SackBoy has asked me to blog about his more recent Adventure 'SackBoy's PS3 Adventure'
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The weekend before the release of the long awaited water feature for LittleBigPlanet I was very upset to find my PS3 Would not turn on. ‘SadFace’
I had just played the Star-Trek D-A-C demo, that sadly I did not enjoy, upon exiting the game my PS3 froze and turned itself off.
Turning it back on again resulted in a green light, a single beep, a flash of yellow then a flashing red light and two more beeps.
After further inspection I was able to confirm that my PS3 had the ‘Yellow Light of Death’ (YLOD) Boo...
I did some more tests, taking out the hard-drive and booting up to see if it was a drive error, along with a PSU test, turn the console off at the back, hold down eject then turn back on. If the fans start up very loud then its not the PSU. Sadly It was not a PSU or hard-drive.
At around 12:30 that night after many house spent on YouTube I finally admitted defeat. And so our adventure continues..
What To Do?
After some more research it seemed it was possible for me to fix the PS3, although it was complicated and only a temporary fix.
I decided it was about time I upgraded to a PS3 Slim.
Cdoney77’s wife NatashaDoney went on a proper mission to find one for me, she is great!
Eventually after many phone calls and miles driven she managed to get one with a free game, Uncharted 2, a game I have been looking forward to since my Expo Adventure back in October.
Make sure you back up the data before putting the drive in as the Slim will wipe it on installation.
I always try and put the HDMI cable in that other slot, What that even for anyway? Ah there we go!
Ta-Dar. I’m very happy now, The added bonus being I can now have 2 Sack-Friends round and play LittleBigPlanet 3 player!
I will attempt to get the Fat PS3 going eventually, I will let you know how it goes...
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Enjoy! This is a Picture-Book of my trip to the Euro Gamer Expo 30th October 2009
Tickets to this event were obtained through my friend Spaff at Media Molecule.
Chris heard about the tickets through twitter and fired off a message to Media Molecule for me. I don’t know much about computers you see, I am full of stuffing after all.
Spaff emailed us back confirming our tickets and telling us we could get a special goodie bag if we followed these instructions; 1. When you see us, come up to either me or Tom, our names will be on badges 2. Hand us a LittleBigPlanet / Mm related picture that you have drawn. a. It can be anything, and of any quality, from a stickman on a post it note, to a full blown watercolour, good, bad or just plain weird, but you must have the drawing. 3. As you hand it to us, give us a sly wink and say ‘Plagachef’ (pronounced play-gershef)
I hope you enjoy my Picture-Book.
Love SackBoy xx OOOohhhh what’s in this box? Chris drew a SackBoy version of himself and Natasha, I really liked them! Andy drew KackBoy, He was very colourful. We parked in Iain’s work car-park and got the train into town. When the train arrived there were no seats, We had to hang out by the toilet, sadface Iain very kindly let me sit in his jumper though. Once we got to London we went on two underground trains, One had yellow bars and the other had green. I liked the green train the best as I got to sit in the priority seat! There was a big line when we got there, luckily we were super cool and had press passes so we got to go straight in. As soon as we got in we headed to the PSP area to Meet Spaff and Tom along with the rest of the Media Molecule crew. ‘Plagachef? - Ooooh yes please’ There were lots of lovely drawings people had done. Look what was in the goodie bag; stickers, badges, sweeties and a code for a costume pack. Chris got a history pack code, I’m looking forward to dressing up as Mozart! Once we had our goodies we headed off to play some games, Uncharted 2, Wet and Left 4 Dead 2. I really enjoyed Uncharted 2, The graphics were amazing! We then stopped for lunch. I had a coke and some really nice soup, Iain had a super sticky bun. After lunch we went looking for more exciting games. Heavy Rain was my favourite of this session, Again the graphics are amazing, you cannot tell the cut scenes from the gameplay. Really looking forward to the release of this one! Next we played Beatles RockBand, MAG and Battlefield Bad Company 2, I was unimpressed with MAG, I had heard so much about it. Bad Company 2 looks and plays really well though, can’t wait for it to come out! The chaps checked out Avatar 3D, they said it was really good but the glasses were a bit big for me to try on. There was also a triple screen Forza 3 setup running from 3 Xbox’s. This was a really engaging racing experience as the screens filled my vision. Shame it wasn’t Toca Grid though :P We also managed to get on Army of Two 40th Day and Assassins Creed II. These were both great, Looking forward to playing 40th day! I also remembered I have a copy of the first Assassins Creed I have not played yet.. Will have to get on that! Once we had played all the games we wanted to on the main floor we went back to hang out with the Media Molecule guys. I asked Tom nicely and he let me play around with the water beta.. This is going to be a really exciting update. I’m looking forward to some swimming chaps! We then played a bit of LittleBigPlanet PSP, this looked really good, I really want a PS now! Chris told me he bought his PS3 to play LittleBigPlanet and doesn’t think he could justify buying a PSP for the same reason, Boo... It was then time to go home, We stopped off at Burger King and I had an XL Bacon Double Cheeseburger meal with a Milkshake and a Hamburger on the side... It was a long day... I’M NOT A PIE! It was a great day and we played some really good games. but I felt relieved when I cracked open a beer at home. Look at all the goodies I got! What a great day, Sorry about some of the photos, It was a very dark venue, I will try and use the flash more next time. I don’t normally like to use the flash as it makes everything far too bright but I think in a situation like this there is no choice..
I hope you enjoyed my Picture-Book.
Keep an eye out for the next SackBoy Adventure.
Love SackBoy xx I hope You liked it, Feel free to use any of the images (Just please credit @Cdoney77)
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