Sony's Massive Advantage: PS3 Processing Power

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335w ago - If you look at the central processor in Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox 360 you will see something that can trace its ancestry right back to the Intel 8086 of 1978.

Over its evolution this has forced endless fudges and compromises. An analogy might be trying to build a working supertanker on the plans of a model rowing boat. And the 360 itself owes its architecture to the IBM PC of 1981 and so carries with it the accommodations that this architecture imposes. These factors, ultimately, must impinge on the working of the console.

Compare that to Sony (SNE), who were able to design the processor and the console it is in with a clean sheet of paper. The Cell processor, designed jointly with IBM and Toshiba at a cost of $400 million is the state of the art in processor dessign. It is scalable, highly flexible and excellent at distributed processing.

So it is little surprise that the PS3 now holds the Guiness world record for the most powerful distributed computing network. Or that an astrophysicist has replaced a supercomputer with eight PS3s. This is one very special and very powerful machine and when game programmers eventually work out how to get the best from it we are going to see some spectacular results.

But there has been a price to pay. Whilst the 360 was cheap to develop and cheap...
 

Konami refuses to comment on PES 2008 patch rumor

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335w ago - Internet rumour suggests patch will be out on November 19.

Konami has issued a "no comment" to rumours it has set a November 19 deadline for a PES 2008 patch.

Internet rumours surfaced today suggesting that the Japanese publisher was expecting to make a patch that would resolve the online lag issues available in just a week.

Comments purporting to come from a Konami spokesperson, reported by pesforum.co.uk, said: "We hope to have the patch released within two weeks at the latest, and have set a deadline of Monday 19th November to get this to the public, as we are aware there are a lot of gamers out there that are avoiding a massive part of the game because of the online issues."

The quotes continue: "I would say to all PES fans to be patient with us while we rectify the problems, please be assured that we are working very hard to fix these problems. We hope that everyone will soon be enjoying the online aspect of the game which people will love playing with their friends and fellow gamers."

However, when Pro-G contacted Konami for clarification the publisher told us that no official announcement on a PES 2008 patch had been made.

Many gamers have expressed their frustration at the crippling lag experienced when playing console versions of the game. Last...
 

PS3 Firmware 2.0 now allows playback of Divx and Xvid

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335w ago - PS3 Firmware 2.0 Now Allows Play of Divx and Xvid, possibly Hi-Def..

I have installed TVersity Media Server 0.9.10.8 and installed community codec pack from http://www.cccp-project.net.

Addionally, in the settings, change the video resolution to suit your tv and wallah.

Thanks By Rendi
 

Last Remnant PlayStation 3 Screenshots

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335w ago - The Last Remnant is Square Enix's first next generation multiplatform title. The new game is planned for release on PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360. THE LAST REMNANT is positioned to take on the world, with a simultaneous release in Japan and North America and a European release planned.

THE LAST REMNANT is a completely original RPG title, taking advantage of the power of next-generation hardware to build a lush, realtime fantasy world. Making full use of the power of Epic Games' flexible middleware solution, Unreal Engine 3, Square Enix can now achieve simultaneous development on multiple platforms.

The game's battle system has been carefully crafted to deliver a brand-new experience for gamers, as they control forces in massive battles between up to seventy different units at once. Today's press conference also featured a demonstration of the game, showing off the dynamic world and sprawling landscapes of THE LAST REMNANT.

STORY

Long ago, the world was filled with Remnants – mysterious artifacts from an ancient civilization. But as time passed, the powers of the Remnants began to shift the world's balance. As the rift widened between those who ruled and those who were ruled over, a new era dawned: one of countless frays brought upon the world by...
 

PS3 Theme Creator Video Tutorial

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335w ago - Since PS3 Firmware v2.00 arrived, many users are making and sharing their own PS3 Themes in our PS3 Custom Themes Chat Forum and rating those uploaded.

To simplify things, mbarry6 has shared a video via YouTube (below) on how to create PS3 Themes which may help along with reading the PS3 Custom Theme Guides and grabbing the required PS3 Custom Theme Utilities. Enjoy!




 







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