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I've got no idea what to do with 500gigs but I've got em!
on 22 September 2013
The last time I owned a PS3 was just after playing GTA 4, it was massive, it was loud and they cancelled the release of The Getaway so I sold it. I got on with life without a games console - being all grown up and sanctimonious about it to friends - 'why don't you read a book?', 'there is more to life then sitting on your arse killing things'.
After playing GTA 5, I'm quite sure there is nothing else I now want to do with my life. Complete relapse. The reasons why the game has made this happen are pretty well documented so...
The PS3 itself, it's bigger than I thought it would be in comparison to previous 'slim' consoles but the original was a beast. It feels and looks well made, someone else mentioned the disc access being reassuringly 90's - it is. Nothing will be irretrievable from that. The 500gigs this model comes with in comparison to the other slim on amazon (which is 100, 120? I forget) bearing in mind you're getting the game as well - makes this the best value for money. Whether or not you need all that space is irrelevant.
It's still noisy though, but in the last four years I've only watched dvd's and listened to cd's so I've forgotten if this is the norm. Any games have been played on a pc or mac. It is a constant, dare I say annoying, disc spinning - stop - disc spin - thud thud - spin - stop - and so on. But as I say this probably the nature of the beast and who really cares, you're playing GTA 5!
No HDMI cable included, no big deal - I'm pretty sure the original didn't have one either. But do order/use one. It's better. Included was a free poster advertising some film on one side and gran turismo on the other, most handy for putting under your shoes while polishing. Oh and the code for the blimp is in the game box.
Downloading some updates for the console, loading the game took around 40 minutes - bearing in mind I've now wasted over 15 hours playing the game it's pretty good going.
In fact, I'm going to play some more now.