Hey everyone :)
I finally found some free time to blog, everything’s been pretty much none stop since I got to Corfu (Greece).
So it seems the average internet speed here is a 2MB connection which gives out about 1.5download and 0.3 upload speed. Not as much as I’m used to but it works and I tried it out on a coop game of Uncharted3 with @Evilbanana91 the other night. I didn’t notice any lag and the mic’s seemed fine so it’s all good there. I did notice the slow speed when I went to revision3.com on my PS3 browser to download the new EpicMealTime episode and back in the UK I sould normally let it download a few % then I would start to play but here in Corfu it’s best to download it then check back later to watch it ;)
I created a Greek PS3 account (RobGrooveGR) to see what options are available. I thought VidZone might be available here but when I started the app it was a no-go. I looked on the store to see if any free TV streams or channels/apps were available but they don’t seem to have any of these services for PS3 here :( then I saw the games available on the PS store and thought they’re expensive. Mass Effect 3 was €69.99 which according to Google is approx $92.00 or £58.00 A friend once explained to me how the UK gets technology cheap. It’s basicly because we buy so much of it and in places like Greece, technology is a premium which means the good stuff is only for the privileged but after a quick search online I I found a brand new PS3 from a reputable dealer for €259.00 which equates to around £216.00 which is about the going rate in the UK but the PS3 is not the newest tech out right now so the prices have dropped in recent years.
I still don’t understand why the Greeks have to spend the equivalent of $92.00 or £58.00 for Mass Effect 3 when in the UK it would cast £40.00 or $60.00 in the USA. Obviously there aren’t many PS3 owners in Greece otherwise there would be more services online for PS3 users which in turn would mean a slight price drop, so Ela malaka’s go buy some PS3′s.