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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
The one feature that the PS3 Slim lacks but all of its bigger and fatter brothers do have is the support for ‘Other OS’, in other words the ability to install Linux on the system.
Although it isn’t really a feature that has taken off, some users are a little annoyed that they cannot enjoy the same pleasure as others
We understand that PS3 boxart isn’t amongst the most interesting topics but since Sony has completely redesigned the PlayStation 3, and its logos, they would have to change the style of the branding on games to suit.
We now have a full proper look at the revised design which was released onto the PlayStation Blog today.
Well don’t look so shocked former Geico Guy turned PlayStation’s new VP of Enough is Enough/Director of Rumor Confirmation, these ads are just too awesome for one site to host and we think you knew that.
That’s right, the US PlayStation.Blog favorite video service Viddler has buckled under the awesomeness of Sony’s new PlayStation 3 ad campaign. YouTube must be giggling right now.
Sony’s new unnamed motion controller announced at E3 is already expected to be released next Spring, and with the use of the PlayStation Eye, a number of controllers can be used at once.
They will be sold individually, but one question that has been on some people’s lips since the conference is whether some games may require you to own more than one controller, forcing gamers to fork out more money from their pockets.
One of the things we have been saying about the new PS3 and price is that Sony needs to back it with advertisements.
It’s all very well making your hardware more affordable for consumers, but you need to make sure they are in the know.
With the massive price drop, and introduction of the slimmer PlayStation 3, SCEE boss Andrew House can see the company fully taking on the challenge presented by Microsoft that has seen the PS3 linger behind Microsoft’s Xbox 360 in total sales for the region.
Now that Gamescom is over, we look forward to the third big event on the gaming calendar, the Tokyo Game Show.
Held at the Makuhari Messe, in Chiba (which is in Tokyo, naturally), TGS takes place this year between the 24th and 27th of September. Want to know just some of the games that will be on display?
Cambridge based studio Ninja Theory have announced that their next title, a secretive multi-platform game to be launched on both the PS3 and Xbox 360 sometime next year, will be published by Namco Bandai.
We’ve all seen the pics and lusted after the slimmer version of Sony’s behemoth, but what if 120 GB just won’t cut it in your media rich world?
If you want to know how to change the hard drive in your new and slimmed down PS3, check out this video from Engadget who not only confirm it’s possible, they’ve videoed the procedure for posterity.
Industry figures and analysts have reacted to the new price point set by Sony on Tuesday for the PlayStation 3.
No surprise that they are delighted how Sony has managed to cut the price by a substantial amount, now selling at $299, €299 and £249.
Don’t ask us why Sony didn’t make a live stream of their Gamescom speech available so people could watch the keynote online.
Of course, we were there in Cologne when Sony unveiled the PS3 Slim first hand, but those not lucky to get past the burly bouncers have had to console themselves with watching “highlights” in Home’s Presentation Podium Space.
Until now that is.
Announced yesterday at Gamescom (which is pretty much the centre of the universe at the moment – our German friends are so happy) and to much applause, Europe will finally see their own previously promised Video on Demand service launch this November.
Quoting a raft of great titles from the Terminator movies to Batman, new SCEE boss Andrew House (who is not a British guy playing a surly American doctor as it turns out) assured us that great content will be purchasable from the EU Store through the normal e-wallet system.