quote: The Xbox360's architecture is nothing like the PC you dope. The processor in the 360 is built off of IBM's power PC instruction set. The Xbox360's packs a much more innovative GFX engine.
quote: Saying something is not feasible on PS3 is nuts. Microsoft attempted to these by stating that 1080p gaming is not possible - even though I already do it on my PC with dell 24in monitor at 1920x1200.
quote: On the processors, I think it possible people are underestimating the power of the SPE, some might think they are just a small addition when more like they are major component of the Cell designed and the PowerPC unit is just a controller of the 7 SPE. Also remember that Apple got away from PowerPC - maybe because of performance.
quote: On Multi-Threading, as as programmer myself - the main issue with threading is people are not used to it
quote: M$ STILL DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO MAKE THINGS BACKWARDS COMPATIBLE! They will ALWAYS struggle with that. They just... don't get it.
quote: BTW: To those ppl complaining about the prices for the PS3, give it a rest. This IS technologically superior to the 360 and those who want the best will have to pay for it. Further, just in case you've forgotten, the only way you could have obtained a 360 at launch was by paying just as much. Does anybody forget the price gouging that went down? Yeah, there we go. It's not that bad, remember people, inflation does exist.
quote: Speaking at the European Game Developers' Conference in London today, when asked if Sony might follow in the Redwood giant's footsteps the VP of studios replied: "Unlikely."
"Are there two versions of the Xbox 360 that people want to buy, is my question," he continued. "I don't know."
"This is my personal view, not my corporate view, but when I look at those formats, I think it just confuses the audience. They don't know which one to buy, developers don't know which one to create for, and retailers don't know which one to stock."
"So I think we wouldn't take that strategy. We wouldn't create confusion," he concluded.
quote: 1080p a standard anytime soon? LOL. Get real.
quote: EA announced they will have 10 launch titles for PS3
quote: Furthermore, the PS3 will come with several interoperability features, including a function that will allow the PSP to link directly into the console
quote: In fact, the controller looks almost exactly like the existing PS2 controller with the addition of two trigger buttons under the L1 and R1 pads, but also features motion sensitivity.
quote: The service will offer free additional content, voice messaging and a marketplace dubbed "Playstation Shop."
quote: Sony will also feature a "SingStar Store" in the marketplace that will allow users to purchase music from Sony directly.
quote: The media center for PS3 is then customizable with various skins and profiles available via the marketplace.
quote: To wrap things up, Sony also announced the PS3 will come in two different configurations, similar to the XBOX 360 approach
quote: In an interview with CNN Money, Kaz Hirai said: "The only difference is HDMI - and at this point, I don't think many people's TVs have that. The ultimate result, to my eyes anyway, is there's not a discernable difference between what you get between HDMI and other forms of high definition."
quote: In fact, the controller looks almost exactly like the existing PS2 controller with the addition of two trigger buttons under the L1 and R1 pads