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PS 3 Online service will have downloadable games:IGN has discovered, through an online job posting, that Sony PS3 will have downloadable games, similar to the Xbox Live Arcade and Wii's Virtual Console. Read more here.
"Low-end" PS3 may still allow 1080p output:The 20 gig PS3 model has received much criticism for lacking a feature many next-gen gamers want: HDMI (1080p) output. According to this article at GameDaily, HDMI output can happen via component cables: "With the $499 version of the PlayStation 3 lacking HDMI output the Internet has been ablaze with the notion that it wouldn't be able to output in 1080p, thereby rendering its hi-def Blu-ray movie playing capabilities almost useless. And as such, Sony's advertising both models of the PS3 as Blu-ray players could be considered false advertising. However, if the $499 version will be able to output a 1080p signal through traditional component cables, the low-end PS3 suddenly becomes a much more appealing option."
Rumors of PS3 locking used games is false:Sony has officially denied the rumor that the PS3 will lockout used games. This article at GamesIndustry.biz confirms from a Sony spokesperson that "there has been no official comment on this since the story that came up a few months ago - it hasn't changed since then, and we're quite surprised by why this has popped up again, to be honest."
First production run of PS3s will be PAL units:SCEE president and CEO David Reeves told MCV that Sony's initial production of Playstation 3 consoles will be in PAL format.
Source: Gaming Bits.com