Contributors to the popular Gamesradar.Com website have re-written Scott Hammond's controversial article (below) for fun to see if they can do a better job. Here is one version.
A new generation of Video Gaming is about to unfold, with the release of the Playstation 3 on November 17 this year. Sony's latest instalment into the Playstation franchise will rival Microsoft's Xbox 360, which is already available in stores, and The Nintendo Wii, which is estimated to be released two weeks before the Playstation 3.
The Playstation 3 will be a strong competitor in the next-gen console wars, featuring a 60GB Hard Drive built into the console. The hard drive can be used for downloading updates for games as well as other content, available from Sony's Online service, known as Playstation Network Platform. This online service will also allow gamers to play against opponents all over the world through their Internet connections.
The console will also be able to read Blu-Ray discs. These new types of disc can hold massive amounts of data, allowing developers to program astonishing graphics in their games without worrying about space. You can expect to see movies sold on these discs later this year, and he PS3 can play them. The PS3 will be able to output High Definition signals, to display games in amazing clarity.
The Playstation 3 will be a powerhouse, featuring processors and Graphics cards to rival the highest PCs today. PC gaming has always been ahead of consoles graphically, but this looks set to change!
The Playstation 3 will also be able to play PS2 and PS1 games, so you can sell your old consoles, the Playstation 3 will be all you need to experience your existing collection. The controller for the PS3 is very similar to the existing Dualshock contollers for the PS1 and PS2, but will have one distinction. It will feature a motion sensor, allowing players to control games simply by tilting and twisting their controller. To enable gamers to experience this, Sony had to sacrifice the rumble feature of the Dualshock controllers, as it interfered with the motion sensor. John Attaway of Sony Entertainment says: "With all new technology, the PS3 controller is motion-sensitive across six axes, paving the way for entirely new methods of interaction.” The controllers will be wireless as standard, but can also be connected to the console through a USB wire if preffered.
However, the PS3 will suffer from a very high price tag, set to cost 599 Euros. A Budget version is available, which will have a 20GB Hard Drive, and no HDMI output (the highest quality High definiton Cable), and will be priced at 499 Euros.