I was on a gaming site just now looking at the issues PGR4 is hitting with DVD constraints. Basically the game developer is making prerendered textures for everything. The issue is that having 3 or 4 sets of texture for each track gets to be a huge task to find space for. IMO a better way could be found to get a similar effect. Anyways, As I was looking at the comments I couldn't help the fact that a lot of PS3 fan boys don't understand why the Xbox 360 never used a HD-DVD drive in the system. It just wasn't ready for prime time during testing and Microsoft wanted a year head start over Sony. These people don't understand it was a valid move and is why their Sony is in 3rd. Yes, DVDs are getting small but I rather have games on DVD then nothing on Blu-Ray. Really I think the PS3 people are looking for any reason to validate their purchase. I know I'am...
/Looks at PS3 collecting dust...
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
My Xbox 360 had the 3 ring of death a few months back and yes Ballmer its "Painful" for us too. When you rush out hardware without any testing we become the beta testers and many of us had to pay out of pocket to fix it. Though my thoughts about Sony aren't much better since the HDTV I have has a major flaw in its design that causes it to discolor after one year. Right after the warranty runs out. While Sony did extend the warranty I can only think Sony rushed this TV out just as Microsoft did with the Xbox 360. Maybe Sony and Microsoft need to stop and think about what quality means. You always got to pay a premium for Sony products but it sure doesn't show.
Ballmer @ DailyTech
If you ever played GTA III on the PC you will see just what he is talking about. Lame and cheap console ports from the PS2 and Xbox.
Monday, July 30, 2007
Just got the latest copy of EGM and Lair didn't review all that high. In fact they basically said it was a rent only. If games like Lair and Heavenly Sword fail. Just how many losses can Sony take? As a PS3 owner myself you began to worry about if buying a PS3 was a good idea. At this point only MGS4 and FF have a chance to save Sony but I guess at the very least I have a Blu-Ray player.
I just got done trying the demo of Heavenly Sword out and I can't say that I'm that impressed. Its basically a God of War clone but a poor one at that. The graphics look awesome and the music drags you into the experience. The issue is that it just isn't fun to play. The fighting ruins the experience and slows the game to a dead stop. Maybe I'm jumping the gun because it was just a demo and a short one at that. If this is what Sony is coming up with to combat the Xbox 360 and the Wii. Then they are in a world of hurt.
If you ever wanted to try Linux but didn't want to mess with the head ache that Linux brings. SuSE is the way to go. I recently tried 3 different versions of Linux. Each had issues that would have made a Linux n00b, maybe even a expert, cry. One distro didn't like my raid while a second lockedup because of my supported video card. SuSE didn't have any issue with both and installed right away. Its known to be the most supporting version of Linux and it shows. So if are wanting to give Linux a spin its the way to go.