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PS3 Slim Shows up on Amazon


On Amazon’s German store they have this listed “PlayStation 3 Konsole slim“.

Published on August 1st, 2009 under , , , , , , ,

Braid to PS3 Says USK



The German Rating Board (USK) has recently listed and rated “Braid” as coming to the PS3.

For those of you who have been drooling over this highly praised Xbox Live exclusive, keep your fingers crossed!

Published on July 31st, 2009 under , , , ,

Sony Financial Results for April-June 2009 (Fiscal Q1 2009)


Full results here

Overall, company-wide (mostly non-gaming) results were bad. Compared with the same quarter last year, revenue was down 19.2%, and the company went from generating a ¥73.4 billion yen operating profit to a ¥25.7 billion yen operating loss.

For the gaming results, the first thing you notice is they reorganized the company’s divisions and gaming is no longer a separate division and is much harder to separate out.

Category April-June 2008 (millions) April-June 2009 (millions) Year over Year Change
PS2 HW 1.5 1.6 6.67%
PSP HW 3.7 1.3 -64.86%
PS3 HW 1.6 1.1 -31.25%
PS2 SW 19.3 8.5 -55.96%
PSP SW 11.8 8.3 -29.66%
PS3 SW 22.8 14.8 -35.09%
  • Whole world economy is down. It is fair to judge Sony’s performance relative to other consumer electronics and game makers.
  • April-June of 2008 was a hot quarter for software PS3 had several of their biggest-ever games ship in that quarter: GTA 4, GT5 Prologue, and Metal Gear Solid 4. For April-June 2009, they shipped Infamous and had a few OK cross-platform titles (Prototype, Red Faction, UFC) but clearly April-June 2008 was an unusually hot quarter for software by any standard.
  • Japanese currency has appreciated, the dog ate my homework, etc. Seriously, an appreciated currency is bad Japanese export makers like Sony, but great for Japanese consumers. Still, if the company was selling more units rather than fewer units, they wouldn’t have to dwell on these things.
  • Results are still disappointing. Even with all the above qualifiers, these results are still disappointing. Sony shipped the best games for the first half of 2009, and it doesn’t seem to have much of an impact. These results aren’t disastorous, but they are disappointing.
Published on July 30th, 2009 under , , , , , , , ,

PlayStation Home gets 2 new spaces and a upgraded movie theater


The US movie theater has just been one screen since the open Beta. Now it’s being expanded to 10 movie screens and a lobby. Some of the screening rooms may be giving stuff away too. Sony said that you might be able to watch full-length TV shows or movies in the screening rooms in the future.

Others updates is a Burn Zombie Burn space. Which has a zombie maze with exclusive prizes, and movies. Then MotorStorm Pacific Rift will get Game Launching. They are working a Space for MotorStorm as well. Here is a sneak peak.


Next (and this is very exciting) as of tomorrow, we will be launching a new event in PlayStation Home – the Fat Princess “Quest for Cake.” Based upon the brilliant PSN title which launches today, all you have to do is click on the PlayStation Events Space chip on your World Map to join in this very special confectionary quest.

You have to find 8 pieces of cake in the Home Space to feed the princess to get your reward, a Fat Princess Throne. Good updates Sony, keep them coming.

The Curtain Rises on the 10-Screen Movie Theater in PlayStation Home, MotorStorm Game Launching Crashes In, and Fat Princess Needs Cake!

Behold, the birth of Blu-ray


Ever wondered how a Blu-ray disc is born? Check out this step by step gallery.

StarOcean 4 for the PS3 unofficially revealed by GameFly



When Joystic spoke to a spokesperson at GameFly they replied:

We simply post information as it is supplied to us by the publishers.

SE hasn’t confirmed or denied this news but I have a feeling this is the famed 360-t0-PS3-game the SixthAxis has been teasing us about.

If so, all I have to say is “No thanks, SE. I’m fine without it.”

Published on July 29th, 2009 under , , , ,

Aliens vs. Predator trailer shows why it sucks to be human


When I played Aliens vs Predator 2 on the PC. I was usually a Predator sporting just a staff and net combo. Unless my prey was being difficult, then I resort to other means, Mwhahah. Hopefully they balance the 3 classes well. So far it’s looks great. This is a must have game for me. I’ll be there day 1.

Aliens vs. Predator ‘Marines’ trailer highlights the plight of puny humans

Infamous Movie In the Works



Infamous has signed a 7 digital deal with screenwriter Sheldon Turner (The Longest Yard remake, Up in the Air). Avi Arad and Ari Arad (The Incredible Hulk, Ironman, Uncharted) will also be producing Infamous.

Sheldon Turner comments on how he is excited and that this is the future of gaming “What excites me the most about the game was it was the first of which I’ve come across that had a big idea and a character arc.” “It is, I believe, the future of gaming. The game, while big and fun, is at its core a love ballad to the underachiever, which is what our hero, Cole McGrath is.”

Full Article Here

Published on July 29th, 2009 under , , , ,

Uncharted 2 Will NOT Have a Mandatory Install



For those of you who pre-ordered from Best Buy, apparently on the box, it says the game requires at least 1.7GB. Not to worry, though, as Naughty Dog has confirmed that the game will NOT require a HDD install, so those of us who still have the stock hard drive won’t have to worry about another game taking up precious space.

Naughty Dog even posted on their official Twitter account that there is no mandatory installation. According to Arne Meyer (Naughty Dog’s Senior Marketing Manager on NeoGAF), it’s most likely a printing error on SCEA’s part because the required space numbers match that of InFamous.


Comic-Con ‘09: White Knight Chronicles Preview


The guys at Kotaku got a chance to preview a little bit of Level 5’s PS3 exclusive White Knight Chronicles at this year’s Comic-Con.

 While they noted alot some may already know about what we can expect from the game, the part I found most interesting was the fact  that character you create can play along side the main characters in the story and  it will appear in the cutscenes.

The third character in my party was the custom character that each player creates at the beginning of the game. The custom character travels with the party for the entire length of the game’s story, and is also used in White Knight’s online co-op modes.

 I’m a sucker for adding a little bit of myself to a game I’m playing, even if that little bit is slightly tipsy. Not only do you get pages worth of options for tailoring your character’s look to your taste, once a cut scene kicks in you get to see them actively participating in the game’s story.

The character customization  sounds intriguing and deep. I’m sold on that and the turn based battle system, as well, even though Kotaku doesn’t seem to be too impressed.

I love turn-based roleplaying games. It’s only been over the past few years that I’ve really begun to appreciate a good team-based action RPG. What I am still having trouble with is attempts to combine the two formats into some sort of hybrid. I wasn’t all that fond of the Final Fantasy XII battle system, and White Knight Chronicles seems to lack the polish that Square Enix put on theirs. Watching a white circle slowly drawing itself on your screen just doesn’t seem like a fun way to spend several hours battling the forces of not good.


 WKC is set for an early 2010 release in US and EU. Next year is shaping up to be a great year for PS3 owners who want some quality rpgs. I just hope Level 5 can have the game ready before FF13 or else I’ll probably be playing  online by myself.

Read the full preview @ Kotaku

Published on July 28th, 2009 under , , ,

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