My PS3 Controller was starting to stick and not work as it should so I thought it wise to buy another to replace it. As the PS3 is not really worth that much these days to sell (£74 via online sites), I did not want to splash out too much on a replacement controller. While at ASDA, I spotted a few options, a Original Controller made by sony (£40), a Bright green model for £14 and finally the GioTeck VX-1 Wireless Controller PS3 for £12. Upon looking at the box it explained it needed 2 x AA Batteries, was I hoping for a model that charged via the PS3? Well of course but I bought it anyway.
My Playstation 3 Slim was bought with a 160GIG HardDrive and I could see no major reason why I would need to worry about upgrading it. With the recent purchase of PSN Plus, this meant I had to store all the games on the drive and it was not long at all before the drive soon was full. This meant once I had finished a game, I had to remove it to make room for the next one. A rather easy fix was to just buy a bigger hard drive, what size would I choose and were would I buy it from?
I came across DC Universe on my PS3 while looking around for some new stuff and it took forever to download and install (and update etc). You can also download and play this for free on Windows, not 100% sure if they are the same servers. The game is a 3rd person viewpoint and you get to choose Male or Female, Good or bad and various skill types to start the game with.
While I was out and about I went into HMV for some headphones as it goes and while I could not find a decent pair of headphones, I did manage to see a whole range of bargains in the PS3 Section. Some of the prices of the games were about the same I had seen elsewhere but some were so cheap it was almost silly not to buy them. I saw EyePet which included the PS3 Camera for a steal at £10, now I already own the Webcam and have no great need to buy this Eyepet thing, as it is aimed at kids. The other Bargain I saw was at another store with Socom 4 which came in at £15 and this included the Bluetooth Headset.
For some time now the Sony Playstation Network which is the backbone of playing online and getting software was down with little word from Sony other than “We are fixing it”. I had already told my friend at work who had bought many songs via his credit card to seek to replace that card as soon as possible as the data may have been compromised. Upon checking yesterday from the Playstation Blog, they released a statement: