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Agony: Sony’s Seventh Generation PlayStation Story

Inside Sony Japan, where most massive company decisions are made, the mood must have been joyful when it was time to release PS3: “Guys we have no competition!” PlayStation father Ken Kutaragi must have proclaimed. “PS2 is the most successful console ever made, and with over 130 million (at the time) sold, the PS3 will have even more success!” I imagine he didn’t stop there either, with his confidence beaming, and Sony wanting to once again put out the most compelling machine they’d ever forged, all sorts of technology must have been considered, and although price would’ve definitely be an issue, Sony wasn’t afraid.

“They’ll buy it!” I could hear Hirai siding with Kutaragi, “it’s PlayStation, damn it! Look at how many PS2s were sold!” Things were getting a bit touchy though, price range had shot up from $399 to now $599 and some execs were perturbed. “Are we showing too much confidence in our userbase?” Another thought to himself, yet he failed to utter the thing, since the two big dogs in the room held all the say. So Blu-Ray was implemented, OtherOS, Cell Technology – and the final product was a massive technological accomplishment, but one that came with a great price.

PSP Takes Lead As Sony Dominates Japan In 2010

by Ernice Gilbert on April 3rd, 2011, under industry news, News, PSP, Sony

According to a new set of sales figures, Sony’s PSP dominated the Japanese videogames market in 2010, beating out the Wii, DS, and all other consoles.

Black Ops Was UK’s Top Selling Game Of 2010

There are many gamers who dislike the Call of Duty franchise, but time and time over, we’ve come to realize that there are even more who’re madly addicted to the game. The latest U.K. 2010 charts proves the matter, with Treyarch’s latest effort, Call of Duty: Black Ops being the number one seller in the country for 2010.

I’m not surprised.

This Year Alone, Sony Will Bring 50 3D-Enabled Games To PS3

by Ernice Gilbert on November 23rd, 2010, under News, Sony

Sony’s taking its 3D initiative very seriously, it would seem, as the giant has revealed that this year alone, about 50 3D-enabled titles will land on the PS3.

That’s a good bit.

World Premier For Batman: Arkham City To Happen At The VGAs

by Ernice Gilbert on November 17th, 2010, under Hot, News, Rocksteady, Warner Bros.

According to Geoff Keighley, host of this year’s Video Games Awards that’s happening on December 11th, Batman: Arkham City will get a world premier unveiling at the show.

Halo: Reach Is The Top Selling Game Of 2010 In US

by Ernice Gilbert on October 20th, 2010, under Bungie, Microsoft, News

According to the NPD, Microsoft’s Halo: Reach is now the top selling title of 2010 in the U.S.

Say what you will about the Halo brand it’s nothing simple.

Oh God, New Resistance 3 Concept Art Surfaces, Leaves Us Flabbergasted

by Ernice Gilbert on September 28th, 2010, under Hot, Insomniac Games, News, Sony

Words won’t do this justice, so kindly click on the link and head past the break to witness what Insomniac Games has in store for us.

Someone call the ambulance.

US PS Store Update Comes Tonight Due To Maintenance, Enslaved Demo Available

by Ernice Gilbert on September 20th, 2010, under Hot, News, Sony

I’m sure many of you are just waiting to get your hands on the Enslaved demo that Europe’s been enjoying since last week, and since you are well behaved gamers, who do not participate in the trickery of technology, tonight’s your chance to grab Enslaved off the US PS Store.

It was originally scheduled to hit the Store tomorrow with the regular update, but Sony’s taking it down for maintenance, and so they’re updating a day earlier.

Video Thirst: New Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Incoming, Gets D-Pad Revamp

by Ernice Gilbert on September 1st, 2010, under Hot, Microsoft, News

Major Nelson has confirmed that coming soon, on November 9th, 2010, the Xbox 360′s controller will see a re-release, with the heavily rumored D-Pad revamp included.

In Halo: Reach, There Will Be Matchmaking

by Ernice Gilbert on August 23rd, 2010, under Bungie, Hot, Microsoft, News

Bungie can’t be too happy with what’s happened to Halo: Reach recently. The entire game was leaked last weekend, and spoilers are littered all over the internet.

But life must go on, right? Indeed, because September 14th is around the corner and I’m sure the game will still sell millions of copies; easily.

Before that, though, the developer has confirmed its implemented Xbox Live matchmaking in Halo: Reach’s Campaign.