Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Aug 2009 23:24 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Games As everybody had been more or less anticipating for months now, Sony has released the Playstation 3 Slim, a much smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient variant of the regular Playstation 3. There's good news for people who held out on the PS3 because it was too expensive, and there's bad news for those of us who liked the idea of running Linux on the PS3.
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Cue homebrew for PS3
by Verenkeitin on Wed 19th Aug 2009 05:04 UTC
Verenkeitin
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2007-07-01

Not being an open platform anymore may end up being a good thing.

It seems that a closed platform is the most effective way to get developers interested. For instance iPhone and PSP are closed, but have a lot of developer interest, while Maemo (Nokia N810) is open but nobody cares to create applications.

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RE: Cue homebrew for PS3
by elmimmo on Wed 19th Aug 2009 07:20 in reply to "Cue homebrew for PS3"
elmimmo Member since:
2005-09-17

iPhone closed? That is a relative term, and when compared to consoles tell me of any console you can develop for for free, with tech support from the maker, and an impressive set of frameworks an impressive documentation, discussed all around the web.

Edited 2009-08-19 07:20 UTC

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RE[2]: Cue homebrew for PS3
by dagw on Wed 19th Aug 2009 11:29 in reply to "RE: Cue homebrew for PS3"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

tell me of any console...

XNA and the xbox360 match that request pretty closely. Free dev tools plus $99 to be allowed to run your code on your hardware plus having to receive the blessing of the mother company before distributing your code sounds exactly like the iPhone

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RE: Cue homebrew for PS3
by memson on Wed 19th Aug 2009 09:42 in reply to "Cue homebrew for PS3"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

The Nokia hardware is pants. (I have an N800 on eBay though, if you want one!)

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