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Rumor: Sony PS4 to Use Optical Storage Discs Like Blu-ray on PS3

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240w ago - Sony's Senior VP of Product Development Shuhei Yoshida at SCEA has hinted in a recent interview with German site [Register or Login to view links] that PS4 may use optical storage discs like the Blu-ray discs the PlayStation 3 currently utilizes.

To quote from the interview, roughly translated: "Whether Shuhei Yoshida believes that the technology of digital distribution even when stationary consoles like the PlayStation 3 or a future 'PlayStation 4 prevails, "we wanted to know about him:" I think that digital content easier to portable devices like the PSP or the iPod fits.

It's faster, easier and more convenient than a CD, and the volumes of data keep both in music and play in bounds, "replies the Senior Vice President of Product Development at SCEA in discussion with video games area.

For home consoles, where the game files 5 to 30 gigabytes in size, was a download, however no longer feasible. Disc-based media would play on the console market is a part.

"Game developers now have to use the entire capacity of a Blu-ray Disc. But we supplement the offer with smaller titles from the PlayStation Store, but the big blockbuster games will continue to appear...
 

Video: Sony CES 2010: PlayStation 3 and 3D Q&A Session

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241w ago - For those who didn't make it to this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a PlayStation 3 video today which includes a 3D Q&A session.

To quote: 3D is undoubtedly the biggest buzzword at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We know it's coming to the PS3, but how exactly is that going to work for current PS3 owners?

I asked that question of SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller, and the answers are in the video below.

We'll have more from CES here on Monday. In the meantime, you can find more Sony CES news [Register or Login to view links].




 

Red Bull Adds Flugtag and Illume to Sony's PlayStation Home

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241w ago - We first heard about them a few months ago, and today consumer brand Red Bull has officially added Flugtag and Illume to Sony's PlayStation Home.

To quote: "Red Bull Flugtag is a competition that challenges people to build human-powered flying machines, and the new PlayStation Home Red Bull Flugtag area will showcase some of the more creative contraptions that have been presented over the past 19 years.

Visitors will be able to try out some of these devices from the safety of their virtual representation, launching off the island's bamboo flight deck in an attempt to score a spot on the area's distance leaderboards.

The second area, Red Bull Illume, highlights pictures from the Red Bull Illume sports photography competition, which I'm sure is lovely if you're into that sort of thing."
 

Sony PlayStation Store Update for January 7, 2010

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241w ago - Sony PlayStation Store Senior Manager Grace Chen is back with this week's US PSN update, as follows:

Hi Everyone - It's time for the weekly PlayStation Store Update.

Updates

Ubisoft Game Sale

Cellfactor Psychokinetic Wars (sale price $4.99, reg price $9.99)
Prince of Persia Classic (sale price $4.99, reg price $9.99)
TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled (sale price $4.99, reg price $9.99)

Qore

Qore Episode 20: January 2010 ($2.99)
Episode 20 of Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network drags you to the circles of hell in EA's Dante's Inferno, brings you an in-depth look at the film noir world of Heavy Rain, kicks it with SEGA's Bayonetta, and returns to the undersea world of Rapture in BioShock 2.
File size: 1.71 GB

Qore Annual Subscription: January 2010 ($24.99)
Qore: Presented by the PlayStation Network is a high-definition monthly interactive video production covering the world of PlayStation. Qore provides its audience with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to upcoming titles from both the SCE Worldwide Studios and third-party developers across the globe.
File size: 1.71 GB

Downloadable Games

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath & Beyond ($14.99)
The...
 

Sony Expands PlayStation Network ID, PSN Wallet to More Devices

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241w ago - At CES 2010 in Las Vegas, Kaz Hirai confirmed Sony's plan to expand PlayStation Network beyond the PS3 and PSP to their other products, including Bravia televisions and VAIO laptops.

With over 38 million-strong in the PlayStation Network community, [Register or Login to view links] reports that Sony's premium video offerings will mimic Microsoft's Live Anywhere philosophy... a single user ID and password will work across all Sony products and services.

Additionally, the PSN virtual wallet can be used universally across Sony's services.

To quote: "To help facilitate the cross-proliferation of content across Sony's multiple devices, Hirai also announced the creation of a new division within Sony: the not-very-creatively named Sony Network Entertainment, Inc.

With this new initiative, expect the PSN logo to be far more ubiquitous than ever before."
 
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