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Friday, June 27, 2008

Video: Sony shows off PlayStation Home and Life With PlayStation services

We’ve all heard about Sony’s strategy meeting in Tokyo yesterday (read my report here, if you’re bored), but even more interesting than the news that everything’s going to be connected in Sony’s Brave New World and movies will be streaming left and right were a couple of demo videos unleashed on the underwhelmed journos assembled at the event.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Year-end figures show massive growth in Japanese gaming

To the surprise of no one, the just-revealed sales figures for games hardware and software in Japan last year underline what a massive 12 months it was for the industry as a whole and Nintendo in particular.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Toshiba’s Cell-packing SpursEngine impressive in the flesh

Toshiba has been showing off its new, powerful SpursEngine processor at the CEATEC 2007 electronics show just outside Tokyo and we were there to take a look.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Sony finally confirms PS3 price cut in US and 80GB model

In a move that surprises no one, Sony has finally admitted that the PlayStation 3 really is getting a price cut of $100 in the US. Moreover, the 80GB model that SCEA had previously said was going nowhere outside Korea is also due to hit North America next month.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Beefed-up 80GB PS3 available now in Korea but who cares?

So, the fabled 80GB PS3 has just launched in Korea and gamers worldwide are united in grumbling about how it ain't fair they only got 60GB, well so what?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sony will sell PlayStation Network Tickets at Japanese corner stores

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Sony Japan announced yesterday that it would make life a little easier for gamers wishing to use their PS3 consoles to buy and download online games and other content from the PlayStation Store by providing pre-paid cards exclusively for that purpose.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Sony’s Ken Kutaragi retires to pursue other ‘endeavors,’ including PS3 beater?

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Five months after being moved upstairs at the Sony division responsible for the PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi – the console’s original inventor – has agreed to step down entirely.



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