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Old 04-23-2008, 08:04 PM   #1  
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Call me crazy, but I bought a PS3. Well, sort of. The Wife refused to let a new gaming console into the house unless one left first. So, the 360 headed out the door. Luckily the 360 and my old games completely covered the price of the PS3 and then some.

Before you call me crazy, hear me out. I have recently graduate from Graduate School and I have a new job. In the past year to year and a half, my amount of gaming has steadly decreased. Now, I play about once a month. I had 360 games that were barely touched.

However, the Wife and I are movie fanatics. Sad to say, we were both disappointed when HD DVD failed. Wanting to continue with HD movies, we needed a Blu ray player. In comes the PS3.

While most heavy gamers out there are rolling in their graves, for me it makes sense. I get to keep watching HD movies and I can still enjoy a few games here and there when I have the time. Most of the 360 exclusives have come and gone, now it is time for Blu Ray movies and PS3 exclusives. Plus, many great games will come out for both consoles, i.e GTA IV.

The only downside is that I have to now officially eat every bad word I said about the PS3 and even worse, change my forum name

PS: I still feel the 360 is a better gaming console. I just want HD movies and games.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:42 PM   #2  
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The wife refused to let a new gaming console into the house unless one left first? I guess we know who the dominent one in this relationship is

Heh, I guess that if I was married, my wife would probably go nuts over how much I spend modifying my car alone.........

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Call me crazy, but I bought a PS3. Well, sort of. The Wife refused to let a new gaming console into the house unless one left first. So, the 360 headed out the door. Luckily the 360 and my old games completely covered the price of the PS3 and then some.

Before you call me crazy, hear me out. I have recently graduate from Graduate School and I have a new job. In the past year to year and a half, my amount of gaming has steadly decreased. Now, I play about once a month. I had 360 games that were barely touched.

However, the Wife and I are movie fanatics. Sad to say, we were both disappointed when HD DVD failed. Wanting to continue with HD movies, we needed a Blu ray player. In comes the PS3.

While most heavy gamers out there are rolling in their graves, for me it makes sense. I get to keep watching HD movies and I can still enjoy a few games here and there when I have the time. Most of the 360 exclusives have come and gone, now it is time for Blu Ray movies and PS3 exclusives. Plus, many great games will come out for both consoles, i.e GTA IV.

The only downside is that I have to now officially eat every bad word I said about the PS3 and even worse, change my forum name

PS: I still feel the 360 is a better gaming console. I just want HD movies and games.
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:49 PM   #3  
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Call me crazy, but I bought a PS3. Well, sort of. The Wife refused to let a new gaming console into the house unless one left first. So, the 360 headed out the door. Luckily the 360 and my old games completely covered the price of the PS3 and then some.

Before you call me crazy, hear me out. I have recently graduate from Graduate School and I have a new job. In the past year to year and a half, my amount of gaming has steadly decreased. Now, I play about once a month. I had 360 games that were barely touched.

However, the Wife and I are movie fanatics. Sad to say, we were both disappointed when HD DVD failed. Wanting to continue with HD movies, we needed a Blu ray player. In comes the PS3.

While most heavy gamers out there are rolling in their graves, for me it makes sense. I get to keep watching HD movies and I can still enjoy a few games here and there when I have the time. Most of the 360 exclusives have come and gone, now it is time for Blu Ray movies and PS3 exclusives. Plus, many great games will come out for both consoles, i.e GTA IV.

The only downside is that I have to now officially eat every bad word I said about the PS3 and even worse, change my forum name

PS: I still feel the 360 is a better gaming console. I just want HD movies and games.
PS3kid has a nice ring to it eh?

Seriously though that sucks your wife won't let you have two consoles as both are fantastic game machines.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:52 PM   #4  
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Well, just hope that they don't release a 360 blu-ray add-on anytime soon, or your defection will be for naught.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:00 PM   #5  
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The Wife refused to let a new gaming console into the house unless one left first.
Welcome to the club. We may lack a back bone, but we are happy.....right? Us maried guys are happy, aren't we?

I am in the same boat, my hobby as a gamer has diminished greatly.

Enjoy your PS3!
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:19 PM   #6  
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Welcome to the club. We may lack a back bone, but we are happy.....right? Us maried guys are happy, aren't we?

I am in the same boat, my hobby as a gamer has diminished greatly.

Enjoy your PS3!
I'm married. My wife has never put her foot down....but then again, I kinda know my limits.

I sold my 360 for similar reasons. Last December I had all 3 new systems. PS3, 360 and the Wii. I sold the Wii around Christmas time because they were going for $600+(Got over $700 for my modest Wii set-up) and I just couldn't pass up that kind of profit. I knew I could get one later on.

I think the 360 has great specs aside from the lack of a mandatory hard drive (which leaves some devs handcuffed.). The problem is with the build quality/engineering. Never in my life had I owned a product that continually broke under ideal operating conditions. I always kept the power brick off the carpet. The system itself was on it's own end table in open air, and yet I still got 3 RRoD between launch and last Feb

I chose to hang on to the PS3 for mostly the same reasons you did, aside from the wife bit.

There are enough games on the PS3 to keep me playing (play time is going lower and lower since I've got kids anyways). As it stands now, I imagine I game for 5 hours a week at the most, unless there is a new must have, then I'll usually play for about 10-15 hours a week max. Rainbow 6 2 was the last time I really put in a lot of hours. I was on a mission to unlock all the weapons and armor and beat it on all 3 difficulties. I love the R6 Vegas series because no matter how high you crank the difficulty, you never die a cheap death. There's always something you could have done to prevent it. Let me tell ya, R6 2 is a 25-35 hour game on the hardest difficulty setting. You have to play the game one cover point at a time or your just going to throw the controller through the screen.

Anyways....back on topic.

The PS3 serves me well. I love the BD playback, it's a great media center for music. My wife loves that aspect as she like to listen to music all day when she's cleaning and chasing our 2 year old. It's also a great machine for showing off pictures to people who come over. What better way to show off your new family pics then on a big screen HDTV?
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Eh, I would have played it off as a blu player; Gee sweetheart, we have an hdtv, and hd dvd has failed, we clearly need a blu ray player to continue to enjoy hd movies! But, thats ok kid, we live and learn...just next time ask around for ideas before you approach her with something like that, ok?
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Sounds like the 360kid, Kamspy, and DrDre are in the same boat as me, for the most part. I could have just bought a 360 and told the wife to STFU... but I respect her opinion, and in this case she's right: I don't need another pure gaming machine. The fact that she uses the ps3 to watch movies and play music or the same streamed to my psp while she's at work makes it useful to her as well as me, it's a great all around package. On top of that I don't game as much as I used to, having access to the 360's huge library just isn't that big of a deal for me as I barely have time to play what the ps3 offers
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Is your wife playing YOUR 360, no I assume, so why didn't you tell her to F***k off!
I'm thinking about a PS3 in 6-12 months for the Blu-ray, but I'll be damned if I ever get rid of my 360, I don't tell my wife to get rid of her old shoes when she gets new ones, so the same applies to my stuff.
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thats a good move. being that you play games now very very rarely.. there wouldnt have been a point to paying for online service where you where barely using it.. with PS3 and PSN, at least its free .. enjoy. add me
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Whipped to the max I see
Is your wife playing YOUR 360, no I assume, so why didn't you tell her to F***k off!
I'm thinking about a PS3 in 6-12 months for the Blu-ray, but I'll be damned if I ever get rid of my 360, I don't tell my wife to get rid of her old shoes when she gets new ones, so the same applies to my stuff.

Haha, Amen brotha!

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Defection? How about step up?

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Well, just hope that they don't release a 360 blu-ray add-on anytime soon, or your defection will be for naught.
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Defection? How about step up?
A step up to what?
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To what system the guy owns now.

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To what system the guy owns now.


You crack me up.

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