Ok..Sooo did you get ur PS3?

Discussion in 'Games' started by AJ Muni, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    If so, post pics and tell us your experience/review! Kudos to those who waited in line!
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i dont understand how people are so eager to throw down over half a grand and wait 10 hrs for that priviledge. Not to mention buying the games that cost 60 bucks a piece

    is it just me or if i saw a ps3 just sitting there and i could buy it no pressure would i buy it? nope i cant justify spending the money on it especially when i got a n64!!

    but i am interested in how the ps3 compares to the 360
     
  3. pionata macrumors 6502

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    For people without a gaming pc, or with a crap mac mini G4 like I have, the PS3 is will be like heaven. Finally a console playing games at the same resolution of a computer, for half the price. + I dunno if you ever played Metal Gear Solid 2-3 and Final Fantasy 10-12, but I dont want to miss another sequel of thoses.

    But sure, there is like only 2 good games atm... ;)
     
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    It's called the Xbox 360. ;)
     
  5. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Because you can turn around and resell them for upwards of $2,500?
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    good point. i should have done that, easiest money ever made. although i hear ebay took measures to stop the insanity of the ps3 and wii? is that correct
     
  7. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I saw on Fox News the line of people for PS3. Amazing! :eek:
     
  8. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    They cracked down on people who were selling PS3s they had pre-ordered, but didn't actually have in their posession yet. If you have an actual PS3, eBay won't stop you from selling it.
     
  9. mattcube64 macrumors 65816

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    Got a PS3, and actually keeping it! Too bad it's the core...

    First, let me just dump all these pics. I know, they're very low quality, and not the greatest pics. However, I just want to get everyone some pics of the unit in "real world" positions and poses.

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    Anyways, the "launch story:" Well, last year I ended up camping out in the freezing temperatures in front of BestBuy for the X360. I wanted to avoid that this year. So, my original gameplan was to go up to Walmart at about 5am on Thursday with my friend. We both REALLY wanted premium 60GB models. Well, we kinda just walk into Walmart on Wednesday night, and there are already eight people in line! Well, sh**, both my friend and I have work Wed night. So, we get two friends to hold these spots until about midnight when we both get off. So, we're 9 & 10 out of...only 10 systems! Walmart hadn't even got their shipment yet. The other friend who was gonna camp with us doesn't have a job, and so went to BestBuy. He gets a premium, and he just plans to sell it! My friend and I can only get 20GB models at Walmart. They only got 6 60GB models.

    This was incredibly upsetting. If I'm gonna spend this kind of money, and wait this long, I want to get the best. So, I'm very disappointed to only get a 20GB version, but I'll get over it. I don't care for the money. I want to play my PS3 now. I'm a gamer, first and foremost. Being a businessman is after that. I have a X360, and I have a Wii preordered.

    My gameplan is to keep the core model for a few months until the premium models are more readily available. I'll then ebay/Gamestop my core system, maybe losing $50 or so, and just upgrade to the premium later down the road. Either way, though, I'm still really happy to have a PS3. The group I was camping with were all really cool, and everyone got along nicely. No fights, no brawls, just a lot of fun.

    THE SYSTEM:

    Beautiful. This think is NOT a George Forman. Sony knows design. This thing is gorgeous in person. Obviously, it lacks the chrome finish, but it is SEXAY. The gloss is awesome, the design is sleek, and the black just screams "futuristic" and stylistic.

    Quiet. After getting used to my X360, this thing is silent. It makes a little disc spinning noise. But it is easily overbeared by normal volume from the TV.

    Blu-Ray movies. I really don't notice a HUGE difference, but then again, I'm a bit spoiled. I watch most my TV shows in HD, and I have an upscaling DVD player. I run it on a 46" Toshiba RPCRT HD set. The picture is definitely good, but it isn't jaw dropping.

    The controller: I don't mind that it's light. It fits in the hands, and it controlls like you'd expect. However, the lack of*RUMBLE* is really irritating. Rumble is a crucial part in FPS games, and it is throwing off my reaction time in Resistance.

    Resistance: Good graphics. Lots of action. But after beating Gears of War, it isn't the "next-gen" experience I was expecting. I'm only like 20 minutes in and have played zero multiplayer, so these are VERY, VERY preliminary impressions.

    Any questions, I'll be glad to answer!

    (Also posted on the IGN boards)
     
  10. Nermal Moderator

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    I'm certainly not paying the "international tax" on a PS3. First of all, there's the "money tax" - US$795 for a console! Secondly is the "date tax" - PS3 will be released on 7/3/07.
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Thank you for that response. Can I ask in regards to BluRay movies.

    Like yourself I use upscaling DVD's etc.. So is BluRay not a huge leap on those then ? That's a bit dissapointing.

    How does R:FOM compare - aesthetically to the GoW ?
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I must disagree. Not trying to start a flame war (Hey, im a 360 fanboy, what you gonna do?) but it does look like a wedge of cheese... :rolleyes:
     
  13. Symtex macrumors 6502a

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    It's not the PS3's fault if all the initial blu-ray transfert are underwhelming *cough * 5th element *cough*
     
  14. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I found the "Sony know design" bit hilarious. I read a post by KillyP showing how Sony copied B&O. I'll give you "Sony know industrial design", if the PS3 really is as silent as what they say then they've done something right.

    Looks? They're a low-quality A/V company who clone the looks of higher end A/V units in order to charge slightly more than their actual quality-wise brethren.
     
  15. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Dude ask about how it went down and ya'll talking about the design and how ya'll don't like it.....you guys are nuts!

    I have to come online on the 19th.


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  16. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    lol, me too, actually. *Looks at the PS2 and PS3* I really dont think it looks nice at all. The strange shape just isnt good.

    Noise doesn't bother me that much. I can't go as far as saying the Xbox 360 is quiet, because its just not, but with the surround sound pumped up to the volumes I usually have it, I can't hear the phone ring, never mind the disc spinning. :D
     
  17. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Welcome to a forum!
     
  18. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    See, I read that statement about 3 times (The original one) and still didn't understand it. I got the sort of general idea, but that was about it. Ah well. *Shrugs*
     
  19. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Welcome to the "HATE on the PS3 Forum"...don't run that on me.

    I want to see this forum on the 19th..



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  20. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Whats on the 19th? Do they bring out the PS3 Slimline?
     
  21. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    ^No its the Core 3:rolleyes: I'll leave it like that. I went out to the sony NY thing last night and it was good and all but the order they did the thing was dumb.


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  22. gloss macrumors 601

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    Half the size at the same price point, but, oh yeah, no hard drive or wireless. Replaces old model entirely.
     
  23. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Careful for the power cable catching on fire too!

    *there was a recall in the UK, you see*

    Testament to Sony's designers, their batteries explode and their power cables catch on fire. THREE CHEERS FOR SAFETY!
     
  24. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Lol! Same here:D
     
  25. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Sounds like a good deal to me... :rolleyes:
     

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