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Sony offers a free PS3 or Vita with back-to-school PC

By Matthew
Jun 13, 2012
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  1. Shopping for a back-to-school computer? Spend your money with Sony and you could walk away with a free gaming console. On the heels of Microsoft's promotion, the Japanese manufacturer has...

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  2. It's funny, after following the link to the 64 qualifying laptops the 2nd one on the list is a Vaio E for $699, less than the cheapest Sony option.
     
  3. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Maniac Posts: 350   +112

    Cheapest qualifying Sony laptop = $747
    Cheapest qualifying Microsoft laptop = $699
    Less than $50 more

    160G PS3 is worth about $100 more than a 4G Xbox

    Your argument is invalid.
     
  4. Does the consoles comes with some educational software?, like Mortal Kombat?
     
  5. Dude, Xbox sucks!

    4gb xbox means you gotta pay $120 more for a proprietary limited hard drive after you fill that tiny flash drive up (1 good game or 2 kinect games).

    On top of that you will have to pay for xbox live - $300 every 5 years.

    On top of that the xbox 360 is a piece of junk. Sure RROD 33-55% failure is mostly gone, still 10% though and that's more than 3 times the industry standard for reliance.

    No blu ray, no browser, no recharge controllers (also no blue tooth or gyroscope).

    And you gotta pay $60/year to xbox for the "right" to pay for a sub to netflix or like service.

    Plus all best 360 games are on PC with free online play the PC way

    Plus ps3 gamers get FREE exclusive content in all the best AAA multi plat titles like Assassins Creed, Battlefield, Batman, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, LA Noire, Red Dead Redemption, Fight Night and even on old xbox exclusives like Mass Effect and Saints Row. LMAO, even though xbots gotta pay for online play (the only ones in the world that do have to pay) and PS3 gamers have free online.

    Oh and thanks to the dvd you gotta swap disks like it's 1995 and thanks to M$ being cheapo's you gotta worry about scratching those disks.
     
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 671   +73

    Lol@ guests with a agenda.
     
  7. Console wars ftw.
     
  8. spectrenad

    spectrenad TS Rookie Posts: 97   +18

    you will have to pay for xbox live - $300 every 5 years.
    -they keep offering me months for $1. personally, I couldn't care less.


    No blu ray, no browser, no recharge controllers (also no blue tooth or gyroscope).
    blue ray?
    -streaming and cloud gaming = the soon to be new standard
    -there will soon be a browser availible, and it will surely be better than the PS3 one (not hard to beat, it's a real POS)
    -no recharge controllers? where did u get that from?
    -gyroscope? rly? then I can say the 360 got kinect.


    And you gotta pay $60/year to xbox for the "right" to pay for a sub to netflix or like service.
    -it comes with the XBL subscription, so who cares?


    Plus all best 360 games are on PC with free online play the PC way
    -if you want to play on a PC, then just buy one, don't buy a console... BUT, if you want a console, the xbox 360 has many good games (gears of war, halo, forza, witcher 2, mass effect 1,


    Plus ps3 gamers get FREE exclusive content in all the best AAA multi plat titles like Assassins Creed, Battlefield, Batman, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, LA Noire, Red Dead Redemption, Fight Night and even on old xbox exclusives like Mass Effect and Saints Row. LMAO, even though xbots gotta pay for online play (the only ones in the world that do have to pay) and PS3 gamers have free online.
    -you already mentionned the subscription price twice before...
    -I never compared the exclusive content, but I'm pretty sure the difference between both systems is small.
    -you mentioned Mass Effect... xbox has the 1st title (wich is the best). PS3 doesn't. that alone dishes any downloadable content you can be talking about.


    Oh and thanks to the dvd you gotta swap disks like it's 1995 and thanks to M$ being cheapo's you gotta worry about scratching those disks.
    -out of the ±50 games I have, I never scratched any disks to the point it won't work. if you do, you are simply neglectful.
    -swap disks? only few games require you to do that, and most of the time, it's divided between single player and multiplayer (like for BF3). if you can't move your fat as s (insult is NOT directed toward you) and change the disk...
     
  9. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 810   +102

    Depends on what firmware the ps3 comes with... > _>
     
  10. Hell yes!!! Great deal. In your face M$oft with your crappy Xdvdbox deal...lol. Am getting this deal for my little brother - was gonna get him a pc anyways. He can now lay-off my PS3. Sweet
     
  11. I've been wanting a vaio, so this just works out well...
     
  12. LOL @ the dude defending xbox. dude that thing is a POS.

    Overheating, disk scratching, pay to play, pay to stream, no exclusive, no exclusive content, POS.

    M$ made halo 2 for PC Vista only, no reason other to FORCE their PC gamers to upgrade.

    M$ dropped all support for orig. xbox - no service, no support - no games. PS2 still sold and supported today.

    M$ fked over 33-55% of all their customers just to gain market share and win the online market by default.

    PC, Wii & PS3 - Free Online Gaming
    PC, Wii & PS3 - Internet Browser
    PC, Wii & PS3 - Netflix no additional charge
    PC, Wii & PS3 - Hardware reliability
    Wii & PS3 - Wifi since launch

    360 - Online $60/year, which is $300 for 5 years!
    360 - No Browser, Even Wii has a browser
    360 - Netflix must have $60/year subscription
    360 - Wifi extra $100 for 5 years
    360 - RROD, now RDOD, no need to own, all best exclusives are on PC, free online playfor PC. new slims still scratch disks and xbox live is $60/year.
     
  13. LOL,

    Halo, Gears, Mass Effect 1, all the Fables, Left 4 Dead, Battlestations, Alan Wake are all on PC.

    There is no reason to buy a 360, RROD was horrible, pay to play is horrible, pay to stream is horrible, disk scratching is horrible (Blu ray no worries)

    oh and LOL at the streaming buddy. Best way to watch HD on that $2000 HDTV you bought is blu ray, and its' hell of convenent when you are renting movies too and everyone else is a loser that bought a loser of a console that can't play blu ray.

    Xbox has also only come down $100 in 7 years compared to $350 for PS3 in 6.

    Who do you want to support, the one that gives you nothing and makes you pay for stuff everyone else gets for free?

    Or the one that gives you the most bang for the buck, with reliability, tons of free exclusive content and it's "optional" pay service gives nothing but free games. E3 this punk - PS+ users get what, 13 awesome high ranking titles FOR FREE. you must have missed that part.
     
  14. spectrenad

    spectrenad TS Rookie Posts: 97   +18

    w/e MS haters. I played with both consoles and I know wich one I prefer.
    + in 3 years, I never had any problems with my 360. my best friend however, did return his PS3 after few months because it was crashing too often.
     
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +685

    Haha! I LOL'ed hard at people "bigging up" the ps3... Just lol
     
  16. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +12

    I've been fooled by Vaio's before, no thanks. I already have a ps3 too, and not interested in Vita. Niece wants an Xbox, so let's see. Yeah, no.
     
  17. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I have a preference also:

    Had a PS3 for 5 years now, not a peep of a breakdown. Yet my brother's 360...well, let's just say it's seen the inside of a repair shop more than his house. So really you can't argue this because the simple fact is that some people get lucky and some don't.

    On the article: Personally I think that's great. I'm seriously thinking going for one.
     

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