You should pre-order a bunch of games at Gamestop in gratitude ;) Nice video. Let's plays are pretty popular right now, so why not do more? Also... you need to die in a fire.
So after 5 years my fat model 40 gig ps3 died. It started turning itself off after like 10 mins of gameplay for a day or two. Then started turning off immediately every time i turned on the ps3. From asking around and reading online sounds like some thermal paste or something like that isnide is cheap and leads to crap inside the ps3 melting and getting broken eventually. My ps3 was in a well ventilated area too. I really did not feel like spending money on buying a new ps3. 250 bucks seemed a bit high for a new one to me. I had made up my mind that I was just going to suffer for like 6 months to a year and wait for a price drop. I was considering buying a used wii, even though theres only a handful of games I want to play on taht. I freaking hate waggle bulls**t.
Anyways, an evil terrible corporation who I normally wouldnt touch with an on million foot pole ended up coming to rescue. Gamestop, *PUKES*, had a great deal on a new ps3 that is for a week only. It last until the 26th I believe. You can get a new 160 gig ps3 for 200 bucks (50 off the normal price). You also get one free new game and have a choice between that new batman game or the komplete edition of the Mortal Kombat game. Since I don't care for fighting games much I just sold gamestop Mortal Kombat back. Used the 30 dollar credit and bought used copies of Dj Hero 1 and Dj Hero 2 on the ps3, as well as a new in box DJ hero controller. I've wanted to try that series for forever, and I basically got to for free.
Gamestop also had a buy 2 get 1 free thing on ps2 and gc games. Although 80 percent of the games had no manual or case artwork, automatically disqualifying them from my consideration, I still managed to find some games. Got Midnight Club 2, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2, and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme. They were all around 5 bucks and of course one was free because of the deal. I dont have a ddr mat yet but I'll get one eventually. I've never actually tried DDR before, but I'm curious to do so.
My body and mind feel like really confused though. I walked away from Gamestop this time feeling a feeling I've never ever in a trillion year felt while shopping there. I was actually satisfied.. they actually did not screw me over or rip me off in any way shape or form this time. I of course double checked every little thing before leaving the store, due to my pass expeiences of being f***ed in the ass their so frequently. But nope, everything was fine this time. What is this world coming too... I don't even know who I am any more. For a temporary time in my life, I was happy with Gamestop. ewwww
I tried something new again on my channel and recorded some skype talk between myself and another guy I game online with a lot. We were playing X-men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse online co-op on the Playstation 2. I thought our stupid jokes were funny, but am really curious if other people do and want to see more of this. Let me know if you liked it or want us to go die in a fire.
@lazyhoboguy I just thumbed up your Youtube vid of X-Men Legends II. I actually owned it for Gamecube, a few years back, and played it on the Wii. I liked it more than Marvel Ultimate Alliance, which I played on PS2.
I fell out of my chair over the "Xavier can't move things can he? He can't move his legs so..." :lol: Gamestop is totally hit and miss depending on the store and the employee working at the time I think. Plus the size of the crowd in the store and accompanying stench.
Thermal paste is the cause for the red ring of death as well. Damn systems run so hot they just straight up start melting.
I have only shopped at Gamestop once, and I had a mixed experience. The guy tried selling me a game that had been obviously opened and used for the price of a new one. I said "No, thanks" and walked away. I am not from the US so I don't know much about how they usually do business, but it was not a good first impression. :P
@macrules_640 Well my fat ps3 lasted 5 years and the new slims are supposed to be built better and run cooler, so hopefully the slim should last even longer. But be sure, your ps3 will never last forever, newer consoles like this have too many complicated things and moving parts that inevitably will go out. Not like cartridge based consoles that last for 20 years. @nate1222 Yea I know how to redownload the psn games. I'd never pay them twice heh.
@BravoOneActual Well, my opinion of gamestop is still 95 percent negative. Yes, very rarely they have good deals. VERY VERY RARELY. Most times they charge much more for even used games than other places charge for that same game new. I could would keep b*tching about them heh, but im sure uve heard why I hate them already. And yea SEV2 not having competitive multiplayer on consoles is extremely stupid. The PC version gets it. I can't help but feel ripped off if I buy the console version. I will be waiting for a huge price drop on the game now. I was even thinking about pre-ordering before too. @s_h_a_d_o One of my friends tried fixing it, and it lasted about a month then broke. I figured it wasnt worth the hassle when I can get a brand new one for 200 that will probably last me another 5 years at least. Im considering trying to fix the fat ps3 enough to try to resell it to gamestop though. Because screw them lol. My fat ps3 doesnt have backwards compatibility or anything, so theres no extra features that model has that makes it worth a ton of effort to save for a few more months maybe.
Well, it looks like you actually came out ahead on this one. If you had any PSN downloaded games, contact Sony and let them know that your old PS3 died. Then, register your new PS3 with your PSN account. That way, you can re-download those games from your PSN account without having to pay twice. By the way, I got paid from work-study today and bought Machinarium and Botanicula from GOG. Woohoo!
I have learned to appreciate Gamestop because I keep an eye for specials, used games sales or trade-in promotions. It is, by far, my preferred gaming destination.
I've had my PS3 for about a year now, and after reading your story of what happened to yours, I just hope nothing like that happens to mine, then again I have a warranty with mine, so if something did happen it would be fixable, but I'd lose all my data and hard earned trophies. :cry:
[QUOTE=""]From asking around and reading online sounds like some thermal paste or something like that isnide is cheap and leads to crap inside the ps3 melting and getting broken eventually.[/QUOTE]
Yup, sounds like that's exactly the same problem I had, and completely fixable on one's own - in future, refer to this.
You see, my friend (and this is my first ball-busting directed at you on the subject), Gamestop is not evil if you bide your time, wait for certain sales and pay attention. They sell games. What's to fall for? Selling the game back is an excellent example. I do stuff like that all the time. That sort of thing has always been there, but your rage has blinded you and if I'd have told you before today, you would have dismissed, so there! Bundle certain games (values at cheapassgamer.com, BTW), get to the correct percentage tier and you can, in essence, make a ton of old games into extended $7 rentals. Enough diatribe. Glad you are still PS3 viable. And SE v.2 has no PvP! Did I already mention that before? That's farty the bad way. Poo.