Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

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    PS3 updates are usually very tiny. A modded PS3 could scratch a lot of itches for you, I only bought one to play GTA5 (when is was console exclusive) then I played only PS3 and console exclusives on it. Have had many good hours with the machine.
     
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    FAQ section needs a PS3 thread :thumbup:
    I need to 'do something' with my PS3 and get it modded
     
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    I could probably mod the PS3 I recently repaired. I think it has an older firmware on it, and I haven't connected it to the network yet. Was going to try and pop the heat spreaders off Cell and RSX and replace the paste there then make a decision on this console!
     
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    Noted. I'll try to grab a hold of that then.

    One thing's for certain, the sheer variety of opinions over this series is enormous, and highly polarising. Nobody seems to be on the fence about it. It's either high praise or high critique. I find that in itself VERY interesting.

    Newer versions of things typically come with "quality of life" improvements, at least in that PS2/PS3/PS4 era, so that kind of goes without saying. The one counter argument is that both a PS3 and PS3 versions of these games can be found for peanuts.

    As above, I'm no fan of the series, but I don't really mind the "loss" when I paid $5 a game.

    I highly recommend a softmod, even when you own the games. The online services for that era of consoles are all dead and buried, and the updates are all available for download thanks to a wonderful volunteer community, and handled in a way that enables you to choose whether or not they get applied.

    Then there's all sorts of other cool stuff, like ripping games to the internal disk or NAS for faster loading, backing up your save files over the network (and sharing them with friends too if you want), and heaps of other useful stuff.

    Since soft modding my PS3 I've returned to it with great enthusiasm, grinding through a lot of my pile of shame on it. As mentioned above, PS3 games are absolut peanuts now second hand, so this is peak purchase time before the console ends up being a "retro hidden gem" feature on some YouTuber's channel and prices explode when the Reddit sheep all buy what they're told.

    In for pics!
     
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    Yep, I also want to change the drive out (40gb, pffftttt, way too small) for a much bigger drive (at least 500gb), so I need to research exactly how to do the softmod.
     
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    Dont hold your breathe...Mr procrastination here.

    I will look at soft modding it and replace the HDD (120GB is peanuts) and have a 500GB floating around that I saved for it. I will look at setting up an old Netgear NAS for consoles. Networking a 120 year old, 2 storey building aint going to be easy.
     
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    The one advantage of upgrading everyone's laptops to SSDs is that you end up with a surplus of large SATA HDDs.
     
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    Haha exactly the reason I have so many 2.5" drives lying around! :lol:
     
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    AC2 was the first game that made me dub my PS3 the "Sony Watchstation" - I've seen worse offenders for cutscenes in the early hours of games, but never got through the start of AC2.
     
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    I think they meant decades :leet:
     
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    I think there's been maybe 3 or 4 PS3 firmware updates in the last 3 years. None of them are actually required to play any games since no new games have come out. Once you jailbreak and install custom firmware it doesn't automatically update anyway so you could be sitting on a custom firmware from 3 years ago and it wouldn't make a difference.

    I've clocked some OG Killzone and Metal Gear Solid (PS1 classic) on my PS3 recently and have been using Retroarch on it to play the SNES version of FF3 (FF6). I've got the original infamous games high on my pile of shame list so my PS3 is getting plenty of action lately.

    Assassin's Creed AKA Haystacks of History.
     
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    Sadly, the tubes will go dim die and the plastic will decompose to dust. Such is the fickle life off all things.
     
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    MUHA HA HA now you have everyone's secrets and porn history!
     
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    We will have to see if they have patched it since original release. But nevermind, it was a cheap purchase.
     
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    yeah you'd hope so, who knows could be worth a blast. it was 4/10 territory though so maybe it's beyond patching, lol.
     
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    Oh well, could be one of those games where I don't see eye to eye with the critics ... it happens from time to time. Or it is actually terrible. We all gotta have a few duds in our game collections :)
     
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    Some of my favourite games have been poorly reviewed buggy messes, lead on!
     
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    but were they also licenced cash grabs too?
     

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