It’s been a while since our last Quickie post. This is because I have switched our Twitter policy recently, and do most of our quickie posts as tweets. If you looked at HCW’s Twitter account in the past, you were probably turned off by some of my stupid, pointless personal tweets. I like using Twitter as an IM replacement, so that’s how I was using it.
I decided to create a new personal Twitter account, so if you are interested in hearing my ramblings as a Canadian gamer living in Hong Kong you might want to follow me there.
But from now on @hardcoreware is dedicated to tweets that relate to the site’s focus – PC Hardware, Video Games, Gadgets, Toys, etc. So follow us there if you use Twitter as a way to find new content.
I still want to do quickies, so here are some for today:
- Despite the fact that Sony have apparently filed a patent for PS2 emulation, they are sticking to their decision to remove PS2 backwards compatibility. In an interview with Ars Technica, Sony’s director of Hardware Marketing stated that “[Backwards compatibility is] not coming back, so let me put that on the table. But it’s all people ever talk about!”. The reason behind this? According to Koller, people just wouldn’t care about it. “We’ve got such a substantial lineup of titles on the PS3; most people are buying the PS3 for PS3 games. They’ve been buying it for PS3 games and Blu-ray movies.”
- Speaking of not caring about Sony products, details of the upcoming PlayStation Home 1.3 patch have emerged. Among the new features will be the ability to launch any game from Home, as well as some other crap nobody cares about. I actually logged in to Home the other day, went to the “main area” and saw literally one other person walking around doing nothing.
- In case you’re one of the 5% of our readers who use an OS other than Windows, you might be interested to know that Quake Live is now multi-platform – you can play it from Firefox on Linux, and Safari on Mac. I tried it out during beta, and found it to be utterly useless without a ping display in the server browser. If they have one now, I’ll happily check it out again.