Of course, it’s been all over the news that Sony was hacked.  While I am disappointed that it happened and honestly believe that it is bad for the industry, I think they brought a lot of it on themselves.  Taking away the OtherOS functionality from their system was just like poking the sleeping bear.  It may be fun at first, but it’s going to end badly and you have nobody to blame but yourself.

Nonetheless, I have gained from their loss.  With the reports of people returning the PS3 consoles, it appears that Sony is in damage control mode; I received a coupon for $100 off on a new PS3 at GameStop.  As a result, I stopped by and picked up my shiny new PS3 for a mere $200.

I have to say that, despite the security issues, I love this machine.  At the time of this writing, the only PS3 game that I own is the God of War I and II collection.  I do, however, have some old PS1 games sitting around, and I was able to play them on the PSP through the remote play function.  I can’t, for the life of me, explain why Sony doesn’t scream from the mountain-top about this feature.  This functionality is freaking AWESOME; I love the idea of legally playing those old games on that system.

I’m pretty stoked about going back through to play those PS3 games now that I have one.  Uncharted 1 and 2, Flower, and God of War 3 are at the top of the list.  If the price gets low enough, I might try Metal Gear Solid 4 or Heavenly Sword.  We’ll have to see.