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Back when me and my little brother moved into a flat in the suburbs seven years ago, we went halves in a PS3; unfortunately, my brother disassembled it in 2014 to try to mod it and ended up not being able to put it back together again.

Anyway, recently I'd been feeling nostalgic, so when I saw one second hand today for $70 AUD I swiped it up; amusingly, the previous owner left a disc of Gran Turismo 5 in it.

I have a lot of fond memories of playing on my dorm mate's PS3 at University. Once I finish what I'm playing I reckon I'll play through Drake's Fortune again for the first time in a decade, see if it's as fun as I remember.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 28 January 2020

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Grats on the pick-up. Were you pretty pissed at your bro for what happened with your last PS3? And did something break while putting it back together, or was it just too complicated? Still have it?

The most recent thing I can recall using my PS3 for was Ni No Kuni. I bought Ni No Kuni 2 when it released, but I still hadn't finished the first one, so I held off. I've been slowly picking away at the original from time to time, but it's kinda fallen off my radar for awhile now (it's sad to say).

Fun console, and I have a lot of memories with it. Not a big fan of fighting games (except maybe Smash), but I remember playing SFIV with my roommate in college. He got a PS3 before me, and I didn't get mine until they implemented the trophy system. Not many games had trophies at the time, and for a little while I had trophy fever.

Oh, for the first few weeks, I was playing on an SDTV still, but seeing my roommate playing on his 37 inch TV made me jealous. It wasn't long before I went and spent some of my student loan money on my own TV (42 inches, not to be outdone). A friend from across the hall also got a new PS3 at the time, and convinced us all to get Warhawk, so we played that some nights together. I remember playing through Army of Two with my girlfriend (now my wife), and Burnout Paradise was another one of my first games.

Thinking about this just makes me feel old.

On another note, it's weird how dated consoles from last gen already feel. Navigating the XMB on the PS3 feels slow compared to the PS4, and forget about multi-tasking on the PS3; if you have a game running, the XMB can get very laggy. This wasn't necessarily due to technological limitations at the time, but more so that Sony didn't give the PS3's OS very much dedicated RAM, and this prevented things like cross game voice chat from getting implemented.

Wonder if Sony will continue with the XMB with the PS5?

Edit: And I still remember playing on my PS2 for a few years after getting my PS3 because that's the console that I owned all of my Guitar Hero guitars. (I dominated guitar hero in the 2000s).



Funnily enough I just brought my original 2007 PS3 Fat from the basement a few minutes ago. It now sits next to my Switch and PS4. I just bought a brand new copy of Resistance 3 which I never got around to playing way back when. I am going to play through that, then probably Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone Trilogy, and maybe Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City.



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RaptorChrist said:

Grats on the pick-up. Were you pretty pissed at your bro for what happened with your last PS3? And did something break while putting it back together, or was it just too complicated? Still have it?

Was pretty annoyed at the time haha. I dunno what happened to it, he stowed the wreckage away somewhere but it probably got thrown out at some stage over the last 6 years.



Should always delid PS3s, they won't last long otherwise.



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Random_Matt said:
Should always delid PS3s, they won't last long otherwise.

Depends on the model I guess? My Super Slim works flawlessly since 7 years.



Now get LoD and rock it all night long on that beauty.



Radek said:
Random_Matt said:
Should always delid PS3s, they won't last long otherwise.

Depends on the model I guess? My Super Slim works flawlessly since 7 years.

The one I just picked up is the 2009 regular slim. For a "slim" model it's still a fair size, I'd forgotten how big they were haha.



You spelt PC wrong.

In all seriousness, been keeping an eye out for one of the Fat PS3 consoles with hardware backwards compatibility for the PS2, they don't seem to be common anymore.



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Pemalite said:
You spelt PC wrong.

In all seriousness, been keeping an eye out for one of the Fat PS3 consoles with hardware backwards compatibility for the PS2, they don't seem to be common anymore.

Tons on Ebay.