Heya, Tempers!!! Welcome to another review by, iFish! This time around I am reviewing the PS3! Warning: Spoilers inside! [titleS3 picture] I’m going to skip the introduction since it’s a console. It doesn’t have a story, plot, etc. The list of features will be brief and to the point. Features • Blu-Ray • Plays Games! (duh…) • PlayStation Network • Multimedia center • HDMI out of the box The packaging! And what you get in the box! The box is just ‘fine’. Nothing extremely nice and sexy but it protects the console like it should. Warning: Spoilers inside! [titleS3 box] It is packed with cardboard to keep the console from becoming loose and shit. I guess that is nice of them! Box opened, labeled content If you got this shipped to you online, I would think that it would get damaged due to the fragile nature of the box. Your system might not be in working order. I recommend just going to the store and picking it up if possible just to be safe. It is the same price purchasing it online and at the store anyways. What comes in the box? • 1 DualShock 3 (PS Triple controller) • PS triple *weird huh? I would have never thought they would give us this* • Telly (T.V) connectors • Power adapter • Instruction Booklets What! No power brick!!! ;P Setup and use: If you’ve had or own a PSP or PSX (PSX only came out in japan) you will be right at home with the XMB (Xross Media Bar) These are the categories • Users • Settings • Pictures • Music • Videos • Games • Network • Internet (I think that’s the name of it) • Friends Explanation: Users: To be honest, I’m not really sure what this is since I am the only person using the PS3. Sorry! :/ Settings: You can change settings. The name says it all Pictures: You can store your pictures here and make slideshows of them. Music: You can have music play here. The name says it all (again). You can also stream music like I do. Videos: This is where you can view your videos or stream them from your PC to watch on your PS3 Game: Here, you can play your game discs, demos, PlayStation “Minis” and find your game save data. Network: You can access the PlayStation Store and PlayStation Home. There is more. Internet: You can browse the web… that’s about it. Friends: This lets you add and talk to your friends. You can also setup game parties with friends! Online functions (PlayStation Network) This is amazing! It’s free, very fast and sleek looking! I was going to say the network never went down but that would be lying! :< When downloading stuff it goes really fast!! Online Match making is fast and easy! I have never lost connection online like I often do on Wii! System! It’s built like a brick! It has a very nice build quality. I would expect that from such a rich company! :/ The slim model I have does not have the same technical problems as the phat (ex. yellow light of death, February problem, etc.) But, it does get VERY warm! I cannot compare it to the Xbox 360 since I’ve never used one. It is also super heavy! Heavier than my school laptop! I am not going to give it a number score because it isn’t a game. DualShock III The DualShock 3 feels really good in your hand! It was ergonomically designed to fit in your hand! It feels nice and looks nice. It is wireless and doesn’t require AA/AAA batteries! It has a built in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery! You just plug it into the PS3 to charge it!! The L2 and R2 buttons are triggers. It’s a love or hate thing. Some people like it and others simply do not. I like it but my fingers tend to slip on them. But you know…. Haters Gonna hate Warning: Spoilers inside! [titleualShock 3] Pros: • Rich access to media • Well built • Free online! • Nice library of games! • Aimed at an older audience (Well… this is good for me, haha) • Quick download speeds (Depends on web traffic) • Upgradable HDD… no need to buy anything special. (Yes, I’m looking at you 360) • Blu-Ray • HDMI ready out of the box Cons • Heavy (Cannot put it in my bag and bike with it) • Gets hot • Lost some features that the Phat had (PS2 playback, others….) • Expensive… starting price at 300$ Conclusion! It is a console that is getting better every day. I remember when it used to be about 800$! Now that it is at a 300$ base price and is getting a better library of games each month I say go for it! ~ifish Kudos to luke_c and SoulSnatcher luke_c for helping me test this! SoulSnatcher for editing it! For people who care, this is what a PSX is This review has been written for GBAtemp.net DS database ONLY! If you see it anywhere else shoot me a PM The pictures were also taken by me. PM me if you see them anywhere else as well.