Earth to Sony: The PlayStation 3 Needs a Price Cut!

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284w ago - A short time ago Sony Computer Entertainment executive Ray Maguire was quoted in response to a question about a PlayStation 3 price cut.

"Well the pressure comes from the consumers obviously and so therefore there's always pressure on price," admitted Maguire, "but you know we have a business to run, and we have to make sure we're doing the right thing for the shareholders as well."

I am sorry, what? I know I am not a CPA, a high ranking business analyst, nor a senior executive at a multi-billion dollar company, but I can do basic math. Microsoft recently had some major price cuts on their hardware and has seen a big hardware surge in North America and especially Europe as a result. So let's break out some hypothetical numbers shall we?

Let's say Sony reduces the cost of their standard 80GB unit from $399 to $325, I know this is a big drop but work with me on this. Let's assume with this price change they are no longer making $75 per unit on the console, but in fact break even on it.

Again this is all me making up numbers, but bear with me. Let's assume that Sony...
 

PlayStation Network Video Content Update for November 7, 2008

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284w ago - Senior Manager Grace Chen of the PlayStation Store is back once again with this weekend's PSN video content update as follows:

Hi again! The weekend's here - time for your weekly update of new movie & TV shows on the PlayStation Network.

This week we've added new video content from the following television series:

• Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Season 1
• Intervention, Season 4
• It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Season 4
• Pushing Daisies, Season 2
• Smallville, Season 8
• Solty Rei, Season 1
• Squidbillies, Season 3
• The First 48, Season 7
• The Secret Saturdays, Season 1
• The Unit, Season 4

We've also added the following feature films:

• Action Jackson
• American Gigolo
• An American Rhapsody
• Bad News Bears (2005)
• Best Defense
• Blood Brothers
• Bonnie and Clyde
• Bringing Down The House
• Cannonball Run II
• Charlie Bartlett
• Chicago
• Dance with Me
• Dead Calm
• Déjà Vu
• Enemy of the State
• Falling Down
• Falling In Love
• Fame
• Fear Dot Com
• For Your Consideration
• Forced...
 

Will PlayStation 3 Become the Ultimate FPS Console?

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284w ago - So after weighing in on Resistance 2, it started to dawn on us: is this now the franchise to beat in the FPS genre? And with the impending Killzone 2, is the PlayStation 3 now home to the best FPS experiences on the planet?

Typically, Microsoft has been responsible for the best FPS experiences ever since the original Xbox launched way back in 2001 with Halo. Even multiplatform FPSs have been better on a Microsoft console, although we believe that trend will soon fade in this generation.

Earlier, developers simply didn't have a good handle on the PlayStation 3, but now, things are starting to come together and it appears it's Sony's machine that has the best to offer in the FPS genre. Xbox 360 loyalists will consistently turn to Halo 3, but although I am a big fan of that trilogy, the fact of the matter is that Resistance 2 is better.

Insomniac's initial effort, as good as it was, may not have been a "Halo killer," but the sequel most certainly is. Now, will there be a Halo 4? Even if there is, I will continue to give the edge to Resistance until I see something that changes my mind. After all, I was a little disappointed in Halo 3; clearly, that game was made more as a multiplayer attraction, and I didn't think much of the single-player campaign.

But R2 delivers big time in terms...
 

GoldenEye 007 PlayStation 3 Theme Available

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284w ago - Dedicated to one of my all-time FAVORITE games!

I can't remember how many times I completed this game on 00 Agent.

Includes:

• 8 Backgrounds
• 5 Custom Sounds from the game
• 2.5+ compatible

Download: GoldenEye 007 PS3 Theme
 

Video: New Killzone 2 BETA ISA Camp Footage for PlayStation 3

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284w ago - Today a new video is available detailing the Killzone 2 ISA camp.

Courtesy of luger6 via YouTube, it shows nearly 10 minutes of Killzone 2!

As usual, the video is available below..

Enjoy!




 







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