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Re: [News] Sony PS3 Opens up More to Developers

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____/ Jerry McBride on Wednesday 21 November 2007 00:37 : \____

> Mark Kent wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> Sony cuts fees for PS3 game developers
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Monday's move follows last month's price cuts on the PS3 around the
>>>| world, and Sony has said that sales have improved in the U.S., Japan and
>>>| Europe. The 80-gigabyte version PS3 now sells for about $499, down from
>>>| $599.
>>> `----
>>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071119/ap_on_hi_te/japan_playstation
>>> Some forums have recently been talking about hacks that give Linux access
>>> to the GPU.
>> It's inevitable, and in the end, will benefit both Sony and their PS3,
>> as well as users generally.
> I agree with you, but I really, really hope Sony does the right thing and
> open up the hardware before it's hacked open. It would lend an air of
> anointment from the originator (Sony).
> Cheers...
> Imagine someday running Quake Team Arena III natively on the PS3? Simply
> awesome and my son, his friends and me would invest heavily in the PS3
> platform. Right now though, it's still a curiosity to us.

I don't think they'll do it any time soon. Linux gamers would 'steal' these
machines as soon as they reach the shelves. Ypu're taking about super-powerful
machines with a Blu-Ray drive (home cinema equipment) that Sony sells at a
loss. They are assuming that you would buy games and other stuff, such as
services. To an extent, the same goes for XBox|360, but there's not even an
HDDVD drive.

                ~~ Best of wishes

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