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Sep. 18th, 2010 @ 09:09 pm New hardware
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I bought a PS3 today.

After playing Rock Band at A&JP, we thought it would be fun to do together, and klik wanted to get back into doing something with music semi-regularly again -- so Rock Band could serve as an easy way into that. But the Wii version doesn't support downloadable content, doesn't support play over network, or combining 'song packs' with the game itself.
The PS3 and Xbox360 versions do support that -- so given the choice, I'd go for the PS3. Some research turned up that the machines cost around EUR 300 -- kind of much, and how bad did we want this anyway? So then we turned to the internet to see if there were any second-hand machines available for what price.

One of my searches turned up a second-hand machine, just over a year old, with 4 games included: FF13, Enternal Sonata, Metal Gear Solid and Street Fighter. The first three games are games that I would be interested in anyway -- and I could get the whole bundle for EUR 250. And it was only a 15 minute drive away from us. So I contacted the seller, and after some fiddling to get his account details (which also contained his credit card number...) removed from the device, we packed it up and took it home.
So far, we have played Eternal Sonata the most. The battle system is turn-based but with elements of an action RPG, and has a coop-mode, so we have been playing it together. Lots of fun.

Now we just have to look for a nice second-hand set of Rock Band instruments.
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From:merle_
Date:September 18th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
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Congrats!

At work we used to have a PS3. Then other people decided "hey, we should have an Xbox instead!". I must say the user interface for starting/loading games on the PS3 seems a lot nicer to me. It takes four minutes of wading through useless screens and waiting for things to load on the Xbox, which was more like two on the PS3 (still excessive but par for the course).
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From:fub
Date:September 20th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
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I found that if you load a game disc while the system is on, it'll automatically start the game -- so it could theoretically be done in 0 clicks.
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From:nathreee
Date:September 19th, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
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I heard a rumour somewhere that on top of The Last Guardian coming out in 2011, they are also going to remaster Ico and Shadow of the Colossus for the PS3. I've just gotta get me some of that! You got a sweet deal there. I'm going to have to do some research to be able to match that.

And uh... Can I come over to play rockband with you? ^.^
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From:fub
Date:September 20th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
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If/when we get the set, sure! I'm drumming, though.
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From:sbslink
Date:September 19th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
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That is a great deal indeed ^^ I would pick the PS3 too :P I am not really an Xbox fan anyway :P
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From:fub
Date:September 20th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm not much of a fan of both the PS3 and Xbox games either (it's all racing and shooting, not my genre), but the PS3 has some games that are cool.
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