To PS3 and Beyond . . .

The engineers at Sony's labs have already moved on to the next generation machine. Officially code-named 'Jellyfish,' most of the design team refers to it simply as PS3.

Lateral Compatibility
The most revolutionary feature of the PS3 is the concept of 'lateral compatibility.' 'A major flaw with the Dreamcast and NCube (Nintendo's latest console due to be released in 2001) is that you can't play the games you bought for the Saturn or N64 on them. With the PS3, they've moved beyond backward compatibility to what is refered to as lateral compatibility,' which is the ability to play any game on the PS3, be it a Dreamcast, NCube, X-Box or even a PC game. Not only do you not have to keep an old console lying around to play old games, you don't need any other console period. You don't have to worry about which console's going to have the best third party software support; just buy the PS3 and then buy any game you want. It's a very powerful concept and we believe this patented process will be hugely successful.' When asked how such compatibility could be implemented despite certain opposition from rival console makers, Rakueki said simply, 'It's a Sony.'

Human encoding
With human encoding, a small chip about the size of a pinhead would be inserted into a gamer's arm when he or she buys a game. The serial number on the pin would match that of the game, so that the buyer would have to be present for the game to operate. While health concerns have been raised, the only glitch so far, according to Rakueki is that they 'have had some instances in multi-player sessions where the game will cease to function when the purchaser leaves the room temporarily.'

Marketing a Life
'Our research has shown that a large part of our customer base doesn't have a strong social life. In fact, only about 27% of our core demographic has had a date in the last year.' To address that issue, Sony has tied up with Blockbuster Video to introduce girlfriend rentals with the rental or purchase of a game. 'We believe this strategy addresses a core need of our audience and should be a huge success. We're working with Blockbuster and other retailers right now to work out the details, such as what size to make the after-hours return slot.'

The PS3 is set to go on sale April of 2002.

*(ok, ofcourse you're not supposed to take this article seriously, cause it's clearly a joke. But wouldn't we all wish "Lateral Compatability" and "Girlfriend/Boyfriend rental" was a reality ???)

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To PS3 and Beyond . . .

All the stupid fool who actually believe the joke are complete idiot!Come on, I'm only 12 and I knew better than to accept the statement... Everyone else older than me who beleive the post (actually responded) Must apply themself to school more... I know I'm upsetting those indviduals but like the saying goes..."If the shoe fit, then wear it"I guess when I grow up looking out of my office, I will be seeing you taking out the garbage!

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Poor darthanus what wrong? Did I hit a nerve? You must be one, that beleives everthing you read. Yea! I really can tell you can spell too (darthanus spelled english - engrish).When it comes down to it I'm just a young kid who will make alot of mistakes in life (that expected).But I'm pretty sure your either in highschool, or a grown man, either way responding to a 12 child comments (that really mature of you) is your big mistake.Oh well you probally contemplating on making comment that you to are in the same age. But it too late for that now. Some fool or fools had to respond to my statement. It was done for that soul purpose. And you played yourself to 12yr old kid hands.... "Now who's the IDIOT"

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Educatedkid, what the f**k is your problem? You're paying someone for not being able to spell correctly while, at the same time, making it very clear that your english and grammer is not the greatest in the world! If your english is not %100 then don't pay out other people who's english is just as shit. f**k head.

To PS3 and Beyond . . .

This is so good news.. I have ps2 and it was alot of money but it was worth it... Now that I read this I will for sure buy PS3... I already have 569 dollars and I will for sure save money for this system.. Could you please send this to my e-mail address so I could show my friends...

To PS3 and Beyond . . .

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To PS3 and Beyond . . .

hey the PS3's supposed to be a "games" console, right? so the purpose of it is so that you can play games! But Sony are turning it into a computer-radio, hard drive, mouse, all thats**t! So what the f**k's all thats**t about- if I wanted that i'd usea computer. And another thing- they're too costly. PS ur article's gay!!!

To PS3 and Beyond . . .

OH MY GOD, THATS THE MOST RETARDED THING I EVER HEARD. INJECTIONS FOR BUYING A VIDEOGAME?? THAT PLACE IS GONNA GO BANKRUPT. WTF GIRL FRIEND RENTALS??? PROLLY SOME 400 POUND GIRL WITH AIDS, GOD U MAKE ME SICK

To PS3 and Beyond . . .

i think:nintendo, x-box, and all those consoles will never agrea with this......(look at bleem) also has, trouble because sony din't want that psx games can be played on p.c or dreamcastso why whould the other companies do it???

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