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Old 28th August 2008, 11:30 AM
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Got a PS3 last night. The MGS4 bundle.
After hearing that the new 80gb will be stripped of backward compatiblity and 2 usb ports, I decided to buy a decent one while I can. Although the new 80gb will be $399, and the MGS4 Bundle was still $499, I thought it was worth the extra cash to get the hardware.


$59 for MGS4
$41 for 2 usb + Backward compatible.
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$100 difference

Wondering if you guys agree, or not. I could always return it and what for the new 80gb. Thoughts?
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Old 28th August 2008, 12:03 PM
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The real issue is the backwards compatibility. If you need that then you got the right bundle.


oh....and you're a hypocrite!
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Old 28th August 2008, 12:06 PM
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Agree with Dennis. I didn't care about backwards compatibility so I got the 40GB without it. Turns out so far MGS4 is the only game I've bought and played a couple others I've borrowed off a friend. Mostly I've used mine for Blu-Ray.
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I think the 2 extra usb comes in handy for games like Rock Band. A nice usb hub would cost you $20.
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Old 28th August 2008, 12:58 PM
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I think the 2 extra usb comes in handy for games like Rock Band. A nice usb hub would cost you $20.
new iterations of the Rockband Special Edition for PS3 I believe comes with a USB hub just like XBox360
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Old 28th August 2008, 02:31 PM
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I know, but if it's anything like the xbox one, it's freaking cheap! WTF usb hub requires external power adaptor?!!?
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Welcome to the dark side. Haha.. weird saying that and NOT referring to M$.

I've been so busy these days I haven't gotten near mine, but want to play MGS4 so bad.
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Old 28th August 2008, 03:56 PM
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I don't think you'll be disappointed with your PS3. With each system update, game update, and newly discovered feature (freaking videoconferencing??), I am more impressed with mine.
Just the other day I fired up GT5 Prologue for the first time in a couple months -- turns out they have made SEVERAL improvements, and a couple of them were things that really pissed me off before (like ramming penalties even though you were passing on the outside and got t-boned or shortcut penalties when you go off the outside).

BTW, if you haven't already played half-life 2 to death, get the Orange Box for PS3. $40 or less, and SOOO much value.
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Old 28th August 2008, 05:00 PM
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Orange Box is awesome. My other running fave is COD4, but you've probably finished that by now.
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Old 28th August 2008, 05:15 PM
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I don't even have COD4.. I saw it on sale in Best Buy, but they were out of copies.
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yes, you are a hypocrite. but you are also a smart man. no more warranty issues or red rings of death to deal with! i also jumped into the PS3 scene with the MGS4 bundle pack. plus i needed a blu-ray player too.

The MGS4 bundle seems like the best bundle to buy because of all the stripping that sony is going to be doing to the next versions of the PS3.

And I don't think backwards compatiblity was on my list of things i cared about anyway, i only own a handful of PS2 games and i still have my PS2 to play old games if i needed. The memory card reader part is useful though.

I haven't even opened my copy of MGS4, I've pretty much been playing Call of Duty 4 online when I get a chance. Get it and add me!
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Off topic...

Transformers comes out on Blu-Ray on Tuesday and apparently FutureShop is having a buy 2 get 1 free event with Transformers on the list! Everything else on the list is blah.

Anyone want to do a group buy for it?
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Old 29th August 2008, 09:19 AM
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Ferrari Challenge for PS3 is out today!!
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Speaking of Future Shop, also saw that they have MotorStorm, Warhawk and Resistance for $30 each.
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Old 29th August 2008, 10:34 AM
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MotorStorm is a lot of fun, I got the PS3 bundle with it and was quite surprised at how fun it is... the sequel loooooks awwwwesome!!
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Old 29th August 2008, 10:38 AM
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Transformers comes out on Blu-Ray on Tuesday and apparently FutureShop is having a buy 2 get 1 free event with Transformers on the list! Everything else on the list is blah.

Anyone want to do a group buy for it?
I already have it on HD-DVD lol.
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Old 29th August 2008, 10:39 AM
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The only game I'm looking forward to is NHL09 on Sept 9! I think I'm gonna buy it for the Xbox though.
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Minh you hypocrite! ahhaah Should I buy on now too? which one should i get? ya money spending day!! woot woot
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As much as I want to play Metal Gear, I can't bring myself to drop that much money on a PS3.....oh well, I'm looking forward to Gears of War 2 & NBA 2k9!! can't wait for those on ECKSBOAKS
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Old 29th August 2008, 01:15 PM
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Picked up the mgs4 bundle yesterday as well.
For a 500 dollar system you'd think Sony would add some sort of hidef cabling out of the box.
What a disappointment; MGS4 on the other hand...
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