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Blu-ray is very important for gamers

This is what UK boss Ray Maguire has to say about it anyway. Many gamers may have been bemoaning the steep cost of the PS3 due to the Blu-ray component, but he comes at it from a different angle. With the huge requirements of the Cell processor come bigger requirements in the media on which games wi...

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John Carmack talks Cell and PS3 development

During E3, the saint of first person shooters sat down to talk with G4TV and discuss the PlayStation 3's development strategy. Seeing as how he pioneered the modern day shooter and single-handedly codes some of the most cutting-edge graphics engines, people listen when he has something to say about ...

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Xbox 360 CPU drops to 65nm in '07

Part of Microsoft's master plan for the Xbox 360 has always been to own the chip designs, so they'll be able to farm out their production to other firms, enabling them to get cheaper and smaller chips. You can see Sony exercising this option in their slim-PS2 and Microsoft using it to great effect i...

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Sony exec plays up Cell chip's strengths

Kenshi Manabe, Sony's semiconductor chief, has gone on record as saying that the Cell processor will be "as good as the Pentium, if not better". According to Business Week, Sony's electronics division has been running without profit for two years, and Sony are pinning their hopes on the ...

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