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News: Canada Paints the PlayStation 3 White on 27th January

Canada Paints the PlayStation 3 White on 27th January

Cold as ice

Clearly inspired by the winter months, Sony’s Canadian department has committed to bringing the white PlayStation 3 Super Slim overseas. Gamers in the maple syrup loving nation will be able to purchase the cool console from 27th January, according to a Best Buy listing. The system will ship with a year’s subscription to PlayStation...

Hardware Review: Sony Pulse Wireless Headset

Sony Pulse Wireless Headset

Audio extravaganza

While a great many of us are more than happy to experience game audio through a gigantic set of speakers that tickle your intestines every time a bass line drops, the reality for most players is that they can’t be keeping the neighbours up all night with their entertainment pursuits. Some kind of headphone-based alternative is...

News: Special Metal Gear Rising PS3 Adds a Splash of Blue

Special Metal Gear Rising PS3 Adds a Splash of Blue

Cut and take it

We think it’s safe to say that custom console redesigns just don’t work as well with the PlayStation 3 Super Slim. Previous hardware bundles for Yakuza 3 and Ni No Kuni have prompted stunning new styles – making this Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance tie-in look bland by comparison. The console – due out on 21st February in...

News: Sony Celebrates Soul Sacrifice Release Date with Vita Bundle

Sony Celebrates Soul Sacrifice Release Date with Vita Bundle

Worth an arm and a leg

Soul Sacrifice is by far the PlayStation Vita’s most important exclusive in Japan. As such, it’s not especially surprising to see the platform holder lavish the title with its own hardware bundle. Announced alongside the title’s controversial release date, the special edition will include a gorgeous crimson console, a...

News: Pick Up a 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim for Under £160

Pick Up a 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim for Under £160

Every little helps

Those of you eagerly anticipating an opportunity to enter the third place will be delighted to learn that UK supermarket Morrisons is selling the brand new 12GB PlayStation 3 Super Slim for just £158 in-store today. Elsewhere, Toys ‘R’ Us is bundling the system alongside a copy of FIFA 13 for a competitive £179.99 in-store...

News: This Is What a PS3 Super Slim Looks Like Without Its Clothes

This Is What a PS3 Super Slim Looks Like Without Its Clothes

Pulled to pieces

The folks over at iFixit have a bizarre fetish for consoles without their clothes – and thankfully they’re eager to share it with the world. This time their ever-busy fingers have uncovered the internals of the brand new PlayStation 3 Super Slim, which is packing some tasty technology inside. The website notes that the system...

News: Sony Has "Nothing Against" a PS3 and Vita Bundle

Sony Has "Nothing Against" a PS3 and Vita Bundle

Multiplatform

Sony’s not averse to bundling the PlayStation 3 with the Vita. Speaking with CVG, PlayStation UK managing director Fergal Gara explained that the company has "nothing against” the idea, and that, while there are currently no plans to produce it, the hardware compilation could feasibly hit store shelves as early as Christmas. He...

News: We're Not Sure What to Think of This Yakuza 5 Branded PS3

We're Not Sure What to Think of This Yakuza 5 Branded PS3

Garish, perhaps?

The Yakuza franchise has a history of prompting some pretty spectacular PlayStation 3 bundles – but this latest redesign isn’t to our tastes. The custom console comes with a gold DualShock 3 controller, a copy of Yakuza 5, an 8GB USB drive, and a beach towel. Yeah, we don’t get the significance of the towel either. It'll...

News: Wonderbook: Book of Spells Conjures New PS3 Bundles

Wonderbook: Book of Spells Conjures New PS3 Bundles

A kind of magic

Wonderbook: Book of Spells is brimming with potential. The augmented reality PlayStation 3 exclusive has the opportunity to tempt both hardcore Harry Potter fanatics and casual gamers alike – assuming Sony gets its marketing department in order. It’s made the first step by announcing that newcomers in Europe will be able to...

News: PlayStation Vita Gets Colourful New Models in Japan

PlayStation Vita Gets Colourful New Models in Japan

Are you red or blue?

There might not have been a whole lot of new Vita software to instil confidence during Sony's Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today – but at least there were a couple of fresh hardware colours announced. The striking Sapphire Blue and Cosmic Red consoles will hit Japanese store shelves on 15th November. As with...

News: Sony Officially Unveils the PlayStation 3 Super Slim

Sony Officially Unveils the PlayStation 3 Super Slim

Cosmetic surgery

The PlayStation 3 sure is a big fan of make overs. Speaking during its Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today, Sony took a moment to confirm the heavily rumoured Super Slim hardware refresh. It will launch in three different flavours in Japan: 250GB and 500GB models in “Charcoal Black”, and 250GB in “Classic White”...

News: Japanese Government Investigating Overheating Vitas

Japanese Government Investigating Overheating Vitas

Hot stuff

There are times playing WipEout 2048 when we’ve felt like we’re on fire, but that’s just because we’re exceptionally good at Zone mode. We’re pretty sure that’s not why the Japanese government has agreed to investigate the PlayStation Vita over reports of serious overheating. According to Sony, there have been 31 cases of the...

News: Limited Edition PS3s Sneak onto UK Store Shelves

Limited Edition PS3s Sneak onto UK Store Shelves

Blood and bandages

Sony has released a trio of limited edition PlayStation 3 colours in the UK today. The farm fresh Satin Silver, Scarlet Red and Classic White consoles are available from leading retailers right now – all three of which were previously exclusive to Japan. Each system ships with a matching DualShock 3 controller and a 320GB hard...

News: Looks Like That Super Slim PS3 Is Totally Real After All

Looks Like That Super Slim PS3 Is Totally Real After All

These pictures prove it

The PlayStation 3’s been on a rigorous diet. Cast your mind back to little over a week ago, and you’ll recall us posting about an American FCC listing which appeared to hint at a super slim iteration of Sony’s premium home console. Well, surprise: here it is. Bizarrely, the images popped up on the website of Anatel...

News: Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Hori's Dead or Alive 5 Arcade Stick Pushes Our Buttons

Too hot to handle

This Hori built Dead or Alive 5 arcade stick is useful for a number of reasons. Firstly, it includes all of the buttons you’ll need to become a pro at Tecmo Koei’s upcoming PS3 brawler. Secondly, it bears the slogan “I’m a fighter” – which should come in extremely handy when you forget why you’re holding it in the...

Rumour: Super Slim PlayStation 3 on the Way

Super Slim PlayStation 3 on the Way

Weight watchers

Sony is working on a new PlayStation 3 model, according to documents uncovered by Japanese website Pocket News. The details, filed by Sony to the Federal Communications Commission, reveal a 4000 series of the home console. We’re currently on the 3000 series by the way. Buried within the document are images of

News: GAME Snags White PS3 Exclusivity in the UK

GAME Snags White PS3 Exclusivity in the UK

Suits you

Recovering retailer GAME has locked up exclusive rights to the white PS3 in the UK. The 320GB console will come bundled with two DualShock 3 controllers and a 90-day subscription to PlayStation Plus for a reasonable £239.99. The system's set to release on 29th June. There’s currently no word on whether the custom console will make its...

News: Sony Not Ruling Out Super Slim PlayStation 3

Sony Not Ruling Out Super Slim PlayStation 3

Losing weight

All the way back in 2009, Sony announced the PlayStation 3 Slim at GamesCom in Germany. The rebranding effort helped to reverse the PS3’s fortunes, transforming the platform into the popular system we know today. Three years on, Sony has refused to rule out the possibility of another hardware revision. Speaking with Eurogamer.net,...