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Sony unveils 240Hz LCD TV

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306w ago - Sony has been at or close to the forefront of TV technology ever since the good old Trinitron. Today the company went even further by introducing the first ever 240Hz LCD TV and the world's thinnest TV.

Hold your breath until December (in the US), because that's when Sony's 240Hz LCD TVs will be available to the public. Currently LCD TVs are topping out at 120Hz for consumers, and that's already a significant improvement in speed over the standard 50-60Hz of normal (for want of a better term) LCD TVs.

The new 240Hz technology promises to provide the smoothest, most lifelike, movement ever from an LCD TV and will be great for gamers using next-gen consoles especially. We're still a little concerned about 240Hz with movies though. As it is 120Hz makes TV and movies look a little fake.

The 240Hz technology will be available in the KDL-46W1 and KDL-40W1 that boasts full-HD, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, BRAVIA Engine 2 and 24p support.

This isn't the only big step forward from Sony though, they have also shown off the KDL-40ZX1 LCD TV that is just 9.9mm thick. It's not thin on features though. With BRAVIA Engine 2, 120Hz technology and 3,000:1 contrast ration, imagine having one of these bad boys in your room!
 

Video: X-Play Sony Floor Report

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306w ago - Adam is back on the floor at Leipzig to find out the latest on upcoming titles from Sony including Heavy Rain, inFamous, LBP, Resistance 2 and Killzone 2.

The video comes courtesy of X-Play at G4TV, and is available below.

Enjoy!



 

Sony Titles to be shown at PAX Revealed

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306w ago - Recently we posted a list of titles that you would be able to expect at PAX from Microsoft. That list contained great titles like Project Origin, Gears of War 2, and even a TBA title that is keep us writers curious of it could be.

On the other hand, Sony has finally revealed what we would see at PAX from their side. In a recent post on the Official Playstation Blog, Jeff Rubenstein has confirmed that we will be seeing the following titles.

- LittleBigPlanet
- Resistance 2
- Socom Confrontation
- Motorstorm: Pacific Drift
- Resistance Retribution
- Singstar
- Buzz Quiz TV

Looks like we got yet another solid, and consistant lineup from Sony!
 

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

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307w 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 and Microsoft Switch FPS/RPG Roles

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307w ago - So, has anybody else noticed this?

The comparison between the two generations begins with the PS2/Xbox generation. During that time, there were a variety of reasons to own both systems - there are always reasons to own a successful video game platform - and for most avid gamers, those reasons were obvious.

The Xbox was the more powerful console and its relatively familiar hardware was similar to PC, which paved the way for many great FPSs. And we're not only talking about exclusives like Halo; we're also talking about most all multiplatform FPSs, which were typically best played on the Xbox.

In general, multiplatform games really were slightly better on Microsoft's machine, simply due to the ease of development and the added power the PS2 didn't offer.

At the same time, the PS2 was following closely in the footsteps of the original PlayStation and attempting to steal the original console's crown of "King of the RPGs." If you were an RPG fan, there's no way on earth you could only own a Xbox; the PS2 was an essential piece of equipment. And because the vast majority were exclusive to that system, role-playing fans simply didn't have any other alternative.

It went far beyond the Final Fantasy franchise - as any avid RPG follower knows - and despite Square-Enix and...
 
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