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Old 12-04-2006, 01:01 PM   #1  
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About an hour ago on my lunch break I decided to jet over to BB to see what the PS3 situation was like. Went to the back of the store where the PS3 demo was and saw some kid playing the demo. Looked around and saw no PS3's around and got bummed out. So me and this BB employee were standing there watching this kid playing NBA '07 and a guy comes up and asks if they have any. The employee gets this big smile on his face and says "yeeahhhh" So we follow him to the stockroom door and he brings out 2 60GB PS3's. The other guy that got one went nuts- "Yes, baby!!! I've been looking everywhere for this!!!!" and bouncing around.

So I get back to work carrying the box and one of my co-workers sees it and goes "YOU GOT ONE?!?" then everywhere people are standing in their cubicles looking at me and gawking. Problem: I've got a meeting in a few hours and I have nowhere safe to put this thing and I'm reluctant to trust anyone in my office to hold onto it. How dumb would I look carrying a PS3 into the meeting? Nah, can't do that... guess I'll have to trust my co-worker buddy in the next cubicle to hold onto it. I'll going to have a hard time letting this thing out of my site....

Enough of my blabbering, I'll post a review later when I have a chance to test it out.
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:11 PM   #2  
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Congrats!

Why don't you put it in the trunk of your car?
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:13 PM   #3  
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Congrats and enjoy. PFC5 you have a PM. Good luck!
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:08 PM   #4  
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Same here, Glow. Glad to see you have your BD player.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:19 PM   #5  
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Same here, Glow. Glad to see you have your BD player.
Me too.

Now, the big question - What are you going to do for gaming?
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:32 PM   #6  
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At least now when you troll you'll have some credibility.
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Old 12-04-2006, 03:18 PM   #7  
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At least now when you troll you'll have some credibility.
No matter how it performs he'll say it's the next best thing since sliced bread. Just Kidding.

I would be interested on a fair and impartial report though.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:48 PM   #8  
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About an hour ago on my lunch break I decided to jet over to BB to see what the PS3 situation was like. Went to the back of the store where the PS3 demo was and saw some kid playing the demo. Looked around and saw no PS3's around and got bummed out. So me and this BB employee were standing there watching this kid playing NBA '07 and a guy comes up and asks if they have any. The employee gets this big smile on his face and says "yeeahhhh" So we follow him to the stockroom door and he brings out 2 60GB PS3's. The other guy that got one went nuts- "Yes, baby!!! I've been looking everywhere for this!!!!" and bouncing around.

So I get back to work carrying the box and one of my co-workers sees it and goes "YOU GOT ONE?!?" then everywhere people are standing in their cubicles looking at me and gawking. Problem: I've got a meeting in a few hours and I have nowhere safe to put this thing and I'm reluctant to trust anyone in my office to hold onto it. How dumb would I look carrying a PS3 into the meeting? Nah, can't do that... guess I'll have to trust my co-worker buddy in the next cubicle to hold onto it. I'll going to have a hard time letting this thing out of my site....

Enough of my blabbering, I'll post a review later when I have a chance to test it out.
Are you going to use it as a Blu Ray player that plays games or a gaming console that plays Blu Ray?

I have read that the PS3 plays Blu Ray about as well as the Samsung for $400 less.
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Old 12-04-2006, 04:50 PM   #9  
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Told ya that it's not as hard as people seem to think! Go have fun, and fill me in on the internet browser. I know it's weird, but that seems to be the most interesting feature for me at least.

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About an hour ago on my lunch break I decided to jet over to BB to see what the PS3 situation was like. Went to the back of the store where the PS3 demo was and saw some kid playing the demo. Looked around and saw no PS3's around and got bummed out. So me and this BB employee were standing there watching this kid playing NBA '07 and a guy comes up and asks if they have any. The employee gets this big smile on his face and says "yeeahhhh" So we follow him to the stockroom door and he brings out 2 60GB PS3's. The other guy that got one went nuts- "Yes, baby!!! I've been looking everywhere for this!!!!" and bouncing around.

So I get back to work carrying the box and one of my co-workers sees it and goes "YOU GOT ONE?!?" then everywhere people are standing in their cubicles looking at me and gawking. Problem: I've got a meeting in a few hours and I have nowhere safe to put this thing and I'm reluctant to trust anyone in my office to hold onto it. How dumb would I look carrying a PS3 into the meeting? Nah, can't do that... guess I'll have to trust my co-worker buddy in the next cubicle to hold onto it. I'll going to have a hard time letting this thing out of my site....

Enough of my blabbering, I'll post a review later when I have a chance to test it out.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:12 PM   #10  
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About an hour ago on my lunch break I decided to jet over to BB to see what the PS3 situation was like. Went to the back of the store where the PS3 demo was and saw some kid playing the demo. Looked around and saw no PS3's around and got bummed out. So me and this BB employee were standing there watching this kid playing NBA '07 and a guy comes up and asks if they have any. The employee gets this big smile on his face and says "yeeahhhh" So we follow him to the stockroom door and he brings out 2 60GB PS3's. The other guy that got one went nuts- "Yes, baby!!! I've been looking everywhere for this!!!!" and bouncing around.

It doesn't worry you - even just a little bit - that you were able to easily walk in and pick one up three weeks before Christmas? What happened to this huge demand that was supposed to keep the PS3 out of people's hands till Q1 2007? Is its reputation already working against it?

Congrats on getting a system. Let us know how it works - but be honest, for once.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:30 PM   #11  
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Told ya that it's not as hard as people seem to think! Go have fun, and fill me in on the internet browser. I know it's weird, but that seems to be the most interesting feature for me at least.
Well.. its not the most unbiased source, although I agreed with all his other comments - Major Nelson (www.majornelson.com) stated its pretty limited and a bit odd. It doesn't work quicte like you'd expect a browser to work.

I don't know why people seem to want it so bad. I would never use it on my console.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:58 PM   #12  
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It doesn't worry you - even just a little bit - that you were able to easily walk in and pick one up three weeks before Christmas? What happened to this huge demand that was supposed to keep the PS3 out of people's hands till Q1 2007? Is its reputation already working against it?

Congrats on getting a system. Let us know how it works - but be honest, for once.
Worry about what? Basically the same thing happen to me. 11/22/06, after reading gamespot forums saying that there was going to be more shipments on that day as well as black friday. I decided to go to BestBuy after work. I asked the employee did they have any PS3's and to my surprise he said yes, 1 and only the 20gig(which was a lye). They had one VISIBLE. But once I bought that one they took out more. I didn't really want the 20gig but purchased it anyway thinking that I could go to another BestBuy and see if they had 60gigs in stock and if push came to shove, I've just keep the 20gig. I live in NYC so I decided to hope on the train to another BestBuy to see if they had 60gigs in stock. Once I got there, I asked if they had any. The guy at the door said they got 14 in and sold them all. I asked if he mind if I checked. So I asked another employee. He told me the same thing. They just sold out. I then expressed my frustration and how I just purchased the 20gig for another local BestBuy and wanted to exchange for a 60gig. He then calls me over and tells me they have 1 left which was a 60gig. He had to make sure it was ok to exchange it for me. He asked his manager and he asked whether I was going to sell it on ebay. I said No so they did the exchange and the rest was history.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:42 PM   #13  
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Worry about what?
I think what he is referring to is how odd that is. This console SHOULD have been harder to get than 360 was last year, but that doesn't appear to be the case.

Not a good sign for Sony.
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Right on GLOW!

Looking forward to your thoughts on the PS3. I can't consider one until next summer at the earliest and it'll have to have a few games I really want to have. I did see the demo unit is BB and the graphics look great.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:36 PM   #15  
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Well.. its not the most unbiased source, although I agreed with all his other comments - Major Nelson (www.majornelson.com) stated its pretty limited and a bit odd. It doesn't work quicte like you'd expect a browser to work.

I don't know why people seem to want it so bad. I would never use it on my console.
Damn. I was hoping that the internet browser would be a little more advanced like on the PC. I wouldn't mind having a PS3 for those capabilities, especially since my PC takes forever to boot up. Either way, I may pick one up anyway when the 2nd revision consoles are released.
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