Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th May 2010 17:30 UTC
Microsoft "It's game time for Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive. Microsoft disclosed a series of management changes on Tuesday that will alter the shape of its business unit responsible for products like the Zune music player, Xbox gaming console and phones. Most notably, Robbie Bach, the current head of the entertainment and devices group, will retire from Microsoft after 22 years at the company. As a result, Mr. Ballmer will take a more hands-on role in Microsoft's gadgets and games by having various division heads report directly to him." Maybe we'll finally see an Xbox that doesn't sound like a tornado. I recently finally got the opportunity to fiddle around with a PlayStation 3 (the big one), and by god, the Xbox is a joke, construction-wise, compared to Sony's beast.
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PS3 quiet?
by BigDaddy on Tue 25th May 2010 19:56 UTC
BigDaddy
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2006-08-10

I have the 80GB PS3 that was the MGS4 bundle. So it's the big one. It's heavy, it's big, and it's loud. I have to turn the TV up everytime the fan kicks on. The key is to keep the vents clean for max airflow to keep that fan from coming on so often.

I have actually considered buying a xbox for the bedroom to use with ps3mediaserver. I didn't know it had the same issues with loud fan noise. I had never considered buy a MS product until Sony pulled the OtherOS crap the other month.

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RE: PS3 quiet?
by Karitku on Wed 26th May 2010 09:49 in reply to "PS3 quiet?"
Karitku Member since:
2006-01-12

They are both equally loud if you play from HDD like any sane person would. PS3 bluray is much more quiet than X360 loud DVD but I never use it since all games can be installed on HDD. I'm not sure how it is with old X360 but new ones are pretty quiet if you avoid playing from disc.

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RE[2]: PS3 quiet?
by gtvu on Thu 27th May 2010 01:11 in reply to "RE: PS3 quiet?"
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2010-05-27

I don't think the slim PS3 is anywhere as loud as the Xbox 360. I used to think so, but was pleasantly surprised after I decided to take a plunge and get a slim PS3 (my kids love those Rock Band/Guitar Hero games!) My Blu-ray player is now gathering dust because the PS3 BD player is faster, and is almost as quiet. If I my ear next to the machine I can hear the whirring, but that was the extent of the loudness so far.

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