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Xyphon22

Right now I'm mostly excited about all the demos the store has. That's pretty cool. Except that the game I would most want a demo of (Mass Effect) doesn't have one because I would rather not buy the entire trilogy if I'm not going to like it. But anyway, it's still nice. Even more than better online, this might be the one place I wish Nintendo would learn from.

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gcunit

@Xyphon22 Not that you need any more suggestions, but take a look at Valkyria Chronicles as you can probably pick it up cheap used and it's a reasonably unique game.

I was in a similar position as you a year ago. I've never had a PlayStation but picked up a used PS3 last year. Since then I've gone to town on it in terms of buying games (mostly used) but have hardly actually played it. Have a great library now though, it's a great system to pick up at the end of its life. Enjoy.

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Xyphon22

Thanks. I've heard that is good. Yeah, I'm not planning on buying a lot right now, but I do have almost all of the Wii U games I want (I just haven't played them yet) and unless it blows me out of the water with a tone of must-have games right at the start, I probably won't buy an NX right away. So I think the PS3 will be a good stopgap for next year. I mean the ones I know I want (Oblivion, Ni No Kuni, and I'll probably still cave and get Mass Effect Trilogy) will probably take me years alone considering how little time I actually have to play games (it literally took me 4 years to beat Xenoblade, and I own but haven't started XCX yet).

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Xyphon22

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Xyphon22

So I started playing the demo of Journey tonight, and after about two minutes the PS3 started making a lot of noise blowing air. A couple minutes later a message popped up on the TV saying the system was hot and I should shut it off and play later. Before I could figure out how to get out of the game the system shut itself off. Is this normal for a PS3 to get that hot that quickly? Any suggestions for what I could do other than put it in the middle of the floor with nothing within five feet of the system?

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gcunit

@Xyphon22 I don't know if it's normal or not, but I wouldn't have thought it is. Doesn't sound ideal. What model did you get?

I have the slim 320gb and it's never done what you've described, though I've probably only played about 20 hours in total on it since having it (bought used last year) and I've not played Journey on it yet.

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Xyphon22

@gcunit I got an original model 60 GB, so I''m sure that it doesn't have all the technology and stuff to run cooler that the newer versions do, but that still seems a little excessive for it to happen that quickly.

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gcunit

@Xyphon22 Did you buy it used? I assume so after all this time. If you've still got any right of return from where you bought it I'd get testing it with some other games asap and return it if symptoms persist.

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Xyphon22

Yeah I got it at Gamestop and it's already past the seven day period (unless there is a longer one for systems as opposed to games, but I doubt it). I only had to spend $35 on it, so it's not a huge loss if something bad happens, but I was looking forward to finally playing non-Nintendo games like Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect, which I am assuming will definitely require longer playtimes than 5 minutes at a time to get anywhere.

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Tasuki

@Xyphon22 The original models were notorious for overheating alot, it's one of the reason they removed PS 2 backwards compatibility IIRC.

That said not quite sure what to do. Maybe try putting a fan on it while you play it.

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Vinny

The PS3 is one console I intend to buy in the future. Great library plus many HD collections of games I missed on previous consoles.

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