Welcome to the WrapUpby CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.
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Welcome to the WrapUp by CyberNet. This is a collection of news stories, downloads, and tips that we have collected over the last few days, but never got around to writing about.
It's hard to believe, but this November the Xbox 360 will turn 4-years old, and the Wii and PS3 will turn 3-years old. These consoles mark what's considered to be the seventh generation of video game consoles, and generally consoles are revamped every 4-7 years.
Any Grand Theft Auto fans out there? If there are, you already know Grand Theft Auto 4 (GTA) launched at midnight last night and you probably already have your hands on a copy of the game. For the first time, the game launched at the same time for two platforms, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In some cities, like New York, people were in line waiting for the game's launch before midnight.
About a month ago we took a look at how each of the consoles were still stacking up to each other in the U.S., and not surprisingly Nintendo was widely outselling the competition in both the handheld and console gaming markets. As March rolled on nothing much changed, except that Nintendo sold about 300,000 more Wii's than the previous month:
Have you been wondering how the consoles have been stacking up against each other lately? Don't worry, you stataholics will be getting your fix in this article. Below you'll find the top selling hardware/consoles, and then also the top 10 games for the month of February 2008.
For some of you who were just able to get your hands on a Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, or Playstation 3, you're not even thinking about the next generation of consoles. Analysts are though, and according to some, 2010 will be the shot-gun start for the next round. The last time around, Microsoft had quite an advantage by launching the Xbox 360 a whole year ahead of the PS3 and the Wii.
PS3 Fanboy received an interesting scan of an internal letter coming from Best Buy that explains that the 80GB Playstation 3 is going closeout. This means that there will be no new shipments, once their current stock of 80GB systems is gone, that's it. The memo states:
This rumor by no means has been confirmed, but we're telling you about it so that you can keep your eye out for it. If it's true, it's an awesome deal. Rumor has it that starting on November 24th at 8 AM and running through November 25th at 11:59 PM, Wal-Mart is having another "secret" sale.
Playstation 3 users are getting all riled up because DivX support has officially been announced for the system. This will be sent out via a separate system software update sometime in future, which means existing PS3 owners will get a piece of the action.
Guinness World Records is recognizing Stanford's Folding@Home project as the largest distributed computing effort in the world. Distributed computing is becoming a popular method for scientists to get research done without purchasing time on a supercomputer.
Microsoft has gotten their share of bad publicity lately due to all of the problems with Xbox 360 consoles failing, and the costs associated with those repairs. A recent New York Times article quoted one Xbox owner saying, “You expect somebody’s expensive product to be more durable than that,” when talking about the recent failure of his console.
You know that PS3 price cut for the 60GB model that we wrote about a few days ago? Well come to find out, it's just a short-term price-cut to get rid of the supply that they have. Once they're gone, they're gone.
Late last week there was a lot of chatter going on that Sony was going to be dropping the Playstation 3 price. A Circuit City add for the week of July 15th displaying the PS3 at a decently reduced price gave further indication that it was coming, but Sony never confirmed it, and in fact they denied it.
Sony has made the ultimate decision to discontinue the 20GB version of their Playstation 3 in North America. While it was the cheaper model, consumers so far have shown that they prefer the 60GB model.