December 15, 2009
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly : PS3
Holding its own with more than 27 million sales worldwide this gaming platform has earned its place in the market. A 7th generation video gaming console that has a 3.2 GHz cpu. Yea, this is a review that was supposed to come out 3 years ago, but the site’s new, so here we go. . . Some very cool features include its vast media capabilities. One of the coolest things the PS3 offers that none of the competitors have is its blu-ray playing capabilities, this is a great asset of the PS3 considering the average cost of a blu-ray player 2day is around $251.00. The PS3 slim is now selling online for $299.99 new, and used through eBay at prices around $234.00 with an 80GB hard drive (plus shipping). This fact alone puts PS3 near the top of my “cool” list. One sweet feature that PC gamers especially take for granted is its FREE online gaming access. WTF is up with Microsoft charging to game online, ppl already bought ur system, ur games, use ur OS for our computers, and besides you made more than 17,000,000,000 (billion) in 2008?!?!? Ahh rant done. . .
Other cool features are PS3’s cool design, built in flash and media reader, and built in Wi-Fi (if you cannot run a cable to your system, wireless gaming not recommended ) : Something that may be even cooler than these other things is PS3’s backwards compatibility feature, so if there are some rad games that you loved from PS or PS2, such as these top sellers: PS1 – Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy VII, Metal Gear Solid; PS2 – GTA: San Andreas/Vice City, Kingdom Hearts, Dragon Quest VIII, Jak and Daxter, u can play them on ur PS3. Or you’re free to choose from the more than 557 games that have come out since PS3’s release (exclusive – 159 multi-platforms – 395). This backwards compatibility feature sure is sweet, so if you wanted you could head down to your local pawn shop, pick out some very entertaining PS2 or PS games for 5 bucks a pop, put them in your PS3 and off you go. So, sounds pretty sweet, right? But some drawbacks of the PS3 are that some of the best titles out there are not available to play with PlayStation. This is a huge drawback for gamers, especially when the bottom line is the quality and fun we get outta the games we play. One possible explanation of this lack of rocking games could be summed up in Valve developer Gabe Newell’s statement, “The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it’s really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted”. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said about PS3, “It’s expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better. Games generate a better return on investment capital on the Xbox than on the PlayStation.” This is a pretty grim outlook of the future of Sony’s PlayStation, but tell that to someone that just spend 10 hours owning then decides to watch a HD movie on the same system with his hot girlfriend after she got home from working all day : )