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PlayStation 3 Plus Or Minus $596: My Generation Just Sighed

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My video-game-playing friends must be hoping this is a hoax or a tease. The new Sony PlayStation 3 will reportedly cost $499 or $599, depending on the size of the included hard drive. It certainly comes packed with features:

The PlayStation 3 is powered by the “Cell” processor, which Sony boasts makes the machine 35 times more powerful than the PlayStation 2. It will support Blu-Ray storage devices, which hold significantly more data than today’s DVDs, as well as seven wireless controllers, and has outputs for two high-definition televisions (HDTVs). The PS3 will also offer a free online network.

I’ll be skipping this one. I’d waste too much time playing video games. The last video game console I owned was the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) which I received when I was 9 or 10 years old. About once a year I download a NES emulator, load up The Legend of Zelda, and play through several of the adventures.

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avatar Nick

I’ll likely skip the PS3 myself, but Nintendo’s upcoming Wii, which will probably be priced at around $200-250, will revolutionize videogames. It’ll have a controller that you can move around to perform actions in game–swing it like a bat in baseball games, slash it like a sword in Zelda games… even hold it like a spatula in those crazy Japanese cooking games.

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avatar Luke Landes

The PS3 has a similar feature with its controller… it mentions it in the article. Crazy Japanese cooking games? It sounds like a joke, but I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a Mortal Kombat: Iron Chef or something.

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avatar Him

I would totally be awesome at Mortal Kombat: Iron Chef.

I’d like, perform a fatality on some cabbage.

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avatar Making Our Way

Notice the emphasis on bluray and multiple hdtv output.
The consols are trying to become the media integration hub of our family rooms / living rooms.
have a wonderful day,

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