Hi guys, just a quick question. My PS3 is in a cabinet among other devices and not long after playing it becomes really hot. I leave the cabinet door open to allow some airflow but i was wondering what is/are the best cooling systems available for the PS3.
There are a couple solutions, including the Pelican Air Flo and the Nyko Intercooler. IGN gave the Pelican a 7.9 and gave the Nyko a 8.3. Both seemed to work well, and only cost about 30 dollars. If possible though, it's best to move the PS3 someplace more open. It's not always possible with everybody's setups, but overall thats the best way to ensure the health of your PS3.
I've been trying to find the files for PS3 that lets you boot Linux and it seems that the Sony's links are all down and was wondering if you knew where to get the files I need?
For Terrasoft's Yellow Dog Linux, go here. For 5.0.2 on PS3, download yellowdog-5.0.2-20070711.iso. For 5.0.1 on PS3, download yellowdog-5.0.1-phoenix-20070511-PS3.iso. For Ubuntu Linux, check out the installation guide located here for download locations and tips.
I've been noticing add-ons for games such as Motostorm and Ninja Gaiden. I was just wondering if there would be extra levels for Lair or dare I ask a "control patch" to help steer this dragon better?
With Sony viewing the control issues as the fault of the person trying to play the game, it's unlikely they'll patch it up unfortunately. They could theoretically cave and add an analog mode, but that seems pretty unlikely as well. And considering the horrible reviews, unless Lair sells fantastically well -- Sony is unlikely to release any additional content for it.
Last year I had troubles getting online with NHL 2K7. Does NHL 2K8 have a more compatible online experience or should I go with NHL 08 to get online?
The issues with getting online with NHL 2K7 seem to have been more the result of it being a launch title than anything else. The online modes for NHL 2K8 and NHL 08 both sound pretty robust, and any issues that plagued last years title should be resolved by now. So the choice really just depends on which title's gameplay you like more.
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