Archive for October, 2006
Sony has released images of the PS3 browser and the store front. Looking quite different from the XBOX Live Marketplace, it appears clean and polished. Hopefully Sony keeps a card or two up their sleeve and more items are prepped for download than what has already been disclosed.
Okay, okay. Please don’t roast me for having such a duuuuhmb moment. But ever since they announced the new controller for the PS3, I was wondering one thing: what does six degrees of movement really mean? Does it mean yaw left, yaw right, pitch forward, pitch back, roll left, and roll right? That’s six things. Personally, I thought that it was really just three: yaw, pitch, and roll. But you know marketting-speak as well as I do. There’s no guarantees as to what Sony meant. So I was always wondering if the SIXAXIS controller could only detect rotation, or if it could detect linear movement as well.
Well, this little demonstration on the official Japanese website lays my question to rest. The SIXAXIS detects rotation in all three axes, and movement in all three axes. Just click on the link below, then click on the joystick.
In case you’d all like some really nice close-up pics of some PS3 cables, boxes, remotes and such, I thought I’d give them to ya!
Talladega Nights BD Movie (included in box):
First, there’s news that Microsoft has announced that it has sold 6 million Xbox 360′s to gamers. In July Microsoft said that it had sold 5 million, so they’re up a million since July – not bad!
Second, with all those rumours going around (that I personally reported on too) about their lack of manufacturing ability, Sony said that they are still on track to make 6 million PS3′s by the end of March.
So, what formats does the PS3 support? How about these disc formats:
# Super Audio CD
And these codecs and file formats:
# MPEG-2 (PS,TS)
# H.264/MEPG-4 AVC
# MPEG-4 SP
# ATRAC (.oma .msa .aa3)
# AAC (.3gp .mp4)
# MP3 (.mp3)
# WAV (.wav)