How Sony's Cheapness Is Biting The PS3 In The Ass

Sony's mantra of not writing checks for exclusives-or much of anything-seems to be biting them in the ass a couple times this week. There are at least four cases where the PlayStation 3 has suffered because of Sony's lack of willingness to open up the purse strings. We knew two of these before-backward compatibility… » 7/17/08 3:40pm 7/17/08 3:40pm

Microsoft's $1 Billion Xbox 360 Recall Problems Caused By Chip Cheapness

Microsoft's red ring Xbox 360 problems have cost the company about a billion dollars in warranty repairs, but the research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner said that the hardware problems were caused because Microsoft wanted to be cheap. Instead of using an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)… » 6/11/08 2:30pm 6/11/08 2:30pm