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PSM3 PS3 Arrival

"We unpacked it, boshed it on and haven't stopped playing yet. Lots more tomorrow, but here's our findings so far:

1) It's SUPERQUIET. Yes, we've said it before but we're still surprised. It makes less noise than a PS2 - just a thin, quiet whirr of a fan.
2) It gets warm - but not hot. The fan blows air out of the back and out of the top of the machine (when it's in its upright position). It's a bit weird. You certainly couldn't 'fry an egg' on the top of the machine while it's stood on end, but you could 'thaw a bagel'.
3) Loading discs is a quick, no fuss operation.
4) Screen modes up to 1080p are available - but the games we currently have don't offer 1080 modes.
5) It's see through. You can see all the innards through the smoked black plastic exterior
6) It creaks when you pick it up. The panels groan slightly with the weight of the innards
7) The power supply is built it - which accounts for what heat there is and makes it a single self contained unit (as opposed to 360's game of two halves).
8) The menus are very easy to understand. It's literally just like a PSP.
9) Games seem to leave a data folder behind on the HD disc (some kind of swap file?) We played Resistance, stopped, looked at the disc from the PS3 menu and found a 33Mb file on there (not in the save game directory). We played MotorStorm, looked again, and it had gone.
10) The pad isn't quite as classy as you think it will be. The console looks very special. The pad is a bit, well, ordinary. Dull plastic, and, because it's so light, it feels a bit unsubsantial. The new triggers are a bit rubbery too (though do have an 'L4' 'R4' 'click' at the end which we haven't noticed before.
11) We've got code for MotorStorm, Resistance and Genji so far. With more to follow.

That's about it for now.

LOTS more tomorrow."

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THELANDSOFSAND3987d ago

1- "You certainly couldn't 'fry an egg' on the top of the machine while it's stood on end, but you could 'thaw a bagel'"

I wonder how this will pan out when people start to install them in their cramped entertainment units...

2- "It creaks when you pick it up. The panels groan slightly with the weight of the innards"

well that sounds reasurringly worth $600

3- "The pad isn't quite as classy as you think it will be. The console looks very special. The pad is a bit, well, ordinary. Dull plastic, and, because it's so light, it feels a bit unsubsantial. The new triggers are a bit rubbery too (though do have an 'L4' 'R4' 'click' at the end which we haven't noticed before."

I'm hearing the pad sucks from a variety of sources. Again, makes you wonder where the $600 quality of "eating in a fine restaurant" comes in...

Tut3987d ago

All of those things you mentioned were cosmetic. If I go to eat at a fine restaurant and the food is excellent I got what I payed for. I could care less about how the dishes look or if the silverware is shiny.

=)

Bebedora3986d ago

I clicked disagree on THELANDOFSAND because of the categorically picking of negative aspects. Rightfully commented or not - The positives are left out completely.

peksi3986d ago

Why are you talking about $600? As an Xbox guy you should be fine with $499 model.

satanslilh3lp3r3987d ago

it's like they documented every second of opening it and turning it on. for the most part, good news (see through=spiffy)

FamoAmo3987d ago

I mean it really didn't sound too great and this is coming from Sony magazine.. If you thaw a bagel it definately gets hot and there most likely will be some overheating issues.

Athlon3987d ago (Edited 3987d ago )

You have got to be kidding me. A bagel can thaw at room temperature if you leave it out long enough. How do you jump to such an unfounded conclusion as overheating issues? Next time you play a game put your hand on your television. Warm isn't it? Now, when is the last time your TV overheated? It seems that they were impressed with it to me. At least a better impression than the other said console.

HyperBear3987d ago

he doesnt know anything about cooling heating temps. or he dropped out of school, and is confused. But yea, Bagels can thaw on their own, and that is sarcasm, if you didnt get it, meaning the PS3 is not as hot as the 360 gets.

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SweetChaos3987d ago (Edited 3987d ago )

"...2 years past the release of the 360 to buy a system of equal power that costs twice as much?"-Prospero666
sort of like the 2 years past of the ps2 release and yet the xbox was not all that great
-crack myself up- (i think the ps3 will be considerably better than the xbox360(if you get pass the money part)
-ps3 fund-500

power of Green 3986d ago (Edited 3986d ago )

The games helped PS2 dominate, the all around quality of the Xbox was better than PS2 lol. You think PS3 will be better because you're a Sony fan. You can buy one of my PS3's for $1500 with all that wishful hoping. Xbox had better hardware and was built sturdyer than PS2. Believe me! Xplay had a console breaking contest between the Game Cube, PS2 & the Xbox. The PS2 came in dead last and busted very easily with Xbox putting up a dam good fight considering it was the biggest. The GameCube was the most durable. Don't worry The 360 creaks under it's weight also. (i think the 360 will be a better console because im a 360 fan and i do tons of reading.

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