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

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Posted by Jeff (5579 posts) -

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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#1 Posted by Jeff (5579 posts) -

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.

No Caption Provided

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!

No Caption Provided

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?

No Caption Provided

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

No Caption Provided

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.

Staff
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#2 Edited by hampus (4 posts) -

just what i was waiting for, looks much better standing up

edit: wait, what? how can i be first? and i didn't even go after that quest ..

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#3 Posted by eXit13 (6 posts) -

Why , just why -_- ...

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#4 Edited by MooseyMcMan (12541 posts) -

Cool, I guess.

Also, Giant Bomb dot com remains the best website out there for things like this.

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#5 Edited by zombie2011 (5502 posts) -

I stared at the image of the PS2 for a good minute until i realized that wasn't the new PS3 design.

I'm so dumb.

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#6 Posted by Dj (1044 posts) -

That gradiant is pure greatness.

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#7 Posted by LostFlock (178 posts) -

Might need to upgrade now.

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#8 Posted by jschmoe (152 posts) -

Man, those are hot.

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#9 Posted by Tofin (184 posts) -

Jeff, I love you.

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#10 Posted by sparkul (38 posts) -

:'-)

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#11 Edited by xMEGADETHxSLY (484 posts) -

IM TOssing My Xbox out the window, that stand is the only way to set your console vertically.

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#12 Posted by mistersamman (377 posts) -

Give a standing ovation for Sony.

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#13 Posted by Eojay (194 posts) -

Hot damn.

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#14 Posted by mcmax3000 (342 posts) -

I feel like this kind of quality reporting completely justifies that first premium membership I just bought last week.

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#15 Posted by Nonentity (267 posts) -

I have a horizontal stand. I am very proud of it.

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#16 Posted by munocard (51 posts) -

SCOOPS! Klepek gonna be jealous!

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#17 Posted by mozzle (219 posts) -

Finally, I can now stack my systems into a daunting and overbearing tower.

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#18 Posted by MeierTheRed (5333 posts) -

Man i finally have some confirmation that it can stand vertically, been wrapping my head around that question all day. Thanks Jeff, now i can sleep tonight.

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#19 Posted by thirteenyahs (132 posts) -

mmmmm those shots are real clean. what's the bottom of it look like...

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#20 Posted by tyxja (311 posts) -

I think Jeff might be losing it.

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#21 Posted by clumsyninja1 (851 posts) -

Stands don't care!

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#22 Posted by Sweep (10174 posts) -

THIS GAMES JOURNALISM IS BIASED.

How much did Sony/Microsoft pay you to write this, Jeff?

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#23 Posted by heatDrive88 (2933 posts) -

JESUS FUCKING CHRIST MY FUCKING HANDS ARE ON FUCKING FIRE BECAUSE THIS FUCKING SCOOP IS SO FUCKING HOT

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#24 Posted by BatmanBatman (561 posts) -

That's Techknowledge right there !!!

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#25 Posted by KarlPilkington (2810 posts) -

@tylerjacob said:

I think Jeff might be losing it.

He's already lost it.

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#26 Posted by Draxyle (2019 posts) -

I'm liking this new wave of Jeff's "news" reports.

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#27 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

More like BOREizontal stand.

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#28 Posted by Y2Ken (2588 posts) -

Damn, these are some fine Stand shots.

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#29 Posted by Spike_Kojima (59 posts) -

I bought a vertical PS2 stand ,I believe before launch ? Because I needed to have something officially Sony PlayStation 2 ® related in my possession more than I could deal with emotionally. It was beautiful .

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#30 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

@tylerjacob said:

I think Jeff might be losing it.

This is a likely possibility.

Stand looks neat, I think. Though I'm not too into the idea of standing consoles outside of the Wii, so I'm not sure I'd use it if I had the newer Slim.

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#31 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

PIPING HOT SCOOP FOR YOUR MOTHERFUCKING FACE RIGHT HERE

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#32 Posted by NyxFe (252 posts) -

As a huge JoJos fan, I have to say that nothing gets me excited quite like a stand.

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#33 Posted by GreggD (4595 posts) -

Love everything about this article. Oh, sorry. "Article".

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#34 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

@Jeff said:

Man, that's some hot carpet right there.

I thought this was a family site!

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#35 Posted by chilibean_3 (2185 posts) -

I am having a pretty terrific Wednesday. Thanks, Jeff.

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#36 Posted by csl316 (13925 posts) -

I can't stand this news.

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#37 Posted by fluxbit (146 posts) -

Jeff, you just made my Wednesday.

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#38 Posted by DrDarkStryfe (2080 posts) -

The stands deliver.

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#39 Posted by Goldanas (566 posts) -

Fuck me in the FACE THAT'S A GOOD GODDAMN STAND.

Makes me want to get a new PS3 and a whole new entertainment center just so I could have the room to STAND.

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#40 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2252 posts) -

Where do I make submissions for that video game journalism award thing?

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#41 Posted by Manlyzar (29 posts) -

it's beautiful

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#42 Posted by Szlifier (1400 posts) -

Any info on turnable PS logo?

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#43 Posted by BananaHace (76 posts) -

Jeff, how do you think this will stand on it's own? I mean we all know Sony's performance has been a bit wobbly recently and that they've needed something to help secure shareholders. Personally, I think if they mount a new campaign on this new innovation, they'll be able to bolster their way back into a more stable position.

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#44 Posted by Salesmunn (97 posts) -

I OWN THE STAND FOR THE PRODUCT THAT DID NOT NEED TO BE STANDED! I bought said stand simply because it was completely ridiculous.

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#45 Posted by megalowho (1128 posts) -

I was going to call bullshit, but those photos do seem to check out. They're subject to change without notice though, so I'll believe the stand when I see it.

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#46 Posted by fluxbit (146 posts) -

@Milkman said:

PIPING HOT SCOOP FOR YOUR MOTHERFUCKING FACE RIGHT HERE

Is it weird I thought you wrote piping hot poop?

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#47 Edited by evanbower (1247 posts) -

PS3: Do It Standing Up.

But in all seriousness, this is the best article I've read in a long time. Bless you, Jeff.

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#48 Posted by awesomeusername (4606 posts) -
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#49 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

@fluxbit said:

@Milkman said:

PIPING HOT SCOOP FOR YOUR MOTHERFUCKING FACE RIGHT HERE

Is it weird I thought you wrote piping hot poop?

I know a guy who can get you one of those too.

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#50 Posted by Hells (104 posts) -

Pshh, I'm going to hold off until they release the wall mount ;)

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