Console Wars

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  1. Blaza

    Blaza In Arsene Wenger I Trust

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    Console Wars

    Anyone hear the news of the price drops for Xbox360 and PS3?

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/08/27/BUP919E5DG.DTL

    I've been an Xbox guy faithfully for this console generation but have always wanted to get my hands on a PS3 both from a media and gaming standpoint. Hell, it's taken great restraint for me not to pick one up for The Show alone. Now that the price for a decent model is down to $299, I can say for sure that I will scoop one in the next few months. Anyone else in the same boat?
     
  2. Drifterbub

    Drifterbub Help me hide a body?

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    Maybe for the show. Plus the gf wants a bluray player.

    I'm still not sold on getting one yet, maybe around the holidays if we see another drop or something.
     
  3. jms493

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    It is a pretty awesome system and the show is just jaw dropping.

    The slim is only 299 now.....it is a must buy if you are into games and Blu ray from Net flix........priceless!
     
  4. Blaza

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    Slim is supposed to be 120 GB right? Which model do you have?
     
  5. jms493

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    I have the launch system 60 GB. The only good about that one is that it is fully backwards compatilble.....but who the fuck plays PS2 games anymore.

    Would love to sell it to buy the slim........but only if it didnt cost me a $1
     
  6. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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    I snagged a PS3 in February and IMO it was a no brainer then at $400, let alone now at $300.

    Blu-Ray is just awesome, and the PS3 also upscales regular DVDs so you can get rid of either your regular DVD player or your upscale DVD player with the purchase. Plus I guess with some Blu-Ray players updating the firmware can be an issue - which is a breeze with the PS3.

    Plus MLB The Show and the new God of War?

    Done and done.

    With that said, I still use my 360 a lot more for gaming and the PS3 mostly for watching movies. The online stuff for the 360 is a much superior (as the old adage goes ... you get what you pay for lol), plus Netflix :thumbsup:
     
  7. BlyGilmore

    BlyGilmore It's All In The Hips!

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  8. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    I really want the show

    /reasons I want the pS3
     
  9. Matrix Monkey

    Matrix Monkey Walk On

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    I'm just waiting on GoW3.
     
  10. jms493

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    yes it is reason alone if you are baseball fan the game is addicting as hell....problem is time!

    NCAA, Madden, some other games......then Forza 3.....gotta pick your poison.

    I think my girlfriend uses the PS3 more than me for the bluray movies from netflix......I feel like we get a new chick flick every other day...lol
     
  11. Blaza

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    Your TV needs 1080p in order for BlueRay to work properly, correct?
     
  12. jms493

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    yes correct. It will still look good with 720p though.
     

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