: Got a PlayStation 3.....



DopeStar 156
11-29-06, 02:09 AM
.........controller. It sorta makes me feel like I have one....... *sniffle*

Jesda
11-29-06, 02:39 AM
Oh dear, thats sad. :(

dp102288
11-29-06, 10:27 AM
^^ Damn and I got so happy for you when I read the title. :(

xxpinballxx
11-29-06, 10:33 AM
HAHAHA...nice one DS thought you got one was gonna ask your opinion and compare notes....hang in there only a month or so and the stores will be flodded with them.

slk230mb
11-29-06, 11:05 AM
You can't give them away around here at school. The Wii keeps flying off the shelves.

CadillacSTS42005
11-29-06, 11:07 AM
there are PS3s still on the shelves by you slk?

slk230mb
11-29-06, 11:11 AM
there are PS3s still on the shelves by you slk?

Game Stop had three on Monday, and they said no one was interested.

xxpinballxx
11-29-06, 11:23 AM
had to be the 20gig there are those around here too but who would buy that without the wifi and blue-ray? doesn't make sense 100bucks more gets you alot more on this system. I think those two things should have been included and found something else to entice people to buy the premium. Too big of a gap between the two models.

CadillacSTS42005
11-29-06, 11:24 AM
cant you add them on?
like you could when you buy the base x box 360?

slk230mb
11-29-06, 11:25 AM
had to be the 20gig there are those around here too but who would buy that without the wifi and blue-ray? doesn't make sense 100bucks more gets you alot more on this system. I think those two things should have been included and found something else to entice people to buy the premium. Too big of a gap between the two models.

Probably.

railven
11-29-06, 11:32 AM
Wait that isn't a 100% accurate.

The only real difference between the 20GB vs the 60GB is:
No Wifi, 20GB HDD, and now card readers.

Outside of that both bring the Cell Processors and the Blu-Ray drive.

I read some Japanese gamers bought the 20GB and modded it with a 120GB drive and got Wifi through an external USB receiver upgrade was about $80 dollars makes you think eh? So if you have the know how, and guts to open up your new hardware, for $580 you'd get a premium minus the card readers.

xxpinballxx
11-29-06, 11:34 AM
I thought the econo PS3 was short the blu-ray my bad. I still think it would be a bad move to add on the HD and the wifi when 100 bucks gets you them from the factory.
I mean maybe if you are rally into modding consoles and want a 250Gig HD or something like that. I think I could do it but I wouldn't really want to.
oh and no HDMI output interface.

DopeStar 156
11-29-06, 12:13 PM
I'm somewhat close I think. I've got tons of information through informants I've assigned to help me scattered all across North Jersey......

railven
11-29-06, 12:19 PM
I hear ya Pinball. If I'm going to mod anything then that will be my PC. All my consoles are stock in terms of hardware but software...now that is a different story haha.

PS2 has Red Hat Linux and a few apps. My girlfriend's PSP still has 1.50 for those homebrew apps [I won't let her upgrade it I'd just let her use mine but once I get a white PSP I'm deflashing my black one to 1.5...hope I can by then FW 3.1 will be out or something haha.]

I'm going for a 60GB and if there are any software mods I'll play with those, outside of that its all stock.

xxpinballxx
11-29-06, 12:34 PM
im sure there will be apps out for the ps3 like new dashes and better players and so forth.
on another note I just bought a slingbox pro about two minutes ago from newegg. I now need a new phone well I dont need one just want one..LOL! my treos or 8125 will play the movies but I want the 8525 3g phone from cingular. faster than my 8125 and also it would be another gadget for my ridiculously obscene collection.

eldorado99
11-30-06, 03:26 AM
It's the same here, like SLK said. I went to get my Wii and had to wait in line for about an hour, which wasn't too bad considering it was the 2nd batch shipped. Anyway when I got to the front of the line there were still 7 of 9 PS3 60 gigs left, and only 2 of 39 Wii's left. Nintendo seems to have struck gold with this one. I like that they not only included old Nintendo games for the virtual console, but Sega games as well, thats a big bonus IMO.

slk230mb
11-30-06, 10:10 AM
Yesterday morning circuit city over here had 20 of the 60gig PS3s. From what my friend told me they had 15 left after they opened.

railven
11-30-06, 10:14 AM
If you guys find the PS3 so commonly you should pick one up for me and I'll Paypal you the money + shipping.

They've been sold out here since launch day, Wii's too.

Maybe in your areas, not assuming anything, the "greed need" has worn off and people have no plans on truly owning the system.

OR

They hear it sucks and are waiting for a recall, haha.

Either way you guys should hook me up!

gothicaleigh
11-30-06, 10:39 AM
My girlfriend's PSP still has 1.50 for those homebrew apps [I won't let her upgrade it I'd just let her use mine but once I get a white PSP I'm deflashing my black one to 1.5...hope I can by then FW 3.1 will be out or something haha.


I've been keeping my PSP upgraded for the new games (there have been some great ones released in the last 6 months). Never really understood why people Homebrewed them to play old games. I bought my PSP to play modern games, I have a DS for classics.

At one time I could see the reasoning. It used to be the only way to browse the web and good game selection used to be fairly limited. But now Sony's firmware updates give you all that and more.

I bought my PSP to play games and UMD movies (which truly are under-rated, most are gorgeous on the PSP screen; Sony should have utilized it in more of their devices/movie players), I have a PDA for the things they call "Homebrew".

railven
11-30-06, 10:44 AM
At one time I could see the reasoning. It used to be the only way to browse the web and good game selection used to be fairly limited. But now Sony's firmware updates give you all that and more.

That is all true but for me it is the ability to manipulate my system haha and not having the MAN holding me down!

I only care one PSP on me so it is rather pointless but sometimes I get that urge to play Contra while on my 15 minute break at work. The new PSP games, like any new game, aren't the kind you can really squeeze anything fun out of them, well WTF is okay but no WarioWare, in just 15 minutes.

I also love the other apps like themes, animate launch icons, and stuff.

[I can't beat Ultimate Ghost and Goblins...sniff.]

gothicaleigh
11-30-06, 10:50 AM
The new PSP games, like any new game, aren't the kind you can really squeeze anything fun out of them

Lumines, Tekken, and Loco Roco are on my short list of quick fixes that only require a couple minutes of devotion to enjoy. :D

railven
11-30-06, 10:56 AM
Lumines, Tekken, and Loco Roco are on my short list of quick fixes that only require a couple minutes of devotion to enjoy. :D

Are you kidding me?

15 minutes of Lumines isn't enough.

I suck at Tekken [wish I'd find my Alpha 3]

And unfortunately I don't have Loco Roco. That good I take it?

Now depending on the load time for future Gran Turismo Mobile...that might be the ultimate break filler!

dp102288
11-30-06, 01:03 PM
I'm somewhat close I think. I've got tons of information through informants I've assigned to help me scattered all across North Jersey......

Operation PS3 by Dope!

xxpinballxx
11-30-06, 06:22 PM
I got a HBPSP just for older NES games that I can't do without....I like railven only carry my HBPSP the upgraded one stays at home to play all the latest. The white one stays in its box....tucked away nicely along the white Xbox still in its box.

Blackout
11-30-06, 07:35 PM
I have Lumines Live! on my 360 and it's quite fun. I got caught up in it one day and was playing it for an hour and a half straight!

railven
11-30-06, 09:05 PM
Lumines 2 is in the works!

Lumines is freaking insane. I wish there was a way to use my own music, but then again I wish that for just about any beat-related game.

gothicaleigh
11-30-06, 09:39 PM
Forget the PS3. Remember the PS9?

n2DlgcpR2nA&mod


Better start camping out now.




...of course, Sony triggers the Matrix when they release that thing because no one will want to come out.

dp102288
11-30-06, 10:42 PM
PS9? New for 2078...I'll be dead! :histeric: Nice vid.

DopeStar 156
12-01-06, 02:23 AM
The problem is the insanity hype I think is over, but the stores refuse to agree. Here's some of the bullshit I've heard......

"We've gotten so many complaints, we're not restocking until February. We got a shipment the other day but we sent them back."
- Circuit City

"We're not stocking any, the demand's too high."
- PC Richards

"We're trying to push the XBox 360 instead. We don't expect to sell any PS3's"
-Target

Why is the PS3 so hard to find? Because stores refuse to stock any....

If I wanted a ****ing 360 I'd have bought one already. What kind of league of retards turn down a product that's guarenteed to sell for $600? Idiots.......

Blackout
12-01-06, 07:14 AM
The problem is the insanity hype I think is over, but the stores refuse to agree. Here's some of the bullshit I've heard......

"We've gotten so many complaints, we're not restocking until February. We got a shipment the other day but we sent them back."
- Circuit City

"We're not stocking any, the demand's too high."
- PC Richards

"We're trying to push the XBox 360 instead. We don't expect to sell any PS3's"
-Target

Why is the PS3 so hard to find? Because stores refuse to stock any....

If I wanted a ****ing 360 I'd have bought one already. What kind of league of retards turn down a product that's guarenteed to sell for $600? Idiots.......It's called an excuse because there are no more. Sony has had manufacturing issues since day one and rumor has it the 400,000 units for the US launch was more like 200,000. Like you said why wouldn't they push a $600 system? Because they don't have any to push. And the 360 has been advertising a lot as of late. I was watching Sportscenter the other night and the studio was glowing green and I was like wtf? And it turn's out the 360 was sponsoring that episode and when they would go to a commercial they would play a long 360 commercial and then go back to the show. It was pretty cool. They played an extended GOW commercial, and they also had this other one with people playing like hide and go seek but as cops and robbers. It was pretty cool

dp102288
12-01-06, 09:30 AM
What kind of league of retards turn down a product that's guarenteed to sell for $600? Idiots.......

A bad store in my view

railven
12-01-06, 11:29 AM
Blackout has something. Now that I know my cousin's girlfriend works in Best Buy I get some inside scoops.

Employees there are being told to tell customers that "Due to high demand the PS3 and Wii won't be available for purchase until after Christmas. We apologize for this inconvience."

Then the manager tells his employees that there isn't much info outside of that.

On the otherside while browsing the 360 aisle I see stacks and stacks of 360's. I guess they really want to push those systems. Oddly enough they aren't selling. From what I gathered from her and my friend who works at Circuit City the DS and the PS2-Slim are these years holiday gifts.

Either way the demand for the PS3 is still high I'd just wish they actually have more to sell so I can paw one.

dp102288
12-01-06, 10:46 PM
^^ I wouldn't buy a PS2 for more than $50 knowing the PS3 is out.

DopeStar 156
12-02-06, 01:20 AM
I heard the 60 GB's were recalled off the assembly line for corrupted hard drives so that's why the 20 GB consoles are for the most part decently available for purchase. I almost broke down and bought a 20 GB system to sit on until a 60 GB becomes available but the cashier at GameStop talked me out of it. He pretty much told me to let someone whose kid wants it for Christmas have it. It made more sence since I really had no intention of opening it until after Christmas......

My dad compared this to when the 2005 Mustangs first came out and he had to have one. The GT's were all recalled for the V8's that had some sort of problem and the V6's were all that were available. My dad held out for the V8, didn't get it until like March but he was glad he waited. He reccomended I do the same since the situations are fairly identical.

railven
12-02-06, 02:12 AM
I'd take a 20GB right about now if I could find it. I'd gladly buy it and then sell it for a loss just to mess around with the damn thing.

But thats just, the guy who went through five video cards trying to score a specific rare one that ended up getting replaced by the time I got it haha.

Blackout
12-02-06, 10:06 AM
IMy dad compared this to when the 2005 Mustangs first came out and he had to have one. The GT's were all recalled for the V8's that had some sort of problem and the V6's were all that were available. My dad held out for the V8, didn't get it until like March but he was glad he waited. He reccomended I do the same since the situations are fairly identical.I just checked the 2005 Mustang recall list and there isn't any for the car. There are some TSB's but the only issue I remember about getting the V8's out was that everybody wanted the premium package with the brushed aluminum and the LED gauge lights but the manufacturer that was making the LED's couldn't keep up with demand so they were having problems gettings the GT's with that package out and they were on back order for awhile

dp102288
12-02-06, 10:12 AM
I'd wait until I get the one I want then.

DopeStar 156
12-02-06, 10:39 AM
I just checked the 2005 Mustang recall list and there isn't any for the car. There are some TSB's but the only issue I remember about getting the V8's out was that everybody wanted the premium package with the brushed aluminum and the LED gauge lights but the manufacturer that was making the LED's couldn't keep up with demand so they were having problems gettings the GT's with that package out and they were on back order for awhile

It wasn't really a recall, they stopped them before they hit the street.....

railven
12-02-06, 11:30 AM
I'd wait until I get the one I want then.

But I want the one I want NOW

Blackout
12-02-06, 12:11 PM
But I want the one I want NOWPatience grasshopper

railven
12-02-06, 03:11 PM
Patience grasshopper

I know I know, but being a spoiled brat doesn't help. Haha.

Well now that my computer is acting up I got something to preoccupy the mind.

dp102288
12-02-06, 11:07 PM
^^ Porn? :D :rofl:

DopeStar 156
12-03-06, 01:34 AM
I'm currently winning one on ebay for $480. I wonder how long that'll last......

Rey Rey 650
12-07-06, 11:55 AM
I just got a PS3 at the mall in the afternoon. I went into E Games and asked the worker when the next shipment was. He told me to stand in line and there was only 2 people waiting....So i bought the 60G one for my brothers but they are very unsure if they want it.....So i might just return it or try to sell it for 750 on craigslist.....If no one buys it im getting my 650 back :)

dp102288
12-07-06, 09:38 PM
Damn...they had a 60 gig in stock?