Originally Posted by firefight
when i say games i mean games.
raven shield, ghost recon etc.
I did not know you could do all that with a ps3 never even crossed my mind.
Can you still surf the net, i.e plug in a keyboard and mouse with a ps3.
You don't even have to plug in a keyboard and mouse. Some keyboard/mouse combos like my Logitech MX5000 keyboard and MX1000 mouse can be found without plugging anything into the PS3.
I simply go to detect bluetooth keyboard or mouse and hit connect on the keyboard or mouse and it finds it.
Also you can do printing via bluetooth from the PS3 as well as upload all your music and video's to it as well.
If your going that route I'd recommend getting a 40GB version and just using the money you save to buy a 250GB HD and swap it out. Don't worry hard drive swapping is very simple on the PS3 just a 2.5 5400RPM notebook drive and it won't void your warranty.
I'd only recommend getting the 80GB version if you want to play PS2 games or if SACD's are important to you.
The PS3 has a built in browser though if you like as Neodude112320 stated you can put Linux on it if you want.
If you search the PS3 its actually being labeled a computer since it can do pretty much anything a computer can do plus you'll have a Blu Ray player for your HD TV as well.
Don't get me wrong PC's are sweet but for $400 bucks you can't beat the PS3 for a media center setup. Built in Wi Fi as well so you can just use a wireless signal if you want as well instead of running a Ethernet cable to get access.
No there is no steam on the PS3. It has its own network setup labeled the PSN network were you can go to download demo's, full games, previews, hd content etc. Each game comes with there own chat interface. But the PS3 has a built in chat were you can see which friends are online and chat with them via the controller, keyboard or webcam as well as leave messages.