You may have seen this coming (I've mentioned here and there in the past month or so about plans to play games that are most definitely not available for the Nintendo Wii), but I finally pulled the trigger on buying a Sony PlayStation 3. I went for the new 160 GB bundle package that includes the console, a DualShock 3 controller, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and a voucher for the downloadable game Pain. I even sprang for the HDMI cable. So here I go then, fully immersed in the HD gaming era. I have a list of PS3 games released over the past two years that I want to play, of course. Mirror's Edge is up first, but then there's titles such as Dead Space, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (and the downloadable semi-sequel, Quest For Booty), Sonic Unleashed, LittleBigPlanet, next week's Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and even Grand Theft Auto IV. Am I missing anything? Is there anything else I need to add to my list of games to try? Platformer titles are preferred over most shooters and fighting games, but I'm open to suggestions from any genre.
Incidentally, now that I'm a PS3 owner you can probably expect to see an upswing in PS3-related PTB content just as my attention towards PS2 and PlayStation Portable material was captured after acquiring those systems. Some may say that this sort of purchase is what happens without a new big blockbuster first-party core gamer Nintendo Wii title for the holiday season, but this type of acquisition was inevitable. It was only just a matter of time, cost, and value. There's just too much quality non-Wii stuff coming out this generation for one to be restricted to a single console.