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Sony delays PlayStation 3 launch

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    Sabot

    BBC News Website wrote:


    The release of the much awaited PlayStation 3 (PS3) games console has been postponed until November, Japanese electronics group Sony has announced.

    Technical hitches related to the console's Blu-ray DVD disc drive had forced the delay, Sony said.

    Sony games chief Ken Kutaragi said they were still finalising agreements on disc copy protection technology.

    Sony had been aiming for a spring launch for the successor to best-selling PlayStation 2.

    The news was announced at a hastily convened news conference, after reports of a delay appeared in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Japan's main financial daily newspaper




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    Tensor

    The interesting thing to me is that they would rather release 6 months late, rather than realease with no / inadiquate DRM.

    They are handing the XBOX a 6 months start over them rather than give up on DRM.

    They really really REALLY want DRM.

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    Yggdrasil

    Tensor wrote:
    They really really REALLY want DRM.


    What, Sony?
    Naaaaah.

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    cravikiran

    I wonder how much of an impact this has had on Xbox 360 sales - and will have in the coming months.  It'll be interesting to see how Xbox 360 marketing plays out now that theres a date.  What will MS release to steal the thunder?  Halo 3?  Oh right, it'll be done when its done.

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    UlsterFry

    Tensor wrote:

    They really really REALLY want DRM.



    Maybe their orginal PS3 DRM solution screwed the machine over with rootkits Wink

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    I personally think Nintendo's solution was much simpler and more elegant than any DRM solution they can put in:  DRM can be circumvented with bitwise copying, but a disc written backwards can't!

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    Harlequin

    Kind of silly, just like downloading movies, downloading games for consolues like PS2 is pretty much non-existant. They're wasting millions of dollars holding off on DRM which will not help them anyways. Mainly because they would not be affected at all if they did not include DRM.

    How many people would go into IRC, take a week or more to grab all the parts of a movie or a game or something just to put it together(probably unsucessfully) Smiley

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    rjdohnert

    The PS3 will kill the XBox 360, PS3 is going to be 4D and will include the Linux OS.  Its going to be a winner, Microsoft just needs to hang it up now and find another venture.

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    Arran

    rjdohnert wrote:
    The PS3 will kill the XBox 360, PS3 is going to be 4D and will include the Linux OS.  Its going to be a winner, Microsoft just needs to hang it up now and find another venture.


    They need to get it out of the door first.  By the time it ships 360 will have been out close to a year.

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    NuTcAsE

    hahaha...

    PS3 will be powered by the Cell, Blue-Ray and apaprently a flux capacitor. You will have to run with it at 80mph, or get struck by lightning to play those suuper awesome 4D games....




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    AndyC

    NuTcAsE wrote:
    hahaha...

    PS3 will be powered by the Cell, Blue-Ray and apaprently a flux capacitor. You will have to run with it at 80mph, or get struck by lightning to play those suuper awesome 4D games....


    That's such FUD ...it's 88 mph Smiley

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    Sampy

    My console purchasing algorithm:

    For Each game As VideoGame In World
       If game > WorldOfWarcraft Then
          game.Console.Buy()
       End If
    End For

    WoW 4 Life!

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    Sven Groot

    Mine is simpler:
    NOOP

    Who needs consoles?

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    TheNoot

    NuTcAsE wrote:
    hahaha...

    PS3 will be powered by the Cell, Blue-Ray and apaprently a flux capacitor. You will have to run with it at 80mph, or get struck by lightning to play those suuper awesome 4D games....







    And just where do you expect to get the required 1.21 gigawatts of power from, Dr. Brown?
    Tongue Out

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    Minh

    Sven Groot wrote:
    Mine is simpler:
    NOOP

    Who needs consoles?

    NOP is simpler than NOOP. But I need my consoles.

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