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Tag: Playstation

Sony Confirms End of PS3 60gb Model, $499 Price

Sony Confirms End of PS3 60gb Model, $499 Price
Well after tons of speculation and back and forth on the topic, Sony has finally relented and says that the $100 price drop on the 60GB PlayStation 3 is only to clear out the remaining inventory on the original model.

Xfps Mini for Tiny Guitar Heros

Xfps Mini for Tiny Guitar Heros
Like to play Guitar Hero 2 on your PS2 or Xbox 360 but don’t want to lug around that full-sized guitar? This new mini guitar from XCM lets you play those rhythm games on a pint-sized version of the controller.

Viral Video of the Day… Parappa Dude

Viral Video of the Day… Parappa Dude
I was wandering through the cultural wasteland known as YouTube tonight when I came across this masterpiece… Apparently, this guy was participating in a contest to win a trip in some sort of Parappa the Rapper contest to celebrate of the launch of the new game for the PSP.

PS3 Price Cut by $100?

PS3 Price Cut by $100?
[UPDATE 7/9/2007: The rumors were true. Sony has cut the price on the PS3/60GB to $499 effective immediately. They also announced the August release of an 80GB model for $599, including a copy of Motorstorm] MaxConsole is reporting the receipt of an anonymous e-mail from a supposed Circuit City employee claiming that Sony’s PlayStation 3 will soon be selling for $100 less than launch price.

Dumbest Person Ever

Dumbest Person Ever
I’m really hoping this forum post over on Blu-ray.com is fake… According to the poster of the thread, his friend was wondering why his shiny new Playstation 3 had stopped working, when he discovered the unthinkable.

Blu-ray to to Give Away Free Movies

Blu-ray to to Give Away Free Movies
Much of the industry is already saying that Blu-ray is winning the high-def format wars, so it’s actually surprising to hear that the Blu-ray Disc Association is hedging their bets even more by giving away free discs with the purchase of their players.

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.

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.