playstation 3

  • Sony Doesn’t Know Why The PS4 Is Doing Well

    Sony Doesn’t Know Why The PS4 Is Doing Well

    Earlier this month, Sony announced that it has already sold 10 million units of its PlayStation 4 game console since its launch last November, a record-setting figure for the company’s hardware. In an interview with Eurogamer published yesterday, SCE Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida admitted that the company doesn’t really know why its console is doing so well in… Read More

  • What Games Are: The “Beyond Games” Mirage

    What Games Are: The “Beyond Games” Mirage

    Both Microsoft and Sony like to wow us with big numbers proclaiming how they are moving beyond games, but the numbers don’t really stack up. For all its vaunted efforts in TV partnerships, for example, the average Xbox is only used for a couple of movies per week. All the rest is games. Both need to stop distracting themselves with some ur-market fantasies of media hubs, or be destroyed. Read More

  • The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming

    The Fall TV Lineup May Include Apple Dominating Gaming

    What I’m about to say is undoubtedly going to piss some of you off. And that’s fine. Because in a few years, I’ll be right and you’ll look silly. While everyone is focused on the next generation video game consoles from Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft — the latter two of which should be coming later this year — Apple is going to dominate them all. And it… Read More

  • YouTube Launches A PlayStation 3 App With Search, Subscribed Channels, And Mobile Device Pairing

    YouTube Launches A PlayStation 3 App With Search, Subscribed Channels, And Mobile Device Pairing

    YouTube has been working hard over the last several years to make its content available on a number of devices, including smartphones and game consoles. The newest device to get a native app is Sony’s PlayStation 3, the video site announced in a blog post this morning. The new app can be downloaded for free from the PlayStation 3 store, giving users a better user experience for browsing… Read More

  • CECH-3000B: Sony Announces Lighter, More Power-Efficient PS3 Model

    Sony Computer Entertainment announced [JP] the CECH-3000B for the Japanese market, a new/modified version of the PS3. When compared with the previous model (the 2500B), the new PS3 is 400g lighter (it now weighs 2.6kg) and consumes 30W less power (200W now). Sony also said they will stop producing the 2500B series. Read More

  • Angry Birds Is Coming To PlayStation 3 And PSP

    We’ve spent quite a few posts on Angry Birds in the last months, and now the super-popular smartphone game is coming to the Sony PlayStation 3 (and PlayStation Portable) via this week’s PlayStation store update. That’s right, you’ll get to play Angry Birds on an HD console or a portable gaming system (which doesn’t have a touchscreen). Read More

  • Sony: PlayStation Move to hit U.S. store shelves September 19

    As anticipated, Sony’s motion control system, PlayStation Move, will be available exclusively for the PS3 at retail stores across North America on Sunday, September 19, later than expected but still way before Microsoft’ Kinect hits the market (coincidentally, I just played with Kinect for the first time this morning, courtesy of Microsoft, and absolutely loved it). Anyway… Read More

  • New firmware update: Sony readies PS3 for future 3D games

    Sony, which just recently scrapped Linux as an alternate OS for the PS3 with firmware update v3.21, released v3.30 today. The mandatory update neither brings Linux back nor features anything substantial per se (it gives you new sorting options for trophies). But with it, Sony readies the console for future 3D games and other 3D content. Read More

  • ZOMG: Car damage in Gran Turismo 5

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  • Namco releases Museum Essentials for the PlayStation Network

    Namco, creators of such classics like Pac-Man, Galaga and Dig Dug, have announced Museum Essentials for the PlayStation Network. Now you can play the aforementioned games along with Dragon Spirit and Xevious on your PlayStation 3. There’s even Xevious Resurrection with co-op gameplay. This can be all yours for only $10. I know what I’m doing this weekend. Read More

  • Rumor: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 price drops coming this Fall

    The Mole, as Ars affectionately refers to its gaming industry insider, has once again struck with a ‘rumor’ detailing Microsoft and Sony’s plans for their respective consoles this year. In case you’re super busy this Monday morning, I’ll break it down for you real quick. Expect to see bigger hard drives in the Xbox 360 and a slimmed down version of the PS3. Read More

  • Best Buy to get new Sony PS3 SKU, not what you think

    Well, it’s not the news we were expecting but it looks like Best Buy will be getting a new PS3 bundle a week after E3. Already in the BB database is a limited edition 80GB PlayStation 3 bundle that includes two yet to be announced games. Read More

  • Watchmen on Blu-ray to include Watchmen: The End is Nigh videogame

    Contrary to popular belief, I was not a big fan of the movie adaption of the Watchmen, but I didn’t think it was terrible. Anyway, the Blu-ray Director’s Cut will include the The End is Nigh PS3 game, Parts 1 and 2 of Watchmen: The End is Nigh film hybrid as well as the Director’s Cut that includes 25 minutes of extra footage. Read More

  • PlayStation 3 firmware v2.76 update coming soon

    Flickr It’s not even worth posting, but Sony is pushing out firmware v2.76 for the PlayStation 3 sometime in the next week or so. Just wanted you to know. Hello, I just wanted to provide everyone with a head’s up that the next PLAYSTATION 3 system software update (v.2.76) will be coming soon. This is a minor update that improves the playback quality of some PS3 format software. Read More

  • THQ CEO thinks Sony will discount PS3 this year

    Here we go again. The rumors of a PlayStation 3 price cut are making the rounds today thanks to THQ CEO Brian Farrell. During his company’s earnings call yesterday he stated that a price cut would come this year, but not at E3 as we’ve all expected. Read More

  • PlayStation 3 to get exclusive Batman: Arkham Asylum DLC

    Assuming you own both the Xbox 360 and PS3 and you’ve been wondering which console you’re going to pick up Batman: Arkham Asylum for then know that Sony’s console has the exclusive on a playable Joker. He’ll be released via the PSN Store and can be played in Challenge Maps. Further details can be found in the June issue of PlayStation: The Official Magazine. Read More

  • Review: SplitFish FragFX v.2 controller

    Quick Version: So you’re a gamer that splits his or her time between the PC and PlayStation 3, but you really want to make the switch to console full time. And at the same time, you can’t give up the mouse and keyboard combo you’ve grown accustomed to, right? Short of the PlayStation team announcing a mouse and keyboard as an official control scheme, SplitFish’s… Read More

  • Fat Princess to be released on June 18?

    At GDC we were told that Fat Princess would see a summer release, but Sony’s New Zealand PlayStation site has it set for a June 18 launch. The US site still says TBA and IGN has it slotted at Q3, which means the earliest that we could see it is July. Read More

  • Sony and Microsoft update respective game console firmware

    Late last night, Sony and Microsoft pushed out releases for their respective game consoles. Firmware v2.70 for the PlayStation 3 adds text chat support for up to 16 players while in and out of gameplay and you can be in up to three chat rooms at once! A few other additions are included. Read More

  • Sony giving away Qore Episode 11 for free, other PlayStation Network goodies

    It might technically be Spring, but you wouldn’t know it if you’re in NYC or Seattle today. If you’re not a regular subscriber of the PlayStation Network series Qore then you’ll get a chance to see what all the hype is about tomorrow when episode 11 will be free for all. Read More