Xbox Live Gold and PS3 Deals

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Bill Loguidice
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I thought our US members might be interested in these...

Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Subscription with 1 extra month (Halo 3 card): $39.99 - http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=204305508&adid=17653&dcaid=176...

Look at this deal from Amazon for the soon-to-be-extinct hardware backwards compatible PS3 rig:

- 60GB PS3
- Extra controller - my choice
- Component video cables - my choice
- Resident Evil - Apolocalypse (Blu Ray movie) - free
- PS3 Blu Ray Remote - free
- Free shipping

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$559.97

Plus five additional free Blu Ray movies (though nothing great, free is still free):

http://images.amazon.com/media/i3d/01/bd_summer_bundle-online_order_form...

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Bill Loguidice
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Indeed, there is no fear of Sony removing the functioning of the emotion engine (backwards compatibility) chip in the 20GB (discontinued almost immediately) and 60GB (until supplies run out) models, but they have clearly stated that all new units will only feature the software compatibility. Hardware backwards compatibility is near 100%, while software backwards compatibility is around 80% right now. For some people it will not be important, but if you have an opportunity to get one with the fully functioning hardware and the hard drive is easily replaceable anyway, why not, especially with the deals going on right now?

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yakumo9275
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yup newer PS3's have the old

yup newer PS3's have the old ps2 chips removed.

only the usa PS3's had the backcompat in hardware, so the rest of world did it in software....

I see a lot of people moaning about this but, if 90% of the worlds ps3's do it in software, how do you know Sony have not already turned off the 'hw' backcompat feature and are doing it in software already on the hw compat machines??

a lot of people are all 'gotta go and get me a hw compat machine before they run out'.. as if sony hanst already removed the hw hooks frmo the firmware and has gone all software yet.

-- Stu --

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Mark Vergeer
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What's that newer US PS3's only software bwcompat?

Bill, what's that are newer PS3 also only going to be backwardscompatible through software instead of hardware?



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