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24kt Gold PS3 Slim Can Be Yours For A Nominal Fee

Buying a video game console in a color different from the default shade is one thing. Getting it custom painted is quite another thing. ...having it dipped in real gold? That's in its own universe.

What you're looking at here is the shell of a 24kt gold PS3 Slim that Computer Choppers released several weeks back and now, they're ready to sell the completed gold-encrusted system. You can buy this right now if you so desire; in addition to the gold console, you will receive 2 24kt gold controllers plus a 1-year warranty. You can also take another step and purchase custom PS3 logos in chrome, black chrome, 24kt gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum. If that's not enough for you, they'll give you the option of creating your very own PS3 logo using diamonds or most any rare, valuable material you can think of. Obviously, this would cost a little extra, and make that $5,000 price tag even more intimidating for most normal humans. You could always wait for the "jeweled limited edition" PS3 that Computer Choppers will produce soon (although not in time for the holiday rush); they will only make a few of these machines, and we'll be interested to see how they come out. More diamonds? How's about an Emerald and Ruby PS3?

The question is, how seriously do you take your gaming? Is your console worth the golden treatment? Remember, prices start at $5k.

12/9/2009 10:20:43 AM Ben Dutka

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frostface
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:41:44 AM
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So no trading in for this then???

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RustEDalex
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:39:56 PM

Gamestop might give you $126 for it

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Mysterio Spyder
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 6:09:37 PM

lol yeah $126 for trade credit and resell it for $4,000. this is why I don't trade games, I sell them on ebay.

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Robochic
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:41:46 AM
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I love gaming but not that much to purchase a gold console LOL, it kinda looks ugly.
that thing must weigh a ton? you're arms would be killing you after playing a hour of game play.

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NiteKrawler
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 12:10:36 PM

Gold is extremely lightweight. It can even float in water in small amounts. Gold is also very malleable though (you can cut through unrefined gold with a knife), so it would have to be handled with care, lest it get scratched.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 2:44:16 PM

Yes pure gold is extremely malleable, however I believe this is 24k gold so no need to worry about that.

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Fane1024
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 4:37:49 PM

Gold is NOT extremely lightweight. It is about four times as heavy as carbon steel and nearly as heavy as lead. It's also over ten times as heavy as water.

Gold shavings don't float because they are lightweight; they float because of the pressure of the displaced water and, I think, the effect of surface tension.

24K gold IS pure gold.

However, the thin coating of gold on the PS3 would probably not increase the weight much.


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laxpro2001
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:42:06 AM
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Very sick to look at!

But a question... Doesn't gold serve as a good conductor of heat so won't that make it harder to keep the PS3 cool?

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Killsignal
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:43:32 AM

thats what i was thinking if this one ylod's your going to be quite the unhappy camper!!

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Superman915
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 1:37:24 PM

at least your YLOD will be color-coordinated with your PS3.

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Zorigo
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:15:38 PM

um, if gold is a good conductor, it will conduct heat away from the ps3. rather than absorb heat. it'll make the ps3 cooler.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:36:56 PM

im no science freak and gold may be a good conductor of heat somewhere out there, but Gold is definitely a good conductor of electricity. i think you may have it mixed up!

not ure, again im no science guru.

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tes37
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:08:25 PM

I believe bigrailer19 is correct. Gold is a good conductor of electricity and is used in the space program and in satellites.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 9:53:02 PM

he is right, the general rule with all metals on the periodic table is that they are good conductors of heat and electricity(flashback to Chem from junior year 0.o) As I am no expert as well in the field of science I don't see how gold being able to conduct electricity will affect the PS3

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SvenMD
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:42:23 AM
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Can I get mine with some ICE on it too??

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photo K
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:43:40 AM
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I want one! this would be so pimp, its like buying a collector's item and gold bond all at the same time!

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:51:14 AM

yea actually if they do price it at a level thats roughly the same as what you would normally pay for it that would be a pretty cool investment. A little risky but who knows if you come out on top when the ps4 releases you might be able to melt it down and not pay anything. LOL

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:47:32 AM
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Bill Gates secretly owns one :)

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bridgera
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 10:51:22 AM
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For $4999 I had better get PS2 backwards compatibility!

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 11:08:16 AM
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So.....is it shock proof?

For $5000, it better feature the following:
1)Shockproof
2)BC
3)1TB HDD
4)Last but not least and most importantly, FAILPROOF.

But one question, how the heck do you open a gold console?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 11:15:50 AM

With a Goldmember.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 11:45:39 AM
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I'm gonna get one, attach a gold chain to it, and hang it around my neck. Then I'm gonna go out cruisin' for some ladies in my gold Cadillac.

"That's right biotches, I'm a playa!"

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 2:43:51 PM

@hezzron73
Just gotta say you've always got the best & funniest comments on site here.
100 thumbs up!

(Now stop causing me to spray hot coffee out my nostrils)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:01:07 PM

@hezzron73,
Hey, after you get it, then you can re-make the movie too.....

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049777/

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tes37
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:10:43 PM

You forgot about hanging the gold controllers from your ears. You got to have a complete birthday suit.

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Hezzron
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 7:28:15 PM

@ BikerSaint - Thanks man!....and a belated welcome back!

I come to this site for 3 reasons....a great comments section, well done PS3 news, and your avatar pic.

@tes37 - lol...."birthday suit"!

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 11:46:38 AM
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Ugly. Gotti as hell. I'm pleased with my black one thank you. Ha

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 12:14:27 PM

gaudy?

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 2:58:50 PM

Eerrr...yea. That's what I meant. Ha

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:59:31 PM

Didn't want you to get in trouble with the Mafia ;)

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 9:03:11 PM

@Jawkee,
You must be thinking about the limited Don Corleone edition, huh?

Pssst.....it aint happening cuz Franky "Twofingers" Squidgenie done heisted da last one!!!

So forgetaboutitit!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 9:20:02 PM

@hezzron73
Thanks about the Demon Dog pic, but I've been thinking about changing it to 1 of 2 other big dawg's that's in his pack.

Either a K9 SOB that's so mean, it's trying to bite it's own nuts off, or I've got also got one of a gigantic rabid foaming-at-the-mouth Mastiff that's in mid-leap at someone's jugular vein.

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Imagi
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 12:01:58 PM
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This is just sad, and to the dipstick that buys the thing, you should be neutered!!

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Imagi
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 9:41:42 AM

You can now buy these from me, but mine are better as they cost $15000 per unit, have 2 controllers a 320gb hdd drive or you can pay extra for a solid state hdd, all that and a free game and free delivery.

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noshownogo
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 12:21:13 PM
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I'm sure if you got YLoD you can just swap the internals as its just a gold covered shell. Either way I'm sure Ben has one ;b

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DaNgerSteVe
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 1:14:14 PM
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so is this real or fake gold. if its real wouldn't it be wise to invest on it now and sell it down the road if gold still the most valuable

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fuk u
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 1:20:11 PM
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HEY you all will see this in MTV CRIBS now, p diddy will have one lil john will have one all jeweled out "grilled" I know this will happen. Yea Yea heres my PS3 up in the house, cant have that regular one no way gots to be all golds with some platinum now get outa my house-

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 1:33:26 PM
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Hell you could propose with this its so classy

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:58:02 PM

I'd PAY to see that.

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Masterofallz
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:30:32 PM

If you pay me $5000 dollars to buy one, I would gladly do it.

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fuk u
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 1:49:05 PM
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i wont spend 5k on a ps3 if thats what u want to know ben.

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JackC8
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 1:51:19 PM
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Aw c'mon, for $5,000, they should toss in a free game at least.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 2:48:45 PM

@JackC8
Yeah, just make that game an original "gone gold" master disc too.

Then that system will be worth more than it's weight in gold.

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Qwarktast1c
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 2:00:15 PM
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hows about a platinum ps3????

yeah right at a price probably 3x as much as this thing

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dlte
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:12:21 PM
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so you guys are gonna give one of these away to us, right?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:57:41 PM

Uhhhh......

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calculator
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:17:17 PM

Lol

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OtisFeelgood
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 5:10:28 PM

rofl

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 8:52:29 PM

Haha

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 11:12:12 PM

Yeah, just as soon as they've raffled off that blue PS3(to your right)in the year 3747

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xnonsuchx
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:28:08 PM
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I'd rather have a chrome PS3 w/ a black logo...which would be MUCH cheaper.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:28:50 PM
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LoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooLLL WTF?!

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RustEDalex
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 3:47:16 PM
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I got a friend who murdered out his ps3, with spray paint and a sharpie even the controls and lights, and it looks so cool and still works good.

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smileys_007
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:21:52 PM
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To be honest, I have the money to buy this golden ps3 but I will NEVER buy it. It's way too impractical to buy a ps3 that's worth a $5k.

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BTNwarrior
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 8:15:37 PM

especially if it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty

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Fane1024
Friday, December 11, 2009 @ 4:59:00 PM

If you're willing to spend $5000, you'd be willing to spend $150 to get it fixed.

Should you have to pay it? Maybe not.

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DaNgerSteVe
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:46:31 PM
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the question is do u have to use it on tax form

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WelcomeOblivion
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 4:47:17 PM
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The Ps3 is a bit much but if i could just buy one golden controller that would be great

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Alienange
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 7:20:18 PM

I'd go for that.

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just2skillf00l
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 6:06:32 PM
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Usually a ps3 controller is priced at $55. A PS3 is priced at $300. This means that a PS3 is worth $245 without the controller. So a controller is around 1/5 the price of the actual console. So in order to find the price of the gold 24kt controller, scale up the the price of the original PS3 including the controller. So 300x=5000, x=16.67. So the price of the console has been scaled up by 16.67. Finally, multiply this number by the controller normally priced at $55, so 55*16.67=916.85. So the controllers alone cost $916.85. By purchasing a single golden controller, you could have bought four black controllers, just about all the awesome games you want right now, and still have money left for the great games being released in Q1 2010. But hey, who can turn down such a "sparkling" deal.

Hehe...if anybody actually buys this on this website, you better be rich, or dying in a week, because this price is just too ridiculous. I actually prefer black anyways, it compliments just about all my other entertainment technologies connected to it and just about everything else in my room. So Computer Choppers, you can take that gold piece of sh** and shove it up...in a very deep a narrow area because I got what I need for a SUPER discount compared to what you're trying to sell me right now. (Glances in disgust at the image Ben uploaded) (Then gazes at the golden splendor, MY PRECIOUS!) LOL

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Mysterio Spyder
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 6:15:39 PM
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that thing is too "BLING" for me. Standard black is fine, although I wish Sony colored in the PS3 logo on the slim so it matched the chrome by the power and eject buttons. Come to think of it, I'd like to see the PlayStation grey color on a PS3. You know the original PlayStation, NOT PS1 as that was more white-ish.

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SnipeySnake
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 7:18:47 PM
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Whoever buys that is a dick.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 7:22:37 PM

Why?

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King James
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 8:08:02 PM

Ha

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 8:53:02 PM

So I would potentially be a, dick?

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Imagi
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 9:45:15 AM

If you bought it, yes.

I would rather buy a ps3 for the normal price and either give the rest of the money to some place it is needed or burn it for heat.

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King James
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 8:07:46 PM
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"I like....GGGGGoooooolllllllddddddd."

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Banky A
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 8:56:06 PM
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Dayyyyym.
Only black gangsta' rappers will be able to buy this Holy grail-esque thing.

;)

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mykjessnjr
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 11:12:51 PM
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For 5 G's, it better do EVERYTHING! And by everything, I'm talkin happy ending.. and I'm not takin it out for dinner.

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___________
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 @ 11:46:11 PM
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call me crazy but i would rather those color ones showed before.
you know the white and orange one that was one sexy beast!

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Ricochet
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 6:10:29 AM
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Apparently, SONY's got the "Midas" touch!

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Powershifter
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @ 11:42:22 AM
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Nice Emerald and Ruby weapon reference in the article ;)

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NetheRealm
Saturday, December 12, 2009 @ 8:26:17 PM
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These should sell like hotcakes to the bling lovin rap star gamer crowd.

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R3ZR
Sunday, December 13, 2009 @ 12:37:16 AM
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hahahaha if i could buy one i probably would lol, but then again for the $5k price tag i could buy a decent car lol.....and since theres no reference to it doing anything else other than looking good, theres no point...unless your a collector.... =)

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