Playstation 3's are going to be expensive..

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Playstation 3's are going to be expensive..

Postby iblis » Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:05 pm

Not very surprising, and not likely to discourage the die-hard gamers out there, but apparently the Blu Ray drives in the PS3's are costing Sony more than $100 per console.

Then again, for the ability to run a 25GB disc, (and they say they'll be 50GB if/when the dual-layer comes out...) I'd say it's worth it...

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Postby Monophonic » Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:13 pm

i want one. even if it is rumored to be launched at $500. the only thing that bothers me is that the software is supposed to be getting a price hike too. the thought of launch day bundle prices scares me.
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Postby iblis » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:06 pm

well, you can always wait until the price goes down... that's what i did with the ps2.

also, i've noticed that sony's playstation consoles have suffered from... issues in their first (and sometimes second) generations.

like the ps2 not being able to load dvds, but being able to load ps2 and ps1 games fine.

or vice versa.

mine's run like a champ, but i waited until revision 3 or 4 came out before i bought one.
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Postby elasticwings » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:06 pm

All I can say is "CELL PROCESSOR"! It's a freaking mini super computer for like 500$. The thing has like 3 gigabit ethernet ports and 802.11G wireless. That is a bargain to me. :D
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Postby iblis » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:10 pm

no shit. and if they do like they did with the ps2, and come out with a linux developer kit...

well, needless to say, i'm fucking sold. i mean, just imagine how fast a kernel would compile on that mofo!
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Postby elasticwings » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:12 pm

I'm actually supposed to get one of IBM's Power5 servers in to demo at work. I wish it would hurry up and get there. I want to mess with one so bad.
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Postby Monophonic » Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:00 am

iblis wrote:well, you can always wait until the price goes down... that's what i did with the ps2.

also, i've noticed that sony's playstation consoles have suffered from... issues in their first (and sometimes second) generations.

like the ps2 not being able to load dvds, but being able to load ps2 and ps1 games fine.

or vice versa.

mine's run like a champ, but i waited until revision 3 or 4 came out before i bought one.


oh man, bad memories. i got a ps1 w/ 3 games on launch day and ended up taking it back to be replaced not once, but twice. the laser was faulty and making my games go all glitchtastic, stuttering and freezing.

i ended up with a rev.1 ps2 also and it still spazzes out on certain dvds. the games play fine though. i hope they are taking their sweet time ironing out the ps3.

i think the next system i will invest in is the xgamestation:

http://www.xgamestation.com/

i've always had a hard-on for retro systems (atari/turbografx/ect..) and have been teaching myself programming for the past couple of years. the thought of developing old school games on a custom hardware system floats my boat. :-)
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