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*Wonders if consoles will ever die off completely*

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Homebrew on a console is about as useless as overclocking a phone.
No.
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post #82 of 149
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Homebrew on a console is about as useless as overclocking a phone.
While it is offtopic - you're completely and absolutely wrong.
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"As regards home consoles, the PS3 was put into business in 2006, and it has a 10 year life cycle,"
Weird, my release PS3 had died twice so far...
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Weird, my release PS3 had died twice so far...
My 60GB fatty lasted until the middle of last year. Small spikes would pop up every now and then in AC2. I didn't want to wait until it YLODed, so I sold it on eBay as-is, everything disclaimed in the description.

Got over $200 without any games included. $150 with that got me a brand new 250GB slim with Little Big Planet.
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Can't say I'm disappointed by this, I'm not ready for new consoles yet. Even if I had the money to buy all of the must-have games for PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, it'd still pale in comparison to the PlayStation 2 alone.

Games these days seem to be all about multiplayer that's replaced in a month when the next big thing releases. I've gotten into the habit of grouping Call of Duty and the like with sports games. Nothing memorable, its replacement is well underway (be it in the form of a true sequel or another studio's clone), rental at best.

Besides, new consoles just means shinier graphics (oh boy), higher development costs and a few years of growing pains before we start seeing the truly great games. Five years in and it still feels entirely too soon to even begin thinking about new consoles, especially since we have the 3DS and NGP on the horizon.
post #86 of 149
The main reason why over the last year a lot of first generation PS3's have died is because Sony wanted to increase the Blu Ray player speed so there was a voltage increase either for the player or on the board itself, either way it cause more heat to build up and conclusively is enough heat overall to kill the 20GB and 60GB PS3's. It's a good idea if you still have one to take it apart and replace the thermal paste with some AS5 or better.
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post #87 of 149
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Originally Posted by bcham View Post
looks like my gtx260 is fine for an other 5 years,
Not really, lifetime means how long the console is around, PS2 still is around afterall.

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There is nothing stopping the PS4 arriving before the PS3 has completed its 10 year life cycle/shelf life. It was the same thing with the PS2, Sony planned for it to have a life cycle of 10 years, and the PS3 came in 2006, the PS2 still continued with its remaining shelf life though.

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Originally Posted by EvanPitts View Post
More like an ATI Rage...

Sony really needs to update their console. They had slow sales for the longest time, with no real titles and not much advantage over the PS2; then were cabbaged by the XBox 360, and later, the WII.

I think this is smoke - they have to come out with something modern because manufacturers are probably not going to be making those obsolete parts, even in the near future.
IMO they done too many die shrinks to the 7800 architecture .
aka "RSX"

right now I am going to steal my brothers nvidia 6800 and play GTA 4 for PC
and it should work fine on my system below. since it's more of a CPU game then GPU
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The main reason why over the last year a lot of first generation PS3's have died is because Sony wanted to increase the Blu Ray player speed so there was a voltage increase either for the player or on the board itself, either way it cause more heat to build up and conclusively is enough heat overall to kill the 20GB and 60GB PS3's. It's a good idea if you still have one to take it apart and replace the thermal paste with some AS5 or better.
huh... I've never heard of that before. Interesting bit o info.
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post #90 of 149
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looks like my gtx260 is fine for an other 5 years,
I loved this comment..Made me laugh cause its more then likely true.
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