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Costco sells gasoline powered PS3

California is one of our great states that stays abreast of environmental issues and presents propositions to ensure a greener society. One proposition in particular, promotes clean drinking water with legislation to keep toxic chemicals out of consumer products. Well apparently, someone forgot to inform Costco that the PS3 console doesn't use gasoline and is packaged as a solid, which makes it impossible to consume as a liquid or get mixed in with the drinking water. According to this advertisement, Costco has included a reference to California's Proposition 65 in order to inform any prospective PS3 buyer that the console could be toxic because of its use of gasoline, a highly flammable (and not very tasty) fossil fuel. We've looked (twice) and haven't yet found a gas tank or opening marked "fuel" on our PS3. Now, we suppose there might be some funky materials under that sleek hood, but even so, the PS3 doesn't appeal to us as being edible. Anyone else find a gas tank included in their PS3, or dreamt of a PS3 between two slices of rye with lettuce? Please, do tell.

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1. "We've looked (twice)..."

that got a good chuckle from me.

Posted at 7:10PM on May 25th 2007 by pete

2. Instead of getting a gas PS3 I opted for a hybrid.

Posted at 7:15PM on May 25th 2007 by massive_98

3. I'm buying one of those gas-powered ones, then as soon as I can find a plasma that runs on hopes and dreams I'm going camping!

Posted at 9:23PM on May 25th 2007 by mccomber

4. I checked my ps3 and i didn`t find any gasoline on my ps3. This has got to be a joke! Why would a game console have gasoline on it?

Posted at 10:01PM on May 25th 2007 by Zack N

5. what the hell!?
gasoline powered PS3!?

fact is really stranger than fiction...

Posted at 10:43PM on May 25th 2007 by shaoron

6. I think it only applys when you are playing Motorstorm, or any other car game :-P

Posted at 10:48PM on May 25th 2007 by mnm

7. PS3 FTW at Indy.

Posted at 11:28PM on May 25th 2007 by Kspraydad

8. @mccomber_98... good one

Posted at 2:25AM on May 26th 2007 by vizunary

9. My PS3 runs on garbage...I feel it up and then go 88 MPH back to the...wait I was talking about my now I have to go to the past to prevent myself from writing this post.

P.S. I checked my PS3 three times I didn't find a gas tank but I did find a blu ray drive.

Posted at 2:57AM on May 26th 2007 by dracer

10. mines been happily running on 'petrol' for the past 2 months...

Posted at 5:22AM on May 26th 2007 by seedaripper1973

11. Dr. Von Yannis:
"In America, petroleum evaporates and becomes gas. Apparently."

Posted at 8:29AM on May 26th 2007 by Dr. Von Yannis

12. My PS3 runs on baby blood......

Posted at 2:42PM on May 26th 2007 by Brent

13. Apparently this Dr. Von Yannis is a poorly educated doctor.

Gasoline was shortened to Gas by popular culture. If my memory serves correct, any use of capitalized Gas refers to gasoline. I think it's a matter of someone letting language differences get to them. Like the people that complain about "color" vs "colour" and such things.

Posted at 3:48PM on May 26th 2007 by Andir3.0

14. Andir, I think the Dr. meant that all the crazy heat generated by the Cell would vaporize the petroleum-based plastic and turn it into "gasoline". At least, that how I took it.

Posted at 5:15PM on May 26th 2007 by kidtronic

15. I didn't see any gas tanks...oh wait! Oh nevermind, I don't see any games either...

Posted at 5:30PM on May 26th 2007 by Squishey

16. " A lot of you have e-mailed us saying that you were invited to the WarHawk beta. We, naturally, were not."

I wonder why... Posting silly pictures like this..

Posted at 7:09AM on May 27th 2007 by Mak

17. My PS3 in Ultra Unleaded goes from 0 to 360 in 5 seconds....gas pices high, not a dearth of games, so I yank out my trusty 360 and play the Halo 3 beta with the other n3rds.... until Heavenly Sword comes out, anyway....

Posted at 10:58AM on May 28th 2007 by baddog70

18. My PS3 gets pretty good mileage both on city streets and the freeways!

Posted at 8:48PM on May 28th 2007 by BPM

19. The PS3 is already ridiculously expensive, and with the way gas prices are these days, I think I will hold off until holiday season 08, when MGS4 will eventually be released.

Posted at 9:48AM on May 29th 2007 by James

20. At least by 2025, all PS3's will be required to get a minimum of 30 MPG.

Posted at 11:29AM on May 29th 2007 by Matt B


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