Azcentral: (…) The much-awaited video game console comes out Nov. 17 in the U.S., although getting one will be as challenging as finding parking at the mall after Thanksgiving. Thousands of lucky gamers tested the PS3 over the weekend at the 2007 Sony Expo in Honolulu, two weeks before the debut.
Almost all were males — from boys with braces and baggy jeans to gray-haired baby boomers. (…)
“The graphics are crazy, way better than the second one,” said Doug Morrison, a 20-year-old University of Hawaii student. “It’s more realistic. It’s smoother. It doesn’t have any glitches. “I’m going to get one no matter what.” (…)
With his back turned to Sony’s new $7,000 TV, Robert McDuffie and his buddies were glued to a much smaller screen, watching someone play the first-person shooting game “Resistance: Fall of Man.” The 25-year-old Army sergeant from Daytona Beach, Florida said he didn’t attend the expo to check out Sony’s new line of high-definition TVs, tiny digital cameras or ultrathin laptops. “I came for the PS3,” he said, anxiously waiting for a moment with the machine. After playing for a few minutes, McDuffie said he was impressed. “I’m just trying to figure out how to get one,” he said. “I didn’t pre-order, so I’m going to have to stand in line overnight.”
The PS3 is driven by a high-powered cell processor, making game play super smooth and graphics amazingly detailed. A gigabit ethernet for online gaming and a Blu-ray disc player comes standard on the console, as does a wireless controller. The PS3 can play games and movies at “1080p,” which is the highest definition resolution currently available. (…)
Tim Mah, 13, of Honolulu had one word for the new machine: “Wow.”
Dyron Mack, a 35-year-old computer analyst, said he plans to buy a PS3 without consulting his wife or disclosing the cost. “I’m not going to tell her. You just show up with it and let her be mad,” he said. “You just say, ‘I’m sorry. I lost the receipt.’” What do you think?