Burnout 5 Trailer

I loved Burnout 3 and never got a chance to play Burnout 4. This looks really cool and I think it will one of the games that may make me buy a new console.

Check out the trailer:

20GB PS3 to be Discontinued

The 60GB Playstation 3 has outsold the 20GB version 10:1. So Sony has decided to drop it from the Playstation 3 line. Now I don’t quite know what they are going to be doing whether it is adding a 80GB version and dropping the price of the 60GB version or if they were smart they would drop the price of the 60GB version to $499 and focus on lowering manufacturing cost of that version. I think this is a step in the right direction, less choice makes the customer less confused. Of course if the price stays at $599 then its not the right thing to do, you have to drop the price to compete with the Xbox 360.

I don’t want to get all the PS3 and Xbox 360 fanboys upset so I’ll just stop there and tell you that I love Xbox 360 and PS3 equally.

anyway check out GameIndustry.biz‘s article on the matter.

80GB Playstation 3

Over at Kotaku they got a tip about a FCC filing by Sony that mentions a 80GB Playstation 3. This could be a new addition to the lineup or it could be replacing the top end and the 60GB version could be droped to the 20GB’s price point. (Sony Working on PS3 “Elite” Model – Kotaku)

Sony did talk with them later and say this:

“As mentioned when we made the product announcement for PS3, the system will have different configurations (thus, 60GB HDD with memory card slots and Wi-Fi and 20GB HDD without memory card slots or Wi-Fi both exists). Application to the FCC has been made with various possibilities in mind, however, it does not lead to a new product announcement at this time.”

Sounds pretty interesting especially since they didn’t deny that they will be making an 80GB version however they might have just left the option open for them. (Sony Responds to PS3 Elite Rumor – Kotaku)

I think it would be really cool if Sony came out with an 80GB version, it would make more room for that cool PS3 Home feature that will be coming out later this year.

Here is a picture of the FCC filing:

XBox 360 Elite Officialy Announced

April 29th it will hit store shelves for a somewhat high price of $479.99. With a bigger hard drive (120GB), a black casing, and HDMI the Xbox 360 Elite looks pretty cool but I think I would still rather have a low end PS3.
[via TechEBlog]

Free 46″ HDTV with PS3 Purchase

Ever wanted to get a free 46″ tv with the purchase of a Playstation 3. Well if you were at the Playstation 3 launch in London then you might have gotten one. The first 100 people to purchase their Playstation 3’s were given a free TV along with a cab ride home.

This was a big suprise to everyone in line and it looks like they gave them a cab ride home because many of them didn’t have a way to transport their brand new tv home.

This is definitely a good way for Sony to start out with a bang in Europe.

Commodore Gaming PC’s Open Shop Mid April

 

The Commodore will open its doors for shoppers in mid April. The computers look amazing. I am not going to buy one though because I like buiding my own, but I wouldn’t mind getting one of the cases for those PCs. Head on over and check out the computers here.

Will Wright’s SXSW Keynote

If you don’t have respect for Will Wright then you must not know who he is or you are incredably ignorant. Will Wright spoke at SXSW over the weekend and Kotaku has a great post on the keynote. Will Wright is the creator of the Sims and the upcoming Spore video game. Spore looks amazing and I suggest you just take a look at YouTube or another video sharing site to see some footage of the game, but if you don’t want to check out the video after the picture.

Kotaku


Playstation Home coming in October

gamesindustry.biz is saying that Playstation Home will be launching in October. They found a pdf document on Sony’s developer site. The document lists these dates for the roll out:

Closed Beta (appx. 15,000 users): April – August
Open Beta (appx. 50,000 users): August – October
Service Live (50,000+): October

This is pretty cool because people will be able to sign up for the beta as we already know but know we have a time frame and know a bit more about how its going to be rolled out.

check out Game Industries article
and check out the pdf document

Weekly Picks

This week with announcements like Playstation 3 Home, I’ve been looking at the PS3 with a much better feeling about it. The thing is expensive and it doesn’t have too many games that are really worth buying but the next 6 months or so look pretty promising for this console. I really have liked many of the things that they have done with it and plan to do in the future. I do like the Xbox 360 but there is one problem with the device for me, I don’t like the controller, I’ve owned the PSOne the PS2 and hope to purchase the PS3 and like the controller and absolutly love the fact that it hasn’t really changed over the course of the 3 consoles except for the addition of the analog sticks.

Playstation 3

MotorStorm

Along with Ice Age: The Meltdown and Component cables for the PS3, I decided not to put too many pictures in this post.

Lets face it the PS3 is starting to look good again and I think its starting to become a competitor in the console wars.

Nintendo Keynote at GDC

A couple of the big blogs were at Nintendo’s Keynote at the Game Developers Confrence.Gizmodo

Engadget

They were both there live blogging during the keynote. they both have posts up with the key points. Go check’em out.

WoW hits 8.5 Million

While digg.com was hitting its 1 miiiiiillionth user World of Warcraft was looking at numbers eight and a half times that much. According to ComputerAndVideoGames.com World of Warcraft has hit 8.5 Million users. Along with that comes word that The Burning Crusade which was the much anticipated expansion pack to the game has already sold 3.5 Million copies.

Its just amazing that this game has grown so much. I am one of the extremely few who have never played this game but with numbers like these there must be something appealing about it. I’ve planned on trying it out for quite some time now but never actually have. I might try it sometime, but as I just said I have been saying that for quite some time.

[via digg]

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