Potato-Peeler (20th August 2009)
If you want a budget console, theres one available from MS. But a few years of paying for online, upgrading the HD and getting wireless controllers and you are upto Elite/PS3 price levels.
Last edited by Theblacksheep; 20th August 2009 at 09:42 AM.
When I could upgrade my mac and have a better gaming experience - im not saying sony PS3 = apple mac in anyway shape or form my comment was based on what I was going to do with my money which was to upgrade my mac for various reasons one of which was gaming.
I will wait until they bring out that subscription service until then I won't bother with a PS 3
I would go with the older fatter model. You know they work (the new slimline might be more unstable - who knows), and they work bloody well!
Also, HDD space is not an issue. I have the 40GB model and I'm no where near filling it. If you do however need additional space, buying a 2.5 HDD is no problem, and cheap enough if that day comes.
Thanks everyone, i think i am getting the fat model, not the slimline, and definitely not a smegging macbook :P
CPLTD (20th August 2009)
Yes you're probably right actually. That's why I bought my original fat PS3 on import as it came in £100 cheaper and the supplier still made profit on it!In the typical brilliant conversion rates, its £249.
On a seperate note for the consoles vs PC/Mac debate, consoles are most definitely easier to use and ready 'out the box'. Some of the latest and greatest graphics cards can be worth more than the PS3 console itself.
It's entirely up to you which you choose I'd say.
The sound issue is entirely irrelevant, given the fat one has no fans etc, the noise reduction is purely from the disc drive... which only really gets noisy when watching movies... but I have the sound on, so I can't tell - despite it sitting next to me.
I guess both will still kick out a fair bit of heat, I know my fat one does
Do you really want Linux? It wasn't worth the hassle when I tried it, which was well over a year ago. I can't thikn of anything else the fat one has, I don't think you get the media card functions on them anymore either...
and dear god is the shiny surface hard to keep clean... I wouldn't trade it for all the matt surfaces in the world though, glossy is perrrdy
After using my xbox elite and trying to hear what i was playing, there is no way i would play games on a mac pro, if my G5 is anything to go by. Don't get me wrong its a good machine but i bet the thing gets loud when its working hard. I can't play games until late at night (when i can actually get on it after my son goes to bed)
Until the fans kick in!
And the fact that it takes quite a bit of time to copy them over. I just want to buy the game, get it home and shove it in eagerly awaiting what is about to take place.
If you have the 80g/40g PS3 you can make it do a proper fan test on boot... it sticks it up to high speed for a 30 seconds or so and gets rid of the dust pretty well. This isnt on early PS3s 20g/60g, unless you block all the vents.... which isnt the best idea.
Anyway, how many 360s have you had now?
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