Archive for May, 2005
Two 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 the rest of this entry »
[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 the rest of this entry »
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. It will have a bay for an SD memory card to expand the system’s 512MB of flash memory. Wireless controllers, two USB 2.0 ports, and Wi-Fi access are also features.
Unfortunately, no mention is made of HDTV. I hope a console released in 2006 has HDTV support? Does anyone have any more info on this?
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 allow developers to emulate some of the technology behind future Xbox products and services,” a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement. “This is an interim development tool that will be replaced with a more powerful and comprehensive solution later.”
Harr harr. Tee hee.
No big deal, really, but I still like it.
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 one thing to say to that: puhleeze!