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 they’re rumors, but they all sound pretty level headed to me.
- PS3’s hard drive is not intended to be used with games. It’s intended to be used as a mass storage device to compliment the PS3’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.