Monday, November 20, 2006

An update was due, and here it is.

As everyone knows, Exun took place on the 11th and 12th November, 2006. Went well. It was also my last Exun. Ironically, the end-of-school and similar such sadness shit hasn't sunk in yet.
The Exun sweat shirts, I feel, will take a while coming but it will be done if all the juniors are "helpful" ;)
During my absence, the PS3, the Nintendo Wii and the Zune have been launched. Here's my take on them:-
Sony PlayStation 3
A Waste of money. Spend it on the Wii instead if you want to play good, fun games.
However, there are certain good things about the PS3. If you want a powerful machine with an awesome processor (read: the Cell) then go for the PS3. The PS3 will let you install PPC based Operating Systems. Yellow Dog Linux and Fedora Core 5 have been successfully installed on it. It also comes with a BluRay drive. All for 600 dollars. A pretty good deal if you think of it as a Linux desktop, though I don't see what you'd do with one.
Bottomline: Sony looses big bucks on every PS3 they sell. So go buy it, if you want Sony dead!
Nintendo Wii
It was codenamed "Revolution" and, if you ask me, it has done just that: revolutionized the gaming console industry. While the X-Box 360 and the PS3 pushed for more number-crunching power and High-Def graphics, Nintendo has stuck to the basics: better gameplay. The revolutionary controller, the Wii-mote, is one of the most endearing features of the Wii. The price, $250, is also welcoming and is unlikely to burn a hole in your pocket.
Zune
The Zune hath arrived. And it's darned good. Put aside Apply fanboyism for the moment, see some pics, read some reviews and check it out. It really is good. The Zune might not, and probably WILL NOT, hurt the iPod much right now, but I suspect the second iteration of the Zune will give Apple's iPod a good run for its money.
Oh, and if you thought the iPod had a good looking user-interface, then check out the Zune's UI. You'll probably drool over it.
Microsoft doesn't suck that much, now, does it?
More later.

4 comments:

» sahil said...

yup! exun was a great success...like my last exun, i enjoyed it alot

anyway, you're right, the Zune UI is really very good...i love the shining end of the seek bar...

Dhruv said...

Yeah, Exun really is great. You still have two more to go Sahil, I'm sure you'll have a great time.
Oh and btw, remember to invite me as a judge!

[\\Kartikeya//] said...

Hehe, ya we will invite you. No need to ask :D
Ya, I also enjoyed exun A LOT. Not bad for my 1st one, eh??
I hope Exun 2007 will be even better :D.
The Zune UI is really nice. Yep. Nah, Microsoft doesnt suck that much.

RG said...

'twas my first and last Exun.

Microsoft is so widespread that the employees had begun to think "Quantity, not Quality".

Maybe they got on track since Bill left...