Archive for September, 2007

Folding@Home – PS3 breaks the Petaflop barrier

That’s more than quadrillion floating point operations per second! And that’s only from 41,145 PS3s. Great job PS3 folders! Keep it up.

Our Folding@Home team is doing great too. We are currently at 419 with only 116 members. Very impressive. We are always accepting new members to the folding team. You can even join on your PC.

Join our Folding@Home Team: 55054

Remember you can run Folding@Home on your PSP via remote play, but you need to start remote play first and then start Folding@Home. Might as well have your PS3 doing something beneficial while it’s on remote play and not in use :)

Also we can’t let Joystiq pass us up, they seem to be about 10 or so places behind use and they have more members than we do.

Keep those PS3s Folding :)

Folding@Home update: PS3 breaks Petaflop barrier on its own

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A 360, Halo 3, and PS3 Conversation

Here’s a conversation Gary and I had this morning via chat. I thought it might be a good starting place for a discussion. We started by talking about Halo 3 at 640p. The conversation below starts where I defend Bungie, noting that this is their first 360 title (I think). I’ve edited it for clarity…

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Henning said:

I assume this is [Bungie’s] first 360 title.

Shime Waza said:

Heavenly Sword isn’t a great game, it’s good but it’s graphics are astounding for a game released during it’s (the PS3) first year. You’d think Bungie would be given preferential treatment by MS though. Seeing as Halo 3 is their only big franchise. They would do everything in their power to give them as much help as possible in getting the 360’s power into Halo 3

Henning said:

Okay, I’ve found some other sources for the news…

Shime Waza says:

Back to my view that 360 is hitting it’s peak. Halo 3 is their single biggest first party franchise and the game they have touted to kill the PS3 (well so say the xbots). Apart from Mass Effect and PGR4 (which won’t sell a load of 360s), they have no exclusive games to blow people away with. They only have that marketing BS with the GTA IV downloadable content. So what can the 360 offer to would be buyers in the form of exclusive games and content? Not a lot compared to the PS3. They have had an easy year and a half to build a lead, sales wise, but the PS3 IS ALREADY CATCHING UP WITH QUALITY CONTENT, then next year THE big EXCLUSIVE games arrive on PS3 and that is when sales (along with a proper price drop) will take off. Here’s a good read related to the Halo 3 phenomenon.

Henning says:

Bioshock is big. Is Halo 3 at 60FPS ?

Shime Waza says:

It hasn’t sold 360s though.

Henning says:

Killzone 2 will only be 30FPS.

Shime Waza says:

I dunno what fps Halo 3 is.

Henning says:

Hmm. [After a web search on “Halo 3″ and “30fps”.] Looks like it’s 30FPS. That makes the 640p all the worse….

Shime Waza says:

My point is that MS and Xbots believed Halo3 would boost 360 sales and kill off the PS3 (by that I mean give the 360 an unassailable sales lead), but they haven’t got the range of games that the PS3 has. Bioshock is great but it’s on PC as well.

Henning says:

True enuf.

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Ratchet & Clank Future Delayed

According to Eurogamer, Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction has been delayed by a week until Oct 30th (originally due Oct 23rd) in North America. The demo has also been pushed back until Oct 11th (originally Oct 4th).

As usual European gamers will have to wait even longer:

A Sony spokesperson told Eurogamer a specific date for the European release of R&C has yet to be confirmed. However, he did say it will hit the shops some time in “early November”, with the demo due out in “mid-October”.

Amazon.co.uk has it listed as November 9th.

Son of a…grapefruit! :x

This game is probably THE game I want this year for the PS3 along with PES 2008 so I’m disappointed in the delay.

UK PS3 magazine PSM3, gave Ratchet & Clank Future 93% by the way. :)

Ratchet & Clank Future Delayed

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PlayStation Store Update – 27sep07

From the official PlayStation.Blog:

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Hi, everyone. It’s time for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.

We have two great PS3 demos this week:
• Clive Barker’s Jericho
• NBA 2K8

We also have a couple more add-ons. The first is a new vehicle for MotorStorm. This vehicle, the “Castro Capitano,” is not offered in any other MotorStorm bundle, and it’s only $0.99. There’s also a new Speed Master add-on for Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

As usual, we released more game videos and movie trailers:
• NBA 08 Upside Progression System tutorial
• Eye of Judgement Overview
• Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock trailer
• Iron Man trailer
• We Own the Night trailer

PlayStation Store Update

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