What exactly is the Emotion Engine?

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  1. DarrylWHarrisJr

    DarrylWHarrisJr Stunt Coordinator

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    Ok, I am a big PS fan. They revolutioned and advanced gaming beyond compare (NES did the same thing). I have my PS2 on constant rotation of games (currently FFX, GTA3 and DMC). My friend was over and was asking what is the Emotion Engine suppose to do. I told him it's just a fancy name for the graphics processor (forgive me, but hardware in console aren't my thing) kind of like the Geforce 2 in our PC's. Is this correct?
     
  2. BrianB

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    The "Emotion Engine" is the Sony name for the main custom processor inside the PS2 - not the 'graphics processing unit' but the main chip.

    It's a bunch of hype in other words.
     
  3. Peter Rohlfs

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    From what I remeber reading, the Emotion system is a special processor that is good at things like emulating hair blowing in the wind.

    My 2 cents,

    Peter
     
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    Emotion Engine = Pentium = CPU
     

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