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Shame you couldn't pick up one of the cheap PS3s and slot your previous hard drive in it, I recall some deals recently where the super slim 12GB was £100 new.

 

Yeah it's a bit of a shame, but at least now that I've bitten the bullet this should hopefully be the last PS3 I'll ever have to buy, I've still got a fair few games that I want to buy/play for the system including...

 

Ico/Shadow of the Colossus HD

Infamous/2/Festival of Blood

Final Fantasy X/X2 HD

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5/2.5

Sly Cooper Collection

Tales of... Symphonia/Graces/Xillia/2

The Last of Us

 

So it's definitely worth it considering that I'll be playing it a lot over the course of this year and beyond. :)

 

Plus... well, 'plus' basically :hehe: I'm sure I'll be filling up a fair amount of the 500GB hard drive with all the free games.

 

Anyway, I've deactivated all my Sony systems via the website - it's completely baffling that you can do this for all only but not just one? :hmm: - my PSV has been reactivated and I'm going to do the same for my PS4 right now; all going well my shiny new PS3 will be added to the activation list tomorrow and I'll start playing inFamous again... :D

 

 

...I was halfway through a 'good' playthrough so I'm now tempted to play the whole game as an 'evil' run, one small silver lining perhaps? ;)

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Well my PS3 Super Slim arrived at around 10:30am today, once I'd got everything set up and installed I started playing inFamous at around midday... it's now midnight, I'm just about contemplating stopping playing in a little bit as I feel like I've made a decent amount of progress being that I started again; I thought about being 'evil' but ended up choosing the 'good' path once again as I'd like to see the good ending first. :D

 

The console itself is actually quite nice, relatively quiet plus it's a lot smaller than the Slim, a bit lighter but the best part is of course the fact that this one works and had better do for a long time. :heh:

 

Anyway, enough about the machine... inFamous is just, to me... a really solidly enjoyable game, genuinely I can't praise it enough even though I'm well aware that it's not 'perfect' and that I've been informed that the sequel is better but I was just really pleasantly surprised to find that Sucker Punch Productions - to give them their full title - who were originally responsible for the fantastically underrated Rocket robot on wheels for the N64 - which I ended up playing during having no working PS3 - have basically crafted a game that not only has brilliant mechanics/physics along with a wonderful overall 'tone' but that also tells a great story which never takes over yet it does make you engage with the characters at some basic level because they are so... human essentially, by purposely not going for all-out realism it all feels more believable throughout. :smile:

 

It's just a joy to see a modern developer come along in technological leaps and bounds from their very solid foundation built with Rocket on the N64, through to the Sly Cooper Trilogy on the PS2 - I've ordered the PS3 HD remaster to play through one day - then finally culminating with inFamous on the PS3 plus its sequel which has clearly been their biggest success to date, deservedly so as well I say. :hehe:

 

I just can't believe that it took me so long to actually get around to playing these wonderful titles, I'm just glad that now I'll at least have a slim - or perhaps 'super-slim' :blush: - chance of finishing inFamous/2/Festival of Blood before the sure to be spectacular inFamous Second Son is released on the PS4 in little over a week. : peace:

 

This is a genuinely amazing time to be a gamer, I actually can't wait for the greatness which surely awaits in the rest of 2014! :D

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Just finished inFamous today...

 

 

...damn, that 'good' ending! :o

 

 

Will be starting inFamous 2 tonight, the race is still very much on! :D

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Just finished inFamous today...

 

 

...damn, that 'good' ending! :o

 

 

Will be starting inFamous 2 tonight, the race is still very much on! :D

 

Haha. I've been waiting for you to finish it. Mind blowing, ain't it?

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One thing I do like about inFamous 2's story in relation to the first is that

 

They actually preserve the ending spoiler from inFamous 1. So if you played 2 then 1, it would still be a surprise.

 

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Haha. I've been waiting for you to finish it. Mind blowing, ain't it?

 

I'm still trying to take it all in, it's pretty much all I thought about while at work today... :p well that and wanting to start inFamous 2 which I'm about to do now.

 

As for the DLC... from what I can gather, the skins/weapons are non essential but I'm guessing the extra powers are? I'm assuming that these are powers which don't appear in the game otherwise, I don't mind paying for them being that I got the games cheap and subsequently feel kind of guilty as I really want to support Sucker Punch being that they make such amazing games, but yes I just wondering how much the dlc powers add to inFamous 2 really. :)

 

Will also be on the lookup for the DLC mission for inFamous Second Son entitled 'Cole's Legacy' which is currently only available in the special edition - so annoying! - will probably end up buying the code off eBay if it pops up for a reasonable price, I mean surely they will release it generally on PSN too/afterwards despite what they say about it being limited edition, it just makes no sense otherwise as this seems to be a mission which tied together all of the games which seems quite integral to me. :hmm:

 

Oh well, on to inFamous 2! My order for Second Son has been processed so I have until Thursday to finish it, game on! :D

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The twist in Infamous is my favourite since the one in KOTOR (and I actually think it's better than that one). Didn't see it coming and I loved it.

 

While I think Infamous had a better story, Infamous 2 plays and is paced much better.

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The twist in Infamous is my favourite since the one in KOTOR (and I actually think it's better than that one). Didn't see it coming and I loved it.

 

While I think Infamous had a better story, Infamous 2 plays and is paced much better.

 

I would definitely agree with you there, I've been playing it for most of the day and it's just so good! :hehe:

 

Something about it, even though I'm aiming to finish the game pretty quickly I'm still really enjoying it so even if I wasn't playing against the clock I'm pretty sure I'd be going at the same speed because I just really want to play it; going to keep playing until I pass out tonight from inFamous overdose, that's the plan anyway. :heh:

 

This game alone was worth buying a new PS3 for, just nothing but praise for it basically. :bowdown:

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Dammit @S\.C\.G. as soon as I finish off Shadow of the Colossus HD I'm straight on to Infamous 2!

 

It's been a long enough gap now since I played the first. It's on! :D

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And my quest is complete!

:)

 

I've literally just finished inFamous 2...

 

 

...what an ending, I really like that the series doesn't shy away from making tough decisions because they make the games all the better for it; just brilliant, enjoyed the slight twist toward the end but I've nothing else to say apart from I've enjoyed every minute of it. :D

 

inFamous Festival of Blood can wait seeing as I've discovered that it's not technically considered 'cannon' so I'll leave that to enjoy another day as I'm sure it's still very much worth playing but for now...

 

 

...my body is ready for inFamous Second Son! : peace:

 

#GreatnessAwaits ;)

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Save on Assassin’s Creed, Need For Speed, Dragon Age, Fallout this week

 

Big discounts on full games and DLC start today, including Saints Row, Dishonored,

 

Hi everyone! It’s Blockbuster Deals time again as PlayStation Store brings you some big savings across some of the best titles and DLC from some of the greatest franchises ever to have graced the PS3. These discounts will go live when PlayStation Store updates later today. Don’t miss out, head on over and pick up some bargains. Enjoy!

 

Full games:

 

Assassin’s Creed III

Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99, now €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Assassin’s Creed III – Gold Edition

Was €44.99/AU$69.95/£36.99, now €24.99/AU$36.95/£19.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dishonored

Not available in Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine

Was €59.99/AU$89.95/£49.99, now €9.99/AU$12.95/£7.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dishonored Game of the Year Edition

Not available in Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine

Was €39.99/AU$49.95/£29.99, now €14.99/AU$17.95/£10.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dragon Age: Origins

Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99, now €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dragon Age II

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99, now €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Medal of Honor Warfighter

Was €29.99/AU$39.95/£19.99, now €8.99/AU$13.25/£7.29

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99, now €9.99/AU$12.95/£7.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row IV

Was €39.99/AU$49.95/£29.99, now €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third: The Full Package

Not available in Germany

Was €49.99/AU$69.95/£39.99, now €9.99/AU$12.95/£7.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third

Was €19.99/AU$24.95/£15.99, now €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

DLC:

 

Assassin’s Creed III Season Pass

Not available in Turkey

Was €29.99/AU$43.95/£23.99, now €12.99/AU$18.45/£9.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Assassin’s Creed III: The Battle Hardened Pack

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Assassin’s Creed III: The Infamy

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Assassin’s Creed III: The Redemption

Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dishonored The Brigmore Witches

Not available in Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dishonored The Knife of Dunwall

Not available in Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening

Was €19.99/AU$29.95/£15.99, now €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS Leliana’s Song

Was €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49, now €2.99/AU$4.35/£2.39

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS Return to Ostagar

Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS The Golems of Amgarrak

Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS Warden’s Keep

Was €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49, now €3.49/AU$5.15/£2.79

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dragon Age II – Legacy

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dragon Age II – Mark of the Assassin

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Dragon Age II – The Exiled Prince

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49, now €3.49/AU$5.15/£2.79

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Fallout 3 Bundle

Was €49.99/AU$73.95/£39.99, now €19.99/AU$29.95/£15.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

FALLOUT 3: MOTHERSHIP ZETA

Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

FALLOUT 3: POINT LOOKOUT

Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia Turkey, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

FALLOUT 3: THE PITT

Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia Turkey, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

FALLOUT 3: BROKEN STEEL

Not available in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia Turkey, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

FALLOUT 3: OPERATION: ANCHORAGE

Not available in Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, Slovenia Turkey, Ukraine

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Fallout: New Vegas – Dead Money

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Fallout: New Vegas – Honest Hearts

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, India, Italy

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Fallout: New Vegas – Lonesome Road

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues

Not available in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, India, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Fallout: New Vegas Bundle

Was €44.99/AU$69.95/£36.99, now €14.99/AU$21.95/£11.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

MEDAL OF HONOR WARFIGHTER SPEC OPS SHORTCUT

Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

MEDAL OF HONOR WARFIGHTER THE HUNT

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €3.99/AU$5.85/£3.19

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Three for All DLC

Not available in Bulgaria, Hungary, Qatar

Was €19.99/AU$29.95/£15.99, now €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

NFS Hot Pursuit DLC Bundle

Was €34.99/AU$51.95/£28.49, now €17.99/AU$26.45/£13.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

NFS Hot Pursuit Super Bundle

Was €59.99/AU$89.95/£49.99, now €24.99/AU$29.95/£19.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row IV Enter the Dominatrix

Was €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49, now €3.49/AU$5.15/£2.79

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row IV How the Saints Save Christmas

Was €6.99/AU$10.35/£5.49, now €3.49/AU$5.15/£2.79

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row IV: Season Pass

Was €9.99/AU$14.45/£7.99, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third – Gangstas In Space

Was €5.49/AU$8.05/£4.49, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints-Row-The-Third – Genkibowl VII

Was €5.49/AU$8.05/£4.49, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package – Online Pass

Was €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49, now €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third Maximum Pleasure Pack

Was €5.49/AU$8.05/£4.49, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third Planet Saints Pack

Was €5.49/AU$8.05/£4.49, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third Saints Purple Ops Pack

Was €5.49/AU$8.05/£4.49, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Saints Row: The Third The Trouble With The Clones

Was €5.49/AU$8.05/£4.49, now €1.99/AU$2.95/£1.59

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard

Was €16.99/AU$24.95/£12.99, now €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn

Was €16.99/AU$24.95/£12.99, now €7.99/AU$11.75/£6.49

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Hearthfire

Was €4.99/AU$7.35/£3.99, now €2.49/AU$3.65/£1.99

Additional 10% discount for PS Plus members

 

Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS4, PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy

through our online store

 

Might possibly go for Dishonored if it's generally considered better than Thief.

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I decided to tackle inFamous Festival of Blood today, started at around 10am and I've just nabbed the last trophy, not bad for a days work. :D

 

Really enjoyable, definitely worth playing and above all it's just a lot of fun. : peace:

 

Will be interesting to see what DLC route Sucker Punch decides to take with Second Son.

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Might possibly go for Dishonored if it's generally considered better than Thief.

Umm, Dishonored is amazing, and I don't know why you'd even want to cast it in the same light as Thief. They're not really the same kind of game at all, just similar visually. Definitely pick that one up!

 

On the other hand £7.99 isn't that great a price, it was £3.49 on Steam not long ago and the GOTY edition has been sub £8 on there before.

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I'm tempted by dishonoured too! Hmmm.... Is the game of the year version worth buying out of the two? Though surely this is exactly the type of game that'll be on plus soon.

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Although I've had the DLC for a long time I've never gotten around to playing it. It's meant to be good though.

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Umm, Dishonored is amazing, and I don't know why you'd even want to cast it in the same light as Thief. They're not really the same kind of game at all, just similar visually. Definitely pick that one up!

 

On the other hand £7.99 isn't that great a price, it was £3.49 on Steam not long ago and the GOTY edition has been sub £8 on there before.

Tbf, they're both First Person, swoopy stealth games with the option of action and featuring a bow. Ok in gameplay terms the similarities may end there, but I wouldn't really be that bothered about playing both of them, at least not within a long time of one another.

 

It would be £7.20, and £10 for the GOTY with Plus, but you're right I do remember seeing them on there before now. Still, a decent price.

 

I'm also tempted by FEZ though this week! :)

 

Ahhh and Red Dead is now in the Rockstar sale for £7.99!

 

.... oh this is ridiculous! :p

I already have a backlog of Plus games to work through and many games on my wish list to buy! Too many games!! I need to be strict with those I can probably do without.

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Tbf, they're both First Person, swoopy stealth games with the option of action and featuring a bow. Ok in gameplay terms the similarities may end there, but I wouldn't really be that bothered about playing both of them, at least not within a long time of one another.

 

The biggest difference? Dishonored for PC has 91 on Metacritic :heh: Dishonored has powers, like teleportation, possession. You have a crossbow not a bow, as well as guns and a sword. You pick up interesting backstory items all the time, level yourself up. It's more like a stealthy Bioshock than Thief.

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I've just finished Infamous 2, not sure whether I'll go back though it being evil. I really was expecting a lot more from this title. I think I'd convinced myself it was a really top-tier game without actually investigating its general reception. It was a very muddled title with some awful mission restrictions and combat mechanics. Frequently you could climb a building and find yourself face to face with three mobs who would instantly smack you with a rocket launcher at point blank range.

 

But the worst moment had to be when I accidentally threw a mission item too far, went to get it, retrieved it (to a warning "return to the mission zone"), and then couldn't get back to the mission zone in time. Why use a timer to limit a player from leaving a zone, if it's actually impossible to return within that time?!

 

They had a similar issue with scripted attacks where you had to mash a button to get out. No matter how hard you mashed that button, you would always take at least x damage. So if your health was < x, you could mash all you want but you'd still die.

 

The powers were still a lot of fun, but there wasn't a lot of upgrading or changing to be done, not like in say... Prototype.

 

Really surprised by this game since I remember hearing a lot of the hype when it came out, expected a lot more, and actually find myself even less interested in PS4 as a result of playing this.

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I seem to get to this point every few months but with a break in most big game releases now until September I'm once again tempted to buy another PS3 so I can go back to all those PS+ titles I have along with getting myself some of the remaining PS3 titles I missed after my console died.

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Im gutted that i'll never get the chance to play on Tales of Symphonia HD. Loved it on the GameCube. Sadly, cannot justify another console to just get that game :(

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Im gutted that i'll never get the chance to play on Tales of Symphonia HD. Loved it on the GameCube. Sadly, cannot justify another console to just get that game :(

Just announced for a PC release next year, so there is hope for you (if you have a PC). Can't imagine the requirements will be much.

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-07-02-tales-of-symphonia-hd-coming-to-pc-next-year

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Well I ended up getting a PS3 with a broken blu ray drive off eBay for £22 and seeing as I only need it for digital games, I'm pretty happy. Looking forward to playing a load of my PS+ games now!

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Well I ended up getting a PS3 with a broken blu ray drive off eBay for £22 and seeing as I only need it for digital games, I'm pretty happy. Looking forward to playing a load of my PS+ games now!

 

It still shocks me how expensive they are brand new. They never did reach the sweet spot of £100. My poor mate was saving for a PS4 but his PS3 died and he had to use his money he'd been saving on a replacement. It cost him £160+ for him to buy a new model.

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It still shocks me how expensive they are brand new. They never did reach the sweet spot of £100. My poor mate was saving for a PS4 but his PS3 died and he had to use his money he'd been saving on a replacement. It cost him £160+ for him to buy a new model.

 

Yeah I originally thought I might just get a new one but there was no way I was paying full price. Its a shame they have only gone cheaper with a 12gb model. You would think with the amount of games people might have on PS+ for it now they would release a digital only PS3 without the disc drive so you could play that collection.

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