playstation

  • Sony Europe exec: 3D Blu-ray on PS3 in September, lots more to come

    Sony has been pushing for 3D more and more, and this E3 was kind of a turning point for them. The combination of the Move and 3D gaming means they actually have a unique angle on gaming now, instead of just a different controller and hardware. But it’s not like they rolled out all the new features at once; while some 3D demos are being rolled out with a smaller-scale update, the big stuff… Read More

  • The Playstation Move Japanese Promo video doesn't need translating

    Yeah, the video is in Japanese, but you’ll probably be able to follow along without a problem. The first half shows off the hardware and the second half is mostly game play. That’s the part you’re going to wanna watch if you have any doubts that the Move is a Wii clone. Read More

  • Square Enix considering adding Move support to Final Fantasy XIV

    When the Move comes out this September, it’ll be the games that drive rather people actually buy the peripheral or not. Square Enix is already looking toward that future, and plans to add support for titles like Heavy Rain, SOCOM IV and Final Fantasy XIV. Read More

  • The Playstation Move is a Wii clone – but it's awesome

    The Playstation Move is just what it looks like: a Wii clone. It feels the same, looks the same, and works the same. That’s a good thing, though. Everyone and their grandmother has played Wii bowling and knows how it works. Sony isn’t reinventing motion control with the Move. They are, however, seriously improving it. Read More

  • Sony's Playstation-branded sound bar is exactly what it sounds like

    When they told me there was a new PS3 surround sound bar, I didn’t expect much in the way of originality. And I didn’t get much. But it does look like a nice little audio solution for a small apartment or room where you don’t need cables running all over. It’s a little more than two feet wide and about three inches tall and deep. What were you expecting? it’s a bar. Read More

  • "Playstation Plus" – in which you pay Sony so you can borrow demos and PS3 themes


    There’s always a hardcore market. But $50/year may be too steep for what they’re offering. Early access to demos, special themes, and a handful of mini games? I don’t know. And it all disappears when your subscription ends. Sketchy! It’s like a Zune Pass except you don’t get access to like six million tracks, just the same stuff as everyone else a few days… Read More

  • PlayStation Move Controller will cost $60, expected Sept. 1st

    News has been pretty sparse about the pricing or availability of the PlayStation Move controller, but GameStop thinks they have the down low on when and how much. GameStop’s Canadian site is showing the (expected) release date along with the pricing. Read More

  • Nyko gaming accessories

    Nyko, proprietor of fine gaming peripherals, showcased several new items at CES. For the Wii we have the upgraded Wand+, the Type Pad wireless keypad, the Perfect Shot pistol grip attachment, and the Charge Base Quad charging station. We also have a media hub for the PS3 Slim, and a new personal headset/speaker combo for the Xbox 360. Read More

  • Video: A look at the Sony PlayStation motion controller

    Sony’s ballyhooed motion control system for the PlayStation platform is months away from launch, but the PS Blog has some intriguing behind-the-scenes-like video with the R&D team that’s currently fine-tuning the system. Have a look at two videos after the jump. Read More

  • PlayStation Home could stream TV shows, movies in the future

    We don’t typically cover PS Home updates at the ‘Gear, but the Sony PS team just dropped a tiny morsel of goodness and I feel compelled to tell you about it. The Movie Theater in Home is getting revamped with a 10-screen layout that PS Home Community Manager CydoniaX says could one-day stream full-length TV shows and movies. Nothing is set in stone so we’ll throw this one on… Read More

  • Fat Princess for the PS3 finally gets dated!

    http://www.viddler.com/simple_on_site/faeb32b4 It’s about damn time. Her royal fatness will launch on the PlayStation Network this Thursday (7/30) for $15. Read More

  • Sony to ship PS3 Slim next month?

    The secrecy over the PS3 Slim continues to unravel with news that Foxconn have been contracted to manufacture and ship the updated model starting next month. The report from UDN does not explicitly say that the smaller version of the current platform will be sold anytime soon, but it falls in line with what Ars’s Mole leaked over the weekend. However, UDN states that an updated PS3 will… Read More

  • Japanese doohickey converts PlayStation controllers into Wii Remotes

    This little doodad from Japan promises to convert your PS and PS2 controllers into Wiimotes. It’s about $19 bucks, which is one dollar cheaper than the Classic Controller, but who knows what it will end up being after shipping and such. I much prefer the Nyko Wing that I’ve been using. Read More

  • GTA: Chinatown Wars heading to PSP this fall

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars will make its way to the PSP and PSP Go this fall. It’ll be available on UMD for PSP owners and in downloadable form on the PlayStation Network in both North America and Europe. Read More

  • Activision to drop Sony PS3, PSP support?

    In an interview with The Times Online, Activision CEO Bobby Kotick made it very clear that if Sony does not lower the price of the PS3 then the games publisher will cease support for the console. Read More

  • Notes from Sony's E3 press conference

    While the call of the open E3 show floor left us with nobody in an actual seat at Sony’s two-hour-long press conference, we have eyes and ears everywhere. Everywhere. Read More

  • The story of the PlayStation

    Only a few devices really redefined my life: that stent, a fire truck, the Ford Fairmont, and the PlayStation are a few that come to mind right now. Edge Magazine has a great look at the history of the PlayStation, from its humble beginnings as a SNES with a CD drive to the device that changed the gaming market forever. Read More

  • PlayStation details PSP firmware v5.50

    It’s not available yet, but Sony’s Eric Lempel, the Director of PSN Operations, detailed the key new features coming up in v5.50 for the PSP. The Information Board that scrolls up top on the PS3 XMB will now be ported to the PSP where I, for one, will continue to ignore it. Read More

  • Video: The PSN will blow your sack

    Go go downloado! PlayStation Store! Go! Hot lady! Play games! Pretend you’re not a lonely middle-aged gentlemen who enjoys hentai and ogling nurses at the medical school! OK! GO! 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