Well as many of you may or may not know I have a great distaste (bordering on hatred) of SONY. Don’t get me wrong I used to be a fan but with the declining quality of the SONY products I’ve purchased and the seeming lack of respect for long time customers and fans they’ve pushed me away.
The purpose of this post is to try to enlighten the would be fanboys of why they shouldn’t buy a PS3.
First to get a real impression of people lack of reasoning watch ‘Stuttering Craig’ interview a couple of the line camping mouth breathers waiting for a pre order. Pay special attention to the genius who’s big killer feature is Blu-Ray.
On the subject of Blu-Ray if you’re even considering purchasing a PS3 or any other product that supports Blu-Ray you really need to read this article in ‘Business Week’ about the Extensive anti-consumer DRM your supporting. If you’re not already aware DRM (Digital Rights Management) is schemes that companies use to protect their content bi it music, video etc. Now both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray have AACS which drops the resolution of the picture if the player isn’t connected to a trusted device (HDCP compatible display). But Blu-ray goes far beyond that giving SONY the ability to shut down your player if the encryption is ever broken by anyone anywhere in the world. Read more in the BW article
Now add to this that SONY is charging what in my opinion is an exorbitant amount of money for their console. And the litany of other problems (low yields of the cell processor, Backwards compatibility problems, etc) and I would venture to say you’d have to be high on meth to consider buying this over sized paperweight.
Now given all the above we have Graphical problems to add to the list. There’s been pictures posted on the gamebrink.com forums of graphical glitches in Ridge Racer 7 check it out on their forums here
By the way if I’ve offended you in any way with this post. Too F&*king bad it’s my blog. 🙂