Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I Bought A PS3, Please Help

With stagflation, the fiscal cliff and a military intervention in Mali either here or on the horizon what did I do on Monday to prepare?  That's right, I bought a PS3.

Foolishly Rejected by the American people Tuesday

I've never owned a console system but I figured if I ever wanted one I better buy it before inflation really hits.  And yes, I do my own grocery shopping so I know inflation's here, I just expect it to get worse.  Like Jimmy Carter worse.

I didn't get the system just for playing games.  I already have a Hulu Plus account so I expect to use my PS3 to watch movies on my big screen tv instead of moving my laptop around.  And I've always wanted a Blue-Ray player.  Does this sound like excuse making for spending a lot of money on a game console?

I bought the Uncharted 3: Game of the Year Bundle that also has the DUST 514 content pack from Best Buy since my credit card is giving me 5% back on purchases from Best Buy this quarter.  I figure I need to get a first person shooter, which I never play, in order to prepare for DUST and not look like a total noob.  Because frankly that's what I am when it comes to console games.

That leads to another concern.  I need to learn how to use the controller if nothing else and playing games should help.  So what games should I look to buy?  Right now I'm looking for something I can play single player so I don't embarrass myself.  If anyone has any recommendations please send them my way.

And one more question.  How do I get a beta key for DUST?

EDIT: Just saw that Midway Arcade Origins was announced yesterday.  To give you an idea, those are among the most recent console games I've played.



8 comments:

  1. You can redeem your beta key in account management in EVE. Just log in and look for voucher redemption and you should be able to get your beta key.

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    1. Thanks! Now I just need to learn how to use the controller. Back in my day, we used a joystick with one button. This thing is hard!

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  2. Noooo! DUST is keyboard/mouse compatible. Plug in an extra set and let the controller rot in a corner.

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    1. Will the PS3 recognize them right of connecting them directly to console or you need a converter like Eagle Eye?

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  3. Ohh get From Dust!!! http://from-dust.ubi.com/from-dust/en-gb/home/index.aspx

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  4. Give Battlefield a try. Other than being an FPS Call of Duty has nothing in common.

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  5. Hurray, hopefully you can find a good game that will hone your political whining to a sharp razor, that will shred the whatever has pissed you off into a failheap.

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    1. I went through my finances and figured out that the fiscal cliff shouldn't keep me from attending Fanfest next year so I can concentrate on games again. But if I'm wrong I'm heading to Wisconsin to pick up some cheese.

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