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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2005, 01:16:49 PM »

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Sony To Drop Home Router From PS3 Design

Would have been a useless feature in my home anyways. A router is pretty much the easiest way to get online with consoles these days so a lot of people already have them.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2005, 04:23:58 PM »

PS3 rumors, from psinext.com

* Sony will announce a 'value bundle' for the PS3 that includes a hard drive, similar in concept to the PSP's Value Pack

* Namco will announce two titles for PS3's Japanese launch

* Koei will announce Dynasty Warriors 6 and Nobunaga's Ambition for the PS3

* Final Fantasy XIII and Dragon Quest/Warrior IX to be PS3 exclusives

* Japanese and United States PS3 launches to be simultaneous in late Spring of 06; Europe and Australia to see launch in Fall

* Team Ninja developing two titles for PS3

* Resident Evil series being developed on PS3 and PSP

* Silent Hill 5 in development

* Mistwalker/Sony surprise announcement (not Blue Dragon or Lost Odyssey related)

* Level 5 to develop exclusively for Sony

* Forty-five new PSP titles to launch by Fall '06

* SquareEnix developing two additional PSP titles

* PS3 and PSP will use the same online network
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2005, 07:36:54 PM »

The original person who made that list isn't very credible. I would take that info with a large grain of salt. While some of it may turn out to be true I think they are more likely guesses then leaks. We'll know for sure in a few days.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2005, 03:12:54 PM »

PS3 to cost an arm, leg and several lesser organs!

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"I'm aware that with all these technologies, the PS3 can't be offered at a price that's targeted towards households. I think everyone can still buy it if they wanted to," said Kutaragi to a mostly Japanese crowd. "But we're aiming for consumers throughout the world. So we're going to have to do our best [in containing the price]."

Then Kutaragi issued a somewhat ominous warning. "I'm not going to reveal its price today. I'm going to only say that it'll be expensive," he stated.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2005, 12:31:20 AM »

Not sure how I missed this:

Sony adopts Ageia's physics engine for PS3

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According to an announcement made on Thursday, Sony entered a "strategic licensing agreement" with Ageia, and fabless chip developer that developed the "PhysX" SDK. PhysX is a physics chip that is designed to aid the graphics processor in darwing realistic graphics on a screen. According to its developer, the device can simulate thousands of interacting fragments, which could create a greater illusion of reality. The behavior of 40,000 to 50,000 particles can be simulated per screen allowing the display of disintegrating walls, gelatinous characters, windswept hair, loose flowing clothing, or realistic display of damage in car racing games.

At this point I do believe that PS3 should be measurably more powerful than 360.   If developers utilize this (and since at least Unreal Engine 3 is incorporating it, they ought to), we should certainly notice the difference.

Of course, I'm still buying both systems.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2005, 09:01:29 AM »

Not sure how I missed this:

Sony adopts Ageia's physics engine for PS3

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According to an announcement made on Thursday, Sony entered a "strategic licensing agreement" with Ageia, and fabless chip developer that developed the "PhysX" SDK. PhysX is a physics chip that is designed to aid the graphics processor in darwing realistic graphics on a screen. According to its developer, the device can simulate thousands of interacting fragments, which could create a greater illusion of reality. The behavior of 40,000 to 50,000 particles can be simulated per screen allowing the display of disintegrating walls, gelatinous characters, windswept hair, loose flowing clothing, or realistic display of damage in car racing games.

At this point I do believe that PS3 should be measurably more powerful than 360.   If developers utilize this (and since at least Unreal Engine 3 is incorporating it, they ought to), we should certainly notice the difference.

Of course, I'm still buying both systems.
The PhysX SDK is available for X360 developers as well I believe.  As a matter of fact, there were a few games announced for the X360 that used it.  it's just that now Sony is including it with the dev kits, whereas with the X360 the dev must licence the SDK themselves.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2005, 09:07:34 AM »

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The PhysX SDK is available for X360 developers as well I believe.  As a matter of fact, there were a few games announced for the X360 that used it.  it's just that now Sony is including it with the dev kits, whereas with the X360 the dev must licence the SDK themselves.

Color me confused.   I was told that the PS3 would contain an actual Physx-designed custom processor.   Now after reading that article, I'm still unclear.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2005, 09:11:40 AM »

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The PhysX SDK is available for X360 developers as well I believe.  As a matter of fact, there were a few games announced for the X360 that used it.  it's just that now Sony is including it with the dev kits, whereas with the X360 the dev must licence the SDK themselves.

Color me confused.   I was told that the PS3 would contain an actual Physx-designed custom processor.   Now after reading that article, I'm still unclear.
This was widely debated EVERYWHERE when the press release came out.  The general consensus (sp?) is that it's just the SDK, which will be available in all PS3 dev kits.  Personally, while inclusion of the PhysX processor would be nice, I can't see Sony wanting to add to the already astronomical (Thanks Ken) cost of the PS3 to begin with.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2005, 09:57:26 AM »

What, you need a spell checker?  ;)

Leave it to Sony to try to mislead the public with craftily-worded press releases.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2005, 10:00:16 AM »

What, you need a spell checker?  ;)

Leave it to Sony to try to mislead the public with craftily-worded press releases.
Whats funny is that for the first time in, well what seems like forever, I'm completely not excited for any of the next gen consoles.  Too many bullshit technical specifications, press releases and general crap, and not enough next-gen games.

I'm positive I'll be buying all the next gen consoles, but I'm just not jazzed for them at the moment.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2005, 10:09:05 AM »

I'm a hardware/gadget geek.   But I have to be honest and say that there aren't a heck of a lot of quantity of games for 360 or PS3 that have me excited.   But the ones that do have me pretty pumped.   I can't wait to play GR3, and also PGR3 if they can keep the framerate up.   I really want to pop in some Pink Floyd and watch Jeff Minter's Neon visualizer.   I'm sure by the time PS3 launches I'll have similar thoughts about their titles and features.   But I can see big dry spells after a few weeks.   It's a long way from GR3 to Gears of War.    The first year or so of PS2 and then Xbox saw my systems sitting idle for days at a time, and for a long time I played more Dreamcast!
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2005, 04:09:43 PM »

More revelations

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PS3 will not be able to use old memory cards or provide the relevant slots currently compatible for PlayStation 2 or PS One, as Sony has decided to use only its Memory Stick Duo cards -the same format used for PlayStation Portable- to save PS3 data.

PSM goes on to state PS3 will also not support older peripherals that use the PS2/One controller port. While the new PS3 gamepad will work when playing the older games, it appears third party extras and dance mats will not be compatible - as we originally suggested at E3, when we noted that the system has no visible ports for connecting such devices.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2005, 05:25:05 PM »

okay all I'm going to say is "turbo-Graphix 16" anybody?   Sony your beginning to make me lose faith here.......just when you had X-box on the ropes! :)
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2005, 11:22:03 AM »

Mouse and Keyboard confirmed for PS3 gaming:

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Playstation 3 supports mouse and keyboard

SONY OFFICIALLY revealed many details about upcoming Playstation 3 hardware. At the game developers conference, held at the Cafe Royal, where George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde used to hobknob, the company decided to provide developers with some more information about the machinery.

We learned that despite having up to seven Bluetooth 2.0 compliant controllers, and six USB slots, and you will also be able to plug in a keyboard and a mouse. The company representative added that you will be able to play games such as Unreal Tournament 2007 with the keyboard and the mouse. This can mean the end of the auto aiming that you now have on Playstation 2, but I guess that developers will need to make the game fit the controller and keyboard and mouse.

Otherwise, if your game is so important, you might take a stand and make people buy a mouse and keyboard for your Playstation 3. At the same time you will be able to use your Playstation portable as a remote device for Playstation 3, but right now won't be able to use it as a controller for games. But you will be able to do some things such as play a video or a song.

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=25858
If the games don't allow hosts/servers to segregate k/m players into different matches (and I fear they won't), I'll never buy an online FPS for PS3.   I don't want to have to play with k/m on my couch to be competitive, that's what PCs are for.
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Re: PS3 discussion
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2005, 11:45:01 AM »

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I don't want to have to play with k/m on my couch to be competitive, that's what PCs are for.

What makes you think you're competitive now?    ;D

Seriously, I tend to agree.  I never got into the k/m combo for PC gaming.  I was always a step or two behind on the PC front.  The best thing about Live is the even hardware field. 
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