Netflix Max: A New Recommendation Engine That Talks Back

Well, this is out of left field. Today Netflix is rolling out a new recommendation system for PlayStation 3 owners called Max. He'll help "you find something great to watch in a fun, conversational way." » 6/28/13 9:33am 6/28/13 9:33am

Why Is the PlayStation 3 Netflix App Way Better Than the Xbox 360 App?

The other night I was watching The Dark Knight Rises on Blu-ray on my PS3 but it was getting late and I didn't think I'd finish, so I switched to Netflix. And I was completely blown away by the movies it was suggesting across its various verticals. They were actually movies I'd want to watch and things I never knew… » 12/12/12 8:00pm 12/12/12 8:00pm

Who Wants to Blow Up a Truck This Valentines Day?

Valentines Day is fast approaching and if you're dateless again this year (*raises hand*), don't drown your sorrows with a bottle of Jack. Especially not when you can take out your unloved frustrations with an Internet-connected machine gun. » 2/09/12 4:30pm 2/09/12 4:30pm

PlayStation Games Might Know How Stressed You Are Someday

Sony filed a series of patents recently that would add biometric sensors to PlayStation 3 controllers and to a handheld resembling the Playstation Vita. How will gaming change when your console knows how you feel? » 11/03/11 6:40pm 11/03/11 6:40pm

Sony's New Playstation 3 Video Unlimited Interface Looks Pretty But…

A few weeks ago we got a look at Microsoft's updated Xbox Live interface. Now Sony's got a public preview of its new interface for browsing video on the Playstation Network on the Playstation 3, called Video Unlimited. » 9/27/11 10:20am 9/27/11 10:20am

Guy Merges Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 Into One Single Console

Reddit user timofiend thought that it would be more convenient to put his original 80GB PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 S into one single console. He took the guts out and put them into a PC tower. » 9/06/11 11:27am 9/06/11 11:27am

Back Up Your PlayStation 3 Save Games Online

PlayStation Plus subscribers will get 150MB of online storage space to back up their PS3 saves, meaning if you upgrade to another console (or go to a friend's house), you can still have access to your Killzone 3 progress. What's even better is that it supports "copy-prohibited" save data, the ones where you can't just… » 3/09/11 12:36pm 3/09/11 12:36pm

Buy a Playstation 3, Get $50 From Amazon

If you buy a Playstation 3 between now and Saturday (March 12), Amazon will give you a $50 gift certificate, which you'll probably put to use on a new game. [Amazon] » 3/08/11 4:06pm 3/08/11 4:06pm

PS3 Hacker Says Death Is the Only Way Sony Will Stop Him

So he may not have the uh, showmanship, of fellow PS3 hacker (and future 106 & Park guest) geohot, but graf_chokolo is determined as hell to keep shoving Linux into Sony's box. After being sued for a million euros. » 2/25/11 4:20pm 2/25/11 4:20pm

Sony Says Jailbreaking Your PS3 Will Officially Get You Banned

Sony has finally come out with an official stance on the PlayStation 3 jailbreak. Guess what it is! (Spoiler: any jailbreaking, whether playing pirated games or not, will get you banned from the PlayStation Network and Qriocity service.) [PlayStation] » 2/16/11 2:03pm 2/16/11 2:03pm

PlayStation Hacker Must Hand His Hard Drive Over to Sony

The notorious George Hotz, AKA GeoHot and the man who cracked PS3's tough encryption system, has been ordered to hand over his computer to authorities by a federal judge—so that Sony can "inspect" files relating to his exploit. The judge also ordered Hotz not to delete any files before Sony gets its hands on the… » 2/11/11 6:40am 2/11/11 6:40am

LG Tries To Ban PS3 Sales In the US

Patent fights! Long a staple of the mobile industry, IP litigation's now coming after your console. Upset that Sony's PS3 allegedly infringes four Blu-ray related patents, LG has asked the United States International Trade Commission to halt imports of the gaming system until the legal smoke clears. How will this end?… » 2/08/11 11:30am 2/08/11 11:30am

PS3 Hacker Geohot Threatened With Restraining Order by Sony

Thanks to Geohot and fail0verflow's PS3 exploits, Sony has ordered a restraining order to get all root keys/exploits taken offline, and to seize their computers for searching, too. Gulp. [Geohot - Thanks, Adriano!] » 1/12/11 4:30am 1/12/11 4:30am

Root Key for PS3 Now Available, Hacker Claims

After German hacker group fail0verflow showed they'd hacked the PS3 to run pirated apps and games, another hacker has published the PS3's root key online, which allows precisely that. [Geohot via Kotaku and PSX-SceneThanks, Affan!] » 1/03/11 4:20am 1/03/11 4:20am

Rugged PS3 Casemod is Going Straight to Afghanistan

Notorious modder Ben Heck didn't specify whether this PS3 casemod is going to be lugged to Afghanistan by a soldier or not, but with a 22-inch screen, inbuilt speakers, TV tuner and hidey-hole compartment, it's ideal for wartime downtime. [BenHeck] » 12/21/10 6:20am 12/21/10 6:20am

Strike Fear Into The Heart of Nobody With The PlayStation Move Sharp…

Maybe if this PlayStation Move gun came in black it'd be a little more manly. But in white, with the Move's colored globe poking out of the end, it's as frightening as having a custard donut waved at you. » 12/10/10 4:40am 12/10/10 4:40am

How to Stream Media without Buying Any More Gear

So, you'd love to get the movies, music, and photos from your laptop to your living room, but you don't want to buy another box, right? Well, If you have a game console, you're in luck. ZOMG IT'S SOOOO EASY. » 10/18/10 1:00pm 10/18/10 1:00pm

The PS3 Can Be Used As A Bed For Your Pet

Finally! I've found a use for my PS3 Fat. Gut out its insides and turn it into a pseudo cage/pet bed for a ferret. Sounds like a plan. Now I'll need to get a ferret. [Buzz Feed] » 10/16/10 1:00pm 10/16/10 1:00pm

Netflix Streaming on PS3 Gets 1080i and Surround Sound With No Disc…

Click to viewStreaming Netflix to your PS3 is about to get a whole lot nicer. Starting next week you'll be able to stream Instant Watch content without the Netflix disc—Hallelujah!—as well as watch some content in 1080i with 5.1-channel surround sound. » 10/14/10 10:48am 10/14/10 10:48am

Do I Need an Apple TV?

By lowering the price to $99, Apple has made a bold thrust into the living room, proclaiming, "This is the streamer for the masses." But, ho, masses! Should you add this relatively inexpensive box to your increasingly cluttered TV system? » 10/12/10 11:20am 10/12/10 11:20am