PlayStation 3: 24 things you need to know

By Julio Franco · 6 replies
Oct 24, 2006
  1. The PS3 is super quiet

    At a rating of just 22 decibels, it’s only slightly louder than a human whisper. All we know is that we could barely hear it running. That’s definitely worth something.

    You may have heard rumors on the Internets that the PS3 was practically setting people on fire at last month’s Tokyo Game Show. Whether or not that’s true, we witnessed dozens of units performing flawlessly for several hours at a press event recently. While the air conditioning struggled against a small army of PS3s, enormous HDTVs, and excitable game reporters, the PS3s themselves hummed along quietly and solidly.

    Of course, there’s always the possibility that one of them burst into flames just as we were leaving. But we’re pretty confident in the system’s ability to stay cool under pressure.

    You can plug in a USB keyboard and surf the ‘Net

    The PS3 will come packaged with a free Internet browser. The “front end” has been highly customized, to the point where it’s impossible to tell if it’s using Mozilla, Opera, or Internet Explorer (but since the console runs on Linux, it’s probably not IE). You can place multiple Web pages within view and stream media from several Internet locations simultaneously. However, it’s unclear right now if any USB keyboard will work, or if you have to get a Sony-approved model. They have not announced a USB keyboard of their own.

    The power supply is integrated directly into the system

    Phil Harrison told us that Sony made this choice for performance reasons, to keep the power supply as close to the CPU chipset as possible. And though the Xbox 360’s external “power brick” is hardly a massive disadvantage, having the power supply integrated in the main chassis is sleeker, slicker, and all around preferable. We like, we like.
  2. Shanks

    Shanks TS Rookie

    Very interesting. Thanks for information. My friend want to buy PS 3. Guess I'll give him link to this thead. :)
  3. ahhh ps3 how could you ever do me wrong
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Is oblivion / Gears of War coming out for the PS3? If so I'll wait till the prices drop down ( $600 is too much for me! I would rather have a 8800!! :D )

    But for now i'll just pwn with the Gears of War for Xbox 360 :D
  5. yeah oblivion is coming out for the ps3,
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    Gears of War is an X360 exclusive title (not difficult to see since it's made by Microsoft).
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    TimeParadoX why do you want Oblivion for the PS3? It lags on 360 (and PS3 as well I'm sure) just as much as it does on the computer, but at a lower res :( At least when I played it on my friends 360, it lagged just as much as my computer, except it was at 480p and my computer plays at 1280x1024
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