278w ago - It's now confirmed that Sony's PlayTV, the cool digital TV receiver and recorder (using the PS3's hard drive) is due out next month in UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany, and will be priced at the bargain price of £69.99.
The hardware has two tuners, so you can watch one station and record another, and you can even watch movies and play games whilst recording TV, so the missus has no room for complaint.
With remote streaming of content to your PSP and freely movable recordings, this is something to look out for when it lands in September.
Finally, Eurogamer has confirmed the date: the 19th of September.
288w ago - In proof that the last-gen PlayStation 2 is still alive and kicking, Sony today announced that it will release an all-new limited edition Cinnabar Red colored PS2 model on July 3 in Japan.
Priced at 16,000 yen, the package will include one slim PS2 unit coupled with an integrated power supply and DualShock 2 controller.
Press Release: Tokyo, June 3, 2008 - Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ), a division of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) responsible for business operations in Japan, announced today that it would introduce PlayStation¬®2 in a new color "Cinnabar Red" (SCPH-90000 CR), on Thursday, July 3, 2008, at a recommended retail price of 16,000 yen (including tax) as a limited offer for the Japanese market.
Since its launch in November 2007, the new PlayStation 2 (SCPH-90000 series) system has been highly successful gaining enthusiastic support from a broad range of users. The internal architecture of the system has been completely overhauled for this series resulting in lighter weight, and by adopting a built-in AC adapter, users' convenience to enjoy various entertainment contents anywhere at home has been further enhanced.
More and more exciting new software titles continue to be released for PlayStation 2 from third party licensees as well as from Sony...
301w ago - Over at the Official Playstation Blog, the team has confirmed that the May issue of EGM will have a flood of information regarding SOCOM's next outing for the PS3.
They also confirm a brand new map which has a 16 player core area as well as an expanded footprint for 32 player matches.
To quote: In anticipation of the Confrontation cover story in the May issue of EGM, 1UP has posted two new screenshots.
The initial reaction has been positive, and the dev team is really excited that the world can finally see some of their hard work. This has also been a huge relief to SealTeam-6, who has the unenviable job of telling SOCOM's huge, hungry fan base every week that:
a) yes we are still working on the game, and b) no, there is no new information we can share at this time No more! The flood of information is coming in the May issue of EGM. As to the hundreds of private messages and emails that we get every week, we read and appreciate all of them. Whether it's a quick note to inquire
"What the [heck] is taking you [fine fellows] sooooo long??"
or an encouraging
"Please don't [mess] up the new SOCOM!!"
we feel the love. The overwhelming message is that you want Confrontation to be great, and you want it soon. So to...