Thursday, 17 September 2009

X-Factor zombie on PS3?

I see SCEA has filed a trademark for “TV Superstars.” The title includes “computer game and video game software” for “operating a real-time game for others over global and local area computer networks.

My guess is that an 'X-factor' (The 'X' referring to Delusional either /both on behalf of the viewer and so-called performer) type game is coming to the console where fools will perform in front of the PS Eye and then post the garbage up on the PSN somewhere for the obligatory humiliation and ridicule.
Chance's are the crap will be viewable somewhere in the Playstation shopping centre, I mean Home.

Well I suppose it caters for all tastes up and down the evolutionary scale

Thursday, 3 September 2009

No No for Linux on PS3 Slim

The News from Sony is that the PS3 Slim will not be Linux capable. Sarah Ewen at SCEE is that
The reasons are simple: The PS3 Slim is a major cost reduction involving many changes to hardware components in the PS3 design. In order to offer the OtherOS install, SCE would need to continue to maintain the OtherOS hypervisor drivers for any significant hardware changes – this costs SCE. One of our key objectives with the new model is to pass on cost savings to the consumer with a lower retail price. Unfortunately in this case the cost of OtherOS install did not fit with the wider objective to offer a lower cost PS3.

It’s a bleedin Game console not a computer.
I must admit I did toy with the idea of installing linux and spent a lot of time looking into the options, implications and methods. I never got round to it because I have a computer I can plug into the TV anyway and with the PS3’s functionality and the Media streaming capability of everything but the kitchen sink who needs Linux on a PS3 anyway aside from the Caltech and MIT people who pile them up and create cost effective supercomputers