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PS3 was delayed for one year after plans to ship without a GPU were scrapped

Part of Ken Kutaragi’s vision of the PS3 was for the console to ship without a dedicated graphics processor, with the now infamous Cell chip handling ALL the processing. The intention, IGN reports, was for PS3 to arrive alongside Xbox 360 in 2005. However, Kutarai and his team were eventually …

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PS4 to cost over $425/£270, will include Gaikai streaming tech – report

The PlayStation 4 will go on sale for at or above 40,000, a new report claims. That equates via a direct conversion to $425 or 270. Of course, don’t be surprised to see a mark-up outside of Japan, so the likely conclusion is that we’ll be seeing a 300+ machine …

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Batman’s Tom ‘Bane’ Hardy to star in Splinter Cell movie

New details have emerged about a big screen adaptation of Ubisoft stealth ’em up, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. Variety reports that Dark Knight Rises and Inception star Tom Hardy (that’s right, Bane) will play the series’ protagonist Sam Fisher. Meanwhile the script will be written by Eric Warren Singer, who …

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PS4 to ditch The Cell processor?

The next iteration of Sony’s PlayStation console will not feature the much-touted Cell processor, according to new reports. The Cell was the famous love child of former PlayStation boss Ken Kutaragi, who believed its expensive development would be rewarded by its eventual use in more or less every aspect of …

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Cell processor to power Wii 2?

Electronics giant IBM has confirmed that it intends to remain at the heart of future console development – while at the same time confirming that the Cell processor remains at the forefront of its planning. IBM currently provides the processors powering consoles such as the Xbox 360 and Wii. It’s …

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NPD: Splinter Cell tops April chart

Ubisoft’s long-awaited Splinter Cell: Conviction has emerged as the best selling game in April in the US market, according to numbers from NPD. Its 486.1k sales place it above the likes of Pokemon Soul Silver (242.9k), New Super Mario Bros Wii (200.3k) and Pokemon Heart Gold (192.6k). Sony’s PS3-only God …

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UK CHARTS: Splinter Cell still top

Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction has been named the ELSPA GfK Chart-Track All Formats Number One for the second week in a row. The game gives Ubisoft its sixth week at the top of the UK listings in 2010, and with fellow sales-star Just Dance at number two it’s …

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