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Old 24th December 2008, 18:50   #601
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hi friends,i am planning to own a new playstation 3.checked with sony world in chennai and the sales man informed me that only 80gb is available and 40gb will never be for sale.even if so then those must be the old stocks.so any cons with going in for 80gb instead of 40gb.help me to settle in for the best one friends
Did you check out the new gaming arena 'blur' in sathyam cinemas? They sell PS3 and also have a demo of the same.

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Old 24th December 2008, 21:13   #602
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The 160GB model is now selling for similar prices as the 80GB in the UK. Might be worth waiting for these to hit Indian shores if you fancy an extra 80GB.
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Old 25th December 2008, 11:37   #603
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Did you check out the new gaming arena 'blur' in sathyam cinemas? They sell PS3 and also have a demo of the same.
thank you man,will check out for sure.
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Old 25th December 2008, 16:29   #604
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If anyone interested i have an XBOX360 for sale in chennai.
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Old 25th December 2008, 18:54   #605
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My vote would go for ps3.
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Hey guys!

So, I have finally taken the plunge into the console world! After a lot of research and thinking, oh lots, I finally decided to go in for the Xbox 360! A quick look into the thought and decision process:

Wii - Was definitely considered and was close to buying it when I realized it's going to be more fun when you are with friends/family! I am not really sure how much fun playing bowling alone could be! Not for very long, I am sure! Also, Wii didn't have the games I wanted to play. I am a sucker for FPS and Racing games, so Wii was out of the competition.

PS3 vs Xbox - The eternal fight, eh? I would have definitely gone for the PS3, if I had a HDTV and a home theater, or was planning to get one! IMHO The PS3 is better value, if you are looking at buying an entertainment package, not a gaming console. (Don't kill me PS3 fanboys!) The Xbox definitely has a better online gaming experience, albeit paid, and a better choice of games. That, and the Xbox available here in UK at almost half the price, it really was a no-brainer.

But then, when I started researching Xboxes, and came across the reliability issues. Some people quoted a failure rate as high as 33%! I didn't want to end up with a dead console in India. That was until I read about Jasper! Finding a Jasper Xbox wasn't easy but Google's your best friend and it lead me here: Xbox 360 DVD Drive Database

Called up a couple of Blockbuster stores in my area, and found one in Headingley, took a bus and got the console + NFS Undercover (I know it's pathetic!) for GBP 139.99!

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Yeah, I know it's an Arcade, but it's a Jasper Arcade! The 60 gb Live Starter Pack is coming soon!

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The Setup!

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The 12.1 A current rating says it all - Jasper!


A big thanks to Blockbuster, Headingley (Leeds) for the cooperation!

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NFS Undercover is a very very bad game -- I wasted Rs.900 for buying this game on my PC --


you can read the review here

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The game is no better on the PS3. Frame rate errors galore which really spoil the game for me. I have Xbox 1 games which are more enjoyable because they do not have such errors. One minute the visuals look superb and then the frame rate drops and the cars look as you are playing a game on a megadrive.

Until EA sort out their PS3 games development and coding I am not buying another EA PS3 game. Everyone I have bought has been poor with frame rate problems galore. EA need a good

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Hey guys! So, I have finally taken the plunge into the console world! After a lot of research and thinking, oh lots, I finally decided to go in for the Xbox 360!
Well, congratulations on your new 360 (& a Jasper one too !)

Updated to NXE yet ?

Happy gaming
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Well, congratulations on your new 360 (& a Jasper one too !)

Updated to NXE yet ?

Happy gaming
Thanks Srini! Yeah, Updating to NXE was the first thing I did, and the new interface really blowed me away!

Also got PGR4 the next day itself!! I better keep a watch on all those games I am gonna be splurging on!
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Mask off the serial number from the pic FATAL3RROR
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Mask off the serial number from the pic FATAL3RROR
Mods, Can you please remove the last image (Attachment 82806) from my earlier post.

Moose - I have seen the serial number masked off other images on the net too. How can this be miused?

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[quote=bmr_ind;1105591]checked with sony world in chennai and the sales man informed me that only 80gb is available and 40gb will never be for sale.even if so then those must be the old stocks.[/QUOTE
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What price is Sony World selling the 80GB for?
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Currently on my Second PS3 my launch 80GB blew up on me.

YouTube "Orange blinking light PS3"

Protect your investment people use a UPS.
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Did you check out the new gaming arena 'blur' in sathyam cinemas? They sell PS3 and also have a demo of the same.
'Blur' is niceee

I would advise against the arcade machines though - most of them are quite old, & actually appear to be survivors from the gaming plazas set up by Mahindra almost a decade ago. Also, each game costs Rs.30 & unless you're familiar with a game - you'll quickly end up losing a lot of money as most games have very short timeouts ! The Wii, 360s, & PS3s are a safer bet, I think an hour is Rs.60. The experience is also better with those lovely Panasonic wide-screen displays & speakers in the head-rests...
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Folks, I've put up my Halo 3 disc up for sale/trade in the classifieds section.
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