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Warhawk PS3 Server Clusters
thatguywhoiam (524290) writes "Slate's Eric Sofke takes a few considered shots Nintendo's latest console. He claims the Wii Remote has major accuracy problems, which are compensated for by too-easy games. From the article: "The new Nintendo's flaws make me question who the Wii's audience will be. Kids don't want embarrassingly easy games. Casual gamers of any age will bail out the first time their crosshairs go AWOL. And hardcore gamers like me aren't going to bother with a magic wand that makes us less efficient at killing aliens. For a console that wants to start a revolution, making users doubt their reflexes is a serious design flaw.""
thatguywhoiam writes "Not that there was much to begin with, but a short article by Amit Singh (by way of Boing Boing) details the moves Apple has made lately in regards to their TPM-enabled hardware. From the executive summary: "Regardless of what the media has been harping on for a long time, and regardless of what system attackers have been saying about the "evil TPM protection" Apple uses, Apple is doing no TPM-related evil thing. In fact, Apple is doing no TPM-related cryptographic thing at all in Mac OS X.""
thatguywhoiam writes "IGN is reporting that the Sony Playstation 3 will ship with TerraSoft's Yellow Dog Linux v5.0. From the article: 'This news makes Sony's announcement of Linux support via the console 100% official and means that users will essentially be able to turn their gaming system into a fully-functioning computer, replete with whatever applications they feel like installing, be it for entertainment or business. According to Terra Soft's website, Yellow Dog Linux v5.0 will be available in mid-November for the PlayStation 3, and then a version for Apple PowerPC systems will follow shortly thereafter.'"
thatguywhoiam writes "Looks like the rumour mill was right this time — PS3Land is reporting that SCEA and Xfire are teaming up to provide the PS3's online infrastructure. Details are still light but once can assume it will resemble Xfire's standard level of service."
Well, it could be legit. I mean, as the other AC said, those are all valid points for Sony's and against Microsoft's online plan. I actually didn't know some of that, if true (does Microsoft really have no dedicated servers? That seems like quite the cheesy deal to me, when you're paying for the online service), so it's interesting to read.
Actually - that is true. All Live connections are peer-to-peer. Which is cheesy in a for-pay service, I agree. Supposedly Halo 3 will be the first to have dedicated servers but that's just a rumour at this point.
On the other hand, you could be right, too. I imagine that the low player counts of GoW and Halo 2/3 are deliberate, and not a technical limitation, and I certainly think that invoking Home makes you a raving fanboy, at least. Home doesn't really have anything to do with gaming, imo.
Well yes and no. You can ostensibly use Home as a lobby system - the people in your "room" can all connect seamlessly to the same multiplayer game, assuming they all have copies. They did demo that at E3.
No comment on the fanboy, though.
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