Jul 12 2011

Just my luck

Mr Stuff

So I got my PS3 back from the repair company and turned it on, seemed fine. I then noticed that some of my data was showing as corrupt so I deleted it, which then caused the YLOD to re-appear. Apparently the console had gone through quality control, but I’m not convinced since I broke it within 2 mins. Maybe they just look at the outside of it.

So it’s been sent back and we’ll see what happens this time.

Jun 25 2011

Withdrawal Symptoms

Mr Stuff

Last Sunday my beloved 17 month old PS3 decided it would give me the YLOD, which is a fatal hardware failure. So I decided since it was quite young I’d take it back to the shop under the Sale of Goods act.

I figured that since it’s been shown that there are manufacturing errors shown to cause this that it would be easy, yeah right. The first guy I spoke to would not budge “12 months is our guarantee” and wouldn’t accept that the SoGA superceeds all guarantees.

Then another guy stepped in who knew more about the law. Initially I though he was going to be a dick as he started with “I covered this recently in my law studies”. But he went to the back of the shop and looked up the SoGA and came back agreeing that I had a case. Fast forward to a chat with Customer Services and they agreed to have the console fixed at their expense. So it’s currently being fixed.

This is the 2nd time I’ve done this and it never fails to surprise me how little the store folk know about their legal obligation. They know of the term statutory rights but no idea what it means.

But the blame isn’t theirs alone, the console manufacturers need to take responsibility for their product. These consoles run on the edge of failure due to the heat they generate vs cost of heating solutions, size of console and cost. MS have admitted that the RROD is a hardware fault that they are trying to fix in wach new console version, Sony won’t really acknowledge the problem.

So I’ve had no PS3 for nearly a week and it won’t be back for another. I’m rediscovering my DS but it’s not the same. Boo

Mar 19 2010

Too much choice

Mr Stuff

KratosToday is the release day of God of War III so I wandered out to get a copy since I played the first one years ago and really liked it. But when I got back home there was a package on the floor, which was my copy of the God of War Collection, which has GOWI and GOWII on it, so now I have all 3 and don’t know whether to start with the first one (which I played years ago) and work my way through them or start at 3 then play the other 2.

Bah the decisions I have to make

Feb 25 2010

Might as well face it I’m addicted to Borderlands

Mr Stuff

BorderlandsOne of the last games I got for my 360 was Borderlands, a Mad Max style FPS RPG type thing, and I can’t stop playing it. When I got my PS3 I got a copy and it is the first game I have a platinum trophy for, the PS3 trophy system gives you a platinum trophy for getting all the other trophies, similar to getting all 1000 points on a 360 game.

The thing that keeps me coming back is that the game generates the stats for all the guns as it goes, with apparently millions of different combinations, so there is always something new to play for. The developers are also keeping the DLC (downloadable content) going with the third being released today.

So if you like Mad Max style FPS RPG type things then I would definitely recommend this

Jan 8 2010

Gone to the Sony side

Mr Stuff

For a while now I’ve been concerned that my 360 will RROD or E74 whenever I turn it on (these are catastrophic hardware failures for those that don’t know) and have been thinking of changing over to a PS3. Well today I did it, traded in my 360 and games for a shiny PS3 slim and new games.

I’ve only just started playing with it but the interface is quite nice and I’ll see how I get on. So farewell Senor Stuff with gamerscore of just over 40,000 and hello senor_stuff with no trophies (as yet)