A demo of the the browser functions in the new PS3 gaming system, also shows the navigation bar for the general menu.Sony PS3 photo browser, file system and slideshow demo.
Another wonderful feature for the ps3.
and again it just shows the increased content and features the ps3 will have.streaming stuff is cool for 360,but you got to give it up to what the ps3 is doing.remember back in 05 when phil harrison showed the thousands of thumbnails playing at the same time?and the 12 hd streams simultaneously?the system is just going to be hot.
The 360 is perfectly capable ,hardware/software-wise of doing the same things...but MS chose not to go that route, for now. The REASON for that is simple...MS has a much larger stake in the PC market, so trying to market the 360 as a hybrid console/PC, like the PS3, would be counterproductive and stupid. Instead, MS is focusing more on the connectivity, via 'Live Anywhere', of PCs, 360s, cell phones, PDAs...and soon ZUNE. It's a much broader approach than what Sony is doing (which is quite simply, to try and take a bit more of the market share from MS's PC business...the VAIO line isn't getting it done.) Ultimately, just like with Blu-Ray, MOST PS3 owners aren't buying it for Yellow Dog Linux, or the web browsing; they're buying it to play games. Sure, eventually Blu-Ray could become the dominant format for next-gen media...but that's a few years away at least. But NO gaming console will EVER replace the PC. Period. Kutaragi made himself look like a fool, by saying "we no longer need the PC". Wishful thinking, Ken.
I'll agree with most of what you said, since they are viable. However: "(which is quite simply, to try and take a bit more of the market share from MS's PC business...the VAIO line isn't getting it done.)" You spoke out your bum because, for one MS is not a PC vendor, they make money off licenses. Sony pays MS for XP licenses. If anything Sony is competing with Dell. Before you want to accomplish making Sony look like ish' formulate a factual argument.
Since 90% of the PC market uses a MS OS and runs Windows-based software apps...MS essentially IS a "vendor". Factor that into their plans for ZUNE, and expanding on the XBOX platform with a proprietary chipset in the next console, and MS is quickly becoming even more of a juggernaut in the industry. Sony is TRYING to compete with DELL......but BOTH companies are giving $$ to MS in the process. Sony can't compete with MS in this market...which was my whole point.
I will admit they have some great things going on. One thing is for certain, Sony really does want the user to see this as your computer not just a console or media player. Storing your photos to your PS3, internet browser...heck they are just missing an email application really.
Wow that multiple video preview thing is cool!
"The 360 is perfectly capable ,hardware/software-wise of doing the same things" And you know this how? because you say so?
Gametime, 360 already streams HD video, and/or play back video of the HDD. So given that, and the fact that I could stream a dozen videos just like the PS3 can on my PC now it stands to reason "if programmed" the 360 could. It is a neat feature of the PS3 IMO, I don't think its all that necessary..but it is cool none the less.
It would be really nice if you could watch youtube videos on the internet browser for the ps3
I think at the gamersday thing on the 19th, Kaz showed the audience the video of him saying the Ridge Racer thing on youtube(someone else can spell out the shout, I'm not good at that stuff).
He totally busted on his E3 comment which is awesome. Shows that even big execs can have a sense of humor. =]
i didn't say the 360 couldn't do it,but it's not doing it right now.i also don't see 360 doing 12 hd streams at the same time.which the ps3 CAN do.sony is going for a "COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM"like they always wanted.sony never called themselves a "GAME COMPANY".it was always"SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT(AMERICA,EUROPE AND JAPAN).and the ps3 is giving sony what they wanted initially.a computer system that plays games and everything else a pc does.if you love 360,that's fine.but you got to give it up when you see something cool.most gamers who like sony respect live.so how come people who like microsoft can't respect the ps3's features?
Actually, I enjoy my 360, and I think Sony is doing a great job when it comes to these features. I really like the way the pictures are displayed and the video thumbnails. I'm sure that the blu-ray players will also have some of these features. Now, "most gamers who like sony respect live" how can you say that with a straight face... ehehe. You know most people that like Sony Hate LIVE even without trying it. Remember the unlimited bashing about the price and how it's not worth it. Anyways, These features are great!
Well, technically my cell phone is a computer entertainment/communications system...but I won't go there. I will say that the name of Sony's game division alone tells you they are trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Tell me, what consumer computer system will only run PROPRIETARY software? BTW does running 12 HD streams at the same time make the system more enjoyable?? Cause I could care less. It has an absolute entertainment value of 0. And the slideshow (at least the one shown) sucks compared to 360. Basically you HAVE to first d/l your images to the hdd. I can stream my photos from ANY source USB or PC. I can also listen to hdd OR stream music whilst wathing my slideshow. Sorry, not nearly as impressive as when they showed someone watching a DVD and live tv via 360 and was able to send/receive XBL text/voice msgs....AND Live chat as well.
We can't speak in extreme and definite terms but I have to agree with Shadow on this one. Most people who have PS2 didnt really have a great online experience. When Live came about that was the only option, people enjoyed it, and went out and got themselves an xbox, you know there are many of those around.. I would say that a few people that hate Live only hated it because they get their arses handed to them or because of all the 12year olds screaming and saying how they squat mothers. I think most people who trust what Sony will give them also respect Live. That was never a question before the PS3 price tag was announced. One major reason they bash Live is because out of all the fanboy camps, Sony gets tagged teamed. So now that there is a price justification war going on, Live is bashed for the extra yearly fees.
I think these features are great; I see that Sony spent lots of time working on those details. They are not a must have; but it's great to see these extras in a consoles. Nice!
ken kutaragi from the beginning said that his competition was the COMPUTER.from the start.not nintendo and not recently with microsoft.if televisions have chips like the cell,you could call up multiple channels and then decide which one to watch.that's cool.surfing the net without leaving your game system,buying something online and downloading music or a movie on the same thing is cool.the features so far have great potential.you don't have to use it but it's there if you want to.for someone that likes the 360 features but discards ps3s is sad.gamers look at tech as a whole and are impressed.the wii-mote is impressive.not great but something new brought to the table.same with the eye toy.start being a real gamer and open your eyes.
The PS3's interface looks pretty sharp. I believe that for people who want a nice tidy setup to show videos and pictures will really appreciate this. The 360 has these features out of box, but not as visually impressive as the PS3. The reason I bought the 360 is because I am a strong PC user, and the implimentation of Media Center Extender the 360 has to offer was just too much to pass up. But on that note, for a more casual one stop media player for the person who doesn't want to go the extra steps of Windows Media Center, I think this is the very next best thing, and something that PS3 users will be very pleased with. After all, it's not just showing your family a picture slide show on your new big screen TV, it's the pizaz that goes along with it.
That the people who have received a PS3 have nothing or minimal things to complain about, it's usually the other way around, praises and alot of respect and some even coming around from hating the price scheme to understanding it. That my fellow bloggers says alot. No apathy coming from those who have played it.
Windows Media Center is no longer necessary. MS has refined the networking capabilities between PC and 360 alot since launch, and the new update improved upon that.
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