320w ago - From a GamePro interview with Killzone 2 producer Steven Ter Heide yesterday:
It's pretty obvious (at least to us) that Killzone 2 has some of the best graphics ever seen. What is it about the PS3 that allows you to pull off this kind of detail? And would you say it's accurate that the in-game E3 footage surpassed the E3 2005 CG cinema?
The E3 2005 trailer was all about setting our ambition and goals for the game. We wouldn't have created that movie if we did not think we could deliver that [level of detail]....We've created our own proprietary technology to drive the game, and this is using many of PS3's specific strengths.Large quantities of data can be streamed because we have a great deal of storage capacity. This allows for the level of detail you can see in the game.
It is not a luxury to have Blu-ray, but rather a necessity, as compression only gets you so far. I mean, the level that we showed at E3 and Leipzig topped out around 2GB!
323w ago - Apple released the new firmware for the Iphone today. Along with some relatively minor bug fixes, it ensures that your Iphone will not be able to do anything cool that Apple didn't intend.
Third party apps can not be launched, though they remain in the flash taking up space. People that have unlocked their phones to use providers other than AT&T can no longer use ANY SIM cards including valid AT&T ones!
Needless to say, do not update your Iphones! The ability to give apple more of your money through the itunes store simply isn't worth it.
323w ago - Thanks to the efforts of the Illinois Citizen's Utility Board, people all across the Midwest, Southwest California, Nevada and Connecticut, can get AT&T dry loop DSL (no landline) for only $23.99 (express) or $28.99 (pro), instead of $43.99 or $48.99. These prices include tax too. Download speeds are 1.5mbps and 3mbps respectively.
* Call the AT&T Dry Loop department directly at 888-800-4095
* Ask to switch to "DSL direct"
* If they give you a hassle, say it's a retention offer