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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.

PS3 Hacker’s House Raided By Police In Germany

by Ernice Gilbert on February 24th, 2011, under Germany, Hot, News, Sony

While in the U.S. Sony’s forced to play softball with PS3 cracker Geohot, in Germany it’s all hardball.

Infinity Ward Looking For Fix Modern Warfare 2′s PS3 Issues “As Quick As Possible”

Robert Bowling, Infinity Ward’s communications head told his audience that the developer just came out of what he saw as a successful meeting, with the studio’s coders having find ways to effectively bar hackers from their game, and reinstate to players the stats they lost.

His comments past the break.

PSN Problems “Pales In Comparison To RROD” Says Pachter, Could Take Up To A Week To Solve

by Ernice Gilbert on March 1st, 2010, under Sony

Since Sunday, Sony has been amidst its biggest PlayStation crisis to date. PS3s worldwide abruptly stopped working, with an error code, 800 1050 F appearing on screen when certain games are inserted into the console, rendering it inactive.