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Rumor: Best Buy Listing Indicates PS3 to Go 3D in July 2010

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232w ago - Last week reports surfaced that the upcoming PS3 3D Firmware update would arrive in June, and today retailer Best Buy has let slip the date of July.

Sony has previously confirmed that a simple PS3 Firmware update is all that is required to make the PlayStation 3 system compatible with 3D gaming.

Unfortunately, no specific timeframe was ever given for the anticipated patch until today.

To quote: "On a 3D FAQ page, Best Buy has given the first solid timeframe for the PS3 3D patch.

Clicking on the first tab of [Register or Login to view links] will reveal the following tidbit:

To watch 3D Blu-ray Discs, you'll need to add a 3D-ready Blu-ray player (or update your PS3 with the appropriate firmware when it becomes available in July).

Yup, that's right. Best Buy seems to have let the cat slip a bit early; either mistakenly or intentionally."
 

Video: MLB 10: The Show Trailer, Themes & Best Buy PS3 Demo

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235w ago - SCEA's Product Marketing Manager Chris Munson has shared an MLB 10: The Show Joe Mauer trailer, news of PlayStation 3 Themes and a Best Buy PS3 Demo today, as follows:

We want to let you know that have a lot of new MLB 10: The Show stuff for you.

First off is the new trailer featuring our 2010 cover athlete Joe Mauer. See why he's the reigning 2009 AL MVP and one of the best players to ever play at the position of catcher. Included is his epic diving play at Yankee Stadium last year.

We also want to let you know that the first set of MLB 10: The Show XMB themes are available later today on the Playstation Store for both PS3 and PSP. This first release covers all of the American League East and National League West teams.





AL East

• Baltimore Orioles
• Boston Red Sox
• New York Yankees
• Tampa Bay Rays
• Toronto Blue Jays

NL West

• Arizona Diamondbacks
• Colorado Rockies
• Los Angeles Dodgers
• San Diego Padres
• San Francisco Giants

The best thing, these MLB XMB themes are entirely free! So you can represent your favorite team without spending a single penny. Information on more themes that we'll...
 

GameStop Launches 2-Day Sale: Buy 2 Used Games, Get 1 Free

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244w ago - Now that Christmas Day is behind us for another year, [Register or Login to view links] has began a 2-day "buy 2, get 1 free" sale on used video games.

The offer is only good this weekend, December 26 through December 27, 2009 and is available both in store and online with free shipping!

To quote from GamerDeals.net (linked above):

•Click here: [Register or Login to view links]
•Add 3 or more used games or accessories to your cart
•Enter code B2G1FREE in the promotion box
•Enter code SAVER for free shipping

Terms: Buy any 2 used games or accessories, get one free. Offer valid in stores and online from December 26-27, 2009. Discount applied to lowest cost game. Free used item must be of equal or lesser value. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

Online shoppers, add 3 or more used games or accessories to your cart, enter the code B2G1FREE in the promotion box and click activate. Your discount will be applied at checkout. Store customers, see associate for details. No dealers.
 

PS3 Slim at GameStop, Best Buy Offers Games to Stop Trade-Ins

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261w ago - As reported last week, the PlayStation 3 Slim console is now available at GameStop.

When GameHeadzOnline.com (linked above) asked the manager about the PS3 Slim's early arrival, he told them the PS3 Slim consoles "came in today, and they have Sony's blessing to sell them."

In related news, [Register or Login to view links] is reporting that Best Buy is now offering free PS3 games to prevent standard PS3 trade-ins.

To quote: "An internal memo (below), verified independently by a number of employees at different stores, shows that Best Buy is offering people who come into the store to exchange recently purchased PlayStation 3's for the newly released PS3 Slim a choice of a free PlayStation 3 title and price match in lieu of the new slimmer, larger-hard-drive sporting console.

Due to the interest in the new Slim model, the memo warns, stores may see people trying to return their console for the newer model. Before doing the exchange, a store is allowed to offer a choice of a free copy of Infamous, MLB 09 The Show or Killzone 2. Not a bad selection, but is it worth more than the smaller footprint and bigger hard...
 

Rumor: Alleged PS3 Slim $299 Best Buy and K-Mart Ads Surface

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263w ago - This is apparently attack of the alleged PS3 Slim ads day... two retailers from two different sources claim they snagged pics of the upcoming ads.

Gizmodo (linked above) reports that they received photos of a 120GB PS3 Slim listed for $299.99 in a K-Mart flyer.

The story on the second set of pics supposedly from a Best Buy ad comes from [Register or Login to view links] who are reporting the following from their source, to quote:

"I cannot reveal my exact role, however, I can tell you that I work closely with the marketing department at Best Buy. This ad is a mock up at best of the ad to be released in just over two weeks.

I cannot comment on the [Register or Login to view links] PS3 mock up as this is the material that we're working with. Many images are often used as placeholders. The final ad will be touched up for grammar, punctuation, etc. Hope this helps."

That being said, the general consensus thus far is they are fakes... all we can do is wait until next week to see if the PS3 Slim makes an appearance at...
 
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