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The Sunday Seven: Coming to Terms with PS3’s YLOD

The YLOD. The Yellow Light of Death. This is the dreaded sickness that PlayStation 3 owners fear. With my PS3 nearing its sixth birthday, it finally happened to me. While hardly as prevalent as the Red Ring of Death in the Xbox 360’s early days, the flashing yellow light is still cautiously feared amongst the PS3 community.

In order to cope with this grim occurrence I’ve incorporated the experience into my regular feature, The Sunday Seven. This isn’t a guide on how to fix the problem yourself, no, no, that’s a different fire hazard for a different day and for someone else to tell. This is what was running through my mind as I tried to come to terms with it and ultimately how to bring it back to life.

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Red and Blue PS3 Super Slim Consoles Coming Soon

Sony are releasing two new versions of their 500GB Super Slim console on February 15th. Consumers will have the option of picking up red or blue versions, both of which will come with two DualShock 3 controllers for £249.99.

Both the red and blue models are currently available to pre-order at Game, with the red one being an exclusive to the store. If the white slim PS3 is anything to go by, these will only see a limited release and will be much more expensive on eBay at a later date, so act fast if they take your fancy.

While the black model released late last year appeared to look a bit cheap and tacky, I think these versions look much better, or maybe I’ve just become indifferent to my original 60GB version. Only kidding, I get to play PS2 games in HD after all. Continue reading Red and Blue PS3 Super Slim Consoles Coming Soon

Wii U Going on UK Demo Tour

The Wii U is coming to a shopping centre or expo near you so you can have a go for yourselves. Having played the new console at E3 and Gamescom and we’d urge you to try it out before splashing the cash on the next-gen machine that’s turning out to be a little bit more expensive than we thought.

Given the public nature of the displays we wouldn’t expect the blood-splattered ZombiU to be there, but titles like Super Mario Bros Wii U and Rayman Legends should be a given. Check out the early online UK prices for Wii U bundles here.

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