Saturday, June 14, 2008

Playstation Three

Well, I own a Playstation 3 now. I didn't really want to own one. There are no games that I want for it, and I already have one more console than I really want. But I was left little choice. If you're going to get a Blu-ray player, which I was, it doesn't seem like there's a great reason right now to get a standalone player when a Playstation 3 is at most like fifty bucks more. For those extra few dollars you get something that can play games, is known to have great playback capabilities, and is guaranteed to have system updates in the future. I figured that it was the sensible choice for getting a Blu-ray player, since Microsoft has announced so many times recently that they absolutely, positively aren't going to be making any Blu-ray Xboxes or add-on drives, since digital downloads are the future or some idiocy of that kind.

So there's the story of how I'm a big fat traitor and now own the competing game console. Overall, I like the device. The first Blu-ray movie that I'll be watching will be, it seems, National Treasure: Book of Secrets from Netflix. I also bought Weeds Season 3 and Juno, but they haven't arrived yet.

Shut up. I see that face you're making. I thought the first National Treasure was fun.


Currently listening: NERD—Laugh About It

3 comments:

Louise said...

If you are a traitor - what does that make me?

I am interested in seeing Juno, just FYI.

Luke said...

I've loved Weeds; I haven't seen Season 3 yet but I got the others on Netflix and then later bought them, all on Blu-ray. It's cool that it's a show that's always been available on Blu-ray for as long as it's been on disc. And Marie Louise Parker in HD is nothing to scoff at. :)

She's somehow got that appealing older chick vibe, like Tina Fey.

Travis said...

Unless my recollection, and IMDB, are wrong, season 1 wasn't on Blu-ray until a year after the DVD release. But at least now it's releasing simultaneously in both formats.

I get the Tina Fey comparison. Actually, the show has quite a few attractive older people -- going down the cast list: Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker), Celia Hodes (Elizabeth Perkins), Romany Malco (Conrad Shepard), Maulik Pancholy (Sanjay). The actor who plays Sanjay is 34! The character is supposed to be, what, like, 19?