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Sony to launch $399 40GB Playstation 3

361w ago - It seems I've come across more evidence to support a recent rumor that details Sony's plan to launch a "low price" Playstation 3.

EMS Now, a site dedicated to monitoring the global electronic manufacturing industry, posted a piece regarding the news that Hon Hai will begin to manufacture PS3s. The site, admittedly, is boring to read much of the time, but, if you pay close attention to the facts mentioned in their stories, occasionally you'll find little nuggets of information such as the one below:

Insiders in the sector said that Sony has cut the selling price of PS3 consoles, and, at the mean time, planned to launch low-price models, with ASUSTeK Computer Inc. and Hon Hai Precision to supply the models.

The rumor originated when a "reliable source" mentioned Sony's changing up their Playstation offerings for the Holiday Season like so:

$499.99 for the 80GB Playstation 3, currently $599.99
$399.99 for the 40GB Playstation 3, currently nonexistent
Spider-Man 3 on Blu-ray included with at least one of the PS3 packages
$99.99 for the Playstation 2, currently $129.99
$399.99 for a fully functional Blu-ray player and next-gen high def gaming console? Not bad, not bad at all... if true.

Rally driver feared dead in crash!

361w ago - Former world rally champion Colin McRae is believed to have been killed along with three others in a helicopter crash near his home in Lanarkshire.

The helicopter, which police believe was owned by Mr McRae, 39, came down on Saturday afternoon in Jerviswood, about a mile from Lanark, and caught fire.

Colin McRae won the World Rally Championship drivers' title in 1995 driving a Subaru, becoming the first Briton to win the title.

He was also runner-up in 1996, 1997 and 2001.

He also spawned a number of successful video games the latest being Colin McRae: DiRT in 2007.

He is married to Alison and has two children, Hollie and Johnny.

Pre-TGS 2007: Eternal Sonata Officially Official

362w ago - PS3 owners get another major RPG! Namco Bandai may have jumped the gun a bit in announcing Eternal Sonata for the PS3, but we weren't quite ready to consider the game confirmed as multiplatform until hearing comment directly from its parent company across the Pacific. That confirmation came today.

The PS3 version of Eternal Sonata, operating under its Japanese title of Trusty Bell Chopan no Yume, will be appearing at Bandai Namco's Tokyo Game Show booth next week, the company announced today through its Tokyo Game Show special site. The game will be shown in video-only form. A Japanese release is planned for some time in 2008.

Other PS3 games planned for the show include playable Time Crisis 4 and video trailers for Nobi Nobi Boy and Soul Calibur 4.

We'll have full coverage of the Bandai Namco booth starting next week on the 20th.

Dead Space revealed!

362w ago - EA is leaping on the survival horror bandwagon. Reported on Game Informer's website, the game is called Dead Space.

It's said that "Fans of the cult-classic film Event Horizon and straight-up horror aficionados aren't going to want to miss this one", and the cover of an upcoming Game Informer magazine featuring the game declares, "In the far reaches of space, humanity brings to light a forgotten alien scourge. Can one man cut through the darkness?"

A call to EA's UK arm turned up nothing extra, although it confirmed the game's existence and said details are to be released soon.

PSU's Top 5 PS3 Games You Must Have Before '08

362w ago - This year's Fall is very, very crowded. Even with titles such as GTA 4 and Metal Gear Solid 4 slipping into 2008, the remaining months of 2007 will undoubtedly burn a whole through gamers' pockets. With that in mind, PSU's compiled a Top 5 list of titles that you absolutely must get before the year is out. Do some more chores, work overtime, demand them for Christmas or simply stop buying your girlfriend gifts (a last resort, of course).

5. Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Release Date: October 23, 2007
Platforms: PlayStation 3

:: Game Summary ::

Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction is a 3rd person adventure platformer where the player begins their journey with the shocking discovery that a villain from Ratchet's distant past has tracked him down and wants him dead. This revelation brings up many questions as to Ratchet origins and launches Ratchet and Clank into a mysterious adventure where they begin to learn about his past, the villain's current evil plans, and a glimpse of the future.

Why we chose this title?

The Ratchet and Clank series has always been a solid franchise with excellent gameplay and humorous characters. In R&C Future: Tools of Destruction players will be exposed to all new weapons including Death Springs...
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