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