Speculation: New PS3 Box Art to Coincide with PS3 Slim?

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243w ago - Speculation is brewing from an alleged PS3 Box Art picture (below) of Sony's new EyePet game that was sent to DotDosh.com (linked above) anonymously.

According to reports, it's yet another indication that the PS3 Slim announcement is imminent with the new design and omission of the Spider-Man font.

Before, you'd have the Spider-Man font with the PlayStation logo going down the left side of the cover.

With this, it seems to be reverting to the old days of the PS2 sleeve, with just the PS logo and the Playstation Network logo slapped on it at the top.

To quote: "The new box art is much neater/cleaner than the old PS3 box art. The old one had text and information all over the place.

On the left there would be the PlayStation 3 Logo and on the top there would be the new "Only On PlayStation" text, where the PlayStation had a different font than the PS3 font, and the PlayStation Network logo to show there is online play.

When compared to the new one, all the information is on top for you to read.

When will we see the change? Who knows, but let's hope it is announced during GamesCom ton Tuesday August 18th, this week, with the PS3...
 

ASDA PS3 Price Cut, Swedish Site Lists PS3 Slim, New PS3 SKU?

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243w ago - Today PS3Center.net (linked above) reports that UK retailer ASDA has cut the price of the 80GB PlayStation 3, offering the console and 2 selected games for just £250.

Choice of games included are either LittleBigPlanet and Ghostbusters, Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 or Terminator and InFamous.

Swedish site DiscShop.se is now listing the PS3 Slim... noting that it's expected this fall and potential buyers should keep an eye out for updates on when pre-orders for the console will be available.

Finally, KokuGamer.com is reporting that an image (below) posted on Sony's European PlayStation boards shows a picture of a plastic case with a PS3 flyer in it saying "Pre Order Now. New PS3 Available September 2009. Limited Stock. $50 Despoit Require."

They speculate this is likely a new PS3 SKU, a brand new console altogether or even the rumored PS3 slim. We'll all know for certain this week as GamesCom commences.
 

Valve Not Bothering With PS3, Newell Apologizes to PS3 Owners

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244w ago - Valve boss Gabe Newell recently had a little chit-chat with host Geoff Keighley on tonight's episode of GTTV, where he stated:

Keighley: Are you guys working on PlayStation 3 here now, trying to understand it, trying to get better at it?

Gabe: Uh, no. Not in any real way.

Newell then followed up by apologizing to PlayStation 3 fans, stating he's "sorry" to PS3 owners, who have a "legitimate beef with" Valve.

Newell is noted for his openly negative view of PS3, but when asked about it he said, to quote:

"If you look at the customers that I feel we've done the worst job at taking care of is the people who bought our product on the PS3 - Orange Box on PS3. Those are the people who I have trouble saying anything to other than 'Yeah, I'm sorry. You have legitimate beef with us."
 

Smooth Jarvis Character and New Moves Introduced in PAIN

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244w ago - Today SCEA's Director of Network Advertising David Winding has introduced a new "Smooth Jarvis" character and some new moves in PAIN for PlayStation 3.

To quote: Starting today Sony Computer Entertainment America and AXE will be introducing the first ever AXE-branded virtual video game character in the form of "Smooth Jarvis."

Smooth Jarvis will come enabled with two Double Pits to Chesty (DPTC) themed moves that mimic the signature motions involved in applying AXE deodorant bodyspray for men. You've seen the moves before-under both arm pits and across the chest – now here's your chance to use them to your advantage.

Combine these moves successfully with any of the eight original standard PAIN moves and not only will you earn classic points and trophies, you'll also rack up some bonus points to help take that final score to the next level!

The fun won't end there though. Keep practicing those moves because it may just earn you bragging rights for your favorite combo as part of a four-week PAIN contest. Players will be able to use PAIN's in-game video capture feature to capture and post your favorite combination to your YouTube account, putting...
 

French Retailer Carrefour Ad Announces New PS3 at New Price

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244w ago - We did say today was alleged PS3 Slim ad day earlier, right?

Another has now surfaced from alexval78 at French site PS3Gen (linked above) which purportedly shows an ad for a 'new PS3 console at a new price' slated for September 1, 2009 and allegedly costing €299 Euros.

To quote, roughly translated: "Carrefour catalog contains active bids on Thursday 27 August to Tuesday September 8. Through its pages, our member was surprised to see an announcement regarding "a new console and a new award, announced on our beloved PS3!

As you can see, the layout is still that of the current PS3, but the offer is clear: Carrefour will offer for sale a new PS3, with a reduced price of €100, beginning the first of September next. This is certainly the improved version of the monolith as we know it as the Slim PS3."