79w ago - Following up on our previous article, today MCVUK (linked above) reports that according to their sources Sony is indeed close to acquiring a high-profile cloud gaming firm.
To quote: "In a move that will rock the next generation of console gaming, Sony is close to agreeing an acquisition of a high profile cloud gaming firm, MCV understands.
It was reported earlier this week that Sony was to reveal a partnership with a cloud gaming firm - specifically either OnLive or Gaikai - at E3 next week.
Subsequent chatter had seemingly calmed the rumours, suggesting that the proposed agreement was to do with Sony streaming TV services, and not consoles.
However, MCV understands that the deal is far more extensive than anyone could have predicted and will see Sony fully acquire one of the two firms. The deal, our source says, "is close to being signed".
The acquisition has implications for all parts of Sony's business, both in the consumer tech and console divisions.
Although work on PS4 is already well underway, Sony is very likely keen on bringing its PlayStation gaming content to non-console owners - a move finally made possible by this deal.
And there could be benefits for console users, too, with gaming content likely to be available when on the move and without the need for a direct connection to the console.
If nothing else, the deal should hit home the fact that the digital gaming revolution is not a distant dream - it's happening. Now. And the implications for games retail are both obvious and colossal."
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Well if we are comparing a 60GB launch PS3 that is on CFW compared to a PC emulator for ps2/ps1 games then the PS3 would be a superior choice for a few major reasons.
Since the launch model has PS2 hardware, it has far better compatibility than the available PC emulators. PS1 not so much, but definitely when it comes to PS2.
No setting configurations to worry about
Automatic support of PS3 controller (which is basically the same as PS2/PS1 so it works perfectly).
You can burn the english-patched copy of the game to a disc and play it with CFW, or play the game as an ISO/BIN file directly if using a dongle, so that doesn't really matter.
The only real advantage of the PC emulators for PS1/PS2 is the ability to enhance the visuals. This really isn't worth the much lower compatibility rate and hassle that comes with it, though. You also need a fairly good graphic card on your PC to be able to run a PS2 emulator with decent performance.
No thank you. I have an original launch 60GB ps3 with all backwards compatibility, and I choose to play all PS1 & PS2 games on my PC. Both ePSXe & PCSX2 both play them flawlessly. I'm enjoying some fan translated Japanese to English games I always wanted to play. I can only imagine how much Sony wants to charge you to bring a feature back that they took away...