Yesterday, Sony unveiled a brand new version of the Playstation 3 that’s smaller and lighter than any previous versions. Hooray.
It’s not just Apple that sometimes gets its new products accidentally outed by manufacturers and whoever, though I imagine for a Chinese factory worker, the temptation is high to make a few extra bucks by leaking photos of the new iThing. The above photo is supposedly the next, slightly slimmer version of Sony’s Playstation 3, outed by Brazil’s Anatel.
At one point, Microsoft was apparently looking to buy OnLive, but today Sony announced it was definitely getting into the streaming video game business with its acquisition of Gaikai. The deal officially closed on June 30, and Sony is purchasing the California-based company as part of a move to disrupt the gaming business.
Among all the great looking games that we’ve seen at E3 so far, here’s something that might help enhance your gaming experience, specifically your racing game experience. There are always lots of third party racing wheels out there, but this is the first official Sony Playstation Move racing wheel.
If you’ve got a PS3, you may notice a new icon on your dashboard, for Amazon Instant. If you’re in the mood for a movie, and you can’t find it on Netflix, you can now peruse Amazon’s huge collection of movies. Amazon Instant has as many great new and old movies as iTunes, only cheaper.
So Sony will be the first to make a copy cat version of Super Smash Brothers with their IP characters. Right now it appears they’re leaning towards something like ‘Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale’, which isn’t quite as succinct as ‘Super Smash Bros’, but it works I guess.
The Smash Bros series from Nintendo has been a pretty big hit and now there are rumors that Sony’s working on a similar fighting game, but there’s no word on who might be in it. PaRappa versus Nathan Drake? Snake versus Crash Bandicoot?
For a while, the uDraw drawing tablet was a Wii exclusive, but starting today, you’ll be able to pick up the uDraw for both the PS3 and Xbox 360 to get your drawing on in whatever PS3 and 360 games require you to doodle.
If the patent Sony recently applied for ever goes into production, Playstation controllers and PS Vitas of the future will be able to read how stressed you are through a number of biometric readings assessed through your skin to perhaps react differently when you’re scared, tense, annoyed or nervous.