The history of video game console competitions reads much like that of New York’s crime families — you see powerful leaders making bold, risky moves to snuff out their rivals and fierce, tribal alliances that breed clashes between vocal factions.
The PS3 Slim is hitting stores next week, or even sooner at some stores, so it’s natural that recent buyers of older-model, fatter, more expensive PS3s will be returning their consoles en masse.
In a move to spike slumping PlayStation 3 sales, Sony revealed the long-rumored PS3 Slim will be slinking onto shelves Sept. 1.
This generation of game consoles has adapted the PC tradition of updating games with downloadable patches to smooth out glitches and add new features. With an update to its PlayStation 3 hovercraft racer Wipeout HD, Sony added yet another facet to the experience — pre-race commercials that caused longer-than-necessary load times.
Well well well. New information from an inside source says that the tech threw dirt on the infamous “dusty PS3″ to deny the warranty claim because he didn’t feel like repairing it. Shocking! His confession, inside.
You just can’t win if you’re a gamer these days. Sure, you may like the console you’ve got, but you know your jealous of the exclusive games and features on the systems you don’t have. Even if you own all three current-gen home consoles you feel guilty about neglecting one or two of them.
Bad news for gamers who are dreaming of an Xbox 361, PlayStation 4 or Wiii. You won’t be playing hovercraft Mario Kart or holographic Halo until well into President Palin’s first term.
Update: Several commenters have pointed out that the size of the download seems to indicate that your $5 gets you new code, not just an unlock key. The original post is below.