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Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.

It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:07 AM | Tags (10) | arstechnica | controls | gaming | motion | move | playstation | ps3 | review | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.Sony finally pulls the curtain back on their new Wii-like motion controllers.

I like how Sony's marketing department is billing this a way to 'graduate' for respective owners of the Nintendo Wii console.  Upgrading your current PS3 setup with these new motion controllers (with video camera) will set you back a hundred bucks or less.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:13 AM | Tags (8) | controllers | graduation | marketing | motion | playstation | ps3 | sony | wii |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 18 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.

Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | finalfantasy | gaming | linear | ps3 | review | videogames | wired | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Netflix streaming to get a 1080p boost with an added helping of surround sound as well.Netflix streaming to get a 1080p boost with an added helping of surround sound as well.

A limited number of titles will be available to view in 1080p format (just six percent according to source article) - but hey it's a start. This is good news for the resolution-obsessed-quality console gamer such as myself.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 6:42 AM | Tags (10) | netflix | streaming | highdef | hd | 1080p | dolby51 | kotaku | ps3 | xbox | 360 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.Netflix streaming coming soon to Playstation 3 consoles.

The bad news: PS3 owners will need to put a special Blu-ray disc in the game console, which will enable streaming via the Blu-ray's BD Live functionality. That's a departure from all other Netflix-enabled devices, which just have the Netflix option as a built-in feature.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:42 AM | Tags (10) | bluray | departure | disc | live | netflix | playstation | ps3 | sony | special | streaming |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.

Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:23 PM | Tags (10) | gaming | videogames | ps3 | wii | nintendo | xbox | microsoft | sales | outsell | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 16, 2009

Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.Sony will have yet another version of the PS3 to sell just in time for the holidays.

New version will have expanded storage (250 gigabyte hard drive) and a $350 price tag.  Fifty bucks less gets you the 120 gigabyte model which is almost identical to what Microsoft offers for the Xbox Elite version.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | gaming | holidays | pricey | ps3 | sony | storage | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.Sony PlayStation 3 sales doing quite well after latest price drop.

Sales of PS3 hardware at its 'top retailers' jumped 300% for the first week of September versus the week before the system's price was cut to $299 for the 120GB 'slim' unit.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (8) | ps3 | sony | playstation | sales | price | cut | drop | increase |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 9, 2009

Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.Release date for next Final Fantasy game confirmed... in Japan only.

The game will hit stores overseas on December 17th. A version for the rest of us will be released Spring 2010.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 8:11 AM | Tags (7) | dates | finalfantasy | gaming | ps3 | release | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.

The 'elite' version of the Xbox can now be all yours for just $299 starting on Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | xbox | price | cuts | sony | ps3 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.Brutal Legend demo to hit consoles in September.

The demo opens as Eddie awakes in the age of metal where he must quickly learn how to use the powerful ancient axe, 'The Separator' and electrifying guitar 'Clementine' to unleash combo moves that destroy the demons of darkness.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 12:09 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | timschafer | jackblack | brutal | legend | ps3 | xbox | demo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.Sony pulls the curtain back on slim version of PlayStation 3.

...and it also comes with a lower price tag now at just $299 now too. Welcome back to the party Sony.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:22 AM | Tags (8) | consoles | gaming | playstation | pricedrop | ps3 | slim | sony | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: August 15, 2009

Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.Sony files patent for laugh detection on the PS3.

Patent covers a range of emotions other than laughter. Sony want to know when video games make you cry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:04 PM | Tags (6) | sony | ps3 | patents | laugh | detection | emotion |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 14, 2009

Video game sales didn't do quite so well in July, industry decline continues.Video game sales didn't do quite so well in July, industry decline continues.

Sales are down, the software chart is dominated by Wii and DS titles that have been out for years or that continue existing franchises, and Sony needs to do something to energize gamers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:17 AM | Tags (8) | gaming | sales | xbox | wii | ps3 | consoles | decline | industry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.Netflix and Sony team up to stream movies to Bravia television owners.

But what about that certain other particular Sony device that people seem to use a lot?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Strange @ 7:31 AM | Tags (8) | bravia | netflix | partnership | playstation | ps3 | sony | streaming | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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