Jun 20, 2007

Father's Day Special

Father of Sony's Playstation, quits
TOKYO - The chief architect of Sony’s PlayStation game console stepped down Tuesday as the Japanese company struggles to defend its dominance in the video game industry and revive its reputation as an electronics pioneer.

Ken Kutaragi, 56, retired as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s chairman and group chief executive, the gaming unit said Tuesday. The unit is now headed by Kazuo Hirai, SCE’s former president and chief operating officer.

Kutaragi had already been relieved of day-to-day responsibilities as president last year but stayed on as chief executive and chairman. In April, he announced his intention to retire from those positions this month.

Though no longer a board member, Kutaragi will hold an advisory post at the gaming unit, according to SCE official Sayoka Henmi.

The departure of Kutaragi, an icon among gamers, marks the end of an era at Sony Corp. that saw the company dominate the video game industry with its flagship PlayStation consoles.

But it also highlights troubles amid a series of blunders over the rollout of its PlayStation 3 and intense competition from Nintendo Co.’s Wii console and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360.

( father and son)
Kutaragi’s most recent brainchild, the PlayStation 3, has been marred by embarrassing production shortages and a $600 price tag that some fans said was too steep. It went on sale late last year.

Tokyo-based Sony shipped 5.5 million PS3 machines in the fiscal year through March 31, fewer than the 6 million the company had targeted. Nintendo shipped 5.84 million Wii consoles worldwide during the same period.

The PS3’s hefty startup costs have weighed heavily on the company’s fight to drive up profit in its core electronics division. Sony is not expecting to post a profit in its game business until the fiscal year ending March 2009.

The flop has added to the woes facing the maker of the iconic Walkman, which has ceded its leadership in portable music players to Apple Inc.’s iPod.

Associated Press Updated: 10:36 a.m. ET June 19, 2007


iPod had beat the crap out of Walkman. Now look like xbox/wii is going to ass-fcuk PS3 soon.
Apa ni Sony... come on dude, we want to see some good healthy neck-to-neck competition.
Hope u'll get a new 'father' who can do something about this quick, PS3!

On other note, gue udah ada
God of War 2 (one of the best game on the PS2 console. ever.. kata critics..!)
I'll be Kratos starting this weekend...wargghhh..!

Jun 19, 2007

Father's Day lah...!

ape daa.. camner bleh lupa father's day 17hb ari tu siut....!
sorry bah!

Jun 15, 2007

Tima Kasih Nek

Bidan yg sambut aku lahir 29 tahun dulu meninggal siang tadi... hari Jumaat.

Kata mak aku, time aku nak kluar tu dia tgh masak nasik... tetiba org datang panggil sebab mak aku dah sakit dah. Terus dia cargas tinggalkan tanak nasik dia nak sambut aku.

Nama dia Siti. Umur dia 84.

Aku rasa aku tak penah ckp tima kasih pon kat dia sebab tolong mak aku lahirkan aku dulu.

Aku bukan kenal sgt sape dia, tapi aku tak tau pesal aku rasa sebak semacam nih.


Jun 7, 2007


is this the beginning of something special?

Depeche Mode:Sister of Night

Jun 3, 2007


It has been posited that loneliness is "the only disease that can be cured by adding two or more cases together."


but then....
"loneliness adds beauty to life. It put a special burn on sunset and makes night air smell better"
-Henry Rollin