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Yes, The New PlayStation 3 Can Stand Vertically, And We've Got The Shots To Prove It

If you are looking for great, high-res photos of the new PlayStation 3 vertical stand, this is the story you've been waiting for.

It's Tokyo Game Show time, and that means a handful of new trailers and some bits of information about the future of your favorite console devices. In case you missed it, Sony had a little get-together last night where multiple Gundam games were discussed and, yes, a new hardware revision for the PlayStation 3 was announced. I actually think the new PS3 looks pretty neat, but I'm trying to put my "buy the same console a zillion times because OH MAN YOU NEED THE CLEAR BLUE ONE" days behind me. Speaking of which, here's a photo of the clear blue PlayStation 2 I bought in Japan, not that long before they revised the hardware all over again and put out smaller PS2s in shiny, car-paint-like colors. Uh... excuse the dust, I guess.

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Anyway, so I was digging through the spot where Sony leaves its trailers and other assets for people like me who run websites and... well, that's pretty much it. With that press conference out of the way and TGS in the air, I figured there would be something new there to grab. As it turns out, there's a Puppeteer trailer. But along with a set of poorly labeled videos--stuff like "UC3T3DRF17_1080_SXS," for example--there was a little ZIP file marked "PS3 Stand." My heart skipped a beat and I immediately forgot about that other video, which is probably some sort of Uncharted 3 thing, now that I think about it. I had to have PS3 Stand. Because it could only contain my favorite thing in the known universe--photos of a PlayStation 3 stand. And with a new PS3 comes... a new stand. Behold! Stand_Side.tif!

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I'm still shaking. Seriously, I'm totally losing it over here. Look at that thing! It screws into stuff and keeps stuff standing up! Yet it sits there, slim as hell and totally humble about its notable role. But hey, I know you want to see more. So hows about I get out of your way and we all take a look at Stand_Top.tif, huh?

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Ka-pow! Boom! Bet you didn't think it was going to be shiny, did you? That's craftsmanship, right there. I don't know if this webring gives out a Stand of the Year award, but if it did, I'm pretty sure I'd call it right here. Can any other stand compare? Oh well, we'll probably never know and I guess there's nothing left to talk about so I'll just OH GOD WHAT THE HELL IS THIS

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Holy moly, is that Stand_Slanting.tif? It's so... jaunty! That rakish tilt lets you know that this stand might be all business at the office, but once that clock gets punched it's tiiiime to party! Scorpion bowls for everybody, we're goin' all niiiiiiight!

I have to admit, though, that I'm a bit melancholy about all this stand business. And that's because Sony's greatest stand hasn't been matched. Yeah, you know what I'm talking about. The PS2 horizontal stand. The greatest stand to ever stand something that didn't need to be standed. The stand of stands! Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is a secret love letter to this stand because it's so full of people talking about their stands! Let's take a moment, reflect on true greatness, and then move on with our day, shall we? I give you... the horizontal stand.

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Man, that's some hot carpet right there, too. I hope you are having a terrific Wednesday.

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