What things can be done with a ps3?

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Aug 3, 2009
  1. Vampant
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    Newcomer Vampant Advanced Member

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    hello there

    I have recently won a ps3 in a mccoys competition the 80gb version and unsure
    whether to keep it or not i may sell it.

    Just wondering what things you can with it as in normal and also like hacks etc?
    I already have a psp with custom firmware and wii with usb hard drive as well as wiikey

    Sorry if answered before i didnt know where to search for it.
     
  2. Sephi

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    no hacks or anything. PS3 is good for it's exclusive titles, you should keep it if you want those games http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS3_exclusives

    though if you're not interested your PS3 will be worth a bit more unopened.
     
  3. Vampant
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    fair enough because searching on the net comes up with a lot of crap to do with things you are suppose to be able to do but i think its all rubbish like hard drive games etc
     
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    You can use it as a DVD player, and the biggest thing, a BLU-Ray Player, which can cost 1000$ these days (or at least it was like a year ago, I don't know about today)
    I suggest you to keep it, PS3 is a cool thing, even for show-offing [​IMG]
    As the one above said, PS3 is a good exclusive console, and its exclusives are extremely good.

    Hope to see you around with us,
    [​IMG]
     
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    The PS3 is an import gamers dream, no region locks and there are some really good games coming out that won't hit the shores especially Gundam 0081.
     
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    I just inherited one myself and, I can tell you, I'm loving it so far.

    As was mentioned, it is a great solution if you need a Blu-Ray player.

    Even if you don't have any games, you can spend tons of time just exploring Home and playing the numerous mini-games to be found on there. You can run Linux on it and basically have another computer at your disposal too. Sony has also made it pretty simple to upgrade the HD as well. Just find a cheap 2.5 inch SATA drive and pop it in (haven't done it personally but I have read up on it and it seems easy enough). [​IMG]
     
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    It's worth keeping for the Blu-Ray player alone. You can install Linux on it, but don't expect much from it since it only has 256MB of RAM to work with and Yellow-Dog Linux can swap RAM from the video card which Sony blocks from any OS but the GameOS. It's decent for running emulators of
     
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    Thank you all for your replys very helpful, ive noticed as well looking at ebay and in gamestation the games now are very cheap espically things like metal gear solid 4 etc is there any reason for that other then being out a while?
     
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    It's probobly due to being out longer, being preowned, or the game not being so populour, MGS4 is a great buy, by the way, the story will keep you entertained for atleast a week and the online will have you addicted for months. One of the PS3's many great exclusives [​IMG]
     
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    Other than playing games and watching blu-ray movies?

    1) Stream movies and music
    2) Use the Internet
    3) Download content
    4) Install Linux (If you're bored on a Sunday afternoon or something)

    Other than that, not much else.
     
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    id keep it

    like you noted, games are cheap and you can order them from around the world because they are region free

    if they ever get a price cut id buy one, games like blazblue interest me lots (360 version sucks, no controls and the ps3 online for blazblue is much more popular/better from what i know)
     
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    its my main system for emulators (via Linux of course)
     
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    theres a NES emulator I believe :S
     
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    some cut an pastes from the PS3 vs 360 thread of my comments

    There's also crap loads of good DLC full games and demos and other content on there for grabs or for a fee [​IMG]

    Online game play is also FREE!

    There's also a lot of PS3 exclusive only games such as Little Big Planet (1 million user created levels and more daily) and Killzone 2 and Gran Tourismo ..check the recommended games in the PS3 section [​IMG]
     
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    ps3 has awsome rpg style games
    awesome adventure games
    it also has some really good reacin games ( midnight club la, burnout paradise )

    try out assasins creed
    its the best games ive played for it

    the only down side is it doesnt have much multiplayer games
    street fighter is awsome too
     
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    yes keep it my friend awsome game
     
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    What apart from most of them!?

    C.O.D.,KILLZONE 2,L.B.P.,BURNOUT PARADISE,GRAN TURISMO,PAIN etc etc ...loads of games have multiplayer etc etc and soon to come M.A.G. you can't get any more multiplayer than M.A.G. with 256 players in teams of 8 [​IMG]
     
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    PS3 is actually one of the best option for Blu-ray players because
    1) They are cheap. It was the cheapest couple years back, it's still on the cheap side compared to other profile 1.1+ standalone players.
    2) Firmware upgrades (related to BR playback) are significantly easier than standalone players.
    3) Built in wi-fi for networking which reduces the hassle of using features like BD-Live.

    The downside is that BD movies are slightly more expensive (I've seen less than $5 difference between BD and DVD to way more than $10) and you won't benefit too much unless you have surround speaker system and large HDTV.

    I really appreciate that the PS3 supports native 7.1 surround sound not only in BD playback but also in games (go back to thanking the Blu-ray media for holding all the juice).
    I wasn't too happy with 5.1 audio source cap in games (most multiplayer games come with 5.1 audio source because of the 360), while 5.1 can be easily upscaled it's not exactly the same. And people usually don't give a shit about 5.1 or 7.1. Game magazines will still give out 9/10 or higher review scores to mono audio if they just like the game.
     

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