Owen: Adam, you have a PS3, right?
Adam: Yeah. Owen: Why do I have a message scrolling, "Sorry, Japanese language only" in my upper right hand corner? Adam: Say what? Owen: Also, is there some reason my web browser points to psn.jp.playstation.com? Adam: [starts convulsing with laughter] Owen: Look, I know it's ridiculous that anyone would surf the web with a PS3 but I need your help. Seriously.SAdam directed me to inspect the back of the box. Thank God I'd saved it. "What does it say?" Adam asked. "Looks like a sushi menu," I replied. "It says NTSC: J. Oh, fuck, what have I bought?" "You might need to call Bash," Adam said. "At this hour?" "It's noon where he is, dumbass." I demurred. I need to save my pennies [WARNING: JOKE INCOMING] to buy a $150 HDMI cable for this thing from Best Buy. [JOKE WARNING OVER] "Somehow, you managed to buy a Japanese PlayStation 3," Adam advised. "This is the funniest thing I've heard all week. I don't know if the 20GB was region locked or not. You could be buying all your games overseas." S "Put in LittleBigPlanet and see if it works," Adam said. "I don't have that," I said. "Then put in MGS4," Adam said. "Dude, I've gamed on nothing but Xbox for 5 years," I said. "Me playing a Sony, this is like rooting for UNC. I keep hitting square when I mean X." "Falcon FACEPALM," Adam said. "Go to Blockbuster and rent something." So I went to the Blockbuster in Belmont — Ralston at El Camino, for those scoring at home. I haven't been in a Blockbuster since I bought a used DRIV3R from the one in Morganton, N.C. with a gift certificate my grandmother gave me for Christmas 2004. So I had to open a new account. First I tried to rent Dead Space. Might as well right? Hey, if it works, I can follow up my feeling of relief with a warm piss stain in the front of my pants. Whoops, I brought the store display case to the front, instead of the blanks. They were all out. So I got Lego:Batman. At home, I put it in. It worked. I downloaded the Bioshock demo. That too worked. I kept waiting to see screens rendered in Kanji, but everything seemed kosher. Wait!!! Wait! One more test. Oh, God, what use is is this multimedia powerhouse if my