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Appeared on: Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Acer to bring PlayStation games to DVD players

"...Taiwan's Acer Labs is working on processor, chipset and software combo that will allow DVD players to run PC and Sony PlayStation games. Acer's new chip is a Risc processor, designed in partnership with an unnamed developer, and is slated to operate at around 300MHz. It will power an Acer-developed embedded OS which will host game emulation code, also created by Acer.

Sony, of course, is well known to be opposed to PlayStation emulation - witness the legal assaults it has ranged against emulator developers Bleem! and Connectix - and unless Acer has pulled off some kind of licensing deal, expect the Japanese giant to take a very close interest in the announcement..."



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