Gentlemen, We can rebuild him[it]…Pt.1

2012-03-01 08.24.11

 

 

Cue the *whoawhoawhoawhoa* jumping sound of the Six-Million Dollar Man!.

In case you can’t tell what that is over there to the left.  That is the Motherboard of my 1st generation CECHA model 60GB Playstation 3.  It’s a beautiful and gut wrenching sight, isn’t it?  You may be asking yourself: “Why, for all that is holy or unholy, would you rip apart such a beast, such a monument to modern gaming, you monster.”  And I will respond with: “That’s hurtful… *sad face*”  But I digress; the reason I took apart my PS3 was to bring it back from the brink of death.

I’m going to go through some of the things I did and how I took it apart to hopefully help others with the older model PS3’s in keeping their systems from uncertain death.  While the PS3 didn’t have the same failure rate as the launch day Xbox360 models, it was still a hot running system that had it’s share of deaths.  While Microsoft kind of manned up and handed out a 3-year warranty, The PS3 kept it’s 1yr warranty.  What muddies the situation for PS3 owners is the fact that Sony will not repair these older consoles.  If you are outside of the warranty, and frankly, if it’s a “fat” model, you are.  You will be forced to pay a $150 fee to get a replacement or full price at a store.  That replacement will be a slim model, no if’s and’s or but’s.

Saving these majestic creatures is our only hope for a rich and fulfilling future for our children and our children’s children.

 

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N4L: DLConspiracy

nxe_marketplace_011-1024x576With the rise of high-speed interconnection in today’s consoles. We’ve been given a theoretical unlimited amount of play to our favorite games. Not only can we get new cars in racers, but whole new adventures in other games. New weapons. Even overall enhancement in the form of better visuals, audio, and better controls. Along those lines. We’re also given a quick and easy way of renting or buying movies to watch instantly from our homes. And even now, we are getting the chance to buy full games from the comfort of our couches. We can then send friends a message and invite them to watch the movie we just bought or rented and chat with them while watching it. All from our cozy homes. Truly. This generation of gaming has made the biggest leap technologically speaking. Other systems may have tried these forms of Internet connectability (Genesis X-Band, Dreamcast. PS2). But they never reached the always on, always connected feel and ease of use that the newest systems have today. The ability to download demos, themes, music, movies, updates for games, enhancements, add-ons. Etc etc. The list goes on. All this is at a price though… How much are you willing to spend? How much as you willing to give up?

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E3 2012: Day one thoughts.

Although I wasn’t able to partake in the events first hand this year because of college, which is also to blame for my complete lack of keeping the page updated, I was able to watch the press conferences today and I wanted to give you guys my thoughts on the everything that was revealed.

 

 

This E3 seems to be doing alright.  Nothing extraordinary has been shown, but a few stellar titles have been revealed and a couple, specifically, seemed to have come out of nowhere to steal the show.  I have been hearing and reading a lot about how disappointing this E3 has been so far, and while I can agree that it doesn’t seem to be packing the same punch as E3’s of past, I think the biggest part of that was all the rumors that Microsoft or Sony was going to reveal their next systems, no matter how much they denied that was going to happen, it didn’t matter, because they deny everything whether it’s true or not.  So, I feel that lingering hope caused some deflation in the events when it comes to the big 3 (Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony.)  But again, there were a few titles that shined.

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Skyrim Review

 

“I used to be an adventurer just like you, then I took an arrow to the knee”

How many times have you read that meme and just wanted to kill yourself? Seriously It’s been done to death and now even hearing it during gameplay I wanted to shove an arrow in my ears just so I won’t have to listen to it, but that’s just me. The same person who barely slept more than 3 hours a day and became a troll hiding under my blanket trying to achieve the 100% Platinum trophy for this game. In other words if you value your life, your family & friends, your health then don’t ever buy this game, EVER! It will take over your life because of how good it is. So without further ado, let’s get this review on the road, Arrow in the knee style~

 “ReverEND Note: This game was played over all 3 platforms by 3 separate players.  Each one will pinpoint some of the finer details that each version offers or some downfalls that one platform may have over another.”

 

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