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Tag: Playstation

The Original Nintendo Sony Playstation?

The Original Nintendo Sony Playstation?
The dedicated gaming fanatics over at Game Rave claim to have gotten their hands on what could be a rare piece of video game history. This chunky device is purported to be a prototype for the original Sony PlayStation.

PS3 1.80 System Update Adds Upscaling

PS3 1.80 System Update Adds Upscaling
Whee. Sony is rolling out yet another firmware upgrade for the PlayStation 3 console. The impending version 1.80 upgrade adds a couple of new features, but the most significant one purportedly adds upscaling of DVD, Playstation and PlayStation 2 games to as much as 1080p resolution.
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Sony Confirms 80gb PS3

Sony Confirms 80gb PS3
Thanks to some images that were floating around on the FCC website, rumors have floating around for a while that Sony was working on an 80GB version of the PlayStation 3. Well, it turns out the 80GB model is real.

Zero Tech 3 Racing Controller Coming for PS3

Zero Tech 3 Racing Controller Coming for PS3
Japanese game accessory maker Hori has revealed their upcoming racing controller for the PlayStation 3. The Zero Tech 3 controller features a trigger-grip design with a sideways mounted analog steering control. The unique design allows players to use their left hand to control the accelerator and brake triggers, while the right hand controls steering.

PS3 Eye Toy on Its Way

PS3 Eye Toy on Its Way
Soon, the PlayStation 3 will get its own version of the popular Eye Toy gadget. The new camera won’t win any beauty pageants, thanks to its odd oversized microphone and bulbous head. The giant microphone apparently does have a purpose, however, with multiple elements to help filter out unwanted background noise.

My Theory on the 80gb Playstation 3

My Theory on the 80gb Playstation 3
There’s been a bit of buzz lately that Sony is working on new PS3’s with larger hard drives. Heck, a photo even surfaced on Kotaku today of a box from one of the supposed new 80GB models.

Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction HD Screens

Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction HD Screens
While there aren’t a tremendous number of current titles to get excited about on the PlayStation 3, one future title that does have me in a lather is the upcoming Ratchet and Clank Future Tools of Destruction.

PS3 System Uses 3x More Memory Than Xbox 360

PS3 System Uses 3x More Memory Than Xbox 360
Even though the Xbox 360 has an arguably much faster and easier to use operating environment than the PlayStation 3, it apparently uses significantly less memory than Sony’s big black box. According to this post by Ozymandias (who happens to work for Microsoft,) the Xbox 360 reserves approximately 32MB of it’s RAM for the System, including the kernel, device drivers, Xbox Guide, friends lists, voice/text messages, achievement lists, gamercards, Live Marketplace, 1-1 chat, virtual keyboard, and the music player.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game Announced

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Game Announced
Midway and Cartoon Network have revealed that they’re working on a new game based on the popular Adult Swim cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The game, titled Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, will be an action-adventure game featuring “combat golf” (whatever that means,) cart racing among other things.

PS3 1.60 Update Adds Background Downloads, More

PS3 1.60 Update Adds Background Downloads, More
On Thursday, March 22, the Sony PlayStation 3 will be getting a much-anticipated upgrade to its system software. The 1.60 update will add the ability to queue downloads for background processing, rather than the arduous “wait and pray” download method that the console currently offers.

The Only Way to Play Virtua Fighter 5

The Only Way to Play Virtua Fighter 5
The SEGA Virtua Stick High Grade Controller is a must buy if you’re serious about your fighting games. Originally available only in Japan, the controller is available worldwide from importer Play-Asia, so you can play with the big boys now.

Littlebigplanet for PS3 Looking Impressive

Littlebigplanet for PS3 Looking Impressive
In addition to Sony’s announcement of their new PlayStation Home Virtual Community for the PS3, they also showed off this cool new title called LittleBigPlanet. The game is designed to be a co-op platformer, where individuals can design their own physics-driven platform levels, then run through them with friends.

Playstation 3 ‘Home’ Virtual Community Confirmed

Playstation 3 ‘Home’ Virtual Community Confirmed
At this week’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), Sony confirmed plans for a new enhancement to the PS3’s online capabilities, simply called “Home.” The new feature will take a page out of other social networking services, enabling console users to share content and interact in new ways.

Pro Tool Kit Opens Every Console

Pro Tool Kit Opens Every Console
If you’ve ever tried to crack open your video game console for curiosity’s sake (or other, more devious purposes), you know how challenging it can be to find all of the right tools to get the job done without damaging your console.

Sony and Immersion Settle, Sixaxis Rumble Now Possible

Sony and Immersion Settle, Sixaxis Rumble Now Possible
A couple of years back, Immersion sued Sony for $91 million for infringing on their patents when they made their Dual Shock controllers for the PlayStation 2. The company claimed that Sony was using patented force-feedback technologies without paying royalties.

PS3 Intercooler Revealed: Why?

PS3 Intercooler Revealed: Why?
Nyko revealed their new cooling system for the Sony PlayStation 3 console this week, and all I can say is: does anyone really need this? The $25 Intercooler for PlayStation 3 features a whopping FIVE additional fans, and wraps around the back, bottom and side of your PS3, making the mammoth console just that much larger, and ruining the console’s virtually silent operation.
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