thatguywhoiam 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."" top
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."" top
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.'" top
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."