Sony

  • There's still hope for PS2 backwards compatibility

    [photopress:ps22222.jpg,full,center] This month’s Electronic Gaming Monthly has an interview with PlayStation Network director Eric Lempell. Among other things, Lempell wants the world to know that PS3 backwards compatibility isn’t quite dead yet. (The 40GB PS3 killed backwards compatibility.) He says there may be a way through software emulation and other forms of wizardry for all… Read More

  • IBM reduces Cell processor's power consumption, PS3 to benefit

    [photopress:cellpp.jpg,full,center] An international solid state circuit conference, which sounds super fun, has been going on this past week. One thing that we should care about is IBM’s announcement that it has figured out a way to shrink the Cell processor that’s used in the PS3, cutting its power consumption in half (or just about). Following the imaginary flow chart, less… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $100 credit with the purchase of a Playstation 3

    Seems pretty straight forward. A Blu-ray player that will never get dated and a console that will likely stay on store shelves for years to come. Might as well. Click here Read More

  • Sony shrinks Bravia technology down to three inches

      If you live in Japan and you like mobile digital television, you’re probably going to think at least once (maybe twice) about Sony’s new little XDV-D500 handheld TV. It’s got a 3-inch screen and uses Sony’s Bravia technology to showcase some mighty fine moving picture elements via the “OneSeg” digital TV service in Japan. Read More

  • Sony Alpha DSLR commercial

    Behold, the power of Sony’s DSLR line. A fairly uninformative commercial that’s pretty lean on details and specs. I could have made this commercial and showcased a bunch of disposable cameras. Read More

  • Satin Silver PS3 announced for Japan

    I don’t really see the point of having different color consoles, but Sony Japan announced a satin silver PS3 that’s due out March 6. The 40GB version will retail for 39,980 Yen, which is roughly $372. A silver DualShock 3 controller is also being included in the bundle. That is all. New Satin Silver sku due in March [Game Industry] Read More

  • PMA 2008: New "Flagship" Pro DSLR from Sony


    Already a manufacturer of CMOS imaging sensors for professional digital SLRs, Sony announced this morning at PMA 2008 in Las Vesgas that it too would introduce a pro digital SLR this year. The new digital SLR — which is simply being called "Flagship" at this point — will use a new 24.6-megapixel full-frame "Exmor" CMOS sensor and employ Sony’s in-camera… Read More

  • Rumor: Slimmed down PS3 on track for autumn release

    [photopress:psthree.jpg,full,center] Maybe, just maybe, a slimmed down PS3 is in the works. A PSThree, if you will. There’s little in the way of “information” in this report, by speculation points to a slimmer PS3, possibly with a 160GB hard drive. An autumn release has been bandied about, so we’ll see. As you know, the PS3 is the best Blu-ray player . I’ll still… Read More

  • Time to hack that Skypeable PSP?


    This is not what the latest firmware looks like. Feelin’ frisky? Not that we condone piracy or hacking of any sort, but I’m sure homebrewers out there want to get going on the latest firmware update for the PSP. Well, you needn’t fret any longer. Team M33 has already done it for you. Click on over and check it out. If you’re feeling uneasy about the whole thing then… Read More

  • Sony PSP Skype review

    So I’ve been trying to get Skype to work on my Darth Vader PSP all morning and for some reason the headset that was included doesn’t want to transmit my audio. During my test, I pinged Biggs and I could hear him loud and clear. There are no visible switches on the headset and nothing in the tools section to allow me to adjust the volume. I’ll keep fiddling with it and… Read More

  • Sony's expensive, but sweet, digital photo frames have Bluetooth and HDMI-out


    I’ve never really wanted a digital photo frame, but their feature sets are starting to get to the point where I can understand that someone sane might want one. These Sony ones are certainly of a high quality, at 7″ or 9″ and 800×480 resolution with 512MB of storage in the big one and 256MB in the small one. They both also sport Bluetooth connectivity so you can shoot… Read More

  • Hands on with Sony PSP headphones, headset

    I’ll be testing these bad boys out a bit later tonight when I get my PSP set up with the latest firmware. Skype and PSP FTW! Read More

  • Sony announces 1080p projector, time for me to find my own apartment


    I’m not unhappy with the 42-inch Vizio that’s sitting in my living room, but it’s only 720p and who wouldn’t want a 1080p set? My brother splashes up 720p content onto his 90-something-inch screen and that makes me uber jealous. Playing Gears of War, Assassin’s Creed, BioShock, or even Halo 3 just isn’t the same when I come home after spending a few hours at… Read More

  • Sony Europe says no 120GB PS3, maybe 160GB PS3

    The other day we informed you that there could be a tiny shakeup in Sony’s PS3 line that included the dismissal of the 80GB and the introduction of a 120- or 160GB model with DualShock 3 controllers. Those were based on rumors or moles, so, obviously, Sony had to say something. But it’s not coming from Sony America, rather, Sony Europe. A spokesperson for SCEE said, “We do… Read More

  • Skype for PSP is here! [Update]

    From Crackle: Skype on the PSP The official announcement that Skype would be coming to the PSP (PSP-2000 series only) came at CES and now we’re seeing signs that firmware v3.90 is set to roll out this week. It’s pretty straightforward. If you’ve used Skype then it should be a simple and painless process. In case you’re wondering what to expect later this week today… Read More

  • Vaio T's get a CPU bump, new sexy shells


    The Sony ultraportables that were so unfavorably compared to the MacBook Air in the Stevenote have received a shot in the arm in the form of an extra 200MHz bump in the CPU. And to celebrate the new brain, they went out and bought it some new clothes. A model and a scholar! Well, kind of – it’s still not as powerful as the Air, though it’s smaller in some ways and still a… Read More

  • GT5 Prologue dated

    I’ll be purchasing a PS3 on April 17 because that’s the day GT5: Prologue is hitting store shelves in the US. You can also download via the PlayStation store, but I haven’t found anything that says it will/might be cheaper than the retail version, which is $40 and is currently on pre-order from Amazon. It’s also worth noting that the date, March 18, on Amazon is… Read More

  • Sony, SK Telecom to deliver VOD flicks to your phone

    Well, not your phone unless you and your phone reside in South Korea. Here’s another reminder that the Telecom industry in the US just flat out sucks. Pioneering the way is SK, again. Sony Pictures Television just inked a deal for four years to provide SK Telecom subscribers with full-length, VOD movies directly to their mobile phone. It’s fairly inexpensive at $1 to $2 for films… Read More

  • Rumor: 120GB or 160GB PS3 on its way, 80GB on its way out

    It seems as though AT’s mole has the skinny on the recent mumblings of Sony discontinuing the 80GB model, which are, apparently, true and that a 120GB or 160GB would soon replace it. It’s also being said that prices will remain the same. A few more tidbits were revealed as well. The Spiderman 3 pack-in will disappear as well once the 80GB unit is gone. In order to maintain a… Read More

  • HD DVD is dead, says Gartner

    Toshi might think that spending $3 million on a Super Bowl ad will help boost profits and possibly salvage what’s left to prolong the war, but that’s exactly what Gartner means when they refer to recent actions by Toshiba as “useless resistance.” It’s things like this and the recent price cuts that are prolonging the inevitable. The death of HD DVD. Gartner… Read More