• Sony first to ship Centrino 2

    While Lenovo, Fujitsu, Toshiba and other PC manufacturers have been making a fuss about launching the first PCs to include Intel’s new Centrino 2 chipsets, Sony it seems actually shipped the first Centrino 2 products. The Inquirer reported Sony’s claim to being first, with Sony saying that Intel’s embargo lifted at 8:00pm on Monday the 15th and that the company started… Read More

  • Sony's got high hopes for PSP's GPS add-on

    We’ve been talking about a GPS add-on for the PSP for some time now, but we never really knew what Sony’s designs for it were. Turns out, Sony’s got big plans for the little extra that could. That’s going to be a big one for us. It changes the dynamics of GPS but also changes the way developers think about games on PSP because you can start integrating GPS into… Read More

  • Is this the PSP-3000?

    This appears to be the PSP-3000, an updated PSP with built-in mic and a thinner metal ring. While I don’t mind the PSP, I think these constant updates make Sony look a little desperate. While the DS and the DS Lite were quite different and the 1st generation hardware was clearly sub par, they pretty much nailed it on the PSP… not that that helped them sell games. Read More

  • E3 2008: Bioshock teaser trailer for PS3 [Update] This one is for the PS3 fanboys. We really do love you guys. Update: It appears that the few minutes I missed at the beginning of my 2K briefing regarding Bioshock was about the PS3 version. Looks like… Read More

  • Pirates! Yarrrr! T’is why thar be no sissy PSP games!

    I’m not gonna sugar coat it for you PSP fans out there; Sony’s CEO Jack Tretton told Engadget that the reason there aren’t any new PSP games coming out is, you guessed it, pirates! Tretton said that "piracy in the hundreds of thousands of units are preventing software sales. It’s a problem that affects our software sales right now." He also blamed the… Read More

  • Blu-Ray on Xbox?

    Betting on the losing format isn’t such a bad thing for Microsoft. Sure they made an expensive peripheral HD-DVD player, but at least they didn’t integrate it, leaving gamers stuck with a costly price tag for the core console. But now that the format is dead and Blu-Ray is the winner, will the Xbox get a Blu-Ray player? No. Which of course, doesn’t really come as a surprise. Read More

  • Sony sells 10 million PSPs in Nippon, Japanese video game market explodes

    Today Sony announced they were able to sell 10 million PSPs (PSP-1000 and 2000 series combined) in Japan since the system launched in this country in December 2004. According to Sony, the PSP was the best-selling video game console in Japan for the first half of this year. These results are pretty impressive but Sony’s number is dwarfed by the 23 million DS consoles Nintendo sold in… Read More

  • Four new laptop lines from Sony

    Sony has announced four new laptop lines, each taking advantage of Intel’s new Centrino 2 (Montevina) platform: The FW Series of multimedia notebooks, the SR Series of ultraportables and the Z Series of ultraportables, along with the BZ Series of business notebooks. Let’s take a closer look, shall we? Read More

  • Not iPhone: Sony says "no" to price cuts for the Playstation 3

    It seems the Playstation 3 will not get cheaper anytime soon. Sony’s Chief Financial Officer Nobuyuki Oneda said today in Singapore the company will not reduce the price of the console for the foreseeable future. According to Oneda, Sony currently tries to improve profitability of its gaming business by lowering production costs for the Playstation 3. Apparently, the company also… Read More

  • Japan pumps $350 million into the development of 40-inch OLED TVs

    Today Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization announced it wants to accelerate the commercialization of large-screen OLED-TVs with a $350 million investment to be spent over 5 years. The public organization plans to cooperate with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and a total of 10 Japanese technology companies. These… Read More

  • 40GB PS3 to be replaced: Wal-Mart docs

    A leaked Wal-Mart document has the whole Internet buzzing right now, what with it showing that the 40GB PS3 will be replaced with a new model in August. Like true diplomats, it’s important to understand what “replaced” actually means here: does that mean an entirely new model, like a 50GB drive model (or whatever), or that Sony is merely including a DualShock 3 with the… Read More

  • Sony releases PS3 2.41 update: Should fix those nasty 2.40 bugs

    As promised, Sony has released the 2.41 firmware update for the PS3. Apparently the 2.40 update caused problems in some PS3s, but ours here seemed to be just fine. In any event, 2.41 brings in-game Cross Media Bar access and the Trophy system. They’re like Achievements on Xbox 360. Sony has apologized for the previous, buggy 2.40 update. Carry on. via 1UP Read More

  • Sony hopes to kickstart India’s gaming market with a new PS2

    Sony recently announced it will release the fourth version of the PS2 in India and Russia in late October. The new model will be slimmer and have a built-in AC adapter. Sony hopes that by continuing to support the PS2, it will help strengthen the developing gaming markets in those areas. They are still marketing the PS3 but Sony feels that most potential gamers in that market will be more… Read More

  • Sony to release fixed PS3 firmware this week

    Last week’s PS3 firmware update left some angry gamers in its wake as reports of jacked up consoles made their way around the internet shortly after Sony made version 2.40 of its PS3 software available for download last Wednesday. The company quickly pulled the problematic update and has now said that version 2.41 will be available “midweek,” according to CVG. While most… Read More

  • Sony removes v2.4 firmware upgrade

    After the debacle that is firmware v2.4 for the PS3, Sony has pulled the firmware upgrade from their servers and are looking into issues that have affected some with a bricked console. Some Playstation forum members are reporting that bricked consoles from the upgrade can simply remove the hard drive and reformat via PC. Read More

  • Have you upgraded your PS3 firmware to 2.4?

    Did it brick your PS3? Word on the Web is that some of your compatriots (you know, if PS3 owners were from one country while us Xbox 360 owners were from another) are experiencing various degrees of FUBAR after upgrading. Read More

  • Sony to boost production of TVs with FED technology

    Field Emission Technologies, a Sony affiliate, is preparing to mass-produce a new kind of flat panel starting 2009. Sony owns 37.8 percent of the company. The so-called FEDs (field emission displays) offer higher picture quality than LCDs. Backlighting FEDs is not necessary so that they are said to be twice as energy-efficient as LCDs. While Sony’s first OLED-TV, the XEL-1, measures… Read More

  • Sony has ‘no plans’ for downloadable PS2 games on PS3 Store

    Sony has shot down the “PS2 games on PlayStation Store?” rumor. For now. The rumor started after last week’s big Sony press conference where it announced a PlayStation movie store. Some of the screens on display showed PS2 games as being on the store, but Sony chalked that up to a mistake. At this point, we haven’t made any announcements, and there are no plans for… Read More

  • PS3 Firmware (v.2.40) update walkthrough and FAQ

    Eric Lempel, Director of PlayStation Network Operations, has put up three fun-filled posts to the official PlayStation blog. The first post is about XMB access in-game and features a video of how it will look. It should make it easier to check messages from friends without having to leave the game. The second post also had a video but this one was less exciting, since it was about the… Read More

  • The Sony Mylo 2 personal communicator gets an update

    If you have a Mylo you will be happy to know Sony released an updated for the device. Some of the more notable features in this update are support for video recording, support for a 16GB Memory Stick, playback of WMV files, and improved playback of YouTube videos. If you are not sure what the Mylo personal communicator is, be sure to check out Peter Ha’s review of the device. If you… Read More