Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation 3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on September 24th, 2009

Final Fantasy XIII PlayStation 3Final Fantasy fans will want to save up their money for this one. At the Tokyo Game Show press conference today, Final Fantasy XIII producer Yoshinori Kitase unveiled the special FFXIII-themed limited edition PlayStation 3.

As you can see, the FFXIII PS3 is pink on white, with a “Lightning” theme along with FFXIII branding. Under the hood, it will be a 250GB model. If you don’t mind the pink, then consider this a Christmas present to yourself. It’ll be available on December 17 in Japan.

250GB PlayStation 3 slim Uncharted 2 bundle

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2009

250GB PlayStation 3 slim Uncharted 2 bundleWell looky here. We just got news of an 250GB Xbox 360 and now this. A leaked image of a PlayStation 3 slim bundle for Uncharted 2 that also sports a 250GB hard drive.

According to Engadget, they have confirmed that it’s legit, but other than that, there’s no word on when it will be announced or any info on a price or release date. A good guess would be that we will see it hit retail in mid-October alongside Uncharted 2, but no one knows.

PlayStation 3 cake is not slim, tastes delicious

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on August 30th, 2009

PlayStation 3 cake is not slim, tastes deliciousForget the PS3 Slim. This is the kind of PS3 you want. The only game it plays involves you shoveling cake into your mouth as fast as you can.

The controllers are made from rice crispy treats, so forget mashing buttons, you’ll be mashing your teeth into them like a madman as you slide ever closer to a diabetic coma. And even though this confectionery console may not have a slew of worthwhile games at the moment, the ones it does have are delicious.

Amazon offers $50 discount on PlayStation 3 today

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on June 11th, 2009

Amazon offers $50 discount on PlayStation 3 todayToday’s Amazon Deal of the Day takes a nice chunk out of the price of an 80GB PlayStation 3 console. If you’ve been hoping to find a deal on the console, you can get one from the online retailer for $349.99.

Get in on this deal now. Amazon’s stock won’t last long. It may be the best deal you get until at least August. Don’t just sit there, hurry!

PlayStation 3 motion-sensing controller at E3?

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on May 1st, 2009

PlayStation 3 motion-sensing controller at E3?Sony’s E3 press event is just over one month away. The rumors are already flying. We told you about PSP’s overhaul, but now Variety is reporting that the PlayStation 3 motion sensing controller will be appearing on stage.

Word is that third-party developers have already been asked to implement the functionality into their upcoming games. You guys interested in the PS-Wii?

XCM introduces Rumble Joystick for PlayStation 3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on April 9th, 2009

XCM introduces Rumble Joystick for PlayStation 3Right after unleashing their Dominator joystick XCM has a new Rumble Joystick for PlayStation 3. It really isn’t all that different from the original. Except that it rumbles.

It’s being hailed as the world’s first PS3 joystick that rumbles all by itself. It features four memory buttons for programming all your macros as well as independent Rapid Fire and Turbo buttons. That’s not all. There’s also the all new XO Adapter for PS3, which adds support for macros, Rapid Fire and Turbo to any plain old Dual Shock or SIXAXIS controller.

Logitech Harmony adapter for PlayStation 3

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on March 19th, 2009

Logitech Harmony adapter for PlayStation 3Here’s some awesome news for PS3 owners. It’s been a long long wait, and I mean long, but this device has now hit the FCC. The details are few, but you should be excited. Until now Playstation owners with IR-based universal remotes have had to use bulky IR-to-Bluetooth converters so that the pair can communicate.

That will all change when the E-R0001 hits the market. We’ll have to wait to get the answers to all of your questions, like when? and How much?

YouTube heads to the Wii and Playstation 3

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on January 15th, 2009

YouTube heads to the Wii and Playstation 3YouTube has enjoyed tremendous success, but like all superstars, things can get lonely at the top. It’s a service that’s been stuck on the computer. The internet to be exact. Sure, it gets tons of hits, lots of people enter it’s doors every day. But it gets lonely. People just watch and post their videos. No one stops to talk.

Anyway, YouTube wants to start socializing more. So it’s getting off the computer and onto your TV, through video game consoles. YouTube is coming to the Sony Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii. It flips Xbox 360 the bird for now. PS3 and Wii owners can just go to www.youtube.com/tv to get a specially-formatted version of the site for your TV.

Logitech debuts PS3 force feedback steering wheel

Posted in Controllers by Nino Marchetti on July 15th, 2008

Logitech Driving Force Wireless

Logitech, besides announcing a wireless Wii keyboard, also unveiled today a force feedback steering wheel for the PlayStation 3. It is called the Logitech Driving Force Wireless and it prices around $100.

The Logitech Driving Force Wireless wheel makes use of force feedback, which “creates directionally precise, tactile feedback that accurately simulates forces experienced in the game.” This wheel is also wireless, making use of a USB receiver to connect to the PS3.

E3 2008: PlayStation 3 80GB core pack in Sept. for $399

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on July 15th, 2008

E3 2008: PlayStation 3 80GB core pack in Sept. for $399
Forget the 40GB PS3 model. It’s being pushed aside and will be collecting dust in September. It will be replaced by another version thanks to Sony’s “Gentlemen, we can rebuild it” bionic console attitude. The 80GB model is back. It’s being called the Core Pack and has “the same functionality” as the 40GB model, with double the storage for the same price of $399. We think that means no backwards compatibility. This should make PS3 fans very happy.

Sony PS3 Firmware 2.41 available now

Posted in PS3 by Darrin Olson on July 8th, 2008

Sony PS3 2.41 firmware now availableAccording to the Sony Playstation blog, the company has released firmware version 2.41 for the Playstation 3 which is expected to be a smoother update than the 2.40 version they released last week and had to pull shortly after. Apparently some folks who installed the 2.40 version experienced problems getting to the XMB when booting up and were stuck with a bricked console, at least temporarily.

We had heard that Sony would get a fix for the 2.40 firmware out sometime this week and their blog entry late last night said it would be available shortly. According to a number of reports the 2.41 version is available now with much, much fewer problems.

Both the 2.40 and the 2.41 firmware updates for the Playstation 3 game console bring some new features including in-game access to the XMB and a new Trophy system …

Latest PS3 udpate causing problems, pulled by Sony

Posted in PS3 by Darrin Olson on July 3rd, 2008

Sony pulls Playstation 3 version 2.40 upateThe latest firmware 2.40 put out just Tuesday for the Sony Playstation 3 was apparently pulled shortly after its release due to multiple reported problems caused by the update. If you’ve already gotten the update and things are working fine you are one of the lucky ones, otherwise if you seem to be faced with a bricked console you’ll need to be getting in touch with Sony support or possibly trying to fix it yourself.

Sony confirmed Wednesday that they had official pulled the available update within an hour after its release due to the reported problems, which they say were experienced by a “limited” number of PS3 gamers. The most common problem appears to be that the console gets “stuck” when booting and doesn’t get past that “wave” background display, never reaching the XMB. Some argue that formatting the PS3 hard disk will fix the problem which you can attempt, but at your own risk.

Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 details for N. America

Posted in PS3 by Darrin Olson on May 16th, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 40GB bundleIf you were hoping to somehow get your hands on that gun metal gray Metal Gear Solid 4 Playstation 3 bundle, here’s your chance. Konami has issued a press release showing that they exclusively will have a 40GB MGS4 PS3 bundle available for North American with the pre-sell starting on May 19th. This is not the same as the 80GB bundle we had talked about last month but a new offering available only from Konami.

The package comes with a Gun Metal Gray, 40GB Playstation 3, a matching wireless dualshock controller, Metal Gear Online, a Blu-ray disc with 2 hours of exclusive additional content and the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Limited Edition game. The bundle is priced at $599.99 and will only go while supplies last so if you want one of these you’ll want to keep on top of this offer. In fact, you can add it to your Wish List on the Konami site now to keep up with the offer.

Metal Gear Solid PS3 is heading stateside

Posted in PS3 by Darrin Olson on April 11th, 2008

Sony Playstation 3 Metal Gear Solid 4 console coming to the U.S.When we heard news that Sony and Konami where launching a Metal Gear Solid 4 PS3 in Japan we of course wanted one but new that this was probably one of those cool, Japan-only things that we would never actually see here in the U.S. But, as it turns out Sony is going to be launching this gun metal colored PS3 console in the United States.

Unfortunately it sounds like this release will be a very limited edition in the U.S., so we probably still won’t get our hands on one but at least now there’s a better chance. The MGS4 PS3 along with its matching DualShock 3 controller has a U.S. launch date of June 12 and will come bundled with the game and the standard 80GB PS3.

PS3 2.20 firmware now available

Posted in PS3 by Darrin Olson on March 25th, 2008

Sony PS3 2.20 firmware is now available.Just in case of the off chance that you hadn’t been gaming all last night, that 2.20 firmware update for the PS3 is now available. Along with some minor changes and tweaks the big news for this update is the BD-Live interactive content for Blu-ray 2.0. It looks like most of the updates revolve around media and web. Unfortunately there does not appear to be any sign of the portable copy to get Blu-ray movies on your PSP that we heard rumors of, or at least not in this version.

Thanks for the heads up, Josh.