Sony launches PlayStation 3 in India

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  • Published on Wednesday, 25 April 2007 14:42
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Sony India has announced the official launch of the Sony PlayStation 3 console in the Indian market along with PS3 hardware accessories and 12 gaming titles. Jayant Sharma, CEO, Milestone Interactive, India, the authorized distribution partner of EA’s PlayStation 3 titles said, “We are very excited with the support that EA is providing to the PlayStation3 launch in India" cont...

"And we are sure that their titles will accelerate the growth of the PlayStation console format in India. EA’s PlayStation 3 titles will retail at an MRP of Rs. 2799 and will available at all major retail stores across the country,” says.

The Sony PS3 represents the next generation entertainment platform featuring the revolutionary Cell processor running at 3.2GHz with 7 SPEs, a 2x Blu-ray disk Drive, Built-In card reader which supports Memory Stick Duo, SD/MMC and CompactFlash (CF) Cards; for the graphics, PS3 is juiced by nVidia Developed RSX GPU featuring 256MB GDDR3 Video Ram. The PS3 also sports a 60GB SATA Hard drive, and built in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) adapter as well as Gigabit (1000Mbit) Ethernet Port. PS3 also features State-of-The-Art SIXAXIS wireless controller which allows gamers to physically turn, twist, and bank their controllers to command the on-screen action.

Playstation 3

Features in guest

The heart of PS3 beats through the Cell Broadband Engine, one of the most-advanced computer processors in the world, that allows massive floating point calculation. It is alomost a Super Computer on your desk. The PS3 is backwards compatible with PS2 and PS1 Games, meaning your old games won’t go to waste.  Furthermore, The PSP can be connected to PS3 via Wi-Fi to Transfer Data files browse the web. It can also bouble up as a Blu-Ray Media Center and allows you to watch BD-DVD Titles at 1080p (1920×1080 Resolution) With Dolby TrueHD/ PCM Uncompressed Audio. You can also view pictures (BMP, TIFF, JPG, PNG) and listen to music on the PS3. The formats supported are Sony’s Own ATRAc, AAC, WAV and the ever popular - MP3. The PS3 comes bundled with an online web browser to surf the internet.

Price

The 60GB PlayStation 3 will carry a hefty price tag of Rs.39,999/- at launch. With Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Core Version Selling for Rs.17,999/- and the premium 20GB version selling for Rs.23,999/- Sony has some stiff competition to face. Sony might have had a better chance going against the Xbox 360 in India if they would have released the 20 GB PS3 console as its price would have been on par with the Xbox 360. But, consider few things before you judge its huge price. You nether get a Super Computer in such a 'low price' nor a Blue-Ray player.

Titles 

PS3 Launch Titles

At The Launch, PS3 Will have 12 titles available for gamers to buy. These titles will include first party games such as Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, Genji: Days of the Blade, Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom, Formula One Championship Edition to Third party hits like Ridge Racer 7, Def Jam: Icon, Fight Night Round 3, NBA Street: Homecourt , Need for Speed: Carbon, The Godfather: The Don’s Edition, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007. All the titles will be available from Mumbai based Milestone Interactive Ltd at the pricetag of Rs.2,799/-

SIXAXIS wireless controller

SIXAXIS Controler

The SIXAXIS wireless controller will cost Rs 2,990/-. Blu-ray Remote Control and HDMI Cable (high defintion media interface) will retail at Rs.1,999/- each ! !

Does the PS3 have what it takes to repeat the success of its predecessor PS2 ? Sony might be banking on its huge PS2 user base in India to upgrade to the PS3. PS2 presently costs around Rs.8,000/- in India and the price is expected to go further down with the launch of the PS3. The relatively quick launch, ready availability and presence in the Indian markets is definitely a step in the right direction. What happens next? Your guess is as good as ours. Some price cuts down the line won’t hurt Sony much ! But if Nintendo ever decides to launch it’s Wii console in India it will be a whole new ball game altogether.

MSI and XFX launches 8500GT, 8600GT, 8600GTS in India

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  • Published on Monday, 23 April 2007 14:42
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XFX and MSI, both, unveils their latest Dx10 graphics cards incorporating the newest NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT/GTS and GeForce 8600 GT graphics processor which deliver superior cinematic resolution and high performance acceleration for today’s demanding 3D graphic applications.

These cards include various state-of-the-art technologies such as the NVIDIA Lumenex™ Engine which delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates. Microsoft DirectX 10 Shader Model 4.0 for great gaming experiences, and OpenGL 2.0 to ensure top-notch compatibility and performance for all OpenGL 2.0 applications.

Preview 

8500 GT with 256mb RAM 

 MSI8500GT         XFX8500GT

 

8600 GT with 265mb RAM

MSI8600GT       XFX8600GT

 

8600 GTS with 256mb RAM 

MSI8600GTS       XFX8600GTS

MSI's entire Line-up

MSI entire lineup 2007

Price Chart

Model Core Memory Speed RAM MSI price XFX price
8500 GT  400 800 MHz  256 6700/- 6200/-
8600 GT 540   1.4 GHz 256 12500/-  10000/-
8600 GTS  700  2.1 GHz 256 16500/- 16500/-
8600 GTS Over-clocked 720 2.18 GHz 256 N/A N/A

XFX 8600 series graphics card will be available along with 3 years warranty at a suggested end user price beginning Rs 6,200 for 8500GT, Rs 10,000 for 8600 GT and Rs 16,500 for 8600 GTS from all the 50 Rashi branches and select Rashi partners across India.

Where as, MSI cards will be available all-over the country via MSI’s Authorised Distribution branches such as Tirupati and other resellers.

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Free Steam games for all ATI Radeon™ owners

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  • Published on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 00:12
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http://ati.amd.com/buy/promotions/lostcoast/index.html

http://www.steampowered.com/ati_offer1a/

http://www.crunchgear.com/2007/05/31/free-steam-games-for-ati-card-holders/

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