I feel like the PS3 is trying to make sure the Xbox 360 does not beat it through features, but this is a little crazy. I thought the PS3 was going to stay true to its gamer roots, but I guess other media has been in the PlayStation bloodline for a while with the original playing music CD’s, and the PS2 playing DVD’s, and now the PS3 with help of other accessories might be able to have TIVO-like functions.
Is this a bad thing? I for one would like an all-in-one unit for my living room that allowed me to watch movies, record t.v., listen to music, and play video games.
From Game Geek News:
In the newest issue of Game Informer, they have some new (and potentially cool) PS3 info. They talk about these items as though theyâ€™re rumors, but they all sound pretty level headed to me.
- PS3â€™s hard drive is not intended to be used with games. Itâ€™s intended to be used as a mass storage device to compliment the PS3â€™s multimedia funcationality and to enable it run other operating systems like Linux and OS X.
- With the hard drive and an additional peripherial, the PS3 will be able to store television shows and offer Tivo-esque capablities.