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Submitted by moegooner88 1182d ago | opinion piece

The Day I Said Goodbye To My PS3

Toshi Nakamura writes " I purchased my glossy black partner on January 30th, 2007. Since then it has run over 50 PS3 games, a bunch of PS2 and PS1 games, and probably hundreds of Blu-ray and DVD movies." (Culture, PS3)

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Xwow2008  +   1182d ago | Well said
Why some journalists write a funeral article when his/her console dies? 1 cares lol
Neckbear  +   1182d ago | Well said
They aren't journalists, just bloggers masquerading as such.
NukaCola  +   1181d ago
@ Neckbear

This is the way it's going. I can bet you about 90% of the 'journalists' in the media do not have 1/10th of 1% of a credit in any school certifying them to report. They almost all are bloggers. The handful of them out there are left because they have been doing this a long time.

BTW Adam Sessler is back on Revision3. It's cool to see him out again. And he is doing things much better than what G4 was doing. Also with have a new 'soapbox' each week.
guitarded77  +   1181d ago
Sure, most are bloggers, and many spread a lot of BS rumors or non-news stories, but every once in awhile these smaller sites (blogs) will break a big story, or get confirmation of something, which leads the big sites to follow. It may be few and far between, but they serve a purpose. A blog post really isn't too different than an editorial in a major publication. I just wish all bloggers would take some journalism classes to understand what it means to be responsible.
Diver  +   1181d ago
cause its kotaku writing another anti-sony hit piece.

the sun rises in the east, politicians all lie, kotaku willing to print anything that shows sony in a bad light. how predictable
SilentNegotiator  +   1181d ago
Reported as lame. What does ONE "journalist's" system dying have in value for the N4G community?
DragonKnight  +   1181d ago
I'll say it to my last breath. Vote Kotaku down. Just look at the stats here. 5 people retweeted this post. 150 gave it a +1 on google. You people complain about these articles but don't do anything about it. Click on the + beside Click on WTF? for Story Quality and No for "Do you like this website" and keep doing it every time you see a kotaku article. That's the only way their news will be blocked permanently.

I don't understand how so many of you can group together to get hiphopgamer banned and yet do nothing but whine about kotaku articles when you have options to be rid of them.

My launch PS3 died a week ago. I have the opportunity to write about it. But it's a piece of electronics. I bought a new one and that was the end of it. Do you want to hear more stories like this? No? Then frickin' vote Craptaku down.
chaos_mechanica  +   1181d ago
Kotaku has been nonstop with the PS3 articles, the vast majority being negative opinion pieces. It's getting tiring.
3-4-5  +   1181d ago
Yea....Real Journalists have integrity and morals.
ziggurcat  +   1181d ago
@ DragonKnight:

done and done. will keep doing that for every kotaku article i see on this site from now on.
pixelsword  +   1181d ago
What? Why was HHG banned?
DragonKnight  +   1181d ago
@ziggurcat: Good, hopefully many more will do the same.

@pixelsword: Why do you think? For his flamebait titles, his opinion articles written as though they were fact, for having his friends boost his articles through the approval process. Take your pick.
pixelsword  +   1181d ago
"Why do you think? For his flamebait titles, his opinion articles written as though they were fact, for having his friends boost his articles through the approval process. Take your pick."

How does that differs from every other site on here?

People always say PS3 fanboys run this site but it's funny that the biggest PS3 fan that had a site gets banned while kotaku steadily dumps on the PS3 and gets hits and when "bad" PS3 news comes out every no-name site come in and dumps too.

There were sites that got upset when PS3 games got a bad score, but you never saw them headline because they failed as stories time and again, but lo and behold, Halo 4 gets bad scores and the N4G headlines are flooded with how halo getting a bad score was what was wrong with the gaming industry.

I think his love of the PS3 was a part of it, but all of these wannabe bloggers got very upset when he got his own PS3 show and his own skin with the WWE belt in home and wanted him off the site when a big-name site picked him up.

That's also probably why people are saying this site has had a slide in quality as well: people who really care about this site are constantly shoved aside for the whiners and now they are banned from the site, parts of the site, or got tired of being kicked around for no reason.
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DragonKnight  +   1181d ago
@pixelsword: I'm not saying anything is different. I'm just saying that people viewed hiphopgamer as the height of flamebait reporting, lack of facts, and pretty much making up stuff to get hits and attention. Coupled with the very real fact that he did get members of his site to boost his articles through (which I'm sure is frequent for most sites), and people complained to have him banned. In all seriousness, I think that Kotaku is worse than he ever was and it surprises me how they're still around.
pixelsword  +   1181d ago

"lack of facts, and pretty much making up stuff to get hits and attention."

I agree; but was not gametrailers REPEATEDLY caught switching PS3 and 360 vids to make 360 games look better? Did HHG do anything that bad? How about when Destructoid (I think or some other site) Rated The 360 FF game HIGHER than the PS3 game in Graphics?

Yeah, I know about the whole HHG and Insomniac and bungie thing, but how mad could IG be if they allowed him to interview them last month?


Although I personally noticed an easing-up on stuff like that, but people still talk.
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_DragonSlayer_  +   1181d ago
If I knew how to write a great article, I would title it the day I said goodbye to kotaku..
MariaHelFutura  +   1181d ago
Most people are coming here thinking it`s someone trashing the PS3.
Getowned  +   1181d ago
I thought he was going to say he said "goodbye ps3" and got a 360, and bashed the PS3. Well, this what I expected on N4G. Lol
SilentNegotiator  +   1181d ago
Because it needs to be reported so that REAL news and/or opinion pieces with any real worth can replace it on the top news section.
onandonandon  +   1181d ago
That isn't journalism!
FACTUAL evidence  +   1181d ago
" It may not be able to run PS2 games, it may not have multiple data card slots, it may only have 2 USB ports, it may not be able to eject a disc automatically, but inside, it contains all the data my old PS3 was able to bequeath and it's still a proud new member of my gaming family."

That's from the article. What does he mean slim can't eject disc automatically?....Does he even own a playstation 3?..
pixelsword  +   1181d ago
Yeah; you have to own one to know that.

Hey Dragon, See what I mean? If HHG said the same thing, like 44 articles or something like that would have been made to complain about him.

Kotaku does it and the only people who will complain are experienced gamers that are perceptive.

Sony won't call them out because they think Kotaku counts somehow; but HHG is pretty much fair game in the industry I see. I don't think gametrailers were ever called out although they took a full day or two to respond to one and they didn't even bother after a while.

Kind of reminds me of Bioshock; they rightly got slammed for porting a poor looking PS3 game; in the end FF for the 360 was rated higher than the PS3 game even though it was a vastly inferior product in comparison.

No one called for the heads of those sites who rated FF for the 360 the same or higher.

Justice isn't so blind after all.
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Slayer_xXx  +   1181d ago
you say no1 cares yet alot of ppl click on this article still lol
RickHiggity  +   1181d ago
At least he didn't bury the damn thing. lol
Psycho_Mantis  +   1181d ago
Because they think this is facebook.
TheRealSpy  +   1181d ago
correction...clearly people do care or it wouldn't be top article.

It's just that when a PS3 dies, you have 123409812734 apologists making excuses for sony. When a 360 dies, it's a celebration by the very same people.
GribbleGrunger  +   1182d ago | Funny
I can't empathise because my PS3 is still working; however I can sympathise. My electric toothbrush gave out the other day. Sad times.
yesmynameissumo  +   1181d ago
I can empathize. My launch 60GB died last year and I did exactly what the author did...bought another PS3.
kayoss  +   1181d ago
My launched ps3 has turned into Frankenstein. It over heated about 2 years ago so I took it apart did some modifications to get more air into the system. Now it has 4 fans to keep it cool and a whole bunch of LED lights to keep it alive. Currently it is still running, but i now have 2 extra ps3 for backup purposes.
Britainz-Fin3st  +   1181d ago
Mine died about 6 months ago so i bought a slim.
wishingW3L  +   1182d ago
why do people submit and approve articles from Kotaku when they are so bad?
r21  +   1182d ago
Agreed, waste of time articles usually. Rarely do I see an article from Kotaku which was focused on gaming.
miyamoto  +   1181d ago
my thoughts exactly
first1NFANTRY  +   1182d ago
no one cares lol. all hardware are bound to fail at some point
glennco  +   1181d ago
except the n64, the only console to have a lifetime warranty :)
chasegarcia  +   1181d ago
I would bet my money on it that most fat ps3 would would die soon or are already dead. The fat version was a pos because of the lead free design,cheap blu ray lens, weak fan, etc.
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Persistantthug  +   1181d ago
@chasegarcia......You would have lost your money.
Because not all PS3 Fats are created equal.

Launch 20 and 60GB units were created with hot 90nm CPU and GPU fabs.

But later 2007 PS3s, such as my 80GB unit, have the cooler running 65nm CPU and GPU.

Also Sept of 2011, I changed my Thermal paste (I used Arctic Silver 5 ) and now it runs like the first day I bought it. I even leave my PS3 on sometimes for weeks at a time.

Currently, my PS3 is on, and I haven't turned it off for 4 or 5 days.
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chasegarcia  +   1181d ago
I know about the different versions. Again, they are pos. I had both 80gb with ps2 bc & the 40gb with improvements.Both are now dead. I did all that thermal paste reflow stuff.Yours will die soon. I would sell it now and get the slim. I am just trying to help. Not a hater.
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MrDead  +   1181d ago
I did the same with my fat 80gb, took it to bits cleaned it out and put some new thermal past on the CPU & GPU and now it’s back to silent running.It’s like PC's if you don't give them some tlc eventually they die.

I also removed the fabric strip that cleans the discs on the blu-ray as it was starting to sag and being fed into the drive when I inserted a game, after 5 years of constant use I’m not surprised that happened.
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Persistantthug  +   1181d ago
@chasegarcia....No my aren't understanding....
Your PS3 FAT died because you waited until it broke to fix it.
You were supposed to change your paste BEFORE it had problems. PREVENTATIVE MAINTENCE would have saved your PS3.
Lots of people, including yourself don't understand this.

If you're trying to get an understanding of what I'm referring to,
Go to the 6 minute mark of this video:

New Thermal Paste BEFORE it breaks....that's the key.
My PS3 is 4 years old next month btw. Runs like new :)
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Britainz-Fin3st  +   1181d ago
Ermmmm we are meant to not have to do anything my friend.
DarthBigE  +   1181d ago
mine was overheating within 10 mins of turning on, but i opened it and cleaned out all the dust about a year ago. I have thermal paste, but im afraid i would just break it if i try to replace it. What are your thoughts? It runs good for about an hr then it gets kinda loud and its kinda hot when i touch it, but i think thats normal.
SonyStyled  +   1181d ago
i bought my 60gb in march of 2007. i do everything the owners manual said to do to it like vacuum the dust out of the vents weekly, keep all sides 10 cm away from objects to ensure propper cooling, not expose it to cigarette smoke etc etc. it runs like the day i bought it. like a dream. my friends fat 160gb hasnt quit. my other friends 60 gb hasnt quit. the only friends ps3 that i know quit is the friend that smokes. poor things choking on cigarette smoke. so you know, i would bet money that the majority of fat ps3 are still in our entertainment centers
Yangus  +   1181d ago
I sell my ps3 2 month.
TheLyonKing  +   1181d ago
Hardware dies get over it, my phat died I didn't write an article I just bought another ps3
ATi_Elite  +   1181d ago
CHEAP hardware dies!

I never had a custom built PC Die and both of mine run 24/7/365 and are always either playing games, decoding video, or Folding Proteins.....I never EVER turn them off unless to restart from Software updates!

Some "Hardware" just has poor designs and cheap parts thus will succumb to Heat and fail! If made correctly Hardware can and will last forever!

Voyager 1 launched in 1977 and is about to LEAVE our Solar System and is still working and sending data back to Earth.....Now that's Engineering!
kayoss  +   1181d ago
So you are comparing a billion dollar Voyager to a $300 console? Well I guess if NASA built the PS3 it would have cost thousand dollars but will last forever... well until the next Gen anyways. Your logic baffles me...
Nothing last forever, but the PS3 to me is very well built. It has one of the lowest failure rate of the consoles but i dont think i can say the same for your IQ score.
nycgamer4ever  +   1181d ago

Come on man if you really think that the voyager 1 never have had any maintenance over the years you are downright delusional. And good for you your pc never failed. But just because your pc never failed doesnt mean every one is that lucky. And the same can be said for any electronics. That is a fact of life. You trying to spin this into the ps3 being poorly designed is comical. I've been away from N4g for a while but I guess nothing has changed here.
josephayal  +   1181d ago
Nothing is 4eva
TheNocturnus  +   1181d ago
even cold November rain...

Sorry, it had to be said.
deathsarm  +   1181d ago
i can imagine this kid screaming over his ps3 and welling pls dont leave me its cold here with out you hahaha
strigoi814  +   1181d ago
Journalist like this should be gone like his ps3 for good coz his article is lame and no point at all..i would use this to wipe my dogs @ss if this is a newspaper lolz
Hicken  +   1181d ago
Really not worth writing an article over. It'd be different if the thing had been on continually since launch or something. That might be noteworthy, at least.
brianunfried  +   1181d ago
Same thing happened to me a few months ago. I sold my broken 60GB PS3 on ebay for $100 and turned around and bought the latest model used for $160. Apparently people are fixing the backwards compatible models and selling them for a lot of money.

I like the new one much better, it runs almost completely silent and the wifi antenna is 100 times better than the older model. I miss the extra USB ports though, having to use a powered USB hub.
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kupomogli  +   1181d ago
Boo fu**ing hoo. It's data from a video game. Sure it might be from every PSX, PS2, and PS3 game you own, but why does it really matter?

What's the point in having logs of end game data that you're never going to go back to. I'm a huge RPG fan and while I do keep a record of all my end game data, when loading the data up, it's not that fun because I've did everything and the only thing left to do is complete the game(again.) What kind of fun is that.

If anything it's a blessing in disguise as you'll now be able to replay these games and if you liked them, get more enjoyment, something which a kill everyone in a single hit file won't offer you.
aquamala  +   1181d ago
why are you assuming they are all "end game data", I have LOTS of games that I haven't finished and would like to go back to play from time to time.
BrianC6234  +   1181d ago
That part about the YLOD maybe being intentional is wrong. Sony didn't do that. My 60GB PS3 I got a couple months after the PS3 came out died after a couple years but I installed a new 7200 RPM hard drive in it and I think that did it. A 7200 RPM hard drive creates more heat and the old PS3's ran really hot. The newer models are a lot better. That's the main reason to maybe wait for the new model, they make things better. I guess the RROD was the same thing but a bigger problem. You didn't have to install anything for that one to happen.
Braid  +   1181d ago
I actually felt more pissed than emotional when my first party 360 core system died right at the title screen of Alan Wake on my first launch of the game. I had to buy another one just to play it, and then guess what happens: the second one died right in the middle of my Gears of War 2 run. That was the moment I dropped the F bomb and started a new game on Heavy Rain instead. Guess I'll be playing GeoW 2-3 on the next Xbox console, if they plan on adding some sort of backwards compatibility.

My 20 gig launch party PS3 (NTSC/J) however, works flawlessly. I'll consider myself half lucky.
YoungPlex  +   1181d ago
Same thing happened to me but I was able to take it apart and successfully fix the problem (which was the heat-sink and therm o-paste that Sony had used), it was actually quite simple. I still don't trust it and will replace my old PS3 with a Slim but have to focus on my Wii U first.
DivineAssault  +   1181d ago
Thank god i never had this problem.. None of my systems died b4 other than my old pro 360.. Microsoft fixed it for me free of charge but i still traded it for the slimmer model to be safe.. I have 2 fully functional PS3s.. My phat, n mid.. Ill be getting the slim eventually but i dont need such a big HDD.. I have a 500 now that ill put into it so when i come across a good trade deal, ill get the lowest one.. I like the way it looks.. Kinda like an amp
Cam977  +   1181d ago
HOW IS THIS ****** NEWS?!? TELL ME??!?
memots  +   1181d ago
Funny thing is this "blog" will make it front page on n4g.

oh wait .. it already made first page /facepalm
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memots  +   1181d ago
LOL TOP "ARTICLE" OF THE DAY ... this site is going down hill in a hurry
TemplarDante  +   1181d ago
Now that he bid farewell to his PS3, he can venture outside and ask people if its normal to write a funeral article for a games console..
Just dont let Fox see this.. yet more misinformation into thinking all gamers are weirdos or gun touting maniacs.
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talisker  +   1181d ago
Shut the fuck up, Kotaku clown.
Soldierone  +   1181d ago
Only 50 games? I'm going on 300 games in my total collection. Not own, but played, and that doesn't include the games from the first year or two that didn't have trophy support lol. I have a launch 60GB PS3 and its still running.

My slim is actually looking like its going to break before it too. The disc drive randomly started getting louder.
ZBlacktt  +   1181d ago
I'm still using a 80g console myself. I have over 130 games on it. With over 3000 trophies obtained. By all playing the games ( No CF at all ). I've even done many of the 24 hour Gran Turismo 5 races, lol.
jc48573  +   1181d ago
saying goodbye to your fat ps3. Seriously, all companies need to engineer their consoles to last longer than the previous consoles.
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MastaPiff  +   1181d ago
Lot of ppl hating hard on Kotaku, hmmm... I will agree with the "K-haters? LOL" I don't like their "trollish" style of headlines & reporting & they do a lot of it. I also don't like that comments on Kotaku tend to go off topic immediately then members seem to troll each other, again off topic. It seems as if Kotaku is a trolls breeding ground...

That being said, Kotaku tends to suprise me fairly often how they manage to get news before a lot of other gaming sites. I personally don't mind Kotaku but WC (What Culture!?=exactly!!!) on the other hand, I can't stand! They never have any news whatsoever & every article of theirs seems to be a numbered list! Why are they all lists you ask??? Because they survive only due to foolish guppies that want to know their useless opinion on the "Top 15!? Things they (WC) Want in GTA5" & ppl just keep on clicking...
thawind  +   1181d ago
Is the Day you turned away from some Amazing gaming.
ajax17  +   1181d ago
PS3's are so cheap now... What's the big deal...?
DarthBigE  +   1181d ago
save data gone
have to re-download everything
just a tedious process
plus the original ps3 are pretty much irreplaceable
ajax17  +   1173d ago
Save data gone... yeah, thank God they have cloud saving for PS+ subscribers.
NeoTribe  +   1181d ago
I just got a check engine light on my truck. How do I go about making an article?
Max-Zorin  +   1181d ago
*Joker voice* Well that was fun. Who's for Chinese?
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