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Steerpike
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March 5, 2010 - 10:16 am
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There is a shortage. Sony warned of this a while back, but it should be brief.

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Toger
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Yeah, I'm not in a rush to buy, but I'm one of those that once I make up my mind I want it NOW. [Image Can Not Be Found]  I just have to learn the fine art of patience... something at which I totally suck.

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Toger, in case you never saw it: The Last Guardian e3 (last year's) trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

2:30 in once "The Last Guardian" pops up I think the trailer should end there ... but I guess they wanted to reinforce the obvious: that this kid would be pals with bird-anteater-dog-thing. Either way the game will probably be sublime, and that's coming from someone who hasn't even mustered up the courage to finish Shadow of the Colossus, and who has only watched other people play Ico.

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Oh yes. I've seen that video and licked the screen. This is a system seller for me.

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Yes, the Last Guardian will be the reason I buy a PS3. I've never used the PS2 that much since I prefer gaming on a PC. I have a shelf full of games I need to get to. I was planning on getting the 120 GB console, but is there a reason to get the 250 GB one instead? Are the saves a lot larger now? I haven't come close to filling up the 8 MB memory card I have now and I delete games when done.

I see that Dell was selling them for $269 this morning but they were backordered and that deal is dead.

Edit…I did some searching and see that the install can be 3-5 GB and I assume the saves are not so huge. Sounds like 120 would suffice unless I missed something.

http://www.overclock.net/plays.....sizes.html

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Ooo, that link is VERY handy, Pokey!

I went after that Dell deal around 7:30 this morning and it was dead then. Since that deal's shipping wasn't until the end of this month, I'm wondering if Dell knows Sony will have a shipment out by then? I have located a couple of  Fry's about 30 miles away that claims to have them. I'm tempted to make the drive down. They also claim to have 80GBs in stock. Are all 80GB backwards compatible or did newer SKUs lose that function? I can't remember.

My 360 is only 20GB and I've not had a problem; although I don't drop games to the hard drive, so the only thing on it are saves and XBLA games.

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PS3 games do often (not always) require installs. However, a nice thing about the PS3 is that it's easy to swap your hard drive – they don't have a proprietary one. I think you can put in any hard drive you want, as long as it fits.

Toger: the 80GB model is NOT backwards compatible. Only the 60GB model.

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Toger, I checked several sites, including Newegg and Gamestop and they usually mention a date around Mar 17-26, so they may become more available then. Newegg will let you know when they are available. That worked well for me on a hard to find video card deal. I hear that there are sometimes consoles available at Target and Gamestop stores.

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Thanks to you both! I'll just wait for month's end.

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This is a useful link if you're not sure which model to get.

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I resorted to craigslist and it actually worked out well. I put up a want-to-buy ad last Wednesday, listed my price ($250) and wants (basically just a working system) and within 24 hours someone responded offering me their 120gb Slim model; I picked it up on Saturday and the thing is beautiful. Very customizable when compared to the Xbox 360 (though I will try to give equal adoration, lest my 360 revolts and delivers me a second RROD). So far:

Pros

  • Small, sleek, with a nice matte finish; looks good under my television
  • It's seriously as quiet as NES
  • As mentioned above, very customizable
  • The wi-fi works splendidly
  • PSN is free
  • The power cord doesn't have some massive AC adapter attached to it like the 360 does; just a regular power cord
  • I'm now equipped to purchase the inevitable Star Wars Trilogy: Very Extra Special BD Edition

Cons

  • It doesn't make toast (not that I know of, anyway)

No games yet, I've just been downloading demos. If anyone needs a PSN friend add me 😛  >> xtal84

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Hey xtal, I'm Grammarboy (Steerpike is always taken). Enjoy your new system!

It doesn't make toast at all, by the way. I looked into it. It'll poach eggs and add fizz to water, but that's it.

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I'm still a n00b with my PS3, and I'm *ahem* WinterGod, but I haven't played around much with PSN.

Also, I didn't know it was easy to swap hard drives around - I don't know if I'll need to, but like xtal I'm downloading a bucket-load of demos etc, so it's nice to know the option is there.

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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I've been meaning to open a thread for friend codes and PSN names and whatnot.

In true Tap-derailing fashion I'll quietly place them here.

PSN name: geggis

Steam name: geggiis (I think)

Conclave of the Inner Sanctum: *deleted*

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xtal
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May I just add, that this was an epic derailing of the original topic.

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It's what we do best here. [Image Can Not Be Found]

And it confuses the hell outta people who are used to other forums where they beat threads (and posters) into submission to remain on topic.

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One thing I love about TR, and FFC before it, I never once saw a "We are moving this post to..." message.  Play it as it lies, or let sleeping posts lie.  What a place!

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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When it was FFC, it was always my aim to let conversations flow naturally, like in real life. It seems so utterly pointless to categorize what ultimately amounts to a big pile of nothing much. I'm really glad Matt and Brad kept it like that [Image Can Not Be Found]

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I've always thought it was revealing that so many online communities had all these carved in stone rules about how, when, why, etc. to post on their oh-so-precious internet territory. I sometimes imagine all these would-be-but-not-really gatekeepers who finally found a god damn gate they can keep. I've left a few gaming sites that will not be mentioned because I grew weary of power-crazed mods stomping with glee across their molecule-sized kingdoms.  I love that there are no moderaters here. Just staff and members. More like a magazine than a gaming forum.

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I've always likened FFC/TR more to an asylum run by patients: edgy entertainment

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