On paper the Xperia Play seems like a good idea. An Android phone with a slide out gaming pad. Then it was released and everyone yawned. Today's OnLive announcement could turn those yawns into Woohoos.
Amazon's having another one of its mondo smartphone sales, this time featuring seven discounted Verizon handsets. But the deal that's going to tempt you is the Xperia Play, which is basically free with a two-year contract.
Now listen, I don't normally praise ads. They're meant to sell us shit, and there's nothing really noble about that. But. But. Kristen Schaal's new promos for Sony Ericsson are some of the greatest things I've ever witnessed. Boob stab.
From March, you'll be able to pick up the latest PSP. Sorry, did I say PSP? I meant Xperia Play phone—but really, it's hard to tell the difference. True, it's running Android, but at the very core of the phone is a gaming titan begging you to play it. And play I did.
The cute and cuddly green Android Robot isn't supposed to go through torture like this. In a commercial for the Xperia Play, the PSP Phone, the adorable robot gets human thumbs sewn onto him in a seedy back alley. Gross.
Oh, hello there, PlayStation Phone! Here's the clearest video yet of Sony's mobile gaming messiah living out its main purpose: playing Biohazard 2 and Rage Racer. Get some.