16w ago - Today the previous PlayStation 3 rumors have been confirmed as a new flash-based 12GB PS3 console has been spotted on retailer shelves in both the US and Canada for $199.
Below are the details, to quote: "Following its release in Europe last year, the heavily rumored Flash-based PlayStation 3 is now on sale in the United States and Canada, The Verge has confirmed.
Sony's first low-storage model of the venerable console is now on shelves at Best Buy selling for $199.99. It's also available for sale at Canadian retailer Future Shop.
Sony had resisted selling a lower-capacity console in light of its emphasis on digital game and media downloads, even though Microsoft has always offered a low-storage Xbox 360. Both systems support adding additional storage through USB."
Finally, from Sony Hardware Associate Brand Marketing Manager Crystal MacKenzie:
At PlayStation, we want to provide the best place to play. That’s why today, we are pleased to announce the North American launch of our brand new PS3 12GB System for $199.99 (MSRP). This new 12GB system is the perfect way to play exclusive titles found only on PlayStation*, and to get access to the entertainment services offered through...
46w ago - Following up on his previous revision, this weekend PlayStation 3 homebrew developer deneo24 of NGU has once again updated PS_Unban v0.2.1 with a new PS3 console ID for 3.55 / 4.21 / 4.30 CFW users.
48w ago - Following up on the previous revision, today deneo24 of NGU has made available PS_Unban v0.2.1 fixed, which includes a new PS3 console ID for 3.55, 4.21 and 4.30 CFW users followed by v0.3 below.
88w ago - Sony Senior Director Jack Buser of PlayStation Digital Platforms has announced today that the PS3 is the first console to offer Amazon Prime Instant Video to users with details below!
To quote: Hi again, PlayStation community. I'm here to bring some good news today: Amazon Instant Video is available now on PlayStation Network, making the PS3 the first and only video game console to offer the service!
Head on over to the TV/Video Services category of the XMB, where you can download and install the new Amazon Instant Video app (19MB) right now for free. Once you launch the app, you'll have instant access to thousands of streaming and downloadable movies and TV shows for rental or purchase.
There are more than 120,000 commercial-free movies and TV shows for rental or purchase, including new releases, classic favorites, major TV shows, full seasons and even new episodes of some of your favorite TV shows the day after they air.
Many of the DVD and Blu-Ray titles on Amazon.com are also offered on Amazon Instant Video available through this new app.
If you're an Amazon Prime member (I am!), you'll also be able to watch as many of the more than 17,000 Prime Instant Videos as you can handle, at no additional cost. If you're not yet an Amazon Prime member, you can sign...
93w ago - Following up on our previous article, today Kotaku (linked above) reports that according to inside sources Sony may be ditching the Cell Processor for the PlayStation 4 console.
Below are the details, to quote: "The PlayStation 4 will not use Sony's Cell processor nor any possible successor to the vaunted chipset that was introduced to the world through the PlayStation 3, gaming industry sources tell Kotaku.
What we're hearing from sources follow a Forbes rumor last week that chip-maker AMD would make the graphics chip for a PS4, a shift from the PS3's use of a graphics chip from AMD rival Nvidia.
The abandonment of the Cell architecture would thrill the many game developers who have struggled with the complex chipset, but it could also be viewed as the admission of a mistake.
Cell was the pet project of PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi, who dreamed that the chip- a "Power Processing Element" married to eight "Synergistic Processing Elements"- would make the PS3 the most impressive gaming console ever. He spoke of a home equipped with multiple devices that were powered by Cell, all of them linking to each other to increase the computational power driving any...