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Playstation3 revealed.
« on: May 16, 2005, 10:04 PM »
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/05/16/news_6124681.html

Twice as powerful as the xbox360, and very sleek.   ;D
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2005, 10:28 PM »
Now that's neat.

The article said this machine would use Blu-ray discs. The future is now. :D
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2005, 10:38 PM »
What I'm most stunned by in the article is that the console will have dual video outputs.  So you will be able to hook it up to TWO side-by-side HDTVs, resulting in a 32x9 video screen.  That's just freakin' unbelievable.  Granted, plonking down the money for a pair of matching HDTVs might be daunting... but just the fact that it has that capability is awe-inspiring.
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005, 11:13 PM »
I might consider buying one of these since it's compatible with earlier Playstation games. Plus the HDTV thing. My brother works at Best Buy and gets stuff for like 5% over cost. And since the margin on all TVs is grossly high, I could get one for pretty reasonable.

The only stopping me is employment, or lack thereof.  :-\
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005, 11:18 PM »
Woah... check that.

The PS3 will offer dual HD output AT 1080p... HIGHER resolution than standard 720p HD.  And 1080p will be the standard resolution for all games.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/614/614661p1.html

I'm just speechless...

The xbox360, by comparison, only offers 720p or 1080i resolutions.
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005, 12:16 AM »
The only problem is that by the time a television displaying at 1080p is available at an affordable price the PS4 will be making its debut. Don't get me wrong, I'll definately be buying a PS3 along with a Xbox360 but the whole dual HDTV screen and 1080p thing will be pretty useless for this generation of consoles.

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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2005, 12:38 AM »
Somehow, I'm thinking people will be more impressed with the 360 and its THREE IBM PowerPC cores, running at 3.2 Ghz each, as well as 1 MB L2  cache.

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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2005, 12:52 AM »
Here's a comparison of the CPUs...


Don't even get me started on the graphic cards...  ;)
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2005, 01:00 AM »
I just hope the Cell lives up to it's hype and not crap out like the PS2's "emotion engine". Remember that propaganda? I seem to remember Sony touting that as a super computer on a chip so powerful that its importation into certain countries had to be restricted for nation security reasons, yada yada yada yip yip hurray.  ???
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2005, 02:42 AM »
The system design is poor, but the specs sound amazing. I'm not really into the whole video game thing either way, but I look forward to the X-Box 2 VS PS3 wars.

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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2005, 11:55 AM »
Woah... check that.

The PS3 will offer dual HD output AT 1080p... HIGHER resolution than standard 720p HD.  And 1080p will be the standard resolution for all games.

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/614/614661p1.html

I'm just speechless...

The xbox360, by comparison, only offers 720p or 1080i resolutions.


Samsung just realesed a 1080p HD television I have the previous generation 50" Samsung DLP. Most companies don't even have the capacity for full 1080p. it great that it's that forward thinking, but most HD television(at least affordable to the common public) will use either 1080i or 720p either way it will still be amazing.

The Cell technology has come underfire for being a iffy technology. I would suspect first generation problems. This sounds like Hyundai all over again  over stating horsepower.
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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2005, 12:35 PM »
Sweet! 
Ultimately, the quality of the games will make or break the system, but it's nice to see these kinds of specs ... especially after the new Xbox's specs failed to knock my socks off.

Nintendo's next system also looks pretty sweet. 
I can't wait.


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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2005, 09:28 PM »
Revolution

Looks odd, but sounds great. I hear you can play every Nintendo game ever made on it. Yes, even NES games. Sucks since I don't have mine anymore. >:(

PS3 is amazing, I don't like the look of the controller though. I'll definately be getting one when it comes out.

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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2005, 11:52 PM »
Where do you plug in the cartridges?  ;)

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Re: Playstation3 revealed.
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2005, 02:42 PM »
Good question Bill.

Although all these consoles are impressive.  I really have no desire to own them.  How long has the X-Box and PS2 been on the market?  And now you have to purchase a whole new system?  Granted, the $300 or so you spend on a console is far cheaper than spending $1,500 to $2,000 on a new PC, but I still can't justify purchasing a new console when I have a kickass desktop and laptop to work with.

I'm not knocking consoles at all....they're just not for me.
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