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Sony Q&A: PS Vita Designers Talk Slimmer, Lighter PlayStation Vita

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23w ago - Sony Social Media Senior Manager Sid Shuman posted up a Q&A today from PS Vita designers talking about the new slimmer, lighter PlayStation Vita portable gaming console.

Below are the details, to quote: This week saw the long-awaited release of the new PS Vita, which features a slimmer, lighter design, enhanced battery life, and 1GB of onboard storage, in addition to a host of subtle refinements.

We caught up with two key individuals responsible for the new PS Vita design - Taichi Nokuo, UX Platform Design Group for the SCE Corporate Design Center, and Mika Nagae, Strategy and Product Planning Dept - to learn more about how this elegant overhaul came to be.

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PlayStation.Blog: Have you been involved with designing other PlayStation hardware? If so, what?

Taichi Nokuo, UX Platform Design Group for the SCE Corporate Design Center: Yes, I have been involved with the Pulse wireless stereo headset, PlayStation...
 

Video: New PS3 Slimmer Model is Out Today, Exclusive First Look

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108w ago - Last week Sony officially confirmed the new PS3 slimmer model at TGS 2012, and today PR Hardware Generalist Maya Butler is here with an exclusive first look at the hardware in video format below!

To quote: The launch of the new PS3 has finally arrived and I hope you are just as excited as we are.

Today I'm here to give you the first official look at the brand new PS3 model, plus show you all the goods inside the UNCHARTED 3 Game of the Year Edition Bundle.

As mentioned last week, this bundle is packed with incredible value. It includes the new 250GB PS3, so you'll have plenty of storage space to house all of your favorite games, videos, photos, and music.





In addition, you'll get:

• UNCHARTED 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Edition Blu-ray
Voucher worth over $30 towards Dust 514 bonus digital content
• Additional voucher for a free 30 day membership of PlayStation Plus





PS3 continues to lead the way in innovation and is the ultimate gaming and entertainment...
 

E3 Flasher for NOR Fat PlayStation 3 Console is Reviewed

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155w ago - I received my E3 Flasher a couple of hours ago from [Register or Login to view links] and here is my review.

Packaging:

The E3 flasher comes in a nice big box, it's actually bigger than I expected it to be and it contains 3 inner boxes.

The first box contains all the important stuff like the Nor flasher, main board and the cover board which connects to the pins on the main board.

The second box contains all the accessories and cables like the Esata USB cable which is not used with the E3 flasher at all and is probably for use with the PC or something like that it also contains the Esata cable which is used with the E3 flasher and the power adapter which didn't fit in my power socket because it wasn't the right shape (different region), so I had to go of and buy a power adapter converter thing so the Esata station will work.

For the accessories they included a power switch for PS3 slim users and a metal case for the main board to sit in where the HDD usually sits but a screw driver wasn't included like they mentioned.

The third box contains the Esata station and it is the biggest and heaviest box out of the three.

Installation:

I installed...
 

PlayStation 3 Slim Price Drop at Gamescom 2011, Now Only $249

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166w ago - Today Sony President and CEO Jack Tretton has confirmed at Gamescom 2011 that the PlayStation 3 Slim will be receiving a price drop down to $249.

To quote: I have some exciting news to share with you today. As many of you know, it has been nearly five years since the PS3 first came to the U.S. market with its built in Blu-ray player, integrated hard-drive, built-in wireless, and unmatched hi-def gaming.

Today, more than 50 million PS3's have been sold worldwide, more than 2,495 Blu-ray titles are available and the PS3's expansive portfolio of games and video content on PlayStation Network exceeds 60,000 titles.

While others in the space are losing steam, PlayStation 3 is gaining momentum and giving gamers everywhere more of what they want: an unparalleled line-up of exclusive games and access to the best in sports, movies and TV, all at a great value.

Today, I believe that value becomes even more evident. I'm excited to share with you that effective immediately at retailers throughout North America, the 160 GB PS3 and the 320GB PS3 are now available for $249 and $299, respectively.

In addition, a limited edition inFAMOUS 2 bundle is now available at participating retailers across North America. The bundle retails for $299 and includes a 320 GB PlayStation 3,...
 

PS3 3.60 Slim Flash Dumped, PlayStation 3 3.6x Keys Incoming

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169w ago - Following up on his previous update, PlayStation 3 hacker No_One has now announced that the PS3 3.60 Slim NOR Flash has been dumped via PNM board socket and the 3.6x keys may be coming soon.

To quote: Hi mates, I'm going to be on vacations for 3 weeks. I just wanted to tell you that PNM project will be stopped during this period.

But, i've some great news for you. I successfully dumped a 3.60 NOR flash using one of the socket ! The second socket has been validated too. We are not far from our main goal : "jailbreak again the PS3" !

Here are some snapshots:

  • host console with a new feature (NOR FLASH details...)
  • PNM with a NOR Flash on Socket #1
  • an extract of the 3.60 NOR dump as a proof

Cheers

No_One


 
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