TechnoBuzz: PS3 comin’ down + 3DH on the rise

This holiday season, the PS3 drops down another $100, but at what cost?

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

13 Responses to “TechnoBuzz: PS3 comin’ down + 3DH on the rise”

  1. Playstation » TechnoBuzz: PS3 comin’ down + 3DH on the rise on 22 Oct 2007 at 11:55 am #

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  2. Pstonie on 22 Oct 2007 at 12:57 pm #

    “This process allows the brain to perceive the imagery as real, with no nausea or unpleasant side effects.”

    Why did they put that part in, like it’s some side effects that they’ve managed to (mostly) work out through R&D?

    9 out of 10 doctors also agreed it doesn’t cause severe groin implosion.

  3. Chris on 22 Oct 2007 at 1:16 pm #

    It’s not quite the same as anal leakage is with potato chips. Physiological side-effects are really common with 3D imagery. 1 in 10 people are incapable of looking at a video game or any 3D illusion without getting sick, so that would be one of the biggest concerns when it comes to making this thing go mainstream.

  4. Pstonie on 22 Oct 2007 at 1:58 pm #

    Good point. It won’t be really impressive until all of them vomit.

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  6. Fated on 23 Oct 2007 at 10:48 pm #

    Sounds like a foolish move on the part of Sony.

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  8. Cary on 05 Dec 2007 at 6:48 pm #

    I attended a presentation held by WebNet Global regarding 3dh investing. How big(in your opinion) do you think 3dh will be? Will all games be this way? Movies? Is there a lot of companies involved in this for competition?

  9. Chris on 05 Dec 2007 at 7:38 pm #

    I’m sketchy on the details, but from what I hear, there are already plans to bring it to television as soon as possible. But I don’t think we’ll be seeing it in full force until after 2009. If it looks as good as they promise, this could very well be the next step up from color television, and if that’s true, I think video games will definitely be getting in on this. Total immersion in a gaming world is the next logical step up from the typical 3D shooter.

  10. Steve on 18 Dec 2007 at 4:00 pm #

    Dont be fooled by the imitations!
    This technology is thru the R&D stage and the effects are mind blowing indeed. There is great potential in learning , medical, gaming and TV applications. And yes your brian is fooled in thinking that the objects are right there in front of you, on your living room floor. The h stands for holographic and that is exactly what happens. The images are projected out of your plasma screen into the air space in front. All peoples in the room see exactly the same image. The technology adds the things that are missing from regular 3d tv, like shadows and light reflections on your ceilings. This eliminates the nausea effect from the majority of the population. One thing to know about the company; they are in full control of any and all of the content produced and there is absolutly no way that they will let the porno industry touch this technology from them. The timing issues you mentioned are correct. Plans are underway to film season series shows in 3dh starting Feb 2008. The competion in all refining 3d tv so the holographic component is the key to their sucess. While you wait sell some of the furniture … you’ll need room to battle the Avatar on your carpet!!

  11. Chris on 18 Dec 2007 at 5:47 pm #

    Good to hear it! Thanks for the feedback! I look forward to seeing it in the public sector.

  12. mimmo on 22 Jun 2008 at 11:55 am #

    This 3dh is a visual experience…It is a Visual experince riding the manufactured rails of a Technology that has hit the wall. If you want to know more ask yourself this question…much like the first voice recording…Our Words are “US” trapped in a different form…much like our signature on a legal document represents our presence in the room…and it is legal tender. The first containers or forms that represented “US” is our “BODY FORM”…than we speak and the iteleigence is contected to the spirit within us and then the “US” becomes trapped within a sound and it then becomes identified as to who we are so you see this 3dh stuff is Visual technology hitting the Wall…more to come.

  13. Paul on 14 Jul 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    I love steves reply on dec 18. wow you definitely work for the company thats trying to sell this garbage.
    The 3dh will be amazing, and could be the next big thing…but buyer beware if you are looking to invest into this…. unless 3dh communications themselves are selling you an investment I would RUN RUN away.
    There is a company in BC trying to pawn 3dh off as their own, this is a CROCK. check out the bc security commission website. bcsc.com and look for 3dh. 3dh is amazing but they seem to fall short on time lines, and the company trying to scam everyone out of their money has seen its head people dropping off liuke flies because the big boss man told everyone they actually owned part of 3dh and now they learnt this is a LIE.
    just a FYI

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