This is not the eulogy I was expecting to write this week. Timmay has made a full recovery but I guess the gods still demand their sacrifice. My PS3 decided to take a tremendous shit last night. I was all settled in to wreak some havoc in Arkham City when beep-beep-beep, screen goes blank, led turns yellow, then stays at a persistent flashing red. Hmm, weird. Turn everything off, then back on, and... beep-beep-beep, same sequence.
Well shit. The internet must contain some easily applied remedy for this situation...
Ah, here it is... the Yellow Light Of Death. Fuck. That's not good.
I specifically purchased the PS3 because it didn't have all the problems the XBox 360 had with it's Red Ring Of Death. And it has been rock solid these last 5 years. It's been my bluray player, my portal to netflix, my stream to downloaded content of questionable legality, my traveling Rock Band Road Show, and, of course, my safety valve to release all that pent up office worker frustration with countless bullets and fists delivered to endless hordes of deserving bad guys.
And I've been so smug about it too. Heralding the PS3 superiority over the XBox to anyone and everyone. Whether they wanted to hear it or not. Better graphics, better processor, better games, better on-line store, and better reliability.
But, here I am, holding my limp and useless six axis controller just like any one of those Microsoft bitches. The only difference is that the Microsoft bitches have a "no questions asked" return and replace warranty for the Red Ring Of Death. Sony has no such warranty for the PS3 and my newly discovered Yellow Light Of Death.
My only hope is that I can pop the case open and remove the 5 pounds of cat hair that has no doubt accumulated over the years and that makes everything okey dokey. I'm not confident that will fix anything though. I think I'm pretty much resigned that gaming as a past time will end as I know it. I tried playing some Wii after I'd done weeping over the PS3 but making Mario jump around on toad stools to collect coins just seemed to be making a mockery of my lost PS3.
Fuck it, looks like I'll be taking up quilting as a hobby.