When selling a used Playstation 3 - what..

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  • Deleted user 11 April 2012 17:59:03
    Before selling a used Playstation 3 is there a way of resetting, removing all my details, to the day it was first purchased ?
  • ThemisB 11 Apr 2012 18:03:41 2,780 posts
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    Deactivate your PSN account in Account Management/System Activation and format the hard drive in System Settings/Format Utility.

    Edited by ThemisB at 18:04:47 11-04-2012
  • Deleted user 11 April 2012 18:04:49
    Make sure you fill it with glue. They can get into the machine and restore the information otherwise.
  • Deleted user 11 April 2012 18:08:55
    @ThemisB Thanks.

    ..and to the other 2 replies, I wouldn't have expected anything less here on EG ;P
  • Deleted user 11 April 2012 18:12:16
    I was serious.
  • ElNino9 11 Apr 2012 18:33:40 13,141 posts
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    Lick it. Lick it hard and lovingly.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • SYS64738 11 Apr 2012 18:36:48 1,512 posts
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    Ask it to promise not to tell your dirty secrets to any strangers, ever.
  • DaM 11 Apr 2012 21:45:05 12,606 posts
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    Where's the thread about washing your HD? I'd do that.
  • Syrette 11 Apr 2012 21:55:06 41,813 posts
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    Throw it in the bath, preferably when plugged in.

  • Deleted user 12 April 2012 18:59:52
    Im going through a phase. Im questioning how much I like modern games. Behind the cinematic intros, cut scenes, motion captured people, storylines, and the many buttons that have to be mastered, theres a sense the word game is being lost. I prefer watching films when it comes do to it, and if a I want a quick good old fashion gaming fix, I boot up my Sega Saturn, as I really like shootem ups, and they simply dont make those like they used to. I have no desire to own the next gen, whatever that might offer. Im seriously thinking about selling my Playstation 3 along with 11 games and Sony Eye camera which has had zero use, and buying a Blu-ray player, as Blu-ray is so good.
  • FuzzyDuck 12 Apr 2012 21:16:36 3,540 posts
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    @blacksea

    I agree in some ways with you - i sold my 6 week old Vita last week (figured i get good money back for it by selling it early, which i did). Couldn't justify having 3 consoles (Vita, PS3 and Wii), and i'm increasingly becoming jaded with different aspects to yourself (day one DLC, online passes, on-disc DLC, shoddy netcode, game breaking bugs, paltry single player, etc), but the nett effect is the same.

    Not sure if i'll sit next gen out, but i'm defo gonna wait until it's firmly established, and if the rumours of a need for always on internet and locking of games to single system actually materialise, i won't be touching any new consoles with a stick. I'll be content to play Super Mario World and Wipeout 2097 for the millionth time.
  • Deleted user 12 April 2012 21:29:24
    blacksea wrote:
    Im going through a phase. Im questioning how much I like modern games. Behind the cinematic intros, cut scenes, motion captured people, storylines, and the many buttons that have to be mastered, theres a sense the word game is being lost.
    Plenty of other stuff about, I don't bother with the shit you mentioned.
  • Deleted user 18 April 2012 20:26:46
    CrispyXUK wrote:
    blacksea wrote:
    Im going through a phase. Im questioning how much I like modern games. Behind the cinematic intros, cut scenes, motion captured people, storylines, and the many buttons that have to be mastered, theres a sense the word game is being lost.
    Plenty of other stuff about, I don't bother with the shit you mentioned.
    Oh well, each to their own I guess. I happen to like films, more than current gen games.
  • Deleted user 25 April 2012 19:01:13
    Decided to hang onto the PS3 - if only to progress further with Gran Turismo 5

    Until 'The Last of Us' shows up, I should complete Heavy Rain a couple more times.

    Only then will it be time to sell the lot. I can't imagaine anything new worthy showing up.

    Edited by blacksea at 19:01:38 25-04-2012
  • DUFFMAN5 25 Apr 2012 19:08:52 13,806 posts
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    @blacksea

    Prob best, you can pick up a 320gb with GT5 for 180 on Amazon brand new, so how much could you have got ?

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Deleted user 25 April 2012 20:29:17
    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @blacksea

    Prob best, you can pick up a 320gb with GT5 for 180 on Amazon brand new, so how much could you have got ?
    I've got the original shape PS3 (which I prefer) that looks like new, Hitachi HD upgrade to 250GB. 11 Games (Heavy Rain, GT5, CoD Black Ops, Archam City, Yakuza 4 etc). Sony Eye Camera (unused). 1x controller, 1x HD lead. Original GT5 box.

    I'd be luck to get 200 tops, maybe 150.
  • FanBoysSuck 13 May 2012 11:30:53 1,384 posts
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    DUFFMAN5 wrote:
    @blacksea

    Prob best, you can pick up a 320gb with GT5 for £180 on Amazon brand new, so how much could you have got ?
    Which amazon at you shopping at mate? I had to replace mine a few weeks back and couldn't find a 320 for less than £220.

    For the emperor!

  • Deleted user 17 May 2012 22:32:43
    It's gone. I sold it. My Playstation 3 + 10 Games. 160.00

    I'm done with this gen. Other than The Last of Us, there was nothing on the gaming horizon that interested me. I doubt i'll even bother with Playstation 4 / X720 when they arrive. I will be buying a Blu-ray player, as Hi-Def films are amazing to look at, so much better than DVD. For my gaming fix, I've got my Playstation 2 and Sega Saturn complete with a number of classic games that are a joy to play.

    Edited by blacksea at 22:33:12 17-05-2012
  • heyyo 17 May 2012 22:38:52 14,374 posts
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    blacksea wrote:
    I doubt i'll even bother with Playstation 4 / X720 when they arrive. I will be buying a Blu-ray player, as Hi-Def films are amazing to look at, so much better than DVD. For my gaming fix, I've got my Playstation 2 and Sega Saturn complete with a number of classic games that are a joy to play.
    Gaming, like a dinosaur.
  • SYS64738 17 May 2012 22:57:22 1,512 posts
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    Current gen fatique, combined with sequelitis phobia. I suffer from it as well. Started picking up older PSP games I never finished and retro stuff again.
  • Deleted user 18 May 2012 07:40:26
    heyyo wrote:
    blacksea wrote:
    I doubt i'll even bother with Playstation 4 / X720 when they arrive. I will be buying a Blu-ray player, as Hi-Def films are amazing to look at, so much better than DVD. For my gaming fix, I've got my Playstation 2 and Sega Saturn complete with a number of classic games that are a joy to play.
    Gaming, like a dinosaur.
    Hmmm.. not really.
    I like the odd blast on Outrun 2 and Burnout 2.
    Silent 2 and Silent Hill 3 deserve a second play through.
    Must finish off Rule of Rose. I never got around to playing Okami, although I own in.

    On the Jap Sega Saturn there's some divine Shoot'em Ups and 2D Beat'em Ups. I've always prefered 2D beat'em ups compared to 3D beat'em ups.
  • MadCaddy13 18 May 2012 07:47:05 1,840 posts
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    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=w-l5FyA3pgo
  • MadCaddy13 18 May 2012 07:48:06 1,840 posts
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    SYS64738 wrote:
    Current gen fatique, combined with sequelitis phobia. I suffer from it as well. Started picking up older PSP games I never finished and retro stuff again.
    sequella what now?
  • PhoenixFlames 18 May 2012 20:03:46 8,781 posts
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    I'm feeling the same. My PS3 only gets used for DVDs and renting films these days. Tbh if someone offered me 150 for it I'd sell.

    I have Apple TV and BT Vision for renting films or catch up TV. I'd just need to buy a Blu Ray player.

    Edit. It would make me consoleless for the first time in over a decade (apart from iPad) and I don't think it would bother me.

    Edited by PhoenixFlames at 20:05:44 18-05-2012

    I drive an automatic 'cause I'm too cool to change gears.

    PSN - phoenix1flames

  • SYS64738 18 May 2012 20:24:20 1,512 posts
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    MadCaddy13 wrote:
    SYS64738 wrote:
    Current gen fatique, combined with sequelitis phobia. I suffer from it as well. Started picking up older PSP games I never finished and retro stuff again.
    sequella what now?
    It's complicated and vicious.
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