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    ps3 E3 06: PS3 specs tweaked, 20GB version stripped down

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    When Sony announced the PlayStation 3 at last year's E3, one of the most impressive parts of the machine was its specs. The console was a gearhead's dream with three Ethernet parts, two HDMI ports, six USB ports, and a host of other features. Many wondered how Sony could pack so much into a sleek box and still price the system competitively.

    How things have changed in a year.

    According to the latest specifications released by Sony, the PS3 now only comes with one Ethernet port and four USB ports. Also, the lack of a second HDMI port means that the dual-screen setup running 1080p function that was shown off last year is no longer a possibility.

    The PlayStation 3 will come in two configurations, one will have a 20GB hard drive and the other will have a 60GB hard drive. However, losing 40GB isn't the only downgrade with the 20GB version. The 20GB version, priced at $499, will not have Memory Stick, SD, or Compact Flash inputs, Wi-Fi capabilities, or any HDMI output.

    The new motion-sensitive controller, included standard in both the 20GB and 60GB models, will lack a feature that was present in the PlayStation 2's DualShock 2 controller--vibration. Citing the new "six-degree," a statement from Sony says "vibration itself interferes with information detected by the sensor."

    The removal of vibration could also have something to do with the lawsuit won by Immersion Technologies, which sued Sony for copyright infringement based on the rumble feature in PlayStation controllers. Microsoft faced a similar suit, but settled out of court.

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    Score! Sony-0 Nintendo-1 The PS3 is turning out to be a chunk of overly-hyped crap.

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    As much as I want to play the new Ridge Racer 7 and a handful of other games I would rather pay my mortgage on my house and keep that instead. I thought it would cost this much, but damn. Little Billy better beg on his hands and knees if he want mommy and daddy to get him one. It's still a video game system, and yes it's basically the fastest thing on the market but it's still a game console not a pc. It will sell, but I'm waiting a while till there's quite a few games and the price goes down. Guess I'll be waiting about another 2 years like I did with ps2. I think I'll be getting a Wii first.

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