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Oh, one more thing:

Bluetooth!

The standardization of the PS3 is great. The fact that you can buy any off-the-shelf 2.5" SATA hard drive and use it, or any Bluetooth mouse or keyboard, and MOST webcams, rather than having to buy stuff specifically for the PS3.

Also, I'm not sure if you give a damn about folding or not, but as everyone knows, the PS3 is great at that.
I couldn't of said it better myself
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What's odd is I'm in the same boat as the OP. I would buy it right now, but thats a lot of money to just burn on a whim (though, I doubt I would be dissapointed with the PS3). Someone above posted that they found a 60gig PS3 at a local Blockbuster. So...

Question:
If you could manage to get a 60gig somewhere, would you buy it, or would you just get the 80gig/MGS4 combo? The problem I have is...I play my PC due to my love of MMOs a lot more then my consoles (especially the Wii...thats a party toy at the moment). Like another poster on this thread (I scrolled down, but couldn't find it again ), I would use it every night for media--but can I somehow justify buying it if I already have the 360 as a next gen console.

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I am a HUGE MGS fan. I also would probably go get Warhawk, R&C, and perhaps just a couple random games (GT5)... Hopefully the answers I get helps you as well, kmo.
To answer your question yes I would pick up a 60 gig one. It really sucks that they dont put the E.E chip in the PS3's anymore. The 60 Gig one was the best model.
    
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I've had my PS3 for about two weeks, (along with my 32" 1080P HDTV )
And I've gotta say I'm blown away. I've played the 360 a bunch, and it's.. eh, well, it's fun yes, but the PS3 just feels right
Burnout Paradise is utterly addicting, and Rockband is fun as usual.
The graphics are stunning, not to mention the customization tickles my fancy quite a bit.
Ontop of that, it doubles as an extremely good looking HTPC as well, (If you have it networked, at least.)
If I'm out in the living room and want to watch a movie or listen to music, I just hit a few buttons and I've got my entire media library sitting in front of me, ready to go.
I haven't even mentioned linux yet.. good lord, that adds another realm to the PS3, as well as the option of upgrading the HDD to a 120, 200, 250, or 320GB.
The fact that it has a built in web-browser is nice as well, if you have a keyboard handy it's a bit less of a hassle, but still workable for a quick cheat lookup or two if you've only got the controller around.
Blu-ray is a given.
Matter'o'fact, the only things that I don't like about my PS3 is that it can't play PS2 games (Sony will be hearing from me about this.) and that it collects dust a bit too easily for my taste.
Nitpicking? I think so

Overall, it's got oodles of features that the 360 doesn't have, and it's a bit more future-proof than the 360 as well.
I say go for it mate


EDIT: Not trying to flame the 360, mind you. It's a great machine as well, I'm just partial to the PS3 ^_^
No your right about the PS3 having Linux being a huge advantage. What exactly can you do with Linux on the PS3?

The only thing I can think of is using VLC player to play movie files off my portable Hard Drives.
    
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If you just want to play games I say do not get one. I will debate with anyone that the graphics are not as good as the 360. I thought that the PS3 was going to be this powerful console. Till I brought it home, plugged it in, opened my games and...disappointed so much. I bought games that I owned on the 360 and was in awe that the graphics were as bad as they were. I even got Fall of Man and couldn't believe what I was seeing. I would wait to see if games/graphics improve like they did with the PS2. THe only thing I use mine for is a blue-ray payer. I know that I will get flamed for these remarks but whatever...This is just my opinion and experience with the PS3.
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No your right about the PS3 having Linux being a huge advantage. What exactly can you do with Linux on the PS3?

The only thing I can think of is using VLC player to play movie files off my portable Hard Drives.
You could do that natively on the PS3 anyway.. So long as the movies were DivX, MPEG, or WMV (and a few others I think), and your hard drive is formatted for FAT32.
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No your right about the PS3 having Linux being a huge advantage. What exactly can you do with Linux on the PS3?

The only thing I can think of is using VLC player to play movie files off my portable Hard Drives.
I'm not the best person to ask about that, as I'm a huge linux noob...
So I'm not sure what exactly could be done with it, other than having a linux-box in your living room.
Perfect for those lazy summer days when you feel like sprawling out on the couch and computing from the comfort of your living room
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You could do that natively on the PS3 anyway.. So long as the movies were DivX, MPEG, or WMV (and a few others I think), and your hard drive is formatted for FAT32.
Don't forget .avi, that's what my entire movie collection is encoded in.. works great
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Don't forget .avi, that's what my entire movie collection is encoded in.. works great
Usually when people have movies in AVI format, it's encoded with either the DivX or XviD codecs. The PS3 is a certified DivX player, but XviD movies are a little iffy.
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Usually when people have movies in AVI format, it's encoded with either the DivX or XviD codecs. The PS3 is a certified DivX player, but XviD movies are a little iffy.
Ya thats why I want to use VLC player.
    
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About Divx and any other codecs.. There's a good alternative to make pretty much any format work on PS3's. Download TVersity. It's a media center for your desktop, but the thing that's good about it(get the PS3 patch), is mostly that it will detect what filetypes the PS3 cannot read, and will convert it from your workstation while you're watching it in the background.

Made this thing so much more enjoyable.
    
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