Morning Discussion

Whats up Shackers? The middle of the week seems to be treating you well, did you lose a few pounds? Looking good. GDC is ticking away, and so plenty of interesting news coming in such as the big announcement of the PC Gaming Alliance, and actual impressions of Too Human. And failing all other forms of amusement, you could make a flip-book of Mario Kart Wii screenshots.

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    February 20, 2008 6:15 AM

    so im going to buy a ps3 today...are there any good deals i should know about??

    what are the best games i should buy?

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      February 20, 2008 6:16 AM

      \m/otorstor\m/

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      February 20, 2008 6:16 AM

      Uncharted, DMC4, Burnout: Paradise, Pixel Junk Monsters, Super Stardust HD, Eye of Jugement, The Club, Resistance, Ratchet and Clank.....

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        February 20, 2008 6:17 AM

        ...and MotorStorm!

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        February 20, 2008 6:21 AM

        Then after you buy these, buy a bigger hard-drive for the installs.

        lololololol

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        February 20, 2008 6:26 AM

        And EVERYDAY SHOOTER.

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        February 20, 2008 7:19 AM

        Yea, I wouldn't buy Burnout, or the Club - get the demos first - potentially could save yourself 100-120 bucks.

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      February 20, 2008 6:18 AM

      Ratchet and Clank. I own it and Motorstorm and it is my favorite. I would guess Burnout Paradise and Devil May Cry 4 are cool.

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      February 20, 2008 6:20 AM

      THREAD HIJACK : I was wondering, other than having PS1 and 2 compatibility, is there any reason to get the 60gb PS3?

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      February 20, 2008 6:21 AM

      Stay away from the 40gb model unless you do not care about PS2 games. I think that's the only version of the bundle that does not come with the backwards compatibility.

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        February 20, 2008 6:22 AM

        i never had a ps2 or any games for it so no biggy right there

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          February 20, 2008 6:24 AM

          This is a reason TO get backwards compatability. I am loving playing all the games I missed.

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          February 20, 2008 6:24 AM

          It is if you want to play GoW1 and 2 and DMC1 and 3. Also, there aren't as many games out for it at the moment.

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          February 20, 2008 6:27 AM

          There are some great, GREAT PS2 games worth playing. Even still! And they are all cheap as dirt.

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          February 20, 2008 7:09 AM

          How could you not have owned the greatest console of all time?

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            February 20, 2008 7:11 AM

            But he didn't even mention the S N E S. >:[

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              February 20, 2008 7:21 AM

              Maybe it should give you a clue why? ;)

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            February 20, 2008 7:14 AM

            I liked the N64 more and thats not even the greatest imo

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        February 20, 2008 6:23 AM

        I thought only the 60 gb had reverse compatiblity?

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      February 20, 2008 6:21 AM

      these replies make me second guess buying a ps3....

      none of these games appeal to me...i just want a blu-ray player...but i want to play games too...my xbox 360 diskdrive crapped out on me and MS refuses to fix it for me so fuck buying another 360 (even tho imo its the superior system)

      maybe i just need to be talked out of this...

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        February 20, 2008 6:32 AM

        i just bought a 360 yesterday havent opened it yet, i will completely flip out if this thing breaks in like a week

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          February 20, 2008 6:34 AM

          Seriously do not freak out over it. There is a chance you may never see a problem.

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          February 20, 2008 7:12 AM

          You bought a warranty right?

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            February 20, 2008 7:25 AM

            no, just the 3 year MS one. im going to register the machine tonight so im guessing it's covered for 3 years from today.

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              February 20, 2008 9:54 AM

              3 years from the manufactured date, IIRC. I never registered mine and they did it over the phone when I called in to report the red ring.

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                February 20, 2008 9:55 AM

                oh, well i wanna register anyway just to be safe so im eligible for warranty. in case i ever lose the receipt like 2 years down the road if it breaks.

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        February 20, 2008 6:33 AM

        How can Uncharted, DMC4, Burnout, Warhawk, and Resistance all not appeal to you? They're five completely different games.

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          February 20, 2008 6:36 AM

          agentlead needs more m{Barbie}m and Pokemon games.

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          February 20, 2008 6:40 AM

          Other then possibly Uncharted (I havent played that one), I garuntee Agent Lead won't like any of those games

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          February 20, 2008 7:46 AM

          Sony really needs to get some AAA games out. None of those are system sellers.

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            February 20, 2008 7:54 AM

            Metal Gear and God of War are system sellers...

            I'm still not sure why they didn't put God of War 2 on the PS3. They could've delayed the game a year to get the graphics updated and cleared up any Cell issues, then they could've released it for ps3 and maybe even still release a dumbed down ps2 version.

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            February 20, 2008 7:54 AM

            I'd consider Uncharted and Ratchet and Clank system sellers.

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              February 20, 2008 8:01 AM

              But both titles have zero appeal to anyone that is outside of the Sony fanboy camp.

              Gears of War was incredibly successful because the 360 was primarily about shifting Xbox and PC users to the 360. Epic had a lot of clout with PC gamers, and the xbox fanboys will buy anything that looks cool. I bought a 360 to play gears of war, and I've enjoyed every minute that I game on it (when I'm not already gaming on my PC).

              R&C has zero appeal to me, since I've moved away from platformers - even Mario Galaxy wore my patience with it's repetitiveness. And to be honest I'm pretty in the dark about Uncharted, but from what I saw of videos, screenshots, and previews - it didn't look that enjoyable.

              But boy, when God of War 3 rolls out (xmas maybe?), I'll be picking up a PS3 likely.

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                February 20, 2008 8:02 AM

                If the idea of an Indiana Jones game done incredibly well appeals to you, then Uncharted is fucking awesome.

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                February 20, 2008 8:06 AM

                That seems a little unfair. I am definitely not a Sony fanboy and those games are appealing to me. They made me say "Yeah there are enough games out right now for the PS3" and buy one.

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                  February 20, 2008 8:08 AM

                  As sad as this is, Everyday Shooter and Super Stardust HD were primarily my excuse (and the bluray player).

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              February 20, 2008 8:11 AM

              I would agree they are good games, but not games that sell systems such as Halo, Gears, Mario, or God of War.

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                February 20, 2008 10:00 AM

                I don't understand why Gears is a system seller, but Uncharted isn't. Doesn't it all come down to opinions and preference?

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                  February 20, 2008 10:47 AM

                  multiplayer is a big part of it. Uncharted is hands-down the best game on PS3, but I'm not sure it's a system seller.

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        February 20, 2008 8:13 AM

        I plan on buying one primarily for a blu-ray player in the next month or so, and there really aren't any games except maybe Uncharted that I'm interested in at the moment. LittleBigPlanet looks like it will be pretty awesome though, and I know that the Ico/SotC guys have announced they're working on another title. Also there's always the inevitable God of War 3.

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        February 20, 2008 9:49 AM

        if you want a BR player, get the PS3. You will be able to play some of the good games coming out for the 360 on the PS3 anyway, a lot of big titles coming out are cross-platform.

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      February 20, 2008 6:22 AM

      Word is that a 120gb SKU is going to be announced very soon, so you might hold out to see what the deal is with that.

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      February 20, 2008 6:24 AM

      Warhawk! Though i am now hooked on Ratchet and Clank!

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      February 20, 2008 6:25 AM

      Target has a $40 giftcard when you buy the 40gb version.

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      February 20, 2008 6:27 AM

      Don't do it to yourself

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        February 20, 2008 7:34 AM

        What? Enjoy a great console experience and a cheap viable BluRay option. YEAH, AVOID THIS!

        :)

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          February 20, 2008 8:08 AM

          I know him in real life and know he will be dissapointed at this point in time with a PS3 purchase

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      February 20, 2008 6:55 AM

      Is this when the PS3 floodgates open because of Bluray?

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        February 20, 2008 7:20 AM

        Probably. I'll be getting one too but I'm not in a big hurry. Maybe I'll end up getting the 120GB if it's announced soon and if it has the dualshock3 controllers.

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        February 20, 2008 7:35 AM

        Until the good 2.0 players come out, the PS3 will probably see a slight sales bump because of BR. But, as I've seen a ton of "I'm selling my Wii posts" the PS3 needs good games coming out consistently, and good exclusives, else I think in a few months we'll be seeing lots of "I'm selling my PS3" posts.

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        February 20, 2008 7:42 AM

        * H E L M S D E E P ' D *

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      February 20, 2008 7:32 AM

      Uncharted and R&C are wonderful games.

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        February 20, 2008 7:36 AM

        I second these nominations.

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        February 20, 2008 10:03 AM

        these are the 2 I got when i got my ps3 last sunday. I blew through uncharted that day.. LOVED it. R&C is next. Other than that, I'm a bit perplexed what to get next since I'm gonna get my multiplatform games for 360 (live etc)...the only other exclusive im mildly interested in is Resistance. am I missing anything else?

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      February 20, 2008 7:55 AM

      What games do you play?

      I would hold off on a PS3 till their next version comes out in spring time. Maybe pick up a refurbed 360 for cheap?

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      February 20, 2008 9:29 AM

      ive decided to not buy a ps3 based on this thread alone...thanks for saving me $600...

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        February 20, 2008 9:46 AM

        Or you could do the sony credit card off + gold box from amazon and get the ps3 40gb for $280. Thats what I am doing, purely for it being a Blu-ray player.

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          February 20, 2008 9:52 AM

          whats this all about?

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            February 20, 2008 10:24 AM

            $280 for a PS3?? Someone know what/where?

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          February 20, 2008 10:33 AM

          What are you talking about? I don't see that deal anywhere.

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            February 20, 2008 10:37 AM

            Well then you don't frequent slickdeals enough. You have to sign up for a Sony Credit Card (actually chase card "through" sony), but then you can buy a ps3 at any authorized dealer and get $100 credit nearly immediately. Plus if you do it through amazon, you can manipulate the gold box picks to get another $20 off. Thus a ps3 for $280!

            I am waiting for approval on the CC, and then the ps3 is mine =). I sold off my HD-DVD player for a small profit, so in the end I am currently going to pay nothing =).

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        February 20, 2008 10:05 AM

        $600? If PS2 compatibility isn't an issue, the 40GB goes for $400 and buying it at Target nets you a $40 gift card which you can then use to buy a game (Motorstorm is $40 this week, as is Warhawk).

        So you're looking at $400 for a PS3 and a game. $420 if you buy a game not on sale.

        I bought my PS3 on Sunday an am enjoying it so far. Uncharted and Motorstorm were my first purchases, and I'm happy with both (little disappointed at the loading in Motorstorm, have to admit). Some of my enjoyment of the PS3 is derived from the fact that I have a PSP that works great with it, and I've already replaced the 40GB drive with a 250GB.

        Since the PSP lets me view content wirelessly through the PS3, I'm now finally setting up a media server in order to have access to movies/music/TV shows anywhere I have a net connection.

        All of this geeking out with the PS3 is currently keeping my attention away from the fact that there aren't a lot of games out for it that I dearly crave, but the 360 started the same way for me. The library will get there.

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      February 20, 2008 9:55 AM

      buy uncharted or i'll send you janet reno porn.

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      February 20, 2008 9:55 AM

      I really didn't expect to like Uncharted, but it was fucking awesome.

      Also R&C is really good if you enable the 3rd person shooter control style

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      February 20, 2008 10:12 AM

      If any of you new ps3 purchasers want R&C for $45 shipped, SM me.

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      February 20, 2008 10:27 AM

      Uncharted is basically Gears of War minus the giant boots and soul patches and plus Indiana Jones.

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