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$150 PlayStation 3 discount

Thanks to a promotion by Sony Style (Sony's retail operation), folks who sign up for a Sony-branded credit card by January 4, 2007 and who purchase stuff with said card by March 31, 2007, will receive $150 off of their first credit card statement.

MicroGamer6416d ago

if they keep this up. $300 loss per console, $70 Blu Ray movie rebate, now $150 credit if you buy your PS3 using a Sony credit card. That's $520 people. Sony is so desperate to get everyone to have a PS3, they are literally giving them away now.

wolfgang6416d ago

I already have the ps3 but that would still be good to buy a 100$ wii and then thrash the credit card.

Monchichi0256416d ago

I was just on Craigslist and seen a post from some former Sony Fanboy who is already tired of his PS3 and wants to trade it for a Wii! LOL Here read it yourself:

"I have a used PlayStation 3 in Mint condition that I want to trade for a Nintendo Wii plus $250 cash. The PS3 is the 60MB version and will come with Resistance, and FightNight. The System works great but I am just extremely dissappointed with the system itself as my 360 blows it out the water! I was just expecting a lot more for a $600 machine. But, I know there is some Sony fan who might want it so if you can get me a Wii, used or not, I'll be willing to trade you systems. Oh and $250 extra dollars of course! Let me know ASAP!!"

http://boston.craigslist.or...

This wasn't the only person selling a used PS3 either as there was more on the site as well. LOL Guess things are looking pretty bad for Sony huh?!

frostbite066416d ago

So this is really just a discount on anything over 150....hdtv, xbox 360, ps3

The Snake6416d ago

I'll admit that Sony paying someone $150 to buy an Xbox 360 is a pretty funny concept. Thanks Sony.
For real though, if I was in the market for another credit card this would be a good deal. Hell, Amazon only gives you $30 off your first order from them when you get theirs.

Fat Onion6416d ago

Most people that will use it for the purpose of buying a game system will most likely buy a 360 since the Wii and ps3 are not readily available.

Odiah6416d ago

going on a spending spree with a false name sony credit card. Can I get one sent to an abandoned house over the net?

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Far Cry Has Become A Shadow Of Its Former Self

Following a series of repetitive games, a formulaic approach, and a disappointing last entry, the Far Cry series has been run into the ground.

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JEECE1d 14h ago

The trouble with most criticisms of this franchise is that they insist Far Cry 3 was the best game, but the things they claim to hate about the franchise are all the elements that 3 introduced.

Deeeeznuuuts1d 14h ago

Couldn't agree with you more! I've always thought that, my personal favourite is two, the whole atmosphere, mystery, adrenaline, my vehicle steaming up because I've crashed too many times trying to escape and then getting in a shootout, having to pull a bullet out my arm while fire rages and bullets fly, can't beat it

JEECE1d 14h ago

Yep, 2 is my favorite by far as well, and one of my favorite singleplayer games of all time. It was probably one of the last games Ubisoft made before they started homogenizing their franchises to be open world collect-a-thons with unnecessary RPG mechanics tacked on. I enjoyed 3 for what it was, but it was clearly an attempt to make the franchise appeal to a mass audience (which, in fairness, was successful).

LucasRuinedChildhood1d 11h ago

That's not the issue. If Far Cry 3 never existed and they just made another 5 or 6 games that were increasingly generic copies of Far Cry 2 instead, would that make FC2 the real problem?

No. It's the lack of creativity and effort that followed that's the real issue.

And there are things that are genuinely different about FC3. Simple example - the story was easily the best. Best main villain by far too but it also has strong themes and wasn't afraid to explore controversial topics. The sequels are much blander.

Comparing the fun and creativity of Blood Dragon to the DLC in the sequels ... also says a lot about how Ubisoft fell off.

-Foxtrot1d 8h ago

Yeah like even Far Cry 4 was decent, not as great as FC3 but they still gave us an interesting story, setting and villain. Pagan Min's random calls to Ajay were pretty funny.

They just got lazier and lazier, pumping them out while making it a little more streamlined each time. I mean Jesus, they gave us a silent protagonist with FC5 which really hurt the main story and are obsessed with pleasing everyone by trying to do two characters, male and female rather than just settling on one to tell the best story they can.

neutralgamer19921d 3h ago

I started FC6 and yes the game works fine but I just wssnt Fun. Do many Ubi games are huge playgrounds but feel empty and doesn't give the feeling of a world which is lived in

JEECE15h ago

I have found that the more recent FC games work better as what I call "background games." Basically what I mean is it's nice to have an active save in one of them going for those times you have 45 minutes to play games and just want to have fun and don't want to get bogged down playing a game online or starting a new game and spending all your time into an annoying tutorial. Like I haven't touched FC4 in years but I know if I had 30 minutes to an hour to play I could hop in and easily be back in the swing of things and attack an outpost and have a good time.

I think a lot of people use big RPGs like Skyrim or Cyberpunk in a similar way.

isarai1d 2h ago

Yes because FC3 executed those aspects better. Every game since FC3 has just been Frankensteined off the bones of FC3 with half the effort.

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Michiel19891d 14h ago

you could say it's a far cry from what it was

wesnytsfs1d 13h ago

Ubisoft gets a lot of hate for their content filling of maps. Personally I enjoy the mechanic when i play an open world game I like revealing hte entire map and doing all the side mission stuff before i go into main missions. Far Cry and the RPG AC maps where a joy to play.

RaidenBlack1d 11h ago

Far Cry 2 was soo unique ... it was ahead of its time and is often misunderstood (thank you Clint Hocking, can't wait for his next game Assassins Creed Hexe)
(yes, FC2 was a departure from from FC1, so in strictest sense, Crysis 1 & 3 are the truer successors)

JEECE1d 11h ago

Yep. Unfortunately there has been so little since then that has scratched the same itch. Really the closest thing has been BOTW, which uses a lot of similar systems (though ironically FC2 came out before Ubisoft put the Assassin's Creed towers in Far Cry, while BOTW had Ubi towers). Obviously it isn't a shooter though. I keep hoping that that some indie dev will put an FC2-esque game out on Steam, but so far I've been left wanting.

Sircolby451d 11h ago

I actually enjoyed Far Cry 5 and New Dawn. Far Cry 6 was a joke. It was a step backwards in every way. That was probably the worst Far Cry I have ever played.