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News: Sony Confirms August 17th Date For GamesCom Press Conference

Sony Confirms August 17th Date For GamesCom Press Conference

Last year Sony's GamesCom press conference brought with it news which changed the fortunes of the PlayStation 3

The PlayStation 3 Slim has been a resounding success world-wide, bringing Sony back into the three horse race it had previously been lagging behind. In many ways, that single announcement at GamesCom defined PlayStation's 2009. Yes, there was great software. Yes, there were other big..

News: Welcome To The Party: Tarsier Studios Join SCE First-Party

Welcome To The Party: Tarsier Studios Join SCE First-Party

Just when you thought Sony's first-party couldn't possibly get any stronger (with the exception of Quantic Dream and Clap Hanz perhaps); Tarsier Studios - developers of the PSN version of Rag Doll Kung Fu - has just announced that they've joined Sony's first-party

The company announced on their website: “Tarsier Studios has signed an exclusive first party deal with Sony Computer Entertainment..

News: White PlayStation 3s a Possibility For The UK

White PlayStation 3s a Possibility For The UK

We dropped word this morning that Sony were to release a white version of the PlayStation 3 in Japan

Apparently that hardware could make it to the West. Speaking to IncGamers, a Sony representative has confirmed that <span style="color: #000000;">they "will consider every possibility based on the market demands, but have nothing to announce at this point in time"..

News: Britain: Get Your PlayStation Move Preorders In Now

Britain: Get Your PlayStation Move Preorders In Now

Two of the UK's biggest online retailers, Play

com and Amazon.co.uk, started taking pre-orders for Sony's PlayStation Move controller today. The device is set to launch on September 15th alongside a slew of content. Play's got the PlayStation Move Starter Kit (which includes the PlayStation Eye camera, Move controller and a demo disc) priced at £49.99 ( bargain!), with an extra PlayStation Move..

News: Sony UK Boss Not Bothered What Competitors Have To Say

Sony UK Boss Not Bothered What Competitors Have To Say

Grilled today by EDGE at a 3D conference, Sony UK's boss Ray Maguire has said he's "not fussed" about what competitor's have to say about Sony's first-party titles

Maguire was speaking in response to comments from Microsoft executive Aaron Greenberg that Halo 3 has outsold most of Sony big-hitters. “Well I’m really happy with [the titles] because as I said, we’re selling more than we ever have..

News: Sony Admit That The PSPgo Was A Bit Of An Experiment

Sony Admit That The PSPgo Was A Bit Of An Experiment

Before the PSPgo everyone hated physical media and, in particularly, the UMD

"Why can't we have a download-only system?" they asked, "Why do we have to have this UMD format?" We were with those people, we wanted a smaller more portable disc-less system and we bought one. Sadly, ever since the PSPgo's come out the consumers moaned, "Why would I buy half a system without the..

News: Did You Just Say There's Going To Be A Play TV, Erm, Sequel?

Did You Just Say There's Going To Be A Play TV, Erm, Sequel?

An interview with Sony Cambridge [conducted by Spong, picked up by TSA] has revealed that there may well be a sequel to Play TV on the horizon

Play TV's essentially a DVR add-on for the PS3, compatible in SCEE regions. But it looks like it might be getting an update in the future. Amongst details for LittleBigPlanet PSP and TV Superstars, Sony Cambridge's Mark Green noted that the studio are..

News: Here Are Your Free PSPgo Games (They're Good)

Here Are Your Free PSPgo Games (They're Good)

Remember a little while ago we told you Sony were planning to include 10 free games with all new PSPgo registrations (post April 1st, 2010)

Well, details of those free games have emerged this morning via a German website. The list of games is as follows: LittleBigPlanet Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa Motorstorm: Arctic Edge Wipeout..

News: Sony: "Games Are A Perfect Fit" For 3D Technology

Sony: "Games Are A Perfect Fit" For 3D Technology

Speaking on the Playstation website, SCEE's president Andrew House has claimed that "games are a perfect fit with 3D" and expects them to "lead the way in consumer understanding of how 3D enhances the entertainment experience"

This follows the announcement of Killzone 3 earlier in the week which is set to implement stunning 3D visuals. "Games can be adapted into 3D relatively easily and with..

News: Sony Announce Partnership With MUBI, Bring Non-Mainstream Cinema Direct To Playstation 3

Sony Announce Partnership With MUBI, Bring Non-Mainstream Cinema Direct To Playstation 3

Sony's announced this morning that they're bringing avant-garde movie streaming direct to the Playstation 3 thanks to a partnership with MUBI

MUBI will allow you to stream movies outside of the mainstream arena, including content from Tarantino, the Coen brothers and Kubrick, aswell as international films. The message is "quality over quantity" — MUBI's aiming at a different demographic..

News: Playstation Portable Sales Fall In 2009, But Playstation 3 Continues Its Rebound Bender

Playstation Portable Sales Fall In 2009, But Playstation 3 Continues Its Rebound Bender

Sony's released its fiscal year 2009 financial results today, revealing that while the Playstation 3 is improving with every year that comes to pass, the Playstation Portable is on a serious decline -- despite being by far the most popular hardware unit in Japan

The Networked Products & Services division - of which Sony Computer Entertainment is a part of - saw sales drop by roughly 10% due to..

News: Report: Playstation 3 Price-Cuts Coming Later This Year

Report: Playstation 3 Price-Cuts Coming Later This Year

MCV's reporting from a "senior global publishing source" that the Playstation 3 will see its price drop again this year

The Playstation 3 was essentially relaunched in September of last year when Sony unleashed the new Slim system to much uproar. MCV's claiming that the Playstation 3 will be brought down to £200, and the move could be announced as soon as next month's E3. When contacted, Sony..

News: VidZone Launches VidZone TV On Playstation 3

VidZone Launches VidZone TV On Playstation 3

The latest VidZone update has introduced a new feature to the Playstation 3 based music video streaming service: VidZone TV

“We have dreamt of having over 100 music TV channels at your disposal for any mood or occasion at the touch of a button – this dream is now a reality,” said Ben Creasey head of production at VidZone. “Via a small update to your existing application, VidZone TV gives you..

News: Playstation Store Update Days Move Forward

Playstation Store Update Days Move Forward

We've known that it's been going to happen for a while, but Sony's now confirmed that Playstation Store updates are moving from their traditional Thursdays, starting in May

That's right, in response to XBOX Live's Wednesday updates, Sony has confirmed that Store updates will take place on a Tuesday in North America, with Europeans having to wait the extra 24 hours until Wednesday. Of course, this..

News: Everybody's [Hot Shots] Tennis Comes To The Playstation Portable, Brings Frankmusik Along For The Party

Everybody's [Hot Shots] Tennis Comes To The Playstation Portable, Brings Frankmusik Along For The Party

For years we've been trying to slip Frankmusik into a post, but finally Sony Europe usher up the goods by including the tune "In Step" in their debut trailer for Everybody's (Hot Shots to you American folk) Tennis on the Playstation Portable

The game seems to retain the "Everybody's" franchise tradition of easy, accessible gameplay, plenty of unlockable items and some stellar multiplayer..

News: Former SCEE Executive David Reeves Joins Capcom Europe

Former SCEE Executive David Reeves Joins Capcom Europe

Blimey - Capcom Europe's announced that they've appointed former SCEE exec of 15 years David Reeves as their COO

Reeves, who left Sony last year, starts his new position as of tomorrow. We don't think this is an April Fools joke.“I established a close working relationship with Capcom during my time at Sony and have always admired its commitment to push boundaries and develop innovative titles,”..

Rumour: Sony To Change Playstation Store Updates To Wednesday

Sony To Change Playstation Store Updates To Wednesday

For years now the Playstation Store has been updated on a Thursday

That's lead to some frustration for gamers, who are irritated Microsoft's XBOX 360 console gets DLC and downloadable games a day "early", simply because Microsoft's store is updated on Wednesdays. Well, it looks like that trend is finally about to change. An email sent to game developers seemingly confirms that the first..

News: SCEE Put The Brakes On Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

SCEE Put The Brakes On Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

Well, we've waited months and months for Grand Theft Auto IV's XBOX 360 "exclusive" content Episodes From Liberty City, right? What harm's a couple more weeks going to cause, right? Rockstar's announced this morning that they've delayed the PS3 version of GTAIV: Episodes From Liberty City by two weeks due to some minor changes demanded by SCEE

The game was originally scheduled to release on..

News: SCEE: MotorStorm Website Registation Is Not A Confirmation [Wink, Wink]

SCEE: MotorStorm Website Registation Is Not A Confirmation [Wink, Wink]

Sony's told VG247 that the registration of a MotorStorm 3 website “should not be interpreted as an announcement"

Whoopsies, and there was us going all wild with our jet-ski fantasies.“It’s not uncommon for us to secure the URLs containing the names of our successful IP, and those actions should not be interpreted as an announcement of a new title in a franchise,” a rep from Sony told..