Motion Control – Rad or Fad?
Submitted by Majiesto | Fri, 25/09/09 – 17:00 | 5 Comments

Sony’s upcoming motion controller is all the rage at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Supported games have been announced, demos have been show, and the general concept has been well received.

But is motion control the wave of the future for video games or is it simply a fad that will eventually fade away?

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Sony uncertain on the name for their motion controller, keep your suggestions coming
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 21:57 | No Comment
Sony uncertain on the name for their motion controller, keep your suggestions coming

You may be aware of our poll that we are running right now where we are looking for the best suggestions for the name of Sony’s motion controller.

We promise to send a list of the best directly to Sony, but if you’re unsure whether it’s worth the effort, the company have confirmed that they have yet to make any final internal decisions on the name…

250GB PS3 Slim confirmed for Europe
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 13:42 | 2 Comments
250GB PS3 Slim confirmed for Europe

We knew it was coming, but now it’s official: The 250GB slim PS3 is real, and will be coming to the UK and Europe.

For just £284.99 and €349, you can buy a 250GB PS3 with two platinum titles or inFamous from the 1st of October.

TGS09; Sony’s Keynote – Stats and Figures
Thursday, 24 Sep, 2009 – 5:15 | One Comment
TGS09; Sony’s Keynote – Stats and Figures

Sony Computer Entertainment CEO and President Kaz Hirai took the stage at Tokyo Game Show 2009 to deliver Sony’s keynote speech titled ‘Sony Computer Entertainment 2009 Strategy’.

While no major announcements were made, there were plenty of numbers to be crunched…

Consoles are the future of MMOs – Turbine
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 10:39 | 4 Comments
Consoles are the future of MMOs – Turbine

Craig Alexander, VP of product development over at Turbine, knows a thing or two about MMOs.

So, when he stepped up and presented a talk at GDC in Austin, Texas, you know a lot of people would take what he had to say seriously.

And what’s more serious than a vanguard of the massive multiple online arena announcing that the future of MMOs are not on their current breeding ground, the PC, but on consoles.

And, what’s more, if you’re going to make an MMO for this new market, you’re better off starting with the PS3.

Fanboys; The Industry Speaks – “They’re Basically Idiots”
Monday, 21 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | 12 Comments
Fanboys; The Industry Speaks – “They’re Basically Idiots”

Fanboys are an annoyance at best. At worst, they are the bane of the industry and cause problems for the majority of level-headed gamers.

That’s not a wild attempt to get you talking; we have proof to back up our views from some of the best known names in the gaming industry.

Obsidian’s cancelled Aliens RPG engine will be used in unannounced title
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2009 – 20:03 | 3 Comments
Obsidian’s cancelled Aliens RPG engine will be used in unannounced title

Confirming to Joystiq that they won’t be discussing why their far into development Aliens RPG suddenly got canned this year until February (of 2011), Obsidian Entertainment have revealed some good news indicating how it wasn’t a total waste of time.

The engine created for the game will be used in an upcoming unannounced title.

Sony Running Papa Johns Promotion
Friday, 18 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | 5 Comments
Sony Running Papa Johns Promotion

Are you one of those gamers that likes to get your ‘munch’ on while playing your PS3? If so, Sony now has you covered… assuming you like pizza.

“Sony’s Motion Control means Wii/PS3 ports will happen.” – Jun Takeuchi
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 4:31 | 5 Comments
“Sony’s Motion Control means Wii/PS3 ports will happen.” – Jun Takeuchi

Speaking to 1UP, Capcom’s Jun Takeuchi (Resi Evil 5/Lost Planet) has gone on the record for the whole of the Japanese development community* and stated that Sony’s introduction of a Motion Controller (due next spring) will signal the start of possible Wii to PS3 ports.

Which has got us thinking. Just how many current Wii games would we even want on the PS3? Our conclusion? Not many.

“360 Exclusivity helps us make better PS3 games” – Japanese developer
Thursday, 17 Sep, 2009 – 3:19 | No Comment
“360 Exclusivity helps us make better PS3 games” – Japanese developer

There’s no doubt that Japanese developers have been jumping into Microsoft’s deep pockets since the start of this generation of gaming.

However, many people have been baffled as to why a Japanese developer would release a game exclusively for a console that has a significantly lower user-base in Japan. And usually in the RPG genre, a genre Japanese gamers traditionally go bananas over.

A Japanese developer has now posted on his blog as to why so many developers from his native land are going first with Microsoft. And how PS3 fans are benefiting from it.

New Store Icons Pushing PSN Sales?
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2009 – 11:00 | 6 Comments
New Store Icons Pushing PSN Sales?

A lot has been said about firmware 3.0. People have been very vocal about things they like and things they don’t like.

Well we hope you all like the new PlayStation Store icons that have popped up on the XMB, as well as the ‘What’s New’ section, because according to a certain developer, it’s driving sales way up.

Which developer, and how far up?

Toys R’ Us Offering Deal on PS3 Games
Tuesday, 15 Sep, 2009 – 14:30 | One Comment
Toys R’ Us Offering Deal on PS3 Games

Anyone who lives in the United States might want to head out to their nearest Toys R’ Us, as they’re having a great deal on some of the PS3’s best selling titles.

Just how good is this deal?

Sony Announces Full-list of Playable Titles at TGS
Monday, 14 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | 4 Comments
Sony Announces Full-list of Playable Titles at TGS

Not long ago we gave you a look at some of the games that were expected to be seen at the Tokyo Game Show. Now that the show is a little closer, we have more for you to salivate over.

Just recently, Sony Computer Entertainment of Japan announced the full list of playable PS3 titles that will be gracing the Sony booth at TGS.

Assuming you’re one of the few planning on attending, what can you expect to see?

New PS3 Ad; “It Only Does Family Togetherness”
Friday, 11 Sep, 2009 – 0:04 | One Comment
New PS3 Ad; “It Only Does Family Togetherness”

In the latest in the series of now-controversial PS3 advertising campaigns, Sony are pushing their platform with another stellar reason to buy the console.

But with Kevin Butler doling out the advice, it’s never a straightforward message.

Nigerian Government Offended by New PS3 Advert
Thursday, 10 Sep, 2009 – 10:00 | 9 Comments
Nigerian Government Offended by New PS3 Advert

If you pay attention to any form of mass media, be it television, radio or the internet, you’ve probably seen or heard Sony’s new marketing campaign adverts. The feedback that we’ve seen has been almost all positive, and everyone seems to think the new ads are good. Except, of course, the Nigerian Government.

So what exactly has their feathers ruffled?

Dynamic theme costs outweigh revenue
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 15:26 | 7 Comments
Dynamic theme costs outweigh revenue

Reading the comments, we understand that a lot of you are a bit annoyed about the $3 price tags attached to the new dynamic themes for the PS3, and we agree with you.

Sony pleased with PS3 Slim sales, “ahead of expectations” – UPDATED
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 19:01 | 5 Comments
Sony pleased with PS3 Slim sales, “ahead of expectations” – UPDATED

The first details of the reception that the new PS3 Slim has received are starting to crawl in, and it’s good news.

According to Chart-Track, sales in the UK are eleven times higher last week than the one before. Granted, stock for the original PS3 was small and many gamers were waiting for the Slimmer console, but this is still a massive achievement.

New PlayStation 3 website launches for ad campaign
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 15:47 | One Comment
New PlayStation 3 website launches for ad campaign

Sony has launched a brand new website as part of their PlayStation 3 advertising campaign in Europe.

Previously, when entering start-ps3.com, which can be seen at the end of every commercial, you would be just directed to the full PlayStation website.

PS3 will “significantly outpace PS2″, says Sony
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 12:22 | One Comment
PS3 will “significantly outpace PS2″, says Sony

Sony has been speaking to Edge magazine where they have made some interesting comments regarding the PlayStation 3.

Game companies and analysts in the past have predicted that the current generation of consoles will last longer than previously, and Andrew House, head of SCEE shares this view, at least for the PS3 anyway.

3D mode coming to a PS3 near you in 2010
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 17:27 | One Comment
3D mode coming to a PS3 near you in 2010

While we were aware that 3D is the next step for gaming, we had no idea that all past, present, and future games can support the “realistic” effect. According to engadget, the PS3 is perfectly capable at outputing 3D signals to TVs and that a future firmware update in 2010 could bring the mode to all existing games…

Sony say they were “late” with online support
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 19:27 | 2 Comments
Sony say they were “late” with online support

Shuhei Yoshida, president of worldwide studios for Sony Computer Entertainment, believes that the company was “late” in bringing a proper integrated online experience for the PlayStation brand.

He has been speaking to Edge magazine where he admits that they have lagged behind Microsoft in developing the PlayStation Network…