Sony

  • Further details on BioShock's PS3 debut revealed


    Not the actual cover art I still play BioShock during the day with all the lights on. It’s a freaky game that continues to make my heart beat like mad. As a 360 owner I can brag to my friends who own a PS3 that MS’s console has at least two exclusive titles that blow anything the Sony platform has to offer. That number will soon dwindle down to one and leave Gears of War to… Read More

  • Sony Sountina glass speaker now available for a lot of Yen

    Sony will release a spectacular new speaker system in Japan as early as June 20th. The so-called Sountina (a combination of the words sound and fountain) comes in the shape of a glass tube, which is 184.5 cm tall. To be more specific, the device measures 325×184.5x325mm and weighs 12.5 kg. Sony said today they plan to sell their stylish speaker not only to affluent individuals but also… Read More

  • BioShock for PS3 confirmed

    There aren’t exactly any details at the moment to back up this claim, but the UK’s Playstation magazine, PSM3, is promising an in-depth preview along with screenshots according to CVG. No word on when the popular Take-Two title will be available for the Sony platform, but, as usual, we’ll keep a lookout for you PS3 fanboys. Read More

  • First ever PSP Go! Messenger virtual dinner

    I have no idea what either of these blokes are saying, but they’re using Sony’s Go! Messenger feature to do whatever it is that they’re doing. Seriously, I have no idea what Keith Lemon is even saying. Read More

  • Sony PSP celebrates Madden's 20th year with a new shade

    In honor of John Madden’s ugly mug being plastered over a football game, Sony has announced a special bundle and color for the PSP. That particular shade of “metallic” blue is pretty meh, but for $200 it’s not a bad deal at all. The Madden NFL 09 PSP Entertainment Pack includes “NFL: In Just One Play” on UMD Video, a PLAYSTATION Network voucher to download… Read More

  • Sony Japan releases second sound system with golf-ball-sized speakers

    The Japanese are known to be masters of miniaturization. Now Sony is trying to live up to this reputation by releasing a second sound system equipped with golf ball size speakers. Their first model, the the DAV-IS10, was a home theatre in a box set-up. The company today announced their 5.1 sound system HT-IS 100 comes with four speakers as small as 43×43 mm, just a little bigger than… Read More

  • Sony Japan releases limited edition Digital SLR camera α350

    If you are a camera fan with a penchant for exclusivity, here is your chance: Sony announced the release of a special version of its α350 digital SLR camera and DT 18-70mm F3.5-5.6 lens. Priced at $960, the kit is on sale in the Japanese Sony Style online store. The new camera is technically identical to the α350 in black which is available in Japan for two months now. This means you get… Read More

  • Sony achieves a (small) step forward in the development of large-size OLED TVs

    No one can deny OLED displays are superior in quality to LCD or Plasma screens. One problem which has been constraining the commercialization of large-size OLED TVs, however, is the high level of power consumption. On Monday however, Sony and Japanese chemical company Idemitsu announced they succeeded in increasing the internal quantum efficiency (IQE) in deep-blue fluorescent OLED devices… Read More

  • Rejoice! Rolly now available at U.S. Sony stores

    Sony’s game-changing robotic dancing turd. This is actually kind of funny. I did a search for Rolly on SonyStyle.com and up popped the movie Suicide Club. Could this be a sign that the Rolly is a dunder-headed little dancing robot that is one step above those dancing plants or Big Mouth Billy the Singing Bass could soon jump in front of a train and leave us all forever? That said, Rolly… Read More

  • Turn your PS3 into a Linux PC, the Popular Mechanics way


    If you read the paper version of Popular Mechanics, you may have already seen this. But on the internet, if you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you — as we are constantly reminded by recycled pictures of women in tubs. And this is more worth a look than that. Pop Mech has published a pretty straightforward how-to on getting Ubuntu to run on your big scary PS3. I don’t… Read More

  • Sony releases the VGC-LJ25L laptop AKA the WTF-2008

    I’m looking at this thing and looking at it and wondering what the heck it’s supposed to be? Is it a folding all-in-one desktop? Is it a laptop with half the screen exposed? Has Sony decided to take meth and rave all night and then spend the night in some rich guy’s house in Manhattan where everything is reflective and then decided to go and do its final design project at… Read More

  • Sony announces two new Xplod in-dash CD receivers


    If I owned a car anymore I’d probably take one of Sony’s two new Xplod decks for a ride in my whip. Both the GT920U and GT620U feature support for USB flash media and pump out 52Wx4 output. The 920 has a fold-out face plate, rear USB input and it can be customized in three different colors depending on your preference. Unless you’re Matt Hickey, of course, because he… Read More

  • Sony's Home for PS3 should be here by fall

    We’re still not able to experience Home on our PS3s, but Sony Computer Entertainment’s David Reeves says it will definitely be out by Autumn. He goes on to say that SCEE may have been too ambitious in its plans for the application, which is a Sims-like social networking tool, much like Second Life. To make it more attractive, SCEE will be adding games to the application… Read More

  • Photos of Sony Ericsson 'Paris'

    Some photos of Sony Ericsson’s upcoming “Paris” smartphone (that’s its codename, at least) have been floating around lately. The device looks pretty nice, I guess, with a comfortable-looking keyboard and big screen. Is it too big, though? I guess we’ll see. Read More

  • Kaz Hirai, SCE Pres: PS3 is "viable platform," also really good

    In this bit of fluff from BBC, Sony Computer Entertainment President Kaz Hirai says that the Playstation is a good platform, that is good, and that it is a very good platform. He also believes that is a good platform and that it is really good. He doesn’t note that the Wii is eating his lunch, the 360 is more popular in the U.S., and that the games on the PS3 are pretty sparse. He… Read More

  • Research study shows Sony's OLED TV won't last as long as Sony says it will


    Sony’s extremely expensive 11-inch OLED TV that landed stateside earlier this year claims a lifespan of 30,000 hours or 10 years, but DisplaySearch says otherwise. The research firm tested two XEL-1 TVs for 1,000 hours and estimates that the organic light-emitting diode set would fizzle out after 17,000 hours. “The results demonstrate that the Sony display is significantly inferior… Read More

  • External HDD coming for PS3 from Sony?


    Sony seems to be uncomfortable with the current HDD configuration of the PS3 or so it seems according to David Reeves, the SCEE head honcho. They did reduce the price of the PS3 by switching to a smaller capacity hard drive, but I don’t see anyone wanting to buy varying options from Sony if it were an option. I’ll gladly use one of my existing portables or buy a cheap 2.5-inch SATA… Read More

  • Rockstar releasing GTA IV patch for PS3 sometime today


    Soon after GTA IV launched it was rather apparent that all the bugs weren’t squashed for the PS3 and the only solution Rockstar could muster up was to re-install. Sometime today, if it hasn’t already happened, Sony and Rockstar will release a patch to help alleviate the stress being put on the servers. “reducing the loads on the servers at GameSpy and hopefully the… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 available for pre-order, rumors hint at mid-September launch

    If you’ve got almost a thousand bucks burning a hole in your pocket and you want to get a head start on ordering up that Xperia X1 by Sony Ericsson, why not head over to CellHut.com and pre-order one? Rumors are also beginning to swirl about a mid-September launch. What a great way to make friends at your new school! It’s going for $999 with an initial $100 off and the phone is… Read More

  • Microsoft denies Blu-ray rumors, again


    Last week the ED was reporting that Pegatron had sealed a deal with Microsoft to build Xbox 360 units with Blu-ray drives and today Microsoft, once again, denied the rumors that they would introduce a BD-R Xbox 360. Will this ever end? “As we have stated, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360,” said a Microsoft official in an email to GamePro on Monday. Read More