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Hope there hasn't been a thread like this too recently -- I saw this one and thought it was old enough (and my tastes different enough) to warrant a new one, but feel free to point me elsewhere if I'm mistaken.
My friend bought me a PS3 for my birthday, and it should be arriving this week. (Side note: his capacity to buy gifts like this makes me wonder why I'm trying to be a professional writer while he's doing banking stuff, but whatever .) I have a 360 already, so I'd prefer recommendations that aren't multiplatform (unless there's a good reason to go for the PS3 version), and I feel like I should mention that I have a part-time job and a full courseload, so unless you can really make a case for Demon's Souls not requiring a huge time investment, maybe steer away from titles like that...
Otherwise, I'm thinking of picking up Killzone 2 and 3D Dot Heroes pretty much right away. I like that there's a strong multiplayer component to Killzone 2, and that it'll look glorious on my TV, and 3D Dot Heroes seems right up my alley: old-school, Zelda-esque action that allows me to waste hours designing my own character? Perfect.
I'm wondering about Killzone 2 versus Resistance 2, though: if I prefer something a little more on the arcade-y side, should I go for the latter?
Also, I know nothing about the PS3's downloadable content and other non-gaming features, so I'd love to hear what you guys think about that stuff, as well.