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Sony Unveils New PlayStation 3 Consoles
ABC News ^ | May 16, 2005

Posted on 05/16/2005 7:16:29 PM PDT by Panerai

Sony Corp. unveiled three flavors of its new PlayStation 3 video game machine Monday in what is likely a new round of console wars with rivals Microsoft Corp. and Nintendo Co.

The new machine, set for release in the spring of 2006, is about the same size as the current generation PlayStation 2 but has a more rounded look. Besides black, the PS3 will be available in silver and white.

Sony officials said the PS3's new processor technology called Cell will offer high performance for movie-like realism in games, high-definition movies and other features.

"The PS3 is truly is a system to be placed in the center of the living room," said Ken Kutaragi, creator of the original PlayStation console as well as the more recent PlayStation Portable handheld.

Prices or a specific lineup of games that will be available were not were not provided, though Sony showed off numerous demonstrations of games in development.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: playstation3; sony; videogames
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To: FreedomNeocon

Thanks... that's a kinda geeky thingy I really want to know.


21 posted on 05/16/2005 7:35:46 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Panerai
I LOVE to play NCAA football on my PS2. Its fun to play season mode and try to win it all. I hope PS3 has the EA Sports games, thats all I play.
22 posted on 05/16/2005 7:35:57 PM PDT by scott says
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To: LdSentinal
Whippersnapper...


23 posted on 05/16/2005 7:36:02 PM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: scott says

SW baby!


24 posted on 05/16/2005 7:36:22 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: catbertz

Time to get that new 42" Sony Grand WEGA to go with a new PS3.


25 posted on 05/16/2005 7:36:45 PM PDT by dc27
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To: Panerai
Consider me a hater. I prefer the X Box 360
26 posted on 05/16/2005 7:37:41 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: dc27

Get with the program dude... we have a 51 incher in the front room and a 47 incher in the master bedroom all in spectacular HDTV technology glory.


27 posted on 05/16/2005 7:38:24 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: LdSentinal
I was thrilled to buy a basic 4 function calculator in the summer of 1973 to augment my slide rule for my freshman year in college. Radio Shack had a big sale for $110. The "rich" kids had HP-35 calculators. Professors managed an HP-45.
28 posted on 05/16/2005 7:38:29 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: marajade

Sorry to be uninformed, what is SW?


29 posted on 05/16/2005 7:38:38 PM PDT by scott says
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To: Petronski
You know, Saddam had guys buying up Playstation One's when they came out in hopes of making a missile defense network out of them. Never heard if he had any success with that.

If you notice this thing's specs read pretty close to a good computer's. Thats why I quit buying console systems - I assembled a multimedia computer. If you like the old school games you can install the M.I.M.E. program (if your familiar with programing concepts) or just suscribe to the free "Console Classix" service. That one lets you play Atari 2600 and 16-bit Nintendo titles free while the Genesis and Super Nintendo titles are available for a small fee. No Atari 5200 the last I checked (Space Dungeon ruled!).

What to do with the Nintendo Classic, Sega Genesis, 3DO, and Playstation in the storage room? I figure they'll all be new again as I descend into inevitable senility!

30 posted on 05/16/2005 7:39:12 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (All your bases are belong to us.)
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To: scott says

Star Wars


31 posted on 05/16/2005 7:39:18 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Mr. Blonde

It appears to me that Microsoft wants to go to wireless controllers because it doesn't have any ports and the controller appears to be wireless as well.

I wonder what this will do for multiplayer on Halo? No more system links?


32 posted on 05/16/2005 7:39:23 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: scott says

Check out THIS! : http://sports.ign.com/articles/613/613583p1.html

Madden NFL 2006: You get "Superstar Mode".

Basically you take the individual role of a College Recruit.

First you pick your parents... who they were, what were their hobbies, what careers did they take up...

You need to answer a (timed) psycological exam... asking "if you had the choice, would you be a cat or a dog?" and "have you ever killed someone?"

All of which dictate your eventual resutls in "The Draft".

You need to find an apartment, and pay for it, and have to deal with possibly 'career ending' injuries.

Sounds pretty cool..


33 posted on 05/16/2005 7:40:26 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon
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To: marajade

Unless I tear out the fireplace, 42" is as big as I can fit in the living room.


34 posted on 05/16/2005 7:40:46 PM PDT by dc27
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To: LdSentinal
I started with Intellivision and the TRS-80 from Radio Shack.

As for the NES, some of those games and some of the old PC are IMO better that most of the stuff out there today. (Major exception being the sports games)

35 posted on 05/16/2005 7:40:51 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan (Fire Stabenow in 2006)
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To: dc27

Wowow...check this out!!

Dual HD Output

If you are fortunate enough to have two 16:9 HD displays, the PS3 will support a panorama 32:9 viewing mode that will span both displays.
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/video/Playstation3/E3PressConference/dualhd.jpg


36 posted on 05/16/2005 7:40:54 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Panerai

Shweet! More technology info! *claps hands happily*

Is silver the color for consoles this year?? Seriously, this thing is silver, Xbox360 is silver. If the Revolution is silver -- creepy! O_O

(To top it off, I have a silver Gamecube. Oooh, shiney.)


37 posted on 05/16/2005 7:42:07 PM PDT by 4mycountry ("No, Samus, prioritize! Getting off of an exploding ship is more important than fighting a dragon!")
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To: dc27

I'm sorry... Too bad for you.


38 posted on 05/16/2005 7:42:17 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: 4mycountry

The PS3 comes in 3 colors, white, silver and black


39 posted on 05/16/2005 7:43:11 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: catbertz

Jeezuz... 32:9

I always thouhgt VR would come from the novelty of "VR".

It seems its soon becoming a 'solution' to insane resolutions and "physical" space.


40 posted on 05/16/2005 7:43:21 PM PDT by FreedomNeocon
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