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weta
02-09-2003, 01:06 AM
With the PS3 not due until 2005, it's unlikely that it'll bare any resemblance to
this pic, however I thought I'd post it anyway, after all it does look pretty cool.

sLim ShaDy
02-09-2003, 05:41 AM
were the hell did u get dat pic from:eek: i never knew ps3 would look like dat!!!!woww:cantfocus

weta
03-23-2003, 07:17 PM
Reports spread out of Taiwan that Sony was planning to stun the world and release the PlayStation 3 this year. At least one
major wire service took the bait and ran the story, forcing Sony to issue a quick and firm denial.

Even the most optimistic sources don't expect to see the next "next generation" consoles until late 2004 and that's almost
certainly a fantasy. More and more, it appears that the PlayStation 3, Xbox 2 (or, as some are calling it, the "Ybox") and next
Nintendo game machine won't see the light of day until 2006.

sLim ShaDy
04-08-2003, 05:57 AM
gamecube nxt console will come out maybe even 2008!!!its just been a year since gamecube came out so y would they bring out da nxt gamecube nxt year?

Beefy
04-08-2003, 07:28 AM
a) make money
b) beat the competition on a next-gen console
c) make more money

t00lb0x
04-11-2003, 10:44 AM
b/c if the "Ybox" and "ps3" come out with great gfx, wireless internet (yes they are all gonna go wireless) they are going to be like computers more and more as each generation passes (they all use gfx cards which hasn't been done before except in a computer, i think)

amd_man2005
04-12-2003, 05:13 AM
i had heard a while back that theyre gonna make a PS 3add-on for the PS2 that you stick ion the expansion bay, that way you dont have too shell out as much cash if you own the PS2

The Baron
04-12-2003, 05:28 AM
i had heard a while back that theyre gonna make a PS 3add-on for the PS2 that you stick ion the expansion bay, that way you dont have too shell out as much cash if you own the PS2

completely bogus, it's an entirely new architecture using a new processor and all that. And don't forget the great history of console add-ons (SNES MegaDrive anyone? ;) )

amd_man2005
04-12-2003, 05:57 AM
thanks for the info, but what exactly is that big stupid exp. bay for then? PS2 revisions?

t00lb0x
04-12-2003, 10:38 AM
iunno, i dont even pay attention to anything except blowing up some hooker in the GTA series

The Baron
04-13-2003, 03:14 AM
PS2 bay is for a hard drive for the Linux kit. Buddy of mine has one, VNCs to his PS2 from his upstairs computer.

Yes, he's a little off ;)

weta
04-18-2003, 07:26 PM
The PlayStation 3 will have a three-disc multi-changer, Bluetooth and internet connectivity. That's the word from design consultancy seymourpowell, which T3 asked to draw up a design of the next-generation console. The company's vision for the PS3,which it dubs the 'Sony Network PlayStation', looks amazing.

In its design, games come on mini-DVDs, although the console can still play PS1 and PS2 games. The upper section of the mushroom-like PlayStation screws onto the base to cover unsightly ports. Broadband Internet gaming comes as standard, of course, and Memory Sticks replace existing memory cards. The controller is virtually unchanged, although you can plug a headset in, and it's wireless - using Bluetooth, naturally. A hard drive is inside, with fast chips from IBM and NVidia powering the visuals, creating stunning game worlds. But that's not all - this PS3 can be embedded into other devices such as PCs, tablets, cars and planes.

Sadly, we'll have to wait a year or two before the real thing comes along, but it's good to dream.

MFaction
05-09-2003, 01:16 AM
hm, i would think m$ has nvidia by the balls

E^vol
05-19-2003, 10:22 PM
Sounds pretty sweet ! And I don't even like consoles - PC devotee- that might change (dual platform-hehe)

maximus7001
05-27-2003, 09:41 PM
Thats gonna be cool, hard to wait but until then I will still get lots of fun with my Dreamcast (when i'm not here) or playing mech or red faction......or doing something realy stupid with a computer.
Everybody forgot (if they even knew in the first place) that it was the first online console, and the only 1 so far right out of the box at launch. Sony and m$ were too slow at that. Most console gamers here waited for gamecube.
Many years ago , I promised myself I would never get more than 1 console per generation.

zeradul
05-31-2003, 02:29 AM
Sounds pretty sweet ! And I don't even like consoles - PC devotee- that might change
Don't count on it. Even HDTV's are still only 800 X 600, which means console will always be greatly limited. I don't know if you have every tried watching some PC games on a TV with a TV out feature, but you can't see ANYTHING at a distance. I mean, Q3 on "The Longest Yard" you can barely even see the rail platform, much less rail a guy standing on it.

TV's are great for TV, but until TV's start to support 1280 X 1024 or 1600 X 1200, consoles will always just be 'posers'. But by the same token, you gotta start somewhere, and a unit a 6 year old can't screw up will continue to be the console niche.

MFaction
05-31-2003, 03:11 AM
TV's are great for TV, but until TV's start to support 1280 X 1024 or 1600 X 1200, consoles will always just be 'posers'. But by the same token, you gotta start somewhere, and a unit a 6 year old can't screw up will continue to be the console niche.

Amen brother!!

Once i hooked up to my tv for kicks and played warcraft 3. Forget about that......

Klapaucius
06-09-2003, 08:01 AM
I hate all this speculation crap. I remember when the gamecube was going to look like a dolphin. I doubt in the next generation Sony will be the dominant one. I think they will be too in to making it the best and the fastest and lose track of why PS2 is doing so well (the games). What Sony will be doing will be a ***** for game programmers. Anyway, my thoughts are that Xbox 2 will come out first because they hated coming out late with the Xbox, then Nintendo's next system, then Sony. I think that Xbox will have the upperhand and have a lot of good games and as always Nintendo will have its classics and do well as always and I think Playstation 3 will be crap. And I'm not a Sony hater, I have every single gaming system that has come out. I just don't like their approach.

weta
06-20-2003, 07:20 PM
Klapaucius: According to Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer, the Xbox2 won't be out until 2006. Sony's PS3 is scheduled for 2005, but many believe it may not see the light of day until 2006 either.

weta
10-19-2003, 06:29 AM
PS3 speculation
As the PSX launches, news of the PS3 surfaces...

Speculation concerning the Playstation 3 was a constant theme across internet news sites yesterday, as Sony's chief technology officer confirmed that production of the PS3's much-discussed Cell microprocessor will begin in the latter half of 2005, which has encouraged many industry types to believe that a Spring 2006 launch seems most likely.

A brand new facility in Nagasaki Prefecture will apparently manufacture the new chips; a rumoured eight of which will be used in parallel for the PS3. This news came at the close of Sony's PSX introduction; as the technical officer commented on the scale of the new PS2 chips used, which allow the integration apparent in the PSX, and mentioned that the new 90 nanometre production process will be used on the Cell microprocessor, too.

Taipei Times

weta
12-03-2003, 05:21 PM
PS3 "concept image" hits the web
Official Sony concept, or talented fake? We're inclined towards the latter

A picture purporting to be concept art of Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 3, has been circulated on the Internet, showing a sleek silver console with a slot-loading DVD drive.

So, is this an early glimpse of the future of console entertainment? We have our doubts, since although we've been unable to confirm where the image originated, it doesn't appear to have been officially released by Sony - unlike last month's PSP concept images, which appeared in a presentation given by SCE boss Ken Kutaragi.

Indeed, a highly placed source within Sony stated that he'd never seen the concept design shown in the image before - although he did concede that it "could be something Japan cooked up and hasn't shown us," he was adamant that he thought it highly unlikely that the image originated from Sony.

So what we're left with, perhaps unsurprisingly, is a very clever and well-implemented mock-up of the forthcoming console, which probably bears no resemblance to the final product. It does look nice though, doesn't it?

GI-biz

Fatguy3
12-03-2003, 06:42 PM
As much as I hate to destroy all you dreamers... ;)

The PS3 is gonna suck, the XBOX2 is gonna suck, and Nintendo is pretty muchg always gonna suck since the N64...which was my last console...

Truth is, right now, PCs destroy consoles. Even back when the AssBox came out PC games we're still owning console. RTCW anyone?

Is not that I dislike consoles, many of my friends have them, and I gre up with the SNES and Genesis. But right now it looks as if the AssBox has raped and destroyed one of my most anticipated games, Deus Ex: Invisible War. The game that could of been great was dumbed down and the textures were slashed to get it onto a console, and it looks like crap. If you played the demo you know what I mean. Go play Max Payne 2 at maximum settings, it looks 5 times better than any console game.

So what I am saying, is that, by 2005, even though consoles will have a new cool system, pcs will be way far ahead. By then We'll probably be in the 4.0-5.0 Ghz range of procs, runnning minimum 1GB of RAM at like 600-700 MHZ FSB speeds. And we'll have ATI 11000 Pro 512mb Edition, all on a PCI-Express MOBO. And Doom3 and HL-2 will looks like crap compared to the new games coming out for the PC.

Truthfully, this is all speculation and opinion from someone who is really pissed at consoles at the moment. Ok, off the soapbox and onto the fridge. ;)

Cpt.Crappy
12-03-2003, 11:06 PM
you cant compare pc's to consoles...2 totally different formats. consols are designed for games and games only and computers are designed for pretty much everything...in my mind i just dont think you can compare the 2..im not a big fan of assbox either and im a dedicated pc guy too, but you have to give love to the consols too...

Cpt.Crappy
12-03-2003, 11:14 PM
the PS5....just a little joke just cause the controllers look the same still for the 3rd one..just a little cut and paste in paint and there you go

Fatguy3
12-04-2003, 08:26 AM
You're right Crappy. Some systems are being pushed as Gaming computers, and you get to browse the internet and compile Linux kernels as a bonus ---> Alienware ;)

Now that Im over the whole Deus Ex thing (Game is released, and it is horrible) I must give da respect to the consoles. When I plugged in my N64 and threw in GoldenEye, I was amazed.

zeradul
12-04-2003, 04:49 PM
Consoles are extremely inexpensive computers displaying to a horribly inferior display, and therefore cannot even begin to compete in nearly all game genres.

PersianImmortal
12-04-2003, 06:58 PM
There are two separate issues. Consoles quite obviously cannot and will not ever reach the level of image quality and versatility that a high end PC has attained. PC gamers can play online, they can patch their games if there is a bug/problem, they can choose a variety of input methods, they can use their PC for a dozen different purposes.

However consoles weren't designed to beat PCs. They were designed to be a cost-effective way for the masses to play games at what appears to be good image quality (given the low resolution of TVs). Most people would have much lesser image quality on their ageing low-end PCs, so for them a console is both cheaper and prettier.

It all depends on what you want to do. If you can't afford a high end gaming PC, or just want a quick "switch on, start playing" machine then a console is perfect. And they sell like hotcakes.

Plus piracy on consoles is much, much lower than PCs, so games manufacturers can sell a lot more console games.

There's no winner - it all depends on what you want to spend for what you want to do.

Cpt.Crappy
12-04-2003, 09:13 PM
true true :cheers: , but you know that the ps3 is probably gonna have high graphics and you dont nkow what the consols graphics are gonng look like, someday high end computers will probably be the size of a damn ps2. but yeah i totallly agree with you persian..did you notice the giant graphic leap the ps1 went from to the ps2..so imagine the graphics on a ps3 we can only wait and argue..hehe

PersianImmortal
12-04-2003, 11:10 PM
You have to consider several things. The better the graphics a console is capable of (compared to a PC), the more expensive the console. Also, since most people play on regular telelvisions, the graphics will never be as crisp, clear and smooth as 1600x1200x32 (or higher) resolution on a PC @ 100fps :)

So for cost and TV limitation reasons, the console will never match a PC. Yes the PS1 -> PS2 jump was great, but at the same time my PC can make PS2 graphics look dated.

Finally console games are scaled down to perform at a constant 30fps (or so). That means less polygons, less effects and less clear textures.

Yes the PS3 will be incredible, but the argument about PC vs Console is always won by the PC. However a high end PC sets you back several thousand whereas a console sets you back almost a tenth or a fifth of that amount.

Beefy
12-05-2003, 05:46 AM
... but the argument about PC vs Console is always won by the PC.
Disagree. :) Both systems have various pros and cons, and appeal to different audiences, and to say that it's always won by the PC isn't really correct. In my opinion anyways.

joedemagio
05-04-2004, 09:50 AM
Well as an owner of the computer in my sig, another AMD powered computer, an AMD powered laptop, a Sony Trinitron 20" Flatscreen HDTV and a Sony Trinitron 36" Flatscreen HDTV with a Sony Playstation 2--------I must say that computer gaming and console gaming are completely different experiences-----there are thing I love about one that the other does not have------they just cant be compared, its kinda like comparing sky diving to bungee-jumping---they are similar but different.

EDIT: Ahem--sig not working right now, but that PC is a P4 2.53ghz.