PlayStations coming out of our ears, a thread about Video Game Systems

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PlayStations coming out of our ears, a thread about Video Game Systems

Two years ago I bought a PS3 Slim for myself.

Last year I got a PS4 Slim, also for myself.

This year I'm getting a PS3 Slim for my sister/niece!  :THUMBS-UP:

I'm going to be (somewhat) nice and buy them everything they need, and all my sister has to do is pay me back when she can afford to.

I don't normally buy stuff this expensive for others, but I'm feeling generous.

I'll be checking eBay every day until I find exactly the right console.

It might take a while, and with everything shut down due to COVID-19 this may not be the best time to be shopping for a PS3, but this is my goal.

All my sister and niece have now is a NES system that they bought for $20, and even though it came with a lot of games built it, it's missing most of the best NES games.

I know that the PS3 is old news now with the PS5 coming out this winter, but I'm sure they'll enjoy it.

I'm having plenty of fun with my two consoles.  :-)

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Feel free to talk about any gaming system you want.

By the way, my sister and I first had an Atari 2600 when we were little kids, and I've been hooked ever since.  ;)

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I’m severely PC-biased, that much I admit. Where I live the consoles aren’t unaffordable, it’s the games that are. A single AAA title can cost more than most people spend on a big supermarket trip, and god forbid if you intend on making a collection.

That said, man did I love my little PlayStation 2. Bought it in 2008 or so, after the PS3 was already beyond its growing pains, so the whole kit and game collection could fit in the family budget. I spent over 300 hours on Final Fantasy XII alone, and that’s not counting other hits like Burnout, Def Jam, Metal Gear, Resident Evil…

Now my nephew has effectively ditched his Nintendo 2DS in favour of a Switch Lite. Tons of good stuff in the 2DS, though I only really play Pokemon Ultra Sun on it. Petting the little murdermonsters is strangely cathartic Smile

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The first three systems that I bought with my own money were the PS1, DreamCast, and PS2 (not including PCs.)

I played the heck out of those systems.

While I love my PS3 & PS4, I just don't play them that often.

I spend my time doing a bit more of a variety of things instead of gaming all day long.

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I game on my phone. Thought that I would hate it but its pretty nice.(pubg)

But love controller the most for gaming. Gran tourismo is my favorite game together with cod mw2.

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Oh man, Dreamcast! I loved that system and especially the memory cards with the little screens.
I may have to pick one up just to have to old time’s sake…

I have the camo PS4 and the last 2 Assassin’s Creed have consumed 99% of the total play time on that system.

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Anyone here go tru the RROD (Red Ring Of Death) with Xbox 360 back in the day? I dunno how many times I had to open it up and use the heat gun to kinda reflow the cpu and gpu. Eventually it just stopped working and I converted the power brick into a 12v, 5v power supply.

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I gave my son a Nintendo Switch last year for Christmas. I like the dual/portable format a lot, especially for a child. Although, I have had to get a controller replaced already. Having the controllers clip in on the side is cool but they were not built robust enough for repeated use. Its mostly used as a console system now. I play all of the old NES games on it a night, some of those were pretty hard! Blaster Master was ahead of it’s time!
I also like inexpensive app type games you can download. It doesn’t have very many video apps like Netflix and Hulu. This was a disappointment, I was hoping to get rid of a Roku..

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Hank33 wrote:
Anyone here go tru the RROD (Red Ring Of Death) with Xbox 360 back in the day? I dunno how many times I had to open it up and use the heat gun to kinda reflow the cpu and gpu. Eventually it just stopped working and I converted the power brick into a 12v, 5v power supply.

I fixed 2 of my own 360’s with the rrod and several of my friends. The problem was always the large electrolyte input caps. Just ordered a bunch and swapped all of them out (not just the bad ones).
Both of our 360’s that had rrod still work to this day. My son uses his and has it powered up nearly 24/7 these days!

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I just picked up a used Mac Pro with a monster GPU upgrade for pretty cheap. Gaming hasn’t at all been a priority thanks to school and crap, but I’m quite pleased that this dinosaur computer can play the Halo Master Chief Collection without breaking a sweat. Sure beats my almost-as-old MacBook for trying to entertain myself, not to mention running gigantic recording projects in Logic Pro X.

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TrueRMS wrote:
Hank33 wrote:
Anyone here go tru the RROD (Red Ring Of Death) with Xbox 360 back in the day? I dunno how many times I had to open it up and use the heat gun to kinda reflow the cpu and gpu. Eventually it just stopped working and I converted the power brick into a 12v, 5v power supply.

I fixed 2 of my own 360’s with the rrod and several of my friends. The problem was always the large electrolyte input caps. Just ordered a bunch and swapped all of them out (not just the bad ones).
Both of our 360’s that had rrod still work to this day. My son uses his and has it powered up nearly 24/7 these days!

Hey that’s great!! LOL Didn’t know about the caps replacement. I miss playing the awesome Ninja Gaiden 2 and Ace Combat 6! Gonna do the caps swap soon. Smile

How many caps did you have to replace when you did all of them?

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I just recently got a ps4 pro. Been playing Red Dead Redemption and so far it’s a really fun game. Before that I was playing Elder Scrolls Online but eventually became bored of it.

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I played Skyrim for a little while, but then moved on to another game.

I'll probably return to it eventually.

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I miss my original Xbox. Wife and I finished Halo Co-Op on Legendary and saw the bonus scene at the end. Not long after we had kids and they eventually played it too!
We raised them with the idea that it was wrong to kill but allowed it in this case since it was an invading alien military force.
I remember modding a few with a chip created by a hacker named Bunny who cracked the Xbox security. There was one especially difficult soldering point on the 0 via IIRC.
That was the beginning of Xbox Media Center which morphed into XBMC, KODI, and several branches.
Anyway, those video games will rot your mind!! lotta fun though..
We also used to enjoy playing the first Tomb Raider on PS1.

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When it first came out, the first Tomb Raider was excellent.

Sadly, most video games don't age very well.

The first time I saw Resident Evil 1 on PS1, it blew my mind, but I wouldn't recommend it now.

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Never had a gaming console. I played a little half life on the PC before life and responsibilities happened.

Now I just work like a dog to make sure the rest of the family gets what they want. Of course the kids have consoles. I haven’t the slightest idea which ones.

I do get a little joy playing Frogger on one of those joystick looking things that you hook up to the TV and they take like 4 AA batteries. That will entertain me for about 15 minutes.

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i have no interest in modern consoles.
we get a ton of em at the shop and most not worth fixing.
that said i do “catch.resuscitate,and release“vintage stuff.
consoles are easy to keep but a lot of what i repair needs a refrigerator dolly to move around and takes way too much space to keep around.
that said one of my neighbors has a 12’×12’ room with games all along the walls and several rows down the center.
he had to run dedicated circuits to the room.and all of them powered up can heat the room.
now he is trying to figure out where to put the centipede and tron i just repaired for him.

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I have a complete Vectrex system with all 21 original games/boxes/overlays.
pretty neat. Vector based stuff looks so cool

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snakebite wrote:
i have no interest in modern consoles.
we get a ton of em at the shop and most not worth fixing.
that said i do “catch.resuscitate,and release“vintage stuff.
consoles are easy to keep but a lot of what i repair needs a refrigerator dolly to move around and takes way too much space to keep around.
that said one of my neighbors has a 12’×12’ room with games all along the walls and several rows down the center.
he had to run dedicated circuits to the room.and all of them powered up can heat the room.
now he is trying to figure out where to put the centipede and tron i just repaired for him.

Sounds like your neighbour is Jonathan Wheeler (AKA Proton Jon). Because that’s a MASSIVE collection.