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Video: PlayStation 3's XDR RAM Explained

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309w ago - At the heart of Sony Computer Entertainment's breakthrough PLAYSTATION 3 system is the Cell Broadband Engine (Cell BE) processor. The Cell BE is a multi-core processor employing a PowerPC processor element (PPE) and seven synergistic processor elements (SPE) to provide supercomputer capability in a home computer entertainment system. The Cell BE is capable of 218 GFlops performance.

PS3 as we all know is powered by 256mb of GDDR3 RAM and 256mb of XDR at ultrafast speed of 3.2ghz. The XDR RAM has a very low latency and is more efficient than contemporary PC RAMs.

So what exactly is XDR RAM and why is it superior to conventional PC RAM?

Click on the video link to find out!
 

Preview: Killzone 2 for PlayStation 3

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310w ago - What's the game about? By now you should be nicely familiar with Sony's long awaited first-person shooter for the PS3. It's been the highlight of several of the company's E3 press conferences, and has been steadily gaining hype as we've seen its cinematic visuals nearing the experience Guerrilla set out to achieve in the incredible target video released early on.

What's new for Games Convention? At E3 last month, Sony gave a rundown of all the multiplayer options that Killzone 2 will support -- a pretty darn substantial offering. At the Leipzig Games Convention, Sony allowed us to actually get our hands-on the multiplayer game. Sony also confirmed that there will be AI bot support, allowing you to include bots in multiplayer games for when there's not enough human players in a match; according to Sony, they'll mimic human behavior so well it'll be hard to realize the difference. Unfortunately, we didn't get to see them in action to judge this for ourselves.

What's our take? Up until now I'd viewed Killzone 2 primarily as a single player experience -- it's always just struck me as a very cinematic FPS, making an emphasis on story and staged events. Having played it for a good while at Leipzig, I'm convinced the multiplayer is getting just as much attention -- Killzone 2's multiplayer should be able to hang...
 

SuperTux 2 for PlayStation 3 Linux available

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310w ago - SuperTux 2 is free software, a classic style 2D jump and run game inspired by the Nintendo Super Mario series. It was originally created by Bill Kendrick and is currently maintained by the SuperTux Development Team.

Instead of Mario, the hero in this game is Tux, the mascot of the Linux kernel, albeit the game's only reference to Linux. Many of the in-game graphics were created by Ingo Ruhnke, creator of Pingus.

PlayStation 3 version can be downloaded from HERE.

Installation Instructions:

Download the file in root directory. And enter following commands

$ su

--enter root password--

# cd /

# tar xvfz Supertux2.tar.gz

Run the game by entering command supertux2

$ supertux2
 

Video: Sony's PlayTV DVR for PlayStation 3 reviewed

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310w ago - It's black, it plays nice with your PS3 and it enables owners in DVB-T territories to watch live TV via their PlayStation 3.

Yep, it's Sony's PlayTV, and it has recently been reviewed on video by Stuff's Ruth Owen.

We'd go into elaborate detail about exactly what she thinks, but then you might be discouraged from actually clicking through and hearing her most delightful accent. So we won't.

Video can be seen below. Enjoy All.




 

PlayStation Store Video Content Update for August 22, 2008

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310w ago - Per Grace Chen (Senior Manager, PLAYSTATION Store) today:

Hi again! The weekend's here - time for your weekly update of new movie & TV shows on the PLAYSTATION Store.

This week we've added new video content from the following television series:

- Afro Samurai, Season 1
- American Chopper, Season 3
- American Dad, Season 2
- Astro Boy, Season 1
- Babylon 5: The Lost Tales - Voices in the Dark
- Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero
- Chowder, Season 2
- Chuck, Season 1
- Criss Angel Mindfreak, Season 3
- Everest: Beyond the Limit, Season 2
- Ice Road Truckers, Season 2
- Metalocalypse, Season 2
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Season 1
- Modern Marvels, Season 2
- Nip Tuck, Season 5
- Speeders, Season 1 and Season 2
- The Unit, Season 2

We've also added the following feature films to the Store:

- 3000 Miles to Graceland
- Across the Universe
- Air Force One
- Are We Done Yet?
- The Batman vs. Dracula
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- Desperado
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Feel the Noise
- Full Metal Jacket
- Just Married
- March of the Penguins
- Memento
- Natural...
 
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