Chief executive David Laux from IBM has informed on the weblog of BBC News that the computer manufacturer has serious ambitions to join the game market.
plz no 3 is nuff
Sorry, but having 3 is enough. I don't think developers want to make games for 4 systems either.
Based on the comments it sounds far more like it's software they're interested in. There is no mention of hardware.
Ultimate They are most likely talking about software market, next time read first.
I assumed hardware mainly because they are already developing the CPU for all 3 consoles, so I'm not surprise if they made their own. @Too Pawned I was in a hurry and skimmed through it, most of the time I read it.
Interesting, IBM certainly have the finances, resources and skillset to enter the games market. Imagine they'd be great with anything online.
But the problem with entering this market is that you've gotta have your own IPs ready to go. You can't always rely on 3rd parties to do your work for you.
hmmm New IBM OS on the next play station anyone? that may level the playing field a bit
not to mention they designed actually all three consoles CPUs
i actually want a 4th console! come on ibm i want to see what you can do!!!
I think that Sony and Toshiba desing the CeII processor and IBM make it posible.
please dont...... 3 is just fine thank you ^^
They co-developed the CELL, which is used in the PS3, among other applications.
Who says anything about a new console, with them being a computer company i would think they would be making a high performance gaming computer.
console gaming is where the money is at right now. 2008 Revenues for pc gaming were Dwarfed by Console gaming by a huge margin. I'd understand why IBM would want a piece of the pie
IMO they should dip their toes into the gaming arena by first making a PC platform. and not just one of these overpriced alienware doodads with glorified aftermarket parts. Im talking about a dedicated bank of processors built just for gaming and let KNOWN pc developers loose on it. Who knows this may even the playing field with the console market.
A remake of their windows competitor could be interesting as a game.
games - yes Hope they don't muck around and just a big developer/publisher like Ubi, EA, Activision etc
Nope, IBM was actually talking about the benefits of gaming in developing a variety of life skills: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/... but take an excerpt from the original story, run it through a web translator to bury context beneath a mountain of gibberish & voilà: "IBM wants to join the game market!"
I don't really understand that. Today, IBM is making the CPU's for the three big ones (Sony, Nintendo, MS), so they definitely earn money on each console sold. Why would they take the risk to join such a delicate market ? Maybe that means a change for the next gen ! I heard that Intel really wanted to place its chips (and Larabee and other stufs) in the future consoles... That could become interesting
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