Sony announced last month that they were discontinuing their 60GB Playstation 3 models, and were now dropping the prices on their 40 and 80GB consoles, lowering the selling price to $399 and $499 respectively on October 28th. This would finally put the PS3 on par with the X-Box 360 in terms of marketability. Or would it?
Don’t be too quick on the gun to rush out and buy that thing in the nerdgasmic fury many blind fans and family members might attempt to do this holiday season. While it might be all fun and games to the new Playstation owner, current gamers would be advised to know what was done to lower the price this much. Aside from removing 40 gigs worth of disk space (which only means anything if you’re a hardcore user,) Sony has effectively removed all backward compatibility from the 40GB model. That’s right – you know those two generations worth of Playstation titles you have? Well, better hold on to that PS2 because the PS3 won’t be able to play any of them. There’s effectively now less games to play on a PS3 than there was ever before, and it didn’t have a very large library to begin with. Fortunately, the 80 GB version still has some backwards compatibility, but because they’ve opted to use emulators instead, most old games will now run glitchy instead of not-at-all. Considering backward compatibility is the biggest selling point in the Playstation series, you’d think they’re WANTING to fail.
Sony has decided to downplay this issue by giving out a shiny new Blu-Ray copy of Spider-man 3 with every PS3 sold.
In other news, has anyone else heard about this 3D Holoprojection Technology? It may be coming a lot sooner than you think. It’s a revolutionary new video system that may very well put this whole high-definition thing to shame. It operates on the same principles as those 3D movies where you have to wear those retarded glasses, only the picture is better, and you don’t need glasses at all. It creates images that trick your subconscious into thinking you’re in the direct vicinity of the picture, without any nauseating physiological side-effects. If it’s any indication, we might be looking at Back to the Future II technology right here.
Plans are already underway to bring this to television as soon as possible. Even rumor has it that James Cameron is filming his next big blockbuster “Avatar” mixing both it and IMAX technology in his latest attempt to blow our minds with sheer concussive awesomeness. One can only dream (and fear) about what this might mean for the porno industry.
October 22 2007 11:53 am | Geek Talk