30-$40 right from the start. Star Ocean 4 went on sale on Xbox to $20 in 6 months. 1-year after the PS3 release, it's still $50-60. This makes no sense.

___________
___________
10 years ago

inferior my a$$!
ME2 is actually fun, allot more than i can say about KZ2 and what probably will be KZ3.
anyone who misses this is not a gamer simple as that!
simply put, theres a reason why so many sites gave it GOTY!

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

@Cowpatty
Weren't you going on a month back or so about how incredible the blueish explosions were in KZ3 beta? You were freakin' out about how incredible it looked, then went on about how they'd better not screw it up like they usually do. (Your words, not mine)

You don't have to like KZ2, but you REALLY can't expect people to agree with you about it being a poor production… espeically when you were freaking out about KZ3 beta a while back.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

"They should put the ME2 game on discount $30-$40 right from the start"

My bargain shopper sensors indicate to me that the game could be had for $30, or less, nearing ME3's release 😉

Gordo
Gordo
10 years ago

Yip, Mass Effect 2 on the PS3 is a day one purchase for me.

Love a good sci fi story…

Puzzled about the negative reactions to this game since it has been announced as coming to the PS3.

It's a AAA title with all the DLC crammed onto one big disk. What's not to like about it?

Beamboom
Beamboom
10 years ago

Indeed, guys. It's *so* day one for me that it hurts!

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

"Day one for me too. Maybe Mass Effect 2 simply got a 96 on Metacritic by accident. "
Well, Forza 3 sure as heck got a 92 by accident =p
Actually, more like GT5 getting a 84 (Forza 3 was great until GT5 released)
THen again, I suspect GT5's score wasn't by accident. Maybe even a calculated effort by haters. Haters spawned from hell 0_0

RARR! NINJA TIME!!

PS not that I mind ME2 having a 96%. That's okay by me, I don't know if I'd had taken interest if it wasn't for the series reputation in the first place 😉

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

@Temjinn
Yeah, with GT5 scoring as it did in comparison to Forza 3, it's hard to take most critics seriously. There are far to many wannabe critics that get their scores included by metacritic. lol

@the others
I voted maybe. That style of game isn't typically my thing. I haven't even really given Fallout 3 much of a chance yet. (Although I picked it up bargain bin and will get to it eventually)

So for me, I don't see how I'll be interested in another FPS rpg. But with the critical acclaim it's gotten, I am curious. Hence the maybe instead of the 'no'. If it turns out the port is shoddy and it's of lower quality to 360, then it's a definite no with so many AAA PS3 exclusives coming out this year.

Fact of the matter is, you gotta be choosy with your titles this year. No matter what I end up picking up, there's no way I'll be able to buy every game I want to buy this coming year. So even if ME2 is a definite YES, with so many other definite YES's on my list, it isn't so definite. Thing is, I gotta trim down my definite yes list…

Which makes me a sad panda…

tes37
tes37
10 years ago

I'm more than likely going to pass on ME2. I have a few ps3 exclusives to buy real soon and may not have the time to play anything else.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

Me too. Even if I wanted it for sure, I can't guarantee I can get it.

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

I'm still not sure about the PS Phone yet. It looks pretty ugly compared with the PSP Go. Let's hope they revise that. I prefer an Xperia and PSP2 bought separately at the moment. I might change my mind in the future though.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

Definitely not getting Mass Effect 2.
Maybe Epic Games and Bioware can team up and make an RPG Third Person Shooter.

Oh man…………..*drool at the thought*

cLoudou
cLoudou
10 years ago

Getting ME2, but not day one. Had to get new tires (damm snow). May get it the following week or sometimes in February.

PasteNuggs
PasteNuggs
10 years ago

Ya snow blows. 6 inches so far in Nebraska and its still going.

StangMan80
StangMan80
10 years ago

How about driving a Fox Body Mustang in the winter? There are no tires that can keep any Mustang on the road in the Winter, well unless you live in Florida…

How about them Seahawks!!!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

Snow? Wassat? Oh, wait, we have about 4 inches on the ground already (since this evening) and more to come. In the mid south, that's a snow day of biblical proportions.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

I got 8 inches here in New Jersey


Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/10/2011 4:59:01 AM

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Hey Highlander, not sure if you saw my last post about the alleged specs in the last phone thread, so here it is again for ya…..
(it's still all Greek to me though, LOL)

Engadget has posted more on the specs on this phone.

It's now confirmed that said Xperia-branded device is powered by a Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, along with what's likely to be a 1GHz Snapdragon QSD8255 as featured on the HTC Desire HD.

Interestingly, Neocore is reporting an impressive 59.1fps benchmark, which is a huge improvement from our exclusive look back in early December. Quadrant also reports a high score of 1,733, but hey, there's no saying that this is the final build, so the graphics performance may get even better.

Other tidbits found in the latest leak include the generous battery capacity of 1,500mAh, the 854 x 480 resolution on a 4-inch LCD, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash sans 720p video recording (although it's probably just that the leaksters didn't look in all the submenu in the camera app), 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a microSD slot, SIM slot, micro-USB, and a second mic on the back for active noise cancellation à la Nexus One.

More here….
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/07/sonys-playstation-phone-gets-in-depth-preview-in-china-playsta/

Lucifer
Lucifer
10 years ago

No snow here in Illinois. Sorry guys.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

Yeah, Stang. I hope the Seahawks take the Superbowl. It could happen =)
The wild card team NY Giants a few years ago stunningly toppled the undefeated Patriots. Now we just need the lowest scoring playoff team (in history?) of the year taking the Superbowl.

Superman915
Superman915
10 years ago

nah, simply wasnt my thing. ill try the demo again i guess.

and i just got a gorgeous HTC evo. i dont need a sony phone. A droid PSN app would be nice though.

dkmrules
dkmrules
10 years ago

Evo is good, hopfully you got it for $99 AT radioshack. But imo the epic is better. Faster processor/gpu, better camera, better screen, keyboard…..

SmokeyPSD
SmokeyPSD
10 years ago

Unless when it actually comes out it really is hugely technically disappointing I'm getting it hands down. Can't wait to play it again optimized with the new engine and on my big 42 inch screen.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

I can't be playing ME2 without having finished the first one. Seeing as how I almost never turn my xbox on, it's not likely to hit my collection any time soon.

Qubex
Qubex
10 years ago

Well, I really couldn't wait for this, but finance dictates now that I go for Killzone 3 as a day one purchase, together with Uncharted 3. ME2 I can wait 6 months for and add it to the game collection a little later on 🙂

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

ME2= PASS.

Not going to support a company who can't even get their cut scenes to run at a smooth frame rate. 🙂

As for the phone, no thanks. Looks nice but my iPhone works great and when ever I want to play games I play my PS3, PSP or DSi anyway.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

Well, lets hope Bioware clears that FMV stuff up for the final release. It'd be negatively consequential if they didn't. Better yet, lets pump up the FMV to a higher bit rate while they're at it.
But FMV aside, there's still a whole lot of content there to like 😉

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

How were the FMV's in the 360 version? The PC version seemed ok.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

They were decently good. Not BLu Ray quality FMV, but no chopping and tearing.

BUt seriously! Screen tearing in the FMV? How did Bioware manage to make that happen for the PS3.

StangMan80
StangMan80
10 years ago

I am keeping a very close eye on the PSPhone. I'm interested in the official announcement and full specs. But the big thing will be the price.

ME2… eh. I'm not sure about this game. I have never liked any game I played on the Xbox, will there really be that much of a difference in gameplay?
Well saying that it is going to be ran by the ME3 engine and have all the DLC, It might make a difference, plus it most run a lot smoother and have better graphics.

now that ME2 and ME3 is coming to the PS3, They have too five us the original ME somehow, right? us PS owners who have not played this series are behind.

How about them Seahawks!!!

dkmrules
dkmrules
10 years ago

Hmm it all depends on the carrier. If it somehow lands on sprint (which is a LONGSHOT) then I will consider it. If it doesnt, well there are plenty of high spec androids on Sprint for me to choose.

And speaking of ME2, I would love to have it but I simply dont have the time, and have a sizable backlog of AAA games. Hell I bought assassins creed brotherhood on sale on Amazon a few weeks ago and I havent had the time to play it with gt5 in my house!

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

I'm sort of compelled by ME2 on PS3, but I can't ignore the fact that the complete play experience is only on 360. The first two games are tied into each other so much it's almost hard for me to picture playing ME2 over again without first playing ME1. It's almost like one big game.
Don't let this scare away prospective buyers, though. I'm sure there's plenty to enjoy for newcomers. And they'll be dialed in for ME3 and any other possible future installments as well. Who knows? Maybe in 10 years there'll be a Mass Effect 7 where only the hardcores would know that the game began exclusively on 360–where did Final Fantasy begin guys? =)

___________
___________
10 years ago

i was worried about sony, there not a very big phone company so how can they compete with apple?
but going in with those specs?
assuming there correct, is plain suicide!
IF its dirt cheap than maybe 1 or 2 people will get it, but hey this is sony NOTHING they sell is cheap!
there laptops are a good grand more than others with similar or better specs.
if i was to buy a VIO with my toshibas specs i would be looking at over four freaking grand!
my X500 only cost me 2500!
same as there TVs, bravias are a good 500 or so more expensive than samsung or panasonic or even sharp equivalents.
so if they go into the market with those crappy specs and charge roughly the same as what other phone manufactures do there going to sink 1000 times faster than the titanic!

as for ME2 im really looking forward to it!
i only got about half way through ME2 than alan wake and the onslaught of last years games hit so i never got a chance to finish it.
this is the perfect time to finish it, and refresh my memory of ME1 since its been ages since i played it.

Akuma_
Akuma_
10 years ago

Theres one thing you dont understand.

The majority of the world arent bothered with specs anymore. Everyone is casual. They dont care if the phone has a 1 million ghz processor, its just a number to them, as long as it sends txts, plays games, runs Android, and has thousands of Apps, the world simply doesn't care one single bit.

We are part of the minority who actually want a GOOD phone, with GOOD specs.

___________
___________
10 years ago

so people are going to pay say 500 bucks for a phone with inferior specs when they could spend the same and get a phone with much better specs?
its confirmed, my faith for humanity is lost!
since when do you pay for less?
i thought inferior things were suppose to be cheaper, not more expensive!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

Dude, there's Sony Ericsson, what makes you think Sony can't sell a phone?
I repeat, SONY ERICSSON!!!

Why do you even think that Apple the biggest phone manufacturer in the world?
Motorola, Samsung, LG and most definitely Nokia are in the fray too.

iPhone is a overrated and it's the only kind of phone Apple is pushing out.


Last edited by Snaaaake on 1/10/2011 7:20:06 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Snaaaake, you know better than to try and make sense of this lunatics posts.

Also, iPhone is hardly over rated. Best phone I have ever owned. I can't see myself trading up for any of the competition. My only gripe is no Flash Supprt when I need it.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

I played the demo for ME2, was fun and cool but nothing mind blowing i'm going to pick it up when it releases, it got me interested in it, so let's see what it has to offer when i get it in my hands and play it.

I have this odd feeling like i played a game like this before. Anyone else getting the same feeling as me when they played the demo?

Kai200X
Kai200X
10 years ago

I'll buy the phone regardless, so the games just the bonus to me.

gangan19
gangan19
10 years ago

Me too if sprint has it

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

Since they'll both be somewhat different in the way they're carrying over from ME1, I both, need, and also want both versions.

I just hope they don't take this series over to the Wii & 3DS, so I won't need to buy 4 different versions of ME2.

Devhour
Devhour
10 years ago

Day one purchase for me too.
Waiting for 21 January. 🙂

qwerty__91
qwerty__91
10 years ago

Seriously depends on the specs for the psp phone. And I also want to hear how the games are going to work. Apparently there is a psp app that you press when you want to play a game.

Tbh I can see this being the Ngage of this generation.

As for mass effect 2 – definitely a day one purchase!

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

Oh man dude, because World once had the same avatar as you I keep thinking that you're him.

Temjin001
Temjin001
10 years ago

Same here, Snaaake. Same here.

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
10 years ago

Unless Sony Eircsson finds a way to put in some form of physical media for gaming in to the PSP Phone, I cannot make it my primary handheld gaming device.