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Yup, we're getting a Playstation 3. Our Blu-Ray box has taken a dump and won't play movies any more so we decided to get a Playstation 3 instead of just another player. It's going to be for Netflix and Blu-Ray playing and my step-dad's racing games.


Few questions,

1.) What racing games would you recommend on the PS3? My step-dad loves racing games, but hasn't been able to play them since our 360 died out of warranty a couple years ago. I've been looking at GRID, DIRT 2, NFS:Shift, and GT5.

2.) Along with the above, what racing wheel would you recommend? Not buying right now, but we'll probably get one in the next month or two.

3.) Is replacing the hard drive just plug and play, copy over the data bit for bit and you're good to go? Thinking about putting in a 1TB drive to record movies onto.

4.) Is the Move worth picking up now, or should I wait another year or so for more games to use it?

Thanks.
post #2 of 27
1. GT5 > all if you like racing sim, otherwise NFS and Burnout series will be plenty of fun (if you're into more arcade-style racing)

2. Driving Force GT is prob the best $ for your buck IMO, the G27 is just far too much unless you don't mind spreading the bread
- I'd also recommend a wheel/pedal stand too if you don't have a table that would work well with it (or don't mind ruining - eg clamps on the wheel to secure with).

3. On a fat PS3 it's incredibly easy (don't have a slim so can't say there); pop out the cage/drive, replace and PS3 will guide you into reformat process once everything is replaced.

4. Can't really comment on the move; not too interested in it myself, but unless there are any "must haves" which I don't know about I don't think waiting would be a bad move (no pun intended).
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gt5,dirt 2 and nfs hp are the best currently out dont discount blur and split second

logitech g27 awesome wheel

it uses a 2.5" hdd thats a straight swop 3.5" will need some tinkering

move hmmm im kinda on the wire myself even tho my sister bought it for herself to use on my ps3 but i'd wait a while for some better games
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GT5 is good!
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Are the PS3 fat consoles 3.25" or 2.5"?
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all ps3's are 2.5"
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Dirt 2 is a ton of fun if you like racing games. Regardless of the types of games you generally like, buy God Of War III. It's the coolest game I've seen in several years and by a huge margin.

Buy the Move and get the Lights Out boxing game. It's such a fun way to workout. Frisbee golf is a lot of fun and it comes free with the Move bundle.
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post #8 of 27
Welcome to PSN! I gotta recommend Dirt 2 cause it's pretty fun Shift is also good but I like more of a open world type of games. Go to gamestop and test out GT5, I'm sure they gotta have the game up on the PS3.
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First of all get the Bluetooth remote, its the best remote for any player simply because its bluetooth and not infrared.

For games I would get these:

For FPS: Killzone 2, Resistance 1 and 2 (Bad Company 2 or Call of Duty if you dont already have them for PC), Uncharted 1 + 2

For Family: Little Big Planet, Little Big Planet 2

For RPG: Tales of Graces F (When it gets here), Valkyria Chronicles, Eternal Sonata, Demon's Soul's

As for the Move, I am personally not interested in it.
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post #10 of 27
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Well I picked up the console and GT5 today (console is slim version). Thanks for all the help. In another couple of paychecks we'll probably get the GT driving wheel and DIRT 2, and maybe Demons' Souls. We'll look more into getting a 1TB drive if we think we need it. We're going to skip the Move for now.


Thanks for the help all.
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