Sony

  • CrunchDeals: 100 free eBooks with the purchase of a Sony Reader

    CrunchDeals: 100 free eBooks with the purchase of a Sony Reader

    In what appears to be a last ditch effort by Sony to thwart the onslaught that the Amazon Kindle is bringing in the realm of eBooks, they’ll be giving away 100 Connect eBooks Classic titles with the purchase of the Reader Digital Book. That’s not too shabby considering each title is $1.99. A few of the titles included are Beowulf, The Time Machine and 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Assassin's Creed

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Assassin's Creed

    Just to follow up on my Xbox 360 Elite and HD DVD player recommendation from yesterday, I wanted to recommend Assassin’s Creed for both the Xbox 360 and PS3. But it seems as though the PS3 crowd are having some troubles with Altair freezing in mid-jump along with a handful of other glitches. This, however, should not detract from the game itself, which is fantastic. The AI in AC is… Read More

  • Jack Tretton on PS3's first year: "there were missteps"

    Jack Tretton on PS3's first year: "there were missteps"

    So its been a little more than a year since Sony dropped its big mother of a console on the world; what does SCEA’s CEO have to say about it? Well, “the biggest disappointment” was the launch, when Tretton says they were only able to tap about a fifth of the demand at the launch date with their 200,000 consoles. He maintains that they are looking at an extremely long (10… Read More

  • Pass the dutch, Sony

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=28433 This one makes more sense than the others, but it’s still weird as feck. Whatever you’re smoking over there please feel free to send it my way. Read More

  • Sony's Flash HD Vaio: hot, but not a cheap date

    Sony's Flash HD Vaio: hot, but not a cheap date

    Flash-based storage is the future, but we haven’t arrived in the future just yet. Sony’s high-end flash Vaio is a good example of this. At 2lbs, 10oz, it feels about as heavy as a piece of beef jerky, and with a Centrino Duo processor and flash HD, it’s a vision of next-gen technology. And with a reported battery life of more than 5 hours on power save mode, it’s… Read More

  • UT3 for PS3 shipment date confirmed

    UT3 for PS3 shipment date confirmed

    I haven’t played Unreal Tournament since 2001, but I recall having a bloody good time playing it in the dorms. Ultra-fast network and heaps of gamers who were up at all times and down to frag. Good times. I miss college. :( Midway has announced that UT3 will begin shipping on December 10 for $59.95. What makes UT3 stand out is the ability for users to upload their own content. Read More

  • Sony misquoted about possible PlayStation phone

    Sony misquoted about possible PlayStation phone

    Sony’s chief operating officer Jim Ryan told the Economic Times of India that a PlayStation phone was "definitely plausible" but later claimed that he was misquoted. A Sony UK spokesperson told ComputerAndVideoGames.com, ""We do have talks with other arms of the Sony family about various topics but I can confirm we are not currently working together on the creation of… Read More

  • Yahoo and Sony BMG Buddy Up Over Produced Content

    Yahoo and Sony BMG Buddy Up Over Produced Content

    Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed, in exchange for a slice of Yahoo’s advertising revenue, to let Yahoo’s users upload videos and music clips containing its produced content. The deal comes just over a year since Sony made a very similar agreement with Google that also entailed the release of “thousands” of music videos on Google Video (and, soon after, YouTube… Read More

  • Very expensive Sony OLED TV ready for pre-ordering

    Very expensive Sony OLED TV ready for pre-ordering

    Sure, it’s slim. The world’s slimmest, actually, at 3 millimeters. And the contrast ratio, wow. It’s high. A million to one. That’s 1000000:1. At $1800, though, is an 11-inch super bright, super slim TV with a 960×540 resolution and a digtial TV tuner worth it? I guess we’ll find out. It’s currently only available via Sony Japan (for 200,000 Yen) but… Read More

  • Sony Price Cut Doubles PS3 Sales

    Sony Price Cut Doubles PS3 Sales

    From CrunchGear: Sony’s lackluster PlayStation 3 sales more than doubled recently thanks to the introduction of the new 40GB model and a $100 price cut on the 80GB model. Well, it is only one week’s data, but sales went from about 40,000 units a week to more than 100,000. Still, it is going to have to do better than that to catch up to the Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii (which… Read More

  • Sony drops PS3 price by $100, sales double

    Sony drops PS3 price by $100, sales double

    Funny how economics works, huh? Sony’s lackluster PlayStation 3 sales more than doubled recently thanks to the introduction of the new 40GB model and a $100 price cut on the 80GB model. Sony CEO Howard Stringer said, "It’s the breakthrough we’ve been anticipating. We’ve been holding our breath." Hardly a breakthrough when seen in simple economic terms. Read More

  • DivX coming to PlayStation 3

    DivX coming to PlayStation 3

    DivX announced this morning that its technology will soon be alive and well inside your PS3 console. “Our technology will expand the multimedia functionality of PS3 by enabling users to enjoy access to the broad library of content in the DivX digital media format,” said DivX CEO Kevin Hell. I’d like to announce this morning that I’ve never known of someone with the… Read More

  • New-ish Sony eBook reader apparently mangles PDFs

    New-ish Sony eBook reader apparently mangles PDFs

    So close. I’ve been eyeing eBook readers for a while now. I really can’t see myself spending $300 on one when I have gadgets like the Nokia 770 and iPod Touch that are capable of handling similar tasks and more. However, the E-Ink technology is pretty cool and the 7,500 page-turn battery life that Sony suggests is intriguing. According to Gordon Meyer over at 43 Folders, the… Read More

  • CrunchRumor: Sony launching 16GB Memory Stick at CES?

    We hate rumors. No, wait, we love them. So do you, that’s why you’re here. We’ve got one that we’ve been hearing about that will bore most of you, but some of you will love. The word is that at CES in January, Sony is going to be dropping 16GB Memory Stick Pros, doubling the current top-end of 8GB. If true, then Memory Stick might not be a back-seat format anymore… Read More

  • Sony brass thinks Blu-ray vs HD DVD is a 'stalemate'

    Sony brass thinks Blu-ray vs HD DVD is a 'stalemate'

    Howard Stringer (Sony Corp. CEO) says that Blu-ray and HD DVD are in a stalemate. He has to say that, though. I’ve stayed out of the debate since it started because, as a consumer, I don’t care who wins. I care about how much it’s going to cost me versus how much benefit I’ll get out of it. As it stands right now, I wouldn’t buy a Blu-ray player for $450 when… Read More

  • HD DVD invades 90k+ homes over the weekend

    HD DVD invades 90k+ homes over the weekend

    Remember the Toshiba HD-A2 player that was going for $99? Yeah, well, it sold over 90,000 units over the weekend. Crazy, huh? That comes close to Sony’s Blu-ray player, the BDP-S300, which retails for $499 and has shipped around 100k since its debut in the summer. Figures are expected to be higher for Toshiba because not all retailers have reported back. Not too shabby, guys. Have… Read More

  • Sony's LCS-TWA/T is soft and supple

    Sony's LCS-TWA/T is soft and supple


    After a long day blogging, I like to pull out my TWA/T and rub its soft insides. Sometimes it gets a little hot and wet on humid days, but it keeps my Cybershot warm and cozy when I’m inside and feels so good when I slide my cameras in and out. Best of all, this TWA/T costs $39.99, about $100 less than the one I got in Reno back in college. Product Page via Giz Read More

  • Deep Red PSPs coming next month

    Deep Red PSPs coming next month

    Sony will be launching two new PSPs next month in Deep Red. Other than color the only thing worth noting is that one bundle will include a 1seg digital TV tuner with a 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo and stand while the other just has a 32MB card. Whatevs. Press Release Read More

  • CrunchDeals: $399 PS3 with movie, game, HDMI cable

    CrunchDeals: $399 PS3 with movie, game, HDMI cable

    Sure, you can get the 40GB PlayStation 3 console with free Spiderman Blu-ray movie for $399 just about anywhere but at Dell, you can get the same bundle PLUS Ratchet and Clank Future: TOD and an HDMI cable thrown in as well. This isn’t going to cause mass hysteria by any means but for anyone getting set to buy a PS3 to hook up to a nice shiny HDTV via HDMI, you might as well get some… Read More

  • Sony, I don't understand your commercials

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?umid=125759 Does anyone understand this at all? What is Sony doing? Read More