Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by brokedownsystem it really does do everything except make food
Ok, this isn't exactly the model I currently own, but I've owned pretty much every iteration throughout the ps3's lifetime and can speak well about them.
The first generation was a powerful machine, with full backwards compatibility to ps2 titles, among other things. But...it was prone to an overheating failure in the thermal paste. I personally went through 2 of them before giving up...(this model is referred to as the "phatty", as it had a curved shape and was large).
...and upgrading to my current machine, which is a 120 gb first release of what is commonly referred to as "the slim." This is the model you'd ideally want to own, as it has a sleek, textured matte surface and is really quiet. It also uses up much less power. Not as many USB ports as the phatty...
And finally, we get to the model shown here: the 2nd generation slim, which I refer to as "the cheesegrater." It's designed to be inexpensive compared to the two previous iterations. I don't like this one b/c the blu-ray door feels flimsy and the drive makes a ton of noise while it's working. It's not like a turbo engine or anything, but it does makes a funny "errr-eee-eerrr-eee-errrr-eee" noise while it's doing its thing. Unfortunately, this's the only choice available to new buyers of a ps3.
I love the ps3 b/c it's had quite a number of good exclusives on it, and it doubles as as a no-frills, serviceable media player. The only media format it doesn't playback are .mkv's, more or less. It has built-in streaming once you grab download and install the ps3 media player (this can be found through a quick google search). Anyhow, I have some other stuff to do but I'll leave it at that. The Batman Origins game is good from what I hear (though not as good as the previous two entries), and if you haven't played "the Last of Us," well, it's an excellent single player game that has a robust MP mode as well. So this bundle is a solid value at $250. You're getting the console for $200 and the two old-ish titles for $25 a piece.
September 9, 2014