This week the Tokyo Game Show is back, an event that usually offers at least a few unexpected treats in the way of gaming software and hardware. The first surprise comes from Sony with announcement of a smaller, lighter PlayStation 3.
Without so much as a blip from Sony, leaks of a redesigned PlayStation 3 that's both smaller and slimmer (and hopefully cheaper) have finally leaked onto the Internet. Here are the first spy shots from Sony's shrink ray gun.
Sony might be keeping its lips sealed on the inevitable PlayStation 4, but that doesn't mean it can't still release smaller and slimmer PS3 models. A newly unearthed FCC filing suggests that Sony could show off a "super slim" PS3 at next month's Gamescom.
E3 is just around the corner and you know what that means! Game publishers and developers are prepping all of their new gaming announcements. With no PlayStation 4 announcement expected, a new rumor suggests Sony could be preparing to bet big on cloud gaming.
For years, DirecTV has had a monopoly on NFL Sunday Ticket, forcing people who want to watch non-local NFL teams to sign up for their service to get all the action. But starting this season, PS3 owners will be able to get on board without getting a dish.
Hacker extraordinaire, George Hotz recently made huge waves in the gaming world by hacking the PlayStation 3 to run homebrew and allow pirated games is in a pickle. After having his hard drive seized, a U.S. judge has now granted Sony access to looking inside of it for hacking information. Boo, Sony, you're a meanie.
Bad news for Sony: the Playstation 3 has been hacked, and hacked to the core. A small group of german hackers named fail0verflow have figured out how to open up the console to play pretty much anything, including copied games.
Ever since the Wii remote, third-party companies have been keen on building as many useless plastic shells to cash in on the instantly popular motion controller — including guns. They range from stuff like the family-friendly Wii Zapper to the more realistic Wii Sniper Rifle Gun. One thing they all had in common? They never really added to the experience. Now, it looks like Sony's PlayStation Move controller is plodding down the same plastic road. In an attempt to get more hardcore gamers excited about the Move (and perhaps more casual gamers excited for Killzone 3), Sony is calling in the Sharp Shooter. It looks cool enough, but is it fun to use? We took it for a spin.
Like the HD-DVD vs Blu-ray format war, there are those who are for 3D and those against it. Back then, Sony positioned it's PlayStation 3 as a Blu-ray player first — a box that offered the highest quality movies that money could buy. That was in 2006. Today, the PS3 remains fundamentally the same, only this time Sony is telling you to take a leap of faith with 3D. DVICE was invited to test drive a few 3D PS3 games at a special event and I have to say, I walked away fairly shocked at how much 3D added to the overall gaming experience, despite my aversion to it.
What happens when you stack up and string together 1,760 PlayStation 3s together? You get the Defense Department's fastest interactive computer, the 33rd biggest computer in the world, that's what.