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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Blatant RumorMongering

The DS Lite Has Serious Manufacturing Issues
Apparently lots of people are claiming dead pixels, cracked cases, and overheating. Also, the power supply is apparently a huge brick. I mean, it's literally a brick. Like in mortar.

The PS3's Cell Processor Only 10% Faster Than PS2 Emotion Engine
Because of a problem with the compiler (and I heard this from a guy who was on a plane with a guy who heard a presentation ... so it must be true), the PlayStation 3's vaunted processing power can't handle much more than it's previous incarnation. However, Kutaragi announced today that it will indeed include a kitten.

Wii-mote to include "Love Button"
Not happy with simply redesigning the controller completely, Nintendo wants gamers to have a real emotional impact with their Wii. So the Wii-Mote will include a button similar to Tivo's "Thumbs Up" which will give Nintendo feedback on what is precisely happening during the game when gamers are at their happiest.

360 Redesign To Include Two Kittens
Not to be outdone by Sony....

...OK I'm done now. I was just gettting overloaded with all the rumor mill gnashing as of late. And it's so sadly predictable. That new product will have dead pixels. The Playstation 3 will fail because of random technical issue. The Wii will save the world. Whatever. I just read a post complaining that a site had dragged it's feet on reviewing the PS3 versus the 360. Not. Reviewing. An. Unreleased. Product. Yeah, that's a terrible idea. Because heaven forbid we wait for facts before trying to drum up some news.

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Brinstar said...

This is a sign that summer is almost here.

Are we going to get another Hot Coffee so that things get more exciting in the games industry? Oh the suspense!

Michael Birk said...

"the Wii-Mote will include a button similar to Tivo's 'Thumbs Up'"

I could never go back to watching Tivo-less TV. It's absolutely indispensible. Except for the "Thumbs Up" and "Thumbs Down" buttons. Those are useless.

Good luck with that, Nintendo!

Thomas said...

Not only will the XBox360 include two kittens, but they will be multithreaded. Fear for your yarn! No knitting is safe!

Josh said...

Forgot to add ... somehow anything negative Microsoft says about Sony apparently has tons of credibility, so believe anything they say (nobody will use Blu-Ray, the PS3 can't perform as a game console, the kitten will bite you).

Thomas said...

Unfortunately, knowing Sony, the kitten actually WILL bite you. Then it'll rootkit your front yard.

I'm more of a dog person, really.