PlayStation Now Hands On: Hey This Thing Actually Works

So PlayStation Now works. Like really. Like what the heck are you sure there isn't a PlayStation tucked away behind this TV and hidden somehow behind this Vita works. It's incredible because it doesn't feel incredible, if that makes any sense. You can play streaming games without any game console, and that's pretty… » 1/08/14 3:33pm 1/08/14 3:33pm

Watch Every Football Game with Sunday NFL Ticket On Your PS3

Xbox 360 users might have their fancy ESPN but the only sport most people care about is football. Sony just announced that PS3 users can sign up for NFL Sunday Ticket (a DirecTV exclusive) even if they don't have DirecTV. That means you can watch every NFL game straight from your PS3. » 8/17/11 4:11pm 8/17/11 4:11pm

THQ CEO's Slip Up Suggests PS3 Motion Controller Will Be Called "Arc"

We've heard rumors that Sony's PS3 motion controller would be called Arc. Now we've got Brian Farrell, President and CEO of game developer THQ, referring to device by the same name. It's not conclusive, but it's certainly more evidence. [Kotaku] » 2/03/10 7:45pm 2/03/10 7:45pm

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

Sony Not Planning PS3 Price Cut for Leipzig, Spokesperson Says

Those hoping for a PS3 price cut in the near future better not hold their breaths. A Sony spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the company had no plans right now to give you another deal on the machine, and anyone hoping for that kind of news at Leipzig will be sorely disappointed. Given that they slashed the price… » 8/16/08 3:00pm 8/16/08 3:00pm

Telegraph Says Scientists Excited by Future of Gaming Platforms

Powerful game consoles are often just as programmable as research computers, and scientists are finding real world applications for them every day. » 2/17/08 5:45pm 2/17/08 5:45pm

The Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii in particular can function as great scientific tools. We've previously seen how the Wii's cheap motion sensing technology has been to…

Slim PS3 is Heading for Shelves this Autumn?

The guys at T3 are saying one of their inside men has heard word that Sony will be producing a slimmer, sexier PS3 heading for the shelves this autumn. While everyone knows that Sony will eventually shrink its very obese console, such news would come as a surprise given that Sony took many more years to shrink their… » 2/01/08 7:58am 2/01/08 7:58am

Sony Looking Toward Music and Movie Distribution on PS Network to…

In a move that reiterates the fact that Sony is putting the PlayStation 3's media capabilities first and its gaming capabilities fourth, they're working on a plan to distribute music and video through their PlayStation Network. In order to boost sagging sales of the console, they want to compete more directly with… » 10/16/07 2:02pm 10/16/07 2:02pm

PS3 European Launch: A Continent Yawns and Continues Picking Its Nose

You've already heard about the free tellies and taxis over in London, well this is how the PS3 was welcomed in France - with a gallic shrug. Just 60 per cent of its 100,000 available units have been reserved, a smattering of press attended the official launch - and a pleasure boat coated with Xbox logos parked itself… » 3/23/07 6:20am 3/23/07 6:20am

Blu-Ray Beats Up on HD DVD For Second Month Running

The format war is far from over, but Sony's Blu-ray camp continues to enjoy the lead over Toshiba and the rest of the HD DVD gang, edging them out in movie sales yet again for the month of February. Both formats are competing to be the next high-def disc du jour, but so far in '07 Blu-ray has managed to outsell HD DVD … » 3/12/07 9:12pm 3/12/07 9:12pm

PS3 Update Fixes PS1 and PS2 Compatibility Issues

Sony greeted its PS3 fans with a shiny new update this morning. Version 1.50 fixes backward compatibility issues with PS1 and PS2 games. Specifically, it'll allow them to run in progressive scan mode. Other than that, it's hard to tell what else has been fixed since there's no update log. Anyone notice any changes… » 1/24/07 10:05am 1/24/07 10:05am