playstation 3

  • 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

  • Rumor: Sony to announce PS3 news tomorrow

    An unsubstantiated rumor coming out of Australia says Sony is readying for a global announcement tomorrow regarding the PS3. What’s on tap for the announcement is still up in the air, if this is even true, but all fingers point to a price drop for the console. Or a new browser and online content, according to analysts that SmartHouse made up or bothered not to source. Read More

  • Hands-on: Fat Princess for PlayStation 3

    My only recollection of Titan’s Fat Princess was the initial controversy over the games title and how it degrades those who are overweight and women and all that hoopla. All that aside, the game is incredibly fun to play and rather brutal considering it looks like a kid’s game. It reminds me of Team Fortress 2 and neither myself, Greg or Devin have successfully saved our Princesses. Read More

  • Sony PS3 firmware update coming soon

    The PlayStation folks have just posted a quick note about the upcoming update to the PS3, v2.6. This particular update will enhance the media features of the game console. One of the new ‘key features’ is the Photo Gallery app that just sorts your images in various ways based on camera used, event date, time, etc. Lame, I know, but there’s more. Read More

  • Sony launching Playstation Home (Beta) tomorrow for all It’s been nearly two years, but the time is coming, friends. The folks at the Playstation blog announced that starting tomorrow Sony would be rolling out Home to everyone in an open Beta. Director of Playstation Home Jack Buser encourages those who haven’t been privy to Home to snuggle up to the veterans to get tips on how to… Read More

  • Blockbuster OnDemand coming to Blu-ray players (PS3?), too

    Blockbuster went official with plans for a set-top streaming box last week and now the company CEO is stating that the same capability will soon be available in Blu-ray players as well. Allegedly this option will be available in the first quarter of 2009 but what player is going to have the option? The Playstation 3 perhaps? Read More

  • EA smells a sucker, announces Dead Space DLC

    Are these really necessary? Flaming skins for your Line Gun? There are a few worthwhile upgrades, but still. The first round of DLC for EA’s Dead Space arrives for the Xbox on November 13 and the 20th for the PlayStation 3. Read More

  • The Hoff aka David Hasselhoff is coming to a PlayStation near you Please put the Hoff out of his misery in Pain on November 6th! via PlayStation Blog Read More

  • New PS3 bundles to hit Japan

    Sony is going to release a couple of new PS3 80 GB bundles according to a report leaked through Famitsu. One of the new 80 GB models will be available for the same amount of cake as the current 40 GB offering and will include Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Spec III. Or, you could opt for two Dual Shock controllers and a copy of LittleBigPlanet for a few more yen. Currently, the info indicates… Read More

  • Sony sayz PS3 & PSP are selling very well

    The looming – or is it already here? – economic crisis is going to hurt most CE companies this Christmas season. Sony is stating though that the company is on track with 30% better sales than originally thought and even with slow holiday sales, the PS3 will hit the expectations. That means the PS3 will sell 10 million units by March of ’09 with the PSP sales hitting… Read More

  • Mega Man 9 is out for Wii!

    In case you forgot, or haven’t read any of the other 50 million Mega Man 9 posts here at CG, I thought I’d remind you all that Mega Man 9 is out today for download on WiiWare, and will be out shortly on the other consoles. I’m feeling that same excitement I felt back in the day when something like StarFox would come out — probably because I’ve been looking for a… Read More

  • Rumor: Next PS3 update to include screen grab functionality

    Break out the salt shaker, PS3 fanboys, because this one’s for you. CVG was supposedly tipped off by a “development source” that the next round of PS3 updates, specifically 2.5, will include the ability to capture screen grabs. No other details were mentioned. Read More

  • Sony PS3 wireless keypad priced, dated

    Sony’s answer to the Xbox 360 messenger kit has been priced and dated on Amazon. The wireless keypad will be available on November 30th for $50. Read More

  • 160GB PS3 finally announced by Sony

    Also announced at GC from Sony is the 160GB PS3 that kicks off with the Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune bundle that includes the new hardware (duh), copy of U:DF, a PSN voucher for PAIN and a fancy DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controller. The special bundle will launch in November for $500. Read More

  • Sony Japan presents stand-alone DVD writer/recorder for Handycam owners

    Sony Japan today unveiled a new DVD writer [JP] for the living room, which makes it possible to record and view video from camcorders on 12cm DVDs without using a PC. The VDR-MC10 will hit Japanese stores October 10th and is expected to cost $410. The device is Nippon-only at this point. However, given it’s tailor-made for use with Sony’s Handycam brand (which spread all over… Read More

  • ABI says consumers giving Blu-ray players the shifty eye

    In its latest report, ABI Research said that consumers were reluctant to commit to Blu-ray players, saying they just weren’t sure they could settle down right now. Over half of the 1000 survey respondents said they had “other priorities” than buying a Blu-ray player, of the 23% that said they were pretty likely to go Blu-ray, but needed more time, like maybe a year. ABI… Read More

  • Sony looking for Playstation Home beta testers

    Sony’s virtual world, Playstation Home, has been delayed multiple times since it was first announced in July of 2007. But an outreach for beta testers in Japan should give Sony PS3 owners a glimmer of hope here in the US. It’s unclear why the beta testing is being limited to Japan, but hopefuls can apply starting today until August 11. Sony plans to offer 10,000 gamers access to… Read More