80w ago - Today VG247.com (linked above) reports that according to a rumor Sony is expected to unveil cloud gaming for PS3, PS Vita and other PlayStation branded devices at E3 2012.
Although further details are scarce at the moment, the potential cloud gaming deal is likely to be with either Gaikai or OnLive allowing streamed games on PlayStation branded hardware.
To quote: "VG247 has learned that Sony is to announce a cloud gaming deal with either Gaikai or OnLive at E3, apparently allowing streamed games on PlayStation hardware.
Details are light, but the news expected to be announced in the Sony press conference on June 4."
For those curious, this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) will be held from June 5-7, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention center.
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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...