Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:50 UTC
Games Ars reviews the PlayStation 3 personal computer game console, and they say: "The PS3 doesn't have any grand ideas; Sony wanted something high-tech, so they started from scratch with the processor and GPU, but what does it get them? Very little so far. The controller is a mash-up of ideas from their old systems, the 360's triggers, and the Wii's motion-sensing capabilities, but once it has that tech it doesn't really know what to do with it. The Blu-ray adds cost, but adds very little to the gaming experience for the user. It's great as a media player, but for those of us who love games first and foremost, we have to look at it skeptically. The PS3 is a system with no core message, and that is what keeps it from being elegant. Will it do great things in the future? I hope so, the possibility and potential are certainly there. For now, it's power looking for a mission statement."
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RE: PS3 Is a computer
by jonas.kirilla on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 12:59 UTC in reply to "PS3 Is a computer"
jonas.kirilla
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2005-07-11

I suppose Genesi have enough on their plate, with their upcoming products (featuring IBM's PPC970MP and Freescale's MPC8641D), but I think they are the most likely player to enter the market with a Cell based board targetting developers and enthusiasts, perhaps even embedded/industrial. I think that would be awesome. Cell unleashed, without restrictions, just plain OpenFirmware. No DRM. Less secrets. Simply running $MYOPERATINGSYSTEM as close to the machine as possible.

FWIW, there's a PS3 section on their developer website:
http://www.powerdeveloper.org/playstation.php

And they blog about Cell from time to time:
http://likerabbits.blogspot.com/
http://bbrv.blogspot.com/

Edited 2006-11-23 13:05

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