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Don't like eBay, and I have no interest in backward compatibility. It's gonna be the cheap one for me, me thinks.
Enjoy the PS3 when you get it.
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What? There's no more 80GB version?
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Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
What? There's no more 80GB version?
Who cares! I'm payin for a 40gig version, but getting a 250gig version! Awesome.

Any good mods for it yet? It pretty much does everything out of the box, so I assume the only mod will be the ability to play backups. Which is good if they can be played off the HDD, can they do that yet? No way I'm paying for a bluray player.. or the disks.
    
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Originally Posted by SUPER PISSED View Post
Who cares! I'm payin for a 40gig version, but getting a 250gig version! Awesome.

Any good mods for it yet? It pretty much does everything out of the box, so I assume the only mod will be the ability to play backups. Which is good if they can be played off the HDD, can they do that yet? No way I'm paying for a bluray player.. or the disks.
too bad you cant play ps1 games...
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Originally Posted by Mikesamuel112 View Post
too bad you cant play ps1 games...
I'm sure I'll live .. oh wait, no Spyro! What ever will I do.


As I've said a couple times now, I don't care about backward compatibility. If it only costs an extra dollar, I would keep my change.
    
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too bad you cant play ps1 games...
FALSE: All PS3 can play PS1 games, even the 40GB. Heck even the PSP plays PS1 games It's all done through software emulation so there's no need for the EE chip that was only in the 20/60GB versions.

Also, if you're interested, there's GunMetal Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle coming in June. Comes with MGS4 and a limited edition 80GB PS3 and Dualshock 3 controller with custom paintjobs
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there's GunMetal Metal Gear Solid 4 bundle coming in June.
So it is coming to North America!
    
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Yeah, the owner's manual itself even gives you directions on how to swap out the HDD. Very easy! The only other thing the other versions got was a card reader and two extra USB ports. But you can buy USB hubs and have even more USB ports, and I personally would never use the card reader. You can get an external USB card reader if necessary, though. The external USB HDD is great, too. Just remember it has to be formatted FAT32, not NTFS. (When you take out the old HDD, just get an enclosure for it, and bam, 40GB external USB HDD). Makes swapping files between your computer and PS3 very easy. The streaming from the PC thing is ok, but it's kind of slow, and it doesn't always find the media server.

The only other thing I would suggest is, if you think you'll ever install Linux, do it NOW, because you have to completely reformat your HDD to create a partition for Linux. Otherwise you'll need an external HDD to back-up everything, or you'll have to re-download everything and use a USB stick to transfer game saves and crap like that. It's a real pain in the ass if you can't do a full back-up. I would just go ahead and do it, it's easy and doesn't take too long to get setup, and I just allocated 10GB to Linux. I did it just because I was bored, it was free, and now I can say my PS3 is a full computer, too. I never thought I would have done it, but boredom causes you to do weird things lol!

With all that being said, I LOVE MY PS3. Way better than the 360's my friends have. I use my PC for Microsoft games. Everything else I can buy on the PS3.
     
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With a gaming PC there's no need at all for a 360; except Ace Combat 6 and Dead Rising...
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With a gaming PC there's no need at all for a 360
EXACTLY!
     
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