Sony's $2000 BDP-S5000ES Flagship Blu-ray Player: Stuck Between Pioneer and a PS3

Sony is trying to bargain with potential buyers of Pioneer's $2,200 BDP-09FD » 9/03/08 7:00pm 9/03/08 7:00pm: For $200 less, you can get yourself the BDP-S5000ES. Meanwhile, it's equally intended to regain the love of all those home-theater enthusiasts who bee-lined it for the PS3 (rather than a dedicated BD player) because of its networking and…

PlayStation 3 2.40 Firmware Now Live (Trophies, In-Game XMB)

Go download that 2.40 firmware update now for your PS3! It's got trophies, in-game XMB as well as a Google Search Bar. The trophies (achievements from Xbox 360) will be great for hardcore gamers, and the in-game XMB, which allows you to access various settings and send messages to your friends while inside games,… » 7/02/08 1:11am 7/02/08 1:11am

PS3 New Firmware In-Game XMB Demonstrated, Coming July 2

At last it's here: in-game crossbar menubar in the PlayStation 3. Sony's Eric Lempel says it's coming "very soon" on July 2 as part of PS3 Firmware v.2.40, and in the meantime he teases PS3 fans with its features, as well as the other new functions like the Google Search Bar or the new Trophy system, which looks… » 6/30/08 5:00am 6/30/08 5:00am

Sony Confirms PS3 Firmware 2.40 Bringing In-Game XMB and Trophies

The hot and heavy rumors that an imminent PS3 firmware update would finally bring in-game access to the XMB (cross media bar, the PS3's menu) are true: Sony's official PlayStation blog confirms that firmware update 2.40 will include the long-awaited menu access, along with trophies-the PS3's version of… » 6/17/08 7:31pm 6/17/08 7:31pm