@Crimson - All games I have gotten for PS3 that I own on 360 as well, load faster on PS3, scratch file or not. It's my understanding the reason there are those huge files is that during the design process, the game was not coded to use 2 layers of the blue ray so it would dump data for one of the layers to the HD to compensate. As for the Xbox, if I did not install 20 gigs of files off 2 discs to play The Last Remnant, it would be pretty unplayable in many people's opinions. In fact, MS rolled out that huge OS/Interface overhaul to include that feature so it could operate that way.
@Nox - Better usually means harder to develop for as harder to develop for usually equates to having to learn new things, change formats, basically retool to some extent in whatever fashion is required. Wave after wave of new hardware on the PC has already created these issues. So PS3 being different or more complicated may indeed be harder to develop for, but it's the better machine as well. It's also using technology that is already starting to show indications of becoming PC standards. So in this case, better does equate to harder to develop for. Can Sony do better on helping 3rd parties have an easier time? Absolutely. What I have gathered about Steam is that it's a big robot requiring the least amount of effort by a human possible. I think that chosen path of least resistance probably can be used as a good indicator of how some people develop software. Applauding others that are apparently trying to take away your rights of what you purchase, offer you less of a product, and not offer reasonable service, is something you need to rethink. Be careful what you wish for.
@Free Mumra - Panther, Saturn, hell even Amiga. It's sad to see some of the best machines get abandoned. PS3 is not falling in that catagory, well past that point. PS2 was also a bitch to develop for. People learned it, excelled at it, and damn, some of those games look and play better than some current gen titles. I find nothing amusing about people trying to turn a 3 system market in to 1.
@Wikidd - I have the dual shock 3 controllers (thinks that's what they are called). I love em. Oh and yeah, my xbox sounds like it's trying to take off when playing RPGs.
All of you feel free to have the last words.
PS3 resurgance by GOW3 - Check! Mass Effect for PS3 - Check! Diablo 3 for consoles? I say "For sure"!