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Another new owner of the PS3 - bye-bye PC!

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Naked Mole Rat

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Along with our new HDTV, the wife and I picked up the 120gb PS3. I was strictly going to use this for blu-ray movies as I wasn't really into console games.

Until I bought LBP (GOTY edition because it's in 1080p, may not be a big deal vs 780p but whatever).

I have been trying to pick my jaw up off the floor ever since. Wow. Video games have never been so good. Man, if only they had this stuff back in the Atari 2600 days!

Decided I needed another controller for the wife for co-op LBP play, so I grabbed the Uncharted + controller bundle at Amazon for under $60.

Then I grabbed Metal Gear Solid 4, Lego Star Wars (complete episodes edition) and Ratchet and Clank's Future Tools. LOL. I should be golden for awhile.

I can't wait to get Infamous, Resident Evil, Uncharted 2 of course, Dark Knight and by that time FFXIII will be out so I'll grab that too.

And Dead Space. And

And... and... I never thought I'd say it, but.. bye-bye PC!

Really. With the PS3 I can play games, watch movies, check my facebook/emails, look at pics... the PC seems only to be a storage solution now LOL!

;-)
 

benbaked

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Hmm...(scratches head).

The PS3 is a fantastic home theater device, but IMO a PC replacement it is not.

* You can't run office productivity applications on it
* It's printer support is very minimal
* It doesn't have a multitasking OS in the sense that a PC does (it's more like the kind of psuedo-multitasking OS the iPhone uses)
* It's video codec support is quite limited compared to the PC
* You can't encode vidoes with it
* You can't burn discs with it
* You can't program with it
* It's connectivity options are very limited (only USB 2.0 and BT for peripherals, no IEEE-1394, no expansion slots, not even an ExpressCard slot)
* You can't use it to share/stream media to other devices
* With the 120 GB model you can't even install Linux on it anymore

The PS3 is what it is, a great home theater device, but it's not a viable replacement for the PC IMHO, nor does it try to be. :salute:
 

DBZ

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Jul 28, 2004
I have a Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 and a PC and the tbh, i game mostly on my pc eventhough i have quite a few games on all those systems.
 

iaacp

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Mar 30, 2005
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Glendora CA
Cool dude, congrats. Pretty much all I use my PC for anymore is internet checking and document creating. I'm pretty much with you there. Congrats, glad you like it.
 

Nechen

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Dec 15, 2009
Does the PS3 do porn? lolz

I've never really played or looked at a PS3 and I only have one logical reason.

I owned the PS2 for quite awhile before buying an Xbox to go with it, in the several months I owned the Xbox I had the PS2 Memory ports fail, the ribbon cable for the power fall out, the controller ports fail, and went through about 6 PS2 controllers before I took it apart and accidently electrocuted myself with it (Left it plugged in lol)

Honestly I just don't see any level of quality to Sony anymore - and that also goes to their PSP(s) as well :(
 

Theocnoob

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Does the PS3 do porn? lolz

I've never really played or looked at a PS3 and I only have one logical reason.

I owned the PS2 for quite awhile before buying an Xbox to go with it, in the several months I owned the Xbox I had the PS2 Memory ports fail, the ribbon cable for the power fall out, the controller ports fail, and went through about 6 PS2 controllers before I took it apart and accidently electrocuted myself with it (Left it plugged in lol)

Honestly I just don't see any level of quality to Sony anymore - and that also goes to their PSP(s) as well :(

It'll do porn.
 

Younglin

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Hmm...(scratches head).

The PS3 is a fantastic home theater device, but IMO a PC replacement it is not.

* You can't run office productivity applications on it
* It's printer support is very minimal
* It doesn't have a multitasking OS in the sense that a PC does (it's more like the kind of psuedo-multitasking OS the iPhone uses)
* It's video codec support is quite limited compared to the PC
* You can't encode vidoes with it
* You can't burn discs with it
* You can't program with it
* It's connectivity options are very limited (only USB 2.0 and BT for peripherals, no IEEE-1394, no expansion slots, not even an ExpressCard slot)
* You can't use it to share/stream media to other devices
* With the 120 GB model you can't even install Linux on it anymore

The PS3 is what it is, a great home theater device, but it's not a viable replacement for the PC IMHO, nor does it try to be.

Well you can install linux and solve those problems.
 

Younglin

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Jan 18, 2010
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Calgary, Alberta, CANADA!
Not on the newer slim 120 GB model PS3.

I read somewhere you can still do it by hacking. Much like installing custom firmware on the psp with game save hacks.

EDIT: I'm trying to find the guide again but no luck so far.

Another Edit: Couldn't find it. =[
 
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