8. January 2007 16:49
Opening my mail yesterday (I was way behind) a surprise property tax refund nagged me to buy a Playstation 3. I'm surprised how much head-shaking and criticism this has been met with from my gamer friends. The price and the weak launch lineup are the most commonly cited reasons. The PS2 had a far worse launch with a worse shortage and weaker launch lineup and 75million consoles later I don't hear anyone complaining. As for the price, well, I wanted a BluRay player for my home theater so even if I never play any games I'll get my $600 worth. I was playing Blast Factor last night and I'm downloading Gran Tourismo HD tonight. I've never been a fan of FPS games on a console (too stuck in the PC mode of play control) so I'll be passing on what are the big PS3 games right now: Reistance: Fall of Man and Call of Honor or Medal of Duty 3 or whatever it's called. Indeed I think I'll be finishing FFXII on the PS3 and doing the downloadable games for a while until Lair comes out, and of course Final Fantasy XIII this fall.
I'm having a lot of fun, lighten up Sony haters.
(Of course when the Xbox 360 comes out with an HDMI connection I might have to score one of those to play that BioShock thinger that's coming out)