last night over dinner, little_nerdxo tells me her friend is planning to get a ps3. i was stoked, mainly since it meant another real-world buddy on my game list. it was also a big deal since this friend used to be married to the wii.
the wii’s got a place in my heart and all, but little_nerdxo summed it up best: ‘now she’s really into video games, and she wants a serious system.’
indeed. so what are some reasons, besides all the marketing foofah, to get a ps3? we break it down like so:
- god of war 3. although i guess if you need more reasons, keep reading.
- ‘folding@home’: this is a program that the ps3 has. if you activate it, it uses your machine’s spare computational cycles (when you are not kicking ass) to help stanford university scientists perform cancer research.
- if you have an older model in a small room, it will keep your house warm.
- all movies are smoother, thanks to the blu-ray player technology
- speaking of blu-ray, it’s the best player on the market.
- it’s ready out of the box. no buying adapters, or buying a web browser.
- play for free online. yeah. FREE.
- there’s something for everyone. whether you are a hardcore gamer, a family, or a kid, everyone’s got something.
- if it breaks, it can be fixed quickly. no infamous red ring of death like xbox360.
- we get weird japanese and indie games, like flow, flower and the last guy.
- multimedia features: pop a compact flash card in there, and watch your pictures instantly.
- make it into a server, if you’re web-savvy enough.
- pop your usb/external hard drive in, and listen to music. or stream from your computer.
- the stuff you can do with the ps3 and psp together.
- the fact you can install another operating system on your machine.
- the strange and fun place that is playstation home.
- bluetooth functionality. the xbox allows ONE headset with their system: theirs. the ps3? you can use anything with it.
- charge your controllers with a cable. fuck this ‘i need batteries’ shit the xbox360 whines about.
- our exclusive games. infamous, killzone 2, the uncharted series and so much more.