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Tag: Playstation

Playstation 3 U.K. Launch Date

Playstation 3 U.K. Launch Date
Despite rumors to the contrary, it sounds like the Sony Playstation 3 console is still slated for release in the United Kingdom this March. GamesIndustry.biz is reporting a March 23, 2006 U.K. launch date after speaking with several reputable sources.

Trade in Your PS2 for PS3, Get $100 Off

Trade in Your PS2 for PS3, Get $100 Off
One happy side-effect of the relatively poor showing of Sony’s Playstation 3 so far is that it means good deals for consumers. While the PS3 isn’t cheap at $499 to $599, there’s now a way to pick one up for $100 off at your local EBGames/Gamestop stores.

PS3 Gran Turismo HD Concept Free Download

PS3 Gran Turismo HD Concept Free Download
Just in time for Christmas, Playstation 3 owners are getting a small glimmer of happiness in the midst of all of the lumps of coal that Sony has dealt us so far. On December 24, they’ll be offering the Gran Turismo HD Concept game as a free download on the Playstation Store.

Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 Visuals: 360 Still on Top

Xbox 360 Vs. PS3 Visuals: 360 Still on Top
While it’s way to early in the game to call the Sony Playstation 3 down and out, there continues to be compelling evidence that the system does not have the graphical prowess of the more mature Xbox 360.

PS3 Copies Xbox 360 and Overheats Too?

PS3 Copies Xbox 360 and Overheats Too?
While it’s way too soon to know what kind of post-launch issues Playstation 3 users will encounter, a video has surfaced of a new PS3 console which has died a tragic death. Apparently these guys were playing Tony Hawk’s Project 8 for about 3 hours when the console died.

Did You Manage to Score a PS3? Tell Us Your Stories!

Did You Manage to Score a PS3? Tell Us Your Stories!
With the very first U.S. Playstation 3 consoles going on sale in less than 15 minutes, we’d like to hear from anyone who stood in line, got a console, or didn’t and what your experiences have been, good, bad or ugly.

Ps3s to Lose Up to $306 Each at Launch

Ps3s to Lose Up to $306 Each at Launch
Market intelligence firm iSuppli has completed their preliminary analysis of the costs to manufacture Sony’s Playstation 3 consoles. It looks like the two PS3 models (20/60GB) will lose between $241 and $306 each, not including the cost of accessories such as cables, controllers, packaging or shipping.

PS3 Faster Load Times Eat Up Hard Disk Space

PS3 Faster Load Times Eat Up Hard Disk Space
While using a small amount of hard disk space to cache a portion of game content is a trick long used by the Xbox 360 and pretty much all PC games, it’s been revealed that some PS3 games would be using a very significant portion of the console’s hard drive to speed performance.

Playstation 3 Model Comparison

Playstation 3 Model Comparison
Pictures of the 20GB and 60GB models of Sony’s Playstation 3 console have surfaced and we can finally see the differences between the two models. While the 20GB model features a completely black case, the 60GB model features some (IMHO, tacky) chrome accents.

Linux on the Playstation 3

Linux on the Playstation 3
For some time there have been rumors circulating around the web about Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3 and possible support for Linux. According to this press release from Terra Soft Solutions, the rumors appear to be true.

Sony Too Cheap to Bundle Hdmi Cable With PS3

Sony Too Cheap to Bundle Hdmi Cable With PS3
According to this post over at Kotaku, the Sony Playstation 3 will only include a crappy composite video cable when it’s released in Japan. Apparently, even though the Playstation 3 is all about high definition gameplay and movies, you’re expected to go spend even more money to get it to output onto anything other than a crummy old TV.

Sony PS3 Incompatible With Universal Remotes

Sony PS3 Incompatible With Universal Remotes
Boy, the reasons to NOT get a PS3 keep piling up. The folks over at Opposable Thumbs have made the astute observation that since the PS3 has no IR receiver port and only a Bluetooth remote control.

Sony Playstation Manager Thinkswii and Xbox 360 Are Too Expensive

Sony Playstation Manager Thinkswii and Xbox 360 Are Too Expensive
A couple of weeks back, I reported on dumb quotes by Sony execs and I thought for sure that I had heard every ludicrous comment possible about their upcoming Playstation 3 release. I guess Sony Australia’s boss, Michael Ephraim, wanted to make sure we didn’t run out of choice sound bites.

PS3 – Proud Supporter of Engrish

PS3 – Proud Supporter of Engrish
When Sony prepared their PS3 mockup at their Ginza showroom in Japan, it appears that the translators had the day off. The picture speaks for itself. [via kotaku]