Sony to close PlayStation Group?

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Can you imagine a world without the Playstation? According to our source and The Times, Sony are reportedly gearing up for some massive cost-cutting in order to survive the current economic crisis. Sony has already stated that they intend to cut some 8,000 employees from their electronics division by 2010.

Sony are reportedly remaining tight-lipped about the state of the company, and are maintaining that all is rosy regardless of what the rumours are hinting at. The Times suggest that this isn't the case and that next month, Sony will not only announce the closure of several factories in Japan, but will go so far as to shut down some of their 'major divisions'.

...Sony only have a few "major divisions", and the money-leaking PlayStation group is one of them. And while it's hard to imagine Sony pulling the plug on one of the most famous brands this industry has ever seen, it's equally hard to imagine them pulling out of televisions or digital cameras, either.

Could this be the end of the line for the Playstation? Let's hope not, but drastic times call for drastic measures.

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31-12-2008, 11:20:54

PV5150
DFI introduces two new Core i7-ready LANParty motherboards.

Details in the news article

31-12-2008, 11:25:54

Rastalovich
Some nice news, and good move to remove that stoopid rear-exiting grill.

Would like to point out that the 2nd mobo has longer DDR3 dimm slots ???

And to be fair the mobos do look like they've been edited/shopped if u look at the component sizes.

31-12-2008, 11:30:19

Jim


Would like to point out that the 2nd mobo has longer DDR3 dimm slots ???

And to be fair the mobos do look like they've been edited/shopped if u look at the component sizes.



Could be that one is ATX and the other mATX :p

31-12-2008, 11:33:21

Rastalovich
I did think that, but the proportions looked weird to me. Might be an illusion as the mATX is stretched a bit to fit the same image size or something.

31-12-2008, 12:15:50

zak4994

Could be that one is ATX and the other mATX :p



Is what I was thinking.

31-12-2008, 13:01:21

monkey7
Hmmm mATX i7 :) Could be some good news for those who do not have a lot of room to store their case.

31-12-2008, 13:25:13

AntiHeroUK
These look good but I have my heart set on the Foxconn Bloodrage :worship:

31-12-2008, 13:27:56

monkey7
Ha looking around for your new rig to go with the RAM, are you? :p

The bloodrage is indeed nice, but note that it only has 3 dimm slots. If you want more ram you'll have to upgrade the whole kit.

31-12-2008, 13:34:41

AntiHeroUK
Yes indeed mate, no point having RAM that I can't use ;)

I doubt I will need 6 slots as 6GB RAM over 3 slots should be plenty by anyone's standards. Until the Bloodrage is released I can only assume I will be getting one, as price will be a huge factor on my decision..
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