GameStop has a nice deal going for potential new PS3 owners. If you pick up a refurbished PS3, you’ll receive a free copy of God of War III.
hmmm That's a pretty good deal. edit @ Lovable. Usually Refurbished PS3s Work pretty well. I know alot of Dudes that be Ordering PS3s Online with the Digits and sell them to Gamestop etc etc.
GoW3 is one of the best games on the PS3
Only if you like hack & slash games though. Did I dooo that?
I don't like hack and slash games but I have to agree God of War 3 is fricking amazing. If you only ever play one hack and slash game then make it God of War 3.
@ Steve Urkel - Did you dooo what? Seriously, I don't get it.
Edit: I also played the demos of Bayonetta, Dantes Inferno and God of War 3 and didn't like any of them because I don't like button mashing either. Then I got God of War 3 for my birthday and forced myself to play it. I hated it for the first couple of hours but then I started to get quite good at it and I realised that to advance through the game mashing buttons was not enough. I had to strategically plan my attacks and the puzzles are fantastic. It is also the most epic game I have ever played.
I am now going to google Steve Urkel
Edit 2: OK, just googled Steve Urkel and realised that he is was actually born after me. I'm Scottish and we've never heard of Family Matters here so please excuse my ignorance.
DISAGREED!? seriously. What the HELL. Such a faux-pas. I'm sorry if Epic boss fights, Amazing visuals; VERY enjoyable gameplay and an epic Story (debatable) doesn't interest you.
@Wh15ky - I played the first God of War and it was okay but I'm not a big hack and slash guy. I've tried the GoW3 demo, Boyonetta Demo, Dante's Inferno demo, all of them. Something about button smashing games don't really interest me. Off topic - Google Steve Urkel my friend. You young folks don't understand. EDIT: @Areeb11 - I never said GOW3 doesn't have good graphics or story. It's just not my type of game. Did I doo that?
I mean, refurbished isn't good news but some people have no choice better than nothing right? *looks at other console* @Areeb11 well for one, Steve_Urkel/Greenlightofdeath/ 360 fanboy account 2324 disagreed that or maybe someone who didn't play it. Because even if you didn't enjoy GOWIII, its still undeniably one of the best PS3 games out there in terms of raw video game design don't bother. disagree/agree system on this site is retarded
@bjornbear - Who the hell is Greenlightofdeath? Either way, I cannot say GOW3 is one of the best PS3 games because I don't like that genre. You can bring up all the technical stuff you want, but if I don't enjoy something why would I say its one of the best? A game is only one of the best to the person who is playing it. Don't matter if the game scored perfect 10's and not a single point lower in any review and sold 100,000 million copies. If you don't like it, you won't say its one of the best. Did I dooo that?
Just in case you don't check edits.
I googled Steve Urkel and it turns out that he was actually born after me. I'm Scottish, we've never seen Family Matters here in the UK so that's why I don't get your patter.
If you like GoW3 then I suggest you re-visit Bayonetta. That game is every bit as good as GoW3. I actually enjoyed it more just because of the sheer insanity of the attacks and action sequences.
Also I'm curious about your statement of "strategically plan my attacks" for GoW3...really? Not to take anything away from GoW but it is just a button masher.
I may pick up Bayonetta since I enjoyed God of War 3 so much more than I thought I would and it is very cheap now aswell.
As far as God of War 3 being purely a button masher, I don't agree. I found that I advanced through the first couple of hours of the game without having a clue what I was doing and just mashing away, but to complete the game I had to use my different powers and techniques that I had accumultated quite strategically to beat the various bosses etc.
People who complain about hack and slash games button mashing analogy is annoying. That's like saying all you for in a shooter is point a reticule and push a button. Or all you do in racing games is steer and hold a button. Or all you do in RPG's is pick your attack and watch. Or all you do in platformers is jump. Or all you do in sports games is run and shoot, swing, dive, hit, tackle depending on the type of game. In most game genres all you do is one or two actions. That because it allows everyone to be able to pick up and play. Simple controls save you from having to remember how to do basic attacks (Prototype for example had bad controls too many button presses for various special moves).
No God of War 3 is one of the best PS3 games no matter what genre you like. It's meta (which I hate) is 92/100 (it was a 93) ranking it in the top 20 PS3 games of all time.
@ABizzel1 No its not. Don't tell me what one of the best games for a system I own is, that's my decision. Metacritic doesn't mean shit, GTA4 is the highest rated PS3 game that doesn't make it THE best PS3 game does it? A more credible statement would be "God of War 3 is one of the best hack and slash games on the PS3." I don't like hack and slash games, never did and probably never will, so its not one of the best games for PS3. In your opinion it is, because you like it, but don't tell other people what to like and what is the best because you think Metacritic=what's best for gamers.
@T9X69 Your vote is one against many. Just because you don't like a game/genre doesn't mean it's not one of the best games on that system. I didn't care for Mass Effect 1 or 2, but that doesn't mean it's not one of the best games on the Xbox 360 just because I didn't like it. And among the general audience of the PS3 and journalist, God of War 3 is one of the best games on the PS3. Your one nay say doesn't or won't change that fact. You may not like it, but that doesn't stop it from being one of the best PS3 games.
And it was pretty easy to get a the platinum trophy(the only one I got). This is good for used buyers.
Refurbished system? That's like asking for trouble.
You will be surprised how good refurbished are.....It can have like a couple of used parts but because of this has to be sold as a used console...They still have to meet industry standards
it all depends on if it is factory refurb (sent back and they fix it up for resale) or if it is store refurb (repackaged at the store for resale). Factory refurb generally comes with a limited warranty where as store refurb has none or very VERY limited. I did notice on the playstation protection plan it only covers new slim units and you have to show proof of purchase between a certain date. I was all excited about getting one for my 80gb fat until i read the conditions.
refurbished systems are definitely better than used ones IMO
God Of War hardly makes up for the fact that your refurished ps3 will only last for about 1 year.
This isn't a Refurbished Xbox360 we're talking about Ps3 which actually meets industry standards!
I guess it depends on what was done on the PS3. If it was for YLOD, I wouldn't touch it.
my console is launch refurbished worked fine since launch.
I have a refurbished model which broke whilst I was playing Uncharted 2, so if you're going to buy a refurbished one, buy it with caution in mind. I got myself a new Slim afterwards and its been running fine *touchwood*
Looks like PS3 flopped, they are just giving it away like is nothing special.
Did I hear something? Oh...you're on the wrong article, the door's that way, run along now biatch. /s
I thought the PS3 was infallible? How could a Sony product ever fail and have to be refurbished?
I thought the PS3 was infallible? How could a Sony product ever fail and have to be refurbished? /sarcasm
wtf?! ps3 for 350$?! a 20 gig for 300$!? since when do used ps3s cost more than new? and those are fat ps3s to top it off. those break easier cause of all the heat.
They cost more because of the B.C. I think it even used to say that on the site. Not sure if it still does.
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