foogledricks Posted May 25, 2005 Report Share Posted May 25, 2005 I've been saying this all along. The PS3 is not a game machine. It is a printer, toaster, or grill. But not a game machine, as Sony's president says: The PlayStation  is not a game machine. We've never once called it a game machine the PS3 isn't designed to lean towards games. It's not a computer for children. In the sense that our goal has been [to create] a computer that's meant for entertainment I can understand the [Xbox 360's] approach of adopting multiple, all-purpose processors. However, that will just raise integer calculation capabilities, and it will only benefit general applications. It will increase the machine's capabilities as an all-purpose computer, but it won't change the types of entertainment. He went on to say that Microsoft's new game console is more of an "Xbox 1.5" than a new console, in the sense that it seems like an extension of the original Xbox. Now this is really interesting: Users will be able to store their content in an online storage server called the 'Cell Storage.' And the Cell processor, when it's not being used, can refine the content's quality. We call it the 'aging' process. By using the Cell's security feature, users will be able to rip DVDs that include copyright protection and lay it in the storage area to refine its video quality. Both Sony and Microsoft are speaking in a lot of generalities about their new Entertainment features. This is understandable given the new direction their going. Frankly and contrary to some of the people on this forum, I'm actually excited about the direction they are both going. In some ways it seems like they might alienate some of their audience by making their consoles more complicated and expensive. On the other hand, that means they're really shooting for geeks like me. It's looking more and more that Nintendo may have a decent marketing angle with their "We're concentrating on the games" message. I don't personally subscribe to that message, because I know games will be awesome and plenty on the PS3 and 360. But the message is looking more and more legitimate as Sony and Microsoft release more info on their ambitious plans. On the flip side, like online play and lack of DVD support has hurt Nintendo in the eyes of some hardcore gamers, perhaps five years from now we'll all be saying, "Why buy a machine that can only play games when a PS4 plays games AND monitors my security cameras." Here is the article link, though I've included the most interesting quotes: http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/05/24/news_6126423.html Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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