Thursday, 29 January 2009

Let homebrew live on the PS3

COME on, Sony - don't you think it's about time you actually start listening to the people who are helping keep your company afloat in these difficult times?

The PS3 is a great piece of kit, but it is really suffering through a lack of support and creativity.

One way to solve this is to let the floodgates open to the wonder that is Homebrew.

These third-party pieces of software could help make the PS3 an invaluable home entertainment system, opening it up to more users by allowing it to be used for more than games, movies and the web.

Software developers out there are keen to get involved in creating applications and software for the PS3, but keep getting their creations shut out when Sony issues a new software update to keep the software doors closed.

Well, I say - open those doors! When you compare the endless software and applications available now on PCs, many of which are out there to download as freeware, then there is no reason why we couldn't see the PS3 take these onboard. 

It works like a PC, can use operating systems, and is very flexible in its use - if only those in their ivory towers stop and see this.

Then things could reach the stage where desktop PCs may become redundant, as all you would need is a PS3 with a keyboard and mouse - the world would literally be at their feet.

So, stop tinkering with the long-awaited and highly disappointing Home, and give PS3 owners what they want - everything!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Where are the games?

WELL, it's that post-Christmas lull when nothing seems to be coming out for gamers.
The next big launch is Killzone 2, but that's not until next month, so for now we have to make do with games already on the market.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing, as I've noticed that shops like Gamestation are offering some good deals on games, whether it's two for £30 or even two games for £20 - like a copies of Stranglehold and Assassin's Creed that I managed to pick up.
Plus, I have also been filling my gaming time recently playing a cut-price new Saints Row 2, which I missed on original release but have been enjoying greatly - dare I say it, even more so than the infamous Grand Theft Auto 4 - while switching between this and Tomb Raider Underworld.
So, the one good thing about this lull period is, that it actually gives me time to play my existing games properly!