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The PS3's New Year's Resolutions

Hi. I'm a PlayStation 3. I made great strides in 2008 but we all need to better ourselves in some way, so here's my list of New Year's Resolutions. I swear I will apply myself to achieving all goals outlined below!

I will become more affordable...even if I don't wanna be

When I first launched with a $600 price tag, I desperately tried to convince everyone that it wasn't "pricey;" it was fair. Heck, it was more than fair, considering it cost Sony $840 to make me. But it was difficult to convince many people without many great discs to pop inside my complicated architecture, and so I labored through the first few months and a lot of 2007. And although Sony wanted to promote me as a piece of filet mignon in comparison to the low-grade cheeseburger that was supposed to be the Xbox 360, I still needed a price cut. And so I got one...well, I got a few, actually. But now I need another one, and I promise to give you a drop that will make me more appealing than ever before in my lifespan. And this time, I'm ready with the games...and oh baby...more are coming.

I will help to bring Blu-Ray to the masses

Sony used me as a Trojan Horse of sorts in the early days; I was used to implant the high-definition Blu-Ray format into the minds of all consumers. But it really only appealed to those who absolutely needed the best of the best in their home entertainment setups, and we still needed to cut HD-DVD out of the loop. Now that's done, and Blu-Ray continues to rise. I'm one of the best Blu-Ray players money can buy, and oh yeah, all my games are on Blu-Ray. It won't just be gamers and video tech geeks who will know me personally in 2009; I'm comin' into the homes of mainstream America. And I must say, I blush with pride when the salesman says, "oh yeah, but this thing does so much more than just play Blu-Ray movies!" See, he can say that to gamers, too; just replace "Blu-Ray movies" with "games." The statement still works.

I will make the Network and Store better...and they'll still be free

One of my better character traits is that my Network is absolutely free. And even though it will just continue to get better and better this year, I won't ever let Sony charge you for this excellent service. My Store has come a looooong way since the launch, and more content is headed my way (I can feel it). Playing online won't ever cost you a dime, and it will continue to be just as - if not more - reliable than my worthy competitor, Xbox Live. Although there are rumors that with the added content and functionality, Sony may have to start charging, but I'm not buying that. I will fight to keep it free! Just for you, friend, just for you.

At this time next year, I will say...TOLD YOU SO!

On January 1, 2010, I will sit before everyone, take a big breath and say, "yeah, I TOLD YOU SO!!!" I will have given you Killzone 2, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Gran Turismo 5, Infamous, White Knight Chronicles, and several other PlayStation 3 exclusives that so many people adored. Of that list, four will be legitimate Game of the Year contenders, and could actually be the four best games of 2009! I've already shown that I have plenty of games to compete, but this year, I will prove that I have the best available software...hands-down. No more "wait 'til next year." No more excuses. This will be a landmark year for me, and I won't settle for anything less!

And that's it. Happy New Year to all, and to all the awesome guys at PSX Extreme who have always treated me fairly - holding me accountable when it was right to do so and defending me against the raving naysayers - I have a special message: you rule. Can we be BFF?

1/1/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (49 posts)

Joe_III
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:00:30 AM
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First cuz I'm a loser! Happy New Years everyone. Can't wait to call all you fanbois ou in 09! j/k

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Jed
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:31:03 AM
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happy new year to ps3, ps3 extreme, and all the other hobbits on this site! (even the xbox 360 guy)

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tlpn99
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:11:49 PM

lol Jed the Xbox 360 guy made me chuckle for ages haha.

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SubjectiveTruth
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 7:45:00 PM

He is being called the xbox360 guy now.
I wonder if I join a 360 site if I can get a nickname like that...

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The_Vandelizer
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:58:22 AM
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PS3 all the way

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:06:45 AM
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Probably putting too much faith in the idea that GoWIII AND GT5 will come out this year. At least one is definitely going to slip into 2010.

Last edited by SHADOW on 1/1/2009 2:07:37 AM

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:22:12 AM
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The affordable thing will really do a lot of things.

I like that list, it'll all come into fruition.
If the exclusives are timed correctly the ps3 will take the crown easily.

It has already taken Europe and Japan.
Once it takes the US it will all be set.

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kreate
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 3:59:13 AM
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so if i buy a ps3... ben comes with it?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 5:53:47 AM

lol

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Bugzbunny109
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:50:46 AM

I wonder how they will package him in the box, probably with tape! XD

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HUSO
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 4:00:40 AM
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Nice lil biography/resolutions :)
Happy new year to all PSX extreme staff and all u fellow readers.

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Frenchy17
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 4:06:41 AM
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Happy New Years everyone! Here's to 2009, year of the PS3!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 4:47:32 AM
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Broohaha, in '09 lies hope of a PSXE virtual hangout in which we all can happily murder each other over and over again. I had one hella crazy f***ing night of my life tonight and somehow I still survived and didn't wind up in jail (amazingly) and you can bet a gigantic swelled red baboon's ass that I'm ready for PS3's '09 lineup with the money I can't even afford ready to go.

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 1/1/2009 4:48:04 AM

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 5:56:11 AM
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http://www.psxextreme.com/feature/244.html

Wow looks like all the resolutions from last year failed, like a fat lady going to the gym every day.

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Qubex
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:01:00 AM

HAHAHAHA... hysterical... but shouldn't the fat lady have the last laugh... damn Shadow, you just lifted a shadow!

Q!

"i aM hOme"

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Deleted User
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 1:36:03 PM

lol

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sabitrulz
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 6:24:35 AM
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Everythin is alright ......but GOW3 ain't comin in 2009,might b in feb-2010

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city96
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 6:43:45 AM
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HAve PSX made a HOME club itd be cool. nice way to get into Home too. no point right now unless your gnna play a idiot at chess.

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Qubex
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:03:41 AM

Yes, lets make one... [Shouting up the stairs]

"...BBBBEEEEEENNNNNNNNNN!!! [ silence ] BBBEEEENNN!!!"... then suddenly ..."alright, alright, I coming down already!"

Rememeber the PSXE Killzone 2 clan too...

How about some tag ideas... I'll start with an orginal one :)
[ PSxE ]

Q!

"i aM hoMe"

Last edited by Qubex on 1/1/2009 7:05:01 AM

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slayerkillemall
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 8:30:50 AM
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lol..cheers!

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LightShow
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:47:33 AM
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you left out firing his director of advertising...

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isaya85
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:59:05 AM
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Yes and you have our support PS3 (Ben) and buy this time next year all competition will be an afterthought then together we can watch the naysayers weep and nash there teeth


PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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GoldenShadow
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 10:18:16 AM
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Happy New Year!

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jlch777
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:49:06 AM
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i just want GT5!!!!

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Jizmack
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 12:19:13 PM
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Happy New Years guys, can't wait for Kz2,Gt5,GowIII,FF13(series). It's gonna be a wonderfull year. I'll prolly even pick up the white knight game.

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cadpig
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:04:42 PM
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Happy New Year guys!!!! This year is going to be great for the Ps3. A pricecut and a marketing campaign...How about two pack in games like Uncharted and Resistance fall of man 1? Sony needs to flex the processing muscles of the ps3!!

Last edited by cadpig on 1/1/2009 2:10:12 PM

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Zorigo
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:05:05 PM
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apperently there is a bluray killer by Royal Media (1920p, 100GB storage). WTF will happen to bluray, and the ps3.

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ps92117
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 3:26:26 PM

apperantly there is blu ray killer that is going to get killed by blu ray (400g wat ever resolution u want) killer getting killed by the killed that makes no sense

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:41:12 PM

UNLESS!...

You a zombie.

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LightShow
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 11:45:02 PM

1920p seems like overkill to me, but then again, thats what they said about 1080p and even 720p before it.

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tlpn99
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:15:12 PM
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Happy New Year Peeps, now roll on Feb for some of those games coming out already :)

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cadpig
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:18:07 PM
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I would not worry about any Blu-Ray killers at this point, Zorigo. Most (if not all) of the major movie studios have gone blu-ray. So it's a done deal.

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King James
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 2:21:17 PM
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The rise of the 3, in it's 3rd year, right?

Bigger and Better things in 2009!

Last edited by King James on 1/1/2009 2:25:01 PM

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shaydey77
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 6:46:38 PM
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By the end of 09 we should have a REAL HOME!!
and Killzone 2 will look old!! just imagine what we've got BEYOND that!!!..COME ON 09!!

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Qubex
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:40:15 PM

shaydey77, I think Killzone 2 will hold its own for many years; it is that good!

Q!

"i aM hOMe"

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shaydey77
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 5:57:59 PM

Qubex I realy realy realy hope your right!!!:D!

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Sir Shak
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 7:54:56 PM
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nice

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MetalHead09
Thursday, January 01, 2009 @ 9:26:32 PM
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yup happy new year ps3 and psxextreme, its gonna be a awsome year!!! i cant wait to get started.

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dveisalive
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 1:54:33 AM
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PS3 resolution for 2009 give me my Grand Turismo 5!

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Vivi_Gamer
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 1:59:09 AM
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........ I dont like the idea of a PS3 talking in 1st person..........

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Blaiyan
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 3:38:29 AM
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^I do lol.

Ps3 just add that you're going to make in game screenshots and music mandatory in all games. Plus add alot more functionality for in game xmb (Pics, vids, music, media server, net).

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www
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 5:49:10 AM
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One more resolution :

1.I hope my Versus XIII beats the crap outta the multi-plat XIII.Square,u done back-stabbed me too many effing times n am only made of plastic,can't a console get a break,damn!

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bando
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 7:26:05 AM
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"I will become more affordable...even if I don't wanna be"

This is critical. The price must drop below $399.00. Otherwise, the PS3 will forever be in third place.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 12:48:55 PM

Of course it's going to drop below that price. It's only a matter of time.

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Shatterday
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 8:27:27 AM
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I expected a little bit more... but hey! Heres to wishful thinking!

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CH1N00K
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 9:07:03 AM
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IT Can Talk?!! And why does it sound like Ben? lol.
I'll be sure to stop swearing at it now every time it disconnects me from a SOCOM game, just in case it can grow arms and throw me into a tree. :P

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, January 02, 2009 @ 7:44:34 PM

Lol

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SubjectiveTruth
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 7:50:54 PM
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Killzone 2 has a lot of hype to live up to.
The first was supposed to be a Halo killer.
**Clenches Jaw in anxiety**

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NetheRealm
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 11:34:46 PM
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And maybe someday most of my games will release with 1080p resolution, custom soundtracks & trophies.

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