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Monthly Archives: May 2005

Xbox 360 vs PS3: Round 1

May 19, 2005 |

It’s like David vs Goliath. Sony vs Microsoft. Or is that Microsoft vs Sony? Okay, forget David and Goliath. Maybe it’s more like Hitler and Churchill? No no no no. Um… Mac vs Windows? Nope. Yin vs Yang? Nope. Ok, forget the analogies.

But there’s definitely a battle brewing. Microsoft has spoken brashly about how the Xbox 360 will kill the PS3 and claim the throne for itself. Sony, meanwhile has preferred to speak softly and carry a big stick. Read More

PS3 OS: Linux

May 19, 2005 | | 2 Comments

PS3Now, I’ve never been much of a Linux fan. I’ve had to use the system and develop on it, and other UNIX’s as well, and I was never really a fan of them. Still not. Too much of a hassle. Give me a Mac or Windows machine any day. But I was curious about what OS the PS3 was running and it turns out that it’s probably Linux! Read More

PS3 Pricing?

May 19, 2005 |

PS3Two of the last, important, questions still to be answered about the PS3 are: when, and how much? ‘When’ is currently the ambiguous ‘Spring 2006’, which is quite open. That’s anywhere from four to seven months after the release of the Xbox 360. The ‘how much’ was not announced at the big gala to show off the PS3. But now the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbum has claimed that Sony has spoken on the subject. Read More

Xbox 360 – How Backwards Compatible?

May 19, 2005 | | 3 Comments

[Update 19may05: Well, it looks like it’s worse than I thought. Supposedly, Xbox games have to be recompiled to be usable on the Xbox 360. That means you’ll have to get a new version of the game. And… well, I don’t know how that’ll work. Maybe if you stick your Xbox game into your Xbox 360, Xbox Live will download the playable version of the game down to your hard drive. Hmm. Any other ideas?]

The PS2 was backwards compatible with the original PlayStation. Now, I never own an original PlayStation, so when I bought my PS2 that was no big deal. But I did try out a couple PS1 games on my PS2, and I found the compatibility to be not the greatest. But I didn’t care much – they were just a PS1 games after all. Plus, I always figured that people who really want to play PS1 games probably already have a PS1. So personally, I don’t see the big deal about backwards compatibility. Read More

Nintendo Revolution Details and Pics

May 18, 2005 | | One Comment

Nintendo has released some pictures of the Nintendo revolution. Not only will the Nintendo Revolution will be backwards compatible with the GameCube, but it will play DVDs, and have downloadable access to 20 years worth of Nintendo 64, SNES, and even NES games. Read More

Ultimate Irony? Xbox 360 / Mac

May 17, 2005 |

Tee hee. Ah, good one.

You know all those clips Microsoft was showing of Xbox 360 video games? They were coming off a Mac.

“We purchased a number of Apple G5’s because very specific hardware components of the G5 … Read More

Halo 3 vs PS3

May 17, 2005 |

Bill Gates says that he will pit Halo 3 up against the PS3 when the PS3 is released.

“It’s perfect,” Gates says, radiant with bloodlust. “The day Sony launches [PS3], and they walk right into Halo 3.”

I just have … Read More

HDTV Gaming

May 17, 2005 |

The PS3 and Xbox 360 will definitely support HDTV, exactly what I was hoping for. This HDTV support will be pushed by Sony and Microsoft as features of the new systems, and will probably cause an increase in HDTV sales … Read More