A Review: Sony PS3 Slim

September 11, 2009


I bought a Hong Kong imported set for about SGD513 yesterday and put it to the test. Connecting it to the TV is ABC, connecting it to the internet via WiFi is just a password away (as compared to the Wii that i had, PS3 is almost like lego). The bluetooth DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller can be connected at the front USB for charging while I try out the system. A HDMI cable (sold separately) I got from a friend allows my Bravia 40″ to automatically setup the best resolution of 1080i.


All set up in less than 10 mins including unboxing and then I was already online surfing the forum and FaceBook. Then I put in a disc (Metal Gear Solid 4) and it took to about 8mins to download into the system (while I had my dinner).

Without using an instruction manual I tried to play games and surf the internet with basic input of text using the virtual keyboard, and that’s the tough part. The DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller has 16 buttons and it really took me a while to understand it’s functions (I was not a PSone, PS2 or PSP user before) but after getting aquainted for a couple of hours it gets a bit easier. I still can’t input what’s on my mind in FaceBook.. don’t seem to work… and one on one combat always gets me almost killed… but I am learning.

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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

September 8, 2009


More affordable at USD299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free global online gaming service.
I am getting one.

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A History of Game Controllers

December 17, 2008


This is a collection of small multiples of game controllers of the main gaming systems from the past 25 years, spanning from the Atari 2600 to the Nintendo Wii was created by Damien Lopez.
The purpose of the piece is to show the progression of controller design throughout the last quarter-century. The images have been normalized, and the hands are all approximately the same size as each other, and thus the controllers all to scale.
This is a very good illustration and reference for gamepad and controller designers, looking at the ergonomics for gamers. 

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Darklite™ DVD Remote is a compact ion-lithium powered remote for your PS3 with bright backlit buttons for use in the dark. Primary DVD functions are accessed on the top of the remote while secondary functions can slide-out when you need. The remote’s receiver connects to the USB port on your PS3 and doubles as a charging station.

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The playstation 3 will send a craft to abduct childrens in North American on the 17th of November 2006…. you have been warned…

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The ChillStream controller for PS3 from Logitech features a built-in fan-based cooling system to keep sweaty palms dry during your long playing hours. The controller has three vents on each side pushing air directly onto your fingers and palms and can be set to high, low or off. Logitech also claims the fans are quiet during operation. There’s also the Xbox version launched last month. Uglies…

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Metal Gear Solid 4

September 29, 2006

Metal Gear Solid 4, Guns of the Patriots. This is an animation trailer of the game for PS3. Watch out for the chameleon suit and the organic mobile suits… wow! Even the pigeon got deceived…