> Looks like the PS3 has gone down in price, and is now much more reasonable
> (slightly over $200 in stores around me). So I'm a bit tempted, but have a few
> - How good is the BD-Rom player? (compared to, say, a dedicated one)
> - Are games region-protected?
> - What are good games for it? (outside of Fallout 3, GTA IV and Guitar Hero)?
> - Does it run PS2 games or not? (interested mostly in the Katamari series)
> - Does it run PS1 games?
> - Any advice / other interesting stuff about it?
Wait what...$200? Black market? They're $400 unless you get a package deal by a retailer, then it comes down to $300 if you want the toss-in stuff.
The movie player is one of the best on the market still, but the most pricey of pricey could out feature it.
NO region lockout at all.
Well as far as games like 3-4 are multi-console, rest are not.
Battlefield Bad Company
COD (any of em)
Saints Row 2
Uncharted(which you already listed as owned.)
Ratchet and Clank titles (another is coming soon.)
Pixel Junk Monsters(the series really-- PSN only)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma(1 and 2)
PS2 -- Removed it to save money.
PS1 -- Not the discs themselves, plays a ton of those downloadable games that mostly are $6USD (larger like FF7 are $10.)
I'll leave the advice, etc to others.