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Rupert Goodwins' Diary

Tuesday 15/05/01Sony and AOL are getting together to put PS/2 owners on the Net. There have been lots of announcements like this in the past, but this has the tang of a real deal.

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15/05/01 Sony and AOL are getting together to put PS/2 owners on the Net. There have been lots of announcements like this in the past, but this has the tang of a real deal. It gets more exciting when you add announcements like Sony getting together with broadband providers such as Telewest; with the right software and permanent connections, a PS/2 makes a very acceptable messaging hub and multiplayer gaming box. You really need to add high-speed wireless networking, though. Then you can play your PS/2 games on a PC laptop anywhere in the house; add multiple Emotion engines (as Sony has done in their parallel-processing games cube) and the whole family can join in. All this technology is here, just not stuck together yet -- but it will be. The shape of gaming for the next ten years is taking shape...