"I don't like the way Teddy Roosevelt is looking at me."
We joined the modern console video game age last week with the purchase of a Playstation 3. Our old X-Box has been collecting dust for a while now. A big reason we wanted one was to be able to play the Rock Band (Beatles and otherwise) games, but I also saw it as a chance to simplify the media playback in my basement projection system. This game system, as you probably know can play Blu Ray discs (and of course conventional DVDs): nice, I get a second BD deck and can stop having to move my Panasonic BD-35 around the house. This by itself would probably make it worthwhile, but the PS3 can also play many other kinds of media files. About the only thing it won't play is protected video content purchased from iTunes. So, this machine can replace at least two boxes in the equipment rack and add more funtionality (Netflix streaming is coming soon to the PS3). But who am I kidding: it's another toy!
So far, the console works well. It loads BD movies faster than my old deck and has WiFi on board so it's easy to update the machine's software/firmware and do BD Live, should I ever see something on BD Live that's worth looking at. And, oh yeah, the games are fun...
All right, on to this week's list:
Aliens in the Attic (2009) Also on BD.
The Answer Man Also on BD.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Also on BD.
Walt Disney Treasures: Zorro - The Complete First Season The second season is also available in the same series of DVDs.
Wings of Desire (1987) Criterion issues the Wim Wenders film on DVD and BD.