+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 18 of 18

Thread: CES 2007     submit to reddit submit to twitter submit to tumblr

  1. #1
    I Am, Who I Am.
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    15,753
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Trixi Sephyuyx
    FFXIV Server
    Excalibur
    FFXI Server
    Ragnarok

    CES 2007

    Anyone else following this? Heres a good summary of what has been announced so far: http://www.tomshardware.com/events/ces_ ... index.html
    Its basiclly E3, but for non-game (for the most part) technology.

    Some notable stuff so far:
    Dual format HDDVD/Bluray players as well Dual format disks that can be played in either player.

    2160p resolution HDTVs

    A 1TB HD with 10k speed and not getting super hot. But PC users dont care.

    Seagate has made a 'super' encryption for its HDs; there is only one key, and if you lose it, youre SOL, not even seagate can help you.

    More Windows Home Server details.

    Gates offically states he'll be steping down in '08.

    Intel announces a 3.2 Core 2 Quad.

    Wii and 360 booths are packed, while PS3 booths are a ghost town.

    Programable LED license plates and TV rear veiw mirrors.

    Intel's 8core processor beats AMDs best by 61%


    Some pretty nifty stuff I think, a lot of other things coming up, and a lot of the bigger/kick ass things will be revealed at the end of the show, which I think is tomorrow.

  2. #2

    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    1,493
    BG Level
    6

    Hellgate: London announces a summer release. Closed Beta starts soon. Can't wait!

    Apple announces the iPhone. Stock jumps over $7 a share on the news.

  3. #3
    The Sig...
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    4,946
    BG Level
    7
    FFXI Server
    Sylph

    Programable LED license plates and TV rear veiw mirrors.


    Only thing I found useful / affordable.

  4. #4
    Relic Shield
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,768
    BG Level
    6

    Re: CES 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothYuyX
    Dual format HDDVD/Bluray players as well Dual format disks that can be played in either player.
    Personally I think this is the most important information in this thread.

  5. #5
    Ironing this Thread
    Sweaty Dick Punching Enthusiast

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    17,069
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Boyiee Star
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    WoW Realm
    Kel'Thuzad

    Re: CES 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothYuyX
    TV rear veiw mirrors.
    There is nothing new about this, unless by TV you mean satellite/cable where you are actually watching tv in real time. If you mean a rear view mirror that is a moniter that you can watch movies/whatever in, and also doubles as a rear view mirror, that is nothing new.

  6. #6
    Relic Shield
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,862
    BG Level
    6

    Re: CES 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by XxSlusherxx
    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothYuyX
    Dual format HDDVD/Bluray players as well Dual format disks that can be played in either player.
    Personally I think this is the most important information in this thread.
    this is about 6 weeks old... Toshiba and Samsung announced an end to the multi format stalemate.

  7. #7
    Relic Shield
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    1,862
    BG Level
    6

    The Consumer Electronics Show used to be a major event in the video games calendar – in the past five or so years it has been dwarfed by the likes of E3 (itself undergoing a major downsizing) and the Tokyo Game Show. This year's CES did nothing to change its reputation as one of gamings’ least newsworthy shows, but did unveil a few morsels of information.

    The heavily rumoured unveiling of the next model of Xbox 360 (featuring 120GB hard drive, HDMI, smaller, quieter processor) didn’t materialise, though having seen Microsoft’s plans for 360 television broadcasts, an increased capacity hard drive is now absolutely essential. IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is the latest addition to the 360’s ever-growing multi media capabilities. It will allow 360 owners to watch, downloads and supposedly save TV content on the 360, as well as the ability download new episodes of your favourite TV series while playing games. So far it’s unclear whether this service will make it outside of America, much like the movie rental/download service that our transatlantic friends have been enjoying since last November.

    Microsoft were also keen to show off the potential of their Live Anywhere service – I say potential because it’s still incomplete, lacking any massive draw to kick-start the service. The game they chose to demonstrate the service was the rather uninspiring card game Uno, allowing 360 and PC owners to compete over Xbox Live. Although billed as a demonstration of the service, it’s a long way short of Halo 2 versus matches that gamers have been dreaming of since the service was announced. Allegedly, Halo 2 will feature some level of Live Anywhere support, but this will not allow for actual versus gameplay. Of greater interest to PC gamers is the porting of the chronically addictive Live Arcade shoot ‘em up Geometry Wars Retro Evolved.


    Sony were present at CES, but didn’t drop any huge announcements. They did state that the PS3 had shipped (not sold) one million units in America since launch, though tales of units stacked high and readily available in American stores suggests that the public aren’t so keen to splash out, following the initial furore. Sony claim they are still on target to reach six million units sold world-wide by this March, meaning they must have faith their own ability to deliver a healthy supply of machines for the European launch in three months' time.

  8. #8
    Ridill
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,774
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Exoduso Fenice
    FFXIV Server
    Midgardsormr
    FFXI Server
    Bismarck

    Re: CES 2007

    Quote Originally Posted by SephirothYuyX
    2160p resolution HDTVs
    You can only sharpen the picture so much... wtf will they do with a 2160p HDTV?

    And...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadler
    The heavily rumoured unveiling of the next model of Xbox 360 (featuring 120GB hard drive, HDMI, smaller, quieter processor) didn’t materialise, though having seen Microsoft’s plans for 360 television broadcasts, an increased capacity hard drive is now absolutely essential. IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) is the latest addition to the 360’s ever-growing multi media capabilities. It will allow 360 owners to watch, downloads and supposedly save TV content on the 360, as well as the ability download new episodes of your favourite TV series while playing games. So far it’s unclear whether this service will make it outside of America, much like the movie rental/download service that our transatlantic friends have been enjoying since last November.
    Microsoft will have to come up with some sort of plan for the 360 owners, or they will get bitchslapped all over the place because they can't just release a new model with upgraded shit and expect the current 360 owners to just toss away a 400 dollar console and replace it with a new one.

  9. #9

  10. #10
    Ridill
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,774
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Exoduso Fenice
    FFXIV Server
    Midgardsormr
    FFXI Server
    Bismarck

    Wireless USB Cable? whoopie.

  11. #11
    Sea Torques
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    641
    BG Level
    5
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    Streaming videos at 8mp per frame will require a shit ton of space.

  12. #12
    Old Merits
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,210
    BG Level
    6
    FFXI Server
    Asura

    Quote Originally Posted by TsingTao
    Hellgate: London announces a summer release. Closed Beta starts soon. Can't wait!

    Apple announces the iPhone. Stock jumps over $7 a share on the news.
    Hellgate: London is currently evaulating having a pay/play model I hope they don't end up with this.

  13. #13

    One of my best friends from HS/college/now works as a game tester and GM for Funcom, and he's attending CES. He sent me a pic of him crashing Windows Vista. Hehehe.

  14. #14
    Campaign
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    6,874
    BG Level
    8
    FFXIV Character
    Syaoran Li
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Asura
    WoW Realm
    Area 52

    My friend "obtained" 2 passes and asked me to go today, but I have work and I've called in way too much already.

  15. #15
    New Spam Forum
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    173
    BG Level
    3
    FFXI Server
    Phoenix

  16. #16
    I Am, Who I Am.
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    15,753
    BG Level
    9
    FFXIV Character
    Trixi Sephyuyx
    FFXIV Server
    Excalibur
    FFXI Server
    Ragnarok

    Quote Originally Posted by Artful Dodger
    Ahaha, so great.

    lol @ this too http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=117

  17. #17
    Campaign
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    6,874
    BG Level
    8
    FFXIV Character
    Syaoran Li
    FFXIV Server
    Gilgamesh
    FFXI Server
    Asura
    WoW Realm
    Area 52

    People still buy porn?

  18. #18

    I didn't know people still buy Porn movies, I thought it was internet onry.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
  • Insert NSFW Tag
  • Insert Spoiler Tag

Similar Threads

  1. Post your resolutions 2007. (Did you follow them?)
    By Sonomaa in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 136
    Last Post: 2008-12-04, 10:16
  2. Madden 2007
    By Tyr in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 2006-08-30, 19:29