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  1. #1 Likely PS3 price cut sometime before Christmas 
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    http://www.gamepro.com/news.cfm?article_id=117048
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6172545.html


    [spoiler]GamePro article

    Sony's CEO Howard Stringer broaches the idea of a PS3 price cut, saying he may have answers by Christmas.

    By Brent Kampe

    Despite multiple reports stating that a possible price cut for the PlayStation 3 is still as far as two years away, the console's premium price tag is clearly on the minds of top Sony executives. Sir Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony Corp, discussed the thought process behind delivering a price cut to the end consumer in an interview with the Financial Times on Thursday.

    In the portion of the interview that focuses on the gaming industry, Stringer first described how the "Nintendo Wii has been a successful enterprise and a very good business model compared to [Sony's]" because its popular console is cheaper than the PS3.

    "I think that the public would like the cost to be lower, there's no question about that," said Stringer.

    The CEO then proceeded to explain how "PlayStation 3's travails are usually solved by time," citing a strengthening release schedule and the impending launch of Home this fall as signs that PS3's sales performance will improve.

    When asked how much Sony can afford to lower the PS3's price, Stringer replied, "That's what we're studying at the moment; that's what we're trying to refine." Stringer added that he will be able to answer that question by Christmas.[/spoiler]

    Hopefully the price cut is significant. I doubt it will be so much, but a $100 or more price cut would be great.
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    Good then Ill probly get 1 :)
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    Well I already have one..

    I just use it for Folding@Home, so I might have this one as the Folding@Home version and the other as my gaming one.

    F@H FTW.
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    Cool, F@H has a PS3-compatible client now? That's kickass. =)

    Also shit yeah, price cut better be drastic <_<
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    F@H has had a PS3 version, since I believe March.

    I am on the DL.TV team. I am going to make a GTG team soon.
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    I used to run SETI@Home... then my laptop started overheating from it and I quit using it. :(
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    Ah, yeah you should really use a laptop from a year old or a desktop from two years to now to run the blank@homes.
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    <div class='quotetop'>(Zayne.H;20198)</div><div class='quotemain'>F@H has had a PS3 version for quite some time now..

    I am on the DL.TV team! I am going to make a GTG team soon.</div>

    Ah, excuse me for making the assumption it's "New!", as it's listed on the webpage =) A terrible atrocity on my part.


    Also, what makes you think anything older than Ray's current PC wouldn't overheat? If the most resourceful computer he has available can overheat, something 2 years older won't do any better =) Keep your logic moving forwards, not backwards, now.
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    <span style="color:DarkOrchid">Woohoo! Sony's considering what their customers might want! :OO

    Also-- You got a PS3 just to run that program? I hope I read that wrong, because that's just overkill. </span>
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    <div class='quotetop'>(Zayne.H;20205)</div><div class='quotemain'>Ah, yeah you should really use a laptop from a year old or a desktop from two years to run the blank@homes.</div>

    Nah... I just need to run it on something with proper cooling. :eek:
    My laptop has crappy cooling. Maybe there's cat fur in the fan.
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    Or maybe you just need a new one..like a Macbook!
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    Yes, I definitely do need a new one. :eek:
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    Like an Macbook?

    Or a Mac Pro?

    Or the iPhone?
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    Nah, no iPhone. Too expensive for a phone, to me. It looks like a great device, though.

    A Macbook or Mac Pro would be very good, especially since they can run Windows now as an alternate OS.
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    The all-star blockbuster film "The Founding of a Republic," featuring 80 A-listers in a tribute to the country&#39;s 60th

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    Feng Xiaogang and many others as some of the historical figures taking stage during the founding of the People&#39;s

    Republic of China 60 years ago. John Woo, a famous director from Hong Kong, had one or two takes in the movie, but they

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    China Daily conducted a quick survey of 20 moviegoers who showed up at the premiere in Mega Box Cinema, Sanlitun, in

    downtown Beijing. Seventeen gave the film a score of 8 or higher out of 10, saying the plot was perfectly developed,

    and that all the stars were giving their best performances.
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    The film focuses on the years between 1945 and 1949, when the Communists, led by Mao Zedong fought with Chiang Kai-

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    Also, it gives a detailed depiction of how in 1948 the Communists organized the first meeting of the Chinese People&#39;s

    Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), which today still serves as an important political advisory body.
    Liu Zeyu, 28, an IT consultant, took a half-day off work just to see the movie. "I was not familiar with that period of

    history. The movie helped me understand it deeper. Stars are really acting well, but I am more attracted to the story.

    It is a story of love, war, conspiracy, and motherland - all elements in blockbuster movies. But this one is special,

    as it is more of a documentary to me," says Liu.
    For history lover Zhang Xiping, 34, the movie is more entertaining. "I learned this history when I was a student, but I

    didn&#39;t know some of those details, for example, that Mao Zedong once met a sneak attack. Audiences will find more

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    the film. A-listers included Fan Wei, acting as a chef; Wang Baoqiang, as a soldier; Ge You, as a commander.
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