GameStop Signals The End of the PlayStation 3 80GB Model. A pair of little birdies from the retail front pass on word from GameStop corporate that stores shouldn't expect any further shipments on the higher end, PS2 backwards compatible SKU. We'd heard from Best Buy in the past that the 80GB model was on its way out—to be possibly replaced by a 120GB version—but it looks like stock is drying up everywhere. Will Sony have anything to announce in time with next week's GDC?
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I still remember when it was an accepted argument that gaming was an antisocial activity. "Go outside nerds," was the common style of refrain you'd hear on a school playground. It's the kind of argument that still gets trotted out today from people who have little experience of gaming, and even less appreciation for the complexity of games.