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

Leaked Shots: PlayStation 3 to Get Facebook in Next Update?

These dashboard screens—reportedly found directly on the UK version of PlayStation.com—suggest the PS3 will soon have Facebook integrated into the Cross Media Bar interface, plus a new photo viewing option, and the ability to change gamercard colors. » 11/12/09 6:04am 11/12/09 6:04am

PlayStation Home Launches Everywhere December 11th

We knew it was on the way, but last we'd heard, PlayStation Home was coming December 17th. Wrong! PS Home will actually launch worldwide tomorrow. » 12/10/08 8:10am 12/10/08 8:10am

PlayStation 3 May Launch Video Download Service at E3 2008

The LA Times and "studio executives familiar with the plan" are predicting a summer 2008 launch for the PlayStation 3's video download service. Whether this service is a rental scheme—like iTunes or Xbox Live Marketplace—or a download scheme where you get to keep your videos and transfer them to the PSP, is uncertain. » 4/21/08 9:29pm 4/21/08 9:29pm

Kutaragi Plans New PlayStation 4, 5 and 6 on His Own, Rest of the World…

Former PlayStation Big Kahuna Ken Kutaragi has finally left the company. However, instead of going home to fish, play Wii or pinch bonsais, he plans to keep contact with Sony, helping them to cut costs on the PS3 after making it so expensive himself. He says he also will advise them on the next versions, while at the… » 5/01/07 8:42am 5/01/07 8:42am

PS3s of the Rich and Famous

While the rest of us plebes are stuck with our fat black PS3s, Sony invited a few of their celebrity friends out to the Palms Hotel this past weekend for a little PS3 pimpin'. At the "PlayStation Parlor" celebs like Kobe Bryant got to dip their newly minted PS3s in vats of glossy paint and later got the chance to… » 2/21/07 1:00pm 2/21/07 1:00pm

PS3 Sixaxis Controller To Get Force Feedback After All?

You'll soon feel every bump and jolt while playing with the PS3's Sixaxis controller... maybe. A hardware manufacturer by the name of SplitFish apparently figured out a way to give the Sixaxis rumble without infringing on Immersion's patents. (Immersion holds a number of key patents on controller vibration… » 1/31/07 8:46am 1/31/07 8:46am

Sony Stomps Out Hopes for a PS3 Price Cut

If you've been waiting for a PS3 price cut before diving into some next gen gaming, Sony has news for you. It ain't gonna happen. In an interview with Game Informer, Sony honcho Jack Tretton says that the R&D invested in the PS3 won't allow them to lower the price. » 1/23/07 3:14pm 1/23/07 3:14pm

Hmm, last time we checked those folks were running…

Nintendo Wii More Elusive Than PS3

Here in New York, finding a Wii has been pretty much impossible. But scoring a PS3 on the other hand, though hard, is still do-able. This unscientific stat backs up a recent analyst survey which shows that out of 52 retail stores, 28 of them still have PS3s in stock. (By comparison, Xbox 360 shortages lasted way into… » 1/16/07 6:10pm 1/16/07 6:10pm

PCN To Roll Out Customized PS3s

Remember that white PS3 we showed you on eBay? Well, turns out its maker made some pretty good cash selling it ($1,425 to be exact) so now he's working on a follow up model, the red and silver PS3 you see here. We gotta hand it to the folks at PCN, this mock up looks pretty nice. Though personally, I liked the white… » 1/03/07 6:27pm 1/03/07 6:27pm

PS3 Greymarket Watch: $3,000 for a White PS3

Even if you were one of the lucky few to score a PS3 over the holidays, chances are it wasn't white, which is why Michal Birecki thinks his console is better than yours. Birecki used his father's body shop to give his PS3 a glossy white coat and 14 hours later emerged with this beauty, which he immediately put on… » 12/26/06 9:35am 12/26/06 9:35am

Toshiba and Sony Get into Catfight Over Cell CPU

Sony and Toshiba may have been in cahoots when they worked on the Cell processor, but now that it's out, Toshiba is throwing its pants on and running out the door. Yoshihide Fujii, Toshiba's digital media network CEO, is claiming they'll be the first company to put the Cell processor in your living room. Nevermind… » 12/22/06 9:26pm 12/22/06 9:26pm

PS3 Backwards Compatibility Half-Assed?


We've known about the PS3's upscaling problems for awhile now, but now some PS3 fanboy is complaining his new console does a crap job playing his PS1 and PS2 games. Like everything on YouTube, the video he made is a little too choppy to notice the jaggies he talks about (although some contrast ratio issues are… » 12/14/06 1:46pm 12/14/06 1:46pm

PS3 a Better DVD Player Than Xbox 360?

The folks at Ars Technica have made an interesting discovery. Apparently, Sony's PS3 does a better job of playing scratched up DVDs than the Xbox 360, which spits them out the minute it notices any imperfections. I rarely use my console as my DVD player, but I have experienced the "OMG the disc won't play"… » 12/12/06 10:14am 12/12/06 10:14am

Sony Exec: Wii More Fun Than PS3?

Even though he wasn't speaking for the entire Sony organization, did we just hear Sony Australia & New Zealand general manager Nic Foster say that the competing Nintendo Wii is more fun than Sony's PS3 gaming console? Well, just about: » 12/05/06 9:35am 12/05/06 9:35am

Oops. What sounds like more fun, a "core gaming device" that's "intuitive" and…

PS3 Launch NYC: Celebrities & Booth Babes on the Loose


So now that you've survived the riots, melees, and torrential downpours, it's time time to kick back and relive Sony's New York PS3 launch party for what it was, an all-night orgy of celebrities, video games, fanboys, and of course booth babes (they're the ones in the prison-striped outfits). You can even take a… » 11/17/06 5:56pm 11/17/06 5:56pm

PS3 Launch NYC: Behind the Scenes


There's no doubt that the throngs of people waiting outside the Sony store in NY last night had it rough, but in case you're wondering just how bad things got, Gawker videographer Richard Blakeley braved the elements to show you how quickly some Sony fanboys went from PS3 lovers to PS3 haters once the rain started. » 11/17/06 1:28pm 11/17/06 1:28pm