My PlayStation 3 died…What could this mean for the PowerPlay?

Hey J360 Legion

RIP, you beautiful beast

Yep, you’ve heard right my PlayStation 3 finally went kaput, It was unexpected but at the same time I wasn’t surprised because it was an elder BC model with at least 60 gig when I first got it… a well built station that live up to its name.

-sigh-

Welp, no time to mourn I have to rebuild, so since I’m not going to fork over the money to have Sony send it to an undisclosed repair place in Canada nor do I have access to a heat gun to do the YLOD fixture myself. I’m going to buy a new 120 gig PlayStation 3, and replace the hard drive inside, I’ve already handled my backwards compatibility problem by giving my PlayStation 2 the center stage. It’s also the one I used to play FF4 and kept as a back-up in case anything went wrong (and has).

I used to speak highly of my PlayStation 3 not for the PS3 games, Blu-ray player, and/or wireless connectivity but for the BC. The Emotion engine being inside of the PlayStation 3 60 gig is what made the thing a package deal for me. It added a lot of replay value, it lived up to what was its slogan: “It only does everything.”

Well in my case: It “did” everything, but I have a plan now and with the PlayStation 2 back in my corner it feels not necessarily saying goodbye but saying hello to an old friend.

The PlayStation 2 is still a pretty top notch system, and with the large amount of video games I have for it, some that I didn’t even touch when I went into the seventh generation. It’s a good time to take a step back into the Sixth generation circle, especially since none of you saw the Final Fantasy 4 play through (you can read about that here).

So where I stand really in losing the PlayStation 3 60 gig model is not bad in these terms.

  1. I’m currently playing PlayStation 2 games
  2. I’m stepping back into old franchises that stopped production in the new gen.
  3. I’m saving money by not shelling out 60 bucks for new games.

I am able to continue producing the PowerPlay series,  so in a unique twilight zone sort of way this is a blessing. I would use the PlayStation 4 but I have bigger plans for that one, I’m not a fan of PlayStation Now, and I don’t play it often due to lack of games currently.  I could take all of the PS3 stuff and trade it in for PS4 stuff but meh, not my style.

Anyways the PowerPlay returns on Sept.7th and it will be a terrific season!

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