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Won a PS3, should I keep it?

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#26 OFFLINE   spartanstew


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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

Does Blockbuster sell used games?

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

I think it probably varies by store, but I can't say for sure since there are no Blockbuster stores in my area.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:25 AM

They used to when we had them. But they closed before the Dish sale.

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

I'd keep it, if you happen to have a 3D tv (or plan to get one in the future) the PS3 can do that out of the box.

Will your kids 'grow out' of the Wii? Maybe, depends on how old they are, but the PS3 does cater to a different demographic than the Wii does.

I happen to have a PS3 and a XBOX 360 and find room for both of them in my life, though I am an avid gamer though ;).
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:15 PM

For pity's sake, keep it and the Wii as well. Your 9 year old is certainly ready to play almost any of the E rated games, several of which could be played by your 6 year old as well. You might even find yourself playing multiplayer games with them -- great for bonding!
As to the Wii -if you don't have Wii Fit, it's worth buying and getting all family members into some basic fitness routines.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

I have 2 of the older models. Not sure I can add to what has been stated already. I will add my personal opinions though. Media server capabilities are def a plus for me, hdmi and digital optical audio outs love it, Wired or wireless, love it. No need to subscribe for online features, priceless... makes me feel valued and respected as a consumer. When faced with a 360 to ps3 option I would be ashamed to buy in for similar or even worse capabilities, I don't understand why people would prefer a 360. OK back to subject, I would keep a WII just as I have kept my gamecube, my ps2 (internet connected) I like to think of my home as a museum o' electronica! lol How do I overcome the need to complain about breakdowns/limitations... I keep extra machines around in case of the inevitable... life is short live happy.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:19 AM

A lot of times, the preferences boil down to 'what exclusive game is on what system'.

Personally, I chose the Xbox for a variety of reasons. Their live system has been around longer and is more robust (to say nothing of never being out of order for days on end). Oh yeah - and my daughter wanted to play Halo :)

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:43 AM

I would assume most people buy PS3's for the gaming portion but I use it more for the media options.

Like other have said, you can play bluray discs, stream using the Netflix client (which has a kids theme), Amazon OnDemand, Hulu Plus, stream your Plex library, download media from Playstation store, etc.

I buy an occasional game and download many demos but never use the music or picture options (well...I might have streamed pics from my computer once).

I also use my harmony remote with it, ftr, which is nice.
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