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Monthly Archives: August 2005

DVD not Enough for 360

August 31, 2005 | | 2 Comments

Much has been made of the lack of any next-gen optical disc storage in the Xbox 360. Many think it should have included an HD-DVD drive. But that would have required delaying the Xbox 360, and I don’t think Microsoft … Read More

SPE’s are Fully Capable Processing Units

August 31, 2005 |

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that the Synergistic Processor Elements (SPE’s) in the Cell processor are specific-purpose processors subservient to the main Power Processing Element (PPE), Dr. Hofstee warns.

More than just co-processors, Dr. Hofstee said, the … Read More

HDMI on Xbox 360? Nope

August 30, 2005 | | 21 Comments

I have a coworker who seems to manufacture rumours out of thin air.

“Did you know that Robert is leaving?” this person says. “Really? I didn’t know that! How’d you know?” I say. “Oh, no. I don’t know. I’m just … Read More

Hiring at IGN: PS2/PS3 Editor

August 30, 2005 |

Running a PS3 site as I do, this posting over at IGN really caught my attention. IGN is hiring a PS2/PS3 editor for the PlayStation team. It looks like quite a nice job, doing all sorts of things like what … Read More

Cell Processor Details

August 29, 2005 |

IBM et al have released a lot of information about the Cell processor recently. Unless you’ve been living under a PS1 for the last five years, you know that the Cell processor will be powering the upcoming PS3 gaming console … Read More

Unsure Reason for Xbox 360 Release Date

August 29, 2005 | | 2 Comments

First mover advantage. Yup, gotta get that Xbox 360 out there before Sony gets theirs out there. It’ll make all the difference in the world! So says J Allard, at least. We’ve heard it so many times from all sorts … Read More

No Posts for a Couple Days

August 26, 2005 | | 4 Comments

My wife is having a baby.

[Update: My son Grayson Heinrich Hoffmann was born on Thursday August 25th at 3:27pm weighing 7 lbs 13 oz. He and his mom are both doing well. He’s so cute!]

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Next-Gen Development Costs not so Bad After All

August 25, 2005 | | One Comment

With all the talk about how next-gen development costs are going to skyrocket, it’s nice to see a developer actually give some numbers.

While discussing possible PS3 support by Tecmo, Tecmo president Junji Nakamura stated that Xbox 360 development will … Read More