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Rumor: PS3 Home BETA Invites Coming Today says Sony Support

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307w ago - A member of the Official PlayStation boards recently called Sony support to ask when the Home BETA will be arriving.

Surprisingly, the woman stated "It should be arriving today."

The user decided to call back and this time record the call. We got the audio for download here.

Download: Sony Support Conversation

Download: Callback Confirmation with Different Answer

So if the first one is true, we should be seeing invites going out today. Lets hope for the best!
 

Perry: Sony has no chance of making money on the PS3

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308w ago - Well respected Acclaim boss David Perry has stated that because sony has sold the PS3 at a lost, they basically have no chance of making money on the PlayStation 3.

He added "if they release the PlayStation 4 and have an even more expensive console and raise the cost of games by ten dollars, that would not be good."

To quote: "Because of the cost of making the PlayStation 3 and because they sold it at a loss, Sony basically has pretty much no chance of making money on the PS3, because it's lost more money than they made during the entire peak of the PlayStation 2 - it's not going to happen again for Sony," stated Perry.

"If they release the PlayStation 4 and have an even more expensive console and raise the cost of games by ten dollars, that would not be good," he added.
 

Sony: Official word on new PS3 Wireless Keypad and Pictures

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309w ago - And here they are: The first ever pictures of the PS3's wireless keypad, unveiled by Sony at Leipzig earlier on today!

Below is the related Press Release as well...

Press Release: Keypad Attaches to SIXAXIS™ and DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controllers for Quick and Simple Text Input on PS3®

Tokyo, August 21, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that it would release the Wireless Keypad, a new peripheral for SIXAXIS™ and DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controllers for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3®), this holiday season throughout the world. It will be introduced in North America in late November. It will be also introduced in Japan, Europe and Asia by the end of this year.

The highly anticipated Wireless Keypad is designed to fit precisely into the unique shape of SIXAXIS and DUALSHOCK 3 wireless controllers, and can be easily attached or removed. By using the product instead of the on-screen keyboard, users will be able to enjoy text chat communication more easily and comfortably in their hands, just as they would use familiar portable communication devices. It supports text chat in PlayStation®Home as well, and enables users to enjoy interactivity playing on-line titles and enjoying entertainment content more smoothly.

Equipped with Bluetooth® functionality,...
 

Heavy Rain for PS3 at Sony Conference tomorrow

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309w ago - We have just seen a small part of Sony Computer Entertainment conference rehearsal here at Game Convention in Leipzig, and we are almost certain that a new trailer of Heavy Rain for the PlayStation 3 with ingame footage was broadcasted.

We can also confirm that a new trailer of LittleBigPlanet will be shown and Pete Smith, Producer of the game, will be giving us some details about his game on stage.

The conference will also focus on the new SingStar sur PlayStation 3.

We will have to wait tomorrow for the Sony Computer Entertainment conference which will begin at 17:00 in Lepzig.
 

Sony gives PS3 Music Peripheral Compatibility Update

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309w ago - SCEA's Michael Shorrock has confirmed that for the past few months they have been working very closely with the likes of Neversoft, Activision, Harmonix and Konami in order to ensure PS3 guitars and drum sets all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility. So for example, Gutar Hero: World Tour's guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Rock Revolution software!

To quote: For the past several months, we have been working closely with Neversoft and Activision, Harmonix and Konami to ensure that PlayStation 3 guitars and drum sets will all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility.

For the most part, this means that the titles with musical peripherals will work with the other's software. A few specific examples include: Guitar Hero: World Tour's guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Konami's Rock Revolution software.

And yes, you guessed it, Rock Band 2's guitar and drum set will work with Guitar Hero: World Tour and with Rock Revolution.

Conversely, Rock Revolution's drum set will work with both Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2.

In addition, Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2 will both support the SingStar microphones.

We're still working hard to ensure compatibility between the Guitar Hero and...
 
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