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5 Reasons the PS3 Still Offers a Great Gaming Experience

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The PS3 was a prominent gaming console that saw plenty of popularity in its heyday. With the PS5 and Xbox Series X leading the way for modern gaming, the PS3 has been considered a relic of the past.

Outdated technology and performance that is not up to par with today’s standards, your PS3 is most probably lying somewhere, gathering dust. Despite all of this, the console is still capable of a lot of feats and can offer a great gaming experience. Here’s why we think the PS3 still has some gas in the tank.

1. The PS3 Still Offers Solid Gaming

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There’s a lot of gaming to be had on the PS3. With its enormous collection of games, you’re sure to find something interesting to play. If you are someone who enjoys solo play, then there are countless RPGs for you. With the release of the PS4, Sony introduced PlayStation Plus, a paid service for online play.

This has continued to the PS5, but for the PS3, multiplayer is free. This has led to games such as GTA V, Red Dead Redemption, and Call of Duty: Ghosts still having rampant user bases. The Demon Souls community has created their own private multiplayer for playing co-op together.

PS3 CDs have become very cheap to buy, so there is no trouble in being unable to obtain a game. While some more exclusive titles may still be expensive, finding used copies is more than easy. There’s plenty of solo and online play to be had on this console.

2. PS3 Has Backwards Compatibility With PS1 Games

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Ever wanted to revisit some PS1 classics? The PS3 offers backward compatibility for all PS1 games, provided you have the disc. The PS3 allows you to relive your nostalgia but with modern controls and HD graphics. You can opt for a more comfortable controller and play the games easily on a large screen.

There are countless gems from the PS1 generation waiting to be played, games that have influenced and inspired the titles we love today. The PS3 is a fantastic way to experience the PS1 era, whether you are simply interested in PS1 games or want to relive your childhood.

3. A Library of Exclusive PS3 Games to Go Through

Everyone loves it when remasters get announced. They are a gateway for the newer generations to experience some amazing games and allow you to revisit your beloved series in a new light. Despite the countless remasters that are being announced, there are myriad of games that will probably never see a remaster.

This can be due to them being niche games that won’t attract a large audience, licensing issues, or simply being too expensive and time-consuming to remaster. There are countless PS3 exclusives that are innovative and fun to play that you can only be access through the original device.

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4. PS Now Doesn’t Have It All

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PS Now has been a great step towards game accessibility. The service allows you to stream PS2, PS3, and PS4 games on your console. Sony does not include PS1 games in the service, making the PS3 the only option to play the games in a modern environment apart from emulation.

As for PS3 titles, while Sony has taken great strides in making a lot of the titles accessible, there are still a lot of popular games unavailable, such as the Metal Gear franchise.

Fans of JRPGs will find very few games available on PS Now despite them being very successful releases. The prominent Tales series that released its latest installment, Tales of Arise, has none of its PS3 titles remastered or on PS Now. We still consider the PS3 to be the only way to play some of these games.

5. PS3 Is Still a Great Multimedia Device

The PS3 was released 15 years ago and has been cemented as a retro console. However, unlike most retro consoles, which you can only use to play games in some cases, the PS3 still offers an array of multimedia features.

With a Blu-ray disc player, it is a convenient way to watch movies and you can use streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu on it. A wide variety of apps and platforms, such as YouTube, are available on the PS3. You can get a lot of usage out of it as a media device.

PS3: A Gateway to a Good Time

With gaming technology evolving rapidly, it can be easy to fall into the trap of believing you needed the latest consoles or a high-end PC to experience gaming how it’s meant to be. People argue over FPS and performance benchmarks, but at the end of the day, it’s all about enjoying yourself. The PS3 has a lot to offer and can be a gateway to some great experiences.

The Original Article was written by

Maxwell Holland – Maxwell is a software developer who works as a writer in his spare time. An avid tech enthusiast who loves to dabble in the world of artificial intelligence.

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Lloyd Morrisett one of ‘Sesame Street’ launchers dies

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NEW YORK (AP) — Lloyd Morrisett, the co-creator of the beloved children’s education TV series “Sesame Street,” which uses empathy and fuzzy monsters like Abby Cadabby, Elmo and Cookie Monster to charm and teach generations around the world, has died. He was 93.

Morrisett’s death was announced Tuesday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit he helped establish under the name the Children’s Television Workshop. No cause of death was given.

In a statement, Sesame Workshop hailed Morrisett as a “wise, thoughtful, and above all kind leader” who was “constantly thinking about new ways” to educate.

Morrisett and Joan Ganz Cooney worked with Harvard University developmental psychologist Gerald Lesser to build the show’s unique approach to teaching that now reaches 120 million children. Legendary puppeteer Jim Henson supplied the critters.

“Sesame Street” is shown in more than 150 countries, has won 216 Emmys, 11 Grammys and in 2019 received the Kennedy Center Honor for lifetime artistic achievement, the first time a television program got the award (Big Bird strolled down the aisle and basically sat in Tom Hanks’ lap).

Born in 1929 in Oklahoma City, Morrisett initially trained to be a teacher with a background in psychology. He became an experimental educator, looking for new ways to educate children from less advantaged backgrounds. Morrisett received his bachelor’s at Oberlin College, did graduate work in psychology at UCLA, and earned his doctorate in experimental psychology at Yale University. He was an Oberlin trustee for many years and was chair of the board from 1975 to 1981.

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Paris Hilton Gives birth to baby boy

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Socialite and reality TV star Paris Hilton has welcomed her first child with her husband, venture capitalist Carter Reum.

Hilton took to Instagram on Tuesday and posted a photo that seems to show the 41-year-old new mom holding her baby boy’s tiny hand.

“You are already loved beyond words,” she wrote, adding a blue heart emoji.

The heiress did not say when her baby was born or provide further details, including a name.

“It’s always been my dream to be a mother and I’m so happy that Carter and I found each other. We are so excited to start our family together and our hearts are exploding with love for our baby boy,” she told People magazine.

The baby boy is Hilton’s first child, while Reum shares a 10-year-old daughter with reality star Laura Bellizzi.

Best wishes flooded in from Hilton’s famous friends, including Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Lindsay Lohan, Demi Lovato, Rosario Dawson, Poppy Delevingne, Ashley Tisdale, Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum.

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Teigen summed up their best wishes with: “Congratulations so happy for you both!!”

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Kipchoge Breaks Own Marathon World Record

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Double Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has broken his own men’s marathon world record at Sunday’s race in Berlin.

The 37-year-old Kenyan crossed the line in a time of two hours, one minute and nine seconds, to beat by 30 seconds his previous best, set four years ago in the German capital city.

He had previously taken one minute 20 seconds off compatriot Dennis Kimetto’s 2014 record of 2:02.57 in Berlin.

Kipchoge had played down his chances of a world record in the build up.

“I am happy with my preparation and I think I was so fast because of the teamwork. Everything is down to teamwork,” he said.

“What motivates me is my family and I want to inspire young people. Sport unites people and that is what motivates me.”

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On an overcast day in Berlin, Kipchoge, who has now won 15 of his 17 career marathons, ran the first half of the 26.2-mile race in 59 minutes, 51 seconds, prompting thoughts that he may become the first runner to break the two-hour mark in an official race

He has run a marathon in under two hours, in Vienna in 2019. However, that was not recognised as the official world record because it was not in open competition and he used a team of rotating pacemakers.

When asked whether he would attempt a sub-two hour run in Berlin next year, Kipchoge replied: “Let us plan for another day.

“I will celebrate this record and have to realise what happens. Just roll and see what happens.”

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AICC: Egyptian Grandmasters Dominate Tourney

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With just two rounds left to play, top Nigerian chess players have dropped out in the ranking at the on-going African Individual Chess Championship holding at the Orchid Hotel in Lekki, Lagos.

Although Nigerian players showed shade of genius in the battle field as the tournament reached its climax on Sunday night, the Egyptian who are higher rated players dominate play with Adly Ahmed (African number 2) and Woman Grandmaster Wafa Shahenda leading the pack of other players in both Open and Women sections.

Both have consolidated their lead in the competition, as every win counts to games 4 and 5.

WGM Wafa trounced her Angolan opponent, Woman International Master Esperanca Caxita, in a Sicilian opening with black mostly dominating the game right from the middle play.

The Egyptian WGM is all but a massive one point ahead of the pack leading into the final rounds starting this morning.

While the Egyptian masters are dominating play, credit also goes to some Nigerians raising their heads to be countedNigeria Youth Games product, Onoja Iyefu Joy continues to show resilience and determination to earn her first chess title and create a record while at it.

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She had on Saturday continued her fine run of form by scoring an entire point against Paulo Jemima to register the second position on the ranking table with 9 points. A win in the 7th round will help Joy secure a Woman International Master Title.

WIM (elect) Ofowino Toritsemuwa bettered her AICC Tunisia 2019 record, and she is bound to create a new one as she takes on WGM Wafa in the seventh round.

Toritsemuwa currently shares second place with her compatriot, Iyefu Onoja, both holding 4.5 points, hence making the 7th game point as crucial for the player.

In the Open section, 20-year-old Eyetonghan Denyefa Callistus is pulling his weight. He scored an outstanding 4.5 points after six games, but it is not about the score, somewhat the opponents; defeating 1 GM, 2 IMs, and three draws against two IMs and FM, the youngster will get his chance at GM Adly in the seventh round.

With a half point behind the tournament leader, African Number 1–GM AminBassem landed his second consecutive win after the drawn game with compatriot GM Ahmed Adly, demonstrating he still stands a chance to catch up and maybe win the tournament.

Bassem faces IM David Silva of Angola in the seventh round, who had to offer a draw to his opponent in the sixth round due to health issues. We hope he’s gotten his strength back for this crucial game.

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The tournament ends tomorrow with Maltina and Gulder are among the top sponsor of the event.

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