162w ago - Similar to the PlayStation 3 Slim, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that the PS3 Bluetooth Headset is also going slim with the price remaining the same as the original model, later confirmed by Sony Peripherals Product Manager Anand Agarwal.
To quote: "A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.
Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.
The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.
As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model."
163w ago - Today Sony has officially announced that the PSPgo price will be cut from the current $249 to $199 as of November 1, 2010.
To quote from Reuters (linked above): "Sony Corp said on Monday it would cut the price of its PSPgo portable game player in the United States and Japan this month as game makers enter the crucial year-end shopping period.
Sony's move comes a month after rival Nintendo Co Ltd announced its much-anticipated 3D-capable DS portable game player would not be available until next year.
The price of the latest incarnation of the PlayStation Portable, launched about a year ago, will be cut to $199 from $249 in the United States and to 16,800 yen ($207) from 26,800 yen in Japan."
170w ago - With the release of the open-source PS JailBreak dubbed PSGroove last week, a new device known as the MinimusUSB AVR USB development unit has been announced and is said to be comparable in price to both the Teensy and AT90USBKey.
According to the official site (linked above), the device is expected to ship to distributors this coming week. This is a USB development board similar to the Teensy and the AT90USBKey.
To quote from Paul Owen: "Presenting Minimus, a high quality production grade AVR USB Development Unit that is clean in design, low in cost and readily available to resellers around the globe.
There are hundreds of projects available for the AVR USB hobbyist looking for a powerful yet cost effective solution. Works with Open Source LUFA USB firmware library and Open Source LibUSB software library. In production and shipping September 2010."
173w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared an interview today with Ted Price of Insomniac Games from GamesCom 2010, as follows:
I've been a supporter of Insomniac Games ever since I played Spyro the Dragon on the original PlayStation that still sits proudly beneath my TV. Therefore, it was a genuine Pleasure to meet the company's President, Ted Price, at gamescom in Cologne.
First of all, I was keen to hear how it felt to finally spill the beans on the two PlayStation 3 games, Ratchet & Clank All 4 One and Resistance 3, that they have been secretly working on.
"It's a relief!" Ted replied. "Our fans are very vocal on the forums about what we're doing and now we can finally confirm that we are making these games and that they are going to be awesome."
It has been a huge year for Insomniac Games an I was also set on finding out how important it felt for them to reassure PlayStation fans of their commitment to their big first parties IPs.
"We've had such a great relationship with Sony over the years that we felt it very important to remind people that we're still great partners and that we still have great franchises that we're working on," he said. "What we're going to see what from...
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